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  • In the Hands of Providence: Joshua L. Chamberlain and the American Civil War

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Alice Rains Trulock
    • Narrated By Tom Parker
    Overall
    (49)
    Performance
    (24)
    Story
    (24)

    Joshua Chamberlain of Maine forged a remarkable career during the Civil War. An academic and theologian by training, this modest young professor left Bowdoin College to accept a commission as lieutenant colonel of the 20th Maine. He fought at Antietam and Fredericksburg, then led his regiment to glory at Gettysburg, where he ordered the brilliant charge that saved Little Round Top.

    Amazon Customer says: "Details of war"
    "Excellent Choice For Civil War Buffs"
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    Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain is one of the iconic figures of the American Civil War. Trulock brings to life the man that so many of us first learned about while watching the film Gettysburg. He truly had the "heart of a woman and the soul of a lion." This gentle General fought through many bloody battles, but always did so with the true courage and glory that was often sought for by others, but often never attained. If you are looking for a book about a humble hero, this is it. Excellent to read on the Kindle and listen to on Audible.com.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Candice Millard
    • Narrated By Paul Michael
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2011)
    Performance
    (973)
    Story
    (986)

    At once an incredible adventure narrative and a penetrating biographical portrait, The River of Doubt is the true story of Theodore Roosevelt's harrowing exploration of one of the most dangerous rivers on earth.

    Stephen says: "River of Doubt"
    "A Must Read For TR Fans"
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    Theodore Roosevelt was a man's man. If there ever was a true Renaisance Man after the fact it is TR. If you enjoy Lewis and Clark and Henry M Stanley then you will truly enjoy this real life adventure. Edmund Morris certainly gives longer and more detailed accounts about the life of this great man, but The River Of Doubt deals with an event that is largely unknown because it happened during the Great War and everyone's eyes remained fixed on the fate of Europe. I was disappointed with the details on the Rain Forest and the evolutionary description. This took away form the historicity of the story and did not seem to fit. The story stalled in its effect during these often unfortanate diversions into poor Science.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Washington: A Life

    • UNABRIDGED (41 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Ron Chernow
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    Overall
    (1805)
    Performance
    (1269)
    Story
    (1269)

    In Washington: A Life celebrated biographer Ron Chernow provides a richly nuanced portrait of the father of our nation. This crisply paced narrative carries the reader through his troubled boyhood, his precocious feats in the French and Indian War, his creation of Mount Vernon, his heroic exploits with the Continental Army, his presiding over the Constitutional Convention, and his magnificent performance as America's first president.

    ButterLegume says: "A sad day when my book was done!"
    "Very Informative"
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    A must for those who want to know more about the "Father of our country." The narrative is lengthy, but very well researched and the narrator does an exemplary job.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Undaunted Courage

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Stephen E. Ambrose
    • Narrated By Barrett Whitener
    Overall
    (1136)
    Performance
    (485)
    Story
    (491)

    In 1803, President Thomas Jefferson selected his personal secretary, Captain Meriwether Lewis, to lead a voyage up the Missouri River, across the forbidding Rockies, and - by way of the Snake and the Columbia rivers - down to the Pacific Ocean. Lewis and his partner, Captain William Clark, endured incredible hardships and witnessed astounding sights. With great perseverance, they worked their way into an unexplored West. When they returned two years later, they had long since been given up for dead.

    Christopher says: "Great detail about this historical event..."
    "Great Choice"
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    This is a very good book to read and is pretty good to listen to. Ambrose often uses similar terms over again and this breaks the flow of the story when you are listening to it. I did not notice this when I read the book. Lewis and Clark and the Corps of Discovery are truly heroic and this is a story everyone should read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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