The National Book Award Finalist and New York Times bestseller that became a guide and balm for a country struggling to understand the election of Donald Trump ´´A generous but disconcerting look at the Tea Party. . . . This is a smart, respectful and compelling book.´´ -Jason DeParle, The New York Times Book Review When Donald Trump won the 2016 presidential election, a bewildered nation turned to Strangers in Their Own Land to understand what Trump voters were thinking when they cast their ballots. Arlie Hochschild, one of the most influential sociologists of her generation, had spent the preceding five years immersed in the community around Lake Charles, Louisiana, a Tea Party stronghold. As Jedediah Purdy put it in the New Republic, ´´Hochschild is fascinated by how people make sense of their lives. . . . [Her] attentive, detailed portraits . . . reveal a gulf between Hochchild´s ´strangers in their own land´ and a new elite.´´ Already a favorite common read book in communities and on campuses across the country and called ´´humble and important´´ by David Brooks and ´´masterly´´ by Atul Gawande, Hochschild´s book has been lauded by Noam Chomsky, New Orleans mayor Mitch Landrieu, and countless others. The paperback edition features a new afterword by the author reflecting on the election of Donald Trump and the other events that have unfolded both in Louisiana and around the country since the hardcover edition was published, and also includes a readers´ group guide at the back of the book.
Based entirely on unpublished primary sources, this remarkable book -the first authoritative history of modern Tibet - is also the first to provide detailed accounts of: * The covert political manoeuverings in Tibet and the role of the Tibetan, Chinese and British governments; * The Dalai Lama´s escape in 1959; * The CIA´s involvement and the establishment of a secret military base in the Nepalese Himalayas; * The British government lying to the UN and Douglas Hurd´s role in that process; * The power struggles during th Cultural Revolution and the mass uprising against the Chinese that has remained secret until now.
The Principles and Practice of Land Drainage:Embracing a Brief History of Underdraining; a detailed examination. . . John H. (John Hancock) Klippart
Kip - a New York jazz pianist whose career was cut short by a neurological disease - returns from a failed suicide attempt with a vivid, detailed memory of his journey through the afterlife. Resembling the world as he knows it, but unlimited in space and time, it’s unlike any eternity he has contemplated. Its residents are those who choose not to reincarnate, which would erase all memory of who they once were. Kip has a quest: to find his beloved Lucy, a yoga teacher who shared his apartment for years but died of leukemia before he took his own life. Is she still here? Has she waited for him, or ´´gone back” to become someone else? In his odyssey across centuries and locales (Istanbul to the Marquesas Islands, India to Oklahoma and New Guinea) to find her, Kip is guided by Walt Whitman - who urges him to write this memoir on his return. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robin Bloodworth. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/004540/bk_brll_004540_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This book describes the life and work of eight Indian mystics, including Ramana Maharshi, Sawan Singh, Paramahansa Yogananda, Baba Faqir Chand, Sushil Kumar, Tripta Devi, and Pratap Singh. Includes the author´s personal interaction with several of them, as well as a detailed account of shabd yoga and the inner journey that occurs during meditation. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cliff Truesdell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/052197/bk_acx0_052197_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A life unlived. An incredible power. A world on the brink of war....Chima is an outcast among outcasts. He´s on the verge of giving up on life entirely when he encounters the sacred Biafran lion. Gifted with an incredible power and introduced to a world beyond belief, Chima thinks his life may finally be turning around. When a rival nation kidnaps Chima´s father, his world is shattered. To save his family and the Biafran people, he must learn to believe in himself and his newfound power. As he fights back against a secret weapon, he wonders if his efforts to protect his adopted home could doom them all. Biafra and the Werelion King is a steampunk paranormal fantasy story. If you like innovative magic systems, richly detailed worlds, and fantasy tales without werewolves or Tolkien characters, then you´ll love Carl Waters´ fascinating tale based on the Nigerian Civil War and the Igbo people. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sean Slater. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/126433/bk_acx0_126433_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Leaves of Fate is the third and final volume of the epic fictional chronicle In the Land of Whispers. Here, we find the hero of Jamestown, Captain John Smith, forced to return to England, never to set foot again in the colony. Beyond his compelling memories of life in Jamestown, with its famine, disease, and discord, lies the sordid history of the rapacious greed of desperate colonists and wealthy London financiers who develop tobacco as a cash crop in lieu of food. Even a reunion with Pocahontas is brief and bittersweet, but despite continuing hardship and neglect, Smith becomes the best-selling author of his time.