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    • Cobra II

    • The Inside Story of the Invasion and Occupation of Iraq
    • By: Michael R. Gordon, Bernard E. Trainor
    • Narrated by: Craig Wasson
    • Length: 25 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Unimpeachably sourced, Cobra II describes how the American rush to Baghdad provided the opportunity for the virulent insurgency that followed. The brutal aftermath in Iraq was not inevitable and was a surprise to the generals on both sides; Cobra II provides the first authoritative account as to why. It is a book of enduring importance and incisive analysis, a comprehensive account of the most reported yet least understood war in American history.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Informative military account of the War in Iraq

    • By Graham on 09-02-07

    Regular price: $39.93

    • Karmic Management

    • What Goes Around Comes Around In Your Business and Your Life
    • By: Geshe Michael Roach, Lama Christie McNally, Michael Gordon
    • Narrated by: Geshe Michael Roach
    • Length: 2 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 56
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    Traditional Eastern wisdom and real-life business experience come together in this brief and practical guide, which offers a step-by-step plan that will help readers adopt a more successful way of working and living. Karmic Management is a little book with a revolutionary message. It turns traditional business mentality on its head by stating simply that helping others become successful - suppliers, customers, even competitors - is the real key to success in life as well as in business.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved it!

    • By Ellen on 07-20-10

    Regular price: $16.95

    • Hope Is Not a Method

    • What Business Leaders Can Learn from America's Army
    • By: Gordon R. Sullivan, Michael V. Harper
    • Narrated by: Gordon R. Sullivan, Michael V. Harper
    • Length: 4 hrs and 46 mins
    • Abridged
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    In Hope Is not a Method, Sullivan and co-author Colonel Michael Harper tell us how they kept the army well-trained and equipped for traditional functions while preparing it for a wide range of new and complicated missions, all in the midst of a dramatic reduction in both human and financial resources. Their approach is based on continuity and change: maintaining their focus on the army's historic vision and values while introducing new problem-solving techniques and training methods.

    Regular price: $17.47

    • North Korea: We Don’t Want U.S. Summit Focused Only on Denuclearization

    • By: Jonathan Cheng, Michael R. Gordon, Nancy A. Youssef
    • Narrated by: Alexander Quincy
    • Length: 6 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "North Korea: We Don’t Want U.S. Summit Focused Only on Denuclearization" is from the May 16, 2018 World section of The Wall Street Journal. It was written by Jonathan Cheng, Michael R. Gordon, Nancy A. Youssef and narrated by Alexander Quincy. 

    Regular price: $0.95

    • The Endgame

    • The Inside Story of the Struggle for Iraq, from George W. Bush to Barack Obama
    • By: Michael R. Gordon, Bernard E. Trainor
    • Narrated by: Rob Shapiro
    • Length: 32 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 76
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    The Endgame is Michael R. Gordon and General Bernard E. Trainor's most ambitious and news-breaking book to date. A peerless work of investigative journalism and historical recreation ranging from 2003 to 2012, it gives us the first comprehensive, inside account of arguably the most widely reported yet least understood war in American history - from the occupation of Iraq to the withdrawal of American troops.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting Perspective, but One-Sided

    • By Benjamin on 02-09-14

    Regular price: $45.50

    • James Mattis Calls Iran ‘Biggest Destabilizing Force’ in Region

    • By: Michael R. Gordon
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    President-elect Donald Trump’s choice for defense secretary, Gen. James N. Mattis, has told Congress that Iran is the “biggest destabilizing force in the Middle East” and that the United States needs to forge a strategy to “checkmate Iran’s goal for regional hegemony.”

    "James Mattis Calls Iran ‘Biggest Destabilizing Force’ in Region" is from the January 12, 2017 U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by Michael R. Gordon and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

    Regular price: $0.95

    • Russia Secretly Deploys Missile, Violating Treaty and Challenging Trump

    • By: Michael R. Gordon
    • Narrated by: Caroline Miller
    • Length: 7 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Russia has secretly deployed a new cruise missile that U.S. officials say violates a landmark arms control treaty, posing a major test for President Donald Trump as his administration is facing a crisis over its ties to Moscow.

    Regular price: $0.95

    • Fight Back

    • Tackling Terrorism, Liddy Style
    • By: G. Gordon Liddy, James G. Liddy, Michael Barrett, and others
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
    • Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 24
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      4 out of 5 stars 5

    Fight Back is a timely, comprehensive guide on corporate and institutional security as well as personal defense. It relates Liddy's strategies for dealing with a variety of attacks and threats, including criminals, terrorism, and even weapons of mass destruction. It includes a terrorism response handbook with important information on dealing with chemical, biological, and nuclear attacks, with clear-cut directions detailing what you should do to survive.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
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    • By James on 04-20-06

    Regular price: $19.57

    • Mattis Says U.S. Is ‘Shoulder to Shoulder’ With Japan

    • By: Michael R. Gordon, Motoko Rich
    • Narrated by: Mike DelGaudio
    • Length: 4 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Defense Secretary Jim Mattis assured Japan’s prime minister Friday that the United States would stand by its mutual defense treaty with the country, despite statements by President Donald Trump during last year’s campaign that suggested he might pull back from U.S. security commitments in Asia.

    "Mattis Says U.S. Is ‘Shoulder to Shoulder’ With Japan" is from the February 03, 2017 World section of The New York Times. It was written by Michael R. Gordon and Motoko Rich and narrated by Mike DelGaudio.

    Regular price: $0.95

    • U.S. Plans New Nuclear Weapons

    • By: Michael R. Gordon
    • Narrated by: Alexander Quincy
    • Length: 6 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "U.S. Plans New Nuclear Weapons" is from the January 15, 2018 Politics section of The Wall Street Journal. It was written by Michael R. Gordon and narrated by Alexander Quincy.

