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History of the Donner Party A Tragedy of the Sierra, C. F. McGlashan

History of the Donner Party

by C. F. McGlashan

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C. F. McGlashan was the newspaper editor and publisher of the local daily in Truckee, California, the closest town to the Donner Pass. Over t...

Unabridged: 8 hr 52 min
Narrator: Bobbie Frohman
Published: 02/20/2014
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Rise to Greatness Abraham Lincoln and America's Most Perilous Year, David Von Drehle

Rise to Greatness

by David Von Drehle

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As 1862 dawned, the American republic was at death’s door. The federal government appeared overwhelmed, the U.S. Treasury was broke, an...

Unabridged: 16 hr 59 min
Narrator: Robertson Dean
Published: 12/11/2012
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When Affirmative Action Was White An Untold History of Racial Inequality in Twentieth-Century America, Ira Katznelson

When Affirmative Action Was White...

by Ira Katznelson

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In this "penetrating new analysis" (New York Times Book Review) Ira Katznelson fundamentally recasts our understanding of twentieth-century A...

Unabridged: 8 hr 20 min
Narrator: Jonathan Yen
Published: 08/16/2016
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Horatio's Drive America's First Road Trip, Dayton Duncan

Horatio's Drive

by Dayton Duncan

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The companion volume to the PBS documentary film about the first—and perhaps most astonishing—automobile trip across the United S...

Unabridged: 3 hr 9 min
Narrator: Dayton Duncan
Published: 07/01/2003
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Riders Of The Pony Express, Ralph Moody

Riders Of The Pony Express

by Ralph Moody

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Prior to the Civil War, the fastest mail between the West Coast and the East took almost thirty days by stagecoach along a southern route thr...

Unabridged: 2 hr 56 min
Narrator: Cameron Beierle
Published: 12/15/2011
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Speeches and Writings of Abraham Lincoln, Abraham Lincoln

Speeches and Writings of Abraham ...

by Abraham Lincoln

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Abraham Lincoln was undeniably one of the most influential politicians in American history. In this collection of letters, speeches, and othe...

Unabridged: 6 hr 53 min
Narrator: Alan Sklar
Published: 04/26/2011
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The Death of Outrage Bill Clinton and the Assault on American Ideals, William J. Bennett

The Death of Outrage

by William J. Bennett

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Today we see little public outrage about Bill Clinton's misconduct. With enormous skill, the president and his advisors have constructed a de...

Abridged: 3 hr 3 min
Narrator: Charlton Heston
Published: 12/01/1998
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Mosby's Men, John Alexander

Mosby's Men

by John Alexander

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In this rare, exciting eyewitness account, a Confederate soldier reveals what life was really like on the battlefields of the Civil War. Lieu...

Unabridged: 4 hr 37 min
Narrator: Norman Dietz
Published: 01/01/1988
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The Third Terrorist, Jayna Davis

The Third Terrorist

by Jayna Davis

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Within hours of the bombing of the Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City on April 19, 1995, the FBI had evidence pointing to Iraqi and Isl...

Unabridged: 13 hr 38 min
Narrator: Jerry Sciarrio
Published: 09/15/2008
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The Hidden History of Guns and the Second Amendment, Thom Hartmann

The Hidden History of Guns and th...

by Thom Hartmann

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Thom Hartmann, the most popular progressive radio host in America and a New York Times bestselling author, looks at the real history of guns ...

Unabridged: 4 hr 4 min
Narrator: Scott Brick
Published: 06/04/2019
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The Civil War Part I, Jeffrey Rogers Hummel

The Civil War Part I

by Jeffrey Rogers Hummel

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From 1861 to 1865 America was caught in the convulsions of warThe Civil War. No historical event, short of the American Revolution itself, ha...

Unabridged: 2 hr 38 min
The United States at War
Narrator: George C. Scott
Published: 01/01/2007
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The Civil War Part II, Jeffrey Rogers Hummel

The Civil War Part II

by Jeffrey Rogers Hummel

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On April 9, 1865, General Lee surrendered what remained of his Confederate Army. But what had the North won? The United States of America was...

