World Citizenship:Cosmopolitan Thinking and its Opponents Derek Heater
The rise and fall of the Nazis is given the Animal Farm treatment as the horrors of Adolf Hitler and the Third Reich are brought to life using animals as the main protagonists. Aircraft include wasps, U-Boats become ´U-Bugs´ and Hitler is a dung beetle. The central events in the history of the Nazi party are illustrated including the Munich Beer Hall Putsch, the battle of Stalingrad and the Final Solution. The book is written in rhyme and tells the tale of how Vermen Dungroll and his Fang Brigade came to power. His repudiation of the Treaty of Surrender, his hatred of ladybirds (the Jewish community), red ants and other undesirables. It shows how his political opponents were crushed and how he consolidated his power; rebuilt his country and expanded his empire. His revolutionary fighting methods see his swarms conquer much of western Entom; the soaring achievements peak and then the reversal begins. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Derek Partridge. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/117060/bk_acx0_117060_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Each year, more than one million people and their loved-ones arrive at a decision to cease attempts at curative medical treatments and shift to hospice care, while one-in-five Americans now live in in geographical regions that have established lawful protocols allowing medical aid in dying?also known as assisted suicide. In this powerful new work, Lew Cohen, a psychiatrist and palliative medicine researcher, reveals a self-determination movement that empowers people to shape the timing and circumstances of their deaths, decriminalizes laws threatening those who help them, and passes assisted dying legislature. He offers a vivid tapestry woven from the candid, inspirational, and graphic stories of individuals who sought to choreograph how they would die. There is nothing simple about these decisions, and A Dignified Ending tackles the intricacies of timing, the presence of dementia and other dire but not terminal conditions, the legal risks, as well as the mixed reactions of the disability community. Cohen illuminates the evolution of right-to-die organizations in the United States, and the impact of activists like Jack Kevorkian, Derek Humphrey, Faye Girsh, Cody Curtis, and Brittany Maynard. The decision to conclude one?s life with a planned death is an emotionally polarizing subject. Nonetheless, the public increasingly wants to control how they die. This requires that people formulate their end-of-life preferences and not wait until the last moment to communicate these with physicians and families. A Dignified Ending conveys truthful and nuanced accounts of men and women who chose to die, and stories of the activists?proponents and opponents? who promote this growing right-to-die movement.
Derek Jeter and the ´´Core Four´´ have passed the torch to a new generation of Yankees superstars - featuring Aaron Judge, Gary Sanchez, Luis Severino, and Greg Bird - who have powered through the minors to become stars on baseball´s biggest stage. Joined by reigning National League MVP Giancarlo Stanton, this thrilling group is poised to chase championship titles for years to come. The Baby Bombers details the inside strategy of the Yankees´ pivot to a younger, more exciting roster, the players´ fascinating paths to Yankee Stadium, their memorable 2017 playoff run, their amazing assaults on the record books, and a unified mission to hoist the franchise´s 28th World Series trophy. Through new, in-depth interviews, veteran reporter Bryan Hoch fleshes out the transition from Jeter to Judge, scoring behind-the-scenes insights from general manager Brian Cashman, former manager Joe Girardi, executives and scouts, members of the current roster, opponents, and Yankees legends of the past. Winning baseball in the Bronx will resume with postseason hero Aaron Boone in the manager´s chair, aiming to steer the franchise to its 41st World Series appearance. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Eric Martin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/012512/bk_tant_012512_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
With Allied armies poised on the banks of the Rhine, Nazi Germany tottered on the brink of collapse. The ensuing battles on German soil - especially those in the so-called Ruhr Pocket - were as fierce and hard-fought as any in the European theater. Going well beyond previous accounts, Derek S. Zumbro chronicles this key military campaign from a unique and fresh perspective - that of the defeated German soldiers and civilians caught in the final maelstrom of the war´s Western front. Best known for his translation of In Deadly Combat, the best-selling World War II memoir, Zumbro chronicles the relentless assault on the Ruhr Pocket through German eyes as the Allied juggernaut battered the region´s cities, villages, and homes into submission. He tells of children pressed into service by a desperate Nazi regime - and of even more desperate parents trying to save their sons from sacrifice at the 11th hour. He also tells of unspeakable conditions suffered by foreign laborers, POWs, and political opponents in the Ruhr Valley and of the mass graves that gave Allied soldiers a grisly new understanding of their enemy. Zumbro also recounts the story of Field Marshal Walter Model´s final hours. His eventual suicide effectively ended the existence of the Wehrmacht´s once-formidable Army Group B after being pursued, methodically encircled, and finally destroyed by US and British forces. Through interviews with surviving members of Model´s former staff, Zumbro has uncovered the attitudes - and harrowing experiences - of beleaguered officers that official records could never convey. Other interviews with former soldiers reveal the extent to which Allied bombing contributed to the rapid deterioration of German combat effectiveness and tell of civilians begging soldiers to abandon the war. Zumbro´s deep research reveals the identities of specific characters discussed in previous works but never identified, describes the final hours of German off 1. Language: English. Narrator: Julian Elfer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/015248/bk_tant_015248_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.