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Old 08-09-2019, 11:26 AM   #5776
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Old 08-12-2019, 07:23 PM   #5783
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In the early 1900s, as the oppression of Russia’s imperial rule takes its toll on Finland, the three Koski siblings―Ilmari, Matti, and the politicized young Aino―are forced to flee to the United States. Not far from the majestic Columbia River, the siblings settle among other Finns in a logging community in southern Washington, where the first harvesting of the colossal old-growth forests begets rapid development, and radical labor movements begin to catch fire. The brothers face the excitement and danger of pioneering this frontier wilderness―climbing and felling trees one hundred meters high―while Aino, foremost of the book’s many strong, independent women, devotes herself to organizing the industry’s first unions. As the Koski siblings strive to rebuild lives and families in an America in flux, they also try to hold fast to the traditions of a home they left behind.

Layered with fascinating historical detail, this is a novel that breathes deeply of the sun-dappled forest and bears witness to the stump-ridden fields the loggers, and the first waves of modernity, leave behind. At its heart, Deep River is an ambitious and timely exploration of the place of the individual, and of the immigrant, in an America still in the process of defining its own identity.
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Look for more The Great Courses audios as Audible Daily Deals.

That's my prognostication, based upon some hard facts. First, the last major sale by Audible featured a ship-load of The Great Courses titles. Odd, I thought, when I noticed that, but I really didn't give it much more thought.

But being inclined to buy yesterday's Daily Deals The Great Courses' _Language Families_, I went over to The Great Courses' website to see what additional information that I could find out about that Audible audio course du jour. The audio course wasn't there! The DVD, and another video format were, but not the _audio. Looking further, I noticed that it is now an "Audible Exclusive!" I don't know how many The Great Courses audio titles are like that, but I have to believe that it's a lot--maybe all of them! It looks as though The Great Courses may be wanting to move to video courses exclusively.

In the short term, I think that this is a positive thing for audiophiles of the educational bent. I used $1 per hour of lectures as a benchmark of a really great price when The Great Courses had a sale on an audio course. Rarely did they get quite there. Whenever Audible had one of the courses in one of their sales, it was always much less expensive per hour of lectures than you could ever get in any of The Great Courses sales. And the content ended up always being well less than $1/hour.

In the short term, of course (no pun intended, but that worked out rather well, didn't it?), it's a boon to people like yours truly. In the long term, well . . . I have some concerns. How long will it be before Uncle Jeffery (sp?) (Bezos) will be looking for another world to conquer, and he casts his longing eyes on the DVD educational market? And if he achieves complete, or nearly complete, dominance of it, how could that possibly good for consumer prices in the long run?

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