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  • New audiobook release: The Use of Knowledge in Society, by Friedrich Hayek

    06/25/2024 11:22:45 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 7 replies
    Hauling in a big fish here folks. Today, the audiobook release has been completed for Friedrich Hayek's intellectual essay The Use of Knowledge in Society, which can be downloaded here: https://librivox.org/the-use-of-knowledge-in-society-by-friedrich-hayek/I have a lot of goals I wish to accomplish, but seeing the completion of this Hayek book as well as the Mises book that should be done soon, brings our Librivox books into view of a much more diverse crowd of consumers and that has a lot of value. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Use_of_Knowledge_in_SocietyI am so happy and excited that this has been completed and is now available, I can't wait to go...
  • New audiobook release: The Capture of Fort William and Mary

    06/04/2024 7:03:21 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 12 replies
    We have an amendment, the Second Amendment, because in part when the colonists had no say in how their own societies should be run and what they wanted most was self-government, Britain though it a good idea to confiscate. Mostly the confiscation centered around gunpowder, but there were along with it plots and schemes to take away actual weapons such as guns and cannons. Today we have the story of The Capture of Fort William and Mary, which details a unique and fun chapter in pre-U.S. history in which the colonists said we are going to disarm you before you...
  • New audiobook release: A Narrative of Colonel Ethan Allen's Captivity

    05/26/2024 6:48:17 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 8 replies
    In life, sometimes things just drop into your lap. This is one of those times. Today I am very happy to announce the full release of Major General Ethan Allen's work A Narrative of Colonel Ethan Allen's CaptivityWhat is cool about this is that it is a solo work, meaning it is IMHO higher quality and easier to follow. Moreover, most of my personal efforts to try to recruit others have admittedly been a failure. But this one, it was just some random person who I don't have any association with saw it and recorded it. From my view, its...
  • New audiobook release: The Life of Frederick William von Steuben

    The Life of Frederick William Von Steuben: Major General in the Revolutionary Army - tells the story of Baron Steuben, who had been an officer in the Prussian army. Considered one of the fathers of the United States Army, he had a leading role in improving the Continental Army during the American Revolution and turning them into a professional fighting force. https://librivox.org/the-life-of-frederick-william-von-steuben-by-friedrich-kapp/
  • New audiobook release: America's Retreat from Victory; The Story of George Catlett Marshall, by Sen. Joe McCarthy

    02/13/2024 6:58:57 AM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 47 replies
    PGA Weblog ^ | 2024-02-12
    Today, with great enthusiasm I can let everybody know that the audiobook recording for America's Retreat from Victory; The Story of George Catlett Marshall, by Senator Joseph McCarthy, (as of yesterday) has been completed! It is high quality, great care was put into its creation, and since this is a free and open source item I would encourage all to give this to as many people as you can think of. If you have X/Twitter, Facebook, email, snail mail, whatever you have. Make sure you give it to others. What astounds me is how quickly this was strong-armed to completion....
  • If there was a free, public domain audio book written by Joseph McCarthy, would you listen to it?

    12/30/2023 9:21:40 AM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 47 replies
    "If there was a free, public domain audio book written by Joseph McCarthy, would you be interested in listening to it?" Just as the question states. Senator Joseph McCarthy wrote several books, what if one or many of them were recorded as open source public domain audio books and given away for/to everybody? Would you be interested in listening and learning from them? Would you share it with others? I'm just curious what people say to this.
  • New audiobook release: The American Newspaper

    11/29/2023 7:37:13 AM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 7 replies
    After a much longer delay than I hoped would happen, I am very happy to say that Will Irwin's The American Newspaper is now available as a public domain audio book. For those of you who have strong feelings against media bias, this one is one you will not want to overlook. It's also a short work. There are only 15 segments, and the average runtime for each segment is often times in the 20-25 minute range making it both easy and quick to consume. Irwin properly frames how media use their power for political ends, and how their power...
  • New audiobook release: Reflections on the rise, progress, and probable consequences of the present contentions with the colonies

    10/26/2023 10:01:58 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 20 replies
    § 11. Can the Americans with a good grace complain of tyranny in the mother country for imposing an easy and inconsiderable tax, whilst they themselves are rioting on the labour of thousand of their species, torn from their dearest relations and doomed to abject and perpetual slavery?In answer to this objection, it may be asked, where did this infamous commerce orginate? Where is it still carried on with all the eagerness which avarice can inspire? Where, but in England? By what means can it be abolished? Surely by that power alone, which America acknowledges the parent state, may juftly...
  • New audiobook release: Benjamin Franklin (biography)

    10/22/2023 11:47:03 PM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 15 replies
    PGA Weblog ^ | 10/23
    I happened to notice that a biography of Benjamin Franklin was produced and published at Librivox. Thought you all might enjoy this. Benjamin Franklin, Robin McKown (1907 - 1975)This biography of Franklin was written for young people, but can be enjoyed by anyone. The author Robin McKown, is known for her young adult historical fiction and historical biographies. - Summary by Ciufi GaleazziThis audiobook is a solo, which means it is of a much higher quality than group books and yes, this reader did a fantastic job. However, it's free and open source so I would encourage you to give...
  • New audiobook release: The Life and Times of Joseph Warren

    10/13/2023 10:37:59 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 16 replies
    Happy Friday! What has just happened, I don't have the words to fully convey my excitement about this. This morning the biography written by Richard Frothingham, Jr. about General Joseph Warren has been completed and published! Life and Times of Joseph Warren The summary is as follows:Joseph Warren was one of the popular leaders of Boston during the early stage of the American Revolution. He grasped its basis idea of civil freedom, and aimed to impress on the public mind its dignity and glory. By ten years of devotion to the patriot cause, he rose to be the head of...
  • New audiobook release: An Historical Research Respecting the Opinions of the Founders of the Republic on Negroes

