John U. Bacon
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John U. Bacon

John U. Bacon has written nine books on sports, business, health, and history, the last five New York Times Bestsellers. His latest book is "The Great Halifax Explosion: A World War I Story of Treachery, Tragedy, and Extraordinary Heroism," out November 7, 2017.

Bacon provides weekly sports commentary on Michigan Radio, and frequently for NPR, and appears often on TV, including CNN International, ESPN, and The Big Ten Network. Bacon also gives speeches for companies such as Ameriprise, Volvo North America, and Microsoft Brazil, and teaches at Northwestern's Medill School of Journalism and the University of Michigan, where he won the 2009 Golden Apple Award for "exceptional teaching." In 2006, he was inducted into the Ann Arbor Huron High School Hall of Fame for turning around the hockey team.

Bacon is a decent hockey player, a mediocre Spanish speaker, and a poor piano player, but that has not prevented him from enjoying all three.

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    • The Great Halifax Explosion

    • A World War I Story of Treachery, Tragedy, and Extraordinary Heroism
    • By: John U. Bacon
    • Narrated by: Johnny Heller
    • Length: 10 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 163
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 148
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 147

    From best-selling author John U. Bacon, a gripping narrative history of the largest manmade detonation prior to Hiroshima....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wow! What a story!

    • By Samuel Shurtleff on 12-11-18

    Regular price: $28.95

    • Endzone

    • The Rise, Fall, and Return of Michigan Football
    • By: John U. Bacon
    • Narrated by: Johnny Heller
    • Length: 16 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 145
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 135
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 134

    Endzone tells the story of how college football's most successful and respected program nearly lost it all in less than a decade....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Outstanding!

    • By Justin on 12-21-15
    • The Rise, Fall, and Return of Michigan Football
    • By: John U. Bacon
    • Narrated by: Johnny Heller
    • Length: 16 hrs and 32 mins
    • Release date: 12-09-15
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 145 ratings

    Regular price: $31.49

    • Cirque Du Soleil, The Spark

    • Igniting the Creative Fire That Lives Within Us All
    • By: Lyn Heward, John U. Bacon
    • Narrated by: Christopher Evan Welch
    • Length: 3 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 74
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46

    Cirque's former president of creative content, Lyn Heward, invites readers inside the world and ideas of Cirque du Soleil through the story of an ordinary man....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • How Business Works Today - Follow and Succeed

    • By Air on 01-06-09

    Regular price: $13.97

    • Bo's Lasting Lessons

    • The Legendary Coach Teaches the Timeless Fundamentals of Leadership
    • By: Bo Schembechler, John U. Bacon
    • Narrated by: John H. Mayer
    • Length: 3 hrs and 35 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 69
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 55

    In Bo's Lasting Lessons, the coach draws on his years of experience, using first-person anecdotes to deliver timeless lessons on leadership, motivation, and responsibility....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great listen for any Michigan fan

    • By Amazon Customer on 11-10-17

    Regular price: $22.80

    • Playing Hurt

    • My Journey from Despair to Hope
    • By: John Saunders, John U. Bacon
    • Narrated by: Dion Graham
    • Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 61
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 55

    John Saunders welcomes listeners into the heart of his desperate struggle through insights into the root causes of depression and explanations of modern treatments....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Story That Can Save Lives!

    • By Mike on 02-16-18

    Regular price: $29.65

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