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13.0 hrs • Dec/13/2016 • Unabridged
The Scots-Irish comrpised 40 percent of the Revolutionary War army. They were pioneers like Daniel Boone, Lewis and Clark, Davy Crockett, and Sam Houston. They were the writers Edgar Allan Poe and Mark Twain. And they have given America numerous military leaders, including Stonewall Jackson, Ulysses S. Grant, Audie Murphy, and George S. Patton. Born Fighting illustrates how the Scots-Irish redefined American politics, creating the populist movement and giving the country a dozen presidents, including Andrew Jackson, Teddy Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, Ronald Reagan, and Bill Clinton. And it explores how the Scots-Irish culture of isolation, hard luck, stubbornness, and mistrust of the nation’s elite formed and still dominates blue-collar America, the military services, the Bible Belt, and country music.Both a distinguished work of cultural history and a human drama that speaks straight to the heart of contemporary America, Born Fighting reintroduces America to its most powerful, patriotic, and individualistic cultural group—one too often ignored or taken for granted.Available Formats: MP3 CD35.0 hrs • Nov/15/2016 • Unabridged
The sequel to the Pulitzer Prize–winning bestseller Advise and Consent from Allen Drury, the twentieth-century grand master of political fiction—a novel of the United Nations and the racial friction that could spark a worldwide powder kegInternational tensions rise as ambassadors and politicians scheme, using the independence of a small African nation as the focal point for hidden agendas.A cascade of events begun in the General Assembly Hall of the United Nations could lead to the weakening of the United States, the loss of the Panama Canal, and a possible civil war.Allen Drury paints a vivid and laser-accurate portrait of Washington and international politics, from top secret conferences to elite cocktail parties, club luncheon rooms, and the private offices of the key players in government. This novel is as relevant today as when it was first published.Available Formats: MP3 CD23.0 hrs • Aug/23/2016 • Unabridged
The #1 New York Times bestseller and Pulitzer Prize winnerAllen Drury’s Advise and Consent is one of the high points of twentieth-century literature. It is a seminal work of political fiction, as relevant today as when it was first published. A sweeping tale of corruption and ambition cuts across the landscape of Washington, DC, with the breadth and realism only an astute observer and insider can convey.Allen Drury has penetrated the world’s stormiest political battleground and the smoke-filled committee rooms of the United States Senate to reveal the bitter conflicts set in motion when the president calls upon the Senate to confirm his controversial choice for secretary of state. This novel is a true epic, showing in fascinating detail the minds and motives of the statesmen, the opportunists, the idealists.From a Senate old-timer’s wily maneuvers, a vicious demagogue’s blistering smear campaign, and the ugly personal jealousies that turn a highly qualified candidate into a public spectacle to the tragic martyrdom of a presidential aspirant who refuses to sacrifice his principles for his career, never has there been a more revealing picture of Washington’s intricate political, diplomatic, and social worlds. Advise and Consent is a timeless story with clear echoes of today’s headlines.Available Formats: MP3 CD17.2 hrs • Jul/26/2016 • Unabridged
From humble beginnings in rural Tennessee to his heroic death defending the Alamo, frontiersman, adventurer, and politician David Davy Crockett embodies the spirit and ideals of the national character. Even during his lifetime, tales of the sharpshooting, skilled woodsman were—to his delight—told, retold, and elaborated on. As a US congressman, the former Creek War militiaman steadfastly opposed President Andrew Jackson’s Indian Removal Act. As a soldier, he made the ultimate sacrifice fighting for an independent Texas. Nearly two centuries after his untimely demise, he remains a legendary figure in American lore. In this fictional account of Crockett’s life, author Cameron Judd offers a nuanced portrait of the man behind the myth.Available Formats:6.8 hrs • May/10/2016 • Unabridged
