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  • Listen to this audiobook free with a 30-day trial. Go to http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Coffee for OneSubtitle: How the New Way to Make Your Morning Brew Became a Tempest in a Coffee PodAuthor: KJ FallonNarrator: James Anderson FosterFormat: UnabridgedLength: 4 hrs and 24 minsLanguage: EnglishRelease date: 01-30-18Publisher: Brilliance AudioGenres: Nonfiction, Social SciencesPublisher's Summary:An inside look into the story of why we all traded in pots for pods!Reminiscent of God in a Cup and The Devil's Cup, this is an inside look into the modern business of making coffee. But rather than a general history, Coffee for One focuses on the revolution that made single serve the most popular way to consume coffee worldwide, and the competition and conflict that got us here.This story features A-list names, corporate intrigue, environmental destruction, and much, much more. For the vast majority of the time humans have consumed coffee, the drink has been brewed in pots or other multi-serving tools; that is, until the last two decades, which saw the rise of the single serve coffee machine. Whether it's a Keurig or a Nespresso, today most people get their coffee from little plastic individual serving pods. But why? Coffee for One breaks open this story of innovation, profit, and cultural change.Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

  • Listen to this audiobook free with a 30-day trial. Go to http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Lessons of UbuntuSubtitle: How an African Philosophy Can Inspire Racial Healing in AmericaAuthor: Mark MathabaneNarrator: JD JacksonFormat: UnabridgedLength: 9 hrs and 26 minsLanguage: EnglishRelease date: 01-30-18Publisher: Brilliance AudioGenres: Nonfiction, Social SciencesPublisher's Summary:Mark Mathabane touched the hearts of millions with his sensational memoir, Kaffir Boy,. A book highly-praised by Oprah and President Clinton for inspiring hope, Kaffir Boy described the effects of South Africa's system of legalized racism and oppression on black lives in vivid prose. The book won the prestigious Christopher Award, was a finalist for the Robert F. Kennedy award, rose to #3 on The New York Times bestsellers list, and to #1 on the Washington Post list. It is required reading in schools across the country. In his latest book The Language of Ubuntu, Mathabane uses his experiences with race in both South Africa and in America, where he has lived for the past thirty-seven years, to provide a fresh, timely, and provocative approach to the search for solutions to this country's number one and most intractable social problem.Mathabane argues that the reason many Americans are turned off by the current divisive racial dialogue is because the discussion has mostly been about the politics of race and avoids the elephant in the room - - what each of us can do to become agents for racial healing. His solution is for people to learn to speak the language of Ubuntu, a Zulu word for common humanity. Mathabane shows how Nelson Mandela used such language to rally blacks and whites to abolish apartheid peacefully; and how Dr. King did the same thing for African Americans during the Civil Rights Movement in the battle to eradicate Jim Crow.With race dominating the news during the 2016 Presidential election, in the wake of the killing of black men by the police, and growing protests on college and university campuses, Mathabane challenges both blacks and whites to use the language of Ubuntu to overcome the stereotypes, half-truths, misconceptions, and mistaken beliefs they have of each other so they can connect as human beings to achieve racial healing. Without this human connection, Mathabane argues, the racial divide will only get worse and make lasting solutions virtually impossible.Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

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  • Listen to this audiobook free with a 30-day trial. Go to http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: So You Want to Talk About RaceAuthor: Ijeoma OluoNarrator: Bahni TurpinFormat: UnabridgedLength: 7 hrs and 41 minsLanguage: EnglishRelease date: 01-16-18Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 21 votesGenres: Nonfiction, Social SciencesPublisher's Summary:A current, constructive, and actionable exploration of today's racial landscape, offering straightforward clarity that listeners of all races need to contribute to the dismantling of the racial divideIn So You Want to Talk About Race, editor-at-large of the Establishment Ijeoma Oluo offers a contemporary, accessible take on the racial landscape in America, addressing head-on such issues as privilege, police brutality, intersectionality, micro-aggressions, the Black Lives Matter movement, and the "N" word. Perfectly positioned to bridge the gap between people of color and white Americans struggling with race complexities, Oluo answers the questions listeners don't dare ask, and explains the concepts that continue to elude everyday Americans.Oluo is an exceptional writer with a rare ability to be straightforward, funny, and effective in her coverage of sensitive, hyper-charged issues in America. Her messages are passionate but finely tuned, and crystallize ideas that would otherwise be vague by empowering them with aha-moment clarity. Her writing brings to mind voices like Ta-Nehisi Coates and Roxane Gay, and Jessica Valenti in Full Frontal Feminism, and a young Gloria Naylor, particularly in Naylor's seminal essay "The Meaning of a Word." A Harper's Bazaar pick of One of 10 Books to Read in 2018.Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

