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    • The Opium Wars

    • The History and Legacy of the 19th Century Conflicts Between Britain and China
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Bill Hare
    • Length: 1 hr and 24 mins
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    The 19th century saw the rise of one of the largest, most powerful empires of the modern era. The sun never set on the British Empire, whose holdings spanned the globe, in one form or another, and trade flowed east and west. An integral but underutilized part of a vast trade network included China. The Opium Wars: The History and Legacy of the 19th Century Conflicts Between Britain and China examines the way in which trade, colonialism, and illegal drug use culminated with one of the 19th century’s most controversial fights. 

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    • The Yom Kippur War

    • The History and Legacy of the 1973 Arab-Israeli War and Its Impact on the Middle East Peace Process
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Bill Hare
    • Length: 1 hr and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Welcome to the Middle East conflict, a conflict that is technically 63 years old and counting but has its roots in over 2,000 years of history. With so much time and history, the peace process has become laden with unique, politically sensitive concepts, like the right of return, contiguous borders, secure borders, demilitarized zones, and security requirements, with players like the Quartet, Palestinian Authority, Fatah, Hamas, the Arab League, and Israel. Over time, it has become exceedingly difficult for even sophisticated political pundits and followers to keep track of it all.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great as always by Charles River Editors

    • By Siguroli Johannsson on 01-01-18
    • The History and Legacy of the 1973 Arab-Israeli War and Its Impact on the Middle East Peace Process
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Bill Hare
    • Length: 1 hr and 36 mins
    • Release date: 08-10-17
    • 4 out of 5 stars 9 ratings

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    • Guangzhou

    • The History and Legacy of China’s Most Influential Trade Center
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Bill Hare
    • Length: 1 hr and 22 mins
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    The modern day city of Guangzhou is located in the mountainous region of south China. Near the Baiyun Mountains that rise from the edge of the city and the eastern banks of the Pearl River (Zhujiang), the city today covers approximately 7, 400 square kilometers. The location of the city provides it the opportunity to oversee the delta of the Pearl River, which is China’s third largest river.

    • The History and Legacy of China’s Most Influential Trade Center
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Bill Hare
    • Length: 1 hr and 22 mins
    • Release date: 05-18-18
    • 4 out of 5 stars 1 rating

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    • Jesus Christ’s Competitors

    • The History of Israel’s Other Messiahs During the Reign of the Roman Empire
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Bill Hare
    • Length: 1 hr and 16 mins
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    For the most part forgotten, they were “the other” prophets, miracle workers, and messiahs - in some cases acclaimed as kings – and they were certainly contemporaries of Jesus of Nazareth. The New Testament does not deny the existence of such characters; in fact, it gives subtle but unequivocal clues to their presence. Learn about their existence in this audiobook.  

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    • Tadeusz Kościuszko

    • The Life and Legacy of Poland’s Most Famous General
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Bill Hare
    • Length: 1 hr and 26 mins
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    Today, streets, bridges, monuments, and even neighborhoods bear Tadeusz Kościuszko’s name across the country, and in Polish communities, he is often hailed as a hero equal to General Washington himself. Tadeusz Kościuszko: The Life and Legacy of Poland’s Most Famous General profiles one of the Revolutionary War’s most important figures.

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    • The Constitutional Convention of 1787

    • The History and Legacy of the Drafting of the US Constitution
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Bill Hare
    • Length: 1 hr and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
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    By 1787, it became evident that the Articles of Confederation were inadequate for the new nation. With these problems hampering the national government under the Articles of Confederation and the threat of default on the nation's massive war debt looming, plans began being made to fix the problems of the Articles of Confederation. Thus, that summer, a Constitutional convention was called, and each state sent delegates to Philadelphia. Among the delegates were prominent patriots and former members of the Continental Congress, including George Washington and Benjamin Franklin.

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    • The Popol Vuh

    • The History and Legacy of the Maya's Creation Myth and Epic Legends
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Bill Hare
    • Length: 1 hr and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Many ancient civilizations have influenced and inspired people in the 21st century. The Greeks and Romans continue to fascinate the West today. But of all the world's civilizations, none have intrigued people more than the Mayans, whose culture, astronomy, language, and mysterious disappearance all continue to captivate people. In 2012 especially, there was a renewed focus on the Mayans, whose advanced calendar led many to speculate the world would end on the same date the Mayan calendar ends.

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    • The Siege of Yorktown

    • The Greatest Revolutionary War Battles
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Bill Hare
    • Length: 1 hr and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Yorktown was a former tobacco trading post now in decline, not much bigger than a large village. But Yorktown was tucked away on the northern edge of the York peninsula in rural Virginia, and in 1781 it became the site of a brief siege between two small armies, fought with all the decorum and formality of 18th century European warfare. About 5,000 British and Germans faced perhaps 18,000 Americans and French. After only three weeks the smaller garrison surrendered, tired and low on ammunition.

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    • Mysterious Canada: A Collection of Hauntings, Mysteries, and Strange Creatures Across the Canadian Nation

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Bill Hare
    • Length: 1 hr and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Canada has the reputation of being a boring place. More tranquil than its southern neighbor, it goes along in its quiet way sustaining one of the most stable and prosperous democracies in the world, and does so with little fuss or drama. It doesn't get in the news much, which considering the content of most news stories is a good thing. People get along, the economy is expanding, and there are no regular disasters. While all this makes Canada a pleasant place to live, it does not make it particularly interesting. But dig a little below the surface, and you'll find a different Canada, a stranger Canada, one of murder, mystery, and paranormal experiences.

