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    • Chariots of the Gods

    • Written by: Erich von Daniken
    • Narrated by: William Dufris
    • Length: 5 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Erich von Däniken's Chariots of the Gods is a work of monumental importance---the first book to introduce the shocking theory that ancient Earth was visited by aliens. This world-famous best seller has withstood the test of time, inspiring countless books and films, including the author's own popular sequel, The Eye of the Sphinx.

    Price: CDN$ 25.00

    • On to Victory

    • The Canadian Liberation of the Netherlands, March 23 - May 5, 1945
    • Written by: Mark Zuehlke
    • Narrated by: William Dufris
    • Length: 16 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
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    It is remembered in the Netherlands as "the sweetest of springs," the one that saw the country's liberation from German occupation. But for the soldiers of First Canadian army, who fought their way across the Rhine River and then through Holland and northwest Germany, that spring of 1945 was bittersweet. While the Dutch were being liberated from the grinding boot heel of the Nazis, their freedom was being paid for in Canadian lives lost.

    • The Canadian Liberation of the Netherlands, March 23 - May 5, 1945
    • Written by: Mark Zuehlke
    • Narrated by: William Dufris
    • Length: 16 hrs and 1 min
    • Release date: 2012-01-06
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 7 ratings

    Price: CDN$ 37.53

    • Ortona

    • Canada's Epic World War II Battle
    • Written by: Mark Zuehlke
    • Narrated by: William Dufris
    • Length: 14 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In one furious week of fighting in December 1943, the First Canadian Infantry Division took Ortona, Italy, from elite German paratroopers ordered to hold the medieval port at all costs. When the battle was over, the Canadians emerged victorious despite heavy losses.

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    • Canada's Epic World War II Battle
    • Written by: Mark Zuehlke
    • Narrated by: William Dufris
    • Length: 14 hrs and 37 mins
    • Release date: 2012-01-06
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 23 ratings

    Price: CDN$ 37.53

    • The Liri Valley

    • Canada's World War II Breakthrough to Rome
    • Written by: Mark Zuehlke
    • Narrated by: William Dufris
    • Length: 17 hrs and 8 mins
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    For the Allied armies fighting their way up the Italian boot in early 1944, Rome was the prize that could only be won through a massive offensive. Military historian Mark Zuehlke returns to the Mediterranean theater of World War II with this gripping tribute to the Canadians who opened the way for the Allies to take Rome. The book is a fitting testament to the bravery of soldiers like the badly wounded Captain Pierre Potvin, who survived more than 30 hours alone on the battlefield.

    Price: CDN$ 37.53

    • Flying Through Midnight

    • Written by: John T. Halliday
    • Narrated by: William Dufris
    • Length: 15 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A powerhouse fusion of pathos and humor, brutal realism and intimate reflection, Flying Through Midnight is a landmark contribution to Vietnam War literature, revealing previously top-secret intelligence on the 606's night missions. Fast-paced, thrilling, and bitingly intelligent, Halliday's writing illuminates it all: the heart-pounding air battles, the close friendships, the crippling fear, and the astonishing final escape that made the telling of it possible.

    Price: CDN$ 37.53

    • The Murder of the Century

    • The Gilded Age Crime That Scandalized a City & Sparked the Tabloid Wars
    • Written by: Paul Collins
    • Narrated by: William Dufris
    • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
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    In Long Island, a farmer found a duck pond turned red with blood. On the Lower East Side, two boys playing at a pier discovered a floating human torso wrapped tightly in oilcloth. Blueberry pickers near Harlem stumbled upon neatly severed limbs in an overgrown ditch. Clues to a horrifying crime were turning up all over New York, but the police were baffled: There were no witnesses, no motives, no suspects. The grisly finds that began on the afternoon of June 26, 1897, plunged detectives headlong into the era's most perplexing murder.

