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    • Denali's Howl

    • The Deadliest Climbing Disaster on America's Wildest Peak
    • By: Andy Hall
    • Narrated by: Jim Manchester
    • Length: 7 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 238
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      4 out of 5 stars 215
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      4 out of 5 stars 214

    In 1967, 12 young men attempted to climb Alaska's MountMcKinley - known to the locals as Denali - one of the most popular and deadly mountaineering destinations in the world. Only five survived. Journalist Andy Hall, son of the park superintendent at the time, investigates the tragedy. He spent years tracking down survivors, lost documents, and recordings of radio communications. In Denali's Howl, Hall reveals the full story.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A study in human behaviour

    • By Erik on 06-19-14
    • The Deadliest Climbing Disaster on America's Wildest Peak
    • By: Andy Hall
    • Narrated by: Jim Manchester
    • Length: 7 hrs and 22 mins
    • Release date: 06-12-14
    • 4 out of 5 stars 238 ratings

    Regular price: $24.47

    • The Heart of Leadership

    • Becoming a Leader People Want to Follow
    • By: Mark Miller
    • Narrated by: Jim Manchester
    • Length: 2 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 150
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 131
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 131

    Like Miller's previous books, this one follows the life, learning, and influence of Debbie Bruster. Here she finds herself mentoring Blake Brown, the son of her former mentor. Rather than answer Blake's questions about leadership directly, Debbie introduces him to other leaders, each of whom shares a unique perspective on what really makes a leader successful. As Blake puts the pieces together, he discovers his problem is not one of skills but of character - that leadership is more about the heart of the leader than the head or hands.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Strong, Principled Book

    • By Paige on 06-18-18

    Regular price: $13.96

    • The Halo Effect

    • ...and the 8 Other Business Delusions That Deceive Managers
    • By: Phil Rosenzweig
    • Narrated by: Jim Manchester
    • Length: 6 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 189
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 139
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 144

    Much of our business thinking is shaped by delusions that distort our understanding of the real reasons for a company's performance. The most pervasive delusion is the Halo Effect. When a company's sales and profits are up, people often conclude that it has a brilliant strategy, a visionary leader, capable employees, and a superb corporate culture. When performance falters, they conclude the opposite. In fact, little may have changed.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • slow start

    • By michael on 01-03-10

    Regular price: $13.96

    • Managing

    • By: Henry Mintzberg
    • Narrated by: Jim Manchester
    • Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 43
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 25
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      4 out of 5 stars 26

    This landmark book draws on Henry Mintzberg's observations of 29 managers, in business, government, health care, and the social sector, working in settings ranging from a refugee camp to a symphony orchestra.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A little bit of reality about management

    • By JM on 01-02-13

    Regular price: $15.36

    • Creating the Constitution: 1787

    • The Drama of American History
    • By: James Lincoln Collier, Christopher Collier
    • Narrated by: Jim Manchester
    • Length: 1 hr and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
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      4 out of 5 stars 8

    Using a narrative format, Creating the Constitution details the events leading up to the writing of the US Constitution and what American leaders went through to create it. The authors describe the conflicts between the new states and the delegates each sent to the Constitutional Convention, as well as the work that was done to resolve the many issues at hand.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Time well spent, but doesn't fully meet goals

    • By Philo on 09-01-13

    Regular price: $13.96

    • Multiverse

    • Exploring Poul Anderson's Worlds
    • By: Greg Bear, Gardner Dozois
    • Narrated by: Jim Manchester, Paul Michael Garcia, Charlotte Anne Dore, and others
    • Length: 16 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      3 out of 5 stars 3
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      3 out of 5 stars 3

    Multiverse: Exploring Poul Anderson's Worlds is a rousing, all-original anthology that stands both as a significant achievement in its own right and as a heartfelt tribute to a remarkable writer - and equally remarkable man. A nicely balanced mixture of fiction and reminiscence, Multiverse contains more than a dozen stories and novellas by some of today's finest writers, along with moving reflections by, among others, Anderson's wife, Karen.

