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Witness powerful stories about the effects and realities of living in a prejudiced society in this audio bundle of classic Black narratives. These selections are both fictional and nonfictional stories of living in a society that devalues and dehumanizes the lives of Black people. Though all four of these books were written over a hundred years ago, the realities within are still important for modern readers to read and understand. 12 Years a Slave - This is the memoir account of Solomon Northup, a man born free in New York but who ended up sold into slavery in Louisiana. This account tells of his time working in plantations and his eventual escape from slavery. The Souls of Black Folk - The Souls of Black Folk was published in 1903 as a collection of essays from W.E.B. Du Bois, an African-American sociologist. This book is comprised of 14 essays, with Du Bois's overall message being that Black people were equally worthy of the rights of white people. The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano - This memoir is the story of a man born in Africa and sold into slavery as a young child. He was sold between several owners and sent around the world throughout his life, eventually working to purchase his own freedom. The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man - This novel follows the life of an unnamed biracial man who lives his early life among Black communities, but upon witnessing a horrific lynching, decides to live as an "Ex-Colored Man" and pass himself off as white.Show more
Olaudah Equiano was born in Eboe in 1745, and lived among his family and culture until he was kidnapped later, which began a chain of being sold and moved around Africa, to Barbados, and eventually to England, where he served a man as a crewmate on a ship. From there, Equiano was transferred between many owners, but was constantly seeking any advantages that would get him closer to buying his own freedom. Equiano’s story, by his own admission, was not one that was particularly different from those of other slaves from his place and time; however, he wanted to recount his story as a way to aid others who were living similar lives, and provide inspiration for those hoping to eventually purchase freedom themselves. The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano was widely read at the time of publication in 1789, and became one of the formative works of slavery narrative nonfiction from the time.Show more
A single dad, a matchmaking eight-year-old daughter, and a sexy new third grade teacher is an explosive combination in this holiday romance. On the second anniversary of her mom’s death eight-year-old Alyssa ditches Scouts to take some time for herself to remember her mom. When her dad, Hank, finally finds her after a hectic search, she is convinced it’s time for him to remarry. And she thinks her new third grade teacher would be perfect. Hank Jefferson is a busy rancher with three kids. Since the death of his wife two years ago, he works hard to be both mother and father. Making lunches, spending quality time with each child, and managing the house, while also running his cattle ranch. He doesn’t have time for a relationship. Alyssa’s third grade teacher makes his blood heat, but he knows it would be wrong for him to date his daughter’s teacher. Ellen Truehart has moved to this new town in a remote location on Lake Chelan to make a fresh start, she loves both the town and her class. Her past has taught her to be cautious around men and not to trust the system. When Alyssa starts acting out in class, Ellen has no choice, but to call in the smoking hot father. Together they must discover what's wrong with Alyssa. Join Hank and Ellen as they explore new territory.Show more
Brought to you by Penguin. The year is 1919. Walter Benjamin flees his overbearing father to scrape a living as a jobbing critic. Ludwig Wittgenstein signs away his inheritance to teach schoolchildren in a provincial Austrian village, seeking spiritual clarity. Martin Heidegger renounces his faith and align his fortunes with the phenomenological school of Edmund Husserl. Ernst Cassirer sketches a new schema of human culture at the back of a cramped Berlin tram. The stage is set for a great intellectual drama, which will unfold over the next decade. The lives and thought of this quartet will converge and intertwine as each gains world historical significance, between them remaking philosophy. Time of the Magicians tells the story of this revolution in Western thought through the remarkable and turbulent lives of its four protagonists, showing philosophy not gifted from on high but worked out in the mess of everyday life, and illuminating their ideas with rare clarity. © Wolfram Eilenberger 2020 (P) Penguin Audio 2020Show more
