"The Store With A Servant's Heart"

    0$0.00

    No products in the cart.

    History

    Showing 1–60 of 90 results

    • Man In The Iron Mask

      $35.99

      A vivid, dramatic, and eye-opening historical narrative, The Man in the Iron Mask reveals the story behind the most enduring mystery of Louis XIV’s reign.

      The Man in the Iron Mask has all the hallmarks of a thrilling adventure story: a glamorous and all-powerful king, ambitious ministers, a cruel and despotic jailor, dark and sinister dungeons- and a secret prisoner. It is easy for forget that this story, made famous by Alexandre Dumas, is that of a real person, Eustache Danger, who spent more than thirty years in the prison system of Louis XIV’s France-never to be freed.

      This narrative brings to life the true story of this mysterious man and follows his journey through four prisons and across decades of time. It introduces the reader to those with whom he shared his imprisonment, those who had charge of him, and those who decided his tragic fate.

      The Man in the Iron Mask reveals one of the most enduring mysteries of Louis XIV’s reign; but it is, above all, a human story. Using contemporary documents, this book shows what life was really like for state prisoners in seventeenth-century France-and offers tantalising insight into why this mysterious man was arrested and why, several years later, his story would become one of France’s most intriguing legends that still sparks debate and controversy today.

      Add to cart
    • John Muir : The Scotsman Who Saved America’s Wild Places

      $35.99

      John Muir is regarded as the ‘father of America’s national parks’ and is a towering figure in the history of that country’s involvement with ecology. Born into a harsh home in Dunbar, Scotland he would often escape to revel in the birds and wildlife of the area. When his father suddenly uprooted the family and moved to the United States, the oppression he associated with his childhood continued – and so did his involvement with the natural world. Despite the difficulty of his formative years Muir grew up to be a man of great joy – first an inventor and then an explorer, he found his haven in the mountains of Sierra Nevada. He was a fascinating character: on the one hand a recluse, who sought solitude, and on the other a passionate activist, determined to save the places he loved. A strong believer in both God and the essential goodness of humanity, he was the founder and first president of the Sierra Club. This wonderful memoir pays tribute to a giant of ecology and is essential reading for lovers of natural history.

      Add to cart
    • We Are Power

      $24.99

      A stirring look at nonviolent activism, from American suffragists to Civil Rights to the Climate Change Movement

      We Are Power brings to light the incredible individuals who have used nonviolent activism to change the world. The book explores questions such as what is nonviolent resistance and how does it work? In an age when armies are stronger than ever before, when guns seem to be everywhere, how can people confront their adversaries without resorting to violence themselves? Through key international movements as well as people such as Gandhi, Alice Paul, Martin Luther King, Cesar Chavez, and Vaclav Havel, this book discusses the components of nonviolent resistance. It answers the question Why nonviolence? by showing how nonviolent movements have succeeded again and again in a variety of ways, in all sorts of places, and always in the face of overwhelming odds. The book includes endnotes, a bibliography, and an index.

      Add to cart
    • Hymns Of The Republic

      $39.99

      From the New York Times bestselling and award-winning author of Empire of the Summer Moon and Rebel Yell comes a masterwork of history (Lawrence Wright, author of God Save Texas), the spellbinding, epic account of the last year of the Civil War.

      The fourth and final year of the Civil War offers one of the most compelling narratives and one of history’s great turning points. Now, Pulitzer Prize finalist S.C. Gwynne breathes new life into the epic battle between Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant; the advent of 180,000 black soldiers in the Union army; William Tecumseh Sherman’s March to the Sea; the rise of Clara Barton; the election of 1864 (which Lincoln nearly lost); the wild and violent guerrilla war in Missouri; and the dramatic final events of the war, including Lee’s surrender at Appomattox and the murder of Abraham Lincoln.

      A must-read for Civil War enthusiasts (Publishers Weekly), Hymns of the Republic offers many surprising angles and insights. Robert E. Lee, known as a great general and Southern hero, is presented here as a man dealing with frustration, failure, and loss. Ulysses S. Grant is known for his prowess as a field commander, but in the final year of the war he largely fails at that. His most amazing accomplishments actually began the moment he stopped fighting. William Tecumseh Sherman, Gwynne argues, was a lousy general, but probably the single most brilliant man in the war. We also meet a different Clara Barton, one of the greatest and most compelling characters, who redefined the idea of medical care in wartime. And proper attention is paid to the role played by large numbers of black union soldiers-most of them former slaves.

      Popular history at its best, Hymns of the Republic reveals the creation that arose from destruction in this engrossing…riveting (Kirkus Reviews, starred review) read.

      Add to cart
    • Making Of Casablanca

      $14.99

      Critically acclaimed when published in 1992 as Round Up the Usual Suspects, The Making of Casablanca offers the ultimate insider’s look at the politics and personalities behind the most celebrated movie of all time–Casablanca. Updated and timed for the 60th anniversary (Thanksgiving Day, 1942) of this movie, this critically acclaimed book draws upon years of research, including access to Ingrid Bergman’s personal acting diaries and the vast Warner Brothers archives, as well as interviews with many of those close to the film, including the late Paul Henreid, Lauren Bacall, and scriptwriters Howard Koch and Julius Epstein. Richly detailed and full of surprises, The Making of Casablanca debunks many cherished myths about the casting, script, story, and stars, to reveal the realities of the highly pressured Hollywood studio system during World War II.

      Add to cart
    • Making Of Casablanca (Anniversary)

      $37.99

      Critically acclaimed when published in 1992 as Round Up the Usual Suspects, The Making of Casablanca offers the ultimate insider’s look at the politics and personalities behind the most celebrated movie of all time–Casablanca. Updated and timed for the 60th anniversary (Thanksgiving Day, 1942) of this movie, this critically acclaimed book draws upon years of research, including access to Ingrid Bergman’s personal acting diaries and the vast Warner Brothers archives, as well as interviews with many of those close to the film, including the late Paul Henreid, Lauren Bacall, and scriptwriters Howard Koch and Julius Epstein. Richly detailed and full of surprises, The Making of Casablanca debunks many cherished myths about the casting, script, story, and stars, to reveal the realities of the highly pressured Hollywood studio system during World War II.

      Add to cart
    • It Wasnt About Slavery

      $29.95

      The Great Lie of the Civil War

      If you think the Civil War was fought to end slavery, you’ve been duped.

      In fact, as distinguished military historian Samuel Mitcham argues in his provocative new book, It Wasn’t About Slavery, no political party advocated freeing the slaves in the presidential election of 1860. The Republican Party platform opposed the expansion of slavery to the western states, but it did not embrace abolition.

      The real cause of the war was a dispute over money and self-determination.

      Before the Civil War, the South financed most of the federal government–because the federal government was funded by tariffs, which were paid disproportionately by the agricultural South that imported manufactured goods.

      Yet, most federal government spending and subsidies benefited the North. The South wanted a more limited federal government and lower tariffs–the ideals of Thomas Jefferson–and when the South could not get that, it opted for independence.

      Lincoln was unprepared when the Southern states seceded, and force was the only way to bring them–and their tariff money–back. That was the real cause of the war.

      A well-documented and compelling read by a master historian, It Wasn’t About Slavery will change the way you think about Abraham Lincoln, the Emancipation Proclamation, and the cause and legacy of America’s momentous Civil War.

      Add to cart
    • It Wasnt About Slavery

      $29.95

      The Great Lie of the Civil War

      If you think the Civil War was fought to end slavery, you’ve been duped.

      In fact, as distinguished military historian Samuel Mitcham argues in his provocative new book, It Wasn’t About Slavery, no political party advocated freeing the slaves in the presidential election of 1860. The Republican Party platform opposed the expansion of slavery to the western states, but it did not embrace abolition.

      The real cause of the war was a dispute over money and self-determination.

      Before the Civil War, the South financed most of the federal government–because the federal government was funded by tariffs, which were paid disproportionately by the agricultural South that imported manufactured goods.

      Yet, most federal government spending and subsidies benefited the North. The South wanted a more limited federal government and lower tariffs–the ideals of Thomas Jefferson–and when the South could not get that, it opted for independence.

      Lincoln was unprepared when the Southern states seceded, and force was the only way to bring them–and their tariff money–back. That was the real cause of the war.

      A well-documented and compelling read by a master historian, It Wasn’t About Slavery will change the way you think about Abraham Lincoln, the Emancipation Proclamation, and the cause and legacy of America’s momentous Civil War.

