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    • The Partition of Ireland and the Troubles: The History of Northern Ireland from the Irish Civil War to the Good Friday Agreement

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Colin Fluxman
    • Length: 1 hr and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Partition of Ireland and the Troubles: The History of Northern Ireland from the Irish Civil War to the Good Friday Agreement analyzes the tumultuous events that marked the creation of Northern Ireland, and the conflicts fueled by the partition. Along with pictures of important people, places, and events, you will learn about Northern Ireland like never before. 

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A Good Overview

    • By Beowulf on 03-20-19

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Neil Armstrong

    • The Life and Legacy of the First Astronaut to Walk on the Moon
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Scott Clem
    • Length: 2 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
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      Neil Armstrong: The Life and Legacy of the First Astronaut to Walk on the Moon profiles the famous astronaut's life and chronicles the most memorable space mission in history. You will learn about Neil Armstrong like never before.  

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Marcus Garvey: The Life and Legacy of the Jamaican Political Leader Who Championed Pan-Africanism

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Dan Gallagher
    • Length: 1 hr and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 14
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    The most improbable approach toward American civil rights for black citizens blended the beliefs of Booker T. Washington and W. E. B. Du Bois, and it was spearheaded by global activist Marcus Aurelius Garvey. The Jamaican began his career as an activist with a devotion to Washington’s path, but he subsequently leaned to the alternative and beyond. Beyond the worldview of both colleagues, Marcus Garvey’s bigger-than-life scheme was to establish a black-owned and managed shipping line to transport much of America’s black population back to Africa. 

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • very disappointed with this book

    • By monique warren on 12-06-18

    Regular price: $6.95

    • California

    • The History and Legacy of the Land Before and After It Joined the United States
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Jim Johnston
    • Length: 4 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The history of California is one that witnessed the rise and fall of several nations and peoples. From the first natives to settle the fertile lands to the encroaching foreigners from the South, East, West, and North, the land that eventually became the Golden State received them all. Though it might have done things its own way, the fact that California has always handled problems as only California could be what has set it apart from other states.

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Marie Curie: The Life and Legacy of the Legendary Scientist Who Became the First Woman to Win a Nobel Prize

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Jim D Johnston
    • Length: 1 hr and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 9
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    The tens of millions who perished in World War I understandably marred the conception of the first decades of the 20th century. However, during that time, unparalleled minds from all over the globe unsnarled age-old mysteries and perfected prevailing theories, conjuring up wave after wave of breakthroughs that catapulted the world of science to unprecedented heights. Owing to this influx of novel ideas and innovative concepts, conferences had to be assembled to keep the relevant scientific spheres apprised of the latest advances. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Life and times of Marie Curie

    • By Chris Ladas on 06-21-18

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Medieval Ireland: The History and Legacy of the Irish During the Middle Ages

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Colin Fluxman
    • Length: 1 hr and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
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    There are very few national relationships quite as complicated and enigmatic as the one that exists between the English and the Irish. For two peoples so interconnected by geography and history, the depth of animosity that is often expressed is difficult at times to understand. At the same time, historic links of family and clan, and common Gaelic roots, have at times fostered a degree of mutual regard, interdependence, and cooperation that is also occasionally hard to fathom. During World War I, for example, Ireland fought for the British Empire as part of that empire.

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Earp Brothers: Wyatt, Virgil and Morgan Earp

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Alex Hyde-White - Punch Audio
    • Length: 2 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 51
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    Of all the colorful characters that inhabited the West during the 19th century, the most famous of them all is Wyatt Earp (1848-1929), who has long been regarded as the embodiment of the Wild West. Considered the "toughest and deadliest gunman of his day", Earp symbolized the swagger, the heroism, and even the lawlessness of the West.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • So much more than the gunfight at OK Corral

    • By DabOfDarkness on 05-22-15

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Life and Trial of Lizzie Borden

