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  1. The Christmasaurus and the Naughty List The Christmasaurus and the Naughty List
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  2. Once Upon a Crime Once Upon a Crime
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  3. The Good Bear The Good Bear
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  4. DK Life Stories Black History Month DK Life Stories Black History Month
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  5. The Secret Garden The Secret Garden
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  6. A Boy Called Christmas A Boy Called Christmas
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  7. Christmas Stories & Poems Christmas Stories & Poems
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  8. Kay's Marvellous Medicine: A Gross and Gruesome History of the Human Body Kay's Marvellous Medicine: A Gross and Gruesome History of the Human Body
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  9. The Day I Fell Into a Fairytale The Day I Fell Into a Fairytale
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  10. Dragons at Crumbling Castle: And Other Stories Dragons at Crumbling Castle: And Other Stories
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A Companion to the Gangster Film

A Companion to the Gangster Film

Author: George S. Larke-Walsh Narrator: David Colacci, Susan Ericksen Release Date: 01/10/2021

While gangster films are one of America's most popular genres, gangster movies appear in every film industry across the world. With contributions from an international panel of experts, A Companion to the Gangster Film explores the popularity of gangster films across three major continents: the Americas, Europe, and Asia. The authors acknowledge the gangster genre's popularity and examine the reasons supporting its appeal to twenty-first century audiences across the globe. This important guide to the gangster film genre: - Reveals how the gangster film engages in complex and contradictory themes - Examines the changing face of the gangster film in America - Explores the ideas of gangsterism and migration in the Hispanic USA, Latin America, and the Caribbean - Discusses the wide variety of gangster types to appear in European cinema - Contains a review of a wide-range of gangster films from the Americans, Europe, and Asia Written for academics and students of film, A Companion to the Gangster Film offers a scholarly and authoritative guide exploring the various aspects and international appeal of the gangster film genre.

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The Life of the Author: Shakespeare

The Life of the Author: Shakespeare

Author: Anna Beer Narrator: Susan Ericksen Release Date: 01/07/2021

The Life of the Author: William Shakespeare delivers a fresh and exciting new take on the life of William Shakespeare, offering listeners a biography that brings to the foreground his working life as a poet, playwright, and actor. It also explores the nature of his relationships with his friends, colleagues, and family, and asks important questions about the stories we tell about Shakespeare based on the evidence we actually have about the man himself. The book is written using scholarly citations and references, but with an approachable style suitable for listeners with little or no background knowledge of Shakespeare or the era in which he lived. The Life of the Author: William Shakespeare asks provocative questions about the playwright-poet's preoccupation with gender roles and sexuality, and explores why it is so challenging to ascertain his political and religious allegiances. Conservative or radical? Misogynist or proto-feminist? A lover of men or women or both? Patriot or xenophobe? This introduction to Shakespeare's life and works offers no simple answers, but recognizes a man intensely responsive to the world around him, a playwright willing and able to collaborate with others and able to collaborate with others, and, of course, his exceptional, perhaps unique, contribution to literature in English.

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For the Many: American Feminists and the Global Fight for Democratic Equality

For the Many: American Feminists and the Global Fight for Democratic Equality

Author: Dorothy Sue Cobble Narrator: Susan Ericksen Release Date: 01/05/2021

For the Many presents an inspiring look at how US women and their global allies pushed the nation and the world toward justice and greater equality for all. Reclaiming social democracy as one of the central threads of American feminism, Dorothy Sue Cobble offers a bold rewriting of twentieth-century feminist history and documents how forces, peoples, and ideas worldwide shaped American politics. Cobble follows egalitarian women's activism from the explosion of democracy movements before World War I to the establishment of the New Deal, through the upheavals in rights and social citizenship at midcentury, to the reassertion of conservatism and the revival of female-led movements today. Cobble brings to life the women who crossed borders of class, race, and nation to build grassroots campaigns, found international institutions, and enact policies dedicated to raising standards of life for everyone. Listeners encounter famous figures, including Eleanor Roosevelt, Frances Perkins, and Mary McLeod Bethune, together with less well-known leaders, such as Rose Schneiderman, Maida Springer Kemp, and Esther Peterson. Multiple generations partnered to expand social and economic rights, and despite setbacks, the fight for the many persists, as twenty-first-century activists urgently demand a more caring, inclusive world.

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Death Bee Comes Her

Death Bee Comes Her

Author: Nancy Coco Narrator: Susan Ericksen Release Date: 01/03/2021

Nancy Coco, author of the popular Candy-Coated Mystery series, brings the Pacific Northwest's rainy coast to life with her new Oregon Honeycomb Mystery series starring Wren Johnson and her Havana Brown cat, Everett. Wren owns a specialty shop in the tourist town of Oceanview, where it's all things honey, from taffy to body scrub, until the murder of a victim clutching one of Wren's homemade beeswax lip balms makes things sticky . . . A BALMY WAY TO GO With her Let It Bee honey boutique buzzing along nicely, life is as sweet as nectar for Wren Johnson-until she takes a morning walk along the Pacific beach with her Havana Brown cat, Everett, and stumbles upon the body of Agnes Snow, the cranky queen of the local craft fairs, stiff as driftwood. More unfortunate? Clutched in the victim's fist is a label from Wren's homemade beeswax-and-honey lip balm. Which makes Officer Jim Hampton focus his dreamy-blue Paul Newman eyes on Wren as suspect number one. With fabulous feline support from Everett, Wren must comb the town for clues and clear her name before someone else gets stung.

