Mr. Bumpkin´s Lawsuit, or How to Win Your Opponent´s Case (Classic Reprint): Richard Harris
Neural Mechanisms of Color Vision:Double-Opponent Cells in the Visual Cortex Bevil Richard Conway
Neural Mechanisms of Color Vision:Double-Opponent Cells in the Visual Cortex. Auflage 2002 Bevil Richard Conway
Neural Mechanisms of Color Vision:Double-Opponent Cells in the Visual Cortex. Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2002 Bevil Richard Conway
When the daughter of a retired Navy SEAL is kidnapped and held for ransom in Mexico, Rogue Warrior Richard Marcinko and his band of Red Cell International warriors head south of the border to rescue her. Along the way, they encounter drug dealers and human traffickers, break into a cartel kingpin´s mansion, and do battle with a hundred of the meanest banditos since Pancho Villa. And just for good measure, Marcinko uncovers a secret Hezbollah camp funded by the Iranian government and sheltered by the drug lords. Marcinko and company fend off the bad guys, saving a small border town in a scene reminiscent of the climax of The Magnificent Seven. But the founder of SEAL Team 6 finds his toughest opponent may actually be the woman he´s come to rescue. And then there´s the question of who really sent Dick to find her...
He’s the president with the asterisk by his name: Richard Milhous Nixon, the only US president to resign from office. But Richard Nixon’s legacy to the history of the US is much more complicated than the scandal of Watergate. His is the classic story of American legend - a young man who rose from his humble roots to achieve power and influence. This audiobook will teach you about: The ´´Have-Not” Nixon Nixon rising Vice President The Election of 1960 President at last Watergate Nixon in disgrace Much more Nixon´s story has tinges of Horatio Alger, but also of Machiavelli, and that may be the enigma of him, the student who was offered scholarships to Ivy League schools but couldn’t afford to go there, forever embedding within him the resentment against his political opponents, such as John F. Kennedy. Nixon was the politician who helped to bring the Republican Party back into power after the Roosevelt years, but who didn’t shy away from ´´dirty tricks” in order to win election. He was the dogged, diligent candidate who had his facts in order, but couldn’t compete on television with the telegenic JFK, the anti-communist who negotiated treaties with the Soviet Union and opened the door to China, the president who experienced abuse during the Watergate investigation, and the rehabilitated elder statesmen of American politics in the post-Watergate years. Was Nixon a villain or a hero? Meet the president whose personality consisted of conflicting layers of pragmatism, patriotism, and self-doubt, which caused a fall from grace that roiled American democracy. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jonathan Rabe. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/112447/bk_acx0_112447_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.
It is 1805 and Ensign Richard Sharpe, having secured a reputation as a fighting soldier in India, is on his way home to join the newly formed Green Jackets. The voyage should be a period of rest but his ship is riven with treachery and threatened by a formidable French warship, the Revenant, which is terrorizing British shipping in the Indian ocean. An old opponent of Sharpe´s is aboard his ship, and the voyage is further disturbed by the Lady Grace Hale, apparently as unreachable as she is beautiful. Sharpe also has friends, notably a captain of the Royal Navy who is hunting the Revenant and who rescues Sharpe when all seems lost. The hunt turns into a stern chase as the French warship races home, carrying a treaty that could ignite India into a new war against the British. Yet when the Revenant encounters the combined French and Spanish fleet of Cadiz, it seems that Sharpe´s enemies have found safety, even as his enemies on board seem to have him trapped. Yet over the horizon is another fleet, led by Nelson, and Sharpe´s revenge will come in a savage climax when the two armadas meet on a calm October day off Cape Trafalgar. Sharpe´s Trafalgar introduces Richard Sharpe to the horrors of a battle at sea, and finds him at his most ruthless as he struggles not just for revenge, but for the woman he loves. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paul McGann. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hcuk/000113/bk_hcuk_000113_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Pharmacists who refuse to fill prescriptions for contraceptives. Surgeons who pray in the OR. Pro-life clinics and end-of-life interventions, intelligent-design activists and stem-cell-research opponents. Is this the state of modern medicine in America? In Blind Faith, Dr. Richard P. Sloan examines the fragile balance and dangerous alliance between religion and medicine - two practices that have grown disconcertingly close during the 21st century. While Sloan does not dispute the fact that religion can bring a sense of comfort in times of difficulty, he nevertheless believes, and in fact proves, that there is no compelling evidence that faith provides an actual cure for any ailment.By exposing the flawed research, Sloan gives readers the tools to understand when good medical science is subverted and, at the same time, provides a thought-provoking examination into the origins and varieties of faith, and human nature itself. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dean Sluyter. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/007543/bk_adbl_007543_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Katy Sinclair made it to the brink of partnership at her high-powered law firm with hard work, dogged determination, and the ruthless self-discipline to cultivate a conservative public image. But when she follows an evasive witness into a sex club, she can´t deny herself a red-hot sexual encounter with the seductive bartender who sets her body on fire. She´s sure that no one will ever know about her indiscretion - that is,until she walks into the courtroom to find that her dirty little secret is the opposing counsel in the most important case of her career. As the managing partner in a struggling law firm, hot-shot attorney Mark Richards can´t afford any mistakes that might cost him his biggest client. Like getting involved with his beautiful, determined opponent - the mystery woman he hasn´t been able to forget. But when Katy´s quest for justice leads to death threats, Mark will sacrifice everything to protect her. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Charlotte Kane. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/005329/bk_tant_005329_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.