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A Great Improvisation: Franklin, France, and th...
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In this dazzling work of history, a Pulitzer Prize-winning author follows Benjamin Franklin to France for the crowning achievement of his career. "In December of 1776 a small boat delivered an old man to France." So begins an enthralling narrative account of how Benjamin Franklin - 70 years old, without any diplomatic training, and possessed of the most rudimentary French - convinced France, an absolute monarchy, to underwrite America's experiment in democracy. When Franklin stepped onto French soil, he well understood he was embarking on the greatest gamble of his career. By virtue of fame, charisma, and ingenuity, Franklin outmaneuvered British spies, French informers, and hostile colleagues; engineered the Franco-American alliance of l778; and helped to negotiate the peace of l783. The eight-year French mission stands not only as Franklin's most vital service to his country but as the most revealing of the man. In A Great Improvisation, Stacy Schiff draws from new and little-known sources to illuminate the least-explored part of Franklin's life. Here is an unfamiliar, unforgettable chapter of the Revolution, a rousing tale of American infighting, and the treacherous backroom dealings at Versailles that would propel George Washington from near decimation at Valley Forge to victory at Yorktown. From this audiobook emerges a particularly human and yet fiercely determined Founding Father, as well as a profound sense of how fragile, improvisational, and international was our country's bid for independence. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Susan Denaker. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/003027/bk_rand_003027_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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A Great Improvisation: Franklin, France, and th...
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In December 1776, a small boat delivered an old man to France." So begins a dazzling narrative account of Benjamin Franklin's French mission, the most exacting, and momentous, eight years of his life. When Franklin embarked, the colonies were without money, munitions, gunpowder, or common cause; like all adolescents, they were to discover that there was a difference between declaring independence and achieving it. To close that gap Franklin was dispatched to Paris, amid great secrecy, across a winter sea thick with enemy cruisers. He was 70 years old, without any diplomatic training, and possessed of the most rudimentary French. He was also among the most famous men in the world. Franklin well understood that he was off on the greatest gamble of his career. But despite minimal direction from Congress he was soon outwitting the British secret service and stirring passion for a republic in an absolute monarchy. In A Great Improvisation Pulitzer Prize winner Stacy Schiff offers an utterly fresh and thrilling account of Franklin's Parisian adventure and of America's debut on the world stage. Schiff weaves her tale of international intrigue from new and little-known primary sources, working from a host of diplomatic archives, family papers, and intelligence reports. From her pages emerges a particularly human Founding Father, as well as a vivid sense of how fragile, improvisational, and international was our country's bid for independence. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jason Culp. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/000568/bk_rand_000568_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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The Queue , Hörbuch, Digital, 1, 369min
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Winner of the English PEN Translation Award In a surreal but familiar vision of modern-day Egypt, a centralized authority known as the Gate has risen to power in the aftermath of the Disgraceful Events, a failed popular uprising. Citizens are required to obtain permission from the Gate in order to take care of even the most basic of their daily affairs, yet the Gate never opens, and the queue in front of it grows longer. Citizens from all walks of life mix and wait in the sun: a revolutionary journalist, a sheikh, a poor woman concerned for her daughter's health, and even the brother of a security officer killed in clashes with protestors. Among them is Yehia, a man who was shot during the Events and is waiting for permission from the Gate to remove a bullet that remains lodged in his pelvis. Yehia's health steadily declines, yet at every turn officials refuse to assist him, actively denying the very existence of the bullet. Ultimately it is Tarek, the principled doctor tending to Yehia's case, who must decide whether to follow protocol as he has always done or to disobey the law and risk his career to operate on Yehia and save his life. Written with dark, subtle humor, The Queue describes the sinister nature of authoritarianism and illuminates the way that absolute authority manipulates information, mobilizes others in service to it, and fails to uphold the rights of even those faithful to it. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mark Bramhall. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/004642/bk_rand_004642_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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The Queue (eBook, ePUB)
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"The Queue ... has drawn comparisons to Western classics like George Orwell's 1984 and The Trial by Franz Kafka. It represents a new wave of dystopian and surrealist fiction from Middle Eastern writers who are grappling with the chaotic aftermath and stinging disappointments of the Arab Spring." -- The New York Times Winner of the English PEN Translation Award In a surreal, but familiar, vision of modern day Egypt, a centralized authority known as 'the Gate' has risen to power in the aftermath of the 'Disgraceful Events,' a failed popular uprising. Citizens are required to obtain permission from the Gate in order to take care of even the most basic of their daily affairs, yet the Gate never opens, and the queue in front of it grows longer. Citizens from all walks of life mix and wait in the sun: a revolutionary journalist, a sheikh, a poor woman concerned for her daughter's health, and even the brother of a security officer killed in clashes with protestors. Among them is Yehia, a man who was shot during the Events and is waiting for permission from the Gate to remove a bullet that remains lodged in his pelvis. Yehia's health steadily declines, yet at every turn, officials refuse to assist him, actively denying the very existence of the bullet. Ultimately it is Tarek, the principled doctor tending to Yehia's case, who must decide whether to follow protocol as he has always done, or to disobey the law and risk his career to operate on Yehia and save his life. Written with dark, subtle humor, The Queue describes the sinister nature of authoritarianism, and illuminates the way that absolute authority manipulates information, mobilizes others in service to it, and fails to uphold the rights of even those faithful to it.

