Aloys Merz, Dom- und Kontroversprediger von Augsburg, als Opponent der Aufklärung:Europäische Hochschulschriften / European University Studies / Publications Universitaires Européennes / Reihe 1: Deutsche Sprache und Literatur / Series 1: German Language and Literature / Série 1: Langue et littérature allemandes Fred Horstmann
´´The purpose of politics is not to defeat your opponent as much as it is to provide superior leadership and better ideas than the opposition.´´ - Jack Kemp The late 1970s were miserable for America. It was the post-Vietnam, post-Watergate era, a time of high unemployment, ruinous inflation, gasoline lines, Communist advances, and bottomed-out US morale. In the 1980s it all turned around: ´´stagflation´´ ended, and nearly two decades of prosperity ensued. The Soviet Union retreated then collapsed. America again believed in itself. And around the world, democratic capitalism was deemed ´´the end of history´´. Ronald Reagan´s policies sparked the American renaissance, but the Gipper´s leadership is only part of the story. The economic theory that underpinned America´s success was pioneered by a star professional quarterback turned self-taught intellectual and ´´bleeding-heart conservative´´: Jack Kemp. Kemp´s role in a pivotal period in American history is at last illuminated in this first-ever biography, which also has lessons for the politics of today. Kemp was the congressional champion of supply-side economics - the idea that lowering taxes would foster growth. Even today, almost no one advocates a return to a top income tax rate of 70 percent. Kemp didn´t just challenge the Democratic establishment. He also encouraged his fellow Republicans to be growth (not austerity) minded, open their tent to minorities and blue-collar workers, battle poverty and discrimination, and once again become ´´the party of Lincoln´´. Kemp approached politics the same way he played quarterback for the Buffalo Bills: with a refusal to accept defeat. Yet he also was incapable of personal attack, arguing always on the level of ideas. He regarded opponents as adversaries, not enemies, and often cooperated with them to get things done.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Morton Kondracke, Fred Barnes. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/peng/002693/bk_peng_002693_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Based on the movie Cowboys and Aliens starring Harrison Ford and Daniel Craig.1875, New Mexico Territory. A stranger with no memory of his past stumbles into the hard desert town of Absolution.The only hint to his history is a mysterious shackle that encircles one wrist. What he discovers is that the people of Absolution don´t welcome strangers, and nobody makes a move on its streets unless ordered to do so by the iron-fisted Colonel Dolarhyde. It´s a town that lives in fear. But Absolution is about to experience fear it can scarcely comprehend as the desolate city is attacked by marauders from the sky. Screaming down with breath-taking velocity and blinding lights to abduct the helpless one by one, these monsters challenge everything the residents have ever known. Now, the stranger they rejected is their only hope for salvation. As this gunslinger slowly starts to remember who he is and where he´s been, he realizes he holds a secret that could give the town a fighting chance against the alien force. With the help of the elusive traveller Ella, he pulls together a posse comprised of former opponents - townsfolk, Dolarhyde and his boys, outlaws and Apache warriors - all in danger of annihilation. United against a common enemy, they will prepare for an epic showdown for survival. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Fred Berman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/macm/000599/bk_macm_000599_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Fred Trueman was a national treasure, a legend not only to cricket fans the world over but also to those who only ever took a passing interest in the game. As one of the greatest fast bowlers in cricketing history, Trueman´s dazzling performances raised the spirits of a nation and struck terror in the hearts of even the most formidable of opponents. In this audiobook, Trueman tells the full, definitive story of his life in his own inimitable fashion. From his village childhood to his debut for Yorkshire at the tender age of 18, to his international test triumphs and his other and equally successful careers as a commentator, stalwart of BBC Radio´s Test Match Special, raconteur, and after-dinner speaker, Freddie recalls, with characteristic honesty, the highs and lows of his public and private life. This audiobook is bursting with riotous anecdotes, trenchant opinions on the game he loved, and genuine warmth. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Fred Trueman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/macm/000073/bk_macm_000073_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Every four years, Americans turn their attention to the world’s game - soccer. As recently as 1998, the USMNT merely made up the numbers at the biggest sporting tournament of all, but once Bruce Arena took over the team, American soccer started to find its footing. In the 2002 World Cup, a highly-fancied Portugal team, featuring the great Ronaldo, lost to Arena’s US team in a shocking 3-2 victory, and but for a handball that wasn’t given, they could well have knocked off eventual winners Germany. But that quarterfinal appearance proved once and for all that the USMNT, like the women’s team before them, deserved to be considered a worthy opponent - and that’s all thanks to Bruce Arena. When he took over the USMNT, Arena was already the most successful club team coach in US history, having led DC United to the first two championships of the fledgling MLS. Arena - known for his tactical acumen and no-nonsense approach to coaching - inspired and instilled just enough fear into his teams to make them overachieve. By 2016, however, the national team was in a funk - coach Jurgen Klinsmann had brought the team to near elimination during the qualifying rounds for Russia. Cue Arena’s return to the stage, and the team’s return to form. Arena’s audiobook will teach fans what makes this hugely successful coach tick. And the thousands of coaches around the country will turn to What´s Wrong With US? to see exactly how they can instill Arena’s blueprint for success on their own bands of young players. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Fred Sanders. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/007513/bk_harp_007513_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Discover how to improve your mental game - the next frontier in sports training - to become the Playmaker on the court, rink, or field. Coaches search for it. Parents dream of it. Fans love it. Athletes want it. The Playmaker on any sports team possesses it: an elusive, intangible quality combining anticipation, perception, and decision-making skills. This quality raises their game above the competition and allows them to pass when no one else can, anticipate the movement of opponents, and avoid costly mental mistakes, thus holding the team together. Using today´s technology and tools, it is now possible to understand, assess, and train this sixth sense rather than just hope it magically appears. Now, for the first time, cognitive science research is revealing the secrets of the Playmaker´s keen sense of awareness. Just as tests of speed, strength, and agility have provided a baseline of physiological biomarkers, youth sports coaches can now capture cognitive metrics including attention, pattern recognition, anticipation, and the ability to take quick, decisive action during the chaos of competition. The Playmaker´s Advantage is a groundbreaking book that will educate developing athletes, along with their parents and coaches, about this essential creative capability in an accessible, easy to understand method. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Fred Sanders. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/008803/bk_sans_008803_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.