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Thunder Go North

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In the summer of 1579, Francis Drake and all those aboard the Golden Hind were in peril. The ship was leaking and they were in search of a protected beach to careen the ship to make repairs. They searched the coast and made landfall in what they called a "Fair and Good Bay", generally thought to be in California. They stacked the treasure they had recently captured from the Spanish onto on this sandy shore, repaired the ship, explored the country, and after a number of weeks, they set sail for home. When they returned to England, they became the second expedition to circumnavigate the Earth after Magellan’s voyage in 1522, and the first to return with its commander. Thunder Go North unravels the mysteries surrounding Drake’s famous voyage and summer sojourn in this bay. Comparing Drake’s observations of the Natives’ houses, dress, foods, language, and lifeways with ethnographic material collected by early anthropologists, Melissa Darby makes a compelling case that Drake and his crew landed not in California but on the Oregon coast. She also uncovers the details of how an early 20th-century hoax succeeded in maintaining the California landing theory and silencing contrary evidence. Presented here in an engaging narrative, Darby’s research beckons for history to be rewritten.

©2019 University of Utah Press (P)2021 University of Utah Press

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Henry David Thoreau Collection

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Henry David Thoreau was a 19th-century American writer and lifelong advocate for the abolition of slavery. His written works are many and varied but he is perhaps best known for works such as Walden, a book which promotes the idea of simple living in natural surroundings and for Civil Disobedience, which argues that the general population should not simply sit idle while those elected to government ride roughshod over their wishes. Of his other published work, Walking stands out as one which deals with the importance of nature to mankind, something which we are becoming increasingly aware of, and the reason that we cannot survive without it, either physically, mentally, or spiritually. Now, you can own all four of these perceptive and illuminating works in Henry David Thoreau Collection: Walden, On the Duty of Civil Disobedience, Walking, and Cape Cod. Each is a work that is well ahead of its day in terms of thought and each reflects much of what we still face in the world today. Allow the ideas of Henry David Thoreau to show the path that we should be taking and to shine a light in the darkest corners with this great audiobook collection!

Public Domain (P)2020 Hanley Media

Narrator: Drake Johnson
Length: 22 hrs and 19 mins
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Friedrich Nietzsche Collection

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Friedrich Nietzsche was a German philosopher. His writings included critiques of religion, morality, philosophy, contemporary culture, and science, using a distinctive style and displaying a fondness for aphorism. Enjoy this Friedrich Nietzsche collection combining three of Nietzsche's most noteworthy pieces - Beyond Good and Evil, Thus Spoke Zarathustra, and The Antichrist - in one audiobook!

Public Domain (P)2020 Hanley Media

Narrator: Drake Johnson
Length: 23 hrs and 35 mins
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The Right Form of War

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This audiobook is intended to give a generic picture of the military organization, armor, weaponry, etc. of the legions, with emphasis on the late Republican (Civil War) and early Empire period. This study also inevitably leads directly to the conflict between Republican and Imperial concepts of government. The listener will find that neither form of government was without its hubris, violence, bloodshed, and injustices.  The one consistent factor working in the background that gave rise to this transformation was the legion. The legions had slowly passed from the defense of the Republic to a force that threatened it from within, its soldiers being more loyal to its generals than to its form of government.  Warfare has been conducted from before the beginnings of recorded history. The difference between prehistoric and ancient warfare is less one of technology than of organization. This warfare was up close and bloody. Panic was the great threat on the ancient battlefield, and maintaining the right form of war was very important.  Cassius Dio reports that ancient warfare took many forms: “Skirmisher contended with skirmisher, heavy infantry fought similarly armed opponents, while cavalry clashed with cavalry. Another contest put the Roman archers against the barbarian chariots. The barbarians would launch their chariots at the Romans, throwing them into disorder only themselves to be forced back by arrows, since the charioteers generally fought without armor. Here a horseman cut down foot soldiers, there a troop of foot soldiers hauled down a rider. Some Romans would advance against the chariots in close formation, and others would be scattered by them; sometimes the [enemy] would close with the archers and rout them, while others skipped aside from the arrows at a distance.” In all cases, it was essential the army keep its momentum and its order, aided by the cavalry, who charged to break the enemy where the resistance appeared stiffest. No ancient army, even that of Rome, was effective in retreat.  Augustus Caesar ruled Rome as sole emperor for 41 years (27 BC to AD 14) and is reputed to have said on his deathbed: “I found Rome made of brick and I leave it in marble.” Yet this was not achieved without much patience and effort.  With Rome's schedule of Republican civil wars at an end, Augustus was able to create a standing army for the empire, fixed at 28 legions of about 170,000 soldiers, supported by numerous auxiliary units recruited from conquered areas of the world. When August died, there were a mere handful of persons throughout the empire who had known any other ruler, any other form of government, or any other military force. The Republic was a vague memory, the kingdom a decrepit myth, and the Empire a shining city at the center of the world. 

