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    • Band of Brothers

    • E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne, from Normandy to Hitler's Eagle's Nest
    • By: Stephen E. Ambrose
    • Narrated by: Tim Jerome
    • Length: 12 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3,917
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,563
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3,564

    Easy Company, 506th Airborne Division, U.S. Army, was as good a rifle company as any in the world. From their rigorous training in Georgia in 1942 to D-Day and victory, Ambrose tells the story of this remarkable company, which kept getting the tough assignments. Easy Company was responsible for everything from parachuting into France early D-Day morning to the capture of Hitler's Eagle's Nest at Berchtesgaden. Band of Brothers is the account of the men of this remarkable unit.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • High Expectations Met

    • By Scott on 02-12-13
    • E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne, from Normandy to Hitler's Eagle's Nest
    • By: Stephen E. Ambrose
    • Narrated by: Tim Jerome
    • Length: 12 hrs and 37 mins
    • Release date: 03-09-12
    • 5 out of 5 stars 3,917 ratings

    Regular price: $28.34

    • Undaunted Courage

    • By: Stephen E. Ambrose
    • Narrated by: Barrett Whitener
    • Length: 21 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,097
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,259
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,255

    In 1803, President Thomas Jefferson selected his personal secretary, Captain Meriwether Lewis, to lead a voyage up the Missouri River, across the forbidding Rockies, and - by way of the Snake and the Columbia rivers - down to the Pacific Ocean. Lewis and his partner, Captain William Clark, endured incredible hardships and witnessed astounding sights. With great perseverance, they worked their way into an unexplored West. When they returned two years later, they had long since been given up for dead.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Awesome! But...

    • By sucks like poo on 11-17-15

    Regular price: $35.93

    • D-Day

    • June 6, 1944: The Climactic Battle of WW II
    • By: Stephen E. Ambrose
    • Narrated by: Jesse Boggs
    • Length: 25 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,036
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 952
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 956

    Stephen E. Ambrose draws from hundreds of interviews with US Army veterans and the brave Allied soldiers who fought alongside them to create this exceptional account of the day that shaped the twentieth century. D-Day is above all the epic story of men at the most demanding moment of their existence, when the horrors, complexities and triumphs of life are laid bare and courage and heroism come to the fore.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This is an awesome story about the greatest day

    • By Randy on 12-11-12
    • June 6, 1944: The Climactic Battle of WW II
    • By: Stephen E. Ambrose
    • Narrated by: Jesse Boggs
    • Length: 25 hrs and 17 mins
    • Release date: 11-06-12
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 1,036 ratings

    Regular price: $33.03

    • Panzer Commander

    • The Memoirs of Colonel Hans von Luck
    • By: Hans von Luck, Stephen E. Ambrose (introduction)
    • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
    • Length: 15 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,819
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,697
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,695

    A stunning look at World War II from the other side.... From the turret of a German tank, Colonel Hans von Luck commanded Rommel's 7th and then 21st Panzer Division. El Alamein, Kasserine Pass, Poland, Belgium, Normandy on D-Day, the disastrous Russian front - von Luck fought there with some of the best soldiers in the world. German soldiers. Awarded the German Cross in Gold and the Knight's Cross, von Luck writes as an officer and a gentleman.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Reads like Forrest Gump ( a fiction )

    • By Randall on 11-08-16

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Citizen Soldiers

    • The U.S. Army from the Normandy Beaches to the Bulge to the Surrender of Germany
    • By: Stephen E. Ambrose
    • Narrated by: George Wilson
    • Length: 21 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 801
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 734
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 729

    A masterful biography of the U.S. Army in the European Theater of Operations during World War II, Citizen Soldiers provides a compelling account of the extraordinary stories of ordinary men in their fight for democracy. From the high command on down to the enlisted men, Stephen E. Ambrose draws on hundreds of interviews and oral histories from men on both sides who were there.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I Read it Before and Hearing it is Even Better

    • By Aimee on 05-15-13

    Regular price: $37.75

    • Nothing Like It in the World

    • The Men Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad 1863-1869
    • By: Stephen E. Ambrose
    • Narrated by: Jeffrey DeMunn
    • Length: 15 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 615
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 363
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 365

    Nothing Like It in the World is the story of the men who built the transcontinental railroad. In Ambrose's hands, this enterprise comes to life. The U.S. government pitted two companies - the Union Pacific and the Central Pacific railroads - against each other in a race for funding, encouraging speed over caution. As its peak the work force approached the size of Civil War armies, with as many as 15,000 workers on each line. The surveyors, the men who picked the route, lived off buffalo, deer, and antelope.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • I really wanted to like this book.

