Very short stories for very young children: Animal stories for children: The People´s Words. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mark Blankenship. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/091927/bk_acx0_091927_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Opening with a panorama of Russian society, from the cloistered world of the Tsar to the brutal life of the peasants, A People’s Tragedy follows workers, soldiers, intellectuals and villagers as their world is consumed by revolution and then degenerates into violence and dictatorship. Drawing on vast original research, Figes conveys above all the shocking experience of the revolution for those who lived it, while providing the clearest and most cogent account of how and why it unfolded. Now including a new introduction that reflects on the revolution’s centennial legacy, A People’s Tragedy is a masterful and definitive record of one of the most important events in modern history. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Roger Davis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/033980/bk_adbl_033980_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A 15-part BBC Radio 4 series exploring the origins of the Post Office, how it became a cherished national institution, and how it adapted to globalisation and commercialisation. It’s called Royal Mail but it should be known as the People s Post. Launched in 1516 by Henry VIII, it was intended to support royal communications and bolster intelligence. It was only a rise in literacy, trade and interest that stimulated a demand for a public service, and it wasn’t until the advent of the Penny Black in 1840 that it became affordable to the general public. Over the centuries, the Post Office has become a much-loved social institution, linking people together and extending their vision outward into the wider world. How the people made it their own is a fascinating story that has not been told. 1. Language: English. Narrator: AudioGO Ltd. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbcw/005435/bk_bbcw_005435_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A simple yet profound shift, seeing people as people is an idea so simple you´ll swear you´ve heard it a million times but so profound you´ll never stop learning from it. Kimberly White discovered it in a chain of nursing homes whose leaders, nurses, and housekeepers saw their patients, not as tasks to be ticked off a to-do list, but as valuable human beings. White helps you to adopt this transformative shift with warm encouragement, insightful guidance, and powerfully moving, true accounts of extraordinary human goodness. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kimberly White. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/114816/bk_acx0_114816_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
For too long, companies and their leadership teams focused primarily on their products or services. Leaders are deeply dialed into the minutiae of their companies´ operations. But veteran Silicon Valley consultant Deborah Perry Piscione says investments in new technologies or operations do not create innovations - people do. For innovation to happen organizations need to be people-centric. In this breakthrough book she shows how, by following her People Equation, every organization can develop a mindset, an organizational structure, and a product development process that will maximize creativity and innovation. Using examples from her own consulting work and from her deep research into successful business practices, Piscione shows how to create a culture where risk-taking is rewarded, mavericks are encouraged, collaboration between highly competent people is nurtured, and, when experiments and new initiatives are proposed, the response is to ask ´´how´´ rather than question why. This requires upending the usual organizational pyramid, giving more decision-making power to front-line workers and less to the C-level executives traditionally at the top. Once this is all in place you can take advantage of Piscione 12-stop Improvisational Innovation process for bringing new products and services to market. This is a comprehensive guide to harnessing the creative energy in every organization. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jeff Hoyt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/081394/bk_acx0_081394_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Can someone heist the majority of the House of Representatives with no one noticing? That´s the electoral coup that turns America upside down in The People´s House. Until one man notices. Political reporter Jack Sharpe is logging time at the tail end of a disappointing career - jaded about politics and stung by personal hard knocks. But after an odd election result in the Ohio Congressional district he covers, Sharpe stumbles across irregularities that spur him to dig deeper. The story takes him far beyond his corner of Ohio as he discovers an international plot one that strikes at the heart of American democracy by taking advantage of weaknesses in today´s political architecture. His reporting leads to a showdown with a philandering Congressman and Presidential contender, and an eccentric but deadly Russian energy baron. In order to save himself and the country, Sharpe must rekindle his old fire to navigate a treacherous journey through danger, betrayal, and atonement. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jon Eric Preston. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/072937/bk_acx0_072937_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Slang, writes Michael Adams, is poetry on the down low, and sometimes lowdown poetry on the down low, but rarely, if ever, merely lowdown. It is the poetry of everyday speech, the people´s poetry, and it deserves attention as language playing on the cusp of art. In Slang: The People´s Poetry, Adams covers this perennially interesting subject in a serious but highly engaging way, illuminating the fundamental question ´´What is Slang´´ and defending slang - and all forms of nonstandard English - as integral parts of the American language. Why is an expression like ´´bed head´´ lost in a lexical limbo, found neither in slang nor standard dictionaries? Why are snow-boarding terms such as ´´fakie,´´ ´´goofy foot,´´ ´´ollie´´ and ´´nollie´´ not considered slang? As he addresses these and other lexical curiosities, Adams reveals that slang is used in part to define groups, distinguishing those who are ´´down with it´´ from those who are ´´out of it.´´ Slang is also a rebellion against the mainstream. It often irritates those who color within the lines - indeed, slang is meant to irritate, sometimes even to shock. But slang is also inventive language, both fun to make and fun to use. Rather than complain about slang as ´´bad´´ language, Adams urges us to celebrate slang´s playful resistance to the commonplace and to see it as the expression of an innate human capacity, not only for language, but for poetry. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nicholas Techosky. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/014045/bk_adbl_014045_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
There´s a pandemic. People are turning into clowns. Society isn´t interested in finding a cure or treating the infected as humans. But when unconventional couriers begin to harass the contaminated, and clowns start disappearing, a band of transformed coworkers set out to find answers. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jeff Bower. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/015072/bk_acx0_015072_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Known variously as ´´the Windy City´´ ´´the City of Big Shoulders,´´ or ´´Chi-Raq´´, Chicago is one of the most widely celebrated, routinely demonized, and thoroughly contested cities in the world. Chicago is the city of Gwendolyn Brooks and Chief Keef, Al Capone and Richard Wright, Lucy Parsons and Nelson Algren, Harold Washington and Studs Terkel. It is the city of Fred Hampton, House Music, and the Haymarket Martyrs. Writing in the tradition of Howard Zinn, Kevin Coval’s A People’s History of Chicago celebrates the history of this great American city from the perspective of those on the margins, whose stories often go untold. These 77 poems (for the city’s 77 neighborhoods) honor the everyday lives and enduring resistance of the city’s workers, poor people, and people of color, whose cultural and political revolutions continue to shape the social landscape. Kevin Coval is the poet/author/editor of seven books, including The BreakBeat Poets: New American Poetry in the Age of Hip-Hop and the play, This Is Modern Art, co-written with Idris Goodwin. Founder of Louder Than a Bomb: The Chicago Youth Poetry Festival and the Artistic Director of Young Chicago Authors, Coval teaches hip-hop aesthetics at the University of Illinois - Chicago. The Chicago Tribune has named him ´´the voice of the new Chicago´´ and the Boston Globe calls him ´´the city’s unofficial poet laureate.´´ 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kevin Coval, Jamila Woods. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/110986/bk_acx0_110986_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.