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    • China's Economy

    • What Everyone Needs to Know®
    • Written by: Arthur R. Kroeber
    • Narrated by: Paul Heitsch
    • Length: 11 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
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    China's Economy: What Everyone Needs to Know® is a concise introduction to the most astonishing economic growth story of the last three decades. In the 1980s, China was an impoverished backwater, struggling to escape the political turmoil and economic mismanagement of the Mao era. Today it is the world's second biggest economy, the largest manufacturing and trading nation, the consumer of half the world's steel and coal, the biggest source of international tourists, and one of the most influential investors in developing countries from southeast Asia to Africa to Latin America.

    Price: CDN$ 31.27

    • The Unexpected President

    • The Life and Times of Chester A. Arthur
    • Written by: Scott S. Greenberger
    • Narrated by: Paul Heitsch
    • Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
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    Despite his promising start as a young man, by his early 50s Chester A. Arthur was known as the crooked crony of New York machine boss Roscoe Conkling. For years Arthur had been perceived as unfit to govern, not only by critics and the vast majority of his fellow citizens but by his own conscience. As President James A. Garfield struggled for his life, Arthur knew better than his detractors that he failed to meet the high standard a president must uphold. And yet, from the moment President Arthur took office, he proved to be not just honest but brave.

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    • Coming Back Alive

    • The True Story of the Most Harrowing Search and Rescue Mission Ever Attempted on Alaska's High Seas
    • Written by: Spike Walker
    • Narrated by: Paul Heitsch
    • Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
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    When the fishing vessel La Conte sinks suddenly at night in 100-mile-per-hour winds and record 90-foot seas during a savage storm in January 1998, her five crewmen are left to drift without a life raft in the freezing Alaskan waters and survive as best they can. One hundred fifty miles away, in Sitka, Alaska, an H-60 Jayhawk helicopter lifts off from America's most remote Coast Guard base in the hopes of tracking down an anonymous Mayday signal. A fisherman's worst nightmare has become a Coast Guard crew's desperate mission.

    • The True Story of the Most Harrowing Search and Rescue Mission Ever Attempted on Alaska's High Seas
    • Written by: Spike Walker
    • Narrated by: Paul Heitsch
    • Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
    • Release date: 2018-03-13
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    • Black Ops, Vietnam

    • An Operational History of MACVSOG
    • Written by: Robert M. Gillespie
    • Narrated by: Paul Heitsch
    • Length: 13 hrs and 34 mins
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    Without doubt the most unique U.S. unit to participate in the Vietnam War, the Military Assistance Command, Vietnam Studies and Observations Group (MACVSOG) was a highly-classified, U.S. joint-service organization consisting of Army Special Forces, Navy SEALs, Marine Force Reconnaissance units, the Air Force, and the CIA. Committed to action in Southeast Asia even before the major U.S. build-up in 1965, it also fielded a division-sized element of South Vietnamese military personnel, indigenous Montagnards, ethnic Chinese Nungs, and Taiwanese pilots.

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    • Secret Treasure of Oak Island

    • The Amazing True Story of a Centuries-Old Treasure Hunt
    • Written by: D'Arcy O'Connor
    • Narrated by: Paul Heitsch
    • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
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    It started on a summer afternoon in 1795 when a young man named Daniel McGinnis found what appeared to be an old site on an island off the Acadian coast, a coastline fabled for the skullduggery of pirates. Ever since that summer day, the possibility of what might be hidden in the depths of a small island off the south coast of Nova Scotia, Canada, has made it the site of the world's longest, most expensive, and most perplexing treasure hunt. Author D'Arcy O'Connor recounts the fascinating stories and amazing discoveries of past and current treasure seekers who have sought Oak Island's fabled treasure for over 200 years.

    Price: CDN$ 31.27

    • The Indian World of George Washington

    • The First President, the First Americans, and the Birth of the Nation
    • Written by: Colin G. Calloway
    • Narrated by: Paul Heitsch
    • Length: 23 hrs and 17 mins
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    Colin Calloway uses the prism of George Washington's life to bring focus to the great Native leaders of his time and the tribes they represented: the Iroquois Confederacy, Lenape, Miami, Creek, Delaware; in the process, he returns them to their rightful place in the story of America's founding. The Indian World of George Washington spans decades of Native American leaders' interactions with Washington, from his early days as surveyor of Indian lands to his military career against both the French and the British to his presidency.

