Why does honey from the tupelo-lined banks of the Apalachicola River have a kick of cinnamon unlike any other? Why is salmon from Alaskas´ Yukon River the richest in the world? Why does one underground cave in Greensboro, Vermont, produce many of the country´s most intense cheeses? The answer is terroir (tare-WAHR), the ´´taste of place´´. Originally used by the French to describe the way local conditions such as soil and climate affect the flavor of a wine, terroir has been little understood (and often mispronounced) by Americans, until now. For those who have embraced the local food movement, American Terroir will share the best of America´s bounty and explain why place matters. It will be the first guide to the ´´flavor landscapes´´ of some of our most iconic foods, including apples, honey, maple syrup, coffee, oysters, salmon, wild mushrooms, wine, cheese, and chocolate. With equally iconic recipes by the author and important local chefs, and a complete resource section for finding place-specific foods, American Terroir is the perfect companion for any self-respecting locavore. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Maxwell Caulfield. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/009715de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Can hearing about the Battle of Gettysburg improve your day? Your life? Here´s a truly original approach to America´s most famous battle that proves you´re already a leader. If you enjoy fast-paced story-telling that inspires self-discovery, this book is your daily companion. Over 200 life-lessons from 88 short stories are stimulating takeaways that reveal how character is defined, how your success can be achieved, and why your own leadership is self-evident. Open to any segment for a quick listen to expand your outlook and enrich your life. The author spent over 10 years writing thousands of radio commercials under daily pressure to sell products and services quickly and convincingly. The same get-to-the-point style is found in this superbly narrated book. Recognize your own leadership ability and be on your way to your own success. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paul Lloyd Hemphill. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/096569de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
An exciting and accurate portrayal of the military action in the southern colonies that led to a new American nation. A companion to Pancake´s study of the northern campaign, 1777: The Year of the Hangman, this volume deals with the American Revolution in the Carolinas. Together, the two books constitute a complete history of the Revolutionary War. Pancake tells a gripping story of the southern campaign, the scene of a grim and deadly guerilla war. In the savage internecine struggle, Americans fought Americans with a fierceness that appalled even a veteran like General Nathanael Greene. ´´Utilizing extensive manuscript collections, John Pancake explains not why the colonists won the War of Independence, but rather why the British lost. Yorktown, he argues, was not the result of a momentary oversight by the British navy, but the final consequence of the longstanding failure of British military and political leadership.´´ So said the Journal of Southern History when This Destructive War was first published in 1985. The Florida Historical Quarterly further opined, ´´Pancake has given us a well-researched and beautifully - and tightly - written book.´´ General audiences as well as scholars and students of the American Revolution will welcome anew this classic, definitive study of the campaign in the Carolinas. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Douglas R. Pratt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/081153de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt was arguably the greatest figure of the 20th century. While FDR´s official circle was predominantly male, it was his relationships with women - particularly with Lucy Mercer Rutherfurd - that most vividly bring to light the human being beneath this towering statesman. It is no coincidence that Rutherfurd was with Roosevelt the day he died in Warm Springs, Georgia, along with two other close women companions.In Franklin and Lucy, acclaimed author and historian Joseph E. Persico explores FDR´s romance with Lucy Rutherfurd, which was far deeper and lasted much longer than was previously acknowledged. Persico´s provocative conclusions about their relationship are informed by a revealing range of sources, including never-before-published letters and documents from Lucy Rutherfurd´s estate that attest to the intensity and scope of the affair.FDR´s connection with Lucy also creates an opportunity for Persico to take a more penetrating look at the other women in FDR´s life. We come to see more clearly how FDR´s infidelity as a husband contributed to Eleanor´s eventual transformation from a repressed Victorian to perhaps the greatest American woman of her century; how the shaping hand of FDR´s strong-willed mother helped to imbue him with the resolve to overcome personal and public adversity throughout his life; and how other women around FDR, including his ´´surrogate spouse´´ Missy LeHand, and his close confidante, the obscure Margaret ´´Daisy´´ Suckley, completed the world that he inhabited.Franklin and Lucy is an extraordinary look at the private life of a leader who continues to fascinate scholars and the general public alike. In focusing on Lucy Rutherfurd and the myriad women who mattered to Roosevelt, Persico paints a more intimate portrait than we have heretofore had of this enigmatic giant of American history. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Len Cariou. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/001420de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The purpose of this book is to provide background information for The Leatherstocking Series of novels written by James Fenimore Cooper. The work includes biographical information about the author, his place of residence and his social position. It also provides information concerning the history and geography of Central New York during the period. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mike Hennessy. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/098908de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Read with your ears and listen with your heart. Travel through history with a streamZcast.com compendium of history and its myriad voices.... streamZcast is a smart media publisher (no dead trees) creating alternative creative learning tools for a new media age. The studio team adds sfx (sound effects to you and I), music, song, and innovations to add drama, emphasis and, yes, fun - new alternative learning tools for adults, students and children alike. This streamZcast compendium discusses five remarkable American writers - ´´Writers of Passage´´, writing of ordinary folks in a new frontier. Europeans and others inherit their cultures; young Americans had to build theirs almost literally from scratch. All that means that the streamZcast compendium begins with John Filson. Though born in Pennsylvania, he wrote of the iconic Daniel Boone in the new territory of Kentucky (spelt Kentucke at that time). Then, rapidly on his heels, came the great romantic, James Fenimore Cooper - and American literary style was beginning. The world was to learn about their young but complicated nation. Then a long glimpse into the harrowing horrors of slavery through the eyes, experiences, words and oratory of Frederick Douglass, a man who bought his own freedom. Next, piloting up and down the mighty Mississippi, the mighty Mark Twain with his imaginary childhood friends, Huck, Tom, and Puddin´ Head: America gains a significant sense of humour, the world smiles. Rounding out this Part 1 is Upton Sinclair. His work changed America in ways that affect his countrymen to this day. Each of the streamZcast compendiums has in-studio conversations describing how the stories of history were researched and recorded; comprehensive bibliographies; and a list of companion eBookZ available from the streamZcast.com. Read with your ears, listen with your heart, listen to the future of history, with streamZcast. Sapere Aude (Latin for ´´Dare to Know´´). 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bill Goodwin, Mark Woods. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/strm/000003de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Edith Wharton (1862-1937) was a Pulitzer Prize-winning American novelist and short story writer. She was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1927, 1928 and 1930. ´The Lady´s Maid´s Bell´ is a classic ghost story about Alice Hartley, a servant who takes up a new position in a remote country house as companion to an invalid lady. Almost immediately she realises that there is something not quite right in the house. Across the passage from her room is a door which is always kept locked. Apparently it was the room of a previous companion to her mistress, who died several months ago. But sometimes there are strange sounds heard in the locked room - and once or twice the dead maid is seen on the passage. And then comes the night when the mysterious bell rings for the first time.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cathy Dobson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/redd/000899de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
O. Henry was the pen name of William Sydney Porter (1862-1910), an American writer of outstanding short stories known for their wit, wordplay, warm characterization, and surprise endings. In this story two old friends had promised to meet up exactly 20 years to the day since their last meeting in New York. One of the friends has travelled a thousand miles to be there...and is now waiting for his childhood companion. Will he turn up? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cathy Dobson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/redd/001009de/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.
Edgar Allan Poe´s classic tale of horror is narrated by renown Seattle artist Joe Reno. Originally produced for a multimedia art exhibition to showcase the short story, Reno gives a reading sure to wrap you up with the mystery and madness of true artistic genius. The companion ebook edition features fantastic and spooky illustrations by Michael Matewauk. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joe Reno. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/024568de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.