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    • George Washington

    • A Biography
    • By: John R. Alden
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 11 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 79
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 54
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      4 out of 5 stars 52

    This extraordinary one-volume biography vividly portrays the unbreakable link between George Washington and the nation he helped create, defend, and govern. From his military career's beginnings with the Virginia Regiment, here is the exceptional decisiveness that led him to fire the opening shots in the 1754 war between England and France, the unshakable determination which, in the darkest winter of the American Revolution, demanded total victory and yielded to nothing less.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Man of Integrity

    • By Brenda on 08-27-06

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Rise of the American Republic

    • By: John R. Alden
    • Narrated by: John MacDonald
    • Length: 22 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 17
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      4 out of 5 stars 4
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    Recommended listening for all Americans as well as for foreigners seeking to gain historical wisdom and insight, this magisterial and lucid history of America, from the beginning to the present, is written with a lighter touch by a respected historian.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Rise of the American... Review

    • By Dennis on 05-01-08

    Regular price: $31.47

    • Believe Me

    • By: John R. Alden
    • Narrated by: Christopher Hurt
    • Length: 5 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
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    It's not often that an acclaimed historian is revealed to be the author of light verse, but John R. Alden here presents us with 1,707 couplets, quatrains, and other terse verse in the tradition of Ogden Nash. His subject matter ranges from dinosaurs to computers, from Confucius to Darwin, from Jonah to George Bush. His wit, wisdom, and powers of observation are sure to amuse and delight. A sample: "How did Arkman Noah / Provide for protozoa?"

    Regular price: $13.97