From best-selling author and Emmy Award-winning journalist Jorge Ramos comes a pivotal new book that explores the current and future power of the Latino vote in American politics.The face of the American voter is about to change dramatically. With the growth of the number of Latinos in the United States, there has never been a voting block with the potential to determine the outcome of so many elections, both nationally and locally. Hispanics in America, native-born as well as newly arrived immigrants, will forever alter the way this country votes, and even how the nation views itself.With a staggering population of more than 38 million and growing quickly, Latinos became the largest minority in America in 2003. The monumental effect Hispanics will have on all areas of American culture, especially politics, will be acutely felt as the 2004 presidential election heats up.Ramos argues that the political party that can correctly understand the wants and needs of Hispanics will triumph in most elections throughout the country, pushing forward that party´s agenda and solidifying its hold on power.By outlining what political issues are important to them, Ramos underscores why America should care about bridging the gap of misunderstanding that exists between Latinos and non-Latinos, during this, the most divisive presidential election the country has witnessed in decades. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jonathan Davis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/000909/bk_harp_000909_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
En las elecciones del 2004, hubo tres millones más votantes hispanos que en el año 2000. Los hispanos pusieron al presidente George W. Bush en la Casa Blanca en el 2000 y luego lo reeligieron en el 2004. Es imposible ignorar una influencia tan grande y un voto tan importante. El cambio más dramático que está viviendo este país no tiene nada que ver con la guerra contra el terrorismo o con la economía; tiene que ver, simplemente, con la revolución demográfi ca impulsada por los latinos. Es la Ola Latina. Enel 2002 los latinos se convirtieron, ofi cialmente, en el grupo minoritario más grande de Estados Unidos, superando los 38 millones de habitantes, cosa que no se esperaba que ocurriera hasta dentro de una década más. Para el año 2125 habrá más latinos que blancos (no hispanos) en Estados Unidos. Es decir, los hispanos pasarán de minoría a mayoría. Basándose en entrevistas con los más reconocidos expertos en temas latinos y con hispanos que viven a lo largo yancho de los Estados Unidos, Ramos intenta descifrar lo que signifi ca este sorprendente cambio demográfi co para todos los norteamericanos, hispanos o no, tanto en su vida diaria como en su cultura. Con el profesionalismo, precisión, y sensibilidad que lo caracteriza, Ramos nos muestra quienes son, exactamente, estos nuevos americanos, cuáles son sus intereses políticos y por qué es importante que el resto del país se preocupe porentender lo que es la ´´experiencia latina´´. Quien ignore el reto de los latinos, corre el riesgo de darle la espalda al futuro de Estados Unidos.Please note: This audiobook is in Spanish. 1. Spanish. Jorge Ramos. http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/000910/bk_harp_000910_sample.mp3.
Marco Rubio is an American politician and attorney, and the junior United States Senator from Florida. Rubio previously served as Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives. Rubio is a Cuban American from Miami, with degrees from the University of Florida and the University of Miami School of Law. In the late 1990s, he served as a City Commissioner for West Miami and was elected to the Florida House of Representatives in 2000, representing the 111th House district. Later in 2000, Rubio was promoted to be one of two majority whips, and in 2002, he was appointed House Majority Leader by Speaker Johnnie Byrd. Subsequently, he was elected Speaker of the Florida House, serving as Speaker for two years beginning in November 2006. Upon leaving the Florida legislature in 2008 due to term limits, Rubio started a new law firm, and also began teaching at Florida International University, where he continues as an adjunct professor. Rubio successfully ran for United States Senate in 2010. In the US Senate, he chairs the Commerce Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and Coast Guard, as well as the Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere, Transnational Crime, Civilian Security, Democracy, Human Rights and Global Women´s Issues. He is one of three Latino Americans serving in the Senate. In April 2015, Rubio announced that he would forgo seeking reelection to the Senate to run for President. He suspended his campaign for President on March 15, 2016, after losing the Republican primary in his home state of Florida to Donald Trump. On June 22, 2016, he reversed his decision not to seek reelection to the Senate and announced a campaign for reelection. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dennis E. Morris. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/076089/bk_acx0_076089_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Discover why Selena, the Queen of Tejano music, became one of the most celebrated Mexican-American entertainers of the 20th century! As a young girl, Selena Quintanilla sang in a band called Selena y Los Dinos with her brother and sister. The family performed at fairs, weddings, quinceañeras, and on street corners in their native Texas. Selena learned how to sing in Spanish and soon became hugely popular within the Latino community - so much so that she became the best-selling Latin artist of the 1990s.Selena was poised to be a great success, but her life was cut short after being fatally wounded by the president of her fan club. Selena´s contributions to music and fashion during her life made her one of the top Latin musicians in the 1990s, and listeners will want to know more about the woman who introduced the world to Tejano music. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kyla Garcia. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lili/003292/bk_lili_003292_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Three terrorist attacks are launched from freighters against the United States. Only one fully succeeds, but in the blink of an eye all of the country west of the Rocky Mountains is transformed into the technological equivalent of the 18th century - no electricity, no computers, no electronics of anykind, or any of the amenities of modern life that depend on them. This is the story of ordinary and extraordinary people, high and low, who struggle to survive in a mortally wounded nation, as America´s enemies within and without circle for the kill. A Latino gangbanger becomes mayor of a devastated Los Angeles; a gay survivalist fights for his life in San Francisco; an ordinary Indiana housewife and her three children struggle to keep their lives together in a crashing economy; a shrimp fisherman in Louisiana watches a mushroom cloud rise over New Orleans; the admiral in charge of the military defense of the nation faces a storm of enemies from every corner of the compass; and the president of the United States and the Speaker of the House of Representatives battle for supremacy as the lives of 60 million Americans hang in the balance. Lightning Fall tells a story of terror, tragedy, and triumph that you will never forget. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Johnny Heller. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/006590/bk_blak_006590_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A narrative thriller about the battle royale surrounding Barack Obama´s quest for a second term amid widespread joblessness and one of the most poisonous political climates in American history. The election of 2012 will be remembered as a hinge of history. With huge victories in the 2010 midterm elections, the Republican Party had blocked President Obama at every turn and made plans to wrench the country sharply to the right. The 2012 contest offered the GOP a clear shot at controlling all three branches of government and repealing much of the social contract that dated back to the New Deal. Facing free-spending billionaires, Fox News, and a concerted effort in 19 states to rig the election by suppressing Democratic votes, Obama repelled the assault and navigated the nation back toward the center. In The Center Holds: Obama and His Enemies, Jonathan Alter uses his unmatched access and deep knowledge of politics and history to produce the first full account of America at the crossroads. He pierces the bubble of the White House and of the presidential campaigns with exclusive reporting and rare historical insight. More than a campaign book, this is the epic story of an embattled president facing a historic moment he considered more pivotal than 2008. Alter relates the untold story behind Obama´s highs and lows, from his daring decision to raid Osama bin Laden´s compound to the frustration of the debt ceiling fiasco to his run-ins with black and Latino activists he expected to be his firm allies. There are fresh details about the Koch brothers, Grover Norquist, Roger Ailes, and the online haters who suffer from ´´Obama Derangement Syndrome´´. Alter takes us inside the GOP ´´clown car´´ primaries as well as Obama´s disastrous preparation for the first debate. We meet Obama´s analytics geeks working out of ´´The Cave´´ and the man who secretly videotaped Mitt Romney´s infamous comments on the ´´47 percent´´. The Center Holds, 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jonathan Alter. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/006325/bk_sans_006325_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
State Out of the Union is award-winning journalist and historian Jeff Biggers’ riveting account of Arizona, the famed frontier state whose conflict over immigration and state’s rights has become a national bellwether. Biggers shows how Arizona’s long history of labor and civil rights battles, its contentious entry into the union, as well as cyclical upheavals over immigration rights, place the state front and center in a greater American story playing out across the United States. From President Eisenhower’s Operation Wetback to the legacy of Arizona native son Csar Chvez to the powerful influence of the state’s politicians, like Sen. Barry Goldwater and Tea Party President Russell Pearce, Biggers reveals how Arizona has played a pivotal role in determining the nation’s conservative and liberal agendas. Today, more than 25 state legislatures have introduced anti-immigration bills that are virtual copies of Arizona’s controversial SB 1070 ´´papers please´´ law. The state is ground zero in the clash over a historic demographic shift taking place across the country with the rise of a newly empowered Latino electorate. But Arizona is not only home to some of the most virulent anti-immigration legislation in the country - it is also the birthplace of a new movement of young Latino activists and allies who have not only challenged the self-proclaimed architect of SB 1070 in a historic recall election, but are also mobilizing to defend the state’s education system from censorship. A lasting and important work of cultural history, State Out of the Union vividly unveils the showdown over the American Dream in Arizona - and its impact on the future of the nation. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Rapkin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/017225/bk_adbl_017225_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.