´´The concluding volume of Minkoff’s heavyweight Jamestown trilogy (The Weight of Smoke; The Dragons of the Storm) covers 1610 to 1630 and offers a detailed history of the English colonies told in flowery Elizabethan English (´I am all that I know, a motion sensed, a current from forgetfulness´). A fitting wrap-up to an impressive trilogy, this expansive epic will surely please series fans with its authenticity, intrigue, and stylistic verve.´´ (Publishers Weekly)´´No author that I know of has brought home [Jamestown’s] trials and tribulations more vividly than Minkoff.... It is obvious that Mr. Minkoff has done an enormous amount of research on the periods he covers. Any reader who enjoys having history come alive will benefit from acquiring and reading all three volumes of In the Land of Whispers.” (Virginia Gazette) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nigel Gore. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/159164/bk_acx0_159164_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Harriet Tubman is one of the giants of American history - a fearless visionary who led scores of her fellow slaves to freedom and battled courageously behind enemy lines during the Civil War. And yet in the century since her death, next to nothing has been written about this extraordinary woman aside from juvenile biographies. The truth about Harriet Tubman has become lost inside a legend woven of racial and gender stereotypes. Now at last, in this long-overdue biography, historian Kate Clifford Larson gives Harriet Tubman the powerful, intimate, meticulously detailed life she deserves. Drawing from a trove of new documents and sources as well extensive genealogical research, Larson reveals Tubman as a complex woman - brilliant, shrewd, deeply religious, and passionate in her pursuit of freedom. The descendant of the vibrant, matrilineal Asante people of the African Gold Coast, Tubman was born into slavery on the Eastern Shore of Maryland but refused to spend her life in bondage. While still a young woman she embarked on a perilous journey of self-liberation - and then, having won her own freedom, she returned again and again to liberate family and friends, tapping in to the Underground Railroad. Yet despite her success, her celebrity, and her close ties with Northern politicians and abolitionists, Tubman suffered crushing physical pain and emotional setbacks. Stripping away myths and misconceptions, Larson presents stunning new details about Tubman´s accomplishments, personal life, and influence, including her relationship with Frederick Douglass, her involvement with John Brown´s raid on Harpers Ferry, and revelations about a young woman who may have been Tubman´s daughter. Here, too, are Tubman´s twilight years after the war, when she worked for women´s rights and in support of her fellow blacks, and when racist politicians and suffragists marginalized her contribution. Harriet Tubman, her life, and her work remain an inspiration to all 1. Language: English. Narrator: Pam Ward. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/008208/bk_blak_008208_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A profoundly different way of looking the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Reporting from Jerusalem for The New York Times and Fox News respectively, Greg Myre and Jennifer Griffin, witnessed a decades-old conflict transformed into a completely new war. The West has learned a lot about asymmetrical war in the past decade. At the same time, many strategists have missed that the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has become one of them. This book shows the importance of applying these hard-won lessons to the longest running, most closely watched occupation and uprising in the world.The entire conflict can seem irrational -- and many commentators see it that way. While raising their own family in Jerusalem at the height of the violence, Myre and Griffin look at the lives of individuals caught up in the struggles to reveal how these actions make perfect sense to the participants. Extremism can become a virtue; moderation a vice. Factions develop within factions. Propaganda becomes an important weapon, and perseverance an essential defense. While the Israelis and the Palestinians have failed to achieve their goals after years of fighting, people on both sides are prepared to make continued sacrifices in the belief that they will eventually emerge triumphant. This book: Goes straight to the heart of the conflict: into the minds of suicide bombers and inside Israeli tanks. We hear from Palestinian informants who help the Israeli military track down and kill Palestinian militants. Israeli settlers in isolated outposts explain why they are there, and we hear the frustrations of a Palestinian farmer who has had his olive grove cut in half by Israel´s security barrier. Shows the important lessons that can be learned by viewing the Israeli-Palestinian conflict as an example of modern, asymmetrical war. Is authored by long-time reporters on the Middle East and provides a balanced and detailed look at the fighting based on first 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stephen Hoye, Susan Denaker. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/004913/bk_adbl_004913_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.