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An American Politician

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In 1880’s Boston, Mass. the good life is lead according to all the Victorian era societal rules of the New World. Political ambitions and the business of making money go hand in hand. A Senate seat suddenly opens up due to the current junior senator’s unexpected death, and the political machinations to fill the seat begin. Senatorial candidate John Harrington is a young idealist who thinks that fighting for truth and justice, regardless of political affiliation, is the way. But he is told he can’t possibly win because he isn’t partisan enough. His opponents in the iron mine, railroad and shipping business sabotage his first bid for office, because he wants to do away with protectionism in trade to open up global competition. He eventually succeeds in winning a Senate seat. He gives a rousing speech to Congress as they gather to elect a President in a race which has ended in a three way tie. His message is that blindly following a party’s positions and principles is not being free and independent, and will not always lead to the best person being elected, or to the best decisions being made for the country as a whole. (Summary written by Maire Rhode)

(9 hr 28 min)

Chapters

Chapter 1

25:26

Read by Maire Rhode

Chapter 2

29:11

Read by Maire Rhode

Chapter 3

26:37

Read by Maire Rhode

Chapter 4

25:18

Read by Ralph Snelson

Chapter 5

24:40

Read by Maire Rhode

Chapter 6

23:09

Read by Bob Sage

Chapter 7

15:21

Read by Bob Sage

Chapter 8

26:46

Read by Bob Sage

Chapter 9

31:44

Read by Maire Rhode

Chapter 10

22:01

Read by Quentin Manuel

Chapter 11

24:47

Read by Maire Rhode

Chapter 12

21:00

Read by CalmDragon

Chapter 13

19:32

Read by Anna Simon

Chapter 14

19:31

Read by Anna Simon

Chapter 15

19:48

Read by CalmDragon

Chapter 16

20:46

Read by CalmDragon

Chapter 17

27:41

Read by Maire Rhode

Chapter 18

27:07

Read by Maire Rhode

Chapter 19

26:21

Read by Bob Sage

Chapter 20

25:39

Read by Bob Sage

Chapter 21

21:17

Read by Bob Sage

Chapter 22

15:51

Read by Bob Sage

Chapter 23

49:11

Read by Bob Sage