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  • The Man He Became: How FDR Defied Polio to Win the Presidency | James Tobin

    The Man He Became: How FDR Defied Polio to Win the Presidency

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By James Tobin
    • Narrated By Charles Constant
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    When polio paralyzed Franklin Roosevelt at the age of thirty-nine, people wept to think that the young man of golden promise must live out his days as a helpless invalid. He never again walked on his own. But in just over a decade, he regained his strength and seized the presidency. This was the most remarkable comeback in the history of American politics. And, as author James Tobin shows, it was the pivot of Roosevelt's life-the triumphant struggle that tempered and revealed his true character.

    Renaissancelady46 says: "Captivating and Informative"
  • Reporting America at War: An Oral History | Michelle Ferrari,James Tobin

    Reporting America at War: An Oral History

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Michelle Ferrari, James Tobin
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    Now, for the first time, the nation's most respected reporters share their stories as the eyes and ears of the nation to create a fascinating oral history. Some of the most influential journalists of our time, including Christiane Amanpour, Walter Cronkite, Morley Safer, Peter Arnett, and Andy Rooney convey the facts, the brutality, and the drama of warfare and examine issues such as censorship, propaganda, ethics, the power of the press, and the future of war reporting, especially after September 11th.

  • To Conquer the Air: The Wright Brothers and the Great Race for Flight | James Tobin

    To Conquer the Air: The Wright Brothers and the Great Race for Flight

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 1 min)
    • By James Tobin
    • Narrated By Boyd Gaines
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    To Conquer the Air is a hero's tale of overcoming obstacles within and without that plumbs the depths of creativity and character. With a historian's accuracy and a novelist's eye, Tobin has captured the interplay of remarkable personalities at an extraordinary moment in our history. In the centennial year of human flight, To Conquer the Air is itself a heroic achievement.

    Jere says: "A great story"
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