      Add to cart
    • Sam Houston And The Alamo Avengers (Large Type)

      $35.00

      The heart-stopping story of the fight for Texas by The New York Times bestselling author of George Washington’s Secret Six and Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates.

      In his now-trademark style, Brian Kilmeade brings alive one of the most pivotal moments in American history, this time telling the heart-stopping story of America’s fight for Texas. While the story of the Alamo is familiar to most, few remember how Sam Houston led Texians after a crushing loss to a shocking victory that secured their freedom and paved the way for America’s growth.

      In March 1836, the Mexican army led by General Santa Anna massacred more than two hundred Texians who had been trapped in a tiny adobe mission in San Antonio for thirteen days. American legends Jim Bowie and Davey Crockett died there, along with other Americans who had moved to Texas looking for a fresh start.

      The defeat galvanized the surviving Texians. Under General Sam Houston, a maverick with a rocky past, the tiny army of settlers rallied–only to retreat time and time again. Having learned from the bloody battles that characterized his past, Houston knew it was poor strategy to aggressively retaliate. He held off until just one month after the massacre, when he and his army of underdog Texians soundly defeated Santa Anna’s troops in under eighteen minutes at the Battle of San Jacinto, and in doing so won the independence for which so many had died.

      Sam Houston and the Alamo Avengers recaptures this pivotal war that changed America forever, and sheds light on the tightrope all war heroes walk between courage and calculation. Thanks to Kilmeade’s storytelling, a new generation of readers will remember the Alamo–and recognize the lesser-known heroes who snatched victory from the jaws of defeat.

      Add to cart
    • All The Powers On Earth 1856-1860

      $44.99

      In All the Powers of Earth, Lincoln’s incredible ascent to power in a world of chaos is newly revealed through the great biographer’s extraordinary research and literary style.

      After a period of depression that he would ever find his way to greatness, Lincoln takes on the most powerful demagogue in the country, Stephen Douglas, in the debates for a senate seat. He sidelines the frontrunner William Seward, a former governor and senator for New York, to cinch the new Republican Party’s nomination.

      All the Powers of Earth is the political story of all time. Lincoln achieves the presidency by force of strategy, of political savvy and determination. This is Abraham Lincoln, who indisputably becomes the greatest president and moral leader in the nation’s history. But he must first build a new political party, brilliantly state the anti-slavery case and overcome shattering defeat to win the presidency. In the years of civil war to follow, he will show mightily that the nation was right to bet on him. He was its preserver, a politician of moral integrity.

      All the Powers of Earth cements Sidney Blumenthal as the definitive Lincoln biographer.

      Add to cart
    • Vicksburg : Grant’s Campaign That Broke The Confederacy

      $65.99

      The astonishing story of the longest and most decisive military campaign of the Civil War in Vicksburg, Mississippi, which opened the Mississippi River, split the Confederacy, freed tens of thousands of slaves, and made Ulysses S. Grant the most important general of the war.

      Vicksburg, Mississippi, was the last stronghold of the Confederacy on the Mississippi River. It prevented the Union from using the river for shipping between the Union-controlled Midwest and New Orleans and the Gulf of Mexico. The Union navy tried to take Vicksburg, which sat on a high bluff overlooking the river, but couldn’t do it. General Grant moved his army south and joined forces with Admiral Porter, but even together they could not come up with a successful plan. At one point Grant even tried to build a canal so that the river could be diverted away from Vicksburg.

      In Vicksburg, Donald L. Miller tells the full story of this year-long campaign to win the city. He brings to life all the drama, characters, and significance of Vicksburg, a historic moment that rivals any war story in history. Grant’s efforts repeatedly failed until he found a way to lay siege and force the city to capitulate. In the course of the campaign, tens of thousands of slaves fled to the Union lines, where more than twenty thousand became soldiers, while others seized the plantations they had been forced to work on, destroying the economy of a large part of Mississippi and creating a social revolution.

      Ultimately, Vicksburg was the battle that solidified Grant’s reputation as the Union’s most capable general. Today no general would ever be permitted to fail as often as Grant did, but in the end he succeeded in what he himself called the most important battle of the war, the one that all but sealed the fate of the Confederacy.

      Add to cart
    • Lincolns Spies : Their Secret War To Save A Nation

      $65.99

      A major addition to the history of the Civil War, Lincoln’s Spies is a riveting account of the secret battles waged by Union agents to save a nation. Filled with espionage, sabotage, and intrigue, it is also a striking portrait of a shrewd president who valued what his operatives uncovered.

      Veteran journalist Douglas Waller, who has written ground-breaking intelligence histories, turns his sights on the shadow war of four secret agents for the North–three men and one woman. From the tense days before Abraham Lincoln’s inauguration in 1861 to the surrender at Appomattox four years later, Waller delivers a fast-paced narrative of the heroes–and scoundrels–who informed Lincoln’s generals on the enemy positions for crucial battles and busted up clandestine Rebel networks.

      Famed detective Allan Pinkerton mounted a successful covert operation to slip Lincoln through Baltimore before his inauguration to foil an assassination attempt. But he failed as General George McClellan’s spymaster, delivering faulty intelligence reports that overestimated Confederate strength.

      George Sharpe, an erudite New York lawyer, succeeded Pinkerton as spymaster for the Union’s Army of the Potomac. Recruiting skilled operatives, some of whom dressed in Rebel uniforms, Sharpe ran highly successful intelligence operations that outpaced anything the enemy could field.

      Elizabeth Van Lew, a Virginia heiress who hated slavery and disapproved of secession, was one of Sharpe’s most successful agents. She ran a Union spy ring in Richmond out of her mansion, with dozens of agents feeding her military and political secrets she funneled to General Ulysses S. Grant as his army closed in on the Confederate capital. Van Lew became one of the unsung heroes of the war.

      Lafayette Baker was a handsome Union officer with a controversial past, whose agents clashed with Pinkerton’s operatives. The unscrupulous Baker assembled a retinue of disreputable spies, thieves, and prostitutes to root out traitors in Washington, D.C. But he failed at his most important mission: uncovering the threat to Lincoln from John Wilkes Booth and his gang.

      Behind these secret operatives was a president, one of our greatest, who was an avid consumer of intelligence and a ruthless aficionado of clandestine warfare, willing to take chances to win the war. Lincoln’s Spies, as Waller vividly depicts in his excellent new book, set the template for the dark arts the CIA would practice in the future.

      Add to cart
    • Liberation Of Paris

      $29.99

      Prize-winning and bestselling historian Jean Edward Smith tells t he dramatic story of the liberation of Paris during World War II–a triumph that was achieved through the remarkable efforts of Americans, French, and Germans, all racing to save the city from destruction.

      Following their breakout from Normandy in late June 1944, the Allies swept across northern France in pursuit of the German army. The Allies intended to bypass Paris and cross the Rhine into Germany, ending the war before winter set in. But as they advanced, local forces in Paris began their own liberation, defying the occupying German troops.

      Charles de Gaulle, the leading figure of the Free French government, urged General Dwight Eisenhower to divert forces to liberate Paris. Eisenhower’s most senior staff recommended otherwise, but Ike wanted to help position de Gaulle to lead France after the war. And both men were concerned about partisan conflict in Paris that could leave the communists in control of the city and the national government, perhaps even causing a bloodbath like the Paris Commune. Neither man knew that the German commandant, Dietrich von Choltitz, convinced that the war was lost, dissembled and schemed to surrender the city to the Allies intact, defying Hitler’s orders to leave it a burning ruin.

      In The Liberation of Paris, Jean Edward Smith puts this dramatic event in context, showing how the decision to free the city came at a heavy price: it slowed the Allied momentum and allowed the Germans to regroup. After the war German generals argued that Eisenhower’s decision to enter Paris prolonged the war for another six months. Was Paris worth this price? Smith answers this question in his superb, dramatic history of one of the great events of World War II–published seventy-five years after the liberation.

      Add to cart
    • Vagabonds : The Story Of Henry Ford And Thomas Edison’s Ten-Year Road Trip

      $39.99

      The fascinating story of two American giants–Henry Ford and Thomas Edison–whose annual summer sojourns introduced the road trip to our culture and made the automobile an essential part of modern life, even as their own relationship altered dramatically.

