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    • The Birth of the Republic of Ireland: The History of Ireland’s Split from the British Empire in the Early 20th Century

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Colin Fluxman
    • Length: 2 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Birth of the Republic of Ireland: The History of Ireland’s Split from the British Empire in the Early 20th Century analyzes the tumultuous events that marked Irish history during the early 20th century. You will learn about Ireland in the early 20th century like never before. 

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Slave Life in Georgia

    • A Narrative of the Life, Sufferings, and Escape of John Brown, a Fugitive Slave, Now in England
    • By: John Brown
    • Narrated by: Damian Salandy
    • Length: 4 hrs and 54 mins
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    This account of the life, sufferings, and escape of a fugitive slave was published in London in 1855 by the British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society. It is the autobiography of a simple, sturdy man who spent 30 years as a slave in Virginia, North Carolina, and Georgia.   

    • A Narrative of the Life, Sufferings, and Escape of John Brown, a Fugitive Slave, Now in England
    • By: John Brown
    • Narrated by: Damian Salandy
    • Length: 4 hrs and 54 mins
    • Release date: 12-13-18
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    Regular price: $14.95

    • Blaise Pascal: The Life and Legacy of the Legendary French Mathematician and Theologian

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Jim D Johnston
    • Length: 1 hr and 22 mins
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    Blaise Pascal: The Life and Legacy of the Legendary French Mathematician and Theologian examines the life and work that made this unconventionally educated yet brilliant scientist, mathematician, and man of letters one of modern history’s most important figures. You will learn about Pascal like never before. 

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Who's In, Who's Out

    • The Journals of Kenneth Rose
    • By: Kenneth Rose
    • Narrated by: Barnaby Edwards
    • Length: 24 hrs and 15 mins
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    Kenneth Rose was one of the most astute observers of the establishment for over 70 years. The wry and amusing journals of the royal biographer and historian made objective observation a sculpted craft. His impeccable social placement located him within the beating heart of the national elite for decades. He was capable of writing substantial history, such as his priceless material on the abdication crisis from conversations with both the Duke of Windsor and the Queen Mother.

    Regular price: $28.35

    • Medieval Bodies

    • Life, Death and Art in the Middle Ages
    • By: Jack Hartnell
    • Narrated by: Jack Hartnell
    • Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
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    Dripping with blood and gold, fetishised and tortured, gateway to earthly delights and point of contact with the divine, forcibly divided and powerful even beyond death, there was no territory more contested than the body in the medieval world. In Medieval Bodies, art historian Jack Hartnell uncovers the complex and fascinating ways in which the people of the Middle Ages thought about, explored and experienced their physical selves.

    Regular price: $16.35

    • Pandora’s Box

    • A History of the First World War
    • By: Jorn Leonhard, Patrick Camiller - translator
    • Narrated by: David de Vries
    • Length: 39 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In this monumental history of the First World War, Germany's leading historian of the 20th century's first great catastrophe explains the war's origins, course, and consequences. With an unrivaled combination of depth and global reach, Pandora's Box reveals how profoundly the war shaped the world to come. Jörn Leonhard treats the clash of arms with a sure feel for grand strategy, the everyday tactics of dynamic movement and slow attrition, the race for ever more destructive technologies, and the grim experiences of frontline soldiers. 

    Regular price: $31.49

    • LBJ's 1968

    • Power, Politics, and the Presidency in America's Year of Upheaval
    • By: Kyle Longley
    • Narrated by: Paul Brion
    • Length: 11 hrs and 14 mins
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    1968 was an unprecedented year in terms of upheaval on numerous scales: political, military, economic, social, cultural. In the United States, perhaps no one was more undone by the events of 1968 than President Lyndon Baines Johnson. Kyle Longley leads his listeners on a behind-the-scenes tour of what Johnson characterized as the 'year of a continuous nightmare'. Longley explores how LBJ perceived the most significant events of 1968, including the Vietnam War, the assassinations of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Robert Kennedy, and the violent Democratic National Convention in Chicago.

