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  • Sleeping with the Devil: How Washington Sold Our Soul For Saudi Crude

    Sleeping with the Devil: How Washington Sold Our Soul For Saudi Crude

    Genre: Politics,Middle East,History,Political Science
    Author: Robert Baer
    Duration: 09:00:00

    Saudi Arabia is more and more an irrational state—a place that spawns global terrorism even as it succumbs to an ancient and deeply seated isolationism, a kingdom led by a royal family that can’t get out of the way of its own greed. Is this the fulcrum we want the global economy to balance on?” ... [ more ]

  • Ship of Ghosts: The Story of the USS Houston, FDR's Legendary Lost Cruiser, and the Epic Saga of her Survivors

    Ship of Ghosts: The Story of the USS Houston, FDR's Legendary Lost Cruiser, and the Epic Saga of her Survivors

    Genre: History,Fiction,North American,Military,Action & Adventure
    Author: James D. Hornfischer
    Duration: 06:05:00

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER 'Son, we're going to Hell.' The navigator of the USS Houston confided these prophetic words to a young officer as he and his captain charted a course into U.S. naval legend. Renowned as FDR's favorite warship, the cruiser USS Houston was a prize target trapped in the f ... [ more ]

  • Slave No More

    Slave No More

    Genre: History,History,History
    Author: David Blight
    Duration: 06:05:00

    Slave narratives are extremely rare. Of the one hundred or so of these testimonies that survive, a mere handful are first-person accounts by slaves who ran away and freed themselves. Now two newly uncovered narratives, and the biographies of the men who wrote them, join that exclusive group. Wa ... [ more ]

  • Declaration of Independence and The Constitution of the United States

    Declaration of Independence and The Constitution of the United States

    Genre: History,Politics,United States,History,Politics,United States
    Author: Various Artists
    Duration: 00:48:48

    The two most treasured documents of American freedom together on one audiobook. We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal... Drafted by Thomas Jefferson in 1776 as an act of rebellion, The Declaration of Independence powerfully expresses the political principles ... [ more ]

  • Gold of Exodus

    Gold of Exodus

    Genre: History,World,Ancient Civilizations
    Author: Howard Blum
    Duration: 04:30:00

    Mount Sinai, for many, it is the most sacred place on Earth - the site where God descended to give Moses the Ten Commandments. Yet for centuries, mankind has not known its exact location. In this heart-pounding adventure, award-winning journalist and bestselling author Howard ... [ more ]

  • Fall of the House of Bush: The Untold Story of How a Band of True Believers Seized the Executive Branch, Started the Iraq War, and Still Imperils America's Future

    Fall of the House of Bush: The Untold Story of How a Band of True Believers Seized the Executive Branch, Started the Iraq War, and Still Imperils America's Future

    Genre: History,North American
    Author: Craig Unger
    Duration: 06:25:00

    Conventional wisdom has it that the Middle East crisis is the product of a clash of civilizations between Islam and the West. The Fall of the House of Bush will frame that conflict as part of an entirely different paradigm namely, the ongoing war between ... [ more ]

  • Abortion and Euthanasia

    Abortion and Euthanasia

    Genre: History,NonFiction,Science & Technology,Health and Medicine,Social Science
    Author: Dr. David James
    Duration: 03:01:00

    British and American common law traditionally prohibited abortion only after quickening (when the mother feels fetal movements). But after the U.S. Civil War, states began absolutely prohibiting abortion, based primarily on medical concerns. Then in 1973, U.S. abortion law was dramatically changed b ... [ 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 ]

  • 48 Liberal Lies About American History: (That You Probably Learned in School)

    48 Liberal Lies About American History: (That You Probably Learned in School)

    Genre: History,North American,History,North American
    Author: Larry Schweikart
    Duration: 10:20:00

    A conservative historian defends America's past by debunking four dozen common liberal myths In this follow-up to the best-selling A Patriot's History of the United States, Professor Larry Schweikart once again challenges liberal historians and their shameful attempts to distort our country's l ... [ more ]

  • Midnight in Peking: How the Murder of a Young Englishwoman Haunted the Last Days of Old China

    Midnight in Peking: How the Murder of a Young Englishwoman Haunted the Last Days of Old China

    Genre: History,Asia
    Author: Paul French
    Duration: 08:16:00

    In the last days of old Peking, where anything goes, can a murderer escape justice? Peking in 1937 is a heady mix of privilege and scandal, opulence and opium dens, rumors and superstition. The Japanese are encircling the city, and the discovery of Pamela Werner's body sends a shiver through al ... [ more ]

  • Moscow 1941: A City and Its People at War

    Moscow 1941: A City and Its People at War

    Genre: History,Military
    Author: Rodric Braithwaite
    Duration: 13:52:00

    In this essential addition to the literature of World War II, international diplomat and author Rodric Braithwaite presents a brilliantly researched and realized history of the 1941 Battle of Moscow, the first strategic defeat of the German armed forces in their march across Europe. ... [ more ]

  • Vienna 1814: How the Conquerors of Napoleon Made Love, War, and Peace at the Congress of Vienna

    Vienna 1814: How the Conquerors of Napoleon Made Love, War, and Peace at the Congress of Vienna

    Genre: History,Political Science
    Author: David King
    Duration: 14:10:00

    Vienna 1814 is a rich, impeccably researched history of the intrigue and frivolity that would forever mark the Congress of Vienna---convened to negotiate peace following the Napoleonic Wars---as the greatest Vanity Fair of all time. ... [ more ]

  • George Washington on Leadership

    George Washington on Leadership

    Genre: History,Politics,North American,United States
    Author: Richard Brookhiser
    Duration: 08:12:00

    George Washington on Leadership is a textbook look at Washington's three spectacularly successful careers as an executive: general, president, and tycoon. ... [ more ]

  • Munich, 1938: Appeasement and World War II

    Munich, 1938: Appeasement and World War II

    Genre: History,Military,History
    Author: David Faber
    Duration: 19:07:00

    David Faber, the author of Speaking for England, pens a dramatic, detailed, and essential narrative account of the 1938 Munich appeasement crisis. ... [ more ]

  • Mirage

    Mirage

    Genre: NonFiction,Science & Technology,History & Philosophy
    Author: Nina Burleigh
    Duration: 10:27:00

    Little more than two hundred years ago, only the most reckless or eccentric Europeans had dared traverse the unmapped territory of the modern-day Middle East. Its history and peoples were the subject of much myth and speculation–and no region aroused greater interest than Egypt. It was n ... [ more ]

  • Inheriting the Trade

    Inheriting the Trade

    Genre: History,World,North American
    Author: Thomas Norman Dewolf
    Duration: 08:37:00

    In 2001, at forty-seven, Thomas DeWolf was astounded to discover that he was related to the most successful slave-trading family in American history, responsible for transporting at least 10,000 Africans to the Americas. His infamous ancestor, U.S. senator James DeWolf of Bristol, Rhode Island, curr ... [ more ]

  • Proust Was a Neuroscientist

    Proust Was a Neuroscientist

    Genre: Science & Technology,History & Philosophy,Psychology
    Author: Jonah Lehrer
    Duration: 07:41:00

    In this technology-driven age, it's tempting to believe that science can solve every mystery. After all, science has cured countless diseases and even sent humans into space. But as Jonah Lehrer argues in this sparkling debut, science is not the only path to knowledge. In fact, when it comes to unde ... [ 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 ]