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The Secret Life of Groceries: The Dark Miracle ...
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In the tradition of Fast Food Nation and The Omnivore's Dilemma, an extraordinary investigation into the human lives at the heart of the American grocery store The miracle of the supermarket has never been more apparent. Like the doctors and nurses who care for the sick, suddenly the men and women who stock our shelves and operate our warehouses are understood as 'essential' workers, providing a quality of life we all too easily take for granted. But the sad truth is that the grocery industry has been failing these workers for decades. In this page-turning expose, author Benjamin Lorr pulls back the curtain on the highly secretive grocery industry. Combining deep sourcing, immersive reporting, and sharp, often laugh-out-loud prose, Lorr leads a wild investigation, asking what does it take to run a supermarket? How does our food get on the shelves? And who suffers for our increasing demands for convenience and efficiency? In this journey: • We learn the secrets of Trader Joe's success from Trader Joe himself • Drive with truckers caught in a job they call "sharecropping on wheels" • Break into industrial farms with activists to learn what it takes for a product to earn certification labels like "fair trade" and "free range" • Follow entrepreneurs as they fight for shelf space, learning essential tips, tricks, and traps for any new food business • Journey with migrants to examine shocking forced labor practices through their eyes The product of five years of research and hundreds of interviews across every level of the business, The Secret Life of Groceries is essential reading for those who want to understand our food system--delivering powerful social commentary on the inherently American quest for more and compassionate insight into the lives that provide it.

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The Secret Life of Groceries: The Dark Miracle ...
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In the tradition of Fast Food Nation and The Omnivore's Dilemma, an extraordinary investigation into the human lives at the heart of the American grocery store The miracle of the supermarket has never been more apparent. Like the doctors and nurses who care for the sick, suddenly the men and women who stock our shelves and operate our warehouses are understood as 'essential' workers, providing a quality of life we all too easily take for granted. But the sad truth is that the grocery industry has been failing these workers for decades. In this page-turning expose, author Benjamin Lorr pulls back the curtain on the highly secretive grocery industry. Combining deep sourcing, immersive reporting, and sharp, often laugh-out-loud prose, Lorr leads a wild investigation, asking what does it take to run a supermarket? How does our food get on the shelves? And who suffers for our increasing demands for convenience and efficiency? In this journey: • We learn the secrets of Trader Joe's success from Trader Joe himself • Drive with truckers caught in a job they call "sharecropping on wheels" • Break into industrial farms with activists to learn what it takes for a product to earn certification labels like "fair trade" and "free range" • Follow entrepreneurs as they fight for shelf space, learning essential tips, tricks, and traps for any new food business • Journey with migrants to examine shocking forced labor practices through their eyes The product of five years of research and hundreds of interviews across every level of the business, The Secret Life of Groceries is essential reading for those who want to understand our food system--delivering powerful social commentary on the inherently American quest for more and compassionate insight into the lives that provide it.

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Cowtown Wichita and the Wild, Wicked West , Hör...
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Before she was Wichita, Kansas, she was a collection of grass huts, home to the ancestors of the Wichita Indians. Then came the Spanish conquistadors, seeking gold but finding instead vast herds of buffalo. After the Civil War, Wichita played host to a cavalcade of Western men: frontier soldiers, Indian warriors, buffalo hunters, border ruffians, hell-for-leather Texas cattle drovers, ready-to-die gunslingers, and steel-eyed lawmen. Peerless Princess of the Plains, they called her. Billy the Kid, Wyatt Earp, and Bat Masterson were here, but so were Jesse Chisholm, Jack Ledford, Rowdy Joe and Rowdy Kate, Buffalo Bill Mathewson, Marshall Mike Meagher, Indian trader James Mead, Oklahoma Harry Hill, city founder Dutch Bill Greiffenstein, and a host of colorful characters like you've never known before. Stan Hoig depicts a once-rambunctious cowtown on the Chisholm Cattle Trail, neighbor to the lawless Indian Territory, roaring and bucking through its Wild West days toward becoming a major American city. Cowtown Wichita and the Wild, Wicked West provides tribute to those sometimes valiant, sometimes wicked, sometimes hilarious, and often audacious characters who played a role in shaping Wichita's past. The book is published by University of New Mexico Press. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Vernon Kuehn. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/074519/bk_acx0_074519_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Bullish on Bitcoin: 37 Strategies to Profit in ...
