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  • Our Occulted History: Do the Global Elite Conceal Ancient Aliens?

    Our Occulted History: Do the Global Elite Conceal Ancient Aliens?

    Genre: History,World
    Author: Jim Marrs
    Duration: 11:56:00

    We are not alone. And we never have been . . . For years we've been taught that human progress has been a long, slow climb from the primordial ooze to hunter-gatherers to empires. But what if that's only part of the story? Bestselling author and legendary conspiracy researcher Jim Mar ... [ more ]

  • A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century

    A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century

    Genre: History,World
    Author: Barbara W. Tuchman
    Duration: 28:40:00

    The fourteenth century reflects two contradictory images: on one hand, a glittering time of crusades and castles, cathedrals and chivalry; on the other, a time of ferocity and spiritual agony, a world of chaos and the plague. Barbara Tuchman reveals the great rhythms of history and the grain and tex ... [ more ]

  • Stories of Inventors

    Stories of Inventors

    Genre: History,World
    Author: Russell Doubleday
    Duration: 04:57:05

    Doubleday chronicles the history of everyday inventions that form the foundation of technology now common through the world. While some of the inventions are no longer used, each example shows how inventors contributed to technology through perseverance, inspiration and clever observations. In each ... [ more ]

  • People Speak

    People Speak

    Genre: History,NonFiction,World,North American,History,NonFiction,World,North American,History,NonFiction,World,North American,History,NonFiction,World,North American,History,NonFiction,World,North American,History,NonFiction,World,North American,History,NonFiction,World,North American,History,NonFiction,World,North American,History,NonFiction,World,North American,History,NonFiction,World,North American,History,NonFiction,World,North American
    Author: Howard Zinn
    Duration: 01:42:00

    To celebrate the millionth copy sold of Howard Zinn's great People's History of the United States, Zinn drew on the words of Americans -- some famous, some little known -- across the range of American history. These words were read by a remarkable cast at an event held at the 92nd Street YMHA in New ... [ more ]

  • God Is Not One: The Eight Rival Religions That Run the World--and Why Their Differences Matter

    God Is Not One: The Eight Rival Religions That Run the World--and Why Their Differences Matter

    Genre: Religion & Spirituality,World Religions
    Author: Stephen Prothero
    Duration: 14:40:00

    At the dawn of the twenty-first century, dizzying scientific and technological advancements, interconnected globalized economies, and even the so-called New Atheists have done nothing to change one thing: our world remains furiously religious. For good and for evil, religion is the single greatest i ... [ more ]

  • Confessions of an Economic Hit Man

    Confessions of an Economic Hit Man

    Genre: History,World
    Author: John Perkins
    Duration: 09:19:00

    John Perkins was an economic hit man. His job was to convince countries around the globe to accept enormous loans that they could not pay back. His true story exposes international intrigue, corruption, and little-known government and corporate activities. ... [ more ]

  • Patriotic Grace

    Patriotic Grace

    Genre: NonFiction,Politics,Lectures,Ethics,World Affairs,Politics
    Author: Peggy Noonan
    Duration: 04:07:00

    Peggy Noonan's Wall Street Journal column has been must reading for thoughtful liberals and conservatives alike. Now she issues an urgent, heartfelt call for all Americans to support the next President. Because it is not the threats and challenges we face, but how we face them that defines us as a n ... [ more ]

  • Icarus Syndrome: A History of American Hubris

    Icarus Syndrome: A History of American Hubris

    Genre: History,World
    Author: Peter Beinart
    Duration: 18:27:00

    In The Icarus Syndrome, Peter Beinart tells a tale as old as the Greeks -- a story about the seductions of success. Beinart describes Washington on the eve of three wars -- World War One, Vietnam, and Iraq -- three moments when American leaders decided they could remake the world in their image. Eac ... [ more ]

  • Gold of Exodus

    Gold of Exodus

    Genre: History,World,Ancient Civilizations
    Author: Howard Blum
    Duration: 04:30:00

    Mount Sinai, for many, it is the most sacred place on Earth - the site where God descended to give Moses the Ten Commandments. Yet for centuries, mankind has not known its exact location. In this heart-pounding adventure, award-winning journalist and bestselling author Howard ... [ more ]

  • Compassion Versus Guilt and Other Essays

    Compassion Versus Guilt and Other Essays

    Genre: Literature,Politics,Essays and Anthologies,Lectures,World Affairs
    Author: Thomas Sowell
    Duration: 06:25:00

    Sowell's essays paint some hard truths, which are backed by his brilliant scholarship. He discusses many of the extraordinary ideas that preoccupy the liberal political agenda, exposing their flaws and submitting them to reprimand. He lays bare the errors of such phenomena as affirmative action ... [ more ]

