A generation of Americans came of age boycotting grapes, swept up in a movement that vanquished California´s most powerful industry and accomplished the unthinkable: dignity and contracts for farm workers. Four decades later, Cesar Chavez´s likeness graces postage stamps, and dozens of schools and streets have been renamed in his honor. But the real story of Chavez´s farm workers´ movement - both its historic triumphs and its tragic disintegration - has remained buried beneath the hagiography. Drawing on a rich trove of original documents, tapes, and interviews, Miriam Pawel chronicles the rise of the UFW during the heady days of civil rights struggles, the antiwar movement, and student activism in the 1960s and ´70s. From the fields, the churches, and the classrooms, hundreds were drawn to la causa by the charismatic Chavez, a brilliant risk-taker who mobilized popular support for a noble cause. But as Miriam Pawel shows, the UFW was ripped apart by the same man who built it, as Chavez proved unable to make the transition from movement icon to union leader. Pawel traces the lives of several key members of the crusade, using their stories to weave together a powerful portrait of a movement and the people who made it. A tour de force of reporting and a spellbinding narrative, The Union of Their Dreams explores an important and untold chapter in the history of labor, civil rights, and immigration in modern America. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Roxanne Hernandez. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/009668/bk_adbl_009668_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Live like you are seated with Christ in the heavenly places!In Ephesians 2:6, the apostle Paul tells us that ´´God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms” (NIV).Jeff Jansen, author and founder of Global Fire Ministries International, teaches that this status is not just an eternal reward, but also a present reality. As believers, we sit in the throne room of heaven, and our lives should be marked by this divine inheritance!´´The reality of enthroned living is that Jesus invites us to share in His enthronement at the right hand of the Father - RIGHT NOW. This invitation is not only set aside for God’s Generals or anointed ones, but is the privilege and inheritance of every Spirit-filled believer. We are seated with Christ in the heavenly realm and have the right to enjoy living from heaven to earth in the here-and-now.” (Jeff Jansen)The supernatural benefits that come with Enthroned living include:Enthroned identity: Learn to powerfully walk out your identity as a new creationEnthroned thinking: Access the hidden wisdom and revelation of heaven’s thoughtsEnthroned decrees: Make anointed declarations that change circumstances around youEnthroned future: Receive a victorious ´´end-times” vision that gives a blueprint for the coming move of GodEnthroned blessings: Discover how to unlock the glory encounters, revelation, and power available in the ´´ascended life”Accept this glorious invitation and unlock your supernatural inheritance today! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Matyas J.. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/126489/bk_acx0_126489_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From Major League Baseball´s inception in the 1880s through World War II, team owners enjoyed monopolistic control of the industry. Despite the players´ desire to form a viable union, every attempt to do so failed. In the mid-1960s, star players Sandy Koufax and Don Drysdale staged a joint holdout for multiyear contracts and much higher salaries. Their holdout quickly drew support from the public; for the first time, owners realized they could ill afford to alienate fans, their primary source of revenue. Baseball´s Power Shift chronicles the growth and development of the union movement in Major League Baseball and the key role of the press and public opinion in the players´ successes and failures in labor-management relations. Swanson focuses on the most turbulent years, 1966 to 1981, which saw the birth of the Major League Baseball Players Association as well as three strikes, two lockouts, Curt Flood´s challenge to the reserve clause in the Supreme Court, and the emergence of full free agency. Swanson shows how fans and the media became key players in baseball´s labor wars and paved the way for the explosive growth in the American sports economy. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John T. Arnott. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/080528/bk_acx0_080528_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.
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.
The European Union is the result of a group of leaders who looked forward to a peaceable, united and thriving Europe. Besides its founding fathers, there are several who have strived hard to uphold the peace and prosperity of the nations who are a part of the European Union. There were just six countries who agreed to partake in the treaty in the beginning but now it is a powerful union of with 28 member countries in it. There is a long history behind the formation of the European Union. The Union is an emerging power bloc. The decisions and changes in rules and regulations of the European Union largely affect the other countries of the world too. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Andrea Giordani. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/086711/bk_acx0_086711_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This book, whose design is to lead the devout Bible-student into the Green Pastures of the Good Shepherd, thence to the Banqueting House of the King, and thence to the service of the Vineyard, is one of the abiding legacies of Mr. Hudson Taylor to the Church. In the power of an evident unction from the Holy One, he has been enabled herein to unfold in simplest language the deep truth of the believer´s personal union with The Lord, which under symbol and imagery is the subject of The Song of Songs.And in so doing he has ministered an unfailing guidance to one of the most commonly neglected and misunderstood of the Sacred Scriptures. For how many have said in bewilderment at the richness of language and profusion of figure which both conceal and reveal its meaning, ´´How can I understand except some man should guide me?´´ It is safe to say that these pages cannot fail to help and bless all such. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Thomas Collins. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/edel/010139/bk_edel_010139_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.