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    • Kit Carson and His Three Wives

    • A Family History: Calvin P. Horn Lectures in Western History and Culture
    • By: Marc Simmons
    • Narrated by: Kirk O. Winkler
    • Length: 6 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 9
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 9
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      4 out of 5 stars 9

    Kit Carson (1809-1868) has long held a prominent place in the popular imagination of the American West. However, little is known about his family life, thanks largely to Carson's own guardianship of his privacy. After almost four decades devoted to researching Kit Carson's personal life, Marc Simmons provides information here to further our understanding of Carson.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • OK biography

    • By Amazon Customer on 04-18-16

    Regular price: $17.99

    • The First Space Race: Launching the World's First Satellites

    • Centennial of Flight Series
    • By: Matthew A. Bille, Erika Lishock
    • Narrated by: Kirk O. Winkler
    • Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
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      4 out of 5 stars 6
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      4 out of 5 stars 6

    The First Space Race reveals the inside story of an epic adventure with world-altering stakes. From 1955 to 1958, American and Soviet engineers battled to capture the world's imagination by successfully launching the world's first satellite. The race to orbit featured two American teams led by rival services - the US Army and the Navy - and a Soviet effort so secret that few even knew it existed. This race ushered in the Space Age with a saga of science, politics, technology, engineering, and human dreams.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • it was just ok. Pretty dry.

    • By Jd on 01-26-17

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Misadventures of a Civil War Submarine: Iron, Guns, and Pearls

    • Ed Rachal Foundation Nautical Archaeology Series
    • By: James P. Delgado PhD
    • Narrated by: Kirk O. Winkler
    • Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3 out of 5 stars 1
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    In 2001, while vacationing on Panama’s Pacific coast, maritime archaeologist James P. Delgado came upon the hulk of a mysterious iron vessel, revealed by the ebbing tides in a small cove at Isla San Telmo. He learned that the wreck was the remains of one of the first successful deep-diving submersibles, built in 1864 by Julius H. Kroehl, an innovator during the Civil War. Delgado chronicles the confluence of technological advancement, entrepreneurial aspiration, American capitalist ambition, and ignorance of the physiological effects of deep diving in this compelling narrative. 

    Regular price: $19.95

    • A Life on Hold

    • Crossing Paths with Atrial Fibrillation
    • By: Kevin J. Kauffman
    • Narrated by: Kirk O. Winkler
    • Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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    You're going about your daily routine when you suddenly feel an odd squirming in your chest. You quickly realize that it is your heart, flopping around like a fish out of water. What do you do? You probably panic! Maybe you also experience dizziness, nausea, or shortness of breath, or maybe you have no other symptoms at all. But it's still very scary because...it's your heart!

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The River Was Dyed with Blood

    • Nathan Bedford Forrest and Fort Pillow
    • By: Brian Steel Wills Ph.D.
    • Narrated by: Kirk O. Winkler
    • Length: 10 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      3 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1

    The battlefield reputation of Confederate general Nathan Bedford Forrest, long recognized as a formidable warrior, has been shaped by one infamous wartime incident. At Fort Pillow in 1864, the attack by Confederate forces under Forrest's command left many of the Tennessee Unionists and black soldiers garrisoned there dead in a confrontation widely labeled as a "massacre".

    Regular price: $24.95

    • America's First Adventure in China

    • Trade, Treaties, Opium, and Salvation
    • By: John R. Haddad
    • Narrated by: Kirk O. Winkler
    • Length: 13 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    In 1784, when Americans first voyaged to China, they confronted Chinese authorities who were unaware that the United States even existed. Nevertheless, a long, complicated, and fruitful trade relationship was born after American traders, missionaries, diplomats, and others sailed to China with lofty ambitions: to acquire fabulous wealth, convert China to Christianity, and even command a Chinese army. In America's First Adventure in China, John Haddad provides a colourful history of the evolving cultural exchange and interactions between these countries.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Thorough and complete history

    • By John on 07-21-18

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Global West, American Frontier: Travel, Empire, and Exceptionalism from Manifest Destiny to the Great Depression

    • Calvin P. Horn Lectures in Western History and Culture Series
    • By: David M. Wrobel
    • Narrated by: Kirk O. Winkler
    • Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      4 out of 5 stars 5

