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in Non-Fiction

  • Secret Life of Pronouns: What Our Words Say About Us

    Secret Life of Pronouns: What Our Words Say About Us

    Genre: NonFiction,Science & Technology,History & Philosophy
    Author: James W. Pennebaker
    Duration: 09:39:00

    We spend our lives communicating. In the last fifty years, we've zoomed through radically different forms of communication, from typewriters to tablet computers, text messages to tweets. We generate more and more words with each passing day. Hiding in that deluge of language are amazing insights int ... [ more ]

  • Last Rhinos: My Battle to Save One of the World's Greatest Creatures

    Last Rhinos: My Battle to Save One of the World's Greatest Creatures

    Genre: Biographies,NonFiction,Memoir,Environment,Biographies,NonFiction,Memoir,Environment
    Author: Lawrence Anthony, Graham Spence
    Duration: 10:00:00

    In this inspiring, heartfelt account, Lawrence Anthony, conservationist and coauthor of The Elephant Whisperer, traces his efforts to save the endangered northern white rhino. When Lawrence Anthony learned that the northern white rhino, living in the war-ravaged Congo, was on the very brink of ... [ more ]

  • H is for Hawk

    H is for Hawk

    Genre: NonFiction,Environment
    Author: Helen MacDonald
    Duration: 11:07:02

    Winner of the 2014 Samuel Johnson Prize Shortlisted for the 2014 Costa Biography AwardIn real life, goshawks resemble sparrowhawks the way leopards resemble housecats. Bigger, yes. But bulkier, bloodier, deadlier, scarier, and much, much harder to see. Birds of deep woodland, not gardens, they're t ... [ more ]

  • Heart of a Lion: A Lone Cat's Walk Across America

    Heart of a Lion: A Lone Cat's Walk Across America

    Genre: NonFiction,Environment
    Author: William Stolzenburg
    Duration: 07:44:00

    Late one June night in 2011, a large animal collided with an SUV cruising down a Connecticut parkway. The creature appeared as something out of New England's forgotten past. Beside the road lay a 140-pound mountain lion. Speculations ran wild, the wildest of which figured him a ghostly survivor ... [ more ]

  • Rescue of the Bounty: Disaster and Survival in Superstorm Sandy

    Rescue of the Bounty: Disaster and Survival in Superstorm Sandy

    Genre: NonFiction,Environment,Survival,NonFiction,Environment,Survival
    Author: Michael J. Tougias, Douglas A. Campbell
    Duration: 07:39:00

    Rescue of the Bounty is the harrowing story of the sinking and rescue of Bounty—the ship used in the classic 1962 film Mutiny on the Bounty—which was caught in the path of Hurricane Sandy. On Thursday, October 25, 2012, Captain Robin Walbridge made the fateful decision to sail Bounty from Conne ... [ more ]

  • Borges in 90 Minutes

    Borges in 90 Minutes

    Genre: NonFiction,Philosophy,Law
    Author: Paul Strathern
    Duration: 01:50:00

    Weaving fiction with fact, fantastic matter with historical figures, Borges' frequent theme of a world where time, culture, and place converge is not only timely but pertinent in our advance toward globalization. Drawing from his multi-ethnic and -lingual upbringing in Argentina, Borges' focus on un ... [ more ]

  • Politically Incorrect Guide to Darwinism and Intelligent Design

    Politically Incorrect Guide to Darwinism and Intelligent Design

    Genre: NonFiction,Philosophy,Law
    Author: Jonathan Wells, Ph.D.
    Duration: 06:15:00

    The latest and most bitterly contested battle in the culture war is the controversy over Darwin and intelligent design. But much of what you've heard about it is wrong. Jonathan Wells, a battle-hardened veteran with doctorates in biology and theology, sets the record straight. In clear, non-tec ... [ more ]

  • Alamo

    Alamo

    Genre: History,NonFiction,North American
    Author: John Myers Myers
    Duration: 07:12:00

    The Battle of the Alamo is one of the most dramatic moments in American history, a stirring saga that has become a modern myth in which all Americans, and especially Texans, take great pride. Poet, novelist, and historian John Myers Myers gives us a fascinating account of this American symbol. With ... [ more ]

  • Raise Your Social IQ: How to do the Right Thing in Any Situation

    Raise Your Social IQ: How to do the Right Thing in Any Situation

    Genre: NonFiction,Selfhelp,Health, Mind, Body & Soul
    Author: Michael Levine
    Duration: 08:15:00

    In these complicated modern times, etiquette is not as standard as it once was. The changing scenes of profession, dating, and political awareness call for another look at common manners. With this book, top Hollywood agent Michael Levine shares his social expertise culled from years of doing busine ... [ more ]

  • Scourge: The Once and Future Threat of Smallpox

    Scourge: The Once and Future Threat of Smallpox

    Genre: NonFiction,Health, Mind, Body & Soul,Disorders & Diseases
    Author: Jonathan B. Tucker
    Duration: 09:41:00

    Smallpox was a terrifying human scourge. It covered the skin with hideous, painful boils, killed a third of its victims, and left survivors disfigured for life. This riveting book tells the story of smallpox, of efforts to eradicate it, and of the dangers it still poses today. ... [ more ]

