Thieves of Baghdad
Compact Disc ISBN: 1593978715
One Marine’s Passion for Ancient Civilizations and the Journey to Recover the World’s Greatest Stolen Treasures. A blend of treasure hunt, police procedural, war-time thriller, and exposé of the international black-market in stolen art, told in the voice of a truly remarkable man: a soldier, a father, and a scholar. The New York tabloids call him ‘the pit bull’ for his relentless prosecution of high-profile defendants. He’s an assistant D.A., a spit-and-polish Marine, a trigger-puller on counter-terrorist missions to Afghanistan, a competitive boxer—and a dedicated classics scholar. So when Matthew Bogdanos discovered that the Iraq National Museum had been looted during the battle of Baghdad, he immediately embarked on a mission to recover the stolen antiquities. Accompanied by a select group of men, Bogdanos set off across the desert without official sanction, risking his career and his life in pursuit of this priceless international treasure. THIEVES OF BAGHDAD immerses the listener into the rich culture, the colorful characters, the double-dealing, and the derring-do, to sort out once and for all what actually happened during the chaos of the Baghdad invasion, exactly how the thefts took place, and how the most notable objects were retrieved. We hear Bogdanos and his team going on raids and negotiating recoveries, blowing open safes, and mingling in the marketplaces—often encountering an assortment of rogues and villains. He gradually earns the trust of Iraqis eager to preserve their cultural heritage—and then stuns the world by unearthing the most sensational treasure of all, The Gold of Nimrud over 1,000 pieces of gold jewelry, precious stones, and ornaments often called “Iraq’s Crown Jewels.”
The Tipping Point
How Little Things Can Make A Big Difference
Compact Disc ISBN: 1586217453
An introduction to the Tipping Point theory--first presented in a series of articles in "The New Yorker"--explains how minor changes in ideas and products can increase their popularity and how small adjustments in one's immediate environment can alter group behavior.
Compact Disc ISBN: 0739301942
From the age of twelve, when he is sent alone into the Indian Nation to run a trading post, Will's life becomes intertwined with the destiny of the Cherokee Indians, as he falls in love with a mysterious girl named Claire, builds a friendship with a Cherokee Chief named Bear, learns to fight and survive, and battles Washington to preserve the Cherokee homeland and culture. Simultaneous.
Compact Disc ISBN: 1598876716
Having transformed the annual Fourth of July parade into a Lake Wobegon extravaganza, steadfast mechanic Clint Bunsen attracts the attention of the governor and the media before announcing his intention to run for Congress, an endeavor that is compromised by his drinking and rumors about an affair with a young woman. Simultaneous.
Please note: This is the audio version of this title.
Compact Disc ISBN: 1594838887
Inciting a culture war when she suggests that baby boomers should be given government incentives to commit suicide, twenty-nine-year-old blogger and political malcontent Cassandra Devine catches the attention of an ambitious senator seeking the presidency, with whom she launches a campaign during which euthanasia is a forefront issue. Simultaneous.
The Book of Murray
The Life, Teachings, and Kvetching of the Lost Prophet
Compact Disc ISBN: 1615735186
From acclaimed Jewish humorist David M. Bader, author of Haikus for Jews, the surprising, hilarious, and uplifting tale of the Old Testament’s most unlikely prophet.
Half the Sky
Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide
Compact Disc ISBN: 1598879286
Speaks out against the oppression of women in the developing world, sharing example stories about victims and survivors who are working to raise awareness, counter abuse, and campaign for women's rights.
Compact Disc ISBN: 1598870882
The celebrity psychic best known for her weekly appearances on the Montel show invites readers to recognize the psychic potential of all children as a God-granted blessing, urging for greater public acceptance of children with remarkable psychic abilities. By the author of Insight. Read by Jeanie Hackett. Simultaneous.
Compact Disc ISBN: 1405677759
A vast starship, seemingly deserted, is spinning slowly in the void of deep space. Martha and the Doctor explore this drifting tomb and discover that they may not be alone after all. Who survived the disaster that overcame the rest of the crew? What continues to power the vessel?