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    • Ali

    • A Life
    • By: Jonathan Eig
    • Narrated by: Kevin R. Free
    • Length: 22 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 130
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 120
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 121

    He was the wittiest, the prettiest, the strongest, the bravest, and, of course, the greatest (as he told us over and over again). Muhammad Ali was one of the 20th century's greatest radicals and most compelling figures. At his funeral in 2016, eulogists said Ali had transcended race and united the country, but they got it wrong. Race was the theme of Ali's life. He insisted that America come to grips with a black man who wasn't afraid to speak out or break the rules. He didn't overcome racism. He called it out.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Left me Conflicted

    • By David P. McGivern on 10-26-17

    Regular price: $41.99

    • The Birth of the Pill

    • How Four Crusaders Reinvented Sex and Launched a Revolution
    • By: Jonathan Eig
    • Narrated by: Gayle Hendrix
    • Length: 12 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 188
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 173
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 170

    We know it simply as "the pill", yet its genesis was anything but simple. Jonathan Eig's masterful narrative revolves around four principal characters: the fiery feminist Margaret Sanger, who was a champion of birth control in her campaign for the rights of women but neglected her own children in pursuit of free love; the beautiful Katharine McCormick, who owed her fortune to her wealthy husband, the son of the founder of International Harvester and a schizophrenic.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Important history but repetitive themes

    • By Mona on 03-06-15

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Luckiest Man

    • The Life and Death of Lou Gehrig
    • By: Jonathan Eig, Jonathan Eig (introduction and notes)
    • Narrated by: Edward Herrmann
    • Length: 5 hrs and 46 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 113
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 100
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 99

    Lou Gehrig was the Iron Horse, baseball's strongest and most determined superstar, struck down in his prime by a disease that now bears his name. But who was Lou Gehrig, really? Lou Gehrig is regarded as the greatest first baseman in baseball history. Shy and socially awkward, Gehrig was a misfit on a Yankee team that included drinkers and hell-raisers, most notably Babe Ruth.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wow! What an amazing story!

    • By M on 08-13-14

    Regular price: $19.93

    • Get Capone

    • The Secret Plot That Captured America's Most Wanted Gangster
    • By: Jonathan Eig
    • Narrated by: Dick Hill
    • Length: 17 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 156
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 66
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 68

    Acclaimed journalist and bestselling author Jonathan Eig blows the lid off the Al Capone story. Based on never-before-seen government documents and newly discovered letters written by Al Capone himself, Get Capone presents America's greatest gangster as you’ve never seen him before.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Get this book

    • By Jonathan on 05-13-10
    • The Secret Plot That Captured America's Most Wanted Gangster
    • By: Jonathan Eig
    • Narrated by: Dick Hill
    • Length: 17 hrs and 17 mins
    • Release date: 04-30-10
    • 4 out of 5 stars 156 ratings

    Regular price: $25.19

    • Opening Day

    • The Story of Jackie Robinson's First Season
    • By: Jonathan Eig
    • Narrated by: Richard Allen
    • Length: 12 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 48
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25

    Drawing on interviews with surviving players, sportswriters, and eyewitnesses, as well as newly discovered material from archives around the country, Jonathan Eig presents a fresh portrait of a ferocious competitor who embodied integration's promise and helped launch the modern civil-rights era. Full of new details and thrilling action, Opening Day brings to life baseball's ultimate story.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Great book, not so great reading

    • By Joe on 08-30-07

    Regular price: $24.49