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The crypto bubble burst in 2018 and the dust has settled. Fortunes have been made and lost overnight, but a new industry has been forged. Bitcoin has survived 10 years and thousands of people around the world are working hard to create a new, decentralized economy. The Wild West isn't as wild, but we’re still in new territory. From bounties to avatars that earn you tokens, Bullish on Bitcoin outlines dozens of strategies to trade, invest, create, and explore the new decentralized economy. It doesn’t matter if you are a professional trader, investor, entrepreneur, or if you’re just getting started on your journey. This book will open you up to various investment opportunities. Some you have heard of; others are still experimental. Let these ideas serve as starting points for further research.What you’ll learn: Trading psychology, and managing your emotions for more profitable trades. Over 37 strategies to make money in the crypto space, from techniques you can implement quickly (how to build your own cryptocurrency) to longer term strategies.How to properly manage risk in trades and investments, and how not to lose money when shit hits the fan.What Bruce Lee and Mr. Monopoly have to teach us about managing our money.Mosaic investing, scuttlebutts, value Investing, and other valuation frameworks to make smarter investments and identify undervalued coins.Tips from angel investors and venture capitalists.Advice from, and interviews with, dozens of blockchain CEOs.Misha is a Tokyo-based blogger and entrepreneur. In the past five years, he's helped companies like Facebook and Amazon build their hiring strategies and launched his own startup. He writes frequently about cryptocurrencies, technology, and the future of work. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Valentin Frank. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/148432/bk_acx0_148432_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Promises to Keep: After the EMP: Disruption Tri...
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In this thrilling final chapter of The Disruption Trilogy, R. E. McDermott once again transports us to a frighteningly realistic post-apocalyptic world of chaos and uncommon courage, and of both hope and despair. When a massive solar storm takes down the power grid, all order collapses with civilization kept alive only by scattered pockets of survivors who find themselves not only short of critical resources, but facing an unexpected enemy - what's left of their own government. Survivor resistance stiffens as an increasingly corrupt and tyrannical president clamps down on dissent and seeks to eliminate anyone who might expose his perfidy. With both the defenders of Fort Box in what's left of Wilmington, North Carolina, and the people of the ship Pecos Trader in southeast Texas facing uncertain futures, a resourceful and elusive George Anderson leads government forces on a wild goose chase along the Appalachian Trail, but the future looks grim. Only one man has the credibility and the stature to turn the situation around and fulfill a promise to himself - and the nation. Simon Tremble, Speaker of the House of Representatives, and the last lawmaker not under control of the corrupt president, climbs out of his hidden hollow and starts south along the Appalachian Trail. He has promises to keep. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kevin Pierce. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/097814/bk_acx0_097814_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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The Spider Network: The Wild Story of a Math Ge...
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The Wall Street Journal's award-winning business reporter unveils the bizarre and sinister story of how a math genius named Tom Hayes, a handful of outrageous confederates, and a deeply corrupt banking system ignited one of the greatest financial scandals in history. In 2006, an oddball group of bankers, traders and brokers from some of the world's largest financial institutions made a startling realization: Libor - the London interbank offered rate, which determines the interest rates on trillions in loans worldwide - was set daily by a small group of easily manipulated functionaries, and that they could reap huge profits by nudging it to suit their trading portfolios. Tom Hayes, a brilliant but troubled mathematician, became the lynchpin of a wild alliance that among others included a French trader nicknamed "Gollum"; the broker "Abbo", who liked to publicly strip naked when drinking; a Kazakh chicken farmer turned something short of financial whiz kid; a broker known as "Village" (short for "Village Idiot") and fascinated with human-animal sex; an executive called "Clumpy" because of his patchwork hair loss; and a broker uncreatively nicknamed "Big Nose". Eventually known as the "Spider Network", Hayes's circle generated untold riches - until it all unraveled in spectacularly vicious, backstabbing fashion. The Spider Network is not only a rollicking account of the scam, but a provocative examination of a financial system that was crooked throughout, designed to promote envelope-pushing behavior while shielding higher-ups from the consequences of their subordinates' rapacious actions. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mike Chamberlain. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/005851/bk_harp_005851_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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The King of Fear: A Garrett Reilly Thriller, Bo...
