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    • Rainbow's End: The Crash of 1929

    • Oxford University Press: Pivotal Moments in US History
    • By: Maury Klein
    • Narrated by: Sean Crisden
    • Length: 11 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22

    The first major history of the Crash in over a decade, Rainbow's End tells the story of the stock market collapse in a colorful, swift-moving narrative that blends a vivid portrait of the 1920s with an intensely gripping account of Wall Street's greatest catastrophe. The book offers a vibrant picture of a world full of plungers, powerful bankers, corporate titans, millionaire brokers, and buoyantly optimistic stock market bulls.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Plenty of fine detail, especially of the 1920s

    • By Philo on 04-18-13

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Death of the USS Thresher

    • The Story Behind History's Deadliest Submarine Disaster
    • By: Norman Polmar
    • Narrated by: Sean Crisden
    • Length: 5 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27

    When she first went to sea in April of 1961, the US nuclear submarine Thresher was the most advanced submarine at sea, built specifically to hunt and kill Soviet submarines. In The Death of the USS Thresher, renowned naval and intelligence consultant Norman Polmar recounts the dramatic circumstances surrounding her implosion, which killed all 129 men onboard in history's first loss of a nuclear submarine.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • loved it

    • By Kindle Customer on 01-03-19

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Strange Career of Jim Crow

    • By: C. Vann Woodward
    • Narrated by: Sean Crisden
    • Length: 6 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 90
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 76
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 79

    The Strange Career of Jim Crow is one of the great works of Southern history. Indeed, the book actually helped shape that history. Published in 1955, a year after the Supreme Court in Brown v. Board of Education ordered schools desegregated, Strange Career was cited so often to counter arguments for segregation that Martin Luther King, Jr. called it "the historical Bible of the civil rights movement." The book offers a clear and illuminating analysis of the history of Jim Crow laws, presenting evidence that segregation in the South dated only to the 1890s.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • the truth is Stranger Than Fiction

    • By A. Brown on 11-28-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Thunder at the Gates

    • The Black Civil War Regiments That Redeemed America
    • By: Douglas R. Egerton
    • Narrated by: Sean Crisden
    • Length: 13 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    In Thunder at the Gates, Douglas R. Egerton chronicles the formation and battlefield triumphs of the 54th and 55th Massachusetts Infantry and the 5th Massachusetts Cavalry - regiments led by whites, but composed of black men born free or into slavery. He argues that the most important battles of all were won on the field of public opinion, for in fighting with distinction, the regiments realized the long-derided idea of full and equal citizenship for blacks.

    Regular price: $29.95

    • The Rest I Will Kill

    • William Tillman and the Unforgettable Story of How a Free Black Man Refused to Become a Slave
    • By: Brian McGinty
    • Narrated by: Sean Crisden
    • Length: 4 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    On July 4, 1861, the schooner S. J. Waring set sail from New York on a routine voyage to South America. Seventeen days later it limped back into New York's harbor with the ship's black cook and steward at the helm. While the story of that ill-fated voyage is one of the most harrowing tales of captivity and survival on the high seas, it has been tragically lost to history. Now reclaiming William Tillman as the American hero he deserves to be, historian Brian McGinty takes listeners on a courageous journey.

    • William Tillman and the Unforgettable Story of How a Free Black Man Refused to Become a Slave
    • By: Brian McGinty
    • Narrated by: Sean Crisden
    • Length: 4 hrs and 19 mins
    • Release date: 08-16-16
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 3 ratings

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Eyes on the Prize

    • America's Civil Rights Years, 1954-1965
    • By: Juan Williams, Julian Bond - introduction
    • Narrated by: Sean Crisden
    • Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    From leaders such as Martin Luther King, Jr., to lesser-known figures such as Barbara Rose Johns and Jim Zwerg, each man and woman made the decision that something had to be done to stop discrimination. These moving accounts of the first decade of the civil rights movement are a tribute to the people, black and white, who took part in the fight for justice and the struggle they endured. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent Report on United States History

    • By Charles E. Staples on 12-24-18

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Violence of Action

    • The Untold Stories of the 75th Ranger Regiment in the War on Terror
    • By: Charles Faint, Leo Jenkins, Marty Skovlund Jr.
    • Narrated by: Sean Crisden, Paul Boehmer, Emily Durante
    • Length: 13 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 704
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 623
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 624

    Violence of Action is much more than the true, first-person accounts of the 75th Ranger Regiment in the Global War on Terror. Within this audio are the heartfelt, firsthand accounts from and about the men who lived, fought, and died for their country, their regiment, and each other. Objective Rhino, Haditha Dam, recovering Jessica Lynch, the hunt for Zarqawi, the recovery of Extortion 17, and everything in between...

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great Book

    • By shane on 06-18-15

    Regular price: $29.95

    • The World That Made New Orleans

    • From Spanish Silver to Congo Square
    • By: Ned Sublette
    • Narrated by: Sean Crisden
    • Length: 11 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 69
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 69

    Offering a new perspective on the unique cultural influences of New Orleans, this entertaining history captures the soul of the city and reveals its impact on the rest of the nation. Focused on New Orleans' first century of existence, a comprehensive, chronological narrative of the political, cultural, and musical development of Louisiana's early years is presented.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • great book; terrible "performance"

    • By WGNYC on 11-28-17

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Ancient Warfare

    • A Very Short Introduction
    • By: Harry Sidebottom
    • Narrated by: Sean Crisden
    • Length: 4 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 38
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 31

    Greek and Roman warfare was unlike that of any other culture before or since. The key difference is often held to be that the Greeks and Romans practiced a "Western Way of War," in which the aim is an open, decisive battle - won by courage instilled, in part, by discipline. Here, Harry Sidebottom looks at how this Western Way of War was constructed and maintained by the Greeks and Romans and why this concept is so prevalent today.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great supplemental reading for military history

    • By A Jackson on 05-03-12

    Regular price: $14.95