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    What defines Boston? Its history? Its landmarks? Its sportsteams and shrines? Perhaps the question should be, who defines Boston? FromHenry David Thoreau to Dennis Lehane, Boston has been beloved by many ofAmerica's greatest writers, and there is no better group of men and women tocapture the heart and soul of the Hub. In Our Boston, editor AndrewBlauner has collected both original and reprinted essays from Boston-areawriters past and present, all celebrating the city they love. In the wake ofthe Boston Marathon bombing, they responded to his call to celebrate this greatcity by providing almost all brand-new works, and forgoing royalties in orderto support the survivors and their...read more

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    Too long to be a short story, too short to be a novel-welcome to the surprisingly potent world of the novelette. The award-winningmagazine Orson Scott Card's IntergalacticMedicine Show has been an online haven for this powerful form ofstorytelling since 2005. Now its editors have selected theirall-time favorite science fiction novelettes from the magazine's eight-yearhistory and reprinted them together in one big book of reading pleasure. Anythingthat is remotely possible-futures near and far, artificial intelligence and alienencounters, alternate timelines and alternate theories about creatinguniverses, planet-eating black holes and lunar racetracks-is all here underthe big tent of Orson...read more

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    This collection contains twelve of the greatestradio shows ever broadcast during the golden age of radio! You'll hear FreemanGosden and Charles Correll as Amos and Andy, Howard Duff as Detective SamSpade, Tom Conway as the immortal Sherlock Holmes, Jim and Marian Jordan asFibber McGee and Molly, Willard Waterman as the Great Gildersleeve, Eve Ardenas Connie Brooks of Our Miss Brooks, William Conrad as Marshal MattDillon on Gunsmoke, Charles Laughton in a terrifying episode of Suspense,plus many more! Experience the classic radio shows from yesterday-and thelegendary stars who made them great-in this incredible collection. Contents include: TheAdventures of Sam Spade, "The Lazarus Caper,"...read more

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    This wonderful collection of eighteen short stories includes work by some of literature’s most treasured names, including Mark Twain, Edgar Allan Poe, James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Oscar Wilde, and many more. This superlative treasury includes “The Cask of Amontillado” by Edgar Allan Poe; “A Piece of String” by Guy Le Maupassant; “The Story of an Hour” by Kate Chopin; “The Mark on the Wall” by Virginia Woolf; “Nuns at Lunch” by Aldous Huxley, and many more! Narrators include Simon Vance, Kate Fenton, Stephen R. Thorne, Robert Fass, Bronson Pinchot, and other talents, for a superb listening...read more

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    Crime Classics was a true-crime radio docudrama that aired on CBS from June 1953 to June 1954. Created, produced, and directed by Elliott Lewis, the program examined crimes and murders throughout history. Founded in Lewis' own personal interest in famous murder cases, the program meticulously recreated the facts, atmosphere, and personages of the era in which the crime took place. Very little dramatic license was taken with the facts, but a touch of humor was added to the narration of the story to soften the tragedy. The crimes dramatized spanned from ancient Greece to late nineteenth-century America. Some were famous assassinations, such as Abraham Lincoln and Julius Caesar, and others...read more

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    Spend time with some of the world's greatest minds and truest friends of freedom. When was the last time you were truly energized by ideas? In our era of WiFi, high def, high res, compressed digital, podcasts, and video clips of 24-hour news channels and sound bites, how can you gain calm perspective and thoughtful understanding? Whatever happened to real thinking? For that, you can turn to the Cato University Home Study Course. It offers you the opportunity to deepen your perspectives, knowledge, and insight through exposure to some of the world's most compelling thinkers. The growth of human freedom-and with it science, culture, and capitalist prosperity-are examined, explained, and...read more

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    A treasure chest of the written and spoken word, this collection is read by brilliant actors who make this audio anthology a genuine treat for the listener. This audio recording includes:  • “Reginald on House Parties” by Saki, narrated by Nigel Hawthorne • “The Sphinx Without a Secret” by Oscar Wilde, narrated by Martin Jarvis • “Tobermory” by Saki, narrated by Barbara Leigh-Hunt • “On Being Idle” by Jerome K. Jerome, narrated by Hugh Laurie • “For Better or Worse” by W.W. Jacobs, narrated by Joanna David • “The Model Millionaire” by Oscar Wilde, narrated by T.P. McKenna • “The Garden of Truth” by E. Nesbit, narrated by Harriet...read more

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    A day that will live in infamy ... Nothing to fear but fear itself ... Ask not what your country can do for you ... Ich bin ein Berliner ... Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall. From Franklin Delano Roosevelt to Barack Obama, this collection features original speeches by the presidents of the United States. *These are actual historic recordings, the sound quality represents the available audio technology of the era, and varies by...read more

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    A day that will live in infamy ... Nothing to fear but fear itself ... Ask not what your country can do for you ... Ich bin ein Berliner ... Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall. From Franklin Delano Roosevelt to Barack Obama, this collection features original speeches by the presidents of the United States. *These are actual historic recordings, the sound quality represents the available audio technology of the era, and varies by...read more

