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Q&A

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An interview recorded on an iPhone. A police interrogation tape. An FBI wire. At the center of them all is a writer researching a legal thriller...or is he? And somewhere within those recordings is the truth about a murder trial and a web of lies stretching back three decades. Written by Ben H. Winters, the best-selling author of Underground Airlines, The Last Policeman, and the Audible Original Inside Jobs, Q&A is a tantalizing puzzle and a gripping tale of obsession and revenge. Because, you can never really know the truth of a conversation - even when it's all on tape. The full-cast production of Q&A stars: John Zdrojeski as the Young Man Robert Creighton as Lou Douglas Jay Snyder as Detective Murphy Nicole Lewis as Detective Garcia Kathryn Kates as Judge Goldman Michael Braun as Fannon Elizabeth Evans as Mary-Ellen 

©2020 Ben H. Winters (P)2020 Audible Originals, LLC.

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William Wilberforce: Take Up the Fight

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William wondered how anyone was supposed to battle slavery. After all, King George III and the Church of England both had large amounts of money invested in trade with the West Indies. And a large number of bishops sat in the House of Lords. William shook his head. This was a much bigger fight than he felt capable of taking on. For 200 years British slave ships plied the Middle Passage, taking African men, women, and children to their doom. Ending slavery in the mighty British Empire seemed like an impossible dream, but once William Wilberforce resolved to represent the abolitionists in Parliament, he would fight to the bitter end - for nearly half a century - to achieve that goal. Together with a community of dynamic reformers, Wilberforce struggled to rid his nation of evil and to give dignity and freedom to all people - slave and slave trader, poor and powerful. His example continues to inspire others to use their gifts and influence to do good against the odds. (1759-1833).

©2016 YWAM (P)2016 YWAM

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Unsettling Canada

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Unsettling Canada, a Canadian best seller, is built on a unique collaboration between two First Nations leaders, Arthur Manuel and Grand Chief Ron Derrickson. Both men have served as chiefs of their bands in the B.C. interior and both have gone on to establish important national and international reputations. But the differences between them are in many ways even more interesting. Arthur Manuel is one of the most forceful advocates for Aboriginal title and rights in Canada and comes from the activist wing of the movement. Grand Chief Ron Derrickson is one of the most successful Indigenous businessmen in the country. Together the Secwepemc activist intellectual and the Syilx (Okanagan) businessman bring a fresh perspective and new ideas to Canada’s most glaring piece of unfinished business: the place of Indigenous peoples within the country’s political and economic space. The story is told through Arthur’s voice but he traces both of their individual struggles against the colonialist and often racist structures that have been erected to keep Indigenous peoples in their place in Canada. In the final chapters and in the Grand Chief’s afterword, they not only set out a plan for a new sustainable indigenous economy, but lay out a roadmap for getting there.

©2015 Grand Chief Ronald M. Derrickson, Arthur Manuel, and Naomi Klein (P)2020 Between the Lines

