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  • Ugly Renaissance: Sex, Greed, Violence and Depravity in an Age of Beauty

    Ugly Renaissance: Sex, Greed, Violence and Depravity in an Age of Beauty

    Genre: History,World
    Author: Alexander Lee
    Duration: 15:54:00

    A fascinating and counterintuitive portrait of the sordid, hidden world behind the dazzling artwork of Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Botticelli, and more Renowned as a period of cultural rebirth and artistic innovation, the Renaissance is cloaked in a unique aura of beauty and brilliance. I ... [ more ]

  • In the Footsteps of the Band of Brothers: A Return to Easy Company's Battlefields with Sergeant Forrest Guth

    In the Footsteps of the Band of Brothers: A Return to Easy Company's Battlefields with Sergeant Forrest Guth

    Genre: History,World
    Author: Larry Alexander
    Duration: 11:57:00

    An inspiring walk through World War II history from the national bestselling author of Biggest Brother. ... [ more ]

  • In The Shadow Of The Sword

    In The Shadow Of The Sword

    Genre: History,World
    Author: Tom Holland
    Duration: 17:50:00

    In the 6th century AD, the Near East was divided between two venerable empires: the Persian and the Roman. A hundred years on, and one had vanished forever, while the other seemed almost finished. Ruling in their place were the Arabs: an upheaval so profound that it spelt, in effect, the end of the ... [ more ]

  • Weight

    Weight

    Genre: History,World,Ancient Civilizations
    Author: Jeanette Winterson
    Duration: 02:24:00

    In ancient Greek mythology Atlas, a member of the original race of gods called Titans, leads a rebellion against the new deities, the Olympians. For this he incurs divine wrath: the victorious Olympians force Atlas, guardian of the Garden of Hesperides and its golden apples of life, to bear the weig ... [ more ]

  • It Ended Badly: Thirteen of the Worst Breakups in History

    It Ended Badly: Thirteen of the Worst Breakups in History

    Genre: History,Romance,World
    Author: Jennifer Wright
    Duration: 08:09:29

    It Ended Badly: Thirteen of the Worst Breakups in History is a history of heartbreak-replete with beheadings, uprisings, creepy sex dolls, and celebrity gossip-and its disastrously bad consequences throughout time Spanning eras and cultures from ancient Rome to medieval England to 1950s Hollywood, ... [ more ]

  • Dangerous Games

    Dangerous Games

    Genre: History,World
    Author: Margaret MacMillan
    Duration: 05:52:00

    The author behind the New York Times best-sellers Paris 1919 and Nixon & Mao, Margaret MacMillan presents a remarkable treatise on history's importance. ... [ more ]

  • Great Disruption: Why the Climate Crisis Will Bring On the End of Shopping and the Birth of a New World

    Great Disruption: Why the Climate Crisis Will Bring On the End of Shopping and the Birth of a New World

    Genre: World Affairs
    Author: Paul Gilding
    Duration: 11:02:00

    From author Paul Gilding comes an unflinching look at the challenges we face as a global climate crisis approaches-and the unique opportunities this crisis presents for moving toward an ethic of sustainability. ... [ more ]

  • Remedy: Robert Koch, Arthur Conan Doyle, and the Quest to Cure

    Remedy: Robert Koch, Arthur Conan Doyle, and the Quest to Cure

    Genre: History,World
    Author: Thomas Goetz
    Duration: 09:58:00

    The riveting history of tuberculosis, the world' s most lethal disease, the two men whose lives it tragically intertwined, and the birth of medical science. In 1875, tuberculosis was the deadliest disease in the world, accountable for a third of all deaths. A diagnosis of TB-- often called con ... [ more ]

  • Human Rights and Civil Rights

    Human Rights and Civil Rights

    Genre: History,World,History,World
    Author: Dr. John Arthur
    Duration: 02:56:11

    Individual rights morally protect a person against oppression by the powerful (such as the democratic majority, the government, or other holders of power). Civil rights are group-oriented; they are legal rights if government recognizes and enforces them. However, civil rights also are rooted in mora ... [ more ]

  • Secret War Against Hitler

    Secret War Against Hitler

    Genre: History,World,North American
    Author: William Casey
    Duration: 08:44:00

    William Casey, former director of the CIA, gives an autobiographical account of his WWII service with the OSS (Office of Strategic Services, which later evolved into the CIA) and the role such early intelligence organizations played in the defeat of Hitler. Casey recounts how the Allies gathered int ... [ more ]

  • First into Nagasaki: The Censored Eyewitness Dispatches on Post-Atomic Japan and Its Prisoners of War

    First into Nagasaki: The Censored Eyewitness Dispatches on Post-Atomic Japan and Its Prisoners of War

