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    • Friends Divided

    • John Adams and Thomas Jefferson
    • By: Gordon S. Wood
    • Narrated by: James Lurie
    • Length: 17 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 99
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 91
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 90

    Thomas Jefferson and John Adams could scarcely have come from more different worlds or been more different in temperament. Jefferson, the optimist with enough faith in the innate goodness of his fellow man to be democracy's champion, was an aristocratic Southern slave owner while Adams, the overachiever from New England's rising middling classes, painfully aware he was no aristocrat, was a skeptic about popular rule and a defender of a more elitist view of government.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Great Read

    • By Jean on 12-22-17

    Regular price: $38.50

    • Churchill and Orwell

    • The Fight for Freedom
    • By: Thomas E. Ricks
    • Narrated by: James Lurie
    • Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 510
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 462
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 460

    Both George Orwell and Winston Churchill came close to death in the mid-1930s - Orwell shot in the neck in a trench line in the Spanish Civil War and Churchill struck by a car in New York City. If they'd died then, history would scarcely remember them. At the time Churchill was a politician on the outs, his loyalty to his class and party suspect. Orwell was a mildly successful novelist, to put it generously. No one would have predicted that by the end of the 20th century, they would be considered two of the most important people in British history.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Elegantly Written

    • By Jean on 06-11-17

    Regular price: $28.00

    • The Battle of Midway (Pivotal Moments in American History)

    • By: Craig L. Symonds
    • Narrated by: James Lurie
    • Length: 14 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 696
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 631
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 628

    There are few moments in American history in which the course of events tipped so suddenly and so dramatically as at the Battle of Midway. At dawn of June 4, 1942, a rampaging Japanese navy ruled the Pacific. By sunset, their vaunted carrier force (the Kido Butai) had been sunk and their grip on the Pacific had been loosened forever. In this absolutely riveting account of a key moment in the history of World War II, one of America's leading naval historians, Craig L. Symonds, paints an unforgettable portrait of ingenuity, courage, and sacrifice.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • You may knock US down, but you can't knock US out

    • By Matthew on 12-04-13

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Leadership Secrets of Attila the Hun

    • By: Wess Roberts
    • Narrated by: James Lurie
    • Length: 3 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 88
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 74
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 76

    Discover the leadership secrets of the warrior who centuries ago shaped an aimless band of mercenary tribal nomads into the undisputed rulers of the ancient world-and who today offers timeless lessons in win-directed, take-charge management. Based on historical research-and filled with illuminating maxims-this essential guide offers the wisdom of a man who unified thousands, led the charge, kept the peace, picked his enemies wisely, and negotiated brilliantly.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great book for new leaders

    • By Luigi on 06-23-13

    Regular price: $17.09

    • Leading Up

    • How to Lead Your Boss So You Both Win
    • By: Michael Useem
    • Narrated by: James Lurie
    • Length: 9 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 72
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 35

    Leading up is not the same as managing up. Managing up is running the office; leading up is taking the reins and exceeding what's expected. As hierarchies everywhere shed much of their rigidity, upward leadership at all levels becomes more possible - and more necessary. Leading Up is a call to action. It asks us to build on the best in everybody's nature, and it offers a pragmatic blueprint for doing so.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • I wish that I had read this earlier

    • By Bernard on 11-27-04
    • How to Lead Your Boss So You Both Win
    • By: Michael Useem
    • Narrated by: James Lurie
    • Length: 9 hrs and 44 mins
    • Release date: 10-17-01
    • 3.5 out of 5 stars 72 ratings

    Regular price: $21.27

    • Fiasco

    • The American Military Adventure in Iraq
    • By: Thomas E. Ricks
    • Narrated by: James Lurie
    • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 522
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 193
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 194

    The American military is a tightly sealed community, and few outsiders have reason to know that a great many senior officers view the Iraq war with incredulity and dismay. But many officers have shared their anger with renowned military reporter Thomas E. Ricks, and in Fiasco, Ricks combines these astonishing on-the-record military accounts with his own extraordinary on-the-ground reportage to create a spellbinding account of an epic disaster.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • How not to plan for a war!

