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  1. 0.2 hrs • 1/31/2017

    This is the true story of James Lafayette, a slave who spied for George Washington's army during the American Revolution. But while America celebrated its newfound freedom, James returned to slavery. His service hadn't qualified him for the release he'd been hoping for. For James, the fight wasn't over; he'd already helped his country gain its freedom, now it was time to win his own.

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    A Spy Called James

    0.2 hrs • 1/31/17
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  2. 0.9 hrs • 1/14/2017 • Unabridged

    “Civil Disobedience” (also known as “On the Duty of Civil Disobedience” and “Resistance to Civil Government”) is an essay published in 1849 by American writer and philosopher Henry David Thoreau. In this essay, Thoreau puts forward the argument each of us has an obligation to resist obedience to a government that acts unjustly lest we become agents of those same injustices. Using slavery and the Mexican-American war in his examples, Thoreau combines philosophical argument with sharing his own personal experiences to encourage all to act according to their consciences in living their day-to-day life, especially when it comes to complying with government edicts.

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    Civil Disobedience

    0.9 hrs • 1/14/17 • Unabridged
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  3. 0.1 hrs • 1/5/2017 • Unabridged

    J.B. Rhine (1895 - 1980), widely considered to be the “Father of Modern Parapsychology,” was the world’s leading investigator of psychic phenomena, ESP and the paranormal. He founded the parapsychology research lab at Duke University and the Journal of Parapsychology. Dr. Rhine, who coined the term “extrasensory perception” (ESP) to describe the apparent ability of some people to acquire information without the use of the known five senses), wrote several books on ESP and the paranormal. Rhine investigated ghosts, telepathy, poltergeists, and other unseen parapsychology phenomena from 1927 to 1965 at his Duke laboratory, and for several years after that at a private laboratory. The following was recorded from a Rhine lecture on psychokinesis and his ESP experiments.

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    A Rare Recording of J.B. Rhine

    0.1 hrs • 1/5/17 • Unabridged
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  4. 0.3 hrs • 12/27/2016 • Unabridged

    Bill Wilson (1895 - 1971), also know as Bill W., was the co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), a group dedicated to helping alcoholics break their habit. AA has over two million members belonging to 100,000 groups of alcoholics helping others achieve and maintain sobriety. In 1999 Time listed him as “Bill W.: The Healer” in the Time 100: The Most Important People of the Century. In this recording, Wilson gives a public lecture on the history of AA and his experience in 1934 when he was visited by old drinking companion Ebby Thacher, who had been sober for several weeks under the guidance of the evangelical Christian Oxford Group.

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    A Rare Recording of Bill Wilson

    0.3 hrs • 12/27/16 • Unabridged
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  5. 0.2 hrs • 12/27/2016 • Unabridged

    Ayn Rand (1905 - 1982) was a Russian-American novelist, philosopher, and screenwriter. She is best-known for her two influential novels, The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged, and for developing a philosophical system she called Objectivism. Rand’s first major success as a writer came with The Fountainhead in 1943, a romantic and philosophical novel that eventually became a worldwide success. It was eventually also made into a movie. Atlas Shrugged, published in 1957, was considered Rand’s best work. It is a novel of the morality of rational self-interest. In this public lecture, she criticizes altruism and mysticism as incompatible with business..

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    A Rare Recording of Ayn Rand

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    0.2 hrs • 12/27/16 • Unabridged
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  6. 0.1 hrs • 12/27/2016 • Unabridged

    H.P. Lovecraft (1890 - 1937) was an American horror fiction writer. Though he died in poverty and was only published in pulp magazines before his death, he is now regarded as one of the most significant 20th-century authors in the genre. Lovecraft was a prodigy, reciting poetry at the age of three, and writing complete poems by six. His grandfather encouraged his interest in the unusual by telling him his own original tales of gothic horror. Lovecraft’s most popular book is, perhaps, At the Mountains of Madness. He also wrote The Call of Cthulhu, along with many short stories and literary correspondences. In this rare recording, he is interviewed as part of a WPA project during the New Deal.