One promise of democracy is the right of every citizen to vote. And yet, from our founding, strong political forces were determined to limit that right. The Supreme Court, Alexander Hamilton wrote, would protect the weak against this very sort of tyranny. Still, as On Account of Race forcefully demonstrates, through the better part of American history the Court has instead been a protector of white rule. And complex threats against the right to vote persist even today. Beginning in 1876, the Supreme Court systematically dismantled both the equal protection guarantees of the Fourteenth Amendment and what seemed to be the right to vote in the Fifteenth. And so a half million African Americans across the South who had risked their lives and property to be allowed to cast ballots were stricken from voting rolls by white supremacists. This vacuum allowed for the rise of Jim Crow. None of this was done in the shadows—those determined to wrest the vote from black Americans could not have been more boastful in either intent or execution. On Account of Race tells the story of an American tragedy, the only occasion in United States history in which a group of citizens who had been granted the right to vote then had it stripped away. It is a warning that the right to vote is fragile and must be carefully guarded and actively preserved lest American democracy perish.Show more
In this groundbreaking book, Keith Law, the ESPN baseball writer and author of the acclaimed Smart Baseball, offers an era-spanning dissection of some of the best and worst decisions in modern baseball, explaining what motivated them, what can be learned from them, and how their legacy has shaped the game. For years, Daniel Kahneman’s iconic work of behavioral science Thinking Fast and Slow has been required reading in front offices across Major League Baseball. In this smart, incisive, and eye-opening book, Keith Law applies Kahneman’s ideas about decision making to the game itself. Baseball is a sport of decisions. Some are so small and routine they become the building blocks of the game itself—what pitch to throw or when to swing away. Others are so huge they dictate the future of franchises—when to make a strategic trade for a chance to win now, or when to offer a millions and a multi-year contract for a twenty-eight-year-old star. These decisions have long shaped the behavior of players, managers, and entire franchises. But as those choices have become more complex and data-driven, knowing what’s behind them has become key to understanding the sport. This fascinating, revelatory work explores as never before the essential question: What were they thinking? Combining behavioral science and interviews with executives, managers, and players, Keith Law analyzes baseball’s biggest decision making successes and failures, looking at how gambles and calculated risks of all sizes and scales have shaped the sport, and how the game’s ongoing data revolution is rewriting decades of accepted decision making. In the process, he explores questions that have long been debated, from whether throwing harder really increases a player’s risk of serious injury to whether teams actually 'overvalue' trade prospects. Bringing his analytical and combative style to some of baseball’s longest running debates, Law deepens our knowledge of the sport in this entertaining work that is both fun and deeply informative.Show more
In the 1820s, few Americans could imagine a viable future for black children. Even abolitionists saw just two options for African American youth: permanent subjection or exile. Educated for Freedom tells the story of James McCune Smith and Henry Highland Garnet, two black children who came of age and into freedom as their country struggled to grow from a slave nation into a free country. Smith and Garnet met as schoolboys at the Mulberry Street New York African Free School, an educational experiment created by founding fathers who believed in freedom's power to transform the country. Smith and Garnet's achievements were near-miraculous in a nation that refused to acknowledge black talent or potential. The sons of enslaved mothers, these schoolboy friends would go on to travel the world, meet Revolutionary War heroes, publish in medical journals, address Congress, and speak before cheering crowds of thousands. The lessons they took from their days at the New York African Free School #2 shed light on how antebellum Americans viewed black children as symbols of America's possible future. The story of their lives, their work, and their friendship testifies to the imagination and activism of the free black community that shaped the national journey toward freedom.Show more
