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    • The Making of Modern Economics

    • The Lives and Ideas of the Great Thinkers, Second Edition
    • By: Mark Skousen
    • Narrated by: William Hughes
    • Length: 19 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Here is a bold, new account of the lives and ideas of the great economists - Adam Smith, Karl Marx, John Maynard Keynes, Ludwig von Mises, Milton Friedman, and many others - all written by a top free-market economist and presented in an entertaining and persuasive style. Professor Mark Skousen tells a powerful story of economics with dozens of anecdotes of the great economic thinkers.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Useful and entertaining

    • By Rob on 13-04-13

    Regular price: £26.59

    • 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

    • It’s Even Worse Than It Looks

    • How the American Constitutional System Collided with the New Politics of Extremism
    • By: Thomas E. Mann, Norman J. Ornstein
    • Narrated by: William Hughes
    • Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
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    Hyperpartisanship has gridlocked the American government. Congress' approval ratings are at record lows, and both Democrats and Republicans are disgusted by the government's inability to get anything done. In It's Even Worse Than It Looks, Congressional scholars Thomas E. Mann and Norman J. Ornstein present a grim picture of how party polarization and tribal politics have led Congress - and the United States - to the brink of institutional failure.

    Regular price: £23.69

    • We the Corporations

    • How American Businesses Won Their Civil Rights
    • By: Adam Winkler
    • Narrated by: William Hughes
    • Length: 14 hrs and 31 mins
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    In this groundbreaking portrait of corporate seizure of political power, We the Corporations reveals how American businesses won equal rights and transformed the Constitution to serve the ends of capital. Corporations - like minorities and women - have had a civil rights movement of their own and now possess nearly all the same rights as ordinary people. Uncovering the deep historical roots of Citizens United, Adam Winkler shows how that controversial 2010 Supreme Court decision was the capstone of a 200-year battle....

    Regular price: £22.49

    • A Prescription for Change

    • The Looming Crisis in Drug Development
    • By: Michael Kinch
    • Narrated by: William Hughes
    • Length: 13 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The introduction of new medicines has dramatically improved the quantity and quality of individual and public health, while contributing trillions of dollars to the global economy. In spite of these past successes - and indeed because of them - our ability to deliver new medicines may be quickly coming to an end. Moving from the 20th century to the present, A Prescription for Change reveals how changing business strategies combined with scientific hubris have altered the way new medicines are discovered, with dire implications for both health and the economy.

    Regular price: £22.49

    • 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

    • Mapping the Cold War

    • Cartography and the Framing of America's International Power
    • By: Timothy Barney
    • Narrated by: William Hughes
    • Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In this fascinating history of Cold War cartography, Timothy Barney considers maps as central to the articulation of ideological tensions between American national interests and international aspirations. Barney argues that the borders, scales, projections, and other conventions of maps prescribed and constrained the means by which foreign policy elites, popular audiences, and social activists navigated conflicts between north and south, east and west.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • not as good as i thought

    • By Lara and dave on 26-02-17

    Regular price: £22.89

    • 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

    • The Republican Brain

    • The Science of Why They Deny Science - and Reality
    • By: Chris Mooney
    • Narrated by: William Hughes
    • Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
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    Best-selling author Chris Mooney uses cutting-edge research to explain the psychology behind why today’s Republicans reject reality - it’s just part of who they are. From climate change to evolution, the rejection of mainstream science among Republicans is growing, as is the denial of expert consensus on the economy, American history, foreign policy, and much more. Why won’t Republicans accept things that most experts agree on? Why are they constantly fighting against the facts?

    Regular price: £20.29

    • Outrageous Fortunes

    • The Twelve Surprising Trends That Will Reshape the Global Economy
    • By: Daniel Altman
    • Narrated by: William Hughes
    • Length: 7 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
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    As individuals, companies, and countries struggle to recover from the economic crisis, many are narrowly focused on forecasts for the next week, month, or quarter. Yet they should be asking what the global economy will look like in the years to come—where will the long-term risks and opportunities arise? These are the questions that Daniel Altman confronts in his provocative and indispensable book.

