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    • Trailing Clouds of Glory

    • Zachary Taylor's Mexican War Campaign and His Emerging Civil War Leaders
    • By: Felice Flanery Lewis
    • Narrated by: Kirk Winkler
    • Length: 13 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This work is a narrative of Zachary Taylor’s Mexican War campaign, from the formation of his army in 1844 to his last battle at Buena Vista in 1847, with emphasis on the 163 men in his “Army of Occupation” who became Confederate or Union generals in the Civil War. It clarifies what being a Mexican War veteran meant in their cases, how they interacted with one another, how they performed their various duties, and how they reacted under fire. 

    Regular price: $24.95

    • 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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    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 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
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      4 out of 5 stars 6
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    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

    • The Mountain Meadows Massacre

    • By: Juanita Brooks
    • Narrated by: Kirk Winkler
    • Length: 6 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In the Fall of 1857, 120 California-bound emigrants were killed in lonely Mountain Meadows in southern Utah; only 18 young children were spared. The men on the ground after the bloody deed took an oath that they would never mention the event again, either in public or in private. The leaders of the Mormon church also counseled silence. The first report, soon after the massacre, described it as an Indian onslaught at which a few white men were present, only one of whom, John D. Lee, was actually named.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Truth suppressed is its own kind of a lie.

    • By Darwin8u on 08-15-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    • 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 11
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    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

    • Pioneers of Promotion: How Press Agents for Buffalo Bill, P. T. Barnum, and the World's Columbian Exposition Created Modern Marketing

    • By: Joe Dobrow
    • Narrated by: Kirk Winkler
    • Length: 15 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Transporting listeners back to a dramatic time in the late 1800s, Dobrow spotlights a trio of men who reshaped our image of the West and earned national fame: John M. Burke of Buffalo Bill's Wild West, Tody Hamilton of the Barnum & Bailey Circus, and Moses P. Handy of the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago. Drawing on scores of original source materials, Dobrow brings to light the surprisingly sophisticated techniques of these Gilded Age press agents.  

    Regular price: $24.95

    • 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
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    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

    • Carrying the War to the Enemy: American Operational Art to 1945

    • Campaigns and Commanders Series
    • By: Michael R. Matheny
    • Narrated by: Kirk Winkler
    • Length: 12 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Military commanders turn tactics into strategic victory by means of "operational art", the knowledge and creative imagination commanders and staff employ in designing, synchronizing, and conducting battles and major operations to achieve strategic goals. He shows that, contrary to conventional wisdom, US war colleges educated and trained commanders during the interwar years specifically for the operational art they employed in World War II.

    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
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      4 out of 5 stars 6
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    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

    • The Detroit Riot of 1967

    • Great Lakes Books Series
    • By: Hubert G Locke
    • Narrated by: Kirk Winkler
    • Length: 5 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
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    During the last days of July, 1967, Detroit experienced a week of devastating urban collapse - one of the worst civil disorders in twentieth-century America. Forty-three people were killed, over $50 million in property was destroyed, and the city itself was left in a state of panic and confusion, the scars of which are still present today.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Blood in the Argonne: The "Lost Battalion" of World War I

    • Campaigns and Commanders Series
    • By: Alan D. Gaff
    • Narrated by: Kirk Winkler
    • Length: 12 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
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    On October 2, 1918, Maj. Charles W. Whittlesey led the 77th Division in a successful attack on German defenses in the Argonne Forest of northeastern France. His unit, comprised of men of a wide mix of ethnic backgrounds from New York City and the western states, was not a battalion nor was it ever "lost", but once a newspaper editor applied the term "lost battalion" to the episode, it stuck.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Might be a good read.

    • By JT Hope on 12-06-15

    Regular price: $24.95

    • 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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    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

    • 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
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    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

    • Ghost Carrier

    • They Died to Fight Another Day
    • By: Robert Child
    • Narrated by: Kirk Winkler
    • Length: 3 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Frank Rusk has not been sleeping well lately. Each night for the past two weeks, indescribable scenes of horror have awakened him. He is on an exploding ship in WWII, which is sinking fast. Men are burning alive all around him. He hears sailors cry out that a Japanese torpedo hit the bomb bay! Frank decides this horrifying scene must be what his father, Joe Rusk, experienced in his last moments alive before perishing on an aircraft carrier in November 1943. Unbeknownst to Frank, his father did not die in 1943 but entered a parallel dimension when his ship sank. 

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Dispatches from the Eastern Front

    • A Political Education from the Nixon Years to the Age of Obama
    • By: Gerald Felix Warburg
    • Narrated by: Kirk Winkler
    • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
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    How does one arrive at a life in politics and policy? What happens to one's ideals when confronted with the reality that, in Washington, the only way to get things done is compromise? Who are the men and women who help shape our national agenda, and what drives their work? Dispatches from the Eastern Front provides fascinating, intensely personal, yet universal answers to these central questions.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • George B. McClellan and Civil War History

    • In the Shadow of Grant and Sherman
    • By: Thomas J. Rowland
    • Narrated by: Kirk Winkler
    • Length: 9 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 10
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    Perhaps no other Union commander's reputation has been the subject of as much controversy as George B. McClellan's. Thomas J. Rowland presents a framework in which early Civil War command can be viewed without direct comparison to that of the final two years. Such comparisons, in his opinion, are both unfair and contextually inaccurate. Only by understanding how very different was the context and nature of the war facing McClellan, as opposed to Grant and Sherman, can one discard the traditional "good general-bad general" approach to command performance. I

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A different perspective

    • By jfk on 09-04-13

    Regular price: $18.50

    • 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

    • Gang of One

    • Memoirs of a Red Guard
    • By: Fan Shen
    • Narrated by: Kirk Winkler
    • Length: 12 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In 1966 Fan Shen, a newly minted Red Guard, plunged happily into China's Cultural Revolution. Disillusionment soon followed, then turned to disgust and fear when Shen discovered that his compatriots had tortured and murdered a doctor whose house he'd helped raid and whose beautiful daughter he secretly adored. A story of coming of age in the midst of monumental historical upheaval, Shen's Gang of One is more than a memoir of one young man's harrowing experience during a time of terror.

    Regular price: $24.95

    • 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
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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

    • Growing Up Hard in Harlan County

    • By: G.C. Jones
    • Narrated by: Kirk Winkler
    • Length: 8 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
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    G.C. "Red" Jones' classic memoir of growing up in rural eastern Kentucky during the Depression is a story of courage, persistence, and eventual triumph. His priceless and detailed recollections of hardscrabble farming, of the impact of Prohibition on an individualistic people, of the community-destroying mine wars of "Bloody Harlan", and of the drastic dislocations brought by World War II are essential to understanding this seminal era in Appalachian history. 

    Regular price: $19.95

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