This book tells the story of Jordan Peterson, who has emerged as a champion of free speech. On September 27, 2016, he posted a video online, criticizing the political correctness of Canada´s Bill C-16 and explaining that he intended to refuse to use made-up pronouns to address transgendered persons. Find out how Peterson became an expert on politics and psychology, and learn how a YouTube video unexpectedly turned him into a public figure. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Eva R. Marienchild. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/080947/bk_acx0_080947_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Few personalities from classical antiquity are more famous - yet more poorly understood - than Cleopatra VII, queen of Egypt. In this major biography, Duane Roller reveals that Cleopatra was in fact a learned and visionary leader whose overarching goal was always the preservation of her dynasty and kingdom. Roller´s authoritative account is the first to be based solely on primary materials from the Greco-Roman period: literary sources, Egyptian documents (Cleopatra´s own writings), and representations in art and coinage produced while she was alive. His compelling portrait of the queen illuminates her prowess as a royal administrator who managed a large and diverse kingdom extending from Asia Minor to the interior of Egypt, as a naval commander who led her own fleet in battle, and as a scholar and supporter of the arts. Even her love affairs with Julius Caesar and Marcus Antonius - the source of her reputation as a supreme seductress who drove men to their doom - were carefully crafted state policies: She chose these partners to insure the procreation of successors who would be worthy of her distinguished dynasty. That Cleopatra ultimately lost to her Roman opponents, Roller contends, in no way diminishes her abilities. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mark Ashby. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/011552/bk_adbl_011552_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Who was the real Atticus Finch? A prize-winning historian reveals the man behind the legend. The publication of Go Set a Watchman in 2015 forever changed how we think about Atticus Finch. Once seen as a paragon of decency, he was reduced to a small-town racist. How are we to understand this transformation? In Atticus Finch, historian Joseph Crespino draws on exclusive sources to reveal how Harper Lee´s father provided the central inspiration for each of her books. A lawyer and newspaperman, A. C. Lee was a principled opponent of mob rule, yet he was also a racial paternalist. Harper Lee created the Atticus of Watchman out of the ambivalence she felt toward white southerners like him. But when a militant segregationist movement arose that mocked his values, she revised the character in To Kill a Mockingbird to defend her father and to remind the South of its best traditions. A story of family and literature amid the upheavals of the 20th century, Atticus Finch is essential to understanding Harper Lee, her novels, and her times. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dan Woren. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hach/004462/bk_hach_004462_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
George Walker Bush is an American politician who served as the 43rd President of the United States from 2001 to 2009 and 46th Governor of Texas from 1995 to 2000. The eldest son of Barbara and George H. W. Bush, he was born in New Haven, Connecticut. After graduating from Yale University in 1968 and Harvard Business School in 1975, he worked in oil businesses. He married Laura Welch in 1977 and ran unsuccessfully for the House of Representatives shortly thereafter. He later co-owned the Texas Rangers baseball team before defeating Ann Richards in the 1994 Texas gubernatorial election. He was elected president in 2000 after a close and controversial election against Al Gore, becoming the fourth president to be elected while receiving fewer popular votes nationwide than an opponent. He is the second president to have been the son of a former president, the first having been John Quincy Adams. He is also the brother of Jeb Bush, a former Governor of Florida and candidate for the Republican presidential nomination in the 2016 presidential election. Eight months into Bush´s first term as president, the September 11 terrorist attacks occurred. Bush responded with what became known as the Bush Doctrine: launching a ´´War on Terror,´´ an international military campaign which included the war in Afghanistan, in 2001, and the Iraq War, in 2003. He also promoted policies on the economy, health care, education, social security reform, and amending the Constitution to prohibit same-sex marriage. He signed into law broad tax cuts, the Patriot Act, the No Child Left Behind Act, the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act, Medicare prescription drug benefits for seniors, and funding for the AIDS relief program known as PEPFAR. His tenure saw national debates on immigration, Social Security, electronic surveillance, and torture. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Neil Reeves. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/065687/bk_acx0_065687_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This is the remarkable story of Rahul Dravid´s extraordinary cricketing career that commenced in 1996. The book highlights the physical, mental and, of course, technical attributes that have elevated Rahul to legendary status. In this honest endeavour to recount the story of Rahul Dravid, the author is assisted by reminiscences from his mentors, seniors, teammates and even opponents, all of whom witnessed the making of a cricketing legend from close quarters. Devendra Prabhudesai (b. 1976) is a cricket writer based in Mumbai. He is presently Manager - Media Relations and Corporate Affairs at the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). This is his third book. He has earlier penned Rahul Dravid´s biography, The Nice Guy Who Finished First (2005), and Cricket World Cup: Around the World in Seventy-and-a-Half Days (2007). 1. Language: English. Narrator: Homer Todiwala. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/028592/bk_adbl_028592_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In part of two of Giuliano´s intense tribute to Ronald Reagan, Reagan rains fire upon his opponents bringing an end to the Cold War and paving the way for America´s growing empire. With interviews and speeches with the congenial president, who was very hard to dislike. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Geoffrey Giuliano. