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Alexander Hamilton

By Ron Chernow
Narrated by: Scott Brick
Length: 35 hours 56 minutes

The inspiration for the hit Broadway musical Hamilton

In the first full-length biography of Alexander Hamilton in decades, National Book Award winner Ron Chernow tells the riveting story of a man who overcame all odds to shape, inspire, and scandalize the newborn America. According to historian Joseph Ellis, Alexander Hamilton is “a robust... Read more »

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Democracy in America

By Alexis de Tocqueville
Narrated by: John Pruden
Length: 34 hours 3 minutes

In 1831, Alexis de Tocqueville, a young French aristocrat and civil servant, made a nine-month journey through eastern America. The result was Democracy in America, a monumental study of the strengths and weaknesses of the nation's evolving politics. Tocqueville looked to the flourishing democratic system in America as a possible model for... Read more »

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Truman

By David McCullough
Narrated by: Nelson Runger
Length: 54 hours 11 minutes

The Pulitzer Prize–winning biography of Harry S. Truman, whose presidency included momentous events from the atomic bombing of Japan to the outbreak of the Cold War and the Korean War, told by America’s beloved and distinguished historian.

The life of Harry S. Truman is one of the greatest of American stories, filled with vivid... Read more »

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Devil in the Grove

Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the Dawn of a New America

By Gilbert King
Narrated by: Peter Francis James
Length: 17 hours 53 minutes

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize

“A must-read, cannot-put-down history.” — Thomas Friedman, New York Times

Arguably the most important American lawyer of the twentieth century, Thurgood Marshall was on the verge of bringing the landmark suit Brown v. Board of Education before the U.S. Supreme Court when he became embroiled in a case that threatened to...

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The Secret History of Wonder Woman

By Jill Lepore
Narrated by: Jill Lepore
Length: 9 hours 4 minutes

A riveting work of historical detection revealing that the origin of one of the world’s most iconic superheroes hides within it a fascinating family story—and a crucial history of twentieth-century feminism

Wonder Woman, created in 1941, is the most popular female superhero of all time. Aside from Superman and Batman, no superhero has lasted as... Read more »

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Undaunted Courage

Meriwether Lewis Thomas Jefferson And The Opening Of The American West

By Stephen E. Ambrose
Narrated by: Barrett Whitener
Length: 21 hours 41 minutes

From the New York Times bestselling author of Band of Brothers and D-Day, the definitive book on Lewis and Clark’s exploration of the Louisiana Purchase, the most momentous expedition in American history and one of the great adventure stories of all time.

In 1803 President Thomas Jefferson selected his personal secretary, Captain Meriwether... Read more »

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A Disability History of the United States

REVISIONING HISTORY

By Kim E. Nielsen
Narrated by: Erin Bennett
Length: 7 hours 35 minutes

The first book to cover the entirety of disability history, from pre-1492 to the present

Disability is not only the story of someone we love or the story of whom we may become; rather it is undoubtedly the story of our nation. Covering the entirety of US history from pre-1492 to the present, A Disability History of the United States is the first... Read more »

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An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States

By Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
Narrated by: Laural Merlington
Length: 10 hours 18 minutes

Today in the United States, there are more than five hundred federally recognized Indigenous nations comprising nearly three million people, descendants of the fifteen million native people who once inhabited this land. The centuries-long genocidal program of the U.S. settler-colonial regimen has largely been omitted from history.

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An African American and Latinx History of the United States

REVISIONING HISTORY: Book #4

By Paul Ortiz
Narrated by: JD Jackson
Length: 9 hours 3 minutes

An intersectional history of the shared struggle for African American and Latinx civil rights

Spanning more than two hundred years, An African American and Latinx History of the United States is a revolutionary, politically charged narrative history, arguing that the “Global South” was crucial to the development of America as we know it. Scholar... Read more »

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A Queer History of the United States

REVISIONING HISTORY

By Michael Bronski
Narrated by: Vikas Adams
Length: 10 hours 28 minutes

Winner of a 2012 Stonewall Book Award in nonfiction

The first book to cover the entirety of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender history, from pre-1492 to the present.

