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    • Code Warriors

    • NSA's Codebreakers and the Secret Intelligence War Against the Soviet Union
    • By: Stephen Budiansky
    • Narrated by: Mark Deakins
    • Length: 14 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 120
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 109
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 108

    The National Security Agency was born out of the legendary codebreaking programs of World War II that cracked the famed Enigma machine and other German and Japanese codes, thereby turning the tide of Allied victory. In the postwar years, as the United States developed a new enemy in the Soviet Union, our intelligence community found itself targeting not soldiers on the battlefield, but suspected spies, foreign leaders, and even American citizens.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Did Vladimir Putin Steal the American Election?

    • By Cynthia on 12-01-16
    • NSA's Codebreakers and the Secret Intelligence War Against the Soviet Union
    • By: Stephen Budiansky
    • Narrated by: Mark Deakins
    • Length: 14 hrs and 35 mins
    • Release date: 06-14-16
    • 4 out of 5 stars 120 ratings

    Regular price: $31.50

    • Blackett's War

    • The Men Who Defeated the Nazi U-boats and Brought Science to the Art of Warfare
    • By: Stephen Budiansky
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 11 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 91
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      4 out of 5 stars 82
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 81

    In March 1941, after a year of unbroken and devastating U-boat onslaughts, the British War Cabinet decided to try a new strategy in the foundering naval campaign. To do so, they hired an intensely private, bohemian physicist who was also an ardent socialist. Patrick Blackett was a former navy officer and future winner of the Nobel Prize; he is little remembered today, but he and his fellow scientists did as much to win the war against Nazi Germany as almost anyone else.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • First time science used to fight a war

    • By Jean on 08-20-14
    • The Men Who Defeated the Nazi U-boats and Brought Science to the Art of Warfare
    • By: Stephen Budiansky
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 11 hrs and 16 mins
    • Release date: 03-25-13
    • 4 out of 5 stars 91 ratings

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Bloody Shirt

    • Terror after Appomattox
    • By: Stephen Budiansky
    • Narrated by: Phil Gigante
    • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    From 1866 to 1876, more than 3,000 free African Americans and their white allies were killed in cold blood by terrorist organizations in the South. Over the years, this fact would not only be forgotten, but a series of exculpatory myths would arise to cover the tracks of this orchestrated campaign of atrocity and violence.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • ANYTHING but Dull!

    • By David M. Hyzy on 04-25-10

    Regular price: $24.47