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    • Dealers of Lightning

    • Xerox PARC and the Dawn of the Computer Age
    • By: Michael Hiltzik
    • Narrated by: Forrest Sawyer
    • Length: 6 hrs
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 229
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 124
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 122

    The riveting story of the legendary Xerox PARC, a collection of eccentric young inventors brought together by Xerox Corporation at a facility in Palo Alto, California, during the mind-blowing intellectual ferment of the '70s and '80s.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Audio quality is bad, story is awe inducing

    • By David Phillips on 01-14-15

    Regular price: $17.10

    • Colossus

    • Hoover Dam and the Making of the American Century
    • By: Michael Hiltzik
    • Narrated by: Norman Dietz
    • Length: 18 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 137
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 86
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 87

    As breathtaking today as when it was completed, Hoover Dam ranks among America's greatest achievements. The story of its conception, design, and construction is the story of the United States at a unique moment in history: when facing both a global economic crisis and the implacable elements of nature, we prevailed.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Political Biography of the Dam

    • By Roy on 02-20-11
    • Hoover Dam and the Making of the American Century
    • By: Michael Hiltzik
    • Narrated by: Norman Dietz
    • Length: 18 hrs and 5 mins
    • Release date: 06-01-10
    • 4 out of 5 stars 137 ratings

    Regular price: $34.99

    • The New Deal

    • A Modern History
    • By: Michael Hiltzik
    • Narrated by: Traber Burns
    • Length: 19 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    As America struggles with an economic debacle akin to the Great Depression, nothing could be timelier than an authoritative account of the New Deal, masterfully written by Michael Hiltzik, author of the acclaimed history of the Hoover Dam, Colossus.

    In this richly peopled, vividly rendered narrative, Hiltzik describes how the urgent short-term relief measures of Franklin Roosevelt’s Hundred Days evolved into a transformative concept of the federal role in American life.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • HISTORY REPEATS ITSELF ...

    • By Roy on 12-27-11

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Big Science

    • Ernest Lawrence and the Invention That Launched the Military-Industrial Complex
    • By: Michael Hiltzik
    • Narrated by: Bob Saouer
    • Length: 14 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 90
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 79
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 79

    Since the 1930s, the scale of scientific endeavors has grown exponentially. The birth of Big Science can be traced to Berkeley, California, nearly nine decades ago, when a resourceful young scientist pondered his new invention and declared, "I'm going to be famous!" Ernest Orlando Lawrence's cyclotron would revolutionize nuclear physics, but that was only the beginning of its impact.This is the incredible story of how one invention changed the world and of the man principally responsible for it all. Michael Hiltzik tells the riveting full story here for the first time.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • An informative and thought-provoking book

    • By Jean on 08-23-15
    • Ernest Lawrence and the Invention That Launched the Military-Industrial Complex
    • By: Michael Hiltzik
    • Narrated by: Bob Saouer
    • Length: 14 hrs and 48 mins
    • Release date: 07-07-15
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 90 ratings

    Regular price: $31.49

    • Water: The Past, Present, and Future of our Most Precious Resource

    • Panel 1081
    • By: Mr. Steve Solomon, Ms. Jenny Price, Mr. D.J. Waldie, and others
    • Narrated by: Mr. Thomas Curwen
    • Length: 59 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2

    The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books began in 1996 with a simple goal: to bring together the people who create books with the people who love to read them. The festival was an immediate success and has become the largest and most prestigious book festival in the country, attracting more than 130,000 book lovers each year.

    Regular price: $2.93