From the ´´Trail of Tears” to Wounded Knee and Little Bighorn, the narrative of American history is incomplete without the inclusion of the Native Americans that lived on the continent before European settlers arrived in the 16th and 17th centuries. Since the first contact between natives and settlers, tribes like the Sioux, Cherokee, and Navajo have both fascinated and perplexed outsiders with their history, language, and culture. In Charles River Editors´ Native American Tribes series, readers can get caught up to speed on the history and culture of North America´s most famous native tribes in the time it takes to finish a commute, while learning interesting facts long forgotten or never known. The Navajo are one of the most famous tribes in the United States, even though many of the important events in the people´s history have been overlooked with the passage of time. Still one of the biggest Native American groups in America, the Navajo are typically associated with the Southwest and other tribes like the Pueblo, and they are popularly remembered for the Code Talkers of World War II, who used the Navajo language to provide the American military with a code that could not be deciphered by enemy cryptologists. Unfortunately, the 19th century was full of hardships for the Navajo, particularly as American settlers pushed west in the later stages of the 1800s. They engaged in conflicts with the Americans, but eventually they had to make the Long Walk, a march of more than 300 miles from their homes to a reservation. Like the Cherokee´s Trail of Tears, the Long Walk was an unmitigated disaster for the Navajo, who only suffered more adversity in the years after the Long Walk as their lands and livelihoods were reduced. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dan Gallagher. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/112710/bk_acx0_112710_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Includes excerpts from the journals of two of the Mayflower´s passengers. ´´By God´s providence, upon the ninth of November following, by break of the day we espied land which was deemed to be Cape Cod, and so afterward it proved. And the appearance of it much comforted us, especially seeing so goodly a land, and wooded to the brink of the sea. It caused us to rejoice together, and praise God that had given us once again to see land.´´ — Edward Winslow In Charles River Editors´ History for Kids series, your children can learn about history´s most important people and events in an easy, entertaining, and educational way. The concise but comprehensive book will keep your kid´s attention all the way to the end. In September 1620, about 130 people set sail from Plymouth, England and headed west for a new land and new religious opportunities. Known colloquially as Separatists or Strangers, the group aimed to establish a new colonial settlement in the New World, but by the end of the following winter, half of them would be dead. And though they had intended to land farther to the south, the ship was blown off course during the journey and instead took them to Plymouth Harbor in Cape Cod, Massachusetts. The men, women and children who boarded the Mayflower that year were not the first colonists in North America, but they nevertheless have become the most famous, and every American is instantly familiar with the name of their boat. These pilgrims intended to create the first permanent colonial settlement in the region, and despite the hardships they managed to do so. Their legendary story naturally included their encounters with local Native Americans, many of which were hostile despite the fact Thanksgiving is celebrated because these first pilgrims survived the first year with help from nearby natives. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tracey Norman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/089136/bk_acx0_089136_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A lot of ink has been spilled covering the lives of history´s most influential figures, but how much of the forest is lost for the trees? In Charles River Editors´ Legends of the Middle Ages series, readers can get caught up to speed on the lives of the most important medieval men and women in the time it takes to finish a commute, while learning interesting facts long forgotten or never known. The Order of the Temple of Solomon, also known as the Templars or the Knights Templar, is one of the best-known and least-understood groups in history. They appear prominently in everything from novels (The Da Vinci Code) to films (as the Knights of the Cruciform Sword in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade) to videogames (Assassin´s Creed). In these stories, they are a sinister cult that manipulated historical events since the Middle Ages, via intimidation and assassination. They are usually connected to the Freemasons and, sometimes, to other historical cults like the Hindu Thuggees. The real Templars were both more mundane and more fascinating than the myths and legends. They were the first military religious order - monks who were also knights. The founding members were veterans of the First Crusade in Palestine and their main goal was, in fact, benign. They formed their group as a small tertiary order (Lay people who took monastic vows, but lived in the larger community) in Jerusalem, policing the pilgrim routes and shrines of the Levant and protecting travelers from the many bandits that infested the area. Even though they were used as the core of Crusader armies during the later crusades, the Templars never wavered from their original goal. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Scott Clem. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/036621/bk_acx0_036621_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
As the spring and summer of 1848 advanced, the reports came faster and faster from the gold-mines at Sutter’s saw-mill. Stories reached us of fabulous discoveries, and spread throughout the land. Everybody was talking of ´´gold! gold!!” until it assumed the character of a fever. Some of our soldiers began to desert; citizens were fitting out trains of wagons and pack-mules to go to the mines. We heard of men earning fifty, five hundred, and thousands of dollars per day...” -William Tecumseh ShermanThe history of California is one that witnessed the rise and fall of several nations and peoples. From the first natives to settle the fertile lands to the encroaching foreigners from the south, east, west, and north, the land that eventually became the Golden State received them all. From across oceans, mountains, plains, and deserts, people came to take advantage of the region’s natural resources. Despite the mythology and the romantic portrayals that helped make the California Gold Rush, most of the individuals who came to make a fortune struck out instead. The gold rush was a boon to business interests, which ensured important infrastructure developments like the railroad and the construction of westward paths, but ultimately, it also meant that big business reaped most of the profits associated with mining the gold. While the Forty-Niners are often remembered for panning gold out of mountain streams, it required advanced mining technology for most to make a fortune. As the Gold Rush intensified and brought more people to California, it would officially join the Union in 1850, but even that was fraught with political turmoil. UNKNOWN N N ©2018 Charles River Editors;(P)2019 Charles River Editors http://www.audible.de/pd/B07MJHM7YH?source_code=PNHFA145032019009G&ipRedirectOverride=true http://www.audible.de/pd/B07MJHM7YH?source_code=PNHFA145032019009G&ipRedirectOverride=true The Greatest Salesman in the World, Part II: The End of the Story (Unabridged) 15.95 AVAILABLE The Greatest Salesman in the World, Part II: The End of the Story (Unabridged) The Greatest Salesman in the World, Part II: The End of the Story (Unabridged) Og Mandino At last, the world will discover what happens to the greatest salesman when he finally emerges from his lonely retirement to commence a new career. At first, he finds failure - until he receives a special gift from someone he has not seen in half a century.... Ryan Parish Youth Excellence Foundation 2019-01-09 00:00:00 193 B07MVLWDRD English - Self-Development English 1.00 9.95 N http://img.audible.de/audiblewords/content/bk/acx0/140133de/lg_image.jpg http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/140133/bk_acx0_140133_sample.mp3 ´´The most important book of our generation.... A flawless, priceless masterpiece.” (Denis Waitley, author of Seeds of Greatness)You are holding in your hands an almost impossible dream finally becoming reality...the sequel to the inspirational classical that has touched more lives in the past two decades than any other motivational work in the world. More than nine million people continue to find solace and hope in The Greatest Salesman in the World, the gripping tale of a little camel boy, Hafid, who becomes the greatest salesman in the world through following the principles in the 10 special scrolls of success.And now, at last, the world will discover what happens to the greatest salesman when he finally emerges from his lonely retirement to commence a new career. At first, he finds failure - until he receives a special gift from someone he has