Hell With the Fire Out: A History of the Modoc War

Written by Arthur Quinn
Read by Ed Quinn (with an introduction written and read by Julia Whelan)

Happy Father's Day! Historical nonfiction is the epitome of "Dad Literature" and this audiobook written by a father (renowned historian Arthur Quinn) and read by his son (renowned actor Ed Quinn) makes the perfect Father's Day gift for any dad (or any listener with dad-like reading tendencies!). Simply buy them a $15 gift card and enter their email address! They can redeem at their leisure once the project goes live on 6/16.

The final book from esteemed Berkeley historian Arthur Quinn, Hell With the Fire Out is both a complex chronicle of a forgotten chapter in American Indian history and a vivid detailing of human foible, folly, and failure. With a novelistic flair, Quinn outlines the sad inevitability of America's westward expansion in its post-Civil War era. Wrangling all the inherent contradictions — Quaker Peace Policy vs Grant and Sherman's War Department; inter- and inner-tribal conflicts; the opposing attitudes of the region's White settlers — Quinn gives us a battle story not merely between nations and governments, but within the hearts of the very individuals at its center.

This is the first time an audio version of this book has been available and it is read by none other than the author's son, actor Ed Quinn (Two Broke Girls, One Day at a Time, Tyler Perry's The Oval). Included in your purchase: an exclusive behind-the-scenes interview with Ed Quinn and Julia Whelan at the end of the audiobook.

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Arthur Quinn  (1942-1997)

Arthur Quinn  (1942-1997)

Was a third-generation Californian, star baseball player, Princeton Ph.D., esteemed professor of Rhetoric at the University of California, Berkeley, fellow of Clare Hall, Cambridge, husband, and father of four. A trusted source for students and scholars alike, Quinn published books on myriad topics, including the Old Testament, British philosophy, rhetoric, and writing. His greatest love, however, was the history of the United States, especially that of his native California. Dubbed "the Ecclesiastes of the West Coast" by Czeslaw Milosz, Quinn wrote three books on this subject, the last of which was Hell With the Fire Out: A History of the Modoc War. It was published posthumously to much acclaim, as with everything he did in life.

Ed Quinn 

Ed Quinn 

Is an actor and musician. After graduating from the University of California, Berkeley with a degree in History, he embarked on a modeling career in Europe. Upon his return to the US, he began his 20+ year acting career, appearing most notably in True BloodEurekaTwo Broke Girls, and One Day at a Time. He is currently the lead on Tyler Perry's The Oval, playing the President of the United States, and, in late 2024, can be seen in the feature films Shadow Force and Man In the Long Black Coat. He also releases music and music videos with his band Ed Quinn and The Swamp Metal Allstars. This is his first audiobook narration.

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