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    • The Partition of Ireland and the Troubles: The History of Northern Ireland from the Irish Civil War to the Good Friday Agreement

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Colin Fluxman
    • Length: 1 hr and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Partition of Ireland and the Troubles: The History of Northern Ireland from the Irish Civil War to the Good Friday Agreement analyzes the tumultuous events that marked the creation of Northern Ireland, and the conflicts fueled by the partition. Along with pictures of important people, places, and events, you will learn about Northern Ireland like never before. 

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A Good Overview

    • By Beowulf on 03-20-19

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Hyksos

    • The History of the Foreign Invaders Who Conquered Ancient Egypt and Established the Fifteenth Dynasty
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Colin Fluxman
    • Length: 1 hr and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 26
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    During Egypt's Second Intermediate Period, a mysterious foreign group of people, known as the Hyksos, conquered Egypt and established the 15th and 16th Dynasties some time shortly after 1700 BCE. For centuries, the Hyksos rule over Egypt was an enigma shrouded in half-truths and myth.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Informative history of an interesting period

    • By Dennis on 02-28-19
    • The History of the Foreign Invaders Who Conquered Ancient Egypt and Established the Fifteenth Dynasty
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Colin Fluxman
    • Length: 1 hr and 14 mins
    • Release date: 11-02-16
    • 4 out of 5 stars 26 ratings

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Ten Lost Tribes

    • The History and Mystery of the Lost Tribes of Israel
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Gordon Greenhill
    • Length: 1 hr and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 78
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    In the eighth century BCE, one of the most important provinces within the Assyrian Empire was Samaria. Also known as Israel, Samaria repeatedly rebelled against their Assyrian overlords, but in 722, the Assyrians overran Samaria once and for all, killing countless numbers and sending most of the rest of its inhabitants into forced exile.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Eh.

    • By Jerry on 10-16-15

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    • Marcus Garvey: The Life and Legacy of the Jamaican Political Leader Who Championed Pan-Africanism

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Dan Gallagher
    • Length: 1 hr and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 14
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    The most improbable approach toward American civil rights for black citizens blended the beliefs of Booker T. Washington and W. E. B. Du Bois, and it was spearheaded by global activist Marcus Aurelius Garvey. The Jamaican began his career as an activist with a devotion to Washington’s path, but he subsequently leaned to the alternative and beyond. Beyond the worldview of both colleagues, Marcus Garvey’s bigger-than-life scheme was to establish a black-owned and managed shipping line to transport much of America’s black population back to Africa. 

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • very disappointed with this book

    • By monique warren on 12-06-18

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Earp Brothers: Wyatt, Virgil and Morgan Earp

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Alex Hyde-White - Punch Audio
    • Length: 2 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51
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    Of all the colorful characters that inhabited the West during the 19th century, the most famous of them all is Wyatt Earp (1848-1929), who has long been regarded as the embodiment of the Wild West. Considered the "toughest and deadliest gunman of his day", Earp symbolized the swagger, the heroism, and even the lawlessness of the West.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • So much more than the gunfight at OK Corral

    • By DabOfDarkness on 05-22-15

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Dissolution of Yugoslavia: The History of the Yugoslav Wars and the Political Problems That Led to Yugoslavia’s Demise

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Colin Fluxman
    • Length: 2 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Dissolution of Yugoslavia: The History of the Yugoslav Wars and the Political Problems that Led to Yugoslavia’s Demise examines how the multicultural nation broke apart in the 1980s and 1990s...you will learn about the Yugoslave Wars like never before. 

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    • The Trail of Tears

    • The Forced Removal of the Five Civilized Tribes
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Dave Wright
    • Length: 2 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
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      4 out of 5 stars 25
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    The "Five Civilized Tribes" are among the best known Native American groups in American history, and they were even celebrated by contemporary Americans for their abilities to adapt to white culture. But tragically, they are also well known tribes due to the trials and tribulations they suffered by being forcibly moved west along the "Trail of Tears".

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Not complete

    • By Melissa on 06-14-15

    Regular price: $6.95

    • California

    • The History and Legacy of the Land Before and After It Joined the United States
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Jim Johnston
    • Length: 4 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The history of California is one that witnessed the rise and fall of several nations and peoples. From the first natives to settle the fertile lands to the encroaching foreigners from the South, East, West, and North, the land that eventually became the Golden State received them all. Though it might have done things its own way, the fact that California has always handled problems as only California could be what has set it apart from other states.

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Neil Armstrong

    • The Life and Legacy of the First Astronaut to Walk on the Moon
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Scott Clem
    • Length: 2 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
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      Neil Armstrong: The Life and Legacy of the First Astronaut to Walk on the Moon profiles the famous astronaut's life and chronicles the most memorable space mission in history. You will learn about Neil Armstrong like never before.  

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Apocryphal Gospels

    • The History of the New Testament Apocrypha Not Included in the Bible
    • By: Charles River Editors, Gustavo Vazquez-Lozano
    • Narrated by: Mark Norman
    • Length: 2 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 28
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    Between 50 and 90 CE, the various writings that comprise the New Testament were written, including the four Gospels, the Acts of the Apostles, the Epistles of Paul, and other letters to more general communities of the early Church. But what is recognized as the 26 books of the New Testament today, in literally hundreds of English translations, actually took several more centuries to be determined as "canonical" by the Church.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very Interesting information.

