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The Invention of Sicily: A Mediterranean History Audiobook

The Invention of Sicily: A Mediterranean History

Author: Jamie Mackay Narrator: John Lee Release Date: July 2021

Sicily has always acted as a gateway between Europe and the rest of the world. Fought over by the Phoenicians and Greeks, the Romans, Goths and Byzantines, Arabs and Normans, Germans, and the Spanish and the French for thousands of years, Sicily became a unique melting pot where diverse traditions merged, producing a unique heritage and singular culture. In this fascinating account of the island from the earliest times to the present day, author and journalist Jamie Mackay leads us through this most elusive of places. From its pivotal position in the development of Greek and Roman mythology, and the beautiful remnants of both the Arab and Norman invasions, through to the rise of the bandits and the Cosa Nostra, The Invention of Sicily is the perfect companion to the culture and history of Sicily. Mackay weaves the political and social development of the island in with its fascinating cultural heritage-in doing so discussing how great works including Lampedusa's masterpiece The Leopard and its film adaptation by Visconti, and the novels of Leonardo Sciascia, among many others, have both been shaped by Sicily's past, and continue to shape it into the present.

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The Verge: Reformation, Renaissance, and Forty Years that Shook the World Audiobook

The Verge: Reformation, Renaissance, and Forty Years that Shook the World

Author: Patrick Wyman Narrator: Patrick Wyman Release Date: July 2021

The creator of the hit podcast series Tides of History and Fall of Rome explores the four explosive decades between 1490 and 1530, bringing to life the dramatic and deeply human story of how the West was reborn. In the bestselling tradition of The Swerve and A Distant Mirror, The Verge tells the story of a period that marked a decisive turning point for both European and world history. Here, author Patrick Wyman examines two complementary and contradictory sides of the same historical coin: the world-altering implications of the developments of printed mass media, extreme taxation, exploitative globalization, humanistic learning, gunpowder warfare, and mass religious conflict in the long term, and their intensely disruptive consequences in the short-term. As told through the lives of ten real people—from famous figures like Christopher Columbus and wealthy banker Jakob Fugger to a ruthless small-time merchant and a one-armed mercenary captain—The Verge illustrates how their lives, and the times in which they lived, set the stage for an unprecedented globalized future. Over an intense forty-year period, the seeds for the so-called "Great Divergence" between Western Europe and the rest of the globe would be planted. From Columbus's voyage across the Atlantic to Martin Luther's sparking the Protestant Reformation, the foundations of our own, recognizably modern world came into being. For the past 500 years, historians, economists, and the policy-oriented have argued which of these individual developments best explains the West's rise from backwater periphery to global dominance. As The Verge presents it, however, the answer is far more nuanced.

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The Tudors: A Very Short Introduction Audiobook

The Tudors: A Very Short Introduction

Author: John Guy Narrator: Mary Sarah Release Date: July 2021

The monarchs of the Tudor period are among some of the most well-known figures in British history. John Guy presents a compelling and fascinating exploration of the Tudors in the new edition of this Very Short Introduction. Looking at all aspects of the period, from beginning to end, he considers Tudor politics, religion, and economics, as well as issues relating to gender and minority rule, and the art, architecture, and social and material culture of the time. Introducing all of the key Tudor monarchs, Guy considers the impact the Tudor period had not only at the time, but also the historical legacy it left behind.

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Hitler's Jet Plane: The ME 262 Story Audiobook

Hitler's Jet Plane: The ME 262 Story

Author: Mano Ziegler Narrator: Paul Woodson Release Date: July 2021

The first operational military jet in the world, towards the end of the Second World War the Me 262 was to be the German 'miracle weapon.' Mano Ziegler was involved from its inception and contributed to the design, testing, training, and even served in it operationally. Could the Me 262 have broken the Allied supremacy in the air? Why did it take so long to come into service and why were hundreds of German pilots sacrificed in developing it? Why did the Me 262 prove not to be the unparalleled success claimed by Goering and why were German cities left dangerously exposed against Allied bombing campaigns? These are only some of the important questions this book answers. Hitler's Jet Plane fills an important gap in the history of the Luftwaffe and of aviation in general with new research which discloses how the first military jet plane failed to make its mark on World War II.

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The Howe Dynasty: The Untold Story of a Military Family and the Women Behind Britain's Wars for Amer Audiobook

The Howe Dynasty: The Untold Story of a Military Family and the Women Behind Britain's Wars for Amer

