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Your team is playing. You can't sit still. You have to do things to help ease your mind off of the poor playing that they are doing. The opponent just scored again! Why is your team playing so badly? This book is designed to help any sports enthusiast with dealing with the stress that most fans deal with all year round. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Aaron Thomas. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/053871/bk_acx0_053871_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Thomas Jefferson praised Tom Paine as the greatest political writer of the age. The author of Common Sense and Rights of Man, Paine helped make revolutions in America and France. But beyond his inspiring calls to action, Paine harbored a deeper political vision for his adopted country. It was embodied in an architectural project that he spent decades planning: an iron bridge to span the Schuylkill River at Philadelphia. The bridge was Paine's answer to the political puzzle of the new nation: how to sustain a republic as large and geographically fragmented as the United States. Among its patrons were other giants of the time, including Benjamin Franklin and Edmund Burke, Paine's ideological opponent. Set against the background of the American Revolution, the story of his iron bridge reveals a new Tom Paine and connects this revolutionary to the vast program of internal improvements that soon transformed America. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tom Perkins. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/high/001074/bk_high_001074_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
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/000053/bk_smag_000053_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In Charles River Editors' History for Kids series, your children can learn about history's most important people and events in an easy, entertaining, and educational way. The concise but comprehensive book will keep your kid's attention all the way to the end. The American Revolution had no shortage of compelling characters with seemingly larger than life traits, including men like the multi-talented Benjamin Franklin, the wise Thomas Jefferson, the mercurial John Adams, and the stoic George Washington. But no Revolutionary leader has been as controversial as Samuel Adams, who has been widely portrayed over the last two centuries as America's most radical and fiery colonist. Among his contemporaries, Adams was viewed as one of the most influential colonial leaders, a man Thomas Jefferson himself labeled "truly the Man of the Revolution" and the one who the Boston Gazette eulogized as the "Father of the American Revolution." Adams was an outspoken opponent of British taxes in the 1760s, one of Boston's hardest working writers and orators, a leader of the Boston Caucus, active in the Sons of Liberty, and a political leader who organized large gatherings in settings like Faneuil Hall and the Old South Meeting House. When cousin John Adams was an Ambassador to France during the Revolution, he had to explain that he was not the "famous" Adams. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tracey Norman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/096577/bk_acx0_096577_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Get the advantage - mental strategies for acing tennis.Get your head in the game. Master Your Tennis Game serves up quick mental techniques, tactics, and tips for boosting your overall performance and beating your opponents. Train your brain and be the best tennis player you can be.Concise, fun, and easy to listen to, this book offers 50 practical and actionable methods that show you how to stay calm and concentrate during any tennis game. Even if your rival is tough competition, outsmart them with these targeted mental approaches.Master Your Tennis Game includes:Streamlined strategies - From choosing your mood music to analyzing your opponent’s play style, apply these easy-to-understand tactics to your tennis game right away.Overpower any opponent - Find techniques for beating common play styles, including aggressive baseliner, left-hander, and more.Popular player profiles - From Serena Williams to Roger Federer, learn all about your favorite tennis pros (and their strategies, too!).The ball is in your court. Focus your mind and win the match with these highly effective mental strategies for honing your tennis skills. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Thomas Edward. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/054214/bk_adbl_054214_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Summary of The Immortal Irishman by Timothy Egan | Includes Analysis Preview: Timothy Egan's The Immortal Irishman is a biography of Thomas Meagher: Irish revolutionary, convict, and Civil War general. The book also offers a broad portrait of the experiences of the Irish during the period, both at home and abroad. Meagher was born in 1823 into a prominent and wealthy Catholic family. This gave him the advantages of education and standing. At the same time, Catholics in Ireland were brutally oppressed, with limits on landholding, political representation, and religion. Meagher was an outspoken opponent of British oppression and British rule and became known for his stirring and fiery oratory. Meagher became even more radicalized by the Irish potato famine that began in 1845. The famine was caused by a potato blight that destroyed half or more of the crops in Ireland for a number of years. The famine was exacerbated by British refusal to provide aid to the Irish.... Please note: This is key takeaways and analysis of the book and not the original book. In this Instaread summary of The Immortal Irishman: Overview of the book Important people Key takeaways Analysis of key takeaways 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dwight Equitz. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/058067/bk_acx0_058067_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The following book introduces the listener to the biographies of four key figures who led the American Revolution against the Kingdom of Great Britain: George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson, and Benjamin Franklin. George Washington lived an incredible life, during a time that can be hard to comprehend. In this version, you will find things about George Washington that might surprise you and that you did not know before you heard this book. You will find out that he was the type of man that tried to lay things out in such a way as to make his opponent look bad or if need be, to bend the truth if necessary. Alexander Hamilton’s story seems like a classic tale of rags to riches, of a poor boy whose hard work and perseverance allowed him to become one of the greatest historical figures of a nation. At the completion of this book, you will have a good understanding of the amazing life he lived Thomas Jefferson was one of the men who helped to bring the United States into being, and he shepherded the country through some of the most dynamic political years in its history. It is very possible that without his brilliance, the fledgling democracy may not have survived its first few trials by fire. Benjamin Franklin was very popular and highly respected in the American colonies, England, and France. Franklin was highly intelligent and a very generous and compassionate person, who often woke up early and would ask himself what good he could accomplish that day.After listening you will still not have every answer to every question you might want to know about the life of these four outstanding personalities; however, if you aspire to lead, whether in business or your community, this book is just what you need! Do not hesitate, order your copy now! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jerry Beebe. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/168583/bk_acx0_168583_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.