The Internet Revolution is all about how ´´We The People´´ can take back our country from the thieves who stole it from us over the last several decades. They war on people we have no fight with. They lie to us about nearly everything. They want to regulate us so much that we´re all suffocating. They export all the best jobs overseas. They spend money like there´s no tomorrow. And, now there may not be any tomorrow. They allow the richest corporations to go without paying their fair share. And now, it turns out that they also spy on us. We have to start an Internet Revolution that will take the country back by first laying the foundation for a Constitutional Convention and then by continuing the process so that we finally have the ordinary people in control of their government. No one is going to give us our country back. We have to take it from them. We also know that violence is not the answer as violence only begets more violence. A peaceful transition is what is required and the transition needs to be guided by the vast majority of Americans who use the Internet every day and are not afraid to use it for real political change. The 1st Internet Revolution and the 2nd American Revolution takes place next summer. Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country. If you love your country, you will spread the word and invite everyone you know. Those who cannot attend in Hawaii will be invited to attend a live Webinar in their area. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Mathiesen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/011313/bk_acx0_011313_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In 1776 the 13 American colonies, refusing to pay unjust taxes, declared their independence from Britain. The resulting years of war became known as the American Revolution, but many of the Founding Fathers believed the real American revolution was not the war with Britain but the revolution in ideas that had preceded and caused the war. From 1760 to 1775, many Americans were transformed from loyal British subjects into rebels. Together, the 13 colonies set out to create something new: a government that derived its just authority from the consent of the governed. To understand this unparalleled event, it is necessary to examine the character and ideas of 18th-century Americans, such as the vision that caused them to rebel and how faithfully they followed it. The United States at War series is a collection of presentations that review the political, economic, and social tensions that have erupted in military conflict. They describe the historical context for each of the major US wars and examine how military conflict resolved, or failed to resolve, the issues that underlay them. George H. Smith is an author, editor, educator, and speaker. His first book was the very popular Atheism: The Case against God. His many articles and book reviews have appeared in such publications as Reason, the New York Times, and the Journal of Libertarian Studies. 1. Language: English. Narrator: George C. Scott. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/005125/bk_blak_005125_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The struggle for freedom began in 1775 and lasted for eight long years before it ended in 1783. In the struggle of the colonies against the British, the 13 colonies on the Atlantic seaboard of North America acquired their independence from Great Britain and became the United States. The great revolution is also known as the American War of Independence. The American Revolution brought an end to the two-century-long British rule for most of the colonies in North America shaped the present United States of America. The radical epoch was both disturbing and exhilarating; a time of evolution for some, disruption for others. In the rouse of the revolution came events as diverse as the drafting and endorsement of the Constitution of the United States of America and the revolts of slaves who saw the disparity between captivity and declarations of liberty. Listen to this book to learn more about the American Revolution. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Andrea Giordani. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/061398/bk_acx0_061398_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Bruce Lancaster starts his story with an examination of colonial society and the origins of the quarrel with England. He details the ensuing battles and military campaigns from Lexington and Concord to the surrender of Lord Cornwallis at Yorktown, as well as the tense political and social situation of the new nation. The American Heritage History of the American Revolution details the birth of America with insight and depth. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paul Boehmer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/high/001239/bk_high_001239_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: Allen C. Guelzo. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tcco/000025/bk_tcco_000025_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this business fable, meet Harold, an HR director so overwhelmed by e-mail he feels like a hamster on a wheel. Just in time, Harold meets a coach, a leading expert on e-mail efficiency and etiquette, with a simple system that helps Harold eliminate needless e-mails, write better messages, and file and find information in a flash. He gets immediate results and reclaims his life. The Hamster Revolution is chock-full of practical advice that really works. Also included in this audiobook is a landmark case study that shows how 2,000 Capital One associates cut their e-mail time by 23 percent while improving e-mail quality by 52 percent. Professionals waste up to a month per year on e-mail, costing their companies billions in missed opportunities. With this simple audiobook, hope and help in combating e-mail glut is finally here. