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This I Believe - The Personal Philosophies of Remarkable Men and Women

Jay Allison

Based on the NPR series of the same name, This I Believe features 80 Americans-from the famous to the unknown-completing the thought that begins with the book's title. The pieces that make up the program 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. Featuring a star-studded list of contributors that includes John McCain, Isabel Allende, and Colin Powell (as well as pieces from the original 1950's series including Helen Keller and Jackie Robinson), the collection also contains essays by a Brooklyn lawyer, a woman who sells yellow pages advertising in Fort Worth, TX and a man who serves on the state of Rhode Island's parole board. The result is a stirring, funny and always provocative trip inside the minds and hearts of a diverse group of Americans whose beliefs, and the incredibly varied ways in which they choose to express them, reveal the American spirit at its best.

Based on the NPR series of the same name, This I Believe features 80 Americans-from the famous to the unknown-completing the thought that begins with the book's title. The pieces that make up the program 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. Featuring a star-studded list of contributors that includes John McCain, Isabel Allende, and Colin Powell (as well as pieces from the original 1950's series including Helen Keller and Jackie Robinson), the collection also contains essays by a Brooklyn lawyer, a woman who sells yellow pages advertising in Fort Worth, TX and a man who serves on the state of Rhode Island's parole board. The result is a stirring, funny and always provocative trip inside the minds and hearts of a diverse group of Americans whose beliefs, and the incredibly varied ways in which they choose to express them, reveal the American spirit at its best.
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Based on the NPR series of the same name, This I Believe features 80 Americans-from the famous to the unknown-completing the thought that begins with the book's title. The pieces that make up the program 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. Featuring a star-studded list of contributors that includes John McCain, Isabel Allende, and Colin Powell (as well as pieces from the original 1950's series including Helen Keller and Jackie Robinson), the collection also contains essays by a Brooklyn lawyer, a woman who sells yellow pages advertising in Fort Worth, TX and a man who serves on the state of Rhode Island's parole board. The result is a stirring, funny and always provocative trip inside the minds and hearts of a diverse group of Americans whose beliefs, and the incredibly varied ways in which they choose to express them, reveal the American spirit at its best.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Dan Gediman, various readers

Length:

5h 45m


Chapters

Free Sample

03:20

Introduction
Introduction

21:47


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

03:20


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:20


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

03:46


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

03:49


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:18


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

03:10


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:16


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

03:56


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

03:30


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

03:11


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

03:11


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:05


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

03:14


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

03:44


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:18


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

08:15


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:15


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

03:38


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

03:37


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

03:51


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:23


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

02:48


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

03:09


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

02:48


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:18


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

03:37


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

03:25


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:15


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

03:39


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

03:30


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

02:59


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

04:13


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

03:08


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

03:27


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

04:19


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

04:22


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

04:09


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

03:03


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:03


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

03:11


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

04:13


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:21


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

03:35


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

03:47


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

03:53


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

04:25


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

04:24


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

03:36


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

03:49


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

03:51


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

03:31


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

03:37


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

04:30


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

03:20


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

03:43


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

03:18


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

04:33


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

03:25


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

03:43


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

03:10


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

04:18


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

04:24


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

04:33


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

04:18


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

04:17


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

03:56


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

03:32


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

03:47


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

04:08


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

04:31


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

03:13


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

03:24


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

03:38


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

03:59


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

03:52


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

03:06


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

03:32


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

04:18


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

03:38


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

11:15


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

04:14


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

01:44


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

02:04


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

01:00