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    • Jefferson and Hamilton

    • The Rivalry That Forged a Nation
    • By: John Ferling
    • Narrated by: Stephen McLaughlin
    • Length: 21 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 578
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      4 out of 5 stars 519
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 513

    The decade of the 1790s has been called the age of passion. Fervor ran high as rival factions battled over the course of the new republic - each side convinced that the others' goals would betray the legacy of the Revolution so recently fought and so dearly won. All understood as well that what was at stake was not a moment's political advantage, but the future course of the American experiment in democracy. In this epochal debate, no two figures loomed larger than Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Well presented and insightful

    • By Andy on 01-24-15

    Regular price: $34.94

    • John Adams

    • By: David McCullough
    • Narrated by: Nelson Runger
    • Length: 30 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,631
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,244
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,255

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An outstanding biography

    • By Davis on 07-10-06

    Regular price: $79.93

    • 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 1,976
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,712
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,694

    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

    • 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 1,072
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 930
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 928

    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

    • Trump's America

    • By: Newt Gingrich
    • Narrated by: Eric Martin
    • Length: 9 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 342
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 306
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 306

    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
    • Excellent Analysis

    • By Brandon Schmidt on 09-13-18

    Regular price: $28.50

    • 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 1,311
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,190
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1,185

    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

    • 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 2,594
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,384
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,381

    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 2,594 ratings

    Regular price: $28.30

    • 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 568
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 520
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 515

    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

    • Troublesome Young Men

    • The Rebels Who Brought Churchill to Power and Helped Save England
    • By: Lynne Olson
    • Narrated by: Dennis Kleinman
    • Length: 14 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
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    On May 7, 1940, the House of Commons began perhaps the most crucial debate in British parliamentary history. On its outcome hung the future of Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain's government and also of Britain - indeed, perhaps, the world. Troublesome Young Men is Lynne Olson's fascinating account of how a small group of rebellious Tory MPs defied the Chamberlain government's defeatist policies that aimed to appease Europe's tyrants and eventually forced the prime minister's resignation.

    Regular price: $20.99

    • 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 636
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 590
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 587

    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

    • 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 4,286
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,832
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,827

    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

    • 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 792
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 702
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 692

    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

    • 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 489
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 426
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      4 out of 5 stars 424

    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

    • 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 1,125
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,024
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,015

    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

    • Three Days in Moscow

    • Ronald Reagan and the Fall of the Soviet Empire
    • By: Bret Baier, Catherine Whitney
    • Narrated by: Bret Baier
    • Length: 12 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 419
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 384
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 381

    In Three Days in Moscow, Baier explores the dramatic endgame of America’s long struggle with the Soviet Union and President Ronald Reagan’s central role in shaping the world we live in today. On May 31, 1988, Reagan stood on Russian soil and addressed a packed audience at Moscow State University, delivering a remarkable - yet now largely forgotten - speech that capped his first visit to the Soviet capital. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing!

    • By Brian W. Barton on 05-20-18

    Regular price: $30.79

    • 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 588
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 415
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 412

    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

    • Lincoln's Last Trial

    • The Murder Case That Propelled Him to the Presidency
    • By: Dan Abrams, David Fisher
    • Narrated by: Adam Verner, Dan Abrams
    • Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 207
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 194
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 194

    At the end of the summer of 1859, 22-year-old Peachy Quinn Harrison went on trial for murder in Springfield, Illinois. Abraham Lincoln, who had been involved in more than 3,000 cases - including more than 25 murder trials - during his two-decades-long career, was hired to defend him.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • For Lawyers and Lincoln Lovers

    • By Darwin8u on 06-20-18

    Regular price: $28.51

    • Every Man a King

    • A Short, Colorful History of American Populists
    • By: Chris Stirewalt
    • Narrated by: Chris Stirewalt
    • Length: 4 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 31
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      5 out of 5 stars 31

    American populism has always been home to a fascinating assortment of charismatic leaders, characters, kooks, cranks, and sometimes charlatans who have led the charge of ordinary folks who have gotten wise to the ways of the swamp. Every Man a King tells the stories of America's populist leaders, from Andrew Jackson and Teddy Roosevelt to Ross Perot, Pat Buchanan, and Donald Trump. It is a rollicking history of an American attitude that has shaped not only our current moment, but also the long struggle over who gets to define the truths we hold to be self evident. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Walk Down Memory Lane

    • By Sushiqueen on 10-14-18

    Regular price: $28.50

    • Raven Rock

    • The Story of the U.S. Government's Secret Plan to Save Itself - While the Rest of Us Die
    • By: Garrett M. Graff
    • Narrated by: Jacques Roy
    • Length: 18 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 610
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 563
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 557

    A fresh window on American history: the eye-opening truth about the government's secret plans to survive a catastrophic attack on US soil, even if the rest of us die - a road map that spans from the dawn of the nuclear age to today.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Awesome Read!!

    • By Brewer Richardson on 05-05-17
    • The Story of the U.S. Government's Secret Plan to Save Itself - While the Rest of Us Die
    • By: Garrett M. Graff
    • Narrated by: Jacques Roy
    • Length: 18 hrs and 4 mins
    • Release date: 05-02-17
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 610 ratings

    Regular price: $23.62

    • The Final Days

    • By: Carl Bernstein, Bob Woodward
    • Narrated by: Holter Graham
    • Length: 19 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 113
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 103
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 103

    The Final Days is the number-one New York Times best-selling, classic, behind-the-scenes account of Richard Nixon's dramatic last months as president. Moment by moment, Bernstein and Woodward portray the taut, post-Watergate White House as Nixon, his family, his staff, and many members of Congress strained desperately to prevent his inevitable resignation. This brilliant book reveals the ordeal of Nixon's fall from office - one of the gravest crises in presidential history.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good details, but feels like slo-mo asphyxiation

    • By Philo on 04-26-18

    Regular price: $28.34

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