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    • Vermeer's Hat

    • The Seventeenth Century and the Dawn of the Global World
    • By: Timothy Brook
    • Narrated by: Malcolm Hillgartner
    • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 69
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 60

    A Vermeer painting shows a military officer in a Dutch sitting room, talking to a laughing girl. In another canvas, fruit spills from a blue-and-white porcelain bowl. Familiar images that captivate us with their beauty--but as Timothy Brook shows us, these intimate pictures actually give us a remarkable view of an expanding world.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A wonderful book

    • By Acteon on 07-09-14

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Mr. Selden's Map of China

    • Decoding the Secrets of a Vanished Cartographer
    • By: Timothy Brook
    • Narrated by: George Backman
    • Length: 9 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    From the author of the award-winning Vermeer’s Hat, a historical detective story decoding a long-forgotten link between 17th-century Europe and China.

    Timothy Brook’s award-winning Vermeer’s Hat unfolded the early history of globalization, using Vermeer’s paintings to show how objects like beaver hats and porcelain bowls began to circulate around the world. Now he plumbs the mystery of a single artifact that offers new insights into global connections centuries old.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Shiloh Campaign

    • Civil War Campaigns in the Heartland
    • By: Steven E. Woodworth (editor), Charles D. Grear, Gary D. Joiner, and others
    • Narrated by: Samuel F.
    • Length: 6 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    Some 100,000 soldiers fought in the April 1862 battle of Shiloh, and nearly 20,000 men were killed or wounded; more Americans died on that Tennessee battlefield than had died in all the nation's previous wars combined. In the first book in his new series, Steven E. Woodworth has brought together a group of superb historians to reassess this significant battle and provide in-depth analyses of key aspects of the campaign and its aftermath.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Bad narrator

    • By Anonymous User on 04-26-18

    Regular price: $19.95