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  1. 6.2 hrs • 4/26/2016 • Unabridged

    The definitive book about One World Trade Center—the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere—by the author of the iconic and bestselling Skyscrapers. In hundreds of photographs, drawings, and plans—most never seen by the public—Judith Dupré chronicles the rise of America’s most exciting and emotionally charged new skyscraper. One World Trade Center showcases the building’s groundbreaking design and engineering, from the initial excavation to the final placement of the spire. Capturing the hope, resiliency, and pride of those who built it, the book is rich with in-depth explorations of the innovations, including a 360 degree view from the One World Observatory. This book is a must-have for all those invested in rebuilding Ground Zero or celebrating American architecture and ingenuity.

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    One World Trade Center

    6.2 hrs • 4/26/16 • Unabridged
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  2. 2.0 hrs • 4/1/2013 • Unabridged

    In this two-hour public-radio documentary, husband and wife Joe Bevilacqua (Joe Bev) and Lorie Kellogg explore the rural byways within four miles of their home in the foothills of the Catskill Mountains of New York State and find local business owners working to promote healthy lifestyles that have a national impact. 1. Sheldon Lublin has traveled the world, hitchhiked across the country, met Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg, and recently retired from his successful psychotherapy practice in New York City. 2. Dick and Pat Peters, owners of Peter’s Market, in Napanoch, New York, went on a journey to becoming a healthy alternative market. 3. John Hiller and Carol Debberman created vegetarian Sunshine Burgers in Ellenville, New York, and they are sold at Peter’s Market and in markets across the country. 4. A collage of water sounds recorded in the Catskills. 5. Oleh and Nadia Maczaj are the owners of Rusty Plough Farm, a small family farm that grows certified organic vegetables, flowers, and berries, as well as eggs from free-range hens. The farm is located in Ulster County, New York, nestled between the Shawangunk Mountains and the Catskills. It consists of thirty-six acres, including crop fields; wild blueberry stands; woodlots; a pond; a maze of old stone walls; an old rusty plough; wild turkeys, deer, hawks, squirrels; the occasional bear; multitudes of frogs and newts; Sneakers and Sandy the barn cats; and the house, barn, and greenhouse.

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    Healthy Living in the Catskills

    2.0 hrs • 4/1/13 • Unabridged
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    9.7 hrs • 9/25/2012 • Unabridged

    The Appalachian Trail trail stretches from Georgia to Maine and covers some of the most breathtaking terrain in America—majestic mountains, silent forests, sparking lakes. If you’re going to take a hike, it’s probably the place to go. And Bill Bryson is surely the most entertaining guide you’ll find. He introduces us to the history and ecology of the trail and to some of the other hardy (or just foolhardy) folks he meets along the way … and a couple of bears. Already a classic, A Walk in the Woods will make you long for the great outdoors—or at least a comfortable chair to sit and read in.

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    A Walk in the Woods

    9.7 hrs • 9/25/12 • Unabridged
    1 reviews 0 5 4.6 4 out of 5 stars 4.6/5 (1)
  4. 6.1 hrs • 7/15/2012 • Abridged

    In Downtown, Hamill leads us on an unforgettable journey through the city he loves, from the island’s southern tip to 42nd Street, combining a moving memoir of his days and nights in New York with a passionate history of its most enduring places and people. From the Battery’s traces of the early port to Washington Square’s ghosts of executed convicts and well-heeled Knickerbockers; from the Five Points, once the most dangerous and squalid slum in America, to the mansions of the robber barons on “the Fifth Avenue;” from the Bowery of the 1860s, the vibrant heart of the city’s theater world, to the Village of the 1960s, with its festival-like street life, this is downtown as we’ve never seen it before. Hamill weaves his own memories of Manhattan with the liveliest moments from its past and points out the hints of that past living on in the city of today, fueling the ever-present nostalgia of its inhabitants. Hamill introduces us to the New Yorkers who have left indelible marks: Peter Stuyvesant and John Jacob Astor, Stanford White and George Templeton Strong, Edith Wharton and Henry James, Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst, W. H. Auden and Allen Ginsberg, Boss Tweed and Fiorello La Guardia, Jimi Hendrix and Thelonious Monk, and scores of others. He also takes us to the eateries, saloons, theaters, movie houses, bookstores, and street corners they, and he, once frequented, whether still standing or existing only in memory. Through the city’s transformations, the pulse of Pete Hamill’s brilliant voice melds with the pulse that drives New York, that mixture of daring, greed, anger, rebellion, hope, entrepreneurialism, and longing that never fades. Written by native son who has lived through some of New York City’s most historic moments, Downtown is an extraordinary celebration of the magnificent, haunted place that Hamill continues to call home and that people from all over the country and the world have come to call their own as well.

