News from Abroad:Columbia University Press Donald Shanor
Roger Mudd joined CBS in 1961 and rose to fame as the congressional correspondent, covering the historic Senate filibuster debate over the 1964 Civil Rights Act. Mudd was there to see Dan Rather going toe-to-toe with the Nixon White House, Marvin Kalb deciphering the State Department, Daniel Schorr bird-dogging Watergate, Lesley Stahl and Connie Chung staking out all the president´s men, George Herman presiding over Face the Nation, Bob Schieffer covering the Pentagon like a police reporter, and Eric Sevareid making what he called ´´small sounds in the night.´´The Place to Be is the story of both a unique news bureau - instrumental at the time in setting the agenda at home and abroad on issues like Vietnam, civil rights, and Watergate - and of one reporter´s passion and commitment to the pursuit of news. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Roger Mudd. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/puba/000021/bk_puba_000021_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Comparing his 40-year career to that of his ancestors, Tom appears almost upset by the abrupt change in his chosen profession. He has worked long hours, unusual schedules, been confronted by danger, and has had to travel abroad, yet, as he states, there has not been much manual labor. In contrast, his parents and grandparents had to undergo long hours of manual labor, build their own homes, raise crops and livestock, nurse sick animals and children all the while baking bread, sewing clothes, planting and maintaining a garden, and hanging out the washing. All these farming tasks his family had done over the years. However, by the 1960s, times had changed somewhat and when Tom left South Dakota its demanding rural heritage was fading into history. Here is a preview of what you´ll learn: The Brokaw family American history Why Tom Brokaw chose to become a broadcaster How Tom Brokaw cultivated his strong personality What everyone can learn from Tom Brokaw´s life Why Tom Brokaw is a true American patriot 1. Language: English. Narrator: John McBride. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/061443/bk_acx0_061443_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The biggest story of the election was how the media ignored the biggest story of the election. Amid all the breathless coverage of a nonexistent war on women, there was little or no coverage of Obama´s war on the economy - how, for instance, part-time work is replacing full-time work, how low-wage jobs are replacing high-wage ones, how for Americans between the ages of 25 and 54 there are fewer jobs today than there were when the recession officially ended in 2009, and fewer, in fact, than at any time since mid-1997. The downsizing of the American economy wasn´t the only story the media missed - or suppressed - there was also the unraveling of Obama´s foreign policy and the deadly scandals at home (Fast and Furious) and abroad (the terrorist attack that killed the American ambassador at Benghazi). But instead of serious, substantive journalism, the media reported ad nauseam on trifles (Big Bird), Republican-baiting hysteria (how everything the Republicans said was allegedly ´´racial code´´), and distortions of Romney´s remarks (such as the ´´47 percent´´ comment). The media dropped the ball in covering the 2012 election, says David Freddoso, editorial page editor of the Washington Examiner, and in doing so, the media failed in their responsibility to keep politicians honest and the public well-informed. Freddoso, a New York Times best-selling author and former congressional reporter for National Review, fills this volume not only with outrageous examples of media bias but also with dozens of real stories that genuinely inquisitive reporters should have relished but that the overwhelmingly liberal press didn´t even bother to cover. Full of the news you didn´t hear about in 2012, David Freddoso´s Spin Masters: How the Media Ignored the Real News and Helped Reelect Barack Obama will be the most provocative and accurate take of just how Barack Obama managed to get reelected amid the worst e 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Cochran Heath. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/005532/bk_blak_005532_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Lord Copper, newspaper magnate and proprietor of the Daily Beast, has always prided himself on his intuitive flair for spotting ace reporters. That is not to say he has not made the odd blunder, however, and may in a moment of weakness make another. Acting on a dinner party tip from Mrs. Algernon Stitch, Lord Copper feels convinced that he has hit on just the chap to cover a promising war in the African Republic of Ishmaelia. So begins Scoop, Waugh´s exuberant comedy of mistaken identity and brilliantly irreverent satire of the hectic pursuit of hot news. Evelyn Waugh´s tale of an innocent abroad is a hilarious satire on journalism set amidst the powerful currents of the 1930s and contains a memorable collection of comic creations. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Simon Cadell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/twuk/001043/bk_twuk_001043_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Master your self-defense techniques today! It seems as though everywhere you turn there is a news story about some new type of violence erupting either at home or abroad. With so many people on edge, the number of physical altercations that occur on a daily basis is ever on the rise. If you are looking for a way to prevent you or those you love from becoming a victim, then this is the book that you have been waiting for. This book is the culmination of years of practice and extensive thought when it comes to understanding self-defense. The techniques and principles discussed in the following chapters can be used in extreme situations to survive or even avoid potentially violent situations including things like beatings, sexual assault, or even murder. First and foremost, however, it is important to understand that you are ultimately responsible for your protection and the following pages will help you learn to be as competent at it as possible. While it is important to always try and avoid a physical altercation at any cost, sometimes that is simply not going to be possible. When the time for unmitigated violence arises, this book will help you to be prepared by providing an overview of several different self-defense styles along with the basic moves of each to give you a basic idea of how to defend yourself and where you can turn for more in-depth instruction. Whether it is the hand-to-hand combat techniques of Krav Maga, the science behind the body’s many pressure points put forth by Dim Mak, the ground-control training that many police officers receive, or the joint-lock techniques that the Korean martial art known as Hapkido favors, when you are finished you will have a better idea of how to defend yourself than most of the would-be attackers out there. Here are some things that you are going to learn: Hand-to-hand self-defense Vulnerable point self-defense Ground control se 1. Language: English. Narrator: Benjamin Farmer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/103195/bk_acx0_103195_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Journalist Fareed Zakaria and novelist Diana Abu-Jaber on this edition of Fresh Air. Fareed Zakaria is the editor of Newsweek International and a political analyst for ABC News. His new book is The Future of Freedom: Illiberal Democracy at Home and Abroad. In the book, he argues that the spread of democracy does not always produce a corresponding growth of liberty. He gives examples of democratic elections that resulted in the election of dictators and autocrats. And he argues for a restoration of balance between democracy and liberty. Diana Abu-Jaber is the author of Crescent, a new book about a single Arab-American woman chef in Los Angeles. Her previous novel Arabian Jazz won the Oregon Book Award. Abu-Jaber grew up in America in a traditional Jordanian household. Abu-Jaber is a writer-in-residence at Portland State University. (Broadcast Date: April 16, 2003) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Terry Gross. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/whyy/030416/rt_whyy_030416_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Sisters in love. A family at war. A city in peril. Rose and Myrtle Sylvester look up to their older sister, Peggy. She is the sensible, reliable one in the household of women headed by their grandmother, Grace Booth, and their mother, Mary Sylvester. When war is declared in 1939 they must face the hardships together and huge changes in their lives are inevitable. For Rose, there is the chance to fulfil her dream of becoming a clippie on Sheffield´s trams like Peggy. But for Myrtle, the studious, clever one in the family, war may shatter her ambitions. When the tram on which she is a conductress is caught in a bomb blast, Peggy bravely helps to rescue her passengers. One of them is a young soldier, Terry Price, and he and Peggy begin courting. They meet every time he can get leave, but eventually Terry is posted abroad and Peggy hears nothing from him. Worse still, Peggy must break the devastating news to her family that she is pregnant. The shock waves that ripple through the family will affect each and every one of them and life will never be the same again. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Julia Franklin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/macm/000726/bk_macm_000726_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.