    • The History of 19th Century America's Most Famous Murder Case
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: William Crockett
    • Length: 1 hr and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 14
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    Today, cases are often referred to as the trial of the century, but few could lay claim in the 19th century like Lizzie Borden's in the wake of her parents' murders. After all, the story included the grisly axe murders of wealthy socialites and a young daughter as the prime suspect.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
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    • By Marv M. on 06-20-17

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Battle of the Little Bighorn: The History and Controversy of Custer's Last Stand

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Robert Slone
    • Length: 1 hr and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 8
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    Since the Battle of the Little Bighorn, George Armstrong Custer has possessed one of the most unique places in American history. Although he was a capable cavalry officer who served honorably during the Civil War, he remains one of the most instantly identifiable and famous military men in American history due to the fact he was killed during one of the country's most well-known and ignominious defeats: the Battle of Little Bighorn.

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Ten Lost Tribes

    • The History and Mystery of the Lost Tribes of Israel
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Gordon Greenhill
    • Length: 1 hr and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 76
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    In the eighth century BCE, one of the most important provinces within the Assyrian Empire was Samaria. Also known as Israel, Samaria repeatedly rebelled against their Assyrian overlords, but in 722, the Assyrians overran Samaria once and for all, killing countless numbers and sending most of the rest of its inhabitants into forced exile.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Eh.

    • By Jerry on 10-16-15

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Lost Books of the Old Testament: The History of Ancient Jewish Apocrypha Not Included in the Bible

    • By: Charles River Editors, Gustavo Vázquez-Lozano
    • Narrated by: Mark Norman
    • Length: 1 hr and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The study of the apocryphal gospels, documents about the life or sayings of Jesus that did not become part of the New Testament, is a popular discipline among scholars that now fills several shelves of any respectable library. However, few consider the question of whether the Old Testament, also known as the Hebrew Bible, is "complete" and whether in antiquity there were other books besides "Genesis", the "Exodus" or "Judges", with different histories and unknown characters, that were excluded from the canon and got lost in the sands of time.  

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Overview but no meat.

    • By aaronssse on 02-22-19

    Regular price: $6.95

    • British Legends: The Life and Legacy of Freddie Mercury

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Jim D Johnston
    • Length: 1 hr and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Like many pop cultural icons (and rock icons in particular), Freddie Mercury is one of the most recognizable figures of the 20th century and yet one of the more enigmatic personalities as well. To be sure, anyone who was alive during the reign of Queen is well aware of who Mercury was and the sound of his music (even those who despise rock music are familiar with the blasting, deliriously over-the-top rhythms of songs like "We Are the Champions").

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Not worth it.

    • By Randi N. on 02-27-19

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Union Pacific

    • The History of America's Most Famous Railroad Company and Its Role in the Transcontinental Railroad
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Jim D Johnston
    • Length: 2 hrs
    • Unabridged
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    The Lewis and Clark Expedition, notwithstanding its merits as a feat of exploration, was also the first tentative claim on the vast interior and the western seaboard of North America by the United States. It set in motion the great movement west that began almost immediately with the first commercial overland expedition funded by John Jacob Astor’s Pacific Fur Company and would continue with the establishment of the Oregon Trail and California Trail. That quest would reach its ultimate expression ...when the last spike was driven into the Union Pacific Railroad.

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Sons of Liberty: The Lives and Legacies of John Adams, Samuel Adams, Paul Revere and John Hancock

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Chris Brinkley
    • Length: 4 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
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    For over 200 years, Americans have been fascinated by the Revolutionary period and the patriots who led the growing resistance movement against British authority. In particular, the clandestine activities of Boston's Sons of Liberty in the decade before the war continue to be a source of both intrigue and mystery. The Sons of Liberty chronicles the amazing lives and careers of the four most famous members of the Sons of Liberty, examines their relationships before and during the Revolution, and analyzes their lasting legacies. Along with pictures of important people, places, and events, you will learn about Samuel Adams, John Adams, Paul Revere and John Hancock like you never have before.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • it should be required reading in our high schools.

