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    • The Club

    • Johnson, Boswell, and the Friends Who Shaped an Age
    • By: Leo Damrosch
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 15 hrs and 1 min
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    In 1763, the painter Joshua Reynolds proposed to his friend Samuel Johnson that they invite a few friends to join them every Friday at the Turk's Head Tavern in London to dine, drink, and talk until midnight. Eventually, the group came to include among its members Edmund Burke, Adam Smith, Edward Gibbon, and James Boswell. It was known simply as "the Club". In this captivating audiobook, Leo Damrosch brings alive a brilliant, competitive, and eccentric cast of characters.

    • Johnson, Boswell, and the Friends Who Shaped an Age
    • By: Leo Damrosch
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 15 hrs and 1 min
    • Release date: 03-26-19
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    Regular price: $22.71

    • Murder by the Book

    • The Crime That Shocked Dickens's London
    • By: Claire Harman
    • Narrated by: Andy Secombe
    • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
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    From the acclaimed biographer - the fascinating, little-known story of a Victorian-era murder that rocked literary London, leading Charles Dickens, William Thackeray, and Queen Victoria herself to wonder: Can a novel kill? 

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Killing Hitler

    • The Plots, the Assassins, and the Dictator Who Cheated Death
    • By: Roger Moorhouse
    • Narrated by: James Cameron Stewart
    • Length: 14 hrs and 10 mins
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    Disraeli once declared that "assassination never changed anything", and yet the idea that World War II and the horrors of the Holocaust might have been averted with a single bullet or bomb has remained a tantalizing one for half a century. What historian Roger Moorhouse reveals in Killing Hitler is just how close - and how often - history came to taking a radically different path between Adolf Hitler's rise to power and his ignominious suicide. 

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Villains of All Nations

    • Atlantic Pirates in the Golden Age
    • By: Marcus Rediker
    • Narrated by: Cornell Womack
    • Length: 7 hrs and 12 mins
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     Villains of All Nations explores the "Golden Age" of Atlantic piracy (1716-1726) and the infamous generation whose images underlie our modern, romanticized view of pirates. 

    Regular price: $27.95

    • The Portuguese Empire and Africa

    • The History and Legacy of Portugal's Exploration and Colonization of the West African Coast
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Bill Hare
    • Length: 1 hr and 29 mins
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    By the mid-15th century, the Byzantine Empire had collapsed and the various Crusades that had taken place in the region had largely disrupted the overland routes of the Silk Road and trade. Compounding the difficulties of trade was the rise of the Ottoman Empire in place of the Byzantines and the outbreak of the Black Death in Europe. This audiobook chronicles the early efforts by the Portuguese that helped initiate the Age of Exploration, and the ramifications the colonization had across the world.

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Russian Cyber Warfare

    • The History of Russia's State-Sponsored Attacks Across the World
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Colin Fluxman
    • Length: 1 hr and 36 mins
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    Russia has been depicted by the media as a cyberspace boogeyman, a nation of hackers that can and will exploit any and all vulnerabilities of private organizations, government entities, and social media platforms. Over the last 10 years, as hackers all over the world have been mobilized to carry out state agendas, this “nation of hackers” reputation has evolved into something much more serious...today, Russian cyberwarfare keeps military officers, policymakers, and ordinary citizens around the world up at night.

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Industrial Revolution

    • A History from Beginning to End
    • By: Hourly History
    • Narrated by: Matthew J. Chandler-Smith
    • Length: 1 hr and 6 mins
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    The Industrial Revolution, which took place in Great Britain between the middle of the 18th century and the middle of the 19th, transformed British industry and society and made Great Britain the most powerful nation in the world. The Industrial Revolution didn’t happen due to one, single factor but rather to a number of separate, yet, related developments which interacted to change the world profoundly and completely. Improvements in the production of iron allowed the construction of efficient, reliable steam engines.

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Life in the Third Reich

    • Daily LIfe in Nazi Germany, 1933-1945
    • By: Paul Roland
    • Narrated by: Dugald Bruce-Lockhart
    • Length: 3 hrs and 56 mins
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    Germany was a deeply divided nation when Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party came to power in 1933. As the shadow of the swastika lengthened, its citizens quickly came to realize that the Nazis' brutal programme was not optional. Everyone was expected to play their part in "national revival", especially those chosen as sacrificial victims.  Life in the Third Reich draws on the recollections of those who lived through the rise and fall of one of the most vicious and sadistic regimes the world has ever seen.

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Riding in the Zone Rouge

    • The Tour of the Battlefields 1919 - Cycling’s Toughest-Ever Stage Race
    • By: Tom Isitt
    • Narrated by: Roger Davis
    • Length: 10 hrs and 19 mins
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    The Circuit des Champs de Bataille (the Tour of the Battlefields) was held in 1919, less than six months after the end of the First World War. It covered 2,000 kilometres and was raced in appalling conditions across the battlefields of the Western Front, otherwise known as the Zone Rouge. The race was so tough that only 21 riders finished, and it was never staged again. With one of the most demanding routes ever to feature in a bicycle race, and plagued by appalling weather conditions, the Circuit des Champs de Bataille was beyond gruelling, but today its story is largely forgotten. 

    Regular price: $21.81

    • The Lost Gutenberg

    • The Astounding Story of One Book's Five-Hundred-Year Odyssey
    • By: Margaret Leslie Davis
    • Narrated by: Coleen Marlo
    • Length: 6 hrs and 25 mins
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    For rare-book collectors, an original copy of the Gutenberg Bible - of which there are fewer than 50 in existence - represents the ultimate prize. Here, Margaret Leslie Davis recounts five centuries in the life of one copy, from its creation by Johannes Gutenberg, through the hands of monks, an earl, the Worcestershire sauce king, and a nuclear physicist to its ultimate resting place, in a steel vault in Tokyo. 