    This thoughtful examination of a century of travel writing about the American West overturns a variety of popular and academic stereotypes. Looking at both European and American travelers' accounts of the West, from de Tocqueville's Democracy in America to William Least Heat-Moon's Blue Highways, David Wrobel offers a counternarrative to the nation's romantic entanglement with its Western past and suggests the importance of some long-overlooked authors, lively and perceptive witnesses to our history who deserve new attention.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting

    • By Mark Mears on 01-04-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • 42

    • Inside the Presidency of Bill Clinton
    • By: Michael Nelson, Barbara A. Perry, Russell L. Riley
    • Narrated by: Kirk O. Winkler
    • Length: 14 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
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    This book uses hundreds of hours of newly opened interviews and other sources to illuminate the life and times of the nation's 42nd president, Bill Clinton. Included are path-breaking chapters on the major domestic and foreign policy initiatives of the Clinton years, as well as objective discussions of political success and failures.

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Reagan and the World

    • Leadership and National Security, 1981-1989, Studies In Conflict Diplomacy Peace
    • By: Bradley Lynn Coleman, Kyle Longley, Jack Matlock Jr., and others
    • Narrated by: Kirk O. Winkler
    • Length: 12 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
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    Throughout his presidency, Ronald Reagan sought "peace through strength" during an era of historic change. In the decades since, pundits and scholars have argued over the president's legacy: some consider Reagan a charismatic and consummate leader, who renewed American strength and defeated communism. To others he was an ambitious and dangerous warmonger, whose presidency was plagued with mismanagement, misconduct, and foreign policy failures.

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Let Freedom Ring

    • By: June Summers, Wendelin Saunders
    • Narrated by: Kirk O. Winkler
    • Length: 9 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    When Avery Archer, an 11-year-old boy, telephones Ken Driscoll, a young accountant, and pleads for help in escaping from his kidnappers, Ken thinks the boy is playing a sick prank. But after several daily calls, Ken truly believes the boy is in danger. When Ken contacts the local police for assistance, he learns Avery was abducted 67 years ago and eaten by alligators in a nearby lake. Were they just prank telephone calls in the middle of the night, or was it a desperate cry for help?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting thriller that will hold your attention

    • By cosmitron on 04-20-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Madame Vieux Carré

    • The French Quarter in the Twentieth Century
    • By: Scott S. Ellis
    • Narrated by: Kirk O. Winkler
    • Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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    From the immigrants of the 1910s, to the preservationists of the 1930s, to the nightclub workers and owners of the 1950s and the urban revivalists of the 1990s, Madame Vieux Carré examines the many different people who have called the Quarter home, who have defined its character, and who have fought to keep it from being overwhelmed by tourism's neon and kitsch.

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Abuse of Power

    • How Cold War Surveillance and Secrecy Policy Shaped the Response to 9/11
    • By: Athan Theoharis
    • Narrated by: Kirk O. Winkler
    • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Drawing on information sequestered until recently in FBI records, Theoharis shows how these secret activities in the World War II and Cold War eras expanded FBI surveillance powers and, in the process, eroded civil liberties without substantially advancing legitimate security interests.

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Unfinished Business

    • By: Tim Baker
    • Narrated by: Kirk O. Winkler
    • Length: 6 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4
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      3 out of 5 stars 4
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      4 out of 5 stars 4

    We all have things to do until we die. When you die, your "to-do" list gets cancelled. Unless your corpse is prepared for burial by Meg Hargrave. For 13 years, Meg has prepared corpses at the Peaceful Slumber Funeral Parlor. When she prepares the corpse of a World War II veteran, something extraordinary happens. She becomes aware of a task that had been weighing heavily on the man's mind and she feels compelled to finish it. Her next client is a woman killed in a car crash while driving to see her suicidal brother.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting light mystery-romance

    • By TangoWithText Kim on 01-06-17

    Regular price: $18.50

    • A Year and a Day

    • By: Michael Corrigan
    • Narrated by: Kirk O. Winkler
    • Length: 5 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A Year and a Day is a journal of grief kept for a year and a day after I lost my wife suddenly. It is meant to help others who have suffered a grievous loss.

    Regular price: $19.95