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  • Infamy

  • The Shocking Story of the Japanese American Internment in World War II
  • By: Richard Reeves
  • Narrated by: James Yaegashi
  • Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 33
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34

Less than three months after Japan bombed Pearl Harbor and inflamed the nation, President Roosevelt signed an executive order declaring parts of four western states to be a war zone operating under military rule. The US Army immediately began rounding up thousands of Japanese-Americans, sometimes giving them less than 24 hours to vacate their houses and farms. For the rest of the war, these victims of war hysteria were imprisoned in primitive camps.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • important book poorly narrated

  • By Mark on 05-02-15

A great book about a dark time in America

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-25-15

This is a great book to learn more about the Japanese-Americans Incarceration, and America's democracy dark time. It is not bringing something new for people familiar with the subject, but it is still a very well written book.

  • George W. Bush Second Inauguration with Reporter Commentary (1/20/05)

  • By: George W. Bush
  • Length: 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 28
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 11

On January 20, 2005, George W. Bush took the oath of office to become the nation's 16th second-term president. The President's 17-minute speech focused on themes of hope and freedom. In the first presidential inauguration ceremony since 9/11, the security in Washington, D.C. was extremely tight. The audio of this ceremony was presented by the Associated Press with voice-over from their reporters in Washington, D.C.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • The inauguration speech of Bush.

  • By Hanan K on 05-13-15

The inauguration speech of Bush.

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-13-15

This is a good source to hear the actual inauguration speech of Bush, with hearing also the tone and sub text.

  • The Voices of 9-11

  • The Story of the FAA and NORAD Response to the September 11, 2001, Attacks
  • By: Various
  • Length: 1 hr and 46 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 326
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 275
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 273

Included here is a selection of recordings of Federal Aviation Administration, Defense Department, and American Airlines communications from September 11, 2001. You will hear air traffic controllers, military aviation officers, airline and fighter jet pilots, as well as two of the hijackers, during two hours of that historic morning.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This is Real World, Not Exercise

  • By Gillian on 02-05-14

A great primary source about nine eleven

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-12-15

This is a great record of the voices of nine eleven. If one wants to understand the emotions and way of thinking, he must listen to this recording.

  • Ward Churchill, Ethnic Studies Professor, on 9/11 and Freedom of Speech (2/9/05)

  • By: Ward Churchill
  • Length: 1 hr and 5 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    2.5 out of 5 stars 101
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    2.5 out of 5 stars 23

At the University of Colorado in Boulder, Ethnic Studies Professor Ward Churchill addressed his comments about the victims of 9/11 and the importance of freedom of speech. He spoke to a crowd of about 1,200 students and other supporters. He is introduced by Native American activist Russell Means.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • 15 minutes of fame

  • By Zachary Brannock on 09-07-06

Demagogy and attention

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-04-15

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Ward Churchill, Ethnic Studies Professor, on 9/11 and Freedom of Speech (2/9/05)?

This lecture is all demagogy and cry for attention. there are no connection between native american, Arabs and the Palestinian. Wards ideas are dangerous because of that, as he gives the "victims" (which some time they are not, like the Palestinian) the approval to revenge by killing. and accusing the real victims, like the 9/11 victims, to be like Nazis!

  • Robert F. Kennedy Oral History, Part Three (12/03/04)

  • By: Robert Kennedy
  • Length: 58 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 107
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 59
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 57

This is the conclusion of an exclusive interview with Robert F. Kennedy recorded on December 4, 1964. RFK shares his thoughts on civil rights and discusses judicial appointments in the South, organized crime, and his relationship with FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover. Later, Ted Widmer, professor of history at Washington College in Chestertown, MD., weighs in on the interview.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Third part in this historic recording

  • By Hanan K on 03-19-15

Third part in this historic recording

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4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-19-15

This is the third part of the recording of Robert Kennedy. A great piece of history.

  • Robert F. Kennedy Oral History, Part Two (11/23/04)

  • By: Robert Kennedy
  • Length: 55 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 113
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 63
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 64

This is part two of a never-before aired interview with Robert F. Kennedy. It was conducted by New York Times columnist Anthony Lewis on December 4, 1964. In this segment, RFK talks about the Freedom Riders, his relationship with his brother, civil rights, and the transformation of the Democratic party in the South.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good for historical consideration

  • By Scott on 05-17-16

The second part of the recording

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-16-15

The second part of the recording, a great history source. This part is about the human rights era.

  • The Ascent of Money (excerpt)

  • By: Niall Ferguson
  • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
  • Length: 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 73
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 52

Niall Ferguson follows the money to tell the human story behind the evolution of finance, from its origins in ancient Mesopotamia to the latest upheavals on what he calls Planet Finance.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very short

  • By Andrew R Clay on 11-14-15

A start about money

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-16-15

It is a brief summary about where money comes from, but a very short one, and it is only an introduction. I would not hear unless I have the full book.

  • Robert F. Kennedy Oral History, Part One (11/17/04)

  • By: Robert F. Kennedy
  • Length: 1 hr and 27 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 159
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 80
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 77

Conducted by New York Times columnist Anthony Lewis on December 4, 1964, this never-before aired interview with Robert F. Kennedy focuses mainly on civil rights, especially some of the crises that occurred during John F.Kennedy's presidency, and RFK's tenure as Attorney General. In the last program, we'll hear RFK's thoughts not only on civil rights, but also on the FBI, J. Edgar Hoover and RFK's attempts to break up organized crime.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A very interesting piece of history

  • By D. Littman on 12-01-04

A great history source

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-04-15

A rare opportunity to hear from first hand the ideas and ones opinion about history events.

  • Free Excerpt: Star Wars: Heir to the Empire - Behind the Scenes

  • By: Timothy Zahn, Betsy Mitchell (editor)
  • Narrated by: Timothy Zahn, Betsy Mitchell
  • Length: 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 991
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 890
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 878

Star Wars: Heir to the Empire: Behind the Scenes is a special recording that features new commentary by author Timothy Zahn and editor Betsy Mitchell, written for the 20th anniversary edition of Heir to the Empire, read by Zahn and Mitchell. Included here is audio from that new unabridged recording to enhance their comments.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • When a Sample Works

  • By Asta on 04-14-12

A very nice behind the scenes

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-24-15

This is a good audio book about behind the scenes of writing a book, specifically the complicated star wars book.

  • Christmas Eve, 1914

  • By: Charles Olivier
  • Narrated by: Cameron Daddo, Xander Berkeley, Cody Fern, and others
  • Length: 1 hr and 13 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 922
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 823
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 822

In 1914, the war which was to have been wrapped up by Christmas had - in reality - only just begun, as all sides entrenched themselves deeper into the Great War. Christmas Eve, 1914 follows one company of British officers as they rotate forward to spend their Christmas on the front lines, a mere 80 yards from the German guns. Upper- and working-class men and boys are thrown together into one trench and struggle to survive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I was just reading about this in my news paper

  • By Bonnie on 12-22-14

A nice play, but needs more historical context

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-23-15

This is a very nice play, that may represent the first Christmas of WWII, but only if you have the full historical context, you may fully understand what emotional state the soldiers had. Why they started the war happily, and only by Christmas they understood the horrors of war.

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