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    • Apollo 8

    • The Thrilling Story of the First Mission to the Moon
    • Written by: Jeffrey Kluger
    • Narrated by: Brian Troxell
    • Length: 11 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In August 1968 NASA made a bold decision: In just 16 weeks, the United States would launch humankind's first flight to the moon. Only the year before, three astronauts had burned to death in their spacecraft, and since then the Apollo program had suffered one setback after another. Meanwhile, the Russians were winning the space race, the Cold War was getting hotter by the month, and President Kennedy's promise to put a man on the moon by the end of the decade seemed sure to be broken.

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    • Kluger did justice to this amazing voyage

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    • The Thrilling Story of the First Mission to the Moon
    • Written by: Jeffrey Kluger
    • Narrated by: Brian Troxell
    • Length: 11 hrs and 8 mins
    • Release date: 2017-05-16
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    Price: CDN$ 40.04

    • Navy SEAL Training Class 144

    • My BUD/S Journal
    • Written by: Stephen Templin
    • Narrated by: Brian Troxell
    • Length: 4 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The United States Navy's Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL (BUD/S) training is one of the toughest military training in the world. In this behind-the-scenes account, listeners join New York Times best-selling author Stephen Templin in his journey as a trainee in Class 144.

    Price: CDN$ 19.78

    • The Life and Legend of Chris Kyle: American Sniper, Navy SEAL

    • Written by: Michael J. Mooney
    • Narrated by: Brian Troxell
    • Length: 1 hr and 56 mins
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    Journalist Michael J. Mooney reveals the life story of Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, the American Sniper, from his Texas childhood up through his death in February 2013. A brutal warrior but a gentle father and husband, Kyle led the life of an American hero and legend. His heroism and reputation in the military service earned him the nickname "the devil" among insurgents and the nickname The Legend among his SEAL brethren, but his impact extended beyond that after he came home, through his work with fellow veterans.

    Price: CDN$ 12.47

    • Indestructible

    • One Man's Rescue Mission That Changed the Course of WWII
    • Written by: John R. Bruning
    • Narrated by: Brian Troxell
    • Length: 17 hrs and 49 mins
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    December 1941: Manila is invaded, and US citizen and Philippines Airlines manager Pappy Gunn is ordered to fly key military command out of the country, leaving his family at home. So Gunn was miles away when the Japanese captured his wife and children, placing them in an internment camp where they faced disease, abuse, and starvation. Gunn spent three years trying to rescue them. His exploits became legend as he revolutionized the art of air warfare, devising his own weaponry, missions, and more.

    Price: CDN$ 37.53

    • The Rough Riders

    • Written by: Theodore Roosevelt
    • Narrated by: Brian Troxell
    • Length: 5 hrs and 55 mins
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    Along with Colonel Leonard Wood, Theodore Roosevelt instigated the founding of the 1st United States Volunteer Cavalry in 1898 at the beginning of the Spanish-American War. Nicknamed the “Rough Riders” by journalists, the Cavalry engaged in several battles. This is Roosevelt’s best-selling account of one of the most fascinating regiments in American military history.

    Price: CDN$ 25.00

    • Summer for the Gods

    • The Scopes Trial and America's Continuing Debate over Science and Religion
    • Written by: Edward J. Larson
    • Narrated by: Brian Troxell
    • Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Edward Larson's classic, Summer for the Gods, received the Pulitzer Prize in History in 1998 and is the single most authoritative account of a pivotal event whose combatants remain at odds in school districts and courtrooms. For this edition Larson has added a new preface that assesses the state of the battle between creationism and evolution and points the way to how it might potentially be resolved.

    Price: CDN$ 31.27

    • US Armed Forces Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Survival Manual

    • Written by: Dick Couch
    • Narrated by: Brian Troxell
    • Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
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    North Korean nukes. Dirty bombs in train stations. Chemical warfare. Americans have more reasons than ever to be afraid. If a nuclear missile strikes, will you know what to do? If a nerve agent is released in your subway system or office building, will you be safe? The US Armed Forces Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Survival Manual gives you the information you need to survive a terrorist attack. It contains the best practices of all the United States' military services, adapted for the first time for civilian use. With this manual, you will be able to take action.

    Price: CDN$ 25.00

    • The Admirals

    • Nimitz, Halsey, Leahy, and King - The Five-Star Admirals Who Won the War at Sea
    • Written by: Walter Borneman
    • Narrated by: Brian Troxell
    • Length: 17 hrs and 9 mins
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    Only four men in American history have been promoted to the five-star rank of Admiral of the Fleet: William Leahy, Ernest King, Chester Nimitz, and William Halsey. These four men were the best and the brightest the navy produced, and together they led the U.S. Navy to victory in World War II, establishing the United States as the world's greatest fleet. In The Admirals, award-winning historian Walter R. Borneman tells their story in full detail for the first time.