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    • 5 Arab States Break Ties With Qatar, Complicating U.S. Coalition-Building

    • By: Gardiner Harris, Michael R. Gordon
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 7 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Hours after five Arab countries broke diplomatic relations with Qatar, a crucial U.S. ally, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson offered Monday to broker the impasse in hopes of preserving the Trump administration’s efforts to create broad coalitions against Iran and terrorist groups in the Middle East.

    "5 Arab States Break Ties With Qatar, Complicating U.S. Coalition-Building" is from the June 05, 2017 World section of The New York Times. It was written by Gardiner Harris and Michael R. Gordon and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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    • Cobra II

    • The Inside Story of the Invasion and Occupation of Iraq
    • By: Michael R. Gordon, Bernard E. Trainor
    • Narrated by: Craig Wasson
    • Length: 9 hrs and 41 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 43
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    Informed by unparalleled access to still-secret documents, interviews with top field commanders, and a review of the military's own internal after-action reports, Cobra II is the definitive chronicle of America's invasion and occupation of Iraq, a conflict that could not be lost but one that the United States failed to win decisively. From the Pentagon to the White House to the American command centers in the field, the book reveals the inside story of how the war was actually planned and fought.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • An Excellent History of the Second Iraq War

    • By Daniel on 01-14-13

    Regular price: $27.93

    • Defying Turkey, U.S. Will Arm Kurds in Syria

    • By: Michael R. Gordon, Eric Schmitt
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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    President Donald Trump has approved a plan to arm Syrian Kurds so they can participate in the battle to retake Raqqa from the Islamic State, a strategy that has drawn deep opposition from Turkey, a NATO ally.

    "Defying Turkey, U.S. Will Arm Kurds in Syria" is from the May 09, 2017 World section of The New York Times. It was written by Michael R. Gordon and Eric Schmitt and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • General Says U.S. Wants to Resume Exercise With Egypt

    • By: Michael R. Gordon, Declan Walsh
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 4 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The top commander of U.S. military operations in the Middle East said during a visit here on Sunday that the United States wanted to resume a major military exercise with Egypt that President Barack Obama canceled in 2013 to protest the killings of hundreds of civilian protesters.

    "General Says U.S. Wants to Resume Exercise With Egypt" is from the February 26, 2017 World section of The New York Times. It was written by Michael R. Gordon and Declan Walsh and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • Mattis Quietly Keeps Distance From Trump’s Most Divisive Moves

    • By: Helene Cooper, Michael R. Gordon, Eric Schmitt
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Less than an hour after President Donald Trump announced in the Rose Garden that he was pulling the United States out of the Paris climate accord, the White House press office began sending emails with quotations from Cabinet officials praising the decision.

    "Mattis Quietly Keeps Distance From Trump’s Most Divisive Moves" is from the June 11, 2017 U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by Helene Cooper, Michael R. Gordon and Eric Schmitt and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

    Regular price: $0.95

    • U.S. War Footprint Grows in Middle East, with No Endgame in Sight

    • By: Ben Hubbard, Michael R. Gordon
    • Narrated by: Caroline Miller
    • Length: 10 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The United States launched more airstrikes in Yemen this month than during all of last year. In Syria, it has airlifted local forces to front-line positions and has been accused of killing civilians in airstrikes. In Iraq, U.S. troops and aircraft are central in supporting an urban offensive in Mosul, where airstrikes killed scores of people March 17.

    "U.S. War Footprint Grows in Middle East, With No Endgame in Sight" is from the March 29, 2017 World section of The New York Times.

    Regular price: $0.95

    • Midterm Elections Remain Vulnerable to Russian Meddling, U.S. Spy Chief Says

    • By: Byron Tau, Michael R. Gordon
    • Narrated by: Alexander Quincy
    • Length: 4 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "Midterm Elections Remain Vulnerable to Russian Meddling, U.S. Spy Chief Says" is from the February 13, 2018 Politics section of The Wall Street Journal. It was written by Byron Tau and Michael R. Gordon and narrated by Alexander Quincy.

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    • Trump Settles on Afghan Strategy Expected to Raise Troop Levels

    • By: Michael R. Gordon, Eric Schmitt, Maggie Haberman
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 7 mins
    • Unabridged
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    President Donald Trump, who has been accused by lawmakers of dragging his feet on Afghanistan, has settled on a new strategy to carry on the nearly 16-year-old conflict there, administration officials said Sunday. The move, following a detailed review, is likely to open the door to the deployment of several thousand troops.

    "Trump Settles on Afghan Strategy Expected to Raise Troop Levels" is from the August 20, 2017 World section of The New York Times. It was written by Michael R. Gordon, Eric Schmitt and Maggie Haberman and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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    • U.S. Destroyer Fires Warning Shots at Iranian Boats

    • By: Michael R. Gordon
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 2 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In a vivid illustration of the tensions between the United States and Iran, a U.S. Navy warship fired warning shots at Iranian boats that were racing toward it near the Strait of Hormuz, Defense Department officials said Monday.

    "U.S. Destroyer Fires Warning Shots at Iranian Boats" is from the January 09, 2017 World section of The New York Times. It was written by Michael R. Gordon and narrated by Fleet Cooper.

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    • U.S. Suspends Talks with Russia on Syria

    • By: Michael R. Gordon
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 2 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "U.S. Suspends Talks with Russia on Syria" is from the October 03, 2016 World section of The New York Times. It was written by Michael R. Gordon and narrated by Fleet Cooper.

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