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- Shackleton's Incredible Voyage
- By: Alfred Lansing
- Narrated by: Simon Prebble
- Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
In August of 1914, the British ship Endurance set sail for the South Atlantic. In October, 1915, still half a continent away from its intended base, the ship was trapped, then crushed in the ice. For five months, Sir Ernest Shackleton and his men, drifting on ice packs, were castaways in one of the most savage regions of the world.
Superb in so many ways
- By David on 01-19-14
Title tells it all
This book would be great for an environmental science class. Lots of scientific details that tried my endurance
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The Other Slavery
- The Uncovered Story of Indian Enslavement in America
- By: Andrés Reséndez
- Narrated by: Eric Martin
- Length: 12 hrs and 38 mins
Since the time of Columbus, Indian slavery was illegal in much of the American continent. Yet, as Andrés Reséndez illuminates in his myth-shattering The Other Slavery, it was practiced for centuries as an open secret. There was no abolitionist movement to protect the tens of thousands of natives who were kidnapped and enslaved by the conquistadors, then forced to descend into the "mouth of hell" of 18th-century silver mines or, later, made to serve as domestics for Mormon settlers and rich Anglos.
overall a good book
- By Paola V. Hidalgo on 01-23-17
I didn't know
The book offered a substantial over view of a little known piece of North American history. In addition the author drew parallels to the current human trafficking situation.
It was a little hard for me to keep individual players and places straight when listening to so many new facts.
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