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    • Jedediah Smith

    • No Ordinary Mountain Man
    • By: Barton H. Barbour
    • Narrated by: Douglas R Pratt
    • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 89
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      4 out of 5 stars 79
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      4 out of 5 stars 78

    Mountain man and fur trader Jedediah Smith casts a heroic shadow. He was the first Anglo-American to travel overland to California via the Southwest, and he roamed through more of the West than anyone else of his era. His adventures quickly became the stuff of legend. Using new information and sifting fact from folklore, Barton H. Barbour now offers a fresh look at this dynamic figure.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Not Average

    • By Earl on 04-16-18

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The War of 1812

    • A Forgotten Conflict, Bicentennial Edition
    • By: Donald R Hickey
    • Narrated by: Douglas R. Pratt
    • Length: 14 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 84
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      4 out of 5 stars 78
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      4 out of 5 stars 78

    This comprehensive and authoritative history of the War of 1812, thoroughly revised for the 200th anniversary of the historic conflict, is a myth-shattering study that will inform and entertain students, historians, and general listeners alike. Donald R. Hickey explores the military, diplomatic, and domestic history of our second war with Great Britain, bringing the study up to date with recent scholarship on all aspects of the war, from the Gulf of Mexico to Canada.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Definitely an American Perspective

    • By Lisa on 03-02-16

    Regular price: $23.08

    • Night Hunters: The AC-130s and Their Role in US Airpower

    • Williams-Ford Texas A&M University Military History Series
    • By: William Pace Head
    • Narrated by: Douglas R. Pratt
    • Length: 17 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
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      4 out of 5 stars 5
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      4 out of 5 stars 5

    In Night Hunters, air power historian William P. Head provides the first detailed study of the development and deployment of the AC-130 gunship. While other airframes and other types of close air support (CAS) and interdiction weapon systems preceded or flew with the AC-130s, this four-engine cargo airframe proved to be not only the longest serving fixed-wing gunship but also the most effective by far.

    Regular price: $24.95

    • This Destructive War

    • The British Campaign in the Carolinas, 1780-1782
    • By: John S. Pancake
    • Narrated by: Douglas R. Pratt
    • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
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      4 out of 5 stars 4
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 4

    An exciting and accurate portrayal of the military action in the southern colonies that led to a new American nation. A companion to Pancake's study of the northern campaign, 1777: The Year of the Hangman, this volume deals with the American Revolution in the Carolinas. Together, the two books constitute a complete history of the Revolutionary War.

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Fatal Sunday

    • George Washington, the Monmouth Campaign, and the Politics of Battle (Campaigns and Commanders Series)
    • By: Garry Wheeler Stone PhD, Mark Edward Lender
    • Narrated by: Douglas R Pratt
    • Length: 17 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 9
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      5 out of 5 stars 9
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      5 out of 5 stars 9

    Authors Mark Edward Lender and Garry Wheeler Stone argue that in political terms, the Battle of Monmouth constituted a pivotal moment in the War for Independence. Drawing on a wide range of historical sources—many never before used, including archaeological evidence—Lender and Stone disentangle the true story of Monmouth and provide the most complete and accurate account of the battle, including both American and British perspectives. 

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Eisenhower's Sputnik Moment

    • The Race for Space and World Prestige
    • By: Yanek Mieczkowski
    • Narrated by: Douglas R Pratt
    • Length: 13 hrs and 39 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

    In Eisenhower's Sputnik Moment, Yanek Mieczkowski examines the early history of America's space program, reassessing Eisenhower's leadership. He details how Eisenhower approved breakthrough satellites, supported a new civilian space agency, signed a landmark science education law, and fostered improved relations with scientists. Offering a fast-paced account of this Cold War episode, Mieczkowski demonstrates that Eisenhower built an impressive record in space and on earth.

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Pathfinder: John Charles Fremont and the Course of American Empire

    • By: Tom Chaffin
    • Narrated by: Douglas R Pratt
    • Length: 20 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1

    The career of John Charles Frémont (1813-90) ties together the full breadth of American expansionism from its 18th-century origins through its culmination in the Gilded Age. Tom Chaffin's biography demonstrates Frémont's vital importance to the history of American empire and illuminates his role in shattering long-held myths about the ecology and habitability of the American West. 

