In Unfamiliar Fishes, Sarah Vowell argues that 1898 might be a year just as crucial to our nation's identity, a year when, in an orgy of imperialism, the United States annexed Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and Guam, and invaded Cuba and then the Philippines, becoming a meddling, self-serving, militaristic international superpower practically overnight. Of all the countries the United States invaded or colonized in 1898, Vowell considers the story of the Americanization of Hawaii to be the most intriguing.
"Enjoyable, but celeb narrations are distracting"
It’s 1929 as The Jazz Singer hits the silver screen and the talkies promise to change movies forever. Enter three down-and-out vaudevillians who hatch a hare-brained scheme to “make it big” in Tinsel Town. Their plan? To open a voice academy for the witless stars of silent movies. The only things standing in their way are ditzy starlets and power-hungry movie moguls.
If you're self-employed - or want to be - who'll keep you motivated? Who helps you stay focused? Chances are - it's you! Everyone who sets out on his or her own feels the isolation of taking the 'road less traveled'. Even though that road is taking you toward your dreams, it can feel long and bumpy en route, as many of those who have succeeded will tell you. That's why Secrets of Successful Self-Employment was created.
"Required listening for all self employed people"
In Changing Directions Without Losing Your Way, the authors who helped pioneer the "working from home" revolution identify the six stages of change in business and in life. In each of these six stages, Paul and Sarah demonstrate how to understand and assess change for what it is, and then recast your career or other vital aspects of life to adapt to new realities.
Along with historical narrative, hear rare recordings of some of the most iconic people in history, including James J. Corbett, Sarah Bernhardt, Lillian Russell, Emperor Franz Joseph, Gen. John J. Pershing, Edward H. Sothern, Rudolph Valentino, President Coolidge with Charles Lindbergh, Billy Sunday, and Rudyard Kipling. Recording obtained and published by Rick Sheridan.
There is a conspiracy at the heart of Earth's government. The Orion War situation is worsening by the day. The human race is sleepwalking towards extinction. Now, the time is right for the next phase of the Cyber plan to begin. Written and directed by Nicholas Briggs.
The human race is about to become extinct. Mankind is fighting a long and costly war with its android creations in the Orion System. The deadlock must be broken at all costs. The president of Earth must think the unthinkable.... 'There is nothing to fear'. Written and directed by Nicholas Briggs.
Now there is a common enemy. The Earth's government is under Cyber control. The only hope for civilisation is that androids and humans can work together. But the Cybermen intend to activate their Master Hibernation Vault on Telos, releasing billions of Cybermen.... There is nothing to fear.... Written and directed by Nicholas Briggs.
Fear is humanity's greatest enemy. The Cyberman can free us from it. The Cybermen.... The great civilisation we could have been...if we'd taken another path. A purer path. The Scorpius strategy is now in full operation. There will be victory in Orion.... Written and directed by Nicholas Briggs.