History - United States - 20th Century

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Killing Kennedy: The End of Camelot

Bill O'Reilly

A riveting historical narrative of the shocking events surrounding the assassination of John F. Kennedy, and the follow-up to mega-bestselling author Bill O'Reilly's Killing Lincoln.More than a million readers have thrilled to Bill O'...

Unabridged CD
Published: Oct 2012

Killing Reagan: The Violent Assault t...

Bill O'Reilly

From the team of Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard, bestselling authors of the blockbuster Killing series, now comes Killing Reagan. This captivating epic account of the career of President Ronald Reagan tells the vivid story of his ri...

Unabridged CD
Published: Sep 2015

Boom!: Voices of the Sixties Personal...

Tom Brokaw

In The Greatest Generation, his landmark bestseller, Tom Brokaw eloquently evoked for America what it meant to come of age during the Great Depression and the Second World War. Now, in Boom!, one of America’s premier journalists...

Abridged CD
Published: Nov 2007

Killing the Rising Sun: How America V...

Bill O'Reilly

The powerful and riveting new audiobook in the multimillion-selling Killing series by Bill O'Reilly and Martin DugardAutumn 1944. World War II is nearly over in Europe but is escalating in the Pacific, where American soldiers face an ...

Unabridged CD
Published: Sep 2016

The Devil in the White City: Murder, ...

Erik Larson

Two men, each handsome and unusually adept at his chosen work, embodied an element of the great dynamic that characterized America’s rush toward the twentieth century. The architect was Daniel Hudson Burnham, the fair’s br...

Abridged CD
Published: Feb 2003

Blood Done Sign My Name: A True Story...

Timothy B. Tyson

"Daddy and Roger and 'em shot 'em a nigger."Those words, whispered to ten-year-old Tim Tyson by one of his playmates in the late spring of 1970, heralded a firestorm that would forever transform the small tobacco market town...

Abridged CD
Published: May 2004

Killing Patton: The Strange Death of ...

Bill O'Reilly

Readers around the world have thrilled to Killing Lincoln, Killing Kennedy, and Killing Jesus—riveting works of nonfiction that journey into the heart of the most famous murders in history. Now from Bill O'Reilly, anchor of The O'Re...

Unabridged CD
Published: Sep 2014

A Secret Gift: How One Man's Kindness...

Ted Gup

An inspiring account of America at its worst-and Americans at their best-woven from the stories of Depression-era families who were helped by gifts from the author's generous and secretive grandfather. Shortly before Christmas 1933 i...

Unabridged CD
Published: Nov 2010

Jack Kennedy: Elusive Hero

Chris Matthews

"What was he like?"Jack Kennedy said the reason people read biography is to answer that basic question. With the verve of a novelist, Chris Matthews gives us just that. We see this most beloved president in the company of fr...

Unabridged CD
Published: Dec 2011

The Imperial Cruise: A Secret History...

James Bradley

In 1905 President Teddy Roosevelt dispatched Secretary of War William Taft, his gun-toting daughter Alice and a gaggle of congressmen on a mission to Japan, the Philippines, China, and Korea. There, they would quietly forge a series o...

Unabridged CD
Published: Nov 2009

American Heiress: The Wild Saga of th...

Jeffrey Toobin

From New Yorker staff writer and bestselling author of The Nine and The Run of His Life: The People v. O. J. Simpson, the definitive account of the kidnapping and trial that defined an insane era in American history On February 4, 1...

Unabridged CD
Published: Aug 2016

The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans ...

Daniel James Brown

For readers of Laura Hillenbrand's Seabiscuit and Unbroken, the dramatic story of the American rowing team that stunned the world at Hitler's 1936 Berlin OlympicsDaniel James Brown's robust book tells the story of the University of Wa...

Unabridged CD
Published: Jun 2013

The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevel...

Candice Millard

Theodore Roosevelt is remembered for having been one of the more active and robust of the presidents; the former Rough Rider boxed, hiked, and went on safari. He was also interested in nature, science, and exploration. Following his i...

Abridged CD
Published: Oct 2006

Nixon and Kissinger: Partners in Powe...

Robert Dallek

More than thirty years after working side by side in the White House, Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger still stand as two of the most compelling, contradictory, and powerful leaders in America in the second half of the twentieth cen...

Abridged CD
Published: May 2007

Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story o...

Jon Krakauer

Traces the events that surrounded the 1984 murder of a woman and her child by fundamentalist Mormons Ron and Dan Lafferty, exploring the belief systems and traditions, including polygamy, that mark the faith’s most extreme facti...