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Un matin sur la terre

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À quoi peuvent songer trois soldats dans le petit matin glacial du 11 novembre 1918, à l'aube d'un armistice dont ils ne savent rien encore ? Un fils de notaire du Périgord, un instituteur du pays cathare et un ouvrier parisien qui n'auraient jamais dû se rencontrer, trois hommes jetés dans l'enfer et qui se raccrochent désespérément au souvenir de leur vie d'avant pour ne pas sombrer. Les yeux fermés, ils se souviennent de ces heures de paix lumineuses qui donnaient un sens à l'amour et à l'insouciance. L'ordre arrive enfin : le cessez-le-feu interviendra à 11 heures. Si près de la délivrance, Pierre, Ludovic et Jean imaginent l'émotion de leurs femmes, de leurs enfants, de tous ceux qui les attendent au pays et se réjouissent sûrement de leur retour prochain. Encore quelques heures à tenir, et la vie sera si belle... Cinq heures, une éternité, où leur destin va se jouer. Ce n'est pas un livre sur la guerre qu'a voulu écrire Christian Signol mais un livre sur l'enfance, l'amour, l'aspiration au bonheur, les tragédies et les miracles de l'existence. Un roman terrible et merveilleux. Comme la vie. "C'était avant que la vie nous emporte, avant que je comprenne vraiment ce qui se passait là, dans le secret des arbres, le murmure de l'eau, le parfum des herbes et cette lumineuse enfance qui me faisait tellement battre le cœur." Une île sur la Dordogne. Un monde aquatique, poétique et mystérieux, propice aux rêves, un refuge. C'est là que vivent Bastien et sa famille. L'eau et la rivière sont leur univers, un paradis qui les fait vivre et les enchante, jour après jour. Mais si la guerre ne parvient pas à en briser l'harmonie, tout se dissout pourtant peu à peu, sauf le souvenir du bonheur, de l'enfance éternelle. Une histoire universelle qui évoque le Giono du Chant du monde. Jamais Christian Signol n'avait suggéré avec autant de sensibilité et de nostalgie la fuite du temps, le passage à l'âge adulte et la splendeur de la nature. >> Ce livre audio en version intégrale vous est proposé en exclusivité par Audible et est uniquement disponible en téléchargement.

©2007 Éditions Albin Michel (P)2008 Éditions VDB

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The Hitman's Guide to Making Friends and Finding Love

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What happens when a snarky hit man and a by-the-book PI cross paths? Leland Being a hit man has its perks, but I never thought getting an accidental mooning by an attractive PI while he’s caught on a fence would be one of them. While it’s not exactly love at first sight, he’s captured my interest and won’t let go. Suddenly, I find myself caught in a game of cat and mouse, determined to attract the attention of Jackson, the PI who should be my enemy. He pretends like he’s not flattered by my flowers and the mentions of my totally-not-fictitious blow-up doll, Randy (or was it Dandy?), but I know better. Why else would he be teaming up with me to bring down Hardek, one of the city’s most ruthless criminals? Jackson Even though the cops are telling me that the hit man is a notorious contract killer, I can’t help but admit that I’m drawn to him. He’s funny, charismatic, and attractive. There’s no way this ridiculous man can be the person the cops are after. But when Leland ends up at my doorstep injured, I’m faced with a tough choice. It’s my duty to hand him over to law enforcement, but my heart has other plans. I want to keep him. To protect him. To be with him. Though one question remains: Why in the world does the man have so many d*mn guns? Contains: shenanigans on a swing that you would not find at a playground, a car chase that sadly doesn't have flips or explosions, a horsey ride sans horse, cuddles, an exuberant mutt, a suspicious chief of police, and lots and lots of laughs.

©2019 Alice Winters (P)2019 Alice Winters

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1491

106 ratings

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A groundbreaking study that radically alters our understanding of the Americas before the arrival of the Europeans in 1492. Traditionally, Americans learned in school that the ancestors of the people who inhabited the Western Hemisphere at the time of Columbus' landing had crossed the Bering Strait 12,000 years ago; existed mainly in small nomadic bands; and lived so lightly on the land that the Americas were, for all practical purposes, still a vast wilderness. But as Charles C. Mann now makes clear, archaeologists and anthropologists have spent the last 30 years proving these and many other long-held assumptions wrong. In a book that startles and persuades, Mann reveals how a new generation of researchers equipped with novel scientific techniques came to previously unheard-of conclusions. Among them: In 1491 there were probably more people living in the Americas than in Europe. Certain cities - such as Tenochtitlán, the Aztec capital - were far greater in population than any contemporary European city. Furthermore, Tenochtitlán, unlike any capital in Europe at that time, had running water, beautiful botanical gardens, and immaculately clean streets. The earliest cities in the Western Hemisphere were thriving before the Egyptians built the great pyramids. Pre-Columbian Indians in Mexico developed corn by a breeding process so sophisticated that the journal Science recently described it as "man's first, and perhaps the greatest, feat of genetic engineering". Amazonian Indians learned how to farm the rain forest without destroying it - a process scientists are studying today in the hope of regaining this lost knowledge. Native Americans transformed their land so completely that Europeans arrived in a hemisphere already massively "landscaped" by human beings. Mann sheds clarifying light on the methods used to arrive at these new visions of the pre-Columbian Americas and how they have affected our understanding of our history and our thinking about the environment. His book is an exciting and learned account of scientific inquiry and revelation.

