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    • The Horse, the Wheel, and Language

    • How Bronze-Age Riders from the Eurasian Steppes Shaped the Modern World
    • By: David W. Anthony
    • Narrated by: Tom Perkins
    • Length: 18 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Roughly half the world's population speaks languages derived from a shared linguistic source known as Proto-Indo-European. But who were the early speakers of this ancient mother tongue, and how did they manage to spread it around the globe? The Horse, the Wheel, and Language solves a puzzle that has vexed scholars for two centuries and recovers a magnificent and influential civilization from the past. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A very impressive work

    • By Tony on 01-07-19

    Regular price: £27.49

    • U.S.S. Seawolf

    • Submarine Raider of the Pacific
    • By: Gerold Frank, James D. Horan, Joseph Eckberg
    • Narrated by: Tom Perkins
    • Length: 7 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The USS Seawolf was one of the greatest submarine raiders of all time. Having narrowly avoided the attack on Pearl Harbor the Seawolf set out for the seas of the Pacific to wreak havoc on Japanese shipping. Joseph Melvin Eckberg was on the Seawolf from her maiden voyage and remained with her until January 1943. As chief radioman he was instrumental in assisting Captain Frederick Warder to find and destroy enemy targets. From the claustrophobia of being trapped under water and the overwhelming fear of depth charges to the joys of aiding the war-effort and the camaraderie on the ship.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting & an eye opener

    • By Andrew on 09-07-18

    Regular price: £18.29

    • Twilight Warriors

    • The Soldiers, Spies, and Special Agents Who Are Revolutionizing the American Way of War
    • By: James Kitfield
    • Narrated by: Tom Perkins
    • Length: 15 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In Twilight Warriors, award-winning foreign correspondent James Kitfield introduces us to the tight-knit brotherhood that strives to keep the United States safe from the dimly understood threats it now faces. Together these men have broken down the boundaries between their respective agencies to engineer a network-centric way of fighting using a seamless web of intelligence analysts, information networks, FBI forensics experts, and Special Forces units to take the fight to America's enemies as never before.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very informative...

    • By Mr Andrew M Winder on 20-09-17
    • The Soldiers, Spies, and Special Agents Who Are Revolutionizing the American Way of War
    • By: James Kitfield
    • Narrated by: Tom Perkins
    • Length: 15 hrs and 10 mins
    • Release date: 25-10-16
    • 5 out of 5 stars 5 ratings

    Regular price: £27.49

    • Anything for a Vote

    • Dirty Tricks, Cheap Shots, and October Surprises in US Presidential Campaigns
    • By: Joseph Cummins
    • Narrated by: Tom Perkins
    • Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Today's political pundits express shock and disappointment when candidates resort to negative campaigning. But history reveals that smear campaigns are as American as apple pie. Anything for a Vote is a look at 200-plus years of dirty tricks and bad behavior in presidential elections, from George Washington to Barack Obama and John McCain. Let the name-calling begin!

    Regular price: £22.89

    • Pacific Thunder

    • The US Navy's Central Pacific Campaign, August 1943–October 1944
    • By: Thomas McKelvey Cleaver
    • Narrated by: Tom Perkins
    • Length: 13 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
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    On 27 October 1942, four "Long Lance" torpedoes fired by the Japanese destroyers Makigumo and Akigumo exploded in the hull of the aircraft carrier USS Hornet (CV-8). Minutes later, the ship that had launched the Doolitte Raid six months earlier slipped beneath the waves of the Coral Sea 100 miles northeast of the island of Guadalcanal and just north of the Santa Cruz Islands, taking with her 140 of her sailors. With the loss of Hornet, the United States Navy now had one aircraft carrier left in the South Pacific.

    Regular price: £27.49

    • The Price of Valor

    • The Life of Audie Murphy, America's Most Decorated Hero of World War II
    • By: David Smith
    • Narrated by: Tom Perkins
    • Length: 6 hrs
    • Unabridged
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    When he was 17 years old, Audie Murphy falsified his birth records so that he could enlist in the army and help defeat the Nazis. When he was 19, he single-handedly turned back the German army at the Battle of Colmar Pocket by climbing on top of a tank with a machine gun, a moment immortalized in the classic film To Hell and Back, starring Audie himself.

