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    • The Shadow War

    • Inside Russia's and China's Secret Operations to Defeat America
    • By: Jim Sciutto
    • Narrated by: Jim Sciutto
    • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 161
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      5 out of 5 stars 152
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      5 out of 5 stars 151

    CNN’s chief national security correspondent reveals the invisible fronts of 21st-century warfare and identifies the ongoing battles being waged - often without the public’s full knowledge - from disinformation campaigns to advanced satellite weaponry. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • succinct

    • By Robert on 05-21-19
    • Inside Russia's and China's Secret Operations to Defeat America
    • By: Jim Sciutto
    • Narrated by: Jim Sciutto
    • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
    • Release date: 05-14-19
    • 5 out of 5 stars 161 ratings

    Regular price: $30.79

    • The Dead Drink First

    • By: Dale Maharidge
    • Narrated by: Dale Maharidge
    • Length: 3 hrs and 31 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,185
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,931
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,926

    Dale Maharidge’s father, like many World War II veterans, never talked about “the good war”. There was just one clue to his dad’s experience as a US Marine - a portrait with a close friend that hung permanently in their home. In The Dead Drink First, Dale, now a Pulitzer Prize-winning author, recounts his 18-year quest to find and repatriate the missing remains of his dad’s buddy, Herman Walter Mulligan, 73 years after he was killed in action.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • read it even if it's not your usual genre

    • By Kindle Customer on 06-07-19

    Regular price: $7.95

    • Presidents of War

    • By: Michael Beschloss
    • Narrated by: Fred Sanders
    • Length: 26 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 414
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 365
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 364

    Ten years in the research and writing, Presidents of War is a fresh, magisterial, intimate look at a procession of American leaders as they took the nation into conflict and mobilized their country for victory. It brings us into the room as they make the most difficult decisions that face any president, at times sending hundreds of thousands of American men and women to their deaths.  

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good Book; Muffled Sound

    • By Viazoy on 10-28-18

    Regular price: $41.95

    • Madame Fourcade's Secret War

    • The Daring Young Woman Who Led France's Largest Spy Network Against Hitler
    • By: Lynne Olson
    • Narrated by: Kimberly Farr
    • Length: 16 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 203
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 189
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 185

    In 1941 a 31-year-old Frenchwoman, a young mother born to privilege and known for her beauty and glamour, became the leader of a vast intelligence organization - the only woman to serve as a chef de résistance during the war. Strong-willed, independent, and a lifelong rebel against her country’s conservative, patriarchal society, Marie-Madeleine Fourcade was temperamentally made for the job. Her group’s name was Alliance, but the Gestapo dubbed it Noah’s Ark because its agents used the names of animals as their aliases.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Marvelous book, inappropriate narrator

    • By LJH on 03-07-19

    Regular price: $34.95

    • The Civil War: A Narrative, Volume I, Fort Sumter to Perryville

    • By: Shelby Foote
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 42 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,496
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,444
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,446

    The Civil War: A Narrative, Volume 1 begins one of the most remarkable works of history ever fashioned. All the great battles are here, of course, from Bull Run through Shiloh, the Seven Days Battles, and Antietam, but so are the smaller ones: Ball's Bluff, Fort Donelson, Pea Ridge, Island Ten, New Orleans, and Monitor versus Merrimac.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of the great literary achievements of all time

    • By Judd Bagley on 01-09-09

    Regular price: $39.95

    • SOG

    • The Secret Wars of America's Commandos in Vietnam
    • By: John L. Plaster
    • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
    • Length: 14 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 274
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 257
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      5 out of 5 stars 255

    John Plaster’s riveting account of his covert activities as a member of a special operations team during the Vietnam War is “a true insider’s account...this eye-opening report will leave readers feeling as if they’ve been given a hot scoop on a highly classified project” (Publishers Weekly). Code-named the Studies and Observations Group, SOG was the most secret elite US military unit to serve in the Vietnam War - so secret that its very existence was denied by the government.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • More, give me more.

    • By Lee Ward on 03-06-19
    • The Secret Wars of America's Commandos in Vietnam
    • By: John L. Plaster
    • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
    • Length: 14 hrs and 17 mins
    • Release date: 02-19-19
    • 5 out of 5 stars 274 ratings

    Regular price: $29.95

    • The Story of World War II

    • By: Donald L. Miller, Henry Steele Commager
    • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
    • Length: 24 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,369
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,177
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,164

    Drawing on previously unpublished eyewitness accounts, prizewinning historian Donald L. Miller has written what critics are calling one of the most powerful accounts of warfare ever published. Here are the horror and heroism of World War II in the words of the men who fought it, the journalists who covered it, and the civilians who were caught in its fury. Miller gives us an up-close, deeply personal view of a war that was more savagely fought - and whose outcome was in greater doubt - than one might imagine. This is the war that Americans on the home front would have read about had they had access to previously censored testimony.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best written, best narrator