    Regular price: $24.47

    • The Performance Pipeline

    • Getting the Right Performance at Every Level of Leadership
    • By: Stephen Drotter
    • Narrated by: Jim Manchester
    • Length: 7 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    It's not enough to build a company full of people with leadership skills. The Performance Pipeline digs deep into the real work of executing business results at each leadership layer. It is filled with lessons and examples from the author's 40 years of experience, and explains how to set performance standards, make sure the right work is being done, and remove performance barriers.

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Pilgrims and Puritans: 1620-1676

    • Drama of American History
    • By: James Lincoln Collier, Christopher Collier
    • Narrated by: Jim Manchester
    • Length: 1 hr and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    In Pilgrims and Puritans, the authors begin in the year 1620 in England and end in New England in the year 1676. The book recounts the religious, political, and social history of the Massachusetts Bay Colony and its influence on our lives today. The narrative follows various groups of settlers from their departure from England through arrival in the New World and their often violent conflicts with the native peoples of the Americas. The authors examine a number of issues that arose in the new society that was founded and the rise and fall of the "city on a hill."

    Regular price: $13.96

    • The Rise of Industry, 1860–1900

    • By: Christopher Collier, James Lincoln Collier
    • Narrated by: Jim Manchester
    • Length: 2 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Rise of Industry gives a detailed account of the industrialization of America in the last decades of the 19th century. It includes descriptions of the technological advances of the late 1800s, poor working conditions, the rise of large corporations and labor unions, and eventual government regulation.

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The Paradox of Jamestown

    • 1585-1700
    • By: Christopher Collier, James Lincoln Collier
    • Narrated by: Jim Manchester
    • Length: 1 hr and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
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      4 out of 5 stars 4
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      4 out of 5 stars 4

    > The Paradox of Jamestown discusses the circumstances surrounding English colonization of Virginia and the evolution of slavery in that colony. Beginning with an examination of 16th- and 17th-century life in England, the authors explain many of the reasons - social, political, religious, and economic - people chose to leave the Old World for a new life in the Americas. They describe the early interactions between the settlers and the Indians, the difficulties those groups had in establishing cooperative relationships, and the many difficulties the settlers had in adjusting to life in the New World.

    Regular price: $13.96

    • Hispanic America, Texas, and the Mexican War: 1835 - 1850

    • The Drama of American History
    • By: Christopher Collier, James Lincoln Collier
    • Narrated by: Jim Manchester
    • Length: 1 hr and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 20
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      4 out of 5 stars 20
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      4 out of 5 stars 20

    Hispanic America, Texas, and the Mexican War examines the history of the southwestern area of the United States. Topics covered include the settlement of the area that became the southwestern portion of the United States, detailing how it evolved from land settled by Native Americans, to Spanish territory, to states that were pawns between the North and South prior to the Civil War.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A nice patch to fill a gap in my knowledge

    • By Philo on 08-29-13

    Regular price: $13.96

    • Reconstruction and the Rise of Jim Crow

    • 1864-1896
    • By: Christopher Collier, James Lincoln Collier
    • Narrated by: Jim Manchester
    • Length: 1 hr and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    The Reconstruction and Rise of Jim Crow describes the fallout of the Civil War, whose aftermath left the United States South angry and poor. This book details the struggles to decide how to deal with the newly freed slaves, through the years of Reconstruction, Jim Crow, sharecropping, and segregation. The storyline also sets the stage for the country’s next battle, which is between the Jim Crow laws and the 14th and 15th Amendments.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent quality, but lacking in quantity

    • By MelFC on 11-13-17

    Regular price: $18.17

    • The French and Indian War: 1660-1763

    • The Drama of American History
    • By: Christopher Collier, James Lincoln Collier
    • Narrated by: Jim Manchester
    • Length: 1 hr and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 20

    The French and Indian War: 1660-1763 covers much more than the few years during which the English and French fought over the division of the North American continent in one of the most neglected periods of American history. In this volume in the Drama of American History series, authors Christopher Collier and James Lincoln Collier trace how England’s other rivals for control of America were eliminated over this period until the only source of conflict left would be between the British and their own colonists.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great overview of a less-known series of conflicts

    • By EmilyK on 06-24-15

    Regular price: $13.96

    • The American Revolution: 1763-1783

    • Drama of American History
    • By: James Lincoln Collier, Christopher Collier
    • Narrated by: Jim Manchester
    • Length: 2 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    The American Revolution examines the people and events involved in the significant war by which the 13 original colonies broke away from England. The authors explain the many sources of conflict between the Americans and the British government, how each side approached the problems, and the results of the escalating violence.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • War & Peace in the United Colonies of America

