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    • My Brother Sam Is Dead

    • By: James Lincoln Collier, Christopher Collier
    • Narrated by: John C. Brown
    • Length: 4 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 225
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 171
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      4 out of 5 stars 173

    Prolific writer James Lincoln Collier collaborates with his brother, Christopher, a distinguished historian, and the Revolutionary War comes alive in this contemporary classic for young adults. Here is a war with no clear-cut loyalties - dividing families, friends, and towns. Young Tim Meeker watches his 16-year-old brother, Sam, go off to fight with the Patriots while his father remains a reluctant British Loyalist in the Tory town of Redding Ridge, Connecticut.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Just kept listening

    • By Dana on 03-23-09

    Regular price: $13.96

    • Jump Ship to Freedom

    • A Novel
    • By: James Lincoln Collier, Christopher Collier
    • Narrated by: Sean Crisden
    • Length: 3 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    Young Daniel Arabus and his mother are slaves in the house of Captain Ivers of Stratford, Connecticut. By law they should be free, since Daniel's father fought in the Revolutionary army and earned enough in soldiers' notes to buy his family's freedom. But now Daniel's father is dead, and Mrs. Ivers has taken the notes from his mother. When Daniel bravely steals the notes back, a furious Captain Ivers forces him aboard a ship bound for the West Indies - and certain slavery.

    Regular price: $10.46

    • Pilgrims and Puritans: 1620-1676

    • Drama of American History
    • By: James Lincoln Collier, Christopher Collier
    • Narrated by: Jim Manchester
    • Length: 1 hr and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    In Pilgrims and Puritans, the authors begin in the year 1620 in England and end in New England in the year 1676. The book recounts the religious, political, and social history of the Massachusetts Bay Colony and its influence on our lives today. The narrative follows various groups of settlers from their departure from England through arrival in the New World and their often violent conflicts with the native peoples of the Americas. The authors examine a number of issues that arose in the new society that was founded and the rise and fall of the "city on a hill."

    Regular price: $13.96

    • Decision in Philadelphia

    • The Constitutional Convention of 1787
    • By: James Collier, Christopher Collier
    • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
    • Length: 13 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 47
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47

    Fifty-five men met in Philadelphia in 1787 to write a document that would create a country and change a world: the Constitution. Here is a remarkable rendering of that fateful time, told with humanity and humor. Decision in Philadelphia is the best popular history of the Constitutional Convention; in it, the life and times of 18th-century America not only come alive, but the very human qualities of the men who framed the document are brought provocatively into focus - casting many of the Founding Fathers in a new light.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • excellent book

    • By Josh on 09-13-12

    Regular price: $15.36

    • Creating the Constitution: 1787

    • The Drama of American History
    • By: James Lincoln Collier, Christopher Collier
    • Narrated by: Jim Manchester
    • Length: 1 hr and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 7

    Using a narrative format, Creating the Constitution details the events leading up to the writing of the US Constitution and what American leaders went through to create it. The authors describe the conflicts between the new states and the delegates each sent to the Constitutional Convention, as well as the work that was done to resolve the many issues at hand.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Time well spent, but doesn't fully meet goals

    • By Philo on 09-01-13

    Regular price: $13.96

    • The American Revolution: 1763-1783

    • Drama of American History
    • By: James Lincoln Collier, Christopher Collier
    • Narrated by: Jim Manchester
    • Length: 2 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    The American Revolution examines the people and events involved in the significant war by which the 13 original colonies broke away from England. The authors explain the many sources of conflict between the Americans and the British government, how each side approached the problems, and the results of the escalating violence.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • War & Peace in the United Colonies of America

    • By Michel Bellemare on 05-01-18

    Regular price: $10.46

    • With Every Drop of Blood

    • A Novel of the Civil War
    • By: James Collier, Christopher Collier
    • Narrated by: Alston Brown
    • Length: 4 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    A vivid portrayal of the Civil War, and a look at the reasons behind the conflict. Johnny Heller, 14, convinces his mother to let him join a wagon train carrying food to Confederate soldiers. Along the way he’s captured by Blue Coats, and a black Union soldier insists that Johnny teach him to read. Brought up to believe that black people are inferior, Johnny deliberately tricks him. But as they get to know each other an uneasy alliance develops, followed by a friendship that surprises them both.

