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  • By Order of the President: FDR and the Internment of Japanese Americans

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Greg Robinson
    • Narrated By R.C. Bray
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (5)

    On February 19, 1942, following the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor and Japanese Army successes in the Pacific, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed a fateful order. In the name of security, Executive Order 9066 allowed for the summary removal of Japanese aliens and American citizens of Japanese descent from their West Coast homes and their incarceration under guard in camps. Amid the numerous histories and memoirs devoted to this shameful event, FDR's contributions have been seen as negligible.

    hanan says: "very enlightening book"
    "very enlightening book"
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    Would you listen to By Order of the President again? Why?

    maybe i would, to examine the fine details


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    FDR, the complexity of his role.


    What does R.C. Bray bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    yes


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Japanese Americans internment


    Any additional comments?

    This book opens the view to FDR relation with the Japanese Americans and Japanese Americans internment during the second world war.
    The early chapter describe the early years of FDR and how his relation with the Navy, his uncle, president Theodor Roosevelt, and other oriental friends shaped his view of the Japanese Americans community.
    Later in the book, the internment itself is discussed. It is very enlisting to see his connection to the security needs from one side, the political pressures he had to endure regarding the internment and his own racial views. The books also show a bit of the tight connection between FDR and his wife Eleanor. How her more human rights side effected his own.
    To conclude – very enlightening book.

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  • Robert F. Kennedy Oral History, Part Three (12/03/04)

    • ORIGINAL (58 mins)
    • By Robert Kennedy
    Overall
    (93)
    Performance
    (46)
    Story
    (44)

    This is the conclusion of an exclusive interview with Robert F. Kennedy recorded on December 4, 1964. RFK shares his thoughts on civil rights and discusses judicial appointments in the South, organized crime, and his relationship with FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover. Later, Ted Widmer, professor of history at Washington College in Chestertown, MD., weighs in on the interview.

    hanan says: "Third part in this historic recording"
    "Third part in this historic recording"
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    This is the third part of the recording of Robert Kennedy. A great piece of history.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Robert F. Kennedy Oral History, Part Two (11/23/04)

    • ORIGINAL (55 mins)
    • By Robert Kennedy
    Overall
    (98)
    Performance
    (49)
    Story
    (50)

    This is part two of a never-before aired interview with Robert F. Kennedy. It was conducted by New York Times columnist Anthony Lewis on December 4, 1964. In this segment, RFK talks about the Freedom Riders, his relationship with his brother, civil rights, and the transformation of the Democratic party in the South.

    hanan says: "The second part of the recording"
    "The second part of the recording"
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    The second part of the recording, a great history source. This part is about the human rights era.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Ascent of Money (excerpt)

    • UNABRIDGED (5 mins)
    • By Niall Ferguson
    • Narrated By Simon Prebble
    Overall
    (54)
    Performance
    (35)
    Story
    (36)

    Niall Ferguson follows the money to tell the human story behind the evolution of finance, from its origins in ancient Mesopotamia to the latest upheavals on what he calls Planet Finance.

    Danny Santoro says: "Just.... Really dull."
    "A start about money"
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    It is a brief summary about where money comes from, but a very short one, and it is only an introduction. I would not hear unless I have the full book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Robert F. Kennedy Oral History, Part One (11/17/04)

    • ABRIDGED (1 hr and 27 mins)
    • By Robert F. Kennedy
    Overall
    (142)
    Performance
    (64)
    Story
    (62)

    Conducted by New York Times columnist Anthony Lewis on December 4, 1964, this never-before aired interview with Robert F. Kennedy focuses mainly on civil rights, especially some of the crises that occurred during John F.Kennedy's presidency, and RFK's tenure as Attorney General. In the last program, we'll hear RFK's thoughts not only on civil rights, but also on the FBI, J. Edgar Hoover and RFK's attempts to break up organized crime.

    D. Littman says: "A very interesting piece of history"
    "A great history source "
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    A rare opportunity to hear from first hand the ideas and ones opinion about history events.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Free Excerpt: Star Wars: Heir to the Empire - Behind the Scenes

    • UNABRIDGED (21 mins)
    • By Timothy Zahn, Betsy Mitchell (editor)
    • Narrated By Timothy Zahn, Betsy Mitchell
    Overall
    (523)
    Performance
    (464)
    Story
    (455)

    Star Wars: Heir to the Empire: Behind the Scenes is a special recording that features new commentary by author Timothy Zahn and editor Betsy Mitchell, written for the 20th anniversary edition of Heir to the Empire, read by Zahn and Mitchell. Included here is audio from that new unabridged recording to enhance their comments.