©2016 Charles C. Mann (P)2016 Random House Audio

Category: History, Americas
Length: 16 hrs and 17 mins
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Stargazer

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Murder, deception, Navajo tradition, and the stars collide in this enthralling entry in New York Times best-selling author Anne Hillerman’s Leaphorn, Chee & Manuelito series, set amid the beautiful landscape of the American Southwest. What begins as a typical day for Officer Bernadette Manuelito - serving a bench warrant, dealing with a herd of cattle obstructing traffic, and stumbling across a crime scene - takes an unexpected twist when she’s called to help find an old friend. Years ago, Bernie and Maya were roommates, but time and Maya’s struggles with addiction drove them apart. Now Maya’s brother asks Bernie to find out what happened to his sister. Tracing Maya’s whereabouts, Bernie learns that her old friend had confessed to the murder of her estranged husband, a prominent astronomer. But the details don’t align. Suspicious, Bernie takes a closer look at the case only to find that nothing is as it seems. Uncovering new information about the astronomer’s work leads Bernie to a remote spot on the Navajo Nation and a calculating killer. The investigation causes an unexpected rift with her husband and new acting boss, Jim Chee, who’s sure Bernie’s headed for trouble. While she’s caught between present and past, Chee is at a crossroads of his own. Burdened with new responsibilities he didn’t ask for and doesn’t want, he must decide what the future holds for him and act accordingly.  Can their mentor Joe Leaphorn - a man also looking at the past for answers to the future - provide the guidance both Bernie and Chee need? And will the Navajo heroes who stud the starry sky help them find justice - and the truth they seek?

©2021 Anne Hillerman (P)2021 HarperCollins Publishers

Narrator: Darrell Dennis
Length: 12 hrs
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There There

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One of the 10 Best Books of the Year - The New York Times Book Review Winner of the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize One of the best books of the year: The Washington Post, NPR, Time, O, The Oprah Magazine, San Francisco Chronicle, Entertainment Weekly, The Boston Globe, GQ, The Dallas Morning News, Buzzfeed, BookPage, Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, Kirkus Reviews. New York Times Best Seller Tommy Orange's "groundbreaking, extraordinary" (The New York Times) There There is the "brilliant, propulsive" (People Magazine) story of 12 unforgettable characters, Urban Indians living in Oakland, California, who converge and collide on one fateful day. It's "the year's most galvanizing debut novel" (Entertainment Weekly). As we learn the reasons that each person is attending the Big Oakland Powwow - some generous, some fearful, some joyful, some violent - momentum builds toward a shocking yet inevitable conclusion that changes everything. Jacquie Red Feather is newly sober and trying to make it back to the family she left behind in shame. Dene Oxendene is pulling his life back together after his uncle's death and has come to work at the powwow to honor his uncle's memory. Opal Viola Victoria Bear Shield has come to watch her nephew Orvil, who has taught himself traditional Indian dance through YouTube videos and will perform in public for the very first time. There will be glorious communion, and a spectacle of sacred tradition and pageantry. And there will be sacrifice, and heroism, and loss.  There There is a wondrous and shattering portrait of an America few of us have ever seen. It's "masterful...white-hot...devastating" (The Washington Post) at the same time as it is fierce, funny, suspenseful, thoroughly modern, and impossible to pause. Here is a voice we have never heard - a voice full of poetry and rage, exploding onto the page with urgency and force. Tommy Orange has written a stunning novel that grapples with a complex and painful history, with an inheritance of beauty and profound spirituality, and with a plague of addiction, abuse, and suicide. This is the book that everyone is talking about right now, and it's destined to be a classic.

