Intense, fast-paced, and as timely as today’s front page, Keeper is a tantalizing glimpse into the life-and-death world of professional bodyguards. Atticus Kodiak—cunning, resourceful, and tough as nails—is trapped in a race against time in this riveting, realistic look at the abortion rights battlefield. Narrator John Randolph Jones fully captures the passion and terror on both sides of this explosive issue with stirring conviction. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Randolph Jones. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/005475/bk_reco_005475_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From New York Times best-selling author H. W. Brands, a masterful biography of the Civil War general and two-term president who saved the Union twice, on the battlefield and in the White House, holding the country together at two critical turning points in our history. Ulysses Grant rose from obscurity to discover he had a genius for battle, and he propelled the Union to victory in the Civil War. After Abraham Lincoln's assassination and the disastrous brief presidency of Andrew Johnson, America turned to Grant again to unite the country, this time as president. In Brands' sweeping, majestic full biography, Grant emerges as a heroic figure who was fearlessly on the side of right. He was a beloved commander in the field but willing to make the troop sacrifices necessary to win the war, even in the face of storms of criticism. He worked valiantly to protect the rights of freedmen in the South; Brands calls him the last presidential defender of black civil rights for nearly a century. He played it straight with the American Indians, allowing them to shape their own fate even as the realities of Manifest Destiny meant the end of their way of life. He was an enormously popular president whose memoirs were a huge best seller; yet within decades of his death his reputation was in tatters, the victim of Southerners who resented his policies on Reconstruction. In this page-turning biography, Brands now reconsiders Grant's legacy and provides a compelling and intimate portrait of a man who saved the Union on the battlefield and consolidated that victory as a resolute and principled political leader. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stephen Hoye. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/003263/bk_rand_003263_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A ravaged wood, a man in uniform long dead - this is not a World War One battlefield but Wanwood House, a pharmaceutical research centre. Peter Pascoe attends his grandmother’s funeral, and scattering her ashes leads him, too, into war-torn woods in search of his great-grandfather, who fought and died in Passchendaele. Seeing the wood for the trees is the problem for Andy Dalziel when he finds himself fancying an animal rights activist depite her possible complicity in a murderous assault and her appalling taste in whisky. A mind-bending puzzle leading us on the wild side of the pastoral. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jonathan Keeble. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/022358/bk_adbl_022358_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It remains without question the most memorable and memorized speech in American history. On November 19, 1863, in 272 words delivered among the freshly dug graves of Union dead upon the country's bloodiest battlefield, Abraham Lincoln redefined American liberty and forever altered the course of the nation. This volume aims to place the Gettysburg Address in its full context, examining both its influences and impacts, and approaching it from a number of modern perspectives. Never before in one anthology has Lincoln's immortal address been viewed through such far-reaching lenses as emancipation, women's rights, immigrant rights, LGBT rights, and more. The scholarship included in this audiobook is new and exciting, with each of its 15 essays providing further meditation on major themes in the evolution of freedom and equality in America. Edited by filmmaker Sean Conant and with contributions from some of the country's leading scholars including Sean Wilentz, Craig L. Symonds, and Harold Holzer, this volume explores how in the century and a half since it was delivered, the Gettysburg Address has proven a seemingly inexhaustible source of somber reflection and soaring hope, and why its language continues to resonate with so many people seeking meaning for their own struggles and sacrifices. The full list of narrators includes: Dermot Mulroney, Neal McDonough, Jennifer Can Dyck, Tavia Gilbert, David Pittu, Robin Miles, Edoardo Ballerini, Jonathan Davis, Peter Ganim, Graeme Malcolm, Ellen Archer, Zach Gordon, and Stephen Lang. 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: Dermot Mulroney, Neal McDonough, Stephen Lang, David Pittu, Graeme Malcolm, Edoardo Ballerini, Jonathan Davis, Peter Ganim. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hach/002095/bk_hach_002095_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When we think of great events in the history of the world, we tend to think of war, revolution, political upheaval, or natural catastrophe. But throughout history there have been moments of vital importance that have taken place not on the battlefield, or in the palaces of power, or even in the violence of nature, but between the pages of a book. In this audiobook, Melvyn Bragg presents a vivid reminder of the book as agent of social, political, and personal revolution. Here are famous books by Darwin, Newton, and Shakespeare, but we also discover the stories behind some less well-known works, such as Marie Stopes� Married Love, the original radical feminist Mary Wollstonecraft�s A Vindication of the Rights of Woman, and even the rules to an obscure ball game that became the most popular sport in the world. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Patricia Hodge, Hugh Ross, Robert Powell, Bill Bingham. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hodd/000002/bk_hodd_000002_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The node has failed, rendering humanity's battle clankers and the Aachim's constructs useless. The battle has been lost. Now hordes of alien lyrinx are swarming out of the tar pits of Snizort, intending to fall upon the survivors and destroy them to the last man. Tiaan is held prisoner by a vengeful Vithis, who is determined to extract her geomantic secrets at any cost. For his failings, Nish has been cast out and branded a traitor while Irisis, accused of high treason, has been forced to flee for her life. The fate of humanity is dependent on the survival of one wily old man, Scrutator Xervish Flydd. But Flydd has been blamed for the defeat at Snizort. His enemy, the vicious Chief Scrutator Ghorr, has expelled Flydd from the Council and stripped him of all rights. Now Flydd is condemned to die a brutish death as a slave, hauling ironclad clankers out of the battlefield mire until his heart bursts under the strain. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Grant Cartwright. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/boli/002028/bk_boli_002028_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Explore the captivating history of the Tudors!Five Tudor monarchs sat on the throne of England and Ireland from 1485 to 1603. The family earned their royal rights through strategic planning and battlefield prowess, and kept them because of intellect, strength, and sheer determination. The Tudors, one of England’s most powerful and famous royal dynasties, knitted together a fragmented and small island nation that became one of the world’s financial, colonial, and technological superpowers. There is so much more to the story of these kings and queens than beheadings, political marriages, and the reformation of the church - but those events remain some of the family’s most enthralling moments. This captivating history audiobook covers topics such as: The Tudors of WalesThe Wars of the RosesCatherine of Valois, Mother of the Tudor DynastyMargaret Beaufort, Second Tudor MatriarchKing Henry VIIArthur TudorKing Henry VIIIMargaret Tudor, Sister of Henry VIIIMary Tudor, Queen of FranceThe Birth of the Church of EnglandKing Henry VIII: Wives Two and ThreeKing Henry VIII: The Last Three WivesKing Edward VIThe Nine Days’ Queen, Jane GreyElizabeth TudorMary Stuart, Queen of ScotsAnd much moreSo listen to this audiobook if you want to learn more about the Tudors! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Desmond Manny. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/129697/bk_acx0_129697_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The landmark 1954 Supreme Court ruling, Brown v. Board of Education, brought the promise of integration to Little Rock, Arkansas, but it was hard-won for the nine black teenagers chosen to integrate Central High School in 1957. They ran a gauntlet flanked by a rampaging mob and a heavily armed Arkansas National Guard-opposition so intense that soldiers from the elite 101st Airborne Division were called in to restore order. For Melba Beals and her eight friends those steps marked their transformation into reluctant warriors - on a battlefield that helped shape the civil rights movement. Warriors Don't Cry, drawn from Melba Beals's personal diaries, is a riveting true account of her junior year at Central High-one filled with telephone threats, brigades of attacking mothers, rogue police, fireball and acid-throwing attacks, economic blackmail, and, finally, a price upon Melba's head. With the help of her English-teacher mother; her eight fellow warriors; and her gun-toting, Bible-and-Shakespeare-loving grandmother, Melba survived. And, incredibly, from a year that would hold no sweet-sixteen parties or school plays, Melba Beals emerged with indestructible faith, courage, strength, and hope. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lisa Reneé Pitts. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/002260/bk_tant_002260_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
More than 150 years after the end of the Civil War, scores of websites, articles, and organizations repeat claims that anywhere between 500 and 100,000 free and enslaved African Americans fought willingly as soldiers in the Confederate army. But as Kevin M. Levin argues in this carefully researched book, such claims would have shocked anyone who served in the army during the war itself. Levin explains that imprecise contemporary accounts, poorly understood primary-source material, and other misrepresentations helped fuel the rise of the black Confederate myth. Moreover, Levin shows that belief in the existence of black Confederate soldiers largely originated in the 1970s, a period that witnessed both a significant shift in how Americans remembered the Civil War and a rising backlash against African Americans' gains in civil rights and other realms.Levin also investigates the roles that African Americans actually performed in the Confederate army, including personal body servants and forced laborers. He demonstrates that regardless of the dangers these men faced in camp, on the march, and on the battlefield, their legal status remained unchanged. Even long after the guns fell silent, Confederate veterans and other writers remembered these men as former slaves and not as soldiers, an important reminder that how the war is remembered often runs counter to history. 1. Language: English. Narrator: JD Jackson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/053338/bk_adbl_053338_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.