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    • Fascism

    • A Warning
    • By: Madeleine Albright
    • Narrated by: Madeleine Albright
    • Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,519
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,284
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,256

    At the end of the 1980s, when the Cold War ended, many, including former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, believed that democracy had triumphed politically once and for all. Yet nearly 30 years later, the direction of history no longer seems certain. A repressive and destructive force has begun to reemerge on the global stage - sweeping across Europe, parts of Asia, and the United States - that to Albright, looks very much like fascism.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent

    • By Jean on 07-04-18

    Regular price: $30.79

    • John Adams

    • By: David McCullough
    • Narrated by: Nelson Runger
    • Length: 29 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,958
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,547
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,558

    McCullough's John Adams has the sweep and vitality of a great novel. This is history on a grand scale, an audiobook about politics, war, and social issues, but also about human nature, love, religious faith, virtue, ambition, friendship, and betrayal, and the far-reaching consequences of noble ideas. Above all, it is an enthralling, often surprising story of one of the most important and fascinating Americans who ever lived.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Lip smacking good

    • By Randall on 08-29-16

    Regular price: $79.93

    • The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr.

    • By: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Clayborne Carson - editor
    • Narrated by: Levar Burton
    • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 829
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 620
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 619

    He was a husband, a father, a preacher - and the preeminent leader of a movement that continues to transform America and the world. Now, in a special program commissioned and authorized by his family, here is the life and times of Martin Luther King, Jr. Featuring King's I Have a Dream Speech.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Fascinating Slice of History

    • By John-Mark Stensvaag on 08-05-03

    Regular price: $17.09

    • Chernobyl

    • The History of a Nuclear Catastrophe
    • By: Serhii Plokhy
    • Narrated by: Ralph Lister
    • Length: 14 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 349
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 322
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 323

    On the morning of April 26, 1986, Europe witnessed the worst nuclear disaster in history: the explosion of a reactor at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Soviet Ukraine. Dozens died of radiation poisoning, fallout contaminated half the continent, and thousands fell ill. In Chernobyl, Serhii Plokhy draws on new sources to tell the dramatic stories of the firefighters, scientists, and soldiers who heroically extinguished the nuclear inferno. He lays bare the flaws of the Soviet nuclear industry....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Well Worth the Time

    • By Chris Reich on 08-09-18
    • The History of a Nuclear Catastrophe
    • By: Serhii Plokhy
    • Narrated by: Ralph Lister
    • Length: 14 hrs and 52 mins
    • Release date: 05-15-18
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 349 ratings

    Regular price: $29.65

    • 12 Strong

    • The Declassified True Story of the Horse Soldiers
    • By: Doug Stanton
    • Narrated by: Jack Garrett
    • Length: 16 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,961
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,720
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,716

    12 Strong is the dramatic account of a small band of Special Forces soldiers who secretly entered Afghanistan following 9/11 and rode to war on horses against the Taliban. Outnumbered 40 to one, they pursued the enemy army across the mountainous Afghanistan terrain and, after a series of intense battles, captured the city of Mazar-i-Sharif. The bone-weary American soldiers were welcomed as liberators as they rode into the city. Then the action took a wholly unexpected turn.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great Book! But the narrator...

    • By Nate on 08-31-15
    • The Declassified True Story of the Horse Soldiers
    • By: Doug Stanton
    • Narrated by: Jack Garrett
    • Length: 16 hrs and 40 mins
    • Release date: 12-07-12
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 2,961 ratings

    Regular price: $28.30

    • The World as It Is

    • A Memoir of the Obama White House
    • By: Ben Rhodes
    • Narrated by: Ben Rhodes, Mark Deakins
    • Length: 15 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,608
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,449
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,447

    For nearly 10 years, Ben Rhodes saw almost everything that happened at the center of the Obama administration - first as a speechwriter, then as deputy national security advisor, and finally as a multipurpose aide and close collaborator. He started every morning in the Oval Office with the President’s Daily Brief, traveled the world with Obama, and was at the center of some of the most consequential and controversial moments of the presidency. Now, he tells the full story of his partnership with a man who also happened to be a historic president of the United States.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A work for posterity, not tomorrow's talking points

    • By Josh on 06-14-18

    Regular price: $35.00

    • Age of Ambition

    • Chasing Fortune, Truth, and Faith in the New China
    • By: Evan Osnos
    • Narrated by: Evan Osnos, George Backman
    • Length: 16 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,166
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,016
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,014

    As the Beijing correspondent for The New Yorker, Evan Osnos was on the ground in China for years, witness to profound political, economic, and cultural upheaval. In Age of Ambition, he describes the greatest collision taking place in that country: the clash between the rise of the individual and the Communist Party’s struggle to retain control.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Come back when you have a warrant!

    • By Neuron on 11-06-15

    Regular price: $26.95

    • Church History in Plain Language

    • Fourth Edition
    • By: Bruce L. Shelley
    • Narrated by: Adam Verner
    • Length: 21 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 864
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 762
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 753

    With more than 315,000 print copies sold, this is the story of the church for today’s listeners. Dr. Bruce Shelley makes church history come alive in this classic audiobook that has become not only the first choice of many laypeople and church leaders but the standard text in many college classrooms.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • In depth and fascinating

    • By J. Pegg on 05-16-15

    Regular price: $29.99

    • Directorate S

    • The C.I.A. and America's Secret Wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan
    • By: Steve Coll
    • Narrated by: Malcolm Hillgartner
    • Length: 28 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 685
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 622
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 616

    Resuming the narrative of his Pulitzer Prize-winning Ghost Wars, best-selling author Steve Coll tells for the first time the epic and enthralling story of America's intelligence, military, and diplomatic efforts to defeat Al Qaeda and the Taliban in Afghanistan and Pakistan since 9/11.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • All the detail you could want

