The wait for The Mueller Report is over. This strikingly designed edition has been prepared by expert typographers - allowing for an optimised, immersive reading experience. ´´From the moment [the report] was published, two separate news universes took shape. In one, the special counsel´s report was presented as a smoking-gun chronicle of high crimes and misdemeanours. In the other, it was heralded as a credibility-shredding blow to the president´s opponents.´´-The Atlantic Make up your own mind. The Mueller Report is a must read political blockbuster.
A new full-length collection of high fantasy by Dave Smeds. A lover spun from moonlight. A wife banished for carrying the child of a demon. A queen, beheaded ten years ago, whose sage counsel may still save the realm. Here are tales of swords, of magic, of romance. And of the struggle to be splendid of heart whether the opponent be within or without. 1. Language: English. Narrator: James Patrick Cronin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/014536/bk_adbl_014536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A tour de force of groundbreaking reportage by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jo Becker, Forcing the Spring follows the historic legal challenge mounted against California’s ban on same-sex marriage, a remarkable lawsuit that forced the issue of marriage equality before the highest court in the land. For nearly five years Becker embedded with the lawsuit’s plaintiffs, was given free rein within the legal and political war rooms where strategy was plotted, and attended every day of the trial and every appellate argument. Based on singular access to the internal workings of this momentous trial - and enlivened by original interviews with the participants on both sides of the case, many speaking for the first time - Forcing the Spring offers a gripping behind-the-scenes narrative with the lightning pace of the greatest legal thrillers. Forcing the Spring begins with California’s controversial ballot initiative Proposition 8, which banned gay men and lesbians from marrying the person they loved. But this electoral defeat galvanized an improbable alliance of opponents to the ban, with political operatives and Hollywood royalty enlisting attorneys Ted Olson and David Boies - the opposing counsels on the Supreme Court’s infamous Bush v. Gore ruling - to join together in a unique bipartisan challenge to the political status quo. Despite stiff initial opposition from the gay rights establishment, the case against Proposition 8 would ultimately force the issue of marriage equality all the way to the Supreme Court, transforming same-sex marriage from a partisan issue into a modern crisis of civil rights. Shuttling between the twin American power centers of Hollywood and Washington - and based on access to all the key players in the Justice Department and the White House - Becker offers insider coverage on the true story of how President Obama ´´evolved´´ to embrace marriage equality, the Obama administration’s surprisi 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jamie Leonhart. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/peng/002347/bk_peng_002347_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.
The real collusion in the 2016 election was not between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin. It was between the Clinton campaign and the Obama administration. The media-Democrat ´´collusion narrative,´´ which paints Donald Trump as cat´s paw of Russia, is a studiously crafted illusion. Despite Clinton´s commanding lead in the polls, hyper-partisan intelligence officials decided they needed an ´´insurance policy´´ against a Trump presidency. Thus was born the collusion narrative, built on an anonymously sourced ´´dossier,´´ secretly underwritten by the Clinton campaign and compiled by a former British spy. Though acknowledged to be ´´salacious and unverified´´ at the FBI´s highest level, the dossier was used to build a counterintelligence investigation against Trump´s campaign. Miraculously, Trump won anyway. But his political opponents refused to accept the voters´ decision. Their collusion narrative was now peddled relentlessly by political operatives, intelligence agents, Justice Department officials, and media ideologues-the vanguard of the ´´Trump Resistance.´´ Through secret surveillance, high-level intelligence leaking, and tireless news coverage, the public was led to believe that Trump conspired with Russia to steal the election. Not one to sit passively through an onslaught, President Trump fought back in his tumultuous way. Matters came to a head when he fired his FBI director, who had given explosive House testimony suggesting the president was a criminal suspect, despite privately assuring Trump otherwise. The resulting firestorm of partisan protest cowed the Justice Department to appoint a special counsel, whose seemingly limitless investigation bedeviled the administration for two years. Yet as months passed, concrete evidence of collusion failed to materialize. Was the collusion narrative an elaborate fraud? And if so, choreographed by whom? Against media-Democrat caterwauling, a doughty group of lawmakers forced a shift in the spotlight from Trump to his investigators and accusers. This has exposed the depth of politicization within American law-enforcement and intelligence agencies. It is now clear that the institutions on which our nation depends for objective policing and clear-eyed analysis injected themselves scandalously into the divisive politics of the 2016 election. They failed to forge a new Clinton administration. Will they succeed in bringing down President Trump?