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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

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

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

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

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

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

Wicked Women: Notorious, Mischievous,...

Chris Enss

This collection of short, action-filled stories of the Old West's most egregiously badly behaved female outlaws, gamblers, soiled doves, and other wicked women offers a glimpse into the Western women's experience that's less sunbonnet...

Unabridged MP3-CD
Published: Aug 2015

Cook County ICU: 30 Years of Unforget...

Cory Franklin

Filled with stories of strange medical cases and unforgettable patients culled from a thirty-year career in medicine, Cook County ICU offers listeners a peek into the inner workings of a hospital. Author Cory Franklin, MD, who headed ...

Unabridged MP3-CD
Published: Mar 2016

Prisons on Fire

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Forty years ago, prisons across the US burned. Here's how, why and what happened. Who were the Attica Brothers? Why did 1500 Black, Puerto Rican and white prisoners seize control of the New York Prison. And who was George Jackson? And...

Abridged CD
Published: Mar 2003
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