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    • The Tycoons

    • How Andrew Carnegie, John D. Rockefeller, Jay Gould, and J. P. Morgan Invented the American Supereconomy
    • By: Charles R. Morris
    • Narrated by: William Hughes
    • Length: 14 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Acclaimed author Charles R. Morris vividly brings these men and their times to life. The ruthlessly competitive Carnegie, the imperial Rockefeller, and the provocateur Gould were obsessed with progress, experiment, and speed. They were balanced by Morgan, the gentleman businessman, who fought, instead, for a global trust in American business. Through their antagonism and verve, they built an industrial behemoth - and a country of middle-class consumers.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A great history of the people and the period.

    • By Y. Syed on 16-05-18
    • How Andrew Carnegie, John D. Rockefeller, Jay Gould, and J. P. Morgan Invented the American Supereconomy
    • By: Charles R. Morris
    • Narrated by: William Hughes
    • Length: 14 hrs and 34 mins
    • Release date: 16-12-14
    • 4 out of 5 stars 16 ratings

    Regular price: £27.49

    • The Next 100 Years

    • A Forecast for the 21st Century
    • By: George Friedman
    • Narrated by: William Hughes
    • Length: 9 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In The Next 100 Years, Friedman turns his eye on the future. Drawing on a profound understanding of history and geopolitical patterns dating back to the Roman Empire, he shows that we are now, for the first time in half a millennium, experiencing the dawn of a new historical cycle.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • American-centric but interesting

    • By Havocint on 05-05-10

    Regular price: £22.89

    • The Boys of '67

    • Charlie Company's War in Vietnam
    • By: Andrew Wiest
    • Narrated by: William Hughes
    • Length: 15 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
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    When the 160 men of Charlie Company were drafted by the US Army in May 1966, they were part of the wave of conscription that would swell the American military to eighty thousand combat troops in Vietnam by the height of the war in 1968. In the spring of 1966 the war was still popular, and the draftees of Charlie Company saw their service as a rite of passage. But by December 1967, when the company returned home, only thirty men were not casualties.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • What A Journey

    • By S. Morris on 27-02-17

    Regular price: £27.49

    • Citizen Coke

    • The Making of Coca-Cola Capitalism
    • By: Bartow J. Elmore
    • Narrated by: William Hughes
    • Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Outsourcing and a trim corporate profile enabled Coke to scale up production of a low-price beverage and realize huge profits. But the costs shed by Coke have fallen on the public at large. Coke now uses an annual 79 billion gallons of water, an increasingly precious global resource, and its reliance on corn syrup has helped fuel our obesity crisis. Bartow J. Elmore explores Coke through its ingredients, showing how the company secured massive quantities of coca leaf, caffeine, sugar, and other inputs.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I'll never drink a Diet Coke again!

    • By carrosvoss on 03-12-14

    Regular price: £22.89

    • The Six-Day War

    • The Breaking of the Middle East
    • By: Guy Laron
    • Narrated by: William Hughes
    • Length: 15 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
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    One fateful week in June 1967 redrew the map of the Middle East. Many scholars have documented how the Six-Day War unfolded, but little has been done to explain why the conflict happened at all. As we approach its 50th anniversary, Guy Laron refutes the widely accepted belief that the war was merely the result of regional friction, revealing the crucial roles played by American and Soviet policies in the face of an encroaching global economic crisis and restoring Syria's often overlooked centrality to events leading up to the hostilities.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Fascinating book on Six-day War

    • By Patrick Cronin on 29-08-18

    Regular price: £27.49

    • Bradley

    • The Great Generals Series
    • By: Alan Axelrod
    • Narrated by: William Hughes
    • Length: 6 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Known by his troops in World War II as "The GI General" because of his close identification with the men under his command, Omar Bradley commanded the U.S. Twelfth Army Group in Europe. By the spring of 1945, this group contained four field armies, 12 corps, 48 divisions, and more than 1,300,000 men, the largest exclusively American field command in U.S. history.

    Regular price: £18.29

    • Last Stand at Khe Sanh

    • The US Marines’ Finest Hour in Vietnam
    • By: Gregg Jones
    • Narrated by: William Hughes
    • Length: 11 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The vivid, fast-paced account of the siege of Khe Sanh told through the eyes of the men who lived it. For seventy-seven days in 1968, amid fears that America faced its own disastrous Dien Bien Phu, six thousand US Marines held off thirty thousand North Vietnamese Army regulars at the remote mountain stronghold called Khe Sanh. It was the biggest battle of the Vietnam War, with sharp ground engagements, devastating artillery duels, and massive US air strikes.

