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Accessible World Presents A World View of History by Don Queen Hosted on Wednesday, November 17, 2010

For a change in pace, join us on November 17th when we go back to the turn of the
nineteenth century and read about Andrew Jackson and the Trail of Tears.
“The great Shawnee Chief Tecumseh let out a terrifying whoop”…is the dramatic beginning
of Chapter One with Tecumseh traveling to meet with five thousand Creek Indians in
October 1811 to persuade the five “civilized” tribes: the Creeks, Chickasaws, Choctaws,
and Seminoles to join a giant Native American confederation extending from the Canadian

Download wvh_Andrew_jackson_11-17-10.mp3 13.32 MB Hosted on Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Accessible World presents the Dbreview Fall Classic by Nolan Crabb Hosted on Friday, November 12, 2010

John Steinbeck wrote of a time and place barely remembered by many in America. He wrote of homes lost and lives altered forever by circumstances beyond the control of families trying to eek out a living under inhospitable conditions. What is it really like to lose a dream and for hope to end? When your home is gone, where do you go? How will you feed your family and make a new start? Life under the conditions in which they lived as portrayed in The Grapes of Wrath is unimaginable for us. Sometimes, you must leave the only life you have ever known.

Download Grapes_of_Wrath_11-12-10.mp3 38.26 MB Hosted on Friday, November 12, 2010

Accessible World Presents Special Program Series With Velma Gross Hosted on Tuesday, November 09, 2010

When you write an email or letter, do you wonder what rules should be followed in specific situations?In our desire to use correct punctuation, do we overdo the use of commas? When should they be used. Why have dashes become so popular and what is their purpose. When should hyphens be used and how do they differ from dashes? When is it proper to write time consuming instead of time-consuming? Are their hints we can use to make our writing more clear and concise? Have the rules of paragraph structure changed? When should titles be underlined? What rules should be used for envelopes?

Download Velma_Gross_Rules_of_Grammar11-09-10.mp3 30.76 MB Hosted on Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Accessible World presents Ira Fistell Discussing The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn Hosted on Tuesday, November 02, 2010

During the past few months, we have explored the mind and heart of Huck Finn through Ira Fistell's brilliant analysis and comprehension of this novel. An author and his characters are linked for all time, and so it is with Mark Twain and Huckleberry Finn. In our previous discussions, Ira has revealed how characters reflect time, culture, and history. At the outset, Huck believed what his friend Tom Sawyer believed.

Download Ira_Fistell_Huckleberry_Finn_11-02-10.mp3 36.66 MB Hosted on Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Accessible World Presents A World View of History by Don Queen Hosted on Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Come join us on Wednesday the 20th and listen to author and Cold War Guru John Lewis.
Gaddis discuss his book, “The Cold War: A New History.” and share your thoughts about
his opinions and your Cold War experiences.
Yale Historian and author of six previous books on the Cold War has written a concise,
critically acclaimed, account of the “Cold War”, i.e. the period between The End
of World War Two and the dissolution of the Soviet Empire in 1991.
Dampened by the fear of total nuclear annihilation, the Cold War was marked mostly

Download wvh102010_The_Cold_War.mp3 52.38 MB Hosted on Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Accessible World's Special Program Series presents Ira Fistelle Discussion of Huckleberry Finn Hosted on Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Some novels move slowly while others move at breakneck speed leaving little time for reflection. Many are filled with symbolism and meaning for creative-writing professors and academicians we may never see. Do you sometimes wonder what an author was really saying in that book you just read? Why does a novel have a certain structure? What is a particular author really saying? Is it what we think, or are there deeper implications about society and culture? Ira Fistelle has studied the works of Mark Twain in depth and believes The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn to be The Great American Novel.

Download special092810_twain309-29-10.mp3 35.21 MB Hosted on Tuesday, September 28, 2010

American Past: 1900 Hosted on Saturday, September 25, 2010

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Accessible World Presents A World View of History by Don Queen Hosted on Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Our book for September Fifteenth is the bestseller,” American Theocracy: The Peril
and Politics of Radical Religion, Oil, and Borrowed Money in the Twenty-first Century”
[DB91624] by Kevin Phillips. His book, “The Emerging Republican Majority”, published
in 1969 while he served in the Nixon administration as chief political and voting-patterns
analyst was the bible for the development of the Republican “southern Strategy”.
He now blames the Republican Party for the results of this strategy, that is of becoming

Download wvh091510.mp3 38.15 MB Hosted on Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Accessible world’sSpecial program Series Presents Ira Fistelle Discussing A Connecticut Yankee In King Arthur’s Court Hosted on Monday, September 13, 2010

If you were suddenly transported to an earlier time and place, how would you cope? Would you be curious about life then and decide there was nothing you could do and accept your circumstances? In a time travel experience like no other, that is what happens to Hank Morgan. After receiving a blow on the head, he embarks upon a time travel journey he could never have imagined in his wildest fantasy. Part, satire, alternate history, science fiction and humor too, this is Mark Twain at his best.

Download Ira_Fistell_Connecticut_Yankee.mp3 64.75 MB Hosted on Monday, September 13, 2010

Accessible World Presents A World View of History by Don Queen Hosted on Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Wednesday, August 18th is the date to mark on your calendar and now is the time to download and start reading “The Assassination of Julius Caesar: A People’s History of Ancient Rome” (DB 57323
by Michael Parenti.

Download wvh_Assassination_of_Julius_Cesar_081810.mp3 51.53 MB Hosted on Wednesday, August 18, 2010

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