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    • 1960

    • LBJ vs. JFK vs. Nixon--The Epic Campaign That Forged Three Presidencies
    • By: David Pietrusza
    • Narrated by: Jeff Cummings
    • Length: 18 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
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    It was the election that would ultimately give America "Camelot" and its tragic aftermath. 1960 is a stunning recreation of the bare-knuckle politics of the primaries, the party conventions' backroom dealings, the unprecedented television debates, along with hot-button issues of race, religion, and foreign policy. And, at the center of it all, three future presidents - Lyndon Johnson, John F. Kennedy, and Richard Nixon. In this essential work of history, David Pietrusza chronicles 1960's struggle for power by bringing to life its towering events and personalities, unlocking its secrets, and turning expert scholarship into rich, human storytelling.

    • LBJ vs. JFK vs. Nixon--The Epic Campaign That Forged Three Presidencies
    • By: David Pietrusza
    • Narrated by: Jeff Cummings
    • Length: 18 hrs and 40 mins
    • Release date: 11-20-18
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    Regular price: $29.99

    • TR's Last War

    • Theodore Roosevelt, the Great War, and a Journey of Triumph and Tragedy
    • By: David Pietrusza
    • Narrated by: Norman Dietz
    • Length: 13 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A riveting new account of Theodore Roosevelt's impassioned crusade for military preparedness as America fitfully stumbles into World War I, spectacularly punctuated by his unique tongue-lashings of the vacillating Woodrow Wilson, his rousing advocacy of a masculine, pro-Allied "Americanism", a death-defying compulsion for personal front-line combat, a gingerly rapprochement with GOP power brokers - and, yes, perhaps, even another presidential campaign.

    • Theodore Roosevelt, the Great War, and a Journey of Triumph and Tragedy
    • By: David Pietrusza
    • Narrated by: Norman Dietz
    • Length: 13 hrs and 19 mins
    • Release date: 09-01-18
    • 4 out of 5 stars 5 ratings

    Regular price: $20.99

    • 1948

    • Harry Truman's Improbable Victory and the Year That Transformed America
    • By: David Pietrusza
    • Narrated by: Jeff Cummings
    • Length: 18 hrs and 23 mins
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    Award-winning historian David Pietrusza unpacks the most ingloriously iconic headline in the history of presidential elections - DEWEY DEFEATS TRUMAN - to reveal the 1948 campaign's backstage events and recount the down-to-the-wire brawl fought against the background of an erupting Cold War, the Berlin Airlift, the birth of Israel, and a post-war America facing exploding storms over civil rights and domestic communism. 

    • Harry Truman's Improbable Victory and the Year That Transformed America
    • By: David Pietrusza
    • Narrated by: Jeff Cummings
    • Length: 18 hrs and 23 mins
    • Release date: 11-13-18
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    Regular price: $29.99

    • 1920

    • The Year of Six Presidents
    • By: David Pietrusza
    • Narrated by: Paul Boehmer
    • Length: 20 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The presidential election of 1920 was among history's most dramatic. Six once-and-future presidents--Wilson, Harding, Coolidge, Hoover, and Teddy and Franklin Roosevelt--jockeyed for the White House. With voters choosing between Wilson's League of Nations and Harding's front-porch isolationism, the 1920 election shaped modern America.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A fascinating view into the US at the end of WWI

    • By D. Littman on 12-31-09
    • The Year of Six Presidents
    • By: David Pietrusza
    • Narrated by: Paul Boehmer
    • Length: 20 hrs and 49 mins
    • Release date: 12-11-09
    • 4 out of 5 stars 162 ratings

    Regular price: $26.57

    • Rothstein

    • By: David Pietrusza
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 13 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The model for The Great Gatsby's Meyer Wolfsheim and Nathan Detroit from Guys and Dolls, Arnold Rothstein was an underworld genius, racketeer, rumrunner, and mastermind who, as F. Scott Fitzgerald observed, played "with the faith of 15 million people with the single-mindedness of a burglar blowing a safe."

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Time well spent

    • By Michael on 07-15-04

    Regular price: $25.17