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  • Tip of the Iceberg

  • My 3,000-Mile Journey Around Wild Alaska, the Last Great American Frontier
  • By: Mark Adams
  • Narrated by: Mark Adams
  • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 45
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 43

In 1899, railroad magnate Edward H. Harriman organized a most unusual summer voyage to the wilds of Alaska: He converted a steamship into a luxury "floating university", populated by some of America's best and brightest scientists and writers, including the anti-capitalist eco-prophet, John Muir. Armed with Dramamine and an industrial-strength mosquito net, Mark Adams sets out to retrace the 1899 expedition. Using the state's intricate public ferry system, the Alaska Marine Highway System, Adams travels 3,000 miles.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Very engaging

  • By rachel cartwright on 05-30-18

Time to go to Alaska

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 08-18-18

What a wonderful book! History and current events wound together in perfect harmony ! I want led to visit Alaska before, now want to experience Alaska!

  • Nimitz

  • By: E. B. Potter
  • Narrated by: Mike Chamberlain
  • Length: 25 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 126
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 118
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 117

Called a great book worthy of a great man, this definitive biography of the Commander in Chief of the Pacific Fleet in World War II is considered the best book ever written about Admiral Chester W. Nimitz. Highly respected by both the civilian and naval communities, Nimitz was sometimes overshadowed by more colorful warriors in the Pacific such as MacArthur and Halsey. Potter's lively and authoritative style fleshes out Admiral Nimitz's personality to help listeners appreciate the contributions he made as the principle architect of Japan's defeat. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great performance, story and Subject.

  • By Anthony Rionda on 07-28-18

Great performance, story and Subject.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-28-18

Reading Nimitz while at the Nimitz Foundation and Museum of the Pacific War in Fredericksburg, Texas and Pearl Harbor was incredibly moving. A wonderful work about a man worthy of honor and remembrance, a hero, and model of sacrifice and service for ones country.

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