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Author: Nick Bunker | Narrator: Dan Woren
Release Date: September 18, 2018
In this new account of Franklin's early life, Pulitzer finalist Nick Bunker portrays him as a complex, driven young man who elbows his way to success.From his early career as a printer and journalist to his scientific work and his role as a founder o...
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Author: Stephen Fried | Narrator: John H. Mayer
Release Date: September 04, 2018
The monumental life of Benjamin Rush, medical pioneer and one of our most provocative and unsung Founding Fathers FINALIST FOR THE GEORGE WASHINGTON BOOK PRIZE • AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR By the time he was ...
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Author: Christian Di Spigna | Narrator: Mark Bramhall
Release Date: August 14, 2018
A rich and illuminating biography of America’s forgotten Founding Father, the patriot physician and major general who fomented rebellion and died heroically at the battle of Bunker Hill on the brink of revolutionLittle has been known of one of ...
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Author: Paul Willetts | Narrator: Ray Porter
Release Date: August 07, 2018
The spellbinding tale of hustler Edgar Laplante—the king of Jazz Age con artists—who becomes the victim of his own dangerous game.   Edgar Laplante was a smalltime grifter, an erstwhile vaudeville performer, and an unabashed charmer....
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Author: Claudia Renton | Narrator: Claudia Renton
Release Date: June 05, 2018
The three dazzlingly beautiful, wildly rich Wyndham sisters, part of the four hundred families that made up Britain's ruling class, at the center of cultural and political life in late-Victorian/Edwardian Britain. Here are their complex, idiosyncrati...
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Author: Gary Krist | Narrator: Rob Shapiro
Release Date: May 15, 2018
From bestselling author Gary Krist, the story of the metropolis that never should have been and the visionaries who dreamed it into reality Little more than a century ago, the southern coast of California—bone-dry, harbor-less, isolated by...
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Author: Max Frankel | Narrator: Max Frankel
Release Date: April 24, 2018
Since 1949, when Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Max Frankel began to write for The New York Times, readers have looked to his work as a lens through which they could witness America's role in a rapidly changing world. In this vivid and unforgettab...
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Author: Joel Richard Paul | Narrator: Fred Sanders
Release Date: February 20, 2018
The remarkable story of John Marshall who, as chief justice, statesman, and diplomat, played a pivotal role in the founding of the United States.No member of America's Founding Generation had a greater impact on the Constitution and the Supreme Court...
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Author: Stephen W. Hines | Narrator: Kimberly Farr and Stephen Mendel
Release Date: February 06, 2018
The first in-depth look at the spiritual path of legendary storyteller Laura Ingalls Wilder.With her extraordinary God-given pluck, the creator of the epic Little House series survived the harshness of frontier life—from the heartbrea...
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Author: Catherine Kerrison | Narrator: Tavia Gilbert
Release Date: January 30, 2018
The remarkable untold story of Thomas Jefferson’s three daughters—two white and free, one black and enslaved—and the divergent paths they forged in a newly independent America FINALIST FOR THE GEORGE WASHINGTON PRIZE • &ld...
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Author: Victor Sebestyen | Narrator: Jonathan Aris
Release Date: November 07, 2017
Victor Sebestyen's riveting biography of Vladimir Ilyich Lenin—the first major biography in English in nearly two decades—is not only a political examination of one of the most important historical figures of the twentieth century but als...
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Author: Martin Puchner | Narrator: Arthur Morey
Release Date: October 24, 2017
The story of literature in sixteen acts—from Homer to Harry Potter, including The Tale of Genji, Don Quixote, The Communist Manifesto, and how they shaped world history In this groundbreaking book, Martin Puchner leads us on a remarkable journe...
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