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    • The Explorations of Jedediah Strong Smith

    • By: Jedediah Strong Smith
    • Narrated by: Jim Ellis
    • Length: 23 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Jedediah Strong Smith (1799-1831) was an author, cartographer, frontiersman trader, and explorer of the Pacific Northwest, credited with discovering the South Pass, a natural crossing point of the Rocky Mountains for pioneers on the Oregon, California, and Mormon trails during the 19th century. The book covers his visits to and troubles with the authorities of then-Mexican California and his travels through Utah, Nevada, and the Oregon Country. Smith’s letters, maps, and journals played a major part in boosting US expansion toward the West. 

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    • An Address at the African Masonic Hall

    • By: Maria W. Stewart
    • Narrated by: Shanice Bowrin
    • Length: 14 mins
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    In February 1833, the African American orator and abolitionist Maria W. Stewart gave a controversial speech at Boston’s African Masonic Lodge which drew a hostile response from the audience, as she criticized her own people for not standing up for themselves. She accused black men of being indifferent to African rights and liberty, claiming that they “lacked ambition and courage”. The audience’s negative reaction to her inflammatory rhetoric led to Maria’s formal retirement from public speaking at a farewell adddress in September of that year. 

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    • Recollections on Hunting in Kentucky, 1790-1791

    • By: Hugh Bell
    • Narrated by: Jim Ellis
    • Length: 8 mins
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    Recollections on Hunting in Kentucky is a collection of ruminations and interviews by Hugh Bell, recorded by Lyman Copeland Draper sometime around 1841, and were found amongst the Draper manuscripts. The firsthand account of the Kentucky wilderness and the life and times of early settlers in that region is fascinating and brings us one step closer to better understanding the beginnings of the America we know today. 

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    • Pericles's Funeral Oration

    • By: Thucydides
    • Narrated by: Joseph Sepe
    • Length: 18 mins
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    This famous oration included in Thucydides’ History of the Peloponnesian War has been credited as highly significant due to its unique nature amongst others in its genre. Following the annual tradition, Pericles delivers his speech at the public funeral for the victims of war. Even though designed to glorify and commemorate the dead, Pericles soon turns his oration into an ode to Athens celebrating the many achievements of this proud city. 

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    • Summary of Doris Kearns Goodwin’s Leadership by Swift Reads

    • By: Swift Reads
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 27 mins
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    Doris Kearns Goodwin’s Leadership: In Turbulent Times (2018) is a comparative consideration of four of the most beloved and effective American presidents: Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin Roosevelt, and Lyndon B. Johnson. The narrative revisits foundational events in each president’s life in order to trace the origins and crucial ingredients of leadership.... (Disclaimer: This is NOT the original book. If you’re looking for the original book, it is available from Amazon and Audible.)  

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    • Alfred the Great - Myths, Legends & History

    • By: KIV Books
    • Narrated by: Dean Collins
    • Length: 1 hr and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In this audiobook, you will catch a glimpse into the life and struggles of Alfred the Great. The audiobook covers his exploits, his weaknesses, and all the things that made him great.  

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Chicago in the 20th Century: The History and Legacy of the Windy City’s Modernization

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Scott Clem
    • Length: 1 hr and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
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     Chicago in the 20th Century: The History and Legacy of the Windy City’s Modernization examines how Chicago became one of America’s greatest cities. You will learn about 20th-century Chicago like never before. 

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    • The Secret Wonders of the World

    • Archaeology
    • By: Alexis Woodbine
    • Narrated by: Dean Collins
    • Length: 1 hr and 19 mins
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    Archaeology is the study of the human past from its material remains and, therefore, can make use of every conceivable subject in both the arts and sciences. This factor gives it wide appeal and allows everyone to be involved. However, it also inevitably means that nobody can "know it all". Increasingly, archeology is used to study aspects of life in well-documented periods that were simply not written about directly.

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    • Marquis de Lafayette and Baron de Kalb: The Lives of the Legendary Foreign Soldiers Who Sailed to America Together to Fight in the Revolutionary War

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Ken Teutsch
    • Length: 3 hrs and 6 mins
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    Considered by some to be far too old for one attempting to rejuvenate the career of a soldier, Baron Johann von de Kalb was a keen student of war with a steady mind and hand. Once able to prove his worth to the Continental Congress, he rose immediately to the rank of brigadier general under George Washington, served with distinction, and died heroically in the Battle of Camden, a battle in the South that foretold the eventual surrender of Lord Cornwallis at Yorktown.  

    Regular price: $14.95

    • The Indian World of George Washington

    • The First President, the First Americans, and the Birth of the Nation
    • By: Colin G. Calloway
    • Narrated by: Paul Heitsch
    • Length: 23 hrs and 17 mins
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    Colin Calloway uses the prism of George Washington's life to bring focus to the great Native leaders of his time and the tribes they represented: the Iroquois Confederacy, Lenape, Miami, Creek, Delaware; in the process, he returns them to their rightful place in the story of America's founding. The Indian World of George Washington spans decades of Native American leaders' interactions with Washington, from his early days as surveyor of Indian lands to his military career against both the French and the British to his presidency.

