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    • Project Azorian

    • The CIA and the Raising of the K-129
    • By: Norman Polmar, Michael White
    • Narrated by: James Lurie
    • Length: 5 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Despite incredible political, military, and intelligence risks, and after six years of secret preparations, the CIA attempted to salvage the sunken Soviet ballistic missile submarine K-129 from the depths of the North Pacific Ocean in early August 1974. This audacious effort was carried out under the cover of an undersea mining operation sponsored by eccentric billionaire Howard Hughes.

    Regular price: £19.39

    • Friends Divided

    • John Adams and Thomas Jefferson
    • By: Gordon S. Wood
    • Narrated by: James Lurie
    • Length: 17 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Thomas Jefferson and John Adams could scarcely have come from more different worlds or been more different in temperament. Jefferson, the optimist with enough faith in the innate goodness of his fellow man to be democracy's champion, was an aristocratic Southern slave owner while Adams, the overachiever from New England's rising middling classes, painfully aware he was no aristocrat, was a skeptic about popular rule and a defender of a more elitist view of government.

    Regular price: £36.19

    • The Battle of Midway (Pivotal Moments in American History)

    • By: Craig L. Symonds
    • Narrated by: James Lurie
    • Length: 14 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
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    There are few moments in American history in which the course of events tipped so suddenly and so dramatically as at the Battle of Midway. At dawn of June 4, 1942, a rampaging Japanese navy ruled the Pacific. By sunset, their vaunted carrier force (the Kido Butai) had been sunk and their grip on the Pacific had been loosened forever. In this absolutely riveting account of a key moment in the history of World War II, one of America's leading naval historians, Craig L. Symonds, paints an unforgettable portrait of ingenuity, courage, and sacrifice.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Outstanding quality

    • By iLard on 24-05-17

    Regular price: £27.49

    • The Warren Commission Report

    • The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
    • By: Michael Beschloss (introduction), The Warren Commission
    • Narrated by: Peter Ganim, James Lurie, Michael Beschloss (introduction)
    • Length: 34 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
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    President Lyndon B. Johnson, by Executive Order No. 11130 dated November 29, 1963, created this Commission to investigate the assassination on November 22, 1963, of John Fitzgerald Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States. The President directed the Commission to evaluate all the facts and circumstances surrounding the assassination and the subsequent killing of the alleged assassin and to report its findings and conclusions to him.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Essentially the Truth!!!!

    • By Neil Fowkes on 30-04-16

    Regular price: £36.69

    • Fiasco

    • The American Military Adventure in Iraq
    • By: Thomas E. Ricks
    • Narrated by: James Lurie
    • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
    • Abridged
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    The American military is a tightly sealed community, and few outsiders have reason to know that a great many senior officers view the Iraq war with incredulity and dismay. But many officers have shared their anger with renowned military reporter Thomas E. Ricks, and in Fiasco, Ricks combines these astonishing on-the-record military accounts with his own extraordinary on-the-ground reportage to create a spellbinding account of an epic disaster.

    • The American Military Adventure in Iraq
    • By: Thomas E. Ricks
    • Narrated by: James Lurie
    • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
    • Release date: 25-07-06
    • 4 out of 5 stars 2 ratings

    Regular price: £25.69

    • The Gamble

    • General David Petraeus and the American Military Adventure in Iraq, 2006-2008
    • By: Thomas E. Ricks
    • Narrated by: James Lurie
    • Length: 10 hrs and 16 mins
    • Abridged
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    Fiasco, Thomas E. Ricks's #1 New York Times bestseller, transformed the political dialogue on the war in Iraq - The Gamble is the next news-breaking installment. Thomas E. Ricks uses hundreds of hours of exclusive interviews with top officers in Iraq and extraordinary on-the-ground reportage to document the inside story of the Iraq War since late 2005 as only he can, examining the events that took place as the military was forced to reckon with itself.

