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    • The First Congress

    • How James Madison, George Washington, and a Group of Extraordinary Men Invented the Government
    • By: Fergus M. Bordewich
    • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
    • Length: 12 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 56

    The First Congress was the most important in US history, says prizewinning author and historian Fergus Bordewich, because it established how our government would actually function. Had it failed - as many at the time feared it would - it's possible that the United States as we know it would not exist today.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Compelling

    • By Jean on 03-05-18

    Regular price: $31.49

    • America's Great Debate

    • Henry Clay, Stephen A. Douglas, and the Compromise that Preserved the Union
    • By: Fergus M. Bordewich
    • Narrated by: Norman Dietz
    • Length: 17 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
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      4 out of 5 stars 33
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 32

    The Mexican War introduced vast new territories into the United States, among them California and the present-day Southwest. When gold was discovered in California in the great Gold Rush of 1849, the population swelled, and settlers petitioned for admission to the Union. But the U.S. Senate was precariously balanced with 15 free states and 15 slave states. Up to this point, states had been admitted in pairs, one free and one slave, to preserve that tenuous balance in the Senate.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent. Very detailed. Entertaining.

    • By Douglas on 03-03-18

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Bound for Canaan

    • The Underground Railroad and the War for the Soul of America
    • By: Fergus M. Bordewich
    • Narrated by: Fergus M. Bordewich
    • Length: 5 hrs and 29 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    Interweaving thrilling personal stories with the politics of slavery and abolition, Bound for Canaan shows how the Underground Railroad gave birth to this country's first racially integrated, religiously inspired movement for social change.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Should have used a professional reader

    • By MAG on 04-28-16

    Regular price: $21.67

    • Washington

    • The Making of the American Capital
    • By: Fergus M. Bordewich
    • Narrated by: Richard Allen
    • Length: 12 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 26
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 17
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 18

    In Washington, award-winning author Fergus M. Bordewich turns his eye to the backroom deal making and shifting alliances among our Founding Fathers and in so doing pulls back the curtain on the lives of the slaves who actually built the city.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • disappointed

    • By Allan L. Galbraith on 01-13-17

    Regular price: $24.49