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    • George Washington's Farewell Address

    • By: George Washington
    • Narrated by: John Greenman
    • Length: 50 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
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    "George Washington's Farewell Address" is a letter written by George Washington to the people of the United States of America. It was Washington's valedictory after 20 years of service to the new nation. It is a classic statement of republicanism, warning Americans of the political dangers they can and must avoid if they are to remain true to their values.

    Regular price: $7.95

    • The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

    • By: Mark Twain
    • Narrated by: John Greenman
    • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
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    "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" (often shortened to "Huck Finn") is a novel written by Mark Twain and published in 1884. It is commonly regarded as one of the "Great American Novels" and is one of the first major American novels written in the vernacular, characterized by local color regionalism. It is told in the first person by Huckleberry "Huck" Finn, best friend of Tom Sawyer and narrator of two other Twain novels.

    Regular price: $8.91

    • President Calvin Coolidge's Last Address

    • By: Calvin Coolidge
    • Narrated by: John Greenman
    • Length: 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
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    John Calvin Coolidge, Jr. (July 4, 1872-January 5, 1933) was the thirtieth president of the United States (1923-1929). A Republican lawyer from Vermont, Coolidge worked his way up the ladder of Massachusetts state politics, eventually becoming governor of that state. His response to the Boston police strike of 1919 thrust him into the national spotlight and gave him a reputation as a man of decisive action.

    Regular price: $7.13

    • President John Tyler's Last Address

    • By: John Tyler
    • Narrated by: John Greenman
    • Length: 1 hr and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
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    In Tyler's final address to Congress he mentions how his administration has brought the country back to prosperity from a time of national paucity. In announcing his coming retirement he asks Congress to accept measures that will ensure the country's continued rise from want.

    Regular price: $4.99

    • The Gettysburg Address

    • By: Abraham Lincoln
    • Narrated by: John Greenman
    • Length: 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
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    The Gettysburg Address is the most famous speech of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln and one of the most quoted speeches in United States history. It was delivered at the dedication of the Soldiers' National Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, on November 19, 1863, during the American Civil War, four and a half months after the Battle of Gettysburg.

    Regular price: $7.13

    • Abraham Lincoln's Two Inaugural Addresses

    • By: Abraham Lincoln
    • Narrated by: John Greenman
    • Length: 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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    Lincoln's first Inaugural Address was delivered on March 4th, 1861, as the North and South were sliding toward separation and Civil War. In it, Lincoln warns the nation of the consequences of the secession of the Southern States and, in an effort to avert secession, claims that his administration plans no changes regarding slavery. His second Inaugural Address, given just weeks before his assassination, was also delivered on March 4 but four years later, in 1865.

    Regular price: $7.13

    • The Hour: A Cocktail Manifesto

    • By: Bernard DeVoto
    • Narrated by: John Greenman
    • Length: 1 hr and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      4 out of 5 stars 5
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    One part celebration, one part history, two parts manifesto, Bernard DeVoto’s The Hour is a comic and unequivocal treatise on how and why we drink - properly. The Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award–winning author turns his shrewd wit on the spirits and attitudes that cause his stomach to turn and his eyes to roll (Warning: this book is NOT for rum drinkers). DeVoto instructs his readers on how to drink like gentlemen and sheds new light on the simple joys of the cocktail hour. With an introduction by Daniel Handler.

    Regular price: $11.19

    • Ulysses S. Grant's Last Address to Congress

    • By: Ulysses S. Grant
    • Narrated by: John Greenman
    • Length: 51 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
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    Ulysses S. Grant (born Hiram Ulysses Grant; April 27, 1822 – July 23, 1885) was the 18th President of the United States (1869–1877). As commanding general, Grant led the Union Armies to victory over the Confederacy in the American Civil War, which ended shortly after Robert E. Lee surrendered to him at Appomattox in 1865. After the war, Grant served as commanding general, implementing Congressional Reconstruction, often at odds with President Andrew Johnson.

    Regular price: $7.84

    • President Zachary Taylor's Last State of the Union Address

    • By: Zachary Taylor
    • Narrated by: John Greenman
    • Length: 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
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    Zachary Taylor was the 12th President of the USA, serving from March 1849 until his death in July 1850. Before his presidency, Taylor was a career officer in the United States Army. His status as a national hero as a result of his victories in the Mexican-American War won him election to the White House despite his vague political beliefs. His top priority as president was preserving the Union, but he died sixteen months into his term, before making any progress on the status of slavery...

    Regular price: $4.99

    • The Great Lenore

    • By: J. M. Tohline
    • Narrated by: John Greenman
    • Length: 5 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4 out of 5 stars 3
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    The Great Lenore is the tale of a ravishing young Brit whose falsely-reported death provides her with an opportunity to begin a new life. Before she can disappear for good, however, she longs to know the reaction of her two-timing husband and his aristocratic family. To find out, Lenore enlists Richard - an outsider in the money-and-booze-sodden landscape of Nantucket high society - to be her eyes and ears. As events unfold, Richard discovers the entanglements of Lenore's relationships are more intricate than he ever expected - more intricate even than the secrets within Lenore's miniature punt boat.

