Rally Point: Five Tasks to Unite the Country and Revitalize the American Dream [Audiobook]

Rally Point: Five Tasks to Unite the Country and Revitalize the American Dream [Audiobook]
Rally Point: Five Tasks to Unite the Country and Revitalize the American Dream [Audiobook] by Chris Gibson, read by the Author
2017 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 7 hrs 10 mins | 197.63MB

A smart and surprising political inventory for how America can reunite and revitalize in a time of crisis.

Written by an admired leader of the Republican party, Rally Point: Five Tasks to Unite the Country and Revitalize the American Dream looks past the 2016 election, past the finger pointing and conventional political thinking, to focus on clear primary principles that conservatives must debate and defend to protect the future of America.

Raised in a working-class family in upstate New York, the first in his family to go to college, paid for in part by his service in the National Guard, Chris Gibson rose from private to colonel in the army, including combat command in the storied 82nd Airborne Division. Rally Point is his story: what he's learned from the school of hard knocks and how he's applied those precious life lessons during his service in Iraq and in Congress.

Drawn from a deep appreciation of history and American exceptionalism, Gibson provides incisive and frank analysis of the current political environment, including President Trump, and provides a road map based on time-tested founding principles to help unite our country and revitalize the American dream. Rally Point is a thoughtful, compelling, enjoyable listen - a must for serious-minded Americans looking for answers in this challenging political environment.

A History of the World in Seven Cheap Things: A Guide to Capitalism, Nature, and the Future of the Planet [Audiobook]

A History of the World in Seven Cheap Things: A Guide to Capitalism, Nature, and the Future of the Planet [Audiobook]
A History of the World in Seven Cheap Things: A Guide to Capitalism, Nature, and the Future of the Planet [Audiobook] by Raj Patel, Jason W Moore, read by Simon Mattacks
2017 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB + PDF | 6 hrs 40 mins | 183.55MB

Nature, money, work, care, food, energy, and lives: these are the seven things that have made our world and will shape its future. Bringing the latest ecological research together with histories of colonialism, indigenous struggles, slave revolts, and other rebellions and uprisings, Patel and Moore demonstrate that throughout history, crises have always prompted fresh strategies to make the world cheap and safe for capitalism. At a time of crisis in all seven cheap things, innovative and systemic thinking is urgently required. This book proposes a radical new way of understanding - and reclaiming - the planet in the turbulent twenty-first century.

This Brave New World: India, China and the United States [Audiobook]

This Brave New World: India, China and the United States [Audiobook]
This Brave New World: India, China and the United States [Audiobook] by Anja Manuel, read by Elizabeth Wiley
2016 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 12 hrs 14 mins | 337.03MB

In the next decade and a half, China and India will become two of the world's indispensable powers - whether they rise peacefully or not. During that time Asia will surpass the combined strength of North America and Europe in economic might, population size, and military spending. Both India and China will have vetoes over many international decisions, from climate change to global trade, human rights, and business standards.

From her front-row view of this shift, first at the State Department and now as an advisor to American business leaders, Anja Manuel escorts us on an intimate tour of the corridors of power in Delhi and Beijing. Her encounters with political and business leaders reveal how each country's history and politics influences their conduct today. Through vibrant stories, she reveals how each country is working to surmount enormous challenges.

We wring our hands about China, Manuel writes, while we underestimate India, which will be the most important country outside the West to shape China's rise. Manuel shows us that a different path is possible - we can bring China and India along as partners rather than alienating one or both, and extend our own leadership in the world.

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