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  • Coming Fury: The Centennial History of the Civil War

    Coming Fury: The Centennial History of the Civil War

    Genre: History,North American
    Author: Bruce Catton
    Duration: 20:44:00

    The New York Times hails this trilogy as 'one of the greatest historical accomplishments of our time.' With stunning detail and insights, America's foremost Civil War historian recreates the war from its opening months to its final, bloody end. Each volume delivers a complete listening experience. ... [ more ]

  • Empires of Trust: How Rome Built—and America Is Building

    Empires of Trust: How Rome Built—and America Is Building

    Genre: History,World
    Author: Thomas Madden
    Duration: 12:29:00

    In Empires of Trust, Professor Thomas F. Madden explores surprising parallels between the Roman and American republics. By making friends of enemies and demonstrating a commitment to fairness, the two republics—both reluctant yet unquestioned super-powers—built empires based on trust. Madden also in ... [ more ]

  • The Fourth Part of the World

    The Fourth Part of the World

    Genre: History,NonFiction,World
    Author: Toby Lester
    Duration: 15:41:00

    Brimming with enthralling details, Toby Lester's The Fourth Part of the World spotlights Martin Waldseem'ller's 1507 world map and recounts the epic tale of the mariners and scholars who facilitated this watershed of Western history. 'Sprightly, engrossing, and wide-ranging. ... [ more ]

  • Arc of Justice: A Saga of Race, Civil Rights, and Murder in the Jazz Age

    Arc of Justice: A Saga of Race, Civil Rights, and Murder in the Jazz Age

    Genre: History,Biographies,North American,Historical
    Author: Kevin Boyle
    Duration: 17:30:06

    Highly esteemed history professor, author and editor, Kevin Boyle was presented with the National Book Award for this stunning literary achievement. Arc of Justice artfully captures a tumultuous period in American history as it tells a shocking story of violence and racial strife. The grandson of a ... [ more ]

  • Thucydides: The Reinvention of History

    Thucydides: The Reinvention of History

    Genre: History,Ancient Civilizations
    Author: Donald Kagan
    Duration: 09:40:00

    Donald Kagan Yale's Sterling Professor of Classics and History delivers a compelling new look at revisionism in Thucydides' classic History of the Peloponnesian War. To determine how accurate and dispassionate the Athenian general really was, Kagan exposes his epic to an enlightening and thorough ... [ more ]

  • Selections from the Writings of Cicero

    Selections from the Writings of Cicero

    Genre: History,Literature,Independent,Philosophy,Classics
    Author: Marcus Tullius Cicero
    Duration: 08:12:00

    This edition contains three selections by Roman statesman and philosopher Marcus Tullius Cicero: On Friendship, De Officiis (On Duties), and Scipio's Dream. ... [ more ]

  • Twilight of the Gods: The Mayan Calendar and the Return of the Extraterrestrials

    Twilight of the Gods: The Mayan Calendar and the Return of the Extraterrestrials

    Genre: History,Ancient Civilizations
    Author: Erich Von Daniken
    Duration: 06:03:00

    High up in the Bolivian Andes—4,000 meters above sea level—lies Puma punku, an ancient ruined city that simply could never have been constructed by its Stone Age inhabitants.Something here really stinks to high heaven, writes Erich von Däniken. In Twilight of the Gods, says von Däniken, I docum ... [ 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 ]

  • None Braver: U.S. Air Force Pararescuemen In The War On Terrorism

    None Braver: U.S. Air Force Pararescuemen In The War On Terrorism

    Genre: History,Military
    Author: Michael Hirsh
    Duration: 12:10:07

    From award-winning journalist and combat veteran Michael Hirsh comes the thrilling inside story of the Air Force's pararescue operations in Afghanistan. The first journalist to be embedded with an Air Force combat unit in the war on terrorism, Hirsh flew from Moody Air Force Base, Georgia, with the ... [ more ]

  • JFK Has Been Shot

    JFK Has Been Shot

    Genre: Biographies,Politics,History,Biographies,Politics,History,Biographies,Politics,History
    Author: Jens Hansen, J. Gary Shaw, Charles A. Crenshaw, MD
    Duration: 07:07:00

    In this gripping, firsthand account, accomplished surgeon Charles Crenshaw relates how he attempted to save the lives of John F. Kennedy and Lee Harvey Oswald in November 1963. On November 22, 1963, Dr. Charles Crenshaw, an accomplished surgeon, tried to save John F. Kennedy's life—and then day ... [ more ]

  • Asia's Cauldron: The South China Sea and the End of a Stable Pacific

    Asia's Cauldron: The South China Sea and the End of a Stable Pacific

    Genre: History,Politics,Asia,Political Science
    Author: Robert D. Kaplan
    Duration: 08:22:00

