When Bank Systems Fail: Stephen Mason
Why Nonprofits Fail:Overcoming Founder´s Syndrome, Fundphobia and Other Obstacles to Success Stephen R. Block
Fianna Fail, Partition and Northern Ireland,1926-1971: Stephen Kelly
Teen dating disaster Emma Nash is back and ready to take on the adult world (ish), one step at a time.Now she’s in the sixth form, Emma’s expecting life to be a breeze, but when her best friend, Steph, suddenly has a boyfriend she’s spending more time with, Emma’s not sure what to do with herself.So Emma’s got a mission in mind: making new friends. Signing up for the school fashion show seems like the perfect opportunity. Although soon, through a series of mishaps that are absolutely not Emma’s fault (well, sort of), her world is teetering on the edge of disaster again.Would going back to creating a life for herself online really be so bad? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kimberly James. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hcuk/004040/bk_hcuk_004040_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Thin Commandments Diet:The Ten No-Fail Strategies for Permanent Weight Loss Rodale Books Stephen Gullo
What They Do With Your Money:How the Financial System Fails Us and How to Fix It Jon Lukomnik, David Pitt-Watson, Stephen Davis
What They Do With Your Money:How the Financial System Fails Us and How to Fix It Stephen Davis, Jon Lukomnik, David Pitt-Watson
The Open Boat is considered Stephen Crane´s finest work and one of the great short stories of all time. The story begins with four men in an open boat, subject to the vagaries of the sea after their ship went down. The Captain, though injured, retains control over the boat and its occupants by force of habit and uncanny skills. In this trial, he proves his worth, putting his men first, guiding them at every step of the way. When they finally have to swim for it because they can´t land the boat on shore, the Captain subordinates his own interests in being saved to go after another. Each man is called only by his title, the Correspondent, the Oiler, and the Cook. The oiler rises up to prominence and called by name, the only one that is honored so. He is clearly set up to fail and die as he does (and did in the real life event the story is based on as well). Nature is indifferent to these men bobbing on the surface of the sea. Yes, the sea threatens, but in no unusual way, and they make it to land ultimately. A shark circles the boat, almost playing with it, but then moves on. This is the home of the sea and the shark, and Crane treats them this way. The interesting part is nature is not in conflict with the men; nature is indifferent to them. The people on shore don´t help much, but they help enough to help save three of the four men. Crane tells his story as a painter would, with the most marvelous descriptions of color, the scene, and the internal movements. The story comes through better in the listening than the writing for these reasons - you can sit back and listen to the word pictures Crane paints. Many later authors used this story for their own learning and purposes. Perhaps the most interesting is fellow poet James Dickey, who also wrote about an event over water with four men, with three surviving. In both cases, the others declare the best of them died. A landmark American story. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Deaver Brown. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/smag/000081/bk_smag_000081_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In early 1860, pundits across America confidently predicted the election of Illinois senator Stephen A. Douglas in the coming presidential race. Douglas, after all, led the only party that bridged North and South. But the Democrats would split over the issue of slavery, leading Southerners in the party to run their own presidential slate. This opened the door for the upstart Republicans, exclusively Northern, to steal the Oval Office. Dark horse Abraham Lincoln, not the first choice even of his own party, won the presidency with a record-low 39.8 percent of the popular vote. Acclaimed scholar Douglas R. Egerton chronicles the contest with a historian´s keen insight and a veteran political reporter´s eye for detail. Vividly, Egerton re-creates the cascade of unforeseen events that confounded political bosses, set North and South on the road to disunion, and put not Stephen Douglas, but his greatest rival, in the White House. We see Lincoln and his team outmaneuvering more prominent Republicans, like New York´s grandiose William Seward, while Democratic conventions collapse in confusion. And we see the gifted, flawed Douglas marking his finest hour in defeat, as he strives, and fails, to save the Union. Year of Meteors delivers a teeming cast of characters, minor and major, and a breakneck narrative of this most momentous year in American history. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Scherer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/009713/bk_adbl_009713_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.