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    • The Gettysburg Address

    • By: Abraham Lincoln
    • Narrated by: John Greenman
    • Length: 3 mins
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    The Gettysburg Address is the most famous speech of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln and one of the most quoted speeches in United States history. It was delivered at the dedication of the Soldiers' National Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, on November 19, 1863, during the American Civil War, four and a half months after the Battle of Gettysburg.

    Regular price: $7.13

    • The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

    • By: Mark Twain
    • Narrated by: John Greenman
    • Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
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    "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" (often shortened to "Huck Finn") is a novel written by Mark Twain and published in 1884. It is commonly regarded as one of the "Great American Novels" and is one of the first major American novels written in the vernacular, characterized by local color regionalism. It is told in the first person by Huckleberry "Huck" Finn, best friend of Tom Sawyer and narrator of two other Twain novels.

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    • George Washington's Farewell Address

    • By: George Washington
    • Narrated by: John Greenman
    • Length: 50 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "George Washington's Farewell Address" is a letter written by George Washington to the people of the United States of America. It was Washington's valedictory after 20 years of service to the new nation. It is a classic statement of republicanism, warning Americans of the political dangers they can and must avoid if they are to remain true to their values.

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    • The Hour: A Cocktail Manifesto

    • By: Bernard DeVoto
    • Narrated by: John Greenman
    • Length: 1 hr and 49 mins
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    One part celebration, one part history, two parts manifesto, Bernard DeVoto’s The Hour is a comic and unequivocal treatise on how and why we drink - properly. The Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award–winning author turns his shrewd wit on the spirits and attitudes that cause his stomach to turn and his eyes to roll (Warning: this book is NOT for rum drinkers). DeVoto instructs his readers on how to drink like gentlemen and sheds new light on the simple joys of the cocktail hour. With an introduction by Daniel Handler.

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    • In the Mean Time

    • By: Paul Tremblay
    • Narrated by: John Greenman
    • Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A history teacher begins his unorthodox senior course with clips from an ominous surveillance video, causing a student's home life to deteriorate along with the lessons. A girl with a second head that changes into different historical and fictional identities tries to find her father while figuring out how to handle Mom and the book club. A blog documents society's slow, unexplained, but inexorable end, or is it only a collection of pixel-sized paranoia? A once-awkward teen holes up in a kiddie-themed amusement park.

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    • President John Tyler's Last Address

    • By: John Tyler
    • Narrated by: John Greenman
    • Length: 1 hr and 10 mins
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    In Tyler's final address to Congress he mentions how his administration has brought the country back to prosperity from a time of national paucity. In announcing his coming retirement he asks Congress to accept measures that will ensure the country's continued rise from want.

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    • Thomas Jefferson's Last Address to Congress

    • By: Thomas Jefferson
    • Narrated by: John Greenman
    • Length: 22 mins
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    Jefferson is often cited as an important figure in early American democracy. He envisioned democracy as an expression of society as a whole, and called for national self-determination, cultural uniformity, and education of all the people (or all the males, as he believed at the time). His emphasis on uniformity did not envision a multiracial republic in which some groups were not fully assimilated into the identical republican values.

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    • A Petition to the Queen of England

    • By: Mark Twain
    • Narrated by: John Greenman
    • Length: 13 mins
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    Death and taxes, they have always been there. Mark Twain makes this plea to the Queen of England to rectify a clerks mistake, when he is taxed on his book sales in England. Narrator and storyteller John Greenman pleads Mr. Twain's case in this excellent short story that first appeared in Harper's magazine in December of 1887.

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    • President William H. Taft's Last State of the Union Address

    • By: William Howard Taft
    • Narrated by: John Greenman
    • Length: 1 hr and 18 mins
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    William Howard Taft (September 15, 1857-March 8, 1930) was the twenty-seventh president of the United States (1909-1913) and later the tenth chief justice of the United States (1921-1930). He is the only person to have served in both of these offices. Riding a wave of popular support for fellow Republican Roosevelt, Taft won an easy victory in his 1908 bid for the presidency.

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    • President William McKinley's Last Public Address

    • By: William McKinley
    • Narrated by: John Greenman
    • Length: 18 mins
    • Unabridged
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    McKinley led the nation to victory in the Spanish-American War, raised protective tariffs to promote American industry, and maintained the nation on the gold standard in a rejection of inflationary proposals. As an innovator of American interventionism and pro-business sentiment, McKinley's presidency is generally considered above average, though his universally positive public perception was soon overshadowed by Roosevelt.