    Price: CDN$ 31.27

    • Sex and the Constitution

    • Sex, Religion, and Law from America's Origins to the Twenty-First Century
    • Written by: Geoffrey R. Stone
    • Narrated by: William Dufris
    • Length: 20 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Constitutional scholar Geoffrey R. Stone traces the evolution of legal and moral codes that have attempted to legislate sexual behavior from the ancient world to America's earliest days to today's fractious political climate. Stone crafts a remarkable narrative in which he shows how agitators, moralists, legislators, and especially the justices of the Supreme Court have historically navigated issues as explosive and divisive as abortion, homosexuality, pornography, and contraception.

    Price: CDN$ 50.07

    • Panama Fever

    • Written by: Matthew Parker
    • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman, William Dufris
    • Length: 17 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The building of the Panama Canal was one of the greatest engineering feats in human history. A tale of exploration, conquest, money, politics, and medicine, Panama Fever charts the challenges that marked the long, labyrinthine road to the building of the canal. Drawing on a wealth of new materials and sources, Matthew Parker brings to life the men who recognized the impact a canal would have on global politics and economics.

    Price: CDN$ 37.53

    • Odyssey of the Gods

    • The History of Extraterrestrial Contact in Ancient Greece
    • Written by: Erich von Daniken
    • Narrated by: William Dufris
    • Length: 7 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Legendary UFO expert Erich von Daniken stirs up another controversy with an imaginative supposition: What if the myths of ancient Greece were attempts to describe events that really happened? What if ancient peoples were visited, not by imaginary gods and goddesses, but by extraterrestrial beings who arrived on earth thousands of years ago? The author's research into both ancient mythology and current archaeological discoveries leads him to some explosive hypotheses.

    Price: CDN$ 25.00

    • Earning the Rockies

    • How Geography Shapes America's Role in the World
    • Written by: Robert D. Kaplan
    • Narrated by: William Dufris
    • Length: 5 hrs and 21 mins
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    As a boy, Robert D. Kaplan listened to his truck-driver father's evocative stories about traveling across America as a young man, travels in which he learned to understand the country from a ground-level perspective. In Earning the Rockies, Kaplan undertakes his own cross-country journey to recapture an appreciation and understanding of American geography that is often lost in the jet age.

    Price: CDN$ 25.00

    • The Bedford Boys

    • Written by: Alex Kershaw
    • Narrated by: William Dufris
    • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Bedford Boys is the astonishing true story of 21 young men who were killed during the first horrifying minutes of D-Day and the friends and families they left behind in the small town of Bedford. Twenty-one sons killed - no other town in America suffered a greater loss in one day. It is an unforgettable story of triumph, courage, and tragedy based on extensive interviews with survivors and relatives as well as diaries and letters.

    Price: CDN$ 31.27

    • Seward

    • Lincoln's Indispensable Man
    • Written by: Walter Stahr
    • Narrated by: William Dufris
    • Length: 22 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
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    From one of our most acclaimed new biographers - the first full life of the leader of Lincoln’s "team of rivals" to appear in more than 40 years. William Henry Seward was one of the most important Americans of the 19th century. Progressive governor of New York and outspoken U.S. senator, he was the odds-on favorite to win the 1860 Republican nomination for president. As secretary of state and Lincoln’s closest adviser during the Civil War, Seward not only managed foreign affairs but had a substantial role in military, political, and personnel matters.

    Price: CDN$ 50.07

    • Appomattox

    • Victory, Defeat, and Freedom at the End of the Civil War
    • Written by: Elizabeth R. Varon
    • Narrated by: William Dufris
    • Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Lee's surrender to Grant at Appomattox Court House evokes a highly gratifying image in the popular mind - it was, many believe, a moment that transcended politics, a moment of healing, a moment of patriotism untainted by ideology. But as Elizabeth Varon reveals in this vividly narrated history, this rosy image conceals a seething debate over precisely what the surrender meant and what kind of nation would emerge from war. The combatants in that debate included the iconic Lee and Grant, but they also included a cast of characters previously overlooked.

