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  • Beyond the Pale: The Story of Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. | Ken Grossman

    Beyond the Pale: The Story of Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Ken Grossman
    • Narrated By Jones Allen
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    Beyond the Pale chronicles Ken Grossman's journey from hobbyist homebrewer to owner of Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., one of the most successful craft breweries in the United States. From youthful adventures to pioneering craft brewer, Ken Grossman shares the trials and tribulations of building a brewery that produces more than 800,000 barrels of beer a year while maintaining its commitment to using the finest ingredients available. Since Grossman founded Sierra Nevada in 1980, part of a growing beer revolution in America, critics have proclaimed his beer to be "among the best brewed anywhere in the world."

    says: "My appreciation has grown."
  • Just Passin' Thru: A Vintage Store, the Appalachian Trail, and a Cast of Unforgettable Characters | Winton Porter

    Just Passin' Thru: A Vintage Store, the Appalachian Trail, and a Cast of Unforgettable Characters

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Winton Porter
    • Narrated By Jones Allen
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    Like a well-crafted stage play, Just Passin' Thru delivers one suspenseful scene after another. But in this historic setting a store on the Appalachian Trail called Mountain Crossings the characters who show up are no fictional creations. Like any good drama, there are the good guys (and gals) and the weirdos, too. Some show up once (and that’s enough), and some appear again and again. But all are united by two things: the author’s story-capturing talent, and whatever it is that lures them to attempt (or conquer) a 2,200-mile path that climbs and plummets from Georgia to Maine.

    Pamela M. says: "Well Worth it!"
  • Go Like Hell: Ford, Ferrari, and Their Battle for Speed and Glory at Le Mans | AJ Baime

    Go Like Hell: Ford, Ferrari, and Their Battle for Speed and Glory at Le Mans

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By AJ Baime
    • Narrated By Jones Allen
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    By the early 1960s, Ford Motor Company, built to bring automobile transportation to the masses, was falling behind. Baby boomers were taking to the roads in droves, looking for speed not safety, style not comfort, and Ford didn’t offer what these young drivers wanted. Meanwhile, Enzo Ferrari lorded over the European racing scene, crafting beautiful, fast sports cars that epitomized style.

    S. Perry says: "A Very Entertaining Audiobook"
  • Simon Girty: Wilderness Warrior | Edward Butts

    Simon Girty: Wilderness Warrior

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Edward Butts
    • Narrated By Jones Allen
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    During the American Revolution and the border conflicts that followed, Simon Girty's name struck terror into the hearts of U.S. settlers in the Ohio Valley and the territory of Kentucky. Girty (1741-1818) had lived with the Natives most of his life. Scorned by his fellow white frontiersmen as an "Indian lover," Girty became an Indian agent for the British. He accompanied Native raids against Americans, spied deep into enemy territory, and was influential in convincing the tribes to fight for the British.

    Richard says: "very well done"
  • Why Teach?: In Defense of a Real Education | Mark Edmundson

    Why Teach?: In Defense of a Real Education

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    • By Mark Edmundson
    • Narrated By Jones Allen
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    We rarely discuss college anymore without bringing up its exorbitant price tag. Is there an education bubble? Is a bachelor's degree worth the investment? If you didn't know better, you'd think universities were only available to us on the stock market. What ever happened to the actual human souls who do the teaching and learning these institutions are rumored to promote? Mark Edmundson, a renowned professor of English at the University of Virginia, has considered the personal meaning of education his whole career.

  • Conservative Internationalism: Armed Diplomacy Under Jefferson, Polk, Truman, and Reagan | Henry R. Nau

    Conservative Internationalism: Armed Diplomacy Under Jefferson, Polk, Truman, and Reagan

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Henry R. Nau
    • Narrated By Jones Allen
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    Debates about U.S. foreign policy have revolved around three main traditions - liberal internationalism, realism, and nationalism. In this audiobook, distinguished political scientist, Henry Nau, delves deeply into a fourth, overlooked foreign policy tradition that he calls "conservative internationalism." This approach spreads freedom, like liberal internationalism; arms diplomacy, like realism; and preserves national sovereignty, like nationalism.

  • Bad Sports: How Owners Are Ruining the Games We Love | Dave Zirin

    Bad Sports: How Owners Are Ruining the Games We Love

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Dave Zirin
    • Narrated By Jones Allen
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    Funny, engaging, and sharply pointed in his appraisal of the sports complex bankrupting our cities, the celebrated author of A People’s History of Sports in the United States returns with a hard-hitting indictment of big business and the corrupt practices that are ruining the sports we love.When attending a baseball game becomes a luxury reserved for the wealthy few and cities build multi-million dollar stadiums while letting their bridges crumble, the price of sports in this country demands reassessment.

