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Bill O'Reilly's Legends and Lies: The...

Bill O'Reilly

The must-have companion to Bill O'Reilly's documentary series Legends and Lies: The Real West, a fascinating, eye-opening look at the truth behind the western legends we all think we knowHow did Davy Crockett save President Jackson's ...

Unabridged CD
Published: Apr 2015

Sin in the Second City: Madams, Minis...

Karen Abbott

Step into the perfumed parlors of the Everleigh Club, the most famous brothel in American history. Culminating in a dramatic last stand between brothel keepers and crusading reformers, this audiobook presents a vivid snapshot of Ameri...

Unabridged MP3-CD
Published: Jul 2007

The Great Deluge: Hurricane Katrina, ...

Douglas Brinkley

An eye-opening, deeply personal account of hurricane Katrina and the devastation it left in New Orleans and across the Gulf Coast documents the events and repercussions of the tragedy and its aftermath, the historical roots of the ter...

Abridged CD
Published: Jun 2006

The Way of the World: A Story of Trut...

Ron Suskind

Ron Suskind's book promises to be a bracing international thriller ' an ensemble of uranium merchants and panicked diplomats, stealthy Jihadist soldiers and CIA operatives, anxious Muslim children and angry world leaders ' a diverse c...

Unabridged CD
Published: Sep 2008

The Most They Ever Had

Rick Bragg

In these real-life stories, Rick Bragg brilliantly evokes the hardscrabble lives of those who live and die by an American cotton mill. In 2001, a community of people in the Appalachian foothills had come to the edge of all they had ev...

Unabridged CD
Published: Oct 2009

Conquering Gotham: A Gilded Age Epic:...

Jill Jonnes

* Mp3 CD Format *. The demolition of Penn Station in 1963 destroyed not just a soaring neoclassical edifice but also a building that commemorated one of the last centurys great engineering feats---the construction of railroad tunnels ...

Unabridged MP3-CD
Published: May 2007

America: The Last Best Hope (Volume I...

William J. Bennett

William Bennett makes history come alive through good, old-fashioned storytelling. Beginning with the arrival of Columbus in 1492 and going up to the beginning of World War I, Bennett's unabashed enthusiasm and fervor come through as ...

Unabridged CD
Published: May 2006

Conquering Gotham: A Gilded Age Epic:...

Jill Jonnes

The demolition of Penn Station in 1963 destroyed not just a soaring neoclassical edifice but also a building that commemorated one of the last century's great engineering feats-the construction of railroad tunnels into New York City. ...

Unabridged CD
Published: May 2007

Andrew Jackson: His Life and Times

H.W. Brands

The extraordinary story of Andrew Jackson—the colorful, dynamic, and forceful president who ushered in the Age of Democracy and set a still young America on its path to greatness—told by the bestselling author of The First America...

Abridged CD
Published: Oct 2005

Lone Star Nation: The Texas Revolutio...

H. W. Brands

From bestselling historian and long-time Texan H. W. Brands, a richly textured history of one of the most fascinating and colorful eras in U.S. history—the Texas Revolution and the forging of a new America.“For better or f...

Abridged CD
Published: Feb 2004

Sin in the Second City: Madams, Minis...

Karen Abbott

Step into the perfumed parlors of the Everleigh Club, the most famous brothel in American history. Culminating in a dramatic last stand between brothel keepers and crusading reformers, this audiobook presents a vivid snapshot of Ameri...

Unabridged CD
Published: Jul 2007

Downtown: My Manhattan

Pete Hamill

This is a book about my home city. I was born in the immense and beautiful segment of it called Brooklyn, but I've lived and worked for much of my life in its center, the long skinny island called Manhattan. I live here still. With an...

Abridged CD
Published: Dec 2004

L.A. Noir: The Struggle for the Soul ...

John Buntin

Midcentury Los Angeles. A city sold to the world as "the white spot of America," a land of sunshine and orange groves, wholesome Midwestern values and Hollywood stars, protected by the world's most famous police force, the D...

Unabridged CD
Published: Jun 2012

Little Pink House: A True Story of De...

Jeff Benedict

Suzette Kelo was just trying to rebuild her life when she purchased a broken-down Victorian house perched on the waterfront in New London, CT. The house wasn't particularly fancy, but with lots of hard work Suzette was able to turn it...

Abridged CD
Published: Jan 2009

Madness Under the Royal Palms: Love a...

Laurence Leamer

In March 1999, a Palm Beach matron and her socially ambitious husband invited the elite of the island for a dinner dance honoring Prince Edward. Among those dancing to the string orchestra that evening would be those accused of murder...