    Regular price: £22.89

    • Detroit

    • A Biography
    • By: Scott Martelle
    • Narrated by: William Hughes
    • Length: 10 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    When we think of Detroit, we think first of the auto industry and its slow, painful decline, then maybe the sounds of Motown, or the long line of professional sports successes. But economies are made up of people, and the effect of the economic downfall of Detroit is one of the most compelling stories in America. Detroit: A Biography by journalist and author Scott Martelle is about a city that rose because of the most American of traits - innovation, entrepreneurship, and an inspiring perseverance.

    Regular price: £22.89

    • Brothers, Rivals, Victors

    • Eisenhower, Patton, Bradley, and the Partnership That Drove the Allied Conquest in Europe
    • By: Jonathan W. Jordan
    • Narrated by: William Hughes
    • Length: 23 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Supreme Allied Commander Dwight D. Eisenhower, General George S. Patton, and General Omar N. Bradley engineered the Allied conquest that shattered Hitler’s hold over Europe. But they also shared an intricate web of relationships going back decades. In the cauldron of World War II, they found their prewar friendships complicated by shifting allegiances, jealousy, insecurity, patriotism, and ambition.

    Regular price: £36.69

    • Act of Treason

    • The Role of J. Edgar Hoover in the Assassination of President Kennedy
    • By: Mark North
    • Narrated by: William Hughes
    • Length: 23 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In this meticulously researched classic of the JFK conspiracy genre that Library Journal calls "sensational", Mark North argues convincingly that President John F. Kennedy died as the result of a plot masterminded by Louisiana Mafia chieftain Carlos Marcello - and, more importantly, that FBI chief J. Edgar Hoover learned early on about the plan but did nothing to stop it. Hoover warned no one - not the Dallas police, not the Secret Service. His motives, North suggests, stemmed from a fervent hatred of Kennedy and fear that the President would eventually fire him.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Proof that JFK was killed by a conspiracy!

    • By Ovekat on 05-12-15
    • The Role of J. Edgar Hoover in the Assassination of President Kennedy
    • By: Mark North
    • Narrated by: William Hughes
    • Length: 23 hrs and 16 mins
    • Release date: 17-02-13
    • 4 out of 5 stars 4 ratings

    Regular price: £36.69

    • FDR

    • The First Hundred Days
    • By: Anthony J. Badger
    • Narrated by: William Hughes
    • Length: 6 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Badger emphasizes Roosevelt's political gifts while humanizing Roosevelt and suggesting a far more useful yardstick for future presidents: the politics of the possible under the guidance of principle.

    Regular price: £18.29

    • Rise of the Warrior Cop

    • The Militarization of America’s Police Forces
    • By: Radley Balko
    • Narrated by: William Hughes
    • Length: 13 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Rise of the Warrior Cop traces the arc of US law enforcement from the constables and private justice of colonial times to present-day SWAT teams and riot cops. Today relentless "war on drugs" and "war on terror" pronouncements from politicians, along with battle-clad police forces with tanks and machine guns, have dangerously blurred the distinction between cop and soldier. Balko's fascinating, frightening narrative shows how martial rhetoric and reactionary policies have put modern law enforcement on a collision course with the values of a free society.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wake up call

    • By Tinckelly on 24-06-15

    Regular price: £27.49

    • FDR's Folly

    • How Roosevelt and His New Deal Prolonged the Great Depression
    • By: Jim Powell
    • Narrated by: William Hughes
    • Length: 9 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In the minds of historians and the American public alike, Franklin Delano Roosevelt was one of our greatest presidents, not least because he supposedly saved America from the Great Depression. But as historian Jim Powell reveals in this groundbreaking book, Roosevelt's New Deal policies actually prolonged and exacerbated the economic disaster.

    • How Roosevelt and His New Deal Prolonged the Great Depression
    • By: Jim Powell
    • Narrated by: William Hughes
    • Length: 9 hrs and 26 mins
    • Release date: 04-02-08
    • 4 out of 5 stars 2 ratings

    Regular price: £22.89

    • These United States

    • A Nation in the Making, 1890 to the Present
    • By: Glenda Elizabeth Gilmore, Thomas J. Sugrue
    • Narrated by: William Hughes
    • Length: 28 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In the winter of 1936, Franklin Roosevelt remarked in a fireside chat, "I do not look upon these United States as a finished product. We are still in the making." Certainly apt in the midst of the Great Depression, the idea of a nation in the making still resonates today as we measure the achievements and shortcomings of our democracy. Over the 20th century, Americans have worked, organized, marched, and fought to make the nation's ideals a reality for all.

