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  • A Nation Rising

    A Nation Rising

    Genre: History,North American
    Author: Kenneth C. Davis
    Duration: 07:06:00

    In the dramatic period from 1800 through 1850, the United States emerged from its inauspicious beginning as a tiny newborn nation, to a near-empire that spanned the continent. It was a time in which the dream of our founders spread in ways that few men of that Revolutionary Generation could possibly ... [ more ]

  • Satan's Circus

    Satan's Circus

    Genre: History,North American
    Author: Mike Dash
    Duration: 06:13:00

    Nearly five million men and women have served the United States as police officers. Only one has been executed for murder. They called it Satan's Circus–a square mile of Midtown Manhattan where vice ruled, sin flourished, and depravity danced in every doorway. At the turn of the twentieth ... [ more ]

  • Taking the Stand: My Life in the Law

    Taking the Stand: My Life in the Law

    Genre: History,North American,History,North American
    Author: Alan Dershowitz
    Duration: 21:28:00

    America's most prominent legal mind and the #1 bestselling author of Chutzpah and The Best Defense, Alan Dershowitz, recounts his legal autobiography, describing how he came to the law, as well as the cases that have changed American jurisprudence over the past 50 years, most of which he has persona ... [ more ]

  • End of Wall Street

    End of Wall Street

    Genre: History,North American
    Author: Roger Lowenstein
    Duration: 11:36:00

    The roots of the mortgage bubble and the story of the Wall Street collapse-and the government's unprecedented response-from our most trusted business journalist. The End of Wall Street is a blow-by-blow account of America's biggest financial collapse since the Great Depression. Drawing on 180 i ... [ more ]

  • Then Everything Changed: Stunning Alternate Histories of American Politics: JFK, RFK, Carter, Ford, Reagan

    Then Everything Changed: Stunning Alternate Histories of American Politics: JFK, RFK, Carter, Ford, Reagan

    Genre: History,North American
    Author: Jeff Greenfield
    Duration: 17:49:00

    A brilliant and brilliantly entertaining tour de force of American politics from one of journalism's most acclaimed commentators. History turns on a dime. A missed meeting, a different choice of words, and the outcome changes dramatically. Nowhere is this truer than in the field where Jeff Gree ... [ more ]

  • Kim Jong-Il Production: The Extraordinary True Story of a Kidnapped Filmmaker, His Star Actress, and a Young Dictator's Rise to Power

    Kim Jong-Il Production: The Extraordinary True Story of a Kidnapped Filmmaker, His Star Actress, and a Young Dictator's Rise to Power

    Genre: History,Asia
    Author: Paul Fischer
    Duration: 12:29:00

    Before becoming the world’s most notorious dictator, Kim Jong-Il ran North Korea’s Ministry for Propaganda and its film studios. Conceiving every movie made, he acted as producer and screenwriter. Despite this control, he was underwhelmed by the available talent and took drastic steps, ordering the ... [ more ]

  • San Francisco is Burning: The Untold Story of the 1906 Earthquake and Fires

    San Francisco is Burning: The Untold Story of the 1906 Earthquake and Fires

    Genre: History,NonFiction,North American,Environment
    Author: Dennis Smith
    Duration: 12:27:00

    At 5:12 a.m. on the morning of April 18, 1906, San Francisco was struck by one of the worst earthquakes in history, instantly killing hundreds. The ensuing fires that ravaged the city for days were responsible for the deaths of as many as 3,000 more. In all, 522 blocks and 28,188 buildings were leve ... [ more ]

  • Punishment of Virtue: Inside Afghanistan After the Taliban

    Punishment of Virtue: Inside Afghanistan After the Taliban

    Genre: History,Politics,Middle East,United States,International Issues
    Author: Sarah Chayes
    Duration: 07:20:00

    A National Public Radio reporter covering the last stand of the Taliban in their home base of Kandahar in Afghanistan's southern borderland, Sarah Chayes became deeply immersed in the unfolding drama of the attempt to rebuild a broken nation at the crossroads of the world's destiny. Her NPR tour up ... [ more ]

  • King and the Cowboy: Theodore Roosevelt and Edward the Seventh: The Secret Partners

    King and the Cowboy: Theodore Roosevelt and Edward the Seventh: The Secret Partners

    Genre: History,North American,European
    Author: David Fromkin
    Duration: 06:02:00

    The story of the unlikely friendship between King Edward the Seventh of England and President Theodore Roosevelt, which became the catalyst for an international power shift and the beginning of the American century. ... [ more ]

  • Waking Giant: America in the Age of Jackson

    Waking Giant: America in the Age of Jackson

    Genre: History,North American,Americas
    Author: David S. Reynolds
    Duration: 15:21:00

    A fascinating and definitive history of Jacksonian America by Bancroft Prize-winning author David S. Reynolds. ... [ more ]