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The blistering sequel to The Ascendant: an action-packed thriller starring a bond trader turned antihero. Unlikely patriot Garrett Reilly can identify threats against America from both inside and outside the nation's borders. But now the whole world economy is at risk.... Garrett Reilly sees what others do not: numbers, patterns, a nation on the brink of collapse. His unique talents saved countries from falling into a world war in The Ascendant. But it also made him a marked man - marked by terrorist groups; marked by the US government. In The King of Fear, Garrett recognizes a string of events that could lead to economic Armageddon in the US: banks closing, grocery shelves lying empty, the nation's currency rendered worthless. Total chaos could engulf society within a matter of days. Garrett and the Ascendant team reunite to face enemies on all sides: a wounded Russia bent on keeping its crumbling empire in place, a cyber genius fixated on Garrett, a femme fatale willing to do anything to establish a new world order. In the midst of this, Garrett must also confront his own demons: his class rage, growing paranoia, and a dependency that he cannot seem to shake. After all, it takes only one card to make the whole house fall.... A hero with complete disregard for rules and boundaries, Drew Chapman's rogue genius gives readers "a wild ride through the headlines of our times" (Kirkus Reviews on The Ascendant), and this sequel will not disappoint. 1. Language: English. Narrator: George Newbern. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/007391/bk_sans_007391_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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The Chisholm Trail: The History and Legacy of 1...
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The Lewis and Clark Expedition, notwithstanding its merits as a feat of exploration, was also the first tentative claim on the vast interior and the western seaboard of North America by the United States. It set in motion the great movement west that began almost immediately with the first commercial overland expedition funded by John Jacob Astor's Pacific Fur Company and would continue with the establishment of the Oregon Trail and California Trail. The westward movement of Americans in the 19th century was one of the largest and most consequential migrations in history, but the journey itself was fraught with risk. It's easy for people with modern transportation to comfortably reminisce about the West, but many pioneers discovered that the traveling came with various kinds of obstacles and danger, including bitter weather, potentially deadly illnesses, and hostile Native Americans, not to mention an unforgiving landscape that famous American explorer Stephen Long deemed "unfit for human habitation". Ninteenth century Americans were all too happy and eager for the transcontinental railroad to help speed their passage west and render overland paths obsolete.Around the time that the Civil War ended in 1865, the open ranges of south Texas were full of the cattle known as longhorns. Hundreds of thousands of the distinctive steer, with their horns spanning as much as seven feet from tip to tip, roamed free on the range, so cattle ranchers took advantage of the bounty and claimed the wild longhorns as their own. With a beef shortage on the East Coast, the demand for cattle was high, so the ranchers just needed to get the cattle north from Texas to the nearest railroad.Tennessee native Jesse Chisholm was a trader, not a cattleman, but the trail he blazed from his trading post in Wichita, Kansas, to the Red River in Texas became crucial to cattle drivers. The trail was straight, with few river crossing and no large hills to navigate, and in some spots i 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bill Hare. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/185792/bk_acx0_185792_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Ship of Destiny: The Liveship Traders, Book 3 ,...
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The triumphant conclusion to the magnificent Liveship Traders series. The dragon Tintaglia has been released from her wizardwood coffin, only to find that the glories of her kingdom have passed into ancient memory. Meanwhile, Malta Vestrit navigates the acid flow of the Rain Wild River in a decomposing boat, accompanied by the Satrap Cosgo and his Companion Kekki. Against hope, a ship appears in the alien waters, but does it mean rescue, or a further nightmare, for Malta? In ruined Bingtown, the citizens are at war, against the Chalcedean mercenaries besieging the harbour, and also among themselves. If the city is to survive, Ronica Vestrit must unite all its peoples - both Trader and Tattooed - and liberate the city once and for all; but Companion Serilla has a different agenda, and is seeking to establish her own power base. Althea and Brashen are finally at sea together, sailing the liveship Paragon into pirate waters in a last-ditch effort to rescue the Vestrit family liveship, Vivacia, stolen by the Pirate king, Kennit; but there is mutiny brewing in their rag-tag crew; and in the mind of the mad ship itself.... Wintrow has liberated She Who Remembers and she can at last fulfil her ancient purpose, but in doing so he has been terribly injured. If Wintrow dies, Kennit fears that Vivacia will lose her fragile sanity: a loss that will also threaten his dreams of power and glory. So he strikes a deal with the ship. And soon the waters around the Vivacia are seething with giant serpents, following the liveship as it sails to its destiny. Majestic and sweeping, Ship of Destiny concludes the tale of the Vestrit family and their part in the history of The Liveship Traders with a soaring and triumphant finale to this unique series of epic fantasy. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Anne Flosnik. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hcuk/001100/bk_hcuk_001100_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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