Step off the city sidewalk into a nautical wonderland. Lounge on deck while sailing in private luxury to the best views of the city including closeups with the Statue of Liberty. Discover NYC's urban archipelago while keeping an eye out for natural wonders. Seals are back, fish are jumping. It's the perfect moment to let the ever-expanding sky open up a whole new perspective.Explore. Dream. Discover.Accommodations:Spacious deck lounge, interior lounge, bluetooth sound system for your private playlist, lavatory, bottled water are all included. Don't worry about shoes, in warm weather we're a barefoot boat.Captain Martin holds a USCG 100 Ton Master Captain’s License. Sailor of the New York Harbor for 25 years, he is an expert guide to NYC’s waterways.S/V Saga is named after the Nordic goddess of history and storytelling, Saga was known for drinking ale and sharing stories. Let’s continue in her tradition.
In this tour de force essay, Hans-Hermann Hoppe turns the standard account of historical governmental progress on its head. While the state is an evil in all its forms, monarchy is, in many ways, far less pernicious than democracy. Hoppe shows the evolution of government away from aristocracy, through monarchy, and toward the corruption and irresponsibility of democracy to have been identical with the growth of the leviathan state. There is hope for liberty, as Hoppe explains, but it lies not in reversing these steps, but rather through secession and decentralization. This pocket-sized, eye-opening pamphlet is ideal for tabling, conferences, or sharing with friends. It can revolutionize the way a listener sees society and the state. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Millian Quinteros. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/066724/bk_acx0_066724_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
What if everything in your life happened for a reason? Upon reflection you realize that the drama in your life turned out to be your greatest gifts. That letting go of past resentment can cause profound change for the here and now. This unique book is a series of short stories of real life experiences. Some of the stories are funny, some a bit shocking. After the description of each short story, the listeners are invited to choose from a list of occurrences that may or may not have occurred at the end of the story. The listeners are also encouraged to use their own creativity by coming up with their own ending for each story along with sharing their own humorous learning life experiences. Barb Bailey's book, and corresponding webpage www.barbbailey.com, gives you a safe place to gather - comfortable nook where you can share the laughter and the tears, and become a part of the journey. What you can gain by sharing these experiences: The ability to start the healing process by bringing humor to past resentful situations The strength to dig deeper into your experiences knowing that you have a safe nook to share Your permission to move forward in your life A place to expand your brilliance An understanding you are a beautiful being regardless of what has shaped your life The liberty of setting free resentful events My heartfelt gratitude for stepping forward and sharing with all of us on this webpage's journey The power to dissolve the perceived chip on your shoulder The relief of forgiveness 1. Language: English. Narrator: Barb Bailey. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/034811/bk_acx0_034811_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
David A. Clarke Jr., known by many as "America's sheriff", navigates the choppy waters of race relations, religion, politics, and law enforcement, sharing what it will take to once again become a great nation under God, with liberty and justice for all. America has become increasingly divided and polarized in recent years. With growing animosity toward law enforcement professionals, government corruption, disregard for the constitution, and racial tension thanks to the media and hate groups, there seems to be no easy answer in sight. But Sheriff David Clarke knows where we must begin. We must stop blaming others and take ownership of our families, communities, and country. We must face our problems and turn to God for solutions. Cop Under Fire is not a dry recitation of what has gone wrong in America. Deeply rooted in his personal life story, Sheriff Clarke's unmatched passion, conviction, and patriotism is a rallying cry for our country. "America's not perfect. But it still offers every American, black or otherwise, who is willing to work hard, the best chance of experiencing our full potential as human beings," writes Clarke. "The challenge is to work for a better future without being fixated on the ugly scars of the past." PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David A. Clarke Jr.. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/oasi/001647/bk_oasi_001647_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
During a career that spanned parts of four decades, Steve Spingola's reputation as a tenacious homicide detective earned him the moniker "the sleuth with the proof." Now, the investigator with a national reputation for excellence takes listeners on de facto ride along to revisit unsolved murders, reminisce about Milwaukee's underworld, and examine the suspicious drowning deaths of young men in the hard-drinking college town of Lacrosse, Wisconsin. "In a four-part segment entitled "The Detectives in the Rye," Steve Spingola does an outstanding job detailing why the strangulation murders of prostitutes and others involved in the vice underground are difficult to solve," said retired Milwaukee PD detective Larry Powalisz. "In great detail, he explains how killers with a slightly different signature often target those from the same victimology demographic." Spingola also takes a critical look at the post 9/11 world of government surveillance, including cellular telephone and credit card tracking, the spread of facial recognition software, the storing of all emails and telephonic communication, private sector DNA sharing, and intrusive drone technologies that threaten to undermine the privacy and liberty of all Americans. "As a lieutenant of detectives, Steve Spingola taught me that an investigator's real pursuit is the truth," wrote Eric Donaldson, a 20-year Milwaukee Police Department veteran. "When explaining the facts behind a story, he brings skill and acumen to the table. In a crowded literary genre, authenticity is king and Steve Spingola brings it." 1. Language: English. Narrator: Barry Newman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/012525/bk_acx0_012525_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A solitary citizen today with