President Lincoln; His Figure in History:A Discourse Delivered in the First Presbyterian Church, Princeton, New Jersey, June 1st, 1865 (Classic Reprint) James M. Macdonald
An historical exposé of the mysterious doctor who changed the course of the 20th century, with interviews by George Clooney, Yogi Berra, and others. Doctor Max Jacobson, whom the Secret Service under President John F. Kennedy code-named ´´Dr. Feelgood,” developed a unique ´´energy formula” that altered the paths of some of the 20th century’s most iconic figures, including President and Jackie Kennedy, Marilyn Monroe, Frank Sinatra, and Elvis. JFK received his first injection (a special mix of ´´vitamins and hormones,” according to Jacobson) just before his first debate with Vice President Richard Nixon. The shot into JFK’s throat not only cured his laryngitis, but also diminished the pain in his back, allowed him to stand up straighter, and invigorated the tired candidate. Kennedy demolished Nixon in that first debate and turned a tide of skepticism about Kennedy into an audience that appreciated his energy and crispness. What JFK didn’t know then was that the injections were actually powerful doses of a combination of highly addictive liquid methamphetamine and steroids. Author and researcher Rick Lertzman and New York Times best-selling author Bill Birnes reveal heretofore unpublished material about the mysterious Dr. Feelgood. Through well-researched prose and interviews with celebrities including George Clooney, Jerry Lewis, Yogi Berra, and Sid Caesar, the authors reveal Jacobson’s vast influence on events such as the assassination of JFK, the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Kennedy-Khrushchev Vienna Summit, the murder of Marilyn Monroe, the filming of the C. B. DeMille classic The Ten Commandments, and the work of many of the great artists of that era. Jacobson destroyed the lives of several famous patients in the entertainment industry and accidentally killed his own wife, Nina, with an overdose of his formula. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Don Azevedo. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/011329/bk_adbl_011329_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A riveting, revealing and newsmaking account of the CIA´s interrogation of Saddam Hussein, written by the CIA agent who conducted the questioning. ´´Mr. Nixon, the first C.I.A. officer to interrogate Hussein after his capture in December 2003, reveals gobsmacking facts about that deposed Iraqi leader that raise new questions about why the United States bothered to invade Iraq to oust him from power. These details will likely appall Americans who have watched their nation´s blood and treasure wasted in Iraq ever since?. More broadly, Mr. Nixon offers a stinging indictment of the C.I.A. and what he sees as the agency´s dysfunctional process for providing intelligence to the president and other policy makers?. Mr. Nixon´s book comes at an extraordinary moment, when President-elect Donald J. Trump is already at war with the C.I.A?.´´Debriefing the President´´ will add fuel to the fire of the Trump-led criticism. It will also send a chilling warning to anyone counting on the C.I.A. to stand up to Mr. Trump once he is in office.´´ - James Risen, The New York Times ´´Gripping?Nixon´s book, Debriefing the President, gives more ammunition to the skeptics; indeed, some of its contents can only be described as sensational.´´ - John Cassidy, The New Yorker ´´Nixon captures the psychological give-and-take of these exchanges [with Saddam Hussein] with gripping readability...and he describes the resultant verbal sparring with a sharp ear for nuance.´´ - Steve Donoghue, The Christian Science Monitor ´´A damning indictment of the perversion of a major intelligence service by little minds inside and above it.´´ -The Times of London Debriefing the President presents an astounding, candid portrait of one of our era´s most notorious strongmen. Nixon, the first man to conduct a prolonged interrogation of Hussein after his capture, offers expert insight into the history and mind of America´s most enigmatic enemy. After years of parsing Hussein´s leadership from afar, Nixon faithfully recounts his debriefing sessions and subsequently strips away the mythology surrounding an equally brutal and complex man. His account is not an apology, but a sobering examination of how preconceived ideas led Washington policymakers-and the Bush White House-astray. Unflinching and unprecedented, Debriefing the President exposes a fundamental misreading of one of the modern world´s most central figures and presents a new narrative that boldly counters the received account.