    Regular price: £18.29

    • The Silent Service in World War II

    • The Story of the U.S. Navy Submarine Force in the Words of the Men Who Lived It
    • By: Edward Monroe-Jones, Michael Green
    • Narrated by: Tom Perkins, Jo Anna Perrin
    • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
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    When the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, the US Navy had a total of 111 submarines. It was mostly a collection of aging boats. Fortunately, with the war in Europe was already two years old and friction with Japan ever increasing, help from what would become known as the Silent Service in the Pacific was on the way: there were 73 of the new fleet submarines under construction. The Silent Service in World War II tells the story of America's intrepid underwater warriors in the words of the men who lived the war in the Pacific against Japan.

    Regular price: £22.89

    • Simply Electrifying

    • The Technology That Transformed the World, from Benjamin Franklin to Elon Musk
    • By: Craig R. Roach
    • Narrated by: Tom Perkins
    • Length: 15 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
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    Simply Electrifying: The Technology That Transformed the World, from Benjamin Franklin to Elon Musk brings to life the 250-year history of electricity through the stories of the men and women who used it to transform our world: Benjamin Franklin, James Watt, Michael Faraday, Samuel F.B. Morse, Thomas Edison, Samuel Insull, Albert Einstein, Rachel Carson, Elon Musk, and more. In the process, it reveals for the first time the complete, thrilling, and often dangerous story of electricity's historic discovery, development, and worldwide application.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • great listen ,

    • By Greenash22 on 05-11-18

    Regular price: £27.49

    • Ocean Life in the Old Sailing Ship Days

    • From Forecastle to Quarter-Deck
    • By: John D. Whidden
    • Narrated by: Tom Perkins
    • Length: 9 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Orphaned at five, nothing held Whidden back from embarking on sea life seven years later. Serving as an apprentice, he quickly proved his worth and earned himself a mate's position by his early 20s. Graduating to third, second, and first office, he ended his career in command of, and having part-ownership of, his own vessel. Ocean Life in the Old Sailing Ship Days records a series of real events from his childhood impressions of rough and ready seamen to his thrilling and brutal experiences of war. 

    Regular price: £22.89

    • The Ideological Origins of the American Revolution

    • By: Bernard Bailyn
    • Narrated by: Tom Perkins
    • Length: 14 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
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    To the original text of what has become a classic of American historical literature, Bernard Bailyn adds a substantial essay, "Fulfillment", as a postscript. Here he discusses the intense nationwide debate on the ratification of the Constitution, stressing the continuities between that struggle over the foundations of the national government and the original principles of the Revolution.

    Regular price: £27.49

    • Six Days of Impossible

    • Navy SEAL Hell Week - A Doctor Looks Back
    • By: Robert Adams
    • Narrated by: Tom Perkins
    • Length: 7 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Six days in hell define every SEAL that moves past the point of no return in their minds. Robert Adams, MD, brings the experiences of his classmates into view with real, difficult to believe experiences, described in frightening detail by the men that lived through the frigid cold, filthy muddy days, and body-destroying events of a winter Hell Week. Eleven of 70 men went on to graduate and serve over 40 years in almost every SEAL or UDT team with honor. Listen to their real-time story, and learn why these 11 men succeeded when so many others failed.

    Regular price: £18.29

    • Unexplained Mysteries of World War II

    • By: William B. Breuer
    • Narrated by: Tom Perkins
    • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Loss of life, destruction, unending pain and misery - the results of war never seem to make sense. But war is also a breeding ground for illogical occurrences, coincidences, premonitions, mysteries, and twists of fate. Over 100 of these events are detailed here.

    Regular price: £22.89

    • Soul by Soul

    • Life Inside the Antebellum Slave Market
    • By: Walter Johnson
    • Narrated by: Tom Perkins
    • Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Soul by Soul tells the story of slavery in antebellum America by moving away from the cotton plantations and into the slave market itself, the heart of the domestic slave trade. Taking us inside the New Orleans slave market, the largest in the nation, where 100,000 men, women, and children were packaged, priced, and sold, Walter Johnson transforms the statistics of this chilling trade into the human drama of traders, buyers, and slaves, negotiating sales that would alter the life of each.

    Regular price: £22.89

    • Mosby's Rangers

    • A Record of the Operations of the Forty-Third Battalion Virginia Cavalry, from Its Organization to the Surrender
    • By: James Joseph Williamson
    • Narrated by: Tom Perkins
    • Length: 14 hrs and 47 mins
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    Mosby's Rangers were some of the most feared Confederate troops of the American Civil War. Under the command of Col. John S. Mosby, they executed small raids behind Union lines, raiding at will and then vanishing quickly into the countryside to remain undetected. James Joseph Williamson, a private who fought under Mosby from April, 1863, through until the end of the war, records in fascinating detail the activity of Mosby and his men from their companies' organization until the moment that they were disbanded.