a broadband connection and several inexpensive or free tools has a substantially better chance of influencing the public's perceptions of billion-dollar corporations than ever before. With a voice, a vote, and a vocation, tens of millions of Americans are involving themselves in the cultural lives of business. The "social media" of blogs, podcasts, and social networks are fusing pop culture with traditional marketing, and it's causing all manner of disruption. Citizen Marketers makes the case that the distributed, power-sharing nature of social media is a reflection of the ideals of democracy, where liberty, free speech and freedom of association are its ruling principles. As a result, positioning, message delivery and reputation management are in the hands of the populace, where anyone can be a publisher or broadcaster. For tradition-bound managers, the message is simple: Control is out of control. People are creating content about products and services, whether companies like it or not. They are the new cultural influencers. Paradoxically, the citizen marketers themselves are not your typical members of society or customer databases. That makes them either progressive or dangerous. Citizen Marketers examines and classifies the work of everyday people who build content on behalf of products, brands, companies, or people and provides a framework for working with them. More cultural guide than business or marketing book, Citizen Marketers examines the significant changes caused by social media. Citizen Marketers outlines a common architecture of participation for the everyday person as citizen marketer, entertainer, or information source. It's ideal for readers hoping to convince colleagues, coworkers, or clients about the broad and tactical changes social media are having on business, marketing, and popular culture. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ben McConnell, Jackie Huba. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/nocr/000002/bk_nocr_000002_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This program is read by the author.When former Ohio governor John Kasich ran for president, his powerful message of hope and togetherness struck a chord with American voters. In Two Paths: America Divided or United, he carries that message forward by reflecting on the tumultuous 2016 campaign, sharing his concerns for America and his hopes for our future, and sounding a clarion call to reason and purpose, humility and dignity, righteousness and calm.“The country never looked so grand and magnificent as it did from ten thousand feet,” he writes of his time on the campaign trail, “and it was always a thrilling, faith-affirming thing to look out our window and see the sun splashing across Bryce Canyon in Utah, or the lights of the New York skyline at night as we flew past the Statue of Liberty, or an open field in the heartland that ran as far as our eyes could see.... I’d look out and think what an honor it would be to lead this great nation, what a blessing.”To be sure, the full story of the 2016 Presidential race will be written over time, but to understand what it was to be on the front lines of one of the most divisive and corrosive campaign battlegrounds in history, listeners won’t find a richer, more thoughtful firsthand account than this one - a frank, refreshing assessment of the American dynamic and a clear path we might follow toward a more promising tomorrow.As former governor Kasich reminds us in these pages, America is great because America is good - and because Americans have stayed true to who we are: one nation, under God, indivisible. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Kasich. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/002456/bk_aren_002456_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
For years, the librarians at the New-York Historical Society have kept a record of the questions posed to them by curious New Yorkers and visitors to the city. Who was the first woman to run for mayor of New York? Why are beavers featured on the city's official seal? Is it true that a nineteenth-century New Yorker built a house out of spite? These questions involve people, places, buildings, monuments, rumors, and urban myths. They concern sports, food, transportation, the arts, politics, nature, and Central Park, among many other subjects. Taken together, they attest to the infinite stories hidden within the most intriguing metropolis in the world. In When Did the Statue of Liberty Turn Green? the staff of the New-York Historical Society Library answer more than a hundred of the most popular and compelling queries. The endlessly entertaining entries in this book feature hard-to-find data and unforgettable profiles, sharing snapshots of New York's secret history for all to enjoy. Drawing on the library's extensive collections, the staff reveal when the first book was printed in New York, whether the story of Harlem residents presenting rats to government officials is true, who exactly were the Collyer brothers and why were they famous, and why premature babies were once displayed in Coney Island. For readers who love trivia, urban history, strange tales, and, of course, New York City, this book will delight with its rich, informative, and surprising stories. Look inside to learn: How 'Peg-Leg' Peter Stuyvesant lost his right leg Whether Manhattan used to have cowboysHow the New York Yankees got their nameWho was Pig Foot MaryWhy the Manhattan House of Detention is called the TombsWho was Topsy and how she electrified New York CityHow many speakeasies were open during ProhibitionWhat occurred every May in the nineteenth century to cause so much commotionWhen penguins were stolen from the Coney Island Aquarium
This extensive look into the life of rugged American icon John Wayne sheds light on his early days at the University of Southern California, his first 'singing cowboy' short films with John Ford, his personal relationships and children, and his dozens of legendary films. Included are some of his most famous and influential films, including True Grit, The Searchers, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, Stagecoach, The Three Muskateers, Reap the Wild Wind, The Wings of Eagles, Rio Bravo, and many others.Project Webster represents a new publishing paradigm, allowing disparate content sources to be curated into cohesive, relevant, and informative books. To date, this content has been curated from Wikipedia articles and images under Creative Commons licensing, although as Project Webster continues to increase in scope and dimension, more licensed and public domain content is being added. We believe books such as this represent a new and exciting lexicon in the sharing of human knowledge.