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  • Democracy in America Vol. I

    Democracy in America Vol. I

    Genre: Science & Technology,History & Philosophy
    Author: Alexis De Tocqueville
    Duration: 17:51:25

    When Tocqueville visited America in the 1830s he found a thriving democracy of a kind he had not seen anywhere else. Many of his insightful observations American society and political system, found in the two volume book he published after his visit, still remain surprisingly relevant today. (Summar ... [ more ]

  • Democracy and Education: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Education

    Democracy and Education: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Education

    Genre: Science & Technology,History & Philosophy
    Author: John Dewey
    Duration: 16:22:54

    An important, controversial, and often cited work on public education. Dewey discusses the role of public education in a democracy and the different methods for achieving quality in education. After its initial publication, this book began a revolution in educational thinking; one that emphasized gr ... [ more ]

  • Kybalion

    Kybalion

    Genre: Science & Technology,History & Philosophy
    Author: The Three Initiates
    Duration: 03:44:14

    The Kybalion: Hermetic Philosophy is a 1908 book claiming to be the essence of the teachings of Hermes Trismegistus, published anonymously by a group or person under the pseudonym of the Three Initiates. (Introduction by Wikipedia) ... [ more ]

  • Only Thing Worth Dying For: How Eleven Green Berets Fought for a New Afghanistan

    Only Thing Worth Dying For: How Eleven Green Berets Fought for a New Afghanistan

    Genre: History,Middle East
    Author: Eric Blehm
    Duration: 12:46:00

    Eric Blehm, author of the award-winning The Last Season, is back with another true adventure story, The Only Thing Worth Dying For. Set in the immediate aftermath of 9/11, The Only Thing Worth Dying For chronicles the untold story of the team of Green Berets that conquered the Taliban and helped bri ... [ more ]

  • Glenn Beck's Common Sense

    Glenn Beck's Common Sense

    Genre: Politics,History,United States
    Author: Glenn Beck
    Duration: 03:43:00

    If you believe it's time to put principles above parties, character above campaign promises, and Common Sense above all -- then I ask you to read this book.... In any era, great Americans inspire us to reach our full potential. They know with conviction what they believe within themselves. The ... [ more ]

  • 50 Philosophy Classics: Thinking, Being, Acting, Seeing, Profound Insights and Powerful Thinking from Fifty Key Books

    50 Philosophy Classics: Thinking, Being, Acting, Seeing, Profound Insights and Powerful Thinking from Fifty Key Books

    Genre: Science & Technology,History & Philosophy
    Author: Tom Butler-Bowdon
    Duration: 13:50:00

    50 Philosophy Classics: THINKING, BEING, ACTING SEEING - Profound Insights and Powerful Thinking from Fifty Key Books will be the sixth in the bestselling 50s series, and a lively entry point into the study. Butler-Bowdon explores the works of 50 of the most significant philosophers; including th ... [ more ]

  • Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed

    Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed

    Genre: History,World
    Author: Jared Diamond
    Duration: 27:06:00

    In his million-copy bestseller Guns, Germs, and Steel, Jared Diamond examined how and why Western civilizations developed the technologies and immunities that allowed them to dominate much of the world. Now in this brilliant companion volume, Diamond probes the other side of the equation: What cause ... [ more ]

  • D-Day: June 6, 1944 ? The Climactic Battle of WWII

    D-Day: June 6, 1944 ? The Climactic Battle of WWII

    Genre: History,World,Military
    Author: Stephen E. Ambrose
    Duration: 25:21:00

    Stephen E. Ambrose draws from hundreds of interviews with US Army veterans and the brave Allied soldiers who fought alongside them to create this exceptional account of the day that shaped the twentieth century. D-Day is above all the epic story of men at the most demanding moment of their existence ... [ more ]

  • Honor and Betrayal: The Untold Story of the Navy SEALs Who Captured the “Butcher of Fallujah”—and the Shameful Ordeal They Later Endured

    Honor and Betrayal: The Untold Story of the Navy SEALs Who Captured the “Butcher of Fallujah”—and the Shameful Ordeal They Later Endured

    Genre: History,Military
    Author: Patrick Robinson
    Duration: 13:34:00

    From the coauthor of the #1 New York Times bestseller Lone Survivor comes the riveting behind-the-scenes story of the three Navy SEALs who captured the “Butcher of Fallujah” and, having been charged with prisoner abuse, their long road to justice. On a daring nighttime raid in September 2009, a ... [ more ]

