Cabinets, Ministers, and Gender explains how cabinets are constructed in democracies, providing detailed information about the formal and informal rules that shape the decisions of presidents and prime ministers in selecting cabinet ministers, and the eligibility and qualification standards for those who aspire to cabinet positions. The book shows how the decisions of selectors and the process of cabinet formation create different opportunities for men and women to be selected, explaining why some democracies have appointed more women to cabinet than others by developing the concept of the concrete floor-the minimum number of women included in cabinet to ensure its legitimacy.
Congregationalist minister Harvey Newcomb wrote countless volumes of spiritual advice for adults and children alike. He compiled this guide for young people seeking to develop a deeper understanding of the Bible. His advice spans general guidelines for when, where, and how, as well as a detailed guide to systematic study. ´´To a true child of God,” he writes, ´´nothing is so precious as the volume of inspiration. 1. Language: English. Narrator: George Keller. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/comm/001518/bk_comm_001518_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
With poignant insight and humor, Frank Vertosick, Jr., MD, describes some of the greatest challenges of his career, including a six-week-old infant with a tumor in her brain, a young man struck down in his prime by paraplegia, and a minister with a .22-caliber bullet lodged in his skull. Told through intimate portraits of Vertosick´s patients and unsparing-yet-fascinatingly detailed descriptions of surgical procedures, When the Air Hits Your Brain - the culmination of decades spent struggling to learn an unforgiving craft - illuminates both the mysteries of the mind and the realities of the operating room. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kirby Heyborne. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/006486/bk_tant_006486_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Issued in London in 1917, the Balfour Declaration was one of the key documents of the 20th century. It committed Britain to supporting the establishment in Palestine of ´´a National Home for the Jewish people´´, and its reverberations continue to be felt to this day. Now the entire fascinating story of the document is revealed in this impressive work of modern history. With new material retrieved from historical archives, scholar Jonathan Schneer recounts in dramatic detail the public and private battles in the early 1900s for a small strip of land in the Middle East, battles that started when the governing Ottoman Empire took Germany´s side in World War I. The Balfour Declaration paints an indelible picture of how Arab nationalists, backed by Britain, fought for their future as Zionists in England battled diplomatically for influence. Meanwhile, unbeknownst to either side or even to most members of the British government, Prime Minister David Lloyd George was telling Turkey that she could keep her flag flying over the disputed territory if only she would agree to a separate peace. The key players in this watershed moment are rendered here in nuanced and detailed relief: Sharif Hussein, the Arab leader who secretly sought British support; Chaim Weizmann, Zionist hero, the folksmensch who charmed British high society; T. E. Lawrence, the legendary ´´super cerebral´´ British officer who ´´set the desert on fire´´ for the Arabs; Basil Zaharoff, the infamous arms dealer who was Britain´s most important back channel to the Turks; and the other generals and prime ministers, soldiers and negotiators, who shed blood and cut deals to grab or give away the precious land. A book crucial to understanding the Middle East as it is today, The Balfour Declaration is a rich and remarkable achievement, a riveting volume about the ancient faiths and timeless treacheries that continue to drive global events. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nicholas Guy Smith. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/005174/bk_rand_005174_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From the grand master of Scandinavian crime fiction - and one of the best crime writers of our time - a new critically acclaimed novel centered around the unsolved murder of Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme in 1986. It´s August 2007, and Lars Martin Johansson, chief of the National Bureau of Criminal Investigation in Sweden, has opened the files on the unsolved murder of Prime Minister Olof Palme. With his retirement quickly closing in, Johansson forms a new group comprised of a few trustworthy detectives who doggedly wade through mountains of paperwork and pursue new leads in a case that has all but gone cold despite the open wound the assassination has left on the consciousness of Swedish society. Yet the closer the group gets to the truth, the more Johansson compromises the greater good for personal gain, becoming a pawn for the private vendetta of a shady political spin doctor. Sharply detailed and boldly plotted, Persson´s work lifts the veil on one of history´s greatest unsolved crimes in a novel that goes toe to toe with the best of true-crime books. Shortlisted for the 2015 Petrona Award and the 2015 CWA International Dagger. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Erik Davies. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/002245/bk_rhuk_002245_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Moments after our pastor exited the building that afternoon in 2008, most of the congregation sat in shock. A tiny but powerful minority wore victorious smiles at the minister´s ousting. The lady to my left wept. Her pleading question kept me awake all night. ´´Why did our pastor have to leave?´´ Polls reveal startling statistics regarding pastoral ministry: 91 percent of ministers know three to four others who´ve been forced out of pastoral positions. One-third of all pastors serve congregations who either fired the previous minister or actively forced their resignation. At any given time, 75 percent of pastors in America want to quit. More than 2,000 pastors leave their ministry each month. American church decline has reached epidemic proportions. In the last century, it has waned nearly 60 percent. Pastoral attrition is either an indicator of that problem, or is central to it. Why Your Pastor Left is full of detailed statistics and identifies the top 10 ´´Ministry Killers´´ that cause pastoral stress and eventual ´´burnout´´. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Philip Benoit. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/059906/bk_acx0_059906_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Professional astrologer and Jungian psychotherapist, Elizabeth Spring, weaves personal stories with the astrological wisdom of the North and South Nodes. There are detailed explanations of how to find and understand your own karmic Nodes as well as the life-changing transits that impact your life direction, soul purpose, career and relationships. Elizabeth´s heart-felt chapter on the ´´Astrology of Menopause´´ has been re-published around the world, and the humorous chapter ´´Cocktails and Karma´´ explores the bridging between astrologers, ministers, and therapists. The ´´Family Karmic Inheritance´´ inspires a compassionate view on family relationships. Endorsed by Jungian author Jim Hollis, and evolutionary astrologer, Steven Forrest, this book is a reference book as well as a collection of articles that shed light on unconscious motivation. An inspiring guide for transmuting the grace and grit of life into the gold of healing and personal success. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Laura Jennings. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/007764/bk_acx0_007764_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From the grand master of Scandinavian crime fiction - and one of the best crime writers of our time - here is the final volume in the critically acclaimed Story of a Crime trilogy, centered on the assassination of Olof Palme in 1986. It´s August 2007, and Lars Martin Johansson, chief of the National Bureau of Criminal Investigation in Sweden, is determined once again to reopen the dusty files on the unsolved murder of Prime Minister Palme. With his retirement quickly approaching, Johansson forms a new group, comprised of a few trustworthy detectives who doggedly wade through mountains of paperwork and pursue new leads in a case that has all but gone cold despite the open wound the assassination has left on the consciousness of Swedish society. But the closer the group gets to the truth, the more Johansson compromises the greater good for personal gain, becoming a pawn in the private vendetta of a shady political spin doctor. A detailed and boldly plotted police procedural, Free Falling, As If in a Dream lifts the veil on one of history´s greatest unsolved crimes, bringing dark humor, suspense, and wit to bear on a case long thought to have no answers. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Erik Davies. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/003810/bk_rand_003810_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this one-hour history book, discover why World War II happened as we uncover the main events that lead to the beginning of the most lethal war of all times.Probably no historical period has been discussed and dissected as much as World War II. Yet there is always something new to learn upon closer inspection. Events occurred at lightning speed during the war years, and you almost have to take things on a day-by-day basis to take them all in. That is why this book focuses solely on what transpired from 1938 to 1939. You’ll get a front row seat to the Anschluss - the union of Austria to Germany - the Sudeten Crisis, and the invasion of Poland. From the innuendos of the Reich to the intrigues in British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain’s cabinet, this book gives you the inside scoop on the lead-up to World War II. Did appeasement really cause it? Could it somehow have been prevented? By taking a close look at the pivotal years of 1938 and 1939, this book endeavors to find the best answers to those often-asked questions. If you need a detailed examination of a much-discussed subject, this book is a great source of little-known material about the road that led to World War II. This book is an easy listening, in less than an hour, you will know everything you need to know about how World War II started and the important event of 1939. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rory Young. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/157313/bk_acx0_157313_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.