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    • The OSS and CIA: The History of America’s Intelligence Community During World War II and the Establishment of the Central Intelligence Agency

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Bill Hare
    • Length: 2 hrs and 6 mins
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    The OSS and CIA: The History of America’s Intelligence Community during World War II and the Establishment of the Central Intelligence Agency looks at the agencies’ organizational characteristics, historical inception, early Cold War growth, and recent influence. You will learn about the OSS and CIA like never before.

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    • Cinco de Mayo: The History of the Battle of Puebla and the Famous Holiday

    • By: Charles River Editors, Gustavo Vazquez-Lozano
    • Narrated by: Bill Hare
    • Length: 1 hr and 38 mins
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    There are two great misconceptions about Cinco de Mayo in the United States, despite the fact it has become one of the country’s most beloved days. The first misconception is that the date marks the Independence of Mexico, and the second is that the celebration was imported in relatively recent times by Mexican immigrants. In fact, May 5 does not mark Mexico's independence (which is celebrated on September 16) but the day of the most important battle in the history of the country, fought against the French. 

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    • Akhenaten and Amarna: The History of Ancient Egypt’s Most Mysterious Pharaoh and His Capital City

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Colin Fluxman
    • Length: 2 hrs and 19 mins
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    An Egyptian mystery that shows no signs of going away is the history of the archeological site known as Amarna, which is actually the name of the modern village that is closest to the ancient Egyptian city of Akhet-Aten. Akhet-Aten was built during the reign of one of Egypt’s most enigmatic pharaohs, Akhenaten, and modern archaeological studies have shown it was hastily built and almost as quickly abandoned. Although the city had a brief lifespan, it was vitally important at the time, so much so that the late 18th Dynasty has been named the Amarna Period by modern scholars.

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    • The Whitman Massacre

    • The History and Legacy of the Native American Attack on Missionaries That Started the Cayuse War
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Scott Clem
    • Length: 1 hr and 45 mins
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    The Whitman Massacre: The History and Legacy of the Native American Attack on Missionaries that Started the Cayuse War looks at the chain of events that led to one of the most notorious attacks of the 19th century on the frontier. You will learn about the Whitman Massacre like never before.

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    • Ancient Egypt’s Most Famous Royal Family: The Lives and Deaths of Akhenaten, Nefertiti, and Tutankhamun

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Colin Fluxman
    • Length: 3 hrs
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    Africa may have given rise to the first human beings, and Egypt probably gave rise to the first great civilizations, which continue to fascinate modern societies across the globe nearly 5,000 years later. From the Library and Lighthouse of Alexandria to the Great Pyramid at Giza, the Ancient Egyptians produced several wonders of the world, revolutionized architecture and construction, created some of the world’s first systems of mathematics and medicine, and established language and art that spread across the known world. 

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    • The Republic of Venice

    • The History of the Venetian Empire and Its Influence Across the Mediterranean
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Colin Fluxman
    • Length: 2 hrs and 7 mins
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    The Republic of Venice: The History of the Venetian Empire and Its Influence across the Mediterranean dives into the city's origin story, how it became one of the most important powers in Europe, and its inevitable undoing. Along with information about important people, places, and events, you will learn about the Venetian Republic like never before.

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    • The Mossad: The History and Legacy of Israel’s National Intelligence Agency

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Scott Clem
    • Length: 3 hrs
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    The conflict between the Israelis and Palestinians is technically 69 years old and counting but has its roots in over 2,000 years of history. With so much time and history, the Middle East 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.

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    • Flinders Petrie: The Life and Legacy of the Father of Modern Egyptology

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Bill Hare
    • Length: 2 hrs and 27 mins
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    Africa may have given rise to the first human beings, and Egypt probably gave rise to the first great civilizations, which continue to fascinate modern societies across the globe nearly 5,000 years later. From the library and Lighthouse of Alexandria to the great pyramid at Giza, the ancient Egyptians produced several wonders of the world, revolutionized architecture and construction, created some of the world’s first systems of mathematics and medicine, and established language and art that spread across the known world.

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    • The Knights Hospitaller

    • The History and Legacy of the Medieval Catholic Military Order
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Dan Gallagher
    • Length: 1 hr and 43 mins
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    The Knights Hospitaller formed in the 12th century and continue to exist in contemporary times, albeit in a considerably different form. Over the last millennium, the organization has fulfilled different roles, served varying masters, and continued to uphold the tenets of crusading even when there was no Crusade to fight. All the while, as it went through centuries of murkiness, including the development of a notorious reputation, the Knights Hospitaller continued to adapt.

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    • Flat Earth and Hollow Earth Theories

    • A History of Strange Tales and Bizarre Beliefs About the Planet
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Jim Johnston
    • Length: 2 hrs and 30 mins
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    The world is filled with mysteries, and even in the modern age, much of the planet remains unexplored. The depths of the oceans and the intricate and extensive cave systems that honeycomb some parts of the Earth are still largely unknown. Thus, it should come as no surprise that when it comes to this terra incognita, people have projected all sorts of ideas. Tales of sunken cities or lost civilizations are just some of the fanciful theories, and those could even be considered tame in comparison to the idea that Earth is flat and/or hollow.   

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    • Flat Earth: A History of Strange Tales, Bizarre Beliefs, and Conspiracy Theories About the Earth’s Surface

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Jim Johnston
    • Length: 1 hr and 17 mins
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    The world is filled with mysteries, and even in the modern age, much of the planet remains unexplored. The depths of the oceans and the intricate and extensive cave systems that honeycomb some parts of the Earth are still largely unknown. Thus, it should come as no surprise that when it comes to this terra incognita, people have projected all sorts of ideas. Tales of sunken cities or lost civilizations are just some of the fanciful theories, and those could even be considered tame in comparison to the idea that Earth is flat. 

