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              What School Could Be: Insights and Inspiration from Teachers Across America
                

              What School Could Be: Insights and Inspiration from Teachers Across America (Audio CD / Audio)

              By Dintersmith, Ted; Read by Perkins, Tom

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              Innovation expert Ted Dintersmith took an unprecedented trip across America, visiting all fifty states in a single school year. He originally set out to raise awareness about the urgent need to reimagine education to prepare students for a world marked by innovation--but America'...s teachers one-upped him. All across the country, he met teachers in ordinary settings doing extraordinary things, creating innovative classrooms where children learn deeply and joyously as they gain purpose, agency, and real knowledge. Together, these new ways of teaching and learning offer a vision of what school could be--and a model for transforming schools throughout the United States and beyond. Better yet, teachers and parents don't have to wait for the revolution to come from above. They can readily implement small changes that can make a big difference. America's clock is ticking. Our archaic model of education trains our kids for a world that no longer exists, and accelerating advances in technology are eliminating millions of jobs. But the trailblazing of many American educators gives us reasons for hope. Capturing bold ideas from teachers and classrooms across America, What School Could Be provides a realistic and profoundly optimistic roadmap for creating cultures of innovation and real learning in all our schools.
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              ISBN 9781665229296
              Released NZ 1 Mar 2021
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              Worst. President. Ever.: James Buchanan, the Potus Rating Game, and the Legacy of the Least of the Lesser Presidents
                

              Worst. President. Ever.: James Buchanan, the Potus Rating Game, and the Legacy of the Least of the Lesser Presidents (Audio CD / Audio)

              By Strauss, Robert; Read by Perkins, Tom

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              Worst. President. Ever. flips the great presidential biography on its head, offering an enlightening--and highly entertaining--account of poor James Buchanan's presidency to prove once and for all that, well, few leaders could have done worse. But author Robert Strauss does much ...more, leading listeners out of Buchanan's terrible term in office--meddling in the Dred Scott Supreme Court decision, exacerbating the Panic of 1857, helping foment the John Brown uprisings and Bloody Kansas, virtually inviting a half-dozen states to secede from the Union as a lame duck, and on and on--to explore with insight and humor his own obsession with presidents, and ultimately the entire notion of ranking our presidents. He guides us through the POTUS rating game of historians and others who have made their own Mount Rushmores--or Marianas Trenches--of presidential achievement, showing why Buchanan easily loses to any of the others, but also offering insights into presidential history buffs like himself, the forgotten lesser presidential sites, sex and the presidency, the presidency itself, and how and why it can often take the best measures out of even the most dedicated men.
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              ISBN 9781665280754
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              The Golden Fleece: High-Risk Adventure at West Point
                

              The Golden Fleece: High-Risk Adventure at West Point (Audio CD / Audio)

              Contributions by Clark, General Wesley K.; By Carhart, Tom; Foreword by Clark, Wesley K.; Read by Perkins, Tom

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              In the fall of 1965, West Point cadet Tom Carhart and five of his classmates from the U.S. Military Academy pulled off a feat of extraordinary ingenuity, precision, and raw guts: the theft of the billy goat mascot from their rival, the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, just before... the biggest game of the year. The U.S. forces in Vietnam were then at two hundred thousand and growing, and the men in West Point's class of 1966 were well aware that they would serve, and quite possibly die, in that far-off war. But West Point's motto, Duty, Honor, Country, affirms that its graduates will obey the decisions of our elected government, and the men of '66 were dutiful: of the 579 who graduated, 30 died in Vietnam, and roughly five times that number were wounded. Since this would be the men's last Army-Navy football game as cadets, they wanted to go out with a bang, not a whimper. Carhart tells the incredible true story of how, in stealing that Navy goat, the cadets unknowingly reenacted the story of Jason and the Golden Fleece from Greek mythology. The caper is interwoven with an insider's narrative about the private lives of six West Point cadets in the early 1960s, who, against all odds, hurled their last hurrah of triumph to America before flying off to fight the war in Vietnam.
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              The Golden Fleece: High-Risk Adventure at West Point
                

              The Golden Fleece: High-Risk Adventure at West Point (Audio CD / Audio)

              Contributions by Clark, General Wesley K.; By Carhart, Tom; Foreword by Clark, Wesley K.; Read by Perkins, Tom

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              In the fall of 1965, West Point cadet Tom Carhart and five of his classmates from the U.S. Military Academy pulled off a feat of extraordinary ingenuity, precision, and raw guts: the theft of the billy goat mascot from their rival, the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, just before... the biggest game of the year. The U.S. forces in Vietnam were then at two hundred thousand and growing, and the men in West Point's class of 1966 were well aware that they would serve, and quite possibly die, in that far-off war. But West Point's motto, Duty, Honor, Country, affirms that its graduates will obey the decisions of our elected government, and the men of '66 were dutiful: of the 579 who graduated, 30 died in Vietnam, and roughly five times that number were wounded. Since this would be the men's last Army-Navy football game as cadets, they wanted to go out with a bang, not a whimper. Carhart tells the incredible true story of how, in stealing that Navy goat, the cadets unknowingly reenacted the story of Jason and the Golden Fleece from Greek mythology. The caper is interwoven with an insider's narrative about the private lives of six West Point cadets in the early 1960s, who, against all odds, hurled their last hurrah of triumph to America before flying off to fight the war in Vietnam.
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              ISBN 9781665258364
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              The Price of Valor: The Life of Audie Murphy, America's Most Decorated Hero of World War II
                

              The Price of Valor: The Life of Audie Murphy, America's Most Decorated Hero of World War II (Audio CD / Audio)

