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    • When Tigers Ruled the Sky

    • The Flying Tigers: American Outlaw Pilots over China in World War II
    • By: Bill Yenne
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Yen
    • Length: 12 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 32
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
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      4 out of 5 stars 29

    In 1940 Pearl Harbor had not yet happened, and America was not yet at war with Japan. But China had been trying to stave off Japanese aggression for three years - and was desperate for aircraft and trained combat pilots. General Chiang Kai-shek sent military aviation advisor Claire Chennault to Washington, where President Roosevelt was sympathetic but knew he could not intervene overtly. Instead he quietly helped Chennault put together a group of American volunteer pilots.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Well Written Historical Perspective

    • By Donald Hill on 11-21-17

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Hit the Target

    • Eight Men Who Led the Eighth Air Force to Victory over the Luftwaffe
    • By: Bill Yenne
    • Narrated by: Corey M. Snow
    • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    Less than a month after the attack on Pearl Harbor, the US Army formed its first air force designated to operate overseas, the Eighth. Within four months they had set up base in England. Three months later they were bombing German targets in occupied Europe. The Eighth was the first bomber command on either side to commit to strategic daylight bombing. It was a major change in tactics - and the men of the Eighth paid the price in both lives and blood.

    • Eight Men Who Led the Eighth Air Force to Victory over the Luftwaffe
    • By: Bill Yenne
    • Narrated by: Corey M. Snow
    • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
    • Release date: 11-14-16
    • 4 out of 5 stars 12 ratings

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Alexander the Great

    • Lessons from History’s Undefeated General
    • By: Bill Yenne
    • Narrated by: Paul Michael Garcia
    • Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 37
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      4 out of 5 stars 21
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      4 out of 5 stars 21

    Alexander the Great is considered one of the most successful commanders of all time and was known to be undefeated in battle. He is mentioned in the Bible as well as the Qur’an, and is on the shortest of short lists whenever the world’s best military leaders are catalogued. When asked to name other great military leaders, Caesar reportedly said Alexander was the only great one.

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Operation Long Jump: Stalin, Roosevelt, Churchill, and the Greatest Assassination Plot in History

    • By: Bill Yenne
    • Narrated by: Bridger Conklin
    • Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 4
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    In the middle of World War II, Nazi military intelligence discovered a seemingly easy way to win the war for Adolf Hitler. The three heads of the Allied forces - Franklin Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, and Josef Stalin - were planning to meet in Tehran in October, 1943. Under Hitler's personal direction, the Nazis launched "Operation Long Jump", an intricate plan to track the Allied leaders in Tehran and assassinate all three men at the same time. Historian Bill Yenne retells the incredible, globe-spanning story of the most ambitious assassination plot ever thwarted.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good Book on interesting & not well known subject

    • By Paul Whiddon on 09-13-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Panic on the Pacific

    • How America Prepared for the West Coast Invasion
    • By: Bill Yenne
    • Narrated by: Derek Newman
    • Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The aftershocks of the December 7, 1941, attack on Pearl Harbor were felt keenly all over America - the war in Europe had hit home. But nowhere was American life more immediately disrupted than on the West Coast, where people lived in certain fear of more Japanese attacks. From that day until the end of the war, a dizzying mix of battle preparedness and rampant paranoia swept the states. Japanese immigrants were herded into internment camps. There was panic on the Pacific coast: The Japanese were coming.

    Regular price: $19.95