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    • Truth, Lies, and O-Rings

    • Inside the Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster
    • By: Allan J. McDonald, James R. Hansen - contributor
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Yen
    • Length: 26 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 62
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 64

    On a cold January morning in 1986, NASA launched the Space Shuttle Challenger, despite warnings against doing so by many individuals including Allan McDonald. The fiery destruction of Challenger on live television moments after launch remains an indelible image in the nation's collective memory. In Truth, Lies, and O-Rings, McDonald, a skilled engineer and executive, relives the tragedy from where he stood at Launch Control Center. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A great look into what happened

    • By Daniel L Carmony on 08-16-18

    Regular price: $39.95

    • When Affirmative Action Was White

    • An Untold History of Racial Inequality in Twentieth-Century America
    • By: Ira Katznelson
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Yen
    • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 114
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 103
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 102

    In this "penetrating new analysis" ( New York Times Book Review), Ira Katznelson fundamentally recasts our understanding of 20th century American history and demonstrates that all the key programs passed during the New Deal and Fair Deal era of the 1930s and 1940s were created in a deeply discriminatory manner. Through mechanisms designed by southern democrats that specifically excluded maids and farm workers, the gap between blacks and whites actually widened despite postwar prosperity.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Absolute Must Read

    • By Andrew on 01-02-18

    Regular price: $24.95

    • How Language Began

    • The Story of Humanity's Greatest Invention
    • By: Daniel L. Everett
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Yen
    • Length: 13 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 205
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      4 out of 5 stars 177
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 177

    Mankind has a distinct advantage over other terrestrial species: we talk to one another. But how did we acquire the most advanced form of communication on Earth? Daniel L. Everett, a "bombshell" linguist and "instant folk hero" (Tom Wolfe, Harper's), provides in this sweeping history a comprehensive examination of the evolutionary story of language, from the earliest speaking attempts by hominids to the more than 7,000 languages that exist today.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Hard to endure

    • By Michael D. Busch on 09-09-18

    Regular price: $29.95

    • War on the Run: The Epic Story of Robert Rogers and the Conquest of America's First Frontier

    • By: John F. Ross
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Yen
    • Length: 21 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 34

    Often hailed as the godfather of today's elite special forces, Robert Rogers trained and led an unorthodox unit of green provincials, raw woodsmen, farmers, and Indian scouts on "impossible" missions in colonial America that are still the stuff of soldiers' legend. The child of marginalized Scots-Irish immigrants, Rogers learned to survive in New England's dark and deadly forests, grasping, as did few others, that a new world required new forms of warfare. John F. Ross not only re-creates Rogers's life and his spectacular battles with breathtaking immediacy and meticulous accuracy...

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Very interesting.

    • By WW1 Researcher on 11-09-18

    Regular price: $39.95

    • The Apache Wars

    • The Hunt for Geronimo, the Apache Kid, and the Captive Boy Who Started the Longest War in American History
    • By: Paul Andrew Hutton
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Yen
    • Length: 17 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 398
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 368
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 369

    They called him Mickey Free. His kidnapping started the longest war in American history, and both sides - the Apaches and the white invaders - blamed him for it. A mixed-blood warrior who moved uneasily between the worlds of the Apaches and the American soldiers, he was never trusted by either but desperately needed by both. He was the only man Geronimo ever feared. He played a pivotal role in this long war for the desert Southwest from its beginning in 1861 until its end in 1890 with his pursuit of the renegade scout Apache Kid.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Worth listening to. Very detailed.

    • By Lee on 08-28-16
    • The Hunt for Geronimo, the Apache Kid, and the Captive Boy Who Started the Longest War in American History
    • By: Paul Andrew Hutton
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Yen
    • Length: 17 hrs and 50 mins
    • Release date: 05-04-16
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 398 ratings

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Hirohito and the Making of Modern Japan

    • By: Herbert P. Bix
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Yen
    • Length: 29 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 33
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      4 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 28

    In this groundbreaking biography of the Japanese emperor Hirohito, Herbert P. Bix offers the first complete, unvarnished look at the enigmatic leader whose 63-year reign ushered Japan into the modern world. Never before has the full life of this controversial figure been revealed with such clarity and vividness. Bix describes what it was like to be trained from birth for a lone position at the apex of the nation's political hierarchy and as a revered symbol of divine status. 

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Ruined by narration

    • By night owl on 01-16-19

    Regular price: $39.95

    • Freedom's Detective

    • The Secret Service, the Ku Klux Klan, and the Man Who Masterminded America's First War on Terror
    • By: Charles Lane
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Yen
    • Length: 10 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

     Freedom’s Detective reveals the untold story of the Reconstruction-era US Secret Service and their battle against the Ku Klux Klan, through the career of its controversial chief, Hiram C. Whitle. 

