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    • Churchill and Orwell

    • The Fight for Freedom
    • By: Thomas E. Ricks
    • Narrated by: James Lurie
    • Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 538
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 486
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 486

    Both George Orwell and Winston Churchill came close to death in the mid-1930s - Orwell shot in the neck in a trench line in the Spanish Civil War and Churchill struck by a car in New York City. If they'd died then, history would scarcely remember them. At the time Churchill was a politician on the outs, his loyalty to his class and party suspect. Orwell was a mildly successful novelist, to put it generously. No one would have predicted that by the end of the 20th century, they would be considered two of the most important people in British history.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Elegantly Written

    • By Jean on 06-11-17

    Regular price: $28.00

    • The Generals: American Military Command from World War II to Today

    • By: Thomas E. Ricks
    • Narrated by: William Hughes
    • Length: 15 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 511
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 437
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 432

    A widening gulf between performance and accountability has caused history to be kinder to the American generals of World War II than to those of later wars. In The Generals we meet leaders from World War II to the present who rose to the occasion - and those who failed.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Provocative

    • By Jean on 04-30-15

    Regular price: $23.07

    • Fiasco

    • The American Military Adventure in Iraq
    • By: Thomas E. Ricks
    • Narrated by: James Lurie
    • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 533
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 202
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 203

    The American military is a tightly sealed community, and few outsiders have reason to know that a great many senior officers view the Iraq war with incredulity and dismay. But many officers have shared their anger with renowned military reporter Thomas E. Ricks, and in Fiasco, Ricks combines these astonishing on-the-record military accounts with his own extraordinary on-the-ground reportage to create a spellbinding account of an epic disaster.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • How not to plan for a war!

    • By Kyle on 08-04-06
    • The American Military Adventure in Iraq
    • By: Thomas E. Ricks
    • Narrated by: James Lurie
    • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
    • Release date: 07-25-06
    • 4 out of 5 stars 533 ratings

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Making the Corps

    • By: Thomas E. Ricks
    • Narrated by: Robin Bloodworth
    • Length: 12 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 114
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 99
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 96

    The United States Marine Corps, with its proud tradition of excellence in combat, its hallowed rituals, and its unbending code of honor, is part of the fabric of American myth. Making the Corps visits the front lines of boot camp in Parris Island, South Carolina. Here, old values are stripped away and new Marine Corps values are forged. Best-selling author Thomas E. Ricks follows these men from their hometowns, through boot camp, and into their first year as Marines.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyed but not quite the story I was looking for.

    • By Mike Harbour on 06-04-16

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Gamble

    • By: Thomas E. Ricks
    • Narrated by: James Lurie
    • Length: 10 hrs and 16 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 118
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 74
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 72

    Fiasco, Thomas E. Ricks's #1 New York Times bestseller, transformed the political dialogue on the war in Iraq - The Gamble is the next news-breaking installment. Thomas E. Ricks uses hundreds of hours of exclusive interviews with top officers in Iraq and extraordinary on-the-ground reportage to document the inside story of the Iraq War since late 2005 as only he can, examining the events that took place as the military was forced to reckon with itself.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Sure Bet

    • By Joshua Kim on 06-10-12

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Churchill & Orwell

    • The Fight for Freedom
    • By: Thomas E. Ricks
    • Narrated by: Piers Hampton
    • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Both George Orwell and Winston Churchill came close to death in the mid-1930s - Orwell shot in the neck in the Spanish Civil War and Churchill struck by a car in New York City. If they'd died then, history would scarcely remember them. At the time Churchill was a politician on the outs, his loyalty to his class and party suspect. Orwell was a mildly successful novelist, to put it generously. No one would have predicted that by the end of the 20th century, they would be considered two of the most important people in British history....

    Regular price: $15.48

    • What Good are Shareholders? (Harvard Business Review)

    • By: Thomas E. Ricks
    • Narrated by: Todd Mundt
    • Length: 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    Underperforming executives are sending a bad message to the whole organization.

    Regular price: $1.95

    • Iran Says It Has Released 4 Americans in a Swap for Citizens Detained in U.S.

    • By: Thomas Erdbrink,, Rick Gladstone, David E. Sanger
    • Narrated by: Barbara Benjamin-Creel
    • Length: 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "Iran Says It Has Released 4 Americans in a Swap for Citizens Detained in U.S." is from the U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by Thomas Erdbrink, Rick Gladstone and David E. Sanger and narrated by Barbara Benjamin-Creel.

    Regular price: $0.95