Unabridged CD
Published: Feb 2009

Washington Burning: How a Frenchman's...

Les Standiford

The dramatic story of how Washington, D.C., was rebuilt after being burned by British troops in 1814, and how the birth of the capital reflected the birth of the nation.

Unabridged CD
Published: May 2008

Columbine

Dave Cullen

On April 20, 1999, two boys left an indelible stamp on the American psyche. Their goal was simple: to blow up their school, Oklahoma-City style, and to leave "a lasting impression on the world." Their bombs failed, but the e...

Unabridged CD
Published: Mar 2010

A History of New Mexico, Fourth Revis...

The teacher's guide has lesson plans keyed to the state's instructional standards for social studies, answers to section and chapter reviews, four different types of student activity worksheets, tests and answer keys, bibliographies, ...

Unabridged CD
Published: Apr 2011

Washington: The Making of the America...

Fergus M. Bordewich

Washington, D.C., is home to the most influential power brokers in the world. But how did we come to call D.C.-a place one contemporary observer called a mere swamp "producing nothing except myriads of toads and frogs (of enormou...

Unabridged CD
Published: Jun 2008

The Third Coast: When Chicago Built t...

Thomas Dyja

A cultural history of Chicago at midcentury, with its incredible mix of architects, politicians, musicians, writers, entrepreneurs, and actors who helped shape modern America Though today it can seem as if all American culture comes o...

Unabridged CD
Published: Apr 2013

The Lobster Chronicles: Life on a Ver...

Linda Greenlaw

After seventeen years at sea, Linda Greenlaw figured it was time to take a break from her career as a swordboat captain. She felt she needed to return to Isle au Haut - a tiny island seven miles from the Maine coast with a population ...

Unabridged MP3-CD
Published: Oct 2016

The Feud: The Hatfields & McCoys

Dean King

For more than a century, the enduring feud between the Hatfields and the McCoys has been American shorthand for passionate, unyielding, and even violent confrontation. Yet despite numerous articles, books, television shows, and featur...

Unabridged CD
Published: Aug 2013

Miami Babylon: Crime, Wealth, and Pow...

Gerald Posner

Here, in all its neon-colored, cocaine-fueled glory, is the never-before-told story of the making of Miami Beach. Gerald Posner, author of the groundbreaking investigations Case Closed and Why America Slept, has uncovered the hair-rai...

Unabridged CD
Published: Nov 2009

Miami Babylon: Crime, Wealth, and Pow...

Gerald Posner

Here, in all its neon-colored, cocaine-fueled glory, is the never-before-told story of the making of Miami Beach. Gerald Posner, author of the groundbreaking investigations Case Closed and Why America Slept, has uncovered the hair-rai...

Unabridged MP3-CD
Published: Nov 2009

American Uprising: The Untold Story o...

Daniel Rasmussen

In January 1811, five hundred slaves dressed in military uniforms and armed with guns, cane knives, and axes rose up from the plantations around New Orleans and set out to conquer the city. Ethnically diverse, politically astute, and ...

Unabridged CD
Published: Mar 2011

Capital Dames: The Civil War and the ...

Cokie Roberts

[*Read by the author - Cokie Roberts] In this engrossing and informative companion to her New York Times bestsellers Founding Mothers and Ladies of Liberty, Cokie Roberts marks the sesquicentennial of the Civil War by offering a rive...

Unabridged CD
Published: Apr 2015

Middletown, America: One Town's Passa...

Gail Sheehy

Fifty people never came home to Middletown, New Jersey, after September 11th. Wall Street fathers, young Port Authority police, single working moms, the beloved coach of the championship girls traveling basketball team. Three toddlers...

Unabridged MP3-CD
Published: Jan 2015

My American Revolution: Crossing the ...

Robert Sullivan

Americans tend to think of the Revolution as a Massachusetts-based event orchestrated by Virginians, but in fact the war took place mostly in the Middle Colonies—in New York and New Jersey and the parts of Pennsylvania that on a cle...

Unabridged MP3-CD
Published: Sep 2012

Astoria: John Jacob Astor and Thomas ...

Peter Stark

[Read by Michael Kramer]The incredible true story of the men who permanently altered the nation's landscape and its global standing. -- In the tradition of The Lost City of Z and Skeleton in the Zahara, Astoria is the thrilling, true-...

Unabridged CD
Published: Mar 2014

A Florida State of Mind: An Unnatural...

A witty history of the state that's always in the news, for everything from alligator attacks to zany crimes.There's an old clip of Bugs Bunny sawing the entire state of Florida off the continent-and every single time a news story spr...

Unabridged MP3-CD
Published: Apr 2019
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