The New Hate takes listeners on a surprising, often shocking, sometimes bizarrely amusing tour through the swamps of nativism, racism, and paranoia that have long thrived on the American fringe. Arthur Goldwag shows us the parallels between the hysteria about the Illuminati that wracked the new American Republic in the 1790s and the McCarthyism that roiled the 1950s, and he discusses the similarities between the anti-New Deal forces of the 1930s and the Tea Party movement today.
In a superb narrative, NY Times bestselling author Callahan chronicles the four-month (April - August 1989) struggle of Jim Nalepka and three other crew (Phil Hofman, John Glennie and Rick Hellriegel) to survive on their capsized trimaran adrift in the the stormy seas of the wintry South Pacific. For shelter, the four huddled together in a dank hull compartment 20 inches high and only as wide as a double-bed.
Michael Cunningham's celebrated novel is the story of two boyhood friends: Jonathan, lonely, introspective, and unsure of himself; and Bobby, hip, dark, and inarticulate. In New York after college, Bobby moves in with Jonathan and his roommate, Clare, a veteran of the city's erotic wars. Bobby and Clare fall in love, scuttling the plans of Jonathan, who is gay, to father Clare's child.
"This book did stuff to my heart."
In the pageantry of baseball, one select group is virtually unknown in the outside world, derided by fans, faced with split-second choices that spell victory or defeat. These men are up-close observers of the action, privy to inside jokes, blood feuds, benches-clearing brawls, and managers’ expletive-filled tirades. In this wonderful memoir, Hall of Fame umpire Doug Harvey takes us within baseball as you’ve never seen it, with unforgettable inside stories of baseball greats such as Willie Mays, Sandy Koufax, and Whitey Herzog.
"The Best? Possibly."
In June 1994, Alvah Simon and his wife, Diana, set off in their 36-foot sailboat to explore the hauntingly beautiful world of icebergs, tundra, and fjords lying high above the Arctic Circle. Four months later, unexpected events would trap Simon alone on his boat, frozen in ice 100 miles from the nearest settlement, with the long polar night stretching into darkness for months to come.
"A masterpiece, beautifully told"
A boon for booklovers, this audio set features funny, fantastical and poignant stories about people with unique and passionate connections to the written word.
Tony Roberts reads a hilarious Walter R. Brooks story about how Ed - a talking horse - became a voracious reader of adventure tales and mysteries. In a story by Italo Calvino, read by John Shea, a man tries to make the most of his beach holiday by reading and making love at the same time.
"I hated for it to end"
Gifted psychic medium, author, and teacher Robert Brown offers "meditations for life" in this compilation of four guided meditations. Robert shares his own meditations, developed for use in his renowned classes, for the first time - offering his teachings of healing, forgiveness, and self-development and a fabulous guided journey for linking with our own loved ones in the spirit world - all brought together in this compilation and spoken in Robert's own words.
Freedom is a psychological accomplishment. Only truthfulness will set us free. Many of us already know that in our bones, but we don't always muster the courage to do it - or remember the incredible rewards! From the simple, intensely moving stories in the beginning to the profound and hilarious essays in the end, this audiobook is the best reminder of that reward you will ever come across. Honesty is the source of the ongoing renewal of love. We have the evidence.
Messages of Hope is a collection of inspirational, encouraging, challenging and edifying messages that Dwayne Savaya has written to help others believe in themselves again and know that a new beginning is always possible with God. No matter one's mistakes or shortfalls, no matter one's failings or stumbles they can receive a new beginning with God and He can use them in ways that they never thought or imagined.
"on the go inspiration and encouragement"
James Capuano's BEAST delivers the author's highly idiosyncratic, inspiring and informative take on his diagnosis of Stage IV colon cancer, and his long journey to remission. The book is sure to provide entertaining reassurance to others diagnosed with cancer in its various forms, as well as those who care about and for them. In the end, his message is this: No matter how hopeless or dire a situation may seem, nothing is inevitable, and the will - no, the conviction - to fight counts for a hell of a lot.