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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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    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
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    • By monique warren on 12-06-18

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Battle of Vienna (1683)

    • The History and Legacy of the Decisive Conflict Between the Ottoman Turkish Empire and Holy Roman Empire
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Colin Fluxman
    • Length: 1 hr and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Battle of Vienna (1683): The History and Legacy of the Decisive Conflict Between the Ottoman Turkish Empire and Holy Roman Empire chronicles the dramatic siege, and how the Christian forces turned back the Ottomans. You will learn about the battle like never before. 

    Regular price: $6.95

    • 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

    • Czechoslovakia and Yugoslavia

    • The History and Legacy of the Multiethnic Nations That Split Apart after the Cold War
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Colin Fluxman
    • Length: 5 hrs and 38 mins
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    On New Year’s Day 1993, Czechoslovakia broke into two separate countries, the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Thus ended one of the creations brought about by the Treaty of Versailles after World War I, and as a country that had existed for just under 75 years, Czechoslovakia spent most of its time under the tyranny of fascism or communism.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • 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.  

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good to know!

    • By Jan on 07-08-19

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin

    • The Lives and Careers of the First Men on the Moon
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Scott Clem
    • Length: 3 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
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    At 9:32 a.m. on July 16, 1969, time stood still throughout the world, as thousands converged at the Kennedy Space Center and millions tuned in on live television. At that instant, the first rumbles began to shake the ground, as a small spacecraft attached to the giant Saturn V rocket, several hundred feet tall, started lifting off. Apollo 11 was on its way to a historic first landing on the Moon. Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin: The Lives and Careers of the First Men on the Moon profiles both astronauts and the most memorable space mission in history.  

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Legends of the West: Deadwood, South Dakota

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: David Zarbock
    • Length: 1 hr and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
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    The Wild West has made legends out of many men, but it also forged a lasting legacy for a few of the West's most legendary towns, and alongside the city of Tombstone, Arizona, perhaps the most famous of them was Deadwood in the Black Hills of South Dakota. Deadwood owes its notoriety to some of the colorful people who called it home, and a recent critically acclaimed television series about the town that brought it to life for millions of modern viewers.

    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
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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 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 83
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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

    • Stagecoaches and Wagons

    • The History of Overland Transportation Companies and Methods in 19th Century America
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Scott Clem
    • Length: 2 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
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    By the time the United States came into existence, wagons were a tried-and-true method of transportation. Driven by oxen, horses, or mules, wagons and stagecoaches allowed people to traverse long distances much faster than walking. Although this form of travel remained relatively slow and perilous, the journey was often considered worth the risk. 

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    • Operation Paperclip

    • The History of the Secret Program to Bring Nazi Scientists to America During and After World War II
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Colin Fluxman
    • Length: 1 hr and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
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    After the last shots of World War II were fired and the process of rebuilding Germany and Europe began, the Western Allies and the Soviet Union each tried to obtain the services of the Third Reich's leading scientists, especially those involved in rocketry, missile technology, and aerospace research. Naturally, this was a delicate affair due to the fact many of the German scientists were not only active Nazis but had helped the Nazi war machine terrorize the world. At the same time, by the late war period, the Anglo-American Allies formed a clear picture of the Soviet state. 

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    • The Khmer Empire

    • The History and Legacy of One of Southeast Asia’s Most Influential Empires
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Dan Gallagher
    • Length: 1 hr and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Khmer Empire: The History and Legacy of One of Southeast Asia’s Most Influential Empires chronicles the remarkable history of the Khmer and their impact on the region. You will learn about the Khmer Empire like never before.  

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Proof that there is more to it's history!

    • By Jan on 08-11-18

    Regular price: $6.95

    • American Legends: The Salem Witch Trials

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Bob Neufeld
    • Length: 1 hr and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Today, the Salem Witch Trials are often remembered as being a relic of a superstitious past. Salem has transformed itself into a tourist haven and Halloween destination by capitalizing off the Salem Witch trials. But it was deadly serious in 1692, when 19 men and women found themselves taken to "Gallows Hill" and hanged for being witches.

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Order of Santiago

    • The History of the Catholic Military Order Sworn to Defend the Iberian Peninsula
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Colin Fluxman
    • Length: 1 hr and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
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    For centuries, Christians and Muslims were embroiled in one of the most infamous territorial disputes of all time, viciously and relentlessly battling one another for the Holy Land. In the heart of Jerusalem sat one of the shining jewels of the Christian faith, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Legend has it that this was where their Savior had been buried before his fabled resurrection. What was more, it was said to house the very cross Jesus Christ had died upon.

    Regular price: $6.95

    • South Africa

    • The History and Legacy of the Nation From European Colonization to the End of the Apartheid Era
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Colin Fluxman
    • Length: 5 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Boer War was the defining conflict of South African history and one of the most important conflicts in the history of the British Empire. Naturally, complicated geopolitics underscored it, going back centuries. In fact, the European history of South Africa began with the 1652 arrival of a small Dutch flotilla in Table Bay, at the southern extremity of the African continent, which made landfall with a view to establishing a victualing station to service passing Dutch East India Company (Vereenigde Oost-Indische Compagnie) ships.

    • The History and Legacy of the Nation From European Colonization to the End of the Apartheid Era
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Colin Fluxman
    • Length: 5 hrs and 17 mins
    • Release date: 04-16-19
    • 4 out of 5 stars 2 ratings

    Regular price: $19.95

    • 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

    • The Book of the Dead

    • The History and Legacy of Ancient Egypt’s Famous Funerary Texts
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Jim D. Johnston
    • Length: 1 hr and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Given the abundance of funerary artifacts that have been found within the sands of Egypt, it sometimes seems as though the Ancient Egyptians were more concerned with the matters of the afterlife than they were with matters of the life they experienced from day to day. This is underscored most prominently by the pyramids, which have captured the world’s imagination for centuries. 

    Regular price: $6.95

    • 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
    • Unabridged
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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.

    Regular price: $6.95

    • 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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    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Biblical locations

    • By Pepsi Deshotel Jones on 03-20-19

    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. 

    Regular price: $6.95

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