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    • The Fall of the House of Zeus

    • The Rise and Ruin of America's Most Powerful Trial Lawyer
    • By: Curtis Wilkie
    • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
    • Length: 13 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 143
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 112
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 113

    The Fall of the House of Zeus tells the story of Dickie Scruggs, arguably the most successful plaintiff's lawyer in America. A brother-in-law of Trent Lott, the former U.S. Senate majority leader, Scruggs made a fortune taking on mass tort lawsuits against "Big Tobacco" and the asbestos industries. He was hailed by Newsweek as a latter-day Robin Hood and portrayed in the movie The Insider as a dapper aviator-lawyer.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The title says it all - The fall of Scruggs

    • By Monica on 03-11-12

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Arkansas Mischief

    • The Birth of a National Scandal
    • By: Jim McDougal, Curtis Wilkie
    • Narrated by: Lloyd James
    • Length: 12 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 27
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 16

    As Bill Clinton's political and business mentor, Jim McDougal, with his knowledge of embarrassing real-estate and banking deals, bribes, and obstructions of justice, long haunted the White House. McDougal's vivid self-portrait, completed only days before his death and coauthored by veteran journalist Curtis Wilkie, reveals the hidden intersections of politics and special interests in Arkansas and the betrayals that followed.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Surprisingly good read,

    • By Anonymous User on 11-11-18

    Regular price: $23.07

    • The Road to Camelot

    • Inside JFK's Five-Year Campaign
    • By: Thomas Oliphant, Curtis Wilkie
    • Narrated by: L. J. Ganser
    • Length: 14 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 29

    A behind-the-scenes, revelatory account of John F. Kennedy's wily campaign for the White House, beginning with his bold failed attempt to win the vice presidential nomination in 1956. A young and undistinguished junior plots his way to the presidency and changes the way we nominate and elect presidents. John F. Kennedy and his young warriors invented modern presidential politics.

    Regular price: $31.49

    • Through a Glass Darkly

    • Strange Tales of Optical Distortion
    • By: Wilkie Collins, Fitz James O'Brien, William Le Queux, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 5 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2 out of 5 stars 1
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    Seven strange stories of intriguing optical illusions. The Diamond Lens by Fitz James O'BrienThe Devil's Spectacles by Wilkie CollinsThe Secret of the Smoked Spectacles by William Le QueuxMy Black Mirror by Wilkie CollinsThe Man who was Blind by Edwin PughA Coincidence by A. J. AlanTitbottom’s Spectacles by George William Curtis.

    Regular price: $16.68