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    • The Constitutional Convention of 1787

    • The History and Legacy of the Drafting of the US Constitution
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Bill Hare
    • Length: 1 hr and 19 mins
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    By 1787, it became evident that the Articles of Confederation were inadequate for the new nation. With these problems hampering the national government under the Articles of Confederation and the threat of default on the nation's massive war debt looming, plans began being made to fix the problems of the Articles of Confederation. Thus, that summer, a Constitutional convention was called, and each state sent delegates to Philadelphia. Among the delegates were prominent patriots and former members of the Continental Congress, including George Washington and Benjamin Franklin.

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    • Hong Kong

    • The History and Legacy of Asia’s Leading Financial Center
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Bill Hare
    • Length: 1 hr and 15 mins
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    Hong Kong: The History and Legacy of Asia’s Leading Financial Center chronicles the turbulent history of Hong Kong, and how it became one of the wealthiest places in the world despite its challenging political environment.  

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    • American Legends: The Life of Woodrow Wilson

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Bill Hare
    • Length: 2 hrs and 15 mins
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    As one of the most influential men of the 20th century, there is no shortage of adjectives to use when describing Woodrow Wilson's two terms as president of the United States. Wilson was a pioneer of the Progressive movement both before and during his presidency, becoming a populist champion a generation before Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal.

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    • Submarine Warfare in World War I: The History and Legacy of the German U-boats and Allied Efforts to Counter Them

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Bill Hare
    • Length: 1 hr and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Submarine warfare began tentatively during the American Civil War. Robert Whitehead's invention of the torpedo introduced the weapon later used most frequently by submarines. World War I proved the value of submarines, ensuring their widespread employment in the next conflict. Submarine Warfare in World War I: The History and Legacy of the German U-boats and Allied Efforts to Counter Them analyzes the underwater fighting. You will learn about submarine warfare in World War I like never before.

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    • By Paul Buckner on 03-26-18

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    • The Yom Kippur War

    • The History and Legacy of the 1973 Arab-Israeli War and Its Impact on the Middle East Peace Process
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Bill Hare
    • Length: 1 hr and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Welcome to the Middle East conflict, a conflict that is technically 63 years old and counting but has its roots in over 2,000 years of history. With so much time and history, the peace process has become laden with unique, politically sensitive concepts, like the right of return, contiguous borders, secure borders, demilitarized zones, and security requirements, with players like the Quartet, Palestinian Authority, Fatah, Hamas, the Arab League, and Israel. Over time, it has become exceedingly difficult for even sophisticated political pundits and followers to keep track of it all.

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    • Great as always by Charles River Editors

    • By Siguroli Johannsson on 01-01-18
    • The History and Legacy of the 1973 Arab-Israeli War and Its Impact on the Middle East Peace Process
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Bill Hare
    • Length: 1 hr and 36 mins
    • Release date: 08-10-17
    • 4 out of 5 stars 8 ratings

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    • The Bozeman Trail: The History and Legacy of the Exploration Route That Led to Red Cloud’s War

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Bill Hare
    • Length: 1 hr and 38 mins
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     Even before the American Revolution, Americans traveled west. From the narrow strip of the 13 colonies, across the Appalachians, ever westward they journeyed, and by the end of the 19th century the United States of America stretched from sea to shining sea. 

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    • Wahabbism

    • The History of the Conservative Islamic Religious Movement in Saudi Arabia
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Bill Hare
    • Length: 1 hr and 53 mins
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    Wahhabism is the most common form of politicized fundamentalist Islam, now most associated with the Islamic State and Al Qaeda and the official religion of Saudi Arabia and Qatar. It is widespread throughout the Islamic world, especially in Pakistan and Afghanistan (where it was the official religion of the Taliban). Together, the Saudi and al-Wahhab families formed a potent alliance, with the Saudis gaining an ideological backing for their small state and the Wahhabis gaining a powerful and increasingly wealthy patron.

