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1.
The Greatest Generation [ABRIDGED]
by Tom Brokaw(Reader)


Random House (Audio)
Audio Cassette
Abridged edition (December 1998)


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3.5 out of 5 stars
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Tom Brokaw was born in 1940, but it wasn't until he was a famous newscaster that he began to contemplate what his parents' generation--those born between 1910 and the mid-1920s--had accomplished. Narrating his own book, he discusses the sacrifices those men and women made: the bodily harm they... Read more

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Direct from Dell : Strategies That Revolutionized an Industry [ABRIDGED]
by Michael Dell(Reader), Catherine Fredman (Contributor)


Harper Audio
Audio Cassette
(March 1999)


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Avg. Customer Review:
4 out of 5 stars
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The PC business is full of rags-to-riches stories. But perhaps none is as dramatic as the rise of Dell Computer. In Direct from Dell, founder and CEO Michael Dell tells how he started his company from a dorm room at the University of Texas with less than $1,000 and built it into an industry... Read more

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The Greatest Generation Speaks : Letters and Reflections [UNABRIDGED]
by Tom Brokaw, et al


Random House (Audio)
Audio Cassette
unabridged edition (November 1999)


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Avg. Customer Review:
4.5 out of 5 stars
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The popularity and credibility of charismatic news anchor Tom Brokaw ensured bestseller status for The Greatest Generation, Brokaw's homage to the Americans who survived and overcame the depression and World War II. The Greatest Generation Speaks expands his thesis that we owe a huge debt of... Read more

4.   Guns, Germs, and Steel : The Fates of Human Societies [ABRIDGED]
by Jared Diamond, Grover Gardner (Reader)


Audio Scholar
Audio Cassette
4 Cassettes; 6 Hours edition (October 1999)


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Avg. Customer Review:
4 out of 5 stars
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Life isn't fair--here's why: Since 1500, Europeans have, for better and worse, called the tune that the World has danced to. In Guns, Germs, and Steel, Jared Diamond explains the reasons why things worked out that way. It is an elemental question, and Diamond is not nearly the first to ask it.... Read more

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The Terrible Hours : The Man Behind the Greatest Submarine Rescue in History [ABRIDGED]
by Peter Maas


Harper Audio
Audio Cassette
Abridged edition (October 1999)


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Avg. Customer Review:
5 out of 5 stars
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Like a tough old salt holding forth in a dockside pub, Kevin Conway narrates this riveting maritime drama in a raspy voice well-weathered by sea spray and Lucky Strikes. Chronicling the true story of 33 American sailors trapped aboard a sunken submarine just prior to World War II, author Peter Maas... Read more

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The Case for Christ : A Journalist's Personal Investigation of the Evidence for Jesus [ABRIDGED]
by Lee Strobel


Zondervan Publishing House
Audio Cassette
Abridged edition (September 1998)


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Avg. Customer Review:
4 out of 5 stars
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The Case for Christ records Lee Strobel's attempt to "determine if there's credible evidence that Jesus of Nazareth really is the Son of God." The book consists primarily of interviews between Strobel (a former legal editor at the Chicago Tribune) and biblical scholars such as Bruce Metzger. Each... Read more

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Undaunted Courage : Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the Opening of American West (AUDIO CASSETTE) [ABRIDGED]
by Stephen E. Ambrose(Reader), et al


Simon & Schuster (Audio)
Audio Cassette
(June 1996)


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Avg. Customer Review:
4.5 out of 5 stars
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Cotter Smith provides an excellent narration for Ambrose's absorbing tale of the Lewis and Clark expedition. Necessarily shortened in abridgment, the story is no less riveting and, in fact, moves at a pace that informs without delving into too much detail. Smith's steady, clear voice invites the... Read more

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Against the Gods : The Remarkable Story of Risk [ABRIDGED]
by Peter L. Bernstein


Simon & Schuster (Audio)
Audio Cassette
Abridged edition (March 1997)


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Avg. Customer Review:
4 out of 5 stars
With the stock market breaking records almost daily, leaving longtime market analysts shaking their heads and revising their forecasts, a study of the concept of risk seems quite timely. Peter Bernstein has written a comprehensive history of man's efforts to understand risk and probability,... Read more

