Critical examination of the characteristics, tactics, opponents and policy impact of a national interest group operating in the USA today:Akademische Schriftenreihe. 1. Auflage. Katrin Schmidt
Explore the captivating history of the Culper Ring! Spying and warfare have always gone hand-in-hand. From Julius Caesar to modern generals, we have accounts of commanders covertly gathering information about their opponents, ensuring they have the intelligence they need to conduct a war. George Washington was not late to realize he needed a spy ring to defeat the British in the American Revolution. So, the Culper Ring was created, and their work during the American Revolutionary War was carried out in the shadows, often informally, and with a great deal of care for secrecy. Anyone caught spying was liable to be hanged by the British. Based in New York during the British occupation, the Culper Ring provided vital intelligence from behind enemy lines. Their work gave Washington an insight into the British forces and their plans. They helped to turn the war in the revolutionaries´ favor. And now, their story can be told once more. Some of the topics covered in this book include: Before the Culper Ring The Birth of the Culper Ring Teething Troubles Rearrangement The Culper Ring at Work The View from the Other Side After Arnold Dying Days And a great deal more that you don´t want to miss out on! Get the audiobook now to learn more about the Culper Ring! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Duke Holm. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/109288/bk_acx0_109288_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In these 36 engaging lectures, Professor Muller takes you deep inside the perspectives on this most important and pervasive force. You´ll gain fresh insights that will strengthen your understanding of capitalism´s rich history, its fascinating proponents and opponents, and its startling impact on our world. These lectures take you beyond economic analysis to look at how some of the greatest intellects have thought about capitalism and its moral, political, and cultural ramifications. Covering capitalism from its 17th-century beginnings to today´s era of globalization, Professor Muller explores some wide-ranging questions. What effect does capitalism have on personal development? What about the seemingly unending variety of consumer goods made possible by capitalism? Do the facts support our tendency to think about capitalism as the economic system practiced in ´´free´´ countries? Or can capitalism exist in a wide variety of political systems? These are just a few of the many provocative and absorbing questions and issues you´ll untangle here. By placing capitalism in its full societal context, these lectures will enhance your ability to consider, discuss, and answer these and other critical questions - whatever your point of view. Genial and disarming, Professor Muller connects the dots from idea to idea, thinker to thinker, and helps you finally grasp the history and the concepts of this vital economic system, as well as its importance on the global economic stage and in your own life. 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: Jerry Z. Muller. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tcco/000322/bk_tcco_000322_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Obama´s presidency has suffered the fiercest opposition any administration has had and yet Mr. Obama has managed to lead the country to financial recovery, end the senseless war in Iraq, implement universal healthcare, put an end to Iran´s nuclear ambitions and re-open diplomatic relations with Cuba all the while remaking US standing in the world. But Republicans believe he is the worst president the country has had. This book outlines the major successes and failures of his presidency The Obama presidency has been marked by a number of events which might make it difficult for people outside the United States and his opponents in the country to understand the impact his administration has had in the country and across the globe. To address this problem, this book provides a glimpse at what Obama has accomplished or failed to accomplish during his two-term presidency. The book does not however claim to provide a complete history of Obama´s presidency; it does not claim to even provide a full listof the topics which are discussed herein. This book is simply an attempt to present a snippet of his accomplishments in the face of relentless misinformation and fake news. So, without fluff or partisanship, the book looks into Obama presidency through the lenses of history. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kevin Theis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/083050/bk_acx0_083050_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Mark Moller and Susan Chamberlin on the future of federalism at the Supreme Court; Bob Barr on why the Patriot Act is unnecessary to fight terrorism; Peter Van Doren on how health insurance impacts our medical choices; South African entrepreneur Moeletsi Mbeki on Africa´s wealth drain; Andrew Coulson on answering opponents of school choice with success stories from other countries; and Jeffrey Rogers Hummel on the deep roots of support for the American Revolution. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bill McGregor. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/sp/cato/050901/sp_cato_050901_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Based on a true story. The Cure machine is the exact opposite of an MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imager). The inventor, Gill actually creates an MRE (Magnetic Resonance Exciter) that he calls ´´The Cure´´. Just as the imager detects the frequency of bacteria, the exciter bombards the bacteria and destroys the source of the disease. Governments are threatened by the increased cost of Social Security due to increased longevity. Medical interests are threatened economically because they lose the profit from treating the diseases. Even the criminal underground becomes involved. This is the story of the socioeconomic impact of The Cure. This is how the inventor, Gill uses clever schemes to identify and overcome his opponents who are hell bent on killing him to stop The Cure machine from becoming a reality. Travel from the mercenary attacks on his life, to his marriage, a wedding turned bizarre. This is the sometimes humorous, sometimes tragic step-by-step, action-packed story of how Gill turns the tables and creates a brave new world. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lynn Benson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/024203/bk_acx0_024203_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The only biography of Thurgood Marshall to be endorsed by Marshall´s immediate family Thurgood Marshall was the most important American lawyer of the 20th century. He transformed the nation´s legal landscape by challenging the racial segregation that had relegated millions to second-class citizenship. He won 29 of 33 cases before the United States Supreme Court, was a federal appeals court judge, served as the US solicitor general, and, for 24 years, sat on the Supreme Court. Marshall is best known for achievements after he relocated to New York in 1936 to work for the NAACP. But Marshall´s personality, attitudes, priorities, and work habits had crystallized during earlier years in Maryland. Young Thurgood: The Making of a Supreme Court Justice is the first close examination of the formative period in Marshall´s life. As author Larry S. Gibson shows, Thurgood Marshall was a fascinating man of contrasts. He fought for racial justice without becoming a racist. Simultaneously idealistic and pragmatic, Marshall was a passionate advocate, yet he maintained friendly relationships with his opponents. Young Thurgood reveals how Marshall´s distinctive traits were molded by events, people, and circumstances early in his life. Professor Gibson presents fresh information about Marshall´s family, youth, and education. Gibson describes Marshall´s key mentors, the special impact of his high school and college competitive debating, his struggles to establish a law practice during the Great Depression, and his first civil rights cases. The author sheds new light on the NAACP and its first lawsuits in the campaign that led to the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education school desegregation decision. He also corrects some of the often-repeated stories about Marshall that are inaccurate. The only biography of Thurgood Marshall to be endorsed by Marshall´s immediate family, Young Thurgood is an exhaustively researched ... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Vince Bailey. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/010070/bk_adbl_010070_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The riveting story of a dramatic confrontation between Native Americans and white settlers, a compelling conflict that unfolded in the newly created Washington Territory from 1853 to 1857. When appointed Washington´s first governor, Isaac Ingalls Stevens, an ambitious military man turned politician, had one goal: to persuade (peacefully if possible) the Indians of the Puget Sound region to turn over their ancestral lands to the federal government. In return, they were to be consigned to reservations unsuitable for hunting, fishing, or grazing, their traditional means of sustaining life. The result was an outbreak of violence and rebellion, a tragic episode of frontier oppression and injustice. With his trademark empathy and scholarly acuity, Pulitzer Prize-winner Richard Kluger recounts the impact of Stevens´s program on the Nisqually tribe, whose chief, Leschi, sparked the native resistance movement. Stevens was determined to succeed at any cost: his hasty treaty negotiations with the Indians, marked by deceit, threat, and misrepresentation, inflamed his opponents. Leschi, resolved to save more than a few patches of his people´s lush homelands, unwittingly turned his tribe and, most of all, himself into victims of the governor´s relentless wrath. The conflict between these two complicated and driven men and their supporters, explosively and enormously at odds with each other, was to have echoes far into the future. Closely considered and eloquently written, The Bitter Waters of Medicine Creek is a bold and long-overdue clarification of the historical record of an American tragedy, presenting, through the experiences of one tribe, the history of Native American suffering and injustice. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alan Sklar. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/002559/bk_rand_002559_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
On May 17th, 1968, a group of Catholic antiwar activists burst into a draft board in suburban Baltimore, stole hundreds of Selective Service records (which they called ´´death certificates´´), and burned the documents in a fire fueled by homemade napalm. The bold actions of the ´´Catonsville Nine´´ quickly became international news and captured headlines throughout the summer and fall of 1968 when the activists, defended by radical attorney William Kunstler, were tried in federal court. In The Catonsville Nine, Shawn Francis Peters, a Catonsville native, offers the first comprehensive account of this key event in the history of 1960´s protest. While thousands of supporters thronged the streets outside the courthouse, the Catonsville Nine - whose ranks included activist priests Philip and Daniel Berrigan - delivered passionate indictments of the war in Vietnam and the brutality of American foreign policy. The proceedings reached a stirring climax, as the nine activists led the entire courtroom (the judge and federal prosecutors included) in the Lord´s Prayer. Peters gives listeners vivid, blow-by-blow accounts of the draft raid, the trial, and the ensuing manhunt for the Berrigans, George Mische, and Mary Moylan, who went underground rather than report to prison. He also examines the impact of Daniel Berrigan´s play, The Trial of the Catonsville Nine, and the larger influence of this remarkable act of civil disobedience. More than 40 years after they stormed the draft board, the Catonsville Nine are still invoked by both secular and religious opponents of militarism. Based on a wealth of sources, including archival documents, the activists´ previously unreleased FBI files, and a variety of eyewitness accounts, The Catonsville Nine tells a story as relevant and instructive today as it was in 1968. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sean Runnette. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/018789/bk_adbl_018789_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A strange find at an archaeological dig site in Isreal may change our view on human history and religion. When science fiction author Peter Eisenhardt is called by the multimillionaire John Kaun to help at the site, he does not understand why. At first. Once he finds out that the team in Israel has found a manual of a modern video camera in an ancient tomb, he begins to see why Kaun asked for him. Due to his research, Eisenhardt is an expert on fictional time travel and many of its theories. If this manual is not a joke and is actually 2000 years old, Eisenhardt may help answer two simple questions. Where is the camera? And what could be on it? This collection contains all four episodes of the audio thriller mini-series ´´The Jesus-Video´´. Episode 1: In the Beginning. Science fiction author Peter Eisenhardt is quite surprised when the media mogul and multimillionaire John Kaun calls on him to assist at an archeological site in Israel. Stephen Foxx and Judith Menez are working there as well and they become witness of the most extraordinary archeological find in history: the manual of a modern video camera in a two-thousand-year-old tomb. The race to solve the mystery begins. Episode 2: The Holy City. The manual of a modern video camera in a 2000-year-old tomb can mean only one thing: In the lifetime of Jesus Christ, this camera could have been used and might have made recordings of great historical impact. Meanwhile, Stephen Foxx deciphers parts of a message that was found together with the manual and which he kept secret from the multimillionaire John Kaun. The few deciphered pieces are enough to come to one conclusion: this is a letter from a time traveler. Episode 3: The Mission. The deciphered letter assures: The Jesus-Video exists. The hunt for the recording that will unhinge the known world begins. Though it´s not just Stephen Foxx and his opponent John Kaun searching for answers, soon the Vati... 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Rintoul, Jared Zeus, Jess Robinson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lueb/002347/bk_lueb_002347_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.