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Comic Shop

    • The Retail Mavericks Who Gave Us a New Geek Culture
    • By: Dan Gearino
    • Narrated by: Douglas R. Pratt
    • Length: 7 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
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      4 out of 5 stars 13
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    The early 1970s saw the birth of the modern comic book shop. Its rise was due in large part to a dynamic entrepreneur, Phil Seuling. His direct market model allowed shops to get comics straight from the publishers, bypassing middlemen. Stores could better customize their offerings and independent publishers could now access national distribution. In this way, shops opened up a space for quirky ideas to gain an audience and helped transform small-press series, from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to Bone, into media giants.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A great "behind the scenes" of comics retail

    • By Steve Xameron on 08-26-18
    • The Retail Mavericks Who Gave Us a New Geek Culture
    • By: Dan Gearino
    • Narrated by: Douglas R. Pratt
    • Length: 7 hrs and 29 mins
    • Release date: 02-13-18
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 16 ratings

    Regular price: $19.95

    • GPS Declassified

    • From Smart Bombs to Smartphones
    • By: Richard D. Easton, Eric F. Frazier
    • Narrated by: Douglas R. Pratt
    • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
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      4 out of 5 stars 8

    GPS Declassified examines the development of GPS from its secret, cold war military roots to its emergence as a worldwide consumer industry. Drawing on previously unexplored documents, the authors examine how military rivalries influenced the creation of GPS and shaped public perceptions about its origin. Told by a son of a Navy insider and a science and technology journalist, the story chronicles the research and technological advances required for the development of GPS.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Buster Keaton

    • Cut to the Chase
    • By: Marion Meade
    • Narrated by: Douglas R. Pratt
    • Length: 12 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
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      4 out of 5 stars 17
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 17

    Buster Keaton (1895-1966) was a brilliant comedian and filmmaker who conceived, wrote, directed, acted, and even edited most of his ten feature films and nineteen short comedies, which are perhaps the finest silent pictures ever made. With a face of stone and a mind that engineered breathtakingly intricate moments of slapstick, Keaton has become an icon of the American cinema. Marion Meade's definitive biography explores his often brutal childhood acting experiences, the making of his masterpieces, his shame at his own lack of education, his life-threatening alcoholism, and his turbulent marriages.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great overall history of one of the greats

    • By Michael on 07-29-16

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Big Book on the Gastric Bypass

    • Everything You Need to Know to Lose Weight and Live Well with the Roux-En-Y Gastric Bypass Surgery
    • By: Alex Brecher, Natalie Stein
    • Narrated by: Douglas R. Pratt
    • Length: 14 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 15
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 14

    The Roux-nn-Y gastric bypass surgery, or RNY, can be your weight loss solution after years of struggling with obesity. Thousands of patients have successfully lost weight and kept it off after RNY, which is the most well-known kind of bariatric surgery. Weight loss surgery is life-changing, and the best information can help you succeed.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Unorganized

    • By Kathy on 12-11-18

    Regular price: $24.95

    • 100 Years of Air Power and Aviation

    • Centennial of Flight Series
    • By: Robin Higham
    • Narrated by: Douglas R. Pratt
    • Length: 22 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      4 out of 5 stars 6
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 6

    In 100 Years of Air Power and Aviation, Robin Higham, regarded by many as the dean of aviation historians, presents a critical history of British, American, Soviet, German, Italian, French, Japanese, and Israeli aviation. He moves easily from theory to concrete example and back again, in the process discussing the social, economic, and political components of air power, the major wars and police actions in which aircraft have been employed, the composition of air forces, and the creation of aviation industries.