    Price: CDN$ 50.07

    • The Hidden History of the JFK Assassination

    • The Definitive Account of the Most Controversial Crime of the Twentieth Century
    • Written by: Lamar Waldron
    • Narrated by: Paul Heitsch
    • Length: 16 hrs and 26 mins
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    November 22, 2013 marks the 50th anniversary of the tragedy that has haunted America ever since. For the first time, this concise and compelling book pierces the veil of secrecy to fully document the small, tightly-held conspiracy that killed President John F. Kennedy. It explains why he was murdered, and how it was done in a way that forced many records to remain secret for almost 50 years. The Hidden History of the JFK Assassination draws on exclusive interviews with more than two dozen associates of John and Robert Kennedy.

    Price: CDN$ 37.53

    • Reclaiming Israel’s History

    • Roots, Rights, and the Struggle for Peace
    • Written by: David Brog
    • Narrated by: Paul Heitsch
    • Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
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    There was a time when Israel could do no wrong in America's eyes. That time is long past, and justly so - no nation is absolutely perfect, particularly not one that is engaged in a conflict as long as the Arab-Israeli conflict. But the myth of the perfect Israel has been supplanted by a far more deleterious myth: the myth of the evil Israel. This new myth has so pervaded contemporary culture that the history of Israel - as well documented as it is - has been recast and retold to fit a false narrative of Israel as violent occupier.

    Price: CDN$ 31.27

    • Orca

    • How We Came to Know and Love the Ocean's Greatest Predator
    • Written by: Jason M. Colby
    • Narrated by: Paul Heitsch
    • Length: 14 hrs and 24 mins
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    Drawing on interviews, official records, private archives, and his own family history, Jason M. Colby tells the exhilarating and often heartbreaking story of how people came to love the ocean's greatest predator.  

    • How We Came to Know and Love the Ocean's Greatest Predator
    • Written by: Jason M. Colby
    • Narrated by: Paul Heitsch
    • Length: 14 hrs and 24 mins
    • Release date: 2019-01-17
    • Not rated yet

    Price: CDN$ 37.53

    • Identity Crisis

    • The 2016 Presidential Campaign and the Battle for the Meaning of America
    • Written by: John Sides, Michael Tesler, Lynn Vavreck
    • Narrated by: Paul Heitsch
    • Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
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    Identity Crisis takes listeners from the bruising primaries to an election night whose outcome defied the predictions of the pollsters and pundits. The book shows how fundamental characteristics of the nation and its politics - the state of the economy, the Obama presidency, and the demographics of the political parties - combined with the candidates' personalities and rhetoric to produce one of the most unexpected presidencies in history.

    Price: CDN$ 31.27

    • Napoleon

    • A Concise Biography
    • Written by: David A. Bell
    • Narrated by: Paul Heitsch
    • Length: 4 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
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    David Bell emphasizes the astonishing sense of human possibility that Napoleon represented. Bell emphasizes the importance of the French Revolution in understanding Napoleon's career. The revolution made possible the unprecedented concentration of political authority that Napoleon accrued. Without the political changes brought about by the revolution, Napoleon could not have fought his wars. Without the wars, he could not have seized and held onto power. Though his virtual dictatorship betrayed the ideals of liberty and equality, his life and career were revolutionary.

    Price: CDN$ 18.74

    • The Great Alignment

    • Race, Party Transformation, and the Rise of Donald Trump
    • Written by: Alan I. Abramowitz
    • Narrated by: Paul Heitsch
    • Length: 5 hrs and 41 mins
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    Alan I. Abramowitz has emerged as a leading spokesman for the view that our current political divide is not confined to a small group of elites and activists but a key feature of the American social and cultural landscape. The polarization of the political and media elites, he argues, arose and persists because it accurately reflects the state of American society. Here, he goes further: The polarization is unique in modern US history. Today's party divide reflects an unprecedented alignment of many different divides: racial and ethnic, religious, ideological, and geographic.

    Price: CDN$ 25.00

    • Conquered

    • Why the Army of Tennessee Failed
    • Written by: Larry J. Daniel
    • Narrated by: Paul Heitsch
    • Length: 15 hrs and 48 mins
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    Operating in the vast and varied trans-Appalachian west, the Army of Tennessee was crucially important to the military fate of the Confederacy. But under the principal leadership of generals such as Braxton Bragg, Joseph E. Johnston, and John Bell Hood, it won few major battles, and many regard its inability to halt steady Union advances into the Confederate heartland as a matter of failed leadership.

