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    • The Republic of Pirates

    • Being the True and Surprising Story of the Caribbean Pirates and the Man Who Brought Them Down
    • By: Colin Woodard
    • Narrated by: Lewis Grenville
    • Length: 13 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,893
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,720
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,704

    In the early 18th century, the Pirate Republic was home to some of the great pirate captains, including Blackbeard, "Black Sam" Bellamy, and Charles Vane. Along with their fellow pirates - former sailors, indentured servants, and runaway slaves - this "Flying Gang" established a crude but distinctive democracy in the Bahamas, carving out their own zone of freedom in which servants were free, blacks could be equal citizens, and leaders were chosen or deposed by a vote.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Reads like a novel

    • By Abbie on 02-02-16

    Regular price: $27.97

    • American Nations

    • A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America
    • By: Colin Woodard
    • Narrated by: Walter Dixon
    • Length: 12 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,710
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,509
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,516

    North America was settled by people with distinct religious, political, and ethnographic characteristics, creating regional cultures that have been at odds with one another ever since. Subsequent immigrants didn't confront or assimilate into an "American" or "Canadian" culture, but rather into one of the 11 distinct regional ones that spread over the continent each staking out mutually exclusive territory. In American Nations, Colin Woodard leads us on a journey through the history of our fractured continent....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of a Kind Masterpiece

    • By Theo Horesh on 02-28-13
    • A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America
    • By: Colin Woodard
    • Narrated by: Walter Dixon
    • Length: 12 hrs and 51 mins
    • Release date: 11-14-11
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 1,710 ratings

    Regular price: $20.72

    • American Character

    • A History of the Epic Struggle Between Individual Liberty and the Common Good
    • By: Colin Woodard
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Yen
    • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 65
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59

    The struggle between individualism and the good of the community as a whole has been the basis of every major disagreement in our history, from the debates at the Constitutional Convention and in the run-up to the Civil War to the fights surrounding the agenda of the Progressives, the New Deal, the civil rights movement, and the Tea Party.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting view on history

    • By beotherworldly on 05-04-17
    • A History of the Epic Struggle Between Individual Liberty and the Common Good
    • By: Colin Woodard
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Yen
    • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
    • Release date: 03-18-16
    • 4 out of 5 stars 65 ratings

    Regular price: $20.99