      In 1914 Henry Ford and naturalist John Burroughs visited Thomas Edison in Florida and toured the Everglades. The following year Ford, Edison, and tire maker Harvey Firestone joined together on a summer camping trip and decided to call themselves the Vagabonds. They would continue their summer road trips until 1925, when they announced that their fame made it too difficult for them to carry on.

      Although the Vagabonds traveled with an entourage of chefs, butlers, and others, this elite fraternity also had a serious purpose: to examine the conditions of America’s roadways and improve the practicality of automobile travel. Cars were unreliable and the roads were even worse. But newspaper coverage of these trips was extensive, and as cars and roads improved, the summer trip by automobile soon became a desired element of American life.

      In The Vagabonds Jeff Guinn shares the story of this pivotal moment in American history. But he also examines the important relationship between the older Edison and the younger Ford, who once worked for the famous inventor. The road trips made the automobile ubiquitous and magnified Ford’s reputation, even as Edison’s diminished. The automobile had come of age and it would transform the American landscape, the American economy, and the American way of life.

      Guinn brings to life this seminal moment when a new industry created a watershed cultural shift and a famous businessman became a prominent political figure. The Vagabonds is a wonderful story of two American giants and the transformation of the country.

      Add to cart
    • 1941 : The Year Germany Lost The War

      $39.99

      Bestselling historian Andrew Nagorski takes a fresh look at the decisive year 1941, when Hitler’s miscalculations and policy of terror propelled Churchill, FDR, and Stalin into a powerful new alliance that defeated Nazi Germany.

      In early 1941, Hitler’s armies ruled most of Europe. Churchill’s Britain was an isolated holdout against the Nazi tide, but German bombers were attacking its cities and German U-boats were attacking its ships. Stalin was observing the terms of the Nazi-Soviet Pact, and Roosevelt was vowing to keep the United States out of the war. Hitler was confident that his aim of total victory was within reach.

      By the end of 1941, all that changed. Hitler had repeatedly gambled on escalation and lost: by invading the Soviet Union and committing a series of disastrous military blunders; by making mass murder and terror his weapons of choice, and by rushing to declare war on the United States after Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor. Britain emerged with two powerful new allies-Russia and the United States. By then, Germany was doomed to defeat.

      Nagorski illuminates the actions of the major characters of this pivotal year as never before. 1941: The Year Germany Lost the War is a stunning examination of unbridled megalomania versus determined leadership. It also reveals how 1941 set the Holocaust in motion, and presaged the postwar division of Europe, triggering the Cold War. 1941 was a year that forever defined our world.

      Add to cart
    • 1 Giant Leap

      $49.99

      The remarkable story of the trailblazers and the ordinary Americans on the front lines of the epic mission to reach the moon.

      President John F. Kennedy astonished the world on May 25, 1961, when he announced to Congress that the United States should land a man on the Moon by 1970. No group was more surprised than the scientists and engineers at NASA, who suddenly had less than a decade to invent space travel.

      When Kennedy announced that goal, no one knew how to navigate to the Moon. No one knew how to build a rocket big enough to reach the Moon, or how to build a computer small enough (and powerful enough) to fly a spaceship there. No one knew what the surface of the Moon was like, or what astronauts could eat as they flew there. On the day of Kennedy’s historic speech, America had a total of fifteen minutes of spaceflight experience-with just five of those minutes outside the atmosphere. Russian dogs had more time in space than U.S. astronauts. Over the next decade, more than 400,000 scientists, engineers, and factory workers would send 24 astronauts to the Moon. Each hour of space flight would require one million hours of work back on Earth to get America to the Moon on July 20, 1969.

      Fifty years later, One Giant Leap is the sweeping, definitive behind-the-scenes account of the furious race to complete one of mankind’s greatest achievements. It’s a story filled with surprises-from the item the astronauts almost forgot to take with them (the American flag), to the extraordinary impact Apollo would have back on Earth, and on the way we live today.

      Charles Fishman introduces readers to the men and women who had to solve 10,000 problems before astronauts could reach the Moon. From the research labs of MIT, where the eccentric and legendary pioneer Charles Draper created the tools to fly the Apollo spaceships, to the factories where dozens of women sewed spacesuits, parachutes, and even computer hardware by hand, Fishman captures the exceptional feats of these ordinary Americans. One Giant Leap is the captivating story of men and women charged with changing the world as we knew it-their leaders, their triumphs, their near disasters, all of which led to arguably the greatest success story, and the greatest adventure story, of the twentieth century.

      Add to cart
    • Story Of Civilization Volume 4 Dramatized Audio Book

      $39.95

      Talented voice actor and audio book producer Kevin Gallagher returns to bring children the tale of our nation in this riveting reading of The Story of Civilization: The History of the United States. This follows his immensely popular readings of the prior three volumes of The Story of Civilization, as well as both volumes of TAN Books’ The Story of the Bible (Old and New Testament). Your children will be transported back in time through the sound effects, music, and voice acting that complements the reading of the text.

      Whether looking for entertainment on a long road trip, enhancing the experience with the text, or catering to the needs of a child with a reading disability, this audio dramatization will open up a new world of adventure for kids of all ages.

      Add to cart
    • Good American Family

      $39.99

      In a riveting book with powerful resonance today, Pulitzer Prize-winning author David Maraniss captures the pervasive fear and paranoia that gripped America during the Red Scare of the 1950s through the chilling yet affirming story of his family’s ordeal, from blacklisting to vindication.

      Elliott Maraniss, David’s father, a WWII veteran who had commanded an all-black company in the Pacific, was spied on by the FBI, named as a communist by an informant, called before the House Un-American Activities Committee in 1952, fired from his newspaper job, and blacklisted for five years. Yet he never lost faith in America and emerged on the other side with his family and optimism intact.

      In a sweeping drama that moves from the Depression and Spanish Civil War to the HUAC hearings and end of the McCarthy era, Maraniss weaves his father’s story through the lives of his inquisitors and defenders as they struggle with the vital twentieth-century issues of race, fascism, communism, and first amendment freedoms. A Good American Family powerfully evokes the political dysfunctions of the 1950s while underscoring what it really means to be an American. It is an unsparing yet moving tribute from a brilliant writer to his father and the family he protected in dangerous times.

      Add to cart
    • Storm On Our Shores

      $29.99

      The heart-wrenching but ultimately redemptive story of two World War II soldiers-a Japanese surgeon and an American sergeant-during a brutal Alaskan battle in which the sergeant discovers the medic’s revelatory and fascinating diary that changed our war-torn society’s perceptions of Japan.

      May 1943. The Battle of Attu-called The Forgotten Battle by World War II veterans-was raging on the Aleutian island with an Arctic cold, impenetrable fog, and rocketing winds that combined to create some of the worst weather on Earth. Both American and Japanese forces were tirelessly fighting in a yearlong campaign, and both sides would suffer thousands of casualties. Included in this number was a Japanese medic whose war diary would lead a Silver Star-winning American soldier to find solace for his own tortured soul.

      The doctor’s name was Paul Nobuo Tatsuguchi, a Hiroshima native who had graduated from college and medical school in California. He loved America, but was called to enlist in the Imperial Army of his native Japan. Heartsick, wary of war, yet devoted to Japan, Tatsuguchi performed his duties and kept a diary of events as they unfolded-never knowing that it would be found by an American soldier named Dick Laird.

      Laird, a hardy, resilient underground coal miner, enlisted in the US Army to escape the crushing poverty of his native Appalachia. In a devastating mountainside attack in Alaska, Laird was forced to make a fateful decision, one that saved him and his comrades, but haunted him for years.

      Tatsuguchi’s diary was later translated and distributed among US soldiers. It showed the common humanity on both sides of the battle. But it also ignited fierce controversy that is still debated today. After forty years, Laird was determined to return it to the family and find peace with Tatsuguchi’s daughter, Laura Tatsuguchi Davis.

      Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Mark Obmascik brings his journalistic acumen, sensitivity, and exemplary narrative skills to tell an extraordinarily moving story of two heroes, the war that pitted them against each other, and the quest to put their past to rest.