Everyone knows you can’t build things in America anymore. Everyone, that is, except John D. Bassett III. While one corporation after another exported their manufacturing to high-volume factories in low-wage locations overseas, Bassett’s traditional wood bedroom furniture manufacturing company has not only survived, but thrived, making premium products right here in America. When everyone else was rushing for the exits, Bassett bet on the talent, dedication, and uncompromising quality of American workmanship. And he won. In Making It in America, Bassett tells you the secrets that have made Vaughan-Bassett Furniture so successful doing what everyone said couldn’t be done. Drawing on rich life experience, including the everyday challenges running a traditional manufacturing company, Bassett constructs a 12-point plan to achieve successful leadership in any business. These steps include: Have a winning attitude, respect your employees, don’t panic, reinvest constantly, and make the best of the worst. Bassett’s story is about how those values underpinned his personal success and how they can revitalize America itself. In the face of feckless leadership, crumbling infrastructure, and global competition, Bassett’s story is a blueprint for how America can revitalize its role as leader of the free world and how your success can be part of it.Available Formats:0.9 hrs • Apr/19/2016 • Unabridged
From the New York Times bestselling author of the Lincoln Rhyme series, a short story about Lincoln Rhyme solving a mysterious plane crash with no forensic evidence.A small jet with only the pilot on-board crashes into the Atlantic Ocean. Local authorities are unsure whether the cause of the crash is a bomb or a violent storm. The case seems like it will be an easy one to solve for former NYPD homicide detective Lincoln Rhyme to solve. The evidence is inside the cockpit but there is one problem. The wreckage sits at the bottom of the Puerto Rican Trench, the deepest part of the Atlantic Ocean that stretches to twenty-eight thousand feet. The plane can’t be raised. And there’s no way to get to where the evidence lies.“Where the Evidence Lies” by Jeffery Deaver is one of twenty short stories within Mulholland Books’s Strand Originals series, featuring thrilling stories by the biggest names in mystery from the Strand magazine archives. View the full series list at mulhollandbooks.com and read them all!Available Formats:7.5 hrs • Feb/16/2016 • Unabridged
Acclaimed journalist Dennis Covington examines how faith and violence shape our world.In war zones witnessing widespread conflict, what makes life at all worth living? When chaos becomes a way of life in places where religion and violence intersect, what do people hold on to? If religious belief is, as Christopher Hitchens argues, the cause of wars and genocide, then is faith the cure?Dennis Covington pursued answers to these questions for years, traveling deep into places like Syria, Mexico, and the American South. Looking not for rigid doctrines, creeds, or beliefs--which, he says, can be contradictory, even dangerous--he sought something bigger and more fundamental: faith. It's faith in goodness, kindness, and the humanity of the smallest moments that makes the most difficult times bearable.The young bomb victim who offers a smile from his hospital bed, the grieving parent who shares a photograph, the joined hands of men who were previously mortal enemies, and Covington's own family turmoil. These are some of the moments that leave him touching the beating heart of what it truly is to live.Like Covington's widely celebrated Salvation on Sand Mountain, Revelation is an intensely personal journey that goes to the edges of a world filled with violence and religious strife to find the enduring worth of living.Available Formats:7.8 hrs • Jan/26/2016 • Unabridged
In this rollicking novel, ninety-six-year-old ornithologist Luka Levadski foregoes treatment for lung cancer and moves from Ukraine to Vienna to make a grand exit in a luxury suite at the Hotel Imperial. He reflects on his past while indulging in Viennese cakes and savoring music in a gilded concert hall. Levadski was born in 1914, the same year that Martha—the last of the now-extinct passenger pigeons—died. Levadski himself has an acute sense of being the last of a species. He may have devoted much of his existence to studying birds, but now he befriends a hotel butler and another elderly guest, who also doesn’t have much time left, to share in the lively escapades of his final days. This gloriously written tale, in which Levadski feels “his heart pounding at the portals of his brain,” mixes piquant wit with lofty musings about life, friendship, aging and death.Available Formats: Digital Rental33.3 hrs • Jan/26/2016 • Unabridged
Pulitzer Prize winner Allen Drury has penetrated the world’s stormiest political battleground—the smoke-filled committee rooms of the United States Senate—to reveal the bitter conflicts set in motion when the president calls upon the Senate to confirm his controversial choice for secretary of state. This novel is a true epic showing in fascinating detail the minds and motives of the statesmen, the opportunists, the idealists. From a Senate old-timer’s wily maneuvers, a vicious demagogue’s blistering smear campaign, the ugly personal jealousies that turn a highly qualified candidate into a public spectacle, to the tragic martyrdom of a presidential aspirant who refuses to sacrifice his principles for his career—never has there been a more revealing picture of Washington’s intricate political, diplomatic, and social worlds. Advise and Consent won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and was a New York Times bestseller. It is a timeless story with clear echoes of today’s headlines.Available Formats: Digital Rental13.0 hrs • Jan/26/2016 • Unabridged
