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Librivox: Plunkitt of Tammany Hall by Plunkitt, George Washington show

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"I seen my opportunities and I took 'em.", George Washington Plunkitt of Tamminy Hall. There's good graft and bad graft according to Plunkitt. Listen to this candid discourse from a 19th century politician, and decide for yourself if things have changed. (Summary by Mike Vendetti)

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Librivox: Comédie Humaine, La : Les Comédiens sans le savoir by Balzac, Honoré de show

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Sylvestre Palafox-Castel-Gazonnal, dit Gazonnal, « monte » à Paris pour régler un procès qui l’oppose au préfet de son département, les Pyrénées-Orientales, et qui a été transféré au Conseil d'État. Les aventures du personnage principal sont prétexte à la présentation d’une galerie de portraits balzaciens qui vont de la « lorette » (le rat d’Opéra Ninette), au directeur de journal (Théodore Gaillard), du concierge Ravenouillet à la marchande à la toilette (Madame Nourrisson). (Résumé par Wikipédia)

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Librivox: Secret of Dreams, The by Raizizun, Yacki show

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A guide to different kinds of dreams, their meanings, and how they influence our waking lives. (Summary by Andrea Fiore)

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Librivox: Holy War, The by Bunyan, John show

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The Holy War is perhaps John Bunyan's second most popular work, after The Pilgrim's Progress. It tells the story of afierce battle to take control of a city from its rightful ruler. (Summary by Thadine)

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Librivox: Garland for Girls, A by Alcott, Louisa May show

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"These stories were written for my own amusement during a period of enforced seclusion. The flowers which were my solace and pleasure suggested titles for the tales and gave an interest to the work. If my girls find a little beauty or sunshine in these common blossoms, their old friend will not have made her Garland in vain." - L.M. Alcott, September, 1887

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Librivox: Paddeltje, de scheepsjongen van Michiel de Ruijter by Been, Johan show

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De avonturen van Klaas Ariensze, bijgenaamd Paddeltje, scheepsjongen van Michiel de Ruijter. Na een eerste tocht als scheepsjongen, moet Paddeltje van zijn schipper op een speciale manier het recht verdienen om opnieuw mee te mogen varen als scheepsjongen. Later wordt hij in Noord-Afrika ontvoerd door een bende zeerovers, onder leiding van de beruchte zeeroverkapitein Il Tigretto. Hoe kan hij ontsnappen? Een klassieker uit de Nederlandse jeugdliteratuur.

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Librivox: Last Trail, The by Grey, Zane show

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Return with us to those thrilling days of yesteryear as Mike Vendetti narrates this early Zane Grey novel of hardy pioneers taming the wild west. Yes, despite the difficult times, romance flourishes and the bad guys are eliminated almost single handedly as our heroes Jonathan Zane and his sidekick Lew “Deathwind” Wetzel fight their way through mud, blood, gore, savage Indians, and despicable outlaws, to make the land safe for pioneer families as they settle the wild west. Summary by Mike Vendetti.

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Librivox: Tiny Story Book by Anonymous show

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Short and sweet stories for children. (Summary by Dr. Heather A. D. Mbaye)

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Librivox: Critique of Practical Reason, The by Kant, Immanuel show

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The Critique of Practical Reason ( Kritik der praktischen Vernunft ) is the second of Immanuel Kant's three critiques, first published in 1788. It follows on from his Critique of Pure Reason and deals with his moral philosophy. The second Critique exercised a decisive influence over the subsequent development of the field of ethics and moral philosophy, becoming the principle reference point for ethical systems that focus on the rightness or wrongness of actions themselves, as opposed to the rightness or wrongness of the consequences of those actions. Subsequently termed “deontological ethics”, Kant’s ethical system also laid the groundwork of moral absolutism, the belief that there are absolute standards against which moral questions can be judged, and that certain actions are right or wrong, devoid of the context of the act. (Summary by Wikipedia and Ticktockman)

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Librivox: South Pole, The by Amundsen, Roald show

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In contrast to Scott's South Pole expedition, Amundsen's expedition benefited from good equipment, appropriate clothing, and a fundamentally different primary task (Amundsen did no surveying on his route south and is known to have taken only two photographs) Amundsen had a better understanding of dogs and their handling, and he used of skis more effectively. He pioneered an entirely new route to the Pole and they returned. In Amundsen's own words: "Victory awaits him who has everything in order -- luck, people call it. Defeat is certain for him who has neglected to take the necessary precautions in time; this is called bad luck." Short accounts by other members of the party are appended. (Summary adapted from Wikipedia by Karen Merline.)

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