    08/04/2023 4:38:50 PM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 304 replies
    Librivox ^ | 8/4/23
    If the contents of The 1619 Project are getting under your skin, here's a new audiobook for you. Nothing else need be said, book speaks for itself. An Historical Research Respecting the Opinions of the Founders of the Republic on Negroes as Slaves, as Citizens, and as Soldiers, by George LivermoreBook summary: Collects the speeches, writings, public statements and legislative acts of the Founding Fathers and Framers of the United States against slavery. (Summary by progressingamerica)
  • The Life of Columbus

    05/27/2023 8:25:56 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 9 replies
    Librivox ^ | Sir Arthur Helps
    A factual account of the life of Christopher Columbus, from his early years, through discoveries in the New World, to his death in 1506.
  • The American Crisis aka "The Crisis" (audio)

    04/04/2023 7:19:10 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 1 replies
    librivox ^ | 2014-06-10 | Thomas Paine
    A 13 pamphlet series by 18th century Enlightenment philosopher/author Thomas Paine, published between 1776 to 1783 during and immediately following the American Revolution, gathered into one volume in 1882 by Moncure D. Conway. Each essay, plus 2 inserts, bolstered the morale of the American colonists to fight hard for their independence, appealed to the English to support the colonist's cause, clarified the issues at stake, and denounced any type of negotiated peace. Replete with quotable quotes, the first pamphlet, Crisis I, begins with the now-familiar words "THESE are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine...
  • Audiobook Sales Up for 10th Straight Year

    03/04/2023 9:11:22 AM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 6 replies
    Bookriot News ^ | Jun 8, 2022
    Publishers have reported that audiobook sales are up for the 10th straight year. Details of the increase come from the Audio Publishers Association’s (APA) Sales Survey conducted by InterQ. The survey shows how audiobook revenue in 2021 was $1.6 billion, marking a 25% increase and the tenth straight year of double digit growth. There were around 74,000 audiobooks sold in 2021, which is 6% more than in 2020.
  • New audiobook release: Children's book of patriotic stories: The spirit of '76 by Dickinson and Dickinson

    03/03/2023 1:16:05 PM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 1 replies
    Just released: Children's book of patriotic stories: The spirit of '76 by Dickinson and Dickinson is a book that should be helpful for those of you working in the field of homeschooling. textNote: I was not involved in any aspect of the nomination nor creation of this audiobook. I just know who benefits most from it's creation.
  • New audiobook release: Anti-slavery in America from the Introduction of African Slaves to the Prohibition of the Slave Trade (1619-1808)

    01/02/2023 10:08:35 AM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 15 replies
    This is super simple. In our ongoing struggle against the New York Times' 1619 Project, how valuable is a free/open source audiobook that highlights American abolitionism, going back to 1619, with 1619 in the title? Enjoy! Text in the link for those who prefer to read the words than to listen to an audio book presentation. Anti-slavery in America from the Introduction of African Slaves to the Prohibition of the Slave Trade (1619-1808)I've done the heavy lifting. The only question now is - will conservatives actually listen?(or read) American history gives us the upper hand against the progressives. Our Founding...
  • Which Founding Father is the most popular who isn't George Washington, isn't Benamin Franklin, isn't Thomas Jefferson, and isn't George Washington?

    08/22/2022 6:07:14 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 134 replies
    Something amazing has happened. Many posts ago, I told people that Yes, I am open to taking requests for free open source audiobook production and I meant it. I would be curious to know any directions people would like to go - of course, I have my own goals and a much greater lack of manpower than anybody can know. But there's plenty of room for overlap, and that post will never have an expiration date. But there has been a change recently, and most importantly, the reverse has come true. I've been in contact with someone, and after many...
  • New audiobook release: What is Industrial Democracy?

    11/27/2022 9:20:28 AM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 18 replies
    PGA Weblog ^ | 11/27/22
    As 2022 comes to a close, several audiobooks are all coming together around the same time. The latest is a little pamphlet written by Norman Thomas titled ""What is Industrial Democracy?Now why did I record this book? Norman Thomas is a socialist, not a progressive - and even, in this little work, he takes the time to swipe at the progressives. So what gives? Let's start with two things we all know and can easily prove in 15 seconds, and let's look at how those things are connected. First, nobody would dare call Theodore Roosevelt a socialist. But we have...
  • Woodward releasing audiobook with hours of Trump interviews

    10/18/2022 9:18:46 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/18/2022 | DOMINICK MASTRANGELO
    Veteran journalist Bob Woodward is releasing a new audiobook which contains eight hours of audio recordings from his conversations with former President Trump over a four year period. The audiobook, portions of which were shared with CNN, is titled “The Trump Tapes” and will be released Oct. 25. The book will contain recordings of interviews Woodward conducted with Trump during his presidency from 2016 to 2020.
  • The damage we did, and how we fixed it, and a bright conclusion

    10/05/2022 9:54:09 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 7 replies
    In pursuing goals, sometimes you step on landmines. I'd like to give you a little back story. I recently announced the completion of a new audiobook, The History of the Fabian Society, but this time this audiobook was not completed by myself, but by a friend of mine who has also taken to recording audiobooks with a more conservative-interested focus. One of the biggest, if not the biggest problem of all that we face is information availability. Everywhere you turn, information is withheld and omitted. By making these works into audio, what we are doing is making the information into...