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    A Rare Recording of H.P. Lovecraft

    0.1 hrs • 12/27/16 • Unabridged
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  7. 0.2 hrs • 12/27/2016 • Unabridged

    Neville Goddard (1905 - 1972) was a teacher, author and lecturer. He was born in St. Michael, Barbados, and came to the US in 1922 to study drama and dance. While touring with his dance company in England he developed an interest in metaphysics. After his return to New York he gave up the entertainment industry to devote his full attention to the study of spiritual and mystical matters. While living in Los Angeles in the 1950s, he gave a series of talks on television and radio. In his lectures and books Neville dealt with what he called "The Law" and "The Promise." These relate to the method of creating one's physical reality through imagining, and is similar to the teachings of the New Thought movement. This public lecture is about beliefs, knowing, and other mystical topics.

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    A Rare Recording of Neville Goddard

    0.2 hrs • 12/27/16 • Unabridged
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  8. 0.9 hrs • 12/19/2016

    Sir Frederick Treves, 1st Baronet, GCVO, CH, CB (1853 – 1923) was a prominent British surgeon of the Victorian and Edwardian eras, best known for his friendship with Joseph Merrick, “the Elephant Man”. “The Elephant Man” is Treves’ own first-hand account of how he met and befriended Joseph Merrick (whom he mistakenly calls John Merrick), a young man with very severe physical deformities, who was being exhibited as a side-show freak as being half-man half-elephant. Treves initially invited Merrick to his rooms in the London Hospital so as to examine him, and to ensure Merrick’s admittance he gave him his card. Two years later, when Merrick arrived back in London, abandoned by his freak-show handler and chased by a mob, he showed the police who rescued him Treves’ card. Through this fortuitous chance, Merrick came to live at the London hospital under the care and guardianship of Treves. The two men developed a great friendship and Treves was astonished to discover that Merrick was not only a highly intelligent man, but also a hopeless romantic.

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  9. 0.2 hrs • 11/16/2016 • Unabridged

    William Bell Riley (March 22, 1861 - December 5, 1947) was known as “The Grand Old Man of Fundamentalism.” Born and educated in Indiana, Riley received his teacher’s certificate and, later, graduated from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY. He served several Baptist churches in Kentucky, Indiana, and Illinois before taking the pastorate at the First Baptist Church in Minneapolis, MN, in 1897. Father Divine (1876 - 1965), also known as Reverend Major Jealous Divine, was an African American spiritual leader from 1907 until his death. He founded the International Peace Mission movement, formulated its doctrine of economic independence and racial equality, and oversaw its growth from a small and predominantly black congregation into a multiracial and international church. Homer Alvan Rodeheaver (October 4, 1880 - December 18, 1955) was an American evangelist, music director, music publisher, composer of gospel songs, and pioneer in the recording of sacred music. From 1910 to 1930, he served as musical director for Billy Sunday, the most popular evangelist of the period, using his baritone voice to good effect as a soloist and as a participant in ensembles composed of other members of Sunday’s evangelistic team.

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  10. 0.1 hrs • 11/11/2016 • Unabridged

    George W. Truett (May 6, 1867 – July 7, 1944), was an American clergyman who was the pastor of the First Baptist Church of Dallas, Texas, from 1897 until 1944, and the president of the Southern Baptist Convention from 1927 to 1929. He became one of the most famous Southern Baptist preachers and writers of his era. William Ashley “Billy” Sunday (November 19, 1862 – November 6, 1935) was a popular outfielder in baseball’s National League from 1883 to 1890, who later became the most celebrated and influential American evangelist during the first two decades of the 20th century. Known for his colloquial sermons and frenetic delivery, Sunday held campaigns in America’s largest cities and attracted the largest crowds of any evangelist before the advent of electronic sound systems. In addition, Sunday was a strong supporter of Prohibition, and his preaching likely played a role in the adoption of the Eighteenth Amendment in 1919. Charles McCallon Alexander (1867 - 1920), a native of Tennessee, studied at Maryville University and eventually became a professor of music. After attending the Moody Bible Institute from 1892 to 1894 he became a popular gospel singer who toured with R.A. Torrey and, later, John W. Chapman to launch the “Chapman-Alexander Simultaneous Campaign.”

