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History


Class Action: The Story of Lois Jensen and the Landmark Case That Changed Sexual Harassment Law CBA 7439

by Clara Bingham and Laura Leedy Gangsler. Narrated by Eileen Gruhn.

5 cassettes.

In the coldest reaches of northern Minnesota, a group of women endured a shocking degree of sexual harassment until one of them stepped forward and sued the company that had turned a blind eye to their pleas for help. 1964.


Rodeo Queens and the American Dream CBA 7499

by Joan Burbick. Narrated by Chris Galloway.

3 cassettes. 7 hours. Available for download.

Stories of the fulfilled dreams and lost hopes of rodeo women reveal the tenacity of the myth of the American West, a place of muscled men, golden-haired women, relentless beauty, and tragic limits. 2002.


First Strike: TWA Flight 800 and the Attack on America CBA 7573

by Jack Cashill and James Sanders. Narrated by Mary Schlosser.

5 cassettes.

Examines the July 17, 1996, downing of Flight 800 in New York and problems with the federal government’s investigation. 2003.

The Trial of Henry Kissinger CBA 7330

by Christopher Hitchens. Narrated by Robert Phillips.

3 cassettes.

A book accusing former Secretary of State and National Security Advisor Henry Kissinger of involvement in numerous war crimes, including secret carpet bombings, kidnappings, and assassinations, beginning with the derailment of the 1968 Paris peace talks. 2001.

Spirited Americans: A Commentary on America’s Optimists - From the Puritans to the Cyber-Century CBA 7248

by A.E. Jeffcoat. Narrated by Eileen Gruhn.

5 cassettes.

A survey examining the heritage of optimism and hope in American history. Asserts that the nation has lost the moral bearings resting on religion and freedom, and that diminished respect for the moral authority of families, schools, law, and religion has taken its toll. 2000.


The Last Ridge: The Epic Story of the U.S. Army's 10th Mountain Division and the Assault on Hitler's Europe CBA 7594

by McKay Jenkins. Narrated by Jacky Kennedy.

6 cassettes.

In the winter of 1939-40, an amateur skier convinced the United States Army to let him recruit an extraordinary assortment of European expatriates, wealthy ski bums, mountaineers, and thrill-seekers and form them into a unique band of Alpine soldiers. 2003.


Petroglyphs: Ancient Language/Sacred Art CBA 7240

by Sabra Moore. Narrated by George Oliver.

2 cassettes.

Describes ancient native art from all regions of the North American continent, providing information on the location, the culture, and what is known of the meaning. 1998.

Left for Dead: A Young Man’s Search for Justice for the U.S.S. Indianapolis CBA 7746

by Pete Nelson. Narrated by Mary Schlosser.

3 cassettes.

Recalls the sinking of the U.S.S. Indianapolis at the end of World War II, the U.S. Navy's cover-up and court martial of the ship's captain, and how a young boy helped the survivors set the record straight fifty-five years later. 2002.

Rain of Tears [#4, Thunder Over the Ochoco] CBA 7123

by Gale Ontko. Narrated by Carol Simon.

7 cassettes.

Covers the history of Central Oregon from 1866 to 1879, including the Bannock War, sparked by tensions between the Shoshoni and ranchers. 1998.


Skunk Works CBA 7254

by Ben Rich and Leo Janos. Narrated by Floyd Hutton.

5 cassettes.

The story of America's most secret and successful aerospace operation, Lockheed's Skunk Works, and the scientists and engineers who made it happen. 1994.


America Reborn: A Twentieth-Century Narrative in Twenty-Six Lives CBA 7639

by Martin Walker. Narrated by John Nadeau.

8 cassettes.

A history of the last century through the accomplishments of Martin Luther King, Jr., Franklin Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, Babe Ruth, Katharine Hepburn, and others. 2000.


Boots on the Ground: A Month with the 82nd Airborne in the Battle for Iraq CBA 7638

by Karl Zinsmeister. Narrated by Jacky Kennedy.

2 cassettes.

Embedded correspondent for The National Review’s account of a month with the Army’s 82nd Airborne Division during the war in Iraq. 2003.


Humor


Don’t Jump! The Northwest Winter Blues Survival Guide CBA 7694

by Novella Carpenter and Traci Vogel. Narrated by Mary Schlosser.

2 cassettes.

Offers tips and humor to help beat the winter blues. 2000.

Tales from Rhapsody Home, or, What They Don’t Tell You about Senior Living CBA 7481

by John Gould. Narrated by Lynn Rodgers.

2 cassettes.

When a feisty nonagenarian must take up residence in an assisted-living facility, he finds there are at least four things he can still do: move, die, get over it - or write about it. 2000.


Back to the Damn Soil CBA 7420

by Mary Gubser. Narrated by Alis Parris.

2 cassettes.

Humorous tale of the Oklahoma prairie homefront during World War II, as the women try to cope with farm life while the men are gone to war. 1986.


Onions in the Stew CBA 4105

by Betty MacDonald. Narrated by Katharine Donnelly.

3 cassettes.

The author shares her witty observations about raising a family on Vashon Island in Puget Sound. She manages to get herself into scrapes with washing machines set adrift in rowboats, used cars, and a $25 Turkey Squasher. 1955.


The Deer on a Bicycle: Excursions into the Writing of Humor CBA 7491

by Patrick F. McManus. Narrated by John Nadeau.

3 cassettes.

Guidance for aspiring humor writers accompanied by excerpts from the outdoorsy humorist's books with commentary. 2000.



Language and Literature


Reading Seattle: The City in Prose CBA 7657

edited by Peter Donahue and John Trombold. Narrated by John Nadeau.

5 cassettes.

Seven decades of fiction, memoirs, and journalism by writers such as Richard Hugo, Betty MacDonald, Murray Morgan, Sherman Alexie, David Guterson, and J.A. Jance. 2004.

How to Learn Any Language CBA 7384

by Barry Farber. Narrated by Ann Lewis.

3 cassettes.

The author, who can speak 25 different languages, gives simple techniques to help you learn to speak, write, and read any foreign language in a short amount of time. 1991.


Book Lust: Recommended Reading for Every Mood, Moment, and Reason CBA 7605

by Nancy Pearl. Narrated by Camille Blanchette.

4 cassettes.

Former Seattle librarian Nancy Pearl lists and describes books she would recommend based on one’s mood and interests. 2003.


The Alphabet Versus the Goddess: The Conflict Between Word and Image CBA 7106

by Leonard Shlain. Narrated by Robert Phillips.

10 cassettes.

Proposes that the rise of alphabetic literacy reconfigured the human brain and brought about profound changes in history, religion, and gender relations. 1998.


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