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    • American Spring

    • Lexington, Concord, and the Road to Revolution
    • By: Walter R. Borneman
    • Narrated by: Tom Taylorson
    • Length: 13 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 46

    When we look back on our nation's history, the American Revolution can feel almost like a foregone conclusion. In reality, the first weeks of the war were much more tenuous, and a fractured and ragtag group of colonial militias had to coalesce to have even the slimmest chance of toppling the mighty British Army. American Spring follows a fledgling nation from Paul Revere's little-known ride of December 1774 and the first shots fired on Lexington Green through the catastrophic Battle of Bunker Hill.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Terrific book, marginal delivery

    • By Brian McCreath on 08-18-14

    Regular price: $29.95

    • The Kings of Big Spring

    • God, Oil, and One Family's Search for the American Dream
    • By: Bryan Mealer
    • Narrated by: Bryan Mealer
    • Length: 9 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 45
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 37
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      4 out of 5 stars 36

    In 1892, Bryan Mealer's great-grandfather leaves the Georgia mountains and heads west into Texas, looking for wealth and adventure in the raw and open country. But his luck soon runs out. Beset by drought, the family loses their farm just as the dead pastures around them give way to one of the biggest oil booms in American history. They eventually settle in the small town of Big Spring, where fast fortunes are being made from its own reserves of oil.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Not on a par with Hillbilly Elegy

    • By Gordon on 02-20-19

    Regular price: $25.51

    • The American Spring

    • What We Talk About When We Talk About Revolution
    • By: Amelia Stein
    • Narrated by: Amanda Carlin
    • Length: 6 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Since the eviction of Occupy protestors from encampments in many cities throughout the world, smaller and more targeted occupations have continued. Workers in a Chicago factory occupied - with the support of their union - to protest layoffs. Teachers and students in Tucson staged a walkout to protest the removal of Chicano history books from the curriculum. Home foreclosures were disrupted, even avoided, by direct community action. But what does it all mean? What do we talk about when we talk about "revolution", if we talk about it at all?

    Regular price: $19.95