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The History of the United States, 2nd Edition
By The Great Courses
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4.2 out of 5 stars with 81 reviews
This comprehensive series of 84 lectures features three award-winning historians sharing their insights into this nation's past - from the European settlement and the Revolutionary War through the Civil War, 19th-century industrialization, two world wars, and the present day. While American history spans not much more than two centuries, it is filled with a wealth of leaders, wars, movements, inventions, and ideas - each of which contributed in its own unique way to America's transformation


The Age of Voltaire: A History of Civlization in Western Europe from 1715 to 1756, with Special Emphasis on the Conflict between Religion and Philosophy (Story of Civilization, Book 9)
By Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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ean: 9781504600408, isbn: 1504600401,

4.7 out of 5 stars with 33 reviews
The Age of Voltaire, the ninth volume of The Story of Civilization, is an in-depth examination of France and England in the first half of the eighteenth century. In this masterful work, listeners will encounter the English ideas that inspired the Enlightenment in France; the salons of Paris, where the wits and thinkers of all Europe gathered to exchange ideas; the philosophes-- intellectuals and artists who consulted with kings and queens; Voltaire himself, the incarnation of the Enlightenment;


No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front in World War II
By Simon & Schuster Audio
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4.2 out of 5 stars with 35 reviews
Pulitzer Prize Winner, History, 1995 No Ordinary Time describes how the isolationist and divided United States of 1940 was unified under the extraordinary leadership of Franklin Roosevelt to become the preeminent economic and military power in the world. Using diaries, interviews, and White House records of the president's and first lady's comings and goings, Goodwin paints an intimate portrait of the daily conduct of the presidency during wartime and the Roosevelts' extraordinary


Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy; A Righteous Gentile vs. The Third Reich (ABRIDGED EDITION)
By Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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ean: 9781483035079, isbn: 1483035077,

4.5 out of 5 stars with 34 reviews
[ABRIDGED EDITION - Read by Malcolm Hillgartner] From the New York Times bestselling author of Amazing Grace comes an abridged version of the groundbreaking biography of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, one of the greatest heroes of the twentieth century, the man who stood up to Hitler. A definitive, deeply moving narrative, Bonhoeffer is a story of moral courage in the face of the monstrous evil that was Nazism. After discovering the fire of true faith in a Harlem church, Bonhoeffer returned to Germany


The Fall of the Pagans and the Origins of Medieval Christianity
By The Great Courses
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sku: b026, mpn: new-Nov09usbook-2017-c017508, ean: 9781598037968, isbn: 159803796X,

4.6 out of 5 stars with 149 reviews
Why did pagan Rome, which had a history of tolerating other faiths, clash with early Christians? How did Christianity ultimately achieve dominance in the Roman Empire? Discover the answers in these 24 lectures that, together, are a historically focused discussion of the dramatic interaction between Judaism, Christianity, and paganism from the 1st to the 6th centuries. While some philosophical and theological content is included to clarify important points of transition, the focus of these


A Full Life: Reflections at Ninety
By Simon & Schuster Audio
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Grammy Award, Best Spoken Word Album, 2016 Jimmy Carter, 39th president, Nobel Peace Prize winner, international humanitarian, fisherman, reflects on his full and happy life with pride, humor, and a few second thoughts. At 90, Jimmy Carter reflects on his public and private life with a frankness that is disarming. He adds detail and emotion about his youth in rural Georgia that he described in his magnificent An Hour Before Daylight. He discusses racism and the isolation of the Carters. He


The Secret World: A History of Intelligence
By Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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4.1 out of 5 stars with 41 reviews
The history of espionage is far older than any of today's intelligence agencies, yet the long history of intelligence operations has been largely forgotten. The codebreakers at Bletchley Park, the most successful World War II intelligence agency, were completely unaware their predecessors in earlier moments of national crisis had broken the codes of Napoleon during the Napoleonic wars and those of Spain before the Spanish Armada. Those who do not understand past mistakes are likely to repeat


A History of Russia: From Peter the Great to Gorbachev
By The Teaching Company
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ean: 9781565856332, isbn: 1565856333,

4.9 out of 5 stars with 22 reviews
It's difficult to imagine a nation with a history more compelling for Americans than Russia. Before the collapse of the Soviet Union, this was the nation against which we measured our own nation's values and power and with whom war, if it ever came, could spell unimaginable catastrophe for our planet. Yet many Americans have never had the opportunity to study Russia in depth, and to see how the forces of history came together to shape a future so different from the dreams of most ordinary


The Reformation: A History of European Civilization from Wycliffe to Calvin, 1300-1564 (The Story of Civilization, Book 6)
By Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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An engrossing volume on the European Reformation by Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Will Durant. The sixth volume of Durant's acclaimed Story of Civilization, The Reformationchronicles the history of European civilization from 1300 to 1564. In this masterful work, listeners will encounter the schism within the Roman Catholic Church and the formation of early Protestantism; the theology of Martin Luther and his societal impact; the rise of Humanism and the life of Desiderius


Bill O'Reilly's Legends and Lies: The Civil War
By Macmillan Audio
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The newest installment in the New York Times best-selling companion series to the Fox historical docudrama, Bill O'Reilly's Legends and Lies: The Civil War is a pulse-quickening account of the deadliest war in American history. From the birth of the Republican Party to the Confederacy's first convention, the Underground Railroad to the Emancipation Proclamation, the Battle of Gettysburg to the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, Bill O'Reilly's Legends and Lies: The Civil War reveals the


