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Librivox: Reminiscences of Forts Sumter and Moultrie in 1860-'61 by Doubleday, Abner show

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Now that the prejudices and bitter partisan feeling of the past are subsiding, it seems a fitting time to record the facts and incidents connected with the first conflict of the Rebellion. Of the eleven officers who took part in the events herein narrated, but four now survive. Before the hastening years shall have partially obliterated many circumstances from my memory, and while there is still an opportunity for conference and friendly criticism, I desire to make, from letters, memoranda, and documents in my possession, a statement which will embody my own recollections of the turbulent days of 1860 and 1861. (From the text)

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Librivox: Kitchener's Mob Adventures of an American in the British Army by Hall, James Norman show

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“Pvt Ryan”, “Platoon”, “A Soldier’s Home”, Kitchener’s Mob”. These aren’t happy stories, they are about the experience of War. War at different times, and although modern warfare may be more sanitized, the adventure, the horror, the emotions don’t change. James Norman Hall has been there. He “Saw the Elephant”, and his portrayal of his WWI experience is a tribute to those ordinary people who do such extraordinary things. Those who have served will identify with at least some part if not all of this book, be it the rigors of training, the camaraderie, or possibly those memories that try as you may, you can never make go away. Those who haven’t may gain insight and possibly more respect for those who have. Tommy Atkins is a universal soldier, be he the cook that serves up a hot meal, the sniper that keeps score on the stock of his rifle, or the machine gunner who hates his job. As I narrated this book, I had to stop and compose myself more than once. I could almost feel Hall’s presence as we told Tommy’s story. Mike Vendetti, Narrator 2 Lt Inf Vietnam 1965

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Librivox: Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon by Verne, Jules show

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First published in 1881, Eight Hundred Miles on the Amazon is an adventure novel in two parts by Jules Verne, having elements of codes and cryptography. Unlike many of his other stories, it is not a work of science fiction. Rather, it describes a voyage down the Amazon River on a large raft, or jangada). Many aspects of the raft, scenery, and journey are described in detail. - Written by not.a.moose, based (exclusively) on information at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eight_Hundred_Leagues_on_the_Amazon

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Librivox: Legends of the Jews, Volume 2, The by Ginzberg, Louis show

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Rabbi Louis Ginzberg was one of the outstanding Talmudists of the twentieth century. He was born on November 28, 1873, in Kovno, Lithuania; he died on November 11, 1953, in New York City. Ginzberg taught at the Jewish Theological seminary from 1903 to 1953. For 50 years, he trained two generations of Conservative Rabbis. The Legends of the Jews is an epic 7-volume compilation of traditional Jewish stories loosely related to the Bible. Over the millenia, these stories, which expand on the Bible, flesh out the lives of biblical figures. In the process, they help bring to life the Bible's valuable lessons. The Legends of the Jews has been called a monumental work of scholarship. It is studied by serious students of both Judaism and Christianity. And yet the stories continue to be accessible and understood by all. They were designed to impart lessons of the Torah, and any child or adult will find much to enjoy about this work. (Summary by Scott Sherris and Wikipedia)

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Librivox: Mille et une nuits, Les, tome 2 by Anonyme show

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Dinarzade et Schahriar étant toujours pendus à ses lèvres, Scheherazade poursuit ici ses récits captivants, prolongeant ainsi ses jours, nuit après nuit. Dinarzade and Shahryar still captivated by her fascinating stories, Scheherazade goes on telling them, thus prolonging her life, night after night. (Summary by Ezwa)

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Librivox: Chronicles of Canada Volume 12 -  The Father of British Canada; A Chronicle of Carelton by William Wood by Wood, William show

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Carleton’s first eight years as governor of Canada were almost entirely occupied with civil administration. The next four were equally occupied with war.This is the account of how Carleton and his multiracial army fought off the American invasion of Quebec. It is the first time French and British troops worked together to defend Canada. Summary by Esther.

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Librivox: Popular History of Ireland, Book 06, A by McGee, Thomas D'Arcy show

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Thomas D'Arcy McGee was an Irish refugee and a father of the Canadian confederation. His work on Irish history is comprehensive, encompassing twelve books; Book 6 subtitled the Native, the Naturalized, and “The English Interest”, covers the 14th and 15th centuries. (Summary by Sibella Denton)

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Librivox: Baby Running Barefoot, A by Lawrence, D. H. show

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LibriVox volunteers bring you 10 recordings of A Baby Running Barefoot by D. H. Lawrence. This was the weekly poetry project for the week of September 7th, 2008.

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Librivox: Ghost Story Collection 006 by Various show

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A collection of ten pieces, read by various readers, about the unreal edges of this world in legend and story; tales of love, death and beyond. If just one story prickles the hair on the back of your neck, or prickles your eyelids with the touch of tears, we will have succeeded.(Summary by Peter Yearsley)

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Librivox: Soup of Alphabets, Volume 002 by Various show

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A second helping of Alphabet Books! This collection has a wide-ranging variety of short books, and not only for younger readers, but also for young and not so young adults. Opening with a book based on the colorful language of London's street vendors, this collection winds its way through a book of tongue-twisters, two primers of nonsense poetry by the inimitable Edward Lear, and early readers from 19th century England. For older readers, there is the biting, sardonic humor of Hilaire Belloc's satirical alphabet verses. There is even a "Baseball ABC," a recording which will be released in time for the World Series playoffs! Soup's on! (Summary by Denny Sayers)

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