  • Inheriting the Trade

    Inheriting the Trade

    Genre: History,World,North American
    Author: Thomas Norman Dewolf
    Duration: 08:37:00

    In 2001, at forty-seven, Thomas DeWolf was astounded to discover that he was related to the most successful slave-trading family in American history, responsible for transporting at least 10,000 Africans to the Americas. His infamous ancestor, U.S. senator James DeWolf of Bristol, Rhode Island, curr ... [ more ]

  • Empires of Trust: How Rome Built—and America Is Building

    Empires of Trust: How Rome Built—and America Is Building

    Genre: History,World
    Author: Thomas Madden
    Duration: 12:29:00

    In Empires of Trust, Professor Thomas F. Madden explores surprising parallels between the Roman and American republics. By making friends of enemies and demonstrating a commitment to fairness, the two republics—both reluctant yet unquestioned super-powers—built empires based on trust. Madden also in ... [ more ]

  • The Fourth Part of the World

    The Fourth Part of the World

    Genre: History,NonFiction,World
    Author: Toby Lester
    Duration: 15:41:00

    Brimming with enthralling details, Toby Lester's The Fourth Part of the World spotlights Martin Waldseem'ller's 1507 world map and recounts the epic tale of the mariners and scholars who facilitated this watershed of Western history. 'Sprightly, engrossing, and wide-ranging. ... [ more ]

  • Fueling the Planet: The Past, Present, and Future of Energy

    Fueling the Planet: The Past, Present, and Future of Energy

    Genre: Science & Technology,Life Science & Environment,Lectures,World Affairs
    Author: Michael McElroy
    Duration: 07:29:00

    Renowned professor Michael B. McElroy leads a comprehensive examination of energy, including its history, use in the world today, and environmental consequences. Whether discussing the 'oil shocks' of the 1970s, the current reliance on imported oil, or the growing buildup of carbon dioxide ... [ more ]

  • Etymologicon: A Circular Stroll Through the Hidden Connections of the English Language

    Etymologicon: A Circular Stroll Through the Hidden Connections of the English Language

    Genre: History,World
    Author: Mark Forsyth
    Duration: 07:03:00

    Do you know why... ...a mortgage is literally a death pledge? ...why guns have girls' names? ...why salt is related to soldier? You're about to find out... The Etymologicon (e-t?-'mä-lä-ji-kän) is: -Witty (wi-te): Full of clever humor -Erudite (er-?-dit): Showing knowledge -Ribald (ri ... [ more ]

  • Break Through: From the Death of Environmentalism to the Politics of Possibility

    Break Through: From the Death of Environmentalism to the Politics of Possibility

    Genre: NonFiction,Politics,Current Affairs,Lectures,World Affairs,Political Science,Environment,NonFiction,Politics,Current Affairs,Lectures,World Affairs,Political Science,Environment
    Author: Michael Shellenberger, Ted Nordhaus
    Duration: 09:41:00

    Environmental insiders Michael Shellenberger and Ted Nordhaus argue that the environmental movement has not evolved with the times and is out of touch with modern American values. They call for a new aspirational politics that will be capable of tackling our most pressing challenges. 'The ... [ more ]

  • Witchcraft of Salem Village

    Witchcraft of Salem Village

    Genre: History,World,Children's,Ages 9 to 12
    Author: Shirley Jackson
    Duration: 03:11:00

    A detailed account of one of the strangest and most shocking episodes in American history, written by the author of “The Lottery”Stories of magic, superstition, and witchcraft were strictly forbidden in the little town of Salem Village. But a group of young girls ignored those rules, spellbound by t ... [ more ]

  • New World Coming

    New World Coming

    Genre: History,World
    Author: Nathan Miller
    Duration: 18:33:00

    New World Coming is a vivid portrait of the 1920s, focusing on the men and women who shaped this extraordinary time, including, ironically, three of America's most conservative presidents, Harding, Coolidge, and Hoover. ... [ more ]

  • Medieval Mysteries: The History Behind the Myths of the Middle Ages

    Medieval Mysteries: The History Behind the Myths of the Middle Ages

    Genre: History,World
    Author: Professor Thomas F. Madden
    Duration: 04:11:00

    The Middle Ages is not only a period of Romance, but of legends, tales, and mysteries. In this course, Professor Thomas F. Madden guides listeners through the most famous and enduring narratives of medieval Europe. Beginning with King Arthur, Professor Madden peels back layers of exaggeration and fi ... [ 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 ]