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    • Night of the Grizzlies

    • By: Jack Olsen
    • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
    • Length: 6 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 375
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 348
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 348

    Jack Olsen's true account, traces the causes of the tragic night in August 1967 when two separate and unrelated campers, a distance apart, were savagely mangled and killed by enraged bears.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The night the bears lost their fear of humans

    • By Michael on 12-19-14

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Immortal: A Military History of Iran and Its Armed Forces

    • By: Steven R. Ward
    • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
    • Length: 18 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 45
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      4 out of 5 stars 42
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      4 out of 5 stars 39

    Immortal is the only single-volume English-language survey of Iran's military history. CIA analyst Steven R. Ward shows that Iran's soldiers, from the famed "Immortals" of ancient Persia to today's Revolutionary Guard, have demonstrated through the centuries that they should not be underestimated. This history also provides background on the nationalist, tribal, and religious heritages of the country to help listeners better understand Iran and its security outlook.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • More than a military history

    • By Behzad on 01-21-17

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Off the Edge of the Map

    • Marco Polo, Captain Cook, and 9 Other Travelers and Explorers That Pushed the Boundaries of the Known World
    • By: Michael Rank
    • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
    • Length: 5 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 54
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      4 out of 5 stars 51
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      4 out of 5 stars 51

    An exciting new audiobook on the greatest explorers in history and how their discoveries shaped the modern world. Whether it is Rabban Bar Sauma, the 13th-century Chinese monk commissioned by the Mongols to travel West form a military alliance against the Islam; Marco Polo, who opened a window to the East for Europe; or Captain James Cook, whose maritime voyages of discovery created the global economy of the 21st century, each of these explorers had an indelible impact on the modern world. This audiobook will look at the 11 greatest explorers in history.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • You won't fall asleep while listening to this book

    • By Andrey on 12-02-14
    • Marco Polo, Captain Cook, and 9 Other Travelers and Explorers That Pushed the Boundaries of the Known World
    • By: Michael Rank
    • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
    • Length: 5 hrs and 48 mins
    • Release date: 07-07-14
    • 4 out of 5 stars 54 ratings

    Regular price: $19.95

    • From Muhammed to Burj Khalifa

    • A Crash Course in 2,000 Years of Middle East History
    • By: Michael Rank
    • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
    • Length: 2 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 96
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      4 out of 5 stars 82
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      4 out of 5 stars 83

    To untangle the modern Middle East conflict and the 2,000 years behind it, this book is divided into 25 concise chapters. Each one is devoted to a major theme in Middle East history, such as the beginning of Islam, the Crusades, Genghis Khan, and the beginning of Israel in 1948. They can be read in a few minutes, giving you a fast overview of the issues and help you to understand Middle East current events.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting, but of course it's quite brief

    • By Philo on 07-26-13

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Kennedy Autopsy

    • By: Jacob Hornberger
    • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
    • Length: 3 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 42

    For half a century, people have debated the Kennedy assassination. Some claim that the Warren Commission got it right - that Kennedy was assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald, a lone-nut assassin. Others contend that Kennedy was killed as part of a conspiracy. It is not the purpose of this book to engage in that debate. The purpose of this book is simply to focus on what happened at Bethesda Naval Hospital on the evening of November 22, 1963.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • It's like you're in the thick of it.

    • By Amazon Customer on 08-22-15

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Alexander, Hannibal, and Julius Caesar: Three Generals Who Conquered the Ancient World

    • History 1-Hour Reads
    • By: Michael Rank
    • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
    • Length: 1 hr and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 19
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      4 out of 5 stars 15
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      4 out of 5 stars 15

    Of all the generals in the ancient world, none matches the accomplishments of Alexander the Great, Julius Caesar, and Hannibal of Carthage. Whatever their backgrounds, these rulers showed that the right military commander at the right time in history can destroy an empire, change civilization, and alter the course of world history forever.