  • Listen to this audiobook free with a 30-day trial. Go to http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Off the ChartsSubtitle: The Hidden Lives and Lessons of American Child ProdigiesAuthor: Ann HulbertNarrator: Kirsten PotterFormat: UnabridgedLength: 12 hrs and 4 minsLanguage: EnglishRelease date: 01-09-18Publisher: Random House AudioRatings: 3.5 of 5 out of 2 votesGenres: Nonfiction, Social SciencesPublisher's Summary: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.Ann Hulbert examines the lives of children whose rare accomplishments have raised hopes about untapped human potential and questions about how best to nurture it. She probes the changing role of parents and teachers as well as of psychologists and a curious press. Above all, she delves into the feelings of the prodigies themselves, who push back against adults more as the decades proceed.Among the children are the math genius Norbert Wiener, founder of cybernetics, a Harvard graduate student at age 15; two girls, a poet and a novelist, whose published work stirred debate in the 1920s; the movie superstar Shirley Temple and the African American pianist and composer Philippa Schuyler; the chess champion Bobby Fischer; computer pioneers and autistic "prodigious savants"; and musical prodigies, present and past.Off the Charts also tells the surprising inside stories of Lewis Terman's prewar study of high-IQ children and of the postwar talent search begun at Johns Hopkins and discovers what Tiger Mom Amy Chua really has to tell us. But in these moving stories, it is the children who deliver the most important messages.Critic Reviews:"Sympathetic, sharply drawn...[Hulbert] vividly portrays the positive and negative impacts of being a child prodigy." (Kirkus Reviews)"In this beautifully crafted book, Ann Hulbert exposes the unique profile of each prodigy she highlights and the often shocking unpredictability of their development. She digs deep into the cultural signals that shape our attitudes towards these anomalous children." (Ellen Winner, author of Gifted Children)"Off the Charts is impeccably researched, gracefully written, and wide in its scope of modern prodigies, ranging from 1920s preadolescent poets to teenage computer programmers and covering both boldface names like Shirley Temple and Bobby Fischer and the all but forgotten. It is a rarity among studies of exceptional children in favoring measured analysis over sensationalism, biographically narrating not only the numerous stories of burnout, but of those whose flames continued to burn brightly past childhood." (Teddy Wayne, author of Loner)Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

  • Listen to this audiobook free with a 30-day trial. Go to http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Your Brain on PornSubtitle: Internet Pornography and the Emerging Science of AddictionAuthor: Gary WilsonNarrator: Noah ChurchFormat: UnabridgedLength: 5 hrs and 21 minsLanguage: EnglishRelease date: 01-05-18Publisher: Commonwealth PublishingRatings: 4.5 of 5 out of 10 votesGenres: Nonfiction, Social SciencesPublisher's Summary:Revised and updated in December 2017.When high speed Internet became widely available a few years ago, growing numbers of people began to worry that their porn use was running out of control. Far from preparing them for fulfilling relationships, viewing an endless stream of porn videos led to unexpected symptoms. Perhaps most surprisingly, for the first time in history erectile dysfunction was becoming a significant problem for young men. This led to one of the largest informal experiments in the history of science. Tens of thousands of people have tried abstaining from sexually stimulating material in a process they call "rebooting." Many of them reported startling changes, from improved concentration and elevated mood to a greater capacity for real-life intimacy.Gary Wilson has listened to the stories of those who have tried giving up Internet porn and related them to an account of how the reward system of the brain interacts with its environment. And now a growing body of research in neuroscience is confirming what these pioneers have discovered for themselves - Internet pornography can be seriously addictive and damaging.In Your Brain on Porn Wilson provides a concise introduction to the phenomenon of Internet porn addiction that draws on both first-person accounts and the findings of cognitive neuroscience. In a voice that is generous and humane, he also offers advice for those who want to stop using Internet pornography. The publication of Your Brain on Porn is a landmark in our attempts to understand, and remain balanced in, a world where addiction is big business.Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