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    • Tinderbox

    • The Untold Story of the Up Stairs Lounge Fire and the Rise of Gay Liberation
    • Written by: Robert W. Fieseler
    • Narrated by: Paul Heitsch
    • Length: 11 hrs and 25 mins
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    Buried for decades, the Up Stairs Lounge tragedy has only recently emerged as a catalyzing event of the gay liberation movement. In revelatory detail, Robert W. Fieseler chronicles the tragic event that claimed the lives of 31 men and one woman on June 24, 1973, at a New Orleans bar, the largest mass murder of gays until 2016. Relying on unprecedented access to survivors and archives, Fieseler creates an indelible portrait of a closeted, blue-collar gay world that flourished before an arsonist ignited an inferno that destroyed an entire community.  

    • The Untold Story of the Up Stairs Lounge Fire and the Rise of Gay Liberation
    • Written by: Robert W. Fieseler
    • Narrated by: Paul Heitsch
    • Length: 11 hrs and 25 mins
    • Release date: 2018-06-19
    • Not rated yet

    Price: CDN$ 31.27

    • A Short History of Reconstruction, Updated Edition

    • 1863-1877
    • Written by: Eric Foner
    • Narrated by: Paul Heitsch
    • Length: 12 hrs and 33 mins
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    Reconstruction chronicles the way in which Americans - black and white - responded to the unprecedented changes unleashed by the war and the end of slavery. It addresses the quest of emancipated slaves' searching for economic autonomy and equal citizenship and describes the remodeling of Southern society; the evolution of racial attitudes and patterns of race relations; and the emergence of a national state possessing vastly expanded authority and one committed, for a time, to the principle of equal rights for all Americans.

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    • Other Side of the Night

    • The Carpathia, the Californian and the Night the Titanic Was Lost
    • Written by: Daniel Allen Butler
    • Narrated by: Paul Heitsch
    • Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
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    A few minutes before midnight on April 14, 1912, the "unsinkable" RMS Titanic, on her maiden voyage to New York, struck an iceberg. Less than three hours later she lay at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean. While the world has remained fascinated by the tragedy, the most amazing drama of those fateful hours was not played out aboard the doomed liner. It took place on the decks of two other ships, one 58 miles distant from the sinking Titanic, the other barely 10 miles away.

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    • Lincoln and the Abolitionists

    • John Quincy Adams, Slavery, and the Civil War
    • Written by: Fred Kaplan
    • Narrated by: Paul Heitsch
    • Length: 14 hrs and 9 mins
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    Lincoln, who in afterlife became mythologized as the Great Emancipator, was shaped by the values of the white America into which he was born. While he viewed slavery as a moral crime abhorrent to American principles, he disapproved of antislavery activists. Until the last year of his life, he advocated "voluntary deportation", concerned that free blacks in a white society would result in centuries of conflict.

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    • Bill Clinton

    • The American Presidents
    • Written by: Michael Tomasky, Sean Wilentz - editor, Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr. - editor
    • Narrated by: Paul Heitsch
    • Length: 5 hrs and 41 mins
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    Bill Clinton: a president of contradictions. He was a Rhodes Scholar and a Yale Law School graduate, but he was also a fatherless child from rural Arkansas. He was one of the most talented politicians of his age, but he inspired enmity of such intensity that his opponents would stop at nothing to destroy him. He was the first Democrat since Franklin Roosevelt to win two successive presidential elections, but he was also the first president since Andrew Johnson to be impeached.

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    • A Great and Noble Scheme

    • The Tragic Story of the Expulsion of the French Acadians from Their American Homeland
    • Written by: John Mack Faragher
    • Narrated by: Paul Heitsch
    • Length: 17 hrs and 52 mins
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    In 1755, New England troops embarked on a "great and noble scheme" to expel 18,000 French-speaking Acadians from Nova Scotia, killing thousands, separating innumerable families, and driving many into forests where they waged a desperate guerrilla resistance. The right of neutrality - to live in peace from the imperial wars waged between France and England - had been one of the founding values of Acadia. John Mack Faragher draws on original research to weave 150 years of history into a gripping narrative of both the civilization of Acadia and the British plot to destroy it.

    Price: CDN$ 30.69

    • North Korea

    • What Everyone Needs to Know
    • Written by: Patrick McEachern
    • Narrated by: Paul Heitsch
    • Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
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    In this book, former North Korea lead foreign service officer at the US embassy in Seoul, Patrick McEachern, unpacks the contentious and tangled relationship between the Koreas in an approachable question-and-answer format. Why have the two Koreas developed politically and economically in such radically different ways? What are the origins of a divided Korean Peninsula? Who rules the two Koreas? How have three generations of the authoritarian Kim dictatorship shaped North Korea?

    Price: CDN$ 21.92

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