    • By Amazon Customer on 04-05-17

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Weird Scotland

    • Monsters, Mysteries, and Magic Across the Scottish Nation
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Scott Clem
    • Length: 1 hr and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3 out of 5 stars 19
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    Not everything in Scotland is as it appears. Some Scots say this is a land haunted by spirits, a place of strange disappearances and unexplained phenomena. There is no shortage when it comes to the strange stories Scotland has to offer, and the legends and lore have compelled many to dig a little deeper and even explore this wonderful land for themselves.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Misleading pronunciation

    • By Africafan on 09-27-17

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Teotihuacan

    • The History of Ancient Mesoamerica's Largest City
    • By: Dr. Jesse Harasta, Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Michael Gilboe
    • Length: 1 hr and 1 min
    • Unabridged
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    Thriving between AD 100-750, Teotihuacan was one of the largest cities in the ancient world, with a population estimated at upwards of 150,000-250,000, over three times the size of contemporary Mayan capitals. Furthermore, Teotihuacan was a supremely well-planned and efficient city that was able to field massive armies and extend its power far beyond its home base. Teotihuacan not only served as a vital center for trade in Ancient Mesoamerica, but also spread its architecture, art, religion, and culture.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Nice introduction

    • By Terry Shoemaker on 01-16-18

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Persepolis

    • The History and Legacy of the Ancient Persian Empire's Capital City
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Scott Clem
    • Length: 1 hr and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Lying in the middle of a plain in modern-day Iran is a forgotten ancient city, Persepolis. Built two and a half thousand years ago, it was known in its day as the richest city under the sun. Persepolis was the capital of Persia, the largest empire the world had ever seen, but after its destruction, it was largely forgotten for nearly 2,000 years, and the lives and achievements of those who built it were almost entirely erased from history.

    • The History and Legacy of the Ancient Persian Empire's Capital City
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Scott Clem
    • Length: 1 hr and 3 mins
    • Release date: 11-17-16
    • 3.5 out of 5 stars 2 ratings

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Golden State: The History of California’s Growth into the Largest State in the Union

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Jim D. Johnston
    • Length: 2 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The history of California is one that witnessed the rise and fall of several nations and peoples. From the first natives to settle the fertile lands to the encroaching foreigners from the south, east, west, and north, the land that eventually became the Golden State received them all. From across oceans, mountains, plains, and deserts, people came to take advantage of the region’s natural resources. 

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Legends of the West: The Life and Legacy of Doc Holliday

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Michael Gilboe
    • Length: 1 hr and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Of all the colorful characters that inhabited the West during the 19th century, the man who has earned an enduring legacy as the region's quirkiest is John Henry "Doc" Holliday (1851-1887), a dentist turned professional gambler who was widely recognized as one of the fastest draws in the West. In fact, the only thing that might have been faster than the deadly gunman's draw was his violent temper, which was easily set off when Holliday was drunk. By the early 1880s, Holliday had been arrested nearly 20 times.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • VERY informative

    • By michael on 04-10-16

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Nag Hammadi Library

    • The History and Legacy of the Ancient Gnostic Texts Rediscovered in the 20th Century
    • By: Charles River Editors, Gustavo Vazquez-Lozano
    • Narrated by: Jim D Johnston
    • Length: 1 hr and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Although all the titles of the Nag Hammadi library are not known, many people have heard about its most famous components: The Gospel of Thomas - at one time it was discussed whether it should be included in the New Testament - and The Gospel of Philip, which tried to revive the debate around the identity of Mary Magdalene: "Why do you love her more than all of us?" asks a disconcerted Peter to Jesus. Finally, the Nag Hammadi texts have led many scholars to reconsider the rigid canons imposed by the early Church, and the readers to find a more intimate religion that turned upside down many postulates of Christian orthodoxy.  

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Review of codices, but not the Nag Hammadi Codices

    • By Andrew Raimon Savage on 07-22-18

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