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Author: Tim McGrath
Release Date: May 05, 2020
The extraordinary life of James Monroe: soldier, senator, diplomat, and the last Founding Father to hold the presidency, a man who helped transform thirteen colonies into a vibrant and mighty republic.Monroe lived a life defined by revolutions. From ...
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Author: Fergus M. Bordewich | Narrator: Sean Runnette
Release Date: February 18, 2020
The story of how Congress helped win the Civil War--a new perspective that puts the House and Senate, rather than Lincoln, at the center of the conflict.This brilliantly argued new perspective on the Civil War overturns the popular conception that Ab...
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Author: Steve Inskeep | Narrator: Steve Inskeep
Release Date: January 14, 2020
Steve Inskeep tells the riveting story of John and Jessie Frémont, the husband and wife team who in the 1800s were instrumental in the westward expansion of the United States, and thus became America's first great political couple John C. Fr&e...
Author: Brian Kilmeade | Narrator: Brian Kilmeade
Release Date: November 05, 2019
The New York Times bestseller now in paperback with a new epilogue.In March 1836, the Mexican army led by General Santa Anna massacred more than two hundred Texians who had been trapped in the Alamo. After thirteen days of fighting, American legends ...
Author: William C Davis | Narrator: David H. Lawrence XVII
Release Date: October 15, 2019
“Davis’s accounts of small fights won by hot blood and cold steel are thrilling.”—The Wall Street JournalFrom master historian William C. Davis, the definitive story of the Battle of New Orleans, the fight that decided the ult...
Author: Holly Jackson | Narrator: January LaVoy
Release Date: October 08, 2019
A dynamic, timely history of nineteenth-century activists—free-lovers and socialists, abolitionists and vigilantes—and the social revolution they sparked in the turbulent Civil War era“In the tradition of Howard Zinn’s people&...
Author: Christopher Benfey | Narrator: Joshua Kane
Release Date: July 09, 2019
A New York Times Notable Book of 2019A unique exploration of the life and work of Rudyard Kipling in Gilded Age America, from a celebrated scholar of American literature At the turn of the twentieth century, Rudyard Kipling towered over not just...
Author: Tony Horwitz | Narrator: Tony Horwitz and Mark Deakins
Release Date: May 14, 2019
The New York Times-bestselling final book by the beloved, Pulitzer-Prize winning historian Tony Horwitz.   With Spying on the South, the best-selling author of Confederates in the Attic returns to the South and the Civil War era for an...
Author: Andrew Burstein and Nancy Isenberg | Narrator: Robert Petkoff
Release Date: April 16, 2019
"Told with authority and style. . . Crisply summarizing the Adamses' legacy, the authors stress principle over partisanship."--The Wall Street JournalHow the father and son presidents foresaw the rise of the cult of personality and fought those who s...
Author: Don Yaeger and Brian Kilmeade | Narrator: Brian Kilmeade
Release Date: March 05, 2019
Another history pageturner from the authors of the #1 bestsellers George Washington's Secret Six and Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates, now with an afterword delving into Jackson's influence on later U.S. Presidents.The War of 1812 saw America...
Author: H. W. Brands | Narrator: Eric Martin
Release Date: November 13, 2018
From New York Times bestselling historian H. W. Brands comes the riveting story of how, in nineteenth-century America, a new set of political giants battled to complete the unfinished work of the Founding Fathers and decide the future of our democrac...
Author: Deborah Blum | Narrator: Kirsten Potter
Release Date: September 25, 2018
A New York Times Notable Book The inspiration for PBS's AMERICAN EXPERIENCE film The Poison Squad.From Pulitzer Prize winner and New York Times-bestselling author Deborah Blum, the dramatic true story of how food was made safe in the United Stat...