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  • Alexander Hamilton

  • By: Ron Chernow
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 35 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,554
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 11,725
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 11,663

Ron Chernow, whom the New York Times called "as elegant an architect of monumental histories as we've seen in decades", now brings to startling life the man who was arguably the most important figure in American history, who never attained the presidency, but who had a far more lasting impact than many who did.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An Outstanding & Riveting Book!

  • By Kevin on 03-04-05

Excellent!

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Reviewed: 01-02-18

I learned a good deal about Mr. Hamilton which is rarely covered on film or in text books. This is an excellent, easy, read.

  • The Iran Wars

  • Spy Games, Bank Battles, and the Secret Deals That Reshaped the Middle East
  • By: Jay Solomon
  • Narrated by: Rob Shapiro
  • Length: 11 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 191
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 176
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 175

This is a book rife with revelations, from the secret communications between the Obama administration and the Iranian government to dispatches from the front lines of the new field of financial warfare. For listeners of Steve Coll's Ghost Wars and Lawrence Wright's The Looming Tower, The Iran Wars exposes the hidden history of a conflict most Americans don't even realize is being fought but whose outcome could have far-reaching geopolitical implications.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • An important history of the Iran Nuclear Deal

  • By Michael Friedman on 05-03-17

A book lending exceptional context and background

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Reviewed: 04-27-17

A book lending exceptional context concerning a set of extremely difficult issues. Well researched and well written.

  • Putin's Wars

  • The Rise of Russia's New Imperialism
  • By: Marcel H. Van Herpen
  • Narrated by: Julian Elfer
  • Length: 9 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 63
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 57
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 56

This audiobook offers the first systematic analysis of Putin's two wars, placing the Second Chechen War and the War with Georgia of 2008 in their broader historical contexts. Drawing on extensive original Russian sources, Marcel H. Van Herpen analyzes in detail how Putin's wars were prepared and conducted and why they led to allegations of war crimes and genocide.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Pretty good, waiting for next revision

  • By Vladimir Kushnir on 01-18-15

Comprehensive and well written.

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4 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 07-15-16

A must read for those interested in East-West relations in the 21st century. Very good.

  • AWOL on the Appalachian Trail

  • By: David Miller
  • Narrated by: Christopher Lane
  • Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,821
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,440
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,429

In 2003, software engineer David Miller left his job, family, and friends to hike 2,172 miles of the Appalachian Trail. AWOL on the Appalachian Trail is Miller’s account of this thru-hike from Georgia to Maine. Listeners are treated to rich descriptions of the Appalachian Mountains, the isolation and reverie, the inspiration that fueled his quest, and the rewards of taking a less conventional path through life. While this book abounds with introspection and perseverance, it also provides useful passages about hiking gear and planning.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Most Informative Book on the AT

  • By Phillip on 07-22-13

A terrific read.

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Reviewed: 07-05-16

A good planning and equipment guide. A relevant book for all who wish to change up thier lives.

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