Here is the epic story of Vietnam and the sixties told through the events of a few tumultuous days in October 1967. With meticulous and captivating detail, They Marched Into Sunlight brings that catastrophic time back to life while examining questions about the meaning of dissent and the official manipulation of truth, issues that are as relevant today as they were decades ago. In the long Nguyen Secret Zone of Vietnam, a renowned battalion of the First Infantry Division is marching into a devastating ambush that will leave sixty-one soldiers dead and an equal number wounded. On the University of Wisconsin campus in Madison, students are staging an obstructive protest at the Commerce Building against recruiters for Dow Chemical Company, makers of napalm and Agent Orange, that ends in a bloody confrontation with club-wielding Madison police. And in Washington, President Lyndon Johnson is dealing with pressures closing in on him from all sides and lamenting to his war council, "How are we ever going to win this war?" Based on thousands of primary documents and 180 on-the-record interviews, the story unfolds day by day, hour by hour, and at times minute by minute with a rich cast of characters as they move toward battles that forever shaped their lives and evoked cultural and political conflicts that reverberate still. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Maraniss. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/000466/bk_sans_000466_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Dragons, Magic and Sex. A must-read combination!The witches were disappearing and Faye Everleigh's sister was the latest who had been taken.Faye had good reason to suspect that a nearby clan of dragons were behind all the kidnappings and she was planning to do anything and everything within her power to get her sister back.However, she did not bargain on Rylan, the dragon clan leader, being so impossibly handsome.And before she knew it, a man who should really be her enemy was becoming a friend, an ally and a lover all in one.Was the witch now under the dragon's spell? Or was there more to this than meets the eye?This is a sexy dragon romance aimed at adults. If you love paranormal romances featuring handsome shapeshifting dragons and magical heroines then you will love this epic adventure. UNKNOWN N N ©2017 BMB Digital USA LLC;(P)2017 BMB Digital USA LLC http://www.audible.de/pd/B078JNZ9W1?source_code=PNHFA145032019009G&ipRedirectOverride=true http://www.audible.de/pd/B078JNZ9W1?source_code=PNHFA145032019009G&ipRedirectOverride=true Growing Bold: How to Overcome Fear, Build Confidence, and Love the Life You Live (Unabridged) 15.95 AVAILABLE Growing Bold: How to Overcome Fear, Build Confidence, and Love the Life You Live (Unabridged) Growing Bold (Unabridged) Patricia C Brooks Are you discontent with your life...tired of playing small and feeling like an imposter...fed up with the same old, same old? Do you want to live boldly, with meaning and purpose? If so, Growing Bold is for you!.... Patricia C. Brooks Perpignan Press 2017-12-22 13:54:04 217 B078KJQ653 English - Self-Development English 1.00 9.95 N http://img.audible.de/audiblewords/content/bk/acx0/104082de/lg_image.jpg http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/104082/bk_acx0_104082_sample.mp3 Are you discontent with your life...tired of playing small and feeling like an imposter...fed up with the same old, same old? Do you want to live boldly, with meaning and purpose? If so, Growing Bold is for you!Patricia Brooks inspires with thought-provoking techniques, insightful journaling activities, and her own journey from fear, doubt, and conformity to courage, hope and individuality.Inside you will discover: * what you want out of life * how to achieve your goals * how to disable fear and take action * how to create your vision of success and achieve it And much more!With authenticity and courage Patricia leads you through the process of stepping out of your comfort zone to experience the exhilaration and peace that come with achieving things you once merely dreamed of doing. UNKNOWN N N ©2016 Patricia C. Brooks;(P)2017 Patricia C. Brooks http://www.audible.de/pd/B078KJQ653?source_code=PNHFA145032019009G&ipRedirectOverride=true http://www.audible.de/pd/B078KJQ653?source_code=PNHFA145032019009G&ipRedirectOverride=true Together We Rise: Behind the Scenes at the Protest Heard Around the World (Unabridged) 24.95 AVAILABLE Together We Rise: Behind the Scenes at the Protest Heard Around the World (Unabridged) Together We Rise (Unabridged) Women's March Organizers and Condé Nast In celebration of the one-year anniversary of Women's March, this audiobook offers an unprecedented, front-row seat