America 1908

The Dawn of Flight, the Race to the Pole, the Invention of the Model T, and the Making of a Modern Nation
Author(s): Jim Rasenberger
Genre: History
CD - unabridged
Audio (12 discs)
Product Number: C4300
Released: Dec 02, 2008
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781428181373
Narrator/s: James Jenner
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Renowned historian Jim Rasenberger turns his keen eye on America at the dawn of the 20th century-a time when innovation seemed to know no bounds. "Rasenberger renders 1908 as a series of snapshots, and his camera never blinks."-Publishers Weekly


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America 1908
Product Number: BX00000549
Product Number:C4300
Product Number:Z1261

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Author(s): Jim Rasenberger
Narrator(s): James Jenner
Genre: History
Product Number Z1261
Released: Mar 28, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781456103347

Professional reviews

"The year 1908 saw the "dawn of flight, the race to the Pole, the invention of the Model T, and the making of a modern nation." One could learn all that by reading the newspapers and magazines of the time, but not with the pleasure of hearing this audiobook. Narrator James Jenner transforms the odyssey of events from every aspect of American life into a coherent history that's informative and diverting. His avuncular voice and restrained pace give his sandy delivery a nostalgic charm unusual for nonfiction. In a discussion filled with flashbacks and flash-forwards, Jenner's narrative technique makes the interwoven accounts of successes and scandals pique one's interest like a novel yet remain anecdotal enough for the audio reader who must listen in short bursts. J.A.H. (c) AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine"

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