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  • Tao Te Ching

    Tao Te Ching

    Genre: History,Literature,Philosophy,Asia
    Author: Lao Tzu
    Duration: 01:30:00

    Like many other philosophical writings, the Tao Te Ching is a timeless Chinese treasure. The ancient writings are credited to Lao Tzu, although some believe them to be authored by a number of persons writing under the Lao Tzu pen name. Nevertheless, this abridged audio version gives the listene ... [ more ]

  • Area 51: An Uncensored History of America's Top Secret Military Base

    Area 51: An Uncensored History of America's Top Secret Military Base

    Genre: History,North American,Military
    Author: Annie Jacobsen
    Duration: 16:14:00

    Myths and hypotheses about Area 51 have long abounded, thanks to the intense secrecy enveloping it. Some claim it is home to aliens, underground tunnel systems, and nuclear facilities. Others believe that the lunar landing was filmed there. The prevalence of these rumors stems from the fact that no ... [ more ]

  • Introduction to Metaphysics

    Introduction to Metaphysics

    Genre: Science & Technology,History & Philosophy
    Author: Henri Bergson
    Duration: 01:46:05

    An Introduction to Metaphysics (Introduction a la Metaphysique) is a 1903 essay by Henri Bergson that explores the concept of reality. For Bergson, reality occurs not in a series of discrete states but as a process similar to that described by the Greek philosopher Heraclitus. Reality is fluid and c ... [ more ]

  • Killing Kennedy: The End of Camelot

    Killing Kennedy: The End of Camelot

    Genre: History,North American,History,North American
    Author: Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard
    Duration: 08:27:00

    A riveting historical narrative of the shocking events surrounding the assassination of John F. Kennedy, and the follow-up to mega-bestselling author Bill O'Reilly's Killing Lincoln More than a million listeners have thrilled to Bill O'Reilly's Killing Lincoln, the can't-stop-listening work of ... [ more ]

  • Our Occulted History: Do the Global Elite Conceal Ancient Aliens?

    Our Occulted History: Do the Global Elite Conceal Ancient Aliens?

    Genre: History,World
    Author: Jim Marrs
    Duration: 11:56:00

    We are not alone. And we never have been . . . For years we've been taught that human progress has been a long, slow climb from the primordial ooze to hunter-gatherers to empires. But what if that's only part of the story? Bestselling author and legendary conspiracy researcher Jim Mar ... [ more ]

  • Killing Lincoln: The Shocking Assassination That Changed America Forever

    Killing Lincoln: The Shocking Assassination That Changed America Forever

    Genre: History,NonFiction,North American,History,NonFiction,North American
    Author: Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard
    Duration: 07:48:00

    A riveting historical narrative of the heart-stopping events surrounding the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, and the first work of history from mega-bestselling author Bill O'Reilly ... [ more ]

  • Hero of the Empire: The Boer War, a Daring Escape, and the Making of Winston Churchill

    Hero of the Empire: The Boer War, a Daring Escape, and the Making of Winston Churchill

    Genre: History,Military
    Author: Candice Millard
    Duration: 10:14:58

    From New York Times bestselling author of Destiny of the Republic and The River of Doubt, a thrilling narrative of Winston Churchill's extraordinary and little-known exploits during the Boer War At age twenty-four, Winston Churchill was utterly convinced it was his destiny to become prime mini ... [ more ]

  • Army at Dawn

    Army at Dawn

    Genre: History,Fiction,Historical Fiction,Military
    Author: Rick Atkinson
    Duration: 07:05:00

    In the first volume of a remarkable trilogy, Pulitzer Prize winner Rick Atkinson provides the definitive history of the war in North Africa. The liberation of Europe and the destruction of the Third Reich is an epic story of courage and calamity, of miscalculation and enduring triumph. An Army ... [ more ]

  • Lost City of the Monkey God: A True Story

    Lost City of the Monkey God: A True Story

    Genre: History,Americas
    Author: Douglas Preston
    Duration: 10:31:06

    A five-hundred-year-old legend. An ancient curse. A stunning medical mystery. And a pioneering journey into the unknown heart of the world's densest jungle. Since the days of conquistador Hernán Cortés, rumors have circulated about a lost city of immense wealth hidden somewhere in the Honduran inte ... [ more ]