    Price: CDN$ 33.54

    • Harry S. Truman

    • The American Presidents Series
    • Written by: Robert Dallek
    • Narrated by: William Dufris
    • Length: 5 hrs and 44 mins
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    He was the plainspoken man from Missouri who never expected to be president, yet rose to become one of the greatest leaders of the 20th century.

    In April 1945, after the death of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the presidency fell to a former haberdasher and clubhouse politician from Independence, Missouri. Many believed he would be overmatched by the job, but Harry S. Truman would surprise them all.

    Price: CDN$ 30.01

    • Climatopolis

    • How Our Cities Will Thrive in the Hotter Future
    • Written by: Matthew E. Kahn
    • Narrated by: William Dufris
    • Length: 6 hrs and 37 mins
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    We have released the genie from the bottle: climate change is coming, and there's no stopping it. The question, according to Matthew Kahn, is not how were going to avoid a hotter future but how were going to adapt to it. In Climatopolis, Kahn, one of the worlds foremost experts on the economics of the environment, argues that cities and regions will adapt to rising temperatures over time, slowly transforming our everyday lives.

    Price: CDN$ 25.00

    • No Greater Glory

    • Written by: Dan Kurzman
    • Narrated by: William Dufris
    • Length: 6 hrs and 46 mins
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    During the night of February 3, 1943, a torpedo shattered the side of the SS Dorchester off the coast of Greenland. The 904 men aboard, who would certainly have drowned, were saved thanks to the tremendous bravery of the four chaplains aboard - the Rev. George L. Fox (Methodist), the Rev. Clark V. Poling (Dutch Reformed), Father John P. Washington (Roman Catholic), and Rabbi Alexander Goode (Jewish) - who distributed life jackets to the troops, including, in the end, their own.

    Price: CDN$ 25.00

    • The Secret Sentry

    • The Untold History of the National Security Agency
    • Written by: Matthew Aid
    • Narrated by: William Dufris
    • Length: 15 hrs and 2 mins
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    In The Secret Sentry, Aid provides the first-ever full history of Americas largest security apparatus, the National Security Agency.This comprehensive account traces the growth of the agency from 1945 to the present through critical moments in its history, from the cold war up to its ongoing involvement in Afghanistan and Iraq.

    Price: CDN$ 37.53

    • Custerology

    • The Enduring Legacy of the Indian Wars and George Armstrong Custer
    • Written by: Michael A. Elliott
    • Narrated by: William Dufris
    • Length: 13 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
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    On a hot summer day in 1876, George Armstrong Custer led the Seventh Cavalry to the most famous defeat in U.S. military history. Outnumbered and exhausted, the Seventh Cavalry lost more than half of its 400 men, and every soldier under Custer's direct command was killed. It's easy to understand why this tremendous defeat shocked the American public at the time. But with Custerology, Michael A. Elliott tackles the far more complicated question of why the battle still haunts the American imagination today.

    Price: CDN$ 37.53

    • Dinner at Mr. Jefferson's

    • Three Men, Five Wines and the Evening That Changed America
    • Written by: Charles Cerami
    • Narrated by: William Dufris
    • Length: 7 hrs and 53 mins
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    Soon after the new Constitution took effect and George Washington became president, the United States was in serious danger. A bitter political rivalry between two men who had once been allies, and two surging issues that inflamed the nation, led to grim talk of breaking up the Republic. Then, a single great evening, arguably the most important dinner party in American history, achieved the compromises that led to America's mighty expansion.

    Price: CDN$ 25.00

    • In the Country of Brooklyn: Inspiration to the World

    • Written by: Peter Golenbock
    • Narrated by: William Dufris
    • Length: 23 hrs and 33 mins
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    One of every seven people in the United States can trace their family back to Brooklyn, New York - all 71 square miles of it, home to millions of people from every corner of the globe over the last 150 years. Now Peter Golenbock, the author of the acclaimed book Bums: An Oral History of the Brooklyn Dodgers, returns to Kings County to collect the firsthand stories of the life and times of the people of Brooklyn - and how they changed the world.

    Price: CDN$ 39.63