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A gripping exploration of the worst single incident of racial violence in American history, timed to coincide with its 100th anniversary. On 31 May 1921, in the city of Tulsa, Oklahoma, a mob of white men and women reduced a prosperous African American community, known as Black Wall Street, to rubble, leaving countless dead and unaccounted for, and thousands of homes and businesses destroyed. But along with the bodies, they buried the secrets of the crime. Scott Ellsworth, a native of Tulsa, became determined to unearth the secrets of his home town. Now, nearly 40 years after his first major historical account of the massacre, Ellsworth returns to the city in search of answers. Along with a prominent African American forensic archaeologist whose family survived the riots, Ellsworth has been tasked with locating and exhuming the mass graves and identifying the victims for the first time. But the investigation is not simply to find graves or bodies - it is a reckoning with one of the darkest chapters of American history. 'A brilliant update that recounts the events with the swiftness of an especially grim crime thriller. ... An essential historical record surrounding heinous events that have yet to be answered with racial justice.' Kirkus Reviews (starred review) 'Absolutely riveting ... With a stunning combination of objectivity and empathy, it demonstrates how even in polarized times we can come together in pursuit of truth. ... Anyone interested in America's future should read it as a template for the reconciliation that lies ahead.' Tim Blake Nelson 'The persistence, empathy and painstaking research of The Ground Breaking move us much closer to the justice that the victims of Greenwood, and the people of America, deserve. Heartbreaking and inspiring.' Beto O'RourkeShow more
Brought to you by Penguin. In this powerful collection of interviews, Noam Chomsky exposes the problems of our world today, as we stand in this period of monumental change, preparing for a more hopeful tomorrow. 'For the left, elections are a brief interlude in a life of real politics, a moment to ask whether it's worth taking time off to vote . . . Then back to work. The work will be to move forward to construct the better world that is within reach.' He sheds light into the phenomenon of right-wing populism, and exposes the catastrophic nature and impact of authoritarian policies on people, the environment and the planet as a whole. He captures the dynamics of the brutal class warfare launched by the masters of capital to maintain and even enhance the features of a dog-eat-dog society. And he celebrates the recent unprecedented mobilizations of millions of people internationally against neoliberal capitalism, racism and police violence. We stand at a precipice and we must fight to pull the world back from it. © Noam Chomsky, C.J. Polychroniou 2021 (P) Penguin Audio 2021Show more
This audiobook narrated by Ako Mitchell exposes the racist legacy behind the Western idea of freedom The era of the Enlightenment, which gave rise to our modern conceptions of freedom and democracy, was also the height of the trans-Atlantic slave trade. America, a nation founded on the principle of liberty, is also a nation built on African slavery, Native American genocide, and systematic racial discrimination. White Freedom traces the complex relationship between freedom and race from the eighteenth century to today, revealing how being free has meant being white. Tyler Stovall explores the intertwined histories of racism and freedom in France and the United States, the two leading nations that have claimed liberty as the heart of their national identities. He explores how French and American thinkers defined freedom in racial terms and conceived of liberty as an aspect and privilege of whiteness. He discusses how the Statue of Liberty-a gift from France to the United States and perhaps the most famous symbol of freedom on Earth-promised both freedom and whiteness to European immigrants. Taking readers from the Age of Revolution to today, Stovall challenges the notion that racism is somehow a paradox or contradiction within the democratic tradition, demonstrating how white identity is intrinsic to Western ideas about liberty. Throughout the history of modern Western liberal democracy, freedom has long been white freedom. A major work of scholarship that is certain to draw a wide readership and transform contemporary debates, White Freedom provides vital new perspectives on the inherent racism behind our most cherished beliefs about freedom, liberty, and human rights.Show more
Brought to you by Penguin. No one gets this big without amazing natural storytelling talent - which is what Jim has, in spades. The Alex Cross series proves it.' LEE CHILD, international bestselling author of the Jack Reacher series The fifteenth novel in the bestselling Alex Cross series Detective Alex Cross delves deep into the past - to the case that haunts his family history... Alex Cross is one of the nation's foremost detectives. But solving crime runs in the family - and it's time for Cross to tell his own children about their ancestors. He tells them the story of Ben Corbett, lawyer to the poor and downtrodden in 1900s Washington D.C. - a disappointment to a family who wanted him to serve the powerful. Out of the blue, President Theodore Roosevelt invites Ben to the White House, charging him with investigating a resurgent Ku Klux Klan in Ben's own home town. The man who'll help him? Abraham Cross, great-uncle of Alex Cross. But as Ben and Cross delve into the hate lurking in this sleepy Southern town, fighting to help its tormented black community, these unlikely partners know that they're risking more than their careers. This town will stop at nothing to avoid progress - even murder... © James Patterson 2009 (P) Penguin Audio 2020Show more
