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    • The Immortal Irishman

    • The Irish Revolutionary Who Became an American Hero
    • By: Timothy Egan
    • Narrated by: Gerard Doyle
    • Length: 14 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Irish-American story, with all its twists and triumphs, is told through the improbable life of one man. A dashing young orator during the Great Famine of the 1840s, in which a million of his Irish countrymen died, Thomas Francis Meagher led a failed uprising against British rule, for which he was banished to a Tasmanian prison colony. He escaped and six months later was heralded in the streets of New York - the revolutionary hero, back from the dead, at the dawn of the great Irish immigration to America.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • What A Life!

    • By Carrie Arnold on 03-29-16

    Regular price: $13.99

    • The Worst Hard Time

    • The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl
    • By: Timothy Egan
    • Narrated by: Patrick Lawlor, Ken Burns (introduction)
    • Length: 11 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The dust storms that terrorized America's High Plains in the darkest years of the Depression were like nothing ever seen before or since, and the stories of the people that held on have never been fully told. Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times journalist and author Timothy Egan follows a half-dozen families and their communities through the rise and fall of the region.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Fascinating History

    • By Sara on 02-02-14

    Regular price: $24.49

    • The Big Burn

    • Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire That Saved America
    • By: Timothy Egan
    • Narrated by: Robertson Dean
    • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,552
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    In The Worst Hard Time, Timothy Egan put the environmental disaster of the Dust Bowl at the center of a rich history, told through characters he brought to indelible life. Now he performs the same alchemy with The Big Burn, the largest-ever forest fire in America, a tragedy that cemented Teddy Roosevelt's legacy.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A fascinating history of early Forest Service

    • By P. Bergh on 11-11-09

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Good Rain

    • Across Time and Terrain in the Pacific Northwest
    • By: Timothy Egan
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A fantastic book! Timothy Egan describes his journeys in the Pacific Northwest through visits to salmon fisheries, redwood forests and the manicured English gardens of Vancouver. Here is a blend of history, anthropology and politics.

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher

    • The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis
    • By: Timothy Egan
    • Narrated by: David Drummond
    • Length: 12 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 273
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    At once an incredible adventure narrative and a penetrating biographical portrait, Egan's book tells the remarkable untold story behind Edward Curtis's iconic photographs, following him throughout Indian country from desert to rainforest as he struggled to document the stories and rituals of more than eighty tribes. Even with the backing of Theodore Roosevelt and J.P. Morgan, it took tremendous perseverance. The undertaking changed him profoundly, from detached observer to outraged advocate.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • STUPENDOUS!

    • By D. Donohue on 10-29-12

    Regular price: $34.99

    • A West Coast Plea to an Unstable President

    • By: Timothy Egan
    • Narrated by: Mike DelGaudio
    • Length: 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    You may very well hate us. After all, you were rejected by a margin of nearly 5 million votes in the three states on the West Coast mainland, where more than 1 in 7 Americans live. We are the reason you lost the national popular vote by such a historic margin. Since you’ve been president, you’ve never set foot in our time zone.

    "A West Coast Plea to an Unstable President" is from the August 11, 2017 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Timothy Egan and narrated by Mike DelGaudio.

    Regular price: $0.95

    • Lasso the Wind

    • Away to the New West
    • By: Timothy Egan
    • Narrated by: John McLain
    • Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
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    Egan leads us on an unconventional, freewheeling tour: from America's oldest continuously inhabited community, the Ancoma Pueblo in New Mexico, to the high kitsch of Lake Havasu City, Arizona, where London Bridge has been painstakingly rebuilt stone by stone; from the fragile beauty of Idaho's Bitterroot Range to the gross excess of Las Vegas, a city built as though in defiance of its arid environment.

    Regular price: $17.49

    • The Stormy Daniels Presidency

    • By: Timothy Egan
    • Narrated by: Barbara Benjamin-Creel
    • Length: 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Well before The Wall Street Journal reported that a porn star with the meteorological name of Stormy Daniels was paid $130,000 to keep quiet about sex with Donald Trump, it was clear that a bigger and more crass proposition would be emerging from the White House.

    "The Stormy Daniels Presidency" is from the February 02, 2018 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Timothy Egan and narrated by Barbara Benjamin-Creel.

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    • In the End, Reality Will Win

    • By: Timothy Egan
    • Narrated by: Barbara Benjamin-Creel
    • Length: 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Whoo, boy. The truth just keeps getting whacked by this gangster White House. The how-low-can-he-go bar keeps falling. Is there no bottom? Not for some time, friends, so hold on.

    "In the End, Reality Will Win" is from the December 01, 2017 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Timothy Egan and narrated by Barbara Benjamin-Creel.