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    • Economic History

    • By Jason on 07-08-13

    Regular price: £20.29

    • Lincoln's Spymaster

    • Thomas Haines Dudley and the Liverpool Network
    • By: David Hepburn Milton
    • Narrated by: William Hughes
    • Length: 5 hrs and 56 mins
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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.

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    • Incredible true story

    • By David on 07-10-17

    Regular price: £18.29

    • 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.

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    • 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.

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    • Going Broke, Updated Edition

    • Why Americans (Still) Can't Hold On to Their Money
    • By: Stuart Vyse
    • Narrated by: William Hughes
    • Length: 13 hrs and 10 mins
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    Over the last four decades, debt, bankruptcy, and home foreclosures have risen to epidemic levels, and the personal savings rate has sunk dangerously low. Why, in the richest nation on Earth, can't Americans hold on to their money? First published in 2008, Stuart Vyse's Going Broke described the epidemic of personal debt that existed in the years leading up to the Great Recession and anticipated the home mortgage crisis that started it. Ten years later, this fully updated new edition tackles the post-recession era of economic recovery. 

    Regular price: £22.49

    • Billionaire Democracy

    • By: George R. Tyler
    • Narrated by: William Hughes
    • Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
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    We are told that, when we vote and elect representatives, we gain a voice in government and its policies. Yet, it hasn't translated our preferences into higher living standards for the majority of us. In America, the wealthy few have built a system that works in their favor, while maintaining the illusion of democracy. American voters have little influence on policies engineered by lawmakers. Political scientists call it the "income bias", causing lawmakers to compete to satisfy preferences of donors from the top one percent instead of the middle class.

    Regular price: £22.49

    • 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
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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
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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

    • Washington's Immortals

    • The Untold Story of an Elite Regiment Who Changed the Course of the Revolution
    • By: Patrick K. O’Donnell
    • Narrated by: William Hughes
    • Length: 13 hrs and 29 mins
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    In August 1776, a little over a month after the Continental Congress had formally declared independence from Britain, the revolution was on the verge of a sudden and disastrous end. General George Washington found his troops outmanned and outmaneuvered at the Battle of Brooklyn, and it looked like there was no escape. But thanks to a series of desperate rear-guard attacks by a single heroic regiment, famously known as the Immortal 400, Washington was able to evacuate his men, and the nascent Continental Army lived to fight another day.

    Regular price: £27.49

    • The President’s First Year

    • None Were Prepared, Some Never Learned - Why the Only School for Presidents Is the Presidency
    • By: Douglas Alan Cohn
    • Narrated by: William Hughes
    • Length: 9 hrs
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    A fascinating new angle on presidential history, assessing the performances of all 44 presidents in their freshman years of the toughest job in the world. Grouped by the issues the new presidents confronted in their first years in office, The President's First Year takes listeners into the history, thought processes, and results on a case-by-case basis, including how the presidents' subsequent actions prove that they learned - or didn't learn - from their mistakes.

    Regular price: £22.89

    • Money Well Spent?

    • The Truth behind the Trillion-Dollar Stimulus, the Biggest Economic Recovery Plan in History
    • By: Michael Grabell
    • Narrated by: William Hughes
    • Length: 14 hrs and 18 mins
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    The 2012 presidential campaign will, above all else, be a referendum on the Obama administration’s handling of the financial crisis, recalling the period when Obama’s “audacity of hope” met the austerity of reality. Central to this is the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 - the largest economic recovery plan in American history. Senator Mitch McConnell gave a taste of the enormity of the money committed: if you had spent $1 million a day since Jesus was born, it still would not add up to the price tag of the stimulus package.

    • The Truth behind the Trillion-Dollar Stimulus, the Biggest Economic Recovery Plan in History
    • By: Michael Grabell
    • Narrated by: William Hughes
    • Length: 14 hrs and 18 mins
    • Release date: 31-01-12
    • 3.5 out of 5 stars 2 ratings

    Regular price: £18.99

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