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    • The Vietnam War

    • An Intimate History
    • By: Geoffrey C. Ward, Ken Burns
    • Narrated by: Fred Sanders, Ken Burns, Brian Corrigan
    • Length: 31 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 368
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 333
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 334

    More than 40 years after it ended, the Vietnam War continues to haunt our country. We still argue over why we were there, whether we could have won, and who was right and wrong in their response to the conflict. When the war divided the country, it created deep political fault lines that continue to divide us today. Now, continuing in the tradition of their critically acclaimed collaborations, the authors draw on dozens and dozens of interviews in America and Vietnam to give us the perspectives of people involved at all levels of the war.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Breathtaking In Scope; Heartbreaking In Reality

    • By Gillian on 09-14-17

    Regular price: $49.00

    • Jazz

    • A History of America's Music
    • By: Geoffrey C. Ward, Ken Burns
    • Narrated by: LeVar Burton
    • Length: 9 hrs
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 110
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48

    The story of jazz encompasses the story of American courtship and show business; the epic growth of cities, and the struggle for civil rights and simple justice that continues into the new millennium. If you haven't already, download the accompanying audio to Ken Burns' remarkable documentary!

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Captivating...

    • By David on 01-21-08

    Regular price: $23.93

    • The Civil War

    • By: Geoffrey C. Ward, Ric Burns, Ken Burns
    • Narrated by: Ken Burns
    • Length: 2 hrs and 55 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25

    When the illustrated edition of The Civil War was first published, The New York Times hailed it as "a treasure for the eye and mind". Now Geoffrey Ward's magisterial work of history is available in an audio edition that interweaves the author's narrative with the voices of the men and women who lived through the cataclysmic trial of our nationhood: not just Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass, and Robert E. Lee but genteel Southern ladies and escaped slaves, cavalry officers and common foot soldiers who fought in Yankee blue and Rebel gray.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • An abridged version of The Civil War (PBS)

    • By Zack Driscoll on 06-12-17

    Regular price: $17.50

    • Baseball

    • By: Geoffrey C. Ward, Ken Burns
    • Narrated by: Ken Burns
    • Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44

    The authors of the acclaimed and best-selling The Civil War, Jazz, and The War turn to another uniquely American phenomenon: baseball. Geoffrey C. Ward's and Ken Burns’s moving and fascinating history of the game goes beyond stolen bases, double plays, and home runs to demonstrate how baseball has been influenced by, and has in turn influenced, American life.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Just OK

    • By Richard on 05-18-11

    Regular price: $22.60

    • Mark Twain

    • By: Geoffrey C. Ward, Dayton Duncan, Ken Burns
    • Narrated by: Bill Meisle
    • Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 135
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 41

    Meet the man behind the biggest persona either side of the Mississippi, in this audio companion to the Ken Burns film of the same name. Burns, Geoffrey Ward, and Dayton Duncan pull together a treasure trove of information on the man formerly known as Samuel Clemens, using published and unpublished sources. Also, browse all Mark Twain titles.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A treat!

    • By Tad Davis on 04-07-10

    Regular price: $21.27

    • The War

    • An Intimate History: 1941-1945
    • By: Geoffrey C. Ward, Ken Burns
    • Narrated by: Ken Burns, Tom Hanks, Josh Lucas, and others
    • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 104
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49

    Here is the audio companion to the magnificent seven-part PBS series. The individuals featured in this audiobook are not historians or scholars. They are ordinary men and women who experienced - and helped to win - the most devastating war in history, in which between 50 and 60 million lives were lost.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good book, poor audiobook

    • By Stewart Gooderman on 09-26-07

    Regular price: $27.93

    • The Vietnam War

    • An Intimate History
    • By: Geoffrey C. Ward, Ken Burns
    • Narrated by: Ken Burns
    • Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 5

    More than 40 years after it ended, the Vietnam War continues to haunt our country. We still argue over why we were there, whether we could have won, and who was right and wrong in their response to the conflict. When the war divided the country, it created deep political fault lines that continue to divide us today.

    Regular price: $28.00

    • A Disposition to Be Rich

    • By: Geoffrey C. Ward
    • Narrated by: Robertson Dean
    • Length: 14 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7

    The son of a Protestant missionary and small-town pastor with secrets of his own to keep, Ferdinand Ward came to New York at 21 and in less than a decade made himself the business partner of a former president of the United States and was widely hailed as the "Young Napoleon of Finance". In truth, he turned out to be a complete fraud, his entire life marked by dishonesty, cowardice, and contempt for anything but his own interests. This is a great story about a classic American con artist, told with boundless charm and dry wit by one of our finest historians.

    Regular price: $31.49