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    • The Radium Girls

    • The Dark Story of America’s Shining Women
    • Written by: Kate Moore
    • Narrated by: Angela Brazil
    • Length: 15 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The year was 1917. As a war raged across the world, young American women flocked to work, painting watches, clocks, and military dials with a special luminous substance made from radium. It was a fun job, lucrative and glamorous - the girls themselves shone brightly in the dark, covered head to toe in the dust from the paint. They were the radium girls. As the years passed, the women began to suffer from mysterious and crippling illnesses.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Swallow

    • By Jenn N-T on 2019-02-10

    Price: CDN$ 37.53

    • The Right Stuff

    • Written by: Tom Wolfe
    • Narrated by: Dennis Quaid
    • Length: 15 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58
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    Millions of words have poured forth about man's trip to the moon, but until now few people have had a sense of the most engrossing side of the adventure; namely, what went on in the minds of the astronauts themselves - in space, on the moon, and even during certain odysseys on earth. It is this, the inner life of the astronauts, that Tom Wolfe describes with his almost uncanny empathetic powers that made The Right Stuff a classic.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great History, Mediocre Reading

    • By Austin Fusilier on 2018-09-13

    Price: CDN$ 37.53

    • The Mueller Report

    • Written by: The Washington Post
    • Narrated by: Matt Zapotosky, Rosalind S. Helderman, Marc Fisher, and others
    • Length: 19 hrs and 14 mins
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    Listen to the findings of the Special Counsel’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, complete with accompanying analysis by the Post reporters who’ve covered the story from the beginning. One of the most urgent and important investigations ever conducted, the Mueller inquiry focuses on Donald Trump, his presidential campaign, and Russian interference in the 2016 election, and draws on the testimony of dozens of witnesses and the work of some of the country’s most seasoned prosecutors.

    Price: CDN$ 35.52

    • The Earth Is Weeping

    • The Epic Story of the Indian Wars for the American West
    • Written by: Peter Cozzens
    • Narrated by: John Pruden
    • Length: 18 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
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    With the end of the Civil War, the nation recommenced its expansion onto traditional Indian tribal lands, setting off a wide-ranging conflict that would last more than three decades. In an exploration of the wars and negotiations that destroyed tribal ways of life even as they made possible the emergence of the modern United States, Peter Cozzens gives us both sides in comprehensive and singularly intimate detail.

    Price: CDN$ 37.53

    • Chappaquiddick

    • Written by: Leo Damore, Howie Carr - foreword
    • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
    • Length: 16 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A young woman leaves a party with a wealthy US senator. The next morning her body is discovered in his car at the bottom of a pond. This is the damning true story of the death of campaign strategist Mary Jo Kopechne at Chappaquiddick and of the senator - a 37-year-old Senator Ted Kennedy - who left her trapped underwater while he returned to his hotel, slept, and made phone calls to associates. Leo Damore's 1988 national best seller, originally entitled Senatorial Privilege, almost didn't make it into print after its original publisher, Random House, judged it too explosive....

    Price: CDN$ 37.53

    • The Other America - A Speech from The Radical King (Free)

    • Written by: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Cornel West - editor
    • Narrated by: Wanda Sykes
    • Length: 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50
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    In a rousing speech on race, poverty, and economic justice - given less than a year before his assassination - Martin Luther King Jr. drives home the mission behind his Poor People's Campaign. It is a clear-eyed look at the disparity of wealth in America, what it means for people of all colors - and a message of inspiration dedicated to the power of the people.

    Price: CDN$ 0.00

    • Medical Apartheid

    • The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present
    • Written by: Harriet A. Washington
    • Narrated by: Ron Butler
    • Length: 19 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Medical Apartheid is the first and only comprehensive history of medical experimentation on African Americans. Starting with the earliest encounters between black Americans and Western medical researchers and the racist pseudoscience that resulted, it details the ways both slaves and freedmen were used in hospitals for experiments conducted without their knowledge - a tradition that continues today within some black populations.

