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  • Slave Ship: A Human History

    Slave Ship: A Human History

    Genre: History,World
    Author: Marcus Rediker
    Duration: 13:08:00

    For more than three centuries, slave ships carried millions of people from the coasts of Africa to the New World. In The Slave Ship, award-winning historian Marcus Rediker creates an unprecedented history of these vessels and the human drama acted out on their rolling decks. Rediker restores the sla ... [ more ]

  • Brief History of Everything

    Brief History of Everything

    Genre: History,World,History,World
    Author: Ken Wilber
    Duration: 05:46:00

    “A clarion call for seeing the world as a whole.”—San Francisco Chronicle Description of A Brief History of Everything In a breathtaking trip from the Big Bang to the Postmodern world we inhabit, Ken Wilber examines the universe and our place in it—and comes up with an accessible and entertai ... [ more ]

  • Guns of August

    Guns of August

    Genre: History,World
    Author: Barbara W. Tuchman
    Duration: 19:14:00

    In this Pulitzer Prize-winning classic, historian Barbara Tuchman brings to life the people and events that led up to World War I. This was the last gasp of the Gilded Age, of Kings and Kaisers and Czars, of pointed or plumed hats, colored uniforms, and all the pomp and romance that went along with ... [ more ]

  • Cold War: A New History

    Cold War: A New History

    Genre: History,World,Military,History,World,Military
    Author: John Lewis Gaddis
    Duration: 09:50:00

    It began during the Second World War, when American and Soviet troops converged from east and west. Their meeting point, a small German city, became part of a front line that solidified shortly thereafter into an Iron Curtain. It ended in a climactic square-off between Ronald Reagan's America and Go ... [ more ]

  • Mother Tongue: English and How It Got That Way

    Mother Tongue: English and How It Got That Way

    Genre: History,Literature,World
    Author: Bill Bryson
    Duration: 10:46:19

    With dazzling wit and astonishing insight, Bill Bryson-the acclaimed author of The Lost Continent-brilliantly explores the remarkable history, eccentricities, resilience and sheer fun of the English language. From the first descent of the larynx into the throat (why you can talk but your dog can't), ... [ more ]

  • It's My America Too

    It's My America Too

    Genre: History,Politics,Lectures,Ethics,Religion,World Affairs,Civil Rights
    Author: Ben Ferguson
    Duration: 05:04:00

    With It's My America Too, Ben Ferguson, the voice of America's youth and the host of The Ben Ferguson Show, one of the country's fastest growing syndicated radio shows, delivers his views on all the issues, from politics to current affairs to popular culture. Everyone wants to know what Ferguson wil ... [ more ]

  • Lost Peace: Leadership in a Time of Horror and Hope: 1945-1953

    Lost Peace: Leadership in a Time of Horror and Hope: 1945-1953

    Genre: Politics,World,History,Political Science
    Author: Robert Dallek
    Duration: 15:14:00

    In a striking reinterpretation of the postwar years, Robert Dallek examines what drove the leaders of the most powerful and populous nations around the globe—Roosevelt, Churchill, Stalin, Mao, de Gaulle, and Truman—to rely on traditional power politics despite the catastrophic violence their nations ... [ more ]

  • Fire on the Horizon: The Untold Story of the Explosion Aboard the Deepwater Horizon

    Fire on the Horizon: The Untold Story of the Explosion Aboard the Deepwater Horizon

    Genre: History,World,History,World
    Author: Tom Shroder, John Konrad
    Duration: 08:24:00

    A real-life thriller in the tradition of The Perfect Storm In the spring of 2010 the world watched for weeks as more than 200 million gallons of crude oil billowed from a hole three miles deep in the Gulf of Mexico. Warnings of various and imminent environmental consequences dominated the news. Dee ... [ more ]

  • Future of Faith

    Future of Faith

    Genre: Religion & Spirituality,Christianity,World Religions
    Author: Harvey Cox
    Duration: 07:57:00

    Legendary Harvard religion scholar Harvey Cox offers up a new interpretation of the history and future of religion. Cox identifies three fundamental shifts over the last 2,000 years of church history: The Age of Faith was when the early church was more concerned with following Jesus' teachings ... [ more ]

  • Generation Freedom: The Middle East Uprisings and the Future of Faith

    Generation Freedom: The Middle East Uprisings and the Future of Faith

    Genre: History,Politics,World,Middle East,Lectures,World Affairs,Civil Rights
    Author: Bruce Feiler
    Duration: 03:42:00

    Timely and provocative, Generation Freedom looks at the historic youth uprisings sweeping the Middle East and what they mean for the future of peace, coexistence, and relations with the West. At a time when the world is asking how the Arab Spring and the death of Osama bin Laden will reshape ou ... [ more ]

  • Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World

    Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World

    Genre: History,World
    Author: Niall Ferguson
    Duration: 06:00:00

    The abridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Niall Ferguson's epic and highly readable history, The Ascent of Money. Behind each great historical phenomenon there lies a financial secret - Niall Ferguson uncovers the hidden stories behind history. Bread, cash, dosh, dough, loot. Call it what y ... [ more ]

  • Power of Gold: The History of an Obsession

    Power of Gold: The History of an Obsession

    Genre: History,World
    Author: Peter L. Bernstein
    Duration: 06:03:00

    Over the centuries, gold had stirred the passions for power and glory, for beauty and security, and even for immortality. No other object has commanded so much veneration over such a long period of time. The most striking feature of this long history is that gold led most of the protagonists in th ... [ more ]

  • Havana Storm

    Havana Storm

    Genre: History,World,History,World,History,World,History,World,History,World,History,World
    Author: Clive Cussler, Dirk Cussler, Gavin Menzies
    Duration: 11:00:00

    Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable, audiobook edition of Havana Storm by Clive Cussler and Dirk Cussler, read by Scott Brick. While investigating a toxic outbreak in the Caribbean, Pitt unwittingly becomes involved in a post-Castro power struggle for the control of Cuba. Pitt's children ... [ more ]

  • When Oil Peaked

    When Oil Peaked

    Genre: NonFiction,Politics,Current Affairs,Lectures,World Affairs,Politics,Environment
    Author: Kenneth Deffeyes
    Duration: 03:43:00

    Kenneth S. Deffeyes, a former researcher for Shell Oil Company, demonstrates that the peak of oil production has passed and that oil production will never be as high again. ... [ more ]

  • World Is Flat [Updated and Expanded]: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century

    World Is Flat [Updated and Expanded]: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century

    Genre: History,World
    Author: Thomas Friedman
    Duration: 24:18:00

    One mark of a great book is that it makes you see things in a new way, and Mr. Friedman certainly succeeds in that goal.-Joseph E. Stiglitz, Nobel laureate, The New York Times on THE WORLD IS FLAT ... [ more ]

  • When Hitler Took Cocaine and Lenin Lost His Brain: History's Unknown Chapters

    When Hitler Took Cocaine and Lenin Lost His Brain: History's Unknown Chapters

    Genre: History,World
    Author: Milton Giles
    Duration: 04:53:48

    Obscure and addictive true tales from history told by one of our most entertaining historians, Giles Milton The first installment in Giles Milton's outrageously entertaining series, History's Unknown Chapters: colorful and accessible, intelligent and illuminating, Milton shows his customary histori ... [ more ]

  • Age of Radiance: The Epic Rise and Dramatic Fall of the Atomic Era

    Age of Radiance: The Epic Rise and Dramatic Fall of the Atomic Era

    Genre: History,World
    Author: Craig Nelson
    Duration: 14:43:00

    The Age of Radiance is the first full history of the Atomic Age, from x-rays and Marie Curie to Los Alamos, Hiroshima, Mutual Assured Destruction, Dr. Strangelove, the Nevada Test Site, and the 2011 meltdown in Japan. By the prizewinning and bestselling author of Rocket Men it reveals the little-kno ... [ more ]

  • How's Your Faith: An Unlikely Spiritual Journey

    How's Your Faith: An Unlikely Spiritual Journey

    Genre: Religion & Spirituality,Health, Mind, Body & Soul,World Religions
    Author: David Gregory
    Duration: 07:02:00

    Join former NBC newsman and Meet the Press moderator David Gregory as he probes various religious traditions to better understand his own faith and answer life's most important questions: who do we want to be and what do we believe?While David was covering the White House, he had the unusual experie ... [ more ]

  • Wicked River: The Mississippi When It Last Ran Wild

    Wicked River: The Mississippi When It Last Ran Wild

    Genre: History,NonFiction,World,North American
    Author: Lee Sandlin
    Duration: 10:14:00

    Acclaimed journalist and author Lee Sandlin delivers a riveting glimpse of a dangerous and colorful place in America's historical landscape'the Mississippi River of the 19th century. Long before it was dredged into a shipping channel or romanticized into myth, the untamed Mississippi' ... [ more ]

  • Miracles on the Water: The Heroic Survivors of a World War II U-Boat Attack

    Miracles on the Water: The Heroic Survivors of a World War II U-Boat Attack

    Genre: History,World
    Author: Tom Nagorski
    Duration: 11:00:00

    An unforgettable story of children in wartime, of heroism at sea, and--above all--of courage and the power of the human spirit. On September 17, 1940, at a little after ten at night, a German submarine torpedoed the passenger liner S.S. City of Benares in the North Atlantic. There were 406 people o ... [ more ]