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The Queue (eBook, ePUB)
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"The Queue ... has drawn comparisons to Western classics like George Orwell's 1984 and The Trial by Franz Kafka. It represents a new wave of dystopian and surrealist fiction from Middle Eastern writers who are grappling with the chaotic aftermath and stinging disappointments of the Arab Spring." -- The New York Times Winner of the English PEN Translation Award In a surreal, but familiar, vision of modern day Egypt, a centralized authority known as 'the Gate' has risen to power in the aftermath of the 'Disgraceful Events,' a failed popular uprising. Citizens are required to obtain permission from the Gate in order to take care of even the most basic of their daily affairs, yet the Gate never opens, and the queue in front of it grows longer. Citizens from all walks of life mix and wait in the sun: a revolutionary journalist, a sheikh, a poor woman concerned for her daughter's health, and even the brother of a security officer killed in clashes with protestors. Among them is Yehia, a man who was shot during the Events and is waiting for permission from the Gate to remove a bullet that remains lodged in his pelvis. Yehia's health steadily declines, yet at every turn, officials refuse to assist him, actively denying the very existence of the bullet. Ultimately it is Tarek, the principled doctor tending to Yehia's case, who must decide whether to follow protocol as he has always done, or to disobey the law and risk his career to operate on Yehia and save his life. Written with dark, subtle humor, The Queue describes the sinister nature of authoritarianism, and illuminates the way that absolute authority manipulates information, mobilizes others in service to it, and fails to uphold the rights of even those faithful to it.

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AWS: The Beginner's Guide for Amazon Web Servic...
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What do you know about Amazon Web Services?Did you know that it’s the most used cloud computing software out there. Used by both government entities and corporations alike?Did you also know that certified AWS engineers and experts are in high demand?How would learning AWS help your career?Learning AWS even just a basic understanding of what it is and how it works would put you a step ahead of the many companies and others who are just making the transfer to AWS. If you’ve been using AWS for awhile then learning more about their services and how they work will help you to take full advantage of Amazon’s cloud computing packages.This audiobook is written for absolute beginners and is written in a an easy to follow format. Each topic in the audiobook is clearly defined and has many follow along exercises that will have you working in depth with the AWS platform. But, even though it’s written with beginners in mind this audiobook is also useful for those that have been working with Amazons Web Services for years. What’s in this audiobook?A comprehensive overview of AWS servicesWhat is Amazon Web Services?What benefits has it already introducedWhy you should care about AWS and what it can do for youDifferent web development applicationsCoding software and applications that can help youDifferent AWS service softwareTypes of cloud computingBy learning and applying the skills you learn in this audiobook you’ll master AWS in no time. And more importantly you’ll be bringing your business into the future and more importantly you’ll learn a set of skills that will only become more marketable as Amazon continues to grow. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ash Derochie. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/185281/bk_acx0_185281_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Following Christ on His Way: An Introduction to...
