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    • The Right Form of War

    • 101 Facts About the Roman Legions
    • By: James M Volo
    • Narrated by: Drake Johnson
    • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This audiobook is intended to give a generic picture of the military organization, armor, weaponry, etc. of the legions, with emphasis on the late Republican (Civil War) and early Empire period. This study also inevitably leads directly to the conflict between Republican and Imperial concepts of government. The listener will find that neither form of government was without its hubris, violence, bloodshed, and injustices.  

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Bending the Bow of Ulysses

    • Wade Hampton's Southern Cavalry (Traditional American History Series)
    • By: James M Volo
    • Narrated by: Dan Orders
    • Length: 4 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The purpose of this selection is to document the military career of Wade Hampton III. Six feet tall and sturdily built, Hampton was no armchair warrior. Noted for his patriarchal and caring manner, Hampton would give all of his own personal fortune for the Confederate cause before the Civil War was over. Wounded five times in battle (severely at Gettysburg), at 42 years of age Hampton was described as the idealized statue of a mounted warrior.

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Slow but Deadly, the Dive-Bombers of World War II

    • Traditional American History Series, Book 5
    • By: James M. Volo
    • Narrated by: Gene E Traupman
    • Length: 5 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The theme of this book is the exploration of the theory and practice of dive-bombing, which tactic proved more precise than that of level-flight bombers and more effective than air-launched torpedo attacks against surface ships. It is also the author's purpose to come to a more general conclusion as to the effectiveness of dive-bombing under actual combat conditions. In this regard the words and observations of several dive-bomber aviators have been incorporated.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Had high hopes, but...

    • By Paul on 11-24-17

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Antebellum America

    • Cultural Connections Through History 1820-1860
    • By: Dr. James M. Volo
    • Narrated by: Gloria Mason Martin
    • Length: 14 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Amid all the printer's ink and historical speculation, the antebellum period (approx. 1820-1860) has largely been ignored until recently. The antebellum period often gets lost between the better-documented Federalist and Victorian eras.

    Regular price: $24.95

    • A Gentlemen's Guide to Style and Self-Defense in the Old American West

    • Traditional American History Series, Book 14
    • By: James M. Volo PhD
    • Narrated by: Dan Orders
    • Length: 6 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Old West has had a powerful impact on the concept of gentlemanly masculinity among Americans. For those traditionalists among you, this audiobook is filled with authentic designs, facts, weapons, and tales from the mid-1800s to the turn of the century and slightly beyond. Here are some of the roots of the most popular holsters, fashions, weapons, cartridges, and myths preferred by collectors, reenactors, and cowboy action enthusiasts.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Women Who Knew Jesus

    • Female Role Models in Early Christianity
    • By: Dr. James M. Volo PhD
    • Narrated by: Gloria Mason Martin
    • Length: 2 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In many respects, the early Christians were more inclusive of women in their institutional affairs than other sects. This may be due to the fact that women were numbered among the earliest disciples of Jesus. These women had a voice, and they could open an independent inquiry into many aspects of religion and religious laws.

    Regular price: $6.95

    • A Leatherstocking Companion, Novels and Narratives as History: Traditional American History Series, Volume 13

    • By: James M. Volo
    • Narrated by: Mike Hennessy
    • Length: 13 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The purpose of this book is to provide background information for The Leatherstocking Series of novels written by James Fenimore Cooper. The work includes biographical information about the author, his place of residence and his social position. It also provides information concerning the history and geography of Central New York during the period.

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Custer's Civil War Cavalry

    • Forged by Fire, United by Will: Traditional American History Series, Volume 8
    • By: Dr. James M. Volo
    • Narrated by: Scott Wallace
    • Length: 6 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The purpose of this selection is to document the character and exploits of the Federal cavalry during the Civil War - the cavalry that George Armstrong Custer knew and in which he served before he gained fame as an Indian fighter. These mounted encounters will be reported with emphasis from the Federal point of view, and the intra-service rivalries will be those of Federal officers and administrations rather than Confederate ones.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Miistitled, biased toward Confederacy

    • By David Farmer on 01-14-17

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Blow Ye the Trumpet in Zion

    • Religion in the Civil War Era (Traditional American History Series, Book 12)
    • By: James M. Volo
    • Narrated by: Gloria Mason Martin
    • Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Sincere religious reflection was a hallmark of soldiers in both armies in the Civil War, and it was generally an authentic religiosity rather than a battlefield conversion to spirituality. This is not surprising, as these characteristics had been common in the general population since the founding of the United States. Americans, despite their politics and prejudices, had always been and continued to be a strongly religious and highly moral people throughout the Antebellum Period (c. 1820-1860). Although there may have been a large number of battlefield conversions, in the average community, a person's attitude toward devotion was strongly shaped by the dominant religious beliefs of his neighbors or the local population as a whole.

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Railroad Raiders of the Civil War

    • Traditional American History Series, Volume 9
    • By: James M. Volo
    • Narrated by: Joshua Bennington
    • Length: 4 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The focus of this selection concerns both the Federal and Confederate efforts to disable or maintain the railroads within the active theaters of the war. Real railroads of iron and steam and ribbons of steel vanishing into the horizon quickly became a strategic objective of both armies in the Civil War. Raiders and protectors were deployed both North and South. The damage inflicted on roadways and rolling stock was not always easy to accomplish.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • RAILROADS IN THE BOARDER STATES IN THE CIVIL WAR

    • By Deborah on 08-23-15

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Soldiers of the Press - Civil War Journalism, 1861-1865

    • Traditional American History Series, Book 7
    • By: James M. Volo
    • Narrated by: Dan Orders
    • Length: 4 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Civil War involved the entire population in a way paralleled by no other conflict since the Revolution. Photographs of war deaths and almost instantaneous reports from the front by telegraph made the war years difficult for both parents and children. The War of Southern Secession, a civil war, had come to America. It would be one of the most tragic events in the nation's history, resulting from a dispute among its citizens over just what the new country should look like.

    Regular price: $14.95

    • To Starve, Die & Be Damned

    • The Delaware Blues of the American Revolution, 1776-1783: Traditional American History Series, Volume 11
    • By: James M. Volo
    • Narrated by: Randal Schaffer
    • Length: 3 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This audiobook is about the Delaware Blues and their indefatigable officers, particularly Peter Jaquett and Robert Kirkwood. These soldier-comrades from Delaware - the only Continental Regulars to serve from their state - earned unrestrained praise for steadfastness and valor. Captain Enoch Anderson of the Blues noted, "Let it be observed here, once and for all, the Delaware Regiment was never broken, no, not in the hottest fire!" General Henry "Light Horse Harry" Lee declared, "No regiment in the army surpassed it in soldiership!"

    Regular price: $14.95