The Greatest Speeches of Great Politicians features historical speeches given by those aspiring to win over voters and gain positions of power. Well-known candidates for a variety of offices address campaign rallies, press conferences, and the general public. This collection includes speeches by Franklin D. Roosevelt, Bill Clinton, Barry Goldwater, Barbara Jordan, Bob Dole, Carl Stokes, Bobby Kennedy, Joe Biden, Barack Obama, John F. Kennedy, and others. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Franklin D. Roosevelt, Bill Clinton, Barack Obama, John F. Kennedy. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/008779de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Learn historic facts and figures about freedom lost and how we can get our freedom back. Recall information, gun rights, and historic facts. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Christopher Hudspeth. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/044075de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Great Presidential Debates features five pivotal debates in the race for the White House: John F. Kennedy versus Richard Nixon in 1960, Jimmy Carter versus Ronald Reagan in 1980, Bill Clinton versus George H. W. Bush versus Ross Perot in 1992, George W. Bush versus Al Gore in 2000, and Barack Obama versus Mitt Romney in 2012. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John F. Kennedy, Richard Nixon, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton, George H. W. Bush. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/008639de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
There are many theories as to why the United States and then much of the world entered into a long period of price deflation, high unemployment, and an overall significant economic downturn, which we now call the Great Depression. People always wonder why this horrendous event occurred and there is no simple answer to this question. It was a perfect storm of events that came together and brought about an inevitable plummet in the lives of millions. Perhaps the opening shot of this dark period was the stock market crash in October of 1929. Nothing had happened like it before that moment. In the aftermath, the rest of the country and the world fell into the Great Depression, the longest and deepest economic depression since the Civil War. During the 1920s, the United States economy was growing and the stock market kept reaching new highs. Lot of common people were making money in the stock market and having a grand time; unfortunately, there were ominous clouds few noticed on the horizon. By that time, industrial production had started declining and unemployment was already rising. The signs were there, but many were ignored. Some of the causes of the collapse were the explosion of debt, low wages, an agricultural industry that was struggling, and large bank loans that were unable to be liquidated. Prices started to decline from the stock market peak in September of 1929, and on October 18, the market began to fall dramatically. Panic began to set in with the traders and investors, and on October 24, known as ´´Black Thursday,´´ the market lost 11 percent of its value on the opening bell in heavy trading. Investment companies and bankers tried to stabilize the market through purchasing blocks of stock, producing a moderate improvement by Friday. However, by Monday, the market was in trouble once again. On October 29, over 16 million shares were traded in just one day. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gregory Diehl. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/053835de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Just as the big trees of the Pacific Northwest inspired the legend of Paul Bunyan, so did the Palouse Hills of southeastern Washington--where fantastic fields of wheat were raised on incredibly steep slopes--spawn tall tales about farmers, steamboat men, and the ingenious methods they used to get their grain to market. Though thirty-three-mule hitches and headers (whose downhill wheels were three times larger than the uphill ones) solved the harvesting problems, transporting the sacked grain two thousand vertical feet down to the steamboat landings took sheer genius. The Greatest Inventor in the West tells the story of one Joseph Malone, who possessed just the kind of ingenuity necessary for such a feat and whose creations, though they might succeed later, often failed spectacularly the first time they were tried. When the handsome young inventor falls in love with the beautiful, mute Mary Burke, whose wealthy banker father is financing Malone´s new invention, he is forced to put all his talents to use--with rather surprising results.Based on local legends of the Walla Walla area of Washington, this lively, humorous tale will appeal to anyone with an interest in the history of the Pacific Northwest. Adept at reshaping tall tales, Bill Gulick has given us such stories as ´´Hallelujah Trail´´, which was adapted into the award-winning film critics call ´´the funniest Western ever made.´´ A longtime resident of the Northwest, Bill Gulick has written numerous books, both fiction and nonfiction, on the Northwest. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gene Engene. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bimo/001212de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This classic collection of nonfiction essays about life in New Mexico by the great Tony Hillerman remains a must listen for anyone looking to understand the state´s unique charm. The engaging pieces in The Great Taos Bank Robbery unveil the life and magic one experiences in the Land of Enchantment. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jack Garrett. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/004472de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this memorable audio, history comes alive and is preserved in people´s own words through reflections on World War II. A young soldier writes his parents about the horrors he witnessed firsthand at Buchenwald. A black nurse tells of her encounter with wartime segregation. Other members of the Greatest Generation describe their war - in such historic episodes as the D-Day invasion, the Battle of the Bulge, and the dropping of the bomb on Nagasaki - as well as their lives on the home front. Starting with the Depression and Pearl Harbor, moving on through the war years in Europe, in the Pacific, and at home, this unique audiobook preserves a people´s rich historical heritage and the legacy of a nation´s heroism in war and its courage in peace. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tom Brokaw, full cast. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/000129de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Scholars and book collectors across the country have long pondered the intended fate of the infamous collection of rare occult books left to rot in the Church of Starry Wisdom in Providence, Rhode Island, after the Starry Wisdom cult dispersed to parts unknown in the late 19th century. The recent shocking discovery of a previously unknown book auction catalogue issued in 1877 offers insight into the myriad mysteries of the cult. Entitled Catalogue of the Occult Library of the Recently Disbanded Church of Starry Wisdom of Providence, Rhode Island, and issued by the notorious Arkham firm Pent & Serenade, the catalogue reveals the long-suspected fact that the church intended to sell its library to finance its removal from Providence. The sale, of course, never materialized, as later events make obvious, but the book auction catalogue informs us of the cult´s original intent and leaves for us an enormously valuable and fascinating piece of ephemera detailing the infamous collection of rare occult books in all of its dark and foreboding glory. Furthermore, the book auction catalogue is unique among its contemporaries in that the auction firm Pent & Serenade, recognizing the importance of the exceedingly rare volumes in the cult´s possession, commissioned a wide variety of 19th-century scholars to write essays on the histories of the books offered at auction. As such, the catalogue is a uniquely, almost absurdly valuable item for scholars and collectors around the world and is presented here in exacting facsimile by PS Publishing. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Scott Carrico. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/062435de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A day that will live in infamy.... Nothing to fear but fear itself.... Ask not what your country can do for you.... Ich bin ein Berliner.... Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall. From Franklin Delano Roosevelt to Barack Obama, this collection features original speeches by the presidents of the United States. These are actual historic recordings. The sound quality represents the available audio technology of the era and varies by recording. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman, Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/008202de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A day that will live in infamy.... Nothing to fear but fear itself.... Ask not what your country can do for you.... Ich bin ein Berliner.... Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall. From Franklin Delano Roosevelt to Barack Obama, this collection features original speeches by the presidents of the United States. These are actual historic recordings, the sound quality represents the available audio technology of the era, and varies by recording. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Franklin D. Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy, Ronald Reagan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/008391de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.