Twenty-Six Seconds: A Personal History of the Zapruder Film [Audiobook]

Twenty-Six Seconds: A Personal History of the Zapruder Film [Audiobook]
Twenty-Six Seconds: A Personal History of the Zapruder Film [Audiobook] by Alexandra Zapruder, read by the Author
2016 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 14 hrs 10 mins | 389.68MB

The moving untold family story behind Abraham Zapruder's film footage of the Kennedy assassination and its lasting impact on our world.

Abraham Zapruder didn't know when he began filming President Kennedy's motorcade on November 22, 1963, that his home movie would change not only his family's life but American culture and history as well. Now his granddaughter tells the whole story of the Zapruder film for the first time. With the help of personal family records, previously sealed archival sources, and interviews, she traces the film's complex journey through history, considering its impact on her family and the public realms of the media, courts, federal government, and the arts community. Part biography, part family history, and part historical narrative, Zapruder tells how 26 seconds of film changed a family and raised some of the most important social, cultural, and moral questions of our time.

A Massacre in Memphis: The Race Riot That Shook the Nation One Year After the Civil War [Audiobook]

A Massacre in Memphis: The Race Riot That Shook the Nation One Year After the Civil War [Audiobook]
A Massacre in Memphis: The Race Riot That Shook the Nation One Year After the Civil War [Audiobook] by Stephen V Ash, read by Michael Butler Murray
2013 | M4B@64 kbps + EPUB | 7 hrs 49 mins | 213.37MB

An unprecedented account of one of the bloodiest and most significant racial clashes in American history

In May 1866, just a year after the Civil War ended, Memphis erupted in a three-day spasm of racial violence that saw whites rampage through the city's black neighborhoods. By the time the fires consuming black churches and schools were put out, forty-six freed people had been murdered. Congress, furious at this and other evidence of white resistance in the conquered South, launched what is now called Radical Reconstruction, policies to ensure the freedom of the region's four million blacks - and one of the most remarkable experiments in American history.

Stephen V. Ash's A Massacre in Memphis is a portrait of a Southern city that opens an entirely new view onto the Civil War and its aftermath. A momentous national event, the riot is also remarkable for being "one of the best-documented episodes of the American nineteenth century." Yet Ash is the first to mine the sources available to full effect.

Bringing postwar Memphis to vivid life, he takes us among newly arrived Yankees, former Rebels, boisterous Irish immigrants, and striving freed people, and shows how Americans of the period worked, prayed, expressed their politics, and imagined the future. And how they died: Ash's harrowing and profoundly moving present-tense narration of the riot has the immediacy of the best journalism.

Told with nuance, grace, and a quiet moral passion, A Massacre in Memphis is Civil War-era history like no other.

Stories From the Secret War: CIA Special Ops in Laos [Audiobook]

Stories From the Secret War: CIA Special Ops in Laos [Audiobook]
Stories From the Secret War: CIA Special Ops in Laos [Audiobook] by Terrence M Burke, read by Michael Pearl
2013 | M4B@64 kbps | 3 hrs 52 mins | 105.5MB
In 1962, the International Geneva Accords declared Laos to be neutral and generally restricted from foreign interference and foreign troops. Thus began the CIA's secret war in Laos, led by a handful of CIA paramilitary officers in the mountains of Laos against North Vietnamese and Lao Communist forces. One of those secret warriors, CIA Silver Star recipient Terrence Burke, gives a vivid account of primitive guerrilla warfare that eventually led to an attempt by the North Vietnamese to capture him. Burke's stories of that war are of gritty and often deadly hit and run tactics against the North Vietnamese, attempted rescues of downed pilots, and daily survival far from American support.
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