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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.

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Chicago Outfit and the North Side Gang: The History and Legacy of Chicago's Most Notorious Rival Mobs

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Scott Clem
    • Length: 3 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The rise of Chicago’s gangland can be attributed to a number of factors. First, there was the sudden explosion in its population, which saw an influx of immigrants - mainly from eastern and southern Europe, as well as Americans from neighboring and faraway states - teem into the city in search of promising job opportunities and a better life. The abrupt inundation of permanent citizens rendered the already suffering policeman to civilian ratio out of kilter, and the authorities' control of the city became further unzipped.

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    • Pretty Boy Floyd: The Notorious Life and Death of the Depression Era Outlaw

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Scott Clem
    • Length: 1 hr and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Pretty Boy Floyd was a perplexing character as abhorred as he was revered. To the feds, Pretty Boy Floyd was a venomous, manipulative scoundrel who was egregiously lionized as an antihero with a heart of gold. A career bank robber supposedly associated with up to 40 bank robberies, his face would soon be plastered on the 1934 poster of the FBI's Most Wanted alongside John Dillinger, Baby Face Nelson, and Alvin Karper. 

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    • Machine Gun Kelly

    • The Notorious Life and Crimes of the Depression Era Gangster
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Dan Gallagher
    • Length: 1 hr and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Veteran bootlegger. Prolific bank robber. Kidnapper extraordinaire. Ruthless criminal mastermind. With a nickname as hardcore as George “Machine Gun” Kelly's, it should come as no surprise that such terms are frequently associated with him. Eighty-six years may have come and gone since his death, but this Depression-era mobster's name and legacy are still as relevant as ever. You will learn about Machine Gun Kelly like never before.

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    • Haunted Castles Across the World

    • A Collection of Supernatural Tales About the World’s Most Historical Fortifications
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Colin Fluxman
    • Length: 2 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Castles have always fascinated people. They speak of a bygone time when gallant knights faced each other in mortal combat to win a lady’s favor, and they bring up images of the chivalry and monarchs of old. In countless romance novels and movies, castles have been the backdrop for sweeping drama, romance, and adventure. But castles have also become centers for stories of paranormal activity, with ghosts replaying the dreadful events that threw them into their unwanted afterlives. 

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    • Arnold Rothstein

    • The Life and Legacy of the Notorious Mob Kingpin Accused of Fixing the World Series
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Scott Clem
    • Length: 1 hr and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
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    One of the most integral members of that criminal underworld was Arnold Rothstein, the archetype of the old school mobster. He was intelligent, charming, well-spoken, grotesquely wealthy, and a sharp dresser, often pictured with a patterned bowtie and a flat-top fedora snugly fit over his receding hairline. And yet, he was nothing like the stereotypical mobster.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent Story, Poorly Delivered

    • By Paul on 03-24-19

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Bugsy Siegel and Meyer Lansky

    • The Controversial Mobsters Who Worked with Lucky Luciano to Form the National Crime Syndicate
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Scott Clem
    • Length: 2 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Bugsy Siegel and Meyer Lansky profiles the friends and partners as they rose from the streets of the Lower East Side to become some of the most influential organized crime leaders in America. You will learn about Bugsy Siegel and Meyer Lansky like never before. 

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    • Everything You Need to Know About The Communist Manifesto

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Colin Fluxman
    • Length: 1 hr and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
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    It would be almost impossible to exaggerate the influence The Communist Manifesto and its principal author, Karl Marx, has had upon the world in the last 150 years. Marx was an influential historian, journalist, and economist who is widely considered one of the first social scientists, but he is best remembered for advocating socialism, particularly the brand that would take his name.  

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    • The Maori

    • The History and Legacy of New Zealand’s Indigenous People
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Dan Gallagher
    • Length: 1 hr and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In 1769, Captain James Cook’s historic expedition in the region would lead to an English claim on Australia, but before he reached Australia, he sailed near New Zealand and spent weeks mapping part of New Zealand’s coast. Thus, he was also one of the first to observe and take note of the indigenous peoples of the two islands.  

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    • No concept of Maori pronunciation!

    • By C. Elliott on 02-20-19

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    • Los Fantasmas de Londres [The Ghosts of London]

    • Una Colección de Historias de Fantasmas de la Capital Británica [A Collection of Ghost Stories from the British Capital]
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Nicolas Villanueva
    • Length: 1 hr and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Muchos crean que Inglaterra es una tierra llena de fantasmas. Durante siglos, la gente ha contado historias de fantasmas que acechaban sus edificios históricos, extrañas criaturas acechando en sus primitivos bosques, y caminos inexplicables que unen sus antiguos sitios. Y naturalmente, como una de las capitales más históricas del mundo, cada paso en Londres lleva a los visitantes a través de cientos de años de historia. Desde las más magníficas avenidas y monumentos hasta las más humildes calles y casas particulares, parece que cada ladrillo y adoquín tiene una historia que contar.

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    • Current Events: Israel and Her Enemies

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Bill Hare
    • Length: 1 hr and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Along with analysis and anecdotes of important events and people, Israel and Her Enemies is the perfect starting point for understanding how the Middle East conflicts have gotten to where they are at today and what the future may hold. 

