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Edward Herrmann


Edward Herrmann

Edward Herrmann was an Emmy Award®–winning and Tony Award®–nominated actor. His theater credits included The Philadelphia Story and Love Letters. His film and television credits included Intolerable Cruelty, The Aviator, "Gilmore Girls" and "The Practice." Most recently, he received his 15th AudioFile Earphones Award for his superb narration of UNBROKEN by Laura Hillenbrand. Mr. Herrmann passed away on December 31, 2014 at the age of 71.

Edward Herrmann

Books by Edward Herrmann

written by John F. Ross, narrated by Edward Herrmann - Audiobook, Biography, History, Nonfiction

ENDURING COURAGE is the electrifying story of the beginning of America’s love affair with speed --- and how one man above all the rest showed a nation the way forward. Eddie Rickenbacker was an innovator on the racetrack, a skilled aerial dualist and squadron commander, and founder of Eastern Air Lines. He showed a war-weary nation what it took to survive against nearly insurmountable odds when he and seven others endured a harrowing three-week ordeal adrift without food or water in the Pacific during World War II.

written by Doris Kearns Goodwin, read by Edward Herrmann - Audiobook, History, Nonfiction, Politics

Doris Kearns Goodwin describes the broken friendship between Teddy Roosevelt and his chosen successor, William Howard Taft. With the help of the “muckraking” press, Roosevelt had wielded the Bully Pulpit to challenge and triumph over abusive monopolies, political bosses and corrupting money brokers. Roosevelt led a revolution that he bequeathed to Taft only to see it compromised as Taft surrendered to money men and big business.

written by Daniel James Brown, read by Edward Herrmann - History, Nonfiction, Sports

THE BOYS IN THE BOAT tells the story of the University of Washington’s 1936 eight-oar crew and their epic quest for an Olympic gold medal. The emotional heart of the story lies with one rower, a teenager who rows not for glory, but to regain his shattered self-regard and to find a place he can call home. The crew is assembled by an enigmatic coach and mentored by an eccentric boat builder, but it’s their trust in each other that makes them a victorious team.

written by Jon Meacham, read by Edward Herrmann - Audiobook, Biography, History, Nonfiction

In this magnificent biography, the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of AMERICAN LION and FRANKLIN AND WINSTON brings vividly to life an extraordinary man and his remarkable times. THOMAS JEFFERSON: THE ART OF POWER gives us Jefferson the politician and president, a great and complex human being forever engaged in the wars of his era. Philosophers think; politicians maneuver. Jefferson’s genius was that he was both and could do both, often simultaneously. Such is the art of power.

written by Justin Cronin, read by Edward Herrmann - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

With THE PASSAGE, award-winning author Justin Cronin has written both a relentlessly suspenseful adventure and an epic chronicle of human endurance in the face of unprecedented catastrophe and unimaginable danger. Its inventive storytelling, masterful prose and depth of human insight mark it as a crucial and transcendent work of modern fiction.

written by Scott Turow, read by Edward Herrmann - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

The sequel to the genre-defining, landmark bestseller PRESUMED INNOCENT, INNOCENT continues the story of Rusty Sabich and Tommy Molto who are, once again, 20 years later, pitted against each other in a riveting psychological match after the mysterious death of Rusty's wife.

written by Walter Isaacson, read by Edward Herrmann - Audiobook, Biography, Nonfiction

Based on newly released personal letters of Einstein, Walter Isaacson's book explores how an imaginative, impertinent patent clerk --- a struggling father in a difficult marriage who couldn’t get a teaching job or a doctorate --- became the mind reader of the creator of the cosmos, the locksmith of the mysteries of the atom and the universe. His success came from questioning conventional wisdom and marveling at mysteries that struck others as mundane. This led him to embrace a morality and politics based on respect for free minds, free spirits and free individuals.

written by Roger Ebert, read by Edward Herrmann - Nonfiction

In 2006, complications from thyroid cancer treatment resulted in the loss of Roger Ebert's ability to eat, drink or speak. But with the loss of his voice, he only became a more prolific and influential writer. Before his passing, he was able to tell the full, dramatic story of his life and career. In this candid, personal history, Ebert chronicles it all: his loves, losses and obsessions; his struggle and recovery from alcoholism; his marriage; his politics; and his spiritual beliefs.

written by David McCullough, read by Edward Herrmann and David McCullough - Audiobook, History, Nonfiction

THE GREATER JOURNEY is the enthralling, inspiring --- and, until now, untold --- story of the adventurous American artists, writers, doctors, politicians, architects and others of high aspiration who set off for Paris in the years between 1830 and 1900, ambitious to excel in their work. Most had never left home, never experienced a different culture. None had any guarantee of success. That they achieved so much for themselves and their country profoundly altered American history. As David McCullough writes, “Not all pioneers went west.”

written by Laura Hillenbrand, read by Edward Herrmann - Biography, History, Nonfiction

On a May afternoon in 1943, an Army Air Forces bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean and disappeared, leaving only a spray of debris and a slick of oil, gasoline and blood. Then, on the ocean surface, a face appeared. It was that of a young lieutenant, the plane’s bombardier, who was struggling to a life raft and pulling himself aboard. So began one of the most extraordinary odysseys of the Second World War.

