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  • Magna Carta

    Magna Carta

    Genre: History,European
    Author: English Barons
    Duration: 00:31:00

    Signed on a hill at Runnymede in the year 1215, the Magna Carta was a revolution on paper. Its signing marked the beginning of the end for unlimited monarchies in Europe ... [ more ]

  • Short History of England

    Short History of England

    Genre: History,European
    Author: G. K. Chesterton
    Duration: 06:51:44

    Gilbert Keith Chesterton was a prolific writer on many topics. His views of history were always from the standpoint of men and their interactions, and it may fairly be said he saw all of history as a battle between civilization and barbarism. So it has always been, and that remains true even today. ... [ more ]

  • 1434: The Year a Magnificent Chinese Fleet Sailed to Italy and Ignited the Renaissance

    1434: The Year a Magnificent Chinese Fleet Sailed to Italy and Ignited the Renaissance

    Genre: History,European,Asia
    Author: Gavin Menzies
    Duration: 09:55:00

    The brilliance of the Renaissance laid the foundation of the modern world. Textbooks tell us that it came about as a result of a rediscovery of the ideas and ideals of classical Greece and Rome. But now bestselling historian Gavin Menzies makes the startling argument that in the year 1434, China, th ... [ more ]

  • Provence, 1970: M.F.K. Fisher, Julia Child, James Beard, and the Reinvention of American Taste

    Provence, 1970: M.F.K. Fisher, Julia Child, James Beard, and the Reinvention of American Taste

    Genre: History,Cooking,Health, Mind, Body & Soul,European
    Author: Luke Barr
    Duration: 09:09:00

    Provence, 1970 is about a singular historic moment. In the winter of that year, more or less coincidentally, the iconic culinary figures James Beard, M.F.K. Fisher, Julia Child, Richard Olney, Simone Beck, and Judith Jones found themselves together in the South of France. They cooked and ate, talked ... [ more ]

  • Eternal Nazi: From Mauthausen to Cairo, the Relentless Pursuit of SS Doctor Aribert Heim

    Eternal Nazi: From Mauthausen to Cairo, the Relentless Pursuit of SS Doctor Aribert Heim

    Genre: History,European,History,European
    Author: Nicholas Kulish, Souad Mekhennet
    Duration: 09:53:00

    From the New York Times reporters who first uncovered S.S. officer Aribert Heim’s secret life in Egypt comes the never-before-told story of the most hunted Nazi war criminal in the world. Dr. Aribert Heim worked at the Mauthausen concentration camp for only a few months in 1941 but left a devas ... [ more ]

  • Trial of Charles I

    Trial of Charles I

    Genre: History,European
    Author: Roger Lockyer
    Duration: 04:55:00

    A contemporary account taken from the memoirs of Sir Thomas Herbers and Hohn Rushworth. Taken from two main sources, John Rushworth's Historical Collection (circa 1659) and Sir Thomas Herbert's memoirs (circa 1678), this book will primarily be of interest to those who have a deep curiosity abou ... [ more ]

  • Nazism and War

    Nazism and War

    Genre: History,European,Military
    Author: Richard Bessel
    Duration: 09:27:00

    Richard Bessel, history professor at the University of York, specializes in the social and political history of Nazi Germany. In four compelling essays, he forcefully argues that racism made war inevitable. The Third Reich, led by a band of political gangsters, came to power with a deep ideologi ... [ more ]

  • If Walls Could Talk: An Intimate History of the Home

    If Walls Could Talk: An Intimate History of the Home

    Genre: History,European
    Author: Lucy Worsley
    Duration: 10:00:00

    Why did the flushing toilet take two centuries to catch on? Why did medieval people sleep sitting up? When were the two dirty centuries? Why did gas lighting cause Victorian ladies to faint? Why, for centuries, did rich people fear fruit? In her brilliantly and creatively researched book, Lucy ... [ more ]

  • Great Hunger: Ireland 1845–1849

    Great Hunger: Ireland 1845–1849

    Genre: History,European
    Author: Cecil Woodham-Smith
    Duration: 18:26:00

    The Great Hunger is the story of one of the worst disasters in world history: the Irish Potato Famine of the 1840s. Within five years, one million people died of starvation. Emigrants by the hundreds of thousands sailed for America and Canada in small, ill-equipped, dangerously unsanitary ships. Som ... [ more ]

  • Death of Caesar: The Story of History's Most Famous Assassination

    Death of Caesar: The Story of History's Most Famous Assassination

    Genre: History,European
    Author: Barry Strauss
    Duration: 08:19:00

    William Shakespeare's gripping play showed Caesar's assassination to be an amateur and idealistic affair. The real killing, however, was a carefully planned paramilitary operation, a generals' plot put together by Caesar's disaffected officers and designed with precision. Brutus and Cassius were ind ... [ more ]

  • Vanishing Velázquez: A 19th Century Bookseller's Obsession with a Lost Masterpiece

    Vanishing Velázquez: A 19th Century Bookseller's Obsession with a Lost Masterpiece

