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    • Morgan: American Financier

    • By: Jean Strouse
    • Narrated by: Nelson Runger
    • Length: 43 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 65
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55

    In Morgan, noted biographer Jean Strouse creates the first complete portrait of a man who defined American commerce and banking. Contemporaries described J. Pierpoint Morgan as “the financial Moses of the New World.” She shows J.Pierpoint Morgan in the full context of his childhood and health, travels and tastes, personal affairs and business relationships. And through Nelson Runger’s thoughtful narration, this accessible biography becomes a fascinating audio production.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Surprisingly accessible, make the man human

    • By Robert W. Pike on 08-18-13

    Regular price: $48.99

    • Profiles in Leadership

    • Historians on the Elusive Quality of Greatness
    • By: Walter Isaacson (editor), Sean Wilentz, Alan Brinkley, and others
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Hormann
    • Length: 11 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 17

    What made FDR a more successful leader during the Depression crisis than Hoover? Why was Eisenhower more effective as supreme commander during World War II than he was as president? Why was Grant one of the best presidents of his day, if not in all of American history? What drove Bobby Kennedy into the scrum of electoral politics? Find the surprising and revelatory answers to these questions and more in this collection of new essays by great historians.

    Regular price: $28.00