Who can stop the violent black man? He murders children, murders his ex-girlfriends and wives, and then cries inequality. The United States government´s remedy of incarcerating black men is not the answer for saving them. Everyday a black man is dying by the hands and gun of another black person, and redirecting them toward positive choices will save us all. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rafael Osaba. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/077251/bk_acx0_077251_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Two-time New York City police commissioner Ray Kelly opens up about his remarkable life, taking us inside 50 years of law enforcement leadership, offering chilling stories of terrorist plots after 9/11 and sharing his candid insights into the challenges and controversies cops face today. The son of a milkman and a Macy´s dressing-room checker, Ray Kelly grew up on New York City´s Upper West Side: a middle-class neighborhood where Irish and Puerto Rican kids played stickball and tussled in the streets. He entered the police academy and served as a marine in Vietnam, living and fighting by the values that would carry him through a half century of leadership - justice, decisiveness, integrity, courage, and loyalty. Kelly soared through the NYPD ranks in decades marked by poverty, drugs, civil unrest, and a murder rate that, at its peak, spiked to over 2,000 per year. Kelly came to be known as a tough leader, a fixer who could go into a troubled precinct and clean it up. In the chaotic wake of the 9/11 attacks, newly elected mayor Michael Bloomberg tapped Kelly to be NYC´s top cop once again. After a decade working with Interpol, serving as undersecretary of the Treasury for enforcement, overseeing US Customs, and commanding an international police force in Haiti, Kelly understood that New York´s security was synonymous with our national security. Believing that the city could not afford to rely solely on the feds, he succeeded in transforming the NYPD from a traditional police department into a resource-rich counterterrorism-and-intelligence force. In this vital memoir, Kelly reveals the inside stories of his life in the hot seat of the capital of the world - from the terror plots that nearly brought a city to its knees to his dealings with politicians, including presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama as well as Mayors Rudolph Giuliani, Bloomberg, and Bill DeBlasio. He addresses criticisms and controversies like the 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ray Kelly. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hach/002181/bk_hach_002181_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER ´´One of the most important books I´ve ever read-an indispensable guide to thinking clearly about the world.´´ - Bill Gates ´´Hans Rosling tells the story of ´the secret silent miracle of human progress´ as only he can. But Factfulness does much more than that. It also explains why progress is so often secret and silent and teaches readers how to see it clearly.´´ - Melinda Gates ´´ Factfulness by Hans Rosling, an outstanding international public health expert, is a hopeful book about the potential for human progress when we work off facts rather than our inherent biases.´´ - Former U.S. President Barack Obama Factfulnes s: The stress-reducing habit of only carrying opinions for which you have strong supporting facts. When asked simple questions about global trends- what percentage of the world´s population live in poverty; why the world´s population is increasing; how many girls finish school -we systematically get the answers wrong. So wrong that a chimpanzee choosing answers at random will consistently outguess teachers, journalists, Nobel laureates, and investment bankers. In Factfulness , Professor of International Health and global TED phenomenon Hans Rosling, together with his two long-time collaborators, Anna and Ola, offers a radical new explanation of why this happens . They reveal the ten instincts that distort our perspective -from our tendency to divide the world into two camps (usually some version of us and them ) to the way we consume media (where fear rules) to how we perceive progress (believing that most things are getting worse). Our problem is that we don´t know what we don´t know, and even our guesses are informed by unconscious and predictable biases. It turns out that the world, for all its imperfections, is in a much better state than we might think. That doesn´t mean there aren´t real concerns. But when we worry about everything all the time instead of embracing a worldview based on facts, we can lose our ability to focus on the things that threaten us most. Inspiring and revelatory, filled with lively anecdotes and moving stories, Factfulness is an urgent and essential book that will change the way you see the world and empower you to respond to the crises and opportunities of the future. --- ´´This book is my last battle in my life-long mission to fight devastating ignorance...Previously I armed myself with huge data sets, eye-opening software, an energetic learning style and a Swedish bayonet for sword-swallowing. It wasn´t enough. But I hope this book will be.´´ Hans Rosling, February 2017.