    • Power, Politics, and the Presidency in America's Year of Upheaval
    • By: Kyle Longley
    • Narrated by: Paul Brion
    • Length: 11 hrs and 14 mins
    • Release date: 12-12-18
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    Regular price: $20.99

    • Anatomy of Victory

    • Why the United States Triumphed in World War II, Fought to a Stalemate in Korea, Lost in Vietnam, and Failed in Iraq
    • By: John D. Caldwell
    • Narrated by: Chris Sorensen
    • Length: 20 hrs and 26 mins
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    This groundbreaking book provides the first systematic comparison of America's modern wars and why they were won or lost. John D. Caldwell uses the World War II victory as the historical benchmark for evaluating the success and failure of later conflicts. Unlike WWII, the Korean, Vietnam, and Iraqi wars were limited, but they required enormous national commitments, produced no lasting victories, and generated bitter political controversies.   

    • Why the United States Triumphed in World War II, Fought to a Stalemate in Korea, Lost in Vietnam, and Failed in Iraq
    • By: John D. Caldwell
    • Narrated by: Chris Sorensen
    • Length: 20 hrs and 26 mins
    • Release date: 12-12-18
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    Regular price: $24.49

    • Peace at Last

    • A Portrait of Armistice Day, 11 November 1918
    • By: Guy Cuthbertson
    • Narrated by: Michael Page
    • Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
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    November 11, 2018, marks the centenary of the armistice signed between the Allies and Germany ending World War I. While the events of the war and its legacy are much discussed, this is the first book to focus solely on the day itself, examining how the people of Britain, and the wider world, reacted to the news of peace.

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Aunt Phil's Trunk: Volume Five, Second Edition

    • Bringing Alaska's History Alive!
    • By: Laurel Downing Bill, Phyllis Downing Carlson
    • Narrated by: Laurel Downing Bill
    • Length: 12 hrs and 35 mins
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    Alaska statehood - a historic 25 years! This fifth audiobook in the Aunt Phil’s Trunk Alaska History series highlights the first 25 years of statehood through short stories. Not only did the optimistic citizens of the Great Land create a government from scratch in just a few years, they also dealt with many challenges.  

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Teutonic Knights: The Catholic Church’s Most Powerful Warriors

    • By: Conrad Bauer
    • Narrated by: Charles D. Baker
    • Length: 1 hr and 22 mins
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    The Teutonic Knights are said to be the toughest warriors the Catholic church ever had during the crusades. Discover how this Catholic order has influenced our history and even present times. The Teutonic Knights may receive less attention than the other two Catholic orders of Crusaders - the Hospitallers and the Knights Templar - but their history is just as storied and complex as that of their monastic peers.

    Regular price: $6.95

    • This Is Cuba

    • An American Journalist Under Castro's Shadow
    • By: David Ariosto
    • Narrated by: David Ariosto
    • Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
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    This is Cuba is a true story that begins in the summer of 2009 when a young American photo-journalist is offered the chance of a lifetime - a two-year assignment in Havana. For David Ariosto, the island is an intriguing new world, unmoored from the one he left behind. From neighboring military coups, suspected honey traps, salty spooks, and desperate migrants to dissidents, doctors, and Havana’s empty shelves, Ariosto uncovers the island’s subtle absurdities, its Cold War mystique, and the hopes of a people in the throes of transition.

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    • By Andy Moriarty on 12-13-18

    Regular price: $24.99

    • Sword and Scimitar

    • Fourteen Centuries of War between Islam and the West
    • By: Raymond Ibrahim, Victor Davis Hanson - foreword
    • Narrated by: John McLain
    • Length: 14 hrs and 2 mins
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    The West and Islam - the sword and scimitar - have clashed since the 17th century, when, according to Muslim tradition, the Roman emperor rejected Prophet Muhammad's order to abandon Christianity and convert to Islam, unleashing a centuries-long jihad on Christendom. Sword and Scimitar chronicles the decisive battles that arose from this ages-old Islamic jihad, beginning with the first major Islamic attack on Christian land in 636.

