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    • Building the Great Society

    • Inside Lyndon Johnson's White House
    • By: Joshua Zeitz
    • Narrated by: Dan Woren
    • Length: 16 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    The author of Lincoln's Boys takes us inside Lyndon Johnson's White House to show how the legendary Great Society programs were actually put into practice: Team of Rivals for LBJ. The personalities behind every burst of 1960s liberal reform - from civil rights and immigration reform, to Medicare and Head Start - and what we'll lose if those programs are dismantled.

    Regular price: $35.00

    • Flapper

    • A Madcap Story of Sex, Style, Celebrity, and the Women Who Made America Modern
    • By: Joshua Zeitz
    • Narrated by: Daniella Rabbani
    • Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 55
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 47
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 47

    Blithely flinging aside the Victorian manners that kept her disapproving mother corseted, the New Woman of the 1920's puffed cigarettes, snuck gin, hiked her hemlines, danced the Charleston, and necked in roadsters. More important, she earned her own keep, controlled her own destiny, and secured liberties that modern women take for granted. Her newfound freedom heralded a radical change in American culture.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good Book, Poor Performance

    • By redsrule1 on 03-16-14
    • A Madcap Story of Sex, Style, Celebrity, and the Women Who Made America Modern
    • By: Joshua Zeitz
    • Narrated by: Daniella Rabbani
    • Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
    • Release date: 09-24-13
    • 4 out of 5 stars 55 ratings

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Episode 76: Terrific, Tremendous New Health Plans, and Lynn Nottage on Her Play 'Sweat'

    • By: David Remnick, Cirocco Dunlap, Lynn Nottage, and others
    • Length: 55 mins
    • Original Recording
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    The playwright Lynn Nottage and the director Kate Whoriskey talk about the factory town that inspired Sweat, Nottage’s new play about the economic recession in the Rust Belt. Actress Jessica Lange tells Hilton Als about her acting début in King Kong and her latest role, Joan Crawford, in Feud. Plus, some new ideas (fictional, fortunately) that will revolutionize health coverage.

    Regular price: $0.95

    • Lincoln's Boys

    • John Hay, John Nicolay, and the War for Lincoln's Image
    • By: Joshua Zeitz
    • Narrated by: Malcolm Hillgartner
    • Length: 13 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 46
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 43

    Lincoln's official secretaries, John Hay and John Nicolay, enjoyed more access, witnessed more history, and knew Lincoln better than anyone outside of the president's immediate family. Hay and Nicolay were the gatekeepers of the Lincoln legacy. They read poetry and attendeded the theater with the president, commiserated with him over Union army setbacks, and plotted electoral strategy.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best Publicists since Mathew, Mark, Luke, & John

    • By James on 04-06-15

    Regular price: $24.50