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    • Leaders

    • Myth and Reality
    • By: Stanley McChrystal, Jeff Eggers, Jay Mangone
    • Narrated by: Paul Michael, Stanley McChrystal
    • Length: 17 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 365
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 331
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 330

    Stan McChrystal served for 34 years in the US Army, rising from a second lieutenant in the 82nd Airborne Division to a four-star general, in command of all American and coalition forces in Afghanistan. During those years he worked with countless leaders and pondered an ancient question: "What makes a leader great?" He came to realize that there is no simple answer. McChrystal profiles 13 famous leaders from a wide range of eras and fields - from corporate CEOs to politicians and revolutionaries. He uses their stories to explore how leadership works in practice.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Does not live up to the hype...

    • By lisa shank on 01-14-19

    Regular price: $31.50

    • Dear Leader

    • Poet, Spy, Escapee - A Look inside North Korea
    • By: Jang Jin-sung
    • Narrated by: Daniel York
    • Length: 11 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,684
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,564
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,562

    As North Korea's State Poet Laureate, Jang Jin-sung led a charmed life. With food provisions (even as the country suffered through its great famine), a travel pass, access to strictly censored information, and audiences with Kim Jong-il himself, his life in Pyongyang seemed safe and secure. But this privileged existence was about to be shattered. When a strictly forbidden magazine he lent to a friend goes missing, Jang Jin-sung must flee for his life.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • richly detailed account of getting out

    • By Andy on 07-17-14
    • Poet, Spy, Escapee - A Look inside North Korea
    • By: Jang Jin-sung
    • Narrated by: Daniel York
    • Length: 11 hrs and 43 mins
    • Release date: 07-01-14
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 1,684 ratings

    Regular price: $27.95

    • Platoon Leader

    • A Memoir of Command in Combat
    • By: James R. McDonough
    • Narrated by: Joel Rooks
    • Length: 1 hr and 55 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 104
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 94
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 94

    A remarkable memoir of small-unit leadership and the coming of age of a young soldier in combat in Vietnam.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good, but not good enough

    • By Mike on 03-30-13

    Regular price: $10.95

    • Leader of the Pack: How a Single Dad of Five Led His Kids, His Business, and Himself from Disaster to Success

    • By: Matt Sweetwood
    • Narrated by: Tom Campbell
    • Length: 4 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Leader of the Pack is the story of a man who had been going through life content and clueless, who found himself tethered to a tornado, as his marriage descended into violence and madness. Surviving courts and cops and chaos, he (unexpectedly) ended up the only parent of five small children though he barely knew how to change a diaper. It is my story. In it, I tell how I went from sole breadwinner to sole parent, from a scared man to the strong, confident, and spiritual person I am today; a nationally recognized spokesman for single dads and a successful business leader. 

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Becoming Steve Jobs

    • The Evolution of a Reckless Upstart into a Visionary Leader
    • By: Brent Schlender, Rick Tetzeli
    • Narrated by: George Newbern
    • Length: 16 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,417
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,804
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,796

    There have been many books - on a large and small scale - about Steve Jobs, one of the most famous CEOs in history. But this book is different from all the others. Becoming Steve Jobs takes on and breaks down the existing myth and stereotypes about Steve Jobs. The conventional, one-dimensional view of Jobs is that he was half genius, half jerk from youth, an irascible and selfish leader who slighted friends and family alike.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Contextual, Insightful, Inspiring

    • By Douglas Vincent on 03-30-15

    Regular price: $35.00

    • Bill Gates

    • A Biography of the Microsoft Billionaire
    • By: Nate Stevens
    • Narrated by: Nate Sjol
    • Length: 1 hr and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 25
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      4 out of 5 stars 25

    In 1975, Bill Gates and Paul Allen launched Microsoft, which became the world's largest PC software company. American business magnate, investor, author, philanthropist, humanitarian, and principal founder of Microsoft Corporation, Gates is one of the best-known entrepreneurs of the personal computer revolution. Discover more about this multifaceted man behind Microsoft. 

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A good overview of iconic Tech leader.

    • By cosmitron on 05-23-18
    • A Biography of the Microsoft Billionaire
    • By: Nate Stevens
    • Narrated by: Nate Sjol
    • Length: 1 hr and 5 mins
    • Release date: 05-18-18
    • 4 out of 5 stars 28 ratings

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Emiliano Zapata: La vida y el legado del icónico líder de la Revolución Mexicana [Emiliano Zapata: The life and legacy of the iconic leader of the Mexican Revolution]

    • By: Gustavo Vazquez Lozano, Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Nicolas Villanueva
    • Length: 1 hr and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Hace poco más de cien años un campesino mexicano llamado Emiliano Zapata reclutó un ejército rural de las plantaciones y pueblos del sur de México, tomó por la fuerza las tierras de los haciendas y comenzó a repartirlas entre los habitantes de Anenecuilco, su pueblo natal en Morelos. Indignado y encolerizado por el despojo que los terratenientes habían venido efectuando durante años contra los pueblos indígenas, había decidido tomar la impartición de la justicia en sus propias manos.  