©2014 James M. Volo (P)2018 James M. Volo

Narrator: Drake Johnson
Author: James M Volo
Category: History, Military
Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
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Greater than a Tourist - Bernese Oberland Switzerland

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Are you excited about planning your next trip? Do you want to try something new? Would you like some guidance from a local? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then this Greater than a Tourist book is for you. Greater than a Tourist - Bernese Oberland/Switzerland by Natacha Müller offers the inside scoop on Switzerland’s picturesque Bernese Oberland. Most travel books tell you how to travel like a tourist. Although there is nothing wrong with that, as part of the Greater than a Tourist series, this book will give you travel tips from someone who has lived at your next travel destination. In these chapters, you will discover advice that will help you throughout your stay. This book will not tell you exact addresses or store hours but instead will give you excitement and knowledge from a local that you may not find in other smaller print travel books. Travel like a local. Slow down, stay in one place, and get to know the people and culture. By the time you finish this book, you will be eager and prepared to travel to your next destination. Inside this travel guide book you will find: Insider tips from a local. Packing and planning list. List of travel questions to ask yourself or others while traveling. A place to write your travel bucket list. Our Story Traveling is a passion of the Greater than a Tourist series creator. Lisa studied abroad in college, and for their honeymoon Lisa and her husband toured Europe. During her travels to Malta, an older man tried to give her some advice based on his own experience living on the island since he was a young boy. She was not sure if she should talk to the stranger but was interested in his advice.  When traveling to some places she was wary to talk to locals because she was afraid that they weren’t being genuine. Through her travels, Lisa learned how much locals had to share with tourists. Lisa created the Greater than a Tourist book series to help connect people with locals. A topic that locals are very passionate about sharing.

©2019 CZYK Publishing (P)2020 CZYK Publishing

Narrator: Drake Johnson
Length: 2 hrs and 27 mins
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Walden: Life in the Woods

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Thoreau's classic account of the solitary life, describing his attempts to simplify his life and sort out his priorities by living alone in a cabin beside Walden Pond for nearly two years, is one of the most influential books ever written. The bible of the environmental movement, Walden vividly portrays Thoreau's reverence for nature and his understanding of the idea that nature is made up of crucially interrelated parts.

Public Domain (P)2020 Hanley Media

Narrator: Drake Johnson
Length: 11 hrs and 35 mins
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Salvation of the Rich Man

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Who is the rich man that shall be saved? is the title of a practical treatise, in which Clement shows, in opposition to those who interpreted our Lord’s words to the young ruler as requiring the renunciation of worldly goods, that the disposition of the soul is the great essential.

Public Domain (P)2021 Lighthouse Publishing

Narrator: Drake Johnson
Length: 1 hr and 43 mins
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Julfa and New Julfa Armenians

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From the depopulation of Julfa to the birth of New Julfa, these Armenians experienced destruction, exodus, and sanctuary. Shah Abbas force marches the Armenians out of old Julfa into Persia. They suffer greatly on the journey, but the Shah builds them a new city New Julfa, where they experience great wealth and peace. But then, oppression returns.

©2019 Michael Boyajian (P)2020 Michael Boyajian

Narrator: Drake Johnson
Category: History, Middle East
Length: 49 mins
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