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    Vanderbilt

    The Rise and Fall of an American Dynasty

    Unabridged

    8 hours 50 min

    New York Times bestselling author and journalist Anderson Cooper teams with New York Times bestselling historian and novelist Katherine Howe to chronicle the rise and fall of a legendary American dynasty—his mother’s family, the Vanderbilts.When eleven-year-old Cornelius Vanderbilt began to work on his father’s small boat ferrying supplies in New York Harbor at the beginning of the nineteenth ... Read more

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    The Devil's Chessboard

    Allen Dulles, the CIA, and the Rise of America's Secret Government

    by David Talbot ...
    Narrated by Peter Altschuler ...

    Unabridged

    25 hours 23 min

    An explosive, headline-making portrait of Allen Dulles, the man who transformed the CIA into the most powerful—and secretive—colossus in Washington, from the founder of Salon.com and author of the New York Times bestseller Brothers.America’s greatest untold story: the United States’ rise to world dominance under the guile of Allen Welsh Dulles, the longest-serving director of the CIA. Drawing on ... Read more

    $48.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Witches

    Salem, 1692

    by Stacy Schiff ...
    Narrated by Eliza Foss ...

    Unabridged

    18 hours 16 min

    The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Cleopatra, the #1 national bestseller, unpacks the mystery of the Salem Witch Trials.It began in 1692, over an exceptionally raw Massachusetts winter, when a minister's daughter began to scream and convulse. It ended less than a year later, but not before 19 men and women had been hanged and an elderly man crushed to death.The panic spread quickly, involving ... Read more

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    Killing the Mob

    The Fight Against Organized Crime in America

    Narrated by Robert Petkoff ...

    Unabridged

    10 hours 5 min

    In the tenth audiobook in the multimillion-selling Killing series, Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard take on their most controversial subject yet: The Mob.Killing the Mob is the tenth audiobook in Bill O'Reilly's #1 New York Times bestselling series of popular narrative histories, with sales of nearly 18 million copies worldwide, and over 320 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list.O’Reilly and ... Read more

    $19.49 USD or free with audiobook trial

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    Chaos

    Charles Manson, the CIA, and the Secret History of the Sixties

    by Tom O'Neill ...
    Narrated by Kevin Stillwell ...

    Unabridged

    16 hours 15 min

    A journalist's twenty-year fascination with the Manson murders leads to shocking new revelations about the FBI's involvement in this riveting reassessment of an infamous case in American history.Over two grim nights in Los Angeles, the young followers of Charles Manson murdered seven people, including the actress Sharon Tate, then eight months pregnant. With no mercy and seemingly no motive, the ... Read more

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    Mayflower

    A Story of Courage, Community, and War

    Narrated by George Guidall ...

    Unabridged

    12 hours 37 min

    "Vivid and remarkably fresh...Philbrick has recast the Pilgrims for the ages."--*The New York Times Book ReviewFinalist for the Pulitzer Prize in historyNew York Times Book Review Top Ten books of the Year*How did America begin? That simple question launches the acclaimed author of Bunker Hill and Valiant Ambition on an extraordinary journey to understand the truth behind our most sacred national ... Read more

    $22.50 USD or free with audiobook trial

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    A Newfoundlander in Canada

    Always Going Somewhere, Always Coming Home

    by Alan Doyle ...
    Narrated by Alan Doyle ...

    Unabridged

    6 hours 40 min

    Following the fantastic success of his bestselling memoir, Where I Belong, Great Big Sea front man Alan Doyle returns with a hilarious, heartwarming account of leaving Newfoundland and discovering Canada for the first time.Armed with the same personable, candid style found in his first book, Alan Doyle turns his perspective outward from Petty Harbour toward mainland Canada, reflecting on what it ... Read more

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    A Promised Land

    by Barack Obama ...
    Narrated by Barack Obama ...