    • The History of the Conservative Islamic Religious Movement in Saudi Arabia
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Bill Hare
    • Length: 1 hr and 53 mins
    • Release date: 02-14-18
    • 3.5 out of 5 stars 2 ratings

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    • Operation Entebbe: The History and Legacy of Israel’s Most Famous Rescue Operation

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Bill Hare
    • Length: 1 hr and 30 mins
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    During the Six-Day War in 1967, Israeli forces struck suddenly into Sinai in response to an Egyptian violation of an earlier treaty agreement that allowed Israeli ships passage through the important Straits of Tiran. In a lightning campaign, the Israeli forces, equipped with American and French vehicles and aircraft, shattered the low-quality Egyptian army forces decisively. When Jordan and Syria attacked Israel in support of Egypt, the Israelis smashed their forces also. Israel acquired most of the Sinai, as well as occupying the West Bank, the Gaza Strip, and the Golan Heights.   

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    • Jedediah Smith: The Life and Legacy of the Famous Mountain Man

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Bill Hare
    • Length: 1 hr and 32 mins
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    Historians believe that even Jim Bridger’s prodigious travels were eclipsed by that of New York-born Jedediah Strong Smith, whose uncharacteristic personal life set him apart from the rough-edged mountain man reputation. Smith, who developed into a master cartographer through a regimen of self-study, left a legacy of surprisingly accurate maps of the western continent for military and immigrant groups, so accurate as to remain in use far beyond his death.

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    • The Voyage of the St. Louis

    • The History and Legacy of the Fateful Attempt to Resettle Jewish Refugees Before World War II and the Holocaust
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Bill Hare
    • Length: 1 hr and 21 mins
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    In the years preceding the height of the European Holocaust’s worst atrocities, Adolf Hitler, the new Chancellor of Germany, confronted the world with a moral test. His early experiment of allowing Jews to seek homelands elsewhere came to define his future course of action toward the Jewish population of the continent. The acidic hatred he bore for the Jewish presence in European society was clear enough, but the leader of the Nazi Party could not precisely gauge the international community’s likely response to a campaign of extreme abuse directed against his own citizens.

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    • The Six Day War

    • The History and Legacy of the 1967 Arab-Israeli War and Its Impact on the Middle East
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Bill Hare
    • Length: 1 hr and 51 mins
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    In early June 1967, the Israelis captured Jordanian intelligence that indicated an invasion was imminent, and at 08h10 on June 5, 1967, the Israel Broadcasting Authority aired an Israeli Defense Force communique. "Since the early hours of this morning", it read, "heavy fighting has been taking place on the southern front between Egyptian armored and aerial forces, which moved against Israel, and our forces, which went into action to check them."

    • The History and Legacy of the 1967 Arab-Israeli War and Its Impact on the Middle East
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Bill Hare
    • Length: 1 hr and 51 mins
    • Release date: 12-19-17
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    • Great Zimbabwe

    • The History and Legacy of the Medieval Kingdom of Zimbabwe's Capital
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Bill Hare
    • Length: 1 hr and 19 mins
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    The modern history of Africa was, until very recently, written on behalf of the indigenous races by the white man, who had forcefully entered the continent during a particularly hubristic and dynamic phase of European history. In 1884, Prince Otto von Bismark, the German chancellor, brought the plenipotentiaries of all major powers of Europe together, to deal with Africa's colonization in such a manner as to avoid provocation of war.

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    • The Siege of Yorktown

    • The Greatest Revolutionary War Battles
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Bill Hare
    • Length: 1 hr and 28 mins
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    Yorktown was a former tobacco trading post now in decline, not much bigger than a large village. But Yorktown was tucked away on the northern edge of the York peninsula in rural Virginia, and in 1781 it became the site of a brief siege between two small armies, fought with all the decorum and formality of 18th century European warfare. About 5,000 British and Germans faced perhaps 18,000 Americans and French. After only three weeks the smaller garrison surrendered, tired and low on ammunition.

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    • The Russian Revolution of 1917

    • The History of the Russian Empire’s Collapse and the Establishment of the Soviet Union
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Bill Hare
    • Length: 1 hr and 55 mins
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    The 17th century was marked by multiple pro-democratic revolutions exploding in both hemispheres. In Europe and its neighbors to the east, border-changing wars were fought incessantly. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the underlying premises of political, governmental and social structures within several European and Asian states were shaken to the core after centuries of royalty and one-family rule. By the onset of World War I, royal families began to experience a long, slow decline, with some quietly fading into the status of national symbols and others experiencing political overthrow. Some were horrified by the suddenness of a changing public, while others barely noticed.

