An affectionate and intimate memoir about Ronald Reagan by his longtime personal assistant, who worked closely with the president for 10 years after he left the White House. In The President Will See You Now, devoted Reagan insider Peggy Grande shares behind-the-scenes stories, intimate moments, and insights into one of America´s most beloved presidents. Grande, who started in the office of Ronald Reagan as a college student and earned her way into a coveted role as the president´s executive assistant, offers an unparalleled perspective on the postpresidency of a political icon. Grande´s stories show a unique private side to a public figure and leader who reshaped conservatism, ushered in an era of prosperity, and helped spur the end of the Cold War. Grande reveals what day-to-day life was like in Reagan´s California office, including the former president´s relationship with the first lady and his interactions with friends, world leaders, and everyday Americans. Grande recalls how Reagan kept a vigorous schedule for years after he left the White House, his robust engagement with others, and his ongoing political advocacy. Despite his eventual Alzheimer´s diagnosis, Grande shows how Ronald Reagan remained true to core beliefs, his gentlemanly kindness, and his undying hope for his country. Today the Reagan legacy looms over American politics more than ever. Grande reminds listeners why: When Ronald Reagan was president, we not only loved ourselves but also loved America and the American values he represented: faith, optimism, and patriotism. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Peggy Grande. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hach/003014/bk_hach_003014_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The new novel from the author of Our Endless Numbered Days. Ingrid writes letters to her husband Gil about their life together. She hides each in the thousands of books Gil has collected. Despite their two daughters, despite their beautiful house by the sea and Gil´s talent as a writer, their marriage has been troubled. When Ingrid has written her final letter she disappears from a Dorset beach.
In A Champion´s Mind, the tennis great who so often exhibited visible discomfort with letting people ´´inside his head? finally opens up. An athletic prodigy, Pete resolved from his earliest playing days never to let anything get in the way of his love for the game. But while this determination led to tennis domination, success didn´t come without a price. Here for the first time Pete speaks freely about the personal trials he faced?including the death of a longtime coach and confidant?and the struggles he gutted his way through while being seemingly on top of the world. Among the book´s most riveting scenes are the devastating early loss that led Pete to make a monastic commitment to the game; fierce on-court battles with Andre Agassi; and the triumphant last match of Pete´s career at the finals of the 2002 U.S. Open. ´´A thoroughly compelling read that really probes the hard drive of a champion...All the emotion and insight that Sampras seemes reluctant to express during his playing days come spilling forth.´´ ?Jon Wertheim, senior writer, Sports Illustrated
Ingrid Coleman writes letters to her husband, Gil, about the truth of their marriage, but instead of giving them to him, she hides each in the thousands of books he has collected over the years. When Ingrid has written her final letter, she disappears from a Dorset beach, leaving behind her beautiful but dilapidated house by the sea, her husband, and her two daughters, Flora and Nan. Twelve years after her disappearance, Gil thinks he sees Ingrid from a bookshop window, but he´s getting older, and this unlikely sighting is chalked up to senility. Flora, who has never believed her mother drowned, returns home to care for her father and to try to finally discover what happened to Ingrid. But what Flora doesn´t realize is that the answers to her questions are hidden in the books that surround her. Sexy and whip-smart, Swimming Lessons holds the Coleman family up to the light, exposing the mysterious and complicated truths of a passionate and troubled marriage. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rachel Atkins. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/028114/bk_adbl_028114_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this 31-day devotional, pastor and bestselling author Adam Hamilton shows how the Bible´s most memorable stories can help us nurture lives of peace, courage, and hope. Our capacity to experience fear is a gift from God. It protects us from harm by sensing possible danger and motivating us to act. But fear can also dominate our lives. We worry about the future, about our health, about disappointing our friends and family. When these worries play over and over in our minds without resolution, it can rob us of joy and keep us from pursuing the life we´re meant to live. In Living Unafraid, Pastor Hamilton walks readers through 31 of the Bible´s most-loved stories, showing how the people of Scripture found hope in God in the face of adversity and some of life´s most frightening situations. Each day, he unpacks a new lesson--from Creation to the Gospels to the final words of Revelation--showing how God´s love and deliverance can empower us for the battles we face today. Thoughtful, practical, and grounded in Scripture, Living Unafraid is an essential read for anyone seeking hope along life´s journey.
Knowing the time was fast approaching for him to depart this world, Jesus spent His final hours with his closest friends. As the disciples sat with their master, unaware of what would soon take place, Jesus served them, taught them, and prayed for them. In this 12-part teaching series, Lessons from the Upper Room, Dr. Sinclair Ferguson paints a vivid picture of the disciples´ final moments with their savior. Carefully walking through John 13-17, Dr. Ferguson reminds us of the centrality of Christ in all of life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sinclair B. Ferguson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hove/001756/bk_hove_001756_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Dance Until it Rains shares the life of a remarkable lady, and in so doing, highlights the amazing lessons that each of us can learn, not only from her life, but also from our own. It is an inspirational story of love, hope, courage and overcoming the many obstacles life throws our way. It will help you to find the motivation to create a better level of wellbeing and a happier life for yourself. Dance Until it Rains is a simple book with simple messages. Through the author´s telling of his mother´s journey as an immigrant fleeing from a war torn country, to her final death from cancer, Dance Until it Rains delivers a treasure trove of universal life lessons with the most important lesson being - to live life to the fullest. Dance Until it Rains is an audiobook that will make you laugh and make you cry. Most importantly, it will help you to find the motivation to create a better level of wellbeing and a happier life for yourself. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Andrew McFarlane. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/boli/001905/bk_boli_001905_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It´s Love´s final year at Hadley Hall - has she learned all she needs to get by? Who said senior year was simple? No longer a day student at Hadley Hall, Love Bukowski´s about to move into the dorms - with none other than her archenemy, Lindsay Parrish. Love must deal with Lindsay´s rules as head monitor; her handsome boyfriend, Charlie, returning to Harvard; and her ex Jacob giving her the cold shoulder. On the bright side, Love has a new look, a new feel, and best of all, she´s going to be reunited with her mom and half-sister, Sadie. The boys of summer (or fall) may come and go, but Love´s faith in family and her passion for writing stay steady. It may be the end of high school, but there will always be lessons in Love… 1. Language: English. Narrator: Julia Farhat. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/016045/bk_adbl_016045_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Part three of a three-part serial.The unmissable third and final instalment of Jenny Colgan´s return to the Little School by the Sea - perfect for anyone who ever dreamed of going to boarding school! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alex Tregear. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/twuk/002201/bk_twuk_002201_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.