    • The Secret Service, the Ku Klux Klan, and the Man Who Masterminded America's First War on Terror
    • By: Charles Lane
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Yen
    • Length: 10 hrs
    • Release date: 04-09-19
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 5 ratings

    Regular price: $28.51

    • Bloody Mohawk

    • The French and Indian War & American Revolution on New York's Frontier
    • By: Richard Berleth
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Yen
    • Length: 18 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 26

    In this narrative history of the Mohawk River Valley and surrounding region from 1713 to 1794, Professor Richard Berleth charts the passage of the valley from a fast-growing agrarian region streaming with colonial traffic to a war-ravaged wasteland. The valley's diverse cultural mix of Iroquois Indians, Palatine Germans, Scots-Irish, Dutch, English, and Highland Scots played as much of a role as its unique geography in the cataclysmic events of the 1700s - the French and Indian Wars and the battles of the American Revolution.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • excellent

    • By Jonathan P Firl on 09-19-18
    • The French and Indian War & American Revolution on New York's Frontier
    • By: Richard Berleth
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Yen
    • Length: 18 hrs and 16 mins
    • Release date: 06-19-18
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 28 ratings

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Nine Lives

    • Mystery, Magic, Death, and Life in New Orleans
    • By: Dan Baum
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Yen
    • Length: 14 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 48
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 48

    Nines Lives is a multivoiced biography of a dazzling, surreal, and imperiled city, told through the lives of nine unforgettable characters and bracketed by two epic storms: Hurricane Betsy, which transformed New Orleans in the 1960s, and Hurricane Katrina, which nearly destroyed it. Dan Baum brings this kaleidoscopic portrait to life, showing us what was lost in the storm and what remains to be saved.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Narration is distracting; story is great

    • By EH on 11-05-17
    • Mystery, Magic, Death, and Life in New Orleans
    • By: Dan Baum
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Yen
    • Length: 14 hrs and 24 mins
    • Release date: 08-09-16
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 51 ratings

    Regular price: $29.95

    • The Fall of Chattanooga

    • River of Death: The Chickamauga Campaign, Volume 1
    • By: William Glenn Robertson
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Yen
    • Length: 27 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
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      5 out of 5 stars 4
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      5 out of 5 stars 4

    The Battle of Chickamauga was the third bloodiest of the American Civil War and the only major Confederate victory in the conflict's western theater. It pitted Braxton Bragg's Army of Tennessee against William S. Rosecrans's Army of the Cumberland and resulted in more than 34,500 casualties. In this first volume of an authoritative two-volume history of the Chickamauga Campaign, William Glenn Robertson provides a richly detailed narrative of military operations in southeastern and eastern Tennessee as two armies prepared to meet along the "River of Death."

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Worth the Wait!

    • By Jesse on 04-26-19

    Regular price: $24.49

    • The Supremes' Greatest Hits, 2nd Revised & Updated Edition

    • The 44 Supreme Court Cases That Most Directly Affect Your Life
    • By: Michael G. Trachtman
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Yen
    • Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
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      4 out of 5 stars 3
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      4 out of 5 stars 3

    The Supreme Court's rulings have shaped American life and justice and allowed Americans to retain basic freedoms such as privacy, free speech, and the right to a fair trial. This revised and updated edition of Michael G. Trachtman's riveting work includes 10 important cases from 2010 to 2015.    

    Regular price: $19.95

    • A Covert Action

    • Reagan, the CIA, and the Cold War Struggle in Poland
    • By: Seth G. Jones
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Yen
    • Length: 11 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    In this gripping narrative history, Seth G. Jones reveals the CIA's involvement in a landmark victory for democracy during the Cold War. In 1983, while Soviet- backed Polish prime minister Wojciech Jaruzelski worked to crush a budding opposition movement through martial law, the CIA launched a sophisticated intelligence campaign supporting dissident groups. With President Ronald Reagan's support, American funds bankrolled clandestine newspapers, broadcasting, and information warfare. This initiative, code-named QRHELPFUL, proved vital in establishing a free and democratic Poland.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A passionate true story

    • By Chris Cembrzynski on 02-15-19

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Hill 488

    • By: Ray Hildreth, Charles W. Sasser
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Yen
    • Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 685
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 643
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 643

    On June 13, 1966, men of the 1st Recon Battalion, 1st Marine Division were stationed on Hill 488. Before the week was over, they would fight the battle that would make them the most highly decorated small unit in the entire history of the US military, winning a Congressional Medal of Honor, four Navy Crosses, 13 Silver Stars, and 18 Purple Hearts - some of them posthumously.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Exceptional Experience