              By Smith, David; Read by Perkins, Tom

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              When he was seventeen years old, Audie Murphy falsified his birth records so that he could enlist in the Army and help defeat the Nazis. When he was nineteen, he single-handedly turned back the German Army at the Battle of Colmar Pocket by climbing on top of a tank with a machine... gun, a moment immortalized in the classic film To Hell and Back, starring Audie himself. In the first biography covering his entire life--including his severe PTSD and his tragic death at age forty-five--the unusual story of Audie Murphy, the most decorated hero of World War II, is brought to life for a new generation.
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              ISBN 9798200014033
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              The Opa! Way Lib/E: Finding Joy & Meaning in Everyday Life & Work
                

              The Opa! Way Lib/E: Finding Joy & Meaning in Everyday Life & Work (Audio CD / Audio, Library Edition)

              By Dundon, Elaine; Pattakos, Alex, Ph.D; Read by Perkins, Tom

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              In chasing the good life, many of us sacrifice our relationships, our health, and our sanity, and at the end of the day still find ourselves with lives and work that bring us little fulfillment or meaning. The pursuit of happiness doesn't fill this void, and it doesn't help us de...al with the challenges and chaos that are inevitable in everyday life. We need to learn how to embrace all of life--the ups and the downs, the joys and sorrows, the good times as well as times of transition and upheaval. Inspired by ancient Greek philosophy and traditional Greek village life, and backed by years of research, The OPA! Way offers a breakthrough, practical approach to discovering and reconnecting with the true meaning of our lives and work. Bestselling authors Alex Pattakos and Elaine Dundon, founders of The OPA! Way(R) and The Meaning Group, share insights, stories, and three core lessons to guide you on your odyssey to meaning.
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              ISBN 9798200036516
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              Will College Pay Off?: A Guide to the Most Important Financial Decision You'll Ever Make
                

              Will College Pay Off?: A Guide to the Most Important Financial Decision You'll Ever Make (Audio CD / Audio, Library Edition)

              By Cappelli, Peter; Read by Perkins, Tom

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              The decision of whether to go to college, or where, is hampered by poor information and inadequate understanding of the financial risk involved. Adding to the confusion, the same degree can cost dramatically different amounts for different people. A barrage of advertising offers ...us new degrees designed to lead to specific jobs, but we see no information on whether graduates ever get those jobs. In Will College Pay Off?, Peter Cappelli, an acclaimed expert in employment trends, the workforce, and education, provides hard evidence that counters conventional wisdom and helps us make cost-effective choices. Among the issues Cappelli analyzes are: What the real link is between a college degree and a job that enables you to pay off the cost of college Why the most expensive colleges may actually be the cheapest in the long run How parents and students can find out what different colleges actually deliver to students and whether it is something that employers really want Insightful and informative, Will College Pay Off? helps students and parents make smart financial decisions and provides the foundation for students to succeed in the real world.
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              ISBN 9798200020409
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              Bad Faith: When Religious Belief Undermines Modern Medicine
                

              Bad Faith: When Religious Belief Undermines Modern Medicine (Audio CD / Audio)

              By Offit, Paul A.; Read by Perkins, Tom

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              In recent years, there have been major outbreaks of whooping cough among children in California, mumps in New York, and measles in Ohio's Amish country--despite the fact that these are all vaccine-preventable diseases. Although America is the most medically advanced place in the ...world, many people disregard modern medicine in favor of using their faith to fight life threatening illnesses. In twenty-first century America, how could this be happening? Acclaimed physician and author Dr. Paul Offit chronicles the stories of these faithful and their children, whose devastating experiences highlight the tangled relationship between religion and medicine in America. Religious or not, this issue reaches everyone--whether you are seeking treatment at a Catholic hospital or trying to keep your kids safe from diseases spread by their unvaccinated peers. Replete with vivid storytelling and complex, compelling characters, Bad Faith makes a strenuous case that denying medicine to children in the name of religion isn't just unwise and immoral, but a rejection of the very best aspects of what belief itself has to offer.
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              Sweetness and Power: The Place of Sugar in Modern History
                

              Sweetness and Power: The Place of Sugar in Modern History (Audio CD / Audio)

              By Mintz, Sidney W.; Read by Perkins, Tom

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              In this eye-opening study, Sidney W. Mintz shows how Europeans and Americans transformed sugar from a rare foreign luxury to a commonplace necessity of modern life, and how it changed the history of capitalism and industry. He discusses the production and consumption of sugar, an...d reveals how closely interwoven sugar's origins are as a slave crop grown in Europe's tropical colonies with its use first as an extravagant luxury for the aristocracy, then as a staple of the diet of the new industrial proletariat. Finally, he considers how sugar has altered work patterns, eating habits, and our diet in modern times.
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              ISBN 9781665272117
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              Sweetness and Power: The Place of Sugar in Modern History
                

              Sweetness and Power: The Place of Sugar in Modern History (Audio CD / Audio)

              By Mintz, Sidney W.; Read by Perkins, Tom

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              In this eye-opening study, Sidney W. Mintz shows how Europeans and Americans transformed sugar from a rare foreign luxury to a commonplace necessity of modern life, and how it changed the history of capitalism and industry. He discusses the production and consumption of sugar, an...d reveals how closely interwoven sugar's origins are as a slave crop grown in Europe's tropical colonies with its use first as an extravagant luxury for the aristocracy, then as a staple of the diet of the new industrial proletariat. Finally, he considers how sugar has altered work patterns, eating habits, and our diet in modern times.
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              ISBN 9781665272100
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