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Don't Know Much About History : Everything You Need to Know About American History but Never Learned/Audio Cassettes [ABRIDGED]
by Kenneth Davis(Reader)


Bantam Doubleday Dell Pub (Trd)
Audio Cassette
Abridged edition (September 15, 1998)


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Avg. Customer Review:
3.5 out of 5 stars
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Finally, someone who tells history like it was, without the old textbook gloss that's put so many students into premature naptime and misinformed the few who stayed awake. Davis corrects the myths and misconceptions from Columbus up through the Clinton administration, and shows that truth is more... Read more

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Black Hawk Down : A Story of Modern War (Abridged) [ABRIDGED]
by Mark Bowden, Joe Morton (Reader)


Simon & Schuster (Audio)
Audio Cassette - 5 pages
Abridged edition (March 1999)


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Avg. Customer Review:
4.5 out of 5 stars
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Journalist Mark Bowden delivers a strikingly detailed account of the 1993 nightmare operation in Mogadishu that left 18 American soldiers dead and many more wounded. This early foreign-policy disaster for the Clinton administration led to the resignation of Secretary of Defense Les Aspin and a total... Read more

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Weaving the Web : The Original Design and Ultimate Destiny of the World Wide Web by it's Inventor [ABRIDGED]
by Tim Berners-Lee, Mark Fischetti


Harper Audio
Audio Cassette
(September 22, 1999)


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4 out of 5 stars
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If you can read this review (and voice your opinion about Tim Berners-Lee's book Weaving the Web on Amazon.com), you have the author to thank. When you've read his no-nonsense account of how he invented the World Wide Web, you'll want to thank him again, for the sheer coolness of his ideas. One day... Read more

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The Best of Npr : Eyewitness to History
by National Public Radio


Time Warner Audio Books
Audio Cassette
(September 1998)


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5 out of 5 stars
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The audio essays here bring history to life as no written work could do. The voices of American men and women describing great events of this century as they knew them transport us to times and places that on paper can seem only distant by comparison. We learn firsthand from a Jewish athlete of the... Read more

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The First World War [ABRIDGED]
by John Keegan, Simon Prebble (Reader)


Random House (Audio)
Audio Cassette - 512 pages
(May 1999)


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Avg. Customer Review:
3.5 out of 5 stars
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Despite the avalanche of books written about the First World War in recent years, there have been comparatively few books that deliver a comprehensive account of the war and its campaigns from start to finish. The First World War fills the gap superbly. As readers familiar with Keegan's previous... Read more

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Blind Man's Bluff [ABRIDGED]
by Sherry Sontag, et al


Harper Audio
Audio Cassette
18 edition (February 1999)


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Avg. Customer Review:
4 out of 5 stars
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Little is known--and less has been published--about American submarine espionage during the Cold War. These submerged sentinels silently monitored the Soviet Union's harbors, shadowed its subs, watched its missile tests, eavesdropped on its conversations, and even retrieved top-secret debris from... Read more

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A Walk in the Woods : Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail (Cassette) [ABRIDGED]
by Bill Bryson(Reader)


Bantam Books-Audio
Audio Cassette
(June 1998)


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Avg. Customer Review:
4 out of 5 stars
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Your initial reaction to Bill Bryson's reading of A Walk in the Woods may well be "Egads! What a bore!" But by sentence three or four, his clearly articulated, slightly adenoidal, British/American-accented speech pattern begins to grow on you and becomes quite engaging. You immediately get... Read more

16.   A History of God : The 4,000-Year Quest of Judaism, Christianity and Islam (4 Cassettes)
by Karen Armstrong


Harper Audio
Audio Cassette
Vol (October 1994)


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3.5 out of 5 stars
Book Description
"Witty, informative and contemplative: Ms. Armstrong can simplify complex ideas but she is never simplistic."-New York Times This fascinating account of the development of the idea of a single god in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam debates the centuries-old question of whether God created people,... Read more

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Truman
by David G. McCullough(Reader)


Simon & Schuster (Audio)
Audio Cassette
(December 1992)


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4.5 out of 5 stars
This warm biography of Harry Truman is both an historical evaluation of his presidency and a paean to the man's rock-solid American values. Truman was a compromise candidate for vice president, almost an accidental president after Roosevelt's death 12 weeks into his second term. Truman's stunning... Read more

