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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Peter F. Drucker Narrator: Steven Crossley, Traber Burns Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2016 ISBN: 9781441790170
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In The Last of All Possible Worlds, royalty, bankers, lovers, and wives intertwine to create a vivid portrait of Europe in the early 1900s. We meet wise and worldly Prince Sobieski, Vienna’s ambassador in London, his enchanting wife, her English lover, and her enigmatic lifelong companion, Josefa. When Sobieski’s illegitimate daughter makes a demand of her influential father, the unspoken rules of the family are challenged. Sobieski’s world is further upset when two powerful merchant bankers, the tragic McGregor Hinton and the ambitious Julius von Mosenthal, arrive in London—both with their own requirements of the prince.

The Temptation to Do Good tells the story of Father Heinz Zimmerman, the well-regarded president of an American Catholic university. When he attempts to help a chemistry teacher who has been denied tenure he accidentally opens the door to the underlying tensions in the university.

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  • "[Drucker’s novels] deserve to be read not just as curiosities of literature but as testimonies of their time. In these subtle evocations of the Europe into which he was born in 1909 and the America in which he made his career, Drucker distilled the lessons of his life.”

    Wall Street Journal

  • “Convincing and haunting.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Rich and intriguing.”

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About the Author
Author Peter F. Drucker

Peter F. Drucker (1909–2005) is considered one of the top management thinkers of his time. A teacher, philosopher, reporter, and consultant, he authored over thirty-five books. His first book, The End of Economic Man, was published in 1939. His other works include Managing the Nonprofit Organization, The Five Most Important Questions You Will Ever Ask about Your Organization, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, and many others. Drucker was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by George W. Bush in 2002.

About the Narrators

Steven Crossley, a graduate of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, has built a career on both sides of the Atlantic as an actor and audiobook narrator, for which he has won eleven AudioFile Earphones Awards and been a nominee for the prestigious Audie Award. He is a member of the internationally renowned theater company Complicite and has appeared in numerous theater, television, film, and radio dramas.

Traber Burns worked for thirty-five years in regional theater, including the New York, Oregon, and Alabama Shakespeare festivals. He also spent five years in Los Angeles appearing in many television productions and commercials, including Lost, Close to Home, Without a Trace, Boston Legal, Grey’s Anatomy, Cold Case, Gilmore Girls, and others.