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Blacklisted by History: The Untold Story of Sen...
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Accused of creating a bogus Red scare and smearing countless innocent victims in a five-year reign of terror, Senator Joseph McCarthy is universally remembered as a demagogue, a bully, and a liar. History has judged him such a loathsome figure that even today, a half-century after his death, his name remains synonymous with witch hunts. But that conventional image is all wrong, as veteran journalist and author M. Stanton Evans reveals in this groundbreaking book. The long-awaited Blacklisted by History, based on six years of intensive research, dismantles the myths surrounding Joe McCarthy and his campaign to unmask Communists, Soviet agents, and flagrant loyalty risks working within the U.S. government. Evans’ revelations completely overturn our understanding of McCarthy, McCarthyism, and the Cold War. Drawing on primary sources, Evans presents irrefutable evidence of a relentless Communist drive to penetrate our government, influence its policies, and steal its secrets. Most shocking of all, he shows that U.S. officials supposedly guarding against this danger not only let it happen but actively covered up the penetration. All of this was precisely as Joe McCarthy contended. Evans shows that practically everything we’ve been told about McCarthy is false, including conventional treatment of the famous 1950 speech at Wheeling, West Virginia, that launched the McCarthy era, the Senate hearings that casually dismissed his charges, and much more. In the end, Senator McCarthy was censured by his colleagues and condemned by the press and historians. Blacklisted by History provides the first accurate account of what McCarthy did and, more broadly, what happened to America during the Cold War. It is a revealing exposé of the forces that distorted our national policy in that conflict and our understanding of its history since. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tom Weiner. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/003902/bk_blak_003902_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Garbo Laughs , Hörbuch, Digital, 1, 701min
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A Globe and Mail Notable Book of the Year A Quill & Quire Top Five Canadian Fiction Book of the Year A Maclean's Top Ten Book of the Year Elizabeth Hay's runaway national best seller is a funny, sad-eyed, deliciously entertaining novel about a woman caught in a tug of war between real life and the films of the past. Inflamed by the movies she was deprived of as a child, Harriet Browning forms a Friday-night movie club with three companions-of-the-screen: a boy who loves Frank Sinatra, a girl with Bette Davis eyes, and an earthy sidekick named after Dinah Shore. Into this idiosyncratic world, in time with the devastating ice storm of 1998, come two refugees from Hollywood: Harriet's Aunt Leah, the jaded widow of a screenwriter blacklisted in the 1950s, and her sardonic, often overbearing stepson, Jack. They bring harsh reality and illuminate the pull of family and friendship, the sting of infidelity and revenge, the shock of illness and sudden loss. Poignant, brilliant, and delightfully droll, Garbo Laughs reveals how the dramas of everyday life are sometimes the most astonishing of all. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Elizabeth Hay. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/prhc/000047/bk_prhc_000047_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Gary Cooper at High Noon: A One-Person Play in ...
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Gary Cooper was a Hollywood icon whose career spanned over thirty-five years. Many of his films, including Mr. Deeds Goes to Town, Sergeant York, The Pride of The Yankees, and High Noon, are still revered by audiences and critics well over half a century after his death. On screen, “Coop” may have been America’s staunch hero, but in private life, he was anything but that. A man of indecision, he enjoyed torrid romances with the likes of Clara Bow, Lupe Velez, and Ingrid Bergman, as well as a three-year relationship with actress Patricia Neal, which almost brought an end to his marriage.Michael B. Druxman’s Gary Cooper at High Noon finds the 50-year-old actor at a critical point in his life. Dealing with health issues and no longer a major box-office draw, he has accepted the role in High Noon at a fraction of his usual fee, and now, as he sits in his dressing room, he ponders his deteriorating bond with Patricia Neal, as well as what to do about his friend, Carl Foreman, the screenwriter of High Noon who is about to be blacklisted. Gary Cooper has reached a point in his life where he must make a life-changing choice. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tim Shafer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/203747/bk_acx0_203747_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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McCarthyism vs. Clinton Jencks , Hörbuch, Digit...
