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    • Marvel Comics

    • The Untold Story
    • By: Sean Howe
    • Narrated by: Stephen Hoye
    • Length: 17 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The defining, behind-the-scenes chronicle of one of the most extraordinary, beloved, and dominant pop cultural entities in America’s history - Marvel Comics - and the outsized personalities who made Marvel, including Martin Goodman, Stan Lee, and Jack Kirby.   

    Non-member price: $59.84

    • Engineers of Victory

    • The Problem Solvers Who Turned the Tide in the Second World War
    • By: Paul Kennedy
    • Narrated by: Stephen Hoye
    • Length: 16 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Paul Kennedy, award-winning author of The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers and one of today’s most renowned historians, now provides a new and unique look at how World War II was won. Engineers of Victory is a fascinating nuts-and-bolts account of the strategic factors that led to Allied victory. Kennedy reveals how the leaders’ grand strategy was carried out by the ordinary soldiers, scientists, engineers, and businessmen responsible for realizing their commanders’ visions of success.

    Non-member price: $43.87

    • An Act of State

    • The Execution of Martin Luther King
    • By: Dr. William F. Pepper Esq
    • Narrated by: Stephen Hoye
    • Length: 12 hrs and 17 mins
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    Martin Luther King Jr., was a powerful and eloquent champion of the poor and oppressed in the US, and at the height of his fame in the mid-'60s seemed to offer the real possibility of a new and radical beginning for liberal politics in the USA. However, in 1968, he was assassinated; the movement for social and economic change has never recovered. The conviction of James Earl Ray for his murder has never looked even remotely safe, and when William Pepper began to investigate the case it was the start of a 25-year campaign for justice.

    Non-member price: $41.73

    • Fool's Gold

    • By: Gillian Tett
    • Narrated by: Stephen Hoye
    • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A best seller on both sides of the Atlantic, Fool's Gold is a key commentary on the causes of the recent financial crisis. Taking readers back to the invention of credit-derivative obligations (CDOs) at J. P. Morgan in 1994, and the subsequent exponential growth of that market, Tett explains how credit derivatives seemed a win-win for the financial world, freeing up capital, increasing profits, and diversifying risk.

    Non-member price: $28.87

    • Nixon's Secrets

    • By: Roger Stone, Mike Colapietro
    • Narrated by: Stephen Hoye
    • Length: 20 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Learn the inside scoop on Watergate, the Ford Pardon, and the 18-minute Gap. Roger Stone, The New York Times best-selling author of The Man Who Killed Kennedy: The Case Against LBJ, gives the inside scoop on Nixon’s rise and fall in Watergate in his new book Nixon’s Secrets. Stone charts Nixon’s rise from election to Congress in 1946 to the White House in 1968 after his razor-thin loss to John Kennedy in 1960, his disastrous campaign for Governor of California in 1962, and the greatest comeback in American Presidential history.

    Non-member price: $55.66

    • Da Vinci's Ghost

    • Genius, Obsession, and How Leonardo Created the World in His Own Image
    • By: Toby Lester
    • Narrated by: Stephen Hoye
    • Length: 6 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Toby Lester, author of the award-winning The Fourth Part of the World, masterfully crafts yet another century-spanning saga of people and ideas in this epic story of Vitruvian Man, Leonardo da Vinci’s iconic drawing of a man inscribed in a circle and a square. Over time, the nearly 550-year-old ink-on-paper sketch has transformed into a collective symbol of the nature of genius, the beauty of the human form, and the universality of the human spirit.

