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  • World Lit Only by Fire: The Medieval Mind and the Renaissance Portrait of an Age

    World Lit Only by Fire: The Medieval Mind and the Renaissance Portrait of an Age

    Genre: History,Ancient Civilizations
    Author: William Manchester
    Duration: 11:39:00

    From tales of chivalrous knights to the barbarity of trial by ordeal, no era has been a greater source of awe, horror, and wonder than the Middle Ages. In handsomely crafted prose and with the grace and authority of his extraordinary gift for narrative history, William Manchester leads us from a civ ... [ more ]

  • Lawrence in Arabia: War, Deceit, Imperial Folly, and the Making of the Modern Middle East

    Lawrence in Arabia: War, Deceit, Imperial Folly, and the Making of the Modern Middle East

    Genre: History,Middle East
    Author: Scott Anderson
    Duration: 23:49:00

    A thrilling and revelatory narrative of one of the most epic and consequential periods in twentieth century history—the Arab Revolt and the secret game to control the Middle East The Arab revolt against the Turks in World War I was, in the words of T. E. Lawrence, “a sideshow of a sideshow.” As ... [ more ]

  • Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima & Nagasaki

    Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima & Nagasaki

    Genre: History,World
    Author: U.S. Army Corps Of Engineers
    Duration: 03:34:32

    This is the official report, published nearly 11 months after the first and only atomic bombings in history (to date), of a group of military physicians and engineers who accompanied the initial contingent of U.S. soldiers into the destroyed cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The report presents a cl ... [ more ]

  • Caesar's Legion: The Epic Saga of Julius Caesar's Tenth Legion and the Armies of Rome

    Caesar's Legion: The Epic Saga of Julius Caesar's Tenth Legion and the Armies of Rome

    Genre: History
    Author: Stephen Dando-Collins
    Duration: 12:21:00

    From insights into the mind of history's greatest general to a grunt's-eye view of the gruesome realities of war in the Classical Age, this vivid portrait of the daily life of the Tenth Legion follows Caesar and his men along the blood-soaked fringes of the empire. ... [ more ]

  • Generation Kill: Devil Dogs, Iceman, Captain America, and the New Face of American War

    Generation Kill: Devil Dogs, Iceman, Captain America, and the New Face of American War

    Genre: History,North American,Americas
    Author: Evan Wright
    Duration: 13:23:00

    Based on the author's National Magazine Award-winning series in Rolling Stone, this New York Times bestseller offers a firsthand account of the first warriors of the current generation to enter the Iraq War. ... [ more ]

  • Masters of the Air: America's Bomber Boys Who Fought the Air War against Nazi Germany

    Masters of the Air: America's Bomber Boys Who Fought the Air War against Nazi Germany

    Genre: History,Military
    Author: Donald L. Miller
    Duration: 25:16:00

    This is the dramatic story of the American bomber boys in World War II who brought the war to Hitler's doorstep. With the narrative power of fiction, this is a harrowing ride through the fire-filled skies over Berlin, Hanover, and Dresden. Fighting at twenty-five thousand feet in thin, freezin ... [ more ]

  • Spycraft: The Secret History of the CIA's Spytechs from Communism to Al-Qaeda

    Spycraft: The Secret History of the CIA's Spytechs from Communism to Al-Qaeda

    Genre: History,NonFiction,Political Science,History,NonFiction,Political Science,History,NonFiction,Political Science
    Author: Robert Wallace, H. Keith Melton, Henry Robert Schlesinger
    Duration: 19:52:00

    An unprecedented history of the CIA's most secretive operations and the gadgets that made them possible. ... [ more ]

  • Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania

    Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania

    Genre: History,Military
    Author: Erik Larson
    Duration: 13:07:00

    #1 New York Times BestsellerFrom the bestselling author and master of narrative nonfiction comes the enthralling story of the sinking of the LusitaniaOn May 1, 1915, with WWI entering its tenth month, a luxury ocean liner as richly appointed as an English country house sailed out of New York, bound ... [ more ]

  • Gray Work: Confessions of an American Paramilitary Spy

    Gray Work: Confessions of an American Paramilitary Spy

    Genre: History,Military
    Author: Jamie Smith
    Duration: 15:21:00

    In this unprecedented book, a paramilitary contractor with more than two decades of experience gives us a firsthand look into the secret lives of America's private warriors and their highly covert work around the world. Author Jamie Smith has planned and executed hundreds of missions on behalf of go ... [ more ]

  • Demon Under the Microscope: From Battlefield Hospitals to Nazis Labs, One Doctor's Heroic Search for the World's First Miracl

    Demon Under the Microscope: From Battlefield Hospitals to Nazis Labs, One Doctor's Heroic Search for the World's First Miracl

    Genre: History,Biographies,Science & Technology,Health and Medicine
    Author: Thomas Hager
    Duration: 12:15:00