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Le encantó a mi mamá.

    • By Anonymous User on 02-09-19

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Washington's Revolution

    • The Making of America's First Leader
    • By: Robert Middlekauff
    • Narrated by: Christopher Lane
    • Length: 13 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17

    George Washington was famously unknowable, but Robert Middlekauff penetrates the mystique to reveal the fears, values, and passions that drove him. Rich in psychological details regarding Washington's temperament, idiosyncrasies, and experiences, this audiobook shows us a self-conscious Washington who grew in confidence and experience as a young soldier, businessman, and Virginian gentleman; and was transformed into an American patriot by the revolutionary ferment of the 1760s and 70s.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fresh Look at Leader of American Revolution

    • By Sean Lannan on 09-02-15

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Queen of the Mountaineers

    • The Trailblazing Life of Fanny Bullock Workman
    • By: Cathryn J. Prince
    • Narrated by: Elizabeth Wiley
    • Length: 8 hrs and 5 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

    Fanny Bullock Workman was a complicated and restless woman who defied the rigid Victorian morals she found as restrictive as a corset. With her frizzy, brown hair tucked under a topee, Workman was a force on the mountain and off. Instrumental in breaking the British stranglehold on Himalayan mountain climbing, this American woman climbed more peaks than any of her peers, became the first woman to map the far reaches of the Himalayas, the first woman to lecture at the Sorbonne, and the second to address the Royal Geographic Society of London.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great story - great narrator

    • By pierre f. saldinger on 05-24-19

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Adolf Hitler and Joseph Stalin: Two Predator Leaders. The Biography Collection

    • The Greatest People, Book 1
    • By: The History Hour
    • Narrated by: Jerry Beebe, Alexander G.
    • Length: 3 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 25
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      5 out of 5 stars 25
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      5 out of 5 stars 25

    Discover the lives and poltical history of German politician and demagogue Adolf Hitler - leader of the Nazi Party, chancellor of Germany, and führer of Nazi Germany - and Joseph Stalin, dictator of the Soviet Union.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent book

    • By Alyaiya on 03-10-19

    Regular price: $14.95

    • American Sketches

    • Great Leaders, Creative Thinkers, and Heroes of a Hurricane
    • By: Walter Isaacson
    • Narrated by: Cotter Smith
    • Length: 9 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 163
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 129
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      4 out of 5 stars 130

    In this collection of essays, Walter Isaacson reflects on the lessons to be learned from Benjamin Franklin, Albert Einstein, Bill Gates, Henry Kissinger, Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev, Hillary Clinton and Bill Clinton, and various other interesting characters he has chronicled as a biographer and journalist. The people he writes about have an awesome intelligence, in most cases, but that is not the secret of their success.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyable and Insightful - Get it

    • By Gerardo A Dada on 09-02-13

    Regular price: $27.95

    • Presidential Courage

    • Brave Leaders and How They Changed America 1789-1989
    • By: Michael Beschloss
    • Narrated by: Michael Beschloss
    • Length: 6 hrs and 28 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 96
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      4 out of 5 stars 44
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      4 out of 5 stars 44

    Michael Beschloss' dramatic and inspiring saga explores crucial times when courageous president changed the history of the United States. With surprising new sources and a dazzling command of history and human character, Beschloss brings these flawed, complex men and their wives, families, friends, and foes to life as if in a gripping novel. Never have we had a more intimate, behind-the-scenes view of Presidents coping with the supreme dilemmas of their lives.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Incredibly Relevant to our times!

    • By LM in Alabama on 01-05-08

    Regular price: $20.95

    • After Fidel

    • The Inside Story of Castro's Regime and Cuba's Next Leader
    • By: Brian Latell
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
    • Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 71
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 31

    In this compelling, behind-the-scenes account, former top CIA officer and Cuba expert Brian Latell examines the extraordinary Castro brothers and the impending dynastic succession of Fidel's younger brother, Raul. Exploring the brothers' remarkable relationship, he reveals how Fidel and Raul have collaborated, divided responsibilities, and resolved disagreements for more than 46 years, a challenge to the notion that the little-known Raul has been an insignificant player.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Very Informative Read

    • By BH FL on 04-09-08
    • The Inside Story of Castro's Regime and Cuba's Next Leader
    • By: Brian Latell
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
    • Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
    • Release date: 11-11-08
    • 4 out of 5 stars 71 ratings

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Kim Jong-Un: The Mysterious and Controversial Life of North Korea's Supreme Leader

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Dan Gallagher
    • Length: 1 hr and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4 out of 5 stars 2

    The fearsome Kim regime of North Korea, though not lasting for centuries, has become one of history's most controversial bloodlines, not without cause. This is why Kim Jong-Un, the baby-faced 30-something with the bizarre flat-top seated at the throne today, is an object of such fascination. The world watched as the keys to the sinking ship were passed down to the young Kim, hoping for the state's long-awaited metamorphosis, but as it turned out, this young man could be far more erratic and inflexible than those came before him.

