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Beware of Limbo Dancers: A Correspondent's Adve...
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This witty, wide-ranging memoir from Roy Reed - a native Arkansan who became a reporter for the New York Times - begins with tales of the writer's formative years growing up in Arkansas and the start of his career at the legendary Arkansas Gazette. Reed joined the New York Times in 1965 and was quickly thrust into the chaos of the Selma, Alabama protest movement and the historical interracial march to Montgomery. His story then moves from days of racial violence to the political combat of Washington. Reed covered the Johnson White House and the early days of the Nixon administration as it wrestled with the competing demands of black voters and southern resistance to a new world. The memoir concludes with engaging postings from New Orleans and London and other travels of a reporter always on the lookout for new people, old ways, good company, and fresh outrages. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Marlin May. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/062596/bk_acx0_062596_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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To the Best of Our Knowledge, A Matter of Consc...
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In this hour, some people went to war, some went to Canada, and others did alternative service. Coleman went to prison for refusing to fight. His memoir, “Spoke” tells the story of how he decided. Next, most young men during the Vietnam era faced a choice, whether or not to be drafted into the US Armed Forces. For Jim Fleming, and his friends Robert Cardinaux and Mark Peterson, the chose to become Conscientious Objectors. They worked together in alternative service as psychiatric aides.Then, Bill Ayers was a member of the Weather Underground, which set off a series of bombs around the country in protest against the Vietnam War. Ayers insists he was not a terrorist, since his objective was never to kill people. He believes his own actions showed restraint in comparison with the enormity of the harm he believed the Vietnam War was causing.After that, Bill Ayers was a member of the Weather Underground, which set off a series of bombs around the country in protest against the Vietnam War. Ayers insists he was not a terrorist, since his objective was never to kill people. He believes his own actions showed restraint in comparison with the enormity of the harm he believed the Vietnam War was causing.Following that, imagine beginning your life's work at age 72. In the 1770's, Mary Delaney invented the medium we now call collage. Her collection of botanically-correct floral collages is today housed in the British Museum. Poet Molly Peacock fell in love with the work and the artist and has written a meditation on both and on late-life creativity.And finally, novelist Tim O’Brien talks about the life-long consequences of the decisions the Viet Nam generation made in their twenties, and says it’s harder to effectively protest today. [Broadcast Date: January 24, 2014] 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jim Fleming. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/tbon/140124/rt_tbon_140124_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Flying Close to the Sun: My Life and Times as a...
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Flying Close to the Sun is the stunning memoir of a white middle-class girl from Connecticut who became a member of the Weather Underground, one of the most notorious groups of the 1960s. Cathy Wilkerson, who famously escaped the Greenwich Village townhouse explosion, here wrestles with the legacy of the movement, at times finding contradictions that many others have avoided: the absence of women’s voices then, and in the retelling; the incompetence and the egos; the hundreds of bombs detonated in protest which caused little loss of life but which were also ineffective in fomenting revolution. In searching for new paradigms for change, Wilkerson asserts with brave humanity and confessional honesty an assessment of her past - of those heady, iconic times - and somehow finds hope and faith in a world that at times seems to offer neither. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cathy Wilkerson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/018275/bk_adbl_018275_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Threads of Life
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SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK WATERSTONES SCOTTISH BOOK OF THE MONTH 'An astonishing feat' Christina Patterson, Sunday Times 'An inspiring and moving sideways look at history' Eithne Farry, Sunday Express An eloquent blend of history and memoir, Threads of Life is an evocative and moving book about the need we all have to tell our story. From political propaganda in medieval France to secret treason in Tudor England, from the mothers of the desaparecidos in Argentina to First World War soldiers with PTSD, from a POW camp in Singapore to a family attic in Scotland, Threads of Life is a global chronicle of identity, protest, memory and politics. Banner-maker, community textile artist and textile curator Clare Hunter chronicles the stories of the men and women, over centuries and across continents, who have used the language of sewing to make their voices heard, even in the most desperate of circumstances. 'A beautifully considered book... Clare Hunter has managed to mix the personal with the political with moving results.' TRACY CHEVALIER

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Threads of Life
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SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK WATERSTONES SCOTTISH BOOK OF THE MONTH 'An astonishing feat' Christina Patterson, Sunday Times 'An inspiring and moving sideways look at history' Eithne Farry, Sunday Express An eloquent blend of history and memoir, Threads of Life is an evocative and moving book about the need we all have to tell our story. From political propaganda in medieval France to secret treason in Tudor England, from the mothers of the desaparecidos in Argentina to First World War soldiers with PTSD, from a POW camp in Singapore to a family attic in Scotland, Threads of Life is a global chronicle of identity, protest, memory and politics. Banner-maker, community textile artist and textile curator Clare Hunter chronicles the stories of the men and women, over centuries and across continents, who have used the language of sewing to make their voices heard, even in the most desperate of circumstances. 'A beautifully considered book... Clare Hunter has managed to mix the personal with the political with moving results.' TRACY CHEVALIER

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First Hubby: A Novel About a Man Who Happens to...
