A Horrid History of Christmas: Nicola Sly
With its uncanny night howls, unrivaled ingenuity, and amazing resilience, the coyote is the stuff of legends. In Indian folktales it often appears as a deceptive trickster or a sly genius. But legends don´t come close to capturing the incredible survival story of the coyote. As soon as Americans - especially white Americans - began ranching and herding in the West, they began working to destroy the coyote. Despite campaigns of annihilation employing poisons, gases, helicopters, and engineered epidemics, coyotes didn´t just survive, they thrived, expanding across the continent from Anchorage, Alaska, to New York´s Central Park. In the war between humans and coyotes, coyotes have won hands down. Coyote America is both an environmental and a deep natural history of the coyote. It traces both the five-million-year-long biological story of an animal that has become the ´´wolf´´ in our backyards and its cultural evolution from a preeminent spot in Native American religions to the hapless foil of the Road Runner. A deeply American tale, the story of the coyote in the American West and beyond is a sort of Manifest Destiny in reverse, with a pioneering hero whose career holds up an uncanny mirror to the successes and failures of American expansionism. An illuminating biography of this extraordinary animal, Coyote America isn´t just the story of an animal´s survival - it is one of the great epics of our time. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Elijah Alexander. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/009179/bk_blak_009179_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Marcus Sidonius Falx is an average Roman citizen. Born of a relatively well-off noble family, he lives on a palatial estate in Campania, dines with senators and generals, and, like all of his ancestors before him, owns countless slaves. Having spent most of his life managing his servants - many of them prisoners from Rome´s military conquests - he decided to write a kind of owner´s manual for his friends and countrymen. The result, The Roman Guide to Slave Management, is a sly, subversive guide to the realities of servitude in ancient Rome. Cambridge scholar Jerry Toner uses Falx, his fictional but true-to-life creation, to describe where and how to Romans bought slaves, how they could tell an obedient worker from a troublemaker, and even how the ruling class reacted to the inevitable slave revolts. Toner also adds commentary throughout, analyzing the callous words and casual brutality of Falx and his compatriots and putting it all in context for the modern listener. Written with a deep knowledge of ancient culture - and the depths of its cruelty - this is the Roman Empire as you´ve never seen it before. Please note: This audiobook is in Russian. 1. Russian. Alexey Muzhitskii. http://samples.audible.de/bk/zaot/000496/bk_zaot_000496_sample.mp3.
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