Step back in time to Prohibition and prostitution during the Roaring ´20s. Follow Giulietta Bracca´s notorious rise to wealth and power, from street urchin in 1905 Genoa, Italy, to the headmistress of Night School, Chicago´s most popular and innovative men´s club in the 1920s. Along the way Giulietta plays a deadly game of one-upmanship with men who use her, abuse her, and fall head-over-heels in love with her. This quick-study seductress soon learns to give as good as she gets, and with few regrets - those so devastating they will haunt her into eternity. But there is one man Giulietta will never forget: the immigrant bootlegger she gave up too soon and will stop at nothing to lure back, even if it means jeopardizing all she holds dear. A prequel and partial parallel to Giacoletto´s Italian/American saga The Family Angel, Chicago´s Headmistress can also stand alone. Every story has more than one side and within a generational saga many stories link and overlap. And as in real life, their endings rarely dissolve into happily ever after. A must-listen for fans of The Family Angel, Family Deceptions, The Godfather, and HBO´s Boardwalk Empire. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Thomas Fawley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/024044/bk_acx0_024044_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Blues Soloing Strategies for Guitar is a study of essential and innovative approaches to blues improvisation. It features 16 full-length solos broken down and discussed in detail, covering everything from blues form to soloing structure and technique. Many blues solo styles, including Chicago, Delta, rock, funk, jump, jazz, and minor, are analyzed rhythmically, harmonically, and emotionally to help you learn how to create your own strong musical statement. This book takes an intelligent and thorough approach to shed new light on blues guitar soloing and provides you with fresh strategies to apply to your own playing. A CD demonstrating all the examples in the book and for playing along is included.
Welcome to Forbes for April 21st, 2014 from Audible. This edition contains seven feature articles. In the cover story, we´ll tell you about, ´´Harold Hamm: The Billionaire Oilman Fueling America´s Recovery” – Harold Hamm has transformed the U-S oil industry like no one since John D. Rockefeller, while helping to keep domestic prices low--and making himself a $16.9 billion fortune. The great domestic energy boom, he says, is just beginning. Also, ´´A Lucky Drug Made Pharmacyclics´ Robert Duggan a Billionaire. Will Long-Term Success Follow?” - Since Duggan took the helm at Pharmacyclics in 2008, its stock has risen fortyfold. But can a manager with no experience hunting for drugs build a successful new drug company? Next, ´´Lego High-Rise: World´s Tallest Modular Apartment Tower Getting Snapped Together in Brooklyn” - Companies behind the revolutionary new building process say it´s bringing the best of manufacturing and construction together. We´ll also tell you, ´´How Wayfair Sells Nearly $1 Billion Worth of Sofas, Patio Chairs, and Cat Playgrounds” - Each month more than 11 million people–mostly 35- to 65-year-old women–visit Wayfair.com to browse its massive housewares catalog, an online directory hundreds of times larger than any Sears, Roebuck ever produced. But Wayfair is as much a data miner as it is a retailer. Then, ´´Can America Spark a New Industrial Revolution?” In late March, Forbes gathered more than 300 innovative business leaders, entrepreneurs, academics, and growth-oriented policymakers in Chicago for our first Reinventing America Summit to help foster a budding industrial revolution in the United States. Followed by, ´´Stanford Is Tops for the Most Satisfied MBA Graduates” - America´s most selective business school blows away the competition when measuring the satisfaction of its alumni. And in our final story, ´´Is Vladimir Putin Another Adolf Hitler?” Shades ... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ken Borgers. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/forb/140421/pe_forb_140421_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Against the unforgettable backdrop of New York near the turn of the 20th century, from the Gilded Age world of formal balls and opera to the immigrant poverty of the Lower East Side, best-selling author Susan Vreeland again breathes life into a work of art in this extraordinary novel, which brings a woman once lost in the shadows into vivid color. It’s 1893, and at the Chicago World’s Fair, Louis Comfort Tiffany makes his debut with a luminous exhibition of innovative stained-glass windows, which he hopes will honor his family business and earn him a place on the international artistic stage. But behind the scenes in his New York studio is the freethinking Clara Driscoll, head of his women’s division. Publicly unrecognized by Tiffany, Clara conceives of and designs nearly all of the iconic leaded-glass lamps for which he is long remembered. Clara struggles with her desire for artistic recognition and the seemingly insurmountable challenges that she faces as a professional woman, which ultimately force her to protest against the company she has worked so hard to cultivate. She also yearns for love and companionship, and is devoted in different ways to five men, including Tiffany, who enforces to a strict policy: he does not hire married women, and any who do marry while under his employ must resign immediately. Eventually, like many women, Clara must decide what makes her happiest—the professional world of her hands or the personal world of her heart. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kimberly Farr. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/002489/bk_rand_002489_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
´´Mayor Richard M. Daley dropped the bomb at a routine news conference at City Hall on Tuesday. With no prelude or fanfare, Mr. Daley announced that he would not seek re-election when his term expires next year. ´Simply put, it´s time,´ he said.