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    • "Negro President"

    • Jefferson and the Slave Power
    • By: Garry Wills
    • Narrated by: Garry Wills
    • Length: 8 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
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    New York Times best-selling, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Garry Wills, a two-time National Book Critics Circle Award winner, takes a bold and fresh look at Thomas Jefferson. Negro President reveals just how strong slave influence was on determining Jefferson’s policies. Through thorough research Wills shows precisely how this “slave power” helped shape the course of a fledgling nation.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting Book with a Misleading Title

    • By David on 08-07-12

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Lincoln at Gettysburg

    • The Words that Remade America
    • By: Garry Wills
    • Narrated by: Garry Wills
    • Length: 6 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
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    There is perhaps no more compelling example of the power of words than Lincoln's Gettysburg Address. In merely 272 words, Lincoln gave the nation "a new birth of freedom" by tracing its history to the Declaration of Independence, as well as incorporating elements of the Greek revival and Transcendentalism. Garry Wills breathes news life into words we thought we knew and reveals much about a President so easily mythologized but often misunderstood.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Review in 292

    • By Darwin8u on 03-26-15

    Regular price: $16.95

    • What Jesus Meant

    • By: Garry Wills
    • Narrated by: Garry Wills
    • Length: 4 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In what are billed "culture wars", people on the political right and the political left cite Jesus as endorsing their views. Garry Wills argues that Jesus subscribed to no political program. He was far more radical than that. In a fresh reading of the gospels, Wills explores the meaning of the "reign of heaven" that Jesus not only promised for the future but brought with him into this life.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The best book on Jesus I've read.

    • By Jack on 10-29-11

    Regular price: $17.47

    • What Paul Meant

    • By: Garry Wills
    • Narrated by: Garry Wills
    • Length: 4 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Throughout history, Christians have debated Paul's influence in the church. Though revered, Paul has also been controversial. In this masterly analysis, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Garry Wills chronicles Paul's tremendous influence on the first explosion of Christian belief, the controversy surrounding Paul through the centuries, and the meaning of his words.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Thoughtful

    • By Sara on 09-02-08

    Regular price: $17.47

    • Outside Looking In

    • Adventures of an Observer
    • By: Garry Wills
    • Narrated by: Garry Wills
    • Length: 5 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Bookish and retiring, Garry Wills has been an outsider in the academy, in journalism, even in his church. Yet these qualities have, paradoxically, prompted people to share intimate insights with him - perhaps because he is not a rival, a competitor, or a threat. The result is the most personal book Wills has ever written.

    Regular price: $21.00