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  • Unfamiliar Fishes

    Unfamiliar Fishes

    Genre: History,Biographies,NonFiction,Political,World,North American
    Author: Sarah Vowell
    Duration: 03:19:00

    Many think of 1776 as the most defining year of American history, the year we became a nation devoted to the pursuit of happiness through self-government. In Unfamiliar Fishes, Sarah Vowell argues that 1898 might be a year just as crucial to our nation's identity, when, in an orgy of imperialism, th ... [ more ]

  • Sayings of Confucius

    Sayings of Confucius

    Genre: History,World
    Author: Confucius
    Duration: 03:12:17

    The Analects, or Lunyu also known as the Analects of Confucius, are considered a record of the words and acts of the central Chinese thinker and philosopher Confucius and his disciples, as well as the discussions they held. Written during the Spring and Autumn Period through the Warring States Perio ... [ more ]

  • History of the Jews

    History of the Jews

    Genre: History,World
    Author: Paul Johnson
    Duration: 28:52:00

    This historical magnum opus covers 4,000 years of the extraordinary history of the Jews as a people, a culture, and a nation. It shows the impact of Jewish character on the world: their genius, imagination and, most of all, their ability to persevere despite severe persecutions. Compelling insights ... [ more ]

  • Thousand Miles up the Nile

    Thousand Miles up the Nile

    Genre: History,World
    Author: Amelia B Edwards
    Duration: 17:04:00

    Amelia B. Edwards wrote this historical, egyptological, and cultural study in in 1877, and it became an immediate best-seller, reprinted in 1888 at home in England and abroad. She travelled throughout Egypt at a time when most women didn’t leave home. One of the pioneering Egyptologists of the age, ... [ more ]

  • World Undone: The Story of the Great War, 1914 to 1918

    World Undone: The Story of the Great War, 1914 to 1918

    Genre: History,World,Military
    Author: G.J. Meyer
    Duration: 28:03:00

    The First World War is one of history's greatest tragedies. In this remarkable and intimate account, author G. J. Meyer draws on exhaustive research to bring to life the story of how the Great War reduced Europe's mightiest empires to rubble, killed twenty million people, and cracked the foundations ... [ more ]

  • Splendid Exchange

    Splendid Exchange

    Genre: History,World
    Author: William J. Bernstein
    Duration: 17:15:00

    A sweeping narrative history of world trade---from Sumer in 3000 BC to the firestorm over globalization today---that brilliantly explores trade's colorful and contentious past and provides fresh insights into social, political, cultural, and economic history, as well as a timely assessment of trade' ... [ more ]

  • Way of Zen

    Way of Zen

    Genre: Religion & Spirituality,World Religions
    Author: Alan W. Watts
    Duration: 07:21:00

    Discover how the understanding and practice of Zen can bring peace and enlightenment into your daily life in this classic work, now available on CD Narrated by Ralph Blum, this audio program presents readings of carefully chosen selections from Alan Watts's classic bestseller, illuminated by ra ... [ more ]

  • Latino Wave

    Latino Wave

    Genre: Biographies,Politics,Political,Lectures,World Affairs
    Author: Jorge del Rayo Ramos
    Duration: 03:27:00

    From bestselling author and Emmy' Award-winning journalist Jorge Ramos comes a pivotal new book that explores the current andfuture power of the Latino vote in American politics. The face of the American voter is about to change -- dramatically. With the growth of the number of Latinos in ... [ more ]

  • Eighty Days

    Eighty Days

    Genre: History,World
    Author: Matthew Goodman
    Duration: 19:00:07

    On November 14, 1889, Nellie Bly, the crusading young female reporter for Joseph Pulitzer's World newspaper, left New York City by steamship on a quest to break the record for the fastest trip around the world. Also departing from New York that day-and heading in the opposite direction by train-was ... [ more ]

  • Avenue of Spies: A True Story of Terror, Espionage, and One American Family's Heroic Resistance in Nazi-Occupied Paris

    Avenue of Spies: A True Story of Terror, Espionage, and One American Family's Heroic Resistance in Nazi-Occupied Paris

    Genre: History,World
    Author: Alex Kershaw
    Duration: 07:24:00

    The best-selling author of The Liberator brings to life the incredible true story of an American doctor in Paris, and his heroic espionage efforts during World War II The leafy Avenue de Foch, one of the most exclusive residential streets in Nazi-occupied France, was Paris's hotbed of daring spies, ... [ more ]