    Regular price: $11.19

    • Martin Van Buren's Final Address

    • By: Martin Van Buren
    • Narrated by: John Greenman
    • Length: 1 hr and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7
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    Before leaving office, Van Buren reminds Congress that he refrained from raising taxes, and kept the national debt in check. He makes no mention of the growing factionalism between pro-slavery and abolitionist groups, once again showing his concern for preserving the union.

    Regular price: $4.99

    • The War Prayer

    • By: Mark Twain
    • Narrated by: John Greenman
    • Length: 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 7
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    This short story by Mark Twain was not published until 1916, six years after his death in 1910, because his family considered it too scandalous. After all, what could be more scandalous then attacking religion and war. Narrator John Greenman takes us inside that church as the preacher beseeches God to grant them victory and protect our troops when a stranger appears.

    Regular price: $4.87

    • In the Mean Time

    • By: Paul Tremblay
    • Narrated by: John Greenman
    • Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 8
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
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    A history teacher begins his unorthodox senior course with clips from an ominous surveillance video, causing a student's home life to deteriorate along with the lessons. A girl with a second head that changes into different historical and fictional identities tries to find her father while figuring out how to handle Mom and the book club. A blog documents society's slow, unexplained, but inexorable end, or is it only a collection of pixel-sized paranoia? A once-awkward teen holes up in a kiddie-themed amusement park.

    Regular price: $11.19

    • Franklin Pierce's Last Address to Congress

    • By: Franklin Pierce
    • Narrated by: John Greenman
    • Length: 1 hr and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
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    His inability to calm tensions over slavery kept the country on the path to the American Civil War. Genial and well-spoken, Pierce was a northern Democrat who saw the abolitionist movement as a fundamental threat to the unity of the nation. His polarizing actions in championing and signing the Kansas-Nebraska Act and enforcing the Fugitive Slave Act failed to stem intersectional conflict, setting the stage for Southern secession, and leaving him widely regarded as one of the worst presidents in U.S. history.

    Regular price: $7.83

    • Millard Fillmore's Last Address to Congress

    • By: Millard Fillmore
    • Narrated by: John Greenman
    • Length: 1 hr and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
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    Fillmore was the only Whig president that did not die in office or get expelled from the party, and Fillmore appointed the only Whig Supreme Court Justice. He is consistently included in the bottom 10 of historical rankings of Presidents of the United States. As Zachary Taylor's vice president, he assumed the presidency after Taylor's death. Fillmore was a lawyer from western New York state, and an early member of the Whig Party.

    Regular price: $7.13

    • A Yankee at the Court of King Arthur

    • By: Mark Twain
    • Narrated by: John Greenman
    • Length: 11 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The novel was originally titled "A Yankee in King Arthur's Court". Some early editions are titled "A Yankee at the Court of King Arthur". In it, a Yankee engineer from Connecticut is accidentally transported back in time to the court of King Arthur, where he fools the inhabitants of that time into thinking he is a magician and soon uses his knowledge of modern technology to become a "magician" in earnest, stunning the English of the Early Middle Ages with such feats as demolitions, fireworks and the shoring up of a holy well.

    Regular price: $8.91

    • President Benjamin Harrison's Last State of the Union Address

    • By: Benjamin Harrison
    • Narrated by: John Greenman
    • Length: 1 hr and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
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    During the American Civil War, he served the Union for most of the war as a colonel and on February 14, 1865 was confirmed by the U.S. Senate as a brevet brigadier general of volunteers to rank from January 23, 1865. Afterwards, he unsuccessfully ran for the governorship of Indiana but was later elected to the U.S. Senate by the Indiana legislature.

    Regular price: $8.55

    • The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

    • By: Mark Twain
    • Narrated by: John Greenman
    • Length: 6 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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    "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" (published in 1876) is a very well-known and popular story concerning American youth. Mark Twain's lively tale of the scrapes and adventures of boyhood is set in St. Petersburg, Missouri, where Tom Sawyer and his friend Huckleberry Finn have the kinds of adventures many boys can imagine: racing bugs during class, impressing girls, especially Becky Thatcher, with fights and stunts in the schoolyard, getting lost in a cave, and playing pirates on the Mississippi River.

    Regular price: $8.91

    • William Henry Harrison's Inaugural Address

    • His Last Address
    • By: William Henry Harrison
    • Narrated by: John Greenman
    • Length: 1 hr and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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    Harrison's Inaugural address was also his last, coming just weeks before he succumbed to pneumonia. In it he memorializes America's special place in the world while describing how its management by Congress and the government can solve existing problems.

    Regular price: $4.99

    • James Madison's Final Address

    • By: James Madison
    • Narrated by: John Greenman
    • Length: 28 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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    In this, his eighth annual message, Madison tells of his impending retirement. For the future he recommends better transportation, a national university, rebuilding the military, and a consistent system of weights and measures, among other things.

    Regular price: $4.99

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