Download America - Empire of Liberty Vol. 3: Empire and Evil Audiobook (Unabridged)

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Author: David Reynolds Narrator: David Reynolds Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2009 ISBN:
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Volume Three of David Reynolds' award-winning BBC Radio 4 series runs from the origins of the Cold War to the inauguration of Barack Obama

This epic narrative tells the saga of the United States through the voices of those who lived it, exploring three abiding national themes: empire, liberty and faith. Empire and Evil, the final series of thirty episodes, chronicles America's long struggle with the Soviet Union through the Cuban missile crisis to the collapse of what Ronald Reagan dubbed the 'evil empire' and examines the corrosive effect of that confrontation on American values, particularly in Vietnam and Watergate.

The country also struggled to overcome the evils of its own racist past, from the Civil Rights Movement to the election of its first black president. Woven into the tapestry are vivid threads from ordinary life, such as the impact of Elvis on popular music, the battle over abortion and the story of the personal computer and the information revolution. Download and start listening now!


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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andreww | 9/8/2012

    " Read all three of these as one volume, very good overview of history of US, succinctly and lucidly described, what I particularly liked was Reynolds' deftness in telling the America story shorn of his own views. His expertise was used to frame the content, not colour it. "