This book examines the origins of higher learning, and then traces education exchange to the aftermath of World War II, when the United States was internationally recognized as the epicenter of critical thinking and scientific discovery. As centers of learning arose in the ancient world, the gathering of students they drew invariably included ´´foreigners´´-those not native to the immediate local area. Then as now, inquisitive minds compelled humans to explore, crossing borders to seek enlightenment in faraway places before returning to their homelands. Few societies have been so remote that they could not be affected by the acquisition of imported information. The number of international students and scholars in the United States now exceeds one million. This book narrates the complex and colorful history of intrepid individuals, inspired programs, and world events that have given direction to the path of education exchange, as well as the global dissemination of American scholarship.
Too Good to Be True is a gripping audiobook from Ann Cleeves, featuring Detective Inspector Jimmy Perez from the best-selling Shetland series. When young teacher Anna Blackwell is found dead in her home, the police think her death was suicide or a tragic accident. After all, Stonebridge is a quiet country village in the Scottish Borders, where murders just don´t happen. But Detective Inspector Jimmy Perez soon arrives from faraway Shetland when his ex-wife, Sarah, asks him to look into the case. The local gossips are saying that her new husband, Tom, was having an affair with Anna. Could Tom have been involved with her death? Sarah refuses to believe it - but needs proof. Anna had been a teacher. She must have loved kids. Would she kill herself knowing there was nobody to look after her daughter? She had seemed happier than ever before she died. And to Perez this suggests not suicide...but murder. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kenny Blyth. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/macm/000965/bk_macm_000965_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this adventure, which would have played well in one of his own films, Schmuel Goldfisz left the Warsaw ghetto in 1895. He walked 300 miles to the Oder River, where he paid someone to row him across, smuggling him out of the Russian empire into Germany, past border patrols to another long walk to Hamburg. The gleam in his eye was America, ´´a far-away country, a vision of paradise.´´ Schmuel Goldfisz became Samuel Goldwyn, one of the producers who created the Hollywood film industry. His pictures, notably Stella Dallas, Wuthering Heights, and The Best Years of Our Lives, were famous for ´´the Goldwyn Touch´´. And Goldwyn himself was one of the most colorful of the vivid personalities of his time. The Saturday Evening Post called him ´´the central figure of the great comic legend´´. Americans still indulge in ´´Goldwynisms´´ when they order somebody to ´´include me out´´ or ´´stop biting the hand of the goose that laid the golden eggs.´´ Goldwyn´s son calls this book ´´the biography my father would have wanted´´ -- a very special look at Hollywood and one of its leading figures. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Roddy McDowall. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/pnix/000349/bk_pnix_000349_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Doses of concentrated thrills and pure, raw excitement are delivered directly on the heels of the most explosive musical theme in radio - a crashing rendition of Mussorgsky´s ´´Night On Bald Mountain´´. Produced and directed by William N. Robson, Norman MacDonnell, and Antony Ellis - and featuring stories by Rudyard Kipling, Ambrose Bierce, and more - Escape is capable of chilling spines as expertly as it accelerates heartbeats. Through nail-biting espionage thrillers and desperate tales of survival, through stories of science fiction and the supernatural, through clashes on the battlefield and clashes against the terrifying power of nature (and all her creatures), you are thrust into extraordinary circumstances from which there is no…Escape! Vincent Price, Jack Webb, William Conrad, Frank Lovejoy, Joan Banks, John Dehner, and many of the greatest radio voices are featured in 20 digitally restored and remastered episodes of this pulse-pounding program. Episodes include: ´´An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge´´, 12-10-47; ´´Confession´´, 12-31-47; ´´Papa Benjamin´´, 01-21-48; ´´She´´, 07-11-48; ´´Habit´´, 07-18-48; ´´The Drums of the Fore and Aft´´, 07-14-49; ´´Second-Class Passenger´´, 07-28-49; ´´Command´´, 12-06-49; ´´Border Town´´, 12-13-49; ´´Present Tense´´, 01-31-50; ´´Three Skeleton Key´´, 03-17-50; ´´Pass to Berlin´´, 05-19-50; ´´Serenade for a Cobra´´, 06-16-50; ´´Earth Abides, Part 1´´, 11-05-50; ´´Earth Abides, Part 2´´, 11-12-50; ´´This Side of Nowhere´´, 12-03-50; ´´A Bullet for Mr. Smith´´, 01-14-51; ´´Lily and the Colonel´´, 05-03-53; ´´The Far-Away Island´´, 06-21-53; and ´´Flood on the Goodwin´´, 07-24-54. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Vincent Price, Jack Webb, William Conrad, Frank Lovejoy, John Dehner, Joan Banks. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/radi/000847/rt_radi_000847_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The final frontier is shrinking. Interstellar Planetary Administration sanctions are forcing the border colonies of deep space into extinction. Kappa Max is one of the last major cutthroat outposts, home to the lawless and the lonely…. Varinia Wilcox is the star attraction of a lucrative bordello gambling house. Solomon Bodine has been spurned by his lover and looking for distraction. Clayton Barry is AWOL and a few drinks away from having to live in the gutter. Lyssa Foaloak is a double-crossing criminal who´ll kill anyone for a few credits. Four strangers, each with secrets that could cost them their freedom, are desperate to get off-planet. They meet Grace Peters, a cynical ex-doctor with an intriguing offer: a six-month trip to a faraway moon where she claims a stunning fortune awaits. But this adventure is no easy escape. Danger, passion, secrets, and madness await. Can they survive the mission, and each other, to make it out alive? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Christian Rummel. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harl/000723/bk_harl_000723_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Witch and Mage Sage is an epic boxed-set consists of 2 complete series: Soul of Ashes and Mage of Bloodstone. The two series tell stories of Lyla and Caedmon, the next generation of the LeBlancs in the Multiverse Collection. Soul of Ashes When dark magic descends and super technology fails, power rises from the heart. Lyla was born to lead the most prosperous kingdom in the multiverse. She has it all: beauty, intelligence, the protection of her royal family, and a legion of supernatural soldiers. Her parents came from Earth. So, she knows she isn't ready for the leadership until she understands how to be human in the multiverse. When a glitch in the computer system weakens the multiverse's border security, she goes to Earth as she's confident that she could fix the issue in the blink of an eye. Michael was a New York street kid before Lyla's father took him to the multiverse and mentored him. Now, as the Commander in Chief of a new universe, he is the only one who could protect Lyla on her brief mission to Earth. She knows technology. He knows human. She's righteous. He's compassionate. She's witty. He's street smart. It sounds like a fairy tale until they figure out that the most dangerous group of supernatural mercenaries are waiting for them on Earth. The mission fails. Disconnected from their people, relying on magic, the source of power they don't understand, every choice they make could be their last. No war is without casualties. No victory is without sacrifices. Do they have what it takes to win the battle and return home? Soul of Ashes is a romantic and contemporary fantasy set in South East Asia. If you love intriguing mysteries, witch business, quirky magic, and explosive action, you'll love this series. Mage of Bloodstone Two worlds. Two women. One man and a supernatural war. Sedna and Alyna are the top contenders for the leadership of the most powerful mage organization in the city. Living a few hundred years apart, but they both know being the leader and carrying the baggage that comes with it is the last thing that they want. Fate plays tricks on them both when the bloodstone Scorpio key that their mage organization worships is awakening during the time they are in charge. Their organization needs them to take the leadership and protect the key. Caedmon, a commander from Eudaiz, a universe faraway from Earth, comes to Earth to search for the key. Who is he? What does he really want? Sedna and Alyna have no clue. But what they both know is that their lives will never be the same without him. Mage of Bloodstone is a romantic urban fantasy series in the Multiverse Collection. The series offers adrenaline surged action, unimaginable twists and turns, and incredibly compelling characters. If you love supernatural thriller, magic, shape-shifting and time travel romance, this is the series for you.