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    • Boudica: The Life and Legacy of the Celtic Queen Who Rebelled Against the Romans in Britain

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Colin Fluxman
    • Length: 3 hrs
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    Over 1,100 years before William the Conqueror became the King of England after the Battle of Hastings, Julius Caesar came, saw, and conquered part of “Britannia”, setting up a Roman province with a puppet king in 54 BCE. In the new province, the Romans eventually constructed a military outpost overlooking a bridge across the River Thames. The new outpost was named Londinium, and it covered just over two dozen acres.

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    • Harun al-Rashid: The Life and Legacy of the Abbasid Caliph During the Islamic Golden Age

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Bill Hare
    • Length: 1 hr and 52 mins
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    Like many historical figures, Harun al-Rashid’s biography has become part reality and part myth. A real individual and the fourth caliph of the Abbasid Caliphate, Harun al-Rashid is best known to many individuals because of his role in famous literature like One Thousand and One Nights, not necessarily because of his policy decisions. This is unusual because Harun al-Rashid was perhaps the most influential of the Abbasid caliphs due to his role in bringing economic prosperity.

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    • Witchcraft in the United States: The History of Witches, Practices, and Persecution in America

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Scott Clem
    • Length: 2 hrs and 11 mins
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    When people hear the word “witchcraft”, certain images come to mind. American history buffs will immediately think of Salem, where hysteria in the 17th century led to notorious trials that continue to be the source of several historical studies, with scholars analyzing things from every direction. Was it a religious fervor? Was it a land grab? Was there fungus in the grain? Over 400 years later, there are still fundamental questions regarding the complete breakdown of moral order that pinned friend against friend and neighbor against neighbor.

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    • Rocky Mountain Harry Yount

    • The Life and Legacy of the Famous American Explorer and Mountain Man
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Scott Clem
    • Length: 1 hr and 45 mins
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    By the golden age of the mountain man in the mid-19th-century, there were perhaps only three thousand living in the West. Their origins were disparate, although they included many Anglo-Americans. A good number hailed from wilderness regions of Kentucky and Virginia and throughout the newly purchased Louisiana Territory, which occupied the entire central section of the continent. French Canadians traveled from the north to work in the fur trade, while Creole-Europeans represented approximately 15 percent of the men known to be living the isolated mountain life.

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    • The Athenian Navy and Spartan Army: The History and Legacy of Ancient Greece’s Most Famous Military Forces

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Scott Clem
    • Length: 4 hrs and 4 mins
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    Dominated to this day by the sprawling white marble complex of the Acropolis, Athens is a city which is immensely and rightly proud of its past. For a period of roughly three centuries, the polis of Athens stood, if not in a position of unchallenged supremacy among the cities of Hellas, then at the very least among its three most important polities. Its fledgling empire, though small by the standards later set by Alexander or the Romans, or even by those of its ancient enemy Persia, nonetheless, encompassed cities as far afield as Asia Minor and Southern Italy.

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    • Prester John

    • The History of the Legendary Patriarch and His Fabled Christian Kingdom in Africa
    • By: CharlesRiver Editors
    • Narrated by: Bill Hare
    • Length: 1 hr and 33 mins
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    Europeans had believed in the existence of this Christian kingdom for hundreds of years, making Prester John a fascinating but difficult topic given that his story was entirely one of legend. Given that he was not a real figure, many modern histories either omit him or ignore his story and influence altogether, but as counterintuitive as it may seem, Prester John is important because for over 500 years people thought he was real. As a result, people took very real actions attempting to find them, and they had an impact on the world, as far back as the travels of Marco Polo.

    • The History of the Legendary Patriarch and His Fabled Christian Kingdom in Africa
    • By: CharlesRiver Editors
    • Narrated by: Bill Hare
    • Length: 1 hr and 33 mins
    • Release date: 05-01-19
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    • The Battle of the Somme

    • The History and Legacy of World War I’s Biggest Battle
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Jim D Johnston
    • Length: 2 hrs and 14 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. It saw millions of soldiers do battle in brutal assaults of attrition which dragged on for months with little to no respite...The Battle of the Somme: The History and Legacy of World War I’s Biggest Battle analyzes one of the Great War’s most important conflicts, and how it was emblematic of the stalemate that came from new technology and trench warfare. You will learn about the Battle of the Somme like never before.

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    • The Ancient Athenian Navy

    • The History and Legacy of Greece’s Dominant Naval Force in Antiquity
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Scott Clem
    • Length: 2 hrs and 27 mins
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    The flowering of Greek civilization was further made possible by an increase of trade between the cities and with other civilizations. Trade became a major occupation on account of the scarcity of agricultural land in the largely mountainous regions of the Balkan peninsula. The polis of Athens, in particular, assumed economic dominance in the Aegean in from the sixth century BC. The consequent increase in wealth, resources, and population made a cultural renaissance possible.

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    • Colonial Argentina: The History of Argentina’s Colonization and Struggle for Independence

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Colin Fluxman
    • Length: 1 hr and 54 mins
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    After the conquest of the Incas in the 1530s, the Portuguese threat prompted the authorization of a second expedition, commanded this time by Pedro de Mendoza with a force of some 1,500 men. The party arrived at the mouth of the Río de la Plata in 1536, and there Mendoza founded the settlement of Nuestra Señora Santa María del Buen Ayre. This was the basis of the future city of Buenos Aires.

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