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    • Too Big to Fail

    • The Inside Story of How Wall Street and Washington Fought to Save the Financial System - and Themselves
    • De : Andrew Ross Sorkin
    • Lu par : William Hughes
    • Durée : 21 h et 4 min
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    A real-life thriller about the most tumultuous period in America's financial history by an acclaimed New York Times reporter. Andrew Ross Sorkin delivers the first true, behind-the-scenes, moment-by-moment account of how the greatest financial crisis since the Great Depression developed into a global tsunami.

    • The Inside Story of How Wall Street and Washington Fought to Save the Financial System - and Themselves
    • De : Andrew Ross Sorkin
    • Lu par : William Hughes
    • Durée : 21 h et 4 min
    • Date de publication : 30/10/2009
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    Prix : 37,67 €

    • The Rise and Fall of Nations

    • Forces of Change in the Post-Crisis World
    • De : Ruchir Sharma
    • Lu par : William Hughes
    • Durée : 16 h et 17 min
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    Shaped by his 25 years traveling the world and enlivened by encounters with tycoons, presidents, and villagers from Rio to Beijing, Ruchir Sharma's The Rise and Fall of Nations rethinks the "dismal science" of economics as a practical art. Narrowing the thousands of factors that can shape a country's fortunes to 10 clear rules, Sharma explains how to spot political, economic, and social changes in real time. He shows how to read political headlines, black markets, the price of onions, and billionaire rankings as signals of booms, busts, and protests.

    Prix : 26,74 €

    • The Next 100 Years

    • A Forecast for the 21st Century
    • De : George Friedman
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    • Durée : 9 h et 41 min
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    In The Next 100 Years, Friedman turns his eye on the future. Drawing on a profound understanding of history and geopolitical patterns dating back to the Roman Empire, he shows that we are now, for the first time in half a millennium, experiencing the dawn of a new historical cycle.

    Prix : 22,40 €

    • The Great Deformation

    • The Corruption of Capitalism in America
    • De : David Stockman
    • Lu par : William Hughes
    • Durée : 36 h et 43 min
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    David Stockman was the architect of the Reagan Revolution that was meant to restore sound money principles to the U.S. government. It failed, derailed by politics, special interests, welfare, and warfare. Stockman describes how the working of free markets and democracy has long been under threat in America and provides a surprising, nonpartisan catalog of the corrupters and defenders. His analysis shows how both liberal and neoconservative interference in markets has proved damaging and often dangerous.

    Prix : 33,53 €

    • The Tycoons

    • How Andrew Carnegie, John D. Rockefeller, Jay Gould, and J. P. Morgan Invented the American Supereconomy
    • De : Charles R. Morris
    • Lu par : William Hughes
    • Durée : 14 h et 34 min
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    Acclaimed author Charles R. Morris vividly brings these men and their times to life. The ruthlessly competitive Carnegie, the imperial Rockefeller, and the provocateur Gould were obsessed with progress, experiment, and speed. They were balanced by Morgan, the gentleman businessman, who fought, instead, for a global trust in American business. Through their antagonism and verve, they built an industrial behemoth - and a country of middle-class consumers.

    • How Andrew Carnegie, John D. Rockefeller, Jay Gould, and J. P. Morgan Invented the American Supereconomy
    • De : Charles R. Morris
    • Lu par : William Hughes
    • Durée : 14 h et 34 min
    • Date de publication : 16/12/2014
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    Prix : 26,89 €

    • Citizen Coke

    • The Making of Coca-Cola Capitalism
    • De : Bartow J. Elmore
    • Lu par : William Hughes
    • Durée : 11 h et 22 min
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    Outsourcing and a trim corporate profile enabled Coke to scale up production of a low-price beverage and realize huge profits. But the costs shed by Coke have fallen on the public at large. Coke now uses an annual 79 billion gallons of water, an increasingly precious global resource, and its reliance on corn syrup has helped fuel our obesity crisis. Bartow J. Elmore explores Coke through its ingredients, showing how the company secured massive quantities of coca leaf, caffeine, sugar, and other inputs.

