The Infant in the News-Sheet:An Ode Against the Age (Classic Reprint) Herman George Scheffauer
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.´´ 1. Language: English. Narrator: Roger Mudd. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/puba/000021/bk_puba_000021_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In one of the most spellbinding accounts of men who go down to the sea in ships, the modern listener is given a seat in the whale boat of Owen Chase as he and his fellow crew and their captain make way in three boats after the wreckage of the Whaleship Essex. The account of how the Essex was wrecked inspired the infamous book Moby Dick and countless movies, including In the Heart of the Sea. The perils of sea, storms, nefarious intent of evil men, and fate combined to bring an end to a long whaling voyage - typically hard and grueling enough without suffering an attack by a furious and vengeful sperm whale. The story, told in a first-person narrative by Owen Chase, the first mate of the Essex, was first published in 1821 and served to inspire Herman Melville to write his fictional book of the attack by the whale. The perseverance and determination of the crew, mate, and captain to use each and every tool and morsel available to them in salvaging the wrecked Essex to outfit their flimsy whaleboats for a voyage of more than 2,500 miles back to the South American coast is remarkable in many ways. Every ounce of energy and civility rapidly evaporated after two months at sea. The story not told by Melville may be the best part, though the attack by the whale is still impressive if one imagines being on the small ship as the leviathan repeatedly bashes in the hull. In addition to the stirring account by Owen Chase are parts of the account by cabin boy Thomas Nickerson. Nickerson returned to the seas on whaleships following the Essex shipwreck, one of just a few known to have been sunk by a whale. After he retired to running a boardinghouse in Nantucket, Nickerson finally wrote his account of the Essex and the plight of the crew. Nickerson put pen to paper only when challenged by a visiting author. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paul J. McSorley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/050311/bk_acx0_050311_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Introduction Walter Olson and Trevor Burrus on the Supreme Court´s 2015-2016 terms. Tom Palmer on ´´Freedom in an Historical Perspective´´. Susan Herman of the ACLU on protecting free speech at the RNC. Ambassador Michael Froman on why free traders should support the TPP. Rob McDonald on his new book Confounding Father: Thomas Jefferson´s Image in His Own Time. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Caleb Brown. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/sp/cato/160910/sp_cato_160910_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Contrary to the usual image of the press as cantankerous, obstinate, and ubiquitous in its search for truth, Edward Herman and Noam Chomsky depict how an underlying elite consensus largely structures all facets of the news.
In this pathbreaking work, Edward S. Herman and Noam Chomsky show that, contrary to the usual image of the news media as cantankerous, obstinate, and ubiquitous in their search for truth and defense of justice, in their actual practice they defend the economic, social, and political agendas of the privileged groups that dominate domestic society, the state, and the global order. Based on a series of case studies-including the media´s dichotomous treatment of ´´worthy´´ versus ´´unworthy´´ victims, ´´legitimizing´´ and ´´meaningless´´ Third World elections, and devastating critiques of media coverage of the U.S. wars against Indochina-Herman and Chomsky draw on decades of criticism and research to propose a Propaganda Model to explain the media´s behavior and performance. Their new introduction updates the Propaganda Model and the earlier case studies, and it discusses several other applications. These include the manner in which the media covered the passage of the North American Free Trade Agreement and subsequent Mexican financial meltdown of 1994-1995, the media´s handling of the protests against the World Trade Organization, World Bank, and International Monetary Fund in 1999 and 2000, and the media´s treatment of the chemical industry and its regulation. What emerges from this work is a powerful assessment of how propagandistic the U.S. mass media are, how they systematically fail to live up to their self-image as providers of the kind of information that people need to make sense of the world, and how we can understand their function in a radically new way.
