On a snowy morning in January 1910, the Alaska Steamship Company´s Farallon struck Black Reef in Cook Inlet. The vessel carried no wireless radio to broadcast an SOS. Thirty-eight men scrambled into lifeboats, to be cast up on the rugged shore where they huddled under make-shift tents constructed from the Farallon´s sails. Exposed to a bitter northern winter with meager equipment and clothing, a disturbing awareness sank in-rescuers may arrive too late. In a daring attempt to find help, six men launched a lifeboat on the open sea. During two months of relentless travail, the brave mariners were all but given up for lost. One of the stranded men created a startling record of the shipwrecked party. John E. Thwaites, an amateur photographer and the ship´s mail clerk, shot dozens of haunting, stark images of the ice-shrouded derelict, the castaways´ barren camp, and frostbitten men with burlap-wrapped feet. Lloyd brings to life a riveting tale of hardy seafaring men and tough sourdoughs who survived cold and despair against difficult odds in Alaska´s stormswept wilderness. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Frank Wright. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/025888de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A collection of seven short stories by Kate Chopin including ´´The Story of an Hour´´, ´´A Respectable Woman´´, ´´The Kiss´´, ´´A Pair of Silk Stockings´´, ´´The Storm´´, ´´The Locket´´, and ´´Desiree´s Baby´´. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Emma Hignett, Bart Wolffe, Emma Topping. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/slnd/000436de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The War Between the States comes alive in this outstanding collection of Civil War stories, including ´´The Little Regiment´´ by Stephen Crane, ´´The Die Hard´´ by Stephen Vincent Benet, ´´The Brothers´´ by Louisa May Alcott, ´´One of the Missing´´ by Ambrose Bierce, ´´The Valley Was Still´´ by Manly Wade Wellman, ´´The Unknown Soldier´´ by Kristine Kathryn Rusch, ´´The Lamp of Psyche´´ by Edith Wharton, ´´How Stonewall Came Back´´ by James Warner, ´´The Locket´´ by Kate Chopin, and ´´The Face´´ by Ed Gorman. Full cast of narrators includes Stefan Rudnicki, William Sanderson, and William Windom. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Davi Ackroyd, Amanda Carr, Judith Cummings, Gabrielle deCuir, Richard Gilliland, Dan Musselman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/pnix/000824de/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 is a small brass locket, very light but very sturdy. The cover and the quote will be printed on high quality photographic paper and professionally laminated, perfectly sealed and protected, with a matte finish so its not glossy at all, it looks very smooth and natural, like the cover of a real book. Please, send me a message indicating which tone (bronze or silver) and which of these attachments you want for your little book locket - Simple pendant with matching jump ring - Clip-on charm with matching lobster clasp - Keychain with matching keyring - Necklace with 16 inches 40 cm long black organza ribbon with lobster clasp and extender - Necklace with 18 inches 45 cm long black waxed cotton cord with lobster clasp and extender - Necklace with 16, 20, 24 or 28 inches 40, 50, 60 or 70 cm long matching link chain with lobster clasp Locket is 2 cm less than 1 inch tall. Please, check the picture of the item in my hand for size reference. Objects do appear to be bigger than they are in such close-up. I take my pictures under natural light and add no tricks on Photoshop (just my brand image). What you see is what you get. However, colours may vary slightly from the picture to the real thing due to monitor settings. I ship worldwide from SPAIN with registered mail (it includes tracking number and insurance). My items come in a black velvet or natural cotton pouch (depending on stock), ready for gift giving and perfect for storage. All my items are homemade (smoke-free house) and handcrafted by myself, no two will be exactly alike and they may have tiny imperfections that make them unique. Please, take a moment to read my shop policies before purchasing. And do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions, I will reply as soon as I can.