  • Listen to this audiobook free with a 30-day trial. Go to http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: This Naked MindSubtitle: Control Alcohol, Find Freedom, Discover Happiness, and Change Your LifeAuthor: Annie GraceNarrator: Annie GraceFormat: UnabridgedLength: 7 hrs and 28 minsLanguage: EnglishRelease date: 01-02-18Publisher: Penguin AudioRatings: 4.5 of 5 out of 47 votesGenres: Nonfiction, Social SciencesPublisher's Summary:This Naked Mind has ignited a movement across the country, helping thousands of people forever change their relationship with alcohol.Many people question whether drinking has become too big a part of their lives and worry that it may even be affecting their health. But they resist change because they fear losing the pleasure and stress relief associated with alcohol and assume giving it up will involve deprivation and misery.This Naked Mind offers a new, positive solution. Here, Annie Grace clearly presents the psychological and neurological components of alcohol use based on the latest science and reveals the cultural, social, and industry factors that support alcohol dependence in all of us. Packed with surprising insight into the reasons we drink, this book will open your eyes to the startling role of alcohol in our culture and how the stigma of alcoholism and recovery keeps people from getting the help they need. With Annie's own extraordinary and candid personal story at its heart, this book is a must-listen for anyone who drinks.This Naked Mind will give you freedom from alcohol. It removes the psychological dependence so that you will not crave alcohol, allowing you to easily drink less (or stop drinking). With clarity, humor, and a unique blend of science and storytelling, This Naked Mind will open the door to the life you have been waiting for.Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

  • Escuche este audio libro completo gratis en http://hotaudiobook.com/free Título: Homo Deus: Breve historia del mañana [Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow]Autor: Yuval Noah HarariNarrador: Carlos Manuel VesgaFormato: UnabridgedDuración: 17 hrs and 4 minsIdioma: EspañolFecha de publicación: 11-23-17Editor: Penguin Random House Grupo EditorialCalificaciones: 5 de 5 de 42 votosCategorías: Nonfiction, Social SciencesResumen del editor:Tras el éxito de Sapiens. De animales a dioses, Yuval Noah Harari vuelve su mirada al futuro para ver hacia dónde nos dirigimos.La guerra es algo obsoleto. Es más probable quitarse la vida que morir en un conflicto bélico.La hambruna está desapareciendo. Es más habitual sufrir obesidad que pasar hambre.La muerte es solo un problema técnico. Adiós igualdad. Hola inmortalidad. ¿Qué nos depara el futuro?Yuval Noah Harari, autor best seller de Sapiens. De animales a dioses, augura un mundo no tan lejano en el cual nos veremos enfrentados a una nueva serie de retos. Homo Deus explora los proyectos, los sueños y las pesadillas que irán moldeando el siglo XXI - desde superar la muerte hasta la creación de la inteligencia artificial.Esto es el futuro de la evolución. Esto es Homo Deus.Please note: This audiobook is in Spanish.Contáctame para cualquier pregunta: inforeq17@gmail.com

  • Listen to this audiobook free with a 30-day trial. Go to http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Teaching to TransgressSubtitle: Education as the Practice of FreedomAuthor: Bell HooksNarrator: Robin MilesFormat: UnabridgedLength: 7 hrs and 28 minsLanguage: EnglishRelease date: 11-17-17Publisher: Post Hypnotic Press Inc.Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 8 votesGenres: Nonfiction, Social SciencesPublisher's Summary:In Teaching to Transgress, Bell Hooks - writer, teacher, and insurgent black intellectual - writes about a new kind of education, education as the practice of freedom. Teaching students to "transgress" against racial, sexual, and class boundaries in order to achieve the gift of freedom is, for Hooks, the teacher's most important goal.Bell Hooks speakes to the heart of education today: how can we rethink teaching practices in the age of multiculturalism? What do we do about teachers who do not want to teach, and students who do not want to learn? How should we deal with racism and sexism in the classroom?Full of passion and politics, Teaching to Transgress combines a practical knowledge of the classroom with a deeply felt connection to the world of emotions and feelings. This is the rare book about teachers and students that dares to raise questions about eros and rage, grief and reconciliation, and the future of teaching itself."To educate is the practice of freedom," writes Bell Hooks, "is a way of teaching anyone can learn." Teaching to Transgress is the record of one gifted teacher's struggle to make classrooms work.Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