    • Genius, Obsession, and How Leonardo Created the World in His Own Image
    • By: Toby Lester
    • Narrated by: Stephen Hoye
    • Length: 6 hrs and 20 mins
    • Release date: 07-02-2012
    • 4 out of 5 stars 1 rating

    Non-member price: $27.79

    • Jerusalem’s Traitor

    • Josephus, Masada, and the Fall of Judea
    • By: Desmond Seward
    • Narrated by: Stephen Hoye
    • Length: 11 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
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    When the Jews revolted against Rome in 66 CE, Josephus, a Jerusalem aristocrat, was made a general in his nation’s army. Captured by the Romans, he saved his skin by finding favor with the emperor Vespasian. He then served as an adviser to the Roman legions, running a network of spies inside Jerusalem, in the belief that the Jews’ only hope of survival lay in surrender to Rome.

    Non-member price: $36.54

    • The Man Who Saved the Union

    • Ulysses Grant in War and Peace
    • By: H. W. Brands
    • Narrated by: Stephen Hoye
    • Length: 27 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Ulysses Grant rose from obscurity to discover he had a genius for battle, and he propelled the Union to victory in the Civil War. After Abraham Lincoln's assassination and the disastrous brief presidency of Andrew Johnson, America turned to Grant again to unite the country, this time as president. In Brands' sweeping, majestic full biography, Grant emerges as a heroic figure who was fearlessly on the side of right.

    Non-member price: $55.66

    • The Great Rescue

    • American Heroes, an Iconic Ship, and the Race to Save Europe in WWI
    • By: Peter Hernon
    • Narrated by: Stephen Hoye
    • Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
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    When war broke out in Europe in August 1914, the new German luxury ocean liner SS Vaterland was interned in New York Harbor, where it remained docked for nearly three years - until the United States officially entered the fight to turn the tide of the war. Seized by authorities for the US Navy once war was declared in April 1917, the liner was renamed the USS Leviathan by President Woodrow Wilson and converted into an armed troop carrier.

    Non-member price: $40.33

    • Packed for the Wrong Trip

    • A New Look inside Abu Ghraib and the Citizen-Soldiers Who Redeemed America's Honor
    • By: W. Zach Griffith
    • Narrated by: Stephen Hoye
    • Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
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    The prison at Abu Ghraib was still a relatively unknown part of America's War on Terror when - with no special training and their gear lost somewhere between the United States and Baghdad - the 152nd Field Artillery Battalion of the Maine National Guard was sent there to serve as guards in February 2004. Just before their arrival, the now infamous photos of the abuses suffered by the prisoners hit the world stage. Abu Ghraib became the focal point not only for global condemnation, but for the insurgents' outrage.

    Non-member price: $28.94

    • No Substitute for Victory

    • Successful American Military Strategies from the Revolutionary War to the Present Day
    • By: David Rigby
    • Narrated by: Stephen Hoye
    • Length: 7 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
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    An important look at how America has won its wars in the past and how it can continue winning in the future. Is there a recipe for military success? In No Substitute for Victory, author David Rigby grapples with this issue and determines that, in the case of the United States, there are a number of different strategies that have brought victory in battle to American forces over the years.

    Non-member price: $28.94

    • Thirty Years of Treason, Vol. 3

    • Excerpts From Hearings Before the House Committee on Un-American Activities, 1953 - 1968
    • By: Eric Bentley
    • Narrated by: Gabrielle de Cuir, Nathan Dana Aldrich, Roscoe Lee Browne, and others
    • Length: 15 hrs and 29 mins
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    The testimony that the author has gleaned for this audiobook from the 30-year record of the House Un-American Activities Committee focuses on HUAC's treatment of artists, intellectuals, and performers. This highly readable and absorbing collection of significant excerpts from the hearings shows with painful clarity how HUAC grew from a panel that investigated possible subversive activities in a "dignified" manner to a huge, unrelenting accusatory finger from which almost no one was safe.

    Non-member price: $41.73

    • On the Bottom

    • The Raising of the Submarine S-51
    • By: Edward Ellsberg
    • Narrated by: Stephen Hoye
    • Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
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    The sinking of the submarine S-51 was one of the greatest tragedies in American naval history. Due to a miscommunication and subsequent collision between the sub and a passing steamship on a September night, the S-51, including 33 of its crew of 36, sank to the ocean depths. The tragedy of the S-51 captivated the nation, and was a fixture in the pages of American newspapers. The story took on a whole new dimension when the navy decided to take over the salvage of the 1,000-ton behemoth from a civilian company.