Author: Julie Flavell Narrator: Polly Lee Release Date: July 2021

Finally revealing the family’s indefatigable women among its legendary military figures, The Howe Dynasty recasts the British side of the American Revolution. In December 1774, Benjamin Franklin met Caroline Howe, the sister of British General Sir William Howe and Richard Admiral Lord Howe, in a London drawing room for “half a dozen Games of Chess.” But as historian Julie Flavell reveals, these meetings were about much more than board games: they were cover for a last-ditch attempt to forestall the outbreak of the American War of Independence. Aware that the distinguished Howe family, both the men and the women, have been known solely for the military exploits of the brothers, Flavell investigated the letters of Caroline Howe, which have been blatantly overlooked since the nineteenth century. Using revelatory documents and this correspondence, The Howe Dynasty provides a groundbreaking reinterpretation of one of England’s most famous military families across four wars. Contemporaries considered the Howes impenetrable and intensely private—or, as Horace Walpole called them, “brave and silent.” Flavell traces their roots to modest beginnings at Langar Hall in rural Nottinghamshire and highlights the Georgian phenomenon of the politically involved aristocratic woman. In fact, the early careers of the brothers—George, Richard, and William—can be credited not to the maneuverings of their father, Scrope Lord Howe, but to those of their aunt, the savvy Mary Herbert Countess Pembroke. When eldest sister Caroline came of age during the reign of King George III, she too used her intimacy with the royal inner circle to promote her brothers, moving smoothly between a straitlaced court and an increasingly scandalous London high life. With genuine suspense, Flavell skillfully recounts the most notable episodes of the brothers’ military campaigns: how Richard, commanding the HMS Dunkirk in 1755, fired the first shot signaling the beginning of the Seven Years’ War at sea; how George won the devotion of the American fighters he commanded at Fort Ticonderoga just three years later; and how youngest brother General William Howe, his sympathies torn, nonetheless commanded his troops to a bitter Pyrrhic victory in the Battle of Bunker Hill, only to be vilified for his failure as British commander-in-chief to subdue Washington’s Continental Army. Britain’s desperate battles to guard its most vaunted colonial possession are here told in tandem with London parlor-room intrigues, where Caroline bravely fought to protect the Howe reputation in a gossipy aristocratic milieu. A riveting narrative and long overdue reassessment of the entire family, The Howe Dynasty forces us to reimagine the Revolutionary War in ways that would have been previously inconceivable.

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Meet the Georgians: Epic Tales from Britain’s Wildest Century Audiobook

Meet the Georgians: Epic Tales from Britain’s Wildest Century

Author: Robert Peal Narrator: Adjoa Andoh, Ash Hunter, Nicola Coughlan Release Date: July 2021

Anne Bonny and Mary Read, pirate queens of the Caribbean Tipu Sultan, the Indian ruler who kept the British at bay Olaudah Equiano, the former slave whose story shocked the world Mary Wollstonecraft, the feminist who fought for women’s rights Ladies of Llangollen, the lovers who built paradise in a Welsh valley Anne Bonny and Mary Read, pirate queens of the Caribbean Tipu Sultan, the Indian ruler who kept the British at bay Olaudah Equiano, the former slave whose story shocked the world Mary Wollstonecraft, the feminist who fought for women’s rights Ladies of Llangollen, the lovers who built paradise in a Welsh valley ‘Mad, bad and dangerous to know’ is how Lord Byron, the poet who drank wine from a monk’s skull and slept with his half-sister, was described by one of his many lovers. But ‘mad, bad and dangerous’ serves as a good description for the entire Georgian period: often neglected, the hundred or so years between the coronation of George I in 1714 and the death of George IV in 1830 were years when the modern world was formed, and changes came thick and fast. Across this century, new foods – pineapples, coffee and pepper – suddenly became available in the shops. Fashion exploded into a riot of colour, frilly shirts and wigs. Gin was drunk like it was water. Demands for women’s rights were heard, and it became possible to question the existence of God without fear of prompt execution. These exciting new developments came, of course, from the expanding British Empire. Britain’s wealth and its sudden access to chocolate, chillies and spices, was entirely bound up with the conquest of overseas territories and the miserable suffering of enslaved workers. This is the backdrop to Robert Peal’s new book, which introduces the Georgian era through the diverse lives of twelve ‘magnificent – if not moral’ people who defined it.

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The Story of Britain: From the Romans to the Present: A Narrative History Audiobook

The Story of Britain: From the Romans to the Present: A Narrative History

Author: Rebecca Fraser Narrator: Esther Wane Release Date: July 2021

'A reference book that will see every history student through school and university' (Lucy Moore, New Statesman) Despite suffering at the hands of invading Romans, Anglo-Saxons, and Normans, and tyrannical kings and queens, Britons have been renowned since Queen Boudicca for their fierce commitment to the liberty of the individual. Britain's seven-hundred-year-old parliamentary democracy has developed from a passion for fairness and the rule of law. In an atmospheric and vivid narrative Rebecca Fraser takes listeners through key events in the nation's history, from Alfred and the Danes to the Norman Conquest, from Magna Carta to the founding of English America, from the Industrial Revolution and the Empire to the Commonwealth today. The listener is introduced to the lives of the far-sighted statesmen and women, heroes and villains, scientists, soldiers, and great explorers, whose ideas have informed the colorful tapestry which is the story of Britain.

