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    • The Story of World War II

    • By: Donald L. Miller, Henry Steele Commager
    • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
    • Length: 24 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Drawing on previously unpublished eyewitness accounts, prizewinning historian Donald L. Miller has written what critics are calling one of the most powerful accounts of warfare ever published. Here are the horror and heroism of World War II in the words of the men who fought it, the journalists who covered it, and the civilians who were caught in its fury. Miller gives us an up-close, deeply personal view of a war that was more savagely fought - and whose outcome was in greater doubt - than one might imagine. This is the war that Americans on the home front would have read about had they had access to previously censored testimony.

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    • Title it: The American Story of World War II

    • By Dave Reed on 22-01-16

    Regular price: £26.29

    • American Serengeti

    • The Last Big Animals of the Great Plains
    • By: Dan Flores
    • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
    • Length: 8 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    America's Great Plains once possessed one of the grandest wildlife spectacles of the world, equaled only by such places as the Serengeti, the Masai Mara, or the veld of South Africa. Pronghorn antelope, gray wolves, bison, coyotes, wild horses, and grizzly bears: less than 200 years ago these creatures existed in such abundance that John James Audubon was moved to write "it is impossible to describe or even conceive the vast multitudes of these animals".

    Regular price: £22.99

    • A History of Fascism, 1914-1945

    • By: Stanley G. Payne
    • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
    • Length: 20 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Focusing mostly on Italy and Germany but also considering Spain, Romania, Japan, and movements in other countries, Payne describes fascism as revolutionary ultranationalism based on national rebirth, extreme elitism, mass mobilization, and the promotion of violence and military virtues. He also suggests that the early Russian communists borrowed many techniques from fascism, and that though we are fairly well-inoculated against fascism itself, the values it represents could still emerge in new forms.

    Regular price: £28.89

    • Doomed to Succeed

    • The U.S.-Israel Relationship from Truman to Obama
    • By: Dennis Ross
    • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
    • Length: 18 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 2
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    In Doomed to Succeed, Ross takes us through every administration from Truman to Obama, throwing into dramatic relief each president's attitudes toward Israel and the region, the often tumultuous debates between key advisers, and the events that drove the policies and at times led to a shift in approach.

    Regular price: £32.99

    • Raoul Wallenberg

    • The Mystery Lives On
    • By: Harvey Rosenfeld
    • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
    • Length: 12 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The expanded version of this authoritative biography of Wallenberg discusses previously sealed prison records and archives; reports of recent sightings of Wallenberg; the Wallenberg family's historic multi-million-dollar lawsuit against the former Soviet Union; and the worldwide activities in honor of this great man who could not be a bystander.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing story of unbroken spirit

    • By Christoph Fischer on 11-01-17

    Regular price: £21.19

    • Last Flag Down

    • The Epic Journey of the Last Confederate Warship
    • By: John Baldwin, Ron Powers
    • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
    • Length: 11 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
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    As the Confederacy felt itself slipping beneath the Union juggernaut in late 1864, the South launched a desperate counteroffensive to force a standoff. Its secret weapon? A state-of-the-art raiding ship whose mission was to sink the U.S. merchant fleet. The raider's name was Shenandoah, and her executive officer was Conway Whittle, a 24-year-old warrior.

    Regular price: £28.89

    • Don't You Believe It!

    • Exposing the Myths Behind Commonly Believed Fallacies
    • By: Herb Reich
    • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
    • Length: 4 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    Our cherished culturally shared beliefs stem from a variety of sources, many of which propagate old wives' tales, myths, self-serving fantasies, innocent fallacies, or sheer nonsense. It is a cliche that history is written by the victors. But Don’t You Believe It! will demonstrate that it is also written by teachers, by newsmen, by heirs, by hucksters, and occasionally by someone who has a lousy memory or an axe to grind.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Not that challenging

    • By J NEILL on 14-06-13

    Regular price: £14.09

    • Operation Snow

    • How a Soviet Mole in FDR’s White House Triggered Pearl Harbor
    • By: John Koster
    • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
    • Length: 6 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
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    On December 7, 1941, the nation of Japan attacked Pearl Harbor and prompted the United States’ entry into the bloodiest war in human history. Americans have long debated the cause of the bombing; many have argued that the attack was a brilliant Japanese military coup or a failure of US intelligence agencies or even a conspiracy of the Roosevelt administration. But despite the attention historians have paid to the bombing of Pearl Harbor, the truth about that fateful day has remained a mystery - until now.

    • How a Soviet Mole in FDR’s White House Triggered Pearl Harbor
    • By: John Koster
    • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
    • Length: 6 hrs and 23 mins
    • Release date: 17-09-12
    • 5 out of 5 stars 1 rating

    Regular price: £20.29

    • Final Victory

    • FDR’s Extraordinary World War II Presidential Campaign
    • By: Stanley Weintraub
    • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
    • Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
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    When the 1944 presidential election campaign geared up late that spring, Franklin D. Roosevelt had already been in office longer than any other president. Sensing likely weakness, the Republicans mounted an energetic and expensive campaign, hitting hard at FDR’s liberal domestic policies and the ongoing cost of World War II. Despite gravely deteriorating health, FDR and his feisty running mate, the unexpected Harry Truman, campaigned vigorously against young governor Thomas E. Dewey of New York.

    Regular price: £19.29

    • Imperfect Union

    • A Father’s Search for His Son in the Aftermath of the Battle of Gettysburg
    • By: Chuck Raasch
    • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
    • Length: 13 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
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    On the first day of the Battle of Gettysburg in July 1863, Union artillery lieutenant Bayard Wilkeson fell while bravely spurring his men to action. His father, Sam, a New York Times correspondent, was already on his way to Gettysburg when he learned of his son's wounding but had to wait until the guns went silent before seeking out his son, who had died at the town's poorhouse. Sitting next to his dead boy, Sam Wilkeson then wrote one of the greatest battlefield dispatches in American history.

    Regular price: £25.69