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    • The Russian Revolution of 1917

    • The History of the Russian Empire’s Collapse and the Establishment of the Soviet Union
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Bill Hare
    • Length: 1 hr and 55 mins
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    The 17th century was marked by multiple pro-democratic revolutions exploding in both hemispheres. In Europe and its neighbors to the east, border-changing wars were fought incessantly. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the underlying premises of political, governmental and social structures within several European and Asian states were shaken to the core after centuries of royalty and one-family rule. By the onset of World War I, royal families began to experience a long, slow decline, with some quietly fading into the status of national symbols and others experiencing political overthrow. Some were horrified by the suddenness of a changing public, while others barely noticed.

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    • World War I at Sea: The History and Legacy of Naval Tactics and Operations During the Great War

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Bill Hare
    • Length: 1 hr and 23 mins
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    The most iconic images of the First World War are of the war on land. But part of that same generation faced a very different war, one that was just as important in deciding the fate of Europe. This was the war at sea. Here, events took place that would draw America into the war, providing the Allies with a new pool of manpower and so ensuring that the scales of the conflict tipped in their favor. At sea just as much as on land, this was a war that would shape the future of the world.

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    • By Ed Mueller on 03-09-18

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    • Native American Tribes: The History and Culture of the Seminole

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Bill Hare
    • Length: 1 hr and 12 mins
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    From the “Trail of Tears” to Wounded Knee and Little Bighorn, the narrative of American history is incomplete without the inclusion of the Native Americans that lived on the continent before European settlers arrived in the 16th and 17th centuries. Since the first contact between natives and settlers, tribes like the Sioux, Cherokee, and Navajo have both fascinated and perplexed outsiders with their history, language, and culture.

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    • Casimir Pulaski: The Life and Legacy of the Polish Commander Who Became the Father of the American Cavalry During the Revolutionary War

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Bill Hare
    • Length: 1 hr and 19 mins
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    Many Americans labor under the misconception that the nation’s colonial and national heritage was almost wholly accomplished by an English migration, and the notion of early American diversity ends at an acknowledgment of the slave trade conducted between Southern buyers, Northern shippers, the African continent, and the Caribbean region. However, early America witnessed the development of New York by the Dutch, the southernmost regions by Spain, and what would become eastern Canada by the French after lengthy battles with Britain.

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    • Hong Kong

    • The History and Legacy of Asia’s Leading Financial Center
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Bill Hare
    • Length: 1 hr and 15 mins
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    Hong Kong: The History and Legacy of Asia’s Leading Financial Center chronicles the turbulent history of Hong Kong, and how it became one of the wealthiest places in the world despite its challenging political environment.  

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    • Underground Warfare in World War I

    • The History and Legacy of the Fighting Beneath and Between the Trenches
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Bill Hare
    • Length: 1 hr and 28 mins
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    World War I, also known in its time as the "Great War," or the "War to End all Wars," was an unprecedented holocaust in terms of its sheer scale. Fought by men who hailed from all corners of the globe, it saw millions of soldiers do battle in brutal assaults of attrition which dragged on for months, with little to no respite. Tens of millions of artillery shells and untold hundreds of millions of rifle and machine gun bullets were fired in a conflict that demonstrated man's capacity to kill each other on a heretofore unprecedented scale.

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    • Agrippa Hull

    • The Life and Legacy of the Revolutionary War’s Most Famous Black Soldier
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Bill Hare
    • Length: 1 hr and 6 mins
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    Agrippa Hull: The Life and Legacy of the Revolutionary War’s Most Famous Black Soldier profiles one of the Revolution’s most unique participants. 

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    • Jedediah Smith: The Life and Legacy of the Famous Mountain Man

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Bill Hare
    • Length: 1 hr and 32 mins
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    Historians believe that even Jim Bridger’s prodigious travels were eclipsed by that of New York-born Jedediah Strong Smith, whose uncharacteristic personal life set him apart from the rough-edged mountain man reputation. Smith, who developed into a master cartographer through a regimen of self-study, left a legacy of surprisingly accurate maps of the western continent for military and immigrant groups, so accurate as to remain in use far beyond his death.

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    • British Legends

    • The Life and Legacy of King George III
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Bill Hare
    • Length: 1 hr and 37 mins
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    When he died in 1820, King George III had presided over the longest reign by a monarch in England’s history and ruled the British Empire during one of its most turbulent and important periods, but he was remembered by the unappealing sobriquets "The Mad King” and ”The King Who Lost America".

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    • Notre-Dame de Paris: The History and Legacy of France's Most Famous Cathedral

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Bill Hare
    • Length: 1 hr and 18 mins
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    Notre Dame de Paris, in particular, is a curious specimen of this variety. Every surface, every stone of this venerable pile, is a page of the history not only of the country, but of science and of art. Thus - to mention here only a few of the chief details - whereas the small Porte Rouge almost touches the limits of 15th century Gothic delicacy, the pillars of the nave, by their massiveness and great girth, reach back to the Carlovingian Abbey of Saint-Germain-des-Prés.

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    • Operation Entebbe: The History and Legacy of Israel’s Most Famous Rescue Operation

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Bill Hare
    • Length: 1 hr and 30 mins
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    During the Six-Day War in 1967, Israeli forces struck suddenly into Sinai in response to an Egyptian violation of an earlier treaty agreement that allowed Israeli ships passage through the important Straits of Tiran. In a lightning campaign, the Israeli forces, equipped with American and French vehicles and aircraft, shattered the low-quality Egyptian army forces decisively. When Jordan and Syria attacked Israel in support of Egypt, the Israelis smashed their forces also. Israel acquired most of the Sinai, as well as occupying the West Bank, the Gaza Strip, and the Golan Heights.   

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