    • By Louis Macareo on 03-06-18

    Regular price: $45.50

    • Destiny of the Republic

    • A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President
    • By: Candice Millard
    • Narrated by: Paul Michael
    • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,453
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,988
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,981

    James A. Garfield may have been the most extraordinary man ever elected president. Born into abject poverty, he rose to become a wunderkind scholar, a Civil War hero, and a renowned and admired reformist congressman. Nominated for president against his will, he engaged in a fierce battle with the corrupt political establishment. But four months after his inauguration, a deranged office seeker tracked Garfield down and shot him in the back. But the shot didn’t kill Garfield. The drama of what hap­pened subsequently is a powerful story of a nation in tur­moil.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Marvelous, Magnificent, Millard

    • By Mel on 02-08-12

    Regular price: $28.00

    • The Square and the Tower

    • Networks and Power, from the Freemasons to Facebook
    • By: Niall Ferguson
    • Narrated by: Elliot Hill
    • Length: 17 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 576
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 504
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 502

    Most history is hierarchical: it's about emperors, presidents, prime ministers, and field marshals. It's about states, armies, and corporations. It's about orders from on high. Even history "from below" is often about trade unions and workers' parties. But what if that's simply because hierarchical institutions create the archives that historians rely on? What if we are missing the informal, less well documented social networks that are the true sources of power and drivers of change?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Power? Does it come from hierarchies or networks?

    • By Ted on 04-25-18

    Regular price: $35.00

    • Trump's America

    • By: Newt Gingrich
    • Narrated by: Eric Martin
    • Length: 9 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 435
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 387
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 384

    No one understands the "Make America Great Again" effort with more insight and more experience than former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich. In Trump's America: The Truth About Our Nation's Great Comeback, Gingrich describes our country's tremendous turnaround under President Donald Trump's leadership - and confronts the desperate efforts by the elites in academia, the media, and the Washington establishment to undermine and distort his achievements. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • great book powerful

    • By JHCork on 07-25-18

    Regular price: $28.50

    • The Accidental President

    • Harry S. Truman and the Four Months That Changed the World
    • By: A. J. Baime
    • Narrated by: Tony Messano
    • Length: 14 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 822
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 755
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 749

    The dramatic, pulse-pounding story of Harry Truman's first four months in office, when this unlikely president had to take on Germany, Japan, Stalin, and the atomic bomb, with the fate of the world hanging in the balance.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Exceptional

    • By Jean on 11-14-17

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Theodore Rex

    • By: Edmund Morris
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Marosz
    • Length: 25 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,010
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 842
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 838

    The most eagerly awaited presidential biography in years, Theodore Rex tells the story of President Theodore Roosevelt in real time, reflecting the world as "TR" saw it. Full of cinematic detail, Theodore Rex moves with the exhilarating pace of a novel, yet it rides on a granite base of scholarship.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A man way ahead of his time

    • By Chrissie on 06-26-13

    Regular price: $51.93

    • The Origins of Political Order: From Prehuman Times to the French Revolution

    • By: Francis Fukuyama
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
    • Length: 22 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,093
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,811
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,794

    Virtually all human societies were once organized tribally, yet over time most developed new political institutions which included a central state that could keep the peace and uniform laws that applied to all citizens. Some went on to create governments that were accountable to their constituents. We take these institutions for granted, but they are absent or are unable to perform in many of today’s developing countries—with often disastrous consequences for the rest of the world.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best Summary of Political History I've Read

    • By blah on 05-12-13

    Regular price: $34.95

    • Lincoln on Leadership

    • Executive Strategies for Tough Times
    • By: Donald T. Phillips
    • Narrated by: Nelson Runger
    • Length: 6 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 631
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 453
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 449

    In this remarkable book, hailed by CEOs, politicians, coaches, and college presidents alike, Donald T. Phillips examines Lincoln's effective leadership style. As he explores the President's diverse management skills, he demonstrates how you can succeed with them in today's complex world.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Essential leadership philosophy and style

    • By Christopher on 03-05-09

    Regular price: $23.07

    • World Order

    • By: Henry Kissinger
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Hormann
    • Length: 14 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 925
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 810
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 806

    Henry Kissinger has traveled the world, advised presidents, and been a close observer and participant in the central foreign policy events of our era. Now he offers his analysis of the twenty first century's ultimate challenge: how to build a shared international order in a world of divergent historic perspectives, violent conflict, proliferating technology, and ideological extremism.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • More retrospective than future oriented

    • By Scott on 10-23-14

    Regular price: $31.50

    • Living the French Revolution and the Age of Napoleon

    • By: Suzanne M. Desan, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Suzanne M. Desan
    • Length: 24 hrs and 47 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,220
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,108
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,098

    The 25 years between the onset of the French Revolution in 1789 and the Bourbon Restoration after Napoleon in 1814 is an astonishing period in world history. This era shook the foundations of the old world and marked a permanent shift for politics, religion, and society - not just for France, but for all of Europe. An account of the events alone reads like something out of a thrilling novel.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Such a great balance of the big picture and detail

    • By Monte Johnston on 09-17-13

    Regular price: $52.95

    • De Gaulle

    • By: Julian Jackson
    • Narrated by: James Adams
    • Length: 41 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    In a definitive biography of the mythic general who refused to accept Nazi domination of France, Julian Jackson captures this titanic figure as never before. Drawing on unpublished letters, memoirs, and resources of the recently opened de Gaulle archive, he reveals how this volatile visionary put a broken France back at the center of world affairs. 

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Masterly Study

    • By Jean on 02-09-19

    Regular price: $39.95

    • Hirohito and the Making of Modern Japan

    • By: Herbert P. Bix
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Yen
    • Length: 29 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 11

    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: $27.99

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