    • By geffrey on 05-02-13

    Regular price: $39.95

    • A World Undone

    • The Story of the Great War, 1914 to 1918
    • By: G. J. Meyer
    • Narrated by: Robin Sachs
    • Length: 27 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,353
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,102
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,089

    The First World War is one of history’s greatest tragedies. In this remarkable and intimate account, author G. J. Meyer draws on exhaustive research to bring to life the story of how the Great War reduced Europe’s mightiest empires to rubble, killed 20 million people, and cracked the foundations of the world we live in today. World War I is unique in the number of questions about it that remain unsettled. After more than 90 years, scholars remain divided on these questions, and it seems likely that they always will.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent Overview of the "Overshadowed" War

    • By Andrew on 12-14-12
    • The Story of the Great War, 1914 to 1918
    • By: G. J. Meyer
    • Narrated by: Robin Sachs
    • Length: 27 hrs and 58 mins
    • Release date: 05-24-12
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 3,353 ratings

    Regular price: $39.95

    • The American Civil War

    • By: Gary W. Gallagher, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Gary W. Gallagher
    • Length: 24 hrs and 37 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,280
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,056
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2,043

    Between 1861 and 1865, the clash of the greatest armies the Western hemisphere had ever seen turned small towns, little-known streams, and obscure meadows in the American countryside into names we will always remember. In those great battles, those streams ran red with blood-and the United States was truly born.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent Series

    • By Rodney on 07-09-13

    Regular price: $52.95

    • Ghost Wars

    • The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan, and bin Laden, from the Soviet Invasion to September 10, 2001
    • By: Steve Coll
    • Narrated by: Malcolm Hillgartner
    • Length: 26 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,328
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,168
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,165

    The explosive first-hand account of America's secret history in Afghanistan. With the publication of Ghost Wars, Steve Coll became not only a Pulitzer Prize winner, but also the expert on the rise of the Taliban, the emergence of Bin Laden, and the secret efforts by CIA officers and their agents to capture or kill Bin Laden in Afghanistan after 1998.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An Exceptional Accomplishment

    • By Joe on 11-08-13
    • The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan, and bin Laden, from the Soviet Invasion to September 10, 2001
    • By: Steve Coll
    • Narrated by: Malcolm Hillgartner
    • Length: 26 hrs and 46 mins
    • Release date: 10-27-11
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 1,328 ratings

    Regular price: $39.95

    • The British Are Coming

    • The War for America, Lexington to Princeton, 1775-1777 (The Revolution Trilogy, Book 1)
    • By: Rick Atkinson
    • Narrated by: George Newbern, Rick Atkinson - introduction
    • Length: 26 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 116
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 109
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 108

    Rick Atkinson recounts the first 21 months of America’s violent war for independence. From the battles at Lexington and Concord in spring 1775 to those at Trenton and Princeton in winter 1777, American militiamen and then the ragged Continental Army take on the world’s most formidable fighting force. Full of riveting details and untold stories, The British Are Coming is a tale of heroes and knaves, of sacrifice and blunder, of redemption and profound suffering. Rick Atkinson has given stirring new life to the first act of our country’s creation drama.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Bad reader

    • By Jhimi Island on 05-23-19

    Regular price: $55.99

    • The Wars of the Roses

    • The Fall of the Plantagenets and the Rise of the Tudors
    • By: Dan Jones
    • Narrated by: John Curless
    • Length: 15 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,801
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,631
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,621

    The 15th century saw the longest and bloodiest series of civil wars in British history. The crown of England changed hands five times as two branches of the Plantagenet dynasty fought to the death for the right to rule. Now, celebrated historian Dan Jones describes how the longest reigning British royal family tore itself apart until it was finally replaced by the Tudors. Some of the greatest heroes and villains in history were thrown together in these turbulent times.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fabulous story; but need a scorecard.

    • By R. on 06-01-15

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Destined for War

    • Can America and China Escape Thucydides's Trap?
    • By: Graham Allison
    • Narrated by: Richard Ferrone
    • Length: 12 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 507
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 448
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 445

    War with China is much more likely than anyone thinks. When Athens went to war with Sparta some 2,500 years ago, the Greek historian Thucydides identified one simple cause: A rising power threatened to displace a ruling one. As the eminent Harvard scholar Graham Allison explains, in the past 500 years, great powers have found themselves in "Thucydides's Trap" 16 times. In 12 of the 16, the results have been catastrophic.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Theoretically fundamental, but not inevitable nor statistically sound.