    • By Judd Bagley on 10-11-11

    Regular price: $35.93

    • The Supreme Commander

    • The War Years of Dwight D. Eisenhower
    • By: Stephen E. Ambrose
    • Narrated by: Richard Ferrone
    • Length: 32 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 339
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 315
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 314

    In this classic portrait of Dwight D. Eisenhower the soldier, best-selling historian Stephen E. Ambrose examines the Allied commander's leadership during World War II. Ambrose brings Eisenhower's experience of the Second World War to life, showing in vivid detail how the general's skill as a diplomat and a military strategist contributed to Allied successes in North Africa and in Europe and established him as one of the greatest military leaders in the world.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • If you love military history... this.

    • By officerdicky on 12-25-16

    Regular price: $45.50

    • Crazy Horse and Custer

    • The Parallel Lives of Two American Warriors
    • By: Stephen E. Ambrose
    • Narrated by: Richard Ferrone
    • Length: 20 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 283
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 263
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 261

    On the sparkling morning of June 25, 1876, 611 men of the US 7th Cavalry rode toward the banks of the Little Bighorn in the Montana Territory, where 3,000 Indians stood waiting for battle. The lives of two great warriors would soon be forever linked throughout history: Crazy Horse, leader of the Oglala Sioux, and General George Armstrong Custer.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • By Dennis Larocque on 04-24-18

    Regular price: $38.50

    • Undaunted Courage

    • Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the Opening of the American West
    • By: Stephen E. Ambrose
    • Narrated by: Cotter Smith
    • Length: 4 hrs and 35 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 272
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 181
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 182

    Adventure, politics, suspense, drama, diplomacy, romance, and personal tragedy combine to make this outstanding work of scholarship about Captain Meriwether Lewis, hand-picked by President Thomas Jefferson to explore and acquire the American West. Browse more Ambrose, including his latest, Nothing Like It in the World.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent book

    • By Robert on 06-01-04

    Regular price: $19.93

    • China Marine

    • An Infantryman's Life After World War II
    • By: E. B. Sledge, Stephen E. Ambrose
    • Narrated by: Dan John Miller
    • Length: 5 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 87
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 83
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 83

    Picking up where his previous memoir leaves off, Sledge, a young marine in the First Division, traces his company's movements and charts his own difficult passage to peace following his horrific experiences in the Pacific. He reflects on his duty in the ancient city of Peiping (now Beijing) and recounts the difficulty of returning to his hometown of Mobile, Alabama, and resuming civilian life haunted by the shadows of close combat.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent. but..

    • By Sheridan Halfacre on 04-13-18

    Regular price: $23.09

    • Pegasus Bridge

    • By: Stephen E. Ambrose
    • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
    • Length: 5 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 89
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 79
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 78

    In the early morning hours of June 6, 1944, a small detachment of British airborne troops stormed the German defense forces and paved the way for the Allied invasion of Europe. Pegasus Bridge was the first engagement of D-day, the turning point of World War II. This gripping account of it by acclaimed author Stephen Ambrose brings to life a daring mission so crucial that, had it been unsuccessful, the entire Normandy invasion might have failed.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great story told in greater detal

    • By Amazon Customer on 08-16-17

    Regular price: $17.00

    • The Wild Blue

    • The Men and Boys Who Flew the B-24s Over Germany
    • By: Stephen E. Ambrose
    • Narrated by: Jeffrey DeMunn
    • Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 379
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 327
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 329

    The very young men who flew the B24s over Germany in World War II against terrible odds were an exemplary band of brothers. In The Wild Blue, Stephen Ambrose recounts their extraordinary brand of heroism, skill, daring, and comradeship. Stephen Ambrose describes how the Army Air Forces recruited, trained, and chose those few who would undertake the most demanding and dangerous jobs in the war.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Dad was a B-24 pilot

    • By Sharon on 02-11-12

    Regular price: $22.63

    • American Heritage History of World War II

    • By: Stephen E. Ambrose, C. L. Sulzberger
    • Narrated by: John Pruden
    • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 17

