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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
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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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Mayans still interesting

    • By Joseph on 07-24-18

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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
    • Unabridged
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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. 

    • 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
    • Release date: 04-25-18
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 3 ratings

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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
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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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    • History for Kids: The Illustrated Life of Alexander the Great

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Bill Hare
    • Length: 21 mins
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    Over the last 2,000 years, ambitious men have dreamed of forging vast empires and attaining eternal glory in battle, but of all the conquerors who took steps toward such dreams, none were ever as successful as antiquity’s first great conqueror. History for Kids: The Illustrated Life of Alexander the Great provides an entertaining look at the facts and myths surrounding one of history’s most famous men and conquerors, while exploring the lasting legacy he left.

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    • The Haunting of Brantura House

    • By: Carrie Bates
    • Narrated by: Bill Hare
    • Length: 1 hr and 12 mins
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    Brantura house sits by the water on the coast, a beckoning retreat for those wanting to get away from the city. But the house and water hold deadly secrets of love lost and minds gone mad. When Toby and his friends rent the house for a few weeks at the end of their university term, they all look forward to peace, quiet, and fun. But they get none of that. The water beckons them in, hoping to repeat its past, entrancing anyone who walks along its shores. The walls of Brantura hold both sadness and evil, and evil wins out.

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    • The Reconquista: The History and Legacy of the Conflicts Between the Moors and Christians on the Iberian Peninsula

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Bill Hare
    • Length: 1 hr and 38 mins
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    The term “Reconquista” is a Spanish word transferred to the English language to represent the nearly 800 years in which the Moors and Christians struggled against one another for control of the Iberian Peninsula. The Reconquista: The History and Legacy of the Conflicts Between the Moors and Christians on the Iberian Peninsula examines the events that shaped the modern history of Spain and Portugal, as well as the ramifications. 

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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
    • Unabridged
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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. 

    • 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
    • Release date: 05-18-18
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 12 ratings

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    • The Bozeman Trail: The History and Legacy of the Exploration Route That Led to Red Cloud’s War

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Bill Hare
    • Length: 1 hr and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
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     Even before the American Revolution, Americans traveled west. From the narrow strip of the 13 colonies, across the Appalachians, ever westward they journeyed, and by the end of the 19th century the United States of America stretched from sea to shining sea. 

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    • The Marquis de Lafayette

    • The Life and Legacy of the American Revolution’s Most Famous Foreign Soldier
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Bill Hare
    • Length: 1 hr and 37 mins
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     The Marquis de Lafayette: The Life and Legacy of the American Revolution’s Most Famous Foreign Soldier profiles one of the Revolutionary War’s most important figures. You will learn about Lafayette like never before. 

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    • History for Kids: The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Bill Hare
    • Length: 27 mins
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    When historians are asked to list the most influential people of the last 200 years, a handful of names might vary, but there is no question that the list will include Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821), the most successful French leader since Charlemagne and widely acknowledged one of the greatest generals ever. Indeed, Napoleon was likely the most influential man of the 19th century, leaving an indelible mark on everything from the strategy and tactics of warfare to the Napoleonic Code that drafted laws across the continent.

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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
    • Unabridged
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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 History of Iraq, 1900-2012

    • By: Charles River Editors, M. Clement Hall
    • Narrated by: Bill Hare
    • Length: 4 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
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    For much of the past 30 years, Iraq has been one of the world’s greatest hot spots. The 1980s saw Ba’athist strongman Saddam Hussein go to war with Iran as well as the Kurds, who maintained an autonomous region of their own in Northern Iraq. Hussein’s invasion of Kuwait touched off a Gulf War that was followed by biting sanctions. And the 2003 American-led invasion against Hussein’s regime provided the uninformed an all-too-brutal crash course on Iraq’s ethnic and religious divisions and the Middle East’s as a whole.  

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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.  

    • The History and Legacy of Asia’s Leading Financial Center
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Bill Hare
    • Length: 1 hr and 15 mins
    • Release date: 04-19-18
    • 3.5 out of 5 stars 5 ratings

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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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    • The Franco-Prussian War: The History of the War that Established the German Empire

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Bill Hare
    • Length: 1 hr and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
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    After Prussia was victorious in the Austro-Prussian War, Bismarck played a waiting game where the unification of Germany was concerned, as the joining of the southern states - initially resistant to Prussian rule, friendly with Austria, and bent on independence - would have to be overcome. What was needed was “a clear case of French aggression” toward either Prussia or the southern states. Not only would such a move by Emperor Napoleon III trigger the terms of the treaty between the German states, but it would keep the remaining world powers out of the conflict. 

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    • Delphi

    • The History of the Ancient Greek Sanctuary and Home to the World’s Most Famous Oracle
    • By: Charles River Editors, Andrew Scott
    • Narrated by: Bill Hare
    • Length: 1 hr and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The ancient Greeks used a number of forms of divination to determine the future and seek advice from the gods as to which actions they should take in any given situation. The most popular of these ways to consult the Gods was through a visit to an oracle - usually a person - at a fixed shrine. The oldest of these Greek sites was at Dodona in Epirus, and while it continued to be a major oracle for the Greek world through antiquity, it was quickly overtaken by the oracle at Delphi as the most consulted by kings, politicians, and ordinary Greeks alike. 

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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
    • 3.5 out of 5 stars 11 ratings

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    • The Greatest Battles in History

    • The Battle of Antietam
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Bill Hare
    • Length: 1 hr and 29 mins
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    The Greatest Battles in History: The Battle of Antietam comprehensively covers the fighting, analyzes the decisions made by the battle’s most important leaders, and explains the aftermath of the battle and the legacies that were made and tarnished by the battle.

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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
    • Unabridged
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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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    • 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
    • Unabridged
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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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • very good and factual

    • By Ed Mueller on 03-09-18

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