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    A day that will live in infamy ... Nothing to fear but fear itself ... Ask not what your country can do for you ... Ich bin ein Berliner ... Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall. From Franklin Delano Roosevelt to Barack Obama, this collection features original speeches by the presidents of the United States. *These are actual historic recordings, the sound quality represents the available audio technology of the era, and varies by...read more

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    In this collection, African American leaders change history with the power of the spoken word. Martin Luther King, Jr.: I’ve Been to the Mountaintop (1968), Unfulfilled Dreams (1968) US Representative Barbara Jordan: DNC Keynote Address (1976) Malcolm X: Field Negro vs. House Negro (1963) Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas: Be Not Afraid (2001) Stokely Carmichael: Black Power (1966) Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice: RNC Keynote Address (2012) President Barack Obama: Victory Speech, Inauguration Speech Dr. Benjamin Carson: National Prayer Breakfast (2013) Nelson Mandela: United Nations Address (1990), Joint Session of Congress (1990) Reverend Jesse...read more

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    As early as 1954, a new style of music—a combination of country and rhythm and blues—was unfolding. To the parents of teenagers, it was worrisome, perhaps even evil. In this collection of original recordings from interviews and press conferences, artists talk about the early years of rock ’n’ roll, their challenges, and their successes. Includes legendary moments from Bill Haley, Carl Perkins, Elvis Presley, Frankie Laine, Ricky Nelson, Roy Orbison, Sam Phillips, Gene Vincent, Jerry Lee Lewis, Paul Anka, Little Richard, Bobby Darin, Buddy Holly, Chuck Berry, Frankie Avalon, Sammy Davis Jr., James Brown, Johnny Cash, the Beatles, Jim Morrison, Jimi Hendrix, and John...read more

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    From the White House, Senate chambers, campaign stops, and press conferences, The Kennedys features over seven hours of original speeches from members of the nation's most famous political family. Listen as President John F. Kennedy delivers his famous inauguration speech in 1961 as well as speeches on the Cuban Missile Crisis, Berlin crisis, space exploration, civil rights, "Ich Bin Ein Berliner," and more. Also featured are twelve speeches from Senator and Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy, including his address to the DNC following his brother's assassination, remarks on Vietnam, campaign speeches, the death of Martin Luther King Jr., and his "Victory Speech" in Los Angeles moments...read more

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    The Greatest Speeches of Sports Legends is a historical audio tribute to those facing the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat. Speeches range from post-event interviews to Hall of Fame inductions. This collection features some of the greatest athletes of all time, including Babe Ruth, Michael Jordan, Muhammad Ali, Dale Earnhardt, and many...read more

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    Philo Vance is a fictional character featured in numerous crime novels written by S. S. Van Dine published in the 1920s and 1930s, and who was later revived on radio and in film and television. During that time, Vance was immensely popular. He was portrayed as a stylish, even foppish, dandy, a New York bon vivant with a highly intellectual bent-America's Sherlock Holmes. He worked closely with his secretary and right-hand woman, Ellen Deering, and his pal John Markham, New York County district attorney-not that Vance needed any help solving a...read more

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    The Great Presidential Debates features four full-length, pivotal debates in the race for the White House: Jimmy Carter versus Ronald Reagan in 1980, Bill Clinton versus George H. W. Bush versus Ross Perot in 1992, George W. Bush versus Al Gore in 2000, and Barack Obama versus Mitt Romney in...read more

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    The Greatest Speeches of Great Politicians features historical speeches given by those aspiring to win over voters and gain positions of power. Well-known candidates for a variety of offices address campaign rallies, press conferences, and the general public. This collection includes speeches by Franklin D. Roosevelt, Bill Clinton, Barry Goldwater, Barbara Jordan, Bob Dole, Carl Stokes, Bobby Kennedy, Joe Biden, Barack Obama, John F. Kennedy, and...read more

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    This compilation of famous speeches given during the conflict in Vietnam features historical icons from both sides of America's involvement, from Lyndon B. Johnson to Jane Fonda, Richard Nixon to Abbey Hoffman, John Kerry to Martin Luther King Jr. Included are speeches given at protests, rallies, political events, congressional hearings, and within the Oval Office. An era that was marred by violence and unrest is encapsulated by the voices expressing support as well as those demonstrating militant...read more

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    The text of the books contained in the New American Bible is a completely new translation throughout. From the original and the oldest available texts of the sacred books, it aims to convey as directly as possible the thought and individual style of the inspired writers. The better understanding of Hebrew and Greek, and the steady development of the science of textual criticism, the fruit of patient study since the time of St. Jerome, have allowed the translators and editors in their use of all available materials to approach more closely than ever before the sense of what the sacred authors actually wrote. The New American Bible has accomplished this in response to the need of the church...read more

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    One of the ambitious dreams that Reclaiming Adoption and its authors share with the Apostle Paul is that when Christians hear the word adoption, they will think first about their adoption by God. As it now stands, Christians usually think first about the adoption of children. Reclaiming Adoption sets out to change this situation by providing breathtaking views of God’s love for and delight in His children — views that will free you to live boldly in this world from God’s acceptance, not in order to gain it. Reclaiming Adoption begins by examining Jesus’ Parable of the Prodigal Son because it ultimately puts God the Father’s love on display — a love that...read more