Raised by the assassin hired to kill her in infancy, Princess Alana of Lubinia unsuccessfully contacts her father the king and is imprisoned as a pretender by the handsome captain of the palace guards, to whom she is betrothed when her claims are proven. By the best-selling author of the Malory series.
David Brooks reveals that success isn't all about money and fame, but about quality of life and the ability to provide for others. Here, listeners will discover that the most important aspects of success are often taken for granted.
In 1933, President Roosevelt personally selected William E. Dodd to be the United States ambassador to Nazi Germany. Dodd took his family with him, including his daughter Martha. Initially enamored with the Nazi party and its passion, Martha supported the Third Reich. However, when Hitler's violent policies became apparent, Martha changed her opinion and watched in horror. Here, author Erik Larson offers a chilling first-person account of Germany's transformation under Hitler's rule.
The Astral is a huge rose-colored old pile of an apartment building in the gentrifying neighborhood of Greenpoint, Brooklyn. For decades it was the happy home of poet Harry Quirk and his wife, Luz, a nurse, and their two children. But Luz has found some poems of Harry's that ignite her long-simmering suspicions of infidelity, and he's been summarily kicked out. He now has to reckon with the consequences of his literary, marital, financial, and parental failures.