A Publick Dispute Betwixt John Tombs, B. D. Respondent, John Cragge, and Henry Vaughan, M. An. Opponents:Touching Infant-Baptism, the Fifth of September, 1653, in the Church of St. Maries in Abergavenie in Monmothshire (Classic Reprint) John Tombs
Recent years have seen an explosion of interest in and interpretation of the U.S. Constitution. Its authority and stature are routinely invoked by voices from every point on the political spectrum, with frequent references to the Founding Fathers and their true ´´intent.´´ What really was their true intent? As these 12 surprising lectures show, many of those Founding Fathers - including Thomas Jefferson and Patrick Henry - were highly critical of the new Constitution and staunchly opposed it when it was first put forth for ratification by the states as a replacement for the Articles of Confederation. The debate over the Constitution raged for the better part of two years, and beneath its rhetorical flourishes lay not only the longest and most profound civic argument in our nation´s history, but also a civics lesson that deserves to endure for all time. It was an argument that would result not only in the ratification of the Constitution, but also in what that Constitution would become. Professor Pangle takes you into this debate. You´ll see which Founders opposed the new Constitution, which Founders led the battle for it, and how both sides helped define the result. In an era when contemporary arguments on the national stage so often mirror the same conflicts debated by the Founders, our own reenactment of that original debate can enrich our ability to be active and participating citizens. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Professor Thomas L. Pangle. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tcco/000112de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Excerpt from The Evolution of Theology: An Anthropological Study But it is often said with exultation by writers of one party, and often admitted more or less unwillingly by their opponents, that these books are untrustworthy, by reason of being full of obviously un historic tales. And, as a notable example, the narrative of Saul´s visit to the so-called witch of Endor´ is often cited. As I have already intimated, I have nothing to do with theological partisanship either heterodox or orthodox, nor, for my present purpose, does it matter very much whether the story is historically true, or whether it merely shows what the writer believed; but, looking at the matter solely from the point of View of an anthropologist, I beg leave to express the Opinion that the account of Saul´s necromantic expedi tion is quite consistent with probability. That is to say, I see no reason whatever to doubt, firstly, that Saul made such a visit; and, secondly, that he and all who were present, including the wise-woman of Endor herself, would have given, with entire sincerity, very much the same account of the business as that which we now read in the twenty eighth chapter of the first book of Samuel; and I am further of opinion that this story is one of the most important of those fossils to which I have referred in the material which it offers for the recon struction of the theology of the time. Let us therefore study it attentively - not merely as a narrative which, in the dramatic force of its gruesome simplicity, is not surpassed, if it is equalled, by the witch scenes in Macbeth - but as a piece of evidence bearing on an important anthropological problem. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
Excerpt from The History of the War Against Russia, Vol. 6 We talk, and do nothing; ´tis shame for us all: so God sa´ me, it is shame to stand still; it is shame, by my hand and there is throats to be cut, and works to be done; and there is nothing done I shakspere. Henry V. During the night of the 17th, and the early morning of the 18th, the bombardment was very heavy, but the cannonade was not re newed on the 18th with the energy of pre vions days. The French opened a warm can nonade, which they gradually slackened; the English relaxed theirs still more. The Rus sians seemed to regulate the strength of their fire by that of their Opponents, and during the latter portion of the day they molested the British very little, who principally occupied themselves repairing works and guns. Our artillerymen were quite worn out; and it was evident that without reinforcements to that arm Of the service, the energy of the bombardment in the English lines could not be maintained. The great wants of our army were proper reliefs of men, well-constructed weapons, and good tools to work with. A nation that is opposed on principle to a standing army, may easily and honourably account for its inability to meet the demand for men on the breaking out of a great war; but the arms and implements with which its troops are furnished ought to be honestly manufactured; and there should be at least intelligence enough in the civil and military departments at home to examine care fully all arms and tools sent out to the army in the field. In this particular, perhaps, no nation was ever so disgraced´as ours was during the years 1854-5. Neither the army nor navy was equipped as both should have been and the neglect and incompetence were treason to the country, and murder to the brave by whom that country was so nobly defended. During the remaining period Of the bombardment the British were put to great disadvantage by the bursting of shells before they reached their destination, and from a cause which in a lesser degree impeded success in the previous days of the bombardment, namely -the imperfection of the fusees; but many of the shells were found to have no fusees. In wet weather the Enfield ri¿es became alto gether useless, and the tools of the sappers often broke after a few hours´ use. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
John Adams was the leading political figure from New England during the American Revolution, the Constitutional Conventions, and the early presidential races. John Adams was on the Committee of Five chartered to draft the Declaration of Independence. He led the movement to appoint Thomas Jefferson as the drafter of the Declaration, helped steer the draft through the political groups established to review it, and forever after proclaimed it to be the leading document in American history. Likewise, Adams worked closely with James Madison to draft the Constitution and get it approved by the Constitutional Convention. For his service, John Adams was selected as the first vice president of the United States, serving under George Washington. After Washington retired after two terms, John Adams became the second president of the United States and later lost the election of 1800 by a whisker, to his long time friend and political ally/opponent Thomas Jefferson. This recording was done by Sam Goodyear, who regularly appears in plays about Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, and Abigail Adams in which they review their lives together just before both Adams and Jefferson died - on the same day, July 4, 1826 - 50 years after the Declaration of Independence was released. The Adams/Jefferson letters are considered the outstanding political correspondence of that time. Mr. Goodyear´s performance attests to that conclusion. This audiobook also features a reading of the Declaration of Independence, a document dear to Mr. Adams. A brief biography of John Adams is also narrated by Mr. Goodyear. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sam Goodyear. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/smag/000053de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The ´Rail Splitter´ Fights For and Wins the Republican Nomination (1859-1860) ´´That Presidential Grub Gnaws Deep´´ - Pursuing the Republican Nomination (1859-1860) Lincoln´s speeches were being published and widely circulated, as he began to practice law again as a means of income. When John Brown´s raid on Harpers Ferry occurred, Democrats cited this as an example of slave-agitation caused by the Republicans. Lincoln also began to address the southern threat of succession, deeming it an ´act of treason´. In 1860, leading Republicans sought to boost Lincoln´s candidacy, as many saw him as the ´more-electable´ of the candidates. Of all of the speeches in his political career, the ones that seemed the most difficult for Lincoln were his New York speeches as they made him feel uncomfortable and out of place. During this time, Lincoln acquired the moniker ´´rail-splitter´´ which stemmed from a casual comment he made. ´´The Most Available Presidential Candidate for Unadulterated Republicans´´ - The Chicago Convention May 1860 Lincoln seemed to have a good chance of winning the election, despite his opponent, William Henry Seward. One major hurdle Lincoln faced was that he was seen as radical compared to Seward. Also, Seward supporters ranged from the sophisticated to the brash, and often made Lincoln feel inferior. But Seward was racked with mistakes of his political past in New York which included fiscal impropriety. A major victory for Lincoln at this point is Indiana, a victory that slows Seward´s momentum. Lincoln ultimately beats Seward for the Republican nomination. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sean Pratt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gdan/000289de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The latest rousing tale of sex, sleaze, and salvation in the City of Angels, featuring Dick Henry, the Shortcut Man, by p. g. sturges, whom Michael Connelly calls ¿a worthy successor to Chandler¿. In Angel¿s Gate, Dick Henry is drawn into a case involving an aging but still amorous Los Angeles movie mogul named Howard Hogue, who keeps a stable of twenty-plus young starlets available for his highly ritualized and private attentions... Henry is retained by the sister of a young woman who has gone missing and soon he is becoming friendly with Devi Stanton, the ¿housemother¿ to the starlets. Despite Devi¿s morally questionable responsibilities, she is willing to help (and enjoy the company of) the Shortcut Man, a relationship that will be crucial to his survival. After Hogue¿s star director batters one of the starlets in a drug-fueled romp, Henry is drawn into a deeper mystery from years past involving a haunting death on a boat and a missing screenplay written by what appears to be a local homeless man. As he peels back layer upon layer of sordid Hollywood history, Dick Henry must contend with crazed drug dealers, Hogue¿s personal doctor, crooked cops, private security henchmen, and Hogue himself, who is so powerful and bunkered in his movie-biz millions that he is not intimidated by the ever-resourceful Henry. Amid a final showdown and genius plot twists, the Shortcut Man must outwit his opponents if he is to have any chance to survive. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Preston Sturges. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/017511de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Staufer family proved itself a great dynasty in the 12th and 13th centuries, as it produced several Roman-German kings and emperors. The most famous of these was Duke Frederick I, also called Barbarossa for the redness of his beard. Yet, it was his son, Henry VI, who was crowned and succeeded in expanding the familys empire. Because of him, this great empire stretched from the North and Baltic seas all the way to Sicily in southern Italy.You travel with Henry VI throughout his realm. With skill and foresight, you and your entourage strive to hold the reins of power, which in turn provide exciting benefits. If you can keep your opponents at bay, you might become an influential prince. Go and make history, relegating your rivals to the footnotes!
In Paul Doiron’s riveting follow-up to his Edgar Award-nominated novel, The Poacher´s Son, Maine game warden Mike Bowditch’s quest to find a missing woman leads him through a forest of lies in search of a killer who may have gotten away with murder once before. While on patrol one foggy March evening, Bowditch receives a call for help. A woman has reportedly struck a deer on a lonely coast road. When the game warden arrives on the scene, he finds blood in the road—but both the driver and the deer have vanished. And the state trooper assigned to the accident appears strangely unconcerned. The details of the disappearance seem eerily familiar. Seven years earlier, a jury convicted lobsterman Erland Jefferts of the rape and murder of a wealthy college student and sentenced him to life in prison. For all but his most fanatical defenders, justice was served. But when the missing woman is found brutalized in a manner that suggests Jefferts may have been framed, Bowditch receives an ominous warning from state prosecutors to stop asking questions. For Bowditch, whose own life was recently shattered by a horrific act of violence, doing nothing is not an option. His clandestine investigation reopens old wounds between Maine locals and rich summer residents and puts both his own life and that of the woman he loves in jeopardy. As he closes in on his quarry, he suddenly discovers how dangerous his opponents are, and how far they will go to prevent him from bringing a killer to justice. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Henry Leyva. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/001245de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Miles Jupp stars as James Boswell in four fantastic episodes of Jon Canter´s BBC Radio 4 comedy. James Boswell, Dr Johnson´s celebrated biographer, turns time traveller to pursue other legends to immortalise in this award-winning comedy series. Hampered by his own pomposity and self-importance, he finds that his subjects get the better of him - with hilarious consequences. Interviewing Sigmund Freud, Boswell is wrong-footed when Freud asks all the questions, and on meeting Maria Callas (and her poodle) he becomes caught up in an opera of his own making. While talking to Harold Pinter he finds himself the victim of a betrayal, and Boris Johnson proves to be a formidable opponent - especially on the whiff-whaff table. Written by acclaimed comedy author Jon Canter, this hugely entertaining series won the Prix Europa for Best European Radio Series of the Year. It stars Miles Jupp as Boswell, with Henry Goodman as Freud, Arabella Weir as Callas, Harry Enfield as Pinter and Alistair McGowan as Boris Johnson. Duration: 2 hours approx. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Miles Jupp, Henry Goodman, Arabella Weir, Harry Enfield, Alistair McGowan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/002394de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.