Beginner's Ladino with Online Audio (Hippocrene Beginner's)
By Hippocrene Books
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ean: 9780781813723, isbn: 0781813727,

4.5 out of 5 stars with 109 reviews
Beginner's Ladino with Online Audio is the ideal guide for anyone who wants to learn the language of the Separdic (Iberian) Jews. Ladino, also known as Judeo-Spanish, dates back to the the Middle Ages, when the Jews who lived in the Iberian Peninsula spoke and wrote in the Romance languages of the host culture. They developed a unified dialect that was distinct from Castilian Spanish. After the expulsion of the Jews in 1492, the Ladino language became part of the ''Iberian Heritage'' of the


The Gettysburg Story: Battlefield Auto Tour + Film
By Right to Rise
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ean: 9780991155941, isbn: 0991155947,

4.9 out of 5 stars with 117 reviews
The Gettysburg Story brings America's greatest battle alive for newcomers and experts. It is now the most-popular self-guided audio tour at the Gettysburg National Military Park. The best-selling Auto Tour takes visitors around the actual battlefield - dramatically telling the story at the exact place where events occurred. The Auto Tour comes with 3 CDs plus access to digital audio for your mobile device. The tour covers all three days of the battle and Lincoln's Gettysburg Address at the


The Allure of Battle: A History of How Wars Have Been Won and Lost
By Tantor Audio
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ean: 9781541418325, isbn: 1541418328,

4.2 out of 5 stars with 82 reviews
History has tended to measure war's winners and losers in terms of its major engagements, battles in which the result was so clear-cut that they could be considered ''decisive.'' Cannae, Konigsberg, Austerlitz, Midway, Agincourt-all resonate in the literature of war and in our imaginations as tide-turning. But these legendary battles may or may not have determined the final outcome of the wars in which they were fought. Cathal J. Nolan's The Allure of Battle systematically and engrossingly


Luther's Fortress: Martin Luther and His Reformation Under Siege
By Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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From a celebrated religious scholar comes a riveting account of the Catholic Church's failed attempt to crush Martin Luther and his Reformation. In 1521 the Catholic Church was hunting for Martin Luther. Angered by the Christian reformer's unapologetic criticisms of the Church, the Holy Roman emperor had called for him ''to be apprehended and punished as a notorious heretic''. Knowing that inquisitors would murder the monk and crush his fragile movement if they caught him, Luther's followers


The Great Bridge: The Epic Story of the Building of the Brooklyn Bridge
By Unknown
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This monumental book tells the enthralling story of one of the greatest accomplishments in our nation's history, the building of what was then the longest suspension bridge in the world. The Brooklyn Bridge rose out of the expansive era following the Civil War, when Americans believed all things were possible. So daring a concept as spanning the East River to join two great cities required vision and dedication of the kind that went into building Europe's great cathedrals. During 14 years of


Reaching for Glory: Lyndon Johnson's Secret White House Tapes, 1964-1965
By Simon & Schuster Audio
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ean: 9780743508414, isbn: 0743508416,

4.6 out of 5 stars with 122 reviews
The sequel to Taking Charge, the second volume of Lyndon Johnson's secretly recorded White House conversations offers a fascinating portrait of the president during a crucial year of his administration and is accompanied by thought-provoking analysis and interpretation. Narrated by the author..


Thunder Below!: The USS Barb Revolutionizes Submarine Warfare in World War II
By Tantor Audio
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The thunderous roar of exploding depth charges was a familiar and comforting sound to the crew members of the USS Barb, who frequently found themselves somewhere between enemy fire and Davy Jones's locker. Under the leadership of her fearless skipper, Captain Gene Fluckey, the Barb sank the greatest tonnage of any American sub in World War II. At the same time, the Barb did far more than merely sink ships-she changed forever the way submarines stalk and kill their prey. This is a gripping


Democracy in America
By Blackstone Audio
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ean: 9781441741967, isbn: 1441741968,

4.1 out of 5 stars with 47 reviews
[Translated by George Lawrence][Read by Frederick Davidson] In 1831, a young French aristocrat named Alexis de Tocqueville came to the United States officially to appraise the country's penal system - but with a higher personal goal in mind. Looking to America's unique democratic system as a possible model for post-revolutionary France, Tocqueville set about to study the culture, character, and institutions of the evolving nation. ''I confess that in America I saw more than America,'' he said;


The Second World War: The Grand Alliance
By Audible Studios
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4.7 out of 5 stars with 110 reviews
The New York Public Library, in looking back on the greatest books of the past century, called Churchill's history ''monumental'' and said that the author ''drew upon thousands of his own memoranda and documents in British archives, but in the end, this epic is structured on his personal experiences and expresses his courage and astonishing self-confidence.''.


Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea
By Tantor Audio
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Barbara Demick's Nothing to Envy follows the lives of six North Koreans over 15 years - a chaotic period that saw the death of Kim Il-sung and the unchallenged rise to power of his son, Kim Jong-il, and the devastation of a far-ranging famine that killed one-fifth of the population. Taking us into a landscape never before seen, Demick brings to life what it means to be an average Korean citizen, living under the most repressive totalitarian regime today - an Orwellian world in which radio and



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