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    • The Storm of Steel

    • By: Ernst Jünger
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,115
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 982
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 985

    This classic war memoir, first published in 1920, is based on the author's extensive diaries describing hard combat experienced on the Western Front during World War I. It has been greatly admired by people as diverse as Bertolt Brecht and Andre Gide, and from every part of the political spectrum. Hypnotic, thrilling, and magnificent, The Storm of Steel is perhaps the most fascinating description of modern warfare ever written.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • World War I from a German Viewpoint

    • By Charles Fred Smith on 08-11-10

    Regular price: $24.95

    • R. E. Lee: Volume Four

    • By: Douglas Southall Freeman
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 18 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 16
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      5 out of 5 stars 16
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      5 out of 5 stars 16

    Volume Four begins in March, 1865 with Lee's starving soldiers facing annihilation at the hands of Grant's enormous army. Surrounded, with all avenues of escape cut off, Lee honorably surrendered the remnants of his valiant Army of Northern Virginia at Appamattox on April 9. Having done his military duty to his people, Lee next asked himself, "What is now my duty?" Declining handsome financial rewards for the use of his name in commercial ventures, Lee decided to share the misery of the people of Virginia and the South.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Outstandng Series

    • By GEORGE on 03-23-18

    Regular price: $39.20

    • Alexander the Great

    • By: Arrian
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 11 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 320
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      4 out of 5 stars 167
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      4 out of 5 stars 170

    This is the incredible story of the world's greatest conqueror, a man who single handedly changed the course of history...and who was worshipped as a god. There have been many attempts in the 2,300 years since Alexander's death to tell the epic story of this enigmatic soldier. His deeds read like the stuff of legends. Of all the chroniclers of Alexander, and there have been many famous ones, including Plutarch and Ptolemy, none have given us a clearer and truer account than the one by Arrian.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Superb Chronicle of Alexander

    • By Theresa on 02-23-04

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Twelve Caesars

    • By: Suetonius
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 14 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 185
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 138
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 137

    The Twelve Caesars was written based on the information of eyewitnesses and public records. It conveys a very accurate picture of court life in Rome and contains some of the raciest and most salacious material to be found in all of ancient literature. The writing is clear, simple and easy to understand, and the numerous anecdotes of juicy scandal, bitter court intrigue, and murderous brigandage easily hold their own against the most spirited content of today's tabloids.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A pleasure to read...

    • By Robyn on 03-13-10

    Regular price: $29.95

    • The Summing Up

    • By: W. Somerset Maugham
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 78
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44

    William Somerset Maugham (1874�1965) was born at the height of British imperial power. When he died, the British Empire was all but a memory. In Maugham's lifetime, as his civilization slowly disappeared, people from all walks of life, the proud, the urbane, the crude, and the desperate, passed beneath the lens of his dispassionate scrutiny. Transformed into some of the most unforgettable literary works of the 20th century, his experiences re-emerged in his plays, fiction, and essays.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Portrait of the artist as an old man

    • By Eric Chevlen on 10-30-05

    Regular price: $30.80

    • R. E. Lee: Volume One

    • By: Douglas Southall Freeman
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 23 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 23
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
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      5 out of 5 stars 22

    R. E. Lee by Douglas Southall Freeman was the recipient of the 1935 Pulitzer Prize for Literature. It was a richly deserved honor, for Freeman's biography of the distinguished Virginian went on to become one of the most celebrated of all American biographies, a favorite of General George Marshall and President Dwight Eisenhower, among many others. Since his death, thousands of American soldiers have sought to emulate Lee's example of virtue, courage, and duty.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • From The First Day To Just Before The Seven Days

    • By Joshua on 02-13-18

    Regular price: $39.20

    • Tamerlane

    • Conqueror of the Earth
    • By: Harold Lamb
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 9 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 247
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 155
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 152

    In yet another superb historical work, Harold Lamb brings the mighty Tatar leader to vivid life and shows how this ruthless commander used his superior intellect and magnetic leadership to overcome one obstacle after another. Tamerlane was truly one of the most remarkable personalities ever to emerge from the steppes of Central Asia.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The man that conquered Afganistan

    • By curt on 12-23-08

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Napoleon

    • By: H.A.L. Fisher
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 6 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 150
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 85
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 87

    Between 1796 and 1815, the continent of Europe was held in thrall by one of the most remarkable personalities of modern times, a man whose name was on the lips of every man, woman, and child: Napoleon Bonaparte. Certainly, one would have to go back to the time of Charlemagne to find his equal on the field of battle, in the halls of diplomacy, or in the courts of jurisprudence.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A very good short biography

    • By Theresa on 10-08-04

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Life of Francis Marion

    • By: William Gilmore Simms
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
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      4 out of 5 stars 5
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      4 out of 5 stars 5

    Francis Marion was probably the most romantic figure to emerge from the American Revolutionary War. Of Huguenot ancestry, Marion was descended from a French family fleeing the religious persecutions of Louis XIV. Listen to this great history as you learn how Marion used guerrilla tactics to defeat one British force after another. It is a thrilling tale of patriotism, determination, and sacrifice. 

