Charles Lenox Remond calls for the dissolution of the Union in this 1844 speech. He argues that Northern states should leave the Union to cut off support for slavery from the North. He presses that the only response left to the government was the threat of leaving. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rodney Louis Tompkins. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/yurt/000042/bk_yurt_000042_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Workers talk about the lives they lived, the battles they fought, the union they built, and the history they made. The United Auto Workers´ Ford Local No. 600 was not only the biggest local union in the world, it was also one of the most militant, radical, yet democratic unions in the United States. Talking Union gives us the exceptional opportunity to hear members of this local tell about their activism as they experienced it. These rich, eloquent narratives show the dedication and bravery that went into reshaping class relations and greatly expanding the freedom of the ´´common people” in America. The book is published by University of Illinois Press. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ian Eugene Ryan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/006860/bk_acx0_006860_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A companion audiobook to the provocative award-winning Civil War film of the same name, Union Bound is a powerful story of one man who understood what slavery is all about and who risked everything to do the right thing - to save his country, to free slaves. It is a story of compassion, resolve, and unity against a common evil. It is a story of our past to encourage us to be resolute today. Based on the actual diaries of Union soldier Joseph Hoover, Union Bound is the story of how Sergeant Hoover came to join the Union army only to be captured during the Battle of the Wilderness and taken to the dreaded Andersonville prison in Georgia, where he was held four long months before being transferred to the Florence Stockade in South Carolina. Shortly after arriving to the Florence, Joseph escaped, and the very slaves he had fought to free helped him travel the Underground Railroad back to his company in the North. In this amazing true story, you will find honor, integrity, love of country, and the belief that all men are indeed equal. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dalen Gunn. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bimo/001571/bk_bimo_001571_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When union leader Tom Jack falls to his death from her bedroom window after a spectacularly public row with Lindsay, it seems the only way to prove her innocence is to find the real culprit.Leaving her new home in California for a trade union conference in Sheffield, Lindsay Gordon finds herself in the company of old friends and enemies, including Tom Jack. When this unethical union leader is found dead, having catapulted out of Lindsay´s 10th-floor hotel room, she is taken in for questioning by the police. Hoping to clear her name by finding the real killer, Lindsay searches among hundreds of unruly union delegates for a murderer who may have struck once before. Along the way she uncovers a seething cauldron of blackmail, corruption, and abuse of power all brought to the boil by her investigation. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Caroline Guthrie. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/012445/bk_reco_012445_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Surely the most deeply-rooted need of the human soul, its purest aspiration, is for the closest possible union with God. As one turns over the pages of this little work, written by Blessed Albert the Great towards the end of his life, when that great soul had ripened and matured, one feels that here indeed is the ideal of one´s hopes. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Thomas Collins. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/edel/010140/bk_edel_010140_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Even 150 years later, we are haunted by the Civil War---by its division, its bloodshed, and perhaps, above all, by its origins. Today, many believe that the war was fought over slavery. This answer satisfies our contemporary sense of justice, but as Gary W. Gallagher shows in this brilliant revisionist history, it is an anachronistic judgment. In a searing analysis of the Civil War North as revealed in contemporary letters, diaries, and documents, Gallagher demonstrates that what motivated the North to go to war and persist in an increasingly bloody effort was primarily preservation of the Union. Devotion to the Union bonded nineteenth-century Americans in the North and West against a slaveholding aristocracy in the South and a Europe that seemed destined for oligarchy. Northerners believed they were fighting to save the republic, and with it the world´s best hope for democracy. Once we understand the centrality of union, we can in turn appreciate the force that made Northern victory possible: the citizen-soldier. Gallagher reveals how the massive volunteer army of the North fought to confirm American exceptionalism by salvaging the Union. Contemporary concerns have distorted the reality of nineteenth-century Americans, who embraced emancipation primarily to punish secessionists and remove slavery as a future threat to union---goals that emerged in the process of war. As Gallagher recovers why and how the Civil War was fought, we gain a more honest understanding of why and how it was won. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mel Foster. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/002044/bk_tant_002044_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A classic devotional study on the Song of Solomon. One of the abiding legacies of Hudson Taylor to the church is this small volume. In simple yet profound imagery, he laid out the deep truth of the Christians´ personal union with Jesus Christ. The key to understanding the Song of Solomon, he believed, was found in the New Testament in the Incarnate Word. Dividing the Song of Solomon into six sections, Dr. Taylor explained the significance and symbolism of the speaker in each section and how the mysteries of grace and love are revealed. His insights continue to stir new appreciation of one of the most overlooked and often misunderstood books of the Bible. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Maurice England. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hove/000880/bk_hove_000880_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Washington DC is destroyed by a nuclear weapon during the State of the Union Address. The enemy has attacked when America is most vulnerable. However one cabinet member is required to be in a secure location to ensure the rules of succession to the presidency. Meet Lewis MacDonald, a devout family man and Christian who will trust his conscience and his faith in the Lord. His beautiful wife Beverly has always been his guiding light along with his adopted children. Will he be able to lead America to victory? But first he must inspire America. A host of characters pave the way to the exciting conclusion. A feel-good, down-to-earth story about a very special family. So get ready to be inspired; fasten your seat belt for the roller-coaster ride that is The State of the Union. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jeff Raynor. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/105498/bk_acx0_105498_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The setting is Boston, Fall of 1969. Radical groups plot revolution, runaway kids prowl the streets, cops are at their wits end, and work is hard to get, even for hookers. Hobie McNutt, a 17-year-old runaway from West Virginia drifts into a commune of young revolutionaries. It´s a warm, dry place, and the girls are very available. But Hobie becomes involved in an increasingly vicious struggle for power in the group, and in the mounting violence of their political actions. His father Hunter, who has been involved in a brave and dangerous campaign to unseat a corrupt union president in the coal miners union, leaves West Virginia to hunt for his runaway son. To make ends meet, he takes day-labor jobs in order to survive while searching for him. Living parallel lives, their destinies ultimately movingly collide in this sprawling classic of radicalism across the generations, in the vein of Pete Hamill, Jimmy Breslin, and Richard Price. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Edoardo Ballerini. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/007259/bk_adbl_007259_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.