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    • The Wilderness Warrior

    • Theodore Roosevelt and the Crusade for America
    • By: Douglas Brinkley
    • Narrated by: Dennis Holland
    • Length: 40 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 168
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      4 out of 5 stars 117
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      4 out of 5 stars 116

    In this groundbreaking epic biography, Douglas Brinkley draws on never-before-published materials to examine the life and achievements of our "naturalist president." By setting aside more than 230 million acres of wild America for posterity between 1901 and 1909, Theodore Roosevelt made conservation a universal endeavor. This crusade for the American wilderness was perhaps the greatest U.S. presidential initiative between the Civil War and World War I.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • dull and wordy

    • By Jan on 07-05-16

    Regular price: $39.95

    • American Heritage History of the United States

    • By: Douglas Brinkley
    • Narrated by: Eric Martin
    • Length: 23 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    Douglas Brinkley takes us on the incredible journey of the United States - a nation formed from a vast countryside on whose fringes 13 small British colonies fought for their freedom, then established a democratic nation that spanned the continent and went on to become a world power. This book will be treasured by anyone interested in the story of America.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Highly recommended!

    • By M. Hu on 08-04-17

    Regular price: $34.99

    • No One Left to Lie To

    • The Triangulations of William Jefferson Clinton
    • By: Christopher Hitchens, Douglas Brinkley (foreword)
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 4 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 283
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 243
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 241

    In No One Left to Lie To, a New York Times best-seller, Christopher Hitchens casts an unflinching eye on the Clinton political machine and offers a searing indictment of a president who sought to hold power at any cost. With blistering wit and meticulous documentation, Hitchens masterfully deconstructs Clinton's abject propensity for pandering to the Left while delivering to the Right, and he argues that the president's personal transgressions were ultimately inseparable from his political corruption.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A scathing attack from the left.

    • By Charles on 08-11-15

    Regular price: $20.52

    • The Great Deluge

    • Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans, and the Mississippi Gulf Coast
    • By: Douglas Brinkley
    • Narrated by: Kyf Brewer
    • Length: 5 hrs and 59 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 99
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      4 out of 5 stars 45
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      4 out of 5 stars 46

    In the span of five violent hours on August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina destroyed major Gulf Coast cities and flattened 150 miles of coastline. Yet those wind-torn hours represented only the first stage of the relentless triple tragedy that Katrina brought to the entire Gulf Coast from Louisiana to Mississippi to Alabama.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Unabridged version

    • By Leonora on 11-19-06

    Regular price: $21.67

    • Parish Priest

    • Father Michael McGivney and American Catholicism
    • By: Douglas Brinkley, Julie Fenster
    • Narrated by: Julie Fenster
    • Length: 5 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67
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      5 out of 5 stars 28
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      5 out of 5 stars 27

    In Father Michael McGivney (1852-1890), born and raised in a Connecticut factory town, the modern era's ideal of the priesthood hit its zenith. The son of Irish immigrants, he was a man to whom "family values" represented more than mere rhetoric. And he left a legacy of hope still celebrated around the world.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent

    • By Phil on 08-03-08

    Regular price: $21.67

    • Cronkite

    • By: Douglas Brinkley
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 12 hrs and 33 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 120
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 106
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 107

    For decades, Walter Cronkite was known as "the most trusted man in America". Yet this very public figure was a remarkably private man. Drawing on unprecedented access to Cronkite's private papers as well as interviews with his family and friends, Douglas Brinkley now brings this American icon into focus as never before. Brinkley traces Cronkite's story from his roots in Missouri and Texas through the Great Depression, to World War II, when he gained notice reporting with Allied troops, and on, following his illustrious career.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of the Giants

    • By Brian on 07-09-12

    Regular price: $28.51

    • Rightful Heritage

    • Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Land of America
    • By: Douglas Brinkley
    • Narrated by: William Dufris
    • Length: 22 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 51
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 51

    Brinkley traces FDR's love for the natural world from his youth exploring the Hudson River Valley and bird-watching. As America's president from 1933 to 1945, Roosevelt - a consummate political strategist - established hundreds of federal migratory bird refuges and spearheaded the modern endangered species movement. He brilliantly positioned his conservation goals as economic policy to combat the severe unemployment of the Great Depression.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Outstanding

    • By judy on 02-16-18

    Regular price: $46.77

    • Tour of Duty

    • John Kerry and the Vietnam War
    • By: Douglas Brinkley
    • Narrated by: Douglas Brinkley
    • Length: 5 hrs and 22 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 41
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      3 out of 5 stars 2

