Mark Hanna, the turn-of-the-century iron-and-coal-magnate-turned-operative who leveraged massive contributions from the robber barons, was famously quoted as saying: ´´There are two things that are important in politics. The first is money, and I can¿t remember what the second one is.´´ To an extent that would have made Hanna blush, a series of developments capped by the Supreme Court´s 2010 Citizens United decision effectively crowned a bunch of billionaires and their operatives the new kings of politics. Big Money is a rollicking tour of a new political world dramatically reordered by ever-larger flows of cash. Ken Vogel has breezed into secret gatherings of big-spending Republicans and Democrats alike, from California poolsides to DC hotel bars, to brilliantly expose the way the mega-money men (and rather fewer women) are dominating the new political landscape. Great wealth seems to attach itself to outsize characters. From the casino magnate Sheldon Adelson to the bubbling nouveau cowboy Foster Friess; from the Texas trial lawyer couple Amber and Steve Mostyn, to the micromanaging Hollywood executive Jeffrey Katzenberg, the multimillionaires and billionaires are swaggering up to the tables for the hottest new game in politics. The prize is American democracy, and the players´ checks keep getting bigger. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jonathan Yen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/017456/bk_adbl_017456_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Recipes from Top Female Chefs If you like to host dinner parties then you need Recipes from Top Female Chefs. Four very famous ladies who have elevated cooking to an art form have created the perfect menus for your next party. Whether you´re hosting a casual gathering with kids on the guest list, a backyard barbeque, or something sophisticated, you can impress your guests with the recipes here. You know her and love her from the Food Network show Iron Chef America. Anne Burrell can cook with the best and she offers up a sumptuous but simple feast you can throw together while the Focaccia bread is rising. Her kid friendly menu is the perfect meal to serve when the neighbors come over for a ´´play date.´´ New York best-selling author and celebrity chef, Devin Alexander, is a champion for healthy but delicious food to combat obesity. Her menu is so downright decadent (double chocolate brownie anyone?) that your guests will never know they are eating healthy. Shhh. If you want to take the party outside, let the host of Simply Delicioso, Ingrid Hoffman, show you what to make. While your guests are marveling over the zesty and refreshing watermelon lime spritzers, tantalize their taste buds with the scent of grilled pork and pineapple skewers. She even offers a stylish way to serve this backyard feast that will wow your dinner guests. Finally, take things up a notch or two with recipes from Gabrielle Hamilton, the owner of the famous New York eatery Prune. She´s been published in the New Yorker, Bon Appetit, and Food and Wine Magazine, just to name a few. Her tangerine date-tartlets with buttermilk whip cream and tangerine granita will make your tongue swoon. Her milk punch is definitely not for kids, either, with a bit of black rum to keep it strictly an adult beverage. Are you interested in my audiobook? Click buy and immerse yo... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kathy Vogel. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/087658/bk_acx0_087658_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.