    • By KP on 12-11-16

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Reconquista: The History and Legacy of the Conflicts Between the Moors and Christians on the Iberian Peninsula

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Bill Hare
    • Length: 1 hr and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
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    The term “Reconquista” is a Spanish word transferred to the English language to represent the nearly 800 years in which the Moors and Christians struggled against one another for control of the Iberian Peninsula. The Reconquista: The History and Legacy of the Conflicts Between the Moors and Christians on the Iberian Peninsula examines the events that shaped the modern history of Spain and Portugal, as well as the ramifications. 

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Bias, bias, and more bias.

    • By B. Barnett on 03-22-19

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Eugene V. Debs: The Life and Legacy of America’s Most Famous Socialist Political Leader

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Dan Gallagher
    • Length: 1 hr and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
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    In the course of his work, Debs changed the political scene in America. He established the Socialist Party, and when he ran for president in 1912, he attracted a noticeable percentage of the popular vote. No Socialist politician has been as successful on the national level before or since. Eugene V. Debs: The Life and Legacy of America’s Most Famous Socialist Political Leader chronicles the life and work that made him one of America’s most influential men.   

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Religions of the World: The Religion of Ancient Mesopotamia

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Alyda Oosterwyk
    • Length: 1 hr and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 21
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    Ancient Mesopotamian religion continues to captivate people for many of the same reasons today's best known religions and their histories fascinate people. The religion practiced by the Ancient Mesopotamians provides a certain mix between the mundane and the surreal, and at the same time aspects of it are both familiar and bizarre to people today. Some find themselves drawn to it based on its preeminent position in religious history as the oldest documented religion in the world.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • A brief and incomplete survey

    • By Levi on 08-18-17

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Battle of the Little Bighorn: The History and Controversy of Custer's Last Stand

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Robert Slone
    • Length: 1 hr and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 8
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    Since the Battle of the Little Bighorn, George Armstrong Custer has possessed one of the most unique places in American history. Although he was a capable cavalry officer who served honorably during the Civil War, he remains one of the most instantly identifiable and famous military men in American history due to the fact he was killed during one of the country's most well-known and ignominious defeats: the Battle of Little Bighorn.

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The History of the Sunni and Shia Split

    • Understanding the Divisions within Islam
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Colin Fluxman
    • Length: 1 hr and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Different branches of the same religion are the exception more than the rule, and they have had a profound impact upon history. The schism between the Orthodox and Catholic Churches influenced relationships between nations across Europe, and religious intolerance based on different Christian faiths led to persecution and outright violence across the continent for centuries.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent preface to making sense of intl news.

    • By Jan on 07-16-15

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Weird Ireland

    • A History of Ancient Mysteries, Fantastic Folklore, and Urban Legends Across the Emerald Isle
    • By: Charles River Editors, Sean McLachlan
    • Narrated by: Scott Clem
    • Length: 1 hr and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 17
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      3 out of 5 stars 15
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    Ireland has a rich folklore. Everyone knows about the fairy folk and leprechauns and many have heard of the fearsome banshee. There are also the usual ghost stories found in every old land. The stranger side of the Emerald Isle goes much deeper than that, however, with tales of phantom armies marching through the sky, sea monsters swimming in the waters around the island, and stories of strange powers and dark magic.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Booooooring........

    • By Traci on 08-07-18

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Yugoslavia: The History of the Eastern European Nation from Its Founding to Its Breakup

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Colin Fluxman
    • Length: 3 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Yugoslavia was arguably one of the most unusual geopolitical creations of the 20th century. The Yugoslav state had never existed in any historical sense, and the ties that bound together its constituent peoples were tenuous at best. Although nominally all “Slavs,” the country was an amalgamation of languages, alphabets, cultures, religions, and traditions, which ensured its short existence was littered with splits, conflicts, and shocking violence. In a sense, it’s somewhat surprising that it lasted as long as it did.  

    Regular price: $14.95

    • 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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      4 out of 5 stars 8
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      4 out of 5 stars 6

    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.  

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • No concept of Maori pronunciation!

    • By C. Elliott on 02-20-19

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Bataan Death March

    • Life and Death in the Philippines During World War II
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Colin Fluxman
    • Length: 1 hr and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 8
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    The Japanese had to deal with large numbers of Filipino and American soldiers who had surrendered after a lengthy defense in the Bataan peninsula, but they were not prepared for so many prisoners of war because their own military philosophy emphasized rigid discipline and fighting until the end. They could not imagine a situation in which Japanese soldiers would willingly surrender, so they assumed that no other combatants would do so either.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • No good

    • By Meili on 03-15-16

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Partition of the British Mandate of Palestine

    • The History and Legacy of the United Nations Partition Plan and the Creation of the State of Israel
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Colin Fluxman
    • Length: 1 hr and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 11
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    The conflict between the Israelis and Palestinians is technically 69 years old and counting, but it has its roots in over 2,000 years of history. Over time, it has become exceedingly difficult for even sophisticated political pundits and followers to keep track of it all. In 1947, the British delegated the issue of partitioning the British Mandate to the United Nations. The UN General Assembly eventually came up with what is now known as the UN Partition Plan of 1947.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great outline easy to listen to

    • By Jo on 01-06-18

    Regular price: $6.95

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