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    • Behold, America

    • The Entangled History of "America First" and "the American Dream"
    • By: Sarah Churchwell
    • Narrated by: Anne Twomey
    • Length: 11 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In Behold, America, Sarah Churchwell offers a surprising account of 20th-century Americans' fierce battle for the nation's soul. It follows the stories of two phrases - the "American dream" and "America First" - that once embodied opposing visions for America. Starting as a Republican motto before becoming a hugely influential isolationist slogan during World War I, America First was always closely linked with authoritarianism and white supremacy. The American dream, meanwhile, initially represented a broad vision of democratic and economic equality. 

    Regular price: $29.65

    • Careless People

    • Murder, Mayhem, and the Invention of the Great Gatsby
    • By: Sarah Churchwell
    • Narrated by: Kate Reading
    • Length: 13 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Since its publication in 1925, The Great Gatsby has become one of the world's best-loved books, delighting audiences across the world. Careless People tells the true story behind F. Scott Fitzgerald's masterpiece, exploring in newly rich detail the relation of Fitzgerald's classic to the chaotic world he in which he lived. Fitzgerald set his novel in 1922, and Careless People carefully reconstructs the crucial months during which Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald returned to New York in the autumn of 1922.

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    • Fascinating study of the Fitzgeralds and Jazz Age

    • By Sand on 06-11-14

    Regular price: $20.72