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    • The Battle of Britain (Dramatised)

    • By: Anthony Burton
    • Narrated by: Stephen Murray, Michael Burrell, John Graham, and others
    • Length: 55 mins
    • Original Recording
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    France had fallen. All Britain waited for the inevitable German invasion. But first the Luftwaffe must destroy the Royal Air Force. It was the greatest air battle of all time against seemingly overwhelming odds. This programme follows the events of the epic weeks of the summer of 1940 and pays tribute to Winston Churchill's "Few" who saved Britain from the Nazi hordes.

    Regular price: £3.99

    • A Life of General Robert E. Lee

    • By: John Esten Cooke
    • Narrated by: John Michaels
    • Length: 16 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
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    More books have been written about the American Civil War then any event in U.S. history, and this book deserves a place with those most studied. John Esten Cooke, a Captain in Stewart's Cavalry, and a man who knew Lee personally, gives an insider's view of Lee, his demeanor, and thoughts - before, during, and after this great conflict.

    Regular price: £27.49

    • When the West Was Young

    • By: Fredrick R. Becholdt
    • Narrated by: John Michaels
    • Length: 7 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
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    They have been romanticized and glorified in the movies and TV, but these are perhaps more accurate portrayals of Wyatt Earp and his contemporaries. Published in 1923, Fredrick R. Beckholdt bases most of these stories upon research and interviews with old timers who witnessed many events portrayed here. Becholdt's portrayal of of the outlaws, hostile Indians, cowboys, gamblers, cold blooded killers, prospectors, and lawmen who inhabited the Wild West is riveting.

    Regular price: £18.29

    • The Gettysburg Address

    • By: Abraham Lincoln
    • Narrated by: John W. Michaels
    • Length: 2 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Abraham Lincoln delivered what is considered to be the most famous speech ever at the dedication of the cemetery at Gettysburg Pennsylvania on November 19, 1863. There are five known copies of this speech in Lincoln’s handwriting, each with a slightly different text. John W Michaels reads from the Bliss copy which appears on the Lincoln Memorial in Washington. In the background we hear the U.S. Army chorus performing the Battle hymn of the Republic.

    Regular price: £1.79

    • The Declaration of Independence

    • By: Thomas Jefferson
    • Narrated by: John W. Michaels
    • Length: 12 mins
    • Unabridged
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    On July 4, 1776, the Declaration of Independence announced that the 13 American colonies, then at war with Great Britain, regarded themselves as 13 newly independent sovereign states, and no longer a part of the British Empire. Instead they formed a new nation - the United States of America. Narrated by John W. Michaels, a must listen.

    Regular price: £1.79

    • What I Saw at Shiloh

    • By: Ambrose Bierce
    • Narrated by: John Michaels
    • Length: 52 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In this missive Ambrose Bierce recounts two days in his life, April 6 and April 7, 1862, perhaps the two most significant days of his life. He and over 100,000 other combatants have gathered about a small church near the town of Corinth, "a wretched place--the capital of a swamp, two days' march west of the Tennessee River". The church is Shiloh, and it will lend its name to the great battle that took place there.

    Regular price: £4.59

    • One of the Missing

    • By: Ambrose Bierce
    • Narrated by: John Michaels
    • Length: 32 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Ambrose Bierce, a veteran of the Civil War and writer of note, had a fascination with death and PTSD as a result of his war experience. "One of the Missing" follows Private Jerome Searing, an Army scout, as he goes behind enemy lines. In today's military, Searing would probably be in the Navy Seals or Army Special Forces. He was good at his job, and his job was soldiering.

    Regular price: £4.59

    • And This is War

    • By: Carl Herman Dudley
    • Narrated by: John Michaels
    • Length: 3 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In 1910, when "And This is War" was published, emotional wounds of the American Civil War were as yet unhealed. In Europe the winds of the next great war were bginning to stir, and in the United States a spirit of isolationism prevailed.This book does not glorify war, but rather condems all wars, with thirty five related short stories that portray the heartache, sadness, hopelessness and devastation that accompany war.

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    • Boring, repetitive

    • By Hortenzia on 16-04-11

    Regular price: £13.79

    • Reminiscences of a Rebel

    • By: Rev Wayland Fuller Dunaway D.D.
    • Narrated by: John Michaels
    • Length: 2 hrs and 13 mins
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    Wayland Fuller Dunaway served as a Captain of Copany I, of the 40th Virginia Regiment of the Army of Northern Virginia fought in all the battles of Lee's Army until he was captured after the Battle of Gettysburg, whereupon he is incarcerated at Johnson's Island until the end of the war. This narrative gives an excellent picture of life in the Army of Northern Virginia.

    Regular price: £9.19

    • The Good Housekeeping Marriage Book

    • Twelve Steps to a Happy Marriage
    • By: William F. Bigelow
    • Narrated by: John Michaels
    • Length: 5 hrs and 24 mins
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    Published in 1939, this book contains 12 articles originally published in Good Housekeeping magazine as a guide to young people of the era to achieve a happy marriage. Many of the principles stated are as applicable today as they were 70 years ago, but some of the chapters are best considered only as amusing historical artifacts.

    Regular price: £18.29

    • The Creed of the Old South 1865 -1915

    • By: Basil L. Gildersleeve
    • Narrated by: John Michaels
    • Length: 1 hr and 44 mins
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    From the onset of the war, Basil L. Gildersleeve, native of Charleston, South Carolina, a scholar, and professor of Greek at the University of Virginia left his students every Spring to return to the army until he was wounded during a skirmish in the Shenadoah Valley in 1864. Thirty years later he authored The Creed of the Old South, and A Southerner in the Peloponnesian War included in this audiobook.

    Regular price: £9.19