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    • A Brief History of Italy

    • By: Jeremy Black
    • Narrated by: Roger Davis
    • Length: 11 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Despite the Roman Empire's famous 500-year reign over Europe, parts of Africa and the Middle East, Italy does not have the same long national history as states such as France or England. Divided for much of its history, Italy's regions have been, at various times, parts of bigger, often antagonistic empires, notably those of Spain and Austria. In addition, its challenging and varied terrain made consolidation of political control all the more difficult.  

    Regular price: $21.81

    • Insurgency and Counterinsurgency

    • A Global History
    • By: Jeremy Black
    • Narrated by: Doug Greene
    • Length: 12 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This timely book offers a world history of insurgencies and of counterinsurgency warfare. Jeremy Black moves beyond the conventional Western-centric narrative, reaching back to antiquity to trace the pre-modern origins of war within states. His sweeping study will be essential material for all students of military history.

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Geopolitics and the Quest for Dominance

    • By: Jeremy M. Black
    • Narrated by: Flip Crummer
    • Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
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    History and geography delineate the operation of power, not only its range but also the capacity to plan and the ability to implement. Approaching state strategy and policy from the spatial angle, Jeremy Black argues that just as the perception of power is central to issues of power, so place, and its constraints and relationships, is partly a matter of perception, not merely map coordinates. Geopolitics, he maintains, is as much about ideas and perception as it is about the actual spatial dimensions of power.

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Fighting for America

    • The Struggle for Mastery in North America, 1519-1871
    • By: Jeremy M. Black
    • Narrated by: Jeffrey Whittle
    • Length: 16 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Prize-winning author Jeremy Black traces the competition for control of North America from the landing of Spanish troops under Hernán Cortés in modern Mexico in 1519 to 1871 when, with the Treaty of Washington and the withdrawal of most British garrisons, Britain accepted American mastery in North America. In this wide-ranging narrative, Black makes clear that the process by which America gained supremacy was far from inevitable.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • This is a worthwhile listen... with qualifications

    • By Mortimer on 05-23-15

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Holocaust

    • History and Memory
    • By: Jeremy M. Black
    • Narrated by: David Stifel
    • Length: 11 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Brilliant and wrenching, The Holocaust: History and Memory tells the story of the brutal mass slaughter of Jews during World War II and how that genocide has been remembered and misremembered ever since. Taking issue with generations of scholars who separate the Holocaust from Germany's military ambitions, historian Jeremy M. Black demonstrates persuasively that Germany's war on the Allies was entwined with Hitler's war on Jews.

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    • A Brief History of Britain 1851 to 2010

    • Brief Histories
    • By: Jeremy Black
    • Narrated by: Roger Davis
    • Length: 12 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In 1851 Queen Victoria opened the Great Exhibition in Hyde Park. It was the high water mark of English achievement - the nation at the forefront of the Industrial Revolution, at the heart of a burgeoning Empire, with a queen who would reign for another 50 years. In the following 150 years, the fate of the nation has faced turmoil and transformation. But it is too simple to talk of decline? Has Great Britain sacrificed its identity in order to stay part of the present world order?

    Regular price: $19.62

    • Other Pasts, Different Presents, Alternative Futures

    • By: Jeremy M. Black
    • Narrated by: Charles Henderson Norman
    • Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
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    What if there had been no World War I or no Russian Revolution? What if Napoleon had won at Waterloo in 1815, or if Martin Luther had not nailed his complaints to the church door at Wittenberg in 1517, or if the South had won the American Civil War? Black focuses on the role of counterfactualism in demonstrating the part of contingency, and thus human agency, in history, and the salutary critique the approach offers to determinist accounts of past, present, and future.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Don't Judge this Academic Treatise by its Intriguing Cover Drawing

    • By Jeffrey L. Gingold on 01-04-16

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    • Clio's Battles

    • Historiography in Practice
    • By: Jeremy M. Black
    • Narrated by: Ellery Truesdell
    • Length: 12 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
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    To write history is to consider how to explicate the past, to weigh the myriad possible approaches to the past, and to come to terms with how the past can be and has been used. In this book, prize-winning historian, Jeremy Black, considers both popular and academic approaches to the past. His focus is on the interaction between the presentation of the past and current circumstances, on how history is used to validate one view of the present or to discredit another, and on readings of the past that unite and those that divide.

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Battle of Waterloo

    • By: Jeremy Black
    • Narrated by: James Adams
    • Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Jeremy Black uses Waterloo to contextualise the changing nature of war, the rise and fall of Napoleon's empire, and the influence of the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars on the nineteenth century. Waterloo was an iconic battle for the British, a triumph of endurance that ensured a nineteenth-century world in which Britain played the key role.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • More about impact on Britain than the battle.

    • By William on 02-20-13

    Regular price: $19.95

    • War and Technology

    • By: Jeremy Black
    • Narrated by: Jim Seitz
    • Length: 13 hrs and 11 mins
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    Jeremy Black addresses not only firepower, but also power projection and technologies of logistics, command, and control. Examining military technologies in their historical context and the present centered on the revolution in Military Affairs and Military Transformation, Black then forecasts possible future trends.

    Regular price: $24.95