Abridged CD
Published: Jul 2003

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

Hunter S. Thompson

Stylish reissue of a classic first published in the 1970s: Hunter S Thompson's ether-fuelled, savage journey to the heart of the American Dream. 'We were somewhere around Barstow on the edge of the desert when the drugs began to take...

Unabridged CD
Published: Aug 2005

The Library Book

Susan Orlean

"A constant pleasure to read…Everybody who loves books should check out The Library Book." —TheWashington Post"CAPTIVATING…DELIGHTFUL." —Christian Science Monitor * "EXQUISITELY WRITTEN, CONSISTENTLY E...

Unabridged CD
Published: Oct 2018

31 Days: The Crisis That Gave Us the ...

Barry Werth

In this study of the first month of the Gerald Ford administration, journalist Barry Werth relates how, following the ignominious departure of President Nixon, the new president was undermined by the jockeying for power of the Oval O...

Abridged CD
Published: Apr 2006

Franklin and Winston: An Intimate Por...

Jon Meacham

This is an exploration of the personal relationship that existed between United States President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and how that friendship affected U.S. and British involvement in W...

Abridged CD
Published: Oct 2003

The Canal Builders: Making America's ...

Julie Greene

A groundbreaking history of the Panama Canal offers a revelatory workers-eye view of the momentous undertaking and shows how it launched the American century

Unabridged CD
Published: Feb 2009

Untitled O'Reilly

Bill O'Reilly

This program features an introduction read by Bill O'Reilly.The Revolutionary War as never told before.The breathtaking latest installment in Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard’s mega-bestselling Killing series transports listeners t...

Unabridged CD
Published: Sep 2017

Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohi...

Daniel Okrent

Last Call is a narrative history of Prohibition. It explains how Prohibition happened, what life under it was like, and what it did to the country.

Abridged CD
Published: May 2010

Isaac's Storm: A Man, a Time, and the...

Erik Larson

Full of dramatic survivor stories and vivid storm descriptions, this fast-paced historical analysis chronicles the events surrounding the devastating 1900 Galveston hurricane, and asserts that the city’s Weather Bureau--and its ...

Abridged CD
Published: Aug 2006

The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story...

Timothy Egan

Many Americans know about 'the Dust Bowl' from the songs of Woody Guthrie (who experienced it) or from the famous book and film of Steinbeck's THE GRAPES OF WRATH. In THE WORST HARD TIME, Timothy Egan reminds us that, while many left ...

Unabridged MP3-CD
Published: Jan 2006

A Crack in the Edge of the World: Ame...

Simon Winchester

An informative exploration of earthquakes places a particular focus on the San Francisco disaster of 1906, describing how it affected more than two hundred miles of California, triggered a vast firestorm, and destroyed the gold-rush c...

Unabridged CD
Published: Oct 2005

The Emerging Framework of World Power...

Noam Chomsky

In a sweeping state-of-the-world address, America's leading foreign policy critic surveys the role of the U.S. in a post-9-11 world -- and finds nothing has changed. Ranging over American intervention in the Middle East, Asia, and Lat...

Unabridged CD
Published: Sep 2003

Island of Vice: Theodore Roosevelt's ...

Richard Zacks

When young Theodore Roosevelt was appointed police commissioner of New York City, he had the astounding gall to try to shut down the brothels, gambling joints, and after-hours saloons. This is the story of how TR took on Manhattan vic...

Unabridged CD
Published: Mar 2012

Come September

Arundhati Roy

In this acclaimed Lannan foundation lecture from September 2002, Roy speaks poetically to power on the US’ War on Terror, globalization, the misuses of nationalism, and the growing chasm between the rich and poor. With lyricism and ...

Unabridged CD
Published: Sep 2004

San Francisco Is Burning: The Untold ...

Dennis Smith

At 5:12 a.m. on the morning of April 18, 1906, San Francisco was struck by one of the worst earthquakes in history, instantly killing hundreds. The ensuing fires that ravaged the city for days were responsible for the deaths of as man...

Unabridged CD
Published: Oct 2005

To Conquer the Air : The Wright Broth...

James Tobin

A history of the first-flight race documents the efforts of not only the then-unknown Wright Brothers, but their more prominent competitors, including the Smithsonian's Samuel Pierpont Langley, motorcyclist Glenn Curtiss, and Alexande...

Abridged CD
Published: Apr 2003
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