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  • Civil War: A Narrative, Vol. 2: Fredericksburg to Meridian

    Civil War: A Narrative, Vol. 2: Fredericksburg to Meridian

    Genre: History,Politics,North American,United States
    Author: Shelby Foote
    Duration: 52:52:49

    The Civil War: A Narrative, Vol. 2 continues one of the most remarkable works of history ever fashioned. Focusing on the pivotal year of 1863, the second volume in Shelby Foote's masterful narrative history brings to life some of the most dramatic and important moments in the Civil War, including th ... [ more ]

  • Greatest Speeches of Sports Legends

    Greatest Speeches of Sports Legends

    Genre: History,Sports,Other Sports & Recreation
    Author: Various Authors
    Duration: 06:59:00

    The Greatest Speeches of Sports Legends is a historical audio tribute to those facing the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat. Speeches range from post-event interviews to Hall of Fame inductions. This collection features some of the greatest athletes of all time, including Babe Ruth, Michael ... [ more ]

  • Secret History of World War II: Spies, Code Breakers & Covert Operations

    Secret History of World War II: Spies, Code Breakers & Covert Operations

    Genre: History,Military,History,Military
    Author: Neil Kagan, Stephen G. Hyslop
    Duration: 11:11:36

    From spy missions to code breaking, this account of the covert operations of World War II takes listeners behind the battle lines and deep into the undercover war effort that changed the course of history. From the authors who created Eyewitness to World War II and numerous other bestselling refere ... [ 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 ]

  • Meditations

    Meditations

    Genre: Science & Technology,History & Philosophy
    Author: Marcus Aurelius
    Duration: 06:55:07

    MEDITATIONS is a series of personal writings by Marcus Aurelius, Roman Emperor from 161 to 180 AD, recording his private notes to himself and ideas on Stoic philosophy. Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius wrote his Meditations as a means of guidance and self-improvement almost 2000 years ago. Aurelius n ... [ more ]

  • Under A Flaming Sky: The Great Hinckley Firestorm of 1894

    Under A Flaming Sky: The Great Hinckley Firestorm of 1894

    Genre: History,North American,History,North American
    Author: Daniel Brown
    Duration: 08:20:00

    On September 1, 1894 two forest fires converged on the town of Hinckley, Minnesota, trapping over 2,000 people. Daniel J. Brown recounts the events surrounding the fire in the first and only book on to chronicle the dramatic story that unfolded. Whereas Oregon's famous 'Biscuit' fire in 2002 burned ... [ more ]

  • Interior Castle

    Interior Castle

    Genre: Religion & Spirituality,History
    Author: Teresa of Avila
    Duration: 07:31:00

    WHILE I was beseeching Our Lord to-day that He would speak through me, since I could find nothing to say and had no idea how to begin to carry out the obligation laid upon me by obedience, a thought occurred to me which I will now set down, in order to have some foundation on which to build. I began ... [ more ]

  • Carthage Must Be Destroyed: The Rise and Fall of an Ancient Civilization

    Carthage Must Be Destroyed: The Rise and Fall of an Ancient Civilization

    Genre: History,Ancient Civilizations
    Author: Richard Miles
    Duration: 14:11:21

    An epic history of a doomed civilization and a lost empire. The devastating struggle to the death between the Carthaginians and the Romans was one of the defining dramas of the ancient world. In an epic series of land and sea battles, both sides came close to victory before the Carthaginian ... [ more ]

  • India: A Portrait

    India: A Portrait

    Genre: History,Asia
    Author: Patrick French
    Duration: 17:15:10

    A monumental biography of the subcontinent from the award-winning author of The World Is What It Is: The Authorized Biography of V. S. Naipaul. Second only to China in the magnitude of its economic miracle and second to none in its potential to shape the new century, India is fast undergoing ... [ more ]

  • Sword and the Shield: The Mitrokhin Archive and the Secret History of the KGB

    Sword and the Shield: The Mitrokhin Archive and the Secret History of the KGB

    Genre: History,World,History,World
    Author: Christopher Andrew, Vasili Mitrokhin
    Duration: 06:29:00

