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    • Midnight in the Pacific

    • Guadalcanal - The World War II Battle That Turned the Tide of War
    • By: Joseph Wheelan
    • Narrated by: Kevin Stillwell
    • Length: 16 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 204
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 183
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 180

    Published on the 75th anniversary of the battle and utilizing vivid accounts written by the combatants at Guadalcanal, along with marine corps and army archives and oral histories, Midnight in the Pacific is both a sweeping narrative and a compelling drama of individual marines, soldiers, and sailors caught in the crosshairs of history.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Don't start here or you'll be confused.

    • By Doctor Bob on 08-13-17

    Regular price: $29.65

    • Bloody Spring

    • Forty Days That Sealed the Confederacy's Fate
    • By: Joseph Wheelan
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 14 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 68
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63

    In the spring of 1864, Robert E. Lee faced a new adversary: Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant. Named commander of all Union armies in March, Grant quickly went on the offensive against Lee in Virginia. On May 4th, Grant's army struck hard across the Rapidan River into north central Virginia, with Lee's army contesting every mile. They fought for 40 days until, finally, the Union army crossed the James River and began the siege of Petersburg. The campaign cost 90,000 men - the largest loss the war had seen.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Better than Bruce Catton?

    • By Rick on 09-13-14

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Jefferson's War

    • America's First War on Terror, 1801-1805
    • By: Joseph Wheelan
    • Narrated by: Patrick Cullen
    • Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 262
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 133
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 136

    Two centuries ago, without congressional or public debate, a president who is thought of today as peaceable, Thomas Jefferson, launched America's first war on foreign soil, a war against terror. The enemy was Muslim; the war was waged unconventionally, with commandos, native troops, and encrypted intelligence, and launched from foreign bases.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Great Read

    • By Donald on 06-19-05

    Regular price: $23.07

    • Terrible Swift Sword

    • The Life of General Philip H. Sheridan
    • By: Joseph Wheelan
    • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
    • Length: 14 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 49
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46

    Alongside Ulysses S. Grant and William Tecumseh Sherman, Philip H. Sheridan is the least known of the triumvirate of generals most responsible for winning the Civil War. Yet, before Sherman's famous march through Georgia, it was General Sheridan who introduced scorched-earth warfare to the South, and it was his Cavalry Corps that compelled Robert E. Lee's surrender at Appomattox Courthouse. Sheridan's innovative cavalry tactics and "total war" strategy became staples of 20th-century warfare.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Full of history but just a little long

    • By Dennis on 09-17-13

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Their Last Full Measure

    • The Final Days of the Civil War
    • By: Joseph Wheelan
    • Narrated by: Bob Souer
    • Length: 12 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24

    As the Confederacy steadily crumbled under the Union army's relentless hammering, dramatic developments in early 1865 brought the bloody war to a swift climax and denouement. Their Last Full Measure relates these thrilling events, which followed one another like falling dominoes - from Fort Fisher's capture to the burning of South Carolina's capital to the fall of Petersburg and Richmond and, ultimately, to Lee's surrender at Appomattox and Lincoln's assassination.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Monotone reading. 1st audio book I couldn't finish

    • By Mike Beggs on 08-28-18

    Regular price: $27.99