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    • Reader, Come Home

    • The Reading Brain in a Digital World
    • Autor: Maryanne Wolf
    • Sprecher: Kirsten Potter
    • Spieldauer: 6 Std. und 52 Min.
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    From the author of Proust and the Squid, a lively, ambitious, and deeply informative epistolary book that considers the future of the reading brain and our capacity for critical thinking, empathy, and reflection as we become increasingly dependent on digital technologies.

    Regulärer Preis: 24,95 €

    • Reclaiming Conversation

    • The Power of Talk in a Digital Age
    • Autor: Sherry Turkle
    • Sprecher: Kirsten Potter
    • Spieldauer: 13 Std. und 11 Min.
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    Renowned media scholar Sherry Turkle investigates how a flight from conversation undermines our relationships, creativity, and productivity - and why reclaiming face-to-face conversation can help us regain lost ground.

    Regulärer Preis: 34,95 €

    • The Taliban Shuffle

    • Strange Days in Afghanistan and Pakistan
    • Autor: Kim Barker
    • Sprecher: Kirsten Potter
    • Spieldauer: 9 Std. und 54 Min.
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    Kim Barker is not your typical, impassive foreign correspondent—she is candid, self-deprecating, laugh-out-loud funny. At first an awkward newbie in Afghanistan, she grows into a wisecracking, seasoned reporter with grave concerns about our ability to win hearts and minds in the region. In The Taliban Shuffle, Barker offers an insider’s account of the “forgotten war” in Afghanistan and Pakistan, chronicling the years after America’s initial routing of the Taliban, when we failed to finish the job.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Whiskey Tango Foxtrot - wenig Ähnlichkeit

    • Von HAB Am hilfreichsten 05.07.2016

    Regulärer Preis: 30,95 €

    • The Underground Girls of Kabul

    • In Search of a Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan
    • Autor: Jenny Nordberg
    • Sprecher: Kirsten Potter
    • Spieldauer: 10 Std. und 56 Min.
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    An investigative journalist uncovers a hidden custom that will transform your understanding of what it means to grow up as a girl. In Afghanistan, a culture ruled almost entirely by men, the birth of a son is cause for celebration and the arrival of a daughter is often mourned as misfortune. A bacha posh (literally translated from Dari as dressed up like a boy) is a third kind of child - a girl temporarily raised as a boy and presented as such to the outside world.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Extremely interesting!

    • Von Marlin Am hilfreichsten 02.04.2015

    Regulärer Preis: 24,95 €

    • Dark Money

    • The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right
    • Autor: Jane Mayer
    • Sprecher: Kirsten Potter
    • Spieldauer: 16 Std. und 54 Min.
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    Why is America living in an age of profound economic inequality? Why, despite the desperate need to address climate change, have even modest environmental efforts been defeated again and again? Why have protections for employees been decimated? Why do hedge-fund billionaires pay a far lower tax rate than middle-class workers? The conventional answer is that a popular uprising against "big government" led to the rise of a broad-based conservative movement.

    • The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right
    • Autor: Jane Mayer
    • Sprecher: Kirsten Potter
    • Spieldauer: 16 Std. und 54 Min.
    • Erscheinungsdatum: 19.01.2016
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 8 Bewertungen

    Regulärer Preis: 37,95 €

    • The Poison Squad

    • One Chemist's Single-Minded Crusade for Food Safety at the Turn of the Twentieth Century
    • Autor: Deborah Blum
    • Sprecher: Kirsten Potter
    • Spieldauer: 11 Std. und 5 Min.
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    By the end of 19th century, food manufacturers had rushed to embrace the rise of industrial chemistry and were knowingly selling harmful products. Unchecked by government regulation, basic safety, or even labelling requirements, they put profit before health. Then, In 1883, Dr. Harvey Washington Wiley, a chemistry professor from Purdue University, was named chief chemist of the agriculture department, and the agency began methodically investigating food and drink fraud, even conducting shocking human tests on groups of young men who came to be known as, "The Poison Squad".

    • One Chemist's Single-Minded Crusade for Food Safety at the Turn of the Twentieth Century
    • Autor: Deborah Blum
    • Sprecher: Kirsten Potter
    • Spieldauer: 11 Std. und 5 Min.
    • Erscheinungsdatum: 25.09.2018
    • Noch nicht bewertet

    Regulärer Preis: 28,95 €

    • Five Days at Memorial

    • Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital
    • Autor: Sheri Fink
    • Sprecher: Kirsten Potter
    • Spieldauer: 17 Std. und 33 Min.
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    In the tradition of the best writing on medicine, physician and reporter Sheri Fink reconstructs five days at Memorial Medical Center and draws the listener into the lives of those who struggled mightily to survive and to maintain life amidst chaos. After Katrina struck and the floodwaters rose, the power failed, and the heat climbed, exhausted caregivers chose to designate certain patients last for rescue. Months later, several health professionals faced criminal allegations that they deliberately injected numerous patients with drugs to hasten their deaths.

    Regulärer Preis: 35,95 €

    • JFK

    • A Vision for America
    • Autor: Stephen Kennedy Smith, Douglas Brinkley
    • Sprecher: Paul Michael, Kirsten Potter, Jim Meskimen
    • Spieldauer: 12 Std. und 35 Min.
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    Published in commemoration of the centennial of President John F. Kennedy's birth, here is the definitive compendium of JFK's most important and brilliant speeches, accompanied by a commentary and reflections by leading American and internationals figures - including Senator Elizabeth Warren, David McCullough, Kofi Annan, and the Dalai Lama.

