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    • The Billion Dollar Spy

    • A True Story of Cold War Espionage and Betrayal
    • By: David E. Hoffman
    • Narrated by: Dan Woren
    • Length: 11 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,337
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,116
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,110

    While getting into his car on the evening of February 16, 1978, the chief of the CIA's Moscow station was handed an envelope by an unknown Russian. Its contents stunned the Americans: details of top-secret Soviet research and development in military technology that was totally unknown to the United States.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Compelling as historical thriller, character study

    • By Mr. Pointy on 08-25-15

    Regular price: $28.00

    • The Dead Hand

    • The Untold Story of the Cold War Arms Race and its Dangerous Legacy
    • By: David E. Hoffman
    • Narrated by: Bob Walter
    • Length: 20 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,027
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 887
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 879

    During the Cold War, world superpowers amassed nuclear arsenals containing the explosive power of one million Hiroshimas. The Soviet Union secretly plotted to create the "Dead Hand," a system designed to launch an automatic retaliatory nuclear strike on the United States, and developed a fearsome biological warfare machine. President Ronald Reagan, hoping to awe the Soviets into submission, pushed hard for the creation of space-based missile defenses.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Eye opening

    • By Brian on 11-16-10
    • The Untold Story of the Cold War Arms Race and its Dangerous Legacy
    • By: David E. Hoffman
    • Narrated by: Bob Walter
    • Length: 20 hrs and 46 mins
    • Release date: 10-13-09
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 1,027 ratings

    Regular price: $43.93

    • Scale

    • Seven Proven Principles to Grow Your Business and Get Your Life Back
    • By: Jeff Hoffman, David Finkel
    • Narrated by: David Finkel
    • Length: 7 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 99
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 84
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 84

    Business owners want growth but fear it will take over their lives. Surprisingly, the only way to truly grow your company is to reduce its reliance on you - to scale. Jeff Hoffman and David Finkel offer a blueprint to rapidly grow your business while also gaining more freedom. Based on their own experiences starting, scaling, and effectively exiting from multiple successful companies, they provide seven clear principles that will help you determine the best strategy for growth in your company.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A+

    • By William E. Threats on 09-23-18
    • Seven Proven Principles to Grow Your Business and Get Your Life Back
    • By: Jeff Hoffman, David Finkel
    • Narrated by: David Finkel
    • Length: 7 hrs and 14 mins
    • Release date: 06-12-15
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 99 ratings

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Oligarchs

    • Wealth and Power in the New Russia
    • By: David Hoffman
    • Narrated by: Steve Coulter
    • Length: 22 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 188
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 159
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 162

    A brilliant investigative marrative: How six average Soviet men rose to the pinnacle of Russia's battered economy. David Hoffman, former Moscow bureau chief for The Washington Post, sheds light onto the hidden lives of Russia's most feared power brokers: the oligarchs. Focusing on six of these ruthless men Hoffman reveals how a few players managed to take over Russia's cash-strapped economy and then divvy it up in loans-for-shares deals.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Supreme Chronicle of Murky Times

    • By ivan on 03-01-14

    Regular price: $34.94

    • The Dead Hand

    • The Untold Story of the Cold War Arms Race and its Dangerous Legacy
    • By: David E. Hoffman
    • Narrated by: Bob Walter
    • Length: 9 hrs and 34 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21

    This riveting narrative history of the end of the arms race sheds new light on the frightening last chapters of the Cold War and the legacy of the nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons that remain a threat today.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent and terrifying.

    • By Amazon Customer on 04-17-14
    • The Untold Story of the Cold War Arms Race and its Dangerous Legacy
    • By: David E. Hoffman
    • Narrated by: Bob Walter
    • Length: 9 hrs and 34 mins
    • Release date: 09-22-09
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 34 ratings

    Regular price: $31.93

    • Citizens Rising

    • Independent Journalism and the Spread of Democracy
    • By: David Hoffman
    • Narrated by: Ben Bartolone
    • Length: 6 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    From the fall of the Soviet Union to the Arab Spring to today’s continuing conflicts, media have played a decisive role in political affairs across the globe—driving the revolutionary changes shaping today’s new world. This is the first book presenting a comprehensive look at the emergence of media as a primary actor, and not merely an observer, of global affairs. With the rise of digital technology, the power of media to intervene in global affairs is in the hands of everyone—including you.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The New Yorker, January 31st 2011 (David E. Hoffman, Peter J. Boyer, Elizabeth Kolbert)

    • By: David E. Hoffman, Peter J. Boyer, Elizabeth Kolbert
    • Narrated by: Todd Mundt
    • Length: 1 hr and 47 mins
    • Highlights
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    "Democratic Movements", by Steve Coll; "Going Viral", by David E. Hoffman; "Fox Among the Chickens", by Peter J. Boyer; "America's Top Parent", by Elizabeth Kolbert; and "Apeman", by Nick Liptak.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • ValueAct Bets on Morgan Stanley

    • By: Liz Hoffman, David Benoit
    • Narrated by: Alexander Quincy
    • Length: 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    "ValueAct Bets on Morgan Stanley" is from the August 15, 2016, Markets section of The Wall Street Journal. It was written by Liz Hoffman and David Benoit and narrated by Alexander Quincy.

    Regular price: $0.95