Inside the Compassionate Organization: Culture, Identity, and Image in an English Hospice:Culture, Identity, and Image in an English Hospice Alan Baron, John Hassard, Fiona Cheetham, Sudi Sharifi
Merchants, Barons, Sellers and Suits:The Changing Images of the Businessman through Literature Christa Mahalik
Inside the Compassionate Organization:Culture, Identity, and Image in an English Hospice Alan Baron, John Hassard, Fiona Cheetham, Sudi Sharifi
This book sets out the secret of being content and happy. It sets out the meaning of life. It sets out the infinite possibilities available to all of us. This book is written in a way that everyone can understand without reference to people alive or dead nor requiring years of philosophical or theological study. It presents ideas that transcend social, economic and academic barriers. As a mirror reflects the image of the viewer, this book will reflect the thoughts and experiences of the listener. The objective of this book is for greater understanding by the listener of herself and her absolute connectedness to all living things. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alex Hyde-White, Punch Audio. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/072241/bk_acx0_072241_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The image of the Baron de Steuben training Washington´s ragged, demoralized troops in the snow at Valley Forge is part of the iconography of our Revolutionary heritage, but most history fans know little more about this fascinating figure.In the first book on Steuben since 1937, Paul Lockhart, an expert on European military history, finally explains the significance of Steuben´s military experience in Europe. Steeped in the traditions of the Prussian army of Frederick the Great---the most ruthlessly effective in Europe---he taught the soldiers of the Continental Army how to fight like Europeans. His guiding hand shaped the army that triumphed over the British at Monmouth, Stony Point, and Yorktown. And his influence did not end with the Revolution. Steuben was instrumental in creating West Point and in writing the ´´Blue Book´´---the first official regulations of the American army. His principles have guided the American armed forces to this day.Steuben´s life is also a classic immigrant story. A failure in midlife, he uprooted himself from his native Europe to seek one last chance at glory and fame in the New World. In America he managed to reinvent himself---making his background quite a bit more glamorous than it really was---but redeeming himself by his exceptional service and becoming, in a sense, the man he claimed to be. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Norman Dietz. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/000790/bk_tant_000790_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Now I am within 30 yards of him. He must fall. The gun pours out its stream of lead. Then it jams. Then it reopens fire. That jam almost saved his life. - The Red Baron Few participants in World War I are more famous than Manfred Albrecht Freiherr von Richthofen, better known as the Red Baron. A German known for victories in a war that his country lost, a cavalry officer made famous as mounted combat disappeared, and an aristocratic hero in a century dominated by democracy; Richthofen´s celebrity stands in stark contrast to the era. Furthermore, World War I is not remembered as a period in which the advance of technology empowered or emboldened individual human beings, and it certainly did not support the old romantic image of the lone, skilled warrior. The terrible grinding power of Europe´s first great industrial war saw advances in gunnery and factory production that chewed up millions of young men and spit them out in fragments across the anonymous mud of no man´s land. A soldier was more likely to be killed by an artillery shell flung from half a mile away than up close in combat, where his own skills might save his life, so there was little heroism and no glory to be found in the forms of violence provided by the modern war machine. However, for the handful of men fighting in the air, it was a different matter, because World War I brought about the emergence of full-blooded aerial combat for the first time. In fact, airplanes were so foreign to past examples of warfare that few military officers were sure of how to utilize them at the start of the war. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jem Matzan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/032893/bk_acx0_032893_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A boy named Ari struggles with body image and weight in this novel in verse about accepting the imperfect in oneself and in life. ´´Beautifully written, brilliant, and necessary.´´--Newbery Medalist Matt de la Pe-a.
A politician’s son gets involved in a murder and drags Brady along with him. Running for governor on the Republican ticket, Tom Baron needs his image to be squeaky clean. He employs men like Brady Coyne, a compassionate Boston attorney, to keep problems far away from his campaign. But when his son doesn’t come home one night, Tom’s political strategy becomes a criminal matter. His son’s girlfriend has been murdered and the boy has no alibi. To protect his friend’s political ambitions, Brady digs into the investigation, finding a trail of drugs and corruption that stretches far across the Eastern seaboard. Tom Baron may be his friend, but Brady Coyne will stomach no cover-up. If the son is guilty and Tom is involved, Brady will come down on the would-be governor with a fury that will make Boston politics look like a student council election. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stephen Hoye. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/014813/bk_adbl_014813_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
For the past fifty years, Rolling Stone has been a leading voice in journalism, cultural criticism, and-above all-music. This landmark book documents the magazine´s rise to prominence as the voice of rock and roll and a leading showcase for era-defining photography. From the 1960s to the present day, the book offers a decade-by-decade exploration of American music and history. Interviews with rock legends-Bob Dylan, Mick Jagger, Kurt Cobain, Bruce Springsteen, and more-appear alongside iconic photographs by Baron Wolman, Annie Leibovitz, Mark Seliger, and other leading image-makers. With feature articles, excerpts, and exposés by such quintessential writers as Hunter S. Thompson, Matt Taibbi, and David Harris, this book is an irresistible and essential keepsake of the magazine that has defined American music for generations of readers.