not seen in half a century. He then returns triumphantly to his homeland to write his own 10 vows of success to be shared with all who seek a better life - including you.The Greatest Salesman in the World, Part II: The End of the Story will touch the hearts of those millions who already know Hafid as a beloved friend - and introduce his wisdom to a vast new generation. UNKNOWN N N ©2011 Og Mandino;(P)2019 Og Mandino http://www.audible.de/pd/B07MVLWDRD?source_code=PNHFA145032019009G&ipRedirectOverride=true http://www.audible.de/pd/B07MVLWDRD?source_code=PNHFA145032019009G&ipRedirectOverride=true Shakespeare’s Sonnets, with a Twist (Unabridged) 4.95 AVAILABLE Shakespeare’s Sonnets, with a Twist (Unabridged) Shakespeare’s Sonnets, with a Twist (Unabridged) William Shakespeare Enjoy these sonnets by Shakespeare. The unique, memorable, and connected characters make for a one-of-a-kind experience.... Sheryl Mebane Sheryl Mebane 2019-01-03
This morning I came, I saw, and I was conquered, as everyone would be who sees for the first time this great feat of mankind.... Ten years ago the place where we gathered was an unpeopled, forbidding desert. In the bottom of the gloomy canyon whose precipitous walls rose to height of more than a thousand feet, flowed a turbulent, dangerous river.... The site of Boulder City was a cactus-covered waste. And the transformation wrought here in these years is a twentieth century marvel.” (President Franklin D. Roosevelt, September 30, 1935) During the 1930s, at the height of the Great Depression, thousands of workers began work on the Hoover Dam, built in the Black Canyon, which had been cut by the powerful Colorado River. The Colorado River was responsible for the Grand Canyon, and by the 20th century, the idea of damming the river and creating an artificial lake was being explored for all of its potential, including hydroelectric power and irrigation. By the time the project was proposed in the 1920s, the contractors vowing to build it were facing the challenge of building the largest dam the world had ever known. As if that wasn’t enough, the landscape was completely unforgiving, as described by the famous explorer John Wesley Powell generations earlier: ´´The landscape everywhere, away from the river, is of rock - cliffs of rock, tables of rock, plateaus of rock, terraces of rock, crags of rock - ten thousand strangely carved forms...cathedral shaped buttes, towering hundreds or thousands of feet, cliffs that cannot be scaled, and canyon walls that shrink the river into insignificance, with vast hollow domes and tall pinnacles and shafts set on the verge overhead; and all highly colored.” UNKNOWN N N ©2012- Charles River Editors;(P)2015 Charles River Editors http://www.audible.de/pd/B00VTUHCKG?source_code=PNHFA145032019009G&ipRedirectOverride=true http://www.audible.de/pd/B00VTUHCKG?source_code=PNHFA145032019009G&ipRedirectOverride=true Boys and Toys (Unabridged) 16.95 AVAILABLE Boys and Toys (Unabridged) Boys and Toys (Unabridged) Cara Lockwood Sex toy party hostess Liv Tanaka has a collection. Vibrating purple rabbits, cherry-flavored edible underwear, flavored oils.... Allegra Cole Harlequin Enterprises, Ltd. 2015-04-21 07:00:00 220 B00W7XLK8O English - Romance English 2015-04-14 05:00:00 1.00 9.95 N http://img.audible.de/audiblewords/content/bk/harl/001808de/lg_image.jpg http://samples.audible.de/bk/harl/001808/bk_harl_001808_sample.mp3 Every girl has a goody drawer.... Sex toy party hostess Liv Tanaka has a collection. Vibrating purple rabbits, cherry-flavored edible underwear, flavored oils... Hey, wearing a leather corset and stilettos (while selling dildos) pays the bills. Just don´t tell her very conservative parents. Because if they discovered Liv´s sex-toy-selling Asian Elvira´´ alter ego, her parents would disown her. So far, Liv´s doing a bang-up job of keeping her two worlds separate... until Porter Benjamin shows up at her party. Tall and too-tasty-to-resist Porter, who works for her father. Porter, who wants Liv to host a party just for him. And oh, she´s tempted. But getting involved with Porter means mixing those two worlds that Liv desperately needs to keep separate. And now Liv´s Naughty Toybox is starting to look a lot like Pandora´s box.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jack Nolan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/033626/bk_acx0_033626_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From the cohost of Fox & Friends, the true story of the anonymous spies who helped win the Revolutionary War. Among the pantheon of heroes of the American Revolution, six names are missing. First and foremost, Robert Townsend, an unassuming and respected businessman from Long Island, who spearheaded the spy ring that covertly brought down the British…before they, or anyone else, could discover their names. Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger finally give Townsend and his fellow spies their proper due, telling the fascinating story of how they passed information to George Washington that turned the tide of the war. Using a network of citizen operatives that included a longshoreman, bartender, newspaper editor, housewife, tailor, and femme fatale, and employing a series of complex codes, the so-called Culper Spy Ring used sophisticated tactics to subvert the British. Based on previously unpublished research, George Washington´s Secret Six is a gripping history of these amazing, anonymous Patriots who risked their lives for our freedom. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Brian Kilmeade. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/peng/002245/bk_peng_002245_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
By God´s providence, upon the ninth of November following, by break of the day we espied land which was deemed to be Cape Cod, and so afterward it proved. And the appearance of it much comforted us, especially seeing so goodly a land, and wooded to the brink of the sea. It caused us to rejoice together, and praise God that had given us once again to see land. - Edward Winslow A lot of time has been spent covering the lives of history´s most influential figures, but how much of the forest is lost for the trees? In Charles River Editors´ American Legends series, listeners can get caught up on the lives of America´s most important men and women in the time it takes to finish a commute. And they can do so while learning interesting facts long forgotten or never known. In September 1620, about 130 people set sail from Plymouth, England and headed west for a new land and new religious opportunities. Known colloquially as separatists or strangers, the group aimed to establish a new colonial settlement in the New World. But by the end of the following winter, half of them would be dead. And though they had intended to land farther to the south, the ship was blown off course during the journey and instead took them to Plymouth Harbor in Cape Cod, Massachusetts. The men, women, and children who boarded the Mayflower that year were not the first colonists in North America, but they nevertheless have become the most famous, and every American is instantly familiar with the name of their boat. These pilgrims intended to create the first permanent colonial settlement in the region, and despite the hardships they managed to do so. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jae Huff. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/035481/bk_acx0_035481_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From longtime Rolling Stone contributing editor and journalist Randall Sullivan, The Curse of Oak Island explores the curious history of Oak Island and the generations of individuals who have tried and failed to unlock its secrets. In 1795, a teenager discovered a mysterious circular depression in the ground on Oak Island, in Nova Scotia, Canada, and ignited rumors of buried treasure. Early excavators uncovered a clay-lined shaft containing layers of soil interspersed with wooden platforms, but when they reached a depth of ninety feet, water poured into the shaft and made further digging impossible. Since then the mystery of Oak Island’s ´´Money Pit” has enthralled generations of treasure hunters, including a Boston insurance salesman whose obsession ruined him; young Franklin Delano Roosevelt; and film star Errol Flynn. Perplexing discoveries have ignited explorers’ imaginations: a flat stone inscribed in code; a flood tunnel draining from a man-made beach; a torn scrap of parchment; stone markers forming a huge cross. Swaths of the island were bulldozed looking for answers; excavation attempts have claimed two lives. Theories abound as to what’s hidden on Oak Island - pirates’ treasure, Marie Antoinette’s lost jewels, the Holy Grail, proof that Sir Francis Bacon was the true author of Shakespeare’s plays - yet to this day, the Money Pit remains an enigma. The Curse of Oak Island is a fascinating account of the strange, rich history of the island and the intrepid treasure hunters who have driven themselves to financial ruin, psychotic breakdowns, and even death in pursuit of answers. And as Michigan brothers Marty and Rick Lagina become the latest to attempt to solve the mystery, as documented on the History Channel’s television show The Curse of Oak Island, Sullivan takes listeners along to follow their quest firsthand. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Braden Wright. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/011667/bk_brll_011667_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The independence of Texas is recognized! Don´t you see it in the papers?” - Stephen F. Austin’s last wordsTexas has a unique history among the 50 states that comprise the United States of America, and much of that is due to the nature of the men who brought about its independence. Of them, few are as famous or more important than Stephen F. Austin.Born in the very shadow of the Founding Fathers in Virginia, Austin seemed destined from birth to do something special. Certainly, his father Moses saw potential in the boy, training him up to take the lead in whatever situation he found himself in, and various life experiences transformed Stephen. Moses provided his son with plenty of the difficulties, including bankruptcy, business losses, and family squabbles, all by the time his son was 20 years old. Ultimately Moses bequeathed his son the chance to become an empresario, a 19th-century leader of American pioneers in Texas. Austin in turn shaped the future of Texas in a way that no other leader ever had the opportunity to do, and by carefully choosing men like himself, politically, religiously, and ethically, he helped create an independent nation (and future state) known for its rugged individualism and self-determination. Unfortunately, he also created a place where slavery, America’s great shame, was allowed to flourish for more than 40 years, and a place where people of color would struggle for generations to receive equality under the laws, many of which he either wrote or inspired.Ironically, the man whose name is so synonymous with Texas was not involved in the most famous battles that secured its independence. This actually ensured that he survived when so many of his contemporaries died, but he still lost his run for the presidency of Texas and instead had to accept an appointment as the Republic’s first Secretary of State. Ultimately, it made little difference in the end, for he served only two months before he UNKNOWN N N ©2018 Charles River Editors;(P)2018 Charles River Editors http://www.audible.de/pd/B07FXXB27Y?source_code=PNHFA145032019009G&ipRedirectOverride=true http://www.audible.de/pd/B07FXXB27Y?source_code=PNHFA145032019009G&ipRedirectOverride=true Indian School Days: Charles Bloom Murder Mystery Series, Book 6 (Unabridged) 20.95 AVAILABLE Indian School Days: Charles Bloom Murder Mystery Series, Book 6 (Unabridged) Indian School Days (Unabridged) Mark Sublette In 1961, two Navajo boys must bet each other’s lives - and risk their most prized possessions - to escape the wrath of the headmaster of a Gallup Indian boarding school. The white devil and his spawn will stop at nothing - not even murder - to acquire the objects of their desire.... Milton Bagby Elephant Audiobooks 2018-07-26 20:05:40 568 B07FXZNXR1 English - Mysteries & Thrillers English 1.00 9.95 N http://img.audible.de/audiblewords/content/bk/acx0/123243de/lg_image.jpg http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/123243/bk_acx0_123243_sample.mp3 The sixth book in the Charles Bloom Murder Mystery series… In 1961, two Navajo boys must bet each other’s lives - and risk their most prized possessions - to escape the wrath of the sadistic headmaster of a Gallup Indian boarding school. The white devil and his spawn will stop at nothing - not even murder - to acquire the objects of their desire. Fifty years later, a brush with death draws Rachael Yellowhorse and Charles Bloom back to the Navajo reservation, where they unwittingly stumble on a decades-old secret of child abuse and stolen heirlooms. Charles and Rachael must pick the awful lock of truth before deadly traps for the Navajo boys - now grown men - are sprung. The extended Bloom family also is in peril as the circle of life closes in on all those involved, and the white crosses in the graveyard of Two Trees Indian School yearn for justice. UNKNOWN N N ©2018 Mark Sublette;(P)2018 Mark Sublette http://www.audible.de/pd/B07FXZNXR1?source_code=PNHFA145032019009G&ipRedirectOverride=true http://www.audible.de/pd/B07FXZNXR1?source_code=PNHFA145032019009G&ipRedirectOverride=true Misfortune Teller: Sasha Urban Series, Book 2 (Unabridged) 20.95 AVAILABLE Misfortune Teller: Sasha Urban Series, Book 2 (Unabridged) Misfortune Teller (Unabridged) Dima Zales, Anna Zaires So I’m a seer. A Cognizant under the Mandate. Life should be easy now, right? Wrong. With all the ´´accidents” that keep befalling me, I’ll be lucky to survive the week. That is, if my crazy boss doesn’t work me to death first.... Emily