    • The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present
    • Written by: Harriet A. Washington
    • Narrated by: Ron Butler
    • Length: 19 hrs and 2 mins
    • Release date: 2016-03-08
    • 5 out of 5 stars 3 ratings

    Price: CDN$ 50.07

    • The Half Has Never Been Told

    • Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism
    • Written by: Edward E. Baptist
    • Narrated by: Ron Butler
    • Length: 19 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In The Half Has Never Been Told, historian Edward E. Baptist reveals the alarming extent to which slavery shaped our country politically, morally, and most of all, economically. Until the Civil War, our chief form of innovation was slavery. Through forced migration and torture, slave owners extracted continual increases in efficiency from their slaves, giving the country a virtual monopoly on the production of cotton, a key raw material of the Industrial Revolution.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Absolute must read

    • By Nicole Stewart Kamanga on 2017-12-01

    Price: CDN$ 50.07

    • 1491

    • New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus
    • Written by: Charles C. Mann
    • Narrated by: Darrell Dennis
    • Length: 16 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 42
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    Traditionally, Americans learned in school that the ancestors of the people who inhabited the Western Hemisphere at the time of Columbus' landing had crossed the Bering Strait 12,000 years ago; existed mainly in small nomadic bands; and lived so lightly on the land that the Americas were, for all practical purposes, still a vast wilderness. But as Charles C. Mann now makes clear, archaeologists and anthropologists have spent the last 30 years proving these and many other long-held assumptions wrong.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This needs to be mandatory reading!

    • By nicolethebumblebee on 2019-03-07
    • New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus
    • Written by: Charles C. Mann
    • Narrated by: Darrell Dennis
    • Length: 16 hrs and 17 mins
    • Release date: 2016-08-29
    • 5 out of 5 stars 42 ratings

    Price: CDN$ 43.80

    • Titan

    • The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr.
    • Written by: Ron Chernow
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 35 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 54
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    Titan is the first full-length biography based on unrestricted access to Rockefeller’s exceptionally rich trove of papers. A landmark publication full of startling revelations, the book indelibly alters our image of this most enigmatic capitalist. Born the son of a flamboyant, bigamous snake-oil salesman and a pious, straitlaced mother, Rockefeller rose from rustic origins to become the world’s richest man by creating America’s most powerful and feared monopoly, Standard Oil. Branded "the Octopus" by legions of muckrakers, the trust refined and marketed nearly 90 percent of the oil produced in America.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great!

    • By Christina on 2018-12-03
    • The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr.
    • Written by: Ron Chernow
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 35 hrs and 3 mins
    • Release date: 2012-12-30
    • 5 out of 5 stars 54 ratings

    Price: CDN$ 50.07

    • Team of Rivals

    • The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln
    • Written by: Doris Kearns Goodwin
    • Narrated by: Suzanne Toren
    • Length: 41 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
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    On May 18, 1860, William H. Seward, Salmon P. Chase, Edward Bates, and Abraham Lincoln waited in their hometowns for the results from the Republican National Convention in Chicago. When Lincoln emerged as the victor, his rivals were dismayed and angry. Throughout the turbulent 1850s, each had energetically sought the presidency as the conflict over slavery was leading inexorably to secession and civil war.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • What a journey!

    • By Craig Ward on 2019-02-27

    Price: CDN$ 116.49

    • Antarctica's Hidden History: Corporate Foundations of Secret Space Programs

    • Secret Space Programs Series, Book 3
    • Written by: Michael Salla
    • Narrated by: Michael Salla
    • Length: 11 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In 1955, as a result of a secret agreement reached between the Eisenhower Administration and a German breakaway group in Antarctica, a transnational corporate space program began to emerge. The secret infusion of personnel and resources from US military contractors into Antarctica allowed this transnational corporate program to steadily grow into a major space power, which would eventually surpass and eclipse the secret space programs run by the US Navy, Air Force, and the classified space programs of other nations.

    Price: CDN$ 31.27

    • Republic of Lies

    • American Conspiracy Theorists and Their Surprising Rise to Power
    • Written by: Anna Merlan
    • Narrated by: Suehyla El-Attar, Anna Merlan - introduction
    • Length: 10 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
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    American society has always been fertile ground for conspiracy theories, but with the election of Donald Trump, previously outlandish ideas suddenly attained legitimacy. Trump himself is a conspiracy enthusiast: from his claim that global warming is a Chinese hoax to the accusations of “fake news”, he has fanned the flames of suspicion. But it was not by the power of one man alone that these ideas gained new power. Republic of Lies looks beyond the caricatures of conspiracy theorists to explain their tenacity.

