Winner of the Longman's History Today Book of the Year Award and the inaugural Westminster Medal for Military LiteratureMore than a century had gone by since the Battle of Trafalgar. Generation after generation of British naval captains had been dreaming ever since of a 'new' Trafalgar - a cataclysmic encounter which would decisively change a war's outcome. At last, in the summer of 1916, they thought their moment had come...Andrew Gordon's extraordinary, gripping book brilliantly recreates the atmosphere of the British navy in the years leading up to Jutland and gives a superb account of the battle itself and its bitterly acrimonious aftermath.
Gold Medal Best Business and Entrepreneur Book (Nonfiction BookAwards 2015) Gold Medal Best Financial Book (Nonfiction Book Awards 2015) Best Business Book (Next Generation Indie Book Awards 2016) 1st Place Gold Medal Best Informational Book (Feathered QuillBook Awards 2016) 3rd Place Bronze Medal Best Self- Help Book (Feathered Quill BookAwards 2016) Eric Hoffer Award Finalist (top 10%) (Eric Hoffer Awards 2016) This is not a get-rich-quick book, but it will tell you how to be a millionaire in 3-7 years. Plus there are 12 inspirational stories of everyday people from all backgrounds, from people with graduate degrees to high school dropouts, and from yard guys to corporate professionals. Really, the only thing they all have in common is that they've put $1,000,000 in the bank (or will shortly). Part I is about how to pick a tried and true business model that you know works, and then how to find the help you need to get started. Part II is about money: how to find it, how to spend it, and how to save it. Part III is about the basic sales and marketing skills critical to starting your business. Lastly, Part IV is about the personal skills critical to maintaining your business. You don't have to stop at $1,000,000. You don't have to stop at one business or $1,000,000. But this book is where you start. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Duane Berg. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/045710/bk_acx0_045710_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Winner of the 2016 Ippy Award - Gold Medal in Education (Commentary/Theory) Explore the state of education today. In this thought-provoking book, the author presents a compelling case for why contemporary American educators are the greatest generation in history. He carefully explains why current national reform policies have failed and presents specific steps policymakers, administrators, and teachers must take to transform American schools to meet student needs in the 21st century. This book: Critiques the commonly presented media messages about schooling in America Considers the evidence for why the present generation of American educators has accomplished more than previous generations Evaluates the assumptions driving policies set up to improve schooling Discovers the four essential pillars of the PLC (professional learning community) foundation Lays out the essential elements of the PLC process and common mistakes in implementing that process 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dr. Richard DuFour. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/058926/bk_acx0_058926_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Allen Ginsberg (1926-1997) was an American poet, best known for his iconic Howl, one of the most widely read and translated poems of the century, for celebrating his friends of the Beat Generation and for attacking what he saw as the destructive forces of materialism and conformity in the United States at the time. He was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters, was awarded the medal of Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Minister of Culture, and won the National Book Award for The Fall of America.
Allen Ginsberg (1926-1997) was an American poet, best known for the poem Howl (1956), celebrating his friends of the Beat Generation and attacking what he saw as the destructive forces of materialism and conformity in the United States at the time. He was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters, was awarded the medal of Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Minister of Culture, won the National Book Award for The Fall of America, and was a co-founder of the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at the Naropa Institute, the first accredited Buddhist college in the Western world.
Winner of the Carnegie Medal From beloved author Philippa Pearce, this sixtieth-anniversary edition is the perfect way to share this transcendent story of friendship with a new generation of readers. Philip Pullman, bestselling author of the His Dark Materials trilogy, called Tom's Midnight Garden "A perfect book." When Tom's brother gets sick, he's shipped off to spend what he's sure will be a boring summer with his aunt and uncle in the country. But then Tom hears the old grandfather clock in the hall chime thirteen times, and he's transported back to an old garden where he meets a young, lonely girl named Hatty. Tom returns to the garden every night to have adventures with Hatty, who mysteriously grows a little older with each visit. As the summer comes to an end, Tom realizes he wants to stay in the garden with Hatty forever. Winner of the Carnegie Medal, Tom's Midnight Garden is a classic of children's literature and a deeply satisfying time-travel mystery. This newly repackaged sixtieth-anniversary paperback is the perfect entrée for readers of all ages to the vivid world that The Guardian called "A modern classic." Features new interior spot art by Jaime Zollars.