The Guardian, Daily Telegraph and Irish Times Book of the Year. ´Something we´ve not seen before in contemporary crime fiction´ GUARDIAN ´[An] uncomfortably close-to-home thriller´ SUNDAY TIMES CRIME CLUB ´As intellectually stimulating as it is gripping´ DAILY TELEGRAPH, BOOKS OF THE YEAR 2018 ´Takes you right into the heart of darkness´ MAIL ON SUNDAY ´A must-have new read´ DAILY EXPRESS ´Wonderfully sinister´ THE OBSERVER ´Frightening´ THE TIMES ´Addictive´ INDEPENDENT ´Terrific´ JOANNE HARRIS ´Brilliantly done´ FIONA BARTON ´A great achievement´ HERMAN KOCH ´Claustrophobic and unsettling´ BBC NEWS ´[A] creepy tale of obsession´ SUNDAY MIRROR ´An unsettling tale of merciless self-scrutiny´ RENEE KNIGHT ´A terrifying study of a family threatened by the tenant living downstairs´ WOMAN & HOME How far would you go to protect your family? Family is everything. So what if yours was being terrorised by a neighbour - a man who doesn´t listen to reason, whose actions become more erratic and sinister with each passing day? You go to the police, but they can´t help you. You become afraid to leave your family at home alone. But there´s nothing more you can do to protect them. Or is there...? FEAR is a brilliantly grippling, original psychological thriller - for fans of THE WOMAN IN THE WINDOW, ANATOMY OF A SCANDAL and THE DINNER. ------------------------- FEAR is translated from the German by Imogen Taylor
Was Joe McCarthy a bellicose, shameless witch hunter who whipped up hysteria, ruined the reputation of innocents, and unleashed a destructive carnival of smears and guilt-by-association accusations? Were McCarthy and McCarthyism the worst things to happen to American politics in the postwar era? Or was McCarthy just a well-intentioned politician who seized a legitimate issue with the fervor of a true believer? Perhaps something in between. For the first time, here is a biography of Joe McCarthy that cuts through the clichés and misconceptions surrounding this central figure of the ´´red scare´´ of the ´50s and reexamines his life and legacy in the light of newly declassified archival sources from the FBI, the National Security Agency, the US Congress, the Pentagon, and the former Soviet Union. After more than four decades, here is the untold story of America´s most hated political figure, shorn of the rhetoric and stereotypes of the past. Joseph McCarthy explains how this farm boy from Wisconsin sprang up from a newly confident postwar America and how he embodied the hopes and anxieties of a generation caught in the toils of the Cold War. It shows how McCarthy used the explosive issue of Communist spying in the ´30s and ´40s to challenge the Washington political establishment and catapult himself into the headlines. Above all, it gives us a picture of the red scare far different from and more accurate than the one typically portrayed in the news media and the movies. We now know that the Communist spying McCarthy fought against was amazingly extensive - reaching to the highest levels of the White House and the top-secret Manhattan Project. Herman has the facts to show in detail which of McCarthy´s famous anti-Communist investigations were on target (such as the notorious cases of Owen Lattimore and Irving Peress, the army´s ´´pink dentist´´) and which were not (including the case that led to McCarthy´s final break with Whittaker Cham... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sean Pratt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/009842/bk_reco_009842_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
For more than 50 years, legendary author Herman Wouk has dreamed of writing a novel about the life of Moses. Finally, at age 96, he has found an ingeniously witty way to tell the tale in The Lawgiver, a romantic and suspenseful epistolary novel about a group of people trying to make a movie about Moses in the present day. The story emerges from letters, memos, emails, journals, news articles, recorded talk, tweets, Skype transcripts, and text messages. At the center of The Lawgiver is Margo Solovei, a brilliant young writer-director who has rejected her rabbinical father’s strict Jewish upbringing to pursue a career in the arts. When an Australian multi-billionaire promises to finance a movie about Moses if the script meets certain standards, Margo does everything she can to land the job, including a reunion with her estranged first love, an influential lawyer with whom she still has unfinished business. Two other key characters in the novel are Herman Wouk himself and his wife of more than 60 years, Betty Sarah, who, almost against their will, find themselves entangled in the Moses movie when the Australian billionaire insists on Wouk’s stamp of approval. As Wouk and his characters contend with Moses and marriage, the force of tradition, rebellion, and reunion, The Lawgiver reflects the wisdom of a lifetime. Inspired by the great 19th-century novelists, one of America’s most beloved 20th-century authors has now written a remarkable 21st-century work of fiction. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Peter Riegert, Zosia Mamet. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/006153/bk_sans_006153_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Winston Churchill receives startling news from a German aristocrat in early 1933 after Adolf Hitler is appointed Chancellor of Germany. The aristocrat has learned of a plot to stage a fake assassination attempt on the new German leader that the Nazis will use as a pretext to declare martial law and liquidate their political opponents. Unknown to Hitler, however, his enemies within the Nazi party - the Black Front - are conspiring with renegade elements of his own SS to turn the fake assassination attempt into a real one. Churchill tells the American newspaper titan, William Randolph Hearst, of the fake plot, and together, they persuade Mattie McGary, Hearst´s top photojournalist and Churchill´s adventure-seeking Scottish goddaughter, to investigate. Mattie readily agrees, in large part because exposing the fake plot may help her finally shed the unfortunate reputation she has in Germany as ´´Hitler´s favorite foreign journalist´´. Soon after she leaves for Germany, Mattie´s fiancé, the American lawyer and former MID agent, Bourke Cockran, Jr., also travels to Germany to help his publisher client, Freedom House, acquire the rights to Rear Area Pig, an expose of Hitler´s less-than-heroic wartime service. Once in Germany, both Mattie and Cockran find themselves in peril at the hands of the SS loyal to Hitler who will stop at nothing to keep Cockran from acquiring the book and Mattie from learning the truth about the fake plot. Threats to Mattie multiply when SS agents working for the Black Front attempt to coerce her into joining the real plot to kill Hitler. When Cockran learns the Black Front intends to kill Mattie along with Hitler at his alpine retreat, the Berghof, he reluctantly seeks the help of Reichspresident Herman Göring and Kurt von Sturm, a top Göring aide who is also one of Mattie´s former lovers. The one-time rivals for Mattie´s affection quickly conclude that there is only one way to protect Mattie. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mr. Robert Lindsell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/105716/bk_acx0_105716_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.