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    • Galileo's Daughter

    • A Historical Memoir of Science, Faith and Love
    • Written by: Dava Sobel
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Galileo Galilei was the foremost scientist of his day. Though he never left Italy, his inventions and discoveries were heralded around the world. His telescopes allowed him to reveal the heavens and enforce the astounding argument that the earth moves around the sun. For this belief, he was brought before the Holy Office of the Inquisition, accused of heresy, and forced to spend his last years under house arrest.

    Price: CDN$ 31.27

    • The Basque History of the World

    • Written by: Mark Kurlansky
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 12 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Inhabiting the small corner where France meets Spain, the Basque speak their own language, Euskera. Evidence of their culture showed up as early as 218 BC, and now, with a population of 2.4 million, their influence on our world has been all-pervasive. In this "delectable portrait of an uncanny, indomitable nation," listeners will be enthralled as Kurlansky delves into the roots of an intriguing population, and shows us why they continue.

    Price: CDN$ 37.53

    • An Army at Dawn: The War in North Africa (1942-1943)

    • The Liberation Trilogy, Volume 1
    • Written by: Rick Atkinson
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 26 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The liberation of Europe and the destruction of the Third Reich is a story of courage and enduring triumph, of calamity and miscalculation. In this first volume of the Liberation Trilogy, Rick Atkinson shows why no modern learner can understand the ultimate victory of the Allied powers without a grasp of the great drama that unfolded in North Africa in 1942 and 1943. That first year of the Allied war was a pivotal point in American history, the moment when the United States began to act like a great power.

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    • Extreme detail about an obscure battle

    • By Shaun Lynch on 2018-10-19

    Price: CDN$ 58.84

    • Basque History of the World

    • Written by: Mark Kurlansky
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 12 hrs and 44 mins
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    Award-winning author Mark Kurlansky has drawn enthusiastic praise for his books, which are sharply-focused studies as well as glorious celebrations of their subjects. In The Basque History of the World, he turns his eye toward Europe’s oldest surviving culture - a culture as mysterious as it is fascinating. Settled in the western Pyrenees Mountains of France and Spain, the Basque nation is not drawn on maps and the origin of their forbidden language has never been discovered.

    Price: CDN$ 37.53

    • Hiroshima

    • Written by: John Hersey
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 5 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A journalistic masterpiece. John Hersey transports us back to the streets of Hiroshima, Japan on August 6, 1945 - the day the city was destroyed by the first atomic bomb. Told through the memories of six survivors, Hiroshima is a timeless, powerful classic that will awaken your heart and your compassion. In this new edition, Hersey returns to Hiroshima to find the survivors - and to tell their fates in an eloquent and moving final chapter.

    Price: CDN$ 25.00

    • Pearl Harbor

    • From Infamy to Greatness
    • Written by: Craig Nelson
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 18 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Published in time for the 75th anniversary, a gripping and definitive account of the event that changed 20th-century America - Pearl Harbor - based on years of research and new information uncovered by a New York Times best-selling author.

    Price: CDN$ 43.80

    • The Last Stand

    • Custer, Sitting Bull, and the Battle of the Little Bighorn
    • Written by: Nathaniel Philbrick
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Little Bighorn and Custer are names synonymous in the American imagination with unmatched bravery and spectacular defeat. Mythologized as Custer's Last Stand, the June 1876 battle has been equated with other famous last stands, from the Spartans' defeat at Thermopylae to Davy Crockett at the Alamo.

    Price: CDN$ 40.04

    • Hitler and the Holocaust [Modern Library Chronicles]

    • Written by: Robert S. Wistrich
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 9 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    For over 50 years scholars and philosophers alike have attempted to make some sense of the Third Reich and its "Final Solution" campaign. Historian Robert Wistrich takes listeners on a guided tour through the death camps and meticulously details the events that led to this horrific tragedy and the lasting repercussions it had on the world community.

    Price: CDN$ 31.27

    • Love Thy Neighbor

    • A Story of War
    • Written by: Peter Maass
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 12 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize Peter Maass went to the Balkans as a reporter at the height of the nightmarish war there, but this audiobook is not traditional war reportage. Maass examines how an ordinary Serb could wake up one morning and shoot his neighbor, once a friend - then rape that neighbor's wife. He conveys the desperation that makes a Muslim beg the United States to bomb his own city in order to end the misery.

    Price: CDN$ 37.53

    • City of Dreams

    • The 400-Year Epic History of Immigrant New York
    • Written by: Tyler Anbinder
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 24 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Tyler Anbinder's story is one of innovators and artists, revolutionaries and rioters, staggering deprivation and soaring triumphs, all playing out against the powerful backdrop of New York City, at once ever changing and profoundly, permanently itself. City of Dreams provides a vivid sense of what New York looked like, sounded like, smelled like, and felt like over the centuries of its development and maturation into the city we know today.

    Price: CDN$ 50.07

    • The Allies

    • Churchill, Roosevelt, Stalin, and the Unlikely Alliance That Won World War II
    • Written by: Winston Groom
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 15 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Best-selling author Winston Groom tells the complex story of how Franklin Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, and Joseph Stalin - the three iconic and vastly different Allied leaders - aligned to win World War II and created a new world order.  

