How to Read Your Opponents´ Cards:The Bridge Experts´ Way to Locate Missing High Cards Mike Lawrence
Judgment at Bridge 2:Be a Better Player and More Difficult Opponent Mike Lawrence
An incisive look at the intellectual and cultural history of free enterprise and its influence on American politics Throughout the 20th century, ´´free enterprise´´ has been a contested keyword in American politics, and the cornerstone of a conservative philosophy that seeks to limit government involvement into economic matters. Lawrence B. Glickman shows how the idea first gained traction in American discourse and was championed by opponents of the New Deal. Those politicians, believing free enterprise to be a fundamental American value, held it up as an antidote to a liberalism that they maintained would lead toward totalitarian statism. Tracing the use of the concept of free enterprise, Glickman shows how it has both constrained and transformed political dialogue. He presents a fascinating look into the complex history, and marketing, of an idea that forms the linchpin of the contemporary opposition to government regulation, taxation, and programs such as Medicare. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rick Adamson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/017211/bk_tant_017211_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
With another Canadian election slated for early May, 2011, Harperland: The Politics of Control, by Marin Lawrence, is a must read (or hear) before you go to the polls. ´´Harperland,´´ the story Stephen Harper’s first four years in power, soared to the top of the best-seller lists in the first week it was out. Peter C. Newman called it ´´A book of revelations.... This is Stephen Harper unplugged.” Don Martin of The National Post declared that it was an excellent book that provides insights, which the Prime Minister could well learn from. In Harperland, Stephen Harper´s governance comes under the microscope of prominent ´´Globe and Mail´´ columnist Lawrence Martin. Focusing on the growth of executive power under Harper and drawing on interviews with prominent insiders, Martin probes the smearing of opponents, the silencing of the public and diplomatic service, the secrecy, the prorogations, the unprecedented centralizing of power, and the attempted muzzling of the media. He examines controversies such as the existence of a secret dirty-tricks handbook, the Chuck Cadman affair, campaign financing, the dismissal of nuclear power head Linda Keen, the Afghan detainees cover-up, the turning of access-to-information laws into barricades to information, and more -- and lets readers draw their own conclusions. Tough but balanced, Harperland offers a clear picture of a skilled politician at a crucial point in Canadian politics. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Puttonen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bigh/000355/bk_bigh_000355_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Vampires. Shifters. Fae. Mages. This ain´t the New York City you know.... Aspen is a Norm. A non-magic. A human. And in the magically hidden boroughs of New York City, that´s a quick way to wind up dead. Or worse. So instead of magic, Aspen relies on her skills as a thief to stay alive. She didn´t plan to get caught stealing from Lucien Dunadine, one of the strongest members on the Council of Mages. She really didn´t plan on him blackmailing her into being his apprentice. But with the Council demanding Lucien present a candidate for a competition to become their newest Mage, neither one of them has much choice. Now something sinister is going down in the magical boroughs. Supernaturals are winding up dead and mysteriously, impossibly, drained of magic. If Isak, Aspen´s handsome, aggravating opponent in the competition, doesn´t kill her first, the two of them just might be able to figure out who´s behind the murders before an ancient evil is unleashed. Welcome to the boroughs. Let the magic begin. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Emily Lawrence. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/017389/bk_tant_017389_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Teach Yourself Hand-to-Hand Combat! This street fighting book makes learning hand-to-hand combat easy. It is much more than a bunch of self defense tips. Once you know the basics, physical limitations such as strength, age, or fitness level are no issue. This is an effective yet easy to learn method of self defense derived from over 20 years of research. Teach yourself this highly effective system today, because traditional martial arts don´t work on the streets! Get it now. Includes 4 Bonuses! Get your copy of Vortex Control Self Defense today and you will also receive: A never-ending Vortex Control Self Defense training schedule A complete PDF copy of Sam Fury´s book ´´Ground Fighting Techniques to Destroy Your Enemy´´ How to do the Survival Fitness Plan Super Burpee. A warm-up, stretch, and conditioning workout all in one exercise A 15-minute yoga stretch routine for increased flexibility, strength, and balance Vortex Control Self Defense Includes Simple explanations of the Vortex Control Self Defense principles Footwork and the unique bomb-kicks Easy to learn entry techniques to break through your opponent´s guard Devastating hand combinations presented in a formulaic method 15+ highly practical arm, hand, and finger locks. Use them for pain compliance, disarming, and/or breaking limbs. ... and much more! Combines the Most Effective Chinese and Filipino Martial Arts GM Lawrence Lee´s Tong Kune Do Kung Fu Wing Chun Balintawak Arnis Escrima Panatukan street fighting ... and others. Learn the Science of Modern Self Defense The use of power angles for an unbreakable defense A simple yet devastating fighting strategy following military principles of warfare The concept of ´´weaponizing´´ to get the most damage out of all your movements Harnessing gravitational forces to maximize power in all your strikes Using body mechanics and physics for maximum efficiency and increased damage to your opponent This publication has the approval of Peter Sunbye, creator of Vortex Control Self Defense. Teach yourself hand-to-hand combat for the streets of today, because Vortex Control Self Defense is easy to learn and highly effective! Get it now.