    Prix : 22,40 €

    • Superparenting for ADD

    • An Innovative Approach to Raising Your Distracted Child
    • De : Edward M. Hallowell M.D., Peter S. Jensen M.D.
    • Lu par : William Hughes
    • Durée : 5 h et 7 min
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    Dr. Edward Hallowell - a veteran pediatric psychiatric clinician, best-selling author, and himself a man with attention deficit disorder (ADD) - teams up with Peter S. Jensen, M.D., one of the country's foremost academics on ADD and the father of an ADD child, to present a specific and detailed program for parents to assist their ADD child in finding success, health, and joy. Sure to become an invaluable parenting resource and a classic in ADD literature, this book will help parents unlock the gifts of ADD.

    Prix : 13,83 €

    • We the Corporations

    • How American Businesses Won Their Civil Rights
    • De : Adam Winkler
    • Lu par : William Hughes
    • Durée : 14 h et 31 min
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    In this groundbreaking portrait of corporate seizure of political power, We the Corporations reveals how American businesses won equal rights and transformed the Constitution to serve the ends of capital. Corporations - like minorities and women - have had a civil rights movement of their own and now possess nearly all the same rights as ordinary people. Uncovering the deep historical roots of Citizens United, Adam Winkler shows how that controversial 2010 Supreme Court decision was the capstone of a 200-year battle....

    Prix : 21,97 €

    • Billionaire Democracy

    • De : George R. Tyler
    • Lu par : William Hughes
    • Durée : 9 h et 15 min
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    We are told that, when we vote and elect representatives, we gain a voice in government and its policies. Yet, it hasn't translated our preferences into higher living standards for the majority of us. In America, the wealthy few have built a system that works in their favor, while maintaining the illusion of democracy. American voters have little influence on policies engineered by lawmakers. Political scientists call it the "income bias", causing lawmakers to compete to satisfy preferences of donors from the top one percent instead of the middle class.

    Prix : 21,97 €

    • Unacknowledged

    • An Exposé of the World’s Greatest Secret
    • De : Steven M. Greer MD
    • Lu par : William Hughes
    • Durée : 10 h et 9 min
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    The biggest lie in history is about to be shattered. UFOs are real. In late June of 1947, three extraterrestrial craft were downed outside Roswell Air Force Base. Many more followed, revealing dozens of ET species and a Rosetta Stone to a new physics, an energy generation and propulsion system responsible for interstellar space travel. This new system could have easily replaced oil, gas, coal, and nuclear plants - and with them, the entire geopolitical and economic order on our planet. But a cabal of bankers, the military-industrial complex, and Big Oil stopped it.

    Prix : 23,47 €

    • Slavery's Capitalism

    • A New History of American Economic Development
    • De : Sven Beckert - editor, Seth Rockman - editor
    • Lu par : William Hughes, Kevin Kenerly, Bahni Turpin, and others
    • Durée : 13 h et 49 min
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    During the 19th century, the United States entered the ranks of the world's most advanced and dynamic economies. At the same time, the nation sustained an expansive and brutal system of human bondage. This was no mere coincidence. Slavery's Capitalism argues for slavery's centrality to the emergence of American capitalism in the decades between the Revolution and the Civil War.

    Prix : 26,89 €

    • The Six-Day War

    • The Breaking of the Middle East
    • De : Guy Laron
    • Lu par : William Hughes
    • Durée : 15 h et 27 min
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    One fateful week in June 1967 redrew the map of the Middle East. Many scholars have documented how the Six-Day War unfolded, but little has been done to explain why the conflict happened at all. As we approach its 50th anniversary, Guy Laron refutes the widely accepted belief that the war was merely the result of regional friction, revealing the crucial roles played by American and Soviet policies in the face of an encroaching global economic crisis and restoring Syria's often overlooked centrality to events leading up to the hostilities.

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    • A Prescription for Change

    • The Looming Crisis in Drug Development
    • De : Michael Kinch
    • Lu par : William Hughes
    • Durée : 13 h et 27 min
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    The introduction of new medicines has dramatically improved the quantity and quality of individual and public health, while contributing trillions of dollars to the global economy. In spite of these past successes - and indeed because of them - our ability to deliver new medicines may be quickly coming to an end. Moving from the 20th century to the present, A Prescription for Change reveals how changing business strategies combined with scientific hubris have altered the way new medicines are discovered, with dire implications for both health and the economy.

