Fewer people than you may think have read or even heard of the Gettysburg Address. Fewer still have read or heard of the Emancipation Proclamation or Pericles Funeral Oration, including many teachers and academics. If you're looking to get an A - or if you're just curious - this audio will put you ahead of the class!
This audiobook has 14 tracks:
1. Introduction. 2. The Civil War: 1861-1865. 3. Surrender at McLean House in Appomattox Court House, Virginia: 1865. 4. Lincoln and His Life. 5. Gettysburg Address: Occasion and Purpose. 6. Reading of the Gettysburg Address: 1863. 7. Model for the Gettysburg Address: Pericles and His Funeral Oration. 8. Thucydides the Source: ca.460 BC to ca. 395 BC. 9. Reading the Pericles Funeral Oration: 431 BC. 10. Reading the Emancipation Proclamation: 1863. 11. Martin Luther King's Comments from his "I Have a Dream" Speech: 1963. 12. Martin Luther King & His Life: 1929-1968. 13. Simply Notes.
The author provides three readings: Gettysburg Address itself; the related Emancipation Proclamation; and Pericles Funeral Oration, which the Gettysburg Address was based upon. The author gives a brief review of the times; the Civil War; the surrender at a private home that most think was a court house; a review of Lincoln's life; analysis of Thucydides, who provided the transcript of Pericles Funeral Oration; Martin Luther King's choice to give his "I Have a Dream" speech at the Lincoln Memorial on the 100th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address; and an analysis of his life, which brought the Gettysburg Address into the 20th century. Finally, there are additional notes and discussion topics for students, teachers, and all of us. This is a must listen for Americana followers as well as all Americans interested in our history.
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CONCORD – A Lincoln, Mass., couple swindled investors in their New Hampshire company out of some $1.6 million, a federal judge has ruled. In a ruling Monday, U.S. District Court Judge Steven McAuliffe reduced a jury's $2.9 million verdict to $1.6 million, but his ruling suggests the case might best have been handled by federal prosecutors. "This case arises out of a business operation that had all the earmarks of an old-fashioned investment scam," McAuliffe wrote. No criminal charges have been filed, however, against the couple who McAuliffe said perpetrated the scam, Christina and Deaver Brown of Lincoln, so far as The Telegraph was able to find. McAuliffe's ruling arose out of the Chapter 7 bankruptcy case of Simply Media Inc. of Campton. The corporation filed for bankruptcy in 2006, purporting to have no assets whatsoever, according to court records.
The Browns have been found responsible for similar conduct before, involving a former Massachusetts company, CD Titles Inc., court records show. CD Titles Inc. filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in Massachusetts in 1998, and the case was finally closed in 2005, court records show. David Schmerin of Las Vegas, and his company, Wrightwood Laboratories, sued CD Titles in 1998, and won a judgment against the company in Suffolk County Superior Court in Massachusetts, but Schmerin said Tuesday that collecting has been another battle. "He'll shut down a company and start up another one," Schmerin said of Deaver Brown. "There is no stopping this man."