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    • The Gulag Archipelago

    • By: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
    • Narrated by: Jordan B. Peterson, Ignat Solzhenitsyn
    • Length: 23 hrs and 28 mins
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    A vast canvas of camps, prisons, transit centres and secret police, of informers and spies and interrogators but also of everyday heroism, The Gulag Archipelago is Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn's grand masterwork. Based on the testimony of some 200 survivors, and on the recollection of Solzhenitsyn's own 11 years in labour camps and exile, it chronicles the story of those at the heart of the Soviet Union who opposed Stalin, and for whom the key to survival lay not in hope but in despair.

    Regular price: $26.17

    • Our Harlem

    • Seven Days of Cooking, Music and Soul at the Red Rooster
    • By: Marcus Samuelsson
    • Narrated by: Marcus Samuelsson
    • Length: 6 hrs and 5 mins
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    Make an audio pilgrimage to Harlem with Ethiopian and Swedish chef, TV personality, and restaurateur Marcus Samuelsson, and get to know the food, history, music, and - most importantly - the people of an iconic neighborhood that Marcus knows as his home and the home of his Red Rooster restaurant. Special guests join Marcus each day of the week to cook, sip cocktails, and make their Harlem our Harlem, including Melba Wilson, Jelani Cobb, Bevy Smith, and Kevin Young, for starters.

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Catherine the Great and Potemkin

    • The Imperial Love Affair
    • By: Simon Sebag Montefiore
    • Narrated by: Sophie Roberts
    • Length: 27 hrs and 18 mins
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    It was history's most successful political partnership - as sensual and fiery as it was creative and visionary. Catherine the Great was a woman of notorious passion and imperial ambition. Prince Potemkin - wildly flamboyant and sublimely talented - was the love of her life and her co-ruler. Together they seized Ukraine and Crimea, defining the Russian empire to this day. Their affair was so tumultuous that they negotiated an arrangement to share power, leaving Potemkin free to love his beautiful nieces, and Catherine her young male favourites.

    Regular price: $21.81

    • Empire of Democracy

    • The Remaking of the West Since the Cold War, 1971-2017
    • By: Simon Reid-Henry
    • Narrated by: Elliot Fitzpatrick
    • Length: 34 hrs and 34 mins
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    Half a century ago, at the height of the Cold War and amidst a world economic crisis, Western democracies were forced to undergo a profound transformation. Against what some saw as a full-scale 'crisis of democracy' - with race riots, anti-Vietnam marches and a wave of worker discontent - a new political-economic order was devised and the postwar social contract was torn up and written anew. In this narrative of the events that have shaped our times, Simon Reid-Henry shows how liberal democracy, and Western history with it, was profoundly reimagined when the postwar Golden Age ended.

    Regular price: $27.27

    • Escape from Earth

    • A Secret History of the Space Rocket
    • By: Fraser MacDonald
    • Narrated by: Cameron Stewart
    • Length: 12 hrs and 2 mins
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    Escape from Earth is the untold story of the engineers, dreamers and rebels who started the American space programme. In particular, it is the story of Frank Malina, founder of what became Nasa's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the scientist who cracked the, as he called it, problem of escape from the Earth by rocket. It's a wild ride.

    Regular price: $20.72

    • Moondust

    • By: Andrew Smith
    • Narrated by: Matt Jamie
    • Length: 14 hrs and 6 mins
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    In 1999, Andrew Smith was interviewing Charlie Duke, astronaut and moon walker, for the Observer. During the course of the interview the telephone rang and Charlie left the room to answer it. When he returned, some 20 minutes later, he seemed visibly upset. He'd just heard that, the previous day, one of his fellow moon walkers, the astronaut Pete Conrad, had died. 'Now there's only nine of us,' he said. Which meant that, one day soon, there would be none, and when that day came, no one on earth would have known the giddy thrill of gazing back at us from the surface of the moon.

