We highly recommend this course to all history lovers. Explore the extraordinary history of Catholicism in America from the discovery of the New World to our current age. Your guide, Professor R. Scott Appleby of the University of Notre Dame, is an amazingly erudite teacher and one of the leading historians of American Catholic history. Through this series, you will gain insight into the courage and faith of American Catholics through the ages. Explore stories spanning from the establishment of the Church in America to the growth of the early Christian communities. Follow the waves of Irish, German, Italian, Polish, and other immigrants, and discover how each group made extraordinary contributions to American history. Explore the extraordinary role Catholics played in the development of hospitals, schools, and important institutions of every sort. Often seen as outsiders, how did Catholics come to live out their faith publicly and privately? Professor Appleby analyzes the major Catholic debates and controversies including the Americanist and Modernist crises, and the more recent disputes over the meaning of Vatican II. You´ll come to experience the rich texture of parish life during the heyday of ´´immigrant Catholicism´´. Encounter towering figures such as Archbishop John Carroll, Cardinal Gibbons, and Dorothy Day. In short, these 24 talks form an invaluable and fascinating journey through the triumphs, burdens, achievements, and continuing struggles of the Catholic Church on American shores. Don´t miss this series. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Prof. R. Scott Appleby PhD. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/nykm/000004de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Why America Failed shows how, from its birth as a nation of ´´hustlers´´ to its collapse as an empire, the tools of the country´s expansion proved to be the instruments of its demise. This is the third and most engaging volume of Morris Berman´s trilogy on the decline of the American empire. In The Twilight of American Culture, Berman examined the internal factors of that decline, showing that they were identical to those of Rome in its late-empire phase. In Dark Ages America, he explored the external factors - e.g., the fact that both empires were ultimately attacked from the outside - and the relationship between the events of 9/11 and the history of U.S. foreign policy. In his most ambitious work to date, Berman looks at the ´´why´´ of it all. This book: Probes America´s commitment to economic liberalism and free enterprise, stretching back to the late 16th century, and shows how this ideology, along with that of technological progress, rendered any alternative marginal to American history Maintains, more than anything else, that this one-sided vision of the country´s purpose finally did our nation in Why America Failed is a controversial work, one that will shock, anger, and transform its listeners. The book is a stimulating and provocative explanation of how we managed to wind up in our current situation: economically weak, politically passe, socially divided, and culturally adrift. It is a tour de force, a powerful conclusion to Berman´s study of American imperial decline. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mark Bramhall. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/004927de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Fully restored and remastered, Heritage Media presents the greatest of vintage artists in classic dramas of the early America’s. Here is the legendary Laurence Olivier starring in ‘The Country of the Blind’, adapted from the original tale by H. G. Wells and ‘Bartelby’ adapted by Herman Melville. Theatre Royal is a unique series of classic radio dramas produced in the 1950s by the late Harry Alan Towers. Starring the leading theatre artists of the day it is the only series of radio dramas in which Laurence Olivier ever appeared. He was joined by Ralph Richardson, John Gielgud, Orson Welles, Robert Morley, John Mills, Michael Redgrave, Trevor Howard, Robert Donut, Alec Guinness and Margaret Lockwood. Over the Years, Theatre Royal has received a glittering array of accolades, including: ´´vivid, tense, and compressed.”( Classic radio)´´Craft, like character, ages well.”(Daily Telegraph)´´Great fun to listen to and, as radio history, they are unsurpassed.” (Sunday Telegraph)´´Voices like these justify the Golden Days tag. We won´t hear their like again.” (Sunday Times)´´A must for archive fans. The excitement of vintage radio drama with strong storylines.” (Radio Times.) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Laurence Olivier. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hmld/000005de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Here is the classic story of Benjamin Button, who is born with the physical appearance of a 70-year-old man and ages backwards through his life. Recently adapted for the film starring Brad Pitt. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Philo. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/slnd/000331de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When Why Are We in Vietnam? was published in 1967, almost twenty years after The Naked and the Dead, the critical response was ecstatic. The novel fully confirmed Mailer´s stature as one of the most important figures in contemporary American literature. Now, a new edition of this exceptional work serves as further affirmation of its timeless quality. Narrated by Ranald (´´D.J.´´) Jethroe, Texas´s most precocious teenager, on the eve of his departure to fight in Vietnam, this story of a hunting trip in Alaska is both brilliantly entertaining and profoundly thoughtful. 1. Language: English. Narrator: MacLeod Andrews. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/008492de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This classic novel is about young Rebecca who moves to live with her aunt to improve her future opportunities in life. Kind and creative, Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm is an inspiring story. This audio classic novel has been carefully abridged and adapted into 10 short, easy-to-understand chapters. This format enables listeners of all ages and English language abilities to understand and enjoy the story. Composition includes original custom background music. This adventure tale is appropriate for children and adults. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Iman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/edcn/000043de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From the spiritual to the mechanical, Deus ex Machina gathers many never-recorded stories and essays by Edgar Allan Poe. Included: ´´The Facts In The Case Of M. Valdemar´´: By the power of a mesmeric spell, an invalid´s soul is trapped at the exact moment of death. ´´Von Kempelen and His Discovery´´: The legendary formula - pursued by alchemists throughout the ages - will finally be secret no more. Also Included: ´´The Conversation of Eiros and Charmion´´, ´´The Power of Words´´, ´´The Colloquy of Monos and Una´´, ´´Cabs´´, ´´A Moving Chapter´´, ´´Street Paving´´, ´´Wooden Pavement´´, ´´Try a Mineralized Pavement´´, ´´The Daguerreotype´´, ´´Anastatic Printing´´, and ´´A Chapter on Science and Art´´. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Christopher Aruffo. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/007715de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
As a young man Robin is tricked into committing a crime against the King of England. Forced to live the life of an outlaw, Robin soon becomes the nemesis of the Sheriff of Nottingham. Join Robin in these tales of his early days as he gathers his band of Merry Men and foils the wicked Sheriff´s attempts to capture him. Howard Pyle´s telling of Robin Hood´s adventures captures the spirit of merry old England for listeners of all ages. 1. Language: English. Narrator: William Avondale. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bigh/000525de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Everyone knows about Santa Claus of course and his wonderful trip around the world on the night before Christmas. But what about his early life? Where was he born? What was he like as a youth? How did he come to be such a wonderful toymaker? When did he start using the Reindeer? And, most importantly, how has he been able to live so very long?In this holiday classic from the author of The Wonderful Wizard of OZ, all these questions are answered. We find out about Santa´s life from his birth and childhood days all the way up to the time he began his magical trips on Christmas Eve. Baum paints a picture of a wonderful place called Burzee, where Santa grew up, that has all the charm and fantasy of Oz. This is a must-listen for all ages. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cindy Hardin Killavey. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/jimc/000219de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
James MacGregor Burns’s stunning trilogy of American history, spanning the birth of the Constitution to the final days of the Cold War. In these three volumes, Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award-winner James MacGregor Burns chronicles with depth and narrative panache the most significant cultural, economic, and political events of American history. In The Vineyard of Liberty, he combines the color and texture of early American life with meticulous scholarship. Focusing on the tensions leading up to the Civil War, Burns brilliantly shows how Americans became divided over the meaning of Liberty. In The Workshop of Democracy, Burns explores more than a half-century of dramatic growth and transformation of the American landscape, through the addition of dozens of new states, the shattering tragedy of the First World War, the explosion of industry, and, in the end, the emergence of the United States as a new global power. And in The Crosswinds of Freedom, Burns offers an articulate and incisive examination of the US during its rise to become the world’s sole superpower - through the Great Depression, the Second World War, the Cold War, and the rapid pace of technological change that gave rise to the ´´American Century.” 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mark Ashby. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/017311de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.