Minutes of the Forty-Eighth Annual Session of the Wake Baptist Association:Held With the Union Grove Baptist Church, Youngsville, N. C. , August 12-14, 1914 (Classic Reprint) Wake Baptist Association
Do you wish you could more fully engage your employees? Or reduce turnover by 25% or more? Do you need to quickly align staff around your organization´s long-term strategy? Or achieve double-digit growth? Then this groundbreaking audiobook is for you.Wake Me Up When the Data Is Over includes real-life examples from over 70 respected organizations, small and large, representing a multitude of industries, using stories to drive results.Leaders from organizations such as Microsoft, Land´s End, Verizon, the U.S. Air Force, and World Vision demonstrate the strong positive influence stories can have.No abstract theories or platitudes are conveyed here. Hear how Kevin Roberts, CEO worldwide of Saatchi & Saatchi, achieved sustained sales growth after several mergers and downsizings caused the organization to fall on hard times. Learn how Erik Shaw, president and CEO of the FivePoint Federal Credit Union, overcame resistance to an organizational name change, resulting in membership growth exceeding the national average.With this practical guide, you´ll learn how stories can be used to:Get employees to take actionAccelerate knowledge acquisition and organizational changeSolidify individual and team working relationshipsProvide exceptional customer serviceIncrease the visibility of your organization Drawing on interviews with 171 public- and private-sector leaders, this audiobook goes beyond storytelling to reveal five keys to making stories work for you: how to find existing stories; dig into them to uncover hidden patterns and themes; select those stories that need to be reinforced; craft memorable stories; and embody stories to positively impact people´s attitudes, thoughts, and behaviors. It also includes proven tools and techniques that will help you sharpen these skills. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kate Reading. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gdan/000069/bk_gdan_000069_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
For 60 years Jewish refugees and their descendants have prospered in the federal district of Sitka, a temporary safe haven created in the wake of the Holocaust and the shocking 1948 collapse of the fledgling state of Israel. The Jews of the Sitka District have created their own little world in the Alaskan panhandle, a vibrant and complex frontier city that moves to the music of Yiddish. But now the district is set to revert to Alaskan control, and their dream is coming to an end. Homicide detective Meyer Landsman of the district police has enough problems without worrying about the upcoming Reversion. His life is a shambles, his marriage a wreck, his career a disaster. And in the cheap hotel where Landsman has washed up, someone has just committed a murder - right under his nose. When he begins to investigate the killing of his neighbor, a former chess prodigy, word comes down from on high that the case is to be dropped immediately, and Landsman finds himself contending with all the powerful forces of faith, obsession, evil, and salvation that are his heritage. At once a gripping whodunit, a love story, and an exploration of the mysteries of exile and redemption, The Yiddish Policemen´s Union is a novel only Michael Chabon could have written. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Peter Riegert. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/005383/bk_harp_005383_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Since the second edition of this popular Very Short Introduction published in 2007, the world has faced huge economic and political change. Showing how and why the EU has developed from 1950 to the present day, John Pinder and Simon Usherwood cover a range of topics, including the Union´s early history, the workings of its institutions and what they do, the interplay between ´eurosceptics´ and federalists, and the role of the Union beyond Europe in international affairs and as a peace-keeper. In this fully updated third edition, Pinder and Usherwood incorporate new material on the Lisbon treaty, the EU fiscal crisis, the state of the single Euro currency in its wake, and conclude by considering the future of the Union and the choices and challenges that may lie ahead. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David DeSantos. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/015396/bk_adbl_015396_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A sweeping, in-depth history of NSA, whose famous ´´cult of silence´´ has left the agency shrouded in mystery for decades. The National Security Agency was born out of the legendary codebreaking programs of World War II that cracked the famed Enigma machine and other German and Japanese codes, thereby turning the tide of Allied victory. In the postwar years, as the United States developed a new enemy in the Soviet Union, our intelligence community found itself targeting not soldiers on the battlefield, but suspected spies, foreign leaders, and even American citizens. Throughout the second half of the 20th century, NSA played a vital, often fraught and controversial role in the major events of the Cold War, from the Korean War to the Cuban Missile Crisis to Vietnam and beyond. In Code Warriors, Stephen Budiansky - a longtime expert in cryptology - tells the fascinating story of how NSA came to be, from its roots in World War II through the fall of the Berlin Wall. Along the way, he guides us through the fascinating challenges faced by cryptanalysts, and how they broke some of the most complicated codes of the 20th century. With access to new documents, Budiansky shows where the agency succeeded and failed during the Cold War, but his account also offers crucial perspective for assessing NSA today in the wake of the Edward Snowden revelations. Budiansky shows how NSA´s obsession with recording every bit of data and decoding every signal is far from a new development; throughout its history the depth and breadth of the agency´s reach has resulted in both remarkable successes and destructive failures. Featuring a series of appendixes that explain the technical details of Soviet codes and how they were broken, this is a rich and riveting history of the underbelly of the Cold War, and an essential and timely read for all who seek to understand the origins of the modern NSA. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mark Deakins. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/004605/bk_rand_004605_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Fractured Continent is an urgent examination of how the political and social volatility in Europe impacts the United States and the rest of the world. The dream of a United States of Europe is unraveling in the wake of several crises now afflicting the continent. The single Euro currency threatens to break apart amid bitter arguments between rich northern creditors and poor southern debtors. Russia is back as an aggressive power, annexing Crimea, supporting rebels in eastern Ukraine, and waging media and cyber warfare against the West. Marine Le Pen´s National Front won a record thirty-four percent of the French presidential vote despite the election of Emmanuel Macron. Europe struggles to cope with nearly two million refugees who fled conflicts in the Middle East and North Africa. Britain has voted to leave the European Union after forty-three years, the first time a member state has opted to quit the world´s leading commercial bloc. At the same time, President Trump has vowed to pursue America First policies that may curtail U.S. security guarantees and provoke trade conflicts with its allies abroad. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paul Boehmer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/008399/bk_tant_008399_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Private Ike Lowery, a Union Infantryman from Illinois, wakes up in a strange place, short on memories, weak from hunger and blood loss from a head wound, and with a broken leg. He discovers that he is the ´´guest´´ of a Confederate widow in whose dooryard his squad was ambushed. Ike worries about his sanity due to his memory loss and the constant commentary in his head from a fallen comrade who finds Ike´s situation amusing. Ike soon learns that Mrs. Pendleton has wounds of her own and that her charity towards her visitor has limits and she has ulterior motives that could be hazardous to the young soldier as he fights for his life and his sanity in ´´the cellar´´. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Time & Tracy Winters. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/056765/bk_acx0_056765_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this issue:COMMENT´´The Syria Dilemma´´, by Philip Gourevitch: What can be done about Bashar al-Assad?THE TALK OF THE TOWN´´Written in Stone´´, by Nick Paumgarten: Carving F.D.R.’s words into a Roosevelt Island memorial.´´Backstory´´, by Michael Schulman: The partners behind Peter and the Starcatcher.´´Maximalist´´, by Lauren Collins: Inside Mary Katrantzou’s atelier.THE FINANCIAL PAGE´´The Fairness Trap´´, by James Surowiecki: What’s really going on in the negotiations on Greece and the euro. PERSONAL HISTORY´´A Psychotronic Childhood´´, by Colson Whitehead: The B-movies did it. A CRITIC AT LARGE´´The Cosmic Menagerie´´, by Laura Miller: First encounters with aliens in fiction. MUSICAL EVENTS´´The Master’s Wake´´, by Alex Ross: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau’s legacy.ON TELEVISION´´Fantastic Voyage´´, by Emily Nussbaum: From Doctor Who to Community. THE CURRENT CINEMA´´Stormy Weather´´, by David Denby: A review of Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Todd Mundt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/nyer/120530/pe_nyer_120530_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.