Have you ever wished you could live in an earlier, more romantic era? Ladies, welcome to the 19th century, where there´s arsenic in your face cream, a pot of cold pee sits under your bed, and all of your underwear is crotchless. (Why? Shush, dear. A lady doesn´t question.) Unmentionable is your hilarious, scandalously honest (yet never crass) guide to the secrets of Victorian womanhood, giving you detailed advice on: What to wear Where to relieve yourself How to conceal your loathsome addiction to menstruating What to expect on your wedding night How to be the perfect Victorian wife Why masturbating will kill you And more Irresistibly charming, laugh-out-loud funny, Unmentionable will inspire a whole new level of respect for Elizabeth Bennett, Scarlett O´Hara, Jane Eyre, and all of our great-great-grandmothers. (And it just might leave you feeling ecstatically grateful to live in an age of pants, superabsorbency tampons, epidurals, antidepressants, and not dying of the syphilis your husband brought home.) PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Betsy Foldes Meiman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hach/002849/bk_hach_002849_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Full Body Burden is a haunting work of narrative nonfiction about a young woman, Kristen Iversen, growing up in a small Colorado town close to Rocky Flats, a secret nuclear weapons plant once designated ´´the most contaminated site in America.´´ It´s the story of a childhood and adolescence in the shadow of the Cold War, in a landscape at once startlingly beautiful and - unknown to those who lived there - tainted with invisible yet deadly particles of plutonium. It´s also a book about the destructive power of secrets - both family and government. Her father´s hidden liquor bottles, the strange cancers in children in the neighborhood, the truth about what was made at Rocky Flats (cleaning supplies, her mother guessed) - best not to inquire too deeply into any of it. But as Iversen grew older, she began to ask questions. She learned about the infamous 1969 Mother´s Day fire, in which a few scraps of plutonium spontaneously ignited and - despite the desperate efforts of firefighters - came perilously close to a ´´criticality´´, the deadly blue flash that signals a nuclear chain reaction. Intense heat and radiation almost melted the roof, which nearly resulted in an explosion that would have had devastating consequences for the entire Denver metro area. Yet the only mention of the fire was on page 28 of the Rocky Mountain News, underneath a photo of the Pet of the Week. In her early thirties, Iversen even worked at Rocky Flats for a time, typing up memos in which accidents were always called ´´incidents´´. And as this memoir unfolds, it reveals itself as a brilliant work of investigative journalism - a detailed and shocking account of the government´s sustained attempt to conceal the effects of the toxic and radioactive waste released by Rocky Flats, and of local residents´ vain attempts to seek justice in court. Here, too, are vivid portraits of former Rocky Flats workers - from the healthy, who regard their work at the plant wi... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kirsten Potter, Kristen Iversen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/003056/bk_rand_003056_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From two leaders in executive education at Harvard Business School, here are the mental habits and proven strategies you need to achieve outstanding results in any negotiation. Whether you´ve ´´seen it all´´ or are just starting out, Negotiation Genius will dramatically improve your negotiating skills and confidence. Drawing on decades of behavioral research plus the experience of thousands of business clients, the authors take the mystery out of preparing for and executing negotiations - whether they involve multimillion-dollar deals or improving your next salary offer. What sets negotiation geniuses apart? They are the men and women who know how to: Identify negotiation opportunities where others see no room for discussion Discover the truth even when the other side wants to conceal it Negotiate successfully from a position of weakness Defuse threats, ultimatums, lies, and other hardball tactics Overcome resistance and ´´sell´´ proposals using proven influence tactics Negotiate ethically and create trusting relationships - along with great deals Recognize when the best move is to walk away And much, much more This audiobook gets ´´down and dirty´´. It gives you detailed strategies - including talking points - that work in the real world even when the other side is hostile, unethical, or more powerful. When you finish it, you will already have an action plan for your next negotiation. You will know what to do and why. You will also begin building your own reputation as a negotiation genius. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Fred Sanders. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/004194/bk_rand_004194_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Ancient Egypt, 1231 BC While the pharaoh tries to conceal the disappearance of Queen Nefertari´s sacred heart scarab, along with Shabaka´s abduction, fears of a curse befall those travelling eastwards through the desert. Neti and Moses, during their investigation and search for Shabaka, uncover a sinister underground network in Thebes that have since the pharaoh´s move to Pi-Ramesses resulted in numerous underhanded dealings. Here Neti has to come to terms with the life she, by chance, managed to escape. Will they find Shabaka before he disappears in the underground network? Or will Ma-Nefer finally have his revenge against the Nubian prefect and the Mummifier´s daughter? The Secret of the Seventh Scarab returns us to a land steeped in mystery and magic. It paints a detailed picture of Ancient Egypt in all its glory. Faithfully recreating one of the most remarkable eras in Egypt´s history, author Nathaniel Burns weaves a shudderingly ominous tale of ancient Egypt´s mysteries revealed through a cast of characters the modern reader will recognize even though millennia have passed. So light up the incense, sit close to the light and draw back the curtains on the shadowed past with this gripping tale of love and intrigue among the living and the dead in one of history´s most intriguing civilizations. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gregg Rizzo. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/031689/bk_acx0_031689_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.