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The Vietnam War: An Intimate History
The Vietnam War: An Intimate History
By Unknown
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4.6 out of 5 stars with 67 reviews
From the award-winning historian and filmmakers of The Civil War, Baseball, The War, The Roosevelts, and others: a vivid, uniquely powerful history of the conflict that tore America apart - the companion volume to the major multipart PBS film to be aired in September 2017. More than 40 years after it ended, the Vietnam War continues to haunt our country. We still argue over why we were there, whether we could have won, and who was right and wrong in their response to the conflict. When the


The Search for Modern China
The Search for Modern China
By Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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4.6 out of 5 stars with 118 reviews
The history of China is as rich and strange as that of any country on earth. Yet for many, China's history remains unknown, or known only through the stylized images that generations in the West have cherished or reviled as truth. With his command of character and event - the product of 30 years of research and reflection in the field - Spence dispels those myths in a powerful narrative. Over four centuries of Chinese history, from the waning days of the once-glorious Ming Dynasty to Deng


A Kim Jong-Il Production: The Extraordinary True Story of a Kidnapped Filmmaker, His Star Actress, and a Young Dictator's Rise to Power
A Kim Jong-Il Production: The Extraordinary True Story of a Kidnapped Filmmaker, His Star Actress, and a Young Dictator's Rise to Power
By Random House Audio
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4.3 out of 5 stars with 98 reviews
Before becoming the world's most notorious dictator, Kim Jong-Il ran North Korea's Ministry for Propaganda and its film studios. Conceiving every movie made, he acted as producer and screenwriter. Despite this control, he was underwhelmed by the available talent and took drastic steps, ordering the kidnapping of Choi Eun-Hee (Madam Choi) - South Korea's most famous actress - and her ex-husband Shin Sang-Ok, the country's most famous filmmaker. Madam Choi vanished first. When Shin went to Hong


Things I'll Never Forget: Memories of a Marine in Viet Nam
Things I'll Never Forget: Memories of a Marine in Viet Nam
By Brilliance Audio
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4.7 out of 5 stars with 91 reviews
Things I'll Never Forget is the story of a young high school graduate in 1965 who faces being drafted into the Army or volunteering for the Marine Corps. These are his memories of funny times, disgusting times and deadly times. The author kept a journal for an entire year; therefore many of the dates, times and places are accurate. The rest is based on memories that are forever tattooed on his brain. This is not a pro-war book, nor is it anti-war. It is the true story of what the Marine Corps


The Hundred-Year Marathon: China's Secret Strategy to Replace America as the Global Superpower
The Hundred-Year Marathon: China's Secret Strategy to Replace America as the Global Superpower
By Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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4.1 out of 5 stars with 48 reviews
One of the US government's leading China experts reveals the hidden strategy fueling that country's rise - and how Americans have been seduced into helping China overtake us as the world's leading superpower. For more than 40 years, the United States has played an indispensable role in helping the Chinese government build a booming economy, develop its scientific and military capabilities, and take its place on the world stage in the belief that China's rise will bring us cooperation,


The Future Is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia
The Future Is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia
By Penguin Audio
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4.4 out of 5 stars with 50 reviews
Putin's best-selling biographer reveals how, in the space of a generation, Russia surrendered to a more virulent and invincible new strain of autocracy. Hailed for her ''fearless indictment of the most powerful man in Russia'' (The Wall Street Journal), award-winning journalist Masha Gessen is unparalleled in her understanding of the events and forces that have wracked her native country in recent times. In The Future Is History, she follows the lives of four people born at what promised to


Fighter Pilot: The Memoirs of Legendary Ace Robin Olds (Library Edition)
Fighter Pilot: The Memoirs of Legendary Ace Robin Olds (Library Edition)
By Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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ean: 9781441736956, isbn: 1441736956,

