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    • The Bomb and America's Missile Age

    • By: Christopher Gainor
    • Narrated by: Tom Perkins
    • Length: 8 hrs and 11 mins
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    The intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), designed to quickly deliver thermonuclear weapons to distant targets, was the central weapons system of the Cold War. ICBMs also carried the first astronauts and cosmonauts into orbit. More than a generation later, we are still living with the political, technological, and scientific effects of the space race, while nuclear-armed ICBMs remain on alert and in the headlines around the world. Christopher Gainor explores the US Air Force's decision, in March 1954, to build the Atlas, America's first ICBM. 

    Regular price: $17.49

    • The Third Reich Is Listening

    • Inside German Codebreaking 1939-45
    • By: Christian Jennings
    • Narrated by: Simon Shepherd
    • Length: 13 hrs and 12 mins
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    The codebreakers at Bletchley Park have been immortalised in films such as The Imitation Game and Enigma, but the Germans were also breaking Allied ciphers. The Third Reich Is Listening is the comprehensive account of the successes, failures and science of Germany's codebreaking and signals intelligence operations from 1935 to 1945. This fast-moving blend of modern history and popular science is told through colourful personal accounts of the Germans at the heart of the story.

    Regular price: $20.72

    • 1415: Henry V's Year of Glory

    • By: Ian Mortimer
    • Narrated by: James Cameron Stewart
    • Length: 25 hrs and 43 mins
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    In this ground-breaking audiobook, Ian Mortimer portrays Henry in the pivotal year of his reign. Recording the dramatic events of 1415, he offers the fullest, most precise and least romanticised view we have of Henry and what he did. At the centre of the narrative is the campaign which culminated in the battle of Agincourt: a slaughter ground intended not to advance England’s interests directly but to demonstrate God’s approval of Henry’s royal authority on both sides of the Channel. 

    Regular price: $32.71

    • Dear Mr Murray

    • By: David McClay - editor
    • Narrated by: Tim Bentinck, Angus King, Patrick Moy, and others
    • Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
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    The publishing house of John Murray was founded in Fleet Street in 1768 and remained a family firm over seven generations. Published to coincide with this remarkable achievement' and in the anniversary year, Dear Mr Murray is a collection of some of the best letters from the hundreds of thousands held in the John Murray Archive. They reveal not only the story of some of the most interesting and influential books in history but also the remarkable friendships - as well as occasional animosities - between author and publisher as well as readers, editors, printers and illustrators.

    Regular price: $21.81

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    • How the Merchants of Venice Shaped the Modern World – and How Their Invention Could Make or Break the Planet
    • By: Jane Gleeson-White
    • Narrated by: Julia Farhat
    • Length: 7 hrs and 34 mins
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    A fascinating exploration of how a simple system used to measure and record wealth spawned a cultural revolution. Prepare to have your idea of accounting changed forever. 'The rise and metamorphosis of double-entry bookkeeping is one of history's best-kept secrets and most important untold tales. Through its logic we have let the planet go to ruin - and through its logic we now have a chance to avert that ruin.'

    • How the Merchants of Venice Shaped the Modern World – and How Their Invention Could Make or Break the Planet
    • By: Jane Gleeson-White
    • Narrated by: Julia Farhat
    • Length: 7 hrs and 34 mins
    • Release date: 10-18-18
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    Regular price: $21.51

    • Titans of History

    • The Giants Who Made Our World
    • By: Simon Sebag Montefiore
    • Narrated by: Steve West
    • Length: 22 hrs and 31 mins
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    The giant characters of history - from Mozart to Michelangelo, Shakespeare to Einstein, Henry VIII to Hitler, Catherine the Great to Margaret Thatcher, Jesus Christ to Genghis Khan - lived lives of astonishing drama and adventure, debauchery and slaughter, but they also formed our world and will shape our future. In this eclectic and surprising collection of short and entertaining life stories, Simon Sebag Montefiore introduces his choice of kings, empresses, sultans and conquerors as well as prophets, explorers, artists, actresses, courtesans and psychopaths. 

