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    • The Santa Muerte

    • The Origins, History, and Secrets of the Mexican Folk Saint
    • By: Gustavo Vazquez-Lozano, Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Colin Fluxman
    • Length: 1 hr and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This is the story of Santa Muerte, the so-called cult of crisis, a red-hot combo of a kermesse (Mexican carnival), Catholicism and New Age; a hedonist practice but involving bodily sacrifice too. It is an expression of economic, psychological and social forces, bigger than perhaps any of her acolytes suspect. This book looks at the folk saint and the manner in which her cult grew. You will learn about Santa Muerte like never before.

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The March to Antietam

    • The History of the Confederate Invasion of Maryland Before the Bloodiest Day of the Civil War
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Scott Clem
    • Length: 1 hr and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Antietam is remembered as one of the major turning points of the Civil War, but it is often overlooked that the bloody battle only represented the climactic culmination of a 3-week campaign that saw George McClellan cautiously pull a fragmented Union army together and begin tracking Robert E. Lee’s Confederate army into Maryland.

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Mary, Queen of Scots: The History and Legacy of Mary Stuart of Scotland

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Maria Chester
    • Length: 1 hr and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 27
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    "Did I not tell you this would happen? I knew they would never allow me to live, I was too great an obstacle to their religion." - Mary, Queen of Scots The position in history of Mary Queen of Scots is a paradoxical one. Her fame as a monarch lies less in her personality or achievements than in her position within the dynastic maneuvers and political-religious upheavals taking place in northwest Europe in the 16th century. Most monarchs spend their early years learning in preparation to rule and then spend the latter part of their lives wielding power and status.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Mary Stewart Queen of Scots

    • By Ron Stull on 06-21-17

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Ultimate Pirate Collection

    • Blackbeard, Francis Drake, Captain Kidd, Captain Morgan, Grace O'Malley, Black Bart, Calico Jack, Anne Bonny, Mary Read, Henry Every and Howell Davis
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Rhett Samuel Price
    • Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 31
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    "The golden age of piracy" generally refers to the era when history's most famous pirates roamed the seas of the West Indies from 1670-1720.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Not an original work

    • By Sean on 07-23-15

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Greatest Civil War Battles: The Battle of Spotsylvania Court House

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Scott Clem
    • Length: 1 hr and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Greatest Civil War Battles: The Battle of Spotsylvania Court House comprehensively covers the events that led up to the battle, the fighting itself, and the aftermath of the battle. Accounts of the battle by important participants are also included. You will learn about the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House like you never have before, in no time at all. 

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Robert the Bruce and the Wars of Scottish Independence

    • The History of the Famous King of Scots' Rise to Power
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Jack Chekijian
    • Length: 1 hr and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 25
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    Though it's often forgotten today, Robert the Bruce was a bit shiftier, if only out of necessity. Robert the Bruce has become a figure of Scottish national legend, renowned as the man who threw off the shackles of English oppression. Prior to 1306, this Anglo-Scottish nobleman did little to cover himself in glory or to earn a reputation as a hero of the national cause. A member of one of Scotland's leading noble families, Bruce inherited his grandfather's claim to the right to be king of the Scots.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Not quite on topic.

    • By Katie on 05-27-17

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Assyrians: The History of the Most Prominent Empire of the Ancient Near East

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Tom McElroy
    • Length: 1 hr and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
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    When scholars study the history of the ancient Near East, several wars that had extremely brutal consequences (at least by modern standards) often stand out. Forced removal of entire populations, sieges that decimated entire cities, and wanton destruction of property were all tactics used by the various peoples of the ancient Near East against each other, but the Assyrians were the first people to make war a science.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A nice but brief summary.

    • By Lance E. Edens on 12-23-15

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Yellowstone National Park: The History of America's Most Famous Park

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Diane Lehman
    • Length: 1 hr and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The United States is full of natural wonders, but few rival Yellowstone National Park, which is full of features that led Native Americans to believe the land was possessed by spirits and compelled people who heard accounts from white explorers to assume the explorers had suffered hallucinations. Today, of course, all Americans are instantly familiar with the name Old Faithful, and even among those who have never visited the park, Yellowstone is practically synonymous with its geysers.

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    • Fred Rogers: The Life and Legacy of the Legend Behind Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Jim D Johnston
    • Length: 1 hr and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 9
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    In an age where even the motives of Gandhi and Mother Teresa are questioned by the cynical and they are at times vilified as “frauds,” one would be hard-pressed to find a rational argument against the untouchable character of Mister Rogers. When one does happen upon such an abnormality, the public is quick to defend the gentle soul. “It takes a special kind of scum to hate Mister Rogers,” reads the top comment on the aforementioned video, posted by user Sergei Ivanovich Mosin. The video has been picked apart by multiple journalists from the likes of Huffington Post.

