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    • Polk

    • The Man Who Transformed the Presidency and America
    • By: Walter R. Borneman
    • Narrated by: Alan Nebelthau
    • Length: 13 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 186
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 124
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 124

    This is a major political biography of a great American president - who won a war, transformed the government, and doubled the size of the United States...in four years. When Polk was sworn in as the 11th president, what followed was one of the most consequential presidencies in history.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Polk: One of our most important Preidents

    • By Rik GNV on 10-12-08
    • The Man Who Transformed the Presidency and America
    • By: Walter R. Borneman
    • Narrated by: Alan Nebelthau
    • Length: 13 hrs and 13 mins
    • Release date: 06-06-08
    • 4 out of 5 stars 186 ratings

    Regular price: $23.76

    • Rival Rails

    • The Race to Build America's Greatest Transcontinental Railroad
    • By: Walter R. Borneman
    • Narrated by: Norman Dietz
    • Length: 15 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 32
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      4 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 27

    The driving of the golden spike at Promontory Summit, which marked the completion of the country's first transcontinental railroad, was only the beginning of the race for railroad dominance. In the aftermath of this building feat, dozens of railroads, each with aggressive empire builders at their helms, raced one another for the ultimate prize of a southern transcontinental route that was generally free of snow, shorter in distance, and gentler in gradients. With a meticulous, loving eye, Walter Borneman picks up where most other histories leave off....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Detail Heavy

    • By Book Wranglers on 06-19-18

    Regular price: $26.59

    • MacArthur at War

    • World War II in the Pacific
    • By: Walter R. Borneman
    • Narrated by: David Baker
    • Length: 19 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38

    World War II changed the course of history. Douglas MacArthur changed the course of World War II. Macarthur at War goes deeper into this transformative period of his life than previous biographies, drilling into the military strategy that Walter R. Borneman is so skilled at conveying and exploring how personality and ego translate into military successes and failures.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • An interesting, but flawed, history

    • By Mike From Mesa on 07-29-16

    Regular price: $30.79

    • American Spring

    • Lexington, Concord, and the Road to Revolution
    • By: Walter R. Borneman
    • Narrated by: Tom Taylorson
    • Length: 13 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38

    When we look back on our nation's history, the American Revolution can feel almost like a foregone conclusion. In reality, the first weeks of the war were much more tenuous, and a fractured and ragtag group of colonial militias had to coalesce to have even the slimmest chance of toppling the mighty British Army. American Spring follows a fledgling nation from Paul Revere's little-known ride of December 1774 and the first shots fired on Lexington Green through the catastrophic Battle of Bunker Hill.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Terrific book, marginal delivery

    • By Brian McCreath on 08-18-14

    Regular price: $30.79