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    • The Fifties

    • By: David Halberstam
    • Narrated by: Robertson Dean
    • Length: 34 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    The Fifties is a sweeping social, political, economic, and cultural history of the 10 years that Halberstam regards as seminal in determining what our nation is today. Halberstam offers portraits of not only the titans of the age: Eisenhower, Dulles, Oppenheimer, MacArthur, Hoover, and Nixon; but also of Harley Earl, who put fins on cars; Dick and Mac McDonald and Ray Kroc, who mass-produced the American hamburger; Kemmons Wilson, who placed his Holiday Inns along the nation's roadsides; and more.

    Regular price: $49.00

    • The Best and the Brightest

    • By: David Halberstam
    • Narrated by: Mark Bramhall
    • Length: 37 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 394
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 344
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 345

    Using portraits of America's flawed policy makers and accounts of the forces that drove them, The Best and the Brightest reckons magnificently with the most important abiding question of our country's recent history: Why did America become mired in Vietnam, and why did we lose? As the definitive single-volume answer to that question, this enthralling book has never been superseded. It is an American classic.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Preparation for Ken Burns

    • By Chiefkent on 06-12-17

    Regular price: $49.00

    • The Coldest Winter

    • America and the Korean War
    • By: David Halberstam
    • Narrated by: Edward Herrmann
    • Length: 13 hrs and 53 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,130
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 645
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 642

    Up until now, the Korean War has been the black hole of modern American history. The Coldest Winter changes that. Halberstam gives us a masterful narrative of the political decisions and miscalculations on both sides. He charts the disastrous path that led to the massive entry of Chinese forces near the Yalu, and that caught Douglas MacArthur and his soldiers by surprise. He provides astonishingly vivid and nuanced portraits of all the major figures.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Almost as good as The Best and the Brightest

    • By Doug on 10-02-07

    Regular price: $31.89

    • The Education of a Coach

    • By: David Halberstam
    • Narrated by: Tom Stechshulte
    • Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 200
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 180
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 178

    Bill Belichick's 31 years in the NFL have been marked by amazing success - most recently with the New England Patriots. In this groundbreaking book, The Education of a Coach, David Halberstam explores the nuances of both the game and the man behind it. He uncovers what makes Bill Belichick tick both on and off the field.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good for NFL Junky

    • By Jose on 04-07-17

    Regular price: $28.50

    • The Breaks of the Game

    • By: David Halberstam
    • Narrated by: Brian Troxell
    • Length: 17 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 101
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 93
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 93

    The tactile authenticity of Halberstam's knowledge of the basketball world is unrivaled. Yet he is writing here about far more than just basketball. This is a story about a place in our society where power, money, and talent collide and sometimes corrupt, a place where both national obsessions and naked greed are exposed.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Truly one of the all time great sports books

    • By Ed on 03-11-16

    Regular price: $30.79

    • Playing for Keeps

    • Michael Jordan and the World He Made
    • By: David Halberstam
    • Narrated by: Richard M. Davidson
    • Length: 20 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 12

    Michael Jordan is more than a great basketball player, he is a cultural phenomenon. This remarkable book by a Pulitzer Prize-winning writer offers human drama and penetrating insights into professional athletics. It helps you understand Jordan's epic career in the context of the new world of sports - one with higher stakes, more pressure, and less humanity. Playing for Keeps takes you on the road with the team as the Chicago Bulls undergo their long, hard journey to six world championships.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brings you back!

    • By Rich Laguardia on 08-02-18

    Regular price: $38.49

    • October 1964

    • By: David Halberstam
    • Narrated by: Angelo Di Loreto
    • Length: 13 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    David Halberstam, an avid sports writer with an investigative reporter’s tenacity, superbly details the end of the 15-year reign of the New York Yankees in October 1964. That October found the Yankees going head-to-head with the St. Louis Cardinals for the World Series pennant. Expertly weaving the narrative threads of both teams’ seasons, Halberstam brings the major personalities on the field - from switch-hitter Mickey Mantle to pitcher Bob Gibson - to life. Using the teams’ subcultures, Halberstam also analyzes the cultural shifts of the '60s. 

    Regular price: $31.50

    • The Education of a Coach

    • By: David Halberstam
    • Narrated by: Eric Conger
    • Length: 2 hrs and 55 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 57
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17

    Bill Belichick is one of the most intriguing yet enigmatic figures in contemporary American sports. He is the best professional football coach of our era, and his New England Patriot teams are the winner of three of the last four Super Bowls, including one of the most stunning upsets in that championship series. Yet until now, Belichick has deliberately stayed as far from the spotlight as possible, proving himself as elusive as he is talented.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Just OK

    • By Steve on 11-28-05

    Regular price: $17.10

    • The Teammates

    • By: David Halberstam
    • Narrated by: Tate Donovan
    • Length: 4 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30

    The Teammates is the profoundly moving story of four great baseball players who have made the passage from sports icons - when they were young and seemingly indestructible - to men dealing with the vulnerabilities of growing older. At the core of the audiobook is the friendship of these four very different men - Boston Red Sox teammates Bobby Doerr, Dominic DiMaggio, Johnny Pesky, and Ted Williams - who remained close for more than 60 years.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great story but the audio track has 3 bad spots

    • By Ben Paul on 01-15-16

    Regular price: $22.80

    • The Next Century

    • By: David Halberstam
    • Narrated by: E. G. Marshall
    • Length: 4 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    What can we learn from the events of the 20th century? Journalist and historian David Halberstam set out to answer this question. Halberstam's perceptive The Next Century looks to the future by examining the past. From the rise of the Japanese economy to the startling changes that reshaped the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, Halberstam argues that the American economy's survival depends on the rededication and continued education of the American worker.

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The Best and the Brightest

    • By: David Halberstam
    • Narrated by: David Clennon
    • Length: 3 hrs and 1 min
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 201
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 127
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 125

    Using portraits of America's flawed policy makers and accounts of the forces that drove them, The Best and the Brightest reckons magnificently with the most important abiding question of our country's recent history: Why did America become mired in Vietnam, and why did we lose? As the definitive single-volume answer to that question, this enthralling audiobook has never been superseded. It is an American classic.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Unabridged, please

    • By Jackie on 01-24-09

    Regular price: $14.60

    • War in a Time of Peace

    • Bush, Clinton, and the Generals
    • By: David Halberstam
    • Narrated by: James Naughton
    • Length: 5 hrs and 47 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 52
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 21

    In this long-awaited successor to his #1 best seller The Best and the Brightest, David Halberstam describes in fascinating human detail how the shadow of Cold War Vietnam still hangs over American foreign policy, and how domestic politics have determined our role as a world power.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyable

    • By W. on 03-13-11

    Regular price: $19.93

    • The Amateurs

    • The Story of Four Young Men and Their Quest for an Olympic Medal
    • By: David Halberstam
    • Narrated by: Christopher Reeve
    • Length: 2 hrs and 16 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    For the first time in almost 30 years, the United States rowing team has a serious chance to win an Olympic medal in the single sculls when four genuine challengers emerge for the opportunity to represent the U.S. in the 1984 Olympics. They compete fiercely in a sport that holds no promise of financial reward. What drives these men to endure a physical pain known to no other sport? Who are they? Where do they come from? How do they regard themselves and their competitors?

    Regular price: $10.46