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This I believe : the personal philosophies of remarkable men and women

Author: Jay Allison; Dan Gediman; Studs Terkel; National Public Radio (U.S.)
Publisher: New York : Audio Renaissance, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : English : UnabridgedView all editions and formats
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Based on the NPR series of the same name. Features 80 Americans--from the famous to the unknown--completing the thought that begins with the book's title. The pieces compel listeners to re-think not only what and how they have arrived at their own personal beliefs, but also the extent to which they share them with others. Contributors include John McCain, Isabel Allende, and Colin Powell (as well as pieces from  Read more...
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Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Jay Allison; Dan Gediman; Studs Terkel; National Public Radio (U.S.)
ISBN: 1593979789 9781593979782
OCLC Number: 71832675
Notes: Compact disc.
Credits: Theme music by Georg Brandt Egloff.
Performer(s): Various readers.
Awards: Audie Award for best collection, 2007.
Description: 5 sound discs (6 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Contents: Foreword / Studs Terkel --
Introduction / Jay Allison --
Be cool to the pizza dude / Sarah Adams --
Leaving identity issues to other folks / Phyllis Allen --
In giving I connect with others / Isabel Allende --
Remembering all the boys / Elvia Bautista --
The mountain disappears / Leonard Bernstein --
How is it possible to believe in God? / William F. Buckley, Jr. --
The fellowship of the world / Niven Busch --
There is no job more important than parenting / Benjamin Carson --
A journey toward acceptance and love / Greg Chapman --
A shared moment of trust / Warren Christopher --
The hardest work you will ever do / Mary Cook --
Good can be as communicable as evil / Norman Corwin --
A daily walk just to listen / Susan Cosio --
The elusive yet holy core / Kathy Dahlen --
My father's evening star / William O. Douglas --
An honest doubter / Elizabeth Deutsch Earle --
Have I learned anything important since I was sixteen? / Elizabeth Deutsch Earle --
An ideal of service to our fellow man / Albert Einstein --
The power and mystery of naming things / Eve Ensler --
A goal of service to humankind / Anthony Fauci --
The God who embraced me / John W. Fountain --
Unleashing the power of creativity / Bill Gates --
The people who love you when no one else will / Cecile Gilmer --
The willingness to work for solutions / Newt Gingrich --
The connection between strangers / Miles Goodwin --
An athlete of God / Martha Graham --
Seeing in beautiful, precise pictures / Temple Grandin --
Disrupting my comfort zone / Brian Grazer --
In praise of the "Wobblies" / Ted Gup --
The power of presence / Debbie Hall --
A grown-up Barbie / Jane Hamill --
Happy talk / Oscar Hammerstein II --
Natural links in a long chain of being / Victor Hanson --
Talking with the sun / Joy Harjo --
A morning prayer in a little church / Helen Hayes --
Our noble, essential decency / Robert A. Heinlein --
A new birth of freedom / Maximillan Hodder --
The benefits of restlessness and jagged edges / Kay Redfield Jamison --
There is no God / Penn Jillette --
A duty to heal / Pius Kamau --
Living life with "Grace and elegant treeness" / Ruth Kamps --
The light of a brighter day / Helen Keller --
The bright lights of freedom / Harold Hongju Koh --
The power of love to transform and heal / Jackie Lantry --
The power of mysteries / Alan Lightman --
Life grows in the soil of time / Thomas Mann --
Why I close my restaurant / George Mardikian --
The virtues of the quiet hero / John McCain --
The joy and enthusiasm of reading / Rick Moody --
There is such a thing as truth / Errol Morris --
The rule of law / Michael Mullane --
Getting angry can be a good thing / Cecilia Muñoz --
Mysterious connections that link us together / Azar Nafisi --
The making of poems / Gregory Orr --
We are each other's business / Eboo Patel --
The 50-percent theory of life / Steve Porter --
The America I believe in / Colin Powell --
The real consequences of justice / Frederic Reamer --
There is more to life than my life / Jamaica Ritcher --
Tomorrow will be a better day / Josh Rittenberg --
Free minds and hearts at work / Jackie Robinson --
Growth that starts from thinking / Eleanor Roosevelt --
The artistry in hidden talents / Mel Rusnov --
My fellow worms / Carl Sandburg --
When children are wanted / Margaret Sanger --
Jazz is the sound of God laughing / Colleen Shaddox --
There is no such thing as too much barbecue / Jason Sheehan --
The people have spoken / Mark shields --
Everything potent is dangerous / Wallace Stegner --
A balance between nature and nurture / Gloria Steinem --
Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness / Andrew Sullivan --
Always go to the funeral / Deirdre Sullivan --
Finding prosperity by feeding monkeys / Harold Taw --
I agree with a pagan / Arnold Toynbee --
Testing the limits of what I know and feel / John Updike --
How do you believe in a mystery? / Loudon Wainwright III --
Creative solutions to life's challenges / Frank X. Walker --
Goodness doesn't just happen / Rebecca West.
Other Titles: Personal philosophies of remarkable men and women
Responsibility: foreword by Studs Terkel ; edited by Jay Allison and Dan Gediman ; in association with National Public Radio.
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Based on the NPR series of the same name. Features 80 Americans--from the famous to the unknown--completing the thought that begins with the book's title. The pieces compel listeners to re-think not only what and how they have arrived at their own personal beliefs, but also the extent to which they share them with others. Contributors include John McCain, Isabel Allende, and Colin Powell (as well as pieces from the original 1950s Edward R. Murrow series including Helen Keller and Jackie Robinson).

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