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    • Eleventh Month, Eleventh Day, Eleventh Hour

    • Armistice Day, 1918: WWI and Its Violent Climax
    • By: Joseph E. Persico
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Marosz
    • Length: 16 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 74
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32

    The best-selling author of Roosevelt's Secret War traces the last day of World War I, weaving together the experiences of the famous, such as President Wilson, General Pershing, and Douglas MacArthur, and the unsung and unremembered.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Beauty amidst savagery

    • By Amazon Customer on 12-06-04

    Regular price: $39.93

    • Roosevelt's Centurions

    • FDR and the Commanders He Led to Victory in World War II
    • By: Joseph E. Persico
    • Narrated by: Dan Woren
    • Length: 24 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 45
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41

    All American presidents are commanders in chief by law. Few perform as such in practice. In Roosevelt’s Centurions, distinguished historian Joseph E. Persico reveals how, during World War II, Franklin D. Roosevelt seized the levers of wartime power like no president since Abraham Lincoln during the Civil War. Declaring himself "Dr. Win-the-War", FDR assumed the role of strategist in chief, and, though surrounded by star-studded generals and admirals, he made clear who was running the war. FDR was a hands-on war leader, involving himself in everything from choosing bomber targets to planning naval convoys to the design of landing craft.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Superficial description of World War II

    • By Mike From Mesa on 06-23-13

    Regular price: $45.50

    • Franklin and Lucy

    • President Roosevelt, Mrs. Rutherfurd, and Other Women in His Life
    • By: Joseph E. Persico
    • Narrated by: Ted Barker
    • Length: 17 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    Franklin Delano Roosevelt was arguably the greatest figure of the 20th century. While FDR's official circle was predominantly male, it was his relationships with women - particularly with Lucy Mercer Rutherfurd - that most vividly bring to light the human being beneath this towering statesman.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Franklin and Lucy

    • By Connie's on 03-06-09

    Regular price: $35.00

    • Eleventh Month, Eleventh Day, Eleventh Hour

    • Armistice Day, 1918, World War I and Its Violent Climax
    • By: Joseph E. Persico
    • Narrated by: Harry Chase
    • Length: 6 hrs and 3 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
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      5 out of 5 stars 5

    November 11, 1918. The final hours pulsate with tension as every man in the trenches hopes to escape the melancholy distinction of being the last to die in World War I. The Allied generals knew the fighting would end precisely at 11:00 a.m., yet in the final hours they flung men against an already beaten Germany. The result? Eleven thousand casualties suffered, more than during the D-Day invasion of Normandy.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Exceptional

    • By Anthony on 02-13-05

    Regular price: $19.93

    • Franklin and Lucy

    • President Roosevelt, Mrs. Rutherfurd, and Other Women in His Life
    • By: Joseph Persico
    • Narrated by: Len Cariou
    • Length: 6 hrs and 26 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Franklin Delano Roosevelt was arguably the greatest figure of the 20th century. While FDR's official circle was predominantly male, it was his relationships with women - particularly with Lucy Mercer Rutherfurd - that most vividly bring to light the human being beneath this towering statesman.

    • President Roosevelt, Mrs. Rutherfurd, and Other Women in His Life
    • By: Joseph Persico
    • Narrated by: Len Cariou
    • Length: 6 hrs and 26 mins
    • Release date: 07-24-08
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 7 ratings

    Regular price: $26.60