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    • When Pride Still Mattered

    • By: David Maraniss
    • Narrated by: Richard M. Davidson
    • Length: 28 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 134
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 120

    More than any other sports figure, Vince Lombardi transformed football into a metaphor for the American experience. The nine seasons during which he led the Green Bay Packers to five world championships is the most storied period in NFL history. Lombardi became a legend, a symbol to many of leadership, discipline, perseverance, and teamwork, and to others of an obsession with winning. Maraniss captures the myth and the man, football, God, and country in a thrilling biography that has become an American classic.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • when men still mattered

    • By Raleigh on 05-18-12

    Regular price: $58.28

    • When Pride Still Mattered

    • A Life of Vince Lombardi
    • By: David Maraniss
    • Narrated by: David Maraniss
    • Length: 6 hrs and 9 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 141
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      4 out of 5 stars 91
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 90

    When Pride Still Mattered is the quintessential story of the American family: how Vince Lombardi, the son of an immigrant Italian butcher, rose to the top, and how his character and will to prevail transformed him, his wife, his children, his players, his sport, and ultimately the entire country.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • pretty intersting

    • By David on 06-01-17

    Regular price: $21.27

    • Once in a Great City

    • A Detroit Story
    • By: David Maraniss
    • Narrated by: David Maraniss
    • Length: 13 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 137
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 119
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 116

    It's 1963, and Detroit is on top of the world. The city's leaders are among the most visionary in America. It was the American auto makers' best year; the revolution in music and politics was underway. Walter Reuther's UAW had helped lift the middle class. Once in a Great City shows that the shadows of collapse were evident even then. Yet so much of what Detroit gave America lasts.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Detroit in its Heyday

    • By Elaine D. Kirchen on 10-28-15

    Regular price: $22.67

    • Aretha Franklin’s Last Name Explained Her

    • By: David Maraniss
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 4 mins
    • Unabridged
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    There was only one Aretha, but, in her case, the first-name recognition evoked so much more than pop celebrity. Aretha was not a manufactured image like many of today’s performers, but a sound, a supernaturally wondrous sound from this natural woman who made us all feel so alive.

    "Aretha Franklin’s Last Name Explained Her" is from the August 16, 2018 Opinion section of The Washington Post. It was written by David Maraniss and narrated by Sam Scholl.

    Regular price: $0.95

    • Rome 1960

    • The Olympics that Changed the World
    • By: David Maraniss
    • Narrated by: David Maraniss
    • Length: 5 hrs and 45 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 37
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 14
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    The athletes competing in the 1960 Rome Olympics included some of the most honored in Olympic history: decathlete Rafer Johnson, sprinter Wilma Rudolph, Ethiopian marathoner Abebe Bikila, and Louisville boxer Cassius Clay, who at 18 seized the world stage for the first time, four years before he became Muhammad Ali.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Very Good Book

    • By Jay on 07-30-08

    Regular price: $23.93

    • They Marched Into Sunlight

    • War and Peace, Vietnam and America, October 1967
    • By: David Maraniss
    • Narrated by: David Maraniss
    • Length: 5 hrs and 35 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 52
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30

    Here is the epic story of Vietnam and the sixties told through the events of a few tumultuous days in October 1967. With meticulous and captivating detail, They Marched Into Sunlight brings that catastrophic time back to life while examining questions about the meaning of dissent and the official manipulation of truth, issues that are as relevant today as they were decades ago.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Overwhelming

    • By Kay M on 11-17-03

    Regular price: $19.93

    • Clemente

    • The Passion and Grace of Baseball's Last Hero
    • By: David Maraniss
    • Narrated by: David Maraniss
    • Length: 5 hrs and 44 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 60
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      4 out of 5 stars 29
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 28

    Anyone who saw Roberto Clemente, as he played with a beautiful fury, will never forget him. He was a work of art in a game too often defined by statistics. During his career with the Pittsburgh Pirates, he won four batting titles and led his team to championships in 1960 and 1971, getting a hit in all 14 World Series games in which he played. His career ended with 3,000 hits, the magical 3,000th coming in his final at-bat.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Good, but not great

    • By Ted on 11-24-06
    • The Passion and Grace of Baseball's Last Hero
    • By: David Maraniss
    • Narrated by: David Maraniss
    • Length: 5 hrs and 44 mins
    • Release date: 04-19-06
    • 4 out of 5 stars 60 ratings

    Regular price: $23.93

    • Barack Obama

    • The Story
    • By: David Maraniss
    • Narrated by: David Maraniss
    • Length: 24 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 76
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 61
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 61

    In a groundbreaking work based on hundreds of interviews, including with President Obama, and a trove of letters, journals, and other documents, one of our pre-eminent journalists presents a richly textured account of Barack Obama and the forces that shaped him. This book begins in Kansas and Kenya, decades before Obama was born, and ends as he prepares for a political life. The listener gains a deeper insight into the first black president of the United States, revealing as never before the arc of his history.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Solid Work @ Debunking Fairy-Tales & Dark Fantasms

    • By Darwin8u on 06-20-12

    Regular price: $34.99

    • The Prince of Tennessee

    • The Rise of Al Gore
    • By: David Maraniss, Ellen Nakashima
    • Narrated by: David Maraniss
    • Length: 11 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    In The Prince of Tennessee, David Maraniss and Ellen Nakashima explore in rich detail the forces that have shaped Al Gore's life, and the ways that his past offers clues to what kind of president he would be. Now including exclusive original commentary on the unprecedented post-election period and Gore's concession. Hear an exclusive interview with Maraniss - FREE!

    Regular price: $25.51

    • Interview with David Maraniss

    • By: David Maraniss
    • Length: 10 mins
    • Original Recording
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 24
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    David Maraniss is the best selling author of When Pride Still Mattered: A Life of Vince Lombardi and First in His Class: A Biography of Bill Clinton. An associate editor at The Washington Post, he lives in Washington, D.C. He co-wrote The Prince ot Tennessee: The Rise of Al Gore with Ellen Nakashima, a staff writer at The Washington Post.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Dated, But Interesting

    • By Dionne on 09-01-05

    Regular price: $0.00

    • The Clintons Were Undone by the Middle-American Voters They Once Knew So Well

    • By: David Maraniss
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 11 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Few Americans knew the voters who rejected Hillary Clinton better than her husband. He lived among them growing up, and then studied them with a fanatical intensity during his political rise.

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