to one of the most galvanizing movements in American history.... Women's March Organizers, Ashley Judd, Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm, Sister Aisha Al-Adawiya, Melanie L. Campbell, Judith LeBlanc HarperAudio 2018-01-16 08:00:00 349 B078P1XPVY English - Nonfiction English 1.00 9.95 N http://img.audible.de/audiblewords/content/bk/harp/006512de/lg_image.jpg http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/006512/bk_harp_006512_sample.mp3 Cindi Leive, Ai-jen Poo, Jia Tolentino, Robin Miles, January LaVoy, Therese Plummer, James Fouhey, Harper Audio With essays by: Rowan Blanchard - Senator Tammy Duckworth - America Ferrera - Roxane Gay - Ilana Glazer - Ashley Judd - Valarie Kaur - Cindi Leive - David Remnick - Jill Soloway - Yara Shahidi - Jia Tolentino - Congresswoman Maxine Waters - Elaine Welteroth - Jose Antonio Vargas - and more This audiobook offers an unprecedented, front-row seat to one of the most galvanizing movements in American history, with exclusive interviews with Women's March organizers and essays by feminist activists. On January 21, 2017, the day after Donald J. Trump's inauguration, more than three million marchers of all ages and walks of life took to the streets as part of the largest protest in American history to voice a common message: Hear our voice. It became the largest global protest in modern history. Compiled by Women's March organizers, in partnership with Condé Nast and Glamour magazine Editor in Chief Cindi Leive, Together We Rise - published for the one-year anniversary of the event - is the complete chronicle of this remarkable uprising. For the first time, Women's March organizers - including Bob Bland, Cassady Fendlay, Sarah Sophie Flicker, Janaye Ingram, Tamika Mallory, Paola Mendoza, Carmen Perez, and Linda Sarsour - tell their personal stories and reflect on their collective journey in an oral history written by Jamia Wilson, writer, activist and director of The Feminist Press. They provide an inside look at how the idea for the event originated, how it was organized, how it became a global movement that surpassed their wildest expectations, and how they are sustaining and building on the widespread outrage, passion, and determination that sparked it. Together We Rise interweaves their stories with Voices from the March" - recollections from real women who were there, across the world, and 22 short, thought-provoking essays by esteemed writers, celebrities and artists. Together We Rise 1. Language: English. Narrator: Skyler Morgan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/103925/bk_acx0_103925_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This audio edition of Swing by New York Times best-selling author Kwame Alexander and Mary Rand Hess (Solo) combines Kwame Alexander’s narration with jazz music flourishes to tell a lyrical story about hope, courage, and love that will speak to anyone who’s struggled to find their voice. And the surprise ending shines a spotlight on the issues related to our current social divide, challenging perspectives and inspiring everyone to make their voice heard.When America is not so beautiful, or right, or just, it can be hard to know what to do. Best friends Walt and Noah decide to use their voices to grow more good in the world, but first they’ve got to find cool.Walt is convinced junior year is their year, and he has a plan to help them woo the girls of their dreams and become amazing athletes. Never mind that he and Noah failed to make the high school baseball team yet again, and Noah’s love interest since third grade, Sam, has him firmly in the friend zone. Noah soon finds himself navigating the worlds of jazz, batting cages, the strange advice of Walt’s Dairy Queen-employed cousin, as well as Walt’s “Hug Life” mentality. Status quo seems inevitable until Noah stumbles on a stash of old love letters. Each page contains the words he’s always wanted to say to Sam, and he begins secretly creating artwork using the lines that speak his heart. But when his private artwork becomes public, Noah has a decision to make: continue his life in the dugout and possibly lose the girl forever, or take a swing and finally speak out?At the same time, numerous American flags are being left around town. While some think it’s a harmless prank and others see it as a form of peaceful protest, Noah can’t shake the feeling something bigger is happening to his community. Especially after he witnesses events that hint divides and prejudices run deeper than he realized.As the personal and social tensions increase around them, Noah and Wa 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kwame Alexander. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/zond/002960/bk_zond_002960_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Cannonball, also known as Carquake, is a 1976 film starring David Carradine. The film is one of two released in 1976 that were based on a real illegal cross-continent road race that took place for a number of years in the United States. The same topic later became the basis for the films The Cannonball Run, Cannonball Run II and Speed Zone!. The movie was written and directed by Paul Bartel, who also directed Death Race 2000. The name of the film and the plot were inspired by Erwin G. "Cannon Ball" Baker, who travelled across the USA several times, and by the Cannonball Baker Sea-To-Shining-Sea Memorial Trophy Dash, an illegal cross-continent road race introduced by Brock Yates to protest against the 55 MPH speed limit.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Uma Singh was a Nepali journalist working in the Terai region of the country. She worked as a radio journalist for Janakpur Today FM. On January 15 2009, she was killed by 15 armed men who entered her rented apartment. Following her death, there was wide-spread protest in the country for weeks. Janakpur, less commonly Janakpurdham, is a city in Nepal. Janakpur is the administrative headquarters of Dhanusa District of the Janakpur Zone and has a population of approximately 80,000. The city is located about 400 km south-east of Kathmandu, 20 km from the Indian border at 26° 42' 44" N, 085° 55' 18" E Janakpur has a substantial tourist industry due to its significance in the Hindu religion and is home to the only operational railway in Nepal, the Janakpur Railway.
The advent of the all-volunteer force and the evolving nature of modern warfare have transformed our military, changing it in serious if subtle ways that few Americans are aware of. Edited by Pulitzer Prize-winning historian David M. Kennedy, this stimulating volume brings together insights from a remarkable group of scholars, who shed important new light on the changes effecting today's armed forces. Beginning with a Foreword by former Secretary of Defense William J. Perry, the contributors take an historical approach as they explore the ever-changing strategic, political, and fiscal contexts in which the armed forces are trained and deployed, and the constantly shifting objectives that they are tasked to achieve in the post-9/11 environment. They also offer strong points of view. Lawrence Freedman, for instance, takes the leadership to task for uncritically embracing the high-tech Revolution in Military Affairs when 'conventional' warfare seems increasingly unlikely. And eminent psychiatrist Jonathan Shay warns that the post-battle effects of what he terms 'moral wounds' currently receive inadequate attention from the military and the medical profession. Perhaps most troubling, Karl Eikenberry raises the issue of the 'political ownership' of the military in an era of all-volunteer service, citing the argument that, absent the political protest common to the draft era, government decision-makers felt free to carry out military operations in both Iraq and Afghanistan. Andrew Bacevich goes further, writing that 'it's no longer our army; it hasn't been for years; it's theirs [the government's] and they intend to keep it.' Looking at such issues as who serves and why, the impact of non-uniformed 'contractors' in the war zone, and the growing role of women in combat, this volume brings together leading thinkers who illuminate the American military at the beginning of the twenty-first century.
In 1987, the death of Ben Linder, the first American killed by President Reagan's 'freedom fighters' -- the U.S.-backed Nicaraguan Contras -- ignited a firestorm of protest and debate. In this landmark first biography of Linder, investigative journalist Joan Kruckewitt tells his story. In the summer of 1983, a 23-year-old American named Ben Linder arrived in Managua with a unicycle and a newly earned degree in engineering. In 1986, Linder moved from Managua to El Cuá, a village in the Nicaraguan war zone, where he helped form a team to build a hydroplant to bring electricity to the town. He was ambushed and killed by the Contras the following year while surveying a stream for a possible hydroplant. In 1993, Kruckewitt traveled to the Nicaraguan mountains to investigate Linder's death. In July 1995. she finally located and interviewed one of the men who killed Ben Linder, a story that became the basis for a New Yorker feature on Linder's death. Linder's story is a portrait of one idealist who died for his beliefs, as well as a picture of a failed foreign policy, vividly exposing the true dimensions of a war that forever marked the lives of both Nicaraguans and Americans.
