Theodore Roosevelt, Jr., (1858-1919) served as the 26th president of the United States. He delivered the speech "Address to the Knights of Columbus" at Carnegie Hall in New York, on October 12, 1915. In the speech, he argued against partisanship based on religion; he called it a "wicked thing" either to support or to oppose someone because of the creed they profess. He asserted that political movements directed against a person because of their religious belief have never accomplished anything but harm. Stating that the same principle applied to nationality, he warned that there was no room for hyphenated Americanism, and that Americanism was a matter of the spirit and the soul. To vote either for or against someone because of their beliefs or country of origin was a clear violation of the spirit of the Constitution. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Brandon Wright. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/yurt/001072/bk_yurt_001072_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
We sometimes seem to be in the middle of an epidemic of mental health problems. There are higher levels of depression, anxiety, and other mental illnesses than ever before, particularly among young people. The big question is whether there is anything we can do to avoid these conditions. We all know the importance of eating "five a day", or five portions of fruit or vegetable every day, to maintain physical health. While the science behind the precise number is probably somewhat dubious, the importance of eating well to maintain health is not in doubt.But what about the mind? Are there things that you should, or should not do, in order to keep your mind healthy? Nobody is suggesting that it is possible for everyone to avoid all mental health problems. However, many scientists would say agree that there are things that can be done to maintain a healthy mind. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Theodore Maclean. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/200088/bk_acx0_200088_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When you run an online store that only offers dropshipped products, you don’t have to worry about inventory, and you don’t have to worry about product fulfillment.All you have to do is sell the product, take orders and make a decent profit. Easy right? Unfortunately, it’s not that simple and with anything that sounds too good to be true, there are always gotchas.In theory, dropshipping sounds like a great idea because it’s inherently scalable without you having to do a lot of work up front. But when you dig down a bit further, there are a lot of complications that you need to be aware of.Most people try to open up a dropshipped shop expecting it to be easy, but in reality, there’s a lot more to it than you think.This article will provide you with a realistic and comprehensive view of the pros and cons of dropshipping. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Theodore Maclean. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/207989/bk_acx0_207989_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
America loves the representation of its heroes to be not just larger than life but stupendously, awesomely bigger than anything else. If blue whales built statues to each other they'd be smaller than these. (Simon Hoggart) In the 1920s plans were made to carve the figures of America's greatest presidents into Mount Rushmore, the tallest spot in the Black Hills of the Dakotas, and by 1939 the faces of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, and Theodore Roosevelt had been carved into the rock. With that, one of America's greatest national monuments was born. The four men were certainly worthy of being immortalized in granite, and Mount Rushmore poignantly symbolizes the legacies and legends of the four presidents (which often overshadow the actual men themselves). Every American is taught a pristine narrative of the life and legacy of George Washington and can easily recite the highlights and myths of his life. Thomas Jefferson was instrumental in authoring the Declaration of Independence, laying out the ideological groundwork of the notion of states' rights, leading one of the first political parties, and overseeing the expansion of the United States during his presidency. Schoolchildren can recite the life story of Lincoln, the Westerner who educated himself and became a self-made man, rising from lawyer to leader of the new Republican Party before becoming the 16th president of the United States and saving the Union. And at the turn of the 20th century, Theodore Roosevelt came to be recognized as the quintessential American, remembered for being a president, an explorer, a hunter, an author, a soldier, a president, and a safari adventurer, all of which combine into one unique reputation. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Neil Reeves. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/033189/bk_acx0_033189_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Self-discipline is growth-hacked and explained step by step in a revolutionary book! Theodore Roosevelt said that with self-discipline anything is possible! However, the hardest thing is getting adapted to and developing a disciplined life! Buddhist monks dragged themselves from ground to temples on the snowy-white peaks just to learn self-discipline! And there are billions of people hoping to finally achieve and live a better life. Yet, hopelessly, we all wait for a step-by-step guide or a book to take our hands and take us to the apex of self-discipline! Well, not anymore! This thought-provoking book and practical guide is available for you to change your life forever! You need one practical field guide to hold your finger as though you are a kid and take you through the maze of personal growth, confidence, and self-management! This is why you need this guide! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Amy Johnson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/087330/bk_acx0_087330_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The cultural death of God has created a conundrum for intellectuals. How could a life stripped of ultimate meaning be anything but absurd? How was man to live? How could he find direction in a world of no direction? What would he tell his children that could make their lives worthwhile? What is the ground of morality? Existentialism is the literary cri de coeur resulting from the realization that without God, everything good, true, and beautiful in human life is destined to be destroyed in a pitiless material cosmos. Theodore Dalrymple and Kenneth Francis examine the main existentialist works, from Ecclesiastes to the Theatre of the Absurd, each man coming from a different perspective. Francis is a believer, Dalrymple is not, but both empathize with the struggle to find meaning in a seemingly meaningless universe. Part literary criticism, part philosophical exploration, this book holds many surprising gems of insight from two of the most interesting minds of our time. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jack Wynters. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/136984/bk_acx0_136984_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
President Teddy Roosevelt's daring daughter, Alice, leaps into action to exonerate a friend accused of poisoning a man just about everyone hated. Alice Roosevelt, the brilliant, danger-loving daughter of President Theodore Roosevelt, has already risked an assassin's bullet to solve one murder. She never expected to have to sleuth another, but she'd never pass up the opportunity, either. Anything to stave off boredom. And such an opportunity presents itself when Alice is invited to a lavish ball. The high-society guests are in high spirits as they imbibe the finest wines. But one man, detested by nearly all the partygoers, quaffs a decidedly deadlier cocktail. An African American mechanic, who also happens to be a good friend of former Rough Rider-turned-Secret Service Agent Joseph St. Clair, is suspected of the murder-by-poison, but Alice is sure he's innocent and is back on the scene to clear his name. From downtown betting parlors to uptown mansions, Alice and Agent St. Clair uncover forbidden romances and a financial deal that just might change the world. But neither Alice nor her would-be protector may survive the case at hand in The Body in the Ballroom, R. J. Koreto's gripping second Alice Roosevelt mystery. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tristan Morris. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/011736/bk_blak_011736_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A hidden secret - and a ghost to keep it that way. Leigh Koslow doesn't care who claims to see the specter of a Civil War soldier skulking around her neighbor's farm; she does not believe in ghosts. Never mind that the farm in question was settled by a veteran of the Battle of Gettysburg, and never mind that its occupants have complained of floating lights, shadowy figures, and poltergeist-style vandalism for a solid half century. When her amiable neighbor Archie Pratt, beloved captain of a local unit of reenactors, vanishes from the farmhouse without a trace, Leigh is certain there is a rational explanation. She is also certain there is a rational explanation for the bizarre refilled holes that keep appearing all over her neighborhood, and that neither has anything whatsoever to do with the farm's chilling history of curses, insanity, and murder. She can only hope. Because when her children discover an aged map of the neighborhood that seems to point to hidden treasure, the local Civil War buffs think otherwise. Did Union Private Theodore Carr leave Cemetery Hill in 1863 with a little…souvenir? Only one thing is for sure: someone thinks he did. And as intrigue escalates to violence within feet of her own backyard, Leigh determines to figure out who - before any more hastily dug holes turn into unmarked graves! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gabrielle de Cuir. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/006802/bk_blak_006802_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Tales of Little Egypt is a fictional account of small town America and the peculiar, ordinary, eccentric, sturdy, cunning, and contented characters who created it. Set in the years between the Civil War and the great Influenza Plague of 1918, this is a pageant of imaginary people-the narratives of a score of men, women, and children whose lives illustrate the immense changes and challenges of that turbulent era. This was a period of great events and outsized personalities: splendid World's Fairs attended by millions, radical new inventions, devastating wars and violent revolutions; leaders like Theodore Roosevelt. But underneath were the people whose stories are as fascinating, troubled, compelling and triumphant as anything that has occupied the attention of historians. There was the town doctor, the local sheriff, the jeweler, the self-appointed matron of morality, a young black girl and her mother, a boy who ran off to the circus and many others: lovers, criminals, teachers, ministers, and odd characters. As a community, their lives and ambitions, their failures and tragedies-sometimes at their own making-and their small successes intersected and became a part of each other.Marion, Illinois is both a real place and the imaginary location for these stories. Set in the center of Little Egypt, Marion is a county seat in the middle of this unique area, a river delta wedged between the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers. These two great highways of American immigration and trade sent millions of settlers North and South, East and West and back. The few who stopped off to make it their home created something distinctive. Theirs was a society that reflected the crossroads it occupied and the mix of cultures and sections that it represented. It was both nowhere and everywhere. Therefore their struggles to make sense of this world exemplify the tale and the memory of modern America in the making.