    As chief archivist of the KGB's foreign branch, Vasili Mitrokhin had virtually unfettered access to its most closely held secrets. But his government's relentless repression of dissidents at home and abroad and its bungled Afghan war policy disillusioned him. Determined to preserve the truth, Mitrok ... [ more ]

  • Irregulars

    Irregulars

    Genre: History,Military
    Author: Jennet Conant
    Duration: 11:39:00

    Prior to the U.S. entering WWII, a small coterie of British spies in Washington, D.C., was formed. They called themselves the Baker Street Irregulars after the band of street urchins who were the eyes and ears of Sherlock Holmes in some Arthur Conan Doyle stories. This group constituted the very beg ... [ more ]

  • Once A Marine: An Iraq War Tank Commander's Inspirational Memoir of Combat, Courage, and Recovery

    Once A Marine: An Iraq War Tank Commander's Inspirational Memoir of Combat, Courage, and Recovery

    Genre: History,North American,Military,Memoirs,History,North American,Military,Memoirs
    Author: Nick Popaditch, Mike Steere
    Duration: 08:33:00

    May 6, 1986: Nick Popaditch arrives at the Receiving Barracks, Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, California. April 9, 2003: An AP photographer captures a striking image seen around the world of the Gunny Sergeant smoking a victory cigar in his tank, the haunting statue of Saddam Hussein ho ... [ more ]

  • Esperanza Fire: Arson, Murder and the Agony of Engine 57

    Esperanza Fire: Arson, Murder and the Agony of Engine 57

    Genre: History,North American
    Author: John Maclean
    Duration: 10:08:00

    The Esperanza Fire started October 26, 2006, in the San Jacinto Mountains above the Banning Pass near Cabazon, California. It destroyed 41,000 acres and dozens of homes and cost the taxpayers $16 million dollars. But by far the highest costs of the conflagration were the lives of the five-man crew o ... [ 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 ]

  • Landmark Decisions of the Supreme Court: Select Cases Pertaining to Abortion, Birth Control and Reproductive Rights

    Landmark Decisions of the Supreme Court: Select Cases Pertaining to Abortion, Birth Control and Reproductive Rights

    Genre: History,NonFiction,North American,Law,Politics,History,NonFiction,North American,Law,Politics
    Author: United States Supreme Court
    Duration: 06:58:00

    Landmark Decisions of the Supreme Court: Select Cases Pertaining to Abortion, Birth Control and Reproductive Rights contains a fully narrated audio edition of five landmark Supreme Court cases, including Griswold v. Connecticut [1965], United States v. Vuitch [1971], Eisenstadt v. Baird [1972], Roe ... [ more ]

  • Report on Unidentified Flying Objects

    Report on Unidentified Flying Objects

    Genre: History,Science & Technology,Astronomy & Physics,Life Science & Environment,Social Science
    Author: Captain Edward J. Ruppelt
    Duration: 16:05:00

    The report has been difficult to write because it involves something that doesn't officially exist. It is well known that ever since the first flying saucer was reported in June 1947 the Air Force has officially said that there is no proof that such a thing as an interplanetary spaceship exists. But ... [ more ]

  • History of the United States, Vol. VI

    History of the United States, Vol. VI

    Genre: History,World
    Author: Charles Austin Beard
    Duration: 04:37:35

    Charles Beard was the most influential American historian of the early 20th century. He published hundreds of monographs, textbooks and interpretive studies in both history and political science. He graduated from DePauw University in 1898, where he met and eventually married Mary Ritter Beard, one ... [ 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 ]

  • New Freedom

    New Freedom

    Genre: History,North American
    Author: Woodrow Wilson
    Duration: 05:43:00

    The book is not a discussion of measures or of programs. It is an attempt to express the new spirit of our politics and to set forth, in large terms which may stick in the imagination, what it is that must be done if we are to restore our politics to their full spiritual vigor again, and our nationa ... [ more ]

  • Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds Volume 1

    Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds Volume 1

    Genre: History,World
    Author: Charles MacKay
    Duration: 14:20:44

    The subjects of Mackay's debunking include alchemy, beards (influence of politics and religion on), witch-hunts, crusades and duels. Present day writers on economics, such as Andrew Tobias, laud the three chapters on economic bubbles. (summary from wikipedia) ... [ more ]