FDR had radio. JFK had TV. Trump has Twitter. Eisner-winning cartoonist Shannon Wheeler depicts the ´´fire and fury´´ unleashed daily on Twitter by Donald Trump, our ´´very stable genius´´ and president. For the first time, these revealing snapshots of the world´s most powerful man are collected, curated, and brought to memorable new life as cartoons. Some people are saying, I don´t know, you tell me, but a lot of people are saying this is the greatest book of the year. This guy, Shannon Wheeler, he draws these cartoons for the New Yorker, MAD, the Onion - he´s very, very, good, okay? Now he´s illustrated the most incredible tweets. Wow! You won´t believe what he does with these tweets. I mean, these tweets changed the world, folks. It´s true! It´s very true. EVERYONE is going to want this book - even the haters and losers (Sad!). In Sh t My President Says, Donald Trump´s most revealing tweets are transformed into razor-sharp cartoons, offering a subversive and illuminating insight into the mind of the most divisive political figure of our time. Whether you love him or hate him, this take on Trump will help you come to grips with the man and his ideas thanks to Wheeler´s signature mix of slapstick and sophistication. Nominated for the 2018 Ringo Award for Best Humor Comic.
In September 1901, the city of Buffalo was full of celebration. The Pan-American Exposition was ongoing, and it brought notable figures to northern New York, including President William McKinley, who had been reelected less than a year earlier. But also in Buffalo was Leon Czolgosz, a young man who had turned to anarchy years earlier after losing his job. Embracing his philosophy wholeheartedly, Czolgosz believed it was his mission to take down a powerful leader he considered oppressive, and McKinley´s attendance gave him the chance. President James Garfield had been assassinated just 20 years earlier, but McKinley didn´t worry about presidential security or his own safety, and that was the case in Buffalo. McKinley´s insistence on greeting the public and shaking hands allowed Czolgosz to walk up to him on September 6, 1901, at a public reception in the Temple of Music on the expo grounds and shoot him point blank, with one bullet grazing the president and another lodging in his abdomen. In the aftermath of the shooting, as Czolgosz was beaten and seized by the crowd, he uttered, "I done my duty." For his part, McKinley said, "He didn´t know, poor fellow, what he was doing. He couldn´t have known." Despite being president, McKinley´s medical services were shoddy, and given the still primitive medical standards of the early 20th century, gunshots to the abdomen often brought death. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jim D Johnston. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/085695/bk_acx0_085695_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
´´Strolling toward his minivan with eight-year-old Jack and six-year-old Denise in tow, Congressman Paul Garrett suddenly felt the uncomfortable pressure of something hard being shoved into the small of his back. As he jerked his head to figure out-what the hell-the pressure intensified, and he knew it was hard steel; probably a gun.´´ So begins the strangest and most bizarre escapade of Paul Garrett´s life. His mysterious kidnapping triggers an adventure that ultimately catapults him to the brink of capturing the pinnacle of political power: the Presidency of the United States of America.A powerful and sinister world-wide force is responsible for the diabolical plot that thrusts Paul Garrett into the sweepstakes of presidential politics; but, can he ever hope to uncover who or what is behind the fantastic conspiracy, or even more inexplicably-why? Should he dare dream he can unseat a corrupt, incumbent President determined to be reelected at all costs?With his life threatened, his children endangered, and his wife terrified, Paul is forced to make life-altering decisions which will forever change his future, his marriage, indeed, his entire existence; and the political future of America hangs in the balance. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gene Dixon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/004739/bk_acx0_004739_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This audiobook is about the stuff you learn when you´ve worked for a boss you´d swear jumped out of a Dilbert cartoon; worked in a business whose performance careened up and down like a runaway clown car; when you´ve faced legal or ethical problems that needed the wisdom of Solomon to sort out while they roiled your guts at night; when you´ve sat on the stand across from some third-rate Perry Mason, or tried to be one yourself. It´s about what you learn when you´ve knocked yourself out to put measurable six-figure savings back on the company´s bottom line; or when an employee pleads for her job with tears in her eyes as she lies through her teeth to your face, or when you´ve faced down an employee who was spoiling for any chance he could get to sue your