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Life's Too Short to Cry

    • The Compelling Story of a Battle of Britain Ace
    • By: Tim Vigors
    • Narrated by: Roger Davis
    • Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
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    It is not often that a long-hidden gem of a manuscript is published, bringing a moment in WWII history to vivid life for today’s audiences. Geoffrey Wellum’s First Light was one example. The memoir of Timothy Vigors is another. Born in Hatfield but raised in Ireland and educated at Eton and Cranwell, Vigors found himself in France in 1940 flying Fairey Battle bombers. After the Fall he joined the fighters of 222 Squadron, with whom he saw frantic and distinguished service over Dunkirk and persevered through the dangerous days of the Battle of Britain, when he became an ace.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • You Learn by Living

    • Eleven Keys for a More Fulfilling Life
    • By: Eleanor Roosevelt
    • Narrated by: Vivienne Leheny
    • Length: 5 hrs and 29 mins
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    One of the most beloved figures of the 20th century, First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt remains a role model for a life well lived. At the age of 76, Roosevelt penned this simple guide to living a fuller life. You Learn by Living is a powerful volume of enduring common sense ideas and heartfelt values. Offering her own philosophy on living, Eleanor takes listeners on a path to compassion, confidence, maturity, civic stewardship, and more. Her keys to a fulfilling life?

    Regular price: $23.95

    • The Fall of Wisconsin

    • The Conservative Conquest of a Progressive Bastion and the Future of American Politics
    • By: Dan Kaufman
    • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
    • Length: 8 hrs and 18 mins
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    The Fall of Wisconsin is a deeply reported, searing account of how the state’s progressive tradition was undone and turned into a model for national conservatives bent on remaking the country. Dan Kaufman, a Wisconsin native who has been covering the story for several years, traces the history of progressivism that made Wisconsin so widely admired. Kaufman reveals how the “divide-and-conquer” strategy of Governor Scott Walker and his allies pitted Wisconsin’s citizens against one another, so powerful corporations and donors could effectively take control of state government.

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    • Cuba on the Verge

    • 12 Writers on Continuity and Change in Havana and Across the Country
    • By: Leila Guerriero
    • Narrated by: Frankie Corzo, Lorenzo Irizarry
    • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
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    Spanning politics and art, music and baseball, Cuba on the Verge is a timely look at a society’s profound transformation - from inside and out. Standing on both sides of the divide between the US and Cuba, 12 of our most celebrated writers investigate this period of momentous transition. 

    Regular price: $30.79

    • Seismic City

    • An Environmental History of San Francisco's 1906 Earthquake
    • By: Joanna L. Dyl
    • Narrated by: Ginger White
    • Length: 13 hrs and 11 mins
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    On April 18, 1906, a 7.8-magnitude earthquake shook the San Francisco region, igniting fires that burned half the city. The disaster in all its elements - earthquake, fires, and recovery - profoundly disrupted the urban order and challenged San Francisco's perceived permanence. The crisis temporarily broke down spatial divisions of class and race and highlighted the contested terrain of urban nature in an era of widespread class conflict, simmering ethnic tensions, and controversial reform efforts.

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Vikings in Iceland: The History of the Norse Expeditions and Settlements Across Iceland

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Dan Gallagher
    • Length: 1 hr and 44 mins
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    The Vikings in Iceland: The History of the Norse Expeditions and Settlements Bcross Iceland looks at the history of the Vikings’ activities in Iceland, and how they affected subsequent exploration and colonization. You will learn about the Vikings in Iceland like never before.

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Burning the Sky

    • Operation Argus and the Untold Story of the Cold War Nuclear Tests in Outer Space
    • By: Mark Wolverton
    • Narrated by: John Lescault
    • Length: 8 hrs and 5 mins
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    After the Soviet Union proved to the United States that it possessed an operational intercontinental ballistic missile with the launch of Sputnik in October 1957, the world watched anxiously as the two superpowers engaged in a game of nuclear one-upmanship. Amid this rising tension, eccentric physicist Nicholas Christofilos brought forth an outlandish, albeit ingenious, idea to defend the US from a Soviet attack: detonating nuclear warheads in space to create an artificial radiation belt that would fry incoming ICBMs. Known as Operation Argus, this plan is the most secret and riskiest experiment in history, and classified details of these nuclear tests have been long obscured.

    Regular price: $24.47

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