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    • Presidents of War

    • By: Michael Beschloss
    • Narrated by: Fred Sanders
    • Length: 26 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Ten years in the research and writing, Presidents of War is a fresh, magisterial, intimate look at a procession of American leaders as they took the nation into conflict and mobilized their country for victory. It brings us into the room as they make the most difficult decisions that face any president, at times sending hundreds of thousands of American men and women to their deaths.  

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An Amazing Book about a very Important Subject!!

    • By Purchaser on 10-10-18

    Regular price: $38.50

    • American Heritage History of the Presidents

    • By: Michael R. Beschloss
    • Narrated by: Mike Chamberlain
    • Length: 25 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 25

    From George Washington's reluctant oath-taking through George W. Bush's leadership challenges after September 11, 2001, we view ambitious and fallible men through the new lens of the 21st century. Where did they succeed? Where did they fail? And what do we know now that we could not have known at the time?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good top-level summary of presidents

    • By Mary E Bailey on 05-20-18

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Jacqueline Kennedy: Historic Conversations on Life with John F. Kennedy

    • By: Caroline Kennedy (foreword), Michael Beschloss (introduction)
    • Narrated by: Jacqueline Kennedy, Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr. (interviewer), Caroline Kennedy (foreword), and others
    • Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 726
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 600
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 593

    In 1964, Jacqueline Kennedy recorded seven historic interviews about her life with John F. Kennedy. Now, decades later, these conversations can be heard in this digitally remastered eight-and-a-half-hour audio program. This audiobook includes the foreword written and read by Caroline Kennedy; introduction written and read by historian Michael Beschloss and the photos from the hardcover book, as well as complete annotations from Michael Beschloss, both in downloadable PDF format.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fascinating Listen

    • By Tim on 01-03-12

    Regular price: $28.51

    • The Warren Commission Report

    • The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
    • By: Michael Beschloss (introduction), The Warren Commission
    • Narrated by: Peter Ganim, James Lurie, Michael Beschloss (introduction)
    • Length: 34 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43

    President Lyndon B. Johnson, by Executive Order No. 11130 dated November 29, 1963, created this Commission to investigate the assassination on November 22, 1963, of John Fitzgerald Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States. The President directed the Commission to evaluate all the facts and circumstances surrounding the assassination and the subsequent killing of the alleged assassin and to report its findings and conclusions to him.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Not what I expected.

    • By DM on 08-27-18

    Regular price: $34.94

    • Presidential Courage

    • Brave Leaders and How They Changed America 1789-1989
    • By: Michael Beschloss
    • Narrated by: Michael Beschloss
    • Length: 6 hrs and 28 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 87
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 34

    Michael Beschloss' dramatic and inspiring saga explores crucial times when courageous president changed the history of the United States. With surprising new sources and a dazzling command of history and human character, Beschloss brings these flawed, complex men and their wives, families, friends, and foes to life as if in a gripping novel. Never have we had a more intimate, behind-the-scenes view of Presidents coping with the supreme dilemmas of their lives.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Incredibly Relevant to our times!

    • By LM in Alabama on 01-05-08

    Regular price: $23.93

    • The Conquerors

    • Roosevelt, Truman, and the Destruction of Hitler's Germany, 1941-1945
    • By: Michael Beschloss
    • Narrated by: Michael Beschloss
    • Length: 6 hrs and 12 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 93
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 24

    From Michael Beschloss, one of America's most respected historians, The Conquerors reveals one of the most important stories of World War II. As Allied soldiers fought the Nazis, Franklin Roosevelt and, later, Harry Truman fought in private with Churchill and Stalin over how to ensure that Germany could never threaten the world again.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • looking to the future

    • By Andy on 02-06-03

    Regular price: $21.27

    • Reaching for Glory

    • Lyndon Johnson's Secret White House Tapes, 1964-65
    • By: Michael Beschloss
    • Narrated by: Lyndon Johnson, Michael Beschloss
    • Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 194
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66

    Reaching for Glory lets us eavesdrop on LBJ's private, often tortured thoughts during the most crucial year of his presidency - when his dreams of being hailed as the equal of Abraham Lincoln and Franklin Roosevelt were destroyed by the war in Vietnam. These original recordings, presented side by side with the stories behind them, offer unprecedented insight into the Johnson presidency.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An intimate glimpse into history

    • By Jonah on 01-28-03

    Regular price: $21.27

    • Taking Charge

    • The Johnson White House Tapes, 1963-1964
    • By: Michael R. Beschloss
    • Narrated by: Michael R. Beschloss
    • Length: 6 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 133
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 99
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 98

    Taking Charge brings you into the room with an American political legend, still hated and revered a quarter century after his death. We hear Lyndon Johnson as he schemes and blusters, rewards and punishes, and reveals a bedrock core of unshakable political beliefs.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great as an audiobook

    • By Amanda on 11-22-11

    Regular price: $26.60

    • Nancy Reagan's Abiding Role in Her Husband's Career

    • By: Michael Beschloss
    • Narrated by: Paul Ryden
    • Length: 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    "Nancy Reagan's Abiding Role in Her Husband's Career" is from the March 12 2016, Business section of The New York Times. It was written by Michael Beschloss and narrated by Paul Ryden.

    Regular price: $0.95

    • In Politics, Using Sports in Search of That Elusive Common Touch

    • By: Michael Beschloss
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 6 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "In Politics, Using Sports in Search of That Elusive Common Touch" is from the The Upshot section of The New York Times. It was written by Michael Beschloss and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

    Regular price: $0.95