My Sixty Years on the Plains: Trapping, Trading, and Indian Fighting [Audiobook]
04 April 2018, 07:48
2018 | MP3@64 kbps | 5 hrs 5 mins | 140.54MB
In 1842, following the doctor's orders for a change of climate, William Thomas Hamilton found himself accompanying a party of trappers on a yearlong expedition. Heading into the wild, Hamilton would prove himself to be a fast learner, as adept with a firearm as with sign language: this early experience would be the making of him. As the 19th century progressed, along with many other trappers, Hamilton found himself drawn into the Indian Wars brought about by territorial expansion.
Exploring, trapping, trading, and fighting, Hamilton shows how every aspect of a mountain man's life relied on his wits and knowledge in order survive the inhospitable environments.
First published in 1905, when the experiences of such pushing, adventurous, and fearless men were becoming a thing of the past, Hamilton's unassuming memoir relates an extraordinary life in a disappearing American West.
The Final Race: The Incredible World War II Story of the Olympian Who Inspired Chariots of Fire [Audiobook]
03 April 2018, 11:45
2018 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 7 hrs 29 mins | 206.3MB
On July 19, 1924, Eric Liddell was on top of the world.
He was the most famous Briton at the time, having just won the gold in the Olympic 400-meter race. The story of that race - and the one he didn't run - was told in the popular movie classic Chariots of Fire.
But what most of us don't know is what became of Eric Liddell in the years after the credits rolled.
As the storm clouds of World War II rolled in, Eric Liddell had already made decisions in his life that gave him the resilience to stand tall while others fell into despair. His strength of character led him to choose an uncertain future in China during World War II to continue helping the Chinese. He lived purposefully, even as his world crumbled and he experienced the horror and deprivations of a Japanese internment camp.
Eric's story is a story of hope in the face of uncertainty, resilience in the face of unspeakable odds, and an inspiring vision of what life means, even when the final hour comes.
My American Dream: A Life of Love, Family, and Food [Audiobook]
03 April 2018, 11:42
2018 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 12 hrs 51 mins | 353.85MB
From the best-selling cookbook author, beloved and award-winning television personality, and hugely successful restaurateur - a heartwarming, emotional, revelatory memoir told with all her hallmark warmth and gusto.
Lidia's story begins with her upbringing in Pula, a formerly Italian city turned Yugoslavian under Tito's communist regime. She enjoys a childhood surrounded by love and security - despite the family's poverty - learning everything about Italian cooking from her beloved grandmother, Nonna Rosa. When the communist regime begins investigating the family, they flee to Trieste, Italy, where they spend two years in a refugee camp waiting for visas to enter the United States - an experience that will shape Lidia for the rest of her life.
At age 12, Lidia starts a new life in New York. She soon begins working in restaurants as a young teenager, the first step toward the creation of her own American dream. And she tells in great, vivid detail the fulfillment of that dream: her close-knit family, her dedication and endless passion for food that ultimately leads to multiple restaurants, many cookbooks, and 20 years on public television as the host of her own cooking show. An absolute must-have for the millions of Lidia fans.