    • Churchill, Roosevelt, Stalin, and the Unlikely Alliance That Won World War II
    • Written by: Winston Groom
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 15 hrs and 47 mins
    • Release date: 2018-11-13
    • Not rated yet

    Price: CDN$ 37.53

    • Stanton

    • Lincoln's War Secretary
    • Written by: Walter Stahr
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 20 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Of the crucial men close to President Lincoln, Secretary of War Edwin Stanton was the most powerful and controversial. Stanton raised, armed, and supervised the army of a million men who won the Civil War. He organized the war effort. He directed military movements from his telegraph office, where Lincoln literally hung out with him. He arrested and imprisoned thousands for "war crimes" such as resisting the draft or calling for an armistice. Stanton was so controversial that some accused him at that time of complicity in Lincoln's assassination.

    Price: CDN$ 50.07

    • The Netanyahu Years

    • Translated by Ora Cummings
    • Written by: Ben Caspit
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 17 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A portrait of the current Israeli prime minister, one of Israel's more noticeable leaders in recent decades. Benjamin Netanyahu is currently serving his fourth term in office as prime minister of Israel, the longest serving prime minister in the country's history. Now Israeli journalist Ben Caspit puts Netanyahu's life under a magnifying glass, focusing on his last two terms in office.

    Price: CDN$ 37.53

    • Lincoln's Lieutenants

    • The High Command of the Army of the Potomac
    • Written by: Stephen W. Sears
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 32 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The high command of the Army of the Potomac was a changeable, often dysfunctional band of brothers, going through the fires of war under seven commanding generals in three years, until Grant came east in 1864. The men in charge all too frequently appeared to be fighting against the administration in Washington instead of for it, increasingly cast as political pawns facing down a vindictive congressional Committee on the Conduct of the War.

    Price: CDN$ 50.07

    • The Envoy

    • The Epic Rescue of the Last Jews of Europe in the Desperate Closing Months of World War II
    • Written by: Alex Kershaw
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Hailed as “a master storyteller” ( Booklist), Alex Kershaw routinely climbs best-seller lists with his narrative histories. In the waning months of World War II, SS Colonel Adolf Eichmann sent over half a million Hungarians to their deaths at Auschwitz. But one Jewish ghetto remained, and only one man - a Swedish diplomat named Raoul Wallenberg - could stop Eichmann.

    • The Epic Rescue of the Last Jews of Europe in the Desperate Closing Months of World War II
    • Written by: Alex Kershaw
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
    • Release date: 2010-10-14
    • Not rated yet

    Price: CDN$ 25.00

    • Age of Fable, Part 1

    • Written by: Thomas Bulfinch
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
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    Ancient myths speak eloquently of the affairs of immortal gods and shining heroes, while linking us to our cultural history. Bulfinch captures these fables in one graceful, lyrical collection which has been an enduring success for over 140 years. Now, through George Guidall’s lucid two-part narration, The Age of Fable takes on new life and power. Part One includes the fascinating tales of Prometheus, Hercules, and Ulysses.

    Price: CDN$ 31.27

    • Roosevelt and Stalin

    • Portrait of a Partnership
    • Written by: Susan Butler
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 21 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Susan Butler's brilliantly listenable audiobook firmly places FDR where he belongs, as the American president engaged most directly in diplomacy and strategy, who not only had an ambitious plan for the postwar world but had the strength, ambition, and personal charm to overcome Churchill's reluctance and Stalin's suspicion to bring about what was, in effect, an American peace and to avoid the disastrous consequences that followed the botched peace of Versailles in 1919.

    Price: CDN$ 50.07

    • Back Door Channels: The Price of Peace

    • Written by: Leon H. Charney
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
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    This book reveals the interplay between official government channels, covert intelligence agents and others, who acted largely behind the scenes of the peace process between Egypt and Israel that began in1978 and is still holding. The world leaders: Jimmy Carter, Menachem Begin, and Anwar Sadat, were driven by deeply held faith and conviction. Others were military hawks who, later saw peace as the only viable option. Still others saw peace and stability in terms of business and prosperity.

    Price: CDN$ 25.00

    • Mayflower

    • A Story of Courage, Community, and War
    • Written by: Nathaniel Philbrick
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 12 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
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    From the perilous ocean crossing to the shared bounty of the first Thanksgiving, the Pilgrim settlement of New England has become enshrined as our most sacred national myth. Yet, as best-selling author Nathaniel Philbrick reveals in his spellbinding new book, the true story of the Pilgrims is much more than the well-known tale of piety and sacrifice; it is a 55-year epic that is at once tragic, heroic, exhilarating, and profound.

    Price: CDN$ 40.04

    • Snowbound

    • The Tragic Story of the Donner Party
    • Written by: David Lavender
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 1 hr and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Trusting an overly optimistic guidebook, the Donner Party sets out for the Promised Land in May of 1846 - unaware that they're following only rumor-fueled speculations. But after betting their lives on a bogus shortcut, the starving travelers soon struggle to survive the November snows of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Praying for a miraculous rescue, 48 of the original 88 escape certain death by living off the flesh of their dead comrades.

    Price: CDN$ 12.47

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