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  • On Desperate Ground

  • The Marines at the Reservoir, the Korean War's Greatest Battle
  • By: Hampton Sides
  • Narrated by: David Pittu
  • Length: 12 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 119
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    5 out of 5 stars 103
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    5 out of 5 stars 103

Hampton Sides' superb account of this epic clash in the Korean War relies on years of archival research, unpublished letters, declassified documents, and interviews with scores of marines and Koreans who survived the siege. While expertly detailing the follies of the American leaders, On Desperate Ground is an immediate, grunt's-eye view of history, enthralling in its narrative pace and powerful in its portrayal of what ordinary men are capable of in the most extreme circumstances.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent page turning account

  • By Kirk Green on 10-11-18

Great read

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Reviewed: 11-07-18

I really enjoyed hearing about the battles and the courage of the marines who fought them. I felt like I was there with them when listening to the author depict the battles.

  • The Five Years Before You Retire

  • Retirement Planning When You Need It the Most
  • By: Emily Guy Birken
  • Narrated by: Callie Beaulieu
  • Length: 6 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32

Even though half of all Americans put money aside for retirement, it isn't until they reach their 60s that many realize that they haven't saved enough. With The Five Years Before You Retire, you'll hone in on what you need to do in the next five years to maximize your current savings and create a realistic plan for your future. This book guides you through each financial, medical, and familial decision, from taking advantage of the employer match your company offers for your 401(k) program to enrolling in Medicare to discussing housing options with your family.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Very valuable in the 5 (or more) ur.s before R.

  • By Jim on 04-01-18

loved it

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Reviewed: 08-15-18

It has prepared me for my retirement. I am 60 and was freaking out. Now I feel ready!

  • On My Own Two Feet

  • From Losing My Legs to Learning the Dance of Life
  • By: Amy Purdy
  • Narrated by: Jorjeana Marie
  • Length: 7 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 116
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 104
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 105

Amy Purdy, who inspired a nation on Dancing with the Stars and has been called a hero by Oprah Winfrey, reveals the intimate details of her triumphant comeback from the brink of death to making history as a Paralympic snowboarder.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By Sharey on 02-03-17

amazing

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Reviewed: 05-13-18

I loved it and was. truly inspired by Amy and her passion for life and love of all things.

  • Eyes Wide Open

  • Overcoming Obstacles and Recognizing Opportunities in a World That Can't See Clearly
  • By: Isaac Lidsky
  • Narrated by: Isaac Lidsky
  • Length: 8 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 128
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 120
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 120

In Eyes Wide Open, Isaac Lidsky draws on his experience of achieving immense success, joy, and fulfillment while losing his sight to a blinding disease to show us that it isn't external circumstances but how we perceive and respond to them that governs our reality.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A massive shift in my perception

  • By Joseph on 05-30-17

CMAA Attendee

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Reviewed: 03-16-18

inspiring and educational. felt I was in the Nic U. with you and your family.