    • By Robert on 04-06-16

    Regular price: $24.95

    • American Character

    • A History of the Epic Struggle Between Individual Liberty and the Common Good
    • By: Colin Woodard
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Yen
    • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 77
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 69
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 70

    The struggle between individualism and the good of the community as a whole has been the basis of every major disagreement in our history, from the debates at the Constitutional Convention and in the run-up to the Civil War to the fights surrounding the agenda of the Progressives, the New Deal, the civil rights movement, and the Tea Party.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Love the book, hate the fake accents narrator uses

    • By Flash 927 on 07-26-18
    • A History of the Epic Struggle Between Individual Liberty and the Common Good
    • By: Colin Woodard
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Yen
    • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
    • Release date: 03-18-16
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 77 ratings

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Revolution on the Hudson

    • New York City and the Hudson River Valley in the American War of Independence
    • By: George C. Daughan
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Yen
    • Length: 13 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 40

    No part of the country was more contested during the American Revolution than the Hudson River. In 1776 King George III sent the largest amphibious force ever assembled to seize Manhattan and use it as a base from which to push up the Hudson River Valley for a rendezvous at Albany with an impressive army driving down from Canada. George Washington and other patriot leaders shared the king's fixation with the Hudson.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Revolution on the Hudson Shines

    • By lynne m vokatis on 07-15-16

    Regular price: $29.95

    • The Trojan War

    • A New History
    • By: Barry Strauss
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Yen
    • Length: 8 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 15

    The Trojan War is the most famous conflict in history, the subject of Homer's Iliad, one of the cornerstones of Western literature. Although many listeners know that this literary masterwork is based on actual events, there is disagreement about how much of Homer's tale is true. Drawing on recent archaeological research, historian and classicist Barry Strauss explains what really happened in Troy more than 3,000 years ago. For many years it was thought that Troy was an insignificant place that never had a chance against the Greek warriors who laid siege and overwhelmed the city.

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Hubert Humphrey

    • The Conscience of the Country
    • By: Arnold A. Offner
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Yen
    • Length: 22 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
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      4 out of 5 stars 8
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      4 out of 5 stars 8

    Hubert Humphrey was one of the great liberal leaders of postwar American politics, yet because he never made it to the Oval Office, he has been largely overlooked by biographers. Historian Arnold A. Offner has explored vast troves of archival records to recapture Humphrey's life, giving us previously unknown details of the vice president's fractious relationship with Lyndon Johnson, showing how Johnson colluded with Richard Nixon to deny Humphrey the presidency, and describing the most neglected aspect of Humphrey's career.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Outstanding Biography

    • By Jean on 12-18-18

    Regular price: $39.95

    • The One-Cent Magenta

    • Inside the Quest to Own the Most Valuable Stamp in the World
    • By: James Barron
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Yen
    • Length: 6 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    One-cent magentas were provisional stamps, printed quickly when a shipment of official stamps from London did not arrive in British Guiana. They were mostly thrown out with the newspapers; one stamp survived. Through the stories of the eccentric characters who have bought, owned, and sold the One-Cent Magenta, James Barron delivers a fascinating tale of global history and immense wealth, and of the human desire to collect.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • American Eclipse

    • A Nation's Epic Race to Catch the Shadow of the Moon and Win the Glory of the World
    • By: David Baron
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Yen
    • Length: 8 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 60
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 57
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      4 out of 5 stars 57

    In the scorching summer of 1878, with the Gilded Age in its infancy, three tenacious and brilliant scientists raced to Wyoming and Colorado to observe a rare total solar eclipse. One sought to discover a new planet. Another - an adventuresome female astronomer - fought to prove that science was not anathema to femininity. And a young megalomaniacal inventor, with the tabloid press fast on his heels, sought to test his scientific bona fides and light the world through his revelations.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Just OK.

    • By Melanie A Hwalek on 09-18-17
    • A Nation's Epic Race to Catch the Shadow of the Moon and Win the Glory of the World
    • By: David Baron
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Yen
    • Length: 8 hrs and 38 mins
    • Release date: 06-06-17
    • 4 out of 5 stars 60 ratings

    Regular price: $24.95

    • When Tigers Ruled the Sky

    • The Flying Tigers: American Outlaw Pilots over China in World War II
    • By: Bill Yenne
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Yen
    • Length: 12 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 37
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 34

    In 1940 Pearl Harbor had not yet happened, and America was not yet at war with Japan. But China had been trying to stave off Japanese aggression for three years - and was desperate for aircraft and trained combat pilots. General Chiang Kai-shek sent military aviation advisor Claire Chennault to Washington, where President Roosevelt was sympathetic but knew he could not intervene overtly. Instead he quietly helped Chennault put together a group of American volunteer pilots.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Well Written Historical Perspective

    • By Donald Hill on 11-21-17

    Regular price: $29.95

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