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    • An Unfinished Life

    • John F. Kennedy, 1917-1963
    • By: Robert Dallek
    • Narrated by: Richard McGonagle
    • Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 295
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 188
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      4 out of 5 stars 189

    An Unfinished Life is the first authoritative single-volume life of John F. Kennedy to be written by a historian in nearly four decades. Drawing upon firsthand sources, freshly unearthed documents, and never-before-opened archives, prizewinning historian Robert Dallek reveals more than we ever knew about Jack Kennedy forever changing the way we think about his life, his presidency, and his legacy.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Great Biography - Neccessarily Disappointing

    • By Amazon Customer on 06-24-03

    Regular price: $17.09

    • Franklin D. Roosevelt

    • A Political Life
    • By: Robert Dallek
    • Narrated by: Rick Adamson
    • Length: 29 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 63
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 62

    In an era of such great national divisiveness, there could be no more timely biography of one of our greatest presidents than one that focuses on his unparalleled political ability as a uniter and consensus maker. Robert Dallek's Franklin D. Roosevelt: A Political Life takes a fresh look at the many compelling questions that have attracted all his biographers: how did a man who came from so privileged a background become the greatest presidential champion of the country's needy?

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not bad but,

    • By Christopher on 12-20-17

    Regular price: $42.00

    • Harry S. Truman

    • The American Presidents Series
    • By: Robert Dallek
    • Narrated by: William Dufris
    • Length: 5 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 19

    He was the plainspoken man from Missouri who never expected to be president, yet rose to become one of the greatest leaders of the 20th century.

    In April 1945, after the death of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the presidency fell to a former haberdasher and clubhouse politician from Independence, Missouri. Many believed he would be overmatched by the job, but Harry S. Truman would surprise them all.

    Regular price: $23.93

    • The American Presidency

    • The Modern Scholar
    • By: Professor Robert Dallek
    • Narrated by: Robert Dallek
    • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 44
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      4 out of 5 stars 24
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    This course explores the tenures of the men who held our nation's highest office during the 20th-century. The lectures look at each president and examine his strengths and weaknesses, as well as the times in which he served. Through this analysis, listeners will develop a better understanding not only of this supreme office and how it has taken shape, but also how it has shaped America and, indeed, the modern world.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great program

    • By Alexander on 06-06-12

    Regular price: $49.95

    • Camelot's Court

    • Inside the Kennedy White House
    • By: Robert Dallek
    • Narrated by: James Lurie
    • Length: 16 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 52
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      4 out of 5 stars 46
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      4 out of 5 stars 46

    Fifty years after John F. Kennedy's assassination, presidential historian Robert Dallek, whom The New York Times calls "Kennedy's leading biographer", delivers a riveting new portrait of this president and his inner circle of advisors, their rivalries, personality clashes, and political battles. In Camelot's Court, Dallek analyzes the brain trust whose contributions to the successes and failures of Kennedy's administration - including the Bay of Pigs, civil rights, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and Vietnam - were indelible.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Essential

    • By D M BOYCE on 09-17-18

    Regular price: $39.92

    • Profiles in Leadership

    • Historians on the Elusive Quality of Greatness
    • By: Walter Isaacson (editor), Sean Wilentz, Alan Brinkley, and others
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Hormann
    • Length: 11 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 25
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      4 out of 5 stars 17
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      4 out of 5 stars 17

    What made FDR a more successful leader during the Depression crisis than Hoover? Why was Eisenhower more effective as supreme commander during World War II than he was as president? Why was Grant one of the best presidents of his day, if not in all of American history? What drove Bobby Kennedy into the scrum of electoral politics? Find the surprising and revelatory answers to these questions and more in this collection of new essays by great historians.

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Nixon and Kissinger

    • By: Robert Dallek
    • Narrated by: Eric Conger
    • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 81
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      4 out of 5 stars 38
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      4 out of 5 stars 39

    Tapping into a wealth of recently declassified documents and tapes, Robert Dallek uncovers fascinating details about Nixon and Kissinger's tumultuous personal relationship and the extent to which they struggled to outdo each other in the quest for foreign policy achievements. With unprecedented detail, Dallek reveals Nixon's erratic behavior during Watergate and the extent to which Kissinger was complicit in trying to help Nixon use national security to prevent his impeachment or resignation.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • This audiobook is abridged.

    • By Anna on 08-11-11

    Regular price: $31.93

    • Lost Peace

    • Leadership in a Time of Horror and Hope: 1945-1953
    • By: Robert Dallek
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
    • Length: 15 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 20
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      4 out of 5 stars 15
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 15

    In a striking reinterpretation of the postwar years, Robert Dallek examines what drove the leaders of the most powerful and populous nations around the globe - Roosevelt, Churchill, Stalin, Mao, de Gaulle, and Truman - to rely on traditional power politics despite the catastrophic violence their nations had endured. The decisions of these men, for better and often for worse, had profound consequences for decades to come.

    • Leadership in a Time of Horror and Hope: 1945-1953
    • By: Robert Dallek
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
    • Length: 15 hrs and 16 mins
    • Release date: 10-19-10
    • 3.5 out of 5 stars 20 ratings

    Regular price: $31.93

    • Democrat and Diplomat

    • The Life of William E. Dodd
    • By: Robert Dallek
    • Narrated by: Ken Maxon
    • Length: 12 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 3
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      2.5 out of 5 stars 3

    An insightful historical account, Democrat and Diplomat exposes the dark underbelly of 1930s Germany and explores the terrible burden of those who realized the horror that was to come. Dodd was the U.S. Ambassador to Germany from 1933 to 1937, arriving in Berlin with his wife and daughter just as Hitler assumed the chancellorship. An unlikely candidate for the job - and not President Roosevelt's first choice - Dodd quickly came to realize that the situation in Germany was far grimmer than was understood in America.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Very disappoiting

    • By Alan on 05-03-15

    Regular price: $24.25

    • Obama Shouldn’t Go Quietly

    • By: Robert Dallek
    • Narrated by: Caroline Miller
    • Length: 4 mins
    • Unabridged
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    If Trump expected Barack Obama, who will be the first president since Woodrow Wilson to continue living in Washington, to retire to silence, he got a rude awakening on Wednesday. Mr. Obama told reporters at his last news conference that action by the new president on any number of things — voting rights, rescinding the so-called Dreamers program for immigrants who came to this country as children — “would merit me speaking out."

    Regular price: $0.95