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    • The Popol Vuh

    • The History and Legacy of the Maya's Creation Myth and Epic Legends
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Bill Hare
    • Length: 1 hr and 26 mins
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    Many ancient civilizations have influenced and inspired people in the 21st century. The Greeks and Romans continue to fascinate the West today. But of all the world's civilizations, none have intrigued people more than the Mayans, whose culture, astronomy, language, and mysterious disappearance all continue to captivate people. In 2012 especially, there was a renewed focus on the Mayans, whose advanced calendar led many to speculate the world would end on the same date the Mayan calendar ends.

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    • Casimir Pulaski: The Life and Legacy of the Polish Commander Who Became the Father of the American Cavalry During the Revolutionary War

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Bill Hare
    • Length: 1 hr and 19 mins
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    Many Americans labor under the misconception that the nation’s colonial and national heritage was almost wholly accomplished by an English migration, and the notion of early American diversity ends at an acknowledgment of the slave trade conducted between Southern buyers, Northern shippers, the African continent, and the Caribbean region. However, early America witnessed the development of New York by the Dutch, the southernmost regions by Spain, and what would become eastern Canada by the French after lengthy battles with Britain.

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    • Anne Bradstreet: The Life and Legacy of the Famous Puritan Poet in the American Colonies

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Bill Hare
    • Length: 1 hr and 17 mins
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    Anne Bradstreet was born into an unusual family that, in the early years of the 17th century, believed in educating daughters as well as sons. She then moved to the American wilderness as a young bride and proceeded to produce children and poetry at nearly equal speed in the years that followed. She was the first published poet from the North American colonies, beating out the men who would follow her by a number of years. Anne Bradstreet: The Life and Legacy of the Famous Puritan Poet in the American Colonies examines Bradstreet’s influential work.

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    • The Western Schism of 1378

    • The History and Legacy of the Papal Schism That Split the Catholic Church
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Bill Hare
    • Length: 1 hr and 24 mins
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    Nowadays, the pope is synonymous with unparalleled piety, compassion, and benevolence. To many, the pope is the embodiment of godly love in its purest form. This is a far cry from how things were just a few centuries ago. Back in the day, the most notorious of popes were nothing more than power-hungry dictators and cutthroat political experts. Indeed, by the late 14th century, tensions within the Church reached a breaking point, resulting in the infamous split of the Catholic Church, one that saw multiple popes fighting to knock the others off their thrones.

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    • World War I at Sea: The History and Legacy of Naval Tactics and Operations During the Great War

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Bill Hare
    • Length: 1 hr and 23 mins
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    The most iconic images of the First World War are of the war on land. But part of that same generation faced a very different war, one that was just as important in deciding the fate of Europe. This was the war at sea. Here, events took place that would draw America into the war, providing the Allies with a new pool of manpower and so ensuring that the scales of the conflict tipped in their favor. At sea just as much as on land, this was a war that would shape the future of the world.

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    • By Ed Mueller on 03-09-18

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    • Biafra

    • The History and Legacy of the Secessionist Republic of Biafra during the Nigerian Civil War
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Bill Hare
    • Length: 1 hr and 19 mins
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    Nigeria was an unpopular destination for European settlement, thanks to its punishing climate and proliferation of tropical disease, so it saw very little direct European influence. Europeans were posted to Nigeria or sought employment purely to satisfy the needs of administration, and, of course, the various Christian missionary organizations were led largely by whites. Christian missions, incidentally, succeeded spectacularly in the spreading of Christianity across the animist south, but they made absolutely no inroads in the Muslim north.

    • The History and Legacy of the Secessionist Republic of Biafra during the Nigerian Civil War
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Bill Hare
    • Length: 1 hr and 19 mins
    • Release date: 08-29-17
    • 5 out of 5 stars 2 ratings

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