      Add to cart
    • Shoot For The Moon

      $40.00

      When the alarm went off forty thousand feet above the moon’s surface, both astronauts looked down at the computer to see 1202 flashing on the readout. Neither of them knew what it meant, and time was running out…

      ON JULY 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to walk on the moon. One of the world’s greatest technological achievements-and a triumph of American spirit and ingenuity-the Apollo 11 mission was a mammoth undertaking involving more than 410,000 men and women dedicated to winning the space race against the Soviets. Set amid the tensions of the Cold War and the upheavals of the sixties, and filled with first-person, behind-the-scenes details, Shoot for the Moon is a gripping account of the dangers, the challenges, and the sheer determination that defined not only Apollo 11, but also the Mercury and Gemini missions that came before it. From the shock of Sputnik and the heart-stopping final minutes of John Glenn’s Mercury flight to the deadly whirligig of Gemini 8, the doomed Apollo 1 mission, and that perilous landing on the Sea of Tranquility-when the entire world held its breath while Armstrong and Aldrin battled computer alarms, low fuel, and other problems- James Donovan tells the whole story.

      Both sweeping and intimate, Shoot for the Moon is a powerfully written and irresistible celebration ( Booklist, starred review) of one of humankind’s most extraordinary feats of exploration.

      Add to cart
    • Midnight In Chernobyl

      $49.99

      NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

      Journalist Adam Higginbotham’s definitive, years-in-the-making account of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster–and a powerful investigation into how propaganda, secrecy, and myth have obscured the true story of one of the twentieth century’s greatest disasters.

      Early in the morning of April 26, 1986, Reactor Number Four of the Chernobyl Atomic Energy Station exploded, triggering history’s worst nuclear disaster. In the thirty years since then, Chernobyl has become lodged in the collective nightmares of the world: shorthand for the spectral horrors of radiation poisoning, for a dangerous technology slipping its leash, for ecological fragility, and for what can happen when a dishonest and careless state endangers its citizens and the entire world. But the real story of the accident, clouded from the beginning by secrecy, propaganda, and misinformation, has long remained in dispute.

      Drawing on hundreds of hours of interviews conducted over the course of more than ten years, as well as letters, unpublished memoirs, and documents from recently-declassified archives, Adam Higginbotham has written a harrowing and compelling narrative which brings the disaster to life through the eyes of the men and women who witnessed it firsthand. The result is a masterful nonfiction thriller, and the definitive account of an event that changed history: a story that is more complex, more human, and more terrifying than the Soviet myth.

      Midnight in Chernobyl is an indelible portrait of one of the great disasters of the twentieth century, of human resilience and ingenuity, and the lessons learned when mankind seeks to bend the natural world to his will–lessons which, in the face of climate change and other threats, remain not just vital but necessary.

      Add to cart
    • Valley Forge (Unabridged)

      $39.99

      The #1 New York Times bestselling authors of The Heart of Everything That Is and Lucky 666 return with an unforgettable and perhaps the most underappreciated chapter in American history-the inspiring, page-turning account of Valley Forge, the Continental Army winter camp where George Washington turned the tide of the American Revolution.

      On December 19, 1777, some twelve thousand members of America’s nascent Continental Army staggered into Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, a small encampment twenty-three miles northwest of British-occupied Philadelphia. The starving and half-naked force was reeling from a string of demoralizing defeats at the hands of the King George III’s army, and barely equipped to survive the coming winter. Their commander in chief, the focused and forceful George Washington, was at the lowest ebb of his military career. With the Continental Congress in exile and its treasury depleted, the American Revolution appeared lost.

      As the days and weeks passed, however, Washington embarked on a mission to transform his troops from a bobtail army of citizen soldiers into a professional fighting force. Keeping a wary eye out for a British attack, he was aided by a trio of home-grown generals as well as a young coterie of American advisors and foreign volunteers led by Alexander Hamilton, John Laurens, and the Marquis de Lafayette. Within six months Washington had achieved his miracle.

      Valley Forge is the riveting true story of an underdog United States toppling an empire. Using new and rarely seen contemporaneous documents-and drawing on a cast of iconic characters and remarkable moments that capture the innovation and energy that led to the birth of our nation-the New York Times bestselling authors Bob Drury and Tom Clavin provide a breathtaking account of this seminal and previously undervalued moment in the battle for American independence.

      Add to cart
    • 1st Man : The Life Of Neil A. Armstrong (Abridged)

      $19.99

      Soon to be a major motion picture, this is the first-and only-definitive authorized account of Neil Armstrong, the man whose one small step changed history-now available at a great value!

      When Apollo 11 touched down on the Moon’s surface in 1969, the first man on the Moon became a legend. In First Man, author James R. Hansen explores the life of Neil Armstrong. Based on over fifty hours of interviews with the intensely private Armstrong, who also gave Hansen exclusive access to private documents and family sources, this magnificent panorama of the second half of the American twentieth century (Publishers Weekly, starred review) is an unparalleled biography of an American icon.

      In this compelling and nuanced portrait (Chicago Tribune) filled with revelations, Hansen vividly recreates Armstrong’s career in flying, from his seventy-eight combat missions as a naval aviator flying over North Korea to his formative trans-atmospheric flights in the rocket-powered X-15 to his piloting Gemini VIII to the first-ever docking in space. For a pilot who cared more about flying to the Moon than he did about walking on it, Hansen asserts, Armstrong’s storied vocation exacted a dear personal toll, paid in kind by his wife and children. For the near-fifty years since the Moon landing, rumors have swirled around Armstrong concerning his dreams of space travel, his religious beliefs, and his private life.

      A penetrating exploration of American hero worship, Hansen addresses the complex legacy of the First Man, as an astronaut and as an individual. First Man burrows deep into Armstrong’s past and present…What emerges is an earnest and brave man (Houston Chronicle) who will forever be known as history’s most famous space traveler.

      Add to cart
    • Leadership In Turbulent Times (Unabridged)

      $49.99

      In this culmination of five decades of acclaimed studies in presidential history, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Doris Kearns Goodwin offers an illuminating exploration into the early development, growth, and exercise of leadership.

      Are leaders born or made? Where does ambition come from? How does adversity affect the growth of leadership? Does the man make the times or do the times make the man?
      In Leadership, Goodwin draws upon four of the presidents she has studied most closely–Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Lyndon B. Johnson (in civil rights)–to show how they first recognized leadership qualities within themselves, and were recognized by others as leaders.

      No common pattern describes the trajectory of leadership. Although set apart in background, abilities, and temperament, these men shared a fierce ambition and a deep-seated resilience that enabled them to surmount uncommon hardships. At their best, all four were guided by a sense of moral purpose. At moments of great challenge, they were able to summon their talents to enlarge the opportunities and lives of others.

      This seminal work provides an accessible and essential road map for aspiring and established leaders in every field. In today’s polarized world, these stories of authentic leadership in times of apprehension and fracture take on a singular urgency.

      Add to cart
    • Indianapolis : The True Story Of The Worst Sea Disaster In U.S. Naval Histo (Una

      $39.99

      A human drama unlike any other: the riveting and definitive full story of the worst sea disaster in United States naval history.

      Just after midnight on July 30, 1945, days after delivering the components of the atomic bomb from California to the Pacific Islands in the most highly classified naval mission of the war, USS Indianapolis is sailing alone in the center of the Philippine Sea when she is struck by two Japanese torpedoes. The ship is instantly transformed into a fiery cauldron and sinks within minutes. Some 300 men go down with the ship. Nearly 900 make it into the water alive. For the next five nights and four days, almost three hundred miles from the nearest land, the men battle injuries, sharks, dehydration, insanity, and eventually each other. Only 316 will survive.

      For the better part of a century, the story of USS Indianapolis has been understood as a sinking tale. The reality, however, is far more complicated–and compelling. Now, for the first time, thanks to a decade of original research and interviews with 107 survivors and eyewit-nesses, Lynn Vincent and Sara Vladic tell the complete story of the ship, her crew, and their final mission to save one of their own.

      It begins in 1932, when Indianapolis is christened and launched as the ship of state for President Franklin Roosevelt. After Pearl Harbor, Indianapolis leads the charge to the Pacific Islands, notching an unbroken string of victories in an uncharted theater of war. Then, under orders from President Harry Truman, the ship takes aboard a superspy and embarks on her final world-changing mission: delivering the core of the atomic bomb to the Pacific for the strike on Hiroshima. Vincent and Vladic provide a visceral, moment-by-moment account of the disaster that unfolds days later after the Japanese torpedo attack, from the chaos on board the sinking ship to the first moments of shock as the crew plunge into the remote waters of the Philippine Sea, to the long days and nights during which terror and hunger morph into delusion and desperation, and the men must band together to survive.

