Chronicles the history of Tokyo over the last several centuries Includes accounts of what the city was like across the years After a series of conflicts among feudal lords, the new city of Edo became and remained Japan´s beating heart, and in the 17th century Edo gave birth to a vibrant, new urban culture marked by woodblock prints, the kabuki theater, and haiku poetry. By the 18th century, with its ranks swelled thanks to a flood of provincial daimyo, along with their households, clients, and retainers, Edo had become the most populous urban area in the world, a title Tokyo still can lay claim to today. In the latter 19th and 20th centuries, after the Tokugawa bakufu was overthrown by a modernizing and reforming central government under the Meiji emperor, Edo was renamed Tokyo and became Japan´s new imperial capital. The Meiji emperor wanted Tokyo to be a vibrant, bustling, cosmopolitan city that could be viewed as a meeting ground between the East and West. He also wanted Tokyo to showcase the bunmei kaika (civilization and enlightenment) that the new regime trumpeted, and today Tokyo remains an international center of culture, finance, and media, as well as home to Japan´s most prestigious research universities, its most fashionable shopping districts, the headquarters of its wealthiest corporations, and its largest museums. Now covering over 800 square miles, Tokyo´s skyline seems endlessly expansive, and it also seems to have taken some of the most noteworthy aspects of other great cities. In Shinjuku ward, Tokyo has skyscrapers that look like they belong in Manhattan, while in Minato, the Tokyo Tower instantly brings to mind the Eiffel Tower. To the west, the ward of Shibuya is full of enough neon lights to make Las Vegas blush, and the National Diet Building in Chiyoda houses Japan´s legislature and looks like a capitol building tourists might find across American states. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Richard Glass. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/038979de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
1960s Britain: When one of his regular snitches is found floating in the lower Thames, Inspector Jerry Carnaby is in a quandary. The dead man had arranged a meeting with him, promising vital information on a new crime. Unfortunately, there are three distinct possibilities to sort out, and the tip could apply to any of them. It could be a large gold shipment due in from Cardiff. It also could involve a pending visit by an important German diplomat. Or it might have to do with the seemingly improbable claim of a scientist that he has discovered a means of transmuting common materials into precious metals. Carnaby is off to a bad start when his superiors divert him from these cases to escort the diplomat´s hyperkinetic daughter around London when she arrives early to do a little shopping. When the man assigned to watch her hotel room overnight is found strangled, the threads begin to come together and Jerry finds himself searching for a faceless master thief who had vanished a decade before.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: 5395 MEDIA LLC. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/053235de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
An unprecedented look at the life of Rose Kennedy reveals the private woman who became a political legend. In her compelling and intimate portrait, presidential historian Barbara A. Perry captures Rose Kennedy’s essential contributions to the incomparable Kennedy dynasty. This biography - the first to draw on an invaluable cache of Rose’s newly released diaries and letters - unearths the complexities behind the impeccable persona she showed the world. The woman who emerges in these pages is a fascinating character: savvy about her family’s reputation and resilient enough to persevere through the unfathomable tragedies that befell her. As a young woman, she defied her father, Boston mayor John Fitzgerald, by marrying ambitious businessman Joseph Kennedy. During Joe’s diplomatic career, she began carefully calibrating her family’s image, stage-managing photo shoots and interviews of her nine children and herself. After husband Joe’s isolationist views on the eve of World War II made him a political liability, Rose took to the campaign trail for son Jack. Her perfectionism, initially a response to the strictures imposed upon Catholic women, ultimately created a family portrait that resonated in modern politics and media. Perry’s account looks past the fanfare, poignantly revealing the matriarch’s vulnerability. Rose sought solace from crushing personal tragedies and a philandering husband in prayer, habitual shopping, travel, and medication. Initially ashamed and afraid of daughter Rosemary’s mental disability, Rose ultimately shined a light on the affliction, raising millions of dollars for disabled children. An indefatigable campaigner for Jack, Bobby, and Teddy, she had an unshakable Catholic faith that informed their compassionate social policies and her daughters’ philanthropies. This definitive biography, Rose Kennedy provides unequaled access to the life of a remarkable woman who witnessed a century of histor... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gayle Hendrix. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/013569de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Learn about Culture Jamming with iMinds insightful audio knowledge series.It is increasingly in the media, but what exactly is culture jamming and how does it work? Culture jamming is a form of protest in which advertisements and other media messages are re-arranged or parodied in humorous or disturbing ways. The term covers a range of practices, including sabotaging billboards, spoofing well-known ads, and hoaxing the mainstream media. The purpose of culture jamming is to expose the reality behind corporate spin and to reclaim the media and public spaces from the influence of powerful corporations. Just as radio ´´jammers” interrupt broadcasts with their own messages, culture jammers disrupt the everyday flow of the mainstream media by proposing alternative meanings. The term culture jamming was first coined in the mid-1980s by members of Negativland: an experimental band from San Francisco. Perfect to listen to while commuting, exercising, shopping or cleaning the house.. iMinds brings knowledge to your MP3 with 8 minute information segments to whet your mental appetite and broaden your mind. iMinds offers 12 main categories; become a Generalist by increasing your knowledge of Business, Politics, People, History, Pop Culture, Mystery, Crime, Culture, Religion, Concepts, Science and Sport. Clean and concise, crisp and engaging, discover what you never knew you were missing. iMinds is the knowledge solution for the information age cutting through the white noise to give you quick, accurate knowledge .. Perfect your dinner party conversation, impress your boss - an excellent way to discover topics of interest for the future. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Luca James Lee. