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    • The Kingdom of Matthias

    • A Story of Sex and Salvation in 19th-Century America 
    • By: Paul E. Johnson, Sean Wilentz
    • Narrated by: Noah Michael Levine
    • Length: 7 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In the autumn of 1834, New York City was awash with rumors of a strange religious cult operating nearby, centered around a mysterious, self-styled prophet named Matthias. It was said that Matthias the Prophet was stealing money from one of his followers; then came reports of lascivious sexual relations, based on odd teachings of matched spirits, apostolic priesthoods, and the inferiority of women. At its climax, the rumors transformed into legal charges, as the Prophet was arrested for the murder of a once highly regarded Christian gentleman who had fallen under his sway.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Age of Reagan

    • A History, 1974-2008
    • By: Sean Wilentz
    • Narrated by: Dick Hill
    • Length: 22 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 59
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    In The Age of Reagan, Sean Wilentz offers a fresh, brilliant chronicle of America's political history since the fall of Nixon. The past 35 years have marked an era of conservatism. Although briefly interrupted in the late 1970s and temporarily reversed in the 1990s, a powerful surge from the Right has dominated American politics and government.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Impressive Achievement

    • By John on 12-22-09

    Regular price: $38.49

    • Bill Clinton

    • The American Presidents
    • By: Michael Tomasky, Sean Wilentz - editor, Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr. - editor
    • Narrated by: Paul Heitsch
    • Length: 5 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Bill Clinton: a president of contradictions. He was a Rhodes Scholar and a Yale Law School graduate, but he was also a fatherless child from rural Arkansas. He was one of the most talented politicians of his age, but he inspired enmity of such intensity that his opponents would stop at nothing to destroy him. He was the first Democrat since Franklin Roosevelt to win two successive presidential elections, but he was also the first president since Andrew Johnson to be impeached.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The good, the bad, the ugly

    • By EasyReader on 02-10-17

    Regular price: $20.97

    • 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
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    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

    • In the Cause of Liberty

    • How the Civil War Redefined American Ideals
    • By: William J. Cooper (editor), John M. McCardell (editor), James M. McPherson, and others
    • Narrated by: Eric Bodrero
    • Length: 6 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In this remarkable collection, ten premier scholars of nineteenth-century America address the epochal impact of the Civil War by examining the conflict in terms of three Americas - antebellum, wartime, and postbellum nations. Moreover, they recognize the critical role in this transformative era of three groups of Americans - white northerners, white southerners, and African Americans in the North and South.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Episode 53: Putting Trump in the White House, Playing Andrew Bird in the O.R.

    • By: David Remnick, Atul Gawande, Andrew Bird, and others
    • Length: 55 mins
    • Original Recording
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    At the 2016 New Yorker Festival, a panel of experts from across the political spectrum discusses the hypothetical first term of President Trump...

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • I never got to listen to it

    • By siblescreek on 02-14-18

    Regular price: $0.95

    • The Politicians and the Egalitarians

    • The Hidden History of American Politics
    • By: Sean Wilentz
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 12 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Historian Sean Wilentz presents two key insights that together reveal a clearer, much-needed vision of American political history. First, partisanship has almost always been a feature of American history and in fact has made possible the nation's greatest social reforms. There is little to be gained from a "postpartisan" political world. Second, the recent attention to economic inequality has a long history. From the founders' generation to the present, America's egalitarian tradition has appeared and reappeared like an underground river.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Alright

    • By Joshua J. Wood on 08-13-16

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Bob Dylan in America

    • By: Sean Wilentz
    • Narrated by: Sean Wilentz
    • Length: 11 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 75
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    This book follows Dylan as he continues to develop a body of musical and literary work unique in our cultural history. Wilentz’s approach places Dylan’s music in the context of its time, including the early influences of Popular Front ideology and Beat aesthetics, and offers a larger critical appreciation of Dylan as both a song­writer and performer down to the present. Wilentz has had unprecedented access to studio tapes, recording notes, rare photographs, and other materials, all of which allow him to tell Dylan’s story.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another side of Bob Dylan

    • By RSH on 11-20-10

    Regular price: $35.93

    • The New Yorker, October 18th 2010 (Sean Wilentz, William Finnegan, Alex Ross)

    • By: Sean Wilentz, William Finnegan, Alex Ross
    • Narrated by: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall
    • Length: 2 hrs and 16 mins
    • Highlights
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    "Writing and Winning", by Adam Gopnik; "Soul Sisters", by John Seabrook; "The Next Level", by James Surowiecki; "Confounding Fathers", by Sean Wilentz; "In the Name of the Law", by William Finnegan; "The Depths", by Alex Ross; and "Hearing Things", by David Denby.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Audio v Print - Missing articles

    • By Anonymous User on 10-14-10

    Regular price: $5.95