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.
A gal with a serious Ben & Jerry´s habit can´t afford to be too picky about employment opportunities. So when Beverly Hills socialite SueEllen Kingsley offers freelance writer Jaine Austen megabucks to ghostwrite a book of hostess tips, it´s time to sharpen the #2s. But everything short circuits when Jaine finds SueEllen floating face down in her tub, fried by her own blow dryer. The primary suspect: Heidi, SueEllen´s stepdaughter, whose account of a mysterious blonde fleeing the scene is greeted with skepticism by Beverly Hills´ finest. Peroxided suspects abound, including a very private masseuse, a jealous nurse, a former game show hostess…even a closet blonde with a surprising secret. One of them is hiding a murderous heart behind pricey highlights, and Jaine´s out to expose the killer´s dark roots. Because blondes have enough fun without getting away with murder… 1. Language: English. Narrator: Brittany Pressley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/015301/bk_adbl_015301_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.