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    The Worst Hard Time

    Author: Timothy Egan
    Reader: Patrick G. Lawlor

    …endurance and heroism, of desperate attempts to carry on through blinding black blizzards, crop failure, and death. National Book Award winner for nonfiction, 2006, and an American Library Association notable. Now a new two-part Ken Burns special on PBS. "[These characters] seem to have sprung from…

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    When Books Went to War

    Author: Molly Guptill Manning
    Reader: Bernadette Dunne

    …and shipped 140 million books to its troops. Here is the story of how the books were received, how they connected soldiers with authors, and how an army of librarians and publishers lifted spirits and built a new democratic audience of readers. "A fresh perspective on the trials of war and the…

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    A History of Video Games in 64 Objects

    Author: World Video Game Hall of Fame
    Reader: Ray Chase

    Inspired by the groundbreaking A History of the World in 100 Objects, this book draws on the unique collections of The Strong museum in Rochester, New York, to chronicle the evolution of video games, from Pong to first-person shooters, told through the stories of dozens of objects essential to the…

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    The Library Book

    Author: Susan Orlean
    Reader: Susan Orlean

    On the morning of April 29, 1986, a fire alwarm sounded in the Los Angeles Public Library. Susan Orlean reopens the unsolved mystery of the most catastrophic library fire in American history, which destroyed over 400,000 books, and delivers a dazzling love letter to a beloved institution—our…

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    On Wave and Wing

    Author: Barrett Tillman
    Reader: Peter Berkrot

    …the attack on Pearl Harbor, defeated the Soviet Union in the Cold War, and is an essential tool in the fight against terror? Aircraft carriers. For 70 years, these ships remained a little understood cornerstone ofAmerican power. In his latest book, Barrett Tillman sheds light on the history of these…

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    Postwar

    Author: Tony Judt
    Reader: Ralph Cosham

    history to cover all of Europe draws on research in six languages to sweep listeners through 34 nations and 60 years of political and cultural change. "Brilliant... A book that has the pace of a thriller and the scope of an encylopedia... A very considerable achievement."—New York Review of Books

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    The Killing Zone

    Author: Frederick Downs
    Reader: Barry Press

    …best books ever written about men in combat, The Killing Zone tells the story of the platoon of Delta One-six, capturing what it meant to face lethal danger, to follow orders, and to search for the conviction and then the hope that this war was worth the sacrifice. The book includes a new chapter on

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    Grunts

    Author: John C. McManus
    Reader: Joe Barrett

    …of combat, and an eye-opening account of the evolution of the American infantry. Based on years of research and interviews with veterans, this powerful history reveals the ugly face of war in a way few books have, and demonstrates the fundamental, and too often forgotten, importance of the human…

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    Richard of Jamestown

    Author: James Otis
    Reader: Jim Hodges

    …Richard Mutton, who actually did sail with Captain John Smith on the Susan B. Constant to found the Jamestown Colony. Young listeners will learn about the home life of the colonists they meet in their history books as well as the major events and history of the people who settled this continent.

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    Party Girls Die in Pearls

    Author: Plum Sykes
    Reader: Moira Quirk

    …term at Oxford. She anticipates nothing more sinister than days spent poring over history books in gilded libraries – and, if she's lucky, an invitation to a ball. But when she discovers a glamorous classmate on a chaise longue with her throat cut, Ursula is catapulted into a murder investigation.…

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    Schindler's List

    Author: Thomas Keneally
    Reader: Humphrey Bower

    An uplifting novel based on the true story of a WWII industrialist who saved the lives of over 1,000 Jews. One of the most heroic deeds to go unnoticed in history, until this book and Spielberg's Academy Award-winning movie.

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    Thinking the Twentieth Century

    Author: Tony Judt, with Timothy Snyder
    Reader: Ralph Cosham

    …Judt's final work brings the 20th-century's conflicted intellectual history to life as the age of ideas. Spanning the entire era and all currents of thought, this book restores clarity to the classics of modern thought. "[They focus] on the ideas that shaped it rather than events." —Library Journal

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    D DAY Through German Eyes

    Author: Holger Eckhertz
    Reader: P.J. Ochlan

    on how German resistance was overcome on June 6, 1944. But what was it like to be a German soldier facing the onslaught of the mightiest seaborne invasionin history? What motivated the German defenders-and how did they fight from one strong point to another? This book sheds fascinating light on

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    Nihala

    Author: Scott Burdick
    Reader: Gabrielle de Cuir

    …her society's ban against reading the ancient books on sciencecraft. Her search for a cure for her deformities and for the meaning of existence itself becomes a matter of life or death for Kayla-as well as for all of humanity.This is the history of the next millennium of humankind. An epic tale…

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    Jewish Literacy Revised Ed

    Author: Joseph Telushkin
    Reader: Josh Bloomberg

    …reference books on Jewish life, culture, tradition, and religion, Jewish Literacy covers every essential aspect of the Jewish people and Judaism. Rabbi Telushkin discusses everything from the Jewish Bible and Talmud to Jewish notions of ethics to antisemitism and the Holocaust; from the history of…

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