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    • Rutherford B. Hayes

    • By: Hans L. Trefousse
    • Narrated by: Ira Claffey
    • Length: 5 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 58
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 52
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 52

    The similarities between the controversial elections of 1876 and 2000 have brought Rutherford B. Hayes back into public memory. In 1876, Hayes's opponent, Samuel Tilden, won the popular vote and led the Electoral College, but when the returns in some states were disputed, a special electoral commission handed the presidency to Hayes. Historian Hans L. Trefousse recounts the obstacles, triumphs, and real legacy of Hayes' presidency.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • No Depth

    • By Edwin on 01-06-04

    Regular price: $14.60

    • Theodore Roosevelt

    • By: Louis Auchincloss
    • Narrated by: Ira Claffey
    • Length: 3 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 10

    The American century opened with the election of that quintessentially American adventurer, Theodore Roosevelt. Louis Auchincloss' biography introduces us to the man behind the many myths of Theodore Roosevelt. From his early involvement in the politics of New York City and then New York State, we trace his celebrated military career and finally his ascent to the national political stage.

    Regular price: $15.93

    • James Madison

    • By: Garry Wills
    • Narrated by: Ira Claffey
    • Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 67
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 20

    The eternal conundrum about James Madison - a key framer of the U.S. Constitution, a formidable political figure, and a man of penetrating analytical intellect and tremendous foresight - is why, when he became chief executive, did he steer the ship of state with such an unsteady hand? In this examination of Madison's life and career, Garry Wills outlines the union of unfortunate circumstance, misplaced temperament, and outright poor judgment that bogged down Madison's presidency.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Biography Is OK

    • By Noemi G on 04-30-05

    Regular price: $21.27

    • Dwight D. Eisenhower

    • By: Tom Wicker
    • Narrated by: Ira Claffey
    • Length: 4 hrs and 53 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 10

    A bona-fide American hero at the close of World War II, General Dwight Eisenhower rode an enormous wave of popularity into the Oval Office seven years later. Though we may view the Eisenhower years through a hazy lens of 1950s nostalgia, historians consider his presidency one of the least successful.

    Regular price: $15.93

    • Grover Cleveland

    • By: Henry F. Graff
    • Narrated by: Ira Claffey
    • Length: 4 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 18

    Though often overlooked, Grover Cleveland was a significant figure in American presidential history. Having run for President three times and gaining the popular vote majority each time, Cleveland was unique in the line of nineteenth-century Chief Executives. Presidential historian Henry F. Graff revives Cleveland's fame, explaining how he fought to restore stature to the office in the wake of several weak administrations.

    Regular price: $15.93

    • Jacob's Ladder

    • By: Donald McCaig
    • Narrated by: Ira Claffey
    • Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 7

    With the vivid canvas of the Civil War as a backdrop, Donald McCaig conjures a passionate and richly textured story set in the heart of America's greatest and most devastating time. On Gatewood Plantation, both blacks and whites fulfill their unforgettable destinies. From the interlocked lives of masters and slaves, and a wealth of historical detail, Jacob's Ladder examines the loves, letters, and struggles of the characters, and leads to the nightmare of the lurid anguish of the battlefields.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Has the right elements for a good story, but ....

    • By Leslie Grey McCawley on 12-20-04

    Regular price: $17.47

    • The Rock Rats

    • Book Two of The Asteroid Wars
    • By: Ben Bova
    • Narrated by: Ira Claffey, Amanda Karr, cast
    • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 307
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 131
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 129

    Visionary space industrialist Dan Randolph is dead, but his protege, pilot Pancho Barnes, now sits on the board of his conglomerate. She has her work cut out for her, for Randolph's rival, Martin Humphries, still wants to control Astro and still wants to drive independent asteroid miners like Lars Fuchs out of business. Humphries wants revenge against Pancho, and, most of all, he wants his old flame, Amanda, who has become Lars Fuchs's wife.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A little disappointing

    • By Steve Cross on 04-04-06

    Regular price: $31.93

    • John Quincy Adams

    • By: Robert V. Remini
    • Narrated by: Ira Claffey
    • Length: 6 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 46
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22

    While John Quincy Adams' natural tendencies were toward a contemplative life filled with art and literature, his path was predestined - the law and then public service. It is no wonder that later, as a grown man, accomplished and admired, he was spoken of as cold and austere, even misanthropic.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Average President, but extraordinary man

    • By buffaloboy on 05-01-12

    Regular price: $21.27