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A rainbow in the night the tumultuous birth of South Africa by Lapierre, Dominique.

A rainbow in the night the tumultuous birth of South Africa

In 1652 a small group of Dutch farmers landed on the southernmost tip of Africa. Sent by the powerful Dutch India Company, their mission was simply to grow vegetables and supply ships rounding the cape. The colonists, however, were convinced by their strict Calvinist faith that they were among God's "Elect," chosen to rule over the continent. Their saga-bloody, ferocious, and fervent-would culminate three centuries later in one of the greatest tragedies of history: the establishment of a racist

Sep 26, 2014
A rake's midnight kiss by Campbell, Anna, author.

A rake's midnight kiss

Brilliant scholar Genevieve Barrett's secret identity as the author of her father's articles is her greatest deception-until her father's handsome new student arrives on their doorstep. Genevieve recognizes him as the masked intruder who earlier tried to steal a priceless gem from their home. Keeping the seductive stranger's identity hidden is a risk, but she's got secrets of her own to keep. Sir Richard Harmsworth fakes a rakish facade to show society that he doesn't care about his bastard stat

Sep 26, 2014
A rare recording of Aleister Crowley by Crowley, Aleister, 1875-1947.

A rare recording of Aleister Crowley

Aleister Crowley was a British occultist, writer, philosopher and mystic. Crowley was also an influential member in several occult organizations, including the Golden Dawn and Ordo Templi Orientis (O.T.O.). In this rare voice clip from 1920, made on a wax cylinder in London, Crowley reads excerpts from The Gnostic Mass. Recording obtained and published by Rick Sheridan.

Sep 26, 2014
A rare recording of Alexander Fleming by Fleming, Alexander, 1881-1955.

A rare recording of Alexander Fleming

Sir Alexander Fleming (August 6, 1881 - March 11, 1955) was a Scottish biologist, pharmacologist and botanist. He wrote many articles on bacteriology, immunology, and chemotherapy. His best-known discoveries are the enzyme lysozyme in 1923 and the antibiotic substance penicillin from the mould Penicillium notatum in 1928, for which he shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1945 with Howard Florey and Ernst Boris Chain. The following is from a 1950 talk he gave on the development of

Sep 26, 2014
A rare recording of Bertrand Russell by Russell, Bertrand, 1872-1970.

A rare recording of Bertrand Russell

Bertrand Russell (May 18, 1872 - February 2, 1970) was born in Monmouthshire, into one of the most prominent aristocratic families in Britain. Russell was a philosopher, logician, mathematician, historian, prominent anti-war activist, and an outspoken opponent of nuclear weapons. In 1950, Russell was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. The following is a 1959 speech on nuclear disarmament.

Sep 26, 2014
A rare recording of Carl Jung by Jung, C. G. (Carl Gustav), 1875-1961.

A rare recording of Carl Jung

Hear seven minutes of a 1959 interview with Swiss psychiatrist Carl Jung on the BBC program, "Face to Face," hosted by John Freeman. This probing interview with Jung, considered the world's greatest psychiatrist, provides a rare glimpse into his personal viewpoints and sheds insight into his pioneering work. Afterward, Jung was taken aback at the unexpectedly positive response from the general public. This strong interest in his work inspired Jung to write his final work, "Man and His Symbols

Sep 26, 2014
A rare recording of Che Guevara by

A rare recording of Che Guevara

Narrated by Chris Couch, this is a rare recording of a December 16, 1964, interview of Che Guevara by journalists at the Cuban Mission headquarters in New York City. Recording obtained and published by Rick Sheridan.

Sep 26, 2014
A rare recording of Lenin, Trotsky and Stalin by Lenin, Vladimir Ilʹich, 1870-1924.

A rare recording of Lenin, Trotsky and Stalin

Vladimir Lenin (speaking Russian) was the main theoretician and practical leader of the Bolsheviks. He was voted the Chairman of the Council of People's Commissars of the USSR. Leon Trotsky was a Communist theorist, prolific writer, and leader in the 1917 Russian Revolution. Josef Stalin (speaking Russian) was the General Secretary of the Russian Communist Party and a key leader in World War II.

Sep 26, 2014
A rare recording of Mahatma Gandhi by Gandhi, Mahatma, 1869-1948.

A rare recording of Mahatma Gandhi

Mahatma Gandhi was a major political and spiritual leader of India. His ideas and strategies of nonviolent civil disobedience led to India 's independence. This is a rare actual voice recording of Mahatma Gandhi from 1931 where he speaks on spiritual topics, especially Hinduism. Recording obtained and published by Rick Sheridan.

Sep 26, 2014
A rare recording of Richard Wurmbrand by Wurmbrand, Richard.

