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    • Chasing Icarus

    • The Seventeen Days in 1910 That Forever Changed American Aviation
    • By: Gavin Mortimer
    • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
    • Length: 11 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    In October of 1910, only four years before the outbreak of World War I, nobody knew whether planes, dirigibles, or balloons would prevail. Within a period of 17 days, this question was on prime display, as the dirigible America tried to cross the Atlantic; huge crowds gathered at horse-racing tracks to watch airplanes race around overhead; and ballooning teams from around the world took off from St. Louis in pursuit of the Bennett International Balloon Cup, given to the balloon that traveled the farthest.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Not bad but terrible reader

    • By Glenn H. Hancock on 11-18-14
    • The Seventeen Days in 1910 That Forever Changed American Aviation
    • By: Gavin Mortimer
    • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
    • Length: 11 hrs and 32 mins
    • Release date: 03-05-13
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 16 ratings

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Great Swim

    • By: Gavin Mortimer
    • Narrated by: Randye Kaye
    • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    Despite the tensions of a world still recovering from World War I, during the summer of 1926, the story that enthralled the public revolved around four young American swimmers - Gertrude Ederle, Mille Gade, Lillian Cannon, and Clarabelle Barrett - who battled the weather, each other, and considerable odds to become the first woman to conquer the brutal waters of the English Channel. The popular East Coast tabloids from New York to Boston engaged in rivalries nearly as competitive as the swimmers themselves.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • terrific, slice of history book

    • By D. Littman on 03-24-13

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Double Death

    • The True Story of Pryce Lewis, the Civil War's Most Daring Spy
    • By: Gavin Mortimer
    • Narrated by: Patrick Downer
    • Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    After an elderly man jumped from New York's Pulitzer Building, in 1911, his death made the front page of the New York Times: "WorldDome Suicide a Famous War Spy". By then Pryce Lewis had slipped entirely offstage; but, as Gavin Mortimer reveals, the headline did him justice, speaking to the dramatic, vitally important, and until now untold role he had played in the Civil War.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Pinkerton exposed

    • By DS on 05-22-15
    • The True Story of Pryce Lewis, the Civil War's Most Daring Spy
    • By: Gavin Mortimer
    • Narrated by: Patrick Downer
    • Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
    • Release date: 03-01-13
    • 5 out of 5 stars 2 ratings

    Regular price: $24.95