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Announcing a new Kindle eBook of the Month – Stewart Acuff’s Playing Bigger Than You Are: A Life in Organizing – to Sponsor Hundreds of Free And Bargain Selections on Our Politics & Current Events Search Pages!

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5.0 stars – 2 Reviews
Or currently FREE for Amazon Prime Members Via the Kindle Lending Library
Text-to-Speech and Lending: Enabled
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“Playing Bigger Than You Are: A Life in Organizing” is Stewart Acuff’s story of his 30-year life in organizing. Be it organizing citizens for stop signs at a busy intersection in Memphis, successfully working to unionize the Atlanta Olympics, or guiding the nationwide organizing program of the AFL-CIO, we get a rare insight into the day-to-day struggles of an organizer. We meet a man who risked his life as a UN observer during elections in Sierra Leone, has spent time in jail, marched in the WTO ”Battle of Seattle”, and helped sidetrack Newt Gingrich during the ‘Contract with America’ days. In his foreword, Senator Bernie Sanders says ”Stewart Acuff is one of the best when it comes to helping Americans organize to get things done.”

One Reviewer Notes

“I’ve been a longtime fan of Senator Bernie Sanders, so when I saw that he wrote the forward to the book, I was instantly intrigued. Though I’ve never been a part of the labor movement or a union member, I found Mr. Acuff’s story surprisingly accessible and engaging. In our current time of great economic, social, political, and environmental uncertainty, this is an inspirational story I encourage anyone to read. Mr. Acuff’s passion and determination inspires us all to fight for what we believe in, no matter the odds.” – Amazon Reviewer, 5 Stars

About The Author

Stewart J Acuff has been an organizer for more than 30 years. He started union organizing in 1982 as the Service Employees International Union organizing coordinator in Texas where he and his team organized 12 nursing homes in two years. In 1985 Stewart went to Georgia where he founded SEIU Local 1985 and built the union up to 3000 members. In 1990 he became president of the Atlanta AFL-CIO where he organized and led the historic campaign to unionize the 1996 Olympics, labor’s biggest victory ever in the South. In 2000 he went to work for the national AFL-CIO. Stewart was organizing director from 2001-2008. Under his tenure the labor movement grew by more than it had in a generation. Stewart developed the policy and legislation which became the Employee Free Choice Act and led the campaign to pass it.

Readers can connect with Stewart via Twitter (@StewartAcuff), via Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/stewart.acuff), or on his website at http://stewartacuff.com/.

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No Need to Play Hide ‘n’ Seek to Find Text-to-Speech on the New 8.9-Inch Kindle Fire HD – Here’s the Scoop

Some Kindle owners will go through their entire lives without ever using the Kindle’s Text-to-Speech feature, but if you’re like me and you enjoy using it, you’d be disappointed if you couldn’t find it on a new 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HD, right?

Well, not to worry. I was a little concerned when I unboxed the latest model this week, but once I had done a little rooting around I found the text-to-speech feature and unleashed it for good for (almost) all my Kindle books and personal docs. It’s hidden from view at first, but here’s how you can set it up on yours. You can use any TTS-enabled book to unleash your TTS functionality, of course, but in the screen shots below I am using the excellent memoir Playing Bigger Than You Are by my old friend and colleague Stewart Acuff.

Here’s how to access Text-to-Speech on the new 8.9-Inch Kindle Fire HD in four easy steps:

FIG. 1. First, from any page in a TTS-enabled book like this one, tap the bottom of the screen and you will see a progress bar showing where you are in the book. If TTS is not turned on, it will look like the progress bar in Fig. 1 above.
FIG. 2. Select the Aa font button in the upper left corner of the display and you’ll see a pop-up screen like that shown in the upper left corner of Fig. 2 above. Text-to-Speech still does not appear as an option, so on this pop-up, select “More Options.”
FIG. 3. From the “More Options” pop-up that appears in the upper left corner of the display, select the “On” button to the right of “Text-to-Speech.”
FIG. 4. Tap anywhere on the rest of the page to bring the book back “to the front” of your display, then tap again at the bottom of the display. In Fig. 4, for example, tap just below the words “The next morning I told Holt” and the Text-to-Speech control line will come up with a “Play” icon at the left.

Hope that helps!

And my apologies for the fact that I used the same page in all four screen shots here. I didn’t want to infringe on my old pal Stewart’s copyright. So if you want to find out what he told Holt the next morning, you’ll just have to ante up $2.99 to buy the book. Which I hope you do, because it is a pretty inspiring piece of work. Like Stewart.