    Genre: History,European
    Author: Laura Cumming
    Duration: 10:17:15

    From one of the world's most expert art critics, the incredible true story-part art history and part mystery-of a Velazquez portrait that went missing and the obsessed nineteenth-century bookseller determined to prove he had found it. When John Snare, a nineteenth-century provincial bookseller, tra ... [ more ]

  • Leadership Genius of Julius Caesar

    Leadership Genius of Julius Caesar

    Genre: History,European,Ancient Civilizations,Military
    Author: Phillip Barlag
    Duration: 02:47:31

    The Leadership Genius of Julius Caesar Modern Lessons from the Man Who Built an Empire Brilliantly crafted to draw leadership lessons from history, this is one of the finest leadership books I have read. Doris Kearns Goodwin, bestselling author of Team of Rivals and The Bully Pulpit ... [ more ]

  • History of Florence and of the Affairs of Italy, Vol. 2

    History of Florence and of the Affairs of Italy, Vol. 2

    Genre: History,European
    Author: Niccolo Machiavelli
    Duration: 08:13:35

    History of Florence and of the Affairs of Italy is an historical account by Niccolò Machiavelli (1469-1527). Toward the end of 1520, the Cardinal Giulio of Medici, later Pope Clement VII, offered Machiavelli the appointment to write a history of Florence. Although Machiavelli was reluctant to accept ... [ more ]

  • Wars of the Roses: The Fall of the Plantagenets and the RIse of the Tudors

    Wars of the Roses: The Fall of the Plantagenets and the RIse of the Tudors

    Genre: History,European
    Author: Dan Jones
    Duration: 15:10:00

    The author of the New York Times bestseller The Plantagenets chronicles the next chapter in British history—the actual historical backdrop for Game of Thrones The fifteenth century saw the longest and bloodiest series of civil wars in British history. The crown of England changed hands five tim ... [ more ]

  • 50 Children: One Ordinary American Couple's Extraordinary Rescue Mission into the Heart of Nazi Germany

    50 Children: One Ordinary American Couple's Extraordinary Rescue Mission into the Heart of Nazi Germany

    Genre: History,European,Memoirs
    Author: Steven Pressman
    Duration: 08:40:00

    Two Ordinary Americans. Fifty Innocent Lives. One Unforgettable Journey. In early 1939, few Americans were thinking about the darkening storm clouds over Europe. Nor did they have much sympathy for the growing number of Jewish families that were increasingly threatened and brutalized by Ado ... [ more ]

  • Hitler's Forgotten Children: A True Story of the Lebensborn Program and One Woman’s Search for Her Real Identity

    Hitler's Forgotten Children: A True Story of the Lebensborn Program and One Woman’s Search for Her Real Identity

    Genre: History,European,Military,History,European,Military
    Author: Ingrid Von Oelhafen, Tim Tate
    Duration: 07:20:22

    Created by Heinrich Himmler, the Lebensborn program abducted as many as half a million children from across Europe. Through a process called Germanization, they were to become the next generation of the Aryan master race in the second phase of the Final Solution. In the summer of 1942, parents acr ... [ more ]

  • Mistresses of Cliveden

    Mistresses of Cliveden

    Genre: History,European
    Author: Natalie Livingstone
    Duration: 17:09:26

    For fans of Downton Abbey comes an immersive historical epic about a lavish English manor and a dynasty of rich and powerful women who ruled the estate over three centuries of misbehavior, scandal, intrigue, and passion. Five miles from Windsor Castle, home of the royal family, sits the Cliveden es ... [ more ]

  • Soldiers and Slaves

    Soldiers and Slaves

    Genre: History,World,European
    Author: Roger Cohen
    Duration: 06:19:00

    In February 1945, 350 American POWs captured earlier at the Battle of the Bulge or elsewhere in Europe were singled out by the Nazis because they were Jews or were thought to resemble Jews. They were transported in cattle cars to Berga, a concentration camp in eastern Germany, and put to work as sla ... [ more ]

  • King and the Cowboy: Theodore Roosevelt and Edward the Seventh: The Secret Partners

    King and the Cowboy: Theodore Roosevelt and Edward the Seventh: The Secret Partners

    Genre: History,North American,European
    Author: David Fromkin
    Duration: 06:02:00

    The story of the unlikely friendship between King Edward the Seventh of England and President Theodore Roosevelt, which became the catalyst for an international power shift and the beginning of the American century. ... [ more ]

  • Castles of Steel: Britain, Germany, and the Winning of the Great War at Sea

    Castles of Steel: Britain, Germany, and the Winning of the Great War at Sea

    Genre: History,European,Military
    Author: Robert K. Massie
    Duration: 42:00:00

    In a work of extraordinary narrative power, filled with brilliant personalities and vivid scenes of dramatic action, Robert K. Massie, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Peter the Great, Nicholas and Alexandra, and Dreadnought, elevates to its proper historical importance the role of sea power in ... [ more ]