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For 20 years after World War II, the United States was in the grips of its second and most oppressive red scare. The hysteria was driven by conflating American Communists with the real Soviet threat. Thousands lost their jobs, careers, and reputations in the hysteria, though they had committed no crime and were not disloyal to the United States. Among those individuals who experienced more of anticommunism’s varied repressive measures than anyone else was Clinton Jencks.Jencks, a decorated war hero, adopted as his own the Mexican American fight for equal rights in New Mexico’s mining industry. In 1950 he led a local of the International Union of Mine, Mill, and Smelter Workers in the famed Empire Zinc strike - memorialized in the blacklisted 1954 film Salt of the Earth - in which wives and mothers replaced strikers on the picket line after an injunction barred the miners themselves. But three years after the strike, Jencks was arrested and charged with falsely denying that he was a Communist and was sentenced to five years in prison.In McCarthyism vs. Clinton Jencks, Caballero reveals for the first time that the FBI and the prosecution knew all along that Clinton Jencks was innocent. Jencks’ case typified the era, exposing the injustice that many suffered at the hands of McCarthyism.The book is published by University of Oklahoma Press. The audiobook is published by University Press Audiobooks.“This will long serve as one of the most important books on labor history and anticommunism following World War II.” (Ronald D. Cohen, Indiana University Northwest) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jim Woods. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/206415/bk_acx0_206415_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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I Am Spartacus!: Making a Film, Breaking the Bl...
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From Kirk Douglas, Hollywood royalty and bestselling author of The Ragman’s Son and My Stroke of Luck, comes the candid story of the making of Spartacus, the blockbuster film that broke the blacklistOne of the world's most iconic movie stars, Kirk Douglas has distinguished himself as a producer, philanthropist, and author of ten works of fiction and memoir. Now, more than fifty years after the release of his enduring epic Spartacus, Douglas reveals the riveting drama behind the making of the legendary gladiator film. Douglas began producing the movie in the midst of the politically charged era when Hollywood’s moguls refused to hire anyone accused of Communist sympathies. In a risky move, Douglas chose Dalton Trumbo, a blacklisted screenwriter, to write Spartacus. Trumbo was one of the "Unfriendly Ten," men who had gone to prison rather than testify before the House Un-American Activities Committee about their political affiliations. Douglas's source material was already a hot property, as the novel Spartacus was written by Howard Fast while he was in jail for defying HUAC.With the financial future of his young family at stake, Douglas plunged into a tumultuous production both on- and off-screen. As both producer and star of the film, he faced explosive moments with young director Stanley Kubrick, struggles with a leading lady, and negotiations with giant personalities, including Sir Laurence Olivier, Charles Laughton, Peter Ustinov, and Lew Wasserman. Writing from his heart and from his own meticulously researched archives, Kirk Douglas, at ninety-five, looks back at his audacious decisions. He made the most expensive film of its era - but more importantly, his moral courage in giving public credit to Trumbo effectively ended the notorious Hollywood blacklist. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Douglas. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/003925/bk_brll_003925_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Publish Like a Boss: From Mind to Market , Hörb...
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Now you’ve got every tool you need to publish like a boss. The Internet’s full of publishing advice. Sadly, it’s also a tangled web of info that can hurt sales and sometimes get you blacklisted. How do you find solid publishing advice that actually works? In Publish Like a Boss, Honorée Corder and Ben Hale combine their decades of publishing experience to present a streamlined (and super simple) blueprint to help propel your book from the bottom of the charts to a profit center. In this audiobook, you’ll discover: Five significant mistakes most new authors make...and how to avoid them Why "How does someone become an Amazon best seller" is a dangerous question How to price fiction as well as nonfiction (plus the underlying strategies for each) A jump start course on where to find keywords, how to use ‘em, and why they’re important Audiobook options. Publish Like a Boss de-tangles this process, offering pros and cons to help shepherd your ultimate decision How to build (and maintain) a happy advance review team (along with a complete step-by-step guide on what to send them as well as when to send it) The optimal time to release your book (hint: avoid certain months) How Honorée sold nearly a million copies of her books through “alternative” markets. Honorée Corder is the author of dozens of books, including You Must Write a Book and the Prosperous Writer book series. She is also business partners with best-selling author Hal Elrod, creator of The Miracle Morning. Honorée coaches business professionals and authors to write and publish their book, and to achieve best seller status. Ben Hale is the best-selling author of the Chronicles of Lumineia. Within six months of launching his first book in 2012, Ben sold his business and began writing and publishing full-time. Since then, he has published doze 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rob Actis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/106066/bk_acx0_106066_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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How Can I Keep from Singing?: The Ballad of Pet...
