Smarter in 60 minutes. Get smarter in just 60 minutes with in60Learning. Concise and elegantly written nonfiction books and audiobooks help you learn the core subject matter in 20 percent of the time that it takes to read a typical book. Life is short, so explore a multitude of fascinating historical, biographical, scientific, political, and financial topics in only an hour each. Charlemagne´s name means ´´Charles the Great´´, a title he earned after an impressive life filled with military conquests. After the fall of the Roman Empire, invaders came from all sides, and Charlemagne fought out of loyalty to his people and the Catholic church. While he led many campaigns that helped to reunite Europe during the Migratory Period, Charlemagne primarily aimed just to claim land where he and his people - the Franks - could live in peace. His life inspired countless tales, including the legends that he was 20 feet tall, that he slept under the guard of 100 armed knights, and that he rose from the dead to aid in the Crusades. While these fantastical tales are false, the truth is equally fantastic: By the end of his life, Charlemagne had been king of the Franks, king of the Lombards, and the first emperor of the newly formed Holy Roman Empire. 1. Language: English. Narrator: William Kenny. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/109632/bk_acx0_109632_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The famous life story of the Lakota healer and visionary, Nicholas Black Elk. Widely hailed as a spiritual classic, this inspirational and unfailingly powerful story reveals the life and visions of the Lakota healer Nicholas Black Elk (1863–1950) and the tragic history of his Sioux people during the epic closing decades of the Old West. In 1930, the aging Black Elk met a kindred spirit, the famed poet, writer, and critic John G. Neihardt (1881–1973) on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. The Lakota elder chose Neihardt to share his visions and life with the world. Neihardt understood and today Black Elk is known to all. Black Elk’s remarkable great vision came to him during a time of decimation and loss, when outsiders were stealing the Lakotas’ land, slaughtering buffalo, and threatening their age-old way of life. As Black Elk remembers all too well, the Lakotas, led by such legendary men as Crazy Horse and Sitting Bull, fought unceasingly for their freedom, winning a world-renowned victory at the Little Bighorn and suffering unspeakable losses at Wounded Knee. Black Elk Speaks however is more than the epic history of a valiant Native nation. It is beloved as a spiritual classic because of John Neihardt’s sensitivity to Black Elk’s resounding vision of the wholeness of earth, her creatures, and all of humanity. Black Elk Speaks is a once-in-a-lifetime read: the moving story of a young Lakota boy before the reservation years, the unforgettable history of an American Indian nation, and an enduring spiritual message for us all. The premier edition features the first-ever annotated edition of Black Elk’s story, done by renowned Lakota scholar Raymond J. DeMallie, the original Standing Bear illustrations and new commentary on them, new maps of the world of Black Elk Speaks, and a revised index. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robin Neihardt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/015249/bk_acx0_015249_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Take a trip around the world to discover a wide variety of Earth´s landforms and geological features through the rhythmic verse in This Land Is Your Land. On the journey encounter plains, plateaus, and rolling hills. Find out how a stream can make a canyon or lava creates an archipelago. Listen and discover new terrain. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rachel Hilchey. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/arbd/000011/bk_arbd_000011_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A heart-pounding standalone zombie-horror from best seller RR Haywood Henrietta Swallow may be a stunning model, but she has ambitions to be a film director. At a film premiere she tries engaging a producer about a new project...before everything goes terribly wrong. Soon Swallow finds herself on the run amidst the full horror of the Undead. Along with a small band of survivors, and one miserable producer, Swallow must do everything just to stay alive on the blood-soaked streets. As the Undead get more numerous, can she run, beat and hack her way out of trouble? From RR Haywood, author of the UK´s best-selling zombie-horror series, The Undead, and the international best seller, Extracted. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rachel Hine. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/082630/bk_acx0_082630_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
À peine l´aperçoit-il que le jeune Vladimir tombe fou amoureux de la magnifique Zinaïda. La jeune femme, aussi pauvre qu´elle est courtisée, s´amuse à rendre jaloux les nombreux hommes qui lui font tous une cour effrénée. L´auditeur assiste à ces jeux de l´amour, emporté par le tourbillon d´une musique inspirée des airs folkloriques russes. Les troubles et les souffrances du premier émoi racontés par Stéphane Freiss pour goûter à l´élégante littérature de Tourguéniev. 1. French. Stéphane Freiss. http://samples.audible.de/bk/naiv/000027/bk_naiv_000027_sample.mp3.