Finding Family: My Search for Roots and the Secrets in My DNA was a Global Ebook Awards gold medal winner and a Next Generation Indie Book Awards finalist. It is Richard Hill's true and intensely personal story of how he pieced together the long-kept secret of his own origins. This highly suspenseful book is a compelling saga of personal detective work that will appeal to anyone who loves a good mystery. But this isn't fiction. It's an engrossing account of an adoptee trying to reclaim the biological family denied him by sealed birth records. This fascinating quest, including the author's landmark use of DNA testing, takes listeners on an exhilarating roller-coaster ride and concludes with a twist that rivals anything Hollywood has to offer. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Colacci. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/007149/bk_tant_007149_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Story of Mankind revolutionized former methods of telling history. It received the first Newbery Medal for the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children. Nevertheless, critics and public alike hailed it as a book for all ages. Van Loon recounts history as living news, relating everything in the past to the present. He writes informally, making world history wonderfully alive and exciting. Of this book the author writes, “the entrance of America upon the scene of international politics as the most important actor…convinced me that proper and reasonable understanding of historical cause and effect was the most important factor in the lives of the rising generation. And so my book treats the entire history of the human race as a single unit. It begins with the dim and hardly understood realm of the earliest past; it can be contained forever.” 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sneha Mathan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/004227/bk_blak_004227_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
For nearly 10 years, Nukeproof's best-selling model; the Mega has been racking up awards on Enduro stages and in the press around the world. With 4x Enduro World Series titles to its name, the Mega has become an icon that is synonymous with racing. However, Nukeproof never rests on their laurels, and 2021 sees the introduction of the 4th generation Mega. Designed as an evolution of the ultimate Enduro bike, the Mega 275 Carbon has been redesigned for 2021 to offer improved suspension kinematics and optimised sizing/fit on a brand new full-carbon chassis. Most importantly you can now fit a water bottle inside the main front triangle. The Nukeproof Mega: an “enduro bike” that was ahead of its time. Originally developed and later named after the race it was designed for on the infamous trails of Alp D’Huez - the Megavalanche. Multiple Enduro World Series (EWS) Victories To date the Mega platform is one of the most highly decorated race bikes on the market: with 2017, 2018 (x2) and 2019 Enduro World Series Titles; a Downhill World Championship top 10 and a Silver Medal at the 4x World Championship to its name. (As well as a host of other national and international victories and titles!) Refined and Optimised for World-Class Performance Since 2009 the Nukeproof Mega has been a constant path of development to meet the evolving demands of Nukeproof's riders and customers alike. Their team are relentlessly striving for improvements and with each generation, the Mega has been chiselled and shaped into today’s thoroughbred Enduro race bike. With the launch of the 2020 Carbon Mega 290c, you could forgive Nukeproof designers for resting on their laurels. However, as Nukeproof products are developed between the tapes, there is a constant desire to hone and refine in order to give their athletes and riders the best possible chance of standing on top of the podium. High-Quality Carbon Construction: To optimise the weight, strength and stiffness, the new Mega Carbon frame features a T700/800 UD woven carbon fibre frameset (Front and rear Triangle). The new carbon swingarms helps reduce the unsprung weight on the rear of the bike. It is available for 27.5” or 29” wheel sizes. These are two totally different, compromise-free frames that were designed and developed at the same time. Each frame is simply tailored around each wheel size so that you can get the most out of every ride. Updated Sizing/Geometry: Whilst humans may not have changed size much in recent years; the bikes they choose to ride most certainly have. To ensure a perfectly dialled fit, Nukeproof now offers 5 frames sizes: Small through to XX-Large with evenly spaced jumps between each. Lower, longer, steeper and slacker! Nukeproof's new geometry is now designed around the saddle offset for each size to optimise seated weight distribution. This results in steeper seat angles across the board but especially on larger sizes for taller riders. This in turn results in longer reach figures to ensure a comfortable cockpit on each size. To further aid the perfect fit they have also used shorter seat tubes which are designed to maximise seat post insertion depths. Finally, all new Mega bikes are now designed to use short offset forks to further improve both climbing and descending capabilities. Suspension Design: To step-change the Mega’s suspension design, Nukeproof went back to the drawing board and started afresh. They redesigned the Mega 4 bar horst linkage to be super supple over small bumps, progressive and supportive throughout the mid stoke for support when pedalling, cornering and pumping, with increased end stroke leverage to allow more tuning options with volume spacers. The new kinematic is designed to have higher levels of anti-squat for climbing gears but this reduces as you drop down the cassette. The result is a bike that is more confidence-inspiring everywhere on the hill. It behaves itself on the climbs; yet can still be thrashed through the roughest and most technical terrain on the way back down. Features: Frame: Nukeproof Mega V4 275 Carbon, 165mm Travel, ultra-strong monocoque UD Carbon Fibre internally piped cable routing ISCG05 mount Enduro Bearings Threaded 73mm BB Boost 148mm rear axle spacing 3D contoured Rubber frame protection Factory fitted clear paint protection kit covering TT/DT/CS/SS Shock: Fox Float X2, Factory Series, Kashima, EVOL, 2 Position lever, Custom CL, RM, Rezi CM tune, 230x65mm, Bearing End, 2x 0.3 spacer fitted. (SHORT ID: D7JJ) Headset: Nukeproof, 44-56 IITS Key Specification: Material: Ultra Strong T700/800 Monocoque Carbon Fibre Fork Travel: 170mm Axle to Crown: 562mm Fork Offset: 37mm Rear Travel: 165mm Wheels Size: 27.5" Max Tyre Size: 2.6" Recommended Shock Sag (Measured seated): 30% Shock Size: 230x62.5mm Shock Hardware F: 25x8mm Shock Hardware R: 30x8mm Sizing: S/M/L/XL/XXL Headtube: 44-56mm Tapered Semi-Integrated Headset: ZS44-28.6 - T2 / ZS56/40 - B8 Bearings Required: 4x F6802 LLU MAX, 4x 6902 LLU MAX, 2x F6902 LLU MAX-EA Seatpost: 31.6mm (Internal Routing for Dropper Seatpost) Seat Clamp: 36.4mm BB: Threaded 73mm BSA Rear Hub: Boost 148x12mm Rear Axle: SRAM UDH Maxle Stealth M12x1.0 180mm (Thread Length 13mm) Chain Guide: ISCG05 Brake Mount: 180mm Direct Post Protection: 3D Contoured Rubber Frame Protection for DT/SS/CS