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How Can I Keep from Singing? is the compelling story of how the son of a respectable Puritan family became a consummate performer and American rebel. Updated with new research and interviews, unpublished photographs, and thoughtful comments from Pete Seeger himself, this is an inside history of the man Carl Sandburg called 'America's Tuning Fork.” In the only biography on Seeger, David Dunaway parts the curtains on his life. Who is this rail-thin, eighty-eight-year-old with the five-string banjo, whose performances have touched millions of people for more than seven decades? Bob Dylan called him a saint. Joan Baez said, 'We all owe our careers to him.” But Seeger's considerable musical achievements were overshadowed by political controversy when he became perhaps the most blacklisted performer in American history. He was investigated for sedition, harassed by the FBI and the CIA, picketed, and literally stoned by conservative groups. Still, he sang. Today, Seeger remains an icon of conscience and culture, and his classic antiwar songs, sung by Bruce Springsteen and millions of others, live again in the movement against foreign wars. His life holds lessons for surviving repressive times and for turning to music to change the world. 'This biography is a beauty. It captures not only the life of the bard but the world of which he sings.” -Studs Terkel 'A fine and meticulous biography . . . Dunaway has taken [Seeger's] materials and woven them into a detailed, interesting, and well-written narrative of a most fascinating life.” -American Music 'An extraordinary tale of an extraordinary man [that] will intrigue not only his legions of followers but everyone interested in one man's battles and victories.” -Chicago Sun-Times

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A Good American Family: The Red Scare and My Fa...
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Named a Best Book of 2019 by NPR and The Washington Post. In a riveting book with powerful resonance today, Pulitzer Prize–winning author David Maraniss captures the pervasive fear and paranoia that gripped America during the Red Scare of the 1950s through the chilling yet affirming story of his family’s ordeal, from blacklisting to vindication. Elliott Maraniss, David’s father, a WWII veteran who had commanded an all-black company in the Pacific, was spied on by the FBI, named as a communist by an informant, called before the House Un-American Activities Committee in 1952, fired from his newspaper job, and blacklisted for five years. Yet he never lost faith in America and emerged on the other side with his family and optimism intact. In a sweeping drama that moves from the Depression and Spanish Civil War to the HUAC hearings and end of the McCarthy era, Maraniss weaves his father’s story through the lives of his inquisitors and defenders as they struggle with the vital twentieth-century issues of race, fascism, communism, and first amendment freedoms. A Good American Family powerfully evokes the political dysfunctions of the 1950s while underscoring what it really means to be an American. It is an unsparing yet moving tribute from a brilliant writer to his father and the family he protected in dangerous times.

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How Can I Keep from Singing?: The Ballad of Pet...
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How Can I Keep from Singing? is the compelling story of how the son of a respectable Puritan family became a consummate performer and American rebel. Updated with new research and interviews, unpublished photographs, and thoughtful comments from Pete Seeger himself, this is an inside history of the man Carl Sandburg called 'America's Tuning Fork.” In the only biography on Seeger, David Dunaway parts the curtains on his life. Who is this rail-thin, eighty-eight-year-old with the five-string banjo, whose performances have touched millions of people for more than seven decades? Bob Dylan called him a saint. Joan Baez said, 'We all owe our careers to him.” But Seeger's considerable musical achievements were overshadowed by political controversy when he became perhaps the most blacklisted performer in American history. He was investigated for sedition, harassed by the FBI and the CIA, picketed, and literally stoned by conservative groups. Still, he sang. Today, Seeger remains an icon of conscience and culture, and his classic antiwar songs, sung by Bruce Springsteen and millions of others, live again in the movement against foreign wars. His life holds lessons for surviving repressive times and for turning to music to change the world. 'This biography is a beauty. It captures not only the life of the bard but the world of which he sings.” -Studs Terkel 'A fine and meticulous biography . . . Dunaway has taken [Seeger's] materials and woven them into a detailed, interesting, and well-written narrative of a most fascinating life.” -American Music 'An extraordinary tale of an extraordinary man [that] will intrigue not only his legions of followers but everyone interested in one man's battles and victories.” -Chicago Sun-Times

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