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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 583
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      4 out of 5 stars 523
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 517

    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 5,637
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,250
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,261

    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

    • 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 2,601
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,390
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,387

    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 2,601 ratings

    Regular price: $28.30

    • Trump's America

    • By: Newt Gingrich
    • Narrated by: Eric Martin
    • Length: 9 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 345
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 309
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 309

    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
    • Great & Accurate Book!

    • By Angela on 08-23-18

    Regular price: $28.50

    • 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 1,977
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,713
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,695

    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

    • 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 1,320
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,196
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,191

    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

    • 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 1,078
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 935
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 933

    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

    • 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 642
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 594
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 591

    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 4,290
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,836
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,830

    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

    • 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 571
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 521
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 516

    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

    • 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 115
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 105
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 105

    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

    • 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

    • 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 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 490
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 427
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      4 out of 5 stars 425

    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

    • Theodore Rex

    • By: Edmund Morris
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Marosz
    • Length: 25 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 949
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 788
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 785

    The most eagerly awaited presidential biography in years, Theodore Rex tells the story of President Theodore Roosevelt in real time, reflecting the world as "TR" saw it. Full of cinematic detail, Theodore Rex moves with the exhilarating pace of a novel, yet it rides on a granite base of scholarship.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A man way ahead of his time

    • By Chrissie on 06-26-13

    Regular price: $51.93

    • 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 212
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 199
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 199

    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

    • Chernobyl

    • The History of a Nuclear Catastrophe
    • By: Serhii Plokhy
    • Narrated by: Ralph Lister
    • Length: 14 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 84
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 79
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 79

    On the morning of April 26, 1986, Europe witnessed the worst nuclear disaster in history: the explosion of a reactor at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Soviet Ukraine. Dozens died of radiation poisoning, fallout contaminated half the continent, and thousands fell ill. In Chernobyl, Serhii Plokhy draws on new sources to tell the dramatic stories of the firefighters, scientists, and soldiers who heroically extinguished the nuclear inferno. He lays bare the flaws of the Soviet nuclear industry....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great information on Chernobyl and the USSR

    • By APUser on 06-22-18
    • The History of a Nuclear Catastrophe
    • By: Serhii Plokhy
    • Narrated by: Ralph Lister
    • Length: 14 hrs and 51 mins
    • Release date: 05-15-18
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 84 ratings

    Regular price: $29.65

    • The Lemon Tree

    • By: Sandy Tolan
    • Narrated by: Sandy Tolan
    • Length: 11 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 268
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 236
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 235

    In 1967, not long after the Six-Day War, three young Arab men ventured into the town of Ramle, in what is now Jewish Israel. They were cousins, on a pilgrimage to see their childhood homes; their families had been driven out of Palestine nearly 20 years earlier. One cousin had a door slammed in his face, and another found his old house had been converted into a school. But the third, Bashir Al-Khairi, was met at the door by a young woman called Dalia, who invited them in.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Eye opening

    • By Kel Bell on 10-07-18

    Regular price: $24.25

    • 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 423
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      5 out of 5 stars 388
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 385

    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

    • 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 1,129
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,027
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,018

    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

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