    • General David Petraeus and the American Military Adventure in Iraq, 2006-2008
    • By: Thomas E. Ricks
    • Narrated by: James Lurie
    • Length: 10 hrs and 16 mins
    • Release date: 03-03-09
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    Regular price: £25.69

    • RFK

    • His Words for Our Times
    • By: C. Richard Allen, Edwin O. Guthman, Robert F. Kennedy
    • Narrated by: James Lurie, Jim Meskimen
    • Length: 14 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Twenty-five years after Bobby Kennedy was assassinated, RFK: His Words for Our Times, a celebration of Kennedy’s life and legacy, was published to enormous acclaim. Now, a quarter century later, this classic volume has been thoroughly edited and updated. Through his own words we get a direct and intimate perspective on Kennedy’s views on civil rights, social justice, the war in Vietnam, foreign policy, the desirability of peace, the need to eliminate poverty, and the role of hope in American politics.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The best RFK book.

    • By Anonymous User on 30-08-18

    Regular price: £31.39

    • Super Crunchers

    • How Anything Can be Predicted
    • By: Ian Ayres
    • Narrated by: James Lurie
    • Length: 6 hrs and 16 mins
    • Abridged
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    Beginning with examples of the mathematician who out-predicted wine buffs in determining the best vintages, and the sports scouts who now use statistics rather than intuition to pick winners, Super Crunchers exposes the world of data-miners, introducing the people and the techniques. It illuminates the hidden patterns all around us.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting but holes

    • By mike on 09-03-15

    Regular price: £12.99

    • Camelot's Court Unabridged

    • Inside the Kennedy White House
    • By: Robert Dallek
    • Narrated by: James Lurie
    • Length: 16 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 11
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    Fifty years after John F. Kennedy's assassination, presidential historian Robert Dallek, whom The New York Times calls "Kennedy's leading biographer", delivers a riveting new portrait of this president and his inner circle of advisors, their rivalries, personality clashes, and political battles. In Camelot's Court, Dallek analyzes the brain trust whose contributions to the successes and failures of Kennedy's administration - including the Bay of Pigs, civil rights, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and Vietnam - were indelible.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Very interesting

    • By Tim on 07-06-17

    Regular price: £37.59

    • Love Times Three

    • The True Story of a Polygamous Marriage
    • By: Joe Darger, Alina Darger, Vicki Darger, and others
    • Narrated by: James Lurie, Eliza Foss, Kathleen McInerney, and others
    • Length: 9 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
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    He runs his own business and coaches Little League. She drives a minivan, and she'd be lost without her trusty BlackBerry. They go on date nights. Their kids attend public schools, play sports, and take music lessons. They live in a roomy house in the 'burbs. They're about as mainstream as families come. They're also polygamists. The Dargers move the conversation away from child brides, Warren Jeffs, and the FLDS to more mainstream polygamists who willingly enter into plural relationships as adults.

    Regular price: £26.19

    • What Is Life Worth?

    • By: Kenneth R. Feinberg
    • Narrated by: James Lurie
    • Length: 5 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Just days after September 11, 2001, Kenneth Feinberg was appointed to administer the federal 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund, a unique, unprecedented fund established by Congress to compensate families who lost a loved one on 9/11 and survivors who were physically injured in the attacks. Over the course of the next three years, Feinberg spent almost all of his time meeting with the families and learned about the enduring power of grief, love, fear, faith, frustration, and courage. Most importantly, he learned that no check could make the families and victims of 9/11 whole again.  

    Regular price: £18.29

    • Mind Wars

    • Brain Science and the Military in the 21st Century
    • By: Jonathan Moreno
    • Narrated by: James Lurie
    • Length: 9 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The first audiobook of its kind, Mind Wars covers the ethical dilemmas and bizarre history of cutting-edge technology and neuroscience developed for military applications. As the author discusses the innovative Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and the role of the intelligence community and countless university science departments in preparing the military and intelligence services for the 21st century, he also charts the future of national security.

    • Brain Science and the Military in the 21st Century
    • By: Jonathan Moreno
    • Narrated by: James Lurie
    • Length: 9 hrs and 34 mins
    • Release date: 25-02-14
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 6 ratings

    Regular price: £18.79

    • Redeemer

    • The Life of Jimmy Carter
    • By: Randall Balmer
    • Narrated by: James Lurie
    • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Evangelical Christianity and conservative politics are today seen as inseparable. But when Jimmy Carter, a Democrat and a born-again Christian, won the presidency in 1976, he owed his victory in part to American evangelicals, who responded to his open religiosity and his rejection of the moral bankruptcy of the Nixon Administration. Carter, running as a representative of the New South, articulated a progressive strand of American Christianity that championed liberal ideals, racial equality, and social justice - one that has almost been forgotten since.