    From Robert D. Kaplan, named one of the world's Top 100 Global Thinkers by Foreign Policy magazine, comes a penetrating look at the volatile region that will dominate the future of geopolitical conflict. Over the last decade, the center of world power has been quietly shifting from Europe to As ... [ more ]

  • Superman versus The Ku Klux Klan: The True Story of How the Iconic Superhero Battled The Men of Hate

    Superman versus The Ku Klux Klan: The True Story of How the Iconic Superhero Battled The Men of Hate

    Genre: History,NonFiction,North American
    Author: Rick Bowers
    Duration: 03:37:00

    Journalist Rick Bowers has contributed to Time, the Washington Post, and USA Today, and his fascinating Spies of Mississippi-about the spy network that tried to take down the Civil Rights Movement-earned a starred review from Booklist. Here Bowers examines how, in the late 1940s, The Adventures of S ... [ more ]

  • Etymologicon: A Circular Stroll Through the Hidden Connections of the English Language

    Etymologicon: A Circular Stroll Through the Hidden Connections of the English Language

    Genre: History,World
    Author: Mark Forsyth
    Duration: 07:03:00

    Do you know why... ...a mortgage is literally a death pledge? ...why guns have girls' names? ...why salt is related to soldier? You're about to find out... The Etymologicon (e-t?-'mä-lä-ji-kän) is: -Witty (wi-te): Full of clever humor -Erudite (er-?-dit): Showing knowledge -Ribald (ri ... [ more ]

  • Betrayal of the American Dream

    Betrayal of the American Dream

    Genre: History,North American,History,North American
    Author: Donald L. Barlett, James B. Steele
    Duration: 07:43:00

    America's unique prosperity is based on its creation of a middle class. In the twentieth century, that middle class provided the workforce, the educated skills, and the demand that gave life to the world's greatest consumer economy. It was innovative and dynamic; it eclipsed old imperial systems and ... [ more ]

  • Army of Evil: A History of the SS

    Army of Evil: A History of the SS

    Genre: History,Military
    Author: Adrian Weale
    Duration: 14:51:00

    In Nazi Germany, they were called the Schutzstaffel. The world would know them as the dreaded SS-the most loyal and ruthless enforcers of the Third Reich... It began as a small squad of political thugs. Yet by the end of 1935, the SS had taken control of all police and internal security duties in Ge ... [ more ]

  • 1775

    1775

    Genre: History,North American
    Author: Kevin Phillips
    Duration: 25:44:00

    What if the year we have long commemorated as America's defining moment was in fact misleading? What if the real events that signaled the historic shift from colony to country took place earlier, and that the true story of our nation's emergence reveals a more complicated - and divisive - birth proc ... [ more ]

  • Platonic Tradition: Understanding Plato’s Impact Through The Ages

    Platonic Tradition: Understanding Plato’s Impact Through The Ages

    Genre: History,Philosophy,Ancient Civilizations
    Author: Professor Peter Kreeft
    Duration: 05:05:00

    This engaging course of lectures provides a detailed overview of Plato’s philosophy and its central idea—the idea of a transcendent reality popularly known as the theory of forms. Professor Kreeft then takes us on a journey through Western philosophical history to show how that central idea has eith ... [ more ]

  • MacArthur at War

    MacArthur at War

    Genre: History,Military
    Author: Walter R. Borneman
    Duration: 19:31:09

    The definitive account of General Douglas MacArthur's rise during World War II, from the author of the bestseller The Admirals. World War II changed the course of history. Douglas MacArthur changed the course of World War II. MACARTHUR AT WAR will go deeper into this transformative period of his lif ... [ more ]

  • Kingdom of Speech

    Kingdom of Speech

    Genre: Science & Technology,History & Philosophy
    Author: Tom Wolfe
    Duration: 04:39:18

    The maestro storyteller and reporter provocatively argues that what we think we know about speech and human evolution is wrong. Tom Wolfe, whose legend began in journalism, takes us on an eye-opening journey that is sure to arouse widespread debate. THE KINGDOM OF SPEECH is a captivating, paradigm- ... [ more ]

  • Operation Thunderbolt: Flight 139 and the Raid on Entebbe Airport, the Most Audacious Hostage Rescue Mission in History

    Operation Thunderbolt: Flight 139 and the Raid on Entebbe Airport, the Most Audacious Hostage Rescue Mission in History

    Genre: History,Military
    Author: Saul David
    Duration: 14:51:57

    The definitive account of one of the greatest Special Forces missions ever, the Raid of Entebbe, by acclaimed military historian Saul David. On June 27, 1976, an Air France flight from Tel Aviv to Paris was hijacked by a group of Arab and German terrorists who demanded the release of 53 terrori ... [ more ]