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Oliver Wyman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/000595/bk_aren_000595_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It was never a war in which the outcome was obvious. Despite their spirit and stamina, the colonists were outmanned and outfought by the brazen British army. With the future of the colonies at its lowest ebb, General George Washington made his most fateful decision: to cross the Delaware River and attack the enemy. The stunning victory at Trenton began a saga of victory and defeat that concluded with the British surrender at Yorktown, a moment that changed the history of the world. The despair and triumph of America´s first great army is conveyed in scenes as powerful as any Shaara has written, a story told from the points of view of some of the most memorable characters in American history. There is George Washington, the charismatic leader who held his army together to achieve an unlikely victory; Nathaniel Greene, who rose from obscurity to become the finest battlefield commander in Washington´s army; and Benjamin Franklin, a brilliant man of science and philosophy who became the finest statesman of his day. From Nathan Hale to Benedict Arnold, the American Revolution´s most immortal characters and poignant moments are brought to life in remarkable Shaara style. The Glorious Cause is a tribute to an amazing people who turned ideas into action and fought to declare themselves free. The Glorious Cause is the sequel to Shaara´s best selling Rise to Rebellion. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Barry Bostwick. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/000241/bk_rand_000241_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
To the original text of what has become a classic of American historical literature, Bernard Bailyn adds a substantial essay, ´´Fulfillment´´, as a postscript. Here he discusses the intense nationwide debate on the ratification of the Constitution, stressing the continuities between that struggle over the foundations of the national government and the original principles of the Revolution. This detailed study of the persistence of the nation´s ideological origins adds a new dimension to the book and projects its meaning forward into vital current concerns. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tom Perkins. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/007639/bk_tant_007639_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In 1770, the fuse of revolution is lit by a fateful command - ´´Fire!´´ - as England´s peace keeping mission ignites into the Boston Massacre. The senseless killing of civilians leads to a tumultuous trial in which lawyer John Adams must defend the very enemy who has assaulted and abused the laws he holds sacred. The taut courtroom drama soon broadens into a stunning epic of war as King George III leads a reckless and corrupt government in London toward the escalating abuse of his colonies. More than a powerful portrait of the people and purpose of the Revolution, Rise to Rebellion is a vivid account of history´s most pivotal events. The Boston Tea Party, the battles of Concord and Bunker Hill - all are recreated with the kind of breathtaking detail only a master like Jeff Shaara can muster. His most impressive achievement, Rise to Rebellion reveals with new immediacy how philosophers became fighters with ideas as ammunition, and how a scattered group of colonies became the United States of America. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Victor Garber. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bant/000400/bk_bant_000400_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The American Revolution conjures a series of iconographic images in the contemporary American imagination. In these imagined scenes, defiant Patriots fight against British Redcoats for freedom and democracy, while a unified citizenry rallies behind them and the American cause. But the lived experience of the Revolution was a more complex matter, filled with uncertainty, fear, and discord. In The American Revolution Reborn, editors Patrick Spero and Michael Zuckerman compile essays from a new generation of multidisciplinary scholars that render the American Revolution as a time of intense ambiguity and frightening contingency. In the first section, ´´Civil Wars´´, contributors rethink the heroic terms of Revolutionary-era allegiance and refute the idea of patriotic consensus. In the following section, ´´Wider Horizons´´, essayists destabilize the historiographical inevitability of America as a nation. The studies gathered in the third section, ´´New Directions´´, present new possibilities for scholarship on the American Revolution. And the last section, titled ´´Legacies´´, collects essays that deal with the long afterlife of the Revolution and its effects on immigration, geography, and international politics. The book is published by University of Pennsylvania Press. ´´This is the most ambitious state-of-the-field collection published since the American Revolution´s bicentennial. .. lively and wide-ranging collection of essays.´´ - Alan Taylor, author of American Revolutions: A Continental History, 1750-1804 ´´A state-of-the-field collection. Its essays rank among the best Revolutionary scholarship.´´ - Benjamin H. Irvin, University of Arizona ´´The essays in this volume are careful, thought-provoking, and highly effective.´´ - Andrew Shankman, Rutgers University-Camden 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mark Caldwell Walker. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/115492/bk_acx0_115492_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.