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In his first novel, celebrated humorist Roy Blount Jr. chronicles the life and times of America's first-ever First Husband. Guy Fox first encountered Clementine on the campus of Dingler College. She was running, stark naked, away from an on-campus protest and the police who were pursuing her. Guy and Clementine's romance wound through turbulent social movements of the '60s and '70s, all the way to Clementine's ascension to the Oval Office. As the nation's very first First Husband, Guy is privy to the surreal intricacies of presidential life, and he sets out to write a light and thoroughly uncontroversial memoir about his relationship with Clementine. But the First Hubby can't help but let some of his more mischievous qualities slip through into his book... The thoroughly charming, First Hubby is an engrossing novel about politics, family, and the art of marriage, even amid the most unusual of circumstances. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Brian Troxell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/016804/bk_adbl_016804_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives M...
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The emotional and powerful story of one of the cofounders of Black Lives Matter and how the movement was born. When They Call You a Terrorist by Patrisse Khan-Cullors and asha bandele is the essential audiobook for every conscientious American. From one of the cofounders of the Black Lives Matter movement comes a poetic audiobook memoir and reflection on humanity. Necessary and timely, Patrisse Cullors' story asks us to remember that protest in the interest of the most vulnerable comes from love. Leaders of the Black Lives Matter movement have been called terrorists, a threat to America. But in truth, they are loving women whose life experiences have led them to seek justice for those victimized by the powerful. In this meaningful, empowering account of survival, strength, and resilience, Patrisse Cullors and asha bandele seek to change the culture that declares innocent black life expendable. This program is read by Patrisse Khan-Cullors and includes a bonus conversation. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Patrisse Khan-Cullors. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/002735/bk_aren_002735_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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An Unremarkable Body , Hörbuch, Digital, 1, 474min
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Shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award 2018When Katharine is found dead at the foot of her stairs, it is the mystery of her life which consumes her daughter, Laura. The medical examiner's report, in which precious parts of Katharine's body are weighed and categorised, motivates Laura to write her own version of events. To bear witness to the unbearable blank space between each itemised entry. What emerges is a picture of a life lived in the shadows as well as an attempt to discover how and why her mother died. To make sense of her own grief, Laura must piece her mother's body back together - and in doing so, she is forced to confront a woman silenced by her own mother and wronged by her husband. A woman who felt shackled by motherhood and unable to love freely. With the heart of a memoir and the pace of a thriller, An Unremarkable Body reveals the overwhelming desire of those who mourn to protest that an unremarkable body does not mean an unremarkable life.  1. Language: English. Narrator: Emma Powell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/orio/001197/bk_orio_001197_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Unfollow , Hörbuch, Digital, 1, 617min
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It was an upbringing in many ways normal. A loving home, shared with squabbling siblings, overseen by devoted parents. Yet in other ways it was the precise opposite: a revolving door of TV camera crews and documentary makers, a world of extreme discipline, of siblings vanishing in the night.  Megan Phelps-Roper was raised in the Westboro Baptist Church - the fire-and-brimstone religious sect at once aggressively homophobic and anti-Semitic, rejoiceful for AIDS and natural disasters, and notorious for its picketing the funerals of American soldiers. From her first public protest, aged five, to her instrumental role in spreading the church's invective via social media, her formative years brought their difficulties. But being reviled was not one of them. She was preaching God's truth. She was, in her words, 'all in'.  In November 2012, at the age of 26, she left the church, her family and her life behind.  Unfollow is a story about the rarest thing of all: a person changing their mind. It is a fascinating insight into a closed world of extreme belief, a biography of a complex family, and a hope-inspiring memoir of a young woman finding the courage to find compassion for others as well as herself.   1. Language: English. Narrator: Megan Phelps-Roper. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/qpuk/000978/bk_qpuk_000978_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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