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This is a SoundCraft Audiobooks production featuring digitally enhanced performances of some of history's greatest speeches - all presented as they might have originally been heard. The immersive audio experience presented here - complete with sound effects, music and atmospherics - allows the listener to feel as if they were in attendance when these speeches were first delivered. The orations are performed by a select group of amazing actors who uniquely capture the essence, power and complexity of these magnificent addresses, universally acknowledged as some of the greatest speeches in world history. Volume II features such disparate historical characters as Alexander the Great, the Prophet Muhammad, Abraham Lincoln and Susan B. Anthony, among others. This collection is part one of a series. Search for 'History's Greatest Speeches' to discover more from SoundCraft and Fort Raphael Publishing.Show more
This is a SoundCraft Audiobooks production featuring digitally enhanced performances of some of history's greatest speeches - all presented as they might have originally been heard. The immersive audio experience presented here - complete with sound effects, music and atmospherics - allows the listener to feel as if they were in attendance when these speeches were first delivered. The orations are performed by a select group of amazing actors who uniquely capture the essence, power and complexity of these magnificent addresses, universally acknowledged as some of the greatest speeches in world history. Volume I features such disparate historical characters as the philosopher Socrates, Jesus Christ, Queen Elizabeth I, President George Washington and the abolitionist Sojourner Truth, among others. This collection is part one of a series. Search for 'History's Greatest Speeches' to discover more from SoundCraft and Fort Raphael Publishing.Show more
The original cloth edition of this book caused a firestorm of controversy and acclaim, with two major features in Newsweek, and other major broadcast and print media. Parents and educators who are painfully familiar with the crisis in boy's education bought and discussed this book passionately, producing the greatest hardcover sales any Gurian titles has achieved to date. Gurian's greatest sales in the past have always been in paperback, so we're very happy to have this out now at a lower and more competitive price. Regarding the continuing crisis, here are the facts: Boys receive 70% of the Ds and Fs given all students, they create 90% of classroom discipline problems, 80% of all high school dropouts are boys, millions of American boys are on Ritalin and other mind-bending control drugs, only 40% of college students are boys, and three out of four learning disabled students are boys! So what can we do? Gurian has the answer in this enormously fascinating and practical book which shows parents and teachers how to help our boys overcome their current classroom obstacles and failures and to fulfill themselves, use their intelligence, work with their unique natural gifts, nurture and expand every bit of their potential, and succeed in life the way they ought to. Gurian presents a whole new way of solving the problem based on the success of his program in schools across the country, the latest research and application of neuro-biological research on how boys brains actually work, how they are different from girls, and how they can learn very well if they're properly taught. Boys tend to be better kinesthetic learners, needing physical and spatial stimulation to learn. Boys tend to store less detail in memory centers, have lower serotonin and oxytocin than girls, and tend to be more impulsive, and not as focused or self-disciplined as girls until later stages in their normal development. This program has been tested for over five years under the auspices of The Gurian Institute, and several separate school districts. The program includes a way for every parent to understand and influence how their own boy is doing in terms of the correct learning environment, how boys are motivated, how to use the arts and athletics to teach boys, whether or not they are sensitive boys, aggressive boys, restless or bored boys, the potential options for separate sex education at crucial periods of a boy's life, and how to best utilize the essential role of the parent, teacher, and community. This cutting- edge method has begun to change educational culture throughout the US, Canada, England and Australia, with educators in Alabama, British Columbia, Colorado, California, Missouri, Oregon, North Carolina, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Florida, Washington, New York, and Texas, all reporting excellent results.Show more
Celebrate the Dude with an abiding look at the philosophy behind The Big Lebowski Is the Dude a bowling-loving stoner or a philosophical genius living the good life? Naturally, it's the latter, and The Big Lebowski and Philosophy explains why. Enlisting the help of great thinkers like Plato and Nietzsche, the book explores the movie's hidden philosophical layers, cultural reflection, and political commentary. It also answers key questions, including: The Dude abides, but is abiding a virtue? Is the Dude an Americanized version of the Taoist way of life? How does The Big Lebowski illustrate the Just War Theory? How does bowling help Donny, Walter, and the Dude oppose nihilism? Yes, the Dude is deep, and so is this book. Don't watch the movie or go to Lebowski Fest without it. Explores many of The Big Lebowski's key themes, such as nihilism, war and politics, money and materialism, idealism and morality, history, and more Gives you new perspective on the movie's characters—the Dude, the Big Lebowski, Walter Sobchak, Donny, Maude Lebowski, Bunny Lebowski, and others Helps you appreciate the Coen Brothers classic even more with the insights of Aristotle, Epicurus, Kant, Derrida, and other philosophical heavyweights.Show more
A taut tale of greed, murder, and revenge as combat-weary Marines take on the crooks of Wall Street. Gold in the Coffins follows the story of a tight band of retired Marines who bonded during a bloody tour of duty in Vietnam, only to find themselves facing a darker enemy back home, the demons of Wall Street. Donnie DeAngelo survived Vietnam and the rough streets of his childhood by never giving up the fight, whether his enemy was the Viet Cong or the mob. Defying all odds, he launched a successful coffee and food business, and decided to take his company public, but a Wall Street power broker has other plans for his business: force him and his comrades into bankruptcy and loot the spoils. When Donnie threatens to blow the whistle, his best friend winds up dead-and it looks like Wall Street has drawn first blood. Donnie and members of his former platoon are betrayed by the system they once fought to defend, leading them to conclude that revenge is a dish best served bloody. USA Today bestselling author Cara Lockwood called Gold in the Coffins "a satisfying thrill-ride" and said, "This is a book that unfolds like it was meant to be an action movie." Beth Sarafraz, NY Blue NOW magazine's managing editor said, "I was up all night racing to the very last page, and then I had to remind myself this was a work of fiction, but so thoroughly crafted...that I was sure this story...happened to someone out there, for real."Show more
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