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Understand the nearly 500-year-old Jesuit way of experiencing God in your everyday life. Explore and experience Ignatian spirituality with one of its leading living experts, Fr. Joseph Tetlow, as your personal guide. Whether you are a layperson unfamiliar with Ignatian spirituality or a Jesuit seeped in its tradition, you will benefit from this unique series. Enter into Ignatian prayer forms: consideration, meditation and contemplation. Explore Jesuit spirituality's leading concepts and convictions. This series demonstrates how 500 years of Jesuit spiritual practice can enrich your own life, faith and relationships. You will gain personal knowledge and insight into the spirituality that St. Ignatius' Spiritual Exercises inculcates and supports. Begin this series by understanding the special implications of Ignatian spirituality. Focus on Jesus Christ in both theology and asceticism. Next, follow Fr. Tetlow as you explore God at work in the world. Find Christ in His Mystical Body, the Church. Explore the work of the Holy Spirit in each individual. Discover God's hope for us. Understand what it means for God to lead us to live our "vocation", or career, in his service. Come to know where our own spirit is moving through The Examen of Conscience practice, which leads to Ignatian "discernment of spirits". See how to rid your mind of prejudgments about what God is doing and what God wants us to do. Finally, allow Fr. Tetlow to help you understand what it means to ask the Lord to give us the grace of the deep union with the Father that the Son of Man lived - perfect trust, absolute obedience, and passionate love. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joseph A. Tetlow. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/nykm/000286/bk_nykm_000286_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Rescue Pilot: Cheating the Sea , Hörbuch, Digit...
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Jerry Grayson is an ordinary man who chose an extraordinary career. At age 17 he became the youngest helicopter pilot ever to serve in the Royal Navy. By age 25 he was the most decorated peacetime naval pilot in history. For the navy's search-and-rescue pilots, getting to work is both an adventure and an ordeal. Whether rescuing a wounded fighter pilot who has ditched in the sea, saving desperate survivors from a sinking ship, or picking up a grievously ill crewman from the deck of a nuclear-armed submarine that is playing a cat-and-mouse game with the Soviet navy, Jerry Grayson has lived a life of unparalleled excitement and adventure. His finest hour came during the infamous Fastnet Yacht Race of 1979, in which 25 yachts were lost. When a catastrophic storm enveloped the competitors he and his crew pushed their Wessex helicopter to its absolute limits and put their own lives at risk, flying into hurricane-force winds to winch shipwrecked sailors from heaving, tempestuous seas. An investiture at Buckingham Palace with her majesty the queen was the result. Being a rescue pilot is fast paced because there is no choice. Lives are at stake, and pilots must move and think fast. Jerry Grayson's inside view of this heroic service is as inspirational as it is celebratory. Excitingly told, frequently funny, but also very poignant, Jerry's story is not an account of just one man's deeds - it is a salute to all the men and women he worked with who were able to turn tragedies into triumphs. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Thorpe. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/023393/bk_adbl_023393_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Excellence Wins
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Jim Collins, author of Good to Great, co-author of Built to Last: 'Horst Schulze created a culture of service that should be a model for all of us. By committing to the highest standards of professionalism - and creating the right systems to achieve them - he inspired thousands to embrace the core ideal of sheer unadulterated excellence. Schulze now shares his story, and his methods, so that the rest of us can be uplifted and taught by the master himself.' Dan Cathy, chairman and CEO, Chick-fil-A: 'Horst Schulze's influence on my family and our business is undeniable. His approach to customer service revolutionized the hotel industry and set a high bar for all of us. His new book, Excellence Wins, weaves Horst's personal story with the practical wisdom he's gleaned from an incredible career of servant leadership. It's a must read for leaders and anyone passionate about serving people.' *** CEOs. Leaders without titles. Startups. Corporations. For-profits. Nonprofits. It doesn't matter who you are or what you do - you want to become the best. You want to win, every time. Horst Schulze knows how to win. In Excellence Wins, Schulze, in his absolute no-nonsense approach, shares the visionary and disruptive principles that have produced immense global successes over the course of his still-prolific fifty-year career. As the co-founder and former president of Ritz-Carlton Hotel Co., Schulze fearlessly led the company to unprecedented multi-billion dollar growth, setting the business vision and people-focused standards that made the Ritz-Carlton brand globally elite. Schulze's principles are both versatile and utterly practical to leaders of every age, career stage, and industry. You don't need a powerful title or a line of direct reports - you have everything you need to use them right now. If you're searching for the blueprint to beating the competition and out-performing everyone around you, look no further than Excellence Wins. Schulze pulls no punches as a masterful guide to becoming the very best in a world of routine compromise. Unleash the disruptive power of your true potential, own your career trajectory, and experience the game-changing proof firsthand: Excellence Wins.

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