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    • Fall and Rise: The Story of 9/11

    • By: Mitchell Zuckoff
    • Narrated by: Sean Pratt
    • Length: 17 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Fall and Rise is a 9/11 audiobook like no other. Based on years of meticulous reporting, it gives voice as never before to both the lost and the saved. Zuckoff masterfully braids the stories of what happened in New York, Washington, DC, and Shanksville, Pennsylvania, into a mesmerizing account that details the minute-by-minute experiences of those whose lives were forever altered by that day.

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    • The Third Reich at War

    • By: Richard J. Evans
    • Narrated by: Sean Pratt
    • Length: 35 hrs and 10 mins
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    Evans interweaves a broad narrative of the war’s progress with viscerally affecting personal testimony from a wide range of people - from generals to front-line soldiers, from Hitler Youth activists to middle-class housewives. The Third Reich at War lays bare the dynamics of a nation more deeply immersed in war than any society before or since. Fresh insights into the conflict’s great events are here, from the invasion of Poland to the Battle of Stalingrad to Hitler’s suicide in the bunker.

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    • Comprehensive and fascinating

    • By Timothy Lehmann on 02-05-2018

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    • The Coming of the Third Reich

    • By: Richard J. Evans
    • Narrated by: Sean Pratt
    • Length: 21 hrs and 11 mins
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    There is no story in 20th-century history more important to understand than Hitler’s rise to power and the collapse of civilization in Nazi Germany. With The Coming of the Third Reich, Richard Evans, one of the world’s most distinguished historians, has written the definitive account for our time.

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    • By Amazon Customer on 31-05-2017

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    • The Third Reich in Power

    • By: Richard J. Evans
    • Narrated by: Sean Pratt
    • Length: 31 hrs and 58 mins
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    The definitive account of Germany's malign transformation under Hitler's total rule and the implacable march to war. This magnificent second volume of Richard J. Evans's three-volume history of Nazi Germany was hailed by Benjamin Schwartz of The Atlantic Monthly as "the definitive English-language account... gripping and precise." It chronicles the incredible story of Germany's radical reshaping under Nazi rule.

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    • Abraham Lincoln: A Life, Volume One

    • By: Michael Burlingame
    • Narrated by: Sean Pratt
    • Length: 49 hrs and 19 mins
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    In the first multivolume biography of Abraham Lincoln to be published in decades, Lincoln scholar Michael Burlingame offers a fresh look at the life of one of America's greatest presidents. Incorporating the field notes of earlier biographers along with decades of research in multiple manuscript archives and long-neglected newspapers, this remarkable work will both alter and reinforce our current understanding of America's 16th president.

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    • Abraham Lincoln: A Life, Volume Two

    • By: Michael Burlingame
    • Narrated by: Sean Pratt
    • Length: 53 hrs and 45 mins
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    In volume 2, Burlingame examines Lincoln's presidency and the trials of the Civil War. He supplies fascinating details on the crisis over Fort Sumter and the relentless office seekers who plagued Lincoln. He introduces listeners to the president's battles with hostile newspaper editors and his quarrels with incompetent field commanders. Burlingame also interprets Lincoln's private life, discussing his marriage to Mary Todd, the untimely death of his son, Willie, to disease in 1862, and his recurrent anguish over the enormous human costs of the war.

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    • PT 105

    • By: Dick Keresey
    • Narrated by: Sean Pratt
    • Length: 8 hrs and 28 mins
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    Admittedly small and vulnerable, PT boats were, nevertheless, fast - the fastest craft on the water during World War II - and Dick Keresey's account of these tough little fighters throws new light on their contributions to the war effort. As captain of PT 105, the author was in the same battle as John F. Kennedy when Kennedy's PT 109 was rammed and sunk. The famous incident, Keresey says, has often been described inaccurately and the PT boat depicted as unreliable and ineffective.

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    • How Wealth Rules the World: Saving Our Communities and Freedoms from the Dictatorship of Property

    • By: Ben G. Price
    • Narrated by: Sean Pratt
    • Length: 6 hrs and 22 mins
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    Ben Price reveals that our constitution and legal system were intentionally designed to give more rights to the wealthy propertied class than the rest of us, and exposes how this hamstrings our ability to effectively address a host of pressing social and environmental problems - and what we can do about it. Many of today’s most serious issues - homelessness, gun violence, fracking, prison privatization, predatory lending, and many more - resist resolution because the “rights of property” undermine the rights of people.

    Non-member price: $27.79

    • The Best of American Heritage: The Civil War

    • By: Edwin S. Grosvenor
    • Narrated by: Sean Pratt
    • Length: 7 hrs and 6 mins
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    The Civil War posed a critical test of the young nation's character, endurance, and will to survive. Coming only two generations after the nation's founding, the secession of Southern states challenged the very existence of the United States. "America's most monumental drama and morality tale" comes alive in this brilliant collection from America's leading history magazine, as selected by its current editor-in-chief, Edwin S. Grosvenor.

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    • Men, Machines, and Modern Times

    • 50th Anniversary Edition
    • By: Elting E. Morison
    • Narrated by: Sean Pratt
    • Length: 8 hrs and 2 mins
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    This 50th anniversary edition of Men, Machines, and Modern Times, though ultimately concerned with a positive alternative to an Orwellian 1984, offers an entertaining series of historical accounts taken from the 19th century to highlight a main theme: the nature of technological change, the fission brought about in society by such change, and society's reaction to that change.

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    • 48 Liberal Lies About American History

    • (That You Probably Learned in School)
    • By: Larry Schweikart
    • Narrated by: Sean Pratt
    • Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
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    The problem isn’t that liberal authors present their opinions or interpretations of history from an obvious left-wing bias. Students learn, for example, that the Founding Fathers were elitists who drafted the Constitution in order to protect their own economic interests; that Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation only because he needed black soldiers; that racist groups such as the KKK represented our society in the early twentieth century.