  • Wars of the Roses: The Fall of the Plantagenets and the RIse of the Tudors

    Wars of the Roses: The Fall of the Plantagenets and the RIse of the Tudors

    Genre: History,European
    Author: Dan Jones
    Duration: 15:10:00

    The author of the New York Times bestseller The Plantagenets chronicles the next chapter in British history—the actual historical backdrop for Game of Thrones The fifteenth century saw the longest and bloodiest series of civil wars in British history. The crown of England changed hands five tim ... [ more ]

  • Essential Lewis and Clark

    Essential Lewis and Clark

    Genre: History,North American,History,North American
    Author: Landon Y. Jones
    Duration: 05:50:00

    The journals of Meriwether Lewis and William Clark remain the single most important document in the history of American exploration. Through these tales of adventure, edited by American Book Award nominee Landon Jones, we see the Great Plains, the Rocky Mountains, and western rivers the way Lewis an ... [ more ]

  • Rising Sun: The Decline and Fall of the Japanese Empire, 1936–1945

    Rising Sun: The Decline and Fall of the Japanese Empire, 1936–1945

    Genre: History,Asia
    Author: John Toland
    Duration: 41:13:00

    This Pulitzer Prize–winning history of World War II chronicles the dramatic rise and fall of the Japanese empire, from the invasion of Manchuria and China to the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Told from the Japanese perspective, The Rising Sun is, in the author’s words, “a factual saga of ... [ more ]

  • Semper Fi

    Semper Fi

    Genre: History,Thriller,Military
    Author: W.E.B. Griffin
    Duration: 13:18:00

    From Shanghai to Wake Island, the Corps was America's first line of defense as the winds of war exploded into the devastating surprise attack on Pearl Harbor. This is the story of the men of the Marine Corps, their loves and loyalties, an elite fraternity united by courage and honor, as they steel t ... [ more ]

  • Quiet American

    Quiet American

    Genre: History,Fiction,Action & Adventure
    Author: Graham Greene
    Duration: 06:43:00

    Alden Pyle, an idealistic young American, is sent to Vietnam to promote democracy amidst the intrigue and violence of the French war with the Vietminh, while his friend, Fowler, a cynical foreign correspondent, looks on. Fowler's mistress, a beautiful native girl, creates a catalyst for jealousy and ... [ more ]

  • Constitution of the United States of America, 1787

    Constitution of the United States of America, 1787

    Genre: History,North American
    Author: Various Authors
    Duration: 00:29:00

    This 1787 document defines the rights and responsibilities of federal government of the United States of America. ... [ more ]

  • Six Frigates: The Epic History of the Founding of the U.S. Navy

    Six Frigates: The Epic History of the Founding of the U.S. Navy

    Genre: History,North American,Military
    Author: Ian W. Toll
    Duration: 07:14:00

    Before the ink was dry on the U.S. Constitution, the establishment of a permanent military had become the most divisive issue facing the new government. Would a standing army be the thin end of dictatorship? Would a navy protect American commerce against the Mediterranean pirates, or drain the treas ... [ more ]

  • Spartans: The World of the Warrior-Heroes of Ancient Greece, from Utopia to Crisis and Collapse

    Spartans: The World of the Warrior-Heroes of Ancient Greece, from Utopia to Crisis and Collapse

    Genre: History,Ancient Civilizations
    Author: Paul Cartledge
    Duration: 08:38:00

    The Spartans of ancient Greece were a powerful and unique people, a society of warrior-heroes who exemplified the heroic virtues of self-sacrifice, community endeavor, and achievement against all odds. Paul Cartledge engagingly examines the rise and fall of this singular society. ... [ more ]

  • Last Days of Dogtown

    Last Days of Dogtown

    Genre: History,Fiction
    Author: Anita Diamant
    Duration: 10:21:00

    A magnificent storyteller with vast imaginative range, Anita Diamant gave voice to the silent women of the Old Testament in The Red Tent. Now, in her third novel, she brings to vivid life an early New England world that history has forgotten. Set on Cape Ann in the early 1800s, The Last Days of ... [ more ]

  • Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the Illusion of Safety

    Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the Illusion of Safety

    Genre: History,North American
    Author: Eric Schlosser
    Duration: 20:40:00

    A myth-shattering expose of America's nuclear weapons Famed investigative journalist Eric Schlosser digs deep to uncover secrets about the management of America's nuclear arsenal. A groundbreaking account of accidents, near misses, extraordinary heroism, and technological breakthroughs, Command ... [ more ]

  • Call to Arms

    Call to Arms

    Genre: History,Thriller,Military
    Author: W.E.B. Griffin
    Duration: 14:06:00

    The attack on Pearl Harbor swept America into the raging heart of the war. The stormy South Pacific presented a daring new challenge, and the men of the Corps were ready to fight. An elite fraternity united by a glorious tradition of courage and honor, the Marine Raiders were bound to a triumphant d ... [ more ]