  • Wonderland: How Play Made the Modern World

    Wonderland: How Play Made the Modern World

    Genre: History,World
    Author: Steven Johnson
    Duration: 08:44:00

    “A house of wonders itself. . . . Wonderland inspires grins and well-what-d'ya-knows” —The New York Times Book Review From the New York Times–bestselling author of How We Got to Now and Where Good Ideas Come From, a look at the world-changing innovations we made while keeping ourselves entertai ... [ more ]

  • Great Transformation: The Beginning of Our Religious Traditions

    Great Transformation: The Beginning of Our Religious Traditions

    Genre: History,Religion & Spirituality,World,World Religions
    Author: Karen Armstrong
    Duration: 12:07:00

    From one of the world's leading writers on religion and the highly acclaimed author of the bestselling A History of God, The Battle for God and The Spiral Staircase, comes a major new work: a chronicle of one of the most important intellectual revolutions in world history and its relevance to our ow ... [ more ]

  • World War II: The Pacific

    World War II: The Pacific

    Genre: History,World,Military,History,World,Military
    Author: The History Channel
    Duration: 04:00:00

    Relive history as the men who experienced some of the most intense battles of World War II share their stories. The WWII Battle Classics, produced as major TV specials by Lou Reda Productions for the past twenty years, have been brilliantly adapted for thrilling audio presentation. It's more than fa ... [ more ]

  • Money: The Unauthorized Biography

    Money: The Unauthorized Biography

    Genre: Business,History,World,Economics
    Author: Felix Martin
    Duration: 12:39:00

    From ancient currency to Adam Smith, from the gold standard to shadow banking and the Great Recession: a sweeping historical epic that traces the development and evolution of one of humankind's greatest inventions.What is money, and how does it work? In this tour de force of political, cultural and ... [ more ]

  • Columbus: The Four Voyages

    Columbus: The Four Voyages

    Genre: History,World
    Author: Laurence Bergreen
    Duration: 18:14:00

    From the author of the Magellan biography, Over the Edge of the World, a mesmerizing new account of the great explorer. Christopher Columbus's 1492 voyage across the Atlantic Ocean in search of a trading route to China, and his unexpected landfall in the Americas, is a watershed event in world ... [ more ]

  • Contested Will: Who Wrote Shakespeare?

    Contested Will: Who Wrote Shakespeare?

    Genre: History,World
    Author: James Shapiro
    Duration: 11:04:00

    In a history writ large like the Bard himself, acclaimed author James Shapiro examines the biggest controversy in literature: Who wrote William Shakespeare's plays? In the process, Shapiro considers what this debate tells us about ourselves and the way we read now. ... [ more ]

  • The Christmas Chronicles: The Legend of Santa Claus

    The Christmas Chronicles: The Legend of Santa Claus

    Genre: History,World
    Author: Tim Slover
    Duration: 03:50:00

    Just in time for the holidays comes a heartwarming and irresistible Christmas story---the true and complete history of Santa Claus---sure to delight fans of Richard Paul Evans and inspire people of all ages looking for a little holiday spirit. ... [ more ]

  • Problems of Work

    Problems of Work

    Genre: Selfhelp,Health, Mind, Body & Soul,World Religions
    Author: L. Ron Hubbard
    Duration: 02:54:00

    Life is composed of seven-tenths work, one-tenth familial, one-tenth political and one-tenth relaxation. Here, then, is Scientology applied to that crucial seven-tenths of existence. The Problems of Work contains the senior principles and laws which apply to every endeavor, every problem of work. Fo ... [ more ]

  • King Years: Historic Moments in the Civil Rights Movement

    King Years: Historic Moments in the Civil Rights Movement

    Genre: History,World,European
    Author: Taylor Branch
    Duration: 06:35:00

    The essential moments of the Civil Rights Movement are introduced and set in historical context by the author of the magisterial America in the King Years trilogy-Parting the Waters; Pillar of Fire; and At Canaan's Edge. Taylor Branch's three-volume history endures as a masterpiece of storytell ... [ more ]

  • Jerusalem, Jerusalem: How the Ancient City Ignited Our Modern World

    Jerusalem, Jerusalem: How the Ancient City Ignited Our Modern World

    Genre: History,World
    Author: James Carroll
    Duration: 16:53:00

    In James Carroll's provocative reading of the deep past, the Bible's brutality responded to the violence that threatened Jerusalem from the start. Centuries later, the mounting European fixation on a heavenly Jerusalem sparked both anti-Semitism and racist colonial contempt. The holy wars of the Kni ... [ more ]