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  • American Legends: The Life of Will Rogers

  • By: Charles River Editors
  • Narrated by: Scott Clem
  • Length: 1 hr and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8

Biographers of Will Rogers are always faced with a tough task, because the list of things Will Rogers didn't do is a much shorter one than the list of things he did. By the time he died in 1935 in a plane crash in Alaska, he was one of the most famous men in the world and one of the most versatile celebrities. With a career spanning several decades and most of his life, Rogers not only dabbled in vaudeville, film, writing, and politics but reached the pinnacle of most of those professions, even if they were more like hobbies to him.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good overview

  • By Zac on 07-03-18

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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-07-18

The book is very brief and not worth the expense. At best it is only brief overview of Will Rogers and repeats itself in a couple of areas. I am so disappointed in this book that I would not venture to read any others in the series

  • The Admirals

  • Nimitz, Halsey, Leahy, and King - The Five-Star Admirals Who Won the War at Sea
  • By: Walter Borneman
  • Narrated by: Brian Troxell
  • Length: 17 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 785
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 701
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 706

Only four men in American history have been promoted to the five-star rank of Admiral of the Fleet: William Leahy, Ernest King, Chester Nimitz, and William Halsey. These four men were the best and the brightest the navy produced, and together they led the U.S. Navy to victory in World War II, establishing the United States as the world's greatest fleet. In The Admirals, award-winning historian Walter R. Borneman tells their story in full detail for the first time.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic Insight In To Another Side Of the War

  • By K. Winters on 02-25-13

Captivating

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

Reviewed: 06-13-15

The story is very well written I had a difficult time stopping within any chapter. Good insight into personalities and excellent use reference sources.

  • Thunder Below!

  • The USS Barb Revolutionizes Submarine Warfare in World War II
  • By: Eugene B. Fluckey
  • Narrated by: Corey Snow
  • Length: 15 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,038
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 950
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 946

Under the leadership of her fearless skipper, Captain Gene Fluckey, the Barb sank the greatest tonnage of any American sub in World War II. At the same time, the Barb did far more than merely sink ships-she changed forever the way submarines stalk and kill their prey.

This is a gripping adventure chock-full of "you-are-there" moments. Fluckey has drawn on logs, reports, letters, interviews, and a recently discovered illegal diary kept by one of his torpedomen.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Action, Excitement, & History. A great read!

  • By Boone on 09-28-13

Captured!

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

Reviewed: 04-23-15

I was thinking that this would be a very dry recounting of facts but was very pleasantly surprise with the author's style.

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