Death of a King: The Real Story of Dr Martin Luther King Jr's Final Year [Audiobook]

Death of a King: The Real Story of Dr Martin Luther King Jr's Final Year [Audiobook]
Death of a King: The Real Story of Dr Martin Luther King Jr's Final Year [Audiobook] by Tavis Smiley, David Ritz, read by Tavis Smiley
2015 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 6 hrs 15 mins | 179.29MB

A revealing and dramatic chronicle of the 12 months leading up to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s assassination.

Martin Luther King, Jr. died in one of the most shocking assassinations the world has known, but little is remembered about the life he led in his final year. New York Times best-selling author and award-winning broadcaster Tavis Smiley recounts the final 365 days of King's life, revealing the minister's trials and tribulations - denunciations by the press, rejection from the president, dismissal by the country's black middle class and militants, assaults on his character, ideology, and political tactics, to name a few - all of which he had to rise above in order to lead and address the racism, poverty, and militarism that threatened to destroy our democracy.

Smiley's Death of a King paints a portrait of a leader and visionary in a narrative different from all that have come before. Here is an exceptional glimpse into King's life - one that adds both nuance and gravitas to his legacy as an American hero.

The Fight: A Secret Service Agent's Inside Account of Security Failings and the Political Machine [Audiobook]

The Fight: A Secret Service Agent's Inside Account of Security Failings and the Political Machine [Audiobook]
The Fight: A Secret Service Agent's Inside Account of Security Failings and the Political Machine [Audiobook] by Dan Bongino, read by the Author
2016 | MP3@64 kbps | 6 hrs 11 mins | 175.99MB

In The Fight, Dan Bongino picks up the story where his New York Times best-selling book Life Inside the Bubble ends to tackle current political and security issues and offer new solutions. From Hillary's emails to the security failings at the White House (including the drone crash and the fence jumper); from Charlie Hebdo to Bowe Bergdahl - the author examines how our current administration has allowed our security efforts to lapse both at home and abroad. He also offers solutions to the growing terrorist threat and how we can protect American citizens while also deconstructing what's wrong with our political process and what his experience running for office has taught him.

As a former member of the elite Presidential Protection Division who served three presidents, Bongino is uniquely qualified to provide a view from behind the curtain to warn listeners about the political system that is failing them and the security future that won't protect them. The majority of Americans come into contact with security only when they fly or enter their workplaces. They are rarely able to become acquainted with the politicians they know from robo-calls and TV ads. Bongino has experienced the inner workings of the national security apparatus and the failed political theater that we all feel but rarely understand. Using a mix of current events, an insider's analysis, and tales from his time protecting the president, he shows where clear and foreseeable leadership failures from our current administration led to grave consequences. From a broken political process to a president who consistently misreads the American people, he shows us where America has gone wrong and how we can fight back.

Smokin' Joe: The Autobiography of a Heavyweight Champion of the World [Audiobook]

Smokin' Joe: The Autobiography of a Heavyweight Champion of the World [Audiobook]
Smokin' Joe: The Autobiography of a Heavyweight Champion of the World [Audiobook] by Joe Frazier, Phil Berger, read by Bill Andrew Quinn
2013 | MP3@64 kbps | 8 hrs 39 mins | 254.1MB

When boxing was bold, bright, and glamorous and the fights were the hottest sporting events of the year, Joe Frazier was king as the Heavyweight Champion of the World. From 1970 to 1973 he reigned. With a career record of 32-4-1 with twenty-seven knockouts and an Olympic gold medal, Frazier leaves little question that he was one of the greatest fighters of all time.

Well-known, loved, and revered as a gentleman and a fierce competitor in the ring, Joe Frazier speaks his mind in Smokin' Joe - about growing up poor and fighting in the first $2.5million bout; about the early days of his friendship with Muhammad Ali and how their relationship changed; and about the often corrupt world of boxing and what really went on inside and outside the ring.

Personable, good-natured, and funny, Frazier's story is a real delight.

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