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    • The Native Ground

    • Indians and Colonists in the Heart of the Continent
    • By: Kathleen DuVal
    • Narrated by: Daniel Adam Day
    • Length: 11 hrs and 35 mins
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    Author Kathleen DuVal argues that it was Indians rather than European would-be colonizers who were more often able to determine the form and content of the relations between the two groups. Along the banks of the Arkansas and Mississippi rivers, far from Paris, Madrid, and London, European colonialism met neither accommodation nor resistance but incorporation. Placing Indians at the center of the story, DuVal shows both their diversity and our contemporary tendency to exaggerate the influence of Europeans in places far from their centers of power. 

    Regular price: $24.95

    • When I Was a Slave

    • Memoirs from the Slave Narrative Collection
    • By: Charles S. Johnson
    • Narrated by: Chris Matthews
    • Length: 5 hrs and 53 mins
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    When I Was a Slave is a collection of the expression of former slaves. Having described the slavery from which they were emancipated, they then speak of a new slavery of exclusion and hatred. 

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Beacon Lights of History, Volume 5

    • Booktrack Edition
    • By: John Lord
    • Narrated by: KHand
    • Length: 8 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Listen to Beacon Lights of History, Volume Five with a movie-style soundtrack and amplify your audiobook experience. Volume Five continues the commentary on world history begun in the first four volumes. This volume looks at some of the main religious figures of the Middle Ages, as well as social issues like the Crusades and the feudal system.

    Regular price: $2.09

    • Napoleon

    • A Life
    • By: Adam Zamoyski
    • Narrated by: Leighton Pugh
    • Length: 27 hrs and 10 mins
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    The story of Napoleon has been written many times. In some versions, he is a military genius, in others a war-obsessed tyrant. Here, historian Adam Zamoyski cuts through the mythology and explains Napoleon against the background of the European Enlightenment, and what he was himself seeking to achieve. This most famous of men is also the most hidden of men, and Zamoyski dives deeper than any previous biographer to find him. Beautifully written, Napoleon brilliantly sets the man in his European context.

    Regular price: $30.79

    • The Lady Queen

    • The Notorious Reign of Joanna I, Queen of Naples, Jerusalem, and Sicily
    • By: Nancy Goldstone
    • Narrated by: Christine Lakin
    • Length: 15 hrs and 6 mins
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    The riveting history of a beautiful queen, a shocking murder, a papal trial - and a reign as triumphant as any in the Middle Ages. On March 15, 1348, 22-year-old Joanna I, queen of Naples, stood trial for the murder of her husband before the pope and his court in Avignon. Determined to defend herself, Joanna won her acquittal against overwhelming odds. Victorious, she returned to Naples and ruled over one of Europe's most prestigious courts for the next three decades - until she herself was killed.   

    Regular price: $29.65

    • The Library Book

    • By: Susan Orlean
    • Narrated by: Susan Orlean
    • Length: 12 hrs and 9 mins
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    On the morning of April 29, 1986, a fire alarm sounded in the Los Angeles Public Library. As the moments passed, the patrons and staff who had cleared out of the building realized this was not the usual false alarm. As one fireman recounted later, “Once that first stack got going, it was good-bye, Charlie.” The fire was disastrous: It reached 2,000 degrees and burned for more than seven hours. By the time it was extinguished, it had consumed 400,000 books and damaged 700,000 more. 

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Capitalism in America

    • A History
    • By: Alan Greenspan, Adrian Wooldridge
    • Narrated by: Ray Porter
    • Length: 16 hrs and 14 mins
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    From the legendary former Fed Chairman and the acclaimed Economist writer and historian, the full, epic story of America's evolution from a small patchwork of threadbare colonies to the most powerful engine of wealth and innovation the world has ever seen. 

    Regular price: $35.00

    • Frederick Douglass

    • Prophet of Freedom
    • By: David W. Blight
    • Narrated by: Prentice Onayemi
    • Length: 36 hrs and 57 mins
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    As a young man, Frederick Douglass (1818-1895) escaped from slavery in Baltimore, Maryland. He was fortunate to have been taught to read by his slave owner mistress, and he would go on to become one of the major literary figures of his time. He wrote three versions of his autobiography over the course of his lifetime and published his own newspaper. His very existence gave the lie to slave owners: with dignity and great intelligence, he bore witness to the brutality of slavery.

