Mesmerism And Its Opponents (LARGE PRINT EDITION): George Sandby
George Washington was the Mozart of American politics who succeeded in ways no President since has. He was the head of the military and resigned when the war was over; George III, his opponent, called him ´´the greatest man of our age´´ for voluntarily giving up power. Washington set the precedent of serving only two terms that was not broken until FDR, and then a Constitutional Amendment was passed to prevent that temptation in the future. Washington was nominated by John Adams to run the Constitutional Convention and was later elected unanimously by the Electoral College to be president. His four major written works are included, which are as significant as any in American History: His Inagural Addresses, On Government, and the Farewell Address. A must listen for all Americans. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Deaver Brown. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/smag/000234/bk_smag_000234_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
An intellectual who did not like intellectuals, a socialist who did not trust the state, a writer of the left who found it easier to forgive writers of the right, a liberal who was against free markets, a Protestant who believed in religion but not in God, a fierce opponent of nationalism who defined Englishness for a generation. Aside from being one of the greatest political essayists in the English language and author of two of the most famous books in 20th century literature, George Orwell was a man of many fascinating contradictions, someone who liked to go against the grain because he believed that was where the truth usually lay. George Orwell: English Rebel takes us on a journey through the many twists and turns of Orwell´s life and thought, from the precocious public school satirist at Eton and the imperial policeman in Burma, through his early years as a rather dour documentary writer, down and out on the streets of Paris and London and on the road to Wigan pier, to his formative experiences as a volunteer soldier in the Spanish Civil War. Above all, the audiobook skilfully traces Orwell´s gradual reconciliation with his country, a journey which began down a coal mine in 1936 to find its exhilarating peaks during the dark days of the Second World War. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Lee. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/017957/bk_adbl_017957_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
George Walker Bush is an American politician who served as the 43rd President of the United States from 2001 to 2009 and 46th Governor of Texas from 1995 to 2000. The eldest son of Barbara and George H. W. Bush, he was born in New Haven, Connecticut. After graduating from Yale University in 1968 and Harvard Business School in 1975, he worked in oil businesses. He married Laura Welch in 1977 and ran unsuccessfully for the House of Representatives shortly thereafter. He later co-owned the Texas Rangers baseball team before defeating Ann Richards in the 1994 Texas gubernatorial election. He was elected president in 2000 after a close and controversial election against Al Gore, becoming the fourth president to be elected while receiving fewer popular votes nationwide than an opponent. He is the second president to have been the son of a former president, the first having been John Quincy Adams. He is also the brother of Jeb Bush, a former Governor of Florida and candidate for the Republican presidential nomination in the 2016 presidential election. Eight months into Bush´s first term as president, the September 11 terrorist attacks occurred. Bush responded with what became known as the Bush Doctrine: launching a ´´War on Terror,´´ an international military campaign which included the war in Afghanistan, in 2001, and the Iraq War, in 2003. He also promoted policies on the economy, health care, education, social security reform, and amending the Constitution to prohibit same-sex marriage. He signed into law broad tax cuts, the Patriot Act, the No Child Left Behind Act, the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act, Medicare prescription drug benefits for seniors, and funding for the AIDS relief program known as PEPFAR. His tenure saw national debates on immigration, Social Security, electronic surveillance, and torture. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Neil Reeves. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/065687/bk_acx0_065687_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is an American politician and businessman who served as the 43rd president of the United States, from 2001 to 2009, and the 46th governor of Texas, from 1995 to 2000. The eldest son of Barbara and George H. W. Bush, he was born in New Haven, Connecticut. After graduating from Yale University in 1968 and Harvard Business School in 1975, Bush worked in the oil businesses. He married Laura Welch in 1977 and ran unsuccessfully for the House of Representatives shortly thereafter. He later co-owned the Texas Rangers baseball team before defeating Ann Richards in the 1994 Texas gubernatorial election. Bush was elected president in 2000 after a close and controversial election, becoming the fourth president to be elected while receiving fewer popular votes nationwide than his opponent. Bush is the second president to have been the son of a former president, the first having been John Quincy Adams. He is also the brother of Jeb Bush, former governor of Florida. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Greenman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/mike/001225/bk_mike_001225_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
