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    • The Fair Chase

    • The Epic Story of Hunting in America
    • By: Philip Dray
    • Narrated by: Will Collyer
    • Length: 14 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7

    An award-winning historian tells the story of hunting in America, showing how this sport has shaped our national identity. From Daniel Boone to Teddy Roosevelt, hunting is one of America's most sacred - but also most fraught - traditions. It was promoted in the 19th century as a way to reconnect "soft" urban Americans with nature and to the legacy of the country's pathfinding heroes. Fair chase, a hunting code of ethics emphasizing fairness, rugged independence, and restraint towards wildlife, emerged as a worldview and gave birth to the conservation movement.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • 90%

    • By Dirrven on 06-01-18

    Regular price: $29.65

    • Stealing God's Thunder

    • Benjamin Franklin's Lightning Rod and the Invention of America
    • By: Philip Dray
    • Narrated by: David Chandler
    • Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 70
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27

    Award-winning author Philip Dray delves into the lesser-known side of an American icon in Stealing God's Thunder. Benjamin Franklin, more often viewed as a statesman and founding father than as a man of science, challenged religion, science, and reason with his inventions. But in a time when everything was blamed on sin, it was the lightning rod, Franklin's attempt to control the heavens, that caused the greatest controversy.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Fascinating

    • By Abigail on 05-26-11

    Regular price: $27.97