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    7.2 hrs • 1/21/2015 • Unabridged

    At the end of WWI, Canada was on the brink of revolution. At least, that is what many Canadians, inspired by the Russian Revolution, hoped and others dreaded. Seeing Reds tells the story of this turbulent period in Canadian history, when a fearful government led by Prime Minister Robert Borden tried to suppress radical political activity by branding legitimate labor leaders as “Bolsheviks” and “Reds.” Canada was in the grip of a widespread red scare promoted by the government and the media in order to discredit radical ideas and to rally public support behind mainstream political and economic policies. The story builds toward the events of the Winnipeg General Strike in 1919 when the authorities, believing that the expected revolution had begun, sent soldiers into the streets to put down with force a legitimate labor dispute.

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    Seeing Reds

    7.2 hrs • 1/21/15 • Unabridged
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    16.1 hrs • 4/26/2011 • Unabridged

    It is the last decade of the nineteenth century. The Wild West has been tamed and its fierce, independent and often violent larger-than-life figures—gun-toting wanderers, trappers, prospectors, Indian fighters, cowboys, and lawmen—are now victims of their own success. They are heroes who’ve outlived their usefulness. But then gold is discovered in Alaska and the adjacent Canadian Klondike and a new frontier suddenly looms—an immense unexplored territory filled with frozen waterways, dark spruce forests, and towering mountains capped by glistening layers of snow and ice. Fleeing the depths of a worldwide economic depression and driven by starry-eyed visions of vast wealth, tens of thousands rush northward. Joining this throng of greenhorns and grifters, whores and highwaymen, sourdoughs and seers are three unforgettable men. In a true-life tale that rivets from the first page, we meet Charlie Siringo, a top-hand sharp-shooting cowboy who, after futilely trying to settle down with his new bride, becomes one of the Pinkerton Detective Agency’s shrewdest; George Carmack, a California-born American Marine who’s adopted by an American Indian tribe, raises a family with a Taglish woman, makes the discovery that starts off the Yukon Gold Rush—and becomes fabulously rich; and Soapy Smith, a sly and inventive predator-conman who rules a vast criminal empire. As we follow this trio’s lives, we’re led inexorably into a perplexing mystery. A fortune in gold bars has somehow been stolen from the fortress-like Treadwell Mine in Juneau, Alaska, with no clues as to how the thieves made off with such an immensely heavy cargo. To many, it appears that the crime will never be solved. But the Pinkerton Agency has a reputation for finding the answers that elude others. Charged with getting the job done is Charlie Siringo who discovers that, to run the thieves to ground, he must embark on a rugged cross-territory odyssey that will lead him across frigid waters and through a frozen wilderness. Ultimately, he’ll have his quarry in his sights. But then an additional challenge will present itself. He must face down Soapy Smith and his gang of three hundred cutthroats. Hanging in the balance: George Carmack’s fortune in gold. At once a compelling true-life mystery and an unforgettable portrait of a time in America’s history when thousands were fired with a vision of riches so unimaginable as to be worth any price, The Floor of Heaven is also an exhilarating tribute to the courage and undaunted spirit of the men and women who helped shape America.

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    The Floor of Heaven

    16.1 hrs • 4/26/11 • Unabridged
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