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    • Civil Disobedience

    • By: Henry David Thoreau
    • Narrated by: Sean Crisden
    • Length: 57 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In 1849, Henry David Thoreau argued in his essay “Civil Disobedience” that people should not allow governments to overrule or atrophy their consciences, and that people have the right to avoid such submission to permit the government to make them the agents of injustice. Thoreau was partly motivated by his abhorrence with slavery and the Mexican-American War. His work has inspired great leaders such as Mahatma Gandhi, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Martin Buber.

    Regular price: $11.86

    • The Rescue Artist

    • A True Story of Art, Thieves, and the Hunt for a Missing Masterpiece
    • By: Edward Dolnick
    • Narrated by: Sean Crisden
    • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
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    In the predawn hours of a gloomy February day in 1994, two thieves entered the National Gallery in Oslo and made off with one of the world's most famous paintings, Edvard Munch's Scream. It was a brazen crime committed while the whole world was watching the opening ceremonies of the Winter Olympics in Lillehammer. Baffled and humiliated, the Norwegian police turned to the one man they believed could help: a half English, half American undercover cop named Charley Hill, the world's greatest art detective. 

    Regular price: $30.79

    • A Question of Freedom

    • A Memoir of Learning, Survival, and Coming of Age in Prison
    • By: Reginald Dwayne Betts
    • Narrated by: Sean Crisden
    • Length: 6 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
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    At the age of 16, R. Dwayne Betts - a good student from a lower-middle-class family - carjacked a man with a friend. He had never held a gun before, but within a matter of minutes he had committed six felonies. A bright young kid, he served his nine-year sentence as part of the adult population in some of the worst prisons in the state. A Question of Freedom chronicles Betts's years in prison, reflecting back on his crime, and looking ahead to how his experiences and the books he discovered while incarcerated would define him. 

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Soar

    • How Boys Learn, Succeed, and Develop Character the Eagle Way
    • By: David Banks, G.F. Lichtenberg (contributor)
    • Narrated by: Sean Crisden
    • Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In Soar, Banks shares the experiences of individual kids from the Eagle Academy as well as his own personal story. He discusses the specific approach he and his team use to drive students, from tapping into their natural competitiveness and peer-sensitivity to finding teachers who know firsthand the obstacles these students face.

    Regular price: $26.59

    • The Substance of Hope

    • Barack Obama and the Paradox of Progress
    • By: William Jelani Cobb
    • Narrated by: Sean Crisden
    • Length: 6 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
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    For acclaimed historian William Jelani Cobb, the historic election of Barack Obama to the presidency is not the most remarkable development of the 2008 election; even more so is the fact that Obama won some 90 percent of the black vote in the primaries across America despite the fact that the established black leadership since the civil rights era-men like Jesse Jackson, John Lewis, Andrew Young, who paved the way for his candidacy-all openly supported Hillary Clinton.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Brown Is the New White

    • How the Demographic Revolution Has Created a New American Majority
    • By: Steven Phillips
    • Narrated by: Sean Crisden
    • Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
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    Despite the abundant evidence from Obama's victories proving that the US population has fundamentally changed, many progressives and Democrats continue to waste millions of dollars chasing white swing voters. Explosive population growth of people of color in America over the past 50 years has laid the foundation for a new American majority consisting of progressive people of color and progressive whites. These two groups make up 51 percent of all eligible voters in America right now, and that majority is growing larger every day.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Essential progressive reading

    • By Joel Bumol on 10-24-16

    Regular price: $24.49

    • All God's Dangers

    • The Life of Nate Shaw
    • By: Theodore Rosengarten
    • Narrated by: Sean Crisden
    • Length: 23 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Nate Shaw's father was born into slavery. Nate was born into a bondage that was only a little gentler. At the age of nine, he was picking cotton and plowing behind a mule. This triumphant autobiography, All God's Dangers, assembled from the eighty-four-year-old Shaw's oral reminiscences, is the plainspoken story of an "over average" man who witnessed momentous changes in the lives of Southern people, black and white, and whose unassuming courage helped bring those changes about.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • As good as a book can be!

    • By Anonymous User on 04-04-18

    Regular price: $41.99

    • Time on Two Crosses

    • The Collected Writings of Bayard Rustin
    • By: Bayard Rustin, Devon W. Carbado, Donald Weise
    • Narrated by: Sean Crisden
    • Length: 13 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Bayard Rustin (1912 to1987), the famed openly gay African American organizer, taught Martin Luther King Jr. strategies of nonviolence during the Montgomery Bus Boycott, thereby launching the birth of the civil rights movement in 1955. Widely acclaimed as a founding father of modern black protest, in 1963 Rustin reached his pinnacle of notoriety as organizer of the March on Washington.

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Eyes on the Prize

    • America's Civil Rights Years, 1954-1965
    • By: Juan Williams, Julian Bond - introduction
    • Narrated by: Sean Crisden
    • Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    From leaders such as Martin Luther King, Jr., to lesser-known figures such as Barbara Rose Johns and Jim Zwerg, each man and woman made the decision that something had to be done to stop discrimination. These moving accounts of the first decade of the civil rights movement are a tribute to the people, black and white, who took part in the fight for justice and the struggle they endured. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent Report on United States History

    • By Charles E. Staples on 12-24-18

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Racism Without Racists

    • Color-Blind Racism and the Persistence of Racial Inequality in America
    • By: Eduardo Bonilla-Silva
    • Narrated by: Sean Crisden
    • Length: 11 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 160
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    Eduardo Bonilla-Silva's acclaimed Racism Without Racists documents how, beneath our contemporary conversation about race, there lies a full-blown arsenal of arguments, phrases, and stories that whites use to account for - and ultimately justify - racial inequalities.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The nail on the head.

    • By Charles on 02-03-18

    Regular price: $30.09