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    • A Short History of the United States

    • By: Robert V. Remini
    • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
    • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 42
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 30

    In addition, Remini explains the reasons for the nation's unique and enduring strengths, its artistic and cultural accomplishments, its genius in developing new products to sell to the world, and its abiding commitment to individual freedoms.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Very thorough, easy listen, heavy on US Presidents

    • By Craig on 01-02-09

    Regular price: $28.51

    • At the Edge of the Precipice

    • Henry Clay and the Compromise That Saved the Union
    • By: Robert V. Remini
    • Narrated by: William Hughes
    • Length: 4 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    It has been said that if Henry Clay had been alive in 1860, there would have been no Civil War. Based on his performance in 1850, it may well be true. In that year, the United States faced one of the most dangerous crises in its history, having just acquired a huge parcel of land from the war with Mexico. Northern and Southern politicians fought over whether slavery should be legal on the new American soil. After a Northern congressman introduced a proviso to forbid slavery in any territory acquired from Mexico, Southerners threatened to secede from the Union.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • a very good little history book

    • By D. Littman on 07-31-10

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The Battle of New Orleans

    • By: Robert V. Remini
    • Narrated by: Raymond Todd
    • Length: 6 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 31
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 22

    The Battle of New Orleans sets its scenes with an almost unbelievably colorful cast of characters - a happenstance coalition of militia-men, regulars, untrained frontiersmen, free blacks, Indians, townspeople, and of course, Jackson himself. His glorious, improbable victory will catapult a once-poor, uneducated orphan boy into the White House and forge the beginning of a true nation.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • If The Johnny Horton Song Is All You Know...

    • By Douglas on 02-03-17

    Regular price: $20.97

    • John Quincy Adams

    • By: Robert V. Remini
    • Narrated by: Ira Claffey
    • Length: 6 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 43
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20

    While John Quincy Adams' natural tendencies were toward a contemplative life filled with art and literature, his path was predestined - the law and then public service. It is no wonder that later, as a grown man, accomplished and admired, he was spoken of as cold and austere, even misanthropic.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Average President, but extraordinary man

    • By buffaloboy on 05-01-12

    Regular price: $21.27

    • Joseph Smith

    • By: Robert V. Remini
    • Narrated by: Del Roy
    • Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 66
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 25

    The most important reformer and innovator in American religious history, Joseph Smith has remained a fascinating enigma to many, both inside and outside the Mormon Church he founded. Born in 1805, Smith grew up during the "Second Great Awakening", when secular tumult had spawned radical religious fervor and countless new sects. His contemplative nature and soaring imagination were nurtured in the close, loving family created by his deeply devout parents.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Boring

    • By Jay Kuykendall on 09-18-07

    Regular price: $23.93

    • Andrew Jackson

    • Great Generals Series
    • By: Robert V. Remini
    • Narrated by: Tom Weiner
    • Length: 5 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    The newest addition to Palgrave's Great Generals series focuses on Andrew Jackson's career including his time as a general in Tennessee and his rise up the Army ranks. Jackson's effective use of spies in wartime and of martial law in peacetime sparked a debate about the curtailing of civil liberties in the name of national security that continues to this day.

    Regular price: $20.97