    • Nimitz, Halsey, Leahy, and King - The Five-Star Admirals Who Won the War at Sea
    • Written by: Walter Borneman
    • Narrated by: Brian Troxell
    • Length: 17 hrs and 9 mins
    • Release date: 2012-05-01
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    Price: CDN$ 37.53

    • The Vatican Pimpernel

    • The World War II Exploits of the Monsignor Who Saved Over 6,500 Lives
    • Written by: Brian Fleming
    • Narrated by: Brian Troxell
    • Length: 6 hrs and 51 mins
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    During the German occupation of Rome from 1942-1944, Irishman Monsignor Hugh O’Flaherty ran an escape organization for Allied POWs and civilians, including Jews. Safe within the Vatican state, he regularly ventured out in disguise to continue his mission, which earned him the nickname 'The Pimpernel of the Vatican'. When the Allies entered Rome, he and his collaborators - priests, nuns, and laypeople of numerous nationalities and religious beliefs - had saved the lives of over 6,500 people.

    Price: CDN$ 26.40

    • A History of America in Ten Strikes

    • Written by: Erik Loomis
    • Narrated by: Brian Troxell
    • Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
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    Powerful and accessible, A History of America in Ten Strikes challenges all of our contemporary assumptions around labor, unions, and American workers. In this brilliant book, labor historian Erik Loomis recounts ten critical workers’ strikes in American labor history that everyone needs to know about (and then provides an annotated list of the 150 most important moments in American labor history in the appendix). 

    Price: CDN$ 31.27

    • Reclaiming Parkland

    • Tom Hanks, Vincent Bugliosi, and the JFK Assassination in the New Hollywood
    • Written by: James DiEugenio
    • Narrated by: Brian Troxell
    • Length: 19 hrs and 37 mins
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    Reclaiming Parkland details the failed attempt of Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman - cofounder of the production company Playtone - to make Vincent Bugliosi’s mammoth book about the Kennedy assassination, Reclaiming History, into a miniseries. It exposes the questionable origins of Reclaiming History in a dubious mock trial for cable television, in which Bugliosi played the role of an attorney prosecuting Lee Harvey Oswald for murder, and how this formed the basis for the epic tome.

    Price: CDN$ 50.07

    • The Right to Vote

    • The Contested History of Democracy in the United States
    • Written by: Alexander Keyssar
    • Narrated by: Brian Troxell
    • Length: 17 hrs and 22 mins
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    Originally published in 2000, The Right to Vote was widely hailed as a magisterial account of the evolution of suffrage from the American Revolution to the end of the 20th century. In this revised and updated edition, Keyssar carries the story forward, from the disputed presidential contest of 2000 through the 2008 campaign and the election of Barack Obama. The Right to Vote is a sweeping reinterpretation of American political history as well as a meditation on the meaning of democracy in contemporary American life.

    Price: CDN$ 40.26

    • Andrew Jackson

    • A Controversial President
    • Written by: Karla Lant
    • Narrated by: Brian Troxell
    • Length: 44 mins
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    Andrew Jackson remains one of the most controversial presidents of the United States. This biography, written for ages 12 and up, reports on his life, friends, war, and family. It also explains the choices that Andrew Jackson made while he was president to make him both loved and hated.

    Price: CDN$ 5.23

    • Pale Horse

    • Hunting Terrorists and Commanding Heroes with the 101st Airborne Division
    • Written by: Jimmy Blackmon
    • Narrated by: Brian Troxell
    • Length: 12 hrs and 23 mins
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    Pale Horse is the remarkable never-before-told true story of an army aviation task force during combat in the Afghan War, told by the commanding officer who was there. Set in the very valleys where the attacks of 9/11 were conceived and where 10 Medals of Honor have been earned since that fateful day the war began, the narrative races from ferocious firefights and bravery in battle to the quiet moments where the courageous men and women of Task Force Pale Horse catch their breath before they take to the skies again.

    • Hunting Terrorists and Commanding Heroes with the 101st Airborne Division
    • Written by: Jimmy Blackmon
    • Narrated by: Brian Troxell
    • Length: 12 hrs and 23 mins
    • Release date: 2016-03-08
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    Price: CDN$ 40.04

    • No Requiem for the Space Age

    • The Apollo Moon Landings and American Culture
    • Written by: Matthew D. Tribbe
    • Narrated by: Brian Troxell
    • Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins
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    During the summer of 1969 - the summer Americans first walked on the moon - musician and poet Patti Smith recalled strolling down the Coney Island Boardwalk to a refreshment stand, where "pictures of Jesus, President Kennedy, and the astronauts were taped to the wall behind the register." Such was the zeitgeist in the year of the moon. Yet this holy trinity of 1960s America would quickly fall apart.

    Price: CDN$ 33.01