    Regular price: $37.79

    • In the Hurricane's Eye

    • The Genius of George Washington and the Victory at Yorktown
    • By: Nathaniel Philbrick
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
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    In a narrative that moves from Washington's headquarters on the Hudson River, to the wooded hillside in North Carolina where Nathanael Greene fought Lord Cornwallis to a vicious draw, to Lafayette's brilliant series of maneuvers across Tidewater Virginia, author Nathaniel Philbrick details the epic and suspenseful year through to its triumphant conclusion. A riveting and wide-ranging story, full of dramatic, unexpected turns, In the Hurricane's Eye reveals that the fate of the American Revolution depended, in the end, on Washington and the sea. 

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Dawn of the Code War

    • America's Battle Against Russia, China, and the Rising Global Cyber Threat
    • By: John P. Carlin, Garrett M. Graff
    • Narrated by: Kevin Stillwell
    • Length: 16 hrs and 59 mins
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    The inside story of how America's enemies launched a cyberwar against us - and how we've learned to fight back. In this dramatic audiobook, former assistant attorney general John P. Carlin takes listeners to the front lines of a global but little-understood fight as the Justice Department and the FBI chases down hackers, online terrorist recruiters, and spies. 

    Regular price: $29.65

    • Vietnam

    • An Epic Tragedy, 1945-1975
    • By: Max Hastings
    • Narrated by: Max Hastings
    • Length: 32 hrs and 55 mins
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    Vietnam became the Western world’s most divisive modern conflict, precipitating a battlefield humiliation for France in 1954, then a vastly greater one for the US in 1975. Max Hastings has spent the past three years interviewing scores of participants on both sides, as well as researching a multitude of American and Vietnamese documents and memoirs, to create an epic narrative of an epic struggle. Here are the vivid realities of strife amid jungle and paddies that killed two million people. 

    • An Epic Tragedy, 1945-1975
    • By: Max Hastings
    • Narrated by: Max Hastings
    • Length: 32 hrs and 55 mins
    • Release date: 10-16-18
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    Regular price: $30.79

    • Black Flags, Blue Waters

    • The Epic History of America's Most Notorious Pirates
    • By: Eric Jay Dolin
    • Narrated by: Paul Brion
    • Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
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    Set against the backdrop of the Age of Exploration, Black Flags, Blue Waters reveals the dramatic and surprising history of American piracy's "Golden Age" when lawless pirates plied the coastal waters of North America and beyond. Best-selling author Eric Jay Dolin illustrates how American colonists at first supported these outrageous pirates in an early display of solidarity against the Crown, and then violently opposed them. Upending popular misconceptions and cartoonish stereotypes, Dolin provides this wholly original account of these seafaring outlaws.

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Lies That Bind

    • Rethinking Identity
    • By: Kwame Anthony Appiah
    • Narrated by: Kwame Anthony Appiah
    • Length: 7 hrs and 18 mins
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    We all know how identities - notably, those of nationality, class, culture, race, and religion - are at the root of global conflict, but the more elusive truth is that these identities are created by conflict in the first place. In provocative, entertaining chapters, Kwame Anthony Appiah interweaves keen-edged argument with engrossing historical tales and reveals the tangled contradictions within the stories that define us. 

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Catherine de Medici

    • Renaissance Queen of France
    • By: Leonie Frieda
    • Narrated by: Sarah Le Fevre
    • Length: 21 hrs and 36 mins
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    Poisoner, despot, necromancer - the dark legend of Catherine de Medici is centuries old. In this critically hailed biography, Leonie Frieda reclaims the story of this unjustly maligned queen to reveal a skilled ruler battling extraordinary political and personal odds - from a troubled childhood in Florence to her marriage to Henry, son of King Francis I of France; from her transformation of French culture to her fight to protect her throne and her sons' birthright. Based on thousands of private letters, it is a remarkable account of one of the most influential women to wear a crown.

    Regular price: $49.05

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