With the growth of the U. S. national government under the Obama administration, the perennial debate over where to draw the line between public and private has come to the fore yet again. This time around, however, the stakes are higher than ever, as unprecedented amounts of public money are poured into private corporations. In Drawing the Line, Andrew Stark takes a fresh and provocative look at how Americans debate the border between the public realm and the private. Are these arguments specific to policy and community, or do the reveal something bigger about politics and society? Having conducted hundreds of interviews with policymakers and advocates, Stark weaves that input with his own innovative insights into a counterintuitive view on how citizens at the grassroots level divide up in policy debates - e.g., on education, land use, health care, and welfare - over the line between public and private responsibility. In doing so, the book provides striking ´´Main Street´´ lessons on creating new policy coalitions. The book is published by Brookings Institution Press. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Christopher Prince. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/redw/000091/bk_redw_000091_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Four years ago Gianna married Raul Velez-Saldana in a whirlwind - he was the man she loved and the father of her baby. But, tragically, her pregnancy didn´t last - and neither did their marriage. Discovering Raul´s infidelity, Gianna left. As far as Raul is concerned his marriage to Gianna was simply postponed. Now the Spaniard has returned - and he wants his wife back! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nicolette McKenzie. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/howe/001118/bk_howe_001118_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
As a parent you wonder how you will pick the best school for your child to attend? You have three choices as a parent: public, private, or home schooling. Even if you are paying tuition for a school, the deciding factors are always important. In volume one, I will go over the three types of schools, public, private, and home school. I will break them down into subcategories and explain each one to you and then go over the pros and cons of each type of school. Hopefully this information will help you in deciding what type of school you want to send your child to. If you´re determined to have someone else teach your child, then the age-long debate of private school or public school will cross your mind on more than one occasion. So many factors come into play when making this decision - one of them being finances. That is, your financial situation. Then of course deciding on what is best for your child. Some wonder how can we possibly compare two things that are so different? It’s like comparing night and day or oranges and apples. How can we compare two different things that are so obviously not held to the same standards? I went to private Catholic school for my years of education up until the ninth grade. My first eight years were a co-ed private Catholic school, then I attended an all-girls private Catholic school, then I went on to a public co-ed high school. I´ve seen the differences in the amount of education that is emphasized. When it comes down to it, you get what you pay for. It’s like buying a more expensive car. It looks better, runs better and is sharper and probably has more whistles and bells on it. But, if you go the economical way and buy a car that is not so expensive, it will still get you places where you want to go. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kym Kostos. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/020277/bk_acx0_020277_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
How do the most glamorous people in Hollywood behave when they´re not in Hollywood? They run the gamut, and Nat Segaloff followed them for 25 years. He started in the staid and stuffy - but also politically tinged and rapidly evolving - city of Boston, then picked up the trail in Los Angeles. In Screen Saver: Private Stories of Public Hollywood, he writes about the celebrities he worked with when they thought they were out of the public eye. Hear about why the job of film critic is one of the most dangerous in journalism; how Deep Throat almost got un-banned in Boston; pointers on how to lie, cheat, and steal in Hollywood; what really happens on those glitzy Hollywood press junkets; and Hollywood in transition during the last great age of American cinema. These are the scoops about the bad, the beautiful, the boring, and the blessed as seen by the publicist who kept them out of the papers and then became the reporter who put them back in. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nat Segaloff. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/009322/bk_blak_009322_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Written in a flowing narrative style, Kitty Genovese: A True Account of a Public Murder and its Private Consequences presents the story of the horrific and infamous murder of Kitty Genovese, a young woman stalked and stabbed on the street where she lived in Queens, New York in 1964. The case sparked national outrage when the New York Times revealed that dozens of witnesses had seen or heard the attacks on Kitty Genovese and her struggle to reach safety but had failed to come to her aid or even call police until after the killer had fled. This audiobook cuts through misinformation and conjecture to present a definitive portrait of the crime, the aftermath, and the people. Based on six years of research, Catherine Pelonero’s audiobook presents the facts from the police reports, archival material, court documents, and first-hand interviews. Pelonero offers a personal look at Kitty Genovese, an ambitious young woman viciously struck down in the prime of her life; Winston Moseley, the killer who led a double life as a responsible family man by day and a deadly predator by night; the consequences for a community condemned; and others touched by the tragedy. Beyond just a true crime story, the audiobook embodies much larger themes: the phenomenon of bystander inaction, the evolution of a serial killer, and the fears and injustices spawned by the stark prejudices of an era, many of which linger to this day. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dina Pearlman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/017794/bk_adbl_017794_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Here, closely observed from an insider´s viewpoint, are the significant matters of 1999 - from the Clinton impeachment and the war in Kosovo to the mass-marketing of Viagra. Here are the people (both on and off camera) who made the news, from Slobodan Milosevic to Hillary Rodham Clinton to John F. Kennedy, Jr. Koppel´s audio moves on yet another level as events trigger memories of his own past, providing a more personal resonance to his telling of the history we all share. He takes us back to the England in which he lived until he was 13. He revisits his powerful experiences as an interviewer investigating prison abuses and probing the violence in our schools. He discusses the strengths and weaknesses of the media, and talks about racial intolerance, brutality toward homosexuals, and the absence of political leadership. Here is the voice we know from Nightline - intelligent, curious, opinionated, witty, concerned - reminding us in entertaining and thought-provoking ways that even the most public events reverberate in our private lives. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ted Koppel. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/000055/bk_rand_000055_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A United States minister, senator, president, and congressman in turn, John Quincy Adams was one of the most prevalent and dedicated Americans in history. Drawing from Adams´ 70-year diary, author Paul Nagel probes deeply into the psyche of this cantankerous, misanthropic, erudite, hardworking son of a former president whose remarkable career spanned so many offices. We learn about his passionate marriage to Louisa Johnson, his personal tragedies, including two sons lost to alcoholism, his recurring depression, exasperating behavior, and brilliant diplomacy. We see his frustration with the political life and the pleasure he drew from being a poet, critic, translator, essayist, botanist, and professor of oratory at Harvard. Nagel´s great achievement, in this first biography of America´s sixth president in a quarter century, is to finally portray Adams in all his talent and complexity. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jeff Riggenbach. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/003468/bk_blak_003468_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Madame K, age-40 femme fatale and sexual subversive, is an uncompromising deviant. She exacts her pleasures through the disciplinary art of male humiliation, and punishment is not given lightly.Simon Charlesworth, a 52-year-old cabinet minister, is undergoing a crisis. Party politics, domestic routine, and thoughts of mortality have recently begun to crush his soul, and he is desperately seeking something. He hungers for authentic experience and excitement, but he doesn´t yet know what form this might take.When these two very different personalities meet by chance one evening in a bar in Victoria Station, London, the wheels are set in motion for a descent into sexual excess and an exploration of the human condition at its most primal. Through a series of humiliating and extreme adventures, Charlesworth achieves the oblivion of erotic ecstasy. But there is something in Madame K´s past that is due to return. Something that could cost Charlesworth everything he owns. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Roxy Isles, Glenn McReadie. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/virg/000004/bk_virg_000004_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Based on new interviews and research, this ground-breaking biography reveals how Marilyn Monroe´s childhood contributed to her struggle with bi-polar disorder, and impacted her career and personal life. Marilyn Monroe. Her beauty still captivates. Her love life still fascinates. Her story still dominates popular culture. Now, drawing on years of research and dozens of new interviews this biography cuts through decades of lies and secrets and introduces you to the Marilyn Monroe you always wanted to know: a living, breathing, complex woman, bewitching and maddening, brilliant yet flawed. Charles Casillo studies Monroe’s life through the context of her times - in the days before feminism. Before there was adequate treatment for bipolar disorder. Starting with her abusive childhood, this biography exposes how - in spite of her fractured psyche - Marilyn managed to transform each celebrated love affair and each tragedy into another step in her journey towards immortality. Casillo fully explores the last two years of her life, including her involvement with both John F. Kennedy and his brother Robert, and the mystery of her last day. Just a few of Casillo´s revelations:Despite reports of their bitter rivalry, Elizabeth Taylor secretly called Marilyn when she was fired from her last film to offer moral and financial support.Film of a rumored nude love scene with Clark Gable was said to have been destroyed - but an exclusive interview reveals that it still exists.A meticulously detailed account of the events of her last day, revealing how a series of miscommunications and misjudgments contributed to her death. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Therese Plummer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/003643/bk_aren_003643_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.