No matter what one ultimately decides about Benedict, it remains incontrovertible that he is a remarkable man. Not only was he a world-class theologian before he was elected to the papacy, but he also gained renown by becoming the first pope to resign freely since Celestine V. He has always been a man who is concerned with the direction of humanity and the triumph of truth, love, and goodness. His zest for life manifests itself not only through his dedication to the church, to theology, and to his ministry but also through his love of Mozart, his affection for his cat, and his enthusiastic admiration of the beauty of creation. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Glass. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/037033/bk_acx0_037033_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From Plato to NATO:The Idea of the West and Its Opponents David Gress
Rediscovering the Holy Spirit:Proponents, Opponents, Components in His Conquest to Expand the Kingdom David S. Vanz
Whether a conflict is between two nations, two businesses or even a person battling physical dysfunction, we tend to assume that the bigger and better armed of the opponents will take the day. That´s why stories like the battle between Goliath and David capture our imagination - they are so remarkable. But Malcolm Gladwell proposes that we are missing out on the bigger picture - we assume too much about outcomes and miss some realities which paint a different picture. Certainly, Goliath presents an imposing threat, but he is generally not as invulnerable as we initially expect, and David is not without resources and options. In making this point in David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants, Gladwell reviews a number of underdog stories which illustrate his core message - that David is much more likely to succeed against Goliath than is generally expected - while providing insights into how each of us can find the resources needed to overcome our own Goliaths. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Pete Beretta. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/096858/bk_acx0_096858_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When Mikhail Botvinnik lost the world championship in 1960 to the dazzling attacking player from Riga, Mikhail Tal, there seemed little chance of him regaining his title. Yet in the Return Match a year later, with a surprising demonstration of aggressive chess, Botvinnik completely outplayed his young opponent and ran out the easy winner. All 21 games of the match are deeply annotated.
Oliver Stone and the Camel Club are back. Set on exposing the real story behind the closed doors of America´s leaders, they draw upon their vast experience to seek justice and the truth. Now they must face their most dangerous adventure yet - a war on two fronts. Casino king Jerry Bagger is hunting Annabelle Conroy, the elite con-artist who cheated him out of millions. Stone and his colleagues must draw on all their resources if they are to protect Annabelle from a terrible fate. Yet all their skills may not be enough when a deadly new opponent rips off the veneer of Stone´s own mysterious past. An unstoppable killer intent on one goal: the death of Oliver Stone. ´One of the world´s biggest-selling thriller writers, Baldacci needs no introduction . . . Brilliant plotting, heart-grabbing action and characters to die for´ Daily Mail
In this book historians and social scientists examine boycotts from the eighteenth century to the present day. Employed in struggles against British rule in the American colonies, against racial discrimination in the United States during the Civil Rights movement, and Apartheid in South Africa, today it is Israel that is the focus of a campaign for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS). Boycotts have featured in campaigns undertaken by labour, consumer and nationalist movements. Jews were the focus of some boycotts instigated by nationalist movements in Central and Eastern Europe and Jewish businesses were targeted by the National Socialist regime in Germany. In this collection, contributors explore the history of past boycott movements and examine the different narratives put forward by proponents and opponents of the current BDS movement directed against Israel: one which places the movement within a history of struggles for ´human rights´; the other which regards BDS as the latest manifestation of an antisemitic tradition.
David Mitchell hosts the panel game in which four comedians are encouraged to tell lies and compete against one another to see how many items of truth they´re able to smuggle past their opponents. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Mitchell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rmen/000002/bk_rmen_000002_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
David Mitchell hosts the panel game in which four comedians are encouraged to tell lies and compete against one another to see how many items of truth they´re able to smuggle past their opponents. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Mitchell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rmen/000001/bk_rmen_000001_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
David Mitchell hosts the panel game in which four comedians are encouraged to tell lies and compete against one another to see how many items of truth they´re able to smuggle past their opponents. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Mitchell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rmen/000003/bk_rmen_000003_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.