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  • Triangle: The Fire That Changed America | David Von Drehle

    Triangle: The Fire That Changed America

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By David Von Drehle
    • Narrated By Barrett Whitener
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    On March 25, 1911, as workers were getting ready to leave for the day, a fire broke out in the Triangle Shirtwaist factory in New York's Greenwich Village. Within minutes it spread to consume the building's upper three stories. Firemen who arrived at the scene were unable to rescue those trapped inside: their ladders simply weren't tall enough. People on the street watched in horror as desperate workers jumped to their deaths. It was the worst disaster in New York City history.

    Jessica Jewett says: "Fantastic!"
  • Rise to Greatness: Abraham Lincoln and America's Most Perilous Year | David Von Drehle

    Rise to Greatness: Abraham Lincoln and America's Most Perilous Year

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 1 min)
    • By David Von Drehle
    • Narrated By Robertson Dean
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    As 1862 dawned, the American republic was at death’s door. The federal government appeared overwhelmed, the U.S. Treasury was broke, and the Union’s top general was gravely ill. The Confederacy - with its booming economy, expert military leadership, and commanding position on the battlefield - had a clear view to victory. To a remarkable extent, the survival of the country depended on the judgment, cunning, and resilience of the unschooled frontier lawyer who had recently been elected president. Twelve months later, the Civil War had become a cataclysm but the tide had turned.

    Sam Motes says: "Lincoln in all his glory"
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