    Regular price: £36.69

    • Slavery's Capitalism

    • A New History of American Economic Development
    • By: Sven Beckert - editor, Seth Rockman - editor
    • Narrated by: William Hughes, Kevin Kenerly, Bahni Turpin, and others
    • Length: 13 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
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    During the 19th century, the United States entered the ranks of the world's most advanced and dynamic economies. At the same time, the nation sustained an expansive and brutal system of human bondage. This was no mere coincidence. Slavery's Capitalism argues for slavery's centrality to the emergence of American capitalism in the decades between the Revolution and the Civil War.

    Regular price: £27.49

    • The Twilight of the American Enlightenment

    • The 1950s and the Crisis of Liberal Belief
    • By: George M. Marsden
    • Narrated by: William Hughes
    • Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In the aftermath of World War II, the United States stood at a precipice. The forces of modernity unleashed by the war had led to astonishing advances in daily life, but technology and mass culture also threatened to erode the country's traditional moral character. As award-winning historian George M. Marsden explains in The Twilight of the American Enlightenment, postwar Americans looked to the country's secular liberalelites for guidance in this precarious time, but these intellectuals proved unable to articulate a coherent common cause by which America could chart its course.

    Regular price: £18.29

    • A Disease in the Public Mind

    • A New Understanding of Why We Fought the Civil War
    • By: Thomas Fleming
    • Narrated by: William Hughes
    • Length: 11 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
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    By the time his body hung from the gallows for his crimes at Harper’s Ferry, abolitionists had made John Brown a "holy martyr" in the fight against Southern slave owners. But Northern hatred for Southerners had been long in the making. Northern rage was born of the conviction that New England, whose spokesmen and militia had begun the American Revolution, should have been the leader of the new nation. Instead, they had been displaced by Southern "slavocrats" like Thomas Jefferson. And Northern envy only exacerbated the South’s greatest fear: race war.

    Regular price: £22.89

    • Lincoln's Spymaster

    • Thomas Haines Dudley and the Liverpool Network
    • By: David Hepburn Milton
    • Narrated by: William Hughes
    • Length: 5 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Civil War conjures images of blood-soaked battlefields in the United States. Few are aware of the equally important diplomatic and intelligence contest that raged between the North and South in Europe. While the Confederacy sought Great Britain as a strategic ally, the Union utilized diplomacy and espionage to avert both the construction of a Confederate navy and the threat of war with England.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Incredible true story

    • By David on 07-10-17

    Regular price: £18.29

    • The Carnival Campaign

    • How the Rollicking 1840 Campaign of "Tippecanoe and Tyler Too" Changed Presidential Elections Forever
    • By: Ronald G. Shafer
    • Narrated by: William Hughes
    • Length: 7 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Pulitzer Prize-nominated former Wall Street Journal reporter Ronald G. Shafer tells the colorful story of the election battle between sitting president Martin Van Buren, a professional Democratic politician from New York, and Whig Party upstart William Henry Harrison, a military hero who was nicknamed "Old Tippecanoe" after a battlefield where he fought and won in 1811. Shafer shows how the pivotal campaign of "Tippecanoe and Tyler Too" marked a series of firsts that changed presidential politicking forever.

    Regular price: £18.29

    • The Defender

    • How the Legendary Black Newspaper Changed America; from the Age of the Pullman Porters to the Age of Obama
    • By: Ethan Michaeli
    • Narrated by: William Hughes
    • Length: 22 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Giving voice to the voiceless, the Chicago Defender condemned Jim Crow, catalyzed the Great Migration, and focused the electoral power of black America. Robert S. Abbott founded the Defender in 1905, smuggled hundreds of thousands of copies into the most isolated communities in the segregated South, and was dubbed a "Modern Moses", becoming one of the first black millionaires in the process.

    • How the Legendary Black Newspaper Changed America; from the Age of the Pullman Porters to the Age of Obama
    • By: Ethan Michaeli
    • Narrated by: William Hughes
    • Length: 22 hrs and 8 mins
    • Release date: 12-07-16
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    Regular price: £36.69

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