    • By Kyle on 08-04-06
    • The American Military Adventure in Iraq
    • By: Thomas E. Ricks
    • Narrated by: James Lurie
    • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
    • Release date: 07-25-06
    • 4 out of 5 stars 522 ratings

    Regular price: $28.00

    • The Warren Commission Report

    • The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
    • By: Michael Beschloss (introduction), The Warren Commission
    • Narrated by: Peter Ganim, James Lurie, Michael Beschloss (introduction)
    • Length: 34 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35

    President Lyndon B. Johnson, by Executive Order No. 11130 dated November 29, 1963, created this Commission to investigate the assassination on November 22, 1963, of John Fitzgerald Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States. The President directed the Commission to evaluate all the facts and circumstances surrounding the assassination and the subsequent killing of the alleged assassin and to report its findings and conclusions to him.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • No matter how much you thought you knew about this topic you will be surprised at what a good read this is

    • By Susan on 03-21-18

    Regular price: $34.94

    • Panic in Level 4

    • Cannibals, Killer Viruses, and Other Journeys to the Edge of Science
    • By: Richard Preston
    • Narrated by: James Lurie
    • Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 243
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 146
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 147

    Bizarre illnesses and plagues that kill people in the most unspeakable ways. Obsessive and inspired efforts by scientists to solve mysteries and save lives. From The Hot Zone to The Demon in the Freezer and beyond, Richard Preston's best selling works have mesmerized readers everywhere by showing them strange worlds of nature they never dreamed of.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • WAIT! Maybe this isn't what you think....

    • By Doug on 07-05-11
    • Cannibals, Killer Viruses, and Other Journeys to the Edge of Science
    • By: Richard Preston
    • Narrated by: James Lurie
    • Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
    • Release date: 08-29-08
    • 4 out of 5 stars 243 ratings

    Regular price: $27.93

    • The Finish

    • The Killing of Osama bin Laden
    • By: Mark Bowden
    • Narrated by: James Lurie
    • Length: 9 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 337
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 285
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 286

    From Mark Bowden, internationally best-selling and acclaimed author of Black Hawk Down and the preeminent chronicler of the actions of our military and special forces writing today, comes an intensely gripping account of the hunt for and elimination of Osama bin Laden. With unprecedented access to key sources and his great gift for storytelling, Bowden takes us inside the rooms where decisions were made and on the ground where the action unfolded.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Bowden is great as usual, but the narrator sucks

    • By W. Goodman on 11-22-12

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The War of the Three Gods

    • Romans, Persians, and the Rise of Islam
    • By: Peter Crawford
    • Narrated by: James Lurie
    • Length: 11 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 68
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 63
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 64

    The War of the Three Gods is a military history of the Near and Middle East in the seventh century - with its chief focus on the reign of the Eastern Roman Emperor Heraclius (AD 610-641) - a pivotal and dramatic time in world history. The Eastern Roman Empire was brought to the very brink of extinction by the Sassanid Persians before Heraclius managed to inflict a crushing defeat on the Sassanids with a desperate, final gambit.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great book

    • By Roboto on 02-12-15

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Redeemer

    • The Life of Jimmy Carter
    • By: Randall Balmer
    • Narrated by: James Lurie
    • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21

    Evangelical Christianity and conservative politics are today seen as inseparable. But when Jimmy Carter, a Democrat and a born-again Christian, won the presidency in 1976, he owed his victory in part to American evangelicals, who responded to his open religiosity and his rejection of the moral bankruptcy of the Nixon Administration. Carter, running as a representative of the New South, articulated a progressive strand of American Christianity that championed liberal ideals, racial equality, and social justice - one that has almost been forgotten since.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting

    • By Jean on 06-23-14

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Gamble

    • By: Thomas E. Ricks
    • Narrated by: James Lurie
    • Length: 10 hrs and 16 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 116
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 72
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 70

    Fiasco, Thomas E. Ricks's #1 New York Times bestseller, transformed the political dialogue on the war in Iraq - The Gamble is the next news-breaking installment. Thomas E. Ricks uses hundreds of hours of exclusive interviews with top officers in Iraq and extraordinary on-the-ground reportage to document the inside story of the Iraq War since late 2005 as only he can, examining the events that took place as the military was forced to reckon with itself.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Sure Bet

    • By Joshua Kim on 06-10-12

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Camelot's Court

    • Inside the Kennedy White House
    • By: Robert Dallek
    • Narrated by: James Lurie
    • Length: 16 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 44
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 39
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 39

    Fifty years after John F. Kennedy's assassination, presidential historian Robert Dallek, whom The New York Times calls "Kennedy's leading biographer", delivers a riveting new portrait of this president and his inner circle of advisors, their rivalries, personality clashes, and political battles. In Camelot's Court, Dallek analyzes the brain trust whose contributions to the successes and failures of Kennedy's administration - including the Bay of Pigs, civil rights, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and Vietnam - were indelible.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Flawed Men and Impossible Choices

