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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
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49
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      4 out of 5 stars 43
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 42

    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 72
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      4 out of 5 stars 67
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      4 out of 5 stars 67

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The War of 1812 fascinating listening

    • By Ira S. Saposnik on 05-28-17

    Regular price: $23.08

    • 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
      5 out of 5 stars 10
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      4 out of 5 stars 7
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      5 out of 5 stars 7

    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
    • 5 out of 5 stars 10 ratings

    Regular price: $19.95

    • 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

    • 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
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    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

    • 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 14
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
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      4 out of 5 stars 13

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Very Thorough

    • By A. E. Murray on 04-03-17

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Unhinged

    • Exposing Liberals Gone Wild
    • By: Michelle Malkin
    • Narrated by: Douglas R. Pratt
    • Length: 5 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
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      5 out of 5 stars 7
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      5 out of 5 stars 7

    Unhinged: Exposing Liberals Gone Wild is Michelle Malkin's unrestrained and uncensored exposé of hate-mongering Leftists. With wit, wisdom, and a bullet-proof vest, Malkin ruthlessly and raucously skewers the myths of liberal tolerance, peace, and civility while responding to the incendiary insults and vile slurs directed at her and other conservatives. With infuriating details that are not for the faint of heart, Malkin chronicles the bizarre world of foaming-at-the-mouth Leftists in their natural habitats

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Fiery Information!

    • By Andrew Petersen on 10-03-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • 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
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      5 out of 5 stars 5
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    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

    • 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 4
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      4 out of 5 stars 4

    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

    • Titan

    • The Art of British Power in the Age of Revolution and Napoleon
    • By: William R. Nester
    • Narrated by: Douglas R. Pratt
    • Length: 13 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 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

    When the leaders of the French Revolution executed Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette in 1793, they sent a chilling message to the hereditary ruling orders in Europe. Believing that monarchy anywhere presented a threat to democratic rule in France, the leaders of the revolution declared war on European aristocracies, including those of Great Britain. For more than 20 years thereafter, France and England waged a protracted war that ended in British victory.

    • The Art of British Power in the Age of Revolution and Napoleon
    • By: William R. Nester
    • Narrated by: Douglas R. Pratt
    • Length: 13 hrs and 37 mins
    • Release date: 01-24-17
    • 4 out of 5 stars 4 ratings

    Regular price: $24.95

    • 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 23
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    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

    • US Foreign Policy and Defense Strategy

    • The Evolution of an Incidental Superpower
    • By: Nikolas Gvosdev, Derek Reveron, Mackubin Thomas Owens
    • Narrated by: Douglas R. Pratt
    • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
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      4 out of 5 stars 11
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    In US Foreign Policy and Defense Strategy, the authors analyze the strategic underpinnings of hegemony, assess the national security establishment that sustains dominance, consider the impact on civil-military relations, and explore the intertwining relationships between foreign policy, defense strategy, and commercial activities.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Compelling book

    • By Dennis on 08-12-16

    Regular price: $24.95

    • 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 30
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      4 out of 5 stars 29
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      4 out of 5 stars 29

    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

    • Building the Empire State

    • Political Economy in the Early Republic
    • By: Brian Phillips Murphy
    • Narrated by: Douglas R. Pratt
    • Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
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      4 out of 5 stars 4
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      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Brian Phillips Murphy follows the collaborations between political leaders and a group of unelected political entrepreneurs, including Robert R. Livingston and Alexander Hamilton, who persuaded legislative powers to grant monopolies corporate status in order to finance and manage civic institutions.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Compelling

    • By Jean on 03-17-16

    Regular price: $24.95

    • 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
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    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

    • 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

    • Titan II

    • A History of a Cold War Missile
    • By: David Stumpf
    • Narrated by: Douglas R. Pratt
    • Length: 12 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 37
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 37

    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

    • 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

    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

    • 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 7
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    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

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