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    • The Fate of Africa

    • A History of the Continent Since Independence
    • By: Martin Meredith
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 29 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 257
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 224
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    Martin Meredith has revised this classic history to incorporate important recent developments, including the Darfur crisis in Sudan, Robert Mugabe’s continued destructive rule in Zimbabwe, controversies over Western aid and exploitation of Africa’s resources, the growing importance and influence of China, and the democratic movement roiling the North African countries of Tunisia, Egypt, and Jordan.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Africa: Land of Hope and Horror

    • By Jeff on 03-08-14

    Regular price: $39.95

    • The Quest for Prosperity

    • How Developing Economies Can Take Off
    • By: Justin Yifu Lin
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 11 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 10
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    How can developing countries grow their economies? Most answers to this question center on what the rich world should or shouldn't do for the poor world. In The Quest for Prosperity, Justin Yifu Lin--the first non-Westerner to be chief economist of the World Bank - focuses on what developing nations can do to help themselves.Since the end of the Second World War, prescriptions for economic growth have come and gone. Often motivated more by ideology than practicality, these blueprints have had mixed success on the ground.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good review by an economist responsible for China’rise

    • By James L. Haynes on 12-12-18

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Through the Eye of a Needle: Wealth, the Fall of Rome, and the Making of Christianity in the West, 350-550 AD

    • By: Peter Brown
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 31 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 211
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      4 out of 5 stars 178

    Jesus taught his followers that it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter heaven. Yet by the fall of Rome, the church was becoming rich beyond measure. Through the Eye of a Needle is a sweeping intellectual and social history of the vexing problem of wealth in Christianity in the waning days of the Roman Empire, written by the world's foremost scholar of late antiquity.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A learned, well-balanced postmodern history

    • By Jacobus on 11-21-12

    Regular price: $39.95

    • O. J. Is Innocent and I Can Prove It

    • By: William C. Dear
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 16 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 69
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 61

    To this day, the LAPD, Los Angeles District Attorney’s office, mainstream media, and much of the world at large remain firmly convinced that O. J. Simpson literally got away with murder. According to private investigator William Dear, it is precisely this assuredness that has led both the police and public to overlook a far more likely suspect. Dear now compiles more than 16 years of investigation by his team of forensic experts and presents evidence that O. J. was not the killer.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Groundbreaking content, horrible writing

    • By QuantumTunnelRat on 04-09-15

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Forecast

    • What Physics, Meteorology, and the Natural Sciences Can Teach Us About Economics
    • By: Mark Buchanan
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 10 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 29
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
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      4 out of 5 stars 26

    Picture an early scene from The Wizard of Oz: Dorothy hurries home as a tornado gathers in what was once a clear Kansas sky. Hurriedly, she seeks shelter in the storm cellar under the house, but, finding it locked, takes cover in her bedroom. We all know how that works out for her.Many investors these days are a bit like Dorothy, putting their faith in something as solid and trustworthy as a house (or, say, real estate). But market disruptions - storms - seem to arrive without warning, leaving us little time to react.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good Contrarian Book

    • By J. Sterz on 04-18-17
    • What Physics, Meteorology, and the Natural Sciences Can Teach Us About Economics
    • By: Mark Buchanan
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 10 hrs
    • Release date: 11-15-13
    • 4 out of 5 stars 29 ratings

    Regular price: $23.79

    • Johnny, We Hardly Knew Ye

    • Memories of John Fitzgerald Kennedy
    • By: Kenneth P. O'Donnell, David F. Powers
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 17 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 24

    As a politician, John F. Kennedy crafted an image that inspired and thrilled millions - and left an outsize legacy after his tragic murder. Only a select inner circle was privy to the man behind Camelot. In Johnny, We Hardly Knew Ye, Kenneth P. O'Donnell and David F. Powers, two members of Kennedy's "Irish Mafia," give an unflinching, honest, and intimate portrayal of the Kennedy family and JFK's presidency.

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Lost Dutchman’s Gold Mine

    • Mystery & Conspiracy
    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Learn about the mystery of the Lost Dutchman’s Gold Mine with iMinds insightful knowledge series. The lost Dutchman’s gold mine is said to exist in the Superstitious Mountains in central Arizona in the southwest of the United States. Whether this mine actually exists or not is another question. Stories that tell of its discovery have taken on mythic proportion. According to legend, it is the largest gold mine in the world. To find it would beget an untold fortune. So who wouldn’t give it a try!

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • not bad. Way to short and not enough information.

    • By Ron Harness on 03-20-18

    Regular price: $0.99

    • Overheated

    • How Climate Change Will Cause Floods, Famine, War, and Disease
    • By: Andrew T. Guzman
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 12 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 31

    Deniers of climate change sometimes quip that claims about global warming are more about political science than climate science. They are wrong on the science, but may be right with respect to its political implications. A hotter world, writes Andrew Guzman, will bring unprecedented migrations, famine, war, and disease. It will be a social and political disaster of the first order.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A must read!

    • By Ted on 03-22-15
    • How Climate Change Will Cause Floods, Famine, War, and Disease
    • By: Andrew T. Guzman
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 12 hrs and 26 mins
    • Release date: 12-17-13
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 36 ratings

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Why Australia Prospered

    • The Shifting Sources of Economic Growth
    • By: Ian W. McLean
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 13 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 12
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 11
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 11

    This book is the first comprehensive account of how Australia attained the world's highest living standards within a few decades of European settlement, and how the nation has sustained an enviable level of income to the present. Beginning with the Aboriginal economy at the end of the 18th century, Ian McLean argues that Australia's remarkable prosperity across nearly two centuries was reached and maintained by several shifting factors.

