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  • Divinity of Doubt

    Divinity of Doubt

    Genre: Religion & Spirituality,NonFiction,Christianity,Judaism,Islam,Buddhism,World Religions,Atheism,Hinduism
    Author: Vincent Bugliosi
    Duration: 11:23:00

    Vincent Bugliosi turns his critical eye on both religious believers and the atheists who reflexively oppose them. Here he indicts both camps, and argues why agnosticism is the most responsible position to take with regard to such eternal questions as the existence of God. Bugliosi examines such deve ... [ more ]

  • History of the United States, Vol. VI

    History of the United States, Vol. VI

    Genre: History,World
    Author: Charles Austin Beard
    Duration: 04:37:35

    Charles Beard was the most influential American historian of the early 20th century. He published hundreds of monographs, textbooks and interpretive studies in both history and political science. He graduated from DePauw University in 1898, where he met and eventually married Mary Ritter Beard, one ... [ more ]

  • Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds Volume 1

    Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds Volume 1

    Genre: History,World
    Author: Charles MacKay
    Duration: 14:20:44

    The subjects of Mackay's debunking include alchemy, beards (influence of politics and religion on), witch-hunts, crusades and duels. Present day writers on economics, such as Andrew Tobias, laud the three chapters on economic bubbles. (summary from wikipedia) ... [ 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 ]

  • Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health

    Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health

    Genre: Religion & Spirituality,Health, Mind, Body & Soul,World Religions
    Author: L. Ron Hubbard
    Duration: 17:27:00

    Dianetics has remained a bestseller for more than 50 years. And with over 20 million copies in print, generating a movement that spans virtually every country on Earth, it's indisputably the most widely read and influential book ever written about the human mind. Here is the anatomy and full descrip ... [ 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 ]

  • 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 ]

  • 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 ]

  • 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 ]

  • 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 ]

  • Farther Away: Essays

    Farther Away: Essays

    Genre: Literature,Essays and Anthologies,Lectures,World Affairs,Literature,Essays and Anthologies,Lectures,World Affairs
    Author: Jonathan Franzen
    Duration: 08:44:00

    Jonathan Franzen's Freedom was the runaway most-discussed novel of 2010, an ambitious and searching engagement with life in America in the twenty-first century. In The New York Times Book Review, Sam Tanenhaus proclaimed it œa masterpiece of American fiction and lauded its illumination, œthrough th ... [ 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 ]

  • Ragged Edge of the World: Encounters at the Frontier Where Modernity, Wildlands, and Indigenous People Meet

    Ragged Edge of the World: Encounters at the Frontier Where Modernity, Wildlands, and Indigenous People Meet

    Genre: NonFiction,Lectures,World Affairs,Environment
    Author: Eugene Linden
    Duration: 11:24:00

    Award-winning journalist Eugene Linden has written numerous critically acclaimed works on the environment. In The Ragged Edge of the World, Linden recounts his experiences in locales ranging from Vietnam to Antarctica, offering an intimate look at creatures and cultures struggling to adapt to globa ... [ more ]

  • Origins of World War II 3rd Edition

    Origins of World War II 3rd Edition

    Genre: History,World
    Author: Keith Eubank
    Duration: 06:49:00

    More than 60 years have passed since the outbreak of the most catastrophic conflict the world has known: 30 million people dead and unbelievable devastation. In the 3rd edition of this popular volume, Keith Eubank seeks answers to the questions that have plagued us: Why, after the ghastly ordeal of ... [ more ]

  • Great African American Speeches: Includes Two Bonus Speeches by Nelson Mandela

    Great African American Speeches: Includes Two Bonus Speeches by Nelson Mandela

    Genre: History,Lectures,World Affairs
    Author: Various Authors
    Duration: 09:03:00

    In this collection, African American leaders change history with the power of the spoken word. Martin Luther King, Jr.: I’ve Been to the Mountaintop (1968), Unfulfilled Dreams (1968) US Representative Barbara Jordan: DNC Keynote Address (1976) Malcolm X: Field Negro vs. House Negro (1 ... [ more ]

  • Three-Year Swim Club: The Untold Story of Maui's Sugar Ditch Kids and Their Quest for Olympic Glory

    Three-Year Swim Club: The Untold Story of Maui's Sugar Ditch Kids and Their Quest for Olympic Glory

    Genre: History,World
    Author: Julie Checkoway
    Duration: 13:00:00

    For readers of Unbroken and The Boys in the Boat comes the inspirational, untold story of impoverished children who transformed themselves into world-class swimmers. In 1937, a schoolteacher on the island of Maui challenged a group of poverty-stricken sugar plantation kids to swim upstream agai ... [ more ]

  • History Of Egypt, Chaldea, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria, Vol. 3

    History Of Egypt, Chaldea, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria, Vol. 3

    Genre: History,World
    Author: Gaston Maspero
    Duration: 07:38:45

    History Of Egypt, Chaldæa, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria is the masterwork of one of the fathers of modern egyptology. This work, in twelve volumes, was translated from the French original, Histoire ancienne des peuples de l'Orient classique by E. L. McClure and published in 1903-1904. Maspero was a ... [ more ]

  • Ion

    Ion

    Genre: History,World
    Author: Plato
    Duration: 00:53:59

    In Plato's ION, Socrates questions Ion, whether he should really claim laud and glory for his 'rhapsodic' recitals of Homer's poetry. -Description by Simon-Peter Zak ... [ more ]

  • 1493

    1493

    Genre: History,World,North American
    Author: Charles C. Mann
    Duration: 17:50:00

    From the author of 1491 the best-selling study of the pre-Columbian Americas a deeply engaging new history of the most momentous biological event since the death of the dinosaurs. More than 200 million years ago, geological forces split apart the continents. Isolated from each other, the two halve ... [ more ]