The mainstream media and history books would have you believe that the Vietnam War was tragic and a dismal failure. But Phillip Jennings is here to set the record straight, about one of the bright spots in U.S. military history. In this latest Politically Incorrect Guide, Jennings shatters culturally accepted myths and busts politically incorrect lies that liberal pundits and leftist professors have been telling you for years. The Vietnam War was the most important—and successful—campaign to defeat Communism. Without the sacrifices made and the courage displayed by our military, the world might be a different place. The Politically Incorrect Guide™ to the Vietnam War reveals the truth about the battles, players, and policies of one of the most controversial wars in U.S. history. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tom Weiner. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/003690/bk_blak_003690_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This is book 1.5 in the Fierce series, and it's a retelling of book 1 from Hunter's POV with lots of unique, previously undiscovered scenes! Would you risk everything for love? Life has held nothing but hardships for Hunter Bane. Growing up with a learning disability wasn't easy, especially when you're poor. With only his brother to support him, Hunter clings to the short moments of happiness in life. Like when he meets Autumn Blakewood. Autumn Blakewood is a geek at heart. Reading is her passion, and she can't spend one day without her books. She's always locked up in her room studying, trying to avoid trouble. Until Hunter comes into her life. Hunter can't resist the temptation to get closer to Autumn. She is his complete opposite, and yet he's drawn to her in ways he can't explain. But when his brother is caught dealing drugs and sent to prison, Hunter's world shatters. To save his brother, Hunter has to join the gang he's feared his entire life. Now he's forced to choose between his family and the one girl he loves. Fighting for both, his fury is all he needs... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lane Baldwin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/020605/bk_acx0_020605_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Golden boy Ezra Faulkner believes everyone has a tragedy waiting for them; a single encounter after which everything that really matters will happen. His particular tragedy waited until he was primed to lose it all: In one spectacular night, a reckless driver shatters Ezra's knee, his athletic career, and his social life. No longer a front-runner for Homecoming King, Ezra finds himself at the table of misfits, where he encounters new girl Cassidy Thorpe. Cassidy is unlike anyone Ezra's ever met - achingly effortless and fiercely intelligent. Together, Ezra and Cassidy discover flash mobs, buried treasure, and a poodle that might just be the reincarnation of Jay Gatsby. But as Ezra dives into his new studies, new friendships, and new love, he learns that some people, like books, are easy to misread. And now he must consider: If one's singular tragedy has already hit, what happens when more misfortune strikes? Robyn Schneider's The Beginning of Everything is a lyrical, witty, and heart-wrenching novel about how difficult it is to play the part that people expect, and how new beginnings can stem from abrupt and tragic endings. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dan John Miller. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/003566/bk_harp_003566_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A gripping new novel from today's "most important African novelist". (The New York Times Review of Books)A dozen years after his last visit, Jeebleh returns to his beloved Mogadiscio to see old friends. He is accompanied by his son-in-law, Malik, a journalist intent on covering the region's ongoing turmoil. What greets them at first is not the chaos Jeebleh remembers, however, but an eerie calm enforced by ubiquitous white-robed figures bearing whips.Meanwhile, Malik's brother, Ahl, has arrived in Puntland, the region notorious as a pirates' base. Ahl is searching for his stepson, Taxliil, who has vanished from Minneapolis, apparently recruited by an imam allied to Somalia's rising religious insurgency. The brothers' efforts draw them closer to Taxliil and deeper into the fabric of the country, even as Somalis brace themselves for an Ethiopian invasion. Jeebleh leaves Mogadiscio only a few hours before the borders are breached and raids descend from land and sea. As the uneasy quiet shatters and the city turns into a battle zone, the brothers experience firsthand the derailments of war.Completing the trilogy that began with Links and Knots, Crossbones is a fascinating look at individuals caught in the maw of zealotry, profiteering, and political conflict, by one of our most highly acclaimed international writers. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mirron Willis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/003527/bk_adbl_003527_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Devora Zack, an avowed introvert and a successful consultant who speaks to thousands of people every year, found that most networking advice books assume that to succeed you have to become an extrovert. Or at least learn how to fake it. Not at all. There is another way. This audiobook shatters stereotypes about people who dislike networking. They’re not shy or misanthropic. Rather, they tend to be reflective - they think before they talk. They focus intensely on a few things rather than broadly on a lot of things. And they need time alone to recharge. Because they’ve been told networking is all about small talk, big numbers, and constant contact, they assume it’s not for them. But it is! Zack politely examines and then smashes to tiny fragments the “dusty old rules” of standard networking advice. She shows how the very traits that ordinarily make people networking-averse can be harnessed to forge an approach that is just as effective as more traditional approaches, if not better. And she applies it to all kinds of situations, not just formal networking events. After all, as she says, life is just one big networking opportunity - a notion listeners can now embrace. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Karen Saltus. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gdan/000805/bk_gdan_000805_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Publishers Lunch Buzz Books 2019 selection. Recommended by Publishers Weekly, Booklist (American Library Association), and Library Journal.Bursts of Fire begins an epic political fantasy of revenge, addictions, and redemption for three magiel sisters in an empire where magic has become suspect and where love and loyalty - for one's lover, one's family, one's country - are tested. If heaven desires the very earth be burned, what place can those below hope for, when the flames come for them?The Falkyn sisters bear a burden and a legacy. Their mother, the imperial magiel of the kingdom of Orumon, protects her people from the horrors of the afterlife by calling upon the gods with a precious prayer stone. But war among the kingdoms has brought fire and destruction to their sheltered world. When a mad king's desire to destroy the prayer stones shatters their family, the three girls are scattered to the wilderness, relying on their wits and powers they don’t yet master.Assassin. Battle tactician. Magic wielder. Driven by different ambitions, Meg, Janat, and Rennika are destined to become all these and more. To reclaim their birth right, they must overcome doubtful loyalties within a rising rebellion. Additionally, they must challenge a dogma-driven chancellor's influence on the prince raised to inherit his father's war: a prince struggling to unravel the mystery of his brother's addiction to heaven.To survive. To fight. To restore balance.Praise for Bursts of Fire:"An emotional story of familial love, tension, and mistrust among three sisters and three brothers...devastated by conquest and fanaticism. Readers who relish adventure mingled with a message will be engrossed in the plights of the two sets of siblings." (Publishers Weekly)"Forest depicts strong female characters, with varying motivations and personalities adding plenty of 1. Language: English. Narrator: Laura Jennings. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/171204/bk_acx0_171204_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Chaz Bono's groundbreaking and candid account of a 40-year struggle to match his gender identity with his physical body and his transformation from female to male. At first, America knew the only child of Sonny and Cher as Chastity, the cherubic little girl who appeared on her parents' TV show. In later years, she became famous for coming out on a national stage, working with two major organizations toward LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) rights and publishing two books. And just within the past 18 months, Chaz Bono has entered the public consciousness as the most high-profile transgender person ever. All through the hoopla surrounding his change, Chaz has insisted on maintaining his privacy. Now, in Transition, Chaz finally tells his story. Part One traces his decision to transition, beginning in his childhood - when he played on the boys' teams and wore boys' clothing whenever possible - and going through his painful, but ultimately joyful, coming out in his 20s, up to 2008, when, after the death of his father, drug addiction, and five years of sobriety, Chaz was finally ready to begin the process of changing his gender. In Part Two, he offers an unprecedented record in words and photographs of the actual transition, a real-time diary as he navigates uncharted waters. These chapters capture the day-to-day momentum of his life as his body changes. Throughout the book, Chaz touches on themes of identity, gender, and sexuality; parents and children; and how harboring secrets shatters the soul. It is an amazing contribution to our understanding of a much-misunderstood community. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Chaz Bono. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/peng/001690/bk_peng_001690_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This book series isn't necessarily about financial endeavors, the love of money and power, or pushing teens into any particular business-centric direction. Your children study history and mathematics without the motivating factor of being a professional historian or mathematician. This book of business and cybersecurity should be studied in the same manner. Education is about opening the student's mind to a universe of new possibilities and tearing down barriers. This book series stands as a testament that any and all information should be readily available to anyone regardless of age or geography when the student is ready to receive it, without systematic restriction by establishment topical guardians. Standardized education has succeeded at nothing other than the dumbing down of our youth and inventing new inhibitors to information access. The brutal reality nowadays is that the education sector attracts teachers who teach because (in most cases) they cannot do, and these are the very people we allow 12+ years of access to our children. Ask your teen's 11th grade political science teacher what books he/she's published or what office within the legislative community they've held? I can virtually guarantee that they've published nothing and held no office that demanded real-life usage of the content that they regurgitate onto a chalkboard in your child's classroom. Let's face the facts: We've been bamboozled into believing that the school system knows best in matters of shaping and molding the developing minds of our children. We've been instructed by the institutional machine that our youth's mind and very being are nothing more than possessions of the state. This book series shatters the illusions and lies that school teachers, experts in nothing but recitation of words authored by someone else, are properly equipped to instruct your teen. Take control of the education of your child. Give them the tools they'll need to succeed by instilling 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kelly Rhodes. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/051769/bk_acx0_051769_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
New York Times best-selling author Barbara Sher has transformed the lives of millions with her phenomenally successful books, workshops, and television appearances. Now, in a work that explores and demystifies one of life's most challenging and bewildering passages, she shatters the myth that turns midlife into a crisis and offers a bold new strategy for creating a new life after 40. Barbara Sher shows you how to rediscover the inspired, enthusiastic adventurer you wanted to be before you became the responsible adult you had to be. According to Sher, it's never too late to start over. In fact, midlife is the perfect time to do so, a time when dreams for the future and experiences of the past finally come together. "The second life", as Sher calls it, can be even better than the first. More important, it would have been impossible to make these crucial realizations until now. Discover: How to make life's built-in "time limit" work for you Which of your "regrets" can point the way to a more rewarding life How to identify - and overcome - the illusions that stop you from living your dreams Dozens of ways to recapture your freedom...without succumbing to "road fever", trophy-mate collecting, or other midlife maladies. Combining step-by-step strategies with provocative exercises and motivational techniques, this extraordinary book reminds you of the dreams you abandoned along the path to adulthood, providing all the tools you will need to weave those aspirations into a richly textured, meaningful life. Beginning with the empowering notion that everyone has a future, Barbara Sher shows you how to turn each of midlife's challenges into a catalyst for dynamic change. Indeed, no matter what your age, it's only too late - to reclaim your creativity, recapture your long-lost dreams, and embark on an exciting new life - if you don't start right now! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Barbara Sher. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/003170/bk_rand_003170_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.