    Price: CDN$ 31.97

    • The Devil in the White City

    • Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America
    • Written by: Erik Larson
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 14 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 78
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    In a thrilling narrative showcasing his gifts as storyteller and researcher, Erik Larson recounts the spellbinding tale of the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition. Also available abridged.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Dry non-fiction

    • By Tee on 2017-10-12

    Price: CDN$ 40.04

    • A People's History of the United States

    • Written by: Howard Zinn
    • Narrated by: Jeff Zinn
    • Length: 34 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A classic since its original landmark publication in 1980, Howard Zinn's A People's History of the United States is the first scholarly work to tell America's story from the bottom up - from the point of view of, and in the words of, America's women, factory workers, African-Americans, Native Americans, the working poor, and immigrant laborers.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Eye opener

    • By Guy on 2019-02-24

    Price: CDN$ 71.37

    • The Library Book

    • Written by: Susan Orlean
    • Narrated by: Susan Orlean
    • Length: 12 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 26
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    On the morning of April 29, 1986, a fire alarm sounded in the Los Angeles Public Library. As the moments passed, the patrons and staff who had cleared out of the building realized this was not the usual false alarm. As one fireman recounted later, “Once that first stack got going, it was good-bye, Charlie.” The fire was disastrous: It reached 2,000 degrees and burned for more than seven hours. By the time it was extinguished, it had consumed 400,000 books and damaged 700,000 more. 

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Sparkes a love for my library but the book ran flat

    • By Anonymous User on 2019-03-28

    Price: CDN$ 37.53

    • Lone Survivor

    • The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10
    • Written by: Marcus Luttrell, Patrick Robinson
    • Narrated by: Kevin T. Collins
    • Length: 14 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 54
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    Four US Navy SEALS departed one clear night in early July 2005 for the mountainous Afghanistan-Pakistan border for a reconnaissance mission. Their task was to document the activity of an al Qaeda leader rumored to have a small army in a Taliban stronghold. Five days later, only one of those Navy SEALS made it out alive. This is the story of the only survivor of Operation Redwing, SEAL team leader Marcus Luttrell, and the extraordinary firefight that led to the largest loss of life in American Navy SEAL history.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Extremely powerful story

    • By Anonymous User on 2018-04-18

    Price: CDN$ 37.53

    • Band of Brothers

    • E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne, from Normandy to Hitler's Eagle's Nest
    • Written by: Stephen E. Ambrose
    • Narrated by: Tim Jerome
    • Length: 12 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 38
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    Easy Company, 506th Airborne Division, U.S. Army, was as good a rifle company as any in the world. From their rigorous training in Georgia in 1942 to D-Day and victory, Ambrose tells the story of this remarkable company, which kept getting the tough assignments. Easy Company was responsible for everything from parachuting into France early D-Day morning to the capture of Hitler's Eagle's Nest at Berchtesgaden. Band of Brothers is the account of the men of this remarkable unit.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A great read

    • By The Mount Angel Monks on 2018-12-08
    • E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne, from Normandy to Hitler's Eagle's Nest
    • Written by: Stephen E. Ambrose
    • Narrated by: Tim Jerome
    • Length: 12 hrs and 37 mins
    • Release date: 2012-03-09
    • 5 out of 5 stars 38 ratings

    Price: CDN$ 43.80

    • The Cooking Gene

    • A Journey Through African-American Culinary History in the Old South
    • Written by: Michael W. Twitty
    • Narrated by: Michael W. Twitty
    • Length: 15 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
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    Southern food is integral to the American culinary tradition, yet the question of who "owns" it is one of the most provocative touchpoints in our ongoing struggles over race. In this unique memoir, culinary historian Michael W. Twitty takes listeners to the white-hot center of this fight, tracing the roots of his own family and the charged politics surrounding the origins of soul food, barbecue, and all Southern cuisine.

    Price: CDN$ 37.53

    • We Were Soldiers Once... and Young

    • Ia Drang - The Battle That Changed the War in Vietnam
    • Written by: Harold G. Moore, Joseph L. Galloway
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
    • Length: 16 hrs
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 10
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    In November 1965, some 450 men of the First Battalion, Seventh Cavalry, under the command of Lt. Col. Hal Moore, were dropped by helicopter into a small clearing in the Ia Drang Valley. They were immediately surrounded by 2,000 North Vietnamese soldiers. Three days later, only two and a half miles away, a sister battalion was chopped to pieces. Together, these actions at the landing zones X-Ray and Albany constituted one of the most savage and significant battles of the Vietnam War. How these men persevered makes a vivid portrait of war at its most inspiring and devastating.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • absolutely awe-inspiring

    • By Cameron on 2019-01-25

    Price: CDN$ 37.53

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