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Charlemagne

    • The Legend and the Man
    • By: Harold Lamb
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 10
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    Charlemagne was easily one of the most fascinating figures of Western civilization, as well as the most heroic and romantic. The 47 years of his reign marked some of the most significant and far reaching events of the Middle Ages. Undoubtedly, it was his enlightened vision for Europe that resulted in the Carolingian Renaissance, a period of cultural flowering that never really ceased to develop, and which led in a straight line directly to that period of astonishing achievement we now call the High Gothic. Even in the 21st century, we still hear the echoes of his deeds in the historical events that unfold today. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Charlton Griffin was outstanding as always

    • By Amazon Customer on 10-13-18

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Italian Journey

    • By: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 18 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
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      5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    Goethe was probably the greatest universal genius who ever lived. Although known primarily as a poet, playright, and novelist, he was also known for his work in anatomy, botany, color, art criticism, and jurisprudence. Many people are deterred from attempting to read anything by Goethe because of his extremely penetrating intelligence and dense prose. But his travel diary, Italian Journey, is by far easier to digest than anything else by him.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent unabridged version

    • By Lena S. on 10-15-16

    Regular price: $38.49

    • George Washington, Volume 1

    • Young Washington
    • By: Douglas Southall Freeman
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 17 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    George Washington, a Biography by Douglas Southall Freeman was the second great historical masterpiece by him to win the Pulitzer Prize, awarded posthumously in 1958. Freeman completed six volumes of this magnificent biography, but died before finishing the seventh and final volume, concluded for him by his research associates in 1957. In Volume One, Young Washington, we follow the development of George from childhood to young manhood. It is an extraordinary tale of youthful vigor and determination.

    Regular price: $39.20

    • Genghis Khan

    • Emperor of All Men
    • By: Harold Lamb
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 7 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 331
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      4 out of 5 stars 126
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 127

    In the early 13th century, a simple nomad chieftain managed to cobble together a powerful kingdom in the highlands of northern Asia, which was subsequently to challenge the greatest powers of the day. He was triumphant in all directions. This leader was Timujin, whose name meant "Iron Man". He became Genghis Khan, "Universal Ruler", the greatest conqueror ever known - a warrior feared from the British Isles to the tip of the Korean peninsula.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fabulous!

    • By Curatina on 06-11-07

    Regular price: $21.00

    • The History of the Franks

    • By: Gregory of Tours
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 19 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
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      4 out of 5 stars 11

    Gregory of Tours was a Gallo-Roman aristocrat and Catholic prelate born in 538. He died 56 years later, in 591, a period in which the brutal Merovingian rulers of the Frankish nation consolidated their power over most of Gaul. Gregory experienced the transition from the dying world of Roman antiquity to the new culture of early medieval Europe. He lived on the border between the Frankish culture of the Merovingians to the north and the Gallo-Roman culture of the south of Gaul. He struggled through personal relations with four Frankish kings.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Perfect for a Medieval Historian, although -

    • By Doris on 03-21-18

    Regular price: $39.95

    • George Washington, Volume 2

    • Young Washington
    • By: Douglas Southall Freeman
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 15 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Volume Two opens in late 1754. Having resigned his commission in the Virginia militia, Washington pondered his future as a soldier. But by the spring of 1755, he had been made aide de camp to British general Edward Braddock. It was to prove a fateful event. Washington accompanied Braddock on his disastrous expedition to capture Fort DuQuesne (Pittsburgh), but the small army was ambushed and Braddock killed. Young Washington distinguished himself in the hopeless battle and subsequent retreat.

    Regular price: $39.20

    • Pericles and Athens

    • By: Andrew Burn
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 7 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 22
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 14

    Acclaimed as "the first citizen of Athens", Pericles was one of the greatest statesmen ancient Greece ever produced. During the Golden Age of Athens, in the much admired 5th century B.C., Pericles epitomized the influential politician. But he was also a brilliant orator and military leader brought up in the competitive environment of Greek democracy.

    Regular price: $19.95