  • Civilization and Its Enemies

    Civilization and Its Enemies

    Genre: History,NonFiction,Current Affairs,Politics
    Author: Lee Harris
    Duration: 09:37:00

    Civilization and Its Enemies is an extraordinary tour de force by America's reigning philosopher of 9/11, Lee Harris. In it, Harris focuses on the next great conflict: the war between the civilized world and the international terrorists who wish to destroy it. Harris's brilliant tour through the sta ... [ more ]

  • Children of the Jihad: A Young American's Travels among the Youth of the Middle East

    Children of the Jihad: A Young American's Travels among the Youth of the Middle East

    Genre: NonFiction,Politics
    Author: Jared Cohen
    Duration: 09:40:00

    Defying foreign government orders and interviewing terrorists face-to-face, a young American tours hostile lands to learn about Middle Eastern youth-and uncovers a subculture that defies every stereotype. The result is a portrait of paradox that probes much deeper than any journalist or pundit ever ... [ more ]

  • Inextinguishable Symphony: A True Story of Music and Love in Nazi Grmany

    Inextinguishable Symphony: A True Story of Music and Love in Nazi Grmany

    Genre: NonFiction,Survival
    Author: Martin Goldsmith
    Duration: 11:37:00

    In the spring of 1933, more than 8,000 Jewish musicians, actors, and other artists were expelled from their positions with German orchestras, opera companies, and theater groups. Later that year, the Jüdische Kulturbund, or Jewish Culture Association, was created to allow Jewish artists to perform f ... [ more ]

  • A Basic History of the United States, Vol. 5: The Welfare State, 1929-1985

    A Basic History of the United States, Vol. 5: The Welfare State, 1929-1985

    Genre: History,NonFiction,North American
    Author: Clarence B. Carson
    Duration: 14:15:00

    The fifth volume covers the Great Depression through the mid-eighties. Carson elucidates the causes of the stock market crash and the years of economic depression which followed. Further discussions are equally engaging, including the New Deal, Social Security, World War II, the Cold War, the Warren ... [ more ]

  • Delusion of Satan: The Full Story of the Salem Witch Trials

    Delusion of Satan: The Full Story of the Salem Witch Trials

    Genre: History,NonFiction,North American
    Author: Frances Hill
    Duration: 10:00:00

    This acclaimed history illuminates the horrifying episode of Salem with visceral clarity, from those who fanned the crisis to satisfy personal vendettas to the four-year-old witch who was chained to a dank prison wall in darkness till she went mad. During the bleak winter of 1692 in the rigid P ... [ more ]

  • What Stands in a Storm: Three Days in the Worst Superstorm to Hit the South's Tornado Alley

    What Stands in a Storm: Three Days in the Worst Superstorm to Hit the South's Tornado Alley

    Genre: NonFiction,Environment
    Author: Kim Cross
    Duration: 09:48:00

    April 27, 2011 marked the climax of a superstorm that saw a record 358 tornadoes rip through twenty-one states in three days, seven hours, and eighteen minutes. It was the deadliest day of the biggest tornado outbreak in recorded history, which saw 348 people killed, entire neighborhoods erased, and ... [ more ]

  • Stokes Field Guide to Bird Songs: Eastern Region

    Stokes Field Guide to Bird Songs: Eastern Region

    Genre: NonFiction,Environment,NonFiction,Environment,NonFiction,Environment,NonFiction,Environment,NonFiction,Environment,NonFiction,Environment,NonFiction,Environment,NonFiction,Environment,NonFiction,Environment
    Author: Donald Stokes, Lang Elliot, Lillian Stokes
    Duration: 03:31:00

    For the first time ever, Eastern and Western Bird Song audio guides from the famed team of Donald and Lillian Stokes will be available in one comprehensive box set with new premium packaging. An incredible 923 species from all of North America are included in this marvelous audio companion to the b ... [ more ]

  • Four Against the Arctic

    Four Against the Arctic

    Genre: NonFiction,Survival
    Author: David Roberts
    Duration: 10:46:00

    First it is the tale of four men who, in 1743, were marooned in the Arctic for six years with supplies for only one day, and secondly, it is a contemporary author's search to retrace their steps and discover the truth. ... [ more ]

  • Confucius - In a Nutshell

    Confucius - In a Nutshell

    Genre: NonFiction,Politics
    Author: Neil Wenborn
    Duration: 01:19:00

    Confucius stands alone among the world's great thinkers. Perhaps no other teacher has exerted so powerful a hold over so many people for so long. For two and a half millennia his sayings, preserved and developed by generations of his followers, have shaped the cultural and political life of the worl ... [ more ]

  • Why Geese Don't Get Obese (and We Do): How Evolution's Strategies for Survival Affect Our Everyday Lives

    Why Geese Don't Get Obese (and We Do): How Evolution's Strategies for Survival Affect Our Everyday Lives

    Genre: NonFiction,Science & Technology,Biology & Chemistry,Social Science
    Author: Eric P. Widmaier
    Duration: 02:50:00

    Imagine being able to consume 250,000 calories daily without gaining weight. If you had the metabolism of a shrew you could. And while most of us can't hold our breath for more than a few minutes, the Weddell seal can remain underwater for a full 75 minutes! Learn how humans and other creatures have ... [ more ]