Four American Revolution documents: Common Sense by Thomas Paine; the Declaration of Independence by Thomas Jefferson; the Constitution and the Bill of Rights by James Madison. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Deaver Brown. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/smag/000331/bk_smag_000331_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In the dramatic few years when colonial Americans were galvanized to resist British rule, perhaps nothing did more to foment anti-British sentiment than the armed occupation of Boston. As If an Enemy´s Country is Richard Archer´s gripping narrative of those critical months between October 1, 1768, and the winter of 1770, when Boston was an occupied town. Bringing colonial Boston to life, Archer deftly moves between the governor´s mansion and cobblestoned back alleys as he traces the origins of the colonists´ conflict with Britain. He reveals the maneuvering of colonial political leaders, such as Governor Francis Bernard, Lieutenant Governor Thomas Hutchinson, and James Otis Jr. as they responded to London´s new policies, and he evokes the outrage many Bostonians felt towards Parliament and its local representatives. Archer captures the popular mobilization under the leadership of John Hancock and Samuel Adams that met the oppressive imperial measures - most notably the Sugar Act and the Stamp Act. When the British government decided to garrison Boston with troops, it posed a shocking challenge to the people of Massachusetts. The city was flooded with troops; almost immediately, tempers flared and violent conflicts broke out. Archer´s vivid tale culminates in the swirling tragedy of the Boston Massacre and its aftermath, including the trial and exoneration of the British troops involved. A thrilling and original work of history, As If an Enemy´s Country tells the riveting story of what made the Boston townspeople, and with them other colonists, turn toward revolution. The ´´Pivotal Moments in American History” series seeks to unite the old and the new history, combining the insights and techniques of recent historiography with the power of traditional narrative. Each title has a strong narrative arc with drama, irony, suspense, and - most importantly - great characters who embody the human dimension of historical events. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Fred Stella. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/002809/bk_adbl_002809_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Esteemed university professor and best-selling author Thomas F. Madden presents an intriguing series of lectures based on a fascinating premise: that the United States has more in common with the rising Roman Republic than with the declining Roman Empire.The Tiber and the Potomac explores the amazing parallels between history´s two most unusual superpowers. Both nations built empires based on trust, skillfully making friends of enemies. During the course of these lectures, Madden not only reveals these often surprising similarities, but also extracts useful principles from history, including vital lessons from Rome´s 100-year struggle with terrorism. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Thomas F. Madden. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/002844/bk_reco_002844_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Founding Fathers Series sheds new light on the revolutionary leaders who planned, fought for, and created the United States of America. This series is about the people who led America from monarchy to republic as well as the tools they used. Perhaps more importantly, it is about the principles upon which the American republic was founded. The men who initiated ´´the great experiment´´ of American freedom and democracy are examined here, as are the events, ideas, and profound documents that changed the course of world history.Though they had different backgrounds, skills, and ideas, the Founding Fathers came together to forge a new nation and persevered against the odds to achieve America´s independence. In this edition, the editors of Encyclopaedia Britannica examine the life and contributions of Thomas Jefferson and John Adams. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Richard M. Davidson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brit/000005/bk_brit_000005_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Founding Fathers Series sheds new light on the revolutionary leaders who planned, fought for, and created the United States of America. This series is about the people who led America from monarchy to republic as well as the tools they used. Perhaps more importantly, it is about the principles upon which the American republic was founded. The men who initiated ´´the great experiment´´ of American freedom and democracy are examined here, as are the events, ideas, and profound documents that changed the course of world history.Though they had different backgrounds, skills, and ideas, the Founding Fathers came together to forge a new nation and persevered against the odds to achieve America´s independence. In this edition, the editors of Encyclopaedia Britannica examine the lives of the new republic´s first four presidents: George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Richard M. Davidson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brit/000002/bk_brit_000002_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Groundbreaking scientific analysis that breaks the JFK assassination wide open! Did a shot from the ´´grassy knoll´´ kill President Kennedy? If so, was Oswald part of a conspiracy or an innocent patsy? Why have scientific experts who examined the evidence failed to put such questions to rest? In 2001, scientist Dr. Donald Byron Thomas published a peer-reviewed article that revived the debate over the finding by the House Select Committee on Assassinations that there had indeed been a shot from the grassy knoll, caught on a police dictabelt recording. The Washington Post said, ´´The House Assassinations Committee may well have been right after all.