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    • American History: A Very Short Introduction 

    • By: Paul S. Boyer
    • Narrated by: Gregory St. John
    • Length: 4 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In a miracle of concision, Paul S. Boyer provides a wide-ranging and authoritative history of America, capturing in a compact space the full story of our nation. Ranging from the earliest Native American settlers to the presidency of Barack Obama, this Very Short Introduction offers an illuminating account of politics, diplomacy, and war as well as the full spectrum of social, cultural, and scientific developments that shaped our country. Here is a masterful picture of America's achievements and failures, large-scale socio-historical forces, and pivotal events.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good listen

    • By Yevgen Chornenkyy on 06-19-15

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Salem Possessed

    • The Social Origins of Witchcraft
    • By: Stephen Nissenbaum, Paul Boyer
    • Narrated by: Norman Dietz
    • Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Tormented girls writhing in agony, stern judges meting out harsh verdicts, 19 bodies swinging on Gallows Hill. The stark immediacy of what happened in 1692 has obscured the complex web of human passion which climaxed in the Salem witch trials. From rich and varied sources - many neglected and unknown - Paul Boyer and Stephen Nissenbaum give us a picture of the people and events more intricate and more fascinating than any other in the massive literature. It is a story of powerful and deeply divided families and of a community determined to establish an independent identity.

    Regular price: $17.49

    • The New Yorker (Sept. 26, 2005)

    • By: Nicholas Lemann, James Surowiecki, Peter J. Boyer, and others
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 2 hrs and 25 mins
    • Original Recording
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    "Insurrection" by Nicholas Lemann; "Pump Pressure" by James Surowiecki; "Gone With the Surge" by Peter J. Boyer; "Intelligent Design" by Paul Rudnick; "The Kingdom" by Michael Specter; "Mammy for the Masses" by Hilton Als; and "Seeing Stars" by Nancy Franklin.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker (August 20, 2007)

    • By: Hendrik Hertzberg, Roger Angell, Peter J. Boyer, and others
    • Narrated by: Todd Mundt
    • Length: 2 hrs and 6 mins
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    "Sparring Partners", by Hendrik Hertzberg; "Deathly Numbers", by Roger Angell; "Mayberry Man", by Peter J. Boyer; "My Near-Death Experience", by Paul Simms; "Teen Dreams", by David Denby.

    Regular price: $5.95