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    • All the Great Prizes

    • The Life of John Hay, from Lincoln to Roosevelt
    • By: John Taliaferro
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 22 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 271
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 245
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 242

    If Henry James or Edith Wharton had written a novel describing the accomplished and glamorous life and times of John Hay, it would have been thought implausible - a novelist’s fancy. Nevertheless, John Taliaferro’s brilliant biography captures the extraordinary life of Hay, one of the most amazing figures in American history, and restores him to his rightful place. John Hay was both witness and author of many of the most significant chapters in American history - from the birth of the Republican Party, the Civil War, and the Spanish-American War, to the prelude to the First World War.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Historical Biography- Well Read

    • By IRP on 03-09-14

    Regular price: $34.94

    • Great White Fathers

    • By: John Taliaferro
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
    • Length: 16 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Gutzon Borglum, the sculptor of Mount Rushmore National Memorial, hoped that ten thousand years from now, when archaeologists came upon the four sixty-foot presidential heads carved in the Black Hills of South Dakota, they would have a clear and graphic understanding of American civilization. Great White Fathers is at once the biography of a man and the biography of a place, told through travelogue, interviews, and investigation of the unusual records that one odd American visionary left behind.

    Regular price: $29.95