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BY THE LIGHT OF BURNING DREAMS The Triumphs and Tragedies of the Second American Revolution

by | Read by Soneela Nankani, Leon Nixon

History • 14 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2021

Soneela Nankani and Leon Nixon narrate alternating chapters in this deep-dive examination of American radical political movements of the 1960s and '70s. The audiobook focuses on activists such as Bobby Seale (Black Panthers), Heather Booth (abortion rights), Jane Fonda (anti-war), Cesar Chavez (labor rights), Craig Rodwell (gay pride), Russell Means (Native American rights), and others. Because both narrators approach the material with reverence and gravitas, the chapters don't sound like history or journalism but like oral traditions that are so important they need to be passed down to the next generation. Both Nankani and Nixon so smoothly transition from the third-person narration to character voices that those voices take on the tone of clips from a documentary. A.R.F. © AudioFile 2021, Portland, Maine [Published: JULY 2021]

Trade Ed. • Harper Audio • 2021

DD ISBN 9780062820426 $29.99

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