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    • The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

    • By: Mark Twain
    • Narrated by: John Greenman
    • Length: 6 hrs and 43 mins
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    "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" (published in 1876) is a very well-known and popular story concerning American youth. Mark Twain's lively tale of the scrapes and adventures of boyhood is set in St. Petersburg, Missouri, where Tom Sawyer and his friend Huckleberry Finn have the kinds of adventures many boys can imagine: racing bugs during class, impressing girls, especially Becky Thatcher, with fights and stunts in the schoolyard, getting lost in a cave, and playing pirates on the Mississippi River.

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    • James Monroe's Final Address

    • By: James Monroe
    • Narrated by: John Greenman
    • Length: 1 hr and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Monroe emphasizes his hope of doing away with the slave trade. He also deals with treaties, commerce, and the budget.

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    • The War Prayer

    • By: Mark Twain
    • Narrated by: John Greenman
    • Length: 9 mins
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    This short story by Mark Twain was not published until 1916, six years after his death in 1910, because his family considered it too scandalous. After all, what could be more scandalous then attacking religion and war. Narrator John Greenman takes us inside that church as the preacher beseeches God to grant them victory and protect our troops when a stranger appears.

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    • Martin Van Buren's Final Address

    • By: Martin Van Buren
    • Narrated by: John Greenman
    • Length: 1 hr and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Before leaving office, Van Buren reminds Congress that he refrained from raising taxes, and kept the national debt in check. He makes no mention of the growing factionalism between pro-slavery and abolitionist groups, once again showing his concern for preserving the union.

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    • President Dwight D. Eisenhower's Farewell Address

    • By: Dwight D. Eisenhower
    • Narrated by: John Greenman
    • Length: 16 mins
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    Dwight David "Ike" Eisenhower (October 14, 1890-March 28, 1969) was the thirty-fourth president of the United States, from 1953 until 1961. He was a five-star general in the United States Army during World War II and served as supreme commander of the Allied Forces in Europe; he had responsibility for planning and supervising the invasion of North Africa in Operation Torch in 1942-43 and the successful invasion of France and Germany in 1944-45 from the Western Front.

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    • President Calvin Coolidge's Last Address

    • By: Calvin Coolidge
    • Narrated by: John Greenman
    • Length: 25 mins
    • Unabridged
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    John Calvin Coolidge, Jr. (July 4, 1872-January 5, 1933) was the thirtieth president of the United States (1923-1929). A Republican lawyer from Vermont, Coolidge worked his way up the ladder of Massachusetts state politics, eventually becoming governor of that state. His response to the Boston police strike of 1919 thrust him into the national spotlight and gave him a reputation as a man of decisive action.

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    • Millard Fillmore's Last Address to Congress

    • By: Millard Fillmore
    • Narrated by: John Greenman
    • Length: 1 hr and 16 mins
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    Fillmore was the only Whig president that did not die in office or get expelled from the party, and Fillmore appointed the only Whig Supreme Court Justice. He is consistently included in the bottom 10 of historical rankings of Presidents of the United States. As Zachary Taylor's vice president, he assumed the presidency after Taylor's death. Fillmore was a lawyer from western New York state, and an early member of the Whig Party.

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    • President Zachary Taylor's Last State of the Union Address

    • By: Zachary Taylor
    • Narrated by: John Greenman
    • Length: 59 mins
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    Zachary Taylor was the 12th President of the USA, serving from March 1849 until his death in July 1850. Before his presidency, Taylor was a career officer in the United States Army. His status as a national hero as a result of his victories in the Mexican-American War won him election to the White House despite his vague political beliefs. His top priority as president was preserving the Union, but he died sixteen months into his term, before making any progress on the status of slavery...

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    • Franklin Pierce's Last Address to Congress

    • By: Franklin Pierce
    • Narrated by: John Greenman
    • Length: 1 hr and 20 mins
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    His inability to calm tensions over slavery kept the country on the path to the American Civil War. Genial and well-spoken, Pierce was a northern Democrat who saw the abolitionist movement as a fundamental threat to the unity of the nation. His polarizing actions in championing and signing the Kansas-Nebraska Act and enforcing the Fugitive Slave Act failed to stem intersectional conflict, setting the stage for Southern secession, and leaving him widely regarded as one of the worst presidents in U.S. history.

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    • James Buchanan's Last Address to Congress

    • By: James Buchanan
    • Narrated by: John Greenman
    • Length: 1 hr and 42 mins
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    James Buchanan, Jr., was the 15th President of the United States, serving immediately prior to the American Civil War. He is, to date, the only president from Pennsylvania and the only president to remain a lifelong bachelor. His inability to identify a ground for peace or address the sharply divided pro-slavery and anti-slavery partisans with a unifying principle on the brink of the Civil War has led to his consistent ranking by historians as one of the worst presidents in American history.

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