    Unabridged

    29 hours 10 min

    A riveting, deeply personal account of history in the making—from the president who inspired us to believe in the power of democracy**#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAACP IMAGE AWARD NOMINEE • NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEWNAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Washington Post • Jennifer Szalai, The New York Times • NPR • The Guardian • Marie ... Read more

    $40.00 USD or free with audiobook trial

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    City of Inmates

    Conquest, Rebellion, and the Rise of Human Caging in Los Angeles, 1771-1965

    Narrated by Lisa Reneé Pitts ...

    Unabridged

    12 hours 13 min

    City of Inmates explains how the City of Angels became the capital city of the world's leading incarcerator. Marshaling more than two centuries of evidence, historian Kelly Lytle Hernandez unmasks how histories of native elimination, immigrant exclusion, and black disappearance drove the rise of incarceration in Los Angeles. In this telling, which spans from the Spanish colonial era to the ... Read more

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    Changes in the Land

    Indians, Colonists, and the Ecology of New England

    Narrated by Bob Souer ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours 19 min

    In this landmark work of environmental history, William Cronon offers an original and profound explanation of the effects European colonists' sense of property and their pursuit of capitalism had upon the ecosystems of New England. Reissued here with an updated afterword by the author and a new preface by the distinguished colonialist John Demos, Changes in the Land provides a brilliant ... Read more

    $15.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

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    In Cold Blood

    by Truman Capote ...
    Narrated by Scott Brick ...

    Unabridged

    14 hours 27 min

    **The most famous true crime novel of all time, In Cold Blood is the bestseller that haunted its author long after he finished writing it."Chills the blood and exercises the intelligence ... harrowing." —The New York Review of Books**On November 15, 1959, in the small town of Holcomb, Kansas, four members of the Clutter family were savagely murdered by blasts from a shotgun held a few inches from ... Read more

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    An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States

    Narrated by Laural Merlington ...

    Unabridged

    10 hours 18 min

    Today in the United States, there are more than five hundred federally recognized Indigenous nations comprising nearly three million people, descendants of the fifteen million native people who once inhabited this land. The centuries-long genocidal program of the U.S. settler-colonial regimen has largely been omitted from history. Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz adroitly challenges the founding myth of the ... Read more

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    A People's History of the United States

    by Howard Zinn ...
    Narrated by Matt Damon ...

    Abridged

    8 hours 44 min

    For much of his life, historian Howard Zinn chronicled American history from the bottom up, throwing out the official version taught in schools -- with its emphasis on great men in high places -- to focus on the street, the home, and the workplace.Known for its lively, clear prose as well as its scholarly research, Zinn's A People's History of the United States is the only volume to tell America's ... Read more

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    The Blue Tattoo

    The Life of Olive Oatman

    Narrated by Kaipo Schwab ...

    Unabridged

    6 hours 47 min

    In 1851 Olive Oatman was a thirteen-year-old pioneer traveling west toward Zion, with her Mormon family. Within a decade, she was a white Indian with a chin tattoo, caught between cultures. The Blue Tattoo tells the harrowing story of this forgotten heroine of frontier America. Orphaned when her family was brutally killed by Yavapai Indians, Oatman lived as a slave to her captors for a year before ... Read more

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    Apollo 13

    Narrated by Fred Sanders ...

    Unabridged

    16 hours 15 min

    An all-new recording of the landmark #1 bestseller!In April 1970, during the glory days of the Apollo space program, NASA sent Navy Captain Jim Lovell and two other astronauts on America’s fifth mission to the moon. Only fifty-five hours into the flight of Apollo 13, disaster struck: a mysterious explosion rocked the ship, and soon its oxygen and power began draining away. Written with all the ... Read more

    $29.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

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    Never Caught

    Narrated by Robin Miles ...

    Unabridged

    6 hours 45 min

    A startling and eye-opening look into America’s First Family, Never Caught is the powerful story about a daring woman of “extraordinary grit” (The Philadelphia Inquirer).When George Washington was elected president, he reluctantly left behind his beloved Mount Vernon to serve in Philadelphia, the temporary seat of the nation’s capital. In setting up his household he brought along nine slaves, ... Read more

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    Dupes

    How America's Adversaries Have Manipulated Progressives for a Century

    Narrated by Buck Groat ...