©2018 Tommy Orange (P)2018 Random House Audio

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Winter in the Blood

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A contemporary classic from a major writer of the Native American renaissance - "Brilliant, brutal and, in my opinion, Welch's best work." (Tommy Orange, The Washington Post) During his life, James Welch came to be regarded as a master of American prose, and his first novel, Winter in the Blood, is one of his most enduring works. The narrator of this beautiful, often disquieting novel is a young Native American man living on the Fort Belknap Reservation in Montana. Sensitive and self-destructive, he searches for something that will bind him to the lands of his ancestors but is haunted by personal tragedy, the dissolution of his once proud heritage, and Montana's vast emptiness. Winter in the Blood is an evocative and unforgettable work of literature that will continue to move and inspire anyone who encounters it. For more than 70 years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Listeners trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

©1974 James Welch (P)2021 Penguin Audio

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Winter Counts

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An addictive and groundbreaking debut thriller set on a Native American reservation and hailed by CJ Box as "[A] hell of a debut". "Winter Counts is both a propulsive crime novel and a wonderfully informative book." (Louise Erdrich) Virgil Wounded Horse is the local enforcer on the Rosebud Indian Reservation in South Dakota. When justice is denied by the American legal system or the tribal council, Virgil is hired to deliver his own punishment, the kind that’s hard to forget. But when heroin makes its way into the reservation and finds Virgil’s own nephew, his vigilantism suddenly becomes personal.  He enlists the help of his ex-girlfriend and sets out to learn where the drugs are coming from, and how to make them stop. They follow a lead to Denver and find that drug cartels are rapidly expanding and forming new and terrifying alliances. And back on the reservation, a new tribal council initiative raises uncomfortable questions about money and power. As Virgil starts to link the pieces together, he must face his own demons and reclaim his Native identity.  He realizes that being a Native American in the 21st century comes at an incredible cost. Winter Counts is a tour-de-force of crime fiction, a bracingly honest look at a long-ignored part of American life, and a twisting, turning story that’s as deeply rendered as it is thrilling. 

©2020 David Heska Wanbli Weiden (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers

Narrator: Darrell Dennis
Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
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The Death of Jim Loney

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James Welch never shied away from depicting the lives of Native Americans damned by destiny and temperament to the margins of society. The Death of Jim Loney is no exception. Jim Loney is a mixed-blood, of White and Indian parentage. Estranged from both communities, he lives a solitary, brooding existence in a small Montana town. His nights are filled with disturbing dreams that haunt his waking hours. Rhea, his lover, cannot console him; Kate, his sister, cannot penetrate his world. In sparse, moving prose, Welch has crafted a riveting tale of disenfranchisement and self-destruction.

©1979 James Welch (P)2021 Penguin Audio

Narrator: Darrell Dennis
Length: 5 hrs and 56 mins
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All the Little Lights

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From #1 New York Times bestselling author Jamie McGuire comes a riveting tale of first love that starts young but runs deep. The first time Elliott Youngblood spots Catherine Calhoun, he’s just a boy with a camera, and he’s never seen a sadder and more beautiful sight. Both Elliott and Catherine feel like outcasts, yet they find an easy friendship with each other. But when Catherine needs him most, Elliott is forced to leave town. Elliott finally returns, but he and Catherine are now different people. He’s a star high school athlete, and she spends all her free time working at her mother’s mysterious bed-and-breakfast. Catherine hasn’t forgiven Elliott for abandoning her, but he’s determined to win back her friendship...and her heart. Just when Catherine is ready to fully trust Elliott, he becomes the prime suspect in a local tragedy. Despite the town’s growing suspicions, Catherine clings to her love for Elliott. But a devastating secret that Catherine has buried could destroy whatever chance of happiness they have left.

