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  • The New Nation: A History of US, Book 4 | Joy Hakim

    The New Nation: A History of US, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Joy Hakim
    • Narrated By Christina Moore
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    Beginning with George Washington's inauguration and continuing into the nineteenth century, The New Nation tells the story of the remarkable challenges that the new country faced. Thomas Jefferson's purchase of the Louisiana Territory (bought from France at a mere four cents an acre!), Lewis and Clark's daring expedition through the wilderness, the War of 1812, and more.

    Hideaki says: "Very educational"
  • Making Thirteen Colonies: A History of US, Book 2 | Joy Hakim

    Making Thirteen Colonies: A History of US, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Joy Hakim
    • Narrated By Christina Moore
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    People are coming to America, all kinds of people. If you're European, you come in search of freedom or riches. If you're African, you come in chains. And what about the Indians, what is happening to them? Soon 13 colonies are born, each with its own story.

    Tina says: "Audio makes these stories come alive!"
  • Liberty for All?: A History of US, Book 5 | Joy Hakim

    Liberty for All?: A History of US, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Joy Hakim
    • Narrated By Christina Moore
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    Early nineteenth-century America could just about be summed up by Henry David Thoreau's words when he said, "Eastward I go only by force, but westward I go free." It was an exuberant time for the diverse citizens of the United States, who included a range of folk, from mountain men and railroad builders to whalers and farmers, as they pushed forward into the open frontier. And all their hopes and fears are captured in Liberty for All?

    Emily says: "Great survey of pre-Civil War US history"
  • From Colonies to Country: A History of US, Book 3 | Joy Hakim

    From Colonies to Country: A History of US, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Joy Hakim
    • Narrated By Christina Moore
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    How did compliant colonials with strong ties to Europe get the notion to become an independent nation? Perhaps the seeds of liberty were planted in the 1735 historic courtroom battle for the freedom of the press. Or maybe the French and Indian War did it, when colonists were called "Americans" for the first time by the English, and the great English army proved itself not so formidable after all.

    Tina says: "These books make US History fun!"
  • War, Terrible War: A History of US, Book 6 | Joy Hakim

    War, Terrible War: A History of US, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Joy Hakim
    • Narrated By Christina Moore
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    Riveting, moving, and impossible to put down, War, Terrible War takes us into the heart of the Civil War, from the battle of Manassas to the battle of Gettysburg and on to the South's surrender at Appomattox Court House. Follow the common soldiers in blue and gray as they endure long marches, freezing winter camps, and the bloodiest battles ever fought on American soil.

    Theresa says: "Hard to navigate, otherwise its great!"
  • War, Peace, and All That Jazz, 1918-1945, A History of US, Book 9 | Joy Hakim

    War, Peace, and All That Jazz, 1918-1945, A History of US, Book 9

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Joy Hakim
    • Narrated By Christina Moore
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    From woman?s suffrage to Babe Ruth?s home runs, from Louis Armstrong?s jazz to Franklin Delano Roosevelt?s four presidential terms, from the finale of one world war to the dramatic close of the second, War, Peace, and All That Jazz presents the story of some of the most exciting years in U.S. history. With the end of World War I, many Americans decided to live it up, going to movies, driving cars, and cheering baseball games aplenty.

    Paul says: "Perfect For Kids"
  • All the People: A History of US, Book 10 | Joy Hakim

    All the People: A History of US, Book 10

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Joy Hakim
    • Narrated By Christina Moore
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    Meet Harry S. Truman, Joe McCarthy, Ike, JFK, LBJ, Rosa Parks, Thurgood Marshall, Elvis Presley, Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, Cesar Chavez, Ronald Reagan, and Bill Clinton. Full coverage of everything, including President Clinton's impeachment trial.

    S. Crier says: "Great entertaining enrichment"
  • The First Americans: Prehistory – 1600, A History of US, Book 1 | Joy Hakim

    The First Americans: Prehistory – 1600, A History of US, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Joy Hakim
    • Narrated By Christina Moore
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    Thousands of years, way before Christopher Columbus set sail, wandering tribes of hunters made their way from Asia across the Bering land bridge to North America. They didn't know it, but they had discovered a New World. The First Americans is a fascinating re-creation of pre-Columbian Native American life, and it's an adventure of a lifetime!

    Raymond says: "Hakim a Joy to Read/Listen"
  • An Age of Extremes, 1880-1917, A History of US, Book 8 | Joy Hakim

    An Age of Extremes, 1880-1917, A History of US, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Joy Hakim
    • Narrated By Christina Moore
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    For the captains of industry ? men like Andrew Carnegie, John D. Rockefeller, J.P. Morgan, and Henry Ford ? the Gilded Age is a time of big money. Technology boomed with the invention of trains, telephones, electric lights, harvesters, vacuum cleaners, and more. But for millions of immigrant workers, it is a time of big struggles, with adults and children alike working 12 to 14 hours a day under extreme, dangerous conditions.

    K. Doerr says: "A simple overview appropriate for young teens"
  • Reconstructing America: A History of US, Book 7 | Joy Hakim

    Reconstructing America: A History of US, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Joy Hakim
    • Narrated By Christina Moore
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    Covering a time of great hope and incredible change, Reconstructing America is a dramatic look at life after the Civil War in the newly re-United States. Railroad tycoons were roaring across the country. New cities sprang up across the plains, and a new and different American West came into being: a land of farmers, ranchers, miners, and city dwellers. Back East, large-scale immigration was also going on, but not all Americans wanted newcomers in the country.

    Tom says: "Reconstructing America: A History Of US, book 7"
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