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    • The Ghosts of the British Isles: A Collection of Ghost Stories and Other Supernatural Tales from Britain and Ireland

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Colin Fluxman
    • Length: 5 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The United Kingdom is an ancient land steeped in history and tradition, filled with prehistoric ruins, majestic castles, and a countryside sculpted from millennia of human habitation. Its rolling countryside is dotted with prehistoric burial mounds and stone circles. Medieval churches have elaborate stained glass windows and gruesome carvings, reflecting a mixture of hope and darkness. Every hamlet and village has tales that go back centuries, and folk festivals with roots in pagan times. Thus, it is not surprising that many believe the area is filled with ghosts.

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    • Better read than listened to

    • By Mary on 01-17-19

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Ghosts of Wales

    • A Collection of Ghost Stories Across the Welsh Nation
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Colin Fluxman
    • Length: 1 hr and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
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    With such a storied and violent past, it is no surprise Wales has many tales of ghosts. The Ghosts of Wales: A Collection of Ghost Stories Across the Welsh Nation is a collection of such tales, just a few among the thousands of local legends and modern sightings that make people think Wales is one of the most haunted countries in the world.  

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    • The First Sino-Japanese War

    • The History and Legacy of the Conflict That Doomed the Chinese Empire and Led to the Rise of Imperial Japan
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Colin Fluxman
    • Length: 1 hr and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Completing the Meiji Restoration that heralded the dawn of a new era for both Japan and Asia, the island nation found itself thrust into the modern world, a world of industry and conquest. Flexing its new muscles, the burgeoning power soon came to blows with the regional power that for centuries dominated the area politically and culturally: China. Also seeking to modernize in the wake of Western exploitation, China struggled to adapt to the changing times, doing everything it could to maintain a balance between modernity and tradition. Japan found that balance.

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    • The Neanderthals

    • The History of the Extinct Humans Who Were Contemporaries of Homo Sapiens in Europe
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Colin Fluxman
    • Length: 1 hr and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Neanderthals looks at the evolution of the Neanderthals and examines the theories regarding how they went extinct.

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    • Platillos voladores: La misteriosa historia del fenómeno OVNI [ Flying saucers: The mysterious story of the UFO phenomenon]

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Nicolas Villanueva
    • Length: 2 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Cuando la gente piensa en objetos voladores no identificados (OVNIS), tiende a pensar en discos voladores pilotados por seres grises con grandes cabezas y enormes ojos. Tienden a pensar que estos avistamientos apenas comenzaron hace relativamente poco tiempo y que la creencia en los OVNIs es una especie de religión moderna provocada, quizás, por los temores justificados de una era nuclear. Pero un estudio del fenómeno revela rápidamente que la humanidad ha estado viendo OVNIS desde el principio de la historia registrada y quizás mucho más tiempo que eso.   

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    • The Suez Crisis

    • The History of the Suez Canal’s Nationalization by Egypt and the War that Followed
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Dan Gallagher
    • Length: 1 hr and 19 mins
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    On January 25, 1952, British forces in the Suez Canal region took aggressive action when it ordered a police post in Ismailia to surrender for alleged support of anti-British activities. When the commander of the police post refused and mounted defenses, the British attacked, killing approximately 40 and injuring 70 Egyptian policemen. Outrage spilled out onto the streets in the form of protests and riots.  This coup had begun with the limited objective of overthrowing King Farouk, but it became a far larger, anti-West, anti-imperialist and non-aligned nationalist movement. 

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    • Operation Entebbe: The History and Legacy of Israel’s Most Famous Rescue Operation

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Bill Hare
    • Length: 1 hr and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
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    During the Six-Day War in 1967, Israeli forces struck suddenly into Sinai in response to an Egyptian violation of an earlier treaty agreement that allowed Israeli ships passage through the important Straits of Tiran. In a lightning campaign, the Israeli forces, equipped with American and French vehicles and aircraft, shattered the low-quality Egyptian army forces decisively. When Jordan and Syria attacked Israel in support of Egypt, the Israelis smashed their forces also. Israel acquired most of the Sinai, as well as occupying the West Bank, the Gaza Strip, and the Golan Heights.   

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    • La KGB [The KGB]

    • La Historia y el legado de la notoria agencia de espionaje de la Unión Soviética
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Nicolas Villanueva
    • Length: 2 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
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    La KGB es una de las abreviaturas más famosas del siglo XX, y se ha convertido en sinónimo de las tenebrosas y a menudo violentas acciones de la policía secreta de la Unión Soviética y de las agencias de seguridad interna. De hecho, se utiliza a menudo para referirse a las agencias de seguridad del Estado Soviético a lo largo de su historia, desde la creación de la Checa (Comisión Extraordinaria) en 1917 hasta la eliminación oficial de la KGB en 1992. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Laila R

    • By Amazon Customer on 04-12-18

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    • The Ghosts of Scotland: A Collection of Ghost Stories Across the Scottish Nation

    • By: Sean Mcloughlin, Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Colin Fluxman
    • Length: 1 hr and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Scotland is a fascinating and ancient land filled with history. Not everything in Scotland is as it appears, however. Some Scots say this is a land haunted by spirits, a place of strange disappearances and unexplained phenomena. The Ghosts of Scotland: A Collection of Ghost Stories Across the Scottish Nation is a collection of such tales, just a few among the thousands of local legends and modern sightings that make Scotland one of the most haunted countries in the world.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Nothing new

    • By Jay on 05-26-18

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