The incredible story of a flood of near-Biblical proportions - its destruction, its heroes and victims, and how it shaped America’s natural-disaster policies for the next century. The storm began March 23, 1913, with a series of tornadoes that killed 150 people and injured 400. Then the freezing rains started and the flooding began. It was the nation’s most widespread flood ever - more than 700 people died, hundreds of thousands of homes and buildings were destroyed, and millions were left homeless.
"I love these historical narratives"
Few economists manage to produce a body of work that boasts a serious following 20 years after their deaths. Murray N. Rothbard is a rare exception. More than two decades since his passing, his influence lives on, both in the work of a new generation of social scientists, and among a growing number of the general public. One reason for Rothbard's continuing popularity is his ability to reach across disciplines, and to connect them
"Introduction to libertarianism"
When selecting a presentation topic, it's imperative to choose something unique that you hold a meaningful connection to. Passion is, without a doubt, a necessary emotion that will guide you towards identifying that mastery. Science supports this claim with concrete evidence. Passion is contagious. The only way to create an inspirational presentation is by being inspired yourself.
For Murray Rothbard, libertarianism wasn't an intellectual parlor game, nor was it a personal affectation: for him, it was a banner that was meant to be carried into battle. Ever the happy warrior, he sought to bring the radical libertarian perspective to bear on the events of the day, and it was a task he delighted in. From 1967 thru 1968, Rothbard churned out 58 columns for the Freedom Newspapers.
Talk about great timing. Rothbard's extraordinary book unravels the mystery of banking: What is legitimate enterprise and what is a government-backed shell game that can't last? His explanation is clear enough for anyone to follow and yet precise and rigorous enough to be the best textbook for college classes on the topic. This is because its expository clarity - in its history and theory - is essentially unrivaled. Most notably, he uses the T-account method of explaining the relationship between deposits and loans, showing the inherent instability of fractional reserve banking.
A radical, how-to guide for using exponential technologies, moonshot thinking, and crowd-powered tools, Bold unfolds in three parts. Part one focuses on the exponential technologies that are disrupting today's Fortune 500 companies and enabling upstart entrepreneurs to go from "I've got an idea" to "I run a billion-dollar company" far faster than ever before.
Four years after he outlined the challenges our increasingly interdependent world was facing in Globalization and Its Discontents, Joseph E. Stiglitz offered his agenda for reform. Now in audiobook, Making Globalization Work offers inventive solutions to a host of problems, including the indebtedness of developing countries, international fiscal instability, and worldwide pollution.
This is a summary and analysis of the book and not the original book. This audiobook contains a summary of the entire book, a chapter-by-chapter breakdown, and an analysis of the listening experience. Trump gives great guidance on negotiating and construction deals. The book offers more inspiration than technical advice to anyone venturing into real estate. From the book he suggests that having a passion for what you are doing is key, and money is secondary. This book has outlined how thinking big unlocks many doors.
The Mises Institute is pleased to introduce Walter Block's remarkable new treatise on private roads that'll cause you to rethink the whole of the way modern transportation networks operate. It's bold, innovative, radical, and compelling and shows how free-market economic theory is the clarifying lens through which to see the failures of the state and see the alternative that's consistent with human liberty.
"Great book but repetitive and poorly edited"
In the 1960s, on the heels of the “Greatest Game Ever Played”, professional football began to flourish across the country - except in Texas, where college football was still the only game in town. But in an unlikely series of events, two young oil tycoons started their own professional football franchises in Dallas the very same year: the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys, and, as part of a new upstart league designed to thwart the NFL’s hold on the game, the Dallas Texans of the AFL. Almost overnight, a bitter feud was born.
From one of our most engaging political reporters and the author of Why Americans Hate Politics, the story of conservatism from the Goldwater 1960s to the present day Tea Party, whichhas resulted in broken promises and an ideological purity that drives moderate Republicans away.
It is clear that many of the things the author talks about in this book are things that most black people would be afraid to talk about in America. However, these are issues that all Americans must have an understanding of. There are many other books that talk about what racial relations in America are like today, but they do not reflect on the long history of racial relations in America. The author brings new insight into the way America was built. It is clear that America has tried to rewrite its history so that people are not aware of all the horrible acts that took place.
Over the past four years, President Barack Obama has systematically undermined every pillar of America’s strength and vitality from the economy to health care to immigration to energy policy to personal liberty. With a bloated federal bureaucracy, staggering national debt, crippling unemployment, a crushing burden of regulation and red tape for private business and entrepreneurs, zealous pursuit of far-left pet projects, and attacks on every Constitutional freedom imaginable, Obama has brought America to the brink of disaster.
From the youngest general manager in NHL history to veteran on-air hockey analyst - Gord Stellick has seen it all, and now tells it all. Few have been given the opportunity to be on both sides of the hockey rink - managing the Leafs and the Rangers and then regaling his legion of TV and radio fans with the colourful insider knowledge he's amassed - about blockbuster trades, NHL stars, and the talent that got away.
This is a summary and analysis of Invisible Influence by Jonah Berger and not the original book. In Invisible Influence, Berger explains the psychology that motivates the decisions about branding and identity. The decisions made by an individual on a daily basis are dictated by subconscious factors so one is hardly aware of its effects.
I think society has watered down what a real man is, and because women have rightfully been obtaining more success, some tend to look down on men who are not as successful. There are also some men who feel less adequate in dealing with women that have a higher stature than they do. Nonetheless, it is my attempt in this book to not only educate women on what a real man is, but to also educate men on what a real man is, because in my opinion, many of them have lost their way.
By letting go of your ego, you will not only feel like a completely different person, but will also empower your life in every way possible. There are many misconceptions about the human ego. Some tie an over-reaching ego to success, arrogance, and other behaviors. Is it that simple? Ego is really the sum of the false ideas that we have about self. These beliefs are formed early in life, reside in the subconscious, and have an incredibly strong influence on our thoughts, actions, and emotions.
By the time he retired, Brad Park had surpassed the great Bobby Orr in career assists by a defenseman. Inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame the first year he was eligible, and later named one of the Top-100 NHL players of all time by The Hockey News, Park will forever be remembered as one of the greatest men ever to take the ice. The first and only authorized biography of Park's life and career, Straight Shooter: The Brad Park Story, delves deeper into his legendary success than any book has before.
Maximum performance habits are the start of what will empower you to success in anything you do with your life. The maximum performance habits in this book can be applied to various situations, and not just the one they were described as being useful for. Some of these maximum performance habits are just good to include in your everyday life, as you'll find that they'll keep aggravation, stress, anxiety, and depression away.
Who Died...and Left You in Charge? includes letters from my generation to the next generation about how we screwed up the accomplishments of greatest generation.