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Marcus Garvey: The Life and Legacy of the Jamaican Political Leader Who Championed Pan-Africanism

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Dan Gallagher
    • Length: 1 hr and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 27
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      4 out of 5 stars 21
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      4 out of 5 stars 20

    The most improbable approach toward American civil rights for black citizens blended the beliefs of Booker T. Washington and W. E. B. Du Bois, and it was spearheaded by global activist Marcus Aurelius Garvey. The Jamaican began his career as an activist with a devotion to Washington’s path, but he subsequently leaned to the alternative and beyond. Beyond the worldview of both colleagues, Marcus Garvey’s bigger-than-life scheme was to establish a black-owned and managed shipping line to transport much of America’s black population back to Africa. 

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • very disappointed with this book

    • By monique warren on 12-06-18

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Witness Wore Red

    • The 19th Wife Who Brought Polygamous Cult Leaders to Justice
    • By: Rebecca Musser, M. Bridget Cook
    • Narrated by: Rebecca Musser
    • Length: 14 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 918
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 840
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 838

    Always seeking to be an obedient Priesthood girl, in her teens Rebecca Musser became the nineteenth wife of her people's prophet: 85-year-old Rulon Jeffs. Finally sickened by the abuse she suffered and saw around her, she pulled off a daring escape and sought to build a new life and family.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Compelling and emotional read

    • By Briley on 10-08-13

    Regular price: $11.39

    • Maya Angelou

    • Understanding the Life and Teachings of a True American Author, Poet, and Civil Rights Leader
    • By: Dr. Ruth Carr
    • Narrated by: Sandra Dyson
    • Length: 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2

    When we think of poetry and writing, a few names come to mind. Shakespeare, of course. Robert Frost, certainly. Emily Dickinson, without a doubt. Oh, and let's not forget Edgar Allan Poe. However, it is impossible to think of this pantheon of talent without bringing up the name Maya Angelou. Come on, we have all heard her name. If you have ever taken a writing or English class in your life, Maya Angelou's work has floated around your classroom and from the mouths of your teachers and professors.

    • Understanding the Life and Teachings of a True American Author, Poet, and Civil Rights Leader
    • By: Dr. Ruth Carr
    • Narrated by: Sandra Dyson
    • Length: 52 mins
    • Release date: 07-27-16
    • 5 out of 5 stars 3 ratings

    Regular price: $3.95

    • Stalin as a Leader: Lessons from Evil

    • How the Son of a Shoemaker Became One of the Most Powerful Men in the World
    • By: Austin Brooks
    • Narrated by: Herschel J. Grangent Jr.
    • Length: 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
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      5 out of 5 stars 5
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      4 out of 5 stars 5

    This book will show you how Stalin overcame all the difficulties he faced to become the leader of one of the most powerful countries in the world. Ioseb Jughashvili, the man who would become Joseph Stalin, who was born without ceremony, rose through the ranks of Russian communism under the guidance of Lenin to become the undisputed leader of one of the world's largest empires, facing enemies both external and internal with an unshakeable will, and forever altering the course of history.

    Regular price: $3.95

    • The First Soldier

    • Hitler as Military Leader
    • By: Stephen G. Fritz
    • Narrated by: P.J. Ochlan
    • Length: 21 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    After Germany's humiliating World War II defeat, numerous German generals published memoirs claiming that their country's brilliant military leadership had been undermined by the Führer's erratic decision making. The author of three highly acclaimed books on the era, Stephen Fritz upends this characterization of Hitler as an ill-informed fantasist and demonstrates the ways in which his strategy was coherent and even competent.

    Regular price: $39.95

    • Winston Churchill [Spanish Edition]

    • El líder británico [The British Leader]
    • By: Online Studio Productions
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 4

    Fue el hombre más popular y criticado de Inglaterra, y a veces ambas cosas en los tiempos de la Segunda Guerra Mundial. Considerado como el último de los grandes estadistas, siempre será recordado por su rara habilidad para predecir los acontecimientos futuros, y encontrar la solución en los momentos más apremiantes.

    Regular price: $3.50

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