    • By Larry David Fuller on 11-25-17

    Regular price: $39.92

    • Dawn of D-Day

    • These Men Were There, June 6, 1944
    • By: David Howarth
    • Narrated by: James Lurie
    • Length: 8 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    June 6, 1944, is one of the most famous dates in world history, and, as David Howarth shows, a defining date in countless personal histories. In this intimate chronicle, the 7,000 vessels, 12,000 aircraft, and 750,000 men committed on D-Day are taken for granted. Instead, we see D-Day through the eyes of the men on the ground as Howarth weaves together the larger story of the beginning of the battle of Normandy with the stories of the beachhead itself.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • RFK

    • His Words for Our Times
    • By: C. Richard Allen, Edwin O. Guthman, Robert F. Kennedy
    • Narrated by: James Lurie, Jim Meskimen
    • Length: 14 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    Twenty-five years after Bobby Kennedy was assassinated, RFK: His Words for Our Times, a celebration of Kennedy’s life and legacy, was published to enormous acclaim. Now, a quarter century later, this classic volume has been thoroughly edited and updated. Through his own words we get a direct and intimate perspective on Kennedy’s views on civil rights, social justice, the war in Vietnam, foreign policy, the desirability of peace, the need to eliminate poverty, and the role of hope in American politics.

    Regular price: $34.22

    • Project Azorian

    • The CIA and the Raising of the K-129
    • By: Norman Polmar, Michael White
    • Narrated by: James Lurie
    • Length: 5 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 51
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 45
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 45

    Despite incredible political, military, and intelligence risks, and after six years of secret preparations, the CIA attempted to salvage the sunken Soviet ballistic missile submarine K-129 from the depths of the North Pacific Ocean in early August 1974. This audacious effort was carried out under the cover of an undersea mining operation sponsored by eccentric billionaire Howard Hughes.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • How did the Russians not know at the time?

    • By Boots on 04-08-14

    Regular price: $19.95

    • All In: The Education of General David Petraeus

    • By: Paula Broadwell, Vernon Loeb
    • Narrated by: James Lurie
    • Length: 14 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 79
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 64
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 61

    General David Petraeus is the most transformative leader the American military has seen since the generation of Marshall. In All In, military expert Paul Broadwell examines Petraeus's career, his intellectual development as a military officer, and his impact on the U.S. military.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The scholar general

    • By Jean on 03-15-12

    Regular price: $33.60

    • Lincoln's Dreams

    • By: Connie Willis
    • Narrated by: James Lurie
    • Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 86
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 78
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 80

    For Jeff Johnston, a young historical researcher for a Civil War novelist, reality is redefined on a bitter cold night near the close of a lingering winter. He meets Annie, an intense and lovely young woman suffering from vivid nightmares. Haunted by the dreamer and her unrelenting dreams, Jeff leads Annie on an emotional odyssey through the heartland of the Civil War in search of a cure. On long-silenced battlefields their relationship blossoms–two obsessed lovers linked by unbreakable chains of history, torn by a duty that could destroy them both.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Last chapter not missing

    • By Julia on 04-23-15

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Super Crunchers

    • How Anything Can be Predicted
    • By: Ian Ayres
    • Narrated by: James Lurie
    • Length: 6 hrs and 20 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    Beginning with examples of the mathematician who out-predicted wine buffs in determining the best vintages, and the sports scouts who now use statistics rather than intuition to pick winners, Super Crunchers exposes the world of data-miners, introducing the people and the techniques. It illuminates the hidden patterns all around us.

    Regular price: $16.63

    • Confidence Men

    • Wall Street, Washington, and the Education of a President
    • By: Ron Suskind
    • Narrated by: James Lurie
    • Length: 22 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 310
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 246
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 245

    The hidden history of Wall Street and the White House comes down to a single American concept: confidence. Both centers of power, New York and Washington, learned how to manufacture it - until August 2007, when that confidence began to crumble. Ron Suskind here tells the story of what happened next, as Wall Street struggled to save itself while a man with little experience and soaring rhetoric emerged from obscurity to usher in "a new era of responsibility".

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • another uneducated narrator

    • By shari on 10-06-11
    • Wall Street, Washington, and the Education of a President
    • By: Ron Suskind
    • Narrated by: James Lurie
    • Length: 22 hrs and 4 mins
    • Release date: 09-20-11
    • 4 out of 5 stars 310 ratings

    Regular price: $46.77

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