    Regular price: $13.96

    • Hispanic America, Texas, and the Mexican War: 1835 - 1850

    • The Drama of American History
    • By: Christopher Collier, James Lincoln Collier
    • Narrated by: Jim Manchester
    • Length: 1 hr and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 19

    Hispanic America, Texas, and the Mexican War examines the history of the southwestern area of the United States. Topics covered include the settlement of the area that became the southwestern portion of the United States, detailing how it evolved from land settled by Native Americans, to Spanish territory, to states that were pawns between the North and South prior to the Civil War.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A nice patch to fill a gap in my knowledge

    • By Philo on 08-29-13

    Regular price: $13.96

    • The French and Indian War: 1660-1763

    • The Drama of American History
    • By: Christopher Collier, James Lincoln Collier
    • Narrated by: Jim Manchester
    • Length: 1 hr and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 19

    The French and Indian War: 1660-1763 covers much more than the few years during which the English and French fought over the division of the North American continent in one of the most neglected periods of American history. In this volume in the Drama of American History series, authors Christopher Collier and James Lincoln Collier trace how England’s other rivals for control of America were eliminated over this period until the only source of conflict left would be between the British and their own colonists.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great overview of a less-known series of conflicts

    • By EmilyK on 06-24-15

    Regular price: $13.96

    • War Comes to Willy Freeman

    • Arabus Family Trilogy, Book 1
    • By: James Lincoln Collier, Christopher Collier
    • Narrated by: Sean Crisden
    • Length: 3 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    Willy Freeman's life changes forever when she witnesses her father's death at the hands of the Redcoats and returns home to find that the British have taken her mother as a prisoner to New York City. Willy, disguised as a boy, begins her long search for her mother and luckily finds a haven at the famous Fraunces Tavern. But even with the help of Sam Fraunces and her fellow worker, Horace, Willy knows that to be black, female, and free leaves her open to danger at every turn. What will tomorrow bring?

    Regular price: $10.46

    • Reconstruction and the Rise of Jim Crow

    • 1864-1896
    • By: Christopher Collier, James Lincoln Collier
    • Narrated by: Jim Manchester
    • Length: 1 hr and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    The Reconstruction and Rise of Jim Crow describes the fallout of the Civil War, whose aftermath left the United States South angry and poor. This book details the struggles to decide how to deal with the newly freed slaves, through the years of Reconstruction, Jim Crow, sharecropping, and segregation. The storyline also sets the stage for the country’s next battle, which is between the Jim Crow laws and the 14th and 15th Amendments.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent quality, but lacking in quantity

    • By MelFC on 11-13-17

    Regular price: $18.17

    • The Civil War: 1860 -1865

    • The Drama of American History
    • By: Christopher Collier, James Lincoln Collier
    • Narrated by: Jim Manchester
    • Length: 2 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    The Civil War: 1860 - 1865 examines the people and events involved in the bloody war that pitted the Northern states against those that seceded to form the Confederacy.

    Regular price: $13.96

    • The Jeffersonian Republicans: The Louisiana Purchase and the War of 1812; 1800 - 1823

    • The Drama of American History
    • By: Christopher Collier, James Lincoln Collier
    • Narrated by: Jim Manchester
    • Length: 1 hr and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 13

    The Jeffersonian Republicans examines various events between 1800 and 1823 that helped to shape the United States. The Louisiana Purchase, the War of 1812, and important Supreme Court decisions are among the discussed events.