More than 27 million Americans today can trace their lineage to the Scots, whose bloodline was stained by centuries of continuous warfare along the border between England and Scotland, and later in the bitter settlements of England’s Ulster Plantation in Northern Ireland. Between 250,000 and 400,000 Scots-Irish migrated to America in the eighteenth century, traveling in groups of families and bringing with them not only long experience as rebels and outcasts but also unparalleled skills as frontiersmen and guerrilla fighters. Their cultural identity reflected acute individualism, dislike of aristocracy, and a military tradition, and, over time, the Scots-Irish defined the attitudes and values of the military, of working class America, and even of the peculiarly populist form of American democracy itself. Born Fighting is the first book to chronicle the full journey of this remarkable cultural group, and the profound, but unrecognized, role it has played in the shaping of America. Written with the storytelling verve that has earned his works such acclaim as “captivating . . . unforgettable” (the Wall Street Journal on Lost Soliders), Scots-Irishman James Webb, Vietnam combat veteran and former Naval secretary, traces the history of his people, beginning nearly two thousand years ago at Hadrian’s Wall, when the nation of Scotland was formed north of the Wall through armed conflict in contrast to England’s formation to the south through commerce and trade. Webb recounts the Scots’ odyssey—their clashes with the English in Scotland and then in Ulster, their retreat from one war-ravaged land to another. Through engrossing chronicles of the challenges the Scots-Irish faced, Webb vividly portrays how they developed the qualities that helped settle the American frontier and define the American character. Born Fighting shows that the Scots-Irish were 40 percent of the Revolutionary War army; they included the pioneers Daniel Boone, Lewis and Clark, Davy Crockett, and Sam Houston; they were the writers Edgar Allan Poe and Mark Twain; and they have given America numerous great military leaders, including Stonewall Jackson, Ulysses S. Grant, Audie Murphy, and George S. Patton, as well as most of the soldiers of the Confederacy (only five percent of whom owned slaves, and who fought against what they viewed as an invading army). It illustrates how the Scots-Irish redefined American politics, creating the populist movement and giving the country a dozen presidents, including Andrew Jackson, Teddy Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, Ronald Reagan, and Bill Clinton. And it explores how the Scots-Irish culture of isolation, hard luck, stubbornness, and mistrust of the nation’s elite formed and still dominates blue-collar America, the military services, the Bible Belt, and country music. Both a distinguished work of cultural history and a human drama that speaks straight to the heart of contemporary America, Born Fighting reintroduces America to its most powerful, patriotic, and individualistic cultural group—one too often ignored or taken for granted.Available Formats: Digital Rental35.1 hrs • Jan/26/2016 • Unabridged
The sequel to the Pulitzer Prize–winning bestseller Advise and Consent, the twentieth century grand master of political fiction. A Shade of Difference is a novel that outlays the frictions that could spark a worldwide powder keg. International tensions rise as ambassadors and politicians scheme, using the independence of a small African nation as the focal point for hidden agendas. A cascade of events begun in the general assembly hall of the United Nations could lead to the weakening of the United States, the loss of the Panama Canal, and a possible civil war. Allen Drury paints a vivid and laser accurate portrait of Washington and international politics, from top-secret conferences, to elite cocktail parties, club luncheon rooms, and the private offices of the key players in government. A novel as relevant today as when it was first published.Available Formats: Digital Rental5.1 hrs • Nov/03/2015 • Unabridged