    Non-member price: $34.76

    • Hell on Ice

    • The Saga of the Jeannette
    • By: Edward Ellsberg
    • Narrated by: Stephen Hoye
    • Length: 14 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In the 1870s, newspaperman James Gordon Bennett of the New York Herald drummed up excitement and publicity for his paper through highly publicized missions of exploration. In 1879, Bennett's idea for a voyage was his most audacious to date: the North Pole. To do this, he hired a team of naval veterans in addition to a smattering of civilians with specialized knowledge in meteorology, whaling, and naturalism. The men on board the Jeannette set off in September of 1879. This would be the last time anyone saw them for two years.

    Non-member price: $41.73

    • Like No Other Time

    • The 107th Congress and the Two Years That Changed America Forever
    • By: Tom Daschle, Michael D'Orso
    • Narrated by: Stephen Hoye
    • Length: 11 hrs and 17 mins
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    The 107th Congress faced a time like no other in the life of the nation. This was the era of the first presidential election to be decided by the United States Supreme Court, the fifty-fifty Senate, the horror of September 11, the war on terrorism, corporate scandals that shook the economy, the inexorable move toward war with Iraq, and other dramatic events, all leading up to the historic midterm elections of 2002.

    Non-member price: $40.94

    • Brigham Young

    • Pioneer Prophet
    • By: John G. Turner
    • Narrated by: Stephen Hoye
    • Length: 19 hrs and 36 mins
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    Brigham Young was a rough-hewn craftsman from New York whose impoverished and obscure life was electrified by the Mormon faith. He trudged around the United States and England to gain converts for Mormonism, spoke in spiritual tongues, married more than 50 women, and eventually transformed a barren desert into his vision of the Kingdom of God. While previous accounts of his life have been distorted by hagiography or polemical exposé, John Turner provides a fully realized portrait of a colossal figure in American religion, politics, and westward expansion.

    Non-member price: $55.66

    • West Pointers and the Civil War

    • The Old Army in War and Peace
    • By: Wayne Wei-siang Hsieh
    • Narrated by: Stephen Hoye
    • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
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    The task for those in charge of professionalizing the military in the first half of the nineteenth century and transforming it from a militia-led army to a highly disciplined standing army was a difficult job. Americans had long supported a tradition of militia and distrusted professional soldiers.

    Non-member price: $34.76

    • Bomb Power

    • The Modern Presidency and the National Security State
    • By: Garry Wills
    • Narrated by: Stephen Hoye
    • Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In Bomb Power, Garry Wills reveals how the atomic bomb transformed our nation down to its deepest constitutional roots - by dramatically increasing the power of the modern presidency and redefining the government as a national security state---in ways still felt today. A masterful reckoning from one of America's preeminent historians, Bomb Power draws a direct line from the Manhattan Project to the usurpations of George W. Bush.

    • The Modern Presidency and the National Security State
    • By: Garry Wills
    • Narrated by: Stephen Hoye
    • Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
    • Release date: 22-01-2010
    • 4 out of 5 stars 1 rating

    Non-member price: $27.79

    • A Needle in the Right Hand of God

    • By: R. Howard Bloch
    • Narrated by: Stephen Hoye
    • Length: 7 hrs and 11 mins
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    The Bayeux Tapestry is the world's most famous textile: an exquisite 230-foot-long embroidered panorama depicting the events surrounding the Norman Conquest of 1066. It is also one of history's most mysterious and compelling works of art. This haunting stitched account of the battle that redrew the map of medieval Europe has inspired dreams of theft, waves of nationalism, visions of limitless power, and esthetic rapture.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Overdone

    • By Anonymous User on 12-12-2018

    Non-member price: $27.79