Twentieth Anniversary of the New England Insurance Exchange:Hotel Somerset, Boston, Mass,, January 8, 1903 (Classic Reprint) Unknown Author
Tenth Anniversary of the New England Insurance Exchange, Hotel Vendome, Boston, Mass:January 6, 1893 (Classic Reprint) New England Insurance Exchange
War and Insurance:An Address Delivered Before the Philosophical Union of the University of California at Its Twenty-Fifth Anniversary at Berkeley, California, August 27, 1914 (Classic Reprint) Josiah Royce
Claire and Jim were friends, lovers, and sometimes enemies for 27 years. In order to get health insurance, they finally married, calling their anniversary the ´´It Means Absolutely Nothing´´ day. Then Jim was diagnosed with cancer. With ever-decreasing odds of survival, punctuated by arcs of false hope, Jim´s deteriorating health altered their well-established independence as they became caregiver and patient, sharing intimacy as close as their own breaths. A year and a half into their marriage, Jim died from lung/brain cancer. Sustained by good dogs and gardening through the two years of madness that followed, Claire soldiered through home repairs, career disaster, genealogy quests, and ´´dating for seniors´´ trying to build a better life on the debris of her old one. Leave the Dogs at Home maps and plays with the stages of grief. Delightfully confessional, it challenges persistent, yet outdated, societal norms about relationships, and finds relief in whimsy, pop culture, and renewed spirituality. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Marie Hoffman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/058397/bk_acx0_058397_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From the best-selling author of The Search for the Green River Killer: a chilling true account of the dream husband who was every woman´s nightmare.Randy Roth was handsome, hardworking, kind, and in top physical shape. But for all his charm and good looks, he was seemingly cursed with the ladies. His first marriage ended in divorce before the couple´s fifth anniversary; his second wife plunged to her death during a hike; and his third wife left him after less than five months.But when Roth´s fourth wife, Cynthia, drowned in an apparent speedboating accident in Washington State´s Lake Sammamish just weeks after their first anniversary, a pattern of suspicious behavior finally caught up to him. As Roth set about collecting on a hefty insurance payout, the authorities were on to his game.Roth had been careful - and so close to getting away with it. But, as chronicled by Seattle Times reporter and Pulitzer Prize finalist Carlton Smith, his lies were about to come crashing down around him. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Keith Sellon-Wright. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/014427/bk_tant_014427_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Fighting about money is the number one reason for divorce in America. David Bach, a nationally recognized author and speaker, knows that it does not need to be this way. A financial coach to millions through his seminars, books, and PBS shows, and someone who has helped thousands of couples overcome their money problems, Bach now makes his invaluable tips available for everyone trying to navigate the complex joint-finance waters. With the same uplifting, motivating, no-nonsense style that made Smart Women Finish Rich a nationwide best seller, Smart Couples Finish Rich covers a powerful combination of strategies that help couples work on their finances together as a team. His easy-to-use tools and advice include: Busting the myths about couples and money Stopping banks and insurance companies from ripping you off Funding your retirement, security, and dreams Achieving both partners´ visions and goalsWhether you´re newlyweds, celebrating your twentieth anniversary, or on your second or third marriage - whatever age or tax bracket you´re in - this comprehensive, positive, financial lifesaver will help you and your partner communicate comfortably about money and start building a strong financial future together. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Bach. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/000234/bk_aren_000234_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
TV actor, producer, and screenwriter Valentine Palmer sets out to write the definitive account of the Titanic’s sinking. As the 100th anniversary of the fateful night approaches, Palmer follows up innumerable conflicting stories and theories that still, to this day, surround the doomed liner. Charles Herbert Lightoller, Palmer’s great uncle, was the highest-ranking surviving officer from the disaster. It was only after the great man’s death in 1952 that his sister, Gertrude, Palmer’s eccentric grandmother, began to hint to her young grandson of the contradictory accounts of both her brother’s supposed heroism and his suspect testimonies at the investigations into the sinking. Palmer’s grandmother doesn’t accuse Joseph Bruce Ismay, managing director of the White Star Line, in so many words. Rather, she chooses to address her grandson in riddles, which have taken him a lifetime to interpret. This, Grandma Gertrude hints, is the man who made her brother ´´an offer he couldn’t refuse´´! In-depth research by a number of parties over the past 100 years reveals that something was not quite right about the testimonies of both Ismay and Lightoller. Britain’s preparation for possible war with Germany, tales of gold and priceless treasures aboard the doomed liner and a possible insurance fraud of unimaginable complexity are just some of the mysteries and possible conspiracies that Palmer seeks to shed new light on in this fascinating book. With dogged determination he works his way through the revelations of his great aunt, Lightoller’s widow, and his maternal grandmother’s hints of cover-ups at the highest level. Palmer’s searches take him through the maze of conflicting testimonies and reported conversations from survivors. His task becomes ever more daunting as he sees the truth, like his great uncle’s honour, become increasingly shrouded in the mists of time. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Valentine Palmer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/copy/000383/bk_copy_000383_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.