´´ New York Times, September 7, 2010 With those four words, an era ended. After twenty-two years, the longest-serving and most powerful mayor in the history of Chicago - and, arguably, America-stepped down, leaving behind a city that was utterly transformed, and a complicated legacy we are only beginning to evaluate. In First Son, Keith Koeneman chronicles the sometimes Shakespearean, sometimes Machiavellian life of an American political legend. Making deft use of unprecedented access to key players in the Daley administration, as well as Chicago´s business and cultural leaders, Koeneman draws on more than one hundred interviews to tell an up-close, insider story of political triumph and personal evolution. With Koeneman as our guide, we follow young Daley from his beginnings as an average Bridgeport kid thought to lack his father´s talent and charisma to his unlikely transformation into an iron-fisted leader. Daley not only escaped the giant shadow of his father but also transformed Chicago from a gritty, post-industrial Midwestern capital into a beautiful, sophisticated global city widely recognized as a model for innovative metropolises throughout the world. But in spite of his many accomplishments, Richard M. Daley´s record is far from flawless. First Son sets the dramatic improvement of certain parts of the city against the persistent realities of crime, financial stress, failing public housing, and dysfunctional schools. And it reveals that while in many ways Daley broke with the machine politics of his father, he continued to reward loyalty with favors, use the resources of city government to overwhelm opponents, and tolerate political corruption. A nuanced portrait of a co... 1. Language: English. Narrator: William Coon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/007151/bk_acx0_007151_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Sherwood Anderson´s most enduring work, Winesburg, Ohio, is considered one of earliest works of modernist literature. The sequence of short stories centers on the life of George Willardand those who live in the rural, pre-industrial town. ´´Adventure,´´ a short story within the novel, tells the tale of Alice Hindman, a twenty-something girl, and her continued devotion to her former lover Ned Currie, who left her to seek his fortune in Chicago. A story of self-discovery and heartache,´´Adventure´´ is representative of why Winesburg,Ohio is considered one of the best novels of the twentieth century. Proceeds from sale of this title go to Reach Out and Read, an innovative literacy advocacy organization. /p> 1. Language: English. Narrator: Amy Rubinate. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/006050/bk_blak_006050_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From Workplace to Playspace is about visionary, courageous, innovative, and persistent organizations that challenge long-held preconceptions about the incompatibility of workplace and playspace. Each day organizations across industries and with wide-ranging missions are discovering that playspace is the space they can and must create every day at work if they are to think creatively, question old assumptions, respond effectively to the unexpected, and engage all to work at the top of their talent. Filled with case examples from such organizations as Learning Curve International, Google, Chicago Public Schools, Umpqua Bank, and Threadless, the author provides both the conceptual framework and the principles to guide practitioners to create playspace for innovating, learning and changing in their organizations. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dana Green. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/000972/bk_acx0_000972_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The very nature of panic leads people into a chronic cycle of anticipation, panic, and helplessness. In Panic Attacks Workbook, psychologist and anxiety expert Dr. David Carbonell explains the vicious cycle of habitual responses that lead to debilitating attacks. He offers detailed instructions to help you halt this process and free yourself from the cycle of panic attacks. Based in acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Panic Attacks Workbook provides the tools you need to successfully overcome panic. It teaches you how to work effectively with your brain so you can address your panic in ways that will truly help you. You can recover from panic attacks and phobias. If you´re ready to take back your life and live free from the cycle of panic attacks, this audiobook will teach you how. These innovative techniques offer expert guidance along a proven path that promotes recovery. David A. Carbonell, PhD, is a clinical psychologist who specializes in the treatment of anxiety disorders in Chicago, IL. He is also the author of the best-selling audiobook The Worry Trick: How Your Brain Tricks You into Expecting the Worst and What You Can Do About It. 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: Stephen Paul Aulridge, Jr.. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/114724/bk_acx0_114724_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this special issue:Fast Company´s report on the 50 most innovative companies.An artificial heart and its lightweight power drive. A better airline for Brazil. Chocolate from Madagascar and a soccer shirt made of plastic water bottles. A fashion leader escaping its pattern, a smelter, and that little coupon startup in Chicago that´s suddenly worth billions. All this from one simple word: innovation. The 50 companies on our 2011 list have chosen a unique path. Today´s business landscape is littered with heritage companies whose CEOs battle their industry´s broken model with inertia, layoffs, lawsuits -- anything that squeezes pennies and delays the inevitable. How many of these companies will be dominant in 2025? Few. That world will be ruled by the kinds of companies on this list. They´re nondogmatic, willing to scrap conventional ideas. (A mere 30-second TV ad? Let´s do 200 online videos in two days, say the creatives at Wieden and Kennedy.) They´re willing to fail. (Google´s search team runs up to 200 experiments at any one time.) They know what they stand for. (By making home-viewing as easy as possible, Netflix walloped Blockbuster, which thought its business had something to do with stores.) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ken Borgers. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/fast/110301/pe_fast_110301_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
´´Stephen King never stops giving us his all´´ (Chicago Tribune) in this number-one national best seller about the idyllic small town of Haven, Maine, and its encounter with a deadly evil out for a diabolical invasion of body, soul - and mind. Writer Bobbi Anderson becomes obsessed with digging up something she´s found buried in the woods near her home. With the help of her friend, Jim Gardener, she uncovers an alien spaceship. Though exposure to the Tommyknockers, who piloted the alien ship, has harmful effects on residents´ health, the people of Haven develop a talent for creating innovative devices under their increasingly malignant influence. In this riveting, nightmarish story, Stephen King has given us a ´´brilliant, riveting, marvelous´´ (The Boston Globe) novel. ´´You will not be able to put this down´´ (Los Angeles Times Book Review). And the next time someone raps at your door, you may want to keep the chain on. It just might be the Tommyknocker Man. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Edward Herrmann. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/007345/bk_sans_007345_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.