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    • Arthur Ashe

    • A Life
    • By: Raymond Arsenault
    • Narrated by: Desean Terry
    • Length: 32 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16

    Born in Richmond, Virginia, in 1943, by the age of 11 Arthur Ashe was one of the state's most talented black tennis players. Jim Crow restrictions barred Ashe from competing with whites. Still, in 1960 he won the National Junior Indoor singles title, which led to a tennis scholarship at UCLA. He became the first African American to play for the US Davis Cup team in 1963, and two years later he won the NCAA singles championship. In 1968, he won both the US Amateur title and the first US Open title, rising to a number-one national ranking. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Story with Truly Awful Narration

    • By Tee Jay 6 on 10-02-18

    Regular price: $37.79

    • Backcountry Lawman

    • True Stories from a Florida Game Warden
    • By: Bob H. Lee, Raymond Arsenault (foreword), Gary R. Mormino (foreword)
    • Narrated by: Jeremy Arthur
    • Length: 7 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59

    With 30 years of backcountry patrol experience in Florida, Bob Lee has lived through incidents of legend, including one of the biggest environmental busts in Florida history. His fascinating memoir reveals the danger and the humor in the unsung exploits of game wardens.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great stories

    • By Robert J. on 11-02-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Freedom Riders

    • 1961 and the Struggle for Racial Justice: Oxford University Press: Pivotal Moments in US History
    • By: Raymond Arsenault
    • Narrated by: Mirron Willis
    • Length: 14 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25

    The saga of the Freedom Riders is an improbable, almost unbelievable story. In the course of six months in 1961, 450 Freedom Riders expanded the realm of the possible in American politics, redefining the limits of dissent and setting the stage for the civil rights movement. In this new version of his encyclopedic Freedom Riders, Raymond Arsenault offers a significantly condensed and tautly written account.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • excellent book

    • By test on 05-05-11
    • 1961 and the Struggle for Racial Justice: Oxford University Press: Pivotal Moments in US History
    • By: Raymond Arsenault
    • Narrated by: Mirron Willis
    • Length: 14 hrs and 49 mins
    • Release date: 05-03-11
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 38 ratings

    Regular price: $21.95

    • The Sound of Freedom

    • Marian Anderson, the Lincoln Memorial, and the Concert That Awakened America
    • By: Raymond Arsenault
    • Narrated by: David Crommett
    • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Award-winning civil rights historian Ray Arsenault describes the dramatic story behind Marian Anderson’s concert at the Lincoln Memorial - an early milestone in civil rights history - on the 70th anniversary of her performance. On Easter Sunday 1939, the brilliant vocalist Marian Anderson sang before a throng of 75,000 at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington - an electrifying moment and an underappreciated milestone in civil rights history.

    Regular price: $21.67