The Tao of Seneca: Practical Letters from a Stoic Master, Volume 1-3 [Audiobook]

The Tao of Seneca: Practical Letters from a Stoic Master, Volume 1-3 [Audiobook]
The Tao of Seneca: Practical Letters from a Stoic Master, Volume 1-3 [Audiobook] by Seneca presented by Tim Ferriss, read by John A Robinson
2016 | M4B@64 kbps | ~ 31 hours | 895.8MB

The Tao of Seneca (volumes 1-3) is an introduction to Stoic philosophy through the words of Seneca. If you study Seneca, you'll be in good company. He was popular with the educated elite of the Greco-Roman Empire, but Thomas Jefferson also had Seneca on his bedside table. Thought leaders in Silicon Valley tout the benefits of Stoicism, and NFL management, coaches, and players alike - from teams such as the Patriots and Seahawks - have embraced it because the principles make them better competitors. Stoicism is a no-nonsense philosophical system designed to produce dramatic real-world effects. Think of it as an ideal operating system for thriving in high-stress environments. This is your guide.

Uncovering Happiness: Overcoming Depression with Mindfulness and Self-compassion [Audiobook]

Uncovering Happiness: Overcoming Depression with Mindfulness and Self-compassion [Audiobook]
Uncovering Happiness: Overcoming Depression with Mindfulness and Self-compassion [Audiobook] by Elisha Goldstein, read by Eric Michael Summerer
2015 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 7 hrs 50 mins | 222.42MB

Most of us believe when we're depressed that our situation is hopeless. That's a mistake, Dr. Elisha Goldstein reassures us in Uncovering Happiness. The secret to overcoming depression and uncovering happiness is in harnessing our brain's own natural antidepressant power and ultimately creating a more resilient antidepressant brain. Uncovering Happiness is grounded in two key foundations - mindfulness and self-compassion - and backed by recent scientific discoveries.

New research shows that mindfulness reduces the risk of relapse in people who have experienced depression and can be a significant alternative or supplement to medication. Goldstein explores our natural antidepressants - along with mindfulness and self-compassion, also purpose, play, and confidence - and offers specific techniques for putting them into action. Together these elements can transform something that typically forces us to spiral downward and turn it into an upward spiral of self-worth and resiliency.

The Race Underground: Boston, New York, and the Incredible Rivalry That Built America's First Subway [Audiobook]

The Race Underground: Boston, New York, and the Incredible Rivalry That Built America's First Subway [Audiobook]
The Race Underground: Boston, New York, and the Incredible Rivalry That Built America's First Subway [Audiobook] by Doug Most, read by John H Mayer
2014 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 15 hrs 26 mins | 436.69MB

In the late nineteenth century, as cities like Boston and New York grew larger, the streets became increasingly clogged with horse-drawn carts. When the great blizzard of 1888 brought New York City to a halt, a solution had to be found. Two brothers - Henry Melville Whitney of Boston and William Collins Whitney of New York City - pursued the dream of his city being the first American metropolis to have a subway and the great race was on. The competition between Boston and New York was played out in an era not unlike our own, one of economic upheaval, job losses, bitter political tensions, and the question of America's place in the world.

The Race Underground is peopled with the famous, like Boss Tweed, and Thomas Edison, and the not-so-famous, like the countless "sandhogs" who dug and blasted into the earth's crust, sometimes losing their lives in the process of building the subway's tunnels. Doug Most chronicles the science of the subway, looks at fears people had about travelling underground and tells a story as exciting as any ever ripped from the pages of U.S. history. The Race Underground is a great American saga of two rival American cities, the powerful interests within, and an invention that changed the lives of millions.

Wizard: The Life and Times of Nikola Tesla, Biography of a Genius [Audiobook]

Wizard: The Life and Times of Nikola Tesla, Biography of a Genius [Audiobook]
Wizard: The Life and Times of Nikola Tesla, Biography of a Genius [Audiobook] by Marc J Seifer, read by Simon Prebble
2011 | MP3 VBR V7 + EPUB | 22 hrs 17 mins | 570.88MB

Nikola Tesla (1856-1943), credited as the inspiration for radio, robots, and even radar, has been called the patron saint of modern electricity. Based on original material and previously unavailable documents, this acclaimed book is the definitive biography of the man considered by many to be the founding father of modern electrical technology. Among Tesla's creations were the channeling of alternating current, fluorescent and neon lighting, wireless telegraphy, and the giant turbines that harnessed the power of Niagara Falls.

Joker One: A Marine Platoon's Story of Courage, Leadership, and Brotherhood [Audiobook]

Joker One: A Marine Platoon's Story of Courage, Leadership, and Brotherhood [Audiobook]
Joker One: A Marine Platoon's Story of Courage, Leadership, and Brotherhood [Audiobook] by Donovan Campbell, read by David Drummond
2009 | M4B@64 kbps + EPUB | 11 hrs 46 mins | 328.58MB

When Donovan Campbell's platoon deployed to Ramadi in the spring of 2004, they believed they'd be spending most of their time building schools, training police, and making friends with the citizens. But shortly after arriving, when Campbell awoke to the chilling cry of "Jihad, Jihad, Jihad!" echoing from minaret to minaret across the city, he knew they had an altogether different situation on their hands.

For nearly the entire day, Joker-One---the 40-man infantry platoon that Campbell was charged with leading---fought house-to-house to rescue other units, sometimes trading grenades with their enemies from just a few feet away. In the days and months that followed, hundreds of hard-core insurgents launched simultaneous attacks on the Marine forces in Ramadi, their ranks swelled by thousands of local volunteers drawn from the citizens of a city whose primary export was officers in Saddam Hussein's army. By the fall of 2004, nearly half the men in Campbell's platoon had been wounded in some of the fiercest urban fighting since Vietnam; less than a month after they withdrew, the forces in Ramadi were doubled, then tripled.

Although Joker One is set in Iraq, the book's themes---brotherhood, honor, and sacrifice---are universal. Campbell shows us how his Marines' patience, discipline, and love for one another created a whole that is much greater than the sum of its parts, and how the essential goodness of these men remains unchanged by all of the pain and the terror surrounding them. His sharp-eyed, evocative, and unflinching account of his deployment is just as impressive as the man himself---a man who chose to enter the military because of his patriotism, sense of privilege, and deep religious faith when most of his Princeton classmates were cashing in their ivy league educations for lucrative careers among the financial elite.