    Regular price: $24.00

    • The Volunteer

    • The True Story of the Resistance Hero Who Infiltrated Auschwitz
    • By: Jack Fairweather
    • Narrated by: David Rintoul
    • Length: 9 hrs and 44 mins
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    This is untold story of one of the greatest heroes of the Second World War. In the summer of 1940, after the Nazi occupation of Poland, an underground operative called Witold Pilecki accepted a mission to uncover the fate of thousands of people being interred at a new concentration camp on the border of the Reich. His mission was to report on Nazi crimes and raise a secret army to stage an uprising. The name of the detention centre - Auschwitz.

    Regular price: $26.17

    • Fighting France

    • From Dunkerque to Belfort
    • By: Edith Wharton
    • Narrated by: Margaret Melosh
    • Length: 3 hrs and 34 mins
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    Fighting France is a collection of essays and articles by Edith Wharton on her time in France during the First World War, together with her visits to the French sectors of the Western Front. The distinct articles were originally published in Scribner's Magazine in 1915. Part of the The War on All Fronts series, the book was published in 1918.

    Regular price: $4.89

    • Madame de Pompadour: The Life and Legacy of French King Louis XV’s Chief Mistress

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Bill Hare
    • Length: 1 hr and 22 mins
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    Jean Antoinette Poussin, the woman who would become known as Madame de Pompadour, was a middle-class girl of uncertain parenthood who became one of many in a long line of King Louis XV’s mistresses before she died at the age of 42. While none of that stands out on its own when it comes to French history and royalty, historians have labeled her “no ordinary king’s mistress.... She made and unmade ministers, she selected ambassadors, she appointed generals, [and] she conferred pensions and places."

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Man Who Sold America

    • Trump and the Unraveling of the American Story
    • By: Joy-Ann Reid
    • Narrated by: Joy-Ann Reid
    • Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
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    The media star and host of MSNBC’s Am Joy - called “a heroine of the Resistance” by the New York Times - offers concrete advice and insight for dealing with the outrages of the Trump administration and offers a progressive road map to preserve and protect America’s future as a beacon of democracy. 

    Regular price: $27.37

    • Alone at Dawn

    • Medal of Honor Recipient John Chapman and the Untold Story of the World's Deadliest Special Operations Force
    • By: Dan Schilling, Lori Longfritz
    • Narrated by: Kiff VandenHeuvel, Betsy Foldes Meiman
    • Length: 11 hrs and 23 mins
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    In the predawn hours of March 4, 2002, just below the 10,000-foot peak of a mountain in eastern Afghanistan, a fierce battle raged. Outnumbered by Al Qaeda fighters, Air Force Combat Controller John Chapman and a handful of SEALs struggled to take the summit in a desperate bid to find a lost teammate. Chapman, leading the charge, was gravely wounded in the initial assault. Believing he was dead, his SEAL leader ordered a retreat. Chapman regained consciousness, alone with the enemy closing in on three sides, beginning the most difficult and exceptional fight of his life.

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    • One of the Most Accurate and Compelling Account

    • By Frank Dailey on 06-26-19

    Regular price: $29.65

    • Confirmation Bias

    • Inside Washington's War Over the Supreme Court, from Scalia's Death to Justice Kavanaugh
    • By: Carl Hulse
    • Narrated by: Fred Sanders
    • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
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    The Chief Washington Correspondent for the New York Times presents a richly detailed, news-breaking, and conversation-changing look at the unprecedented political fight to fill the Supreme Court seat made vacant by Antonin Scalia’s death - using it to explain the paralyzing and all but irreversible dysfunction across all three branches in the nation’s capital.

    • Inside Washington's War Over the Supreme Court, from Scalia's Death to Justice Kavanaugh
    • By: Carl Hulse
    • Narrated by: Fred Sanders
    • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
    • Release date: 06-25-19
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    Regular price: $30.79

    • The Last Leonardo

    • The Secret Lives of the World's Most Expensive Painting
    • By: Ben Lewis
    • Narrated by: Peter Noble
    • Length: 12 hrs and 34 mins
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    In 2017, Leonardo da Vinci’s small oil painting the Salvator Mundi was sold at auction. In the words of its discoverer, the image of Christ as savior of the world is “the rarest thing on the planet.” Its $450 million sale price also makes it the world’s most expensive painting. For two centuries, art dealers had searched in vain for the Holy Grail of art history: a portrait of Christ as the Salvator Mundi by Leonardo da Vinci. Many similar paintings of greatly varying quality had been executed by Leonardo’s assistants in the early 16th century.

