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    • The Promise of the Grand Canyon

    • John Wesley Powell's Perilous Journey and His Vision for the American West
    • By: John F. Ross
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
    • Length: 13 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20

    When John Wesley Powell became the first person to navigate the entire Colorado River, through the Grand Canyon, he completed what Lewis and Clark had begun nearly 70 years earlier - the final exploration of continental America. The son of an Ohio abolitionist preacher, a Civil War hero (who lost an arm at Shiloh), and a passionate naturalist and geologist, in 1869 Powell tackled its last uncharted feature - the vast and dangerous gorge carved by the Colorado River and known today (thanks to Powell) as the Grand Canyon. 

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Superb History, but a bit too detailed.

    • By Joseph on 07-23-18

    Regular price: $31.50

    • War on the Run: The Epic Story of Robert Rogers and the Conquest of America's First Frontier

    • By: John F. Ross
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Yen
    • Length: 21 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    Often hailed as the godfather of today's elite special forces, Robert Rogers trained and led an unorthodox unit of green provincials, raw woodsmen, farmers, and Indian scouts on "impossible" missions in colonial America that are still the stuff of soldiers' legend. The child of marginalized Scots-Irish immigrants, Rogers learned to survive in New England's dark and deadly forests, grasping, as did few others, that a new world required new forms of warfare. John F. Ross not only re-creates Rogers's life and his spectacular battles with breathtaking immediacy and meticulous accuracy...

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Truly an epic story

    • By mrieke on 07-18-18

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Enduring Courage

    • Ace Pilot Eddie Rickenbacker and the Dawn of the Age of Speed
    • By: John F. Ross
    • Narrated by: Edward Herrmann
    • Length: 13 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 182
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 170
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 167

    At the turn of the 20th century two new technologies - the car and airplane - took the nation’s imagination by storm as they burst, like comets, into American life. The brave souls that leaped into these dangerous contraptions and pushed them to unexplored extremes became new American heroes: The race car driver and the flying ace.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A true ace, and an example for us all.

    • By Gotta Tellya on 08-20-14

    Regular price: $27.99