©2018 Jamie McGuire (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

Length: 13 hrs and 31 mins
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We Rise, We Resist, We Raise Our Voices

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The foremost diverse children's authors and illustrators - including Jason Reynolds, Jacqueline Woodson, and Kwame Alexander - share answers to the question, "In this divisive world, what shall we tell our children?" in this powerful collection, published in partnership with Just Us Books. Featuring poems, letters, personal essays, art, and other works from such industry leaders as Jacqueline Woodson (Brown Girl Dreaming), Jason Reynolds (All American Boys), Kwame Alexander (The Crossover), Andrea Pippins (I Love My Hair), Sharon Draper (Out of My Mind), Rita Williams-Garcia (One Crazy Summer), Ellen Oh (co-founder of We Need Diverse Books), and more, this anthology empowers the nation's youth to listen, learn, and build a better tomorrow. Audiobook Table of Contents: Foreword by Ashley Bryan, read by Dominic Hoffman Introduction by Wade Hudson and Cheryl Willis Hudson, read by the authors What Shall We Tell You? by Wade Hudson, read by the author The Golden Rule by Carole Boston Weatherford, read by Soneela Nankani A Thousand Winters by Kwame Alexander, read by Guy Lockard We, the People by Rita Williams-Garcia, read by January LaVoy Prayers of the Grandmothers by Sharon M. Draper, read by Adenrele Ojo You Are Here. by Denise Lewis Patrick, read by N’Jameh Camara Words Have Power by Ellen Oh, read by Jennifer Lim Kindness Is a Choice by Jacqueline Woodson, read by Adenrele Ojo To Find a Friend by Joseph Bruchac, read by Darrell Dennis Get on Board, introduction read by Cheryl Willis Hudson, song performed by Paul Robeson (courtesy of Concord Music Group) You Can Change the World by Bernette G. Ford, read by Bahni Turpin Next by Lesa Cline-Randsome, read by January LaVoy Drumbeat for Change by Kelly Starling Lyons, read by Bahni Turpin The Art of Mindfulness by Evelyn Coleman, read by N’Jameh Camara One Day Papí Drove Me to School by Tony Medina, read by Kyla Garcia It Helps to Look at Old Front Page Headlines by Marilyn Nelson, read by Jennifer Lim All Nations Are Neighbors and I Wonder by Margarita Engle, read by Kyla Garcia When I Think of You by Sharon G. Flake, read by Bahni Turpin a day of small things by Tonya Bolden, read by Adenrele Ojo Dark-Brown Skin Is Beautiful by Eleanora E. Tate, read by Bahni Turpin here is a poem of love and hope: by Arnold Adoff, read by Dominic Hoffman  We’ve Got You by Pat Cummings, read by January LaVoy How to Pass the Test by Hena Khan, read by Soneela Nankani Where Are the Good People? by Tameka Fryer Brown, read by January LaVoy You Can Do It by Jabari Asim, read by Sullivan Jones And more!

©2018 Wade Hudson and Cheryl Willis Hudson (P)2018 Listening Library

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Canyon Dreams

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The moving story of a Navajo high school basketball team, its members struggling with the everyday challenges of high school, adolescence, and family, and the great and unique obstacles facing Native Americans living on reservations. Deep in the heart of Northern Arizona, in a small and isolated patch of the vast 17.5 million-acre Navajo reservation, sits Chinle High School. Here, basketball is passion, passed from grandparent to parent to child. Rez Ball is a sport for winters where dark and cold descend fast and there is little else to do but roam mesa tops, work, and wonder what the future holds. The town has 4,500 residents, and the high school arena seats 7,000. Fans drive 30, 50, even 80 miles to see the fast-paced and highly competitive matchups that are more than just games to players and fans. Celebrated Times journalist Michael Powell brings us a narrative of triumph and hardship, a moving story about a basketball team on a Navajo reservation that shows how important sports can be to youths in struggling communities, and the transcendent magic and painful realities that confront Native Americans living on reservations. This audiobook details his season-long immersion in the team, town, and culture, in which there were exhilarating wins, crushing losses, and conversations on long bus rides across the desert about dreams of leaving home and the fear of the same.

