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Author: Madison Smartt Bell
Release Date: March 17, 2020
The first and definitive biography of one of the great American novelists of the postwar era, the author of Dog Soldiers and A Flag for Sunrise, and a penetrating critic of American power, innocence, and corruptionRobert Stone (1937-2015), probably ...
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Author: Adam Cohen
Release Date: February 25, 2020
From New York Times bestselling author Adam Cohen, a revelatory examination of the conservative direction of the Supreme Court over the last fifty years since the Nixon administrationIn the early 1960s, the Supreme Court led by Chief Justice Earl War...
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Author: Kate Winkler Dawson | Narrator: Kate Dawson
Release Date: February 11, 2020
From the acclaimed author of Death in the Air ("Not since Devil in the White City has a book told such a harrowing tale"--Douglas Preston) comes the riveting story of the birth of criminal investigation in the twentieth century.Berkeley, California, ...
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Author: Melvin I. Urofsky
Release Date: January 28, 2020
A multifaceted history of affirmative action from its inception through the past five decades.From acclaimed legal historian, author of a biography of Louis Brandeis ("Remarkable"--Anthony Lewis, NYROB; "Definitive"--Jeffrey Rosen, The New Republic) ...
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Author: Tom Brokaw | Narrator: Tom Brokaw
Release Date: November 12, 2019
Bestselling author Tom Brokaw brings readers inside the White House press corps in this up-close and personal account of the fall of an American president. In August 1974, after his involvement in the Watergate scandal could no longer be denied, Rich...
Author: Dayton Duncan and Ken Burns | Narrator: Dayton Duncan, Brian Corrigan and Ken Burns
Release Date: September 10, 2019
The rich and colorful story of America's most popular music and the singers and songwriters who captivated, entertained, and consoled listeners throughout the twentieth century--based on the upcoming eight-part film series to air on PBS in September ...
Author: Charles King | Narrator: January LaVoy
Release Date: August 06, 2019
“Elegant and kaleidoscopic . . . This looks to be the perfect moment for King’s resolutely humane book.”—Jennifer Szalai, The New York Times“Captivating.”—NPR.orgFrom an award-winning historian comes a dazzli...
Author: Karen Abbott | Narrator: Cassandra Campbell and Rob Shapiro
Release Date: August 06, 2019
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The epic true crime story of the most successful bootlegger in American history and the murder that shocked the nation, from the New York Times bestselling author of Sin in the Second City and Liar, Temptress, Soldier...
Author: Steven M. Gillon | Narrator: Tim Andrés Pabon
Release Date: July 09, 2019
*A New York Times Bestseller*A major new biography of John F. Kennedy Jr. from a leading historian who was also a close friend, America’s Reluctant Prince is a deeply researched, personal, surprising, and revealing portrait of the Kennedy heir ...
Author: David L. Roll | Narrator: Mark Bramhall
Release Date: July 09, 2019
The extraordinary career of George Catlett Marshall—America’s most distinguished soldier–statesman since George Washington—whose selfless leadership and moral character influenced the course of two world wars and helped define...
Author: Rich Cohen | Narrator: Rich Cohen and Ari Fliakos
Release Date: June 04, 2019
Was he New York City’s last pirate . . . or its first gangster? This is the true story of the bloodthirsty underworld legend who conquered Manhattan, dock by dock—for fans of Gangs of New York and Boardwalk Empire.“Hi...
Author: Lauren Kessler | Narrator: Hollis McCarthy
Release Date: May 14, 2019
Pancho Barnes was a force of nature, a woman who lived a big, messy, colorful, unconventional life. She ran through three fortunes, four husbands, and countless lovers. She outflew Amelia Earhart, outsmarted Howard Hughes, outdrank the Mexican Army, ...