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    • Cold War Navy SEAL

    • My Story of Che Guevara, War in the Congo, and the Communist Threat in Africa
    • By: James M. Hawes, Mary Ann Koenig
    • Narrated by: Danny Campbell
    • Length: 6 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    Sometime in 1965, James Hawes landed in the Congo with cash stuffed in his socks, morphine in his bag, and a basic understanding of his mission: recruit a mercenary navy and suppress the Soviet- and Chinese-backed rebels engaged in guerilla movements against a pro-Western government. He knew the United States must preserve deniability, so he would be abandoned in any life-threatening situation; he did not know that Che Guevara was attempting to export his revolution a few miles away. Cold War Navy SEAL gives unprecedented insight into a clandestine chapter in US history through the experiences of Hawes, a distinguished Navy frogman and later a CIA contractor. His journey began as an officer in the newly-formed SEAL Team 2, where Hawes commanded boats in the CIA's series of covert, hit-and-run raids into North Vietnam. Those raids directly instigated the Gulf of Tonkin Incident.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Congo Stories

    • Battling Five Centuries of Exploitation and Greed
    • By: John Prendergast, Fidel Bafilemba, Ryan Gosling - photographer, and others
    • Narrated by: John Prendergast, Channie Waites, Jerome Butler, and others
    • Length: 8 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2

    From the author of the New York Times best-selling and award-winning Not on Our Watch, John Prendergast co-writes a compelling book with Fidel Bafilemba - with stunning photographs by Ryan Gosling - revealing the way in which the people and resources of the Democratic Republic of Congo have been used throughout the last five centuries to build, develop, advance, and safeguard the United States and Europe. The book highlights the devastating price Congo has paid for that support. 

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Incredible True Story of Blondy Baruti

    • My Unlikely Journey from the Congo to Hollywood
    • By: Blondy Baruti, Joe Layden - contributor
    • Narrated by: Ron Butler
    • Length: 11 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Blondy Baruti's boyhood in the Democratic Republic of the Congo was shaped by a desperate ordeal to survive. After marauding soldiers invaded his village, he, his mom, and his sister fled to the jungle to escape the atrocities and violence. Their odyssey ended some 16 months later when they finally reached safety - but Blondy's journey had only just begun. In an amazing true story that seems more like fiction, we see Blondy overcome incredible odds in pursuit of daring dreams that take him from his fight for survival in the Congolese jungle to a dazzling turn on an A-list red carpet.

    Regular price: $20.99

    • All Things Must Fight to Live

    • Stories of War and Deliverance in Congo
    • By: Bryan Mealer
    • Narrated by: Karl Miller
    • Length: 10 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
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      5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 13

    In All Things Must Fight to Live, Bryan Mealer takes listeners on a harrowing 2000 mile journey through Congo, where gun-toting militia still rape and kill with impunity. Amidst burnt-out battlefields where armies still wrestle for control, into the dark corners of the forests, and along the high savanna, where thousands have been slaughtered and quickly forgotten, Mealer searches for signs that Africa's most troubled state will soon rise from ruin.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Beautiful and haunting.

    • By David William Peters on 05-13-16

    Regular price: $24.95