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    A fascinating look into the federal government’s anti-Communist investigations The testimony that the author has gleaned for this book from the thirty-year record of the House Un-American Activities Committee focuses on HUAC’s treatment of artists, intellectuals, and performers. This highly readable and absorbing collection of significant excerpts from the hearings shows with painful clarity how HUAC grew from a panel that investigated possible subversive activities in a “dignified” manner to a huge, unrelenting accusatory finger from which almost no one was safe. Thirty Years of Treason serves as a warning for the future and creates living history from the documentary...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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    Bestselling author, professor, and pundit Mallory Factorilluminates the conservative tradition in American politics with essays fromleading figures in the conservative movement. Ambitious in its breadth and depth, Big Tent providesa fresh and surprising treatment of the conservative movement as told by theleaders themselves. In this unique collection, which is based on Factor'sstar-studded course at The Citadel, conservative leaders explain how themovement developed as a powerful force in American politics, how it functionsnow with a wide range of viewpoints, and where it is going in the future. Theorigin of conservative ideas-from their ancient roots to their English origins,from the...read more

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    A chilling reenactment of the Federal government’s anti-Communist investigations Eric Bentley has chosen highlights from the thirty-year record of the House Un-American Activities Committee to demonstrate HUAC’s focus on artists, intellectuals, and performers. Volume 2: 1951–1952 includes the testimonies of Clifford Odets, Edward G. Robinson, Elia Kazan, Jose Ferrer, Bud Schulberg, Sterling Hayden, Abe Burroughs, Lillian Hellman, and many others. Thirty Years of Treason serves as a warning for the future and creates living history from the documentary record. “[Portrays] a dark chapter in our nation’s history that needs to be remembered.”—Library...read more

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    Seventeen hard science fiction tales by today's top authors Hard science fiction is the literature of change, rigorouslyexamining the impact-both beneficial and dangerous-of science and technology onhumanity, the future, and the cosmos. As science advances, expanding ourknowledge of the universe, astounding new frontiers in storytelling open up aswell. In Carbide Tipped Pens,over a dozen of today's most creative imaginations explore these frontiers,carrying on the grand tradition of such legendary masters as Isaac Asimov,Robert Heinlein, and John W. Campbell, while bringing hard science fiction intothe twenty-first century by extrapolating from the latest scientificdevelopments and...read more

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    In a powerful collection, eleven internationally acclaimed fiction writers draw on personal objects to bring the First World War to life for readers of all ages.A toy soldier. A butter dish. A compass. Mundane objects, perhaps, but to the remarkable authors in this collection, artifacts such as these have inspired stories that go to the heart of the human experience of World War I. Each author was invited to choose an object that had a connection to the war—a writing kit for David Almond, a helmet for Michael Morpurgo—and use it as the inspiration for an original short story. What results is an extraordinary collection, illustrated throughout by the award-winning Jim Kay and featuring...read more

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    This thrilling anthology features high fantasy, contemporary and urban fantasy, and fantasy action and adventure all set in a military vein by top authors in the genre, including Jonathan Maberry, Tobias Buckell, Elizabeth Moon, Tanya Huff, Glen Cook, Simon R. Green, Seanan McGuire, and Linda Nagata. In the realms of fantasy, the battlefield is where heroism comes alive, magic is unleashed, and legends are made and unmade. From the War of the Ring, Tolkien's epic battle of good versus evil, to the Battle of the Blackwater, George R. R. Martin's grim portrait of the horror and futility of war, these fantastical conflicts reflect our highest hopes and darkest fears, bringing us mesmerizing...read more

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    Listen to a collection of classic stories by the world’s most beloved writers. Here are the complete stories, unabridged, for you and your family to enjoy together this Christmas and for many Christmases to come. Family favorites and remembered treasures are in this collection, as well as a few light-hearted surprises.A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, Read by Tom Casaletto The Gift of the Magi by O. Henry, Read by Dick Hill Is There a Santa Claus? (Yes, Virginia…) by Frank P. Church, Read by J. Charles A Visit from Saint Nicholas (‘Twas the Night Before Christmas) by Clement C. Moore, Read by Bill Weideman A Winter Walk by Henry David Thoreau, Read by Jean...read more

