Andrew Jackson has the dubious honor of being the first President to have an assassination attempt made upon his life. Picture this: 63-year-old Andrew Jackson is walking across the Capitol Rotunda. Richard Lawrence, an unemployed house painter, moves to the front of the crowd. He fires two pistol shots into the President. By luck, both pistols misfire. The aging Jackson charges the attempted assassin, beating him to the ground with his cane. Jackson was no stranger to death or weapons. In his lifetime he fought three duels, faced down the Creek Indians, and ultimately fought the final battle of the War of 1812 at New Orleans. Thomas Jefferson wrote: I feel very much alarmed at the prospect of seeing General Jackson President. He is one of the most unfit men I know of for the place. He has had very little respect for laws or constitutions, and is, in fact, an able military chief. His passions are terrible. He has been much tried since I knew him, but he is a dangerous man. During the 1828 Presidential campaign Jackson´s opponents took to calling him jackass. Being the bad-ass he was Jackson liked the idea, and used it as his own for a while. Years later the donkey was adopted as the symbol of the Democratic Party. This short guide will tell you all you need to know to understand the Jacksonian Era in America... even if you know absolutely nothing about the South Carolina Nullifiers, the National Bank Crisis, or Indian Removal. In less than an hour, you´ll learn all you need to know to impress your friends about Andrew Jackson, the Battle of New Orleans, the Creek and Seminole Indian Wars, and more. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Richard Rieman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/028692/bk_acx0_028692_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The face of terror is hard to recognize - especially when it´s homegrown. Blair Powell is set to join her father on the campaign trail even though a domestic terrorist group has already launched one attack on President Andrew Powell´s life. The orchestrators of the assassination attempt are still at large, and Andrew´s opponent is a popular ultra-conservative with questionable ties to the radical right. Blair´s wife, DHS Deputy Director Cameron Roberts, has been charged with the task of tracking down those responsible for the attack, while secretly searching for proof that a powerful senator is involved in treason. Cam has an ace in the hole no one knows about, however - an agent deep undercover in the stronghold of a radical militia group, FBI SA Loren McElroy. Cam´s biggest challenge is running the terrorists to ground without getting McElroy and her renegade handler, Skylar Dunbar, killed in the cross fire. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Abby Craden. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/014282/bk_adbl_014282_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Mark Moller and Susan Chamberlin on the future of federalism at the Supreme Court; Bob Barr on why the Patriot Act is unnecessary to fight terrorism; Peter Van Doren on how health insurance impacts our medical choices; South African entrepreneur Moeletsi Mbeki on Africa´s wealth drain; Andrew Coulson on answering opponents of school choice with success stories from other countries; and Jeffrey Rogers Hummel on the deep roots of support for the American Revolution. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bill McGregor. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/sp/cato/050901/sp_cato_050901_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Democrats are so dumb they think it´s cool to have a jackass for their party symbol. The association goes back to the election of 1828. Andrew Jackson´s opponents started calling him Jackass Jackson as a term of derision. The story is the old general took a shine to the name and started printing up posters with a picture of a jackass next to his name. Over the years the symbol just sort of stuck. Sometime in the 1870s humorist Thomas Nast created a cartoon for Harper´s Weekly that portrayed the Democratic jackass and the newly created Republican elephant. Ever since then they´ve been the party mascots. Pretty appropriate if you think about it, one is an ass, and the other one drops a really big load. Politics 101. All it takes is an ass and a really big load of shit. Put the two together and you´ve got a politician. This book is a snarky, somewhat twisted look at politics. Along the way, you´ll meet Obama, Clinton, and Biden. Even though it´s a book about democrats we´re going to do a little Bush bashing - father and son. If you dislike Democrats this may be the book for you. If you dislike politics in general, this may be the book for you. I´m a political agnostic. I´ve got no love for Democrats, Republicans, or the Tea Party. And, yes, that irreverence shows throughout the book. If you´re fed up with politics, politicians, and all of their BS - Read this book, and register a vote for sanity. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dave Wright. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/024826/bk_acx0_024826_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It´s September, and Andrew Weston can hardly wait to get back to school. For this year he is to play on the school football team, and Andrew is sure that his skills in defence will help Danebridge win every match. But Andrew and his younger brother Chris - a promising goalkeeper - are in action even sooner when they take part in an annual six-a-side football tournament. When a young winger for the Selworth team gives Andrew a few bad moments, Andrew suspects that his debut match for the school team won´t be easy at all. For their first opponents are to be ... Selworth! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sean Bean. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbcw/002194/bk_bbcw_002194_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Are you ready to get into the adventure of Super Mario Run? Here is the prologue: Mario has discovered a secret area in the Mushroom Kingdom with several coins all over the place. He could really use the coins against Bowser to help the Princess free her kingdom. He wants to get them all but he finds his archrival Wario on the scene, who also wants to get the coins for his own greed. A race ensues as to who gets the most coins. Along the way they encounter classic Mario opponents like the Piranha Plant, Boos, and even some Koopas from Bowser himself.... Download to know all this exciting story now! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Andrew Coleburn. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/080587/bk_acx0_080587_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Every year the pharmaceutical companies deliver more and more drugs that we are told our unruly children need. New ´´conditions´´ are announced, and suddenly we are all supposed to buy in to the massively expensive system and feed our childrena concoction of wonder pills. But do we really need all these drugs? Have they been tested properly? Are we guinea pigs to the chemical giants? Are they ´´buying´´ our political and healthcare leaders? What´s going on? This interview analyses the situation with a host of experts, including Lady Margaret McNair, Dr Pamela Popper, Andrew W. Saul, Ph.D, Dr Thomas Dolman and many more. These aren´t conspiracy theorists or uneducated opponents, these are people who want the truth and have sufficient facts to make a strong argument. Beware of what you read on the label! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Theo Chalmers. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/real/000106/bk_real_000106_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Attacked by a serial rapist intent on murder, Sergeant Louise Nightingale is recovering in a remote family home, content in the knowledge that the psychopath has been put behind bars for a very long time. She is unaware that he was just a student of a much more deadly opponent - a nameless, faceless terror who is intent on proving his prowess on the killing field. Leaving a trail of bodies in his wake, it soon becomes clear that Louise is his ultimate goal. Desperately trying to find Nightingale before the killer does, DCI Andrew Fenwick wonders if her continued silence means he is already too late. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Charlotte Strevens. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/oakh/000061/bk_oakh_000061_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The special New Year´s Day 2011 edition of BBC Radio 4´s ´Beyond Westminster´, in which Andrew Rawnsley considers the lessons of history for Britain´s coalition government - and its opponents. Conservative and Liberal Democrat ministers are busily advancing their ambitious political and economic agenda - albeit amid parliamentary revolts and embarrassing comments to undercover reporters. Exactly a hundred years ago too, no party had an outright majority at Westminster, and a Liberal government relied on Irish Nationalists and a fledgling Labour Party to enact reform of Parliament, a radical budget and social changes. Lloyd George continued in coalition with the Conservatives after World War One only for peacetime tensions within the government to culminate in the ejection from Downing Street of Britain´s last Liberal prime minister, amid mass disaffection with Liberal splits. Can Nick Clegg avoid a similar fate befalling today´s Liberal Democrats? Seven months into ´new politics´, Andrew Rawnsley explores with historians Juliet Nicolson and Martin Pugh the record of past coalitions. He also discusses with The Rt. Hon. David Davis MP, Simon Hughes MP and Tristram Hunt MP the lessons of the past and questions whether this coalition will re-shape British politics. 1. Language: English. Narrator: uncredited. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/bbcw/004688/rt_bbcw_004688_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.