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    • The Civil War on the Mississippi

    • Union Sailors, Gunboat Captains, and the Campaign to Control the River
    • By: Barbara Brooks Tomblin
    • Narrated by: Aaron Killian
    • Length: 14 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    During the Civil War, both sides believed that whoever controlled the Mississippi River would ultimately be victorious. Cotton exports generated much-needed revenue for the Confederacy, and the Mississippi was also the main conduit for the delivery of materials and food. Similarly, the Union sought to maintain safe passage from St. Louis, Missouri, to Cairo, Illinois, but also worked to bisect the South by seizing the river as part of the Anaconda Plan.

    Regular price: $24.95

    • G.I. Nightingales

    • The Army Nurse Corps in World War II
    • By: Barbara Brooks Tomblin
    • Narrated by: Laura Jennings
    • Length: 11 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 5

    Weaving together information from official sources and personal interviews, Barbara Tomblin gives the first full-length account of the US Army Nurse Corps in the Second World War. She describes how over 60,000 army nurses, all volunteers, cared for sick and wounded American soldiers in every theater of the war, serving in the jungles of the Southwest Pacific, the frozen reaches of Alaska and Iceland, the mud of Italy and northern Europe, or the heat and dust of the Middle East.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent, brief overview of women in WW2

    • By J. Casey on 10-20-17

    Regular price: $24.95