May is a fun time. The world wakes back up, and we celebrate Cinco de Mayo, Mother’s Day, and Memorial Day. As you dig in your garden, prepare for your first barbecue of the season, or engage in some vigorous spring cleaning, try out an audiobook. As a special offer, we’ve discounted the following audiobooks all month long.
By Karl Marlantes
If you haven’t read Karl Marlantes yet, you’re in for something special. In What It Is Like to Go to War, Marlantes comes to terms—as best as he can—with his experiences in Vietnam, and the effect these experiences have had on his life.
By Richard Rubin
In making The Last of the Doughboys, author Richard Rubin tracked down the last living men and women who lived through World War I. Though these veterans have all passed away now, their stories of the homefront and battles overseas live on in this book.
By Dick Winters & Cole C. Kingseed
Dick Winters commanded his company, the “Easy Company” at the Battle of the Bulge, Foy, and just outside of Munich, where they liberated a death camp. In his book, Beyond Band of Brothers, Winters, with coauthor Cole C. Kingseed, tells his and his men’s tales of World War II.
By Jeffrey Rogers Hummel
From Blackstone Audio’s “The United States at War” series comes this examination of an oft-overlooked war. Whether you can’t quite remember what you learned in school about this point in time or if you want to dig into all the details, The Mexican-American War by Jeffrey Rogers Hummel is a great listen.
By John S. Henderson
In The World of the Ancient Maya, John Henderson leaves no stone unturned when exploring the history of the Maya. From their interesting hieroglyphics to their mastery of their hot, wet, jungle environment to their meeting of the Spanish, Henderson covers all the details.
By Joseph Stromberg
Mexico is a great addition to Joseph Stromberg’s “The World’s Political Hotspots” series. Short and to the point, Mexico centers on what makes Mexico’s history different than its North American counterparts.
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