The acclaimed, award-winning historian - ´´America´s new past master´´ (Chicago Tribune) - examines the environmental legacy of FDR and the New Deal. Douglas Brinkley´s The Wilderness Warrior celebrated Theodore Roosevelt´s spirit of outdoor exploration and bold vision to protect 234 million acres of wild America. Now, in Rightful Heritage, Brinkley turns his attention to the other indefatigable environmental leader - Teddy´s distant cousin, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, chronicling his essential yet undersung legacy as the founder of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) and premier protector of America´s public lands. FDR built from scratch dozens of state park systems and scenic roadways. Pristine landscapes such as the Great Smokies, the Everglades, Joshua Tree, the Olympics, Big Bend, Channel Islands, Mammoth Cave, and the slickrock wilderness of Utah were forever saved by his leadership. Brinkley traces FDR´s love for the natural world from his youth exploring the Hudson River Valley and bird-watching. As America´s president from 1933 to 1945, Roosevelt - a consummate political strategist - established hundreds of federal migratory bird refuges and spearheaded the modern endangered species movement. He brilliantly positioned his conservation goals as economic policy to combat the severe unemployment of the Great Depression. During its nine-year existence, the CCC put nearly three million young men to work on conservation projects - including building trails in the national parks, pollution control, land restoration to combat the Dust Bowl, and planting over two billion trees. Rightful Heritage is an epic chronicle that is both an irresistible portrait of FDR´s unrivaled passion and drive and an indispensable analysis that skillfully illuminates the tension between business and nature - exploiting our natural resources and conserving them. Within the narrative are brilliant capsule biographies of such environmen 1. Language: English. Narrator: William Dufris. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/005049/bk_harp_005049_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The English Premier League is the richest in the world, with clubs able to attract some of the best footballing talent on the planet. But who are the 10 greatest players ever to have graced the Premier League? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Simon Watts. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/115373/bk_acx0_115373_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Barbara Ehrenreich´s first book of satirical commentary, The Worst Years of Our Lives, which was about the Reagan era, was received with best-selling acclaim. The one problem was the title: couldn´t some prophetic fact-checker have seen that the worst years of our lives - far worse - were still to come?Here they are, the 2000s, and in This Land Is Their Land, Ehrenreich subjects them to the most biting and incisive satire of her career.Taking the measure of what we are left with after the cruelest decade in memory, Ehrenreich finds lurid extremes all around. While members of the moneyed elite can buy congressmen, many in the working class can barely buy lunch. While a wealthy minority obsessively consumes cosmetic surgery, the poor often go without health care for their children. And while the corporate C-suites are now nests of criminality, the less fortunate are fed a diet of morality, marriage, and abstinence.Ehrenreich´s antidotes are as sardonic as they are spot-on: pet insurance for your kids; Salvation Army fashions for those who can no longer afford Wal-Mart; and boundless rage against those who have given us a nation scarred by deepening inequality, corroded by distrust, and shamed by its official cruelty. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cassandra Campbell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/000712/bk_tant_000712_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Private property is everywhere. Almost anywhere you walk in the United States, you will spot ´´No Trespassing´´ and ´´Private Property´´ signs on trees and fence posts. In America, there are more than a billion acres of grassland pasture, cropland, and forest, and miles and miles of coastlines that are mostly closed off to the public. Meanwhile, America’s public lands are threatened by extremist groups and right-wing think tanks who call for our public lands to be sold to the highest bidder and closed off to everyone else. If these groups get their way, public property may become private, precious green spaces may be developed, and the common good may be sacrificed for the benefit of the wealthy few. Ken Ilgunas, lifelong traveler, hitchhiker, and roamer, takes listeners back to the 19th century, when Americans were allowed to journey undisturbed across the country. Today, though, America finds itself as an outlier in the Western world as a number of European countries have created sophisticated legal systems that protect landowners and give citizens generous roaming rights to their countries´ green spaces. Inspired by the United States´ history of roaming, and taking guidance from present-day Europe, Ilgunas calls into question our entrenched understanding of private property and provocatively proposes something unheard of: opening up American private property for public recreation. He imagines a future in which folks everywhere will have the right to walk safely, explore freely, and roam boldly - from California to the New York island, from the Redwood Forest to the Gulf Stream waters. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Andrew Eiden. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/peng/003946/bk_peng_003946_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.