The World War II memoir, based on a Latvian girl's diaries, recounts experiences from her sunny childhood on the Baltic Sea to being catapulted into the turmoil of the Soviet and Nazi occupations. She is an eyewitness as people are deported in cattle cars to Siberia and Jewish children are marched to their graves by Hitler's SS men. Her childhood is engulfed in flames when her home and dreams turn to ashes and she becomes a refugee riding freight trains to Displaced Persons' camps in Austria. Disguised as gypsies, the family flees to the British Zone to escape deportation to Siberia. The unbiased account from a child's perspective relates how her family's faith, courage, love, and resiliency allows them to rise above despair, hunger, hard labor, and invading armies to start over again. With God as a traveling companion, their wanderings lead to a new homeland where new trials await. This is not the typical wartime story of bloodshed that leaves a damaged psyche. Though experiencing loss of home, friends and relatives, and the terror of bombings by three different military powers, the young refugee girl learns from her parents the difference between totalitarian regimes causing destruction in their quest for power and the innocent people engulfed in the melee regardless of their nationality. Living in trenches and caught in the line of fire by opposing armies brings realization that the young soldiers fighting each other on foreign soil are not born killers, but in their homeland are somebody's dear son, often willing to assist the civilians affected by the trauma of war. Armed with idealism that comes with youth and unaware of the threatening consequences of her actions, Skaidrite fights her own war against injustice by refusing to submit to the authority of her teachers when they issue orders contrary to her beliefs. On her way to school, the child within her is frightened when passing piles of human skulls unearthed during the construction of a bunker, but she is not afraid to tell her parents that a Soviet official has instructed her class to report if a parent says something against the government so that the parent could be properly 'educated'. Even a five-year-old could perceive the injustice of spying on her parents. When her class meets Hitler face to face during his whistle-stop visit in Austria, the young fighter for justice refuses to salute 'Heil Hitler' because his men killed Jewish children and he is not her Führer. Only a miracle saves her family from repercussions due to this protest. Skaidrite's private war comes to an end when she finds acceptance in the USA and at the University of Michigan.
Here is the epic story of Vietnam and thesixties told through the events of a few tumultuous days in October 1967. David Maraniss takes the reader on an unforgettable journey to the battlefields of war and peace. With meticulous and captivating detail, They Marched Into Sunlight brings that catastrophic time back to life while examining questions about the meaning of dissent and the official manipulation of truth, issues that are as relevant today as they were decades ago. In a seamless narrative, Maraniss weaves together three very different worlds of that time: the death and heroism of soldiers in Vietnam, the anger and anxiety of antiwar students back home, and the confusion and obfuscating behavior of officials in Washington. In the literature of the Vietnam era, there are powerful books about soldiering, excellent analyses of American foreign policy in Southeast Asia, and many dealing with the sixties' culture of protest, but this is the first book to connect the three worlds and present them in a dramatic unity. To understand what happens to the people of this story is to understand America's anguish. In the Long Nguyen Secret Zone of Vietnam, a renowned battalion of the First Infantry Division is marching into a devastating ambush that will leave sixty-one soldiers dead and an equal number wounded. On the University of Wisconsin campus in Madison, students are staging an obstructive protest at the Commerce Building against recruiters for Dow Chemical Company, makers of napalm and Agent Orange, that ends in a bloody confrontation with club-wielding Madison police. And in Washington, President Lyndon Johnson is dealing with pressures closing in on him from all sides and lamenting to his war council, 'How are we ever going to win?' Based on thousands of primary documents and 180 on-the-record interviews, the story unfolds day by day, hour by hour, and at times minute by minute, with a rich cast of characters -- military officers, American and Viet Cong soldiers, chancellors, professors, students, police officers, businessmen, mime troupers, a president and his men, a future mayor and future vice president -- moving toward battles that forever shaped their lives and evoked cultural and political conflicts that reverberate still.