    Unabridged

    25 hours 22 min

    In this startling, intensively researched book, bestselling historian Paul Kengor shines light on a deeply troubling aspect of American history: the prominent role of the “dupe.” From the Bolshevik Revolution through the Cold War and right up to the present, many progressives have unwittingly aided some of America’s most dangerous opponents.Based on never-before-published FBI files, Soviet ... Read more

    $24.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Name of War

    King Philip's War and the Origins of American Identity

    by Jill Lepore ...
    Narrated by Bernadette Dunne ...

    Unabridged

    12 hours 18 min

    Winner of the the 1998 Ralph Waldo Emerson Award of the Phi Beta Kappa SocietyKing Philip's War, the excruciating racial war--colonists against Indians--that erupted in New England in 1675, was, in proportion to population, the bloodiest in American history. Some even argued that the massacres and outrages on both sides were too horrific to "deserve the name of a war."It all began when Philip ... Read more

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    It Was All a Lie

    How the Republican Party Became Donald Trump

    Narrated by Dan John Miller ...

    Unabridged

    5 hours 44 min

    **NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the most successful Republican political operative of his generation, a searing, unflinching, and deeply personal exposé of how his party became what it is today“A blistering tell-all history. In his bare-knuckles account, Stevens confesses [that] the entire apparatus of his Republican Party is built on a pack of lies." —The New York Times**Stuart Stevens spent ... Read more

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    Passage of Power, The

    Narrated by Grover Gardner ...

    Unabridged

    32 hours 47 min

    The Passage of Power follows Lyndon Johnson through both the most frustrating and the most triumphant periods of his career - 1958 to 1964. It is a time that would see him trade the extraordinary power he had created for himself as Senate Majority Leader for what became the wretched powerlessness of a Vice President in an administration that disdained and distrusted him. Yet it was, as well, the ... Read more

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    Operation Greylord

    The True Story of an Untrained Undercover Agent and America's Biggest Corruption Bust

    Narrated by Charles Constant ...

    Unabridged

    10 hours 14 min

    Operation Greylord was the longest and most successful undercover investigation in FBI history, and the largest corruption bust ever in the U.S. It resulted in bribery and tax charges against 103 judges, lawyers, and other court personnel, and, eventually, more than seventy indictments. And it was led by Terrence Hake, a young assistant prosecutor in the Cook County State's Attorney's Office in ... Read more

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    Zero Fail

    The Rise and Fall of the Secret Service

    by Carol Leonnig ...
    Narrated by Carol Leonnig, Maggi-Meg Reed ...

    Unabridged

    20 hours 26 min

    **NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “This is one of those books that will go down as the seminal work—the determinative work—in this field. . . . Terrifying.”—Rachel MaddowThe first definitive account of the rise and fall of the Secret Service, from the Kennedy assassination to the alarming mismanagement of the Obama and Trump years, right up to the insurrection at the Capitol on January 6—by the ... Read more

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    The Pioneers

    The Heroic Story of the Settlers Who Brought the American Ideal West

    Narrated by John Bedford Lloyd ...

    Unabridged

    10 hours 24 min

    **The #1 New York Times bestseller by Pulitzer Prize–winning historian David McCullough rediscovers an important chapter in the American story that’s “**as resonant today as ever” (The Wall Street Journal)—the settling of the Northwest Territory by courageous pioneers who overcame incredible hardships to build a community based on ideals that would define our country.As part of the Treaty of Paris ... Read more

    $23.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

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    Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

    by John Berendt ...
    Narrated by Jeff Woodman ...

    Unabridged

    15 hours 3 min

    Shots rang out in Savannah's grandest mansion in the misty,early morning hours of May 2, 1981. Was it murder or self-defense? For nearly a decade, the shooting and its aftermath reverberated throughout this hauntingly beautiful city of moss-hung oaks and shaded squares. John Berendt's sharply observed, suspenseful, and witty narrative reads like a thoroughly engrossing novel, and yet it is a work ... Read more

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