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  1. Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World's Most Dangerous Man Audiobook Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World's Most Dangerous Man
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  3. Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Be Audiobook Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Be
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  5. Coming Home to Island House Audiobook Coming Home to Island House
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  6. Outsider: A Novel of Suspense Audiobook Outsider: A Novel of Suspense
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  7. What You Wish For: A Novel Audiobook What You Wish For: A Novel
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  8. The Alchemist Audiobook The Alchemist
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  9. Relationship Goals: How to Win at Dating, Marriage, and Sex Audiobook Relationship Goals: How to Win at Dating, Marriage, and Sex
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Munich, 1938: Appeasement and World War II Audiobook

Munich, 1938: Appeasement and World War II

Author: David Faber Narrator: Arthur Morey Release Date: November 2009

David Faber, the author of Speaking for England, pens a dramatic, detailed, and essential narrative account of the 1938 Munich appeasement crisis.

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Waterloo: The History of Four Days, Three Armies, and Three Battles Audiobook

Waterloo: The History of Four Days, Three Armies, and Three Battles

Author: Bernard Cornwell Narrator: Bernard Cornwell, Dugald Bruce Lockhart Release Date: May 2015

From the New York Times bestselling author comes the definitive, illustrated history of one of the greatest battles ever fought, a riveting nonfiction chronicle published to commemorate the two-hundreth anniversary of Napoleon's last stand. On June 18, 1815, the armies of France, Britain, and Prussia descended upon a quiet valley south of Brussels. In the previous three days, the French army had beaten the Prussians at Ligny and fought the British to a standstill at Quatre-Bras. The Allies were in retreat. The little village north of where they turned to fight the French army was called Waterloo. The blood-soaked battle to which the town gave its name would become a landmark in European history. In his first work of nonfiction, Bernard Cornwell combines his storytelling skills with a meticulously researched history to give a riveting chronicle of every dramatic moment, from Napoleon's daring escape from Elba to the smoke and gore of the three battlefields and their aftermath. Through quotes from the letters and diaries of Emperor Napoleon, the Duke of Wellington, and the ordinary officers and soldiers, Cornwell brings to life how it actually felt to fight those famous battles, as well as the moments of amazing bravery on both sides that left the outcome hanging in the balance until the bitter end. Published to coincide with the battle's bicentennial in 2015, Waterloo is a tense and gripping story of heroism and tragedy, and of the final battle that determined the fate of nineteenth-century Europe.

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Blood, Toil, Tears and Sweat: The Dire Warning: Churchill’s First Speech as Prime Minister Audiobook

Blood, Toil, Tears and Sweat: The Dire Warning: Churchill’s First Speech as Prime Minister

Author: John Lukacs Narrator: John Lee Release Date: May 2008

On May 13, 1940, Winston Churchill stood before the House of Commons to deliver his first speech as Prime Minister. Europe was in crisis: Three days earlier, Germany had invaded France and the Low Countries. Facing only feeble resistance, Hitler’s armies were rapidly sweeping westward. Churchill had little support within the British government when he rose to address it that day. He lacked confidence, both in himself and in his ability to lead his nation to victory, for he recognized far earlier than most the military genius of Adolph Hitler, and the potency of the German military. In Blood, Toil, Tears, and Sweat, the eminent historian and master storyteller John Lukacs recreates this pivotal moment in world history, and reveals Churchill as he has rarely been seen before: as a man both unsure of himself and deeply fearful of his nation’s defeat. “Churchill was a word-spinner if genius…A splendid anthology.”--Sunday Telegraph

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Thunder at Twilight: Vienna 1913/1914 Audiobook

Thunder at Twilight: Vienna 1913/1914

Author: Frederic Morton Narrator: Arthur Morey Release Date: November 2015

Thunder at Twilight is a landmark historical vision, drawing on hitherto untapped sources to illuminate two crucial years in the life of the extraordinary city of Vienna

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Street Without Joy: The French Debacle In Indochina Audiobook

Street Without Joy: The French Debacle In Indochina

Author: Bernard B. Fall Narrator: Derek Perkins Release Date: May 2013

Journalist Bernard B. Fall describes the brutality and frustrations of the Indochina War, the savage eight-year conflict in which French forces suffered a staggering defeat at the hands of Communist-led Vietnamese nationalists. In this classic account of the French war in Indochina, Bernard B. Fall vividly captures the sights, sounds, and smells of the savage eight-year conflict in the jungles and mountains of Southeast Asia from 1946 to 1954. The French fought well to the last, but even with the lethal advantages of airpower, they could not stave off the Communist-led Vietnamese nationalists, who countered with a hit-and-run campaign of ambushes, booby traps, and nighttime raids. Defeat came at Dien Bien Phu in 1954, setting the stage for American involvement and opening another tragic chapter in Vietnam's history.

