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    • Justinian's Flea

    • Plague, Empire, and the Birth of Europe
    • By: William Rosen
    • Narrated by: Barrett Whitener
    • Length: 11 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 327
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 145
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      4 out of 5 stars 145

    The emperor Justinian reunified Rome's fractured empire by defeating the Goths and Vandals. At his capital in Constantinople, he built the world's most beautiful building, married the most powerful empress, and wrote the empire's most enduring legal code, seemingly restoring Rome's fortunes for the next five hundred years. Then, in the summer of 542, he encountered a flea. The ensuing outbreak of bubonic plague killed 5,000 people a day in Constantinople and nearly killed Justinian himself.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • More history than Disease

    • By joan on 06-25-07

    Regular price: $26.59

    • Miracle Cure

    • The Creation of Antibiotics and the Birth of Modern Medicine
    • By: William Rosen
    • Narrated by: Rob Shapiro
    • Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 47
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46

    As late as the 1930s, virtually no drug intended for sickness did any good; doctors could set bones, deliver babies, and offer palliative care. That all changed in less than a generation with the discovery and development of a new category of medicine known as antibiotics. By 1955 the age-old evolutionary relationship between humans and microbes had been transformed, trivializing once-deadly infections.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellence

    • By xar adelberg on 09-18-17
    • The Creation of Antibiotics and the Birth of Modern Medicine
    • By: William Rosen
    • Narrated by: Rob Shapiro
    • Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
    • Release date: 05-09-17
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 53 ratings

    Regular price: $28.00

    • The Third Horseman

    • Climate Change and the Great Famine of the 14th Century
    • By: William Rosen
    • Narrated by: William Hughes
    • Length: 10 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 44
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 40
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      4 out of 5 stars 41

    In May 1315 it started to rain. It didn't stop anywhere in north Europe until August. Next came the four coldest winters in a millennium. Two separate animal epidemics killed nearly 80 percent of northern Europe's livestock. Wars between Scotland and England, France and Flanders, and two rival claimants to the Holy Roman Empire destroyed all remaining farmland. After seven years, the combination of lost harvests, warfare, and pestilence would claim six million lives - one eighth of Europe's total population.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not About Famine or Climate

    • By George on 05-24-14

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Street Smart

    • The Rise of Cities and the Fall of Cars
    • By: Samuel I. Schwartz, William Rosen - contributor
    • Narrated by: Don Hagen
    • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 86
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 78
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 78

    With wit and sharp insight, former Traffic Commissioner of New York City, Sam Schwartz a.k.a. "Gridlock Sam", one of the most respected transportation engineers in the world and consummate insider in NYC political circles, uncovers how American cities became so beholden to cars and why the current shift away from that trend will forever alter America's urban landscapes, marking nothing short of a revolution in how we get from place to place.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing book for transit/transportation nerds.

    • By J. Waxman on 04-04-16

    Regular price: $24.49

    • The Most Powerful Idea in the World

    • A Story of Steam, Industry, and Invention
    • By: William Rosen
    • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
    • Length: 13 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 145
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 103
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 103

    Award-winning author William Rosen tells the story of the men responsible for the Industrial Revolution and the machine that drove it: the steam engine.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Revelation about a Revolution

    • By Roy on 08-01-10

    Regular price: $24.49

    • The 7 Habits of Highly Infective People

    • By: William Todd Rose
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Tecosky
    • Length: 7 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 14
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    Through a heady cocktail of drugs and the occult, Bosley slips through time and space and glimpses The End. Cities lay in ruins, and those who still cling to life hide in the rubble like frightened animals. Walking carcasses shamble through the debris exacting a horrible fate upon any living they find. This horrific future is the only world fourteen year old Ocean has ever known. Starving and alone, she struggles for even the most basic of necessities: food, water, shelter, love….

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • WEIRD YET CAPTIVATING

    • By Amanda H. on 05-17-12

    Regular price: $19.95