      Then, for the first time, the authors go beyond the men’s rescue to chronicle Indianapolis’s extraordinary final mission: the survivors’ fifty-year fight for justice on behalf of their skipper, Captain Charles McVay III, who is wrongly court-martialed for the sinking. What follows is a captivating courtroom drama that weaves through generations of American presidents, from Harry Truman to Geo

      Add to cart
    • Story Of Civilization Volume 3 The Making Of The Modern World (Supplement)

      $39.95

      Talented voice actor and audio book producer Kevin Gallagher returns to bring children the history of the world in this riveting reading of The Story of Civilization: The Making of the Modern World. This follows his immensely popular reading of Volume I and II, as well as both volumes of TAN Book’s The Story of the Bible (Old and New Testament). Your children will be transported back in time through the sound effects, music, and voice acting that complements the reading of the text.

      Whether looking for entertainment on a long road trip, enhancing the experience with the text, or catering to the needs of a child with a reading disability–this audio dramatization will open up a new world of adventure for kids of all ages.

      Add to cart
    • Restless Wave : Good Times Just Causes Great Fights And Other Appreciations (Una

      $39.99

      In this candid new political memoir from Senator John McCain, an American hero reflects on his life-and what matters most.

      I don’t know how much longer I’ll be here. Maybe I’ll have another five years. Maybe, with the advances in oncology, they’ll find new treatments for my cancer that will extend my life. Maybe I’ll be gone before you read this. My predicament is, well, rather unpredictable. But I’m prepared for either contingency, or at least I’m getting prepared. I have some things I’d like to take care of first, some work that needs finishing, and some people I need to see. And I want to talk to my fellow Americans a little more if I may.

      So writes John McCain in this inspiring, moving, frank, and deeply personal memoir. Written while confronting a mortal illness, McCain looks back with appreciation on his years in the Senate, his historic 2008 campaign for the presidency against Barack Obama, and his crusades on behalf of democracy and human rights in Eastern Europe and the Middle East.

      Always the fighter, McCain attacks the spurious nationalism and political polarization afflicting American policy. He makes an impassioned case for democratic internationalism and bi-partisanship. He tells stories of his most satisfying moments of public service, including his work with another giant of the Senate, Edward M. Kennedy. Senator McCain recalls his disagreements with several presidents, and minces no words in his objections to some of President Trump’s statements and policies. At the same time, he offers a positive vision of America that looks beyond the Trump presidency.

      The Restless Wave is John McCain at his best.

      Add to cart
    • Leonardo Da Vinci (Abridged)

      $29.99

      He was history’s most creative genius. What secrets can he teach us?

      The author of the acclaimed bestsellers Steve Jobs, Einstein, and Benjamin Franklin brings Leonardo da Vinci to life in this exciting new biography.

      Based on thousands of pages from Leonardo’s astonishing notebooks and new discoveries about his life and work, Walter Isaacson weaves a narrative that connects his art to his science. He shows how Leonardo’s genius was based on skills we can improve in ourselves, such as passionate curiosity, careful observation, and an imagination so playful that it flirted with fantasy.

      He produced the two most famous paintings in history, The Last Supper and the Mona Lisa. But in his own mind, he was just as much a man of science and technology. With a passion that sometimes became obsessive, he pursued innovative studies of anatomy, fossils, birds, the heart, flying machines, botany, geology, and weaponry. His ability to stand at the crossroads of the humanities and the sciences, made iconic by his drawing of Vitruvian Man, made him history’s most creative genius.

      His creativity, like that of other great innovators, came from having wide-ranging passions. He peeled flesh off the faces of cadavers, drew the muscles that move the lips, and then painted history’s most memorable smile. He explored the math of optics, showed how light rays strike the cornea, and produced illusions of changing perspectives in The Last Supper. Isaacson also describes how Leonardo’s lifelong enthusiasm for staging theatrical productions informed his paintings and inventions.

      Leonardo’s delight at combining diverse passions remains the ultimate recipe for creativity. So, too, does his ease at being a bit of a misfit: illegitimate, gay, vegetarian, left-handed, easily distracted, and at times heretical. His life should remind us of the importance of instilling, both in ourselves and our children, not just received knowledge but a willingness to question it-to be imaginative and, like talented misfits and rebels in any era, to think different.

      Add to cart
    • Story Of Civilization 2 Audio Dramatization (Supplement)

      $39.95

      Whether looking for entertainment on a long road trip, enhancing the experience with the text, or catering to the needs of a child with a reading disability–this audio dramatization will open up a new world of adventure for kids of all ages.

      Add to cart
    • Story Of Civilization 1 Audio Dramatization

      $39.95

      Talented voice actor and audio book producer Kevin Gallagher returns to bring children the history of the world in this riveting reading of The Story of Civilization: The Ancient World.Whether looking for entertainment on a long road trip, enhancing the experience with the text, or catering to the needs of a child with a reading disability this audio dramatization will open up a new world of adventure for kids of all ages.

      Add to cart
    • Defeating Jihad : The Winnable War (Unabridged)

      $18.98

      America’s fight against radical Islam could soon be over, and a top secret plan from the Cold War is the key to our victory. Dr. Sebastian Gorka, counterinsurgency expert and Distinguished Chair of Military Theory at Marine Corps University, explains how America can win the war on terror quickly and decisively by delegitimizing the enemy in the eyes of its followers-a strategy that won the Cold War and would end the era of Jihad forever.

      Add to cart
    • God Israel And You (Unabridged)

      $19.98

      Issues like abortion, homosexuality, and old-young earth debate often drive wedges both between the church and the world. Another polarizing issue is the Arab-Israeli conflict. Evangelical support for Israel among the younger generation is dropping at an alarming rate. Why is there such division between the church and the world and even among believers themselves about this issue?
      God, Israel, and You attempts to bridge the gap by providing a courageous and honest look at Jesus, His involvement in the world, and how it relates to the issues of today. It makes the case for Israel by being pro-God and explaining His redemptive purposes for the Arabs to a new generation through scripture, history, and morality.
      Believers are called to be ready with an answer for the faith that is within us. God, Israel, and You is about answers; it’s about the knowledge of God, finding hope in this chaotic world, and recognizing the story where we find a faithful God who is intimately involved with the affairs of mankind. Rather than coming at the issues with an us-versus-them mentality, God, Israel, and You reveals a God who is involved, who gets His hands dirty, and embraces the paradoxes of the Bible: it is both straightforward and mysterious, accessible and infinite, supernatural and practical. When we can accept the supernatural, we can recognize that God is using both Jews and Arabs, and the next generation in a way that reflects the character of Jesus, and we can better understand God, Israel, and ourselves.

      Add to cart
    • Defeating Jihad : The Winnable War (Unabridged)

      $11.99

      America’s fight against radical Islam could soon be over, and a top secret plan from the Cold War is the key to our victory. Dr. Sebastian Gorka, counterinsurgency expert and Distinguished Chair of Military Theory at Marine Corps University, explains how America can win the war on terror quickly and decisively by delegitimizing the enemy in the eyes of its followers-a strategy that won the Cold War and would end the era of Jihad forever.

      Add to cart
    • Exciting Events 4

      $14.00

      Welcome to Volume 4 in our EXCITING EVENTS series. This album includes three stories on Joseph Bates and his life on the high seas, two stories on Ida Scudder a physician/missionary to India, and one story on the Count of Zinzendorf. These stories are sure to inspire the whole family.

      This Volume of EXCITING EVENTS from the past contains 6 dramatized, audio stories on 3 CDs or 6 MP3 downloads. MP3 downloads can be purchased individually or as a complete package.

      Narrated by Uncle Dan and Aunt Carole

      – Each episode is approximately thirty minutes in length

      Add to cart
    • Age Of Napoleon (Unabridged)

      $54.95

      An engrossing volume on European civilization by Pulitzer Prize-winning historians Will and Ariel Durant

      The Age of Napoleon, the eleventh and final volume of the Story of Civilization, surveys the amazing chain of events that wrenched Europe out of the Enlightenment and into the age of democracy. In this masterful work, listeners will encounter

      the French Revolution-from the storming of the Bastille to the guillotining of the king;
      the revolution’s leaders Danton, Desmoulins, Robespierre, Saint-Just-all cut down by the reign of terror they inaugurated;
      Napoleon’s meteoric rise-from provincial Corsican military student to emperor and commander of the largest army in history;
      Napoleon’s fall-his army’s destruction in the snows of Russia, his exile to Elba, his escape and reconquest of the throne, and his ultimate defeat at Waterloo by the combined forces of Europe;
      the birth of Romanticism and the dawning of a new age of active democracy and a rising middle class, laying the foundation for a new era.