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Wilder Rumors

    • By: Molly MacRae
    • Narrated by: Douglas R. Pratt
    • Length: 6 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
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      4 out of 5 stars 6
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 6

    All Lewis Wilder wants to do is take care of his museum of local history, but crime is on the rise in his small town, and being the newcomer, suspicious eyes are turning in his direction.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Don't waste your time

    • By Beatrice on 12-11-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Homeschooling Essentials: A Practical Guide to Getting Started

    • By: Dianna Broughton
    • Narrated by: Douglas R. Pratt
    • Length: 3 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 25

    Ready to begin homeschooling? Let hundreds of experienced homeschoolers help you on your way! Whether you're a new homeschooler, or just looking for a better way to learn with your children, this guide offers the answers and encouragement you need to succeed.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • I should have read it

    • By Derek D. on 12-18-16

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Exporting Security

    • International Engagement, Security Cooperation, and the Changing Face of the US Military
    • By: Derek S. Reveron
    • Narrated by: Douglas R. Pratt
    • Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
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      4 out of 5 stars 10
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      4 out of 5 stars 10

    In this thoroughly updated second edition, Derek S. Reveron provides a comprehensive analysis of the shift in US foreign policy from coercive diplomacy to cooperative military engagement. The US military does much more than fight wars; it responds to humanitarian crises and natural disasters, assists advanced militaries to support international peace, and trains and equips almost every military in the world.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Titan II

    • A History of a Cold War Missile
    • By: David Stumpf
    • Narrated by: Douglas R. Pratt
    • Length: 12 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 40
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 40
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      4 out of 5 stars 40

    A comprehensive study of the missile system that formed a critical component of the United States' nuclear arsenal. The Titan II ICBM (intercontinental ballistic missile) program was developed by the United States military to bolster the size, strength, and speed of the nation's strategic weapons arsenal in the 1950s and 1960s.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Abort the launch!!!!! This book is a no-go!

    • By Pete Mypaycheck on 12-04-14

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Battle for North Africa

    • El Alamein and the Turning Point for World War II (Twentieth-Century Battles)
    • By: Glyn Harper
    • Narrated by: Douglas R. Pratt
    • Length: 9 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7
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      4 out of 5 stars 6
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    In the early years of World War II, Germany shocked the world with a devastating blitzkrieg, rapidly conquered most of Europe, and pushed into North Africa. As the Allies scrambled to counter the Axis armies, the British Eighth Army confronted the experienced Afrika Corps, led by German field marshal Erwin Rommel, in three battles at El Alamein. In the first battle, the Eighth Army narrowly halted the advance of the Germans during the summer of 1942. However, the stalemate left Nazi troops within striking distance of the Suez Canal, which would provide a critical tactical advantage to the controlling force. War historian Glyn Harper dives into the story, vividly narrating the events, strategies, and personalities surrounding the battles and paying particular attention to the Second Battle of El Alamein, a crucial turning point in the war that would be described by Winston Churchill as "the end of the beginning."

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Sun, Sin, Suburbia

    • The History of Modern Las Vegas Revised and Expanded
    • By: Geoff Schumacher
    • Narrated by: Douglas R. Pratt
    • Length: 11 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 31
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 30

    Las Vegas is gambling's mecca - Sin City the Entertainment Capital of the World with 40 million visitors a year. But that's just part of the story. This carefully documented history tracks the rise of Las Vegas from its vital role in World War II, of the Rat Pack era of the 50s, the explosive growth of the 90s, and it's colossal collapse in the post 2008 real-estate crash. It offers a history of the iconic Strip, but also profiles the neighborhoods where over 2 million people live.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good History of Vegas - old, modern and mundane

    • By Amazon Customer on 06-13-14

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Weight Loss Success

    • How to Lose Weight and Have Fun Doing It
    • By: Joan Marie Verba
    • Narrated by: Douglas R. Pratt
    • Length: 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    "Do one thing every day that makes you happy." Why? Because when you participate in activities that are fun for you, you'll stick with them. When you find nutritional, healthy foods you enjoy, you'll eat them. When you are spending your time on fun activities, you won't have the time to be stressed (and you'll avoid emotional eating)!

    Regular price: $3.95

    • Special Operations in World War II

    • British and American Irregular Warfare - Campaigns and Commanders Series
    • By: Andrew L. Hargreaves
    • Narrated by: Douglas R. Pratt
    • Length: 12 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 5
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      4 out of 5 stars 5
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      3 out of 5 stars 5

    British and American commanders first used modern Special Forces in support of conventional military operations during World War II. Since then, although special ops have featured prominently in popular culture and media coverage of wars, the academic study of irregular warfare has remained as elusive as the practitioners of special operations themselves.

    Regular price: $24.95

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