In the 1620s, Thomas Morton broke from Plymouth Colony and founded Merrymount, which celebrated same-sex desire, atheism, and interracial marriage. Transgender evangelist Jemima... Read more »

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Lakota America

A New History of Indigenous Power

By Pekka Hamalainen
Narrated by: Joe Barrett
Length: 17 hours 34 minutes

Lakota America

“Very thorough. Interesting to learn about the territorial shifts of the Lakota & how they adapted to each change in their conditions. Good narration!”

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The Cigarette

A Political History

By Sarah Milov
Narrated by: Janet Metzger
Length: 14 hours 31 minutes

Tobacco is the quintessential American product. From Jamestown to the Marlboro Man, the plant occupied the heart of the nation's economy and expressed its enduring myths. But today smoking rates have declined and smokers are exiled from many public spaces. The story of tobacco's fortunes may seem straightforward: science triumphed over our... Read more »

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American Radicals

How Nineteenth-Century Protest Shaped the Nation

By Holly Jackson
Narrated by: January LaVoy
Length: 11 hours 30 minutes

A dynamic, timely history of nineteenth-century activists—free-lovers and socialists, abolitionists and vigilantes—and the social revolution they sparked in the turbulent Civil War era

“In the tradition of Howard Zinn’s people’s histories, American Radicals reveals a forgotten yet inspiring past.”—Megan Marshall, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of...
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A People's History of the United States

By Howard Zinn
Narrated by: Jeff Zinn
Length: 34 hours 9 minutes

"A wonderful, splendid book--a book that should be ready by every American, student or otherwise, who wants to understand his country, its true history, and its hope for the future." --Howard Fast

For much of his life, historian Howard Zinn chronicled American history from the bottom up, throwing out the official version taught in schools -- with...

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Thomas Paine and the Clarion Call for American Independence

By Harlow Giles Unger
Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
Length: 9 hours 9 minutes

From New York Times bestselling author and Founding Fathers' biographer Harlow Giles Unger comes the astonishing biography of the man whose pen set America ablaze, inspiring its revolution, and whose ideas about reason and religion continue to try men's souls.

Thomas Paine's words were like no others in history: they leaped off the page,... Read more »

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Parting the Waters

America in the King Years 1954-63

By Taylor Branch
Narrated by: Prentice Onayemi & Janina Edwards
Length: 45 hours 10 minutes

In Parting the Waters, the first volume of his essential America in the King Years series, Pulitzer Prize winner Taylor Branch gives a “compelling…masterfully told” (The Wall Street Journal) account of Martin Luther King’s early years and rise to greatness.

Hailed as the most masterful story ever told of the American civil rights movement,... Read more »

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The Worst Hard Time

The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl

By Timothy Egan
Narrated by: Patrick Lawlor
Length: 11 hours 42 minutes

The dust storms that terrorized America's High Plains in the darkest years of the Depression were like nothing ever seen before or since, and the stories of the people that held on have never been fully told. Pulitzer Prize–winning New York Times journalist and author Timothy Egan follows a half-dozen families and their communities through the... Read more »

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The British Are Comin - Abridged

The War for America, Lexington to Princeton, 1775-1777
The Revolution Trilogy: Book #1

By Rick Atkinson
Narrated by: George Newbern & Rick Atkinson
Length: 12 hours 55 minutes

**One of AudioFile Magazine's Best Audiobooks of 2019**

"The winning combination of George Newbern's engaging narration and Rick Atkinson's vivid new work of history--the first in a planned trilogy about the American Revolution--brings to life what could have been a dry account of Revolutionary battles." -- AudioFile Magazine


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John Adams - Abridged

By David McCullough
Narrated by: Edward Herrmann
Length: 9 hours 54 minutes

The Pulitzer Prize–winning, bestselling biography of America’s founding father and second president that was the basis for the acclaimed HBO series, brilliantly told by master historian David McCullough.

In this powerful, epic biography, David McCullough unfolds the adventurous life journey of John Adams, the brilliant, fiercely independent,... Read more »

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The Warmth of Other Suns

The Epic Story of America's Great Migration

By Isabel Wilkerson
Narrated by: Robin Miles
Length: 22 hours 40 minutes

The Warmth of Other Suns

“I'm sorry I hadn't gotten to this sooner. Wilkerson pulls together so much of what I already knew about the US but not necessarily why... a great audiobook, too.”

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