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/ekit/000159/bk_ekit_000159_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Perfect for ages 7-10 In Charles River Editors’ History for Kids series, your children can learn about history’s most important people and events in an easy, entertaining, and educational way. The concise but comprehensive book will keep your kid’s attention all the way to the end. The most famous debates in American history were held over 150 years ago, and today they are remembered and celebrated mostly because they included future president Abraham Lincoln, one of the nation’s most revered men. But in the fall of 1858, Lincoln was just a one-term congressman who had to all but beg his US Senate opponent to debate him. That’s because his opponent, incumbent US senator Stephen Douglas, was one of the most famous national politicians of the era. Though Douglas is remembered today almost entirely for his association to Lincoln, in 1858 he was ´´The Little Giant” of American politics and a leader of the Democratic Party. In particular, it was Douglas who had championed the idea of ´´popular sovereignty”, advocating that the settlers of federal territory should vote on whether their state would become a free state or a slave state. When Congress created the territories of Kansas and Nebraska in 1854, it followed this model, and Douglas believed it was a moderate position that would hold the Union together. But many in the North considered popular sovereignty a deliberate attempt to circumvent the Missouri Compromise, which was supposed to have banned slavery in any state above the parallel 36°30′ north. As a result, the Lincoln-Douglas debates would be almost entirely about issues pertaining to slavery. Douglas would go on to win reelection in 1858, but Lincoln would win the war, literally and figuratively. In the presidential election of 1860, Lincoln would win the Republican nomination and the presidency. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tracey Norman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/108628/bk_acx0_108628_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
´´Mayor Richard M. Daley dropped the bomb at a routine news conference at City Hall on Tuesday. With no prelude or fanfare, Mr. Daley announced that he would not seek re-election when his term expires next year. ´Simply put, it´s time,´ he said.´´ New York Times, September 7, 2010 With those four words, an era ended. After twenty-two years, the longest-serving and most powerful mayor in the history of Chicago - and, arguably, America-stepped down, leaving behind a city that was utterly transformed, and a complicated legacy we are only beginning to evaluate. In First Son, Keith Koeneman chronicles the sometimes Shakespearean, sometimes Machiavellian life of an American political legend. Making deft use of unprecedented access to key players in the Daley administration, as well as Chicago´s business and cultural leaders, Koeneman draws on more than one hundred interviews to tell an up-close, insider story of political triumph and personal evolution. With Koeneman as our guide, we follow young Daley from his beginnings as an average Bridgeport kid thought to lack his father´s talent and charisma to his unlikely transformation into an iron-fisted leader. Daley not only escaped the giant shadow of his father but also transformed Chicago from a gritty, post-industrial Midwestern capital into a beautiful, sophisticated global city widely recognized as a model for innovative metropolises throughout the world. But in spite of his many accomplishments, Richard M. Daley´s record is far from flawless. First Son sets the dramatic improvement of certain parts of the city against the persistent realities of crime, financial stress, failing public housing, and dysfunctional schools. And it reveals that while in many ways Daley broke with the machine politics of his father, he continued to reward loyalty with favors, use the resources of city government to overwhelm opponents, and tolerate political corruption. A nuanced portrait of a co... 1. Language: English. Narrator: William Coon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/007151/bk_acx0_007151_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In Charles River Editors´ History for Kids series, your children can learn about history´s most important people and events in an easy, entertaining, and educational way. The concise but comprehensive book will keep your kid´s attention all the way to the end. The American Revolution had no shortage of compelling characters with seemingly larger than life traits, including men like the multi-talented Benjamin Franklin, the wise Thomas Jefferson, the mercurial John Adams, and the stoic George Washington. But no Revolutionary leader has been as controversial as Samuel Adams, who has been widely portrayed over the last two centuries as America´s most radical and fiery colonist. Among his contemporaries, Adams was viewed as one of the most influential colonial leaders, a man Thomas Jefferson himself labeled ´´truly the Man of the Revolution´´ and the one who the Boston Gazette eulogized as the ´´Father of the American Revolution.´´ Adams was an outspoken opponent of British taxes in the 1760s, one of Boston´s hardest working writers and orators, a leader of the Boston Caucus, active in the Sons of Liberty, and a political leader who organized large gatherings in settings like Faneuil Hall and the Old South Meeting House. When cousin John Adams was an Ambassador to France during the Revolution, he had to explain that he was not the ´´famous´´ Adams. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tracey Norman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/096577/bk_acx0_096577_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Are you embarrassed by your basketball skills? Tired of missing those crucial shots? Wish you could steal the ball more often? Whether you want to (1) shoot more accurately, (2) play better defense, or (3) discover how to be a more powerful player, this audiobook will get you there. Are you afraid you´re too short to ever succeed at basketball? You can play a great game, even if you´re not a giant. Superior speed and agility can overcome a lack of height. I´ve included plenty of drills and strategies you can use to make the most of your ability to maneuver around your opponents quickly and easily! Ooze confidence on the court. If you adopt even a few of the strategies in this audiobook, you can find yourself dribbling more smoothly, passing, the ball more accurately, and shooting baskets with far greater confidence and effectiveness. Know the game inside and out. From the basics to expert strategies, this audiobook will fill in the gaps in your knowledge with detailed descriptions of each playing position and a variety of playing strategies. Sharpen your knowledge of the game with targeted drills and proven strength training exercises. Effectively boost your most important skills through targeted practice. Learn how to design practice sessions tailored to your specific strengths and weaknesses. Know exactly what to do in order to make the most of your practice time. See how easily you can smoke ´em! Start enjoying the sounds of the cheering crowd. Get in the zone and start dominating on the court: buy it now! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joshua Mackey. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/053594/bk_acx0_053594_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.