  • A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century

    A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century

    Genre: History,World
    Author: Barbara W. Tuchman
    Duration: 28:40:00

    The fourteenth century reflects two contradictory images: on one hand, a glittering time of crusades and castles, cathedrals and chivalry; on the other, a time of ferocity and spiritual agony, a world of chaos and the plague. Barbara Tuchman reveals the great rhythms of history and the grain and tex ... [ more ]

  • George Washington

    George Washington

    Genre: History,North American
    Author: William Roscoe Thayer
    Duration: 05:42:00

    One of the finer single volume biographies of Washington, Thayer makes ample use of Washington's letters and writings yielding a rich portrait of the man behind the legend. ... [ more ]

  • Stories of Inventors

    Stories of Inventors

    Genre: History,World
    Author: Russell Doubleday
    Duration: 04:57:05

    Doubleday chronicles the history of everyday inventions that form the foundation of technology now common through the world. While some of the inventions are no longer used, each example shows how inventors contributed to technology through perseverance, inspiration and clever observations. In each ... [ more ]

  • Guns at Last Light: The War in Western Europe, 1944-1945

    Guns at Last Light: The War in Western Europe, 1944-1945

    Genre: History,Military
    Author: Rick Atkinson
    Duration: 32:24:00

    The eagerly awaited final volume in Pulitzer Prize-winner Rick Atkinson's New York Times bestselling Liberation Trilogy. It is the twentieth century's unrivaled epic: at a staggering price, the United States and its allies liberated Europe and vanquished Hitler. In the first two volumes of his ... [ more ]

  • Narrative of a Revolutionary Soldier: Some of the Adventures, Dangers, and Sufferings of Joseph Plumb Martin

    Narrative of a Revolutionary Soldier: Some of the Adventures, Dangers, and Sufferings of Joseph Plumb Martin

    Genre: History,Military
    Author: Joseph Plumb Martin
    Duration: 08:02:57

    Joining the Continental Army as a teenager, Joseph Plumb Martin spent the next eight years fighting in the Revolutionary War as an enlisted man. His memoirs tell in detail his experiences during that time...the bitter cold, hunger, loss of life, long marches, and fear of battle. He also includes tal ... [ more ]

  • 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 ]

  • Better Angels of Our Nature

    Better Angels of Our Nature

    Genre: Science & Technology,History & Philosophy,Social Science
    Author: Steven Pinker
    Duration: 36:45:00

    We've all asked, What is the world coming to? But we seldom ask, How bad was the world in the past? In this startling new book, the bestselling cognitive scientist Steven Pinker shows that the world of the past was much worse. In fact, we may be living in the most peaceable era yet. Evidence of a bl ... [ more ]

  • What It's Like to Go to War

    What It's Like to Go to War

    Genre: History,Military
    Author: Karl Marlantes
    Duration: 08:50:00

    From the author of the bestselling and award-winning Matterhorn comes a brilliant nonfiction book about war and the psychological and spiritual toll it takes on those who fight. I wrote this book primarily to come to terms with my own experience of combat. So far—reading, writing, thinkin ... [ more ]

  • Greatest Minds and Ideas of All Time

    Greatest Minds and Ideas of All Time

    Genre: Science & Technology,History & Philosophy,Lectures,Arts
    Author: Will Durant
    Duration: 03:15:00

    The Pulitzer Prize-winning author offers a concise overview of the best of our heritage. Eloquent and engaging, this is a liberal arts curriculum: the most remarkable events, people, and ideas the world has known. Includes The Ten Greatest Thinkers, The Ten Greatest Poets, The One Hundred Best Books ... [ more ]

  • People Speak

    People Speak

    Genre: History,NonFiction,World,North American,History,NonFiction,World,North American,History,NonFiction,World,North American,History,NonFiction,World,North American,History,NonFiction,World,North American,History,NonFiction,World,North American,History,NonFiction,World,North American,History,NonFiction,World,North American,History,NonFiction,World,North American,History,NonFiction,World,North American,History,NonFiction,World,North American
    Author: Howard Zinn
    Duration: 01:42:00

    To celebrate the millionth copy sold of Howard Zinn's great People's History of the United States, Zinn drew on the words of Americans -- some famous, some little known -- across the range of American history. These words were read by a remarkable cast at an event held at the 92nd Street YMHA in New ... [ more ]