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1924: The Year That Made Hitler Audiobook

1924: The Year That Made Hitler

Author: Peter Ross Range Narrator: Paul Hodgson Release Date: January 2016

The dark story of Adolf Hitler's life in 1924--the year that made a monster Before Adolf Hitler's rise to power in Germany, there was 1924. This was the year of Hitler's final transformation into the self-proclaimed savior and infallible leader who would interpret and distort Germany's historical traditions to support his vision for the Third Reich. Everything that would come--the rallies and riots, the single-minded deployment of a catastrophically evil idea--all of it crystallized in one defining year. 1924 was the year that Hitler spent locked away from society, in prison and surrounded by co-conspirators of the failed Beer Hall Putsch. It was a year of deep reading and intensive writing, a year of courtroom speeches and a treason trial, a year of slowly walking gravel paths and spouting ideology while working feverishly on the book that became his manifesto: Mein Kampf. Until now, no one has fully examined this single and pivotal period of Hitler's life. In 1924, Peter Ross Range richly depicts the stories and scenes of a year vital to understanding the man and the brutality he wrought in a war that changed the world forever.

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The Audacious Crimes of Colonel Blood: The Spy Who Stole the Crown Jewels and Became the King's Secr Audiobook

The Audacious Crimes of Colonel Blood: The Spy Who Stole the Crown Jewels and Became the King's Secr

Author: Jamie Brenner Narrator: Ralph Lister Release Date: June 2016

The gripping story of one of the most enigmatic and alluring figures in British history: a dangerous double agent and Irish rogue in King Charles II's court One morning in May 1671, a man disguised as a parson daringly attempted to seize the crown jewels from the Tower of London. Astonishingly, he managed to escape with the regalia and crown before being apprehended. And yet he was not executed for treason. Instead, the king granted him a generous income and he became a familiar strutting figure in the royal court's glittering state apartments. This man was Colonel Thomas Blood, a notorious turncoat and fugitive from justice. Nicknamed the "Father of All Treasons," he had been involved in an attempted coup d'etat in Ireland as well as countless plots to assassinate Charles II. In an age when gossip and intrigue ruled the coffee houses, the restored Stuart king decided Blood was more useful to him alive than dead. But while serving as his personal spy, Blood was conspiring with his enemies. At the same time he hired himself out as a freelance agent for those seeking to further their political ambition. In The Audacious Crimes of Colonel Blood, bestselling historian Robert Hutchinson paints a vivid portrait of a double agent bent on ambiguous political and personal motivation, and provides an extraordinary account of the perils and conspiracies that abounded in Restoration England. "A carefully researched piece of popular history. Hutchinson sifts the various theories with characteristic thoroughness and lightness of touch."-Daily Mail (London)

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The Medieval World II: Society, Economy, and Culture Audiobook

The Medieval World II: Society, Economy, and Culture

An award-winning, widely recognized expert on pre-modern history, Professor Thomas F. Madden concludes this two-part series on the medieval world. In this course, we will see the error of the commonly held assumption that the "Dark Ages" was a time of superstition, ignorance, and violence. Rather than a time of darkness, the Middle Ages saw extraordinary innovation, invention, and cultural vitality. It was the Middle Ages that gave us universities, vernacular literature, and the extraordinary beauty of Gothic architecture. To study the medieval world, then, is not only to study a time that has passed away. It is to study the birth of a new culture that would mature into the modern West. Whether we know it or not, the world we live in today is itself the product of the Middle Ages-not "Dark," but remarkably bright.