In 1842, Charles Dickens visited America. His reception was somewhat colder than that which usually greeted him - already a successful author in both Britain and the United States. This lack of enthusiasm from the Americans was partly due to his criticism of the pirating of English books in that country and partly due to his outspoken distaste for the custom of slavery in the Southern states. He wrote in the preface to American Notes, ´Prejudiced I am not, and never have been, otherwise than in favour of the United States. I have many friends in America. I feel a grateful interest in the country. I hope and believe it will successfully work out a problem of the highest importance in the whole human race. To represent me as viewing America with ill nature, coldness or animosity is merely to do a very foolish thing, which is always a very easy one!´ Despite this placatory tone, one American reviewer spoke thus of American Notes: ´The most trashy...the most contemptible...the essence of balderdash, reduced to the last drop of silliness and inanity´. Listen to the journals and judge for yourself. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Peter Joyce. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/assm/000057de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Why did 13 colonies believe they could defeat the most powerful nation on the planet? And how did they eventually manage such an impressive feat? Get the real story on the battle for American independence with Professor Guelzo´s 24 gripping lectures. With a focus on the war´s strategy, military tactics, logistics, and most fascinating people, these lectures are a must own for anyone curious about the origins of the greatest nation in modern history. Told from the perspective of both sides in an intense, almost novelistic style that recreates the experience of the war´s key battles and decisions, the lectures introduce you to an array of vivid personalities, including George Washington, Lord George Sackville-Germaine, Henry Knox, Sir William Howe, and Thomas Paine. Professor Guelzo´s approach gives the forces at work in the palace and in Parliament equal weight with those in play at the Continental Congress and among George Washington´s inner circle. It´s a perspective that reveals the very different ways in which the two nations saw both their economic relationship and the philosophical underpinnings of a government´s relationship to its citizens. You´ll learn what it was like to serve on either side of the conflict, how those sides were trained, and about the terrors of the battlefield. Rich in dramatic moments like this, these lectures offer a fresh appraisal of this seminal event in American history, offering the diverging views of two sides whose common heritage had yielded two very different outlooks. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Professor Allen C. Guelzo. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tcco/000025de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In 1910, the United States - its population exploding, its frontier all but exhausted - was in the throes of a serious meat shortage. But a small and industrious group of thinkers stepped forward with an answer, a bold idea being endorsed by the likes of Theodore Roosevelt and The New York Times. Their plan: To import hippopotamuses to the swamps of Louisiana and convince Americans to eat them.The only thing stranger than the hippo idea itself was the partnership promoting it. At its center were two hard-bitten spies: Frederick Russell Burnham, a superhumanly competent frontiersman, freelance adventurer, and fervent optimist about America´s future-Burnham would be the inspiration for both the Boy Scouts and Indiana Jones-and Fritz Duquesne, a.k.a. the Black Panther, a virtuoso con man and cynical saboteur who believed only in his own glorification and revenge. Burnham and Duquesne had very recently been sworn enemies under orders to assassinate each other. They´d soon be enemies again. But for one brief and shining moment they joined behind a common cause: Transforming America into a nation of hippopotamus ranchers.In American Hippopotamus, Jon Mooallem brings to life a historical saga too preposterous to be fiction-a bracing and eccentric epic of espionage and hippos, but also of a conflicted nation on the threshold of a bewildering new century, deciding what kind of country it would be, and what beasts it would eat. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jon Mooallem. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/014314de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This national best seller is an entertaining, informative, and sometimes shocking expose of the way history is taught to American students. Lies My Teacher Told Me won the American Book Award and the Oliver Cromwell Cox Award for Distinguished Anti-Racist Scholarship.James W. Loewen, a sociology professor and distinguished critic of history education, puts 12 popular textbooks under the microscope, and what he discovers will surprise you. In his opinion, every one of these texts fails to make its subject interesting or memorable. Worse still is the proliferation of blind patriotism, mindless optimism, and misinformation filling the pages.From the truth about Christopher Columbus to the harsh reality of the Vietnam War, Loewen picks apart the lies we´ve been told. This is a book that will forever change your view of the past. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Brian Keeler. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/000345de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
American History Now collects 18 original historiographic essays that survey recent scholarship in American history and trace the shifting lines of interpretation and debate in the field. The new generation of historians showcased in American History Now posed new questions and developed new approaches to scholarship to revise the prevailing interpretations of the chronological periods from the colonial era to the Reagan years. Covering the established subfields of women´s history, African American history, and immigration history, the book also considers the history of capitalism, Native American history, environmental history, religious history, cultural history, and the history of the United States in the world. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Scotty Drake. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/067456de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.