    Genre: History,World
    Author: George Weller
    Duration: 11:42:00

    After the atomic bomb was dropped on Nagasaki, George Weller, a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter, became the first free Westerner to enter the devastated city. His dispatches, which described the terrifying effects of the bomb, were heavily censored and never published-until now. ... [ more ]

  • Cause of All Nations: An International History of the American Civil War

    Cause of All Nations: An International History of the American Civil War

    Genre: History,World,North American
    Author: Don H. Doyle
    Duration: 14:05:00

    When Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address, he realized that the Civil War had taken on a wider significance—that in Europe and Latin America people were watching to see whether the democratic experiment in “government by the people” would “perish from the earth.” In The Cause of All N ... [ more ]

  • What Do You Do with a Chocolate Jesus?: An Irreverent History of Christianity

    What Do You Do with a Chocolate Jesus?: An Irreverent History of Christianity

    Genre: History,Religion & Spirituality,NonFiction,World,Christianity,The Bible & Sacred Texts
    Author: Thomas Quinn
    Duration: 08:26:00

    What Do You Do with a Chocolate Jesus? is the funny and skeptical, yet genuine, exploration of the Christian history they don't teach in Sunday school. It finds humor, irony, and occasional insight amid the inconsistencies, absurdities, hypocrisies, and flat out weirdness that too often passes for e ... [ more ]

  • Renaissance - In a Nutshell

    Renaissance - In a Nutshell

    Genre: History,NonFiction,World,European
    Author: Peter Whitfield
    Duration: 01:19:00

    The fifth in the new Naxos Audiobooks series 'In a Nutshell', The Renaissance is a short and accessible introduction to the era that gave us Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo and Palestrina. The Renaissance swept across Europe between the 14th and 17th centuries, heralding intellectual revolutions in ... [ more ]

  • Freemasonry Revealed: Behind the Veil of Secrecy

    Freemasonry Revealed: Behind the Veil of Secrecy

    Genre: Religion & Spirituality,World Religions,New Age,Religion & Spirituality,World Religions,New Age
    Author: Various Authors
    Duration: 01:13:00

    This overview of the Freemasons takes place in the setting of an extensive tour of Freemason's Hall in London, the inner sanctum of this secret society. The Head Officer of the United Grand Lodge of England submits to a long and rare interview on the history and philosophy of the organization. The ... [ more ]

  • Apologie de Socrate

    Apologie de Socrate

    Genre: History,World,Foreign Language Titles,Other
    Author: Plato
    Duration: 01:15:54

    « Je ne sais, Athéniens, quelle impression mes accusateurs ont faite sur vous. Pour moi, en les entendant, peu s'en est fallu que je ne me méconnusse moi-même, tant ils ont parlé d'une manière persuasive ; et cependant, à parler franchement, [...] ils n'ont pas dit un mot qui soit véritable ; et de ... [ more ]

  • History of Greece to the Death of Alexander the Great, Vol II

    History of Greece to the Death of Alexander the Great, Vol II

    Genre: History,World
    Author: John Bagnell Bury
    Duration: 18:04:48

    J.B. Bury wrote his History of Greece before World War I, but it is such a good overview of classical Greek history that the third edition was still being used as a college textbook in the late 1960?s. In the newer editions, a co-author rewrote the material dealing with the early centuries where the ... [ more ]

  • Arabic Hidden Words

    Arabic Hidden Words

    Genre: Religion & Spirituality,World Religions
    Author: Bahá'U'Lláh
    Duration: 00:35:43

    Kalimát-i-Maknúnih or The Hidden Words is a book written in Baghdad around 1857 by Bahá'u'lláh, the founder of the Bahá'í Faith. This work is written partly in Arabic and partly in Persian. The Hidden Words is written in the form of a collection of short utterances, 71 in Arabic and 82 in Persian, i ... [ more ]

  • History of England, from the Accession of James II - (Volume 1, Chapter 04)

    History of England, from the Accession of James II - (Volume 1, Chapter 04)

    Genre: History,World
    Author: Thomas Babington Macaulay
    Duration: 03:11:50

    This chapter is a bit of a mixture. It begins with the death of Charles II and then goes on to James II. Judge Jeffries then makes an appearance in a riot of slapstick absurdity when viewed from so far away. Although, at the time of the 'Bloody Assizes' he will have been much feared and hated by man ... [ more ]

  • Polio: An American Story

    Polio: An American Story

    Genre: History,World,North American,Science & Technology,History & Philosophy,Health and Medicine
    Author: David Oshinsky
    Duration: 14:43:00

    Multiple New York Times Notable Book winner and University of Texas professor, David M. Oshinsky is a leading American political and cultural historian. Garnering the 2006 Pulitzer Prize in History, this comprehensive and gripping narrative covers all the challenges, characters, and controversies in ... [ more ]