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    6.1 hrs • 7/15/12 • Abridged
  5. 2.2 hrs • 1/8/2004 • Unabridged

    Frank Conroy first visited Nantucket with a gang of college friends in 1955. They came on a whim, and for Conroy it was the beginning of a lifelong love affair with this “small, relaxed oasis in the ocean.” This book, part travel diary, part memoir, is a hauntingly evocative and personal journey through Nantucket: its sweeping dunes, rugged moors, remote beaches, secret fishing spots, and hidden forests and cranberry bogs. Admirers of Conroy’s classic and acclaimed memoir, Stop-Time, will again delight in what James Atlas, writing in the New York Times, called his “genius for close observation.” In Time and Tide, Conroy recounts the island’s history from the glory days of the whaling boom to the present, when tourism dominates. He vividly evokes the clash of cultures between the working class and the super-rich, with the fragile ecology of the island always in the balance. But most fascinating of all, he tells his own story: of playing jazz piano in the island’s bars; of raising a barn in the early sixties with the help of a bunch of hippie carpenters; of leasing an old, failed bar with two island pals and turning it into the Roadhouse, a club “that was to be ours, the year-rounders, and to hell with the summer people.” There’s a marvelous story of his first golf game, played on an ancient nine-hole course with two friends, a part-time sommelier and a builder from the South who invented the one-handed pepper mill. This is a book that revels in friendship, music, history, and the gorgeous landscape of a unique American place, and it is a wonderful work by one of our greatest contemporary writers.

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    Time and Tide

    2.2 hrs • 1/8/04 • Unabridged
  6. 13.2 hrs • 6/1/2001 • Unabridged

    In 1839, two years after graduating from Harvard, Henry David Thoreau and his older brother, John, took a boat-and-hiking trip from Concord, Massachusetts to the White Mountains of New Hampshire. After John’s sudden death in 1842, Thoreau began to prepare a memorial account of their excursion during his stay at Walden Pond. Modern readers have come to see Thoreau’s story of the river journey as an appropriate predecessor to Walden, depicting the early years of his spiritual and artistic growth. “Just as the current of the stream bears along the boat with Thoreau and his brother, so the current of ideas in his mind bears along the reader by evoking the joy and nostalgia that Thoreau feels for those lost, golden days. As Thoreau says, human life is very much like a river running always downward to the sea, and in this book we enter for a moment the flow of Thoreau’s unique existence.”—Masterplots

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    6.0 hrs • 7/5/2000 • Abridged

    Back in America after twenty years in Britain, Bill Bryson decided to reacquaint himself with his native country by walking the 2,100-mile Appalachian Trail, which stretches from Georgia to Maine. The AT offers an astonishing landscape of silent forests and sparkling lakes—and to a writer with the comic genius of Bill Bryson, it also provides endless opportunities to witness the majestic silliness of his fellow human beings. For a start there’s the gloriously out-of-shape Stephen Katz, a buddy from Iowa along for the walk. Despite Katz’s overwhelming desire to find cozy restaurants, he and Bryson eventually settle into their stride, and while on the trail they meet a bizarre assortment of hilarious characters. But A Walk in the Woods is more than just a laugh-out-loud hike. Bryson’s acute eye is a wise witness to this beautiful but fragile trail, and as he tells its fascinating history, he makes a moving plea for the conservation of America’s last great wilderness. An adventure, a comedy, and a celebration, A Walk in the Woods is destined to become a modern classic of travel literature.

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    A Walk in the Woods

    6.0 hrs • 7/5/00 • Abridged
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