    Regular price: $31.50

    • Reason, Faith, and the Struggle for Western Civilization

    • By: Samuel Gregg
    • Narrated by: John McLain
    • Length: 6 hrs
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    This sharp commentary on the rise and current decline of Western Civilization touches on historical moments - including the building of early universities in the Middle Ages and the American Revolution - and figures - including Augustine, Acquinas, Edmund Burke, and Adam Smith - that exemplify the faith-reason synthesis at the heart of Western Civilization, as well as the modern villains that threaten to destroy it.

    Regular price: $18.16

    • Big Hair and Plastic Grass

    • A Funky Ride Through Baseball and America in the Swinging '70s
    • By: Dan Epstein
    • Narrated by: Dan Epstein
    • Length: 12 hrs and 54 mins
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    The Bronx Is Burning meets Chuck Klosterman in this wild pop-culture history of baseball's most colorful and controversial decade. The Major Leagues witnessed more dramatic stories and changes in the 70s than in any other era. The American popular culture and counterculture collided head-on with the national pastime, rocking the once-conservative sport to its very foundations. For the millions of fans who grew up during this time, Big Hair and Plastic Grass serves up a delicious trip down memory lane.

    Regular price: $20.89

    • Empire of Democracy

    • The Remaking of the West Since the Cold War
    • By: Simon Reid-Henry
    • Narrated by: Elliott Fitzpatrick
    • Length: 34 hrs and 34 mins
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    A Simon & Schuster audiobook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every listener.

    Regular price: $37.79

    • Ghosts in the Schoolyard

    • Racism and School Closings in Chicago’s South Side
    • By: Eve L. Ewing
    • Narrated by: Lisa Reneé Pitts
    • Length: 6 hrs and 48 mins
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    Eve L. Ewing knows Chicago Public Schools from the inside: as a student, then a teacher, and now a scholar who studies them. And that perspective has shown her that public schools are not buildings full of failures - they're an integral part of their neighborhoods, at the heart of their communities, storehouses of history and memory that bring people together. Never was that role more apparent than in 2013 when Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced an unprecedented wave of school closings. 

    Regular price: $17.49

    • The Volunteer

    • One Man, an Underground Army, and the Secret Mission to Destroy Auschwitz
    • By: Jack Fairweather
    • Narrated by: David Rintoul
    • Length: 9 hrs and 44 mins
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    To uncover the fate of the thousands being interred at a mysterious Nazi camp on the border of the Reich, a young Polish resistance fighter named Witold Pilecki volunteered for an audacious mission: intentionally get captured and transported to the new camp to report back on what was going on there. But gathering information was not his only task: he was to execute an attack from inside - where the Germans would least expect it. The name of the camp was Auschwitz. 

    Regular price: $30.79

    • Drive-Thru Dreams

    • A Journey Through the Heart of America's Fast-Food Kingdom
    • By: Adam Chandler
    • Narrated by: Adam Chandler
    • Length: 6 hrs and 6 mins
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    Most any honest person can own up to harboring at least one fast-food guilty pleasure. In Drive-Thru Dreams, Adam Chandler explores the inseparable link between fast food and American life for the past century. The dark underbelly of the industry’s largest players has long been scrutinized and gutted, characterized as impersonal, greedy, corporate, and worse. But, in unexpected ways, fast food is also deeply personal and emblematic of a larger-than-life image of America.  

    Regular price: $18.89

    • Land of Desire

    • Merchants, Power, and the Rise of a New American Culture
    • By: William R. Leach
    • Narrated by: Teri Schnaubelt
    • Length: 18 hrs and 2 mins
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    This monumental work of cultural history was nominated for a National Book Award. It chronicles America's transformation, beginning in 1880, into a nation of consumers, devoted to a cult of comfort, bodily well-being, and endless acquisition. 

    Regular price: $24.49

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