    Regular price: $23.09

    • Southern League

    • A True Story of Baseball, Civil Rights, and the Deep South's Most Compelling Pennant Race
    • By: Larry Colton
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 12 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
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      4 out of 5 stars 10
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      4 out of 5 stars 10

    Anybody who is familiar with the Civil Rights movement knows that 1964 was a pivotal year. And in Birmingham, Alabama - perhaps the epicenter of racial conflict - the Barons amazingly started their season with an integrated team.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good read for hard-core baseball fans

    • By J. A. Walsh on 05-06-16
    • A True Story of Baseball, Civil Rights, and the Deep South's Most Compelling Pennant Race
    • By: Larry Colton
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 12 hrs and 1 min
    • Release date: 07-23-13
    • 4 out of 5 stars 10 ratings

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Lethal Force

    • The True Toll of Police Shootings in America
    • By: The Washington Post
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 4 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 4
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    In 2015, The Washington Post launched an unprecedented effort to account for every fatal shooting by an officer of the law. Their study has motivated the FBI to action, and changed the way we think of those who serve and protect. After a police officer shot and killed a black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, the media began to pay greater attention to deadly interactions between black men and the law. But when reporters tried to get to the bottom of some basic questions. they came up blank.

    Regular price: $14.95

    • How Law Enforcement Officers Can Kill Someone and Avoid Prosecution

    • By: Wesley Lowery
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 10 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In 2015, The Washington Post launched an unprecedented effort to account for every fatal shooting by an officer of the law. Their study has motivated the FBI to action, and changed the way we think of those who serve and protect. After a police officer shot and killed a black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, the media began to pay greater attention to deadly interactions between black men and the law.

    Regular price: $1.95

    • Buying the Vote: A History of Campaign Finance Reform

    • By: Robert E. Mutch
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 4
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    Buying the Vote analyzes the rise and decline of campaign finance reform by tracking the evolution of both the ways in which presidential campaigns have been funded since the late nineteenth century. Through close examinations of major Supreme Court decisions, Mutch shows how the Court has fashioned a new and profoundly inegalitarian definition of American democracy.

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Assassination on Embassy Row

    • By: John Dinges, Sal Landau
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 17 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 3
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    On September 10, 1976, exiled Chilean leader Orlando Letelier delivered a blistering rebuke of Augusto Pinochet's brutal right-wing regime in a speech at Madison Square Garden. Eleven days later, while Letelier was on Embassy Row in Washington, DC, a bomb affixed to the bottom of his car exploded, killing him and his coworker Ronni Moffitt. The slaying, staggering in its own right, exposed an international conspiracy that reached well into US territory.

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Year of Reckoning: Police Kill Nearly 1,000

    • By: Kimberly Kindy, Marc Fisher
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 21 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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    In 2015, The Washington Post launched an unprecedented effort to account for every fatal shooting by an officer of the law. Their study has motivated the FBI to action, and changed the way we think of those who serve and protect. After a police officer shot and killed a black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, the media began to pay greater attention to deadly interactions between black men and the law.

    Regular price: $1.95

    • Best Sex Writing 2013: The State of Today's Sexual Culture

    • By: Rachel Kramer Bussel (editor), Carol Queen (foreword)
    • Narrated by: Kristin Kalbli, Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 7 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
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    The Best Sex Writing series has fundamentally changed the way people think - and what they say - about sexuality. Once again, Rachel Kramer Bussel has collected the year’s most challenging and provocative nonfiction articles on this endlessly evocative subject. The essays here comprise a detailed, direct survey of the contemporary American sexual landscape. Major commentators examine the many roles sex plays in our lives in these literate and lively essays.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Sexual State of the Union Today

    • By Susie on 10-23-13

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Police Withhold Videos Despite Vows of Transparency

    • By: Kimberly Kindy, Julie Tate
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 23 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In 2015, The Washington Post launched an unprecedented effort to account for every fatal shooting by an officer of the law. Their study has motivated the FBI to action, and changed the way we think of those who serve and protect. After a police officer shot and killed a black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, the media began to pay greater attention to deadly interactions between black men and the law.

    Regular price: $1.95

    • Black and Unarmed

    • By: Sandhya Somashekhar, Wesley Lowery, Keith L. Alexander, and others
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 26 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In 2015, The Washington Post launched an unprecedented effort to account for every fatal shooting by an officer of the law. Their study has motivated the FBI to action, and changed the way we think of those who serve and protect. After a police officer shot and killed a black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, the media began to pay greater attention to deadly interactions between black men and the law.

    Regular price: $1.95

    • The Secret Life of Money

    • How Money Can Be Food for the Soul
    • By: Tad Crawford
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This wide-ranging treatment of how money secretly influences our lives includes chapters on the many forms of money, why money is so easily worshipped, why money sometimes feels more important than life, hoarding money, the source of riches, inheritance, and the stock market. Crawford, a teller of entertaining tales, gathers stories and myths from around the world that help us understand why money is so much more than the useful tool that we may think it to be.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Our Good Name

    • A Company's Fight to Defend Its Honor and Get the Truth Told About Abu Ghraib
    • By: J. Phillip London
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 21 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In April 2004, an illegally leaked U.S. Army report thrust CACI, an information technology company, into the international spotlight by casting suspicion on a CACI employee for being "either directly or indirectly responsible" for the mistreatment of detainees at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq. At the same time, pictures from the abuses were shown on national television and tarnished anyone associated with Abu Ghraib - including CACI. What ensued was a media frenzy rarely seen by any company in recent decades.

    Regular price: $34.94

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