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Sons of Wichita: How the Koch Brothers Became America's Most Powerful and Private Dynasty
By Hachette Audio
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4.0 out of 5 stars with 86 reviews
Like the Rockefellers and the Kennedys, the Kochs are one of the most influential dynasties of the modern age, but they have never been the subject of a major biography... until now. Not long after the death of his father, Charles Koch, then in his early 30s, discovered a letter the family patriarch had written to his sons. ''You will receive what now seems to be a large sum of money,'' Fred Koch cautioned. ''It may either be a blessing or a curse.'' Fred's legacy would become a blessing

Astral Weeks
By Penguin Audio
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4.1 out of 5 stars with 52 reviews
A mind-expanding dive into a lost chapter of 1968, featuring the famous and forgotten: Van Morrison, folkie-turned-cult-leader Mel Lyman, Timothy Leary, James Brown, and many more. Van Morrison's Astral Weeks is an iconic rock album shrouded in legend, a masterpiece that has touched generations of listeners and influenced everyone from Bruce Springsteen to Martin Scorsese. In his first book, acclaimed musician and journalist Ryan H. Walsh unearths the album's fascinating backstory - along with

Playing with Fire: The 1968 Election and the Transformation of American Politics
By Penguin Audio
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4.7 out of 5 stars with 126 reviews
From the host of MSNBC's The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell, an important and enthralling new account of the presidential election that changed everything, the race that created American politics as we know it today. The 1968 US presidential election was the young Lawrence O'Donnell's political awakening, and in the decades since it has remained one of his abiding fascinations. For years he has deployed one of America's shrewdest political minds to understanding its dynamics, not just

Hoover: An Extraordinary Life in Extraordinary Times
By Unknown
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4.8 out of 5 stars with 102 reviews
The definitive biography of Herbert Hoover, one of the most remarkable Americans of the 20th century - a revisionist account that will forever change the way Americans understand the man, his presidency, and his battle against the Great Depression. A poor orphan who built a fortune, a great humanitarian, a president elected in a landslide and then routed in the next election, arguably the father of both New Deal liberalism and modern conservatism - Herbert Hoover is also one of our least

The Men Who Lost America: British Leadership, the American Revolution and the Fate of the Empire: The Lewis Walpole Series in Eighteenth-Century Culture and History
By Tantor Audio
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4.8 out of 5 stars with 105 reviews
The loss of America was a stunning and unexpected defeat for the powerful British Empire. Common wisdom has held that incompetent military commanders and political leaders in Britain must have been to blame, but were they? This intriguing audiobook makes a different argument. Weaving together the personal stories of 10 prominent men who directed the British dimension of the war, historian Andrew O'Shaughnessy dispels the incompetence myth and uncovers the real reasons that rebellious colonials

The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
By Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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4.0 out of 5 stars with 44 reviews
Ben Franklin's own lively story of his early years is a unique, fascinating, and influential look at this American founding father. It has been taught in schools as a moral tract, as a guide to self-improvement, and as the Great American Success Story. It also is relished both for its insight into colonial life and the mind of the man who most affected the development of our democratic form of government. Finally, it is savored for its language; Franklin's wit, his well-turned phrase, and his

JFK and the Unspeakable: Why He Died and Why It Matters
By Tantor Audio
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4.2 out of 5 stars with 67 reviews
At the height of the Cold War, JFK risked committing the greatest crime in human history: starting a nuclear war. Horrified by the specter of nuclear annihilation, Kennedy gradually turned away from his long-held Cold Warrior beliefs and toward a policy of lasting peace. But to the military and intelligence agencies in the United States, who were committed to winning the Cold War at any cost, Kennedy's change of heart was a direct threat to their power and influence. Once these dark

Be Free or Die: The Amazing Story of Robert Smalls' Escape from Slavery to Union Hero
By Tantor Audio
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4.5 out of 5 stars with 28 reviews
Facing death rather than enslavement - a story of one man's triumphant choice and ultimate rise to national hero. It was a mild May morning in Charleston, South Carolina, in 1862, the second year of the Civil War, when a 23-year-old slave named Robert Smalls did the unthinkable and boldly seized a Confederate steamer. With his wife and two young children hidden on board, Smalls and a small crew ran a gauntlet of heavily armed fortifications in Charleston Harbor and delivered the valuable

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
By Dover Publications
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mpn: 11979X, ean: 9780486284996, isbn: 9780486284996,

4.6 out of 5 stars with 22 reviews
Former slave, impassioned abolitionist, brilliant writer, newspaper editor and eloquent orator whose speeches fired the abolitionist cause, Frederick Douglass (1818–1895) led an astounding life. Physical abuse, deprivation and tragedy plagued his early years, yet through sheer force of character he was able to overcome these obstacles to become a leading spokesman for his people.In this, the first and most frequently read of his three autobiographies, Douglass provides graphic descriptions of

THE KENNEDYS: The Third Generation
By Pinnacle Books
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ean: 9780786010264, isbn: 0786010266,

4.8 out of 5 stars with 47 reviews
The personal secretary to Rose Kennedy relies on her unprecedented access to three generations of the Kennedy clan to tell the tale of the latest group--covering all the scandal, tragedy, and disgrace that has made the family a tragic American tale. Reprint..

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