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    • The Birth of the Republic of Ireland: The History of Ireland’s Split from the British Empire in the Early 20th Century

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Colin Fluxman
    • Length: 2 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Birth of the Republic of Ireland: The History of Ireland’s Split from the British Empire in the Early 20th Century analyzes the tumultuous events that marked Irish history during the early 20th century. You will learn about Ireland in the early 20th century like never before. 

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Clearly written from an English point of view.

    • By Mike on 12-15-18

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Blaise Pascal: The Life and Legacy of the Legendary French Mathematician and Theologian

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Jim D Johnston
    • Length: 1 hr and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Blaise Pascal: The Life and Legacy of the Legendary French Mathematician and Theologian examines the life and work that made this unconventionally educated yet brilliant scientist, mathematician, and man of letters one of modern history’s most important figures. You will learn about Pascal like never before. 

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    • 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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      4 out of 5 stars 110
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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 110 ratings

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    • 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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    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

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    • 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 72
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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

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Vikings in Iceland: The History of the Norse Expeditions and Settlements Across Iceland

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Dan Gallagher
    • Length: 1 hr and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Vikings in Iceland: The History of the Norse Expeditions and Settlements Bcross Iceland looks at the history of the Vikings’ activities in Iceland, and how they affected subsequent exploration and colonization. You will learn about the Vikings in Iceland like never before.

    Regular price: $6.95

    • 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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    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 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 Phoenicians: The History and Culture of One of the Ancient World's Most Influential Civilizations

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Jack Nolan
    • Length: 1 hr and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 52
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    Of all the peoples of the ancient Near East, the Phoenicians are among the most recognizable but also perhaps the least understood. The Phoenicians never built an empire like the Egyptians and Assyrians; in fact, the Phoenicians never created a unified Phoenician state. Instead, they existed as independent city-state kingdoms scattered throughout the Mediterranean region.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Audio sounds like man reading in a bathtub.

    • By Amazon Customer on 12-02-18

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Christmas Truce of 1914

    • The History of the Holiday Ceasefire During World War I
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Mark Norman
    • Length: 1 hr and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
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    On Christmas Day 1914, amid the bloodily stalemated trenches of Flanders just five months into World War I, a memorable event dubbed the Christmas Truce occurred. In place of the rattle of gunfire and the crash of bursting artillery shells, familiar German and English Christmas carols floated through the frosty air. Officers and men on both sides emerged from their trenches to mingle, exchange Yuletide greetings, give one another small gifts and mementos, and discuss the fighting as language allowed.

    Regular price: $6.95

    • 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

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Catholic Legends: The Life and Legacy of St. Catherine of Siena

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Colin Fluxman
    • Length: 1 hr and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Catherine of Siena's life and actions have stimulated the imagination and piety of many since the early 15th century. Famous today for adhering to the tenets of the Dominican order and living a material-free life, Catherine worked in her day to help reunite the Catholic Church after a schism brought some of the base of power to Avignon, France. At the same time, she also sought to bring together the disparate Italian states that were constantly at war with each other.

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    • Homo Erectus: The History of the Archaic Humans Who Left Africa and Formed the First Hunter-Gatherer Societies

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Colin Fluxman
    • Length: 1 hr and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Most scientists believe the evolution of humans has a history as long as life itself. Anatomically modern humans and all other life that has existed on the planet first came about from the single-celled microorganisms that emerged approximately 4 billion years ago. Through the processes of mutation and natural selection, all forms of life developed, and this continuous lineage of life makes it difficult to say precisely when one species completely separates from another.

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    • 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
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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

    • 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 38
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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.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Dry

    • By Karl Clark on 10-25-18

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Pancho Villa and Emiliano Zapata

    • The Lives and Legacies of Mexico’s Most Famous Revolutionaries
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Dan Gallagher
    • Length: 3 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
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    “Pancho Villa,” people whispered at the beginning of the 20th century, "can march 100 miles without stopping, live 100 days without food, go 100 nights without sleep, and kill 100 men without remorse." The legend of Francisco Villa is full of heroism, tragedy and romance. It is the story of a poor farmer boy who became a bandit out of necessity, after avenging an injustice on his family; a military genius who flew from an oppressive government to lead the largest revolutionary army in his country's history, and defeated dictatorship to become Mexico´s liberator, only to fall again in disgrace when his troops abandoned him or were massacred by the enemy. Pancho Villa and his cavalry, Mexicans point out with a certain amount of pride, invaded the United States, and although they came and tried to capture him, they never found him. This is, at least, the version that most of them know, but it's certainly not the same as in their textbooks. The story of Francisco Villa bypassed official censorship from generation to generation, like leaves sailing at full speed on the surface of a stream.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • An Offensive Narration

    • By R. Sanchez on 01-17-18

    Regular price: $14.95

    • The Ancient Canaanites

    • The History of the Civilizations That Lived in Canaan Before the Israelites
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Colin Fluxman
    • Length: 1 hr and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 33
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    Individuals who decide to take up learning about the Old Testament of the Bible are immediately faced with the difficult proposition of identifying the various peoples that the Hebrews met and sometimes came into conflict with when they entered the territory that eventually became Israel.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • enlightened writing marred by performance

    • By John N. on 04-02-17

    Regular price: $6.95

    • British Folk Magic

    • The History of Magical Practices Across Great Britain
    • By: Charles River Editors, Sean MacLachlan
    • Narrated by: Colin Fluxman
    • Length: 1 hr and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 7
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    Great Britain is an ancient land steeped in history and tradition. Its rolling countryside is dotted with prehistoric burial mounds and stone circles. Brooding castles hold tales of bloodshed and honor. Medieval churches have elaborate stained glass windows and gruesome carvings, reflecting a mixture of hope and darkness.

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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 70
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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

    • The Apollo 1 Disaster

    • The Controversial History and Legacy of the Fire that Caused One of NASA's Greatest Tragedies
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Bob Barton
    • Length: 1 hr and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
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    The Apollo space program is the most famous and celebrated in American history, but the first successful landing of men on the moon, during Apollo 11, had complicated roots dating back over a decade; it also involved one of NASA's most infamous tragedies. Landing on the moon presented an ideal goal all on its own, but the government's urgency in designing the Apollo program was actually brought about by the Soviet Union, which spent much of the 1950s leaving the United States in its dust (and rocket fuel).

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Detailed

    • By Scott Windjack on 12-09-15

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