The saga of the last of the old-style vigilante committees and the first of the new-style vigilante committees - a blend that shows the transition. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Randy Hames. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/000855/bk_acx0_000855_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Spokane & Inland Empire Railroad started as a streetcar line, used largely for real estate development, and grew into a regional electric railway noted for its cutting edge technology and elegant sense of style. Jay P. Graves and the other men connected with the railroad, created land improvement companies designed to provide luxury resorts, as well as plan small towns. Within a few years, the rail lines would stretch from Spokane to Coeur d´Alene, and Hayden lakes to the east, with another line heading south through the Palouse, splitting at Spring Valley, to Colfax, and Moscow. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Hattie Matilda. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/093677/bk_acx0_093677_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/acx0/096569/bk_acx0_096569_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Summary of First Women by Kate Andersen Brower | Includes Analysis Preview: Kate Andersen Brower´s First Women: The Grace and Power of America´s Modern First Ladies examines how women from Jackie Kennedy to Michelle Obama have negotiated the personal and political challenges of being married to the president of the United States. The women who have served as first lady in the modern era have been very different. Jackie Kennedy was a style icon; Lady Bird Johnson was adamantly not one. Nancy Reagan was proud to give up her career in acting in order to support her husband´s ambitions; Hillary Clinton extended her own legal and political career by working in Bill Clinton´s administration. Rosalynn Carter liked attending cabinet meetings and being in the thick of politics; Michelle Obama has mostly disliked her time in the White House and has been waiting eagerly to return to civilian life. For all their differences, the first ladies share common experiences.... Please Note: This is key takeaways and analysis of the book and not the original book. Inside this Instaread summary of First Women Overview of the book Important People Key Takeaways Analysis of Key Takeaways About the Author With Instaread, you can get the key takeaways, summary and analysis of a book in 15 minutes. We read every chapter, identify the key takeaways and analyze them for your convenience. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Patricia Santomasso. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/059993/bk_acx0_059993_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In the late 1930s, the Federal Writers´ Project set out to create a first-person portrait of America by sending young writers around the country to interview people from diverse ethnic groups, occupations, and backgrounds. When the Writers Project closed its doors, some 10,000 of these oral histories were left gathering dust in a remote storeroom at the Library of Congress. In First Person America, Ann Banks has collected dozens of these oral histories, including a North Carolina patent-medicine pitchman, a retired Oregon prospector, a Bahamian midwife from Florida, a Key West smuggler, a Pullman Porter, and Chicago jazz musicians. There are men and women who remember meeting Billy the Kid, survived the Chicago Fire, and fled the Czar to America. They hawked lucky charms and patent medicine. They knew Bix Beiderbecke personally and tried to copy his style in Chicago jazz clubs. They peddled cake flavoring, auctioned tobacco, and fished and smuggled rum, and sometimes aliens, from Cuba to Key West. They worked in coal and granite and cotton and iron. The women quilted and pressed laundry and took in boarders and delivered babies. And when their men ran out on them they swallowed their pride and threw rent parties. Lloyd Green, a Pullman Porter in Harlem, lamented his move north to the big city, telling Federal Writer Ralph Ellison, ´´I´m in New York, but New York ain´t in me.´´ First Person America is narrated by Tony Kahn, a public radio veteran writer, host, and producer. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tony Kahn. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/042456/bk_acx0_042456_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/000003/bk_strm_000003_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Hear that? It´s a ferry boat bell! And it´s calling you down to the shores of the mighty Mississippi River for some unforgettable adventures! The Adventures of Tom Sawyer to be exact. Produced in the fast-paced, abridged One-Hour Classic style, this exciting 75-minute journey is perfect for short commutes, a bedtime story, or as a way to periodically liven up any comprehensive study of this essential American novel. Take an enchanting trip back to the 1840s with Tom, Huck, Injun Joe, Muff Potter, and the rest of the gang from Hannibal, Missouri, and still be home in time for supper! Get introduced (or re-introduced) to a timeless work of great American literature with this truly amazing audio dramatization. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Steve Cook. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/096540/bk_acx0_096540_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Stephen Crane is best known as the author of The Red Badge of Courage, but he also wrote a number of powerful short stories. Crane´s writing style is noted for his use of a method that has come to be known as ´´naturalism´´, in which characters face very realistic and often bleak circumstances. This excellent and very humorous story is an exception to his usual rather somber stories. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Walter Zimmerman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/jimc/000181/bk_jimc_000181_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A dysfunctional and amoral family murders its alcoholic father and buries him in the yard, before embarking on a hobby of befriending strangers whose bodies they bury in the cellar. When the stocks of liquor and provisions kept in the cellar start to deplete mysteriously, they put it down to the partying of the restless spirits of their murder victims...but a stranger truth emerges. Written in Bierce´s witty style, this story is a laugh-a-minute comedy. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cathy Dobson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/redd/000173/bk_redd_000173_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Very much in the style of L. FrankBaum (The Wizard of Oz), this story shows that Harry Potter was not the first remarkably popular world hit in junior literature. A Kidnapped Santa Claus, a fun fantasy, is actually a continuation of the first novel Baum wrote in this vein, The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus. In it, he charts his hero´s life from a foundling in the forest to becoming all childrens´ favorite uncle. This story, though, has the advantage of brevity. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Chancer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/naxo/000412/bk_naxo_000412_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.