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Blood Will Tell

    • A Medical Explanation of the Tyranny of Henry VIII
    • By: Kyra Cornelius Kramer
    • Narrated by: Pam Ward
    • Length: 13 hrs and 16 mins
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    With his tumultuous love life, relentless pursuit of a male heir, and drastic religious transformation, England's King Henry VIII's life sounds more like reality television than history. He was a man of fascinating contradictions. What could have caused his incredible paradoxes? Could there be a simple medical explanation for the king's descent into tyranny? Where do the answers lie? Blood will tell.

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Shortest History of Europe

    • By: John Hirst
    • Narrated by: Julian Elfer
    • Length: 5 hrs and 30 mins
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    Celebrated historian John Hirst offers a fascinating exploration of the qualities that made Europe a world-changing civilization. The Shortest History of Europe begins with a rapid overview of European civilization, describing its birth from an unlikely mixture of classical learning and Christianity and German warrior culture. Over the centuries, this unstable blend produced highly distinctive characters - pious knights and belligerent popes, and beyond - and its coming apart provided the dynamic of European history in modern times.

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    • The Great Anglo-Boer War

    • By: Byron Farwell
    • Narrated by: Nigel Patterson
    • Length: 23 hrs and 24 mins
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    The Great Boer War (1899-1902) - more properly the Great Anglo-Boer War - was one of the last romantic wars, pitting a sturdy, stubborn pioneer people fighting to establish the independence of their tiny nation against the British Empire at its peak of power and self-confidence. It was fought in the barren vastness of the South African veldt, and it produced in almost equal measure extraordinary feats of personal heroism, unbelievable examples of folly and stupidity, and many incidents of humor and tragedy.  

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    • Brazil: A Biography

    • By: Lilia M. Schwarcz, Heloisa M. Starling
    • Narrated by: Sarah Mollo-Christensen
    • Length: 28 hrs and 27 mins
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    For many Americans, Brazil is a land of contradictions: vast natural resources and entrenched corruption; extraordinary wealth and grinding poverty; beautiful beaches and violence-torn favelas. Brazil occupies a vivid place in the American imagination, and yet it remains largely unknown. In an extraordinary journey that spans 500 years, from European colonization to the 2016 Summer Olympics, Lilia M. Schwarcz and Heloisa M. Starling's Brazil offers a rich, dramatic history of this complex country.

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    • Modernism: The Strange Story of Art and Music in the Twentieth Century

    • By: Max Ridgway
    • Narrated by: David Wright
    • Length: 6 hrs and 19 mins
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    The 20th century witnessed an explosion of creativity as artists, musicians, and writers rejected centuries of past practice and boldly created new visual forms, new musical languages, and new ways of thinking. This is the story of the individuals who created the art, told within the context of the times in which they lived. 

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Orca

    • How We Came to Know and Love the Ocean's Greatest Predator
    • By: Jason M. Colby
    • Narrated by: Paul Heitsch
    • Length: 14 hrs and 24 mins
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    Drawing on interviews, official records, private archives, and his own family history, Jason M. Colby tells the exhilarating and often heartbreaking story of how people came to love the ocean's greatest predator.  

    • How We Came to Know and Love the Ocean's Greatest Predator
    • By: Jason M. Colby
    • Narrated by: Paul Heitsch
    • Length: 14 hrs and 24 mins
    • Release date: 01-17-19
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    Regular price: $20.99

    • Hammurabi

    • A Captivating Guide to the Sixth King of the First Babylonian Dynasty, Including the Code of Hammurabi
    • By: Captivating History
    • Narrated by: Desmond Manny
    • Length: 3 hrs and 6 mins
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    Explore the captivating history of Hammurabi. The story of Hammurabi is the story of 43 years jam-packed with conquest, temple- and wall-building, irrigation efforts, and lawmaking, but it’s also a story of broken relations and rising and falling empires. It’s a story of betrayal and shifting alliances, a story where even the gods take a backseat to the matters of common men. It’s a tale that’s both thousands of years old and, interestingly enough, just as contemporary as it was when Hammurabi still drew breath.  

    • A Captivating Guide to the Sixth King of the First Babylonian Dynasty, Including the Code of Hammurabi
    • By: Captivating History
    • Narrated by: Desmond Manny
    • Length: 3 hrs and 6 mins
    • Release date: 01-17-19
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    Regular price: $14.95

    • Suleiman the Magnificent

    • The Life and Legacy of the Ottoman Empire’s Most Famous Sultan
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Dan Gallagher
    • Length: 1 hr and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Suleiman the Magnificent: The Life and Legacy of the Ottoman Empire’s Most Famous Sultan chronicles Suleiman’s life and accomplishments and the massive impact he had on his empire and the world around him.

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    • Baron Johann de Kalb: The Life and Legacy of the German Major General Who Fought in the American Revolution

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Bill Hare
    • Length: 1 hr and 40 mins
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     Baron Johann de Kalb: The Life and Legacy of the German Major General Who Fought in the American Revolution profiles one of the Revolutionary War’s most famous soldiers. You will learn about de Kalb like never before. 

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    • Al Capone

    • A Life from Beginning to End
    • By: Hourly History
    • Narrated by: Matthew J. Chandler-Smith
    • Length: 1 hr
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    Al Capone and Chicago at one time were almost synonymous. While opinions of the infamous mob leader varied from group to group, Capone was at one point seen by many as a lovable outlaw and modern Robin Hood. How could this man who ran the most vicious criminal organization in the country become so beloved by the general public? Was it the rags-to-riches tale of an immigrant that rose from the bottom to make it to the big time that transfixed the nation? Or is it something else entirely?

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