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    • Sons and Soldiers

    • The Untold Story of the Jews Who Escaped the Nazis and Returned with the U.S. Army to Fight Hitler
    • By: Bruce Henderson
    • Narrated by: Brett Barry
    • Length: 13 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 444
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 412
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 409

    In 1942 the US Army unleashed one of its greatest secret weapons in the battle to defeat Adolf Hitler: training nearly 2,000 German-born Jews in special interrogation techniques and making use of their mastery of the German language, history, and customs. Known as the Ritchie Boys, they were sent in small, elite teams to join every major combat unit in Europe, where they interrogated German POWs and gathered crucial intelligence that saved American lives and helped win the war.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good Story, But Hard to Follow

    • By Bax on 02-17-18
    • The Untold Story of the Jews Who Escaped the Nazis and Returned with the U.S. Army to Fight Hitler
    • By: Bruce Henderson
    • Narrated by: Brett Barry
    • Length: 13 hrs and 18 mins
    • Release date: 07-25-17
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 444 ratings

    Regular price: $31.93

    • Hero Found

    • The Greatest POW Escape of the Vietnam War
    • By: Bruce Henderson
    • Narrated by: Todd McLaren
    • Length: 10 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 277
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 199
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 199

    In February 1966, U.S. Navy pilot Dieter Dengler was shot down over "neutral Laos". He crashed deep in territory controlled by North Vietnamese army regulars and the communist Pathet Lao, who would eventually capture him and hold him prisoner in a fortified jungle prisoner-of-war camp.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • the will to live

    • By Stevon on 04-05-11

    Regular price: $20.72

    • Time Traveler

    • A Scientist's Personal Mission to Make Time Travel a Reality
    • By: Ronald L. Mallett, Bruce Henderson
    • Narrated by: Dion Graham, Ronald L. Mallett
    • Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 191
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 105
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 106

    Combining elements of Rocket Boys and Elegant Universe, Time Traveler follows Mallett's discovery of Einstein's work on space-time, his study of Godel's work on a solution of Einstein's equation that might allow for time travel, and his own research in theoretical physics spanning 30 years that culminated in his recent discovery of the effects of circulating laser light and its application to time travel.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Moving Story, Fascinating Science

    • By Dorothy on 08-26-09

    Regular price: $17.95

    • Rescue at Los Banos

    • The Most Daring Prison Camp Raid of World War II
    • By: Bruce Henderson
    • Narrated by: Brett Barry
    • Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 40

    In February 1945, as the US victory in the Pacific drew nearer, the Japanese army grew desperate, and its soldiers guarding U.S. and Allied POWs more sadistic. Starved, shot and beaten, many of the 2,146 prisoners of the Los Baños prison camp in the Philippines - most of them American men, women and children - would not survive much longer unless rescued soon.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Edge of your seat story. Great narration

    • By Bruce B on 04-16-15

    Regular price: $28.51

    • True North: Peary, Cook and the Race to the Pole

    • By: Bruce Henderson
    • Narrated by: Bruce Henderson
    • Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32

    In 1909, two men laid rival claims to this crown jewel of exploration. A century later, the battle rages still. This book is about one of the most enduring and vitriolic feuds in the history of exploration. "What a consummate cur he is," said Robert Peary of Frederick Cook in 1911. Cook responded, "Peary has stooped to every crime from rape to murder."

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Who Wears the White Hat?

    • By Dal on 08-02-12

    Regular price: $24.50

    • Fatal North

    • Murder and Survival on the First North Pole Expedition
    • By: Bruce Henderson
    • Narrated by: John Pruden
    • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25

    It began as President Ulysses S. Grant's bid for international glory after the Civil War - America's first attempt to reach the North Pole. It ended with Captain Charles Hall's death under suspicious circumstances, dissension among sailors, scientists, and explorers, and the ship's evacuation and eventual sinking. Then came a brutal struggle for survival by 33 men, women, and children stranded on the polar ice.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An average reader says 10

    • By Barbara on 11-10-16
    • Murder and Survival on the First North Pole Expedition
    • By: Bruce Henderson
    • Narrated by: John Pruden
    • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
    • Release date: 08-23-16
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 25 ratings

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Sons and Soldiers

    • The Jews Who Escaped the Nazis and Returned for Retribution
    • By: Bruce Henderson
    • Narrated by: Brett Barry
    • Length: 13 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    The story of young German Jews who escaped the Nazis, most often without their families, only to return a few years later to war-torn Europe as members of an elite secret US Army unit. The young men who would become known as The Ritchie Boys arrived in America as 'enemy aliens', and although they were allowed to enlist in the US military, they were distrusted by everyone. So, in effect, they became outsiders all over again. Until one day in 1942, when the Pentagon woke up to the incredible asset they had on their hands.

    Regular price: $15.48