©2019 Michael Powell (P)2019 Penguin Audio

Narrator: Darrell Dennis
Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
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Fools Crow

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The year is 1870, and Fool's Crow, so called after he killed the chief of the Crows during a raid, has a vision at the annual Sun Dance ceremony. The young warrior sees the end of the Indian way of life and the choice that must be made: resistance or humiliating accommodation. "A major contribution to Native American literature." (Wallace Stegner) Cover image courtesy of Walter McClintock Papers. Western Americana Collection, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. 

©1986 James Welch (P)2021 Penguin Audio

Narrator: Darrell Dennis
Length: 14 hrs and 9 mins
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Oak Flat

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A powerful work of visual nonfiction about three generations of an Apache family struggling to protect sacred land from a multinational mining corporation, by MacArthur "Genius" and National Book Award finalist Lauren Redniss, the acclaimed author of Thunder & Lightning. Oak Flat is a serene high-elevation mesa that sits above the Southeastern Arizona desert, 15 miles to the west of the San Carlos Apache Indian Reservation. For the San Carlos tribe, Oak Flat is a holy place, an ancient burial ground and religious site where Apache girls celebrate the coming-of-age ritual known as the Sunrise Ceremony. In 1995, a massive untapped copper reserve was discovered nearby. A decade later, a law was passed transferring the area to a private company, whose planned copper mine will wipe Oak Flat off the map - sending its natural springs, petroglyph-covered rocks, and old-growth trees tumbling into a void.  Redniss' deep reporting anchors this mesmerizing human narrative. Oak Flat tells the story of a race-against-time struggle for a swath of American land, which pits one of the poorest communities in the United States against the federal government and two of the world's largest mining conglomerates. The book follows the fortunes of two families with profound connections to the contested site: the Nosies, an Apache family whose teenage daughter is an activist and leader in the Oak Flat fight, and the Gorhams, a mining family whose patriarch was a sheriff in the lawless early days of Arizona statehood. The still-unresolved Oak Flat conflict is ripped from today’s headlines, but its story resonates with foundational American themes: the saga of westward expansion, the resistance and resilience of Native peoples, and the efforts of profiteers to control the land and unearth treasure beneath it while the lives of individuals hang in the balance. This audiobook includes a downloadable PDF that contains a selection of original illustrations by the author, which appear in the print book. Read by: Lauren Redniss, Darrell Dennis, Kimberly Farr, Kyla Garcia, Kimberly Guerrero, Hillary Huber, Ami Korn, A. Martinez, Ann Marie Lee, Elizabeth Liang, Crystle Lightning, Jon Lindstrom, John H. Mayer, Arthur Morey, and Tanis Parenteau   PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2020 Lauren Redniss (P)2020 Random House Audio

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Deadly Aim

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More than 20,000 American Indians served in the Civil War, yet their stories have often been left out of the history books.  In Deadly Aim, Sally M. Walker explores the extraordinary lives of Michigan’s Anishinaabe sharpshooters. These brave soldiers served with honor and heroism in the line of duty, despite enduring broken treaties, loss of tribal lands, and racism.  Filled with fascinating and gripping firsthand accounts from the frontlines, this book teaches listeners about Company K, the elite band of sharpshooters, and Daniel Mwakewenah, the chief who killed more than 32 rebels in a single battle despite being gravely wounded.  Walker celebrates the lives of the soldiers whose stories have been left in the margins of history for too long with extensive research and consultation with the Repatriation Department for the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians, the Eyaawing Museum and Cultural Center, and the Ziibiwing Center of Anishinaabe Culture and Lifeways.

©2019 Dreamscape Media, LLC (P)2019 Dreamscape Media, LLC

Narrator: Darrell Dennis
Length: 5 hrs and 22 mins
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