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    • Island of the Blue Foxes

    • Disaster and Triumph on the World's Greatest Scientific Expedition
    • By: Stephen R. Bown
    • Narrated by: Steven Crossley
    • Length: 10 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    The story of the world's largest, longest, and best-financed scientific expedition of all time, triumphantly successful, gruesomely tragic, and never before fully told. The immense 18th-century scientific journey, variously known as the Second Kamchatka Expedition or the Great Northern Expedition, from St. Petersburg across Siberia to the coast of North America, involved over 3,000 people and cost Peter the Great over one-sixth of his empire's annual revenue. 

    Regular price: $17.49

    • The Last Viking

    • The Life of Roald Amundsen
    • By: Stephen R. Bown
    • Narrated by: Stephen Hoye
    • Length: 12 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 195
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 180
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 180

    The Last Viking unravels the life of the man who stands head and shoulders above all those who raced to map the last corners of the world. In 1900, the four great geographical mysteries - the Northwest Passage, the Northeast Passage, the South Pole, and the North Pole - remained blank spots on the globe. Within twenty years Roald Amundsen would claim all four prizes.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Outstanding.

    • By Leon Miller on 12-01-15

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Scurvy

    • How a Surgeon, a Mariner, and a Gentlemen Solved the Greatest Medical Mystery of the Age of Sail
    • By: Stephen R. Bown
    • Narrated by: Dan Cashman
    • Length: 7 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16

    A lively recounting of how three determined individuals overcame the constraints of 18th century thinking to solve the greatest medical mystery of their era. The cure for scurvy ranks among the greatest of military successes, yet its impact on history has mostly been ignored. Stephen Bown, in this engaging and often gripping book, searches back to the earliest recorded appearance of scurvy in the 16th century, to the 18th century, when the disease was at its gum-shred, bone-snapping worst, to the early 19th century.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • focused historical look at scurvy

    • By Patricia Ferrer on 02-15-18
    • How a Surgeon, a Mariner, and a Gentlemen Solved the Greatest Medical Mystery of the Age of Sail
    • By: Stephen R. Bown
    • Narrated by: Dan Cashman
    • Length: 7 hrs and 58 mins
    • Release date: 08-10-16
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 18 ratings

    Regular price: $23.07