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The Statement Audiobook

The Statement

Author: Brian Moore Narrator: James D'arcy, James Darcy Release Date: February 2004

The Statement is the story of Pierre Brossard, a man condemned to death in absentia by French courts for crimes against humanity during WWII.

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Martin Luther Audiobook

Martin Luther

Author: Martin E. Marty Narrator: Paul Michael Release Date: January 2004

A historical biography of Martin Luther by Martin E. Marty.

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Six Months That Changed the World: The Paris Peace Conference of 1919 Audiobook

Six Months That Changed the World: The Paris Peace Conference of 1919

Author: Margaret MacMillan Narrator: Margaret MacMillam, Margaret Macmillan Release Date: December 2003

The world will never see another peace conference like the one that took place in Paris in 1919. For six months, the world's major leaders - including Woodrow Wilson, president of the United States, David Lloyd George, prime minister of Great Britain, and Georges Clemenceau, prime minister of France - met to discuss the peace settlements to end World War I. They faced huge issues and, as the weeks went by, their agenda grew. **Contact Customer Service for Additional Material**

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Elizabeth and Mary: Cousins, Rivals, Queens Audiobook

Elizabeth and Mary: Cousins, Rivals, Queens

Author: Jane Dunn Narrator: Donada Peters Release Date: October 2003

The first dual biography of two of the world's most remarkable women-Elizabeth I of England and Mary Queen of Scots-by one of Britain's "best biographers" (The Sunday Times). In a rich and riveting narrative, Jane Dunn reveals the extraordinary rivalry between the regal cousins. It is the story of two queens ruling on one island, each with a claim to the throne of England, each embodying dramatically opposing qualities of character, ideals of womanliness (and views of sexuality) and divinely ordained kingship. As regnant queens in an overwhelmingly masculine world, they were deplored for their femaleness, compared unfavorably with each other and courted by the same men. By placing their dynamic and ever-changing relationship at the center of the book, Dunn illuminates their differences. Elizabeth, inheriting a weak, divided country coveted by all the Catholic monarchs of Europe, is revolutionary in her insistence on ruling alone and inspired in her use of celibacy as a political tool-yet also possessed of a deeply feeling nature. Mary is not the romantic victim of history but a courageous adventurer with a reckless heart and a magnetic influence over men and women alike. Vengeful against her enemies and the more ruthless of the two queens, she is untroubled by plotting Elizabeth's murder. Elizabeth, however, is driven to anguish at finally having to sanction Mary's death for treason. Working almost exclusively from contemporary letters and writings, Dunn explores their symbiotic, though never face-to-face, relationship and the power struggle that raged between them. A story of sex, power and politics, of a rivalry unparalleled in the pages of English history, of two charismatic women-told in a masterful double biography.

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Aristotle's Children: How Christian, Muslims and Jews Rediscovered Ancient Wisdom and Illuminated th Audiobook

Aristotle's Children: How Christian, Muslims and Jews Rediscovered Ancient Wisdom and Illuminated th

Author: Richard E. Rubenstein Narrator: Nelson Runger Release Date: October 2003

Europe was in the long slumber of the Middle Ages, the Roman Empire was in tatters, and the Greek language was all but forgotten, until a group of twelfth-century scholars rediscovered and translated the works of Aristotle. His ideas spread like wildfire across Europe, offering the scientific view that the natural world, including the soul of man, was a proper subject of study. The rediscovery of these ancient ideas sparked riots and heresy trials, caused major upheavals in the Catholic Church, and also set the stage for today's rift between reason and religion. In Aristotle's Children, Richard Rubenstein transports us back in history, rendering the controversies of the Middle Ages lively and accessible-and allowing us to understand the philosophical ideas that are fundamental to modern thought.

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A Man of Contradictions: A Life of A.L. Rowse Audiobook

A Man of Contradictions: A Life of A.L. Rowse

Author: Richard Ollard Narrator: Geoffrey Howard Release Date: August 2003

A.L. Rowse, who died in 1997, was the author of a vast number of books, all of them readable and most of them fiercely arrayed against what he considered to be declining standards of manners, morals, and politics. He was more than a mere curmudgeon, though. His background was extraordinary: from a working-class family, he got a scholarship to Oxford, and from there was elected to All Souls College, the most exclusive of all faculties. He was a Shakespearean scholar who identified the Dark Lady of the sonnets, a historian of vast scope, and a biographer and memoirist, most notably of his beloved Cornwall. He never shied from controversy, and tore great chunks out of other writers in print. In short, Rowse led a fascinating life that bears reading about.

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Silent Night: The Story of the World War I Christmas Truce Audiobook

Silent Night: The Story of the World War I Christmas Truce

Author: Stanley Weintraub Narrator: Edward Holland Release Date: August 2003

In the beginning months of World War I, a very strange thing happened. After the fierce trench warfare of November and December, on Christmas Eve, 1914, the fighting spontaneously stopped. Men on both sides laid down their arms and came to celebrate Christmas with each other. They shared food parcels across the lines, sang carols together, and erected Christmas trees with candles. They buried the dead, exchanged presents, and even played soccer together.