    Regular price: $13.96

    • Slavery and the Coming of the Civil War: 1831 - 1861

    • The Drama of American History
    • By: Christopher Collier, James Lincoln Collier
    • Narrated by: Jim Manchester
    • Length: 1 hr and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    In Slavery and the Coming of the Civil War, the authors explain the occurrences in America during the thirty years between 1831 and 1861. This book discusses the attitudes and events that led up to and caused the Civil War in America, particularly the institution of slavery, the Abolitionist movement, and the rise of Abraham Lincoln.

    Regular price: $13.96

    • Building a New Nation: The Federalist Era: 1789-1801

    • The Drama of American History
    • By: James Lincoln Collier, Christopher Collier
    • Narrated by: Jim Manchester
    • Length: 1 hr and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Building a New Nation chronicles the development of the new government following the signing of the Constitution. It explores the political views of the young nation’s leaders as they struggled to form a strong nation, despite the foreign and domestic dilemmas that they faced. The authors describe the beginnings of the two-party system, the administrations of the first three presidents, and key decisions by each branch of the government that shaped the future of the country.

    Regular price: $13.96

    • The Paradox of Jamestown

    • 1585-1700
    • By: Christopher Collier, James Lincoln Collier
    • Narrated by: Jim Manchester
    • Length: 1 hr and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
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      4 out of 5 stars 4
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      4 out of 5 stars 4

    > The Paradox of Jamestown discusses the circumstances surrounding English colonization of Virginia and the evolution of slavery in that colony. Beginning with an examination of 16th- and 17th-century life in England, the authors explain many of the reasons - social, political, religious, and economic - people chose to leave the Old World for a new life in the Americas. They describe the early interactions between the settlers and the Indians, the difficulties those groups had in establishing cooperative relationships, and the many difficulties the settlers had in adjusting to life in the New World.

    Regular price: $13.96

    • Andrew Jackson’s America: 1824-1850

    • The Drama of American History
    • By: Christopher Collier, James Lincoln Collier
    • Narrated by: Jim Manchester
    • Length: 2 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 6

    Andrew Jackson’s America examines the events and personalities, particularly President Andrew Jackson, that shaped the development of the United States during the first half of the 19th century. Learn about the influence that Andrew Jackson had on the way America developed, the industrial revolution and the beginning of the two-party system.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Weak

    • By Trebla on 07-09-16

    Regular price: $10.46

    • The Rise of the Cities, 1820-1920

    • By: Christopher Collier, James Lincoln Collier
    • Narrated by: Jim Manchester
    • Length: 2 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Rise of the Cities discusses the factors leading to the settlement and growth of cities in the United States and examines some of the social problems that are part of city life. The authors explore the role of technological advances, governing strategies, and social welfare.

    Regular price: $18.17

    • Indians, Cowboys, and Farmers, and the Battle for the Great Plains

    • 1865–1910
    • By: Christopher Collier, James Lincoln Collier
    • Narrated by: Jim Manchester
    • Length: 2 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    This is American history at its most basic. Believing that students get "lost in a swamp of factual information", the Colliers survey the essential concepts of settling the Great Plains, without a great deal of detail. For example, in describing the sequence of events that led to the Grattan Massacre, there is no mention of date, location, or names of the people involved. Without prior knowledge, listeners would not know it was the Grattan Massacre. Topics addressed include Native American history prior to contact with whites and conflicts with settlers and the military, ranching and cowboys, railroads, and reform movements.

    Regular price: $13.96

    • Clash of Cultures

    • Prehistory-1638
    • By: Christopher Collier, James Lincoln Collier
    • Narrated by: Jim Manchester
    • Length: 1 hr and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    History is dramatic - and the renowned, award-winning authors Christopher Collier and James Lincoln Collier demonstrate this in this compelling series aimed at young listeners. Covering American history from the founding of Jamestown through the present day, these volumes explore far beyond the dates and events of a historical chronicle to present a moving illumination of the ideas, opinions, attitudes and tribulations that led to the birth of this great nation.

    Regular price: $13.96

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