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Download Great American Essays Audiobook (Unabridged)

Extended Audio Sample Great American Essays (Unabridged) Audiobook, by Ralph Waldo Emerson
4.33 out of 54.33 out of 54.33 out of 54.33 out of 54.33 out of 5 4.33 (9 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson Narrator: Walter Zimmerman, Walter Covell, Jim Killavey Publisher: Jimcin Recordings Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2008 ISBN:
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Hear some of the greatest American essays ever written! This unabridged collection covers a multitude of subjects, including philosophy, politics, turkeys, and dogs.

It includes Ralph Waldo Emerson's Self-Reliance; Henry David Thoreau's Walking and Civil Disobedience; Mark Twain's Hunting the Deceitful Turkey; Benjamin's Franklin's Reply to a Begging Letter; and Thomas Paine's The American Crisis.

You'll also hear The Union and Its New Constitution by Alexander Hamilton; The Art of Publicity by P. T. Barnum; John Burroughs's A Life of Fear; Bradford Torry's A Short Month; Eugene Field's Other People's Dogs; and James Russell Lowell's Abraham Lincoln. Download and start listening now!

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Katie | 3/23/2011

    " Not a HUGE transcendentalist fan, but he didn't get so famous for nothing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 John | 4/11/2009

    " I don't agree with all his philosophies, but for the most part this is great writing. Almost every sentence a gem. "

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    " great works are timeless. sometimes the right book finds you at the right time and makes everything ok. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chris | 8/19/2008

    " Rereading this beast to prepare for reading Emerson's biography. Sooo excited in the dorkiest way possible. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 cindy | 6/27/2008

    " I love books like this. This runs along the same lines as Walden, and that is my all time favorite. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michael | 5/31/2008

    " It was alright but by the time I got to page three hundred I got sick of him. "

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    " Whenever I'm feeling like i need a little mental boost, i pick this book up and read. It challenges and inspires me in life. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 David | 9/23/2007

    " Almost certainly my desert island book. I first read Emerson in college and have returned to him more or less annually ever since. Returning again to him this past summer was an invigorating experience. Those new to Emerson should start with "The American Scholar." "

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About the Author
Author Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882) was a renowned lecturer and writer whose ideas on philosophy, religion, and literature influenced many writers, including Henry David Thoreau and Walt Whitman. After an undergraduate career at Harvard, he studied at Harvard Divinity School and became an ordained minister. He led the transcendentalist movement in America in the mid-nineteenth century. He is perhaps most well known for his publications Essays and Nature.