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    • A Force So Swift

    • Mao, Truman, and the Birth of Modern China, 1949
    • By: Kevin Peraino
    • Narrated by: Paul Michael
    • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45

    In the opening months of 1949, US President Harry S. Truman found himself faced with a looming diplomatic catastrophe - "perhaps the greatest that this country has ever suffered", as the journalist Walter Lippmann put it. Throughout the spring and summer, Mao Zedong's Communist armies fanned out across mainland China, annihilating the rival troops of America's onetime ally Chiang Kai-shek and taking control of Beijing, Shanghai, and other major cities.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A well told narrative for a critical period in history

    • By Ryan Kloster on 09-29-17

    Regular price: $24.50

    • Lincoln in the World

    • The Making of A Statesman and the Dawn of American Power
    • By: Kevin Peraino
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Yen
    • Length: 14 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    This audiobook delves into six distinct episodes that helped to define the character of a Lincolnian foreign policy: his debate, as a young congressman, with law partner Billy Herndon over the conduct of the Mexican war; his conflict with William Seward over the control of the State Department; his standoff with Britain's Lord Palmerston during the Trent crisis of 1861; his race with Karl Marx to master the new art of molding public opinion; his deadlock with Napoleon III over the French occupation of Mexico; and John Hay's post-assassination battle to define Lincoln's legacy.

    Regular price: $31.49