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Birthing a Movement: Midwives, Law, and the Politics of Reproductive Care

Birthing a Movement: Midwives, Law, and the Politics of Reproductive Care

Author: Renee Ann Cramer Narrator: Susan Ericksen Release Date: 01/02/2021

Midwives in the United States live and work in a complex regulatory environment that is a direct result of state and medical intervention into women's reproductive capacity. In Birthing a Movement, Renee Ann Cramer draws on over a decade of ethnographic and archival research to examine the interactions of law, politics, and activism surrounding midwifery care. Framed by gripping narratives from midwives across the country, she parses out the often-paradoxical priorities with which they must engage-seeking formal professionalization, advocating for reproductive justice, and resisting state-centered approaches. Currently, professional midwives are legal and regulated in their practice in thirty-two states and illegal in eight, where their practice could bring felony convictions and penalties that include imprisonment. In the remaining ten states, Certified Professional Midwives (CPMs) are unregulated, but nominally legal. By studying states where CPMs have differing legal statuses, Cramer makes the case that midwives and their clients engage in various forms of mobilization-at times simultaneous, and at times inconsistent-to facilitate access to care, autonomy in childbirth, and the articulation of women's authority in reproduction.

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Terror, Love and Brainwashing: Attachment in Cults and Totalitarian Systems

Terror, Love and Brainwashing: Attachment in Cults and Totalitarian Systems

Author: Alexandra Stein Narrator: Susan Ericksen Release Date: 01/10/2020

Written by a cult survivor and renowned expert on cults and totalitarianism, Terror, Love & Brainwashing draws on the author's twenty-five years of study and research to explain how almost anyone, given the right set of circumstances, can be radically manipulated to engage in otherwise incomprehensible and often dangerous acts. Illustrated with compelling stories from a range of cults and totalitarian systems, from religious to political to commercial, the book defines and analyzes the common and identifiable traits that underlie almost all these groups. It focuses on how charismatic, authoritarian leaders control their followers' attachment relationships via manipulative social structures and ideologies so that, emotionally and cognitively isolated, they become unable to act in their own survival interests. Using the evolutionary theory of attachment to demonstrate the psychological impact of these environments, and incorporating the latest neuroscientific findings, Stein illustrates how the combined dynamic of terror and 'love' works to break down people's ability to think and behave rationally. This important book offers clarity and a unique perspective on the dynamics of these systems of control, and concludes with guidance to foster greater awareness and prevention.

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The Man Who Carried Cash: Saul Holiff, Johnny Cash, and the Making of an American Icon

The Man Who Carried Cash: Saul Holiff, Johnny Cash, and the Making of an American Icon

Author: Julie Chadwick Narrator: Susan Ericksen Release Date: 01/09/2020

The unlikely, rocky relationship between an American country superstar and his straightlaced Canadian manager. Before there was Johnny and June, there was Johnny and Saul. The Man Who Carried Cash chronicles a relationship that was both volatile and affectionate between Johnny Cash and his manager, Saul Holiff. From roadside taverns to the roaring crowds at Madison Square Garden, from wrecked cars and jail cells all the way to the White House, the story of Johnny and Saul is a portrait of two men from different worlds who were more alike than either cared to admit. Saul handled the bookings and the no-shows, the divorce and the record deals, drugs, overdoses, and arrests. He was there for the absolute worst of times, but also for the best: Carnegie Hall, Folsom Prison, 'A Boy Named Sue,' and Cash's hit television series. But in 1973, at the zenith of Cash's career, Saul quit. Until now, no one knew why.

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The Scientific American Brave New Brain: How Neuroscience, Brain-Machine Interfaces, Neuroimaging, P

The Scientific American Brave New Brain: How Neuroscience, Brain-Machine Interfaces, Neuroimaging, P

Author: Judith Horstman, Scientific American Narrator: Susan Ericksen Release Date: 01/07/2020

Brave New Brain presents incredible projections into the future from the technological reality of now, including *Current wireless thought controlled proesthetic devices that allow our thoughts controlling everything from the garage door to our computer *Recently revealed brainscans that show where and how we experience emotions like love and desire that will help thought control and strategic brain manipulation that will facilitate the choice and process of finding a mate. *New neuroscientific research on how we remember, learn, make decisions, respond to conflict, win or lose competitions, and other intellectual activities that may be enhanced and redirected with laser intervention. *Future research, theory and application in neuroscience that may lead to new ways of raising children, picking stocks, staying on diet, curing disease, reversing genetic predisposition, and improving the quality of our lives.     .