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    • Breaking Blue

    • By: Timothy Egan
    • Narrated by: Malcolm Hillgartner
    • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
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    In 1935, the Spokane police regularly extorted sex, food, and money from the reluctant hobos (many of them displaced farmers who had fled the midwestern dust bowls), robbed dairies, and engaged in all manner of nefarious crimes, including murder. This history was suppressed until 1989, when former logger, Vietnam vet, and Spokane cop Tony Bamonte discovered a strange 1955 deathbed confession while researching a thesis on local law enforcement history.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent! Highly Recommended.

    • By R. Smith on 02-25-17

    Regular price: $17.49

    • The Winemaker's Daughter

    • By: Timothy Egan
    • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
    • Length: 12 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 12
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    When Brunella Cartolano visits her father on the family vineyard in the basin of the Cascade Mountains, she's shocked by the devastation caused by a four-year drought. Passionate about the Pacific Northwest ecology, Brunella, a cultural impact analyst, is embroiled in a battle to save the Seattle waterfront from redevelopment and to preserve a fisherman's livelihood. But when a tragedy among fire-jumpers results from a failure of the water supply - her brother Niccolo is among those lost - Brunella finds herself with another mission.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great Story<br />

    • By Ms. Sherry Pribble on 05-05-17

    Regular price: $17.49

    • To Beat Trump, Build a Better Biden

    • By: Timothy Egan
    • Narrated by: Barbara Benjamin-Creel
    • Length: 6 mins
    • Unabridged
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    If the election were held today, Joe Biden would crush President Donald Trump. Almost any other Democrat — including one named Generic Democrat — would also beat the man who runs an administration of kooks, quacks, criminals, drunks, wife-beaters and grifters.

    "To Beat Trump, Build a Better Biden" is from the April 27, 2018 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Timothy Egan and narrated by Barbara Benjamin-Creel.

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    • What if Steve Bannon Is Right?

    • By: Timothy Egan
    • Narrated by: Barbara Benjamin-Creel
    • Length: 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In normal times, you could bank the bet that a man who was a Russian stooge, gave comfort to neo-Nazis and spent his first year in office trying to take health care from 22 million Americans was going to get destroyed when voters finally had a chance to send him a message.

    "What if Steve Bannon Is Right?" is from the August 25, 2017 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Timothy Egan and narrated by Barbara Benjamin-Creel.

    Regular price: $0.95

    • One-Month Report Card

    • By: Timothy Egan
    • Narrated by: Barbara Benjamin-Creel
    • Length: 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    You just came out of a yearlong coma, and you’re trying to catch up. The unimaginable is real. The Cubs won the World Series. California has been drenched with so much rain that its biggest dam may fail.

    "One-Month Report Card" is from the February 17, 2017 U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by Timothy Egan and narrated by Barbara Benjamin-Creel.

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    • Burning Down the House

    • By: Timothy Egan
    • Narrated by: Caroline Miller
    • Length: 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "Burning Down the House" is from the October 14, 2016 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Timothy Egan and narrated by Caroline Miller.

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    • Trump’s Sellout of American Heritage

    • By: Timothy Egan
    • Narrated by: Mike DelGaudio
    • Length: 4 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The last runs of heavenly wild salmon are trickling in this month, the buttery coho with flesh the color of fall foliage. After that, we’ll have to settle for mostly farmed and frozen fish until next spring — no substitute for the real deal.

    "Trump’s Sellout of American Heritage" is from the October 13, 2017 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Timothy Egan and narrated by Mike DelGaudio.

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    • Trump’s Pious and Dangerous Enablers

    • By: Timothy Egan
    • Narrated by: Barbara Benjamin-Creel
    • Length: 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Patriotism is supposed to be the last refuge of scoundrels, but religion surely is a close second. So there was President Donald Trump this week with evangelical leaders laying hands on him, and granting a rare non-Fox interview to the doddering founder of the Christian Broadcasting Network.

    "Trump’s Pious and Dangerous Enablers" is from the July 14, 2017 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Timothy Egan and narrated by Barbara Benjamin-Creel.

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    • A Final Plea to Trump’s America

    • By: Timothy Egan
    • Narrated by: Caroline Miller
    • Length: 4 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "A Final Plea to Trump’s America" is from the October 27, 2016 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Timothy Egan and narrated by Caroline Miller.

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    • The Narcotic of Trump

    • By: Timothy Egan
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 4 mins
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    "The Narcotic of Trump" is from the December 15, 2016 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Timothy Egan and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • The Trump and Pony Show

    • By: Timothy Egan
    • Narrated by: Barbara Benjamin-Creel
    • Length: 5 mins
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    I’m going to follow the advice an old journalism hand gave me when I started out at City Hall: pay more attention to what a politician does than to what he says. In that sense, Trump’s adviser Kellyanne Conway was half-right when she urged people to largely ignore “what’s come out of his mouth.”

    "The Trump and Pony Show" is from the January 13, 2017 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Timothy Egan and narrated by Barbara Benjamin-Creel.

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