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  • They Can't Kill Us All: Ferguson, Baltimore, and a New Era in America's Racial Justice Movement

    They Can't Kill Us All: Ferguson, Baltimore, and a New Era in America's Racial Justice Movement

    Genre: History,Politics,North American,Political Science
    Author: Wesley Lowery
    Duration: 08:05:00

    New York Times Editors' Choice One of the Most Anticipated Books of Fall 2016 -- Publishers Weekly One of the Most Anticipated Books of Fall 2016 -- Elle 11 Fall Books We Can't Wait to Read -- Seattle Times A best book of fall 2016 -- Boston Globe One of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch's 20 Bo ... [ more ]

  • Ethiopia and East Africa

    Ethiopia and East Africa

    Genre: History,Africa,History,Africa,History,Africa
    Author: Wendy McElroy
    Duration: 02:46:54

    This rich culture of East Africa-known in the Bible as Abyssinia-claims descent from King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba. Under a Marxist regime, however, this ancient people has suffered from famine and genocide. This presentation chronicles the heartbreak of Ethiopia, which mirrors many of the cri ... [ more ]

  • Dinner at Mr. Jefferson's: Three Men, Five Great Wines, and the Evening That Changed America

    Dinner at Mr. Jefferson's: Three Men, Five Great Wines, and the Evening That Changed America

    Genre: History,NonFiction,North American,United States,Politics
    Author: Charles Cerami
    Duration: 07:54:00

    Soon after the new Constitution took effect and George Washington became president, the United States was in serious danger. A bitter political rivalry between two men who had once been allies and two surging issues that inflamed the nation led to grim talk of breaking up the Republic. Then, a singl ... [ more ]

  • Imperial Life in the Emerald City: Inside Iraq's Green Zone

    Imperial Life in the Emerald City: Inside Iraq's Green Zone

    Genre: History,North American,Middle East
    Author: Rajiv Chandrasekaran
    Duration: 10:21:00

    This unprecedented account takes us into the Green Zone, headquarters for the American occupation in Iraq, and shows how the Coalition Provisional Authority helped fuel the insurgency by ignoring pressing Iraqi needs to pursue irrelevant neoconservative solutions and pie-in-the-sky policies. ... [ more ]

  • Zebra Murders: A Season of Killing, Racial Madness, and Civil Rights

    Zebra Murders: A Season of Killing, Racial Madness, and Civil Rights

    Genre: History,NonFiction,Lectures,Civil Rights,History,NonFiction,Lectures,Civil Rights
    Author: Prentice Earl Saunders, Bennett Cohen
    Duration: 09:45:00

    This true-crime police procedural is the riveting story of the racially-motivated serial killings that terrorized San Francisco from 1973 to 1974 and how they were solved. Code named the Zebra Murders, the case involved a series of random violent attacks by African-American men against whites, resul ... [ more ]

  • Last Battle: When US and German Soldiers Joined Forces in the Waning Hours of World War II in Europe

    Last Battle: When US and German Soldiers Joined Forces in the Waning Hours of World War II in Europe

    Genre: History,Military
    Author: Stephen Harding
    Duration: 07:13:00

    May 1945. Hitler is dead, and the Third Reich is little more than smoking rubble. No GI wants to be the last man killed in action against the Nazis. But for cigar-chewing, rough-talking, hard-drinking, hard-charging Captain Jack Lee and his men, there is one more mission: rescue fourteen prominent F ... [ more ]

  • Sgt. Reckless: America’s War Horse

    Sgt. Reckless: America’s War Horse

    Genre: History,Military
    Author: Robin Hutton
    Duration: 07:36:00

    This is the complete and captivating account of how a would-be Korean racehorse became one of the greatest Marine Corps wartime heroes. Amid an inferno of explosives on a deadly minefield in the Korean War, a four-legged marine proved to be a heroic force of nature. She moved headstrong up and ... [ more ]

  • Witchcraft of Salem Village

    Witchcraft of Salem Village

    Genre: History,World,Children's,Ages 9 to 12
    Author: Shirley Jackson
    Duration: 03:11:00

    A detailed account of one of the strangest and most shocking episodes in American history, written by the author of “The Lottery”Stories of magic, superstition, and witchcraft were strictly forbidden in the little town of Salem Village. But a group of young girls ignored those rules, spellbound by t ... [ more ]