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Eleanor: A Spiritual Biography: The Faith of the 20th Century's Most Influential Woman

Eleanor: A Spiritual Biography: The Faith of the 20th Century's Most Influential Woman

Author: Harold Ivan Smith Narrator: Susan Ericksen Release Date: 01/06/2020

More than fifty years after her death, Eleanor Roosevelt is remembered as a formidable first lady and tireless social activist. Often overlooked, however, is her deep and inclusive spirituality. Her personal faith was shaped by reading the New Testament in her youth, giving her a Jesus-centered spirituality that fueled her commitment to civil rights, women's rights, and the rights of all 'little people' marginalized in American society. She took seriously Jesus's words and despite her life of privilege, she made the needs of those on the margins her priority. Eleanor: A Spiritual Biography provides insight into one of America's most famous women, particularly the spiritual influences that made her so active in social justice issues.

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Your Ad Could Go Here: Stories

Your Ad Could Go Here: Stories

Author: Oksana Zabuzhko Narrator: Susan Ericksen Release Date: 01/04/2020

Oksana Zabuzhko, author of “the most influential Ukrainian book in the fifteen years since independence,” Fieldwork in Ukrainian Sex, returns with a gripping short story collection. Oksana Zabuzhko, Ukraine’s leading public intellectual, is called upon to make sense of the unthinkable reality of our times. In this breathtaking short story collection, she turns the concept of truth over in her hands like a beautifully crafted pair of gloves. From the triumph of the Orange Revolution, which marked the start of the twenty-first century, to domestic victories in matchmaking, sibling rivalry, and even tennis, Zabuzhko manages to shock the reader by juxtaposing things as they are—inarguable, visible to the naked eye—with how things could be, weaving myth and fairy tale into pivotal moments just as we weave a satisfying narrative arc into our own personal mythologies. At once intimate and worldly, these stories resonate with Zabuzhko’s irreverent and prescient voice, echoing long after reading.

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Women Who Launch: Women Who Shattered Glass Ceilings

Women Who Launch: Women Who Shattered Glass Ceilings

Author: Marlene Wagman-Geller Narrator: Susan Ericksen Release Date: 01/01/2020

Finalist Pacific Book Awards 2018! Empowering stories of game-changing women Dorothy Parker observed, "It's a man's world"; the lady entrepreneurs and game-changers profiled in Women Who Launch would beg to differ. Unlike the matrons of the 1950s-the women who lunched-these kick-ass females left their DNA in the annals of time. A history of women in business and beyond: Julia Ward-Howe showed what's good for the goose is good for the gander when she created the Girl Scouts of America. Sarah Josepha Hale-authoress of Mary Had a Little Lamb-convinced Lincoln to launch a national day of thanks while Anna Jarvis persuaded President Wilson to initiate a day in tribute of mothers. Estee Lauder revolutionized the cosmetics industry. The tradition of these Mothers of Invention continued when, compliments of knitter Krista Suh, the heads of millions were adorned with pink, pussy-cat ears in the largest women's march in history. These women who launched prove, in the words of Rosie the Riveter, "We can do it!" Biographies of women creators, innovators, and leaders: Women Who Launch is filled with inspiring true stories of women activists, artists, and entrepreneurs who launched some of the most famous companies, brands, and organizations today and changed the world. It is at once a collection of biographies and a testament of female empowerment. Readers will find the stories behind renowned companies, brands, and organizations and the diverse women who launched them;empowering quotes from strong women and those who refused to be kept down; andmotivation to all women who want to succeed in their careers, launch companies, and change the world.Find motivation in your career and life with the amazing history of women entrepreneurship, activism, and leadership.

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Women of Means: Fascinating Biographies of Royals, Heiresses, Eccentrics, and Other Poor Little Rich

Women of Means: Fascinating Biographies of Royals, Heiresses, Eccentrics, and Other Poor Little Rich

Author: Marlene Wagman-Geller Narrator: Susan Ericksen Release Date: 01/12/2019

Glimpse behind the façade of rich and famous women The Grass Isn't Greener on the Other Side: Heiresses have always been viewed with eyes of envy. They were the ones for whom the cornucopia had been upended, showering them with unimaginable wealth and opportunity. However, through intimate historical biographies, Women of Means shows us that oftentimes the weaving sisters saved their most heart-wrenching tapestries for the destinies of wealthy women. Happily Never After: From the author of Behind Every Great Man, we now have Women of Means, vignettes of the women who were slated from birth?or marriage?to great privilege, only to endure lives which were the stuff Russian tragic heroines are made of. They are the nonfictional Richard Corys?those not slated for happily ever after. Women of Means is bound to be a non-fiction bestseller, full of the best biographies of all time. Some of the women whose silver spoons rusted include: Almina Carnarvon, the real-life counterpart to Lady Cora of Downton AbbeyLiliane Bettencourt, whose chemist father created L'Oreal ... and was a Nazi collaboratorPeggy Guggenheim, who had an insatiable appetite for modern art and menNica Rothschild, who traded her gilded life to become the Baroness of BebopJocelyn Wildenstein, who became a cosmetology-enhanced cat-womanRuth Madoff, the dethroned queen of ManhattanPatty Hearst, who trod the path from heiress ... to terrorist

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