´´ In Hear No Evil, Thomas explains the acoustics evidence in detail, placing it in the context of an analysis of all the scientific evidence in the Kennedy assassination. Revering no sacred cows, he demolishes myths promulgated by both Warren Commission adherents and conspiracy advocates, and presents a novel and compelling reinterpretation of the ´´single bullet theory.´´ More than a scientific tome, Hear No Evil is a searing indictment of the government´s handpicked experts, who failed the public trust to be fair and impartial arbiters of the evidence. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Rapkin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/013397/bk_adbl_013397_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The constitution of the United States was intentionally created as a completely godless document. In these transcripts of her American Atheist Radio programs, Dr. Madalyn Murray O´Hair tells us about Freedom of Religion in Colonial America, American Deism, Rewriting of History by Christians, The Christianity of our Founding as a Nation, Free thought in American Historical Documents, Free thought Organizations in the Early U.S., Thomas Paine - American Deist and Freethinker, Colonel Ethan Allen, James Madison´s Memorial and Remonstrance Against Religious Assessments, Jefferson´s Idea of Religious Freedom, and Jefferson on Christianity. Dr. O´Hair also presents two handwritten facsimiles of Lincoln´s Gettysburg Address in which the phrase ´´under God´´ is not present. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Smalley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/015001/bk_acx0_015001_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
These Chronicles could have been authored by Thomas Jefferson had he been so inclined to do so. He and Captain Meriwether Lewis spent long nights tracing its daily record of ´´Courses and Distances´´ onto brown paper on the floor of the East Wing of the White House. After Lewis´s untimely death, Jefferson instead relegated the job to Captain William Clark. As a result, the narrative of the expedition has, until now, never been told as Captain Meriwether Lewis intended it to be. The author discovered these Chronicles in transcribing the original handwritten journals. He has edited and annotated them to include brief biographical sketches of the members of the expedition, background information regarding the Native American Indian tribes they encountered, and the current place names of the geographical land marks the captains named in honor of members of their party. (Sadly, none of them remain named as the Captains intended.) Anyone reading these Chronicles will agree with historian and author Stephen Ambrose when he said, ´´The journals [Captain Meriwether Lewis] wrote are among his greatest achievements and constitute a priceless gift to the American people.´´ 1. Language: English. Narrator: David G. Beneke. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/008486/bk_acx0_008486_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Lewis and Clark is an informative introduction to the famous expedition. Personally selected by President Thomas Jefferson, Captain Meriwether Lewis was assigned to lead an expedition to the West, where the United States had just completed the Louisiana Purchase land transaction with France. Lewis selected William Clark to accompany him, and as leaders of the Corps of Discovery, the men became the first to find an overland route to the Pacific Ocean, the first to travel on the Missouri River in the future state of Montana, the first to cross the Continental Divide south of Canada, and the first white men to make direct contact with the Shoshone, the Flathead, and the Nez Perce Indians. Perhaps most importantly, Lewis and Clark discovered and described 122 species of Western birds and animals and 178 plants. Their 200,000-word journals continue to be a source of fascination to Americans. In Lewis and Clark, listen to how these two adventurers are still celebrated as among the greatest of American explorers. The book is published by Chelsea House Publishers, a leading publisher of educational material. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tony Craine. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/redw/000065/bk_redw_000065_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The complete, tortuous story of the 1910 film version of Frankenstein is narrated in this 100th-anniversary edition. Everything you ever wanted to know about the classic first Frankenstein film and then some. This highly researched document begins in the dusty archives of Thomas A. Edison and follows a trail of evidence that leads through the tattered pages of pre-Hollywood film history. The story unfolds from the making of the film and its disappearance on to the actual rediscovery of the long-lost 1910 Frankenstein film starring Charles Ogle, Augustus Phillips, and Mary Fuller, and finally getting it released on DVD. Helped step-by-step with obscure Edison Manufacturing Co. documents and numerous rare photographs, many published for the very first time, this motion picture, its unknown impact on later Frankenstein films, and intertextuality are finally revealed and brought back to life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joe Bronzi. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/014060/bk_acx0_014060_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.