  • A Wild Justice: The Death and Resurrection of Capital Punishment in America | Evan J. Mandery

    A Wild Justice: The Death and Resurrection of Capital Punishment in America

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Evan J. Mandery
    • Narrated By Jones Allen
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    For two hundred years, the constitutionality of capital punishment had been axiomatic. But in 1962, Justice Arthur Goldberg and his clerk Alan Dershowitz dared to suggest otherwise, launching an underfunded band of civil rights attorneys on a quixotic crusade. In 1972, in a most unlikely victory, the Supreme Court struck down Georgia’s death penalty law in Furman v. Georgia.

    Ruby says: "This narrator is awesome!"
  • Private | Frank D. Gilroy

    Private

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 14 mins)
    • By Frank D. Gilroy
    • Narrated By Jones Allen
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    From Frank D. Gilroy - a prolific and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, screenwriter, novelist and, most recently, author of a best-selling Kindle Single (Lake) - comes this chilling memoir of a young soldier in World War II confronting the nightmare of death. This isn't the battle cry of a war hero; it's the confessions of a young man pressed into service and searching for answers. In Gilroy's spare yet muscular prose, this saga of a young private's journey becomes a universal story of manhood and military life, told from the ground level of combat.

  • Leyte 1944: The Soldiers' Battle | Nathan N. Prefer

    Leyte 1944: The Soldiers' Battle

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Nathan N. Prefer
    • Narrated By Jones Allen
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    When General Douglas MacArthur arrived in Australia in March 1942, having successfully left the Philippines to organize a new American army, he vowed, "I shall return!" More than two years later he did return, at the head of a large U.S. army to retake the Philippines from the Japanese. The place of his re-invasion was the central Philippine Island of Leyte. Much has been written about the naval Battle of Leyte Gulf that his return provoked, but almost nothing has been written about the three-month long battle to seize Leyte itself.

    Dean says: "Let-Down"
  • Golf Dads: Fathers, Sons, and the Greatest Game | Curt Sampson

    Golf Dads: Fathers, Sons, and the Greatest Game

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Curt Sampson
    • Narrated By Allen Jones
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    The interplay between fathers and sons has long been one of golf’s most essential and enigmatic relationships. In Golf Dads, the best-selling writer and former touring professional Curt Sampson brings to life ten remarkable stories of golfers, their fathers, and the game that brings them together. The stories feature well-known subjects such as Michelle Wie, Ben Hogan, Lee Trevino, and David Feherty, as well as some surprises, such as six-year-old phenom A.J. Beechler--not yet known to the world.

  • The Great Match Race: When North Met South in America's First Sports Spectacle | John Eisenberg

    The Great Match Race: When North Met South in America's First Sports Spectacle

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By John Eisenberg
    • Narrated By Jones Allen
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    The Great Match Race is a captivating account of America's first sports spectacle, a horse race that pitted North against South in three grueling heats. On a bright afternoon in May 1823, an unprecedented sixty thousand people showed up to watch two horses run the equivalent of nine Kentucky Derbys in a few hours' time. Eclipse was the majestic champion representing the North, and Henry, an equine arriviste, was the pride of the South.

  • Pandemics: Our Fears and the Facts | Sunetra Gupta

    Pandemics: Our Fears and the Facts

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 2 mins)
    • By Sunetra Gupta
    • Narrated By Jones Allen
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    History books abound with accounts of large scale destruction wrought by infectious disease. As recently as 1918, a pandemic of influenza claimed over 50 million lives worldwide. The advent of drugs and vaccines led to an era of hope when we thought our battles with infectious disease were won, but our optimism has been eroded by the recognition that many pathogens have the capacity to transform themselves and escape our efforts to eradicate them. Are we now facing an inevitable repeat of a calamity such as the 1918 influenza pandemic or the Black Death?

  • Town House | Tish Cohen

    Town House

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Tish Cohen
    • Narrated By Jones Allen
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    Jack Madigan is, by many accounts, blessed. He can still effortlessly turn a pretty head. And thanks to his legendary rock star father, he lives an enviable existence in a once-glorious, now-crumbling Boston town house with his teenage son, Harlan. But there is one tiny drawback: Jack is an agoraphobe. As long as his dad's admittedly dwindling royalties keep rolling in, Jack's condition isn't a problem. But then the money runs out... and all hell breaks loose.

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