4.3 out of 5 stars with 46 reviews
This is the personal memoir of the legendary ''triple ace'' American fighter pilot and general officer in the U.S. Air Force, Robin Olds. A larger-than-life hero with a towering personality, Robin Olds was a graduate of West Point and an inductee in the National College Football Hall of Fame for his All-American performance for Army. In World War II, Olds quickly became a top fighter pilot and squadron commander by the age of twenty-two and an ace with twelve aerial victories. But it was in


Red Flags: Why Xi's China Is in Jeopardy
Red Flags: Why Xi's China Is in Jeopardy
By Blackstone Audio
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ean: 9781982527778, isbn: 1982527773,

4.0 out of 5 stars with 16 reviews
Under President Xi Jinping, China has become a large and confident power both at home and abroad, but the country also faces serious challenges. In this critical take on China's future, economist George Magnus explores four key traps that China must confront and overcome in order to thrive: debt, middle income, the Renminbi, and an aging population. Looking at the political direction President Xi Jinping is taking, Magnus argues that Xi's authoritarian and repressive philosophy is ultimately


The Best and the Brightest
The Best and the Brightest
By Random House Audio
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4.7 out of 5 stars with 109 reviews
David Halberstam's masterpiece, the defining history of the making of the Vietnam tragedy, with a new foreword by Senator John McCain. Using portraits of America's flawed policy makers and accounts of the forces that drove them, The Best and the Brightest reckons magnificently with the most important abiding question of our country's recent history: Why did America become mired in Vietnam, and why did we lose? As the definitive single-volume answer to that question, this enthralling book has


A Vietcong Memoir: An Inside Account of the Vietnam War and Its Aftermath
A Vietcong Memoir: An Inside Account of the Vietnam War and Its Aftermath
By Tantor Audio
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4.0 out of 5 stars with 131 reviews
When he was a student in Paris, Truong Nhu Tang met Ho Chi Minh. Later he fought in the Vietnamese jungle and emerged as one of the major figures in the ''fight for liberation'' - and one of the most determined adversaries of the United States. He became the Vietcong's Minister of Justice, but at the end of the war he fled the country in disillusionment and despair. He now lives in exile in Paris, the highest level official to have defected from Vietnam to the West. This is his candid,


19 Minutes to Live: Helicopter Combat in Vietnam
19 Minutes to Live: Helicopter Combat in Vietnam
By Tantor Audio
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4.4 out of 5 stars with 25 reviews
Over 12,000 helicopters were used in the Vietnam War, which is why it became known as ''The Helicopter War''. Almost half of the helicopters, 5,086, were lost. Helicopter pilots and crews accounted for nearly 10 percent of all the US casualties suffered in Vietnam, with nearly 5,000 killed and an untold number of wounded. Lew Jennings flew over 700 Air Cavalry Cobra Gunship Helicopter missions and received three Distinguished Flying Crosses for Valor. This memoir describes first-hand the


An Autobiography: The Story of My Experiments with Truth
An Autobiography: The Story of My Experiments with Truth
By Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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4.2 out of 5 stars with 11 reviews
''When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love has always won. There have been tyrants and murderers and for a time they seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall - think of it, always.'' --Gandhi In 1999, this book was designated as one of the ''100 Most Important Spiritual Books of the Twentieth Century'' by HarperCollins Publishers. A holy man to Hindus, a hero to Muslims, and a criminal to the British, Mohandas K. Gandhi was an inspiring figure


Ship of Ghosts: The Story of the USS Houston, FDR's Legendary Lost Cruiser, and the Epic Saga of Her Survivors
Ship of Ghosts: The Story of the USS Houston, FDR's Legendary Lost Cruiser, and the Epic Saga of Her Survivors
By Random House Audio
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ean: 9780739311431, isbn: 0739311433,

