The Artificial Kid: Bruce Sterling
Honest Abe´´, ´´The Great Emancipator´´, ´´The Martyr´´: Abraham Lincoln was perhaps America´s greatest president. He is also deeply beloved by many, who are inspired by Lincoln´s unwavering sense of justice and willingness to fight for his beliefs.Young listeners will marvel at Lincoln´s path to greatness, from his humble beginnings as a poor Illinois rail splitter up through his election as America´s 16th president, and into the dark days of the Civil War - leading to his tragic assassination. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Roscoe Orman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/000595/bk_adbl_000595_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
C.S. Forester, creator of the beloved Horatio Hornblower series, takes young readers on an exciting adventure to the shores of Tripoli in North Africa. That´s where, more than 200 years ago, the United States was threatened by ´´pirates´´ who snatched American merchant ships and imprisoned sailors - and the country´s young, untested navy took on the task of fighting the pirates in their home waters. This true tale features thrilling ocean battles, hand-to-hand combat, and the first landing on foreign soil by the U.S. Marines, and it´s as fresh and relevant today as when it was first published. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Roscoe Orman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/000600/bk_adbl_000600_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Could any story be more inspiring than that of Joan of Arc, the courageous maiden who fought for the glory of France and God? Guided by what she firmly believed were visions of saints, this young Frenchwoman - still just 16 years old - led her people in battle against the British occupiers. Though she proved victorious in war, Joan ultimately became a martyr when some of her own countrymen betrayed her to the English.Jay Williams captures all the tragedy and pathos of the fearless country girl who was finally recognized as a saint herself. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jessica Almasy. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/000612/bk_adbl_000612_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Colorful characters, a larger-than-life hero, stirring battles, death-defying desert treks, and an adventure rich in mystery and romance, are all depicted by a great writer. That and more is what readers will find in this spellbinding biography of Lawrence of Arabia that is impossible to put down. Best-selling author and screenwriter Alistair MacLean follows Lawrence as he breaks with tradition to live with Arabs and, using modern-day guerrilla tactics, helps them defeat the Turks and gain an independent state. In addition to the enthralling details of the campaign, MacLean provides valuable insight into the origins of the Middle East we know today. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Peter Ganim. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/000615/bk_adbl_000615_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Perhaps more than even Washington, Jefferson, or Adams, Ben Franklin is the Founding Father who best exemplifies the authentic American spirit and values. Eminent historian Thomas Fleming paints a lively portrait of this self-made man blessed with a wealth of talents: a best-selling author, the most important newspaper publisher in America, and a world-renowned scientist and inventor before he took on the task of becoming the true ´´Father´´ of American independence. Fleming´s remarkable story of how Franklin worked behind the scenes to ensure the success of the American Revolution will inspire listeners of all ages. 1. Language: English. Narrator: A. C. Fellner. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/000602/bk_adbl_000602_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Before Teddy Roosevelt earned his reputation as a strong, masculine hunter, explorer, and Rough Rider, he actually endured a sickly childhood. That´s just one aspect of his life covered in this biography, which follows his transformation into a disciplined athlete and one of the world´s best-known public servants and politicians. Renowned author John Garraty uses quotes from Roosevelt throughout, giving readers direct contact with the man´s colorful personality. In addition, Garraty masterfully eliminates confusing details, while emphasizing the significance of Roosevelt´s actions as he deals with opposing faction. He emerges as the first modern President and a great statesman. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Roscoe Orman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/000578/bk_adbl_000578_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Thanks to his monumental accomplishments, Albert Einstein´s name is synonymous with genius. With his famous E=MC² and insights into quantum physics, this legendary scientist not only revolutionized the way we understand the universe, but paved the way for such diverse technology as lasers, cell phones, electron microscopes, DVD players, atomic weaponry, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Featuring kid-friendly explanations of the scientific principles, this compelling biography follows Einstein from his childhood through his early career struggles, and on to the theoretical breakthroughs and groundbreaking writings that won him the Nobel Prize. Equally important, we get a complete portrait of the man, who - deeply affected by the Holocaust - dedicated his life to pacifism and equal rights for all. 1. Language: English. Narrator: A. C. Fellner. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/000597/bk_adbl_000597_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Tireless worker, skillful negotiator, bold spokesperson for the rights of all mankind: more than a century after her birth, Eleanor Roosevelt remains one of the most admired women the world has ever known. Her development from timid and uncertain young woman to confident, courageous adult capable of dealing with both personal tragedy and public notoriety makes an inspiring story - especially for female listeners. Stepping in to keep her husband´s political career alive while he battled the after effects of polio, she ultimately transformed the role of First Lady from figurehead to activist, and set a new standard by which all her successors have been judged. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Suzy Myers. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/000604/bk_adbl_000604_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.