  • First SEALs: The Untold Story of the Forging of America’s Most Elite Unit

    First SEALs: The Untold Story of the Forging of America’s Most Elite Unit

    Genre: History,Military
    Author: Patrick K. O'Donnell
    Duration: 07:05:00

    From bestselling author Patrick K. O’Donnell comes the untold story of World War II’s first special operations combat swimmers—the forerunners of today’s Navy SEALs. In the summer of 1942, an extraordinary group of men—among them a dentist, a medical student, a Hollywood star, an archaeologist, ... [ more ]

  • Gray Fox: Robert E. Lee and the Civil War

    Gray Fox: Robert E. Lee and the Civil War

    Genre: History,Military
    Author: Burke Davis
    Duration: 12:51:00

    Robert E. Lee, a Christian and a gentleman, was the most remarkable man to emerge from the Civil War and is one of the greatest tragic figures of American history. Reserved and unflappable, savvy and fearless, shrewd and tenacious, fatherly and kind are but a few of the adjectives commonly used to d ... [ more ]

  • Americans in Paris: Life and Death under Nazi Occupation

    Americans in Paris: Life and Death under Nazi Occupation

    Genre: History,Military
    Author: Charles Glass
    Duration: 15:19:00

    Acclaimed journalist Charles Glass looks to the American expatriate experience of Nazi-occupied Paris to reveal a fascinating forgotten history of the greatest generation. In Americans in Paris, tales of adventure, intrigue, passion, deceit, and survival unfold season by season as renowned jour ... [ more ]

  • Stealing the General

    Stealing the General

    Genre: History,North American,Military
    Author: Russell S. Bonds
    Duration: 15:13:00

    On April 12, 1862'one year to the day after Confederate guns opened on Fort Sumter and started the Civil War'a tall, mysterious smuggler and self-appointed Union spy named James J. Andrews and nineteen infantry volunteers infiltrated Georgia and stole a steam engine called the General. Rac ... [ 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 ]

  • In the Graveyard of Empires: America's War in Afghanistan

    In the Graveyard of Empires: America's War in Afghanistan

    Genre: History,Military
    Author: Seth G Jones
    Duration: 13:12:00

    This definitive account of the American experience in Afghanistan is a political history of Afghanistan in the Age of Terror from 2001 to 2009, exploring the fundamental tragedy of America's longest war since Vietnam. After the swift defeat of the Taliban in 2001, American optimism has steadily evap ... [ more ]

  • New World Coming

    New World Coming

    Genre: History,World
    Author: Nathan Miller
    Duration: 18:33:00

    New World Coming is a vivid portrait of the 1920s, focusing on the men and women who shaped this extraordinary time, including, ironically, three of America's most conservative presidents, Harding, Coolidge, and Hoover. ... [ more ]

  • Manor: Three Centuries at a Slave Plantation on Long Island

    Manor: Three Centuries at a Slave Plantation on Long Island

    Genre: History,Americas,Memoirs
    Author: Mac Griswold
    Duration: 14:13:00

    Mac Griswold' s The Manor is the biography of a uniquely American place that has endured through wars great and small, through fortunes won and lost, through histories bright and sinister-- and of the family that has lived there since its founding as a New England slave plantation three and a half c ... [ more ]

  • Medieval Mysteries: The History Behind the Myths of the Middle Ages

    Medieval Mysteries: The History Behind the Myths of the Middle Ages

    Genre: History,World
    Author: Professor Thomas F. Madden
    Duration: 04:11:00

    The Middle Ages is not only a period of Romance, but of legends, tales, and mysteries. In this course, Professor Thomas F. Madden guides listeners through the most famous and enduring narratives of medieval Europe. Beginning with King Arthur, Professor Madden peels back layers of exaggeration and fi ... [ more ]

  • Six Women of Salem: The Untold Story of the Accused and Their Accusers in the Salem Witch Trials

    Six Women of Salem: The Untold Story of the Accused and Their Accusers in the Salem Witch Trials

    Genre: History,Biographies,North American,Historical
    Author: Marilynne K. Roach
    Duration: 17:19:00

    From Marilynne K. Roach, a narrative that allows listeners to experience the history of the Salem witch trials through the eyes of those who lived it. Six Women of Salem is the first work to use the lives of a select number of representative women as a microcosm to illuminate the larger crisis ... [ more ]

  • Upanishads: A New Translation

    Upanishads: A New Translation

    Genre: History,Literature,Philosophy,Middle East,History,Literature,Philosophy,Middle East
    Author: Thomas Egenes, Vernon Katz
    Duration: 04:00:00

    This new translation of The Upanishads is at once delightfully simple and rigorously learned, providing today's readers with an accurate, accessible rendering of the core work of ancient Indian philosophy. The Upanishads are often considered the most important literature from ancient India. Yet ... [ 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 ]