Alligator, Bear, Cougar, Deer, Eagle They found each other by accident. They became a team for life. When a string of small campsite robberies hits close to home, Ray Thomas 'Art' Crawford, of Bag It and Tag It Excursions, is asked to help FBI Agent and friend, Billie Crowne, investigate the possibility of drug runners. At the most recent site, it doesn't take Art long to spot something suspicious--paw prints. Big ones. Soon, reports of a black leopard on the loose reaches the group. Could the prints Art saw belong to the big cat? The guys take it upon themselves to find the animal before it gets hurt, or hurts someone. Being on the run most of her life, Rikki Leonard isn't quick to trust anyone. Growing up cursed as she was, she'd quickly learned to keep her secrets to herself, or risk pain, torture, and ridicule. Cornered in the swamp, can she trust the guys surrounding her? She soon realizes she's not alone in the world, and for the first time in her life, Rikki begins to feel safe. Cared for. But when her past tracks her down, she can't risk bringing danger to the lodge, so she does what she knows how to do best--run.Show more
This is a special audio-only production! Turn down the lights. Let a candle flicker in the dark. Curl up for some spooky tales about ghosts and things unseen. This creepy collection of stories includes classic and modern spins on stories of the dead. There are tales of haunted houses, and haunted individuals. Of places that are beyond the realm of the ordinary. And, of course, the things that go bump in the night. Written by eleven talented writers and performed by engaging narrators. Stories include: "The House" by Tanya Eby. "Performed by Rhett Samuel Price. "She is by the Window" by Anthony Addis. Performed by Marni Coleman. "The Rabbit Hole" by Jack Soren. Performed by Hillary Huber. "Geiststurm" by MK Gibson. Performed by Kyle Tait. "Mr. Goat" by Matt Godfrey. Performed by Amy Landon. "Dreams In Black Static" by Ambrose Ibsen. Performed by Joe Hempel. "The Family Ghost" by Susan C. Hunter. Performed by Holly Palance. "Wendigo" by Molly Coyle. Performed by Lauren Ezzo. "The Clockmaker" by Beth Green. Performed by Danielle Cohen. "The Whimsy" by Petrea Burchard. Performed by Rachel Jacobs. "Starlight Mile" by David Hulegaard. Performed by Tim Campbell. Original artwork for the cover created by Molly Coyle. Produced by Blunder Woman Productions. Copyright 2019.Show more
If you’ve always wanted to learn more about yourself and discover how to analyze people, then pay attention... Two manuscripts in one audiobook: - How to Analyze People: Unlocking the Secrets of Personality Types, Body Language, The Dark Psychology of Human Behavior, Emotional Intelligence, Persuasion, Manipulation, and Speed-Reading People - Enneagram: An Essential Guide to Unlocking the 9 Personality Types to Increase Your Self-Awareness and Understand Other Personalities So You Can Build Better Relationships and Improve Communication In part 1 of this audiobook, you will learn about: - How we connect - The art of a category - Looking inward - Human body's language - What humans hold inside - Intelligence - To convince the mind - Two-Sided coin - The science of quick-slicing - What it all means, and, much much more! Some of the topics covered in part 2 of this audiobook include: - The unique and far-reaching history of the Enneagram of Personality - Exploration of personality types - Case examples for comparison - Ways to interpret your and others’ types - Communication styles of each of the types - How to improve your communication - How to use the Enneagram to build better relationships - Self-awareness and personality - Why we are the way we are - Childhood development and personality - How to reach the authentic self - How to have acceptance and kindness for yourself and others - Info on the triads, wings, and variants - Spiritual grounding in the Enneagram - Methods for solving problems - Coping skills, good and bad - Questions to ask yourself - Tips for self-realization, and much, much more If you want to learn more about how to analyze people and the enneagram, listen to this audiobook.Show more
If you want to discover how to analyze people, then pay attention... In this audiobook, you will be exposed to ways of pulling back the masks of people and taking an interrogative look at the individuals that hide beneath them. We often find ourselves fascinated with the art of reading people, likely driven by our desire, our addiction to knowledge. And what can be more interesting and enrapturing to the human mind aside from another human mind? There are so many different kinds of people, and each individual within those categories acts for their own unique reasons with their own motivations. This audiobook is about being able to accurately estimate what context might be behind the way a person acts and how to use the skills you find in that process to aid in all other areas of your life, including personal and business relationships, and internal concepts you may have on a more philosophical level. Here’s just a tiny fraction of what you’ll discover: - How We Connect - The Art of a Category - Looking Inward - Human Body’s Language - What Humans Hold Inside - Intelligence - To Convince the Mind - Two-Sided Coin - The Science of Quick-Slicing - What It All Means - And, much much more!Show more
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