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The Anglo Files: A Field Guide to the British Audiobook

The Anglo Files: A Field Guide to the British

Author: Sarah Lyall Narrator: Cassandra Campbell Release Date: September 2008

Sarah Lyall, a reporter for the New York Times, moved to London in the mid-1990s and soon became known for her amusing and incisive dispatches on her adopted country. As she came to terms with its eccentric inhabitants (the English husband who never turned on the lights, the legislators who behaved like drunken frat boys, the hedgehog lovers, the people who extracted their own teeth), she found that she had a ringside seat at a singular transitional era in British life. The roller-coaster decade of Tony Blair's New Labor government was an increasingly materialistic time when old-world symbols of aristocratic privilege and stiff-upper-lip sensibility collided with modern consumerism, overwrought emotion, and a new (but still unsuccessful) effort to make the trains run on time. Appearing a half-century after Nancy Mitford's classic Noblesse Oblige, Lyall's book is a brilliantly witty account of twenty-first-century Britain that will be recognized as a contemporary classic.

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Why?: Explaining the Holocaust Audiobook

Why?: Explaining the Holocaust

Author: Peter Hayes Narrator: Don Hagen Release Date: July 2017

A bold new exploration that answers the most commonly asked questions about the Holocaust. Despite the outpouring of books, movies, museums, memorials, and courses devoted to the Holocaust, a coherent explanation of why such ghastly carnage erupted from the heart of civilized Europe in the 20th century still seems elusive even 70 years later. Numerous theories have sprouted in an attempt to console ourselves and to point the blame in emotionally satisfying directions - yet none of them are fully convincing. As witnesses to the Holocaust near the ends of their lives, it becomes that much more important to unravel what happened and to educate a new generation about the horrors inflicted by the Nazi regime on Jews and non-Jews alike. Why? dispels many misconceptions and answers some of the most basic - yet vexing - questions that remain: why the Jews and not another ethnic group? Why the Germans? Why such a swift and sweeping extermination? Why didn't more Jews fight back more often? Why didn't they receive more help? While responding to the questions he has been most frequently asked by students over the decades, world-renowned Holocaust historian and professor Peter Hayes brings a wealth of scholarly research and experience to bear on conventional, popular views of the history, challenging some of the most prominent recent interpretations. He argues that there is no single theory that "explains" the Holocaust; the convergence of multiple forces at a particular moment in time led to catastrophe. In clear prose informed by an encyclopedic knowledge of Holocaust literature in English and German, Hayes weaves together stories and statistics to heart-stopping effect. Why? is an authoritative, groundbreaking exploration of the origins of one of the most tragic events in human history. **Contact Customer Service for Additional Material**

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Historia del siglo XIX en España Audiobook

Historia del siglo XIX en España

Author: Ricardo Hernández García Narrator: Santiago Noriega Gil Release Date: August 2017

El siglo XIX se configura como la etapa en la que de forma definitiva España se aleja del grupo de las principales potencias europeas. La severa crisis del Antiguo Régimen que padecerá el país, unida a los interminables vaivenes políticos que tuvo que sufrir hasta la llegada de la Restauración ya en el último cuarto de siglo, provocaron que se pasase a ser una potencia de segunda fila en lo político, lo territorial y por supuesto lo económico. En el curso se desarrollan todos estos aspectos, comenzando por una mirada en el largo plazo sobre la evolución demográfica, la Guerra de la Independencia y las Cortes de Cádiz, así como los diferentes gobiernos liberales que se sucederán tras morir Fernando VII. Además de conocer las principales coordenadas políticas del periodo, el curso se centrará en el análisis de los diferentes textos constitucionales, el proceso de industrialización y modernización económica, así como en una mirada hacia el mundo de la cultura y las letras que culminará con la afamada Generación del 98.  

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Stormtroopers: A New History of Hitler's Brownshirts Audiobook

Stormtroopers: A New History of Hitler's Brownshirts

Author: Daniel Siemens Narrator: Roger Clark Release Date: November 2017

Germany's Stormtroopers engaged in a vicious siege of violence that propelled the National Socialists to power in the 1930s. Known also as the SA or Brownshirts, these "ordinary" men waged a loosely structured campaign of intimidation and savagery across the nation from the 1920s to the "Night of the Long Knives" in 1934, when Chief of Staff Ernst Röhm and many other SA leaders were assassinated on Hitler's orders. In this deeply researched history, Daniel Siemens explores not only the roots of the SA and its swift decapitation but also its previously unrecognized transformation into a million-member Nazi organization, its activities in German-occupied territories during World War II, and its particular contributions to the Holocaust. The author provides portraits of individual members and their victims and examines their milieu, culture, and ideology. His book tells the long-overdue story of the SA and its devastating impact on German citizens and the fate of their country.

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