The 14th novel in the bestselling Alex Cross series A killer's trail leads Detective Alex Cross to Africa - and a whole new world of danger. Called in to investigate a massacre, Alex Cross is shocked to discover an old friend among the victims. Furious and devastated, he sets out to get justice. The lethal Washington D.C. underworld leads him to the Niger Delta, where the heroin and slave trades are rife, and to the terrifying, psychopathic perpetrator of the massacre: the Tiger. But nothing is what it seems, and as Cross travels deeper into this dangerous world of corruption and conspiracy, his own survival is on the line... © James Patterson 2008 (P) Penguin Audio 2020Show more
Brought to by Penguin. 'No one gets this big without amazing natural storytelling talent - which is what Jim has, in spades. The Alex Cross series proves it.' LEE CHILD, international bestselling author of the Jack Reacher series The sixteenth novel in the bestselling Alex Cross series They've come for Detective Alex Cross's family. Now he's coming for vengeance. At a family celebration, Alex Cross hears the shocking news that his niece Caroline has been murdered. Grieving and furious, Cross's investigation takes him to Washington D.C.'s wild underground subcultures - and reveals that Caroline wasn't this killer's only victim. Partnering with his girlfriend, Detective Brianna 'Bree' Stone, Cross finds himself confronting a world of unchecked power, where the capital's most powerful people are hiding dirty, dangerous secrets that they'll stop at nothing to protect. As they close in on the killer, the evidence begins to point to the unimaginable - a revelation about a very powerful man that could rock the entire world... © James Patterson 2009 (P) Penguin Audio 2020Show more
Brought to you by Penguin. We have two choices. We can be pessimistic, give up, and help ensure that the worst will happen. Or we can be optimistic, grasp the opportunities that surely exist, and maybe help make the world a better place. Not much of a choice. Another essential work from a peerless political thinker, exploring the rise of neoliberalism, the refugee crisis in Europe, the Black Lives Matter movement, the dysfunctional US electoral system, and the prospects and challenges of building a movement for radical change. Including four up-to-the-minute interviews on the 2016 American election campaign and global resistance to Trump, this Penguin Special is a concise introduction to Chomsky's ideas and his take on the state of the world today.Show more
Brought to you by Penguin. 'Occupy is the first major public response to thirty years of class war.' Since its appearance in Zuccotti Park, New York, in September 2011, the Occupy movement has spread to hundreds of towns and cities across the world. No longer occupying small tent camps, the movement now occupies the global conscience as its messages spread from street protests to op-ed pages to the highest seats of power. From the movement's onset, Noam Chomsky has supported its critique of corporate corruption and encouraged its efforts to increase civic participation, economic equality, democracy and freedom. Through talks and conversations with movement supporters, Occupy presents Chomsky's latest thinking on the central issues, questions and demands that are driving ordinary people to protest. How did we get to this point? How are the wealthiest 1% influencing the lives of the other 99%? How can we separate money from politics? What would a genuinely democratic election look like? How can we redefine basic concepts like 'growth' to increase equality and quality of life for all? © Noam Chomsky 2012 (P) Penguin Audio 2020Show more
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, 2041 A.D. Eustace Fargo's new justice system has been in effect for eight years. The old days of waiting times and backlogs are over: judgement is quick, and sentencing is instantaneous. The old police academies have all shut down, and the new order is triumphant. But are things any better? Unrest is worse than ever. Criminals are more likely to kill rather than be caught. There's a war coming for the streets... (P) Penguin Audio and Rebellion Publishing 2020Show more
Brought to you by Penguin. This Penguin Classic is performed by Ako Mitchell. Ako directed and co-wrote I'm in the Corner with the Bluebells. He has performed extensively on the West End, starring in The Lion King and Sister Act among others. 'Quite simply a masterpiece ... I am completely bowled over by it; by the power of its writing, by the vividness of its scene painting and by the stories it tells' A. N. Wilson 'Where there is great love there are always miracles' Two French priests have been sent to New Mexico to reawaken the faith. There, they must contend with unforgiving landscapes, danger, rebellion and loneliness. But through their many years together they are sustained by faith, friendship and the awe-inspiring majesty that surrounds them. A work of great simplicity and sublime beauty, Willa Cather's acclaimed novel asks, what is a life well lived? Death Comes for the Archbishop is a masterpiece by the author of O Pioneers! and the great novelist of American frontier life. 'Its whole effect works slowly and mysteriously ... a major, and rare, artistic achievement' A. S. ByattShow more
Random House presents the audiobook edition of Along Came a Spider by James Patterson, read by Ako Mitchell. The international bestseller introducing Detective Alex Cross Two children have been kidnapped from an elite private school in Washington DC, and Alex Cross is charged with finding them. The kidnapper is their maths teacher, a man named Gary Soneji. As Cross gets pulled deeper into the strange world of the kidnapper, it becomes clear he is not what he seems...Show more
Random House presents the audiobook edition of Jack and Jill by James Patterson, read by Ako Mitchell. Detective Alex Cross is stretched to breaking point as two killers hit Washington, DC A controversial US Senator is found murdered in his Georgetown bed. On the other side of town, a beautiful little girl is found dead, savagely beaten. Alex Cross can't solve both cases, and is forced to make an impossible choice. No one in Washington is safe - but can Cross discover the truth before the killer sets their sights on the ultimate target?Show more
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