4.9 out of 5 stars with 129 reviews
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Enduring the Whirlwind: The German Army and the Russo-German War 1941-1943
Enduring the Whirlwind: The German Army and the Russo-German War 1941-1943
By Tantor Audio
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4.0 out of 5 stars with 88 reviews
Despite the best efforts of a number of historians, many aspects of the ferocious struggle between Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union during the Second World War remain obscure or shrouded in myth. One of the most persistent of these is the notion - largely created by many former members of its own officer corps in the immediate postwar period - that the German Army was a paragon of military professionalism and operational proficiency whose defeat on the Eastern Front was solely attributable to


My Experiments With Truth
My Experiments With Truth
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4.3 out of 5 stars with 55 reviews
Mohandas Gandhi inspired the spiritual and political souls of millions of people. His call for nonviolent resistance propelled numerous struggles throughout the world. This is Gandhi's autobiography, documenting his spiritual journey amidst the political strife of his times.Used Book in Good Condition.


City of Devils: The Two Men Who Ruled the Underworld of Old Shanghai
City of Devils: The Two Men Who Ruled the Underworld of Old Shanghai
By Macmillan Audio
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4.0 out of 5 stars with 107 reviews
From Paul French, New York Times best-selling author of Midnight in Peking - winner of both the Edgar Award for best fact crime and the CWA Gold Dagger for nonfiction - comes a rags-to-riches tale of two self-made men set against a backdrop of crime and vice in the sprawling badlands of Shanghai. City of Devils is a dynamic audiobook that will captivate listeners everywhere.   Shanghai, 1930s; it was a haven for outlaws from all over the world: a place where pasts could be forgotten, fascism


By Honor Bound: Two Navy SEALs, the Medal of Honor, and a Story of Extraordinary Courage
By Honor Bound: Two Navy SEALs, the Medal of Honor, and a Story of Extraordinary Courage
By Macmillan Audio
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4.7 out of 5 stars with 31 reviews
In April of 1972, SEAL Lieutenant Tom Norris risked his life in an unprecedented ground rescue of two American airmen who were shot down behind enemy lines in North Vietnam, a feat for which he would be awarded the Medal of Honor - an award that represents the pinnacle of heroism and courage. Just six months later, Norris was sent on a dangerous special reconnaissance mission that would take his team deep into enemy territory. On that mission they engaged a vastly superior force. In the


Street Without Joy: The French Debacle in Indochina
Street Without Joy: The French Debacle in Indochina
By Tantor Audio
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4.4 out of 5 stars with 48 reviews
In this classic account of the French war in Indochina, Bernard B. Fall vividly captures the sights, sounds, and smells of the savage eight-year conflict in the jungles and mountains of Southeast Asia from 1946 to 1954. The French fought well to the last, but even with the lethal advantages of airpower, they could not stave off the Communist-led Vietnamese nationalists, who countered with a hit-and-run campaign of ambushes, booby traps, and nighttime raids. Defeat came at Dien Bien Phu, in


Iran: A Modern History
Iran: A Modern History
By Tantor Audio
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4.8 out of 5 stars with 121 reviews
This history of modern Iran is not a survey in the conventional sense but an ambitious exploration of the story of a nation. It offers a revealing look at how events, people, and institutions are shaped by currents that sometimes reach back hundreds of years. The book covers the complex history of the diverse societies and economies of Iran against the background of dynastic changes, revolutions, civil wars, foreign occupation, and the rise of the Islamic Republic. Abbas Amanat combines


The Mirror Test: America at War in Iraq and Afghanistan
The Mirror Test: America at War in Iraq and Afghanistan
By Random House Audio
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4.0 out of 5 stars with 137 reviews
A powerfully written firsthand account of the human costs of conflict. J. Kael Weston spent seven years on the ground in Iraq and Afghanistan working for the US State Department in some of the most dangerous frontline locations. Upon his return home, while traveling the country to pay respect to the dead and wounded, he asked himself: When will these wars end? How will they be remembered and memorialized? What lessons can we learn from them? These are questions with no quick answers but



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