    • By Michel Bellemare on 05-01-18

    Regular price: $10.46

    • Slavery and the Coming of the Civil War: 1831 - 1861

    • The Drama of American History
    • By: Christopher Collier, James Lincoln Collier
    • Narrated by: Jim Manchester
    • Length: 1 hr and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 3
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    In Slavery and the Coming of the Civil War, the authors explain the occurrences in America during the thirty years between 1831 and 1861. This book discusses the attitudes and events that led up to and caused the Civil War in America, particularly the institution of slavery, the Abolitionist movement, and the rise of Abraham Lincoln.

    Regular price: $13.96

    • Reckless

    • The Racehorse Who Became a Marine Corps Hero
    • By: Tom Clavin
    • Narrated by: Jim Manchester
    • Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    Her Korean name was Ah-Chim-Hai, meaning Flame-of-the-Morning. Af our-year-old chestnut-colored Mongolian racehorse with a white blaze down her face and three white stockings, she once amazed the crowds in Seoul with her remarkable speed. But the star racer was soon sold to an American marine and trained to carry heavy loads of artillery shells up and down steep hills under a barrage of bullets and bombs. The marines renamed her Reckless. Reckless soon proved fearless under fire, boldly trekking alone through the fiery gauntlet, exposed to explosions and shrapnel.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • What a wonderful story.

    • By Kathleen on 06-01-17
    • The Racehorse Who Became a Marine Corps Hero
    • By: Tom Clavin
    • Narrated by: Jim Manchester
    • Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
    • Release date: 08-05-14
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 10 ratings

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Building a New Nation: The Federalist Era: 1789-1801

    • The Drama of American History
    • By: James Lincoln Collier, Christopher Collier
    • Narrated by: Jim Manchester
    • Length: 1 hr and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Building a New Nation chronicles the development of the new government following the signing of the Constitution. It explores the political views of the young nation’s leaders as they struggled to form a strong nation, despite the foreign and domestic dilemmas that they faced. The authors describe the beginnings of the two-party system, the administrations of the first three presidents, and key decisions by each branch of the government that shaped the future of the country.

    Regular price: $13.96

    • Clash of Cultures

    • Prehistory-1638
    • By: Christopher Collier, James Lincoln Collier
    • Narrated by: Jim Manchester
    • Length: 1 hr and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    History is dramatic - and the renowned, award-winning authors Christopher Collier and James Lincoln Collier demonstrate this in this compelling series aimed at young listeners. Covering American history from the founding of Jamestown through the present day, these volumes explore far beyond the dates and events of a historical chronicle to present a moving illumination of the ideas, opinions, attitudes and tribulations that led to the birth of this great nation.

    Regular price: $13.96

    • Progressivism, the Great Depression, and the New Deal

    • 1901 - 1941
    • By: Christopher Collier, James Lincoln Collier
    • Narrated by: Jim Manchester
    • Length: 2 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Progressivism, the Great Depression, and the New Deal emphasizes economic trends and the role of the government in regard to the economy from the beginning of the twentieth century to America's entry into World War II. The authors discuss the boom of the 1920s, the crash of 1929, the ensuing Depression, and the country's response. Franklin D. Roosevelt's "hundred days" and programs such as the Works Progress Administration (WPA) are examined in detail.

    Regular price: $18.17

    • Indians, Cowboys, and Farmers, and the Battle for the Great Plains

    • 1865–1910
    • By: Christopher Collier, James Lincoln Collier
    • Narrated by: Jim Manchester
    • Length: 2 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 3
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    This is American history at its most basic. Believing that students get "lost in a swamp of factual information", the Colliers survey the essential concepts of settling the Great Plains, without a great deal of detail. For example, in describing the sequence of events that led to the Grattan Massacre, there is no mention of date, location, or names of the people involved. Without prior knowledge, listeners would not know it was the Grattan Massacre. Topics addressed include Native American history prior to contact with whites and conflicts with settlers and the military, ranching and cowboys, railroads, and reform movements.

    Regular price: $13.96

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