A rare recording of Richard Wurmbrand

Richard Wurmbrand, born on March 24, 1909, was a Romanian Christian minister of Jewish descent. He was a youth during a time of anti-Semitic activity in Romania, but it was later, after becoming a believer in Jesus Christ as Messiah, and daring to publicly say that Communism and Christianity were not compatible, that he experienced imprisonment and torture for his beliefs. After serving five years of a second prison sentence, he was ransomed for $10,000. After spending time in Norway and Englan

Sep 26, 2014
A rare recording of Roger Bannister by Bannister, Roger.

A rare recording of Roger Bannister

Sir Roger Gilbert Bannister, born on March 23, 1929, is an English former athlete best known for being the first to run the mile in less than 4 minutes, remarkably while practicing as a junior doctor. This was finally achieved on May 6, 1954 at Iffley Road Track in Oxford, with Chris Chataway and Chris Brasher providing the pacing. The resulting time was 3 min 59.4 sec. Retiring from running shortly after, Bannister went on to become a distinguished neurologist and an important contributor to re

Sep 26, 2014
A rare recording of Sigmund Freud by Freud, Sigmund, 1856-1939.

A rare recording of Sigmund Freud

As the founder of psychoanalysis, Sigmund Freud developed theories that made him one of the most influential psychologists of the last century. In this rare actual recording from 1938, Freud talks about his professional career and his escape from the Nazis at the age of 82. Recording obtained and published by Rick Sheridan.

Sep 26, 2014
A rare recording of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle by Doyle, Arthur Conan, 1859-1930.

A rare recording of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (May 22, 1859 - July 7, 1930) was a Scottish physician and author, best-known for his Sherlock Holmes stories--considered milestones in the crime fiction genre--and for the adventures of Professor Challenger. He was a prolific writer whose other works included science fiction stories and fantasy novels, most notably "The Lost World," as well as, plays, romances, poetry, non-fiction and historical novels. The following 1930 recording is from a talk on creating Sherlock Holm

Sep 26, 2014
A rare recording of Wilhelm Reich by Reich, Wilhelm, 1897-1957.

A rare recording of Wilhelm Reich

Wilhelm Reich (March 24, 1897 - November 3, 1957) was an Austrian-American psychiatrist and psychoanalyst, known as one of the most radical figures in the history of psychiatry. Reich argued that mental illness and some physical illnesses were the result of deficiencies of cosmic energy, as measured in units called "orgones", and lack of orgasms. This recording is his lecture on his Orgone theory.

Sep 26, 2014
A rare recording of William Faulkner by Faulkner, William, 1897-1962.

A rare recording of William Faulkner

William Faulkner, a Pulitzer Prize recipient, is considered one of the finest writers in American literature. Hear his 1949 Nobel Prize acceptance speech, and excerpts from his works: As I Lay Dying, The Old Man, and A Fable.

Sep 26, 2014
A rather charming invitation by Belmond, C. A.

A rather charming invitation

You're invited! Bride's or groom's side? Dateline: London, Paris Antibes. It's time to get down to nuptial nuts and bolts. But while heiress Penny's distant relatives insist that the wedding be held in their native France, Jeremy's kin won't have it anywhere but England. And either choice might just re-ignite the Hundred Years' War. Then, in a family chateau high above the perfume fields of Grasse, Penny's French cousin offers her the loan of an ancient bridal tapestry. But Penny has barely be

Sep 26, 2014
A rather curious engagement by Belmond, C. A.

A rather curious engagement

Penny Nichols has the London apartment, the classic cat, the villa in France, the fabulous bank account, and the great guy to share them all with. So everything's perfect, right? Er, well... Pursued by gigolos, gold diggers, an ex-wife, and highly aggressive salesmen, all chasing after their millions, freelancer-turned-heiress Penny Nichols and her boyfriend, Jeremy, decide to take a whole summer off and sock away most of their inheritance. But they allow themselves one big splurge from their

Sep 26, 2014
A rather lovely inheritance by Belmond, C. A.

A rather lovely inheritance

Penny Nichols is a historical researcher working on a big-budget film in the south of France when she gets an urgent call. Her aunt Penelope has just died, and Penny's presence is required in London for the reading of the will. With only a slim recollection of her eccentric aunt, Penny is astonished to learn that not only is she the bona fide heiress--but she's also been invited to put her research skills to work. This time, the history she's researching happens to be her very own. What she di

Sep 26, 2014
A reluctant queen the love story of Esther by Wolf, Joan.

A reluctant queen the love story of Esther

Sep 26, 2014
A renegade history of the United States by Russell, Thaddeus.

A renegade history of the United States

Historian Howard Zinn demonstrated that there are compelling, alternative histories that are both scholarly and valuable. Now, Thaddeus Russell provides a challenging new way of reading history that will turn convention on its head and is sure to elicit as much controversy as it does support. Russell shows that drunkards, laggards, prostitutes, and pirates were the real heroes of the American Revolution. Slaves worked less and had more fun than free men. Prostitutes, not feminists, won women's l

Sep 26, 2014