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/imnd/000023de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Learn more about what cutting down on your gluten intake can do for you! It has been all over the Internet and the media, and everyone is talking about it: Living gluten free. What are the benefits? Why are some people doing this? Is it really necessary? What are the effects? This book answers all these questions. You will learn about interesting facts relating to: How gluten affect autism and other common disorders Which foods contain gluten and which don´t Healthy, delicious ways to avoid gluten and still lick your fingers after eating The biggest benefits of a gluten-free diet Shopping and cooking tips without gluten The connection between impressive weight-loss results and the gluten-free diet Several celebrities who have embraced the gluten-free lifestyle for good 1. Language: English. Narrator: Andrew Spellman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/088281de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Become the CSO - the Chief Story Officer - in your personal life and for your company. A great CSO - Chief Story Officer: Knows how to discover and share their personal story Walks through the fear and digs deep to share meaningful stories Recognizes the power of showing authenticity Does not expect perfection Never judges another´s personal story or insights Enjoys a much more enlightened and connected existence Leads by example in their private life and for the company From living-room story sessions with Steven Spielberg to the board rooms of the most powerful companies in the world such as Apple, The Walt Disney Company, and MetLife, Rodney Henson shares with you the power of personal stories and how they can connect you with people in a more authentic and life-changing way than you could ever imagine. In this social-media frenzied world every individual and company needs a CSO - a Chief Story Officer. People and companies today are losing their ability to connect with others in meaningful, authentic ways. Visit any shopping mall, college campus, or city park, and what do you see? People are focused on their smartphones. They are zombies walking around with their heads down, staring at their screens, bumping into other zombies, but never engaging in conversation. People have been drawn away from communicating through conversation. We are quickly becoming conduits in just another social distribution channel, ingesting and regurgitating others´ links and tweets and shares, and then shutting down without any authentic connection between human beings with souls and emotions. Sadly, our world has settled into this. It´s time to wake up all the zombies. It´s time to start becoming authentic, connected human beings. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rodney Henson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/070261de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
On June 5, 1989, a petrifying procession of Type 59 tanks with bright red stars emblazoned on the sides rolled down the eerily vacant streets of Chang´an Avenue, headed towards Tiananmen Square. Photographer Jeff Widener, along with the disorderly rabble of the media, public, and protesters, watched with bated breath, some from the sidelines, and some from the windows of buildings and nearby establishments. Suddenly, the buzz of panic turned into a chorus of disbelieving gasps. A man by his lonesome, dressed in a white cotton blouse and a pair of black slacks, casually strolled into the street, two shopping bags swinging in hand. Some were bewildered by the thought of the man foolishly attempting to cross the road at the worst possible time, but when this man deliberately stopped in the path of the tanks, there was a beat of stunned silence. The man, perhaps unaware of the thousands of eyes fixated on him, coolly stared down the tanks as their treads slowly grinded to a halt, one at a time. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Colin Fluxman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/095162de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Want to learn Russian that´s not taught in textbooks and schools?Then take your Russian to the next level with Learn Russian: The Ultimate Guide to Talking Online in Russian.Learn how to communicate on social media just like Russian natives do on a daily basis.With this Audiobook, you´ll learn how to make comments, post your reactions and ask questions on social media. You´ll learn everything from catching up and asking what your friends are up to down to wishing them a happy birthday and much, much more. With this Audiobook, you get:25 Lessons in Total 2+ Hours in Total An 113-page eBook so you can read along Each Lesson Contains:One Example of a Post Four Reactions and Comments English Translations Slowed Down Pronunciations A Preview of Lessons Inside:How to post about having dinner with friends How to post about going shopping How to post about music or videos How to post Christmas greeting And much more! PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: RussianPod101.com. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/inno/001263de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Want to learn French that´s not taught in textbooks and schools? Then take your French to the next level with Learn French: The Ultimate Guide to Talking Online in French. Learn how to communicate on social media just like French natives do on a daily basis. With this Audiobook, you´ll learn how to make comments, post your reactions and ask questions on social media. You´ll learn everything from catching up and asking what your friends are up to down to wishing them a happy birthday and much, much more. With this audiobook, you get: 25 Lessons in Total 2+ Hours in Total An 83-page eBook so you can read along Each Lesson Contains: One Example of a Post Four Reactions and Comments English Translations Slowed Down Pronunciations A Preview of Lessons Inside: How to post about having dinner with friends How to post about going shopping How to post about music or videos How to post Christmas greeting And much more! PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: FrenchPod101.com. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/inno/001256de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Want to learn Polish that´s not taught in textbooks and schools? Then take your Polish to the next level with Learn Polish: The Ultimate Guide to Talking Online in Polish.Learn how to communicate on social media just like Polish natives do on a daily basis.With this Audiobook, you´ll learn how to make comments, post your reactions and ask questions on social media. You´ll learn everything from catching up and asking what your friends are up to down to wishing them a happy birthday and much, much more. With this audiobook, you get:25 Lessons in Total 2+ Hours in Total An 82-page eBook so you can read along Each Lesson Contains:One Example of a Post Four Reactions and Comments English Translations Slowed Down Pronunciations A Preview of Lessons Inside:How to post about having dinner with friends How to post about going shopping How to post about music or videos How to post Christmas greeting And much more! PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: PolishPod101.com. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/inno/001262de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.