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    • The House of Wisdom

    • How the Arabs Transformed Western Civilization
    • By: Jonathan Lyons
    • Narrated by: Jay Snyder
    • Length: 9 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Here is the remarkable story of how medieval Arab scholars made dazzling advances in science and philosophy, and of the itinerant Europeans who brought this knowledge back to the West. For centuries following the fall of Rome, Western Europe was a benighted backwater, a world of subsistence farming, minimal literacy, and violent conflict. Meanwhile, Arab culture was thriving, dazzling those Europeans fortunate enough to catch even a glimpse.

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    • Missing history

    • By Robert on 11-26-11

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Society for Useful Knowledge

    • How Benjamin Franklin and Friends Brought the Enlightenment to America
    • By: Jonathan Lyons
    • Narrated by: Eric Martin
    • Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
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    From celebrated historian of knowledge Jonathan Lyons comes The Society for Useful Knowledge, telling the story of America's coming-of-age through its historic love affair with practical invention, applied science, and self-reliance. Lyons illustrates how a social movement in support of useful knowledge is key to understanding the flow of American history and the development of our society and culture from colonial times to our digital present.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Carnivore

    • By: Jonathan Lyon
    • Narrated by: Andrew Wincott
    • Length: 10 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Meet Leander: lover, fighter, liar. He learnt a long time ago that nothing is as intoxicating as blood. And these days, whether it's his or someone else's, he frequently finds himself covered in it. Up to now, it's been his secret. But it's hard to remain invisible when you leave a trail of destruction everywhere you do go. And when he comes to the attention of one of London's most infamous criminals, Leander decides to put his appetite for violence to the ultimate test.

    Regular price: $13.42