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Why Intelligence Fails

    • Lessons from the Iranian Revolution and the Iraq War (Cornell Studies in Security Affairs Series)
    • By: Robert L. Jervis
    • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
    • Length: 11 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 37
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      4 out of 5 stars 34
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      4 out of 5 stars 34

    The U.S. government spends enormous resources each year on the gathering and analysis of intelligence, yet the history of American foreign policy is littered with missteps and misunderstandings that have resulted from intelligence failures. In Why Intelligence Fails, Robert Jervis examines the politics and psychology of two of the more spectacular intelligence failures in recent memory: the belief that the Shah in Iran was secure and stable in 1978, and the claim that Iraq had active WMD programs in 2002.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Solid book

    • By Pvo on 07-18-15

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Historical Thinking and Other Unnatural Acts: Charting the Future of Teaching the Past

    • Critical Perspectives On The Past
    • By: Sam Wineburg
    • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
    • Length: 10 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 28
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
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      4 out of 5 stars 24

    Since ancient times, the pundits have lamented young people's lack of historical knowledge and warned that ignorance of the past surely condemns humanity to repeating its mistakes. In the contemporary United States, this dire outlook drives a contentious debate about what key events, nations, and people are essential for history students. Sam Wineburg says that we are asking the wrong questions.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing!

    • By Anthony DiSario on 03-01-19

    Regular price: $23.08

    • The American Revolution of 1800

    • How Jefferson Rescued Democracy from Tyranny and Faction - and What This Means Today
    • By: Dan Sisson
    • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
    • Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 16
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
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      4 out of 5 stars 15

    In this brilliant historical classic, Dan Sisson argues that Thomas Jefferson thought democratic revolutions would be necessary from time to time to break the grip of autocratic factions on the government. That is how Jefferson saw the election of 1800 - and the lessons for today couldn’t be more obvious. Most historians celebrate Jefferson’s victory over Adams in 1800 as the beginning of the two-party system, but Jefferson would have been horrified by this interpretation.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Jefferson bias

    • By Eve on 12-18-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    • A Revolution Down on the Farm

    • The Transformation of American Agriculture since 1929
    • By: Paul K. Conkin
    • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
    • Length: 11 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 90
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 83
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      4 out of 5 stars 83

    Humans have been farming for thousands of years, and yet agriculture has undergone more fundamental changes in the past 80 years than in the previous several centuries. In 1900, 30 million American farmers tilled the soil or tended livestock; today there are fewer than 4.5 million farmers who feed a population four times larger than it was at the beginning of the century.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent review of farming history in US

    • By Joanne on 01-26-14

    Regular price: $24.95

    • With Amusement for All

    • A History of American Popular Culture since 1830
    • By: LeRoy Ashby
    • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
    • Length: 33 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 65
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      4 out of 5 stars 57
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      4 out of 5 stars 57

    With Amusement for All is the first comprehensive history of two centuries of mass entertainment in the United States, covering everything from the penny press to Playboy, the NBA to NASCAR, big band to hip hop, and other topics including film, comics, television, sports, and music. Paying careful attention to matters of race, gender, class, economics, and politics, LeRoy Ashby emphasizes the complex ways in which popular culture simultaneously reflects and transforms American culture.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • So Much Fun!

    • By Paul on 11-28-13

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Spain

    • A Unique History
    • By: Stanley G. Payne
    • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
    • Length: 13 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 83
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      3 out of 5 stars 72
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      3 out of 5 stars 73

    From bloodthirsty conquest to exotic romance, stereotypes of Spain abound. This new volume by distinguished historian Stanley G. Payne draws on his half-century of experience to offer a balanced, broadly chronological survey of Spanish history from the Visigoths to the present. Who were the first “Spaniards”? Is Spain a fully Western country? Was Spanish liberalism a failure? Examining Spain's unique role in the larger history of Western Europe, Payne reinterprets key aspects of the country's history.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An Academic Wonder

    • By Richard on 02-07-13

    Regular price: $23.94

    • Spying in America

    • Espionage from the Revolutionary War to the Dawn of the Cold War
    • By: Michael J. Sulick
    • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
    • Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 29
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
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      4 out of 5 stars 24

    Can you keep a secret? Maybe you can, but the United States government cannot. Since the birth of our country, nations large and small, from Russia and China to Ghana and Ecuador, have stolen the most precious secrets of the United States. Written by Michael Sulick, former director of CIA's clandestine service, Spying in America presents a history of more than 30 espionage cases inside the United States.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent

    • By Joseph L. Moore on 12-24-16

    Regular price: $24.95

    • History's Most Insane Rulers

    • Lunatics, Eccentrics, and Megalomaniacs From Emperor Caligula to Kim Jong Il
    • By: Michael Rank
    • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
    • Length: 1 hr and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 61
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      4 out of 5 stars 54
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      4 out of 5 stars 53

