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    • On Desperate Ground

    • The Marines at the Reservoir, the Korean War's Greatest Battle
    • By: Hampton Sides
    • Narrated by: David Pittu
    • Length: 12 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 111
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 96
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 96

    Hampton Sides' superb account of this epic clash in the Korean War relies on years of archival research, unpublished letters, declassified documents, and interviews with scores of marines and Koreans who survived the siege. While expertly detailing the follies of the American leaders, On Desperate Ground is an immediate, grunt's-eye view of history, enthralling in its narrative pace and powerful in its portrayal of what ordinary men are capable of in the most extreme circumstances.  

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent page turning account

    • By Kirk Green on 10-11-18

    Regular price: $31.50

    • In the Kingdom of Ice

    • The Grand and Terrible Polar Voyage of the USS Jeannette
    • By: Hampton Sides
    • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
    • Length: 17 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,246
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,046
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,047

    In the late nineteenth century, people were obsessed by one of the last unmapped areas of the globe: The North Pole. No one knew what existed beyond the fortress of ice rimming the northern oceans. On July 8, 1879, the USS Jeannette set sail from San Francisco to cheering crowds in the grip of "Arctic Fever." The ship sailed into uncharted seas, but soon was trapped in pack ice. Two years into the harrowing voyage, the hull was breached. Amid the rush of water and the shrieks of breaking wooden boards, the crew abandoned the ship.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Took a long time to develop

    • By Brandon on 02-20-15

    Regular price: $35.00

    • Blood and Thunder

    • An Epic of the American West
    • By: Hampton Sides
    • Narrated by: Don Leslie
    • Length: 20 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,071
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 784
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 780

    In the fall of 1846, the venerable Navajo warrior Narbona, greatest of his people's chieftains, looked down upon the small town of Santa Fe, the stronghold of the Mexican settlers he had been fighting his whole long life. He had come to see if the rumors were true, if an army of blue-suited soldiers had swept in from the East and utterly defeated his ancestral enemies.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • History Many Don't Know

    • By Tom on 03-21-07

    Regular price: $31.93

    • Ghost Soldiers

    • The Epic Account of World War II's Greatest Rescue Mission
    • By: Hampton Sides
    • Narrated by: James Naughton
    • Length: 5 hrs and 57 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 544
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 313
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 314

    At once a gripping depiction of men at war and a compelling story of redemption, Ghost Soldiers joins such landmark works as Flags of Our Fathers and The Greatest Generation Speaks in preserving the legacy of World War II for future generations.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Ghost soldiers

    • By Zach on 09-07-03

    Regular price: $19.93

    • Hellhound on His Trail

    • The Stalking of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the International Hunt for His Assassin
    • By: Hampton Sides
    • Narrated by: Hampton Sides
    • Length: 15 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 717
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 472
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 475

    On April 23, 1967, Prisoner #416J, an inmate at the notorious Missouri State Penitentiary, escaped in a breadbox. Fashioning himself Eric Galt, this nondescript thief and con man - whose real name was James Earl Ray -drifted through the South, into Mexico, and then Los Angeles, where he was galvanized by George Wallace's racist presidential campaign. With relentless storytelling drive, Sides follows Galt and King as they crisscross the country, one stalking the other, until the crushing moment at the Lorraine Motel.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • History Comes Alive

    • By L. Lyter on 06-29-10

    Regular price: $35.93

    • Americana

    • Dispatches from the New Frontier
    • By: Hampton Sides
    • Narrated by: Kris Koscheski
    • Length: 17 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 17

    For more than 15 years, best-selling author and historian Hampton Sides has traveled widely across the continent exploring the America that lurks just behind the scrim of our mainstream culture. In these two dozen pieces, collected here for the first time, Sides gives us a fresh, alluring, and at times startling America brimming with fascinating subcultures and bizarre characters who could live nowhere else. Following Sides, we crash the redwood retreat of a cabal of powerful military-industrialists, and more.

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Blood and Thunder

    • An Epic of the American West
    • By: Hampton Sides
    • Narrated by: Don Leslie
    • Length: 6 hrs and 33 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 37
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 24

    In the fall of 1846, the venerable Navajo warrior Narbona, greatest of his people's chieftains, looked down upon the small town of Santa Fe, the stronghold of the Mexican settlers he had been fighting his whole long life. He had come to see if the rumors were true, if an army of blue-suited soldiers had swept in from the East and utterly defeated his ancestral enemies.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A fine story of the American West

    • By Michael Friedman on 02-03-16

    Regular price: $23.93