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  • Hatred's Kingdom

    Hatred's Kingdom

    Genre: Lectures,World Affairs
    Author: Dore Gold
    Duration: 09:32:00

    In this New York Times best-seller, Middle East expert Dore Gold provides the startling evidence of how Saudi Arabia not only is linked to terror but in fact has spawned the current wave of global terrorism. Using previously unpublished documents, Gold, the former Israeli ambassador to the United Na ... [ more ]

  • Great Siege: Malta 1565

    Great Siege: Malta 1565

    Genre: History,World
    Author: Ernle Bradford
    Duration: 07:11:00

    Suleiman the Magnificent, sultan of the Ottoman Empire and the most powerful ruler in the world, was determined to conquer Europe. Only one thing stood in his way: a dot of an island in the Mediterranean called Malta, which was occupied by the Knights of Saint John, the cream of the warriors of the ... [ more ]

  • Sword and the Shield

    Sword and the Shield

    Genre: History,World
    Author: Christopher Andrew
    Duration: 31:28:00

    This book reveals the most complete picture ever of the KGB and its operations in the United States and Europe. It is based on an extremely top secret archive which details the full extent of its worldwide network. ... [ more ]

  • Birth of the Modern: World Society 1815-1830

    Birth of the Modern: World Society 1815-1830

    Genre: History,World
    Author: Paul Johnson
    Duration: 48:54:00

    This is an extraordinary chronicle of the fifteen years, 1815-1830, that laid the foundations of modern society. It is a history of people, ideas, politics, manners, morals, economics, art, science and technology, diplomacy, business and commerce, literature, and revolution. From Wellington at ... [ more ]

  • Bad English: A History of Linguistic Aggravation

    Bad English: A History of Linguistic Aggravation

    Genre: History,World,Language Instruction,English
    Author: Ammon Shea
    Duration: 07:23:00

    English is a glorious mess of a language, cobbled together from a wide variety of sources and syntaxes, and changing over time with popular usage. Many of the words and usages we embrace as standard and correct today were at first considered slang, impolite, or just plain wrong. Whether you con ... [ more ]

  • Rites of Spring: The Great War and the Birth of the Modern Age

    Rites of Spring: The Great War and the Birth of the Modern Age

    Genre: History,World,Military
    Author: Modris Eksteins
    Duration: 14:56:00

    Dazzling in its originality, Rites of Spring probes the origins, impact, and aftermath of World War I, from the premiere of Stravinsky's ballet The Rite of Spring in 1913 to the death of Hitler in 1945. The Great War, as Modris Eksteins writes, was the psychological turning point . . . for modernism ... [ more ]

  • Greatest Speeches of All Time

    Greatest Speeches of All Time

    Genre: Lectures,World Affairs
    Author: Various
    Duration: 10:25:00

    The Greatest Speeches of All Time is a collection of the most important and well-known speeches of modern times by US presidents, politicians, and other historical icons. These dramatic speeches changed the course of history and inspired millions worldwide. Included are speeches by Franklin D. Roose ... [ more ]

  • Judgment of Paris: Manet, Meissonier and the Birth of Impressionism

    Judgment of Paris: Manet, Meissonier and the Birth of Impressionism

    Genre: History,World
    Author: Ross King
    Duration: 14:38:00

    While the Civil War raged in America, another very different revolution was beginning to take shape across the Atlantic, in the studios of Paris: The artists who would make Impressionism the most popular art form in history were showing their first paintings amidst scorn and derision from the French ... [ more ]

  • Profiles in Folly: History's Worst Decisions and Why They Went Wrong

    Profiles in Folly: History's Worst Decisions and Why They Went Wrong

    Genre: History,World
    Author: Alan Axelrod
    Duration: 11:46:00

    Using the same engrossing anecdotal format that has proved so popular in Profiles in Audacity, Alan Axelrod now turns to the dark side of audacious decision-making: those choices that, in retrospect, were shockingly wrongheaded. Although Axelrod investigates some dumb decisions by stupid people an ... [ more ]

  • Golden Sayings of Epictetus

    Golden Sayings of Epictetus

    Genre: History,World
    Author: Epictetus
    Duration: 02:40:36

    Aphorisms from the Stoic Greek. ... [ more ]