  • Listen to this audiobook free with a 30-day trial. Go to http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: RescueSubtitle: Refugees and the Political Crisis of our TimeAuthor: David MilibandNarrator: David MilibandFormat: UnabridgedLength: 2 hrs and 50 minsLanguage: EnglishRelease date: 11-14-17Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio / TEDRatings: 5 of 5 out of 5 votesGenres: Nonfiction, Social SciencesPublisher's Summary:We are in the midst of a global refugee crisis. Sixty-five million people are fleeing for their lives. The choices are urgent, not just for them but for all of us. What can we possibly do to help?With compassion and clarity, David Miliband shows why we should care and how we can make a difference. He takes us from war zones in the Middle East to peaceful suburbs in America to explain the crisis and show what can be done, not just by governments with the power to change policy but by citizens with the urge to change lives. His innovative and practical call to action shows that the crisis need not overwhelm us.Miliband says this is a fight to uphold the best of human nature in the face of rhetoric and policy that humor the worst. He defends the international order built by Western leaders out of the ashes of World War II but says now is the time for reform. Describing his family story and drawing revealing lessons from his life in politics, David Miliband shows that if we fail refugees, then we betray our own history, values, and interests. The message is simple: Rescue refugees, and we rescue ourselves.Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

  • Listen to this audiobook free with a 30-day trial. Go to http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: UnscrewedSubtitle: Women, Sex, Power, and How to Stop Letting the System Screw Us AllAuthor: Jaclyn FriedmanNarrator: Jaclyn FriedmanFormat: UnabridgedLength: 9 hrs and 6 minsLanguage: EnglishRelease date: 11-14-17Publisher: Hachette AudioRatings: 4.5 of 5 out of 13 votesGenres: Nonfiction, Social SciencesPublisher's Summary:What best-selling authors like Sheryl Sandberg and Brigid Schulte have done for women's work lives, Jaclyn Friedman does here for women's sexuality: spark a culture-wide rethink about what's accepted as normal, urging us all to try for something better. Not only that: She does it with warmth, irreverence, and candor reminiscent of Roxane Gay in Bad Feminist and the fiery conviction of her own coedited anthology Yes Means Yes!In Unscrewed, Friedman reveals that the anxiety and fear women in our country feel around issues of their sexuality are not, in fact, their fault but instead are side effects of our toxic culture. Dubbed the "era of fauxpowerment", that culture gives women the illusion of sexual power, with no actual power to support it. Exploring where media, religion, politics, and education overlap with feminist issues, Unscrewed breaks down the causes and signs of fauxpowerment then gives listeners tools to take it on themselves.Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

  • Listen to this audiobook free with a 30-day trial. Go to http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The NewcomersSubtitle: Finding Refuge, Friendship, and Hope in an American ClassroomAuthor: Helen ThorpeNarrator: Kate HandfordFormat: UnabridgedLength: 15 hrs and 9 minsLanguage: EnglishRelease date: 11-14-17Publisher: Dreamscape Media, LLCRatings: 5 of 5 out of 6 votesGenres: Nonfiction, Social SciencesPublisher's Summary:Offering a nuanced and transformative take on immigration, multiculturalism, and America's role on the global stage, The Newcomers follows and reflects on the lives of 22 immigrant teenagers throughout the course of their 2015-2016 school year at Denver's South High School.Unfamiliar with American culture or the English language, the students range from the ages of 14 to 19 and come from nations struggling with drought, famine, or war. Many come directly from refugee camps, and some arrive alone, having left or lost every other member of their family. Their stories are poignant and remarkable, and at the center of their combined story is Mr. Williams: the dedicated and endlessly resourceful teacher of their English Language Acquisition class - a class which was created specifically for them and which will provide them with the foundation they need to face the enormous challenges of adapting to life in America.Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

