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Before Micheal Phelps, there was 'The Duke' - the unlikely Olympic swimming hero who popularized modern surfing. In Waterman, award-winning journalist David Davis examines his remarkable life.

Winter Spotlight

Waterman: The Life & Times of Duke Kahanamoku

Written by David Davis

Narrated by Aaron Killian


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This true story of an ex-Marine who fought crime as an undercover cop, a narcotics agent, and finally a federal prosecutor spans a decade of crime fighting and narrow escapes.

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The journey of a small-town boy from Nebraska who spent 167 days living and working on the International Space Station. Find out what it's like to be Superman!

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A harrowing tale of a fallen queen's final days - the prisoner registered only as Widow Capet, No. 280, a time that was a cruel mixture of grandeur, humiliation, and terror.

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During the Civil War, both sides believed that whoever controlled the Mississippi River would ultimately be victorious. Here is chronicle of the struggle by the men who lived it.

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In this thought-provoking and highly listenable book, Robert Mann provides a concise, engaging study of the "Daisy Girl" ad, widely acknowledged as the most important and memorable political ad in American history.

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In Brethren by Nature, Margaret Ellen Newell reveals a little-known aspect of American history: English colonists in New England enslaved thousands of Indians.

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Direct, honest, and brutal in his observations, Vietnam veteran Gregory Short holds nothing back in describing the hardships of modern warfare and our leaders' illusions of success.

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Learn about the 50 most important events of the Vietnam War, from the First Indochina War to the fall of Saigon.

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Using declassified sources, Chris Tudda's A Cold War Turning Point reveals new details about the relationship forged between Nixon and China that dramatically altered the trajectory of the Cold War.

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The first great battle of the American Civil War set the stage for four years of bloody conflict that forever changed the political, social, and economic fabric of the nation.