  • Reminiscences of Forts Sumter and Moultrie in 1860-'61

    Reminiscences of Forts Sumter and Moultrie in 1860-'61

    Genre: History,World
    Author: Abner Doubleday
    Duration: 03:21:42

    Now that the prejudices and bitter partisan feeling of the past are subsiding, it seems a fitting time to record the facts and incidents connected with the first conflict of the Rebellion. Of the eleven officers who took part in the events herein narrated, but four now survive. Before the hastening ... [ more ]

  • Herodotus' Histories Vol 3

    Herodotus' Histories Vol 3

    Genre: History,World
    Author: Herodotus
    Duration: 07:02:43

    The Histories of Herodotus of Halicarnassus is considered the first work of history in Western literature. Written about 440 BC, the Histories tell the story of the war between the Persian Empire and the Greek city-states in the 5th century BC. Herodotus traveled extensively around the ancient world ... [ more ]

  • Annals Vol 1

    Annals Vol 1

    Genre: History,World
    Author: Publius Cornelius Tacitus
    Duration: 06:24:26

    The Annals was Tacitus' final work, covering the period from the death of Augustus Caesar in the year 14. He wrote at least 16 books, but books 7-10 and parts of books 5, 6, 11 and 16 are missing. Book 6 ends with the death of Tiberius and books 7-12 presumably covered the reigns of Caligula and Cla ... [ more ]

  • History of the Christian Church During the First Six Centuries

    History of the Christian Church During the First Six Centuries

    Genre: History,World
    Author: Samuel Cheetham
    Duration: 15:21:07

    The intention of this work is to provide a sketch of the History of the Church in the first six centuries of its existence, resting throughout on original authorities, and also giving references to the principal modern works which have dealt specially with its several portions. It is hoped that it m ... [ more ]

  • The Prince (Version 4)

    The Prince (Version 4)

    Genre: History,Politics,World,Political Science
    Author: Niccolo Machiavelli
    Duration: 03:16:57

    This book is a five hundred year old manual for how to run a kingdom or principality. Written in 1513 but not published until 1532, The Prince generated controversy even before it got into print. Unlike the many previous how-to mamuals for new rulers, The Prince only judged actions by their effectiv ... [ more ]

  • Sinking of the Titanic and Great Sea Disasters

    Sinking of the Titanic and Great Sea Disasters

    Genre: History,World,North American
    Author: Logan Marshall
    Duration: 07:53:00

    This is a detailed and accurate account of the most awful marine disaster in history, constructed from the real facts as obtained from those on board who survived. ... [ more ]

  • Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil

    Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil

    Genre: History,NonFiction,Philosophy,World,Middle East,Politics
    Author: Hannah Arendt
    Duration: 11:23:00

    Hannah Arendt's authoritative report on the trial of Nazi leader Adolf Eichmann is a classic examination of evil from one of the great philosophers of the twentieth century. ... [ more ]

  • Catholic and Anti-Catholic History

    Catholic and Anti-Catholic History

    Genre: History,World
    Author: Various Authors
    Duration: 00:43:00

    G.K. Chesterton and James Walsh join Hilaire Belloc in an energetic rollout of the means by which history becomes propaganda, to the damage, not only to truth, but to the human soul. (Summary by Jan Baker) ... [ more ]

  • Spy Among Friends: Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal

    Spy Among Friends: Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal

    Genre: History,World
    Author: Ben Macintyre
    Duration: 11:03:00

    Master storyteller Ben Macintyre's most ambitious work to date brings to life thetwentieth century's greatest spy story. Kim Philby was the greatest spy in history, a brilliant and charming man who rose to head Britain's counterintelligence against the Soviet Union during the height of the Cold War ... [ more ]

  • Romanov Sisters: The Lost Lives of the Daughters of Nicholas and Alexandra

    Romanov Sisters: The Lost Lives of the Daughters of Nicholas and Alexandra

    Genre: History,World
    Author: Helen Rappaport
    Duration: 13:28:00

    They were the Princess Dianas of their day-perhaps the most photographed and talked about young royals of the early twentieth century. The four captivating Russian Grand Duchesses-Olga, Tatiana, Maria and Anastasia Romanov-were much admired for their happy dispositions, their looks, the clothes they ... [ more ]