Unabridged: 2 hr 41 min
The United States at War
Narrator: George C. Scott
Published: 01/01/2007
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While the Music Plays, Diane Austell

While the Music Plays

by Diane Austell

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Once, Laura Chandler had dazzled all of Washington with her beauty and poise. But with the sudden death of her husband, the great senator Rob...

Unabridged: 17 hr 51 min
Narrator: Anna Fields
Published: 09/29/2009
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A Call to Heroism Renewing America's Vision of Greatness, Peter H. Gibbon

A Call to Heroism

by Peter H. Gibbon

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What are we to look for in heroes who walk among us today? Or in heroes of our uncertain future? In A Call to Heroism, Gibbon traces the evol...

Unabridged: 8 hr 12 min
Narrator: Brian Emerson
Published: 06/26/2005
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The Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States, Various

The Declaration of Independence a...

by Various

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The two most treasured documents of American freedom together on one audiobook.We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are crea...

Unabridged: 48 min
Narrator: Frank Langella
Published: 07/17/2007
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American Patriots Answering the Call to Freedom, Rick Santorum

American Patriots

by Rick Santorum

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It's time to answer the call.  The United States of America was founded by ordinary citizens who willingly sacrificed their lives an...

Unabridged: 3 hr 25 min
Narrator: Daniel Butler
Published: 10/02/2012
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The Story of the Pony Express An Account of the Most Remarkable Mail Service Ever in Existence, and Its Place in History, Glenn D. Bradley

The Story of the Pony Express

by Glenn D. Bradley

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The Pony Express was a swift mail service that was only active from April 1860 to October 1861. It was a crucial communication link between t...

Unabridged: 2 hr 47 min
Narrator: Bobbie Frohman
Published: 02/20/2014
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Stories of California, Ella M. Sexton

Stories of California

by Ella M. Sexton

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A collection of stories about the history, people, and culture of CaliforniaElla M. Sexton's stated purposed was "to recount in simple accura...

Unabridged: 3 hr 56 min
Narrator: Bobbie Frohman
Published: 02/20/2014
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War in a Time of Peace Bush, Clinton, and the Generals, David Halberstam

War in a Time of Peace

by David Halberstam

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In this long awaited successor to his #1 national bestseller The Best and the Brightest, David Halberstam describes in fascinating human deta...

Abridged: 5 hr 47 min
Narrator: David Halberstam
Published: 09/01/2001
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The Emancipation Proclamation, Abraham Lincoln

The Emancipation Proclamation

by Abraham Lincoln

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While the conflict over slavery was a factor in the Civil War, the abolition of slavery did not become a stated objective until Abraham Linco...

Unabridged: 5 min
Narrator: Robertson Dean
Published: 12/04/2012
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The Battle of Gettysburg, Frank Haskell

The Battle of Gettysburg

by Frank Haskell

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The Battle of Gettysburg is a vivid firsthand account of the most famous battle of the Civil War. Two weeks later, while his memory was fresh...

Unabridged: 3 hr 39 min
Narrator: Tom West
Published: 01/01/1982
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The United States in the Light of Prophecy, Uriah Smith

The United States in the Light of...

by Uriah Smith

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If we read the signs of the times aright, events are soon to transpire of such a nature as to preclude the necessity of any apology for the p...

Unabridged: 4 hr 16 min
Narrator: L. David Harris
Published: 05/06/2016
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The Age of Daredevils, Michael Clarkson

The Age of Daredevils

by Michael Clarkson

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At the dawn of the twentieth century, a small but determined band of barrel jumpers risked their lives in one of the world’s most wondr...

Unabridged: 9 hr 35 min
Narrator: Malcolm Hillgartne...
Published: 10/01/2016
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The Grand Strategy of the War of the Rebellion, William T. Sherman

The Grand Strategy of the War of ...

by William T. Sherman

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Twenty-two years after the close of the American Civil War, General William T. Sherman shared his thoughts and insights on the "grand strateg...

Unabridged: 1 hr 29 min
Narrator: John Bell
Published: 05/17/2016
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The Fearless Benjamin Lay The Quaker Dwarf Who Became the First Revolutionary Abolitionist, Marcus Rediker

The Fearless Benjamin Lay

by Marcus Rediker

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The little-known story of an eighteenth-century Quaker dwarf who fiercely attacked slavery and imagined a new, more humane way of lifeIn The ...

