All comprehensive immigration reform advocates should have this audiobook in their library. This audiobook can be utilized as an effective training tool for debate with opponents of comprehensive immigration reform. Byron Goines addresses the topic of undocumented immigrants and comprehensive immigration reform. Comprehensive immigration reform is a necessity and should be addressed by Congress immediately. Find out why undocumented immigrants should be given a path to citizenship. Find out how comprehensive immigration reform will benefit the United States of America. This audiobook is a must-listen for those searching for historical facts pertaining to immigration as related to comprehensive immigration reform that addresses undocumented immigrants. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Byron Goines. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/014411/bk_acx0_014411_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.
Explore the fascinating life of Alexander Hamilton! Alexander Hamilton is one of the most extraordinary figures in American history. A deep thinker, a military leader, and a political dynamo, he was George Washington´s right-hand man and perhaps the most important figure in the shaping of the Constitution. His policies and practices in government set the United States down a path of commercial wealth and economic stability. His ideas still resonate in the powerful nation he helped create. During his time, Hamilton was a divisive figure. A political extremist who antagonized the conservative parts of the new republic while protecting its former opponents. The man at the heart of the nation´s first major sex scandal. A political operator whose actions outraged opponents and eventually led to the duel that cost him his life. It was an extraordinary life, made more extraordinary by Hamilton´s origins. He was an outsider, an immigrant from the Caribbean who arrived in New York to make a new life for himself. In doing so, he helped to shape the framework of politics and commerce in America. In retrospect, the amazing thing about his fame is not its recent resurgence, but that it took so long for him to be widely recognized. This audiobook tells the story of Alexander Hamilton. The story of a nation born in blood, in struggle, and in the dynamism that immigrants could bring. This audioook includes captivating stories and facts about Alexander Hamilton´s: Caribbean childhood Education and quest for finding work Military career First steps in politics Part in the 1796 election campaign Time in public office Life after the treasury Affair with Maria Reynolds Listen to this audiobook now to learn more about Alexander Hamilton! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Duke Holm. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/113150/bk_acx0_113150_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
On January 20, 2017, Donald J. Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States of America. The outspoken businessman, real estate developer, and television personality had previously declared some interest in becoming a candidate for public office in 2000 and 2012, but it wasn´t until June 2015 that his political goals became clear. When he first announced his plan to become the Republican Party candidate for the 2016 presidential election, his chances of success were widely dismissed and often ridiculed by large numbers of Americans, including influential members of both the Republican and Democratic parties. Trump quickly took the lead ahead of the 16 other contenders for the Republican nomination and, by May 2016, it was obvious that he would be representing the party in the November 2016 election. While his success in winning the nomination had come as a surprise to many of his opponents and detractors, the results of the November 8th general election astonished millions of observers around the world as they came to realize that, with no previous government or military experience, Donald J. Trump had defeated the highly experienced Democratic candidate, Hillary Clinton. Trump´s approach to both the nomination and election campaigns was unconventional and controversial. He ignored many traditional political strategies, routinely used insults and name-calling in dealing with his opponents, held dozens of sometimes raucous public rallies, and relied on Twitter as one of his primary means of communication. Promising to ´´make America great again´´, Trump spoke in opposition to free trade, climate change, and immigration, pledging that he would have a wall erected along the US-Mexico border and would make Mexico pay for it. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mike Norgaard. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/093627/bk_acx0_093627_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
For the People offers a new interpretation of populist political movements from the Revolution to the eve of the Civil War and roots them in the disconnect between the theory of rule by the people and the reality of rule by elected representatives. Ron Formisano seeks to rescue populist movements from the distortions of contemporary opponents as well as the misunderstandings of later historians.From the Anti-Federalists to the Know-Nothings, Formisano traces the movements chronologically, contextualizing them and demonstrating the progression of ideas and movements. Although American populist movements have typically been categorized as either progressive or reactionary, left-leaning or right-leaning, Formisano argues that most populist movements exhibit liberal and illiberal tendencies simultaneously. Gendered notions of ´´manhood´´ are an enduring feature, yet women have been intimately involved in nearly every populist insurgency. By considering these movements together, Formisano identifies commonalities that belie the pattern of historical polarization and bring populist movements from the margins to the core of American history. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Stampone. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/015571/bk_adbl_015571_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Obama´s presidency has suffered the fiercest opposition any administration has had and yet Mr. Obama has managed to lead the country to financial recovery, end the senseless war in Iraq, implement universal healthcare, put an end to Iran´s nuclear ambitions and re-open diplomatic relations with Cuba all the while remaking US standing in the world. But Republicans believe he is the worst president the country has had. This book outlines the major successes and failures of his presidency The Obama presidency has been marked by a number of events which might make it difficult for people outside the United States and his opponents in the country to understand the impact his administration has had in the country and across the globe. To address this problem, this book provides a glimpse at what Obama has accomplished or failed to accomplish during his two-term presidency. The book does not however claim to provide a complete history of Obama´s presidency; it does not claim to even provide a full listof the topics which are discussed herein. This book is simply an attempt to present a snippet of his accomplishments in the face of relentless misinformation and fake news. So, without fluff or partisanship, the book looks into Obama presidency through the lenses of history. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kevin Theis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/083050/bk_acx0_083050_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