    • By G. Hutcheson on 12-29-18

    Regular price: $29.95

    • War and Peace

    • FDR's Final Odyssey, D-Day to Yalta, 1943-1945
    • By: Nigel Hamilton
    • Narrated by: Shaun Grindell
    • Length: 21 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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    To mark the 75th anniversary of D-day, the stirring climax to Nigel Hamilton's three-part saga of FDR at war - proof that he was WWII's key strategist, even on his deathbed. Nigel Hamilton's celebrated trilogy culminates with a story of triumph and tragedy. Just as FDR was proven right by the D-day landings he had championed, so was he found to be mortally ill in the spring of 1944. He was the architect of a victorious peace that he would not live to witness.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • FDR’s War Years with Positive Spin

    • By Farren Joy on 05-12-19

    Regular price: $38.49

    • The Second World Wars

    • How the First Global Conflict Was Fought and Won
    • By: Victor Davis Hanson
    • Narrated by: Bob Souer
    • Length: 23 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 263
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 242
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 241

    The Second World Wars examines how combat unfolded in the air, at sea, and on land to show how distinct conflicts among disparate combatants coalesced into one interconnected global war. Drawing on 3,000 years of military history, Victor Davis Hanson argues that despite its novel industrial barbarity, neither the war's origins nor its geography were unusual. Nor was its ultimate outcome surprising. The Axis powers were well prepared to win limited border conflicts, but once they blundered into global war, they had no hope of victory.  

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The full scope of the world-wide conflict

    • By DOUGLAS RIFE on 02-11-19

    Regular price: $39.95

    • The Fall of Carthage

    • The Punic Wars 265-146BC
    • By: Adrian Goldsworthy
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 16 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 282
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 249
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 250

    The struggle between Rome and Carthage in the Punic Wars was arguably the greatest and most desperate conflict of antiquity. The forces involved and the casualties suffered by both sides were far greater than in any wars fought before the modern era, while the eventual outcome had far-reaching consequences for the history of the Western World, namely the ascendancy of Rome. An epic of war and battle, this is also the story of famous generals and leaders: Hannibal, Fabius Maximus, Scipio Africanus, and his grandson Scipio Aemilianus, who would finally bring down the walls of Carthage.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Captivating

    • By Jean on 03-25-19

    Regular price: $29.95

    • The Vietnam War

    • An Intimate History
    • By: Geoffrey C. Ward, Ken Burns
    • Narrated by: Fred Sanders, Ken Burns, Brian Corrigan
    • Length: 31 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 588
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 534
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      5 out of 5 stars 533

    More than 40 years after it ended, the Vietnam War continues to haunt our country. We still argue over why we were there, whether we could have won, and who was right and wrong in their response to the conflict. When the war divided the country, it created deep political fault lines that continue to divide us today. Now, continuing in the tradition of their critically acclaimed collaborations, the authors draw on dozens and dozens of interviews in America and Vietnam to give us the perspectives of people involved at all levels of the war.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Breathtaking In Scope; Heartbreaking In Reality

    • By Gillian on 09-14-17

    Regular price: $48.95

    • The Strategy Collection

    • The Art of War, The Prince, and The Book of Five Rings
    • By: Sun Tzu, Niccolo Machiavelli, Miyamoto Musashi
    • Narrated by: Kevin Kollins
    • Length: 6 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 69
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      4 out of 5 stars 64
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 63

    The Art of War, The Prince, and The Book of Five Rings are three historical pieces that deal with strategy. The Art of War is an ancient Chinese military treatise, and each chapter within the treatise is devoted to a distinct aspect of warfare and how that applies to military strategy and tactics. The Prince is a practical guide for ruling an empire. The Book of Five Rings is a Japanese text that has been regarded as a treatise on the strategy for winning.  

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Like a Picasso, Van Gogh, & Rembrandt written down

    • By Ray Johnson on 06-26-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Civil War: A Narrative, Vol. 2

    • Fredericksburg to Meridian
    • By: Shelby Foote
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 52 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 645
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      5 out of 5 stars 586
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      5 out of 5 stars 585

    The Civil War: A Narrative, Vol. 2 continues one of the most remarkable works of history ever fashioned. Focusing on the pivotal year of 1863, the second volume in Shelby Foote's masterful narrative history brings to life some of the most dramatic and important moments in the Civil War, including the Battle of Gettysburg and Grant's Vicksburg Campaign. The word narrative is the key to this book's extraordinary incandescence and truth: The story is told entirely from the point of view of the people involved.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent in breadth and depth.

    • By W.F. Clancy on 09-16-17

    Regular price: $39.95

    • The Civil War: A Narrative, Vol. 3

    • Red River to Appomattox
    • By: Shelby Foote
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 58 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 535
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 494
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      5 out of 5 stars 490

    In The Civil War: A Narrative, Vol. 3, Shelby Foote follows the events of the war from 1862 through 1864, discussing the strategies of both the North and the South and assessing the performance of the Union generals. The book opens with the beginning of the two final, major confrontations of the war: Grant against Lee in Virginia and Sherman pressing Johnston in North Georgia. In vivid narrative as seen from both sides, he tells of the climactic struggles, great and small, on and off the field of battle, that finally decided the fate of this nation.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • let the future not repeat the past

    • By Circlekay1 Gulfport MS on 10-18-17

    Regular price: $39.95

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