The English History Story-Book (Classic Reprint): Albert Franklin Blaisdell
Big Book of English Verbs: Mark Lester, Daniel Franklin, Terry Yokota
Benjamin Franklin is perhaps the most remarkable figure in American history: the greatest statesman of his age, he played a pivotal role in the formation of the American republic. He was also a pioneering scientist, a best-selling author, the country´s first postmaster general, a printer, a bon vivant, a diplomat, a ladies´ man, and a moralist - and the most prominent celebrity of the 18th century. Franklin was, however, a man of vast contradictions, as Edmund Morgan demonstrates in this brilliant biography. A reluctant revolutionary, Franklin had desperately wished to preserve the British Empire, and he mourned the break, even as he led the fight for American independence. Despite his passion for sciences, Franklin viewed his groundbreaking experiments as secondary to his civic duties. And although he helped to draft both the Declaration of Independence and the American Constitution, he had personally hoped that the new American government would take a different shape. Unraveling the enigma of Franklin´s character, Morgan shows that he was the rare individual who constantly placed the public interest before his own desires. Written by one of our greatest historians, Benjamin Franklin offers a provocative portrait of America´s most extraordinary patriot. The book is published by Yale University Press. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rick Adamson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/redw/000052/bk_redw_000052_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From 1771 to his death in 1790, Benjamin Franklin was in the process of writing what he referred to as his memoirs. Portions of the unfinished work were published posthumously as Memoirs of the Private Life of Benjamin Franklin, first in French in 1791 and then in English in 1793. Today, the complete unfinished manuscript is known as The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, and it is considered one of the most famous and influential examples of autobiography ever written. In the heart of the work, Franklin wrote of his ´´[B]old and arduous Project of arriving at Perfection´´ when he was a young man. He prepared a list of 13 virtues he wished to perfect in himself and created a chart in which to keep track of his shortcomings. Among Franklin´s list of virtues were personal traits (frugality, moderation, tranquility) and social traits (sincerity, justice, humility). Franklin strayed from the virtuous path on many occasions and discovered perfection was an impossible thing to achieve, but felt a better man for the effort. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jason McCoy. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/121749/bk_acx0_121749_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In World-Systems Analysis, Immanuel Wallerstein provides a concise and accessible introduction to the comprehensive approach that he pioneered 30 years ago to understanding the history and development of the modern world. Since Wallerstein first developed world-systems analysis, it has become a widely utilized methodology within the historical social sciences and a common point of reference in discussions of globalization. Now, for the first time in one volume, Wallerstein offers a succinct summary of world-systems analysis and a clear outline of the modern world-system, describing the structures of knowledge upon which it is based, its mechanisms, and its future. Wallerstein explains the defining characteristics of world-systems analysis: its emphasis on world-systems rather than nation-states, on the need to consider historical processes as they unfold over long periods of time, and on combining within a single analytical framework bodies of knowledge usually viewed as distinct from one another-such as history, political science, economics, and sociology. He describes the world-system as a social reality comprised of interconnected nations, firms, households, classes, and identity groups of all kinds. He identifies and highlights the significance of the key moments in the evolution of the modern world-system: the development of a capitalist world-economy in the sixteenth-century, the beginning of two centuries of liberal centrism in the French Revolution of 1789, and the undermining of that centrism in the global revolts of 1968. Intended for general readers, students, and experienced practitioners alike, this book presents a complete overview of world-systems analysis by its original architect. The book is published by Duke University Press. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Fred Filbrich. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/004797/bk_acx0_004797_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
If someone you loved was dying, and you had it within your power to save them, would you? Even if it meant someone innocent had to die to do it? That is the dilemma facing Dr. David Franklin. Elizabeth Franklin is dying of the same rare genetic brain disorder that killed her mother. He has the money and medical knowledge that could save her. The life of an innocent infant hangs in the balance, as one nurse struggles to prevent Dr. Franklin from killing her to save Elizabeth. When experimentation becomes murder, how much are we willing to excuse? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ayelet Sror. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/077203/bk_acx0_077203_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.