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    • Iron, Fire and Ice

    • The Real History That Inspired Game of Thrones
    • By: Ed West
    • Narrated by: Rory Barnett
    • Length: 20 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A young pretender raises an army to take the throne. Learning of his father’s death, the adolescent, dashing and charismatic and descended from the old kings of the North, vows to avenge him. Sound familiar? It may read like the plot of Game of Thrones. Yet that was also the story of the bloodiest battle in British history, fought at the culmination of the War of the Roses. George RR Martin’s bestselling novels are rife with allusions, inspirations, and flat-out copies of real-life people, events, and places of medieval and Tudor England and Europe.

    Regular price: $29.99

    • Asabiyyah

    • What Ibn Khaldun, the Islamic Father of Social Science, Can Teach Us About the World Today
    • By: Ed West
    • Narrated by: P. J. Ochlan
    • Length: 1 hr and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A quarter of a century after the end of Communism swept away the ideological conflict of the "short 20th century", a new world is once again taking shape, this time in the Middle East. But what does the crisis in the region, and its refugee exodus into Europe, signify for the future of the world? And why has the noble dream of nation-building failed? Focusing mainly on religion, ideology or economics, most analysis ignored one crucial factor: asabiyyah, or group feeling, something outlined six and a half centuries ago.

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    • RISE AND FALL

    • By CHET YARBROUGH on 04-26-18
    • What Ibn Khaldun, the Islamic Father of Social Science, Can Teach Us About the World Today
    • By: Ed West
    • Narrated by: P. J. Ochlan
    • Length: 1 hr and 25 mins
    • Release date: 08-29-16
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 22 ratings

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    • The Silence of Our Friends

    • By: Ed West
    • Narrated by: Michael Fenton Stevens
    • Length: 1 hr and 55 mins
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    Over the summer of 2013 Egypt witnessed its worst anti-Christian violence in centuries, with dozens of churches burned down by supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood. In Syria Islamist gunmen occupy the faith’s holiest site, while the Civil War has given Sunni extremists the chance to empty Christian villages through ‘religious cleansing’. And 10 years after the fall of Saddam, Iraq’s pre-war Christian population has fallen from a million to 200,000 and now barely clings on.

    Regular price: $8.52