You´re my first boy, Cooper, my first boy, grandfather says just before he dies. All alone in the world, without even a dog, the only thing that keeps Cooper going is running the dairy farm. Suddenly, black sedans are swarming all around Cooper´s small New Hampshire town, driven by mysterious men in dark suits. Cooper´s barn is burned to the ground, and his house is broken into and searched during the night. The President of the United States calls on Cooper for a visit, and her opponent wants Cooper to join him on the campaign trail. This fast-paced political thriller will have the reader turning the pages in anticipation of the next clue. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jesse Berns. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lili/000287/bk_lili_000287_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Abraham Lincoln, ´´The Great Emancipator´´ and 16th President of the United States, served from 1861 until his assassination. His life is captured brilliantly by writer John Hugh Bowers. The Life of Lincoln depicts an amazing man´s triumphs, insecurities, and crushing defeats with uncanny insight: his early poverty and the ambition that propelled him out of it; the shaping of the man and his political philosophy by youthful exposure to Christianity, slavery, and business; his tempestuous marriage and his fatherly love. Lincoln was elected to the presidency by a twist of fate. As an outspoken opponent of the expansion of slavery in the United States, Lincoln won the Republican Party nomination in 1860 and was elected president later that year. He introduced measures that resulted in the abolition of slavery, issuing his Emancipation Proclamation in 1863 and promoting the passage of the 13th Amendment to the Constitution in 1865. Lincoln had an unswerving devotion to maintaining the union as he oversaw the grim day-to-day conduct of the war as his vision and acumen led the country forward. During his term, he helped preserve the United States by leading the defeat of the secessionist Confederate States of America in the American Civil War. He closely supervised the victorious war effort, especially the selection of top generals, including Ulysses S. Grant. Legacy Audio is proud to present this incisive study of a turning point in our history and a revealing portrait of its pivotal figure, his greatness etched even more clearly in this very touching human story. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Andrew L. Barnes. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/005856/bk_acx0_005856_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Shortly after arriving in the White House in early 1933, Franklin Roosevelt took the United States off the gold standard. His opponents thought his decision unwise at best and ruinous at worst. But they could not have been more wrong. With The Money Makers, Eric Rauchway tells the absorbing story of how FDR and his advisors pulled the levers of monetary policy to save the domestic economy and propel the United States to unprecedented prosperity and superpower status. Drawing on the ideas of the brilliant British economist John Maynard Keynes, among others, Roosevelt created the conditions for recovery from the Great Depression, deploying economic policy to fight the biggest threat then facing the nation: deflation. Throughout the 1930s, he also had one eye on the increasingly dire situation in Europe. In order to defeat Hitler, Roosevelt turned again to monetary policy, sending dollars abroad to prop up the faltering economies of Britain and, beginning in 1941, the Soviet Union. FDR´s fight against economic depression and his fight against fascism were indistinguishable. As Rauchway writes, ´´Roosevelt wanted to ensure more than business recovery; he wanted to restore American economic and moral strength so the US could defend civilization itself.´´ The economic and military alliance he created proved unbeatable - and also provided the foundation for decades of postwar prosperity. Indeed, Rauchway argues that Roosevelt´s greatest legacy was his monetary policy. Even today, the ´´Roosevelt dollar´´ remains both the symbol and the catalyst of America´s vast economic power. The Money Makers restores the Roosevelt dollar to its central place in our understanding of FDR, the New Deal, and the economic history of 20th-century America. We forget this history at our own peril. In revealing the roots of our postwar prosperity, Rauchway shows how we can recapture the abundance of that period in our own. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Walter Dixon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gdan/001765/bk_gdan_001765_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Byron Goines addresses the topic of undocumented immigrants through the utilization of U.S. history to point out the importance of congressional legislation concerning comprehensive immigration reform. This audiobook can be utilized as an effective training tool for debate with opponents of comprehensive immigration reform. All comprehensive immigration reform advocates should have this audiobook in their library, as United States history confirms there should be a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants living in the United States today. Byron Goines addresses the topic of undocumented immigrants and comprehensive immigration reform in an informative, straightforward manner that is sure to enlighten all listeners. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Byron Goines. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/029546/bk_acx0_029546_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.