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  • Masters of Command: Alexander, Hannibal, Caesar, and the Genius of Leadership

    Masters of Command: Alexander, Hannibal, Caesar, and the Genius of Leadership

    Genre: History,World
    Author: Barry Strauss
    Duration: 11:00:00

    Alexander, Hannibal, Caesar: Each was a master of war. Each had to look beyond the battlefield to decide whom to fight and why; to know what victory was and when to end the war; to determine how to bring stability to the lands he conquered. Alexander, Hannibal, and Caesar had to be not only generals ... [ more ]

  • Painted Word

    Painted Word

    Genre: History,World
    Author: Tom Wolfe
    Duration: 02:07:00

    No one skewers the popular movements of American culture like Tom Wolfe. In 1975, he turned his satirical pen to the pretensions of the contemporary art world, a world of social climbing, elitist posturing, and ingeniously absurd self-justifying theorizing. He addresses the scope of Modern Art, from ... [ more ]

  • Fight for Jerusalem: Radical Islam, the West, and the Future of the Holy City

    Fight for Jerusalem: Radical Islam, the West, and the Future of the Holy City

    Genre: History,World
    Author: Dore Gold
    Duration: 10:39:00

    Radical Islam has long desired to seize Jerusalem and cut it off from Christian and Jewish believers. Dore Gold explains why only Israel can preserve its holy places for Christians, Jews, and even Muslims and why uncovering Jerusalem's past-and the truth of biblical history-can be the key to saving ... [ more ]

  • A World Destroyed: Hiroshima and Its Legacies

    A World Destroyed: Hiroshima and Its Legacies

    Genre: History,World,North American
    Author: Martin J. Sherwin
    Duration: 09:00:00

    Continuously in demand since its first, prize-winning edition was published in 1975, this is the classic history of Hiroshima and the origins of the arms race, from the development of the American atomic bomb to the decision to use it against Japan and the beginnings of U.S. atomic diplomacy toward ... [ more ]

  • Speed of Sound

    Speed of Sound

    Genre: History,NonFiction,World,North American
    Author: Scott Eyman
    Duration: 13:41:00

    It was the end of an era. It was a turbulent, colorful, and altogether remarkable period, four short years in which America's most popular industry reinvented itself. Here is the epic story of the transition from silent films to talkies, that moment when movies were totally transformed and ... [ more ]

  • Inventing the Middle Ages

    Inventing the Middle Ages

    Genre: History,World
    Author: Norman F. Cantor
    Duration: 20:13:00

    In this ground-breaking work, Norman Cantor explains how our current notion of the Middle Ages—with its vivid images of wars, tournaments, plagues, saints and kings, knights and ladies—was born in the twentieth century. The medieval world was not simply excavated through systematic research. It had ... [ more ]

  • Bonnie Sue

    Bonnie Sue

    Genre: History,World,Military
    Author: Marion F. Sturkey
    Duration: 19:58:00

    Sturkey, a former Marine Bonnie-Sue HMM-265 helicopter pilot, combines fascinating detail with grim realism. He uses after-action reports, unit diaries, and hundreds of records from the Marine Corps archives to build the outline for this riveting chronology. Onto this framework Sturkey weaves person ... [ more ]

  • Devil's Advocates: Closing Arguments in Criminal Law That Defined the American Justice System

    Devil's Advocates: Closing Arguments in Criminal Law That Defined the American Justice System

    Genre: History,World,History,World
    Author: Michael S. Lief, H. Mitchell Caldwell
    Duration: 21:21:00

    Giving us the dramatic background behind such precedent-setting cases as the temporary insanity defense, the right to counsel, and the right to a fair trial, The Devil's Advocates is a ringside seat to the shaping of the American legal system that we thrill to and curse at today. ... [ more ]

  • Gulag Archipelago: Volume ll: The Destructive-Labor Camps and the Soul and Barbed Wire

    Gulag Archipelago: Volume ll: The Destructive-Labor Camps and the Soul and Barbed Wire

    Genre: History,World
    Author: Aleksandr Isaevich Solzhenitsyn
    Duration: 27:39:00

    This second volume in Solzhenitsyn's narrative chronicles the appalling inhumanity of the Soviets' Destructive-Labor Camps and the fate of prisoners in them-felling timber, building canals and railroads, and mining gold without equipment or adequate food or clothing, and subject always to the capric ... [ more ]

  • Doubt: A History: The Great Doubters and Their Legacy of Innovation from Socrates and Jesus to Thomas Jefferson and Emily Dickinson

    Doubt: A History: The Great Doubters and Their Legacy of Innovation from Socrates and Jesus to Thomas Jefferson and Emily Dickinson

    Genre: History,World
    Author: Jennifer Michael Hecht
    Duration: 24:30:00

    In this sweeping history, Jennifer Michael Hecht celebrates doubt as an engine of creativity and as an alternative to the political and intellectual dangers of certainty. Just as belief has its own history featuring people whose unique expressions of faith forever changed the world, doubt has a vibr ... [ more ]