    Few mixtures are as toxic as absolute power and insanity. When nothing stands between a leader's delusion whims and seeing them carried them out, all sorts of bizarre outcomes are possible. Whatever their background, these rulers show that dynastic politics made sure that a rightful heir always got on the throne - despite that heir's mental condition - and that power can destroy a mind worse than any mental illness.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent<br />

    • By B Parker on 11-23-18

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Real-Life World's Most Interesting Men

    • Victorian Explorers Francis Burton and Richard M. Stanley: History 1-Hour Reads, Book 3
    • By: Michael Rank
    • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
    • Length: 1 hr and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      4 out of 5 stars 6

    Everybody imagines the world's most interesting man to be a fictional, gray-haired lothario who drinks Mexican beer and boasts of his legendary exploits. But what if a man like this really lived? It turns out he did, and there were two of them--both Victorian explorers.

    Regular price: $6.95

    • History's Worst Dictators

    • A Short Guide to the Most Brutal Rulers, From Emperor Nero to Ivan the Terrible
    • By: Michael Rank
    • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
    • Length: 2 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 32
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      4 out of 5 stars 29
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      4 out of 5 stars 26

    Nasty, brutish, and short. This is the way English philosopher Thomas Hobbes described the living conditions into which humans inevitably fall without a strong, central authority. However, Hobbes would agree that living under a brutal dictator could lead to the same conditions. This exciting new book from historian Michael Rank looks at the lives and times of the worst dictators in history.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Ok.. but not Great...

    • By Michael F. Knudsen on 04-01-16

    Regular price: $6.95

    • History's Greatest Generals

    • 10 Commanders Who Conquered Empires, Revolutionized Warfare, and Changed History Forever
    • By: Michael Rank
    • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
    • Length: 5 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 50
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      4 out of 5 stars 45
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      4 out of 5 stars 45

    Whether it is Hannibal of Carthage marching elephants across the Alps and attacking the heart of Rome, Khalid ibn al-Walid boasting an undefeated military career and destroying the Persian Empire while subduing the Byzantines, or Russian General Alexander Suvurov and his elevation of the bayonet to a work of art that could cut down any European army, great military leaders have exerted tremendous influence on society. This book will look at the lives of the 10 greatest military commanders in history.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Book

    • By MICHAEL H on 01-27-14

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Lost Civilizations

    • 10 Societies That Vanished without a Trace
    • By: Michael Rank
    • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
    • Length: 3 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 37
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      4 out of 5 stars 35
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      4 out of 5 stars 35

    Whether it is Plato's lost city of Atlantis, a technological advanced utopia that sank into the ocean "in a single day and night of misfortune"; the colony of Roanoke, whose early American settlers were swallowed up in the wild forest lands of the unexplored continent, or the Ancient American Explorers, who managed to arrive to the New World 2,000 years before Columbus, the disappearance of these societies is as cryptic as it is implausible. This book will look at cultures of the 10 greatest lost civilizations in history.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another Great Book from Michael Rank

    • By MICHAEL H on 07-17-14

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Failures of Leadership

    • History's Worst Rulers and How Their People Suffered For It
    • By: Frederick Parker
    • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
    • Length: 3 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
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      4 out of 5 stars 7

    Bad leaders never learn from their mistakes. Better leaders learn from their mistakes. But the best leaders learn from the mistakes of others, so they do not make them themselves. This exciting new audiobook from historian and entrepreneur Frederick Parker looks at the 20 worst failures of leadership in history and the consequences it meant for those under their rule.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This book is well worth reading.

    • By MICHAEL H on 05-03-14

    Regular price: $14.95

    • A Spy's Guide to Santa Fe and Albuquerque

    • By: E. B. Held
    • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
    • Length: 3 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7
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      4 out of 5 stars 5
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      4 out of 5 stars 5

    When thinking of New Mexico, few Americans think spy-vs.-spy intrigue, but in fact, to many international intelligence operatives, the state's name is nearly synonymous with espionage, and Santa Fe is a sacred site. The KGB's single greatest intelligence and counterintelligence coups, and the planning of the organization's most infamous assassination, all took place within one mile of Bishop Lamy's statue in front of Saint Francis Cathedral in central Santa Fe.

    Regular price: $14.95

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