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The Class of '37: Voices from Working-class Girlhood Audiobook

The Class of '37: Voices from Working-class Girlhood

Author: Claire Langhamer, Hester Barron Narrator: Bea Holland Release Date: July 2021

It is 1937 in a northern mill-town and a class of twelve- and thirteen-year-old girls are writing about their lives, their world, and the things that matter to them. They tell of cobbled streets and crowded homes; the Coronation festivities and holidays to Blackpool; laughter and fun alongside poverty and hardship. They are destined for the cotton mill but they dream of being film stars. Class of '37 uses the writing of these young girls, as collected by the research organisation Mass Observation, to rediscover this lost world, transporting readers back in time to a smoky industrial town in an era before the introduction of a Welfare State, where once again the clouds of war were beginning to gather. Woven within this rich, authentic history are the twists and turns of the girls' lives from childhood to beyond, from their happiest times to the most heart-breaking of their sorrows. A compelling social history, this intimate reconstruction of working-class life in 1930s Britain is a haunting and emotional account of a bygone age.

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This Sceptred Isle: Empire: The Classic BBC Radio History Audiobook

This Sceptred Isle: Empire: The Classic BBC Radio History

Author: Christopher Lee Narrator: Juliet Stevenson Release Date: July 2021

Christopher Lee's highly-acclaimed and award-winning BBC Radio 4 history of the British Empire. Britain had the biggest empire the world has ever known. At one time a quarter of the global land mass was British. Over a third of the world was insured at Lloyds. At his coronation, more than 400 million people saluted George V. Truly, the sun never set on this historical phenomenon. Whatever the day, whatever the hour, somewhere on the globe, the empire worked and played the British game, often absurdly so. BBC Radio 4's monumental history of Britain tells the story of the British Empire from its earliest beginnings through the years when British influence grew steadily around the globe, years when Britain took full advantage of the technical advances of its industrial revolution. Here are the origins of the modern nations of America, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and of the ways in which British influence has affected, for better or for worse, nations such as India, Sri Lanka, and China. Here are the stories, not always happy and glorious, of Captain James Cook, Mungo Park, Warren Hastings, Sir Stamford Raffles, and David Livingstone. The story of the British Empire is one of enormous personalities, adventure, scientific and maritime development, and the building of one of the most complex international administrations the world has ever seen. ©2021 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd (P) 2021 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd

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Templarios, griales, vírgenes negras y otros enigmas de la Historia Audiobook

Templarios, griales, vírgenes negras y otros enigmas de la Historia

Author: Juan Eslava Galán Narrator: Leopoldo Ballesteros Release Date: July 2021

Juan Eslava Galán nos ayuda a resolver diversos enigmas de la Historia aportando veracidad en algunos casos o desmitificando, en otros. En este audiolibro encontrarás una buena herramienta para satisfacer tu curiosidad sobre algunos de los más populares episodios relacionados con vírgenes negras, Santos Griales, Tablas Redondas...

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El buque del diablo (Devil's Ship) Audiobook

El buque del diablo (Devil's Ship)

Author: Ildefonso Arenas Narrator: Gabriela Garcia, Martin Untrojb Release Date: July 2021

El Imperio Otomano se alió con Alemania y Austria-Hungría en la Primera Guerra Mundial. Esto resultó, entre otras consecuencias catastróficas, en la guerra que duró dos años más de lo que debería, las dos revoluciones rusas de 1917 y la dictadura bolchevique, el genocidio del pueblo armenio, quince millones de muertos y el desmembramiento del Imperio Otomano, con el nacimiento de una miríada de nuevos Estados en Oriente Medio cuya inestabilidad social, económica y política sigue sin resolverse un siglo después. Si en los albores de la Primera Guerra Mundial el crucero de batalla alemán SMS Goeben,aislado en medio del Mediterráneo, no hubiera esquivado con su audacia y astucia a las marinas francesa y británica, para buscar refugio más allá de los Dardanelos, nada de todo esto habría sucedido. Esta es la historia no sólo de Goeben,sino también del hombre que la comandó; la historia de un hombre que, actuando por su cuenta, bajo sus propios criterios, cambió el destino del mundo.

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A sangre y fuego (To Blood and Fire): Heroes, Bestias y martires (Heroes and Beasts of Spain) Audiobook

A sangre y fuego (To Blood and Fire): Heroes, Bestias y martires (Heroes and Beasts of Spain)

Author: Manuel Chaves Nogales Narrator: Carlos Alsina Release Date: July 2021

Escritas entre 1936 y 1937, las nueve historias que componen este apasionante y perspicaz libro retratan diferentes acontecimientos de la Guerra Civil española. Con solidaridad y compasión por aquellos que sufren los horrores de la guerra de primera mano, el autor observa estas escenas de guerra con impresionante lucidez e imparcialidad, llevando a ambas partes a la tarea por las atrocidades que han cometido. Redactados entre 1936 y 1937, los nueve relatos que componen este libro cautivante y perspicaz retratan distintos sucesos de la Guerra Civil Española. Chaves Nogales, director del periódico Ahora durante los primeros meses de la guerra, basa cada uno de los episodios en hechos y personas reales. Con solidaridad y compasión por quienes sufren en carne propia los horrores de la guerra, el autor observa los acontecimientos de la contienda con una asombrosa lucidez e imparcialidad, denunciando las atrocidades cometidas por ambos bandos.

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