    • A Record of the Operations of the Forty-Third Battalion Virginia Cavalry, from Its Organization to the Surrender
    • By: James Joseph Williamson
    • Narrated by: Tom Perkins
    • Length: 14 hrs and 47 mins
    • Release date: 27-11-18
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    Regular price: £27.49

    • Ancient Brews

    • Rediscovered and Re-created
    • By: Patrick E. McGovern, Sam Calagione
    • Narrated by: Tom Perkins
    • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Patrick E. McGovern takes us on a fascinating journey through time to the dawn of brewing, when our ancestors might well have made a paleo brew of wild fruits, honey, cereals, and botanicals. Early beverage makers must have marveled at the magical process of fermentation. Their amazement grew as they drank the mind-altering drinks, which were to become the medicines, religious symbols, and social lubricants of later cultures.

    Regular price: £22.89

    • Fraud

    • An American History from Barnum to Madoff
    • By: Edward J. Balleisen
    • Narrated by: Tom Perkins
    • Length: 19 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The United States has always proved an inviting home for boosters, sharp dealers, and outright swindlers. Worship of entrepreneurial freedom has complicated the task of distinguishing aggressive salesmanship from unacceptable deceit, especially on the frontiers of innovation. At the same time, competitive pressures have often nudged respectable firms to embrace deception. As a result, fraud has been a key feature of American business since its beginnings.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Mainly a book about law

    • By Lieberoth on 10-08-18
    • An American History from Barnum to Madoff
    • By: Edward J. Balleisen
    • Narrated by: Tom Perkins
    • Length: 19 hrs and 27 mins
    • Release date: 01-02-17
    • 3 out of 5 stars 2 ratings

    Regular price: £36.69

    • A Rabble of Dead Money

    • The Great Crash and the Global Depression: 1929-1939
    • By: Charles R. Morris
    • Narrated by: Tom Perkins
    • Length: 11 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
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    There is no single theory of what caused the Great Depression and never will be, Morris argues. Macreconomics is a social science, and such a massive event always takes its shape from a terrible confluence of factors. The mismanagement of the gold standard, the growth in consumer credit, the insistence on deflation, and the inability of the major European belligerents of World War I to agree on a reconstruction agenda are just a few of the shocks that pushed the world into an economic Armageddon.

    Regular price: £22.89

    • Shattered Sword

    • The Untold Story of the Battle of Midway
    • By: Jonathan Parshall, Anthony Tully
    • Narrated by: Tom Perkins
    • Length: 24 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Many consider the Battle of Midway to have turned the tide of the Pacific War. It is without question one of the most famous battles in history. Now, for the first time since Gordon W. Prange's best-selling Miracle at Midway, Jonathan Parshall and Anthony Tully offer a new interpretation of this great naval engagement. Shattered Sword makes extensive use of Japanese primary sources. It also corrects the many errors of Mitsuo Fuchida's Midway: The Battle That Doomed Japan It thus forces a major, potentially controversial reevaluation of the great battle.

    Regular price: £22.49

    • The Bomb and America's Missile Age

    • By: Christopher Gainor
    • Narrated by: Tom Perkins
    • Length: 8 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), designed to quickly deliver thermonuclear weapons to distant targets, was the central weapons system of the Cold War. ICBMs also carried the first astronauts and cosmonauts into orbit. More than a generation later, we are still living with the political, technological, and scientific effects of the space race, while nuclear-armed ICBMs remain on alert and in the headlines around the world. Christopher Gainor explores the US Air Force's decision, in March 1954, to build the Atlas, America's first ICBM. 

    Regular price: £22.89

    • Tidal Wave

    • From Leyte Gulf to Tokyo Bay
    • By: Thomas McKelvey Cleaver
    • Narrated by: Tom Perkins
    • Length: 13 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The United States Navy won such overwhelming victories in 1944 that had the Navy faced a different enemy the war would have been over at the conclusion of the Battle of Leyte Gulf. However, in the moment of victory on October 25, 1944, the US Navy found itself confronting an enemy that had been inconceivable until it appeared. The kamikaze, meaning 'divine wind' in Japanese, was something Americans were totally unprepared for; a violation of every belief held in the West.

    Regular price: £27.49

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