  • Listen to this audiobook free with a 30-day trial. Go to http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Divided by FaithSubtitle: Evangelical Religion and the Problem of Race in AmericaAuthor: Christian Smith, Michael O. EmersonNarrator: Stephen Bel DaviesFormat: UnabridgedLength: 8 hrs and 22 minsLanguage: EnglishRelease date: 11-14-17Publisher: Tantor AudioRatings: 5 of 5 out of 9 votesGenres: Nonfiction, Social SciencesPublisher's Summary:Through a nationwide telephone survey of 2,000 people and an additional 200 face-to-face interviews, Michael O. Emerson and Christian Smith probed the grassroots of white evangelical America.They found that despite recent efforts by the movement's leaders to address the problem of racial discrimination, evangelicals themselves seem to be preserving America's racial chasm. In fact, most white evangelicals see no systematic discrimination against blacks. But the authors contend that it is not active racism that prevents evangelicals from recognizing ongoing problems in American society.Instead, it is the evangelical movement's emphasis on individualism, free will, and personal relationships that makes invisible the pervasive injustice that perpetuates racial inequality. Most racial problems, the subjects told the authors, can be solved by the repentance and conversion of the sinful individuals at fault.Combining a substantial body of evidence with sophisticated analysis and interpretation, the authors throw sharp light on the oldest American dilemma. In the end, they conclude that despite the best intentions of evangelical leaders and some positive trends, real racial reconciliation remains far over the horizon.Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

  • Listen to this audiobook free with a 30-day trial. Go to http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Pawns in the GameSubtitle: FBI EditionAuthor: William Guy CarrNarrator: Andrew HeylFormat: UnabridgedLength: 12 hrs and 1 minLanguage: EnglishRelease date: 11-13-17Publisher: Dauphin PublicationsRatings: 4.5 of 5 out of 4 votesGenres: Nonfiction, Social SciencesPublisher's Summary:The international conspiracy explained. In this work of shocking revelations, William Guy Carr, a noted author who had a distinguished career as a Canadian naval officer, including outstanding service during World War II, shows how the conspiracy of atheistic-materialistic men have manipulated world events to secure ultimate control of the wealth, natural resources, and man-power of the entire world.This satanic conspiracy, Carr goes on to show, strives to abolish Christianity and all religions, dismantle all ordered national governments, weaken patriotism, and destroy traditional family life. Pawns in the Game traces the history of the great conspiracy and the World Revolutionary Movement, showing the roles of the Illuminati, the Freemasons, the communists, and the United Nations. This audiobook shows the conspiracy as part in the American Revolution, the French Revolution, the Communist takeover of Russia, and World War II.In carrying out their long-range plan, Carr shows how the conspirators have come ever closer to reaching their goal by infiltrating key centers of power and influence - gaining control of central banks and the world money supply and manipulating the media. In this important, rousing work, the author sounds the alarm to awaken Christians and patriots to the grave danger of World War Three and an oppressive new world order. He presents practical measures to expose, counter, and ultimately defeat the forces of evil.Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

  • Listen to this audiobook free with a 30-day trial. Go to http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Longevity EconomySubtitle: Unlocking the World's Fastest-Growing, Most Misunderstood MarketAuthor: Joseph F. CoughlinNarrator: Kiff VandenHeuvelFormat: UnabridgedLength: 12 hrs and 24 minsLanguage: EnglishRelease date: 11-07-17Publisher: Hachette AudioRatings: 4 of 5 out of 7 votesGenres: Nonfiction, Social SciencesPublisher's Summary:Oldness: a social construct at odds with reality that constrains how we live after middle age and stifles business thinking on how to best serve a group of consumers, workers, and innovators that is growing larger and wealthier with every passing day.Over the past two decades, Joseph F. Coughlin has been busting myths about aging with groundbreaking multidisciplinary research into what older people actually want - not what conventional wisdom suggests they need. In The Longevity Economy, Coughlin provides the framing and insight business leaders need to serve the growing older market: a vast, diverse group of consumers representing every possible level of health and wealth, worth about $8 trillion in the United States alone and climbing.Coughlin provides deep insight into a population that consistently defies expectations: people who, through their continued personal and professional ambition, desire for experience, and quest for self-actualization, are building a striking, unheralded vision of longer life that very few in business fully understand. His focus on women - they outnumber men, control household spending and finances, and are leading the charge toward tomorrow's creative new narrative of later life - is especially illuminating.Coughlin pinpoints the gap between myth and reality and then shows businesses how to bridge it. As the demographics of global aging transform and accelerate, it is now critical to build a new understanding of the shifting physiological, cognitive, social, family, and psychological realities of the longevity economy.PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.Critic Reviews:"Joe Coughlin has proven that the time has come to create a new narrative of possibility in old age. In The Longevity Economy, he not only defines that better narrative - he shows businesses how to lead in creating it and how to profit from the opportunities it provides." (Jo Ann Jenkins, CEO, AARP)"Joe Coughlin has done a terrific job exploding "old age" as a concept. The magnificent result - at once forward-looking, hilariously irreverent, and engaging - serves as an indispensable road map for how to take full advantage of life's ever-lengthening third act. As I've found among the world's longest-lived people, celebrating older people is a key ingredient. The Longevity Economy shows us how to harness the skills of the wisest people among us and help them - and everyone around them - live longer." (Dan Buettner, National Geographic fellow and author of The Blue Zones)Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