      Add to cart
    • Age Of Napoleon (Unabridged)

      $59.95

      An engrossing volume on European civilization by Pulitzer Prize-winning historians Will and Ariel Durant

      The Age of Napoleon, the eleventh and final volume of the Story of Civilization, surveys the amazing chain of events that wrenched Europe out of the Enlightenment and into the age of democracy. In this masterful work, listeners will encounter

      the French Revolution-from the storming of the Bastille to the guillotining of the king;
      the revolution’s leaders Danton, Desmoulins, Robespierre, Saint-Just-all cut down by the reign of terror they inaugurated;
      Napoleon’s meteoric rise-from provincial Corsican military student to emperor and commander of the largest army in history;
      Napoleon’s fall-his army’s destruction in the snows of Russia, his exile to Elba, his escape and reconquest of the throne, and his ultimate defeat at Waterloo by the combined forces of Europe;
      the birth of Romanticism and the dawning of a new age of active democracy and a rising middle class, laying the foundation for a new era.

      Add to cart
    • Bound For The Promised Land

      $34.95

      Harriet Tubman is one of the giants of American history-a fearless visionary who led scores of her fellow slaves to freedom and battled courageously behind enemy lines during the Civil War. And yet in the century since her death, next to nothing has been written about this extraordinary woman aside from juvenile biographies. The truth about Harriet Tubman has become lost inside a legend woven of racial and gender stereotypes. Now at last, in this long-overdue biography, historian Kate Clifford Larson gives Harriet Tubman the powerful, intimate, meticulously detailed life she deserves.

      Drawing from a trove of new documents and sources as well extensive genealogical research, Larson reveals Tubman as a complex woman-brilliant, shrewd, deeply religious, and passionate in her pursuit of freedom. The descendant of the vibrant, matrilineal Asante people of the African Gold Coast, Tubman was born into slavery on the Eastern Shore of Maryland but refused to spend her life in bondage. While still a young woman she embarked on a perilous journey of self-liberation-and then, having won her own freedom, she returned again and again to liberate family and friends, tapping into the Underground Railroad.Yet despite her success, her celebrity, and her close ties with Northern politicians and abolitionists, Tubman suffered crushing physical pain and emotional setbacks. Stripping away myths and misconceptions, Larson presents stunning new details about Tubman’s accomplishments, personal life, and influence, including her relationship with Frederick Douglass, her involvement with John Brown’s raid on Harpers Ferry, and revelations about a young woman who may have been Tubman’s daughter. Here too are Tubman’s twilight years after the war, when she worked for women’s rights and in support of her fellow blacks, and when racist politicians and suffragists marginalized her contribution.Harriet Tubman, her life, and her work remain an inspiration to all who value freedom. Now, thanks to Larson’s breathtaking biography, we can finally appreciate Tubman as a complete human being-an American hero, yes, but also a woman who loved, suffered, and sacrificed. Bound for the Promised Land is a magnificent work of biography, history, and truth telling.

      Add to cart
    • Everlasting Man (Unabridged)

      $34.95

      Highly influential in C. S. Lewis’ conversion from atheism to Christianity, The Everlasting Man continues to inspire new generations of readers.

      Considered by many to be Chesterton’s greatest masterpiece, this book declares his comprehensive view of world history as informed by the Incarnation. Retelling mankind’s story from the very beginning, he shows how all human desires are fulfilled in the person of Christ and Christ’s church. With his characteristic brilliance and irony, he argues that Christianity is not just a religion to stand beside other religions, for the fact of the Incarnation sets it apart.

      One of the most original and controversial theological works ever written, The Everlasting Man offers a commanding perspective of world history and aims to restore our sense of wonder in the universe, our God, and ourselves.

      Add to cart
    • Everlasting Man (Unabridged)

      $29.95

      Highly influential in C. S. Lewis’ conversion from atheism to Christianity, The Everlasting Man continues to inspire new generations of readers.

      Considered by many to be Chesterton’s greatest masterpiece, this book declares his comprehensive view of world history as informed by the Incarnation. Retelling mankind’s story from the very beginning, he shows how all human desires are fulfilled in the person of Christ and Christ’s church. With his characteristic brilliance and irony, he argues that Christianity is not just a religion to stand beside other religions, for the fact of the Incarnation sets it apart.

      One of the most original and controversial theological works ever written, The Everlasting Man offers a commanding perspective of world history and aims to restore our sense of wonder in the universe, our God, and ourselves.

      Add to cart
    • Searching For Jesus (Unabridged)

      $22.99

      For more than a century, Bible scholars and university researchers have been systematically debunking what ordinary Christians believed about Jesus of Nazareth. But what if the most recent Biblical scholarship actually affirmed the New Testament? What if Jesus was not a Zealot revolutionary, or a Greek Cynic philosopher, or a proto-feminist Gnostic, but precisely what he claimed to be: the divine Son of Man prophesied in the Book of Daniel who gave his life as a ransom for many? What if everything the Gospels say about Jesus of Nazareth-his words, his deeds, his plans-turned out to be true? Searching for Jesus changes what if? to what is, debunking the debunkers and showing how the latest scholarship supports orthodox Christian belief.

      Add to cart
    • Searching For Jesus (Unabridged)

      $24.99

      For more than a century, Bible scholars and university researchers have been systematically debunking what ordinary Christians believed about Jesus of Nazareth. But what if the most recent Biblical scholarship actually affirmed the New Testament? What if Jesus was not a Zealot revolutionary, or a Greek Cynic philosopher, or a proto-feminist Gnostic, but precisely what he claimed to be: the divine Son of Man prophesied in the Book of Daniel who gave his life as a ransom for many? What if everything the Gospels say about Jesus of Nazareth-his words, his deeds, his plans-turned out to be true? Searching for Jesus changes what if? to what is, debunking the debunkers and showing how the latest scholarship supports orthodox Christian belief.

      Add to cart
    • Churchills Trial : Winston Churchill And The Salvation Of Free Government (Unabr

      $20.99

      A penetrating look at the necessity of constitutional limits upon government and exceptional men to lead those governments, uniquely taken by overlaying the life and writings of Winston Churchill with the American experiment.

      Churchill faced his own death, often and bravely. He led millions of people who did the same. Why did he and they do these things, things which we still remember and honor them for doing?

      Many think Churchill’s achievements during the greatest period in his life, the Second World War, called out an aspect of his character and ability suited for that unique circumstance but not for most others in which he lived. Churchill’s Trial is an attempt to discover that something. Active in politics for 55 years that spanned the most traumatic events so far in history: the greatest wars, the greatest depression, the greatest political transformations, the greatest social upheavals, the greatest advancements of technology and therefore of human power, Churchill left one of the richest records about his life and actions.

      Today we all face obstacles and necessities and we all spend much of our time doing things that we must do, often things we would rather not do. For the statesman, these things are both numerous and grave: numerous, because peoples and the matters that concern them are myriad; grave, because they involve justice and injustice, life and death. To cope with them is a special capacity and art. The ability to cope with them is constantly and urgently required, but those who can do it at a high level are not common. There are lessons to be learned both positive and negative, from Churchill’s life and leadership that can help us to live our own lives, cope with our own problems, and serve the cause of our own country as it appears today.

      Add to cart
    • Churchills Trial : Winston Churchill And The Salvation Of Free Government

      $22.99

      A penetrating look at the necessity of constitutional limits upon government and exceptional men to lead those governments, uniquely taken by overlaying the life and writings of Winston Churchill with the American experiment.

      Churchill faced his own death, often and bravely. He led millions of people who did the same. Why did he and they do these things, things which we still remember and honor them for doing?

      Many think Churchill’s achievements during the greatest period in his life, the Second World War, called out an aspect of his character and ability suited for that unique circumstance but not for most others in which he lived. Churchill’s Trial is an attempt to discover that something. Active in politics for 55 years that spanned the most traumatic events so far in history: the greatest wars, the greatest depression, the greatest political transformations, the greatest social upheavals, the greatest advancements of technology and therefore of human power, Churchill left one of the richest records about his life and actions.

