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    • Home Fires

    • An Intimate Portrait of One Middle-Class Family in Postwar America
    • By: Donald Katz, Jonathan Alter (introduction), Ricky Ian Gordon (afterword)
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett, Jonathan Alter (introduction), Ricky Ian Gordon (afterword)
    • Length: 28 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48

    Home Fires is the powerful saga of the Gordon family - real people, names unchanged. Spanning nearly five decades, from the end of World War II to the early 1990s, their story has the scope, depth, wealth of incident, and emotional intensity of a great novel, and an abundance of humor, scandal, warmth, and trauma - the recognizable components of family life. This is also a masterful chronicle of the turbulent postwar era, illuminating the interplay between private life and profound cultural changes.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Way We Were

    • By Rick on 09-07-14

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Center Holds

    • Obama and His Enemies
    • By: Jonathan Alter
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Alter
    • Length: 18 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 143
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 132
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 132

    In The Center Holds: Obama and His Enemies, Jonathan Alter uses his unmatched access and deep knowledge of politics and history to produce the first full account of America at the crossroads. He pierces the bubble of the White House and of the presidential campaigns with exclusive reporting and rare historical insight. More than a campaign book, this is the epic story of an embattled president facing a historic moment he considered more pivotal than 2008.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Best Telling of the 2012 Campaign So Far

    • By Mike on 06-11-13

    Regular price: $28.30

    • The Promise

    • President Obama, Year One
    • By: Jonathan Alter
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Alter
    • Length: 21 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 176
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 64
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 67

    Barack Obama’s inauguration as president on January 20, 2009, inspired the world. But the great promise of “Change We Can Believe In” was immediately tested by the threat of another Great Depression, a worsening war in Afghanistan, and an entrenched and deeply partisan system of business as usual in Washington. Despite all the coverage, the backstory of Obama’s historic first year in office has until now remained a mystery.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • the only way to read a book like this

    • By Jim Cornelius on 07-02-10

    Regular price: $39.93