Everybody´s Doin´ It is the eye-opening story of popular music´s seventy-year rise in the brothels, dance halls, and dives of New York City. It traces the birth of popular music, including ragtime and jazz, to convivial meeting places for sex, drink, music, and dance. Whether coming from a single piano player or a small band, live music was a nightly feature in New York´s spirited dives, where men and women, often black and white, mingled freely-to the horror of the elite. This rollicking demimonde drove the development of an energetic dance music that would soon span the world. The Virginia Minstrels, Juba, Stephen Foster, Irving Berlin and his hit ´´Alexander´s Ragtime Band,´´ and the Original Dixieland Jass Band all played a part in popularizing startling new sounds. Musicologist Dale Cockrell recreates this ephemeral underground world by mining tabloids, newspapers, court records of police busts, lurid exposés, journals, and the reports of undercover detectives working for social-reform organizations, who were sent in to gather evidence against such low-life places. Everybody´s Doin´ It illuminates the how, why, and where of America´s popular music and its buoyant journey from the dangerous Five Points of downtown to the interracial black and tans of Harlem.
Did you know if you had invested $100 in Bitcoin in 2010, you would have $6,365,000 dollars today?In December 2017, Bitcoin hit a record high of $19,700 and then dropped to an average of $6,500 in July 2018.Within the short period of 2017 to 2018, there were many people who made a lot of money, while many others went the alternate route. The latter happened because many were jumping on the wagon, chasing the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow without knowing what they were doing. With any investment, there are key principles, strategies, and techniques to properly get the job done. If you are looking for these keys to the cryptocurrency castle, then Cryptocurrency: Moving Beyond the Basics is your key maker´s guide to the world of cryptocurrencies.The cryptocurrency market is changing extremely quickly, and it is almost impossible to monitor the situation and make the right decisions. Most people have neither proper experience nor the time and money to automate that process like the titans of the world economic center do.In this audiobook, I describe the fundamentals of trading and investing, explain how investing and trading in cryptocurrency is different, and yet still similar, when compared to stocks or commodities. I have also elaborated on important trading strategies many of the best traders use every day. Ultimately, I´ve kept the audiobook short so you can actually finish listening to it and not get bored by the middle.For beginner investors, this audiobook will give you an understanding of the golden rules of trading, allowing you to avoid common mistakes while debunking the common myths. Masterful trading does not come with reading a book or two, nor by just browsing online. It comes with practice, the right tools and software, and appropriate ongoing education.Intermediate investors may particularly benefit from the audiobook´s extensive overview of some of the classic strategies the majority of inve 1. Language: English. Narrator: IJRA. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/123444/bk_acx0_123444_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Do you want to kick off your successful content marketing business? As a writer, you can enter the lucrative world of content marketing and secure a successful, high-income career.Writers used to earn pennies. Today, everyone needs good writing. It’s a commodity that has made content marketers high in demand. If you can learn how to create content that performs for your clients, you’ll never be without work again. Better yet, you’ll earn more than doctors do!In Content Marketing, I will teach you the system that will take you from zero to high flyer in the world of content marketing. Learn to apply your writing skills in the marketing arena, and you will be amazed at the results you can get. This is the career you’ve been waiting for!In this step-by-step guide you’ll learn: How exactly to build an amazing opt-in offerWhere the money is and how to get itHow to create the right content, then 10X your resultsTo understand what it takes to be a great copywriterHow to build fantastic landing pages that sell things like hot cakesHow to market content on Facebook for wider reachWith this all-in-one get-started guide, you’ll unpack the most direct route to becoming a competent, in-demand content marketing writer - in just a few days.Get into content marketing when you apply the tried and tested tips in this guide. There’s no time like right now to begin your new, lucrative career!Become a content marketing superstar with this easy guide. Buy it now and start writing! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Chad Allen Shirley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/152548/bk_acx0_152548_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Discover the fate of the original black Magician, Pug, and his motley crew of agents who safeguard the world of Trigia, as prophecy becomes truth in the first book of the last ever Midkemian trilogy. The Darkness is coming…The Kingdom is plagued by rumour and instability. Kingdom spies in Kesh have been disappearing - either murdered, or turned to the enemy side. Information has become scant and unreliable; but one thing appears clear. Dark forces are on the move…Since Pug and the Conclave of Shadows enforced peace after the last Keshian invasion, the Empire has offered no threat. But now factions are rising and Jim Dasher reports mobilizations of large forces in the Keshian Confederacy. As the men of the West answer the King´s call to muster, Martin con Doin - left as caretaker of Crydee Keep - will suddenly be confronted with the vanguard of an invading army. He reminds himself that he is a year older than his legendary ancestor, Prince Arutha, was when he stood firm against the Tsurani invasion, but Arutha had an army to command, and Martin is left with old men and young boys. Massive events are about to unfold, events which threaten the future of all human life in Midkemia…. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Peter Joyce. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hcuk/000753/bk_hcuk_000753_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