    Regular price: £22.89

    • Leading Up

    • How to Lead Your Boss So You Both Win
    • By: Michael Useem
    • Narrated by: James Lurie
    • Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Leading up is not the same as managing up. Managing up is running the office; leading up is taking the reins and exceeding what's expected. As hierarchies everywhere shed much of their rigidity, upward leadership at all levels becomes more possible - and more necessary. Leading Up is a call to action. It asks us to build on the best in everybody's nature, and it offers a pragmatic blueprint for doing so.

    Regular price: £19.59

    • Lincoln's Dreams

    • By: Connie Willis
    • Narrated by: James Lurie
    • Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
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    For Jeff Johnston, a young historical researcher for a Civil War novelist, reality is redefined on a bitter cold night near the close of a lingering winter. He meets Annie, an intense and lovely young woman suffering from vivid nightmares. Haunted by the dreamer and her unrelenting dreams, Jeff leads Annie on an emotional odyssey through the heartland of the Civil War in search of a cure. On long-silenced battlefields their relationship blossoms–two obsessed lovers linked by unbreakable chains of history, torn by a duty that could destroy them both.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Beyond dream

    • By Jantar on 23-12-12

    Regular price: £19.39

    • The Finish

    • The Killing of Osama bin Laden
    • By: Mark Bowden
    • Narrated by: James Lurie
    • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
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    From Mark Bowden, internationally best-selling and acclaimed author of Black Hawk Down and the preeminent chronicler of the actions of our military and special forces writing today, comes an intensely gripping account of the hunt for and elimination of Osama bin Laden. With unprecedented access to key sources and his great gift for storytelling, Bowden takes us inside the rooms where decisions were made and on the ground where the action unfolded.

    • The Killing of Osama bin Laden
    • By: Mark Bowden
    • Narrated by: James Lurie
    • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
    • Release date: 16-10-12
    • 4 out of 5 stars 4 ratings

    Regular price: £22.89

    • The Mendacity of Hope

    • Barack Obama and the Betrayal of American Liberalism
    • By: Roger D. Hodge
    • Narrated by: James Lurie
    • Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Americans find themselves in genuine confusion and dismay concerning the actions of President Obama's administration, especially when it comes to the financial crisis and health care. Obama's reform packages, passed with great fanfare, ignore the most significant perils facing the United States.

    Regular price: £19.89

    • Confidence Men

    • Wall Street, Washington, and the Education of a President
    • By: Ron Suskind
    • Narrated by: James Lurie
    • Length: 22 hrs
    • Unabridged
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    The hidden history of Wall Street and the White House comes down to a single American concept: confidence. Both centers of power, New York and Washington, learned how to manufacture it - until August 2007, when that confidence began to crumble. Ron Suskind here tells the story of what happened next, as Wall Street struggled to save itself while a man with little experience and soaring rhetoric emerged from obscurity to usher in "a new era of responsibility".

    Regular price: £43.99

    • Bear Mountain

    • By: Mick Webb
    • Narrated by: James Lurie
    • Length: 1 hr and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In the Pyrenees, contact between man and bear is rare. There are just over 20 brown bears roaming the vast mountain range. But for centuries, bears have loomed large in folklore and tradition, represented in cave paintings and both revered and feared in today’s annual festivals. Bear Mountain is a journey into man’s relationship with bears and the undeniable hold these animals have on our imaginations. However, bears are not viewed with universal affection. Efforts to replenish the brown bear population have been met with violent protests.

    Regular price: £2.79

    • The Best Business Stories of the Year, 2001 Edition

    • By: Ken Auletta, Diane Brady, more, and others
    • Narrated by: James Lurie, Eliza Floss
    • Length: 17 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
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    An exciting new annual anthology: a year's worth of the most interesting, noteworthy, and best-written articles on all aspects of the business world. You'll hear Ken Auletta on Herb Allen's CEO retreat, Diane Brady on Martha Stewart, Steve Silberman on creating a borderless global cyber-marketplace, and other pieces come from the pages of Harper's, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, The Nation, and Rolling Stone.

    Regular price: £25.59

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