Booker T. Washington (1856-1915) was one of the most influential African-American leaders of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Born a slave in Hale's Ford, Virginia, Washington moved to West Virginia after the Civil War, where he learned to read while working in a coal mine. After several years of part-time schooling, he enrolled full-time at the Hampton Institute, a secondary school for African Americans, and graduated in 1875.
"Not So Personal"
Being Mortal by writer Atul Gawande focuses on several critical issues that include death, aging, mortality, and critical and terminal illness. This summary offers you as a listener the opportunity to enjoy great writing when you might not have the time to listen to the original book.
A moment comes for every addict when the consequences are so great or the pain is so bad that the addict's life becomes out of control because of his or her behavior. Some are news-making moments, such as the public censure when a congressman, minister, general, or professional athlete is cited for unacceptable sexual behavior. For most people those moments are followed by resolves to "never do it again", but somehow after the promise is made, they often find themselves doing something they vowed never to do again. That is addiction.
Will Cannon rides to Oklahoma to bring a gang of outlaws to justice. Will hopes that the Baron Von Stuben Gang is being run by Blackman and his gang of cutthroats. Blackman and his gang killed Will's family and Will swore to avenge his family by killing Blackman and every member of his gang.
When love sneaks up on you, shoot for the heart. Billy Bradford has a secret, and it's bigger than the fact that he's an assassin. When Tucker Hayes, Billy's "straight" best friend, is injured on a mission, Billy acts in haste, kissing Tucker. Shocked by the act, Tucker runs. But desire is stronger than convictions, leading Tucker to hunt down Billy. The other guys on the ranch are oblivious to Tucker and Billy's actions as they investigate a new target. Grant Stovall is hung up on his ex, but Roger Burk, their new operative, catches his attention and one small touch isn't enough.
Puget Sound and the San Juan Islands are composed of an estimated 300 islands and 2,000 miles of shoreline. James Nugent takes us on a voyage into this complex and beautiful playground.
One of the most sensational crimes of the 20th century took place when two wealthy young men decided to commit the perfect crime. Travel back in time to learn of how they planned their dastardly deed. From the carefully laid out plans for ransom and the brutal murder of a young boy, these two young men chose path which weaved through the Cook County courtroom with America's most famous attorney who slipped them off the hangman's gallows into prison for life.
"A good story and well read"
Marshal has it bad, but can he figure it out before he ruins his relationship with his best friend, or will he mess up the one good thing in his life. Zander doesn't know if he's coming or going. Life at Wild Bluff has been easy up until now. His head is spinning and his heart is aching. Can he figure out Marshal's mess before it puts them both in hot water?
"Wrong choice of actor"
The far southern reaches of Puget Sound are a beautiful region for sailing, boating, and small craft adventure. Still, people who live there and work there are among the few who get to enjoy it. This alternative guide to the waters of five inlets tells you how and why you might choose to visit these sparsely visited treasures of natural beauty.
From time to time all of us have social conflicts. Sometimes we are invited to dance with people who have more external power than us, for example, a supervisor or an elder sibling or parent. Sometimes we might be invited to struggle with someone we don’t care so much about; like a stranger or acquaintance or a distant in-law. In either case the choice to engage or abstain is ours. If we engage, it is important to do our best to leave our dance partner some dignity and show some respect.
"it's a good starting point"
From the moment he sees handsome Liam McCullough showering naked behind a Tunisian bar, ESL teacher Aidan Greene wants to screw the sexy bodyguard. At first, though, a dead courier and beefy hired thugs get in the way. But Liam soon convinces him - with wiles and smiles and solid logic - to join him on a race across the desert for a rendezvous with a Tuareg tribe at a remote oasis. Then nothing can stop them from getting naked and getting it on.
"Average at best"
A two-time Academy Award-winning director and animator, John Lasseter is a founding member of and the creative force behind Pixar Animation Studios. Pixar is responsible for ushering in the age of computer-animation and revolutionizing the industry, having produced blockbuster features such as Cars, Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, Monsters Inc., and Wall-E.
"A true modern day master"
Vinnie Terranova is a 40-year-old married guy who goes to singles bars to meet young girls for sex. On this night, he meets a young Irish girl and a young Asian girl. Both the girls are very desirable, and both are very eager for fucking with the older man despite the fact he's the step-brother of their adoptive mom. The enhanced version of this very hot story goes way beyond the two young girls, bringing into play Vinnie's wife, Penney. She catches him with one of the girls, then has her own sexual affair with the teen hottie.
Older Man Younger Man is a memoir of the relationship between a middle-aged man and a man 30 years his junior, from their first meeting, through the challenges of living together across a wide age-gap, to a climactic confession of shame and regret, the terror of loss from a life-threatening disease, and, ultimately, the triumph of love. This is a passionate, bittersweet story of a powerful love that transcends gender, bridges generations, defies convention, and brings to the partners the richness of spiritual fulfillment.
Drawing on a wide range of disciplines to present a pioneering approach to self-discovery and self-improvement, Puzzle of Fate introduces the concept of the "House of Fate," a configuration of six interconnected groups of factors that, taken together, encompass the whole of human experience. The unique, science-based conclusion of the book is that fate is the logical outcome of interactions between these six groups of factors.
Do you know what it takes to buy diamonds, or diamond jewelry, at the right price? Do you know the tricks that unscrupulous sales people will use to overcharge you? How to spot true value? Worry no more! In this book the author (accredited by the Gemological Institute of America and with two decades of experience in buying and selling diamonds) will teach you insider secrets on everything you need to know about buying diamonds.
Bodyguards Aidan Greene and Liam McCullough are hired to protect a spoiled teenager attending an English-language institute. Liam worries that Aidan loves teaching too much to commit to their bodyguard business - but when things go wrong and Liam's sexy SEAL buddy Joey shows up to help out, career options become the least of their problems. Liam faces an opponent who represents his own dark side - a soldier of fortune who is smart, strong, and ruthless.
Someone wants to kill cute, sexy gay pop star Karif al-Fulan, and it's up to bodyguards Liam McCullough and Aidan Greene to keep him safe. But will Karif destroy the burgeoning love between Liam and Aidan with his intimate advances? Between passionate romps in a private villa on the resort island of Djerba, off the coast of Tunisia, Liam and Aidan must face down bombs, guns, and the pressure of their own testosterone.
Liam must deal with his emotions once separated from his partner, while Aidan struggles to protect Leila and her father from a deadly villain as Liam has taught him. Both men must examine the depths of their love for each other and satisfy themselves that more than just sexual desire keeps them together.
Travel along with the most feared man in Southern Maryland. So notorious even the mob backed down. Cops who went after him found themselves in federal court on the losing side. His name is Ken Rossignol and he packs a fully loaded Smith & Corona (or at least the digital equivalent). Ken's ammo: words. He's a champion of the First Amendment and an old fashioned pain in the ass.
"An Important Read"