Andrew Fletcher and the Treaty of the Union: P. H. Scott
They´re Bankrupting Us!:And 20 Other Myths about Unions Bill Fletcher
With what Graham Greene once called her ´´devilish cunning,´´ Vera Caspary offers one of her most suspenseful thrillers in this tale of love, jealousy, guilt, and hate. When Fletcher marries Elaine, his second wife nineteen years his junior, he can´t imagine a more passionate union. Then an illness destroys his confidence, and all he can picture is her next affair. He keeps a secret diary of his fantasized suspicions, making his impending suicide look like murder. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stephen McLaughlin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/019293/bk_adbl_019293_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Socialist Scholars Conference, held every spring in New York City for the last 23 years, is the largest event of the U.S. Left. Every year thousands of radical activists, socialists, feminists, anarchists, union organizers, black liberation advocates, alternative journalists, and democratic scholars gather for a weekend of spirited debate and dialogue. This is the beston-going conference in America. The World Is Not For Sale: Rethinking the Common Good, part of the 2004 Socialist Scholars Conference was an open plenary involving David Harvey, Luciana Castellina, Bill Fletcher, Jr., Vittorio Agnoletto, Barbara Garson, Miles Rapoport, and Naomi Klein. It took place at the Cooper Union, March 12, 2004. 1. Language: English. Narrator: various. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/rfma/000030/rt_rfma_000030_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Jacky Faber makes waves, even when docked in her adopted city of Boston to attend to the business of Faber Shipping Worldwide. With big dreams and perhaps too much exuberance for the Puritan populace, she quickly finds herself at odds with the Women´s Temperance Union and a town roiling over the arrival of hundreds of Irish laborers, brought in on Jacky´s Lorelei Lee. Thwarted at every turn by her enemies, Jacky is forced to acknowledge her shortcomings and possibly lose her beloved Jaimy Fletcher. L. A. Meyer received a master of arts from Boston University, and is currently the curator and exhibitor at the Clair de Loon Gallery in Bar Harbor, Maine. He lives in Corea, Maine. Katherine Kellgren has recorded over 100 audiobooks including the Bloody Jack series, which has been the winner of multiple Audie Awards, Publishers Weekly awards, Odyssey Honor awards, and ForeWord Magazine´s Audiobook of the Year awards. She is a graduate of The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Katherine Kellgren. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/live/000492/bk_live_000492_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The memorable and gutsy heroines of J. H. Fletcher´s Land of Golden Wattle take us on a journey through Australian history. 1826, Van Diemen´s Land. When her father dies in a duel, 17-year-old Emma Tregellas is left with limited funds and at the mercy of her odious guardian. Faced with the prospect of being forced into marriage with a man she detests, she enlists the help of her true love, Ephraim Dark, who assists her to escape to faraway Van Diemen´s Land. Here she seeks sanctuary with her wealthy uncle, Barnsley Tregellas. 1982, Tasmania. The union of Bec Hampton and Jonathan, heir to the fabulously wealthy Penrose estate, brought promise of reconciliation to two warring sides of the same family: a dynasty that had its foundations laid by Emma Tregellas and Ephraim Dark nearly a 100 years earlier. Defying opposition from Jonathan´s formidable grandmother, Bec had gained control of Derwent, the agricultural empire that the family had built from the early days of white settlement. Now 85, Bec´s dearest wish is that her granddaughter Tamara should inherit the property, but Giles, her dissolute son, has other ideas. Will Bec and Tamara succeed in defeating Giles´ plans, or will control of Derwent pass irrevocably out of the family? This majestic historical drama spans seven generations of an often-divided Australian family. With them we experience many of the traumatic events of Australia´s history: the early days of white settlement, the gold rush, the cataclysm of two world wars and the Great Depression. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jennifer Vuletic. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/boli/004082/bk_boli_004082_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The rise of Civil War general John Bell Hood, his command of the Confederate Army of Tennessee, and the decisions that led to its downfall. Though he barely escaped expulsion from West Point, John Bell Hood quickly rose through the ranks of the Confederate army. With bold leadership in the battles of Gaines´ Mill and Antietam, Hood won favor with Confederate president Jefferson Davis. But his fortunes in war took a tragic turn when he assumed command of the Confederate Army of Tennessee. After the fall of Atlanta, Hood marched his troops north in an attempt to draw Union army general William T. Sherman from his devastating ´´March to the Sea.´´ But the ploy proved ruinous for the South. While Sherman was undeterred from his scorched-earth campaign, Hood and his troops charged headlong into catastrophe. In this compelling account, Wiley Sword illustrates the poor command decisions and reckless pride that made a disaster of the Army of Tennessee´s final campaign. From Spring Hill, where they squandered an early advantage, Hood and his troops launched an ill-fated attack on the neighboring town of Franklin. The disastrous battle came to be known as the ´´Gettysburg of the West.´´ But worse was to come as Hood pressed on to Nashville, where his battered troops suffered the worst defeat of the entire war. Winner of the Fletcher Pratt Award for best work of nonfiction about the Civil War, The Confederacy´s Last Hurrah chronicles the destruction of the South´s second largest army. ´´Narrated with brisk attention to the nuances of strategy - and with measured solemnity over the waste of life in war,´´ it is a groundbreaking work of scholarship told with authority and compassion (Kirkus Reviews). 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tom Parks. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/012095/bk_brll_012095_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.