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Shortest History of Germany

    • From Julius Caesar to Angela Merkel: A Retelling for Our Times
    • By: James Hawes
    • Narrated by: Matthew Lloyd Davies
    • Length: 6 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A country both admired and feared, Germany has been the epicenter of world events time and again: the Reformation, both World Wars, the fall of the Berlin Wall. It did not emerge as a modern nation until 1871 - yet today, Germany is the world's fourth-largest economy and a standard-bearer of liberal democracy.

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    Regular price: $17.49

    • Battle for the Ruhr

    • The German Army's Final Defeat in the West
    • By: Derek S. Zumbro
    • Narrated by: Julian Elfer
    • Length: 16 hrs and 51 mins
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    With Allied armies poised on the banks of the Rhine, Nazi Germany tottered on the brink of collapse. The ensuing battles on German soil - especially those in the so-called Ruhr Pocket - were as fierce and hard-fought as any in the European theater. Going well beyond previous accounts, Derek S. Zumbro chronicles this key military campaign from a unique and fresh perspective - that of the defeated German soldiers and civilians caught in the final maelstrom of the war's Western front.   

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Russia in Flames

    • War, Revolution, Civil War, 1914 - 1921
    • By: Laura Engelstein
    • Narrated by: Anne Flosnik
    • Length: 31 hrs and 11 mins
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    October 1917, heralded as the culmination of the Russian Revolution, remains a defining moment in world history. Even a hundred years after the events that led to the emergence of the world's first self-proclaimed socialist state, debate continues over whether, as historian E. H. Carr put it decades ago, these earth-shaking days were a "landmark in the emancipation of mankind from past oppression" or "a crime and a disaster." 

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Queen Mary I: A Life from Beginning to End

    • By: Hourly History
    • Narrated by: Mike Nelson
    • Length: 59 mins
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    Mary I, perhaps best known by the moniker Bloody Mary, was England’s first female monarch who ruled in her own right. A fighter from birth, she was the only surviving child of Henry VIII and his wife, Catherine of Aragon. Mary would make her way back to her father’s good graces after being cast out by him in favor of his numerous wives and would eventually undo her father’s religious reforms by restoring Roman Catholicism in England. The fourth Tudor to rule England, Mary is remembered for burning around 300 Protestants at the stake on her quest for religious reform. 

    Regular price: $3.95

    • Great Tours: Greece and Turkey, from Athens to Istanbul

    • By: John R. Hale, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: John R. Hale
    • Length: 12 hrs and 24 mins
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    In The Great Tours: Greece and Turkey, from Athens to Istanbul, award-winning Professor John R. Hale of the University of Louisville is your guide to the fabulous civilizations of the Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, and Ottomans, and to the natural wonders and idyllic landscapes that surround them. These 24 richly enjoyable lectures give you the chance to experience these important sites and cultures through the eyes of an expert archaeologist and scholar, whose knowledge and depth of insight go far beyond any ordinary travel narrative.

    Regular price: $34.95

    • The Great Tours: Experiencing Medieval Europe

    • By: Kenneth R. Bartlett, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Kenneth R. Bartlett
    • Length: 12 hrs and 5 mins
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    In The Great Tours: Experiencing Medieval Europe, award-winning Professor Kenneth R. Bartlett of the University of Toronto invites you to travel through time to the golden ages of 12 of Europe’s most beautiful medieval cities. In 24 lectures, you’ll discover teeming markets and mercantile centers, royal feasts and ritual, dramatic military engagements, magnificent religious pageantry, and the many colorful layers of daily medieval life.

    Regular price: $34.95

    • A Popular History of France from the Earliest Times: Volume V

    • By: François Guizot
    • Narrated by: Cate Barratt
    • Length: 22 hrs and 18 mins
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     Volume V covers France’s history from the rise of Henry IV (Henry of Navarre) in 1589 to the death of Louis XIV in 1715.

    Regular price: $38.56

    • Doctor Death: Harold Shipman

    • British Criminals, Volume 1
    • By: Michael Newton, RJ Parker
    • Narrated by: Don Kline
    • Length: 2 hrs and 18 mins
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    Britain's most prolific known serial killer wasn't a ripper or strangler. He was a licensed physician, bound in theory by the good medical practice guidelines of the General Medical Council established in 1858, making care of patients his "first concern" while "being open, honest, and acting with integrity". The "healer" nicknamed Doctor Death achieved none of those goals. 

    Regular price: $6.95

    • A Concise History of Germany

    • By: Mary Fulbrook
    • Narrated by: Nick McArdle
    • Length: 11 hrs and 15 mins
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    This audiobook provides a clear and informative guide to the twists and turns of German history from the early Middle Ages to the present day. The multifaceted, problematic history of the German lands has furnished a wide range of debates and differences of interpretation. Mary Fulbrook provides a crisp synthesis of a vast array of historical material and explores the interrelationships between social, political, and cultural factors in the light of scholarly controversies.  

    Regular price: $20.30

    • The Imperial German Army: The History and Legacy of Germany’s Armed Forces During World War I

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Colin Fluxman
    • Length: 2 hrs and 58 mins
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     The Imperial German Army: The History and Legacy of Germany’s Armed Forces During World War I chronicles the German military in the years after the German Empire’s formation and World War I. You will learn about Germany’s army in World War I like never before.  

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