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  • The Columbian Orator, audiobook edition

    08/26/2016 8:42:14 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 1 replies
    Normally I wait until I am fully complete with an audiobook before announcing it here, but I am handling this one a little differently. For my next audiobook, I am not doing a solo read. It is a group project on Librivox instead. So if you are interested, feel free to join in and take a section. The book has over 80 sections, so most are not more than 1-3 pages long. The Columbian Orator, first published in 1797, is a great book for anybody interested in the culture of early America. It contains speeches from Founders such as Franklin,...
  • The Youth of Washington: Told in the Form of an Autobiography (new release)

    02/17/2022 6:28:22 AM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 1 replies
    Librivox ^ | 2022-02-16 / 1904
    Departing from the usual third person narratives of biographies, this account is told in the first person as the reminiscences of a now retired George Washington. Reflecting on his days as a youth, he relates his family history, education, and military life up to the age of about 26 when he was a colonel. Naturally the author takes much liberty in filling in the details of Washington’s life, but largely remains true to history and the spirit of the man. The result is an engaging story that flows naturally, entertaining as it informs.
  • The Federalist Papers (version 2) free open source audiobook

    04/21/2022 6:35:08 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 18 replies
    “The Federalist Papers” are a collection of 85 linked essays that explain the construction of the U.S. government and why it was built that way. The Papers are regarded as the best pipeline into understanding the U.S. Constitution and the founding principles of the government it would establish. I have endeavored here to present these essays, not as articles in a newspaper, but as you might have experienced them if you had sat in a comfortable tavern with a tankard in hand, and listened while these ardent men ranged in front of a friendly fireplace as they attempted to convince...
  • Memoir, Correspondence and Miscellanies, Volume I, from the papers of Thomas Jefferson

    07/13/2022 12:05:39 PM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 5 replies
    Librivox ^ | 2022-03-22
    This is the first volume of Thomas Jefferson's public and private writings edited and compiled by his oldest grandson Thomas Jefferson Randolph and published three years after the president's death. There are a total of four volumes in Randolph's set. Summary by Joel Kindrick.
  • New audiobook release: The History of the Fabian Society (FReeper audiobook)

    09/28/2022 7:50:09 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 16 replies
    Librivox ^ | 9/27/2022
    The audiobook for the 1916 book The History of the Fabian Society is now complete. Full disclosure - this isn't my voice. Yes! those of you who know, I've been recording free open source public domain audiobooks for years now in order to bring content to a conservative audience who realizes the natural advantage that history brings for us. So why not leverage it? Why let an advantage go to waste? To that end, I had a conversation with a gentleman some time ago, we discussed potential works, and long story short he put in the work and produced this...
  • 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...
  • 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 · 45 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....
  • 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...
  • Of Plimoth Plantation, Librivox audio book

    11/25/2023 8:04:22 AM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 5 replies
    PGA Weblog ^ | 11/25/23
    I hope that everybody had a Happy Thanksgiving this week. My plan for this week had been to go ahead and begin a new collaborative audiobook about Governor William Bradford's chronicle of the early years at Plymouth Plantation. But little did I know, it's been complete since 2010! It just had a different name because someone "translated" it into a more common vernacular. There really are already some great works at Librivox to help contribute to a more educated populace. This work is a solo work, and it's fantastically read. This would be well worth paying for, but the fact...
  • 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 · 14 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: History of the Rise, Progress and Termination of the American Revolution Vol. 1, by Mercy Otis Warren

    08/21/2023 2:51:17 PM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 7 replies
    PGA Weblog ^ | 8/21/2023
    Two completed audio books in one month, its so exciting. A contemporary three-volume history of the American Revolution written with an Enlightenment tone that covers the background of the era spanning the crisis caused by the Stamp Act in 1765 to the closing of the establishment of the Constitution in 1789. Warren's book carries a strong Republican viewpoint as she comprehensively guides the reader through the events as they unfolded around her. - Summary by progressingamerica https://librivox.org/history-of-the-rise-progress-and-termination-of-the-american-revolution-vol-1-by-mercy-otis-warren/The schools want to teach your kids falsehoods about the American Revolution. (In some instances, schools will ignore American history in total) With this,...
  • 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...
  • The Law, by Frédéric Bastiat (Audio)

    05/22/2021 8:50:21 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 8 replies
    LibriVox ^ | 2020-07-02
    "The law perverted! The law—and, in its wake, all the collective forces of the nation. The law, I say, not only diverted from its proper direction, but made to pursue one entirely contrary! The law becomes the tool of every kind of avarice, instead of being its check! The law guilty of that very inequity which it was its mission to punish! Truly, this is a serious fact, if it exists, and one to which I feel bound to call the attention of my fellow-citizens." —Frédéric Bastiat Genre(s): Law, Political Science Language: English
  • "The Real Constitution, and its real enemies" Rectifying the attack on our Constitution

    03/24/2022 1:31:46 AM PDT · by Loud Mime · 24 replies
    FreeRepublic Book Club ^ | 1/22/2022 | Steven Maikoski, Author
    From the Book: "The Democrats are fundamentally transforming our nation by using a plan that is so clever that the conservatives do not recognize their compliance with the poisonous design. Their tactic is brilliant. They have us arguing over the political left and right, conservative versus liberal, tolerance, intolerance, rights, race, civil rights or privileges, benefits and fairness while they engage in a continual drone that we are a democracy instead of a republic. The bickering has directed our attention to party politics instead of working from our constitutional foundation, which is allowing our government’s decay into fascism, communism, or...