After the Euro: Shaping Institutions for Governance in the Wake of European Monetary Union:Shaping Institutions for Governance in the Wake of European Monetary Union
Archbishop Wake and the Project of Union (1717-1720) between the Gallican and Anglican Churches: Joseph H. Lupton
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
The International Astronomical Union (IAU) was founded in 1919, in the wake of the First World War, together with its sister Unions in related natural sciences. It will thus turn 100 years in 2019. Written by a mixed team of insiders and outsiders, this book presents the IAU in the changing context of the historical, scientific and technological development of astronomy during the past 100 years. While much important scientific progress took place already before 1945, the book naturally focuses on the accelerating evolution during the second half of the century. In the past few decades, the previously narrow IAU focus on organising professional astronomy has broadened to include societally relevant activities such as addressing the hazard of asteroid impacts, the planetary status of Pluto in the Solar System, and the hugely successful International Year of Astronomy. Most recently, it is spearheading a combination of science literacy and public outreach. The book will be of interest to professional astronomers as well as an astronomically interested general audience. The book features live personal interviews with as many of the key actors as still possible.
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: Jennifer Mendenhall. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gdan/000069/bk_gdan_000069_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Job Insecurity and Union Membership:European Unions in the Wake of Flexible Production Travail et Société / Work and Society Magnus Sverke, Johnny Hellgren, Katharina Näswall, Antonio Chirumbolo, Hans de Witte
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.