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    • No Good Alternative

    • Volume Two of Carbon Ideologies
    • By: William T. Vollmann
    • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
    • Length: 22 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The second volume of William T. Vollmann's epic book about the factors and human actions that have led to global warming begins in the coal fields of West Virginia and Eastern Kentucky. Over the course of four years, Vollmann finds hollowed out towns with coal-polluted streams and acidified drinking water; makes covert visits to mountaintop removal mines; and offers documented accounts of unpaid fines for federal health and safety violations and of miners who died because their bosses cut corners to make more money. 

    Regular price: $27.99

    • No Immediate Danger

    • Carbon Ideologies, Volume One
    • By: William T. Vollmann
    • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
    • Length: 16 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In his nonfiction, William T. Vollmann has won acclaim as a singular voice tackling some of the most important issues of our age. Now, Vollmann turns to a topic that will define the generations to come - the factors and human actions that have led to global warming. Vollmann begins No Immediate Danger by examining and quantifying the many causes of climate change, from industrial manufacturing and agricultural practices to fossil fuel extraction, economic demand for electric power, and the justifiable yearning of people all over the world to live in comfort. 

    Regular price: $41.99

    • The Dying Grass

    • A Novel of the Nez Perce War
    • By: William T. Vollmann
    • Narrated by: Henry Strozier
    • Length: 53 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In this new installment in his acclaimed series of novels examining the collisions between Native Americans and European colonizers, William T. Vollmann tells the story of the Nez Perce War, with flashbacks to the Civil War. Defrauded and intimidated at every turn, the Nez Perces finally went on the warpath in 1877, subjecting the US Army to its greatest defeat since Little Big Horn as they fled from Northeast Oregon across Montana to the Canadian border.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • It is all the same. Let us kill, die or ride away

    • By Darwin8u on 05-24-17

    Regular price: $41.99

    • Europe Central

    • By: William T. Vollmann
    • Narrated by: Ralph Cosham
    • Length: 31 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Assembling a composite portrait of these two warring leviathans and the terrible age they defined, the narrative intertwines experiences both real and fictional: a young German who joins the SS to expose its crimes, two generals who collaborate with the enemy for different reasons, the Soviet composer Dmitri Shostakovich laboring under Stalinist oppression.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Must Listen

    • By Armen on 03-15-09

    Regular price: $34.96