It is 1982, and assistant prosecuting attorney Renee Steele works for the Sex Crimes Unit of the Akers County Prosecuting Attorney´s Office in Sparrow´s Crossing, Michigan. In her latest case, Renee prosecutes wealthy businessman Kurt Bochner, who is accused of raping a young woman during a date. Alice Prescott, a cocktail waitress and aspiring model, claims the former local college star quarterback date raped her. The case hits close to home for Renee, who was the victim of date rape 13 years earlier while in law school. She never pressed charges against her assailant, but the crime has affected both her professional and personal life. She is currently dating corporate attorney Lawrence Quinn, but finds herself attracted to Sparrow´s Crossing police detective Paul Kelly, an investigator for her current rape case. Renee is thrown for a loop when Paul´s separate investigation into an international escort service operation yields unexpected results that lead to a shocking betrayal. In the meantime, she is pitted in court against a formidable opponent, defense attorney Deana Krane, who has never lost a case and is determined to win an acquittal for her client Kurt Bochner. In Fractured Trust, date rape and prostitution are put under the microscope. The results are anything but certain, and there is a stunning climax. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Carmen Beaubeaux. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/020513/bk_acx0_020513_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In Strategy: A History, Sir Lawrence Freedman, one of the world´s leading authorities on war and international politics, captures the vast history of strategic thinking, in a consistently engaging and insightful account of how strategy came to pervade every aspect of our lives. The range of Freedman´s narrative is extraordinary, moving from the surprisingly advanced strategy practiced in primate groups, to the opposing strategies of Achilles and Odysseus in The Iliad, the strategic advice of Sun Tzu and Machiavelli, the great military innovations of Baron Henri de Jomini and Carl von Clausewitz, the grounding of revolutionary strategy in class struggles by Marx, the insights into corporate strategy found in Peter Drucker and Alfred Sloan, and the contributions of the leading social scientists working on strategy today. The core issue at the heart of strategy, the author notes, is whether it is possible to manipulate and shape our environment rather than simply become the victim of forces beyond one´s control. Time and again, Freedman demonstrates that the inherent unpredictability of this environment - subject to chance events, the efforts of opponents, the missteps of friends - provides strategy with its challenge and its drama. Armies or corporations or nations rarely move from one predictable state of affairs to another, but instead feel their way through a series of states, each one not quite what was anticipated, requiring a reappraisal of the original strategy, including its ultimate objective. Thus the picture of strategy that emerges in this book is one that is fluid and flexible, governed by the starting point, not the end point. A brilliant overview of the most prominent strategic theories in history, from David´s use of deception against Goliath, to the modern use of game theory in economics, this masterful volume sums up a lifetime of reflection on strategy. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Butler Murray. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/018768/bk_adbl_018768_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Andrew Jackson has the dubious honor of being the first President to have an assassination attempt made upon his life. Picture this: 63-year-old Andrew Jackson is walking across the Capitol Rotunda. Richard Lawrence, an unemployed house painter, moves to the front of the crowd. He fires two pistol shots into the President. By luck, both pistols misfire. The aging Jackson charges the attempted assassin, beating him to the ground with his cane. Jackson was no stranger to death or weapons. In his lifetime he fought three duels, faced down the Creek Indians, and ultimately fought the final battle of the War of 1812 at New Orleans. Thomas Jefferson wrote: I feel very much alarmed at the prospect of seeing General Jackson President. He is one of the most unfit men I know of for the place. He has had very little respect for laws or constitutions, and is, in fact, an able military chief. His passions are terrible. He has been much tried since I knew him, but he is a dangerous man. During the 1828 Presidential campaign Jackson´s opponents took to calling him jackass. Being the bad-ass he was Jackson liked the idea, and used it as his own for a while. Years later the donkey was adopted as the symbol of the Democratic Party. This short guide will tell you all you need to know to understand the Jacksonian Era in America... even if you know absolutely nothing about the South Carolina Nullifiers, the National Bank Crisis, or Indian Removal. In less than an hour, you´ll learn all you need to know to impress your friends about Andrew Jackson, the Battle of New Orleans, the Creek and Seminole Indian Wars, and more. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Richard Rieman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/028692/bk_acx0_028692_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.