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    These treasured stories from the most influential authors of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries are selected for their literary importance as well as their dramatic, oral qualities. Listen to these ten unabridged classics by Nathaniel Hawthorne, Herman Melville, O. Henry, and Willa Cather. This recording includes: Nathaniel Hawthorne’s “My Kinsman, Major Molineux,” “The Minister’s Black Veil: A Parable,”  and “Endicott and the Red Cross;” narrated by David Drummond. Herman Melville’s “Bartleby, the Scrivener” and “The Lightning Rod Man;” narrated by Todd McLaren. O. Henry’s “The Gift of the Magi,” “A Retrieved Reformation,” and “A...read more

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    These ten treasured stories from the most influential authors of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries are selected for their literary importance as well as their dramatic, oral qualities. The following stories are included in this collection:  "The One Million Pound Bank Note," "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County," "A Visit to Niagara," and "Mysterious Visit" by Mark Twain, narrated by Patrick Fraley "The Blue Hotel" and "The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky" by Stephen Crane, narrated by Patrick Hogan "The Eyes of the Panther" and "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" by Ambrose Bierce, narrated by Russ Holcomb "The Love of Life" and "To Build a Fire" by Jack London,...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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    This inspiring anthology collects enduring and entertaining stories that have enthralled young and old, by the cherished authors whose tales have captivated children for generations. Perfect for the family car trip or at-home listening, these recordings sparkle with the wit and wonder of time-tested storytelling. This audio recording includes: - "Moni the Goat-Boy" by Johanna Spyri - "An Adventure on Island Rock" by L. M. Montgomery - "Tom Thumb" by the Brothers Grimm - "The Tin-Man and the Scarecrow" by L. Frank Baum - "The Emperor's New Clothes" by Hans Christian Andersen - "How the Rhinoceros Got His Skin" by Rudyard Kipling - "The Mouse" by Saki - "Accidental Magic" by E....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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    Christian Poetry  VOLUME 2  A selection of famous and not so famous poems and lyrics on spiritual themes    This Collection of 63 poems by various authors including,  John Newton, Elizabeth Dark, Frances Ridley Havergal,  Charles Wesley, John Bodman, H. D’A Champney, Jeanne Marie de la Motte-Guyon and many others. has been brought together in order that these spiritual truths and impressions, presented in poetical form, will comfort and edify God’s people as they wrestle daily with the world, the flesh, and the devil. To know that others have felt what we have felt, ‘Through all the changing scenes of life , In trouble...read more

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    Christian Poetry VOLUME 1  A selection of famous and not so famous poems and lyrics on spiritual themes. This Collection of 62 Poems by various authors including William Cowper, Thomas Kelly, Willie Mullan, Robert Murray McCheyne, Charlotte Elliott, George Herbert, Charitie Lees De Chenez and many others, has been brought together in order that these spiritual truths and impressions, presented in poetical form, will comfort and edify God’s people as they wrestle daily with the world, the flesh, and the devil. To know that others have felt what we have felt, ‘Through all the changing scenes of life , In trouble and in joy’ to hear the feelings in...read more

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    InIt's All Love, black writerscelebrate the complexity, power, danger, and glory of love in all its manyforms: romantic, familial, communal, and sacred. EditorMarita Golden recounts the morning she awoke certain that she would meet hersoulmate in "Meeting Joe." Memoirist Reginald Dwayne Betts writes stirringlyabout serving time in prison and how that transformed his life for the betterin a piece he calls "Learning the Name Dad." New York Times bestselling author Pearl Cleage is at her best inthe delicate, touching "Missing You." Award-winning author David Anthony Durhamenraptures listeners with his "An Act of Faith." New York Times bestselling author L. A. Banks is both funny andwise in...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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    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