    Asta says: "When a Sample Works"
    "A very nice behind the scenes"
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    This is a good audio book about behind the scenes of writing a book, specifically the complicated star wars book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Christmas Eve, 1914

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 13 mins)
    • By Charles Olivier
    • Narrated By Cameron Daddo, Xander Berkeley, Cody Fern, and others
    Overall
    (483)
    Performance
    (422)
    Story
    (421)

    In 1914, the war which was to have been wrapped up by Christmas had - in reality - only just begun, as all sides entrenched themselves deeper into the Great War. Christmas Eve, 1914 follows one company of British officers as they rotate forward to spend their Christmas on the front lines, a mere 80 yards from the German guns. Upper- and working-class men and boys are thrown together into one trench and struggle to survive.

    Bonnie says: "I was just reading about this in my news paper"
    "A nice play, but needs more historical context"
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    This is a very nice play, that may represent the first Christmas of WWII, but only if you have the full historical context, you may fully understand what emotional state the soldiers had. Why they started the war happily, and only by Christmas they understood the horrors of war.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Instructions for American Servicemen in Britain, 1942

    • UNABRIDGED (40 mins)
    • By U.S. War Department
    • Narrated By Alexei Grebisch
    Overall
    (338)
    Performance
    (132)
    Story
    (130)

    Here is a recording of a War Department pamphlet aimed at U.S. Servicemen in Britain in 1942. The jovial tone of the document and its advice about how NOT to offend the British make for a nostalgic - and in places humorous - relic of World War II.

    Alan says: "Feeling nostalgic?"
    "An authentic piece of history."
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    This is a a piece of history, that we can all learn from. Both about Britain and USA. And how the USA army saw the British people.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Free: Three Shots Rang Out - The JFK Assassination 50 Years Later

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs)
    • By Darren Reynolds
    • Narrated By Diane Sawyer
    Overall
    (687)
    Performance
    (596)
    Story
    (596)

    This edition of Three Shots Rang Out: The JFK Assassination 50 Years Later is an audio-only ABC News special created exclusively for Audible and hosted by ABC World News Anchor Diane Sawyer. Sawyer takes listeners back to Dealey Plaza in Dallas, Texas, on November 22, 1963, for a “you are there” exploration of the day of U.S. President John F. Kennedy’s assassination.

    mary says: "Compelling"
    "A great 'time machine' book!"
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    This is a great book, that captures the broadcast of jfk assaination. It show the caos and also hope. It also leaves room for thinking 'do we know all about what happened?'

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Boardwalk Empire Free Bonus Material: The Speakeasy Guide to Prohibition Era Slang – Extended Edition

    • UNABRIDGED (14 mins)
    • By Kevin C. Fitzpatrick
    • Narrated By Oliver Wyman
    Overall
    (544)
    Performance
    (430)
    Story
    (421)

    Oliver Wyman reads The Speakeasy Guide and captures the rich atmosphere and enduring cultural influence of the roaring ‘20s. While the anecdote about Audible staffers stumbling out of an anonymous casino might be in doubt, one thing’s for sure – this fun listen is the bee’s knees.

    Kristi Richardson says: "It's the cat's pajamas!"
    "Nice introduction for old slang"
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    I enjoyed this short introduction for prohibition era slang, even though it is a short one. It is nice for people who are interested in the era.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Why Gettysburg Mattered: 150 Years Later (Bonus Material: The Gettysburg Address)

    • UNABRIDGED (14 mins)
    • By Allen C. Guelzo
    • Narrated By Mark Boyett, Kevin Pariseau
    Overall
    (487)
    Performance
    (427)
    Story
    (431)

    The Battle of Gettysburg – the turning point of the American Civil War – would, in the words of one staff officer, stand “like Waterloo, conspicuous in the history of all ages."

    Jami says: "Historical Snapshot"
    "Great summary."
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    This is a great summary of the Gettysburg fight. Also includes the Gettysburg address. I enjoyed it very much.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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