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    • Abraham Lincoln: A Life 1862

    • From the Slough of Despond to the Gates of Richmond, Playing the Last Trump Card, The Soft War Turns Hard, The Emancipation Proclamation
    • By: Michael Burlingame
    • Narrated by: Sean Pratt
    • Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
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    Cameron is replaced by Stanton. The president begins to supervise the army and take charge of his administration. By presidential order, McClellan is goaded into moving from a defensive position to an offensive. Instead of following Lincoln's plan, McClellan chooses an attack on Richmond. McClellan's indecisiveness and tardiness in battle have many pushing for a replacement. The Union suffers a crushing defeat in the Seven Days Battle. During all this, Willie Lincoln dies of fever.

    • From the Slough of Despond to the Gates of Richmond, Playing the Last Trump Card, The Soft War Turns Hard, The Emancipation Proclamation
    • By: Michael Burlingame
    • Narrated by: Sean Pratt
    • Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
    • Release date: 05-12-2012
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    • Abraham Lincoln: A Life, 1861

    • From Springfield to Washington, Inauguration, and Distributing Patronage
    • By: Michael Burlingame
    • Narrated by: Sean Pratt
    • Length: 6 hrs and 23 mins
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    Publishers Weekly describes this book as “the most meticulously researched Lincoln biography ever written." Burlingame's Lincoln comes alive as the author unfolds vast amounts of new research while breathing new life into familiar stories. Publishers Weekly also notes, “The book need not be heard in one sitting. Each part stands alone.” Now Gildan Media brings to you, chapter by chapter, what Doris Kearns Goodwin calls a “…profound and masterful portrait.”

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    • Freedom National

    • The Destruction of Slavery in the United States, 1861-1865
    • By: James Oakes
    • Narrated by: Sean Pratt
    • Length: 18 hrs and 53 mins
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    The consensus view of the Civil War - that it was first and foremost a war to restore the Union, and an antislavery war only later when it became necessary for Union victory - dies here. James Oakes’s groundbreaking history shows how deftly Lincoln and congressional Republicans pursued antislavery throughout the war, pragmatic in policy but steadfast on principle. In the disloyal South the federal government quickly began freeing slaves, immediately and without slaveholder compensation, as they fled to Union lines.

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    • Abraham Lincoln: A Life 1860-1861

    • An Election Victory, Threats of Secession, and Appointing a Cabinet
    • By: Michael Burlingame
    • Narrated by: Sean Pratt
    • Length: 8 hrs and 38 mins
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    Publishers Weekly describes this book as "the most meticulously researched Lincoln biography ever written. Burlingame's Lincoln comes alive as the author unfolds vast amounts of new research while breathing new life into familiar stories. It is the essential title for the bicentennial." Publishers Weekly also notes, "The book need not be heard in one sitting. Each part stands alone." Now Gildan Media brings to you, chapter by chapter, what Doris Kearns Goodwin calls a "…profound and masterful portrait."

    Non-member price: $34.76

    • Abraham Lincoln: A Life 1861-1862

    • The Fort Sumter Crisis, The Hundred Days, The Phony War, The Lincoln Family in the Executive Mansion
    • By: Michael Burlingame
    • Narrated by: Sean Pratt
    • Length: 12 hrs and 2 mins
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    Lincoln struggles with William Seward's thirst for power while the Fort Sumter question comes to the forefront of the nation's politics. To supply Fort Sumter would incite hostilities with the South and to desert Sumter would imply acknowledgment of the Confederacy. It is a decision that cannot be made lightly. As time goes by without a verdict, the North starts to question the strength of their government. Seizing the opportunity, Seward secretly begins negotiations with the South based on unfounded promises.

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    • American Slavery, American Freedom

    • By: Edmund S. Morgan
    • Narrated by: Sean Pratt
    • Length: 14 hrs and 19 mins
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    "If it is possible to understand the American paradox, the marriage of slavery and freedom, Virginia is surely the place to begin," writes Edmund S. Morgan in American Slavery, American Freedom, a study of the tragic contradiction at the core of America. Morgan finds the key to this central paradox in the people and politics of the state that was both the birthplace of the revolution and the largest slaveholding state in the country.

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    • Abraham Lincoln: A Life 1863-1864

    • From the Mud March to Gettysburg; Victory at the Polls and in the Field; Reconstruction and Re-Nomination
    • By: Michael Burlingame
    • Narrated by: Sean Pratt
    • Length: 11 hrs and 3 mins
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    Dissatisfaction with the Emancipation Proclamation and lack of military victory heightens the discontent with the administration. Trouble comes with the destructive rivalry within the army and the threat of the French intervening on behalf of the Confederacy. The president's decision concerning the Minnesota Sioux Uprising infuriates the West. Lincoln must decide what to do with a demoralized army of the Potomac. His compassion with the troops increases his popularity within the military. General Lee begins his second invasion of the North.

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    • Abraham Lincoln: A Life 1864-1865

    • The Grand Offensive; Reelection; Victory at Last; The Final Days
    • By: Michael Burlingame
    • Narrated by: Sean Pratt
    • Length: 12 hrs and 6 mins
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    "Hold On with a Bulldog Grip and Chew and Choke as Much as Possible": The Grand Offensive: (May–August 1864): The Spring Offensive is launched. A bogus presidential proclamation calling for volunteers and prayers causes panic throughout the North. Grant and Lee battle for six weeks until severe losses force them to a halt. Congressional Radicals pass a bill that will allow Southern States readmittance to the Union as long as they give an oath that they never supported the Confederacy. Southern leaders spread bogus peace overtures. Lincoln reaffirms his commitment to the Emancipation.

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