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Francisco Franco

    • The Life and Legacy of the Controversial Spanish Dictator
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Jim D Johnston
    • Length: 2 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
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    After his victory in 1939, General Francisco Franco ruled Spain with an iron fist for 36 years. Franco’s rapid yet unlikely rise to power in Spain came to define a country for several generations. Franco was influenced by the wider trends and forces of the 20th century, yet he would indelibly make his mark on Spain in his own right, and in the process become one of the most widely derided figures in contemporary history.

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    • The Sea Peoples

    • The Mysterious Nomads Who Ushered in the Iron Age
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Jack Chekijian
    • Length: 1 hr and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 66
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    The Sea Peoples remain as mysterious as they were influential; while the Egyptians documented their presence and the wars against them, it has never been clear exactly where the Sea Peoples originated or what compelled them to invade various parts of the region with massive numbers. Whatever the reason, the Sea Peoples posed an existential threat to the people already living in the region, as noted by an Egyptian inscription.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing Lesser Known History

    • By Teresa on 05-11-15

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Babylon

    • The Rise and Fall of Ancient Mesopotamia's Greatest City
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Scott Clem
    • Length: 1 hr and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The ancient world was full of many fantastic cities and places, and like today's major cities, the great ancient cities were hubs of trade, religion, and science. Among the many cities of the ancient world, Rome and Athens may come to mind first, but the city of Babylon in the land of Mesopotamia was already an ancient, venerated city when the others were still inconsequential settlements

    • The Rise and Fall of Ancient Mesopotamia's Greatest City
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Scott Clem
    • Length: 1 hr and 39 mins
    • Release date: 05-11-17
    • 4 out of 5 stars 4 ratings

    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
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      3 out of 5 stars 13
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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

    • William Wallace: The Life and Legacy of the Scottish Freedom Fighter

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Roger Wood
    • Length: 1 hr and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
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    William Wallace is one of the most famous freedom fighters in history. Over 700 years after his death he is still remembered as Scotland's beloved hero. But while the movie Braveheart helped make him a household name, and he is commemorated across Scotland as a natural leader and a loyal son of his homeland, he is also "the most mysterious of the leaders of the Scottish resistance to Edward I".

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Reads like a history book.

    • By dave on 06-27-18

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    • William Henry Harrison

    • The Life and Legacy of the First American President to Die in Office
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Scott Clem
    • Length: 1 hr and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 25
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    When one is looking quickly over the lives of the Presidents of the United States, it is easy to overlook William Henry Harrison. After all, he only served as the Chief Executive for 30 days, and he spent the majority of those in bed, fighting for his life and eventually losing. However, to ignore Harrison because he served such a short time in the White House is just as foolish as ignoring Patrick Henry or Alexander Hamilton because they were never elected to the nation's highest office.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great informative Indian battles and history but

    • By Kaye Spitzli on 05-05-18

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    • 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

    • 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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    • The Louvre

    • The History and Legacy of the World's Most Famous Art Museum
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Mark Norman
    • Length: 1 hr and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Louvre. The very name conjures up scenes of art and elegance, and of long halls filled with beauty and people strolling through them whispering quietly among themselves about the glories they are witnessing. Even those who have never been to the Louvre know some of its most prized possessions, from ancient statues to Leonardo Da Vinci's Mona Lisa. As the world's largest museum, the Louvre is the cultural highpoint of Paris, a city that has long been considered the cultural center of Europe.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • THE LOUVRE

    • By ZacharyKindle Customer on 08-28-17

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Postwar Occupation of Japan

    • The History of the Transition from World War II to Modern Japan
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Tim Welch
    • Length: 1 hr and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The American occupation of Japan holds a singular and problematic place in the histories both of Japan and of American foreign policy. For the Japanese, the occupation marked the transition from war to peace, from authoritarianism to democracy, and from privation to plenty, making it a passage from one of the darkest chapters in Japanese history to one of the brightest.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Short

    • By Josie on 08-24-16

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Sumerians

    • The History and Legacy of the Ancient Mesopotamian Empire That Established Civilization
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Neil Holmes
    • Length: 1 hr and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
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    When American archaeologists discovered a collection of cuneiform tablets in Iraq in the late 19th century, they were confronted with a language and a people who were at the time only scarcely known to even the most knowledgeable scholars of ancient Mesopotamia: the Sumerians.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • love these

    • By amy on 12-14-16
    • The History and Legacy of the Ancient Mesopotamian Empire That Established Civilization
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Neil Holmes
    • Length: 1 hr and 15 mins
    • Release date: 04-07-15
    • 4 out of 5 stars 105 ratings

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