Ninety-five percent of intercontinental communications traffic travels not by air or through space, but by undersea cable. The United States, however, is failing to protect this critical infrastructure. Here´s how Washington must change course. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kevin Stillwell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/peri/000104de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Today, orphanages are common in many parts of the world. But a look at young people who spent their childhoods in institutions in Romania reveals just how developmentally damaging such places can be. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nathan A. Fox, Charles H. Zeanah, Kevin Stillwell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/peri/000088de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this issue:COMMENT´´The Common Enemy´´, by George Packer: The rise of ISIS.POSTSCRIPT´´The Old Gang´´, by Tad Friend: Penny Marshall remembers Robin Williams. A REPORTER AT LARGE´´The Spy Who Loved Me´´, by Lauren Collins: An undercover surveillance operation that went too far. ANNALS OF SCIENCE´´Seeds of Doubt´´, by Michael Specter: An activist’s controversial crusade against genetically modified crops. THE CURRENT CINEMA´´Hide and Seek´´, by Anthony Lane: Reviews of Frank and Love Is Strange. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Todd Mundt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/nyer/140820de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this issue:A REPORTER AT LARGE´´The Poetry of Systems´´ by Ariel Levy: For Ophelia Dahl and Partners in Health, the time to fix global health care is in between crises.PROFILES´´The Numbers King´´ by D. T. Max: Algorithms made Jim Simons a Wall Street billionaire. His new research center helps scientists mine data for the common good. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jaime Renell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/nyer/171220de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
During the early Cold War, the Dulles and Bundy brothers played critical roles in shaping U.S. foreign policy. New biographies make clear that the all four men had some common ideological blindspots. But how much of their worldview and behavior can be attributed to their WASP establishment backgrounds is an open question. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kevin Stillwell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/peri/000020de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this remarkable audiobook, Anna Quindlen, one of America´s favorite novelists and a Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist, once again gives us wisdom, opinions, insights, and reflections about current events and modern life. ´´Always insightful, rooted in everyday experience and common sense...Quindlen is so good that even when you disagree with what she says, you still love the way she says it,´´ said People magazine about her New York Times best seller Thinking Out Loud, and the same can be said about Loud and Clear. With her trademark insight and her special ability to convey the impact public events have on ordinary lives, Quindlen here combines commentary on American society and the world at large with reflections on being a woman, a writer, and a mother. In these pieces, first written for Newsweek and The New York Times, Loud and Clear takes on topics ranging from social change to raising children, from the political and emotional aftermath of September 11 to personal values, from the impact on individuals of global events to the growth that can be gained by spending summer days staring into the middle distance. Grounding the public in the private, connecting people to each other and to the greater world, Quindlen encourages us to develop authentic lives, even as she serves as a catalyst for political and social change. ´´Anna Quindlen´s beat is life, and she´s one hell of a terrific reporter,´´ said Susan Isaacs, and Quindlen´s unique qualities of understanding and discernment can be found in every part of this provocative and inspiring book. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Anna Quindlen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/000397de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
American news broadcaster Edward R. Murrow became famous for these eyewitness radio reports during World War II. His reporting greatly influenced broadcast journalism in the following decades. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Edward R. Murrow. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bnpp/000213de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Introduction Dan Ikenson and Dan Pearson on the future of trade policy. James Bartholomew on his new book, The Welfare of Nations. Thaya Brook Knight on the upcoming Supreme Court case Bank of America Corp. v. City of Miami. Mindy Finn of Democracy Fund Voice discusses new research on what drives populism and nationalism in America. Christopher Preble outlines four common-sense reforms to defense spending. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Caleb Brown. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/sp/cato/170310de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
News from Nowhere (1890) is a classic work combining utopian socialism and soft science fiction written by the artist, designer and socialist pioneer William Morris. In the book, the narrator, William Guest, falls asleep after returning from a meeting of the Socialist League and awakes to find himself in a future society based on common ownership and democratic control of the means of production. In this society there is no private property, no big cities, no authority, no monetary system, no divorce, no courts, no prisons, and no class systems. This agrarian society functions simply because the people find pleasure in nature, and therefore they find pleasure in their work. The book explores a number of aspects of this society, including its organisation and the relationships which it engenders between people.
Excerpt from Agricultural News, Vol. 12: A Fortnightly Review of the Imperial Department of Agriculture for the West Indies; January to December, 1913 This bird is known by a number of common names, among which are the following: ani, black parrot, savannah blackbird, tick bird, black witch, keel bill, and (in St. Lucia) merle corbeau. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.