      Today we all face obstacles and necessities and we all spend much of our time doing things that we must do, often things we would rather not do. For the statesman, these things are both numerous and grave: numerous, because peoples and the matters that concern them are myriad; grave, because they involve justice and injustice, life and death. To cope with them is a special capacity and art. The ability to cope with them is constantly and urgently required, but those who can do it at a high level are not common. There are lessons to be learned both positive and negative, from Churchill’s life and leadership that can help us to live our own lives, cope with our own problems, and serve the cause of our own country as it appears today.

      Add to cart
    • Rousseau And Revolution (Unabridged)

      $74.95

      The Pulitzer Prize-winning volume on European civilization by acclaimed historians Will and Ariel Durant

      Rousseau and Revolution, the tenth volume of the Story of Civilization, ranges over a Europe in ferment, but centers on the passionate rebel-philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau, the great exponent of the romantic impulse toward self-exploration and social revolt, who contended with the great rationalist Voltaire for the mind of Europe. Rousseau condemned civilization as a disease, glorified the noble savage, proclaimed to the world with equal intensity his own love affairs and the natural rights of man, and became the patron saint of the revolution and the worldwide social upheavals of two centuries.

      Add to cart
    • Rousseau And Revolution (Unabridged)

      $59.95

      The Pulitzer Prize-winning volume on European civilization by acclaimed historians Will and Ariel Durant

      Rousseau and Revolution, the tenth volume of the Story of Civilization, ranges over a Europe in ferment, but centers on the passionate rebel-philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau, the great exponent of the romantic impulse toward self-exploration and social revolt, who contended with the great rationalist Voltaire for the mind of Europe. Rousseau condemned civilization as a disease, glorified the noble savage, proclaimed to the world with equal intensity his own love affairs and the natural rights of man, and became the patron saint of the revolution and the worldwide social upheavals of two centuries.

      Add to cart
    • Theodore And Woodrow (Unabridged)

      $14.99

      Either the Constitution means what it says, or it doesn’t. America’s founding fathers considered liberty a basic part of our nature – something to be guarded, not usurped by the federal government. As a result, they enshrined separation of powers and guarantees of freedom in the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. But a little over a hundred years after America’s founding, those God-given rights were laid siege by two presidents – Republican Theodore Roosevelt and Democrat Woodrow Wilson – who cared more about the advancement of progressive, redistributionist ideology than the principles on which the country was founded. No one understands and articulates their disastrous impact better than constitutional scholar, former state Superior Court judge, and Senior Judicial Analyst for Fox News Judge Andrew P. Napolitano. In Theodore and Woodrow, he reveals how they engineered and oversaw the greatest shift in power in American history. Where once authority resided in individuals and states, Roosevelt and Wilson vested it in a bloated, overreaching federal bureaucracy. Their destructive legacy still dominates the nation in the form of the progressive income tax, state-prescribed compulsory education, the Federal Reserve, perpetual wars, and the constant encroachment of a government that coddles special interests and discourages true marketplace competition. Today, inescapable bureaucracy invades virtually all aspects of public and private life. Pegging Roosevelt and Wilson as ideologues bent on using the presidency to redistribute wealth, regulate personal behavior, and consolidate federal power, Judge Napolitano exposes the intellectually arrogant, autocratic, even racist impulses that drove them to poison the American constitutional system. Anyone concerned about civil, economic, or individual liberty will find Judge Napolitano’s expose informative, infuriating, and indispensable.

      Add to cart
    • Exciting Events 3

      $14.00

      Your Story Hour proudly present the third set of exciting stories in our new EXCITING EVENTS series. This album includes five stories on the Oregon Trail and one story on civil rights leader Fannie Lou Hamer.

      This Volume of EXCITING EVENTS from the past contains 6 dramatized, audio stories on 3 CDs or 6 MP3 downloads. MP3 downloads can be purchased individually or as a complete package.

      Narrated by Uncle Dan and Aunt Carole

      – Each episode is approximately thirty minutes in length

      Add to cart
    • Exciting Events 2

      $14.00

      Your Story Hour(R) proudly presents this second set of exciting, dramatized stories in our new series called EXCITING EVENTS. This volume of Exciting Events from the past include stories address issues of intolerance, responsibility, God’s protection, adapting to change and patience. Great listening entertainment for the whole family!

      This Volume of EXCITING EVENTS from the past contains 7 dramatized, audio stories on 3 CDs or 6 MP3 downloads. MP3 downloads can be purchased individually or as a complete package.

      Narrated by Uncle Dan and Aunt Carole

      – Each episode is approximately thirty minutes in length

      Add to cart
    • Exciting Events 1

      $14.00

      This Volume of EXCITING EVENTS from the Past contains 7 dramatized, audio stories on 3 CDs. Desmon Doss Courage on the Cliff Battle in the Barracks Emily’s Secret Message Buttons & Spies Abbie, the Lighthouse Keeper’s Daughter Vinnie and the Saddest Man

      Add to cart
    • Theodore And Woodrow (Unabridged)

      $19.99

      Either the Constitution means what it says, or it doesn’t. America’s founding fathers considered liberty a basic part of our nature – something to be guarded, not usurped by the federal government. As a result, they enshrined separation of powers and guarantees of freedom in the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. But a little over a hundred years after America’s founding, those God-given rights were laid siege by two presidents – Republican Theodore Roosevelt and Democrat Woodrow Wilson – who cared more about the advancement of progressive, redistributionist ideology than the principles on which the country was founded. No one understands and articulates their disastrous impact better than constitutional scholar, former state Superior Court judge, and Senior Judicial Analyst for Fox News Judge Andrew P. Napolitano. In Theodore and Woodrow, he reveals how they engineered and oversaw the greatest shift in power in American history. Where once authority resided in individuals and states, Roosevelt and Wilson vested it in a bloated, overreaching federal bureaucracy. Their destructive legacy still dominates the nation in the form of the progressive income tax, state-prescribed compulsory education, the Federal Reserve, perpetual wars, and the constant encroachment of a government that coddles special interests and discourages true marketplace competition. Today, inescapable bureaucracy invades virtually all aspects of public and private life. Pegging Roosevelt and Wilson as ideologues bent on using the presidency to redistribute wealth, regulate personal behavior, and consolidate federal power, Judge Napolitano exposes the intellectually arrogant, autocratic, even racist impulses that drove them to poison the American constitutional system. Anyone concerned about civil, economic, or individual liberty will find Judge Napolitano’s expose informative, infuriating, and indispensable.

      Add to cart
    • Alabama (Unabridged)

      $9.99

      In the tradition of classic radio plays, with a full cast, music, sound effects, all digitally recorded, the award winning Colonial Radio Theatre On The Air is proud to present this spectacular production – ALABAMA! – the story of the famed Confederate Warship and scourge of the Union shipping fleet during the American Civil War. Built in secrecy for the Confederate States Navy in England, she captures or burns 65 Union vessels and takes more than 2000 prisoners in her short career – which comes to an end off the coast of Cherbourg, France, when she encounters the USS Kearsarge.

      Add to cart
    • Courage Has No Color (Unabridged)

      $19.99

      World War II is raging, and thousands of American soldiers are fighting overseas against the injustices brought on by Hitler. Back on the home front, discrimination against African Americans plays out as much on Main Street as in the military. Tanya Lee Stone examines the little-known history of the Triple Nickles, America’s first black paratroopers, who fought in an attack on the American West by the Japanese. The 555th Parachute Infantry Battalion, in the words of First Sergeant Walter Morris, proved that the color of a man had nothing to do with his ability.

      Add to cart
    • Abraham Lincoln : The Prairie Years And The War Years

      $29.99

      A Lincoln whom no other man than Carl Sandburg could have given us. – Mark Van Doren, New York Herald Tribune Book Review Originally published in six volumes, which sold more than one million copies, Carl Sandburg’s Abraham Lincoln was praised as the most noteworthy historical biography of Sandburg’s generation. He later distilled this monumental work into one volume that critics and readers alike consider his greatest work of nonfiction, as well as the most distinguished, authoritative biography of Lincoln ever published. Growing up in an Illinois prairie town, Sandburg listened to stories of old-timers who had known Lincoln. By the time this single-volume edition was competed, he had spent a lifetime studying, researching, and writing about our sixteenth president. His extraordinary portrait brings fully to life the country lawyer who would become one of the most influential and beloved presidents of the American republic.

      Add to cart
    • Great Stories 12

      $22.50

      Narrated by Uncle Dan and Aunt Sue, these dramatized and exciting stories, help children and adults of all ages to to build a foundation of spiritual sensitivity, high achievement, and responsible citizenship. Each episode is approximately thirty minutes in length.

