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.
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.
Young Harvard man Wayne Cameron travels west and meets his destiny. There, he falls in with a brave group of Westerners struggling to fulfill a dangerous, desperate and thrilling dream – to carry through a thousand miles of dangerous wilderness a single strand of iron wire for a company called the Western Union. This wire will complete a telegraph line linking the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans. Along the way they will have to contend with Indians, a bleak winter and those against them. On this life changing journey Cameron also meets Kit Sunderlund and in doing so finds a place he wants to settle down in, should the wire reach Ft. Bridger at all. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jeff Harding. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/isis/001606/bk_isis_001606_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
If these walls could talk, they´d scream. The mind that brought you S´wanee: A Paranoid Thriller takes you deep inside the world´s most private club. College sweethearts Claire and Clay Willing are determined to start their married life independent of his rich and powerful West Coast family. But the tragic murder of Clay´s older brother, coupled with his own stalled career, suddenly lures them to San Francisco and into the clutches of the Willing political dynasty. Clay´s parents welcome Claire with open arms and ensconce her in their exclusive private club atop Nob Hill, where she mingles with the eccentric Bay Area elite and struggles to maintain her identity in the all-controlling Willing clan. But her in-laws are the least of Claire´s worries as she unravels the freakish mystery of their son´s assassination and uncovers the shocking reason she and Clay were brought back into the fold. With no way out alive. The Union Club. Where evil has its privileges. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Andi Arndt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/061881/bk_acx0_061881_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
1805. Thomas Jefferson is about to begin a second term, but with a new Vice President. Aaron Burr, dropped from Jefferson´s ticket, is a bitter and resentful man bent on revenge. In Boston, Jean Marie Macleod, a middle-aged lawyer, is a worried man. His young and beautiful wife, Marie, seems restless and dissatisfied. Macleod decides to seek advice from a friend in New York and, while there, meets an old acquaintance, Sebastian Francisco de Miranda, South American freedom fighter, Russian secret agent and adventurer. This chance meeting sweeps Macleod into a dark and dangerous world of espionage and violence. His young wife, Marie, sets out to discover what has happened to her husband, also falls in with old friends and is sucked into the terrifying vortex. A Union Not Blessed is a story of treason and betrayal by those who founded America and were appointed its guardians, the men who had become the enemy within. James Green is well known as the author of the Jimmy Costello crime series, the first of which, Bad Catholics, was short-listed for the 2009 Specsavers Crime Thriller Awards. He is married and lives in Nottinghamshire. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Chancer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/010282/bk_adbl_010282_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From debut-author and filmmaker K.C. Bryce Fitzgerald, The Lines of Union is a powerfully written and starkly honest novel that captures America´s cultural zeitgeist with a bold, fresh vision that is at once grand, intimate, and heartbreaking. The United States is on the brink of war. It´s August, 2023, and political unrest is sweeping the nation. Banking giant Citi-Chase-Capitol-Morgan has bought out the government, the Internet is censored, and hardcore conservatives have joined the New Secession Coalition. It is a dark time for America. However, somewhere in the Mojave Desert, once voice has dared to stand up to corruption. His name is John Herald, and his wildly popular Internet talk show ´´The Herald´´ has become a rallying cry for progressive reformists nationwide. Together with a motley crew of hacktivists, volunteers, and a crazy one-legged Iraq veteran named Harry ´´The Lieutenant´´ Harper, John leads a growing movement to fix the broken government. But John´s whole world changes the day he meets Christina Freidman, a beautiful enigma who unwittingly reunites him with his formed best friend turned nemesis Alexander Avalon: the handsome heir to Citi-Chase-Capitol-Morgan. Alex has returned to proclaim loyalty to John and his movement...but there´s just one problem. Alex is in love with Christina. And so is John. Torn between a man he doesn´t trust, the woman he loves, and the revolutionaries he inspired, John is forced to choose between friend, lover, and country. The price? One wrong choice could plunge America into its second Civil War. 1. Language: English. Narrator: K.C. Bryce Fitzgerald. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/074140/bk_acx0_074140_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.