  • Plain, Honest Men: The Making of the American Constitution

    Plain, Honest Men: The Making of the American Constitution

    Genre: North American,History,Political Science
    Author: Richard R. Beeman
    Duration: 19:20:00

    Plain, Honest Men is a full-scale account of the deliberations of the Founding Fathers from the opening of the Constitutional Convention on May 25, 1787, to its concluding session on September 17. Following closely the chronology of the convention, the book takes listeners behind the scenes and beyo ... [ more ]

  • Seven Events That Made America America: And Proved That the Founding Fathers Were Right All Along

    Seven Events That Made America America: And Proved That the Founding Fathers Were Right All Along

    Genre: History,North American
    Author: Larry Schweikart
    Duration: 09:46:00

    Larry Schweikart, coauthor of the New York Times bestseller A Patriot's History of the United States, examines some of the pivotal-yet mostly ignored-moments that have shaped our history. ... [ more ]

  • Castles of Steel: Britain, Germany, and the Winning of the Great War at Sea

    Castles of Steel: Britain, Germany, and the Winning of the Great War at Sea

    Genre: History,European,Military
    Author: Robert K. Massie
    Duration: 42:00:00

    In a work of extraordinary narrative power, filled with brilliant personalities and vivid scenes of dramatic action, Robert K. Massie, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Peter the Great, Nicholas and Alexandra, and Dreadnought, elevates to its proper historical importance the role of sea power in ... [ more ]

  • Wilt, 1962: The Night of 100 Points and the Dawn of a New Era

    Wilt, 1962: The Night of 100 Points and the Dawn of a New Era

    Genre: History,Sports,North American,Other Sports & Recreation
    Author: Gary M. Pomerantz
    Duration: 10:22:00

    On the night of March 2, 1962, in Hershey, Pennsylvania, right up the street from the chocolate factory, Wilt Chamberlain, a young and striking athlete celebrated as the Big Dipper, scored one hundred points in a game against the New York Knickerbockers. As historic and revolutionary as the achiev ... [ more ]

  • Ship of Ghosts

    Ship of Ghosts

    Genre: History,Fiction,Military,Action & Adventure
    Author: James D. Hornfischer
    Duration: 17:36:00

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER'Son, we're going to Hell.' The navigator of the USS Houston confided these prophetic words to a young officer as he and his captain charted a course into U.S. naval legend. Renowned as FDR's favorite warship, the cruiser USS Houston was a prize target trapped in the fa ... [ more ]

  • Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire: Volume 2

    Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire: Volume 2

    Genre: History,Ancient Civilizations
    Author: Edward Gibbon
    Duration: 40:20:00

    This second volume of Gibbon's masterpiece, covering a.d. 395 to a.d. 1185, recounts desperate attempts against barbarians, palace revolutions and assassinations, theological controversy, and lecheries and betrayals, all in a magnificent setting. ... [ more ]

  • Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire: Volume 3

    Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire: Volume 3

    Genre: History,Ancient Civilizations
    Author: Edward Gibbon
    Duration: 39:08:00

    This final volume of Gibbon's celebrated work covers 1185 A.D.'1453 A.D. and explores the rise of Islam, the Crusades, the invention of gunpowder, Genghis Khan and the Mongol invasions, the Turkish conquests, and the beginning of the Renaissance. ... [ more ]

  • Communism

    Communism

    Genre: History,World,Science & Technology,Social Science
    Author: Richard Pipes
    Duration: 05:50:00

    From the acclaimed Modern Library Chronicles comes an exploration of a promising theory that when put to practice wreaked havoc on the world. An expert on communism, Richard Pipes follows the history of the Soviet Union from the 1917 revolution to the Cold War, and finally, to its deterioration and ... [ more ]

  • Golden Mean

    Golden Mean

    Genre: History,Fiction,Literature,Philosophy,Historical Fiction,Ancient Civilizations,Classics,Novels,Juvenile Fiction,General
    Author: Annabel Lyon
    Duration: 09:16:00

    Annabel Lyon crafts prose that has been nominated for a slew of awards and earned her a reputation as a deftliterary stylist. In Lyon's novel The Golden Mean, a Scotia Giller Prize finalist, Aristotle narrates his time spent mentoring King Philip's son, the boy who would become known for all of hist ... [ more ]

  • Pearl Harbor: FDR Leads the Nation into War

    Pearl Harbor: FDR Leads the Nation into War

    Genre: History,North American
    Author: Steven M. Gillon
    Duration: 06:42:00

    Franklin D. Roosevelt famously called December 7, 1941, a date which will live in infamy. History would prove him correct; the events of that day—when the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor—ended the Great Depression, changed the course of FDR's presidency, and swept America into World War II. In Pea ... [ more ]