McClellan is to me one of the mysteries of the war. (Ulysses S. Grant) Over the last 150 years, historians and Americans have endlessly debated over the Civil War, including its causes and the best and worst generals. Nowhere has there been a sharper debate than over the career and legacy of George McClellan, with a majority viewing him as the North´s biggest goat and a small but vocal minority insisting that McClellan was a very good general who was made a scapegoat by the Lincoln Administration and its supporters. Many members of the ´´McClellan Society´´ continue to assert that McClellan would have ended the war in 1862 without the Administration´s interference. In 1861, McClellan was looked upon as a hero and even possibly a savior. Dubbed ´´The Young Napoleon´´, the 35 year old had been a prodigy at West Point, finishing in second place in the Academy´s most famous class, the Class of 1846. After earning praise for his service in the Mexican-American War, McClellan had a short but successful career in the railroad industry and had been a foreign observer at the siege of Sevastopol during the Crimean War. At the outbreak of the Civil War, there was no question that McClellan was one of the brightest and most experienced of the North´s generals. Ultimately, of course, McClellan went from hero to goat, at least in the eyes of President Lincoln, who famously wrote that McClellan ´´has the slows´´. It was a sharp critique of McClellan´s cautious movements, but McClellan was also faulted for conservative battlefield leadership in the Peninsula Campaign and at Antietam. McClellan also constantly overestimated his opponent´s manpower, at times thinking the Confederates had double his Army of the Potomac when the exact opposite was the case. It was after Antietam and his bickering with the War Department over why he wasn´t chasing Lee´s battered Army of Northern Virginia that Lincoln finally sacked him, effectively ending his Civil War caree 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kenneth Ray. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/098809/bk_acx0_098809_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Explore the captivating history of the Culper Ring! Spying and warfare have always gone hand-in-hand. From Julius Caesar to modern generals, we have accounts of commanders covertly gathering information about their opponents, ensuring they have the intelligence they need to conduct a war. George Washington was not late to realize he needed a spy ring to defeat the British in the American Revolution. So, the Culper Ring was created, and their work during the American Revolutionary War was carried out in the shadows, often informally, and with a great deal of care for secrecy. Anyone caught spying was liable to be hanged by the British. Based in New York during the British occupation, the Culper Ring provided vital intelligence from behind enemy lines. Their work gave Washington an insight into the British forces and their plans. They helped to turn the war in the revolutionaries´ favor. And now, their story can be told once more. Some of the topics covered in this book include: Before the Culper Ring The Birth of the Culper Ring Teething Troubles Rearrangement The Culper Ring at Work The View from the Other Side After Arnold Dying Days And a great deal more that you don´t want to miss out on! Get the audiobook now to learn more about the Culper Ring! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Duke Holm. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/109288/bk_acx0_109288_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Gracie, why should I give your mother a bushel of nuts? What´d she ever give me? ´´Why, George, she gave you me. And, I´m as good as nuts.´´ George Burns once declared that his wife was ´´smart enough to be the dumbest woman in show-business history.´´ And, indeed, Gracie Allen leaves her verbal opponents dazed and confused, and leaves her audience in stitches. Singing and one-liner slinging George comes across as a blithe bystander who had once meandered over to befriend a befuddled-but-beguiling broad and discovered, to his absolute astonishment, that he couldn´t possibly walk away. The madcap scenarios and rib-tickling ripostes in these 16 digitally remastered episodes are as cleverly sharp now as they were when they were originally broadcast in 1947-48. This eight-hour set includes many episodes available for the first time anywhere. Episodes Include: Last Year´s Christmas Bills, 01-09-47; Poker Game, 01-16-47; Country Cousin, 01-23-47; Guest: Bea Lillie, 01-30-47; Gracie Takes Up Crime Solving, 03-06-47; St. Bernard, 03-27-47; Back From a Vacation in the Woods, 09-04-47; The Long Dress, 09-11-47; Gracie Gets a Job, 10-09-47; Gracie Has Romantic Notions, 11-20-47; French Singer, 11-27-47; Lady Killer, 12-11-47; George Is Losing His Hair, 03-18-48; Gracie´s Problem with Salesmen, 05-13-48; Spiritualism, 05-27-48; Gracie Takes Over for Louella Parsons, 06-03-48. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gracie Allen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/radi/000910/rt_radi_000910_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Match the cats and kittens of 25 breeds from around the world in this beautifully illustrated memory game. To play, simply place the cards face down and see if you can remember where the mother cat and her kitten are located. Collect more pairs than your opponent to win! With all kinds of breeds included - from the British Shorthair to the Siamese, and from the Maine Coon to the hairless Sphynx - this fun and educational game will appeal to cat lovers everywhere.