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Franklin and Winston: An Intimate Portrait of an Epic Friendship Audiobook

Franklin and Winston: An Intimate Portrait of an Epic Friendship

Author: Jon Meacham Narrator: Grover Gardner Release Date: July 2003

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERThe most complete portrait ever drawn of the complex emotional connection between two of history's towering leaders Franklin Roosevelt and Winston Churchill were the greatest leaders of "the Greatest Generation." In Franklin and Winston, Jon Meacham explores the fascinating relationship between the two men who piloted the free world to victory in World War II. It was a crucial friendship, and a unique one-a president and a prime minister spending enormous amounts of time together (113 days during the war) and exchanging nearly two thousand messages. Amid cocktails, cigarettes, and cigars, they met, often secretly, in places as far-flung as Washington, Hyde Park, Casablanca, and Teheran, talking to each other of war, politics, the burden of command, their health, their wives, and their children. Born in the nineteenth century and molders of the twentieth and twenty-first, Roosevelt and Churchill had much in common. Sons of the elite, students of history, politicians of the first rank, they savored power. In their own time both men were underestimated, dismissed as arrogant, and faced skeptics and haters in their own nations-yet both magnificently rose to the central challenges of the twentieth century. Theirs was a kind of love story, with an emotional Churchill courting an elusive Roosevelt. The British prime minister, who rallied his nation in its darkest hour, standing alone against Adolf Hitler, was always somewhat insecure about his place in FDR's affections-which was the way Roosevelt wanted it. A man of secrets, FDR liked to keep people off balance, including his wife, Eleanor, his White House aides-and Winston Churchill. Confronting tyranny and terror, Roosevelt and Churchill built a victorious alliance amid cataclysmic events and occasionally conflicting interests. Franklin and Winston is also the story of their marriages and their families, two clans caught up in the most sweeping global conflict in history. Meacham's new sources-including unpublished letters of FDR' s great secret love, Lucy Mercer Rutherfurd, the papers of Pamela Churchill Harriman, and interviews with the few surviving people who were in FDR and Churchill's joint company-shed fresh light on the characters of both men as he engagingly chronicles the hours in which they decided the course of the struggle. Hitler brought them together; later in the war, they drifted apart, but even in the autumn of their alliance, the pull of affection was always there. Charting the personal drama behind the discussions of strategy and statecraft, Meacham has written the definitive account of the most remarkable friendship of the modern age.

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The Balkans: A Short History Audiobook

The Balkans: A Short History

Author: Mark Mazower Narrator: Robert O'keefe Release Date: February 2003

In this fascinating work, winner of the Wolfson Prize for History Mark Mazower uncovers the history of the Balkans with detail and clarity. He explores the reasons for current conflicts and examines the Balkans as a religious, cultural, and economic melting pot for Europe and Asia. Through Robert O'Keefe's articulate narration, listeners will be absorbed by this rich world.

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In the Wake of the Plague: The Black Death and the World It Made Audiobook

In the Wake of the Plague: The Black Death and the World It Made

Author: Norman F. Cantor Narrator: John McDonough Release Date: August 2002

In this New York Times best-seller, Norman F. Cantor digs through the medical evidence and concludes that the Black Death of the 14th century was probably two diseases at once: bubonic plague and anthrax. He shows how these diseases affected the masses as well as individuals, and thus altered history. Concise, informative, and touched with dark humor, this book is a startlingly fresh view of a frightening epidemic.

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Picasso's War: The Destruction of Guernica, and the Masterpiece That Changed the World Audiobook

Picasso's War: The Destruction of Guernica, and the Masterpiece That Changed the World

Author: Russell Martin Narrator: Oliver Wyman Release Date: May 2002

From the bestselling author of Beethoven's Hair comes a stirring narrative account of the town that inspired one of the world's most celebrated and controversial paintings, and of the artist whose passion and vision altered the course of modern history and art. In 1937, the Basque town of Guernica was bombed by Hitler's Luftwaffe. This act of terror, the first large-scale attack against civilians in modern warfare, outraged the world, and one man in particular. Pablo Picasso responded to the devastation in his homeland by beginning work on Guernica, what many consider the greatest artwork of the 20th century. Picasso's War sheds light on the conflict that was an ominous prelude to WWII and delivers an unforgettable portrait of a genius whose visionary statement about horror and terrible wounds of war still resonates today.

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Napoleon Audiobook

Napoleon

Author: Paul Johnson Narrator: John Lee Release Date: March 2002

Paul Johnson's book is a refreshing return to a concept whose time has come once again: the Great Man theory of biography. It serves as "the greatest possible refutation of those who hold that events are governed by forces, classes, economics, and geography rather than the powerful wills of men and women". Napoleon truly was the Great Man of his age, a towering and terrible genius who managed to conquer the Continent. In Napoleon's insatiable hunger for power, Johnson sees a pragmatist constrained neither by patriotism nor by ideology, a brilliant opportunist who fulfilled his ambition in the aftermath of the French Revolution. Johnson puts Napoleon in the context of his times, but his effort seems to underline even more profoundly how Napoleon stood out above them.

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