    In planes and foxholes, in deserts and jungles, on ships and beaches, Ambrose shines a light on the people involved - the leaders, the fighters, the victims. With chapters on the atrocities of the Holocaust and revelations about the secret war of espionage, Ambrose's analysis also offers insight into the events that precipitated the Cold War.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent overview of WWII

    • By Laura Michelle on 11-15-18

    Regular price: $34.99

    • To America

    • Personal Reflections of an Historian
    • By: Stephen E. Ambrose
    • Narrated by: Henry Strozier
    • Length: 9 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 200
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 175
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 173

    Reflecting on his career, Stephen E. Ambrose - one of the country's most influential historians - confronts America's failures and struggles as he explores both its moral and pragmatic triumphs. To America celebrates the men and women who invented the United States and made it exceptional. Taking a few swings at today's political correctness, Ambrose grapples with the country's historic sins of racism, its neglect and ill treatment of Native Americans, and its tragic errors.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wow!

    • By Jonathan Greenspon on 02-10-16

    Regular price: $22.63

    • No End Save Victory Vol. 1

    • Perspectives on World War II
    • By: Stephen E. Ambrose, Caleb Carr, William Manchester, and others
    • Narrated by: Leo Burmester
    • Length: 5 hrs and 32 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 106
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34

    In these enthralling, incisive, unforgettable essays from some of our finest military historians, key figures and decisive battles of World War II come to life as never before.

    • out of 5 stars
    • Great stories that you never heard before

    • By Chris on 11-30-04

    Regular price: $20.97

    • D-Day

    • By: Stephen E. Ambrose
    • Narrated by: Stephen E. Ambrose
    • Length: 6 hrs and 5 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 277
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 107
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 107

    Focusing on the 24 hours of June 6, 1944 - D-Day brings to life the stories of the men and women who made history - from top Allied and Axis strategic commanders to the citizen soldiers whose heroic initiative saved the day.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great Lead into Band of Brothers

    • By TomD on 05-10-03

    Regular price: $19.93

    • Classic American Short Stories

    • And More Classic American Short Stories
    • By: O. Henry, Stephen Crane, Ambrose Bierce, and others
    • Narrated by: William Roberts, Garrick Hagon, Liza Ross
    • Length: 5 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Represented here are 16 short stories by seven great American writers, dating from the 19th and 20th centuries. Different in atmosphere and writing style, they nevertheless caught the mood and concerns of the day in a way that was distinctly American.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • loved it

    • By Jeffrie Benedetti on 12-17-18

    Regular price: $38.49

    • Nothing Like It in the World

    • The Men Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad, 1863 - 1869
    • By: Stephen E. Ambrose
    • Narrated by: Jeffrey DeMunn
    • Length: 7 hrs and 6 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37

    In building a railroad, there is only one decisive spot - the end of the track. Nothing like this great work had ever been seen in the world when the last spike, a golden one, was driven in Promontory Peak, Utah, in 1869, as the Central Pacific and the Union Pacific tracks were joined. Ambrose writes with power and eloquence about the brave men - the famous and the unheralded, ordinary men doing the extraordinary - who accomplished the spectacular feat that made the continent into a nation.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • New and interesting facts in every chapter

    • By Larry on 03-12-15

    Regular price: $19.93

    • Citizen Soldiers

    • From the Normandy Beaches to the Surrender of Germany
    • By: Stephen E. Ambrose
    • Narrated by: Cotter Smith
    • Length: 5 hrs and 59 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 113
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 38

    A masterful biography of the U.S. Army in the European Theater of Operations, Citizen Soldiers provides a compelling account of the extraordinary stories of ordinary men in their fight for democracy. The story opens on June 7, 1944 on the beaches of Normandy and ends at the end of the war on May 7, 1945. Along the way, Ambrose draws on hundreds of interviews and oral histories to recreate the experience of the individuals who fought in the battle.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Top-notch

    • By Brooke P. Anderson on 07-28-04

    Regular price: $19.93

    • What If? Part 1

    • Reshaping the 20th Century
    • By: Stephen E. Ambrose, John Keegan, more
    • Narrated by: John Cunningham, Janet Zarish
    • Length: 4 hrs and 45 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 133
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 56
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 56

    What if Hitler had won the war, if Japan had another sneak attack, or if the cold war turned hot? What If? provides a fascinating new perspective on history's most pivotal events. Featuring today's foremost historians speculating on what could have happened, we discover where we might be if history had not unfolded the way it did.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • For history buffs

    • By Charles Elmore on 05-11-04

    Regular price: $17.50

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