Chinese speakers may enjoy this audio lecture series, which provides, in Mandarin Chinese, an overview of U.S. history, economy, politics, and society with the goal of helping listeners improve their understanding of America and Americans. The series is also aimed at people who are learning to speak Chinese, who will gain vocabulary to discuss American society and culture with native speakers. In this first half of a course on American presidential elections, Dr. Sasha Gong, a Peking University and Harvard-educated scholar, gives a historical account of the electoral system, the expansion of the voting population, and party primary campaigns. She pays special attention to the woman´s suffrage and the civil rights movements, and evaluates the pros and cons of the electoral college system.Please note: This audiobook is in Mandarin Chinese. 1. Language: English. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gong/000001/bk_gong_000001_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Deliverance Mary Fields, First African American Woman Star Route Mail Carrier in the United States: A Montana History: Miantae Metcalf McConnell
Womanhood is the period in a female´s life after she has passed through childhood and adolescence, generally around the age 18. Puberty generally begins at about age 10, followed by menarche at age 12 to 13. Many cultures have rites of passage to symbolize a girl´s coming of age, such as confirmation in some branches of Christianity, Bat Mitzvah in Judaism, or even just the custom of a special celebration for a certain birthday (generally between 12 and 21), like the Quinceañera of Latin America. Aphrodite, a classical image of youthful female beauty in Western art. The word woman can be used generally, to mean any female human, or specifically, to mean an adult female human as contrasted with girl. The word girl originally meant ´´young person of either sex´´ in English; it was only around the beginning of the 16th century that it came to mean specifically a female child. The term girl is sometimes used colloquially to refer to a young or unmarried woman; however, during the early 1970s feminists challenged such use because the use of the word to refer to a fully-grown woman may cause offense. In particular, previously common terms such as office girl are no longer widely used. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ellery Truesdell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/007901/bk_acx0_007901_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Pearl Taylor left her conventional home and life in Toledo, Ohio, to take up gambling on the Mississippi. She survived life in a boom camp in the Arizona Territory and ultimately became an outlaw. Once caught, she awaited trial for an armed stagecoach robbery, while reporters dubbed her ´´The Bandit Queen´´.There followed a desperate escape from jail, and a dramatic re-capture in Deming. Finally, sentenced to five years, Pearl Hart had the dubious honor of being the first woman sent to the Yuma Penitentiary in the Arizona Territory.Jane Candia Coleman has written Pearl´s story from the memoirs of the ´´Bandit Queen,´´ with personal insights that go behind the headlines of the day to reveal this real woman of the Wild West. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stephanie Brush. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bimo/000276/bk_bimo_000276_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Chinese speakers may enjoy this audio lecture series, which provides, in Mandarin Chinese, an overview of U.S. history, economy, politics, and society with the goal of helping listeners improve their understanding of America and Americans. The series is also aimed at people who are learning to speak Chinese, who will gain vocabulary to discuss American society and culture with native speakers.In this first half of a course on American presidential elections, Dr. Sasha Gong, a Peking University and Harvard-educated scholar, gives a historical account of the electoral system, the expansion of the voting population, and party primary campaigns. She pays special attention to the woman´s suffrage and the civil rights movements, and evaluates the pros and cons of the electoral college system.Please note: This lecture is in Mandarin Chinese. 1. Language: English. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gong/000002/bk_gong_000002_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This fascinating account was written as the events of Lincoln´s assassination unfolded, and contains insight into the chaos that surrounded it. Included are interesting details of Booth and his motives, the manhunt, as well as the speedy trial and execution of the conspirators, including the first ever woman executed by the federal government, Mary Surratt. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Erik Sellin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/clcd/000010/bk_clcd_000010_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Authors Carol Lynn Yellin and Dr. Janann Sherman bring to life the lengthy struggle of suffragists to win the right to vote for women which culminated with the final vote needed for ratification in the Tennessee legislature. The Perfect 36: Tennessee Delivers Woman Suffrage gives voice to those who were for and against the right of women to vote, imparting a vivid sense of what it was like to win enfranchisement. The Perfect 36, which is read by co-author Sherman, is an important resource for anyone interested in how women and men earned the right for women to fully participate in the democratic process of the United States. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Janann Sherman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/amer/000017/bk_amer_000017_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When three colleagues die violently during a single wartime election day in Central America, two female journalists, best friends, are hurled into a torrent of change in their personal and professional lives and in their relationship with each other. The author, bedeviled by stress and feelings of abandonment, hangs on by her fingernails to reporting while her dear friend ´´just can´t take another picture of a dead body´´ and throws herself into teaching photography to children who live in a garbage dump. Big questions quietly roil their lives - what is our responsibility to history? To individuals? - until, unexpectedly, they approach an answer together when a child from the dump goes missing. Mary Jo McConahay is the author of Maya Roads, One Woman´s Journey Among the People of the Rainforest. She is an award-winning journalist and documentary filmmaker whose coverage of war, politics, and international justice issues over three decades has appeared in Time, Newsweek, the Los Angeles Times, Vogue, Rolling Stone, and dozens of other newspapers and magazines. Also a believer in writing ´´deep travel´´, weaving local history and voices into narrative, she is the current Lowell Thomas Travel Journalist of the Year, a distinction considered equivalent to the Pulitzer Prize in the genre. Maya Roads´ awards include the Northern California Book Award for Best Nonfiction Book, National Geographic Traveler Book of the Month, Society of American Travel Writers Grand Award, Independent Publisher´s Award for Best Travel Essay Book, Los Angeles BookNews International Book Awards for Best New Nonfiction Book, Best Travel Essay Book, and Best Memoir/Autobiography. This is a short audiobook originally published as an ebook by Shebooks - high quality fiction, memoir, and journalism for women, by women. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Betsy Baker. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/025806/bk_adbl_025806_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Seven years ago, newspapers across America called it ´´the espionage case of the century.´´ While serving a security guard at the American Embassy, Sgt. Clayton Lonetree, a Native American marine, fell in love with a beautiful Russian woman and was recruited by a KGB officer posing as her ´´Uncle Sasha´´ to become a spy for the Soviet Union. The ´´sex-for-Secrets Marine Spy Scandal,´´ as it was called by the press, had all the elements of a great novel...but it was a story. As the investigation proceeded, more marines were implicated, but, after a witch-hunt that ruined many reputations and careers, only Lonetree was brought to trial. Rodney Barker reveals information he obtained from KGB officers, as well as U.S. military and intelligence personnel, who raise questions about whether justice was served in Lonetree´s trial. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Will Patton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/pnix/000146/bk_pnix_000146_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Alaska officially became the 49th state in 1959; before that, it was a territory, a wild place, the Last Frontier, and the men and women who lived there prior to statehood are the main characters of Alaskan People. Their unique stories and adventures are a window into a world of everyday experiences seldom told until now. If you are curious about life in the Last Frontier, this is the book for you. These stories are transcribed from interviews with 27 men and woman from all walks of life, native and non-native, that were published in the state´s largest newspaper, the Anchorage Daily News. Alaskan People is the kind of book you have always been looking for. It´s like sitting at the kitchen table, having a cup of coffee or tea, with the men and women of Alaska personally telling you their stories. It´s about genuine lives, true stories, and actual people, sharing with you how life was and is in the 49th state. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Todd Eflin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/093162/bk_acx0_093162_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.