    Written by acclaimed historian Douglas Brinkley, this is the first full-scale, intimate account of John Kerry's Navy career. Brinkley has drawn on extensive interviews with everyone who knew Kerry well in Vietnam. Kerry also entrusted to Brinkley his letters home and his voluminous "War Notes": journals, notebooks, and personal reminiscences written during and shortly after the war.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An Excellent Introduction to John Kerry

    • By Michael on 02-11-04

    Regular price: $21.67

    • The Boys of Pointe du Hoc

    • Ronald Reagan, D-Day, and the U.S. Army 2nd Ranger Battalion
    • By: Douglas Brinkley
    • Narrated by: Douglas Brinkley
    • Length: 6 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 70
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 26

    Acclaimed historian and New York Times best-selling author of Tour of Duty Douglas Brinkley brings the riveting account of the brave U.S. Army Rangers who stormed the coast of Normandy on D-Day and the President, 40 years later, who paid them homage.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not quite what I was hoping...

    • By Shanaldo1 on 05-29-06

    Regular price: $21.67

    • JFK

    • A Vision for America
    • By: Stephen Kennedy Smith, Douglas Brinkley
    • Narrated by: Paul Michael, Kirsten Potter, Jim Meskimen
    • Length: 12 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 12
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      5 out of 5 stars 10
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      5 out of 5 stars 10

    Published in commemoration of the centennial of President John F. Kennedy's birth, here is the definitive compendium of JFK's most important and brilliant speeches, accompanied by a commentary and reflections by leading American and internationals figures - including Senator Elizabeth Warren, David McCullough, Kofi Annan, and the Dalai Lama.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Oh, What Might Have Been

    • By Amazon Customer on 10-17-17

    Regular price: $31.93

    • The Quiet World

    • Saving Alaska's Wilderness Kingdom, 1879-1960
    • By: Douglas Brinkley
    • Narrated by: Andrew Garman
    • Length: 23 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 29

    A riveting history of America's most beautiful natural resources, The Quiet World documents the heroic fight waged by the U.S. federal government from 1879 to 1960 to save wild Alaska - ;Mount McKinley, the Tongass and Chugach national forests, Gates of the Arctic, Glacier Bay, Lake Clark, and the Coastal Plain of the Beaufort Sea, among other treasured landscapes - from the extraction industries.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Where are Native Alaskans?

    • By Peggy on 11-13-14

    Regular price: $46.77

    • Fandango at the Wall

    • By: Kabir Sehgal, Douglas Brinkley, Andrew Young
    • Narrated by: Arturo O'Farrill, Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra with Special Guests, Kabir Sehgal, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Multi-Grammy-winning producer and New York Times best-selling author Kabir Sehgal examines the relationship between the US and Mexico, accompanied by music from Grammy-winning musician Arturo O'Farrill and special guests, an extended foreword from historian Douglas Brinkley, and afterword by Ambassador Andrew Young.   

    Regular price: $22.80

    • Rosa Parks

    • By: Douglas Brinkley
    • Narrated by: Karen White
    • Length: 7 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
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      5 out of 5 stars 8

    In 1955, Rosa Parks, an African-American seamstress, had no idea she was changing history when, fed up and tired, she refused to surrender her seat to a white passenger on a bus in segregated Alabama. Today, she is immortalized for the defiance that sent her to jail and triggered a bus boycott that catapulted Martin Luther King, Jr. into the national spotlight. Who was she, before and after her historic act, and how did that act sound the death knell for Jim Crow?

    Regular price: $26.60

    • No One Left to Lie To

    • The Triangulations of William Jefferson Clinton
    • By: Christopher Hitchens, Douglas Brinkley (foreword)
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 4 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    In No One Left to Lie to, a New York Times best seller, Christopher Hitchens casts an unflinching eye on the Clinton political machine and offers a searing indictment of a president who sought to hold power at any cost. With blistering wit and meticulous documentation, Hitchens masterfully deconstructs Clinton's abject propensity for pandering to the Left while delivering to the Right.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Hitch never disappoints

    • By Mark on 08-04-16

    Regular price: $14.48

    • Obama the Monument Maker

    • By: Douglas Brinkley
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 6 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "Obama the Monument Maker" is from the August 28, 2016 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Douglas Brinkley and narrated by Kristi Burns.

    Regular price: $0.95