Unabridged: 7 hr 2 min
Narrator: Cornell Womack
Published: 09/05/2017
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Founding Feuds The Rivalries, Clashes, and Conflicts That Forged a Nation, Paul Aron

Founding Feuds

by Paul Aron

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The Founding Fathers have been hailed for centuries as shining examples of men who put aside their own agendas to found a nation. But behind ...

Unabridged: 4 hr 15 min
Narrator: Richard Ferrone
Published: 06/07/2016
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Texas Bigger and Brighter 50 Iconic Lone Star People, Places, and Things, Donna Ingham

Texas Bigger and Brighter

by Donna Ingham

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From blue bells to armadillos and the San Antonio River Walk to Cadillac Ranch, here's the inside story about the very things that give the s...

Unabridged: 2 hr 32 min
Narrator: Rebecca Mitchell
Published: 07/01/2017
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The White Cascade The Great Northern Railway Disaster and America's Deadliest Avalanche, Gary Krist

The White Cascade

by Gary Krist

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From renowned writer and travel journalist Gary Krist comes the never-before-told story of one of the worst rail disasters in U.S. history in...

Unabridged: 9 hr 45 min
Narrator: Robert Fass
Published: 01/09/2018
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Operation Chaos The Vietnam Deserters Who Fought the CIA, the Brainwashers, and Themselves, Matthew Sweet

Operation Chaos

by Matthew Sweet

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Operation Chaos is an untold Cold War story: how the CIA tried to infiltrate a radical group of U.S. military deserters, an audiobook that le...

Unabridged: 13 hr 6 min
Narrator: Steve West
Published: 02/13/2018
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Still Life, Skip Hollandsworth

Still Life

by Skip Hollandsworth

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In partnership with Texas Monthly, Skip Hollandsworth's "Still Life" is now available as an audio download, where the length and timeliness o...

Unabridged: 43 min
Narrator: Ashley Wood
Published: 03/13/2018
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Reconstruction A Concise History, Allen C. Guelzo

Reconstruction

by Allen C. Guelzo

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The era known as Reconstruction is one of the unhappiest times in American history. It succeeded in reuniting the nation politically after th...

Unabridged: 4 hr 20 min
Narrator: Bob Souer
Published: 11/06/2018
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Unexampled Courage The Blinding of Sgt. Isaac Woodard and the Awakening of President Harry S. Truman and Judge J. Waties Waring, Richard Gergel

Unexampled Courage

by Richard Gergel

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This program includes an introduction read by the author. How the blinding of Sergeant Isaac Woodard changed the course of America’s ci...

Unabridged: 8 hr 38 min
Narrator: Richard Gergel
Published: 01/22/2019
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This America The Case for the Nation, Jill Lepore

This America

by Jill Lepore

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From the best-selling author of These Truths, a work that examines the dilemma of nationalism and the erosion of liberalism in the twenty-fir...

Unabridged: 2 hr 36 min
Narrator: Jill Lepore
Published: 05/28/2019
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The Perpetuation of Our Political Institutions , Abraham Lincoln

The Perpetuation of Our Political...

by Abraham Lincoln

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"The Perpetuation of Our Political Institutions" was a speech delivered by Abraham Lincoln in 1838. As it was delivered to the Young Men's L...

Unabridged: 25 min
Narrator: Phillip Withers
Published: 07/18/2019
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Hallowed Ground A Walk at Gettysburg, James M. McPherson

Hallowed Ground

by James M. McPherson

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James M. McPherson, the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Battle Cry of Freedom, and arguably the finest Civil War historian in the wo...

Unabridged: 1 hr 58 min
Narrator: Grover Gardner
Published: 03/05/2003
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Coming of Age Growing Up in the Twentieth Century, Studs Terkel

Coming of Age

by Studs Terkel

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"We don't know anything about the past and we don't seem to want to know it. And all the time the people who can tell us about it, make it me...

Abridged: 2 hr 53 min
Narrator: Studs Terkel
Published: 01/06/2000
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