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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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    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

    • Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher

    • The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis
    • By: Timothy Egan
    • Narrated by: David Drummond
    • Length: 11 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
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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

    • What if Steve Bannon Is Right?

    • By: Timothy Egan
    • Narrated by: Barbara Benjamin-Creel
    • Length: 5 mins
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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.

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    • 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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best naturalist writer of ou generation

    • By Scott Penniman on 12-05-18

    Regular price: $29.99

    • Breaking Blue

    • By: Timothy Egan
    • Narrated by: Malcolm Hillgartner
    • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
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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: $19.99

    • Lasso the Wind

    • Away to the New West
    • By: Timothy Egan
    • Narrated by: John McLain
    • Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
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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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Don't eat that burger!

    • By Scott Penniman on 08-15-18

    Regular price: $29.99

    • The Catholic Church Is Sick With Sex

    • By: Timothy Egan
    • Narrated by: Barbara Benjamin-Creel
    • Length: 5 mins
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    One pope was a father of 10 through multiple mistresses, a man who purchased the papacy with mule-loads of silver. It is said that Alexander VI, the most debauched of the Borgia pontiffs, elected in 1492, even had an affair with one of his daughters.

    "The Catholic Church Is Sick With Sex " is from the August 31, 2018 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Timothy Egan and narrated by Barbara Benjamin-Creel.

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    • This Is Us, Halfway Whole

    • By: Timothy Egan
    • Narrated by: Barbara Benjamin-Creel
    • Length: 5 mins
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    We avoided Midnight in America. The president concocted a frightscape, the caravan from hell ready to storm our white picket fences, the military deployed as a political stunt, the Constitution inches from the shredder.

    "This Is Us, Halfway Whole" is from the November 09, 2018 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Timothy Egan and narrated by Barbara Benjamin-Creel.

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    • A Great New Accidental Renaissance

    • By: Timothy Egan
    • Narrated by: Mike DelGaudio
    • Length: 5 mins
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    It’s early, but we may be experiencing a great awakening for the humane values that are under siege by a dark-side presidency. People are going inward, to find something bigger than Trump, and outward, to limit the damage he inflicts on the country.

    "A Great New Accidental Renaissance" is from the March 03, 2017 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Timothy Egan and narrated by Mike DelGaudio.

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    • A Final Plea to Trump’s America

    • By: Timothy Egan
    • Narrated by: Caroline Miller
    • Length: 4 mins
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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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    • Trump’s Sellout of American Heritage

    • By: Timothy Egan
    • Narrated by: Mike DelGaudio
    • Length: 4 mins
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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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    • On Turning 100

    • By: Timothy Egan
    • Narrated by: Barbara Benjamin-Creel
    • Length: 5 mins
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    I went to a birthday party the other day for someone who has lived through the flu pandemic of 1918, World War I, the Great Depression, World War II, the nuclear jitters of the Cold War and the disastrous first four months of Donald Trump.

    "On Turning 100" is from the May 19, 2017 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Timothy Egan and narrated by Barbara Benjamin-Creel.

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    • The Week the Earth Stood Still

    • By: Timothy Egan
    • Narrated by: Barbara Benjamin-Creel
    • Length: 5 mins
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    On Monday, most of us were still trying to fathom what 9 trillion gallons of water would feel like — that hydraulic cube over downtown Houston, 4 miles square and 2 miles high. And then the cube doubled to become the most extreme rain event in U.S. history.

    "The Week the Earth Stood Still" is from the September 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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    • 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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    • To Beat Trump, Build a Better Biden

    • By: Timothy Egan
    • Narrated by: Barbara Benjamin-Creel
    • Length: 6 mins
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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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    • Trump’s Pious and Dangerous Enablers

    • By: Timothy Egan
    • Narrated by: Barbara Benjamin-Creel
    • Length: 5 mins
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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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    • The Coming Green Wave

    • By: Timothy Egan
    • Narrated by: Barbara Benjamin-Creel
    • Length: 5 mins
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    If emotions were water, and you took all the heartbreak felt by the millions who followed the plight of a starving orca whale grieving over her dead calf, you’d have a river the size of the mighty Columbia.

    "The Coming Green Wave" is from the August 17, 2018 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Timothy Egan and narrated by Barbara Benjamin-Creel.

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    • America Last: Trump’s Attack on the Amazon Job Machine

    • By: Timothy Egan
    • Narrated by: Barbara Benjamin-Creel
    • Length: 5 mins
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    President Donald Trump has declared war on Amazon, the nation’s second most valuable company. Amazon is creating more jobs than all but a handful of entire states. And nearly every major city in the country is vying to land the second headquarters of this global retailer and the 50,000 high-paying positions it promises to bring.

    "America Last: Trump’s Attack on the Amazon Job Machine" is from the May 25, 2018 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Timothy Egan and narrated by Barbara Benjamin-Creel.

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