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  11. 0.1 hrs • 11/11/2016 • Unabridged

    Jim Garrison (1921-1992) was the District Attorney of Orleans Parish, Louisiana, from 1962 to 1973. He is best known for his investigations into the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Garrison was able to subpoena the Zapruder film from Life magazine. As a result, the American public was able to see the film for the first time. Garrison made the case that the Kennedy assassination was too complex to be carried out by Oswald alone. Later, he was played by Kevin Costner in Oliver Stone’s 1991 feature film, “JFK.” This recording is part of a speech he gave on the assassination.

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    A Rare Recording of Jim Garrison

    0.1 hrs • 11/11/16 • Unabridged
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  12. 0.1 hrs • 11/11/2016 • Unabridged

    Maxwell Maltz (1889-1975) was a plastic surgeon best known for his bestseller, “Psycho-Cybernetics.” In the book, Maltz explains a system of ideas that he thought could improve a person’s self-image and would help that person to live a more successful and fulfilling life. His ideas focus on visualizing one’s goals. Maltz believed if a person’s self-image was unhealthy or poor, all of his or her efforts would end in failure. This recording is part of a lecture Maltz gave on Psycho-Cybernetics’ key principles.

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    A Rare Recording of Maxwell Maltz

    0.1 hrs • 11/11/16 • Unabridged
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  13. 0.1 hrs • 11/11/2016 • Unabridged

    John E. Brown (April 2, 1879 – February 12, 1957) was a prominent Methodist evangelist, publisher, radio pioneer, and educator in the first half of the twentieth century. In 1919, he established John Brown University, one of Arkansas’ leading private universities to provide an interdenominational, Christian education for needy students. He was also the leading figure in securing passage of a law prohibiting the sale of alcohol in Benton County, a ban that continued into the twenty-first century.

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    A Rare Recording of John E. Brown

    0.1 hrs • 11/11/16 • Unabridged
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  14. 10/18/2016 • Unabridged

    The true story of two African-American brothers who were kidnapped and displayed as circus freaks, and whose mother endured a 28-year struggle to get them back. The year was 1899 and the place a sweltering tobacco farm in the Jim Crow South town of Truevine, Virginia. George and Willie Muse were two little boys born to a sharecropper family. One day a white man offered them a piece of candy, setting off events that would take them around the world and change their lives forever. Captured into the circus, the Muse brothers performed for royalty at Buckingham Palace and headlined over a dozen sold-out shows at New York's Madison Square Garden. They were global superstars in a pre-broadcast era. But the very root of their success was in the color of their skin and in the outrageous caricatures they were forced to assume: supposed cannibals, sheep-headed freaks, even "Ambassadors from Mars." Back home, their mother never accepted that they were "gone" and spent 28 years trying to get them back. Through hundreds of interviews and decades of research, Beth Macy expertly explores a central and difficult question: Where were the brothers better off? On the world stage as stars or in poverty at home? TRUEVINE is a compelling narrative rich in historical detail and rife with implications to race relations today.

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    Truevine by Beth Macy

    Truevine

    10/18/16 • Unabridged
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  15. 9/20/2016 • Unabridged

    After being sworn in as president, Richard Nixon told the assembled crowd that “government will listen … Those who have been left out, we will try to bring in.” But that same day, he obliterated those pledges of greater citizen control of government by signing National Security Decision Memorandum 2, a document that made sweeping changes to the national security power structure. Nixon’s signature erased the influence that the Departments of State and Defense, as well as the CIA, had over Vietnam and the course of the Cold War. The new structure put Nixon at the center, surrounded by loyal aides and a new national security adviser, Henry Kissinger, who coordinated policy through the National Security Council under Nixon’s command. Using years of research and revelations from newly released documents, USA Today reporter Ray Locker upends much of the conventional wisdom about the Nixon administration and its impact and shows how the creation of this secret, unprecedented, extraconstitutional government undermined US policy and values. In doing so, Nixon sowed the seeds of his own destruction by creating a climate of secrecy, paranoia, and reprisal that still affects Washington today.

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    Nixon’s Gamble

    9/20/16 • Unabridged
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  16. 0.1 hrs • 9/1/2016

    This is a rare recording of Dr. Peter Marshall (1902 – 1949), a Scottish-American preacher, and former pastor of Westminster Presbyterian Church in Atlanta, who twice served as Chaplain of the United States Senate. He is remembered most popularly from the biography, A Man Called Peter, and the film made from it.

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