organization crippled; or maybe when you´ve dealt with the employee who told his supervisor he´s going to shoot himself. Like most everyone else, whenever I´ve cleaned up some HR mess - or made one of my own - I would learn something that I tucked in my back pocket, to pull out as needed when something similar popped up. Some people call this their bag of tricks, or wisdom. I´ve always thought of it as my little black book. Practically anybody with 15 or so years´s experience could have written this book, and surely some would have done better. I guess I just thought of it first. I can´t do much about that, but I hope that a peek through my little black book of HR will spare you, dear listener, a few bloody noses in your HR career, or shave a few degrees off of your learning curve. This is a chapter-level book. The Full Book is available at The Little Black Book of Human Resources Management. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Shane Morris. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/044751/bk_acx0_044751_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The American president has come to be the most powerful figure in the world. And back in the 19th century, a great man held that office. William Lee Miller´s new book closely examines that great man in that hugely important office: Abraham Lincoln as president. Wars waged by American presidents have come to be pivotal historical events. Here Miller analyzes the commander in chief who coped with the profound moral dilemmas of America´s bloodiest war. In his acclaimed book Lincoln´s Virtues, Miller explored Abraham Lincoln´s intellectual and moral development. Now he completes his ´´ethical biography´´, showing the amiable and inexperienced backcountry politician transformed by constitutional alchemy into an oath-bound head of state, slapped in the face from the first minute of his presidency by decisions of the utmost gravity and confronted by the radical moral contradiction left by the nation´s Founders: universal ideals of Equality and Liberty and the monstrous injustice of human slavery. With wit and penetrating sensitivity, Miller shows us a Lincoln with unusual intellectual power, as he brings together the great themes that will be his legend: preserving the United States of America while ending the odious institution that corrupted the nation´s meaning. Miller finds in this superb politician a remarkable presidential amalgamation: an indomitable resolve, combined with the judgment that keeps it from being mindless stubbornness; and a supreme magnanimity, combined with the discriminating judgment that keeps it from being sentimentality. Here is the realistic war leader persisting after multiple defeats, pressing his generals to take the battle to the enemy, insisting that the objective was the destruction of Lee´s army and not the capture of territory, saying that breath alone kills no rebels, remarking that he regretted war does not admit of holy days, asking whether one could believe that he would strike lighter blow... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lloyd James. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/000587/bk_tant_000587_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In December 2003, after one of the largest, most aggressive manhunts in history, US military forces captured Iraqi president Saddam Hussein near his hometown of Tikrit. Beset by body-double rumors and false alarms during a nine-month search, the Bush administration needed positive identification of the prisoner before it could make the announcement that would rocket around the world. At the time John Nixon was a senior CIA leadership analyst who had spent years studying the Iraqi dictator. Called upon to make the official ID, Nixon looked for telltale scars and tribal tattoos and asked Hussein a list of questions only he could answer. The man was indeed Saddam Hussein, but, as Nixon learned in the ensuing weeks, both he and America had greatly misunderstood just who Saddam Hussein really was. Debriefing the President presents an astounding, candid portrait of one of our era´s most notorious strongmen. Nixon, the first man to conduct a prolonged interrogation of Hussein after his capture, offers expert insight into the history and mind of America´s most enigmatic enemy. After years of parsing Hussein´s leadership from afar, Nixon faithfully recounts his debriefing sessions and subsequently strips away the mythology surrounding an equally brutal and complex man. His account is not an apology but a sobering examination of how preconceived ideas led Washington policymakers - and the Bush White House - astray. Unflinching and unprecedented, Debriefing the President exposes a fundamental misreading of one of the modern world´s most central figures and presents a new narrative that boldly counters the received account. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Nixon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/peng/002981/bk_peng_002981_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.