written by Ron Chernow, read by Edward Herrmann - Biography, History, Nonfiction

In WASHINGTON: A Life, celebrated biographer Ron Chernow provides a richly nuanced portrait of the father of our nation. With a breadth and depth matched by no other one-volume life of Washington, this crisply paced narrative carries the reader through his troubled boyhood, his precocious feats in the French and Indian War, his creation of Mount Vernon, his heroic exploits with the Continental Army, his presiding over the Constitutional Convention, and his magnificent performance as America’s first president.

written by Stephen King, read by Edward Herrmann - Fiction, Horror, Science Fiction

Something was happening in Bobbi Anderson’s idyllic small town of Haven, Maine. Something that gave every man, woman and child in town powers far beyond ordinary mortals. Something that turned the town into a death trap for all outsiders. Something that came from a metal object, buried for millennia, that Bobbi stumbled across. It wasn’t that Bobbi and the other good folks of Haven had sold their souls to reap the rewards of the most deadly evil this side of hell. It was more like a diabolical takeover…and invasion of body and soul --- and mind.

written by Scott Turow, read by Edward Herrmann - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

PRESUMED INNOCENT brings to life our worst nightmare: that of an ordinary citizen facing conviction for the most terrible of crimes. Prosecutor Rusty Sabich is transformed from accuser to accused when he is handed an explosive case --- that of the brutal murder of a woman who happens to be his former lover.

written by David McCullough, read by Edward Herrmann - Biography, History, Nonfiction

David McCullough unfolds the adventurous life journey of John Adams, the brilliant, fiercely independent, often irascible, always honest Yankee patriot who spared nothing in his zeal for the American Revolution; who rose to become the second president of the United States and saved the country from blundering into an unnecessary war; who was learned beyond all but a few and regarded by some as "out of his senses"; and whose marriage to the wise and valiant Abigail Adams is one of the most moving love stories in American history.

written by David Halberstam, read by Edward Herrmann - History, Nonfiction

David Halberstam's magisterial and thrilling THE BEST AND THE BRIGHTEST was the defining book about the Vietnam conflict. More than three decades later, Halberstam used his unrivaled research and formidable journalistic skills to shed light on another pivotal moment in our history: the Korean War. Halberstam considered THE COLDEST WINTER his most accomplished work, the culmination of 45 years of writing about America's postwar foreign policy.

written by Erik Larson, read by Edward Herrmann - Audiobook, History, Nonfiction

Using meteorologist Isaac Cline's own telegrams, letters and reports, the testimony of scores of survivors, and our latest understanding of the science of hurricanes, Erik Larson builds a chronicle of one man's heroic struggle and fatal miscalculation in the face of a storm of unimaginable magnitude. Riveting, powerful and unbearably suspenseful, ISAAC'S STORM is the story of what can happen when human arrogance meets the great uncontrollable force of nature.

written by Nathaniel Philbrick, read by Edward Herrmann - History, Nonfiction

The ordeal of the whaleship Essex was an event as mythic in the 19th century as the sinking of the Titanic was in the 20th. In 1819, the Essex left Nantucket for the South Pacific with 20 crew members aboard. In the middle of the South Pacific the ship was rammed and sunk by an angry sperm whale. The crew drifted for more than 90 days in three tiny whaleboats, succumbing to weather, hunger, disease and ultimately turning to drastic measures in the fight for survival. Nathaniel Philbrick uses little-known documents to reveal the chilling events surrounding this epic maritime disaster.

written by David McCullough, read by Edward Herrmann - Audiobook, History, Nonfiction

Graced by David McCullough’s remarkable gift for writing richly textured, sympathetic social history, THE JOHNSTOWN FLOOD is an absorbing, classic portrait of life in 19th-century America, of overweening confidence, of energy and of tragedy. It also offers a powerful historical lesson for our century and all times: the danger of assuming that because people are in positions of responsibility they are necessarily behaving responsibly.

written by David McCullough, read by Edward Herrmann - Audiobook, History, Nonfiction

In the years around 1870, when the project was first undertaken, the concept of building a great bridge to span the East River between the great cities of Manhattan and Brooklyn required a vision and determination comparable to that which went into the building of the pyramids. Throughout the 14 years of its construction, the odds against the successful completion of the bridge seemed staggering. But this is not merely the saga of an engineering miracle: it is a sweeping narrative of the social climate of the time and of the heroes and rascals who had a hand in either constructing or obstructing the great enterprise.

written by Ayn Rand, read by Edward Herrmann - Fiction

Ann Rand's hero is Howard Roark, a brilliant young architect who won't compromise his integrity, especially in the unconventional buildings he designs. Roark is engaged in ideological warfare with a society that despises him, an architectural community that doesn't understand him, and a woman who loves him but wants to destroy him. His struggle raises questions about society's attitude toward revolutionaries.

written by Ayn Rand, read by Edward Herrmann - Fiction

"Who is John Galt?" is the immortal question posed at the beginning of Ayn Rand's masterpiece. The answer is the astonishing story of a man who said he would stop the motor of the world --- and did. As passionate as it is profound, ATLAS SHRUGGED is one of the most influential novels of our time. In it, Rand dramatizes the main tenets of Objectivism, her philosophy of rational selfishness. She explores the ramifications of her radical thinking in a world that penalizes human intelligence and integrity.