When Edgar plans to acquire his family´s ancient estate from the corrupt lord keeper of the Great Seal of Scotland, he is met with the complexities of the legal and political situations following the 1707 Act of Union. To complicate matters further, Edgar is falling in love with his enemy´s beautiful daughter, Lucy. First published in 1819, this enduring romantic tragedy presents insights into emotional and sexual politics and the shrewd way in which Sir Walter Scott presented his work. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Antony Ferguson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/008555/bk_blak_008555_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This book focuses on zero hours and on-call work as an extreme form of casual and precarious employment. It includes country studies of the USA, Canada, Australia, the UK, New Zealand and Ireland, where there has been increasing concern about the prevalence of such work, and working time uncertainty, as well as varying levels of public policy debate on regulation. The book incorporates a comparative review of zero hours work based on the findings of the country studies. This pays particular attention to state regulatory responses to zero hours work, and incorporates the sociological concepts of accumulation and legitimation functions of the state. Exploring the regulation of zero hours work beyond individual countries, the book includes an analysis of external regulation of zero hours work at the supranational level, namely the European Union and ILO. Further, it assesses the implications of zero hours for workers in new sectors of economic activity, particularly the impact of the platform or ´gig´ economy on the fundamental nature of the employment relationship. It also considers the societal implications of zero hours work and the ethical responsibilities of employers and governments towards workers as citizens.
The Gettysburg Campaign and its culminating battle have generated more than their share of analysis and published works. In My Gettysburg, Civil War scholar and 26-year Gettysburg resident Mark Snell goes beyond the campaign itself to explore the culture of the battlefield.In this fascinating collection, Snell provides an intriguing interpretation of some neglected military aspects of the battle, such as a revisionist study of Judson Kilpatrick´s decision to launch Farnsworth´s Charge on the southern end of the Confederate line after Pickett´s Charge and the role of Union logisticians in the Northern victory. In addition, he looks at a town east of Gettysburg York, Pennsylvania, a community that likewise suffered invasion in the summer of 1863, as well as at the role of Union and Confederate soldiers from the new state of West Virginia who fought against each other during the campaign.Further, this collection assesses Gettysburg´s evolution as a historic place: an American shrine, an inspiration for popular music, a training ground for soldiers past and present, a mecca for reenactors, a combat zone between commercial developers and preservationists, and a home to its residents including the author, who gives us a personal view of what the battlefield and its surrounding community have come to mean to him.A retired Army officer and an established authority on the Civil War and military history, Snell amply demonstrates in this thought-provoking yet entertaining anthology that there remains much to learn even from such a well-studied subject as Gettysburg.The book is published by The Kent State University Press. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Burlinson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/120453/bk_acx0_120453_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Polly always finds refuge in painting. But when the beautiful landscapes of the Maine island where she spends her summers leave her uninspired, she questions the life she´s been living for the past 30 years. Will the reappearance of an old, seemingly successful friend be the spark Polly needs to get back on track, or will it derail her even further? Bio Patricia G. Buddenhagen began her career in book publishing in New York and worked as an editor at the Book-of-the-Month Club. She has since worked as a marketing specialist, a journalist, and for 10 years served on the board of the Boston Branch of the English-Speaking Union (an organization devoted to improving global communication through the English language). She earned an MFA in Fiction from Vermont College. Earlier stories have been published in Emrys Journal and Scrivener Creative Review. Ploughshares, the literary magazine of Emerson College. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Linda Henning. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/029115/bk_adbl_029115_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
We are the keepers of an intuitive intelligence so powerful it can tell us how to heal. In her groundbreaking new book, Dr. Judith Orloff leads listeners to the heart of a radical revolution in health care: the union of medicine and intuition, of body, mind, and soul. We´re all born with the gift of intuition; many of us have long ago blocked that ´´indisputable sense of rightness´´ which is our truest inner compass. Dr. Orloff´s guide will show you how to recapture, nurture, and affirm your intuitive ability, so that you can utilize it to help heal yourself. Intuition plays an indispensable role in self-diagnosis, pain control, immune response, and recovery from acute and chronic illness; it can lead you to breakthroughs in anxiety, panic, depression, and other emotional blockages, even when traditional psychotherapy has failed. Intuition also offers insights into the use of medications and the selection of the right healer for your needs. Further, it is integral for sexual healing, since sexuality is a potent connector and energy source for clarifying spirituality and improving vitality. Dr. Orloff introduces five practical steps she uses in her own life and teaches to patients which illustrate how to harness the power of intuition to heal. You´ll learn to clarify your beliefs, listen to your body´s messages, access inner guidance, sense subtle energy, and interpret your dreams. Practicing these steps you´ll recognize early warning signals and act on them to help prevent illness. You´ll have skills to uncover important information from meditation and remote viewing (a way of intuitively tuning in) to make sense of confusing signals. The insights you´ll gain from these tools will lend reason, compassion, and meaning to events such as illness, loss, or despair. Following Dr. Orloff´s simple, clear instructions, illustrated with examples from her own experience and psychiatric practice, you´ll recapture a sense of vision that will bring vibran 1. Language: English. Narrator: Judith Orloff. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/077561/bk_acx0_077561_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.