    Prix : 21,97 €

    • The Carnival Campaign

    • How the Rollicking 1840 Campaign of "Tippecanoe and Tyler Too" Changed Presidential Elections Forever
    • De : Ronald G. Shafer
    • Lu par : William Hughes
    • Durée : 7 h et 53 min
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    Pulitzer Prize-nominated former Wall Street Journal reporter Ronald G. Shafer tells the colorful story of the election battle between sitting president Martin Van Buren, a professional Democratic politician from New York, and Whig Party upstart William Henry Harrison, a military hero who was nicknamed "Old Tippecanoe" after a battlefield where he fought and won in 1811. Shafer shows how the pivotal campaign of "Tippecanoe and Tyler Too" marked a series of firsts that changed presidential politicking forever.

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    • It’s Even Worse Than It Looks

    • How the American Constitutional System Collided with the New Politics of Extremism
    • De : Thomas E. Mann, Norman J. Ornstein
    • Lu par : William Hughes
    • Durée : 7 h et 36 min
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    Hyperpartisanship has gridlocked the American government. Congress' approval ratings are at record lows, and both Democrats and Republicans are disgusted by the government's inability to get anything done. In It's Even Worse Than It Looks, Congressional scholars Thomas E. Mann and Norman J. Ornstein present a grim picture of how party polarization and tribal politics have led Congress - and the United States - to the brink of institutional failure.

    Prix : 24,23 €

    • The Defender

    • How the Legendary Black Newspaper Changed America; from the Age of the Pullman Porters to the Age of Obama
    • De : Ethan Michaeli
    • Lu par : William Hughes
    • Durée : 22 h et 8 min
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    Giving voice to the voiceless, the Chicago Defender condemned Jim Crow, catalyzed the Great Migration, and focused the electoral power of black America. Robert S. Abbott founded the Defender in 1905, smuggled hundreds of thousands of copies into the most isolated communities in the segregated South, and was dubbed a "Modern Moses", becoming one of the first black millionaires in the process.

    • How the Legendary Black Newspaper Changed America; from the Age of the Pullman Porters to the Age of Obama
    • De : Ethan Michaeli
    • Lu par : William Hughes
    • Durée : 22 h et 8 min
    • Date de publication : 12/07/2016
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    Prix : 35,87 €

    • Washington's Immortals

    • The Untold Story of an Elite Regiment Who Changed the Course of the Revolution
    • De : Patrick K. O’Donnell
    • Lu par : William Hughes
    • Durée : 13 h et 29 min
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    In August 1776, a little over a month after the Continental Congress had formally declared independence from Britain, the revolution was on the verge of a sudden and disastrous end. General George Washington found his troops outmanned and outmaneuvered at the Battle of Brooklyn, and it looked like there was no escape. But thanks to a series of desperate rear-guard attacks by a single heroic regiment, famously known as the Immortal 400, Washington was able to evacuate his men, and the nascent Continental Army lived to fight another day.

    Prix : 26,89 €

    • The President’s First Year

    • None Were Prepared, Some Never Learned - Why the Only School for Presidents Is the Presidency
    • De : Douglas Alan Cohn
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    • Durée : 9 h
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    A fascinating new angle on presidential history, assessing the performances of all 44 presidents in their freshman years of the toughest job in the world. Grouped by the issues the new presidents confronted in their first years in office, The President's First Year takes listeners into the history, thought processes, and results on a case-by-case basis, including how the presidents' subsequent actions prove that they learned - or didn't learn - from their mistakes.

    Prix : 22,40 €

    • These United States

    • A Nation in the Making, 1890 to the Present
    • De : Glenda Elizabeth Gilmore, Thomas J. Sugrue
    • Lu par : William Hughes
    • Durée : 28 h et 48 min
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    In the winter of 1936, Franklin Roosevelt remarked in a fireside chat, "I do not look upon these United States as a finished product. We are still in the making." Certainly apt in the midst of the Great Depression, the idea of a nation in the making still resonates today as we measure the achievements and shortcomings of our democracy. Over the 20th century, Americans have worked, organized, marched, and fought to make the nation's ideals a reality for all.

    Prix : 35,87 €

    • Mapping the Cold War

    • Cartography and the Framing of America's International Power
    • De : Timothy Barney
    • Lu par : William Hughes
    • Durée : 10 h et 45 min
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    In this fascinating history of Cold War cartography, Timothy Barney considers maps as central to the articulation of ideological tensions between American national interests and international aspirations. Barney argues that the borders, scales, projections, and other conventions of maps prescribed and constrained the means by which foreign policy elites, popular audiences, and social activists navigated conflicts between north and south, east and west.

    Prix : 22,40 €

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