  • Listen to this audiobook free with a 30-day trial. Go to http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Understanding Health Policy: A Clinical Approach, Seventh EditionAuthor: Thomas S. Bodenheimer, Kevin GrumbachNarrator: Tom KruseFormat: UnabridgedLength: 12 hrs and 58 minsLanguage: EnglishRelease date: 10-20-17Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education / MedicalRatings: 4.5 of 5 out of 3 votesGenres: Nonfiction, Social SciencesPublisher's Summary:Understand how the healthcare system works - and how you can succeed in itA Doody's Core Title for 2017!The Seventh Edition of Understanding Health Policy: A Clinical Approach remains the most trusted and comprehensive guide to healthcare available and provides everything you need to build a solid foundation on the field's most critical issues. This concise and engaging audio textbook clearly explains the all major aspects of healthcare, including finance, organization, and reimbursement. It will help you develop a clearer, more systematic way of thinking about health care in the United States, its problems, and the alternatives for managing and solving these problems.The book features a unique approach, using clinical vignettes to highlight key policy issues, clarify difficult concepts, and demonstrate how they apply to real-world situations, affecting both patients and professionals alike. Expert practitioners in both the public and private healthcare sectors, the authors cover the entire scope of our healthcare system. They carefully weave key principles, descriptions, and concrete examples into chapters that make important health policy issues interesting and understandable.Understanding Health Policy makes otherwise difficult concepts easy to understand - so you can make better decisions, improve outcomes, and enact positive change on a daily basis.The Seventh Edition features:Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

  • Listen to this audiobook free with a 30-day trial. Go to http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Upstanders: Season 2 (FREE)Author: Howard Schultz, Rajiv ChandrasekaranNarrator: Michael B. JordanFormat: UnabridgedLength: 2 hrs and 47 minsLanguage: EnglishRelease date: 10-10-17Publisher: Audible StudiosRatings: 4.5 of 5 out of 174 votesGenres: Nonfiction, Social SciencesPublisher's Summary:Performed by the acclaimed actor Michael B. Jordan (The Wire, Fantastic Four, Creed), Upstanders is a stirring tribute to the ordinary people who make a remarkable difference in big cities and small towns across the country.For more than a year, Howard Schultz, the chairman and former CEO of Starbucks, and former Washington Post senior correspondent and associate editor Rajiv Chandrasekaran searched the country for even more of America's unsung heroes, as a follow-up to Upstanders' first season. Now you'll hear the stories and voices of the people they found - local citizens who are demonstrating unbelievable courage and inspiring a better America at a time when we need these heroes more than ever.From the Dallas chef who's staffing his restaurant with former juvenile offenders, to the Missoula, Montana mother who opened her community's hearts and doors to refugees, to the Seattle firefighter who's helping to destigmatize post-traumatic stress among our nation's first responders - the 11 individuals featured in this second volume of Upstanders embody the American spirit and much of what's missing from today's national debate over how to salvage America's soul.Through their passion for humanity, courage to lead, and willingness to act, the Upstanders we celebrate here remind us that we all have the power to create positive change in our communities and beyond.Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

  • Listen to this audiobook free with a 30-day trial. Go to http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Upstanders: Season 1 (FREE)Author: Howard Schultz, Rajiv ChandrasekaranNarrator: Michael B. JordanFormat: UnabridgedLength: 2 hrs and 21 minsLanguage: EnglishRelease date: 10-10-17Publisher: Audible StudiosRatings: 4.5 of 5 out of 417 votesGenres: Nonfiction, Social SciencesPublisher's Summary:What are Upstanders?Let's start with this: They are the opposite of bystanders.They are problem solvers and protestors, students and parents, professionals and civic leaders.Some fight injustice; others fearlessly challenge the status quo. They are ordinary people who are making extraordinary differences in their communities and beyond. From Salt Lake City to Memphis to Baltimore, Upstanders remind us that participation in civic life has no bounds - and that we can all be the change we wish to see in the world. Howard Schultz, executive chairman of Starbucks, and former Washington Post senior editor Rajiv Chandrasekaran searched throughout America and chose these 10 upstanding citizens to profile for their passion, humanity, and willingness to act. Here you'll meet:Everyone has the power to make a difference.These Americans did.Rousing and uplifting, Upstanders identifies great men and women across our country and celebrates the strength of our core values and the boundless possibilities of the human spirit.Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

