November 1943. Tehran, Iran. The three allied leaders, Winston Churchill, Franklin Roosevelt, and Joseph Stalin meet to discuss the invasion of Europe and final defeat of Nazi Germany. When a British Intelligence officer is murdered just days before the start of the conference, Booth Salinger, an American OSS officer, is sent to Tehran to investigate. Against this backdrop, A Spy in the Shadows unfolds exposing a tale of dedicated opponents, betrayal of allies, and a German spy, codenamed Traveler, who possesses secrets that could delay the allied invasion and change the outcome of the war. 1. Language: English. Narrator: James Killavey. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/009785/bk_acx0_009785_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Poker is tightly woven into the fabric of American culture. Phrases like ´´ace in the hole´´, ´´calling a bluff´´, ´´up the ante´´, and ´´when the chips are down´´ are all part of everyday speech. The game is played by hundred of thousands of people online 24 hours a day, and shows like Celebrity Poker Showdown have given this hobby even more far-reaching exposure.Texas hold ´em is considered the best-known, most-played variety of the game. As many executives, including Bill Gates, have discovered, winning at poker has more in common with winning in business than meets the eye. Now, everyone who wants to make more money and succeed in business can use these cunning strategies to their full advantage - at the card table and at the conference table.Following on the popularity of his best seller The Art of War for Executives, author Donald G. Krause, along with co-author Jeff Carter, reveals practical advice for outmaneuvering opponents and achieving success, effectively transferring tactics for winning at Texas hold ´em to every competitive arena. Readers will discover how to:Develop the characteristics needed to win - including confidence, patience, and logicMaster no-limit tactics like deception, discipline, and observationOvercome the causes of failure that can trip up any playerUse strategies like reading the table, bluffing, spotting bluffs, and finding and exploiting small edgesUseful, entertaining, and shrewd, this is the only book that shows readers how to use hold ´em poker to beat the competition, no matter the odds. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tom Aaron. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/001674/bk_adbl_001674_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.