      Stories in this Album include:

      – Child of Privilege (Lottie Moon Part 1) – A child of well-to-do, religious parents, who turned her back on religion, only to discover that her destiny lay in taking the Gospel to the people of China

    • – Woman of China (Lottie Moon Part 2)
      – The Promise in the Woods (Lillian Trasher Part 1) – A missionary to Egypt where she became the mother to thousands of Egyptian orphans
      – Mama Lillian (Lillian Trasher Part 2)
      – Mary Jane’s Dream (Mary Bethune Part 1) – The child of former slaves, Mary yearned for an education in spite of the almost impossible odds she faced. Not only did she go to school herself, but she became a leader for her people and was able to provide schooling for other African American children
      – The Dollar and a Half School (Mary Bethune Part 2)
      – Mayala, The Congo Chief – An African chief displays his new-found faith in Jesus
      – The Kidnapping of Jemima Boone – The adventures of Daniel Boone’s kidnapped daughter
      – Let’s Play Ball – A young leukemia patient experiences the support of his baseball team
      – When Angels Come – A mother and her son are helped by a mysterious truck driver
      – The Good-for-Nothing Mutt – A stray dog becomes a neighborhood hero
      – A Man Called Schafer & Boomer the Bulldog – Includes two stories: A rancher searches for a lost sheep and a bulldog repays the kindness of being adopted

    Add to cart
  • Tour Of Saint Peters Square And Basilica

    $49.95

    A Comprehensive Tour

    In this course, Father Kirby takes a look at the history and artwork of St. Peter’s Square and Basilica through the light of faith. This comprehensive tour explains why St. Peter’s Basilica was significant to the early Christians, and why it is still significant today.

    Ecco Roma

    Just as the ancient pilgrims exclaimed, Ecco Roma (Latin for Behold Rome), so too does this course begin with wonder at beholding the Eternal City. Aside from visiting Italy in person, this tour will take you as close as possible to experiencing the splendor of Rome, Vatican City, and St. Peter’s Square.

    Beginning with the First Pope

    Rather than starting this tour with the Basilica’s construction, Fr. Kirby begins with the basilica’s namesake – St. Peter himself – as well as the origins of Christianity. With this great historical context of the first pope, one can come to more fully appreciate the treasures contained within Rome and within St. Peter’s Square.

    A Tour for Our Times

    Given in light of the New Evangelization, this tour is not just a tour of Rome’s essential history and its artistic masterpieces, but rather one that begs a certain spiritual awareness. St. Peter’s is a sacred place, and its basilica is like a living catechism, inspiring us to ask ourselves profound questions and deepen our faith.

    Add to cart
  • Compelling Interest : The Real Story Behind Roe V Wade (Unabridged)

    $26.98

    Is a fetus a person?

    Is pro-choice really a neutral position?

    For 40 years since the landmark Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision, the abortion debate has been highly charged and politicized. Questions like these-and passionate but widely varying answers-have become the common language of the public dialogue on this issue. Yet behind the scenes of this historic case are other intriguing questions:
    *How did the Supreme Court come to be involved in the abortion debate?
    *Was language manipulated to affect the outcome?
    *What was the moral basis underlying the decision?

    In Compelling Interest, author Roger Resler draws on original sources, including the actual transcripts for oral arguments, the majority and minority opinions, and comments by the lawyers and others involved to take a careful look at the real story behind the historic Roe v. Wade decision.

    Resler includes conversations with experts, including sociology professor Dr. William Brennan, the late Dr. Mildred Jefferson and Dr. Carolyn Gerster who co-founded the National Right to Life Committee, prolific author and speaker Randy Alcorn, bioethics professor Dr. Gerard Magill, perinatologist Dr. James Thorp, and photojournalist Michael Clancy.

    This carefully researched book speaks with a thought-provoking, balanced voice that stands out from the usual partisan rhetoric on the topic.

    Add to cart
  • Miracle Of Dunkirk (Unabridged)

    $29.95

    On May 24, 1940, Hitler’s armies were on the brink of a shattering military victory. Only ten miles away, 400,000 Allied troops were pinned against the coast of Dunkirk. But just eleven days later, 338,000 men had been successfully evacuated to England. How did it happen?

    Walter Lord’s remarkable account of how the miracle of Dunkirk came about is based on hundreds of interviews with survivors of all nations who fought among the sand dunes of northern Franc

    Add to cart
  • Jefferson Lies : Exposing The Myths Youve Always Believed About Thomas Jeff (Una

    $27.99

    Thomas Jefferson stands falsely accused of several crimes, among them infidelity and disbelief. Noted historian David Barton now sets the record straight. Having borne the brunt of a smear campaign that started more than two centuries ago, the reputation and character of American president Thomas Jefferson shows considerable tarnish, as lies and misunderstandings have gathered on his legacy. Noted early-America historian David Barton scours out the truth.

    Jefferson and Sally: Did he really have children by his slave, Sally Hemings? Jefferson and Jesus: Did he really abandon the faith of his family? Jefferson and the Bible: Did he really want to rewrite the Scripture? Jefferson and the church: Did he really advocate separation?

    Jefferson and slaves: What is the truth about his slaveholding and his statements that all are created equal? Jefferson and education: Did Jefferson really found the first secular, irreligious university? All of these questions deserve the cleansing light of truth. Barton has gone through the historical records, combed the original documents and letters, and examined the recent evidence, and his findings will upset the establishment. Barton shows the true man, the Real Thomas Jefferson. Most listeners will have the joy and surprise of meeting him for the very first time.

    Add to cart
  • Discovering The City Of Sodom (Unabridged)

    $24.98

    The fascinating, true account of the quest for one of the Old Testament s most infamous cities.
    Like many modern-day Christians, Dr. Steven Collins struggled with what seemed to be a clash between his belief in the Bible and the research regarding ancient history a crisis of faith that inspired him to put both his education and the Bible to the test by embarking on an expedition that has led to one of the most exciting finds in recent archaeology.

    Recounting Dr. Collins s quest for Sodom in absorbing detail, this adventure-cum-memoir reflects the tensions that define Biblical archaeology as it narrates a tale of discovery. The book follows Dr. Collins as he tracks down Biblical, archaeological, and geological clues to the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, narrowing down the list of possible sites as he weighs evidence and battles skeptics. Finally, he arrives at a single location that looms as the only option: a massive site called Tall el-Hammam in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.

    Challenging the assumptions of academics around the world, Discovering the City of Sodom may well inspire a revision of the history books. Dr. Collins has become a new voice in the controversy over using the Bible as a credible source of understanding the past and opened a new chapter in the struggle over the soul of Biblical archaeology.

    Add to cart
  • Great Stories 11

    $22.50

    (CD1)THE YOUNG VIRGINIAN Thoms Jefferson, Part 1. Jefferson’s early life from birth until he attends the Second Continental Congress./CHAMPION OF DEMOCRACY Thomas Jefferson, Part 2. Jefferson writes the Declaration of Independence and plays key roles in the new American government.

    (CD2)THE THIRD PRESIDENT, Thomas Jefferson Part 3. Jefferson is elected as the third president of the United States./DAKOTA DOCTOR LADY The life of Helena Wink, an early woman doctor whose adventures in the Dakota Territories are legendary.

    (CD3)TRUE PEARLS AND FALSE PAPERS Irena Sendler, Part 1. Irena Sendler begins her campaign to help suffering Jews under Nazi domination in Warsaw, Poland./SECRETS OF THE APPLE TREE Irena Sendler, Part 2. Irena and her allies rescue Jewish children from certain death under the noses of the Nazis.

    (CD4)AMOS FORTUNE, Man of Honor the story of a slave who become a respected businessman./GARRETT MORGAN The son of former slaves becomes an important inventor whose work still impacts our world today.

    (CD5)AWAY FROM SAFE HARBOR Zamzam Part 1. The Zamzam, a missionary ship, is attacked by a German raider near the African coast./THE PRISON SHIP Zamzam’s passengers are rescued, but still face an unceratin and threatening future.

    (CD6)THE SECRET OF COBBLE COTTAGE How one act of kindness by Miss Bennett, the occupant of Cobble Cottage, reaps great rewards./THE BEST WISEMAN EVER Three abandoned children are happily surprised at the town’s annual Christmas pageant.

    Add to cart