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A Bridge Too Far
- By: Cornelius Ryan
- Narrated by: Clive Chafer
- Length: 18 hrs and 11 mins
A Bridge Too Far is Cornelius Ryan’s masterly chronicle of the Battle of Arnhem, which marshaled the greatest armada of troop-carrying aircraft ever assembled and cost the Allies nearly twice as many casualties as D-day. In this compelling work of history, Ryan narrates the Allied effort to end the war in Europe in 1944 by dropping the combined airborne forces of the American and British armies behind German lines to capture the crucial bridge across the Rhine at Arnhem. Focusing on a vast cast of characters, Ryan brings to life one of the most ill-fated operations of the war.
Great story much better than the movie
- By Michael on 07-26-12
Extraordinary telling of an extraordinary battle <br />
A difficult story to listen to given the ultimate failure of the operation.
The descriptions of the battle by participants are powerful and poignant.
I believe that Field Marshal Montgomery's unwillingness to admit failure is significant and very sad.
Traitor to His Class
- The Privileged Life and Radical Presidency of Franklin Delano Roosevelt
- By: H. W. Brands
- Narrated by: Mark Deakins
- Length: 37 hrs and 9 mins
A sweeping, magisterial biography of the man generally considered the greatest president of the 20th century, admired by Democrats and Republicans alike. Traitor to His Class sheds new light on FDR's formative years; his remarkable willingness to champion the concerns of the poor and disenfranchised; and his combination of political genius, firm leadership, and matchless diplomacy in saving democracy during the Great Depression and the American cause of freedom in World War II.
Worth every minute.
- By Ryan Arnold on 07-09-17
An extraordinary life.
I had always known that FDR was a Giant. Now I understand why.
His life's work has a continuing impact on the world and its people