    Regulärer Preis: 33,95 €

    • Earning It

    • Hard-Won Lessons from Trailblazing Women at the Top of the Business World
    • Autor: Joann S. Lublin
    • Sprecher: Kirsten Potter
    • Spieldauer: 8 Std. und 16 Min.
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    Among the first female reporters at The Wall Street Journal, Joann S. Lublin faced a number of uphill battles in her career. She became deputy bureau chief of the Journal's important London bureau, its first run by women. Now, she and dozens of other women who successfully navigated the corporate battlefield share their valuable leadership lessons.

    • Hard-Won Lessons from Trailblazing Women at the Top of the Business World
    • Autor: Joann S. Lublin
    • Sprecher: Kirsten Potter
    • Spieldauer: 8 Std. und 16 Min.
    • Erscheinungsdatum: 18.10.2016
    • Noch nicht bewertet

    Regulärer Preis: 27,95 €

    • Mothers of Massive Resistance

    • White Women and the Politics of White Supremacy
    • Autor: Elizabeth Gillespie McRae
    • Sprecher: Kirsten Potter
    • Spieldauer: 11 Std. und 43 Min.
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    Examining racial segregation from 1920s to the 1970s, Mothers of Massive Resistance explores the grassroots workers who maintained the system of racial segregation and Jim Crow. For decades in rural communities, in university towns, and in New South cities, white women performed myriad duties that upheld white over black: censoring textbooks, denying marriage certificates, deciding on the racial identity of their neighbors, celebrating school choice, canvassing communities for votes, and lobbying elected officials.

    Regulärer Preis: 25,95 €

    • Monique and the Mango Rains

    • Two Years With a Midwife in Mali
    • Autor: Kris Holloway
    • Sprecher: Kirsten Potter
    • Spieldauer: 8 Std. und 24 Min.
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    What is it like to live and work in a remote corner of the world and befriend a courageous midwife who breaks traditional roles? Monique and the Mango Rains: Two Years with a Mali Midwife is the inspiring story of Monique Dembele, an accidental midwife who became a legend, and Kris Holloway, the young Peace Corps volunteer who became her closest confidante. In a small village in Mali, West Africa, Monique saved lives and dispensed hope every day in a place where childbirth is a life-and-death matter and where many children are buried before they cut a tooth.

    Regulärer Preis: 17,95 €

    • Off the Charts

    • The Hidden Lives and Lessons of American Child Prodigies
    • Autor: Ann Hulbert
    • Sprecher: Kirsten Potter
    • Spieldauer: 12 Std. und 4 Min.
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    From the author of the widely praised Raising America - a compelling exploration of child genius told through the gripping stories of 15 exceptionally gifted boys and girls, from a math wonder a century ago to young jazz and classical piano virtuosos today. A thought-provoking book for a time when parents anxiously aspire to raise "super children" and experts worry the nation is wasting the brilliant young minds it needs.

    • The Hidden Lives and Lessons of American Child Prodigies
    • Autor: Ann Hulbert
    • Sprecher: Kirsten Potter
    • Spieldauer: 12 Std. und 4 Min.
    • Erscheinungsdatum: 09.01.2018
    • Noch nicht bewertet

    Regulärer Preis: 34,95 €

    • Guests of the Sheik

    • An Ethnography of an Iraqi Village
    • Autor: Elizabeth Warnock Fernea
    • Sprecher: Kirsten Potter
    • Spieldauer: 11 Std. und 28 Min.
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    A delightful, well-written, and vastly informative ethnographic study, this is an account of Elizabeth Warnock Fernea's two-year stay in a tiny rural village in Iraq, where she assumed the dress and sheltered life of a harem woman. This volume gives a unique insight into a part of the Midddle Eastern life seldom seen by the West.

    Regulärer Preis: 34,95 €

    • One Hundred Victories

    • Special Ops and the Future of American Warfare
    • Autor: Linda Robinson
    • Sprecher: Kirsten Potter
    • Spieldauer: 10 Std. und 37 Min.
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    In One Hundred Victories, acclaimed military expert Linda Robinson shows how the special operations forces are - after a decade of intensive combat operations - evolving to become the go-to force for operations worldwide.

    Regulärer Preis: 28,95 €

    • Full Body Burden

    • Growing Up in the Nuclear Shadow of Rocky Flats
    • Autor: Kristen Iversen
    • Sprecher: Kirsten Potter, Kristen Iversen
    • Spieldauer: 13 Std. und 53 Min.
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    Full Body Burden is a haunting work of narrative nonfiction about a young woman, Kristen Iversen, growing up in a small Colorado town close to Rocky Flats, a secret nuclear weapons plant once designated "the most contaminated site in America." It's the story of a childhood and adolescence in the shadow of the Cold War, in a landscape at once startlingly beautiful and - unknown to those who lived there - tainted with invisible yet deadly particles of plutonium.

    Regulärer Preis: 34,95 €

    • Boiling Mad

    • Inside Tea Party America
    • Autor: Kate Zernike
    • Sprecher: Kirsten Potter
    • Spieldauer: 5 Std. und 43 Min.
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    Boiling Mad is Kate Zernike's eye-opening look inside the Tea Party, introducing us to a cast of unlikely activists and the philosophy that animates them. She shows how the Tea Party movement emerged from an unusual alliance of young Internet-savvy conservatives and older people alarmed at a country they no longer recognize. The movement is the latest manifestation of a long history of conservative discontent in America, breeding on a distrust of government that is older than the nation itself.

    Regulärer Preis: 20,95 €