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    • How America Won World War I

    • By: Alan Axelrod
    • Narrated by: David de Vries
    • Length: 10 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Immediately after the armistice was signed in November, 1918, an American journalist asked Paul von Hindenburg who won the war against Germany. He was the chief of the German General Staff, co-architect with Erich Ludendorff of Germany's Eastern Front victories and its nearly war-winning Western Front offensives, and he did not hesitate in his answer. "The American infantry," he said. He made it even more specific, telling the reporter that the final death blow for Germany was delivered by "the American infantry in the Argonne."

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Patton

    • By: Alan Axelrod
    • Narrated by: Brian Emerson
    • Length: 7 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 105

    George S. Patton was a general who achieved greatness in his field by contradicting his own nature. A cavalryman steeped in romantic military tradition, he nevertheless pulled a reluctant American military into the most advanced realms of highly mobile armored warfare. An autocratic snob, Patton created unparalleled rapport and loyalty with the lowliest private in his command.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Odd Reading, Great Book

    • By Chris Reich on 01-23-09

    Regular price: $17.47

    • Blooding at Great Meadows

    • Young George Washington and the Battle that Shaped the Man
    • By: Alan Axelrod
    • Narrated by: David Drummond
    • Length: 8 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
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    History celebrates George Washington as the leader of the American Revolution and the father of his country. But what has gone previously unexamined is Washington's life as a 22-year-old lieutenant colonel who led 400 American militiamen against a bigger, more experienced French army and paid a high price. Not only did Washington lose over a third of his men but the Battle of Great Meadows was also the spark that ignited the French and Indian War.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Important History

    • By Jon R. Christenson on 08-31-12

    Regular price: $19.57

    • Elizabeth I CEO

    • Strategic Lessons from the Leader Who Built an Empire
    • By: Alan Axelrod
    • Narrated by: Nelson Runger
    • Length: 8 hrs
    • Unabridged
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    When Elizabeth ascended the throne in 1558, England was the laughing stock of Europe. Economic, political, and religious calamities were numerous, and Elizabeth endured constant criticism. But by the end of her 45-year reign, England was one of the world's mightiest nations. Axelrod uses the legendary Queen's life as a model for modern leadership, and a powerful example of how one person can make an extraordinary difference. Elizabeth I CEO is an indispensable guide for today's business managers and leaders. It is also an inspiring listen for those taking their first steps up the corporate ladder, or those who simply love history. Nelson Runger's narration gives a renewed energy to Elizabeth's lessons, which are as relevant today as they were four centuries ago.

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Lost Destiny

    • Joe Kennedy Jr. and the Doomed WWII Mission to Save London
    • By: Alan Axelrod
    • Narrated by: Tom Perkins
    • Length: 11 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
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    On August 12, 1944, Lieutenant Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr., heir to one of America's most glamorous fortunes, son of the disgraced former ambassador to Great Britain, and big brother to freshly minted PT-109 hero JFK, hoisted himself up into a highly modified B-24 Liberator bomber. The munitions he was carrying that day were 50 percent more powerful than TNT.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Remarkable

    • By Kealani on 11-03-17
    • Joe Kennedy Jr. and the Doomed WWII Mission to Save London
    • By: Alan Axelrod
    • Narrated by: Tom Perkins
    • Length: 11 hrs and 32 mins
    • Release date: 05-19-15
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 7 ratings

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Profiles in Folly

    • History's Worst Decisions and Why They Went Wrong
    • By: Alan Axelrod
    • Narrated by: Scott Peterson
    • Length: 11 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 26
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    Although Axelrod investigates some dumb decisions by stupid people and some evil decisions by evil people, the overwhelming majority of these decisions were made by good, smart people whose poor judgment produced disastrous, often irreversible results. The 35 compelling and often poignant stories range from ancient times to today.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Worthless

    • By Joseph on 05-11-11

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Gandhi CEO

    • 14 Principles to Guide & Inspire Modern Leaders
    • By: Alan Axelrod
    • Narrated by: Don Hagen
    • Length: 6 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Gandhi, a CEO? Absolutely—and an incomparable example for our uncertain times, when we need leaders we can trust and admire. Not only was he a moral and intensely spiritual man, but also a supremely practical manager and a powerful agent for change, able to nurture the rebirth of an entire nation. To achieve this goal, he mastered the elements of personal leadership and institutional management.

    • 14 Principles to Guide & Inspire Modern Leaders
    • By: Alan Axelrod
    • Narrated by: Don Hagen
    • Length: 6 hrs and 16 mins
    • Release date: 05-17-10
    • 4 out of 5 stars 13 ratings

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Bradley

    • The Great Generals Series
    • By: Alan Axelrod
    • Narrated by: William Hughes
    • Length: 6 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Known by his troops in World War II as "The GI General" because of his close identification with the men under his command, Omar Bradley commanded the U.S. Twelfth Army Group in Europe. By the spring of 1945, this group contained four field armies, 12 corps, 48 divisions, and more than 1,300,000 men, the largest exclusively American field command in U.S. history.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Bradley

    • By david on 10-29-09

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Winston Churchill, CEO

    • 25 Lessons for Bold Business Leaders
    • By: Alan Axelrod
    • Narrated by: Scott Peterson
    • Length: 7 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Following his BusinessWeek best sellers Elizabeth I, CEO and Patton on Leadership comes a new and perfect subject for Alan Axelrod’s innovative format: Winston Churchill, the quintessential leader of the 20th century.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great book

    • By JessicaLS on 04-18-18

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Profiles in Audacity

    • Great Decisions and How They Were Made
    • By: Alan Axelrod
    • Narrated by: Scott Peterson
    • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Here is a journey of exploration through history’s great decisions and those who had the courage to make them. In brief, compelling, and inspiring vignettes, best-selling historian Alan Axelrod pinpoints and investigates the make-or-break event in the lives and careers of some of history’s most significant figures. Axelrod reexamines history by revealing the answer to the fascinating question of why the people who made history made their choices - and conveys the resonance of those choices today.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Easy Listening; Entertaining; Not In Depth

    • By Douglas on 04-08-17

    Regular price: $34.99

    • The Cheaper the Crook, the Gaudier the Patter

    • Forgotten Hipster Lines, Tough Guy Talk, and Jive Gems
    • By: Alan Axelrod
    • Narrated by: Rod Tienken
    • Length: 4 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Calling all Dapper Dans and Oomph Girls - take a ride through the American lexicon at its most inventive. The Cheaper the Crook, the Gaudier the Patter: Forgotten Hipster Lines, Tough Guy Talk, and Jive Gems explores the rich vocabulary of gangsters, hipsters, jazz musicians, and military personnel of the 1930s and ’40s. Entries include definitions, etymology, and examples of usage. This delightful compendium celebrates the linguistic gems cut and polished during the Great Depression, World War I, and the postwar '50s - now forgotten or in danger of being forgotten.

    Regular price: $14.95