    Fast-paced, suspenseful, and utterly satisfying, The Demon Under the Microscope is a sweeping history of the discovery of the first antibiotic and its dramatic effect on the world of medicine and beyond. The Nazis discovered it. The Allies won the war with it. It conquered diseases, changed law ... [ more ]

  • ISIS: Inside the Army of Terror

    ISIS: Inside the Army of Terror

    Genre: History,World,History,World
    Author: Michael Weiss, Hassan Hassan
    Duration: 09:28:00

    Initially dismissed by US President Barack Obama, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has shocked the world by conquering massive territories in both countries and promising to create a vast new Muslim caliphate that observes the strict dictates of Sharia law. In ISIS: Inside the Army of Terr ... [ more ]

  • Titanic

    Titanic

    Genre: History,North American
    Author: Lawrence Beesley
    Duration: 01:15:00

    This account of the sinking of the RMS Titanic was written by Lawrence Beesley and was first published in 1912. The interesting element is that Lawrence Beesley was a survivor of the Titanic disaster and provides a realistic account of some of the events leading to and following the sinking of the T ... [ more ]

  • Savage City

    Savage City

    Genre: History,Biographies,Political,North American
    Author: T.J. English
    Duration: 10:21:00

    In the early 1960s, uncertainty and menace gripped New York, crystallizing in a poisonous divide between a deeply corrupt, cynical, and racist police force, and an African American community buffeted by economic distress, brutality, and narcotics. On August 28, 1963—the day Martin Luther King ... [ more ]

  • 50 Children: One Ordinary American Couple's Extraordinary Rescue Mission into the Heart of Nazi Germany

    50 Children: One Ordinary American Couple's Extraordinary Rescue Mission into the Heart of Nazi Germany

    Genre: History,European,Memoirs
    Author: Steven Pressman
    Duration: 08:40:00

    Two Ordinary Americans. Fifty Innocent Lives. One Unforgettable Journey. In early 1939, few Americans were thinking about the darkening storm clouds over Europe. Nor did they have much sympathy for the growing number of Jewish families that were increasingly threatened and brutalized by Ado ... [ more ]

  • Reagan at Reykjavik: Forty-Eight Hours That Ended the Cold War

    Reagan at Reykjavik: Forty-Eight Hours That Ended the Cold War

    Genre: History,World
    Author: Ken Adelman
    Duration: 10:54:00

    A dramatic account of the historic 1986 Reagan-Gorbachev summit in Iceland the turning point in the Cold War by Ken Adelman, Reagan's arms control director and a key player in that weekend's world-changing events In October 1986, Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev met for a forty-eight-hour su ... [ more ]

  • Persuadable: How Great Leaders Change Their Minds to Change The World

    Persuadable: How Great Leaders Change Their Minds to Change The World

    Genre: Business,History,Management & Leadership
    Author: Al Pittampalli
    Duration: 07:03:59

    As a leader, changing your mind has always been perceived as a weakness. Not anymore. In a world that's changing faster than ever, successful leaders realize that a genuine willingness to change their own minds is the ultimate competitive advantage. Drawing on evidence from social science, history, ... [ more ]

  • Hitler's Forgotten Children: A True Story of the Lebensborn Program and One Woman’s Search for Her Real Identity

    Hitler's Forgotten Children: A True Story of the Lebensborn Program and One Woman’s Search for Her Real Identity

    Genre: History,European,Military,History,European,Military
    Author: Ingrid Von Oelhafen, Tim Tate
    Duration: 07:20:22

    Created by Heinrich Himmler, the Lebensborn program abducted as many as half a million children from across Europe. Through a process called Germanization, they were to become the next generation of the Aryan master race in the second phase of the Final Solution. In the summer of 1942, parents acr ... [ more ]

  • Six Months in 1945

    Six Months in 1945

    Genre: History,World
    Author: Michael Dobbs
    Duration: 16:40:00

    From the author of the best-selling One Minute to Midnight, a riveting account of the pivotal six-month period spanning the end of World War II, the dawn of the nuclear age, and the beginning of the Cold War. When Roosevelt, Stalin, and Churchill met in Yalta in February 1945, Hitler's armies were o ... [ more ]

  • Mistresses of Cliveden

    Mistresses of Cliveden

    Genre: History,European
    Author: Natalie Livingstone
    Duration: 17:09:26

    For fans of Downton Abbey comes an immersive historical epic about a lavish English manor and a dynasty of rich and powerful women who ruled the estate over three centuries of misbehavior, scandal, intrigue, and passion. Five miles from Windsor Castle, home of the royal family, sits the Cliveden es ... [ more ]

  • Soldiers and Slaves

    Soldiers and Slaves

    Genre: History,World,European
    Author: Roger Cohen
    Duration: 06:19:00

    In February 1945, 350 American POWs captured earlier at the Battle of the Bulge or elsewhere in Europe were singled out by the Nazis because they were Jews or were thought to resemble Jews. They were transported in cattle cars to Berga, a concentration camp in eastern Germany, and put to work as sla ... [ more ]