  • Lost Warriors of God: The True History of the Knights Templar

    Lost Warriors of God: The True History of the Knights Templar

    Genre: History,World
    Author: Thomas F. Madden
    Duration: 04:31:00

    Professor Thomas F. Madden is a widely published author and the director of the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies at Saint Louis University. In The Lost Warriors of God, Madden examines one of the most fascinating organizations in world history: the Knights Templar, whose members gave ... [ more ]

  • Deluge: The Great War, America and the Remaking of the Global Order, 1916-1931

    Deluge: The Great War, America and the Remaking of the Global Order, 1916-1931

    Genre: History,World
    Author: Adam Tooze
    Duration: 22:01:00

    In the depths of the Great War, with millions dead and no imaginable end to the conflict, societies around the world began to buckle. The heart of the financial system shifted from London to New York. The infinite demands for men and materiel reached into countries far from the front. The strain of ... [ more ]

  • Invaders: How Humans and Their Dogs Drove Neanderthals to Extinction

    Invaders: How Humans and Their Dogs Drove Neanderthals to Extinction

    Genre: History,World
    Author: Pat Shipman
    Duration: 07:22:00

    Approximately 200,000 years ago, as modern humans began to radiate out from their evolutionary birthplace in Africa, Neanderthals were already thriving in Europe—descendants of a much earlier migration of the African genus Homo. But when modern humans eventually made their way to Europe 45,000 years ... [ more ]

  • Cyberspies: The Secret History of Surveillance, Hacking, and Digital Espionage

    Cyberspies: The Secret History of Surveillance, Hacking, and Digital Espionage

    Genre: History,World
    Author: Gordon Corera
    Duration: 17:56:44

    The previously untold-and previously highly classified-story of the conflux of espionage and technology, a compelling narrative rich with astonishing revelations taking readers from World War II to the Internet age As the digital era becomes increasingly pervasive, the intertwining forces of comput ... [ more ]

  • They Saw It Happen

    They Saw It Happen

    Genre: History,World
    Author: Various Authors
    Duration: 05:15:00

    Here are more than sixty eyewitness accounts from history. Many are notable events: the Battle of Thermopylae, the Black Death in 1341, the Great Fire of London, the execution of Louis XVI, the Death of Nelson and the American Civil War and the bombing of Hiroshima. But there are also snapshots of m ... [ more ]

  • Popular History of France from the Earliest Times vol 1

    Popular History of France from the Earliest Times vol 1

    Genre: History,World
    Author: François Pierre Guillaume Guizot
    Duration: 15:01:09

    François Pierre Guillaume Guizot was a French historian, orator, and statesman. Guizot was a dominant figure in French politics prior to the Revolution of 1848, actively opposing as a liberal the reactionary King Charles X before his overthrow in the July Revolution of 1830, then in government servi ... [ more ]

  • Declaration of Rights

    Declaration of Rights

    Genre: History,World
    Author: Stamp Act Congress
    Duration: 00:04:15

    On June 8, 1765 James Otis, supported by the Massachusetts Assembly sent a letter to each colony calling for a general meeting of delegates. The meeting was to be held in New York City in October. Representatives from nine colonies met in New York. Though New Hampshire, Virginia, North Carolina and ... [ more ]

  • Station Life in New Zealand

    Station Life in New Zealand

    Genre: History,World
    Author: Mary Anne Barker
    Duration: 06:02:16

    Station Life in New Zealand is a collection of cheerful and interesting letters written by Lady Mary Anne Barker (nee Mary Anne Stewart) that is a New Zealand classic. These letters are described in the Preface as the exact account of a lady's experience of the brighter and less practical side of co ... [ more ]

  • Students' Roman Empire part 2, A History of the Roman Empire from Its Foundation to the Death of Marcus Aurelius (27 B.C.-180 A.D.)

    Students' Roman Empire part 2, A History of the Roman Empire from Its Foundation to the Death of Marcus Aurelius (27 B.C.-180 A.D.)

    Genre: History,World
    Author: John Bagnell Bury
    Duration: 13:15:16

    The writings of J. B. Bury, on subjects ranging from ancient Greece to the 19th-century papacy, are at once scholarly and accessible to the layman. This work covers the period from the beginning of the Roman Empire until Gibbon begins; from Augustus through Marcus Aurelius and the Antoinine Emporers ... [ more ]

  • History Decoded: The Ten Greatest Conspiracies of All Time

    History Decoded: The Ten Greatest Conspiracies of All Time

    Genre: History,World,History,World
    Author: Brad Meltzer, Keith Ferrell
    Duration: 06:09:00

    Brad Meltzer, a born storyteller, counts down the world's most intriguing unsolved mysteries. ... [ more ]