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by | Read by David M. Rubenstein, Ken Burns, Madeleine Albright, Jon Meacham, Billie Jean King, Wynton Marsalis, Rita Moreno and a Full Cast

Contemporary Culture • 15 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2021

This audiobook is proof positive that some texts work best as audiobooks. More than two dozen prominent Americans, including historians, journalists, athletes, and public figures, are interviewed by Rubinstein, who acts as an informed facilitator for this fascinating group portrait. The host of programs on Bloomberg and PBS, Rubenstein is a philanthropist with an interest in American history. His role in this audiobook is to provide the focus and then allow the interviewees time and room to tell in-depth stories. Jill Lepore's take on American history, Madeleine Albright's account of her family's journey, Henry Louis Gates's commentary on Reconstruction, Rita Moreno's look back at her life and loves, and Ken Burns's discussion of the legacy of the War in Vietnam are among the many highlights. A.D.M. © AudioFile 2021, Portland, Maine [Published: NOVEMBER 2021]

Trade Ed. • Simon & Schuster Audio • 2021

DD ISBN 9781797130231 $24.99

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