New York Times bestselling author and star of A&E’s Duck Dynasty, Willie Robertson, teams up with William Doyle, the bestselling coauthor of American Gun, to share the history of America’s most well known hunters.American Hunter is the first book ever to compile a chronological history of America’s greatest hunters. Based on the powerful personalities of colorful men and women, this book begins with the Plains Indians and moves through legendary hunters like Daniel Boone, Davy Crockett, Kit Carson, Buffalo Bill, Teddy Roosevelt, Ernest Hemingway, Lyndon Johnson, and more. Also included are the histories of American fox, rabbit, deer, squirrel, duck, goose, and big-game hunting, as well as action biographies of classic hunting weapons.Author Willie Robertson, famed hunter of Duck Dynasty and Duck Commander, lends his voice to share this bodacious collection of true stories that you’ll want to tell around the campfire after a long day’s hunt.As Teddy Roosevelt put it, “The virility, clear-sighted common sense and resourcefulness of the American people is due to the fact that we have been a nation of hunters and frequenters of the forest, plains, and waters.” It’s about time we honor American hunters with a book that tells their incredible stories of skill, courage, survival, and downright bodaciousness.American Hunter is the perfect book for everyone who enjoys amazing tales of American history and for those who love hunting, sport shooting, and wide open spaces.Available Formats:4.0 hrs • Oct/07/2014 • Unabridged
If you want to understand who Christ is, you have to begin by understanding what Jesus meant when he said in Luke 24:27: “And beginning with Moses and all the prophets, he explained to them what was said in all the scriptures concerning himself.”In Finding Jesus in the Exodus, biblical scholar Nicholas Perrin shows that the Bible’s story of the Exodus from beginning to end is filled with prophetic foretellings of the person and work of Christ:Moses as a great deliverer and prophetThe voice in the burning bushThe Passover Lamb of GodThe unleavened breadThe rock and pillar of cloudThe red sea crossingThe manna from heavenYou will see all of these and more as examples of Christ in the story of the Exodus.Available Formats:6.2 hrs • Oct/07/2014 • Unabridged
What really happened during Israel’s journey from slavery to the promised land? Bible scholar Nicholas Perrin explains the true story of the Exodus while adding helpful background information from biblical history, archaeology, and more. You will:Explore the unvarnished Bible story of the ExodusLearn about ancient Egypt and the pharaohCome to know the man and the mission of MosesFind out why the Ten Commandments were givenDiscover God’s promise and plan for his people, then and nowAppreciate why every New Testament writer builds on the ExodusSee how the Exodus story relates to you, todayYou will gain a much richer understanding of what God has done for you and why the Exodus is the pivotal event in the Old Testament.Available Formats:9.1 hrs • Feb/04/2014 • Unabridged
Cardiovascular disease is the number-one killer of Americans today, and while most doctors focus on lowering cholesterol and blood pressure they are overlooking the real culprit: glucose levels. With today’s overweight population and dramatic increase in type 2 diabetes, studies now show that sugar, not fat, does most of the heart damage. Plague reducing statins used to lower high cholesterol treat some symptoms but not the cause of most heart disease—and they do not stop the growth of arterial plaque. The good news is that everyone—regardless of size, genetics, gender, or age—can treat arterial plaque and prevent heart attacks and strokes with the 30-Day Heart Tune-Up. The key to the program is about shrinking arterial plaque, improving circulation, and strengthening your heartbeat with fiber and fitness using these tools: • Adding heart-healing foods to your diet • Exercise that strengthens your heart and arteries • Stress management • A customized heart-friendly supplement plan The 30-Day Heart Tune-Up program is easy, fast, and could even be called sexy. Dr. Masley devotes a chapter to showing how improving heart health improves sex drive in both men and women.Available Formats:10.3 hrs • Dec/04/2012 • Unabridged
In 2004, Argentina’s President, Nestor Kirchner, appointed Martín Redrado to lead their country’s Central Bank. It was the logical choice, considering that Harvard-educated and Wall Street-seasoned Redrado brought to the table an extensive knowledge of world economics. Redrado’s primary assignment was to provide monetary and financial stability to a country wrecked with cyclical breakups. In early 2010, Cristina Kirchner ordered the Central Bank to fund public spending and pay national debts. Martín Redrado refused. In his comprehensive and straightforward No Reserve: The Limit of Absolute Power, Redrado reveals the circumstances leading to the global recession of 2008 and the financial machinations of Kirchner and her husband to tighten their political grip. When the author was forced to resign, he stood up against a powerful government to fight for the rights of all citizens, and changed the course of his country’s history.Available Formats:Loading more titles...
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