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Peter J. Ludrick

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  • The Wars of Reconstruction

  • The Brief, Violent History of America's Most Progressive Era
  • By: Douglas R. Egerton
  • Narrated by: Eric Martin
  • Length: 16 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 98
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 88
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 88

A groundbreaking new history, telling the stories of hundreds of African-American activists and officeholders who risked their lives for equality - in the face of murderous violence - in the years after the Civil War. By 1870, just five years after Confederate surrender and 13 years after the Dred Scott decision ruled blacks ineligible for citizenship, Congressional action had ended slavery and given the vote to black men. That same year, Hiram Revels and Joseph Hayne Rainey became the first African-American U.S. senator and congressman respectively.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Atrocities

  • By Tad Davis on 07-05-18

Great Read

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-27-16

Fast paced and immensely informative. Mr. Everton book should be required reading for anyone interested in American History.
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  • Thunderstruck

  • By: Erik Larson
  • Narrated by: Bob Balaban
  • Length: 11 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,494
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,054
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,056

In Thunderstruck, Erik Larson tells the interwoven stories of two men: Hawley Crippen, a very unlikely murderer, and Guglielmo Marconi, the obsessive creator of a seemingly supernatural means of communication. Their lives intersect during one of the greatest criminal chases of all time.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Marconi, murder, mix well

  • By Michael Jones on 11-14-06

Hello Mr & Mrs America and all the Ships at sea

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-25-15

Great novel by an extraordinary author. Its fast pace and details sends the reader on a journey that weaves historical events into a wonderfully taunt novel!

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