In Dangerous Ground, Scott Ritter, one of the world´s leading experts on arms control, tells a bold and revisionist account of the inseparable histories of the post-World War II American presidency and nuclear weapons. Unpacking 60 years of nuclear history, Ritter shows that nuclear weapons have become such a fixture that they define present-day America on economic, military, political, and moral grounds. And despite fears of global nuclear proliferation, the greatest threat to international stability, Ritter argues, is the U.S.´s addiction to nuclear weapons.Even in light of Barack Obama´s historic speech in April 2009, which called for the eventual abolition of nuclear weapons, America continues to guard a significant and dangerous nuclear stockpile. The notion that we are more secure with nuclear weapons is deeply entrenched in the American psyche - and virulently protected by forces in the U.S. establishment. As long as this paradigm persists, Ritter suggests, there will be no fundamental U.S. policy change, and as such, no change in global nuclear proliferation. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Brett Barry. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/002211/bk_adbl_002211_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
At this defining moment in our history, Americans are hungry for change. After years of failed policies and a failed politics from Washington, this is our chance to reclaim the American dream. Barack Obama has proven to be a new kind of leader - one who can bring people together, be honest about the challenges we face, and move this nation forward. Change We Can Believe In outlines his vision for America. Throughout this audiobook you will find bold and specific ideas about how to fix our ailing economy and strengthen the middle class, make health care affordable for all, achieve energy independence, and keep America safe in a dangerous world. Change We Can Believe In asks you not just to believe in Barack Obama´s ability to bring change to Washington, it asks you to believe in yours. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Andre Blake. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/001474/bk_rand_001474_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Change We Can Believe In:Barack Obama´s Plan to Renew America´s Promise Obama for Change
The definitive visual biography of Barack Obama´s historic presidency, captured in unprecedented detail by his Chief White House photographer, presented in an oversize, 12´´x10´´exquisitely produced format, and featuring a foreword from the President himself.Pete Souza was with President Obama during more crucial moments than anyone else and he photographed them all - from the highly classified to the disarmingly candid. Obama: An Intimate Portrait reproduces more than three hundred of Souza´s most iconic photographs in exquisite detail, some of which have never been published before. Souza´s photographs, with the behind-the-scenes captions and stories that accompany them, document the most consequential hours of the Presidency alongside unguarded moments with the President´s family, his encounters with children, interactions with world leaders and cultural figures, and more. These images communicate the pace and power of America´s highest office and reveal the spirit of the extraordinary man who became President. The result is a portrait of exceptional intimacy and a stunning record of a landmark era in American history.´Precious historical documents . . . vividly human and often funny . . . these images tell the true story of a presidency that words have failed´ Jonathan Jones, Guardian