  • Listen to this audiobook free with a 30-day trial. Go to http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Great LevelerSubtitle: Violence and the History of Inequality from the Stone Age to the Twenty-First CenturyAuthor: Walter ScheidelNarrator: Joel RichardsFormat: UnabridgedLength: 17 hrs and 30 minsLanguage: EnglishRelease date: 10-10-17Publisher: Tantor AudioRatings: 4 of 5 out of 19 votesGenres: Nonfiction, Social SciencesPublisher's Summary:Are mass violence and catastrophes the only forces that can seriously decrease economic inequality? To judge by thousands of years of history, the answer is yes. Tracing the global history of inequality from the Stone Age to today, Walter Scheidel shows that inequality never dies peacefully. Inequality declines when carnage and disaster strike and increases when peace and stability return. The Great Leveler is the first book to chart the crucial role of violent shocks in reducing inequality over the full sweep of human history around the world.Ever since humans began to farm, herd livestock, and pass on their assets to future generations, economic inequality has been a defining feature of civilization. Over thousands of years, only violent events have significantly lessened inequality. The "Four Horsemen" of leveling - mass-mobilization warfare, transformative revolutions, state collapse, and catastrophic plagues - have repeatedly destroyed the fortunes of the rich.Scheidel identifies and examines these processes, from the crises of the earliest civilizations to the cataclysmic world wars and communist revolutions of the 20th century. Today, the violence that reduced inequality in the past seems to have diminished, and that is a good thing. But it casts serious doubt on the prospects for a more equal future.Critic Reviews:"Sweeping and provocative." (New Yorker)Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

  • Listen to this audiobook free with a 30-day trial. Go to http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Consider the LobsterSubtitle: And Other EssaysAuthor: David Foster WallaceNarrator: David Foster Wallace, Robert PetkoffFormat: UnabridgedLength: 15 hrs and 9 minsLanguage: EnglishRelease date: 09-20-17Publisher: Hachette AudioRatings: 4.5 of 5 out of 21 votesGenres: Nonfiction, Social SciencesPublisher's Summary:Do lobsters feel pain? Did Franz Kafka have a funny bone? What is John Updike's deal, anyway? And what happens when adult video starlets meet their fans in person? David Foster Wallace answers these questions and more in essays that are also enthralling narrative adventures. Whether covering the three-ring circus of a vicious presidential race, plunging into the wars between dictionary writers, or confronting the World's Largest Lobster Cooker at the annual Maine Lobster Festival, Wallace projects a quality of thought that is uniquely his and a voice as powerful and distinct as any in American letters.Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

  • Listen to this audiobook free with a 30-day trial. Go to http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Same Kind of Different as MeSubtitle: A Modern-Day Slave, an International Art Dealer, and the Unlikely Woman Who Bound Them TogetherAuthor: Ron Hall, Lynn Vincent, Denver MooreNarrator: Barry Scott, Daniel ButlerFormat: UnabridgedLength: 10 hrs and 19 minsLanguage: EnglishRelease date: 09-19-17Publisher: Thomas Nelson PublishersRatings: 4.5 of 5 out of 463 votesGenres: Nonfiction, Social SciencesPublisher's Summary:Soon to be a major motion pictureA dangerous, homeless drifter who grew up picking cotton in virtual slavery. An upscale art dealer accustomed to the world of Armani and Chanel. A gutsy woman with a stubborn dream. A story so incredible, no novelist would dare dream it.It begins outside a burning plantation hut in Louisiana...and an East Texas honky-tonk...and, without a doubt, inside the heart of God. It unfolds at a Hollywood hacienda...an upscale New York gallery...a downtown Dumpster...a Texas ranch. Gritty with betrayal, pain, and brutality, it also shines with an unexpected, life-changing love.Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com