As a species, we have an extraordinary ability to create works of art that elevate, expand and transform what it means to be human. The novels of Henry James can communicate the inner world of one human being to another. The music of Wagner or Schubert takes us on an emotional roller-coaster ride as we give ourselves up to their sublime sounds. These are the expressions of what Marcus du Sautoy calls ‘the creativity code’. Yet some believe that the new developments in AI and machine learning are so sophisticated that they can learn what it means to be human - that they can crack the code. Technology has always allowed us to extend our understanding of being human. But will the new tools of AI allow to us to create in different ways?Could recent developments in AI and machine learning also mean that it is no longer just human beings who can create art? And creativity, like consciousness, is one of those words that is hard to pin down: what is it that we are challenging these machines to do?In The Creativity Code, Marcus du Sautoy examines what these new developments might mean, for both the creative arts and his own subject: mathematics. From the Turing test to AlphaGo, are there limits to what algorithms can achieve, or might they be able to perfectly mimic human creativity? And what’s more, could they help Marcus to see more deeply into the complex mathematical problems with which he so often wrestles? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rich Keeble. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hcuk/004115/bk_hcuk_004115_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Set 20 years after the events of the Riftwar, Prince of the Blood follows the adventures of Prince Arutha´s sons in the dangerously unstable Great Empire of Kesh. Twenty years have passed since the end of the Riftwar. Prince Borric con Doin and his twin brother Erland have been summoned back to their father´s court in Krondor. Prince Arutha has decided he needs to tame his spirited progeny and teach them statecraft and responsibility. Shortly after they arrive home, therefore, he orders them to Kesh, to represent the Isles at the Empress´ 75th jubilee. But before the new ambassadors depart, they are attacked. The foiled assassin´s suicide reawakens fears that the Nighthawks - a brotherhood of killers for hire - are active once more. But the truth is far more disturbing: The assassin was a member of the Royal House of Kesh…. Despite the dangers, Borric and Erland´s mission continues, it being vital to sustaining the fragile peace between the two nations. But the brothers have little idea of the exotic world of Kesh, the strange players at this alien court, nor the hidden forces intent upon tearing the empire apart. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Peter Joyce. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hcuk/001522/bk_hcuk_001522_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
There’s a fundamental tension buried within the heart of the CIA’s mission to protect the American people: between democratic accountability and the inherent need for secrecy. Ultimately, it’s US citizens who bear the responsibility of staying informed about what the CIA has done and continues to do.In these 24 engrossing lectures, explore the roles the CIA has played in recent American history, from the eve of the Cold War against communism to the 21st-century War on Terror. You’ll delve into some of the most remarkable successes, including the sound intelligence CIA spy planes provided during the Cuban Missile Crisis and the admirable performance of the CIA throughout much of the Vietnam War, as well as historic failures, including the agency’s slowness spotting the rise of radical Islamism (including the September 11 attacks).In many cases, the lectures lead you to consider important questions about the nature of the CIA and its role in shaping modern history. What makes particular regions of the world ripe for the CIA’s attention? How successful are techniques like drone strikes, rendition, and interrogation? How does the CIA compare with its depiction in much of popular culture?Here, in Professor Wilford’s unbiased exploration of the CIA’s inner workings, is everything you need to come to your own conclusions about what ´´the Agency” might have done right, what it might have done wrong, and what it should do in the future.PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Hugh Wilford. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tcco/001063/bk_tcco_001063_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Most of us have no clue of what is happening around us. We move about our lives blind fully believing that we are fully aware of what’s happening, yet we live and base everything we do only on what we see or hear. We forget that there is so much more to each of us than what lies above the surface.If you’re interested in quelling those inner thoughts that creep up into your mind without warning, an inner critic constantly berating you about what you did wrong, or something that feels like a devil on your shoulder telling you to do something that everyone else thinks it’s crazy, you don’t need to worry. There is an explanation of all of that; a special and privileged knowledge that is only explained on the Enneagram symbol.By learning what the Enneagram really means, you can come to understand your inner emotions, your three bits of intelligence, and what really motivates you and moves you to act the way you do.In this book, we attempt to explain:The history of the EnneagramHow to read oneHow to find your personality typeWhat drives you to behave the way you doHow to understand those close to youHow to build a better working environmentHow to use the Enneagram to understand yourselfThe nine different personality typesAnd how to find the right social cluster you belong toIf you’ve had a lot of questions about yourself or you feel like you don’t fit into any environment you’re in, it could be because you haven’t found your social cluster. Rather than sitting back, pointing fingers at others, or becoming self-critical of yourself, the Enneagram could be the answer you need.It will open your eyes to a whole new way of looking at the world; it is insightful and can answer many of your questions you might have in life. If that sounds like you then this book is meant for you. Rather than to continue pushing on in spite of your 1. Language: English. Narrator: Matt Buzonas. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/130496/bk_acx0_130496_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.