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D-Day June 6, 1944 : The Climactic Battle of World War II/Cassettes Abridged [ABRIDGED]
by Stephen E. Ambrose(Reader)


Simon & Schuster (Audio)
Audio Cassette
Abridged edition (June 1994)


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4 out of 5 stars
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Published to mark the 50th anniversary of the invasion of Normandy, Stephen E. Ambrose's D-Day: June 6, 1944 relies on over 1,400 interviews with veterans, as well as prodigious research in military archives on both sides of the Atlantic. He provides a comprehensive history of the invasion which... Read more

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How the Irish Saved Civilization : The Untold Story of Ireland's Heroic Role from the Fall of Rome to the Rise of Medieval Europe [ABRIDGED]
by Thomas Cahill, Liam Neeson (Reader)


Bantam Doubleday Dell Pub (Trd)
Audio Cassette
(March 1997)


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Avg. Customer Review:
3.5 out of 5 stars
In this delightful and illuminating look into a crucial but little-known "hinge" of history, Thomas Cahill takes us to the "island of saints and scholars," the Ireland of St. Patrick and the Book of Kells. Here, far from the barbarian despoliation of the continent, monks and scribes laboriously,... Read more

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Isaac's Storm : A Man, a Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in History [ABRIDGED]
by Erik Larson, Edward Herrmann (Narrator)


Random House (Audio)
Audio Cassette
Abridged edition (September 1999)


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Avg. Customer Review:
4 out of 5 stars
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On September 8, 1900, a massive hurricane slammed into Galveston, Texas. A tidal surge of some four feet in as many seconds inundated the city, while the wind destroyed thousands of buildings. By the time the water and winds subsided, entire streets had disappeared and as many as 10,000 were... Read more

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Century
by Peter Jennings(Narrator), et al


Bantam Books
Audio Cassette
15-part Audio edition (November 10, 1998)


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3.5 out of 5 stars
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"We have sought," write Peter Jennings and Todd Brewster, "to distinguish our story from other histories by holding each chapter up to a litmus test: Have we looked at this time from the perspective of someone who lived through it? And in doing so, have we captured a sense not only of the events of... Read more

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The Endurance [ABRIDGED]
by Caroline Alexander, et al


Penguin Audiobooks
Audio Cassette
4 Audio Cassettes edition (November 1999)


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Avg. Customer Review:
4.5 out of 5 stars
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Melding superb research and the extraordinary expedition photography of Frank Hurley, Endurance by Caroline Alexander is a stunning work of history, adventure, and art that chronicles "one of the greatest epics of survival in the annals of exploration." Setting sail as World War I broke out in... Read more

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The United States at War : The Civil War : All You Want to Know
by George C. Scott(Reader)


Simon & Schuster (Audio)
Audio Cassette
Audio csst edition (April 1998)


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Avg. Customer Review:
5 out of 5 stars
Book Description

The United Statest at War: The Civil War is a riveting presentation that examines in authoritative, dramatic detail one of history's most profound military conflicts.

At 4:30 a.m. on April 12, 1861, Confederate forces fired upon a small Union garrison at Fort Sumter, South Carolina. Thus began the... Read more


24.   Wild Swans : Three Daughters of China
by Jung Chang, Anne Massey (Reader)


Dh Audio
Audio Cassette
(September 1993)


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5 out of 5 stars
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In Wild Swans Jung Chang recounts the evocative, unsettling, and insistently gripping story of how three generations of women in her family fared in the political maelstrom of China during the 20th century. Chang's grandmother was a warlord's concubine. Her gently raised mother struggled with... Read more

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The Giants of Philosophy : Knowledge Products (All You Want to Know Series) [UNABRIDGED]
by Charlton Heston(Narrator)


Simon & Schuster (Audio)
Audio Cassette
unabridged edition (March 1998)


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Simon & Schuster has purchased the Giants of Philosophy series from Knowledge Products; this is a repackaging of selections from the series. Rather than selling them separately as Knowledge Products did, this package has Plato and Aristotle together. Knowledge Products produced an excellent product,... Read more

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