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Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln...

James L. Swanson

The murder of Abraham Lincoln set off the greatest manhunt in American history -- the pursuit and capture of John Wilkes Booth. From April 14 to April 26, 1865, the assassin led Union cavalry troops on a wild, twelve-day chase from th...

Abridged CD
Published: Feb 2006

Killing Jesus

Bill O'Reilly

Millions of readers have thrilled by bestselling authors Bill O'Reilly and historian Martin Dugard's Killing Kennedy and Killing Lincoln, page-turning works of nonfiction that have changed the way we read history. Now the anchor of Th...

Unabridged CD
Published: Sep 2013

Macarthur's War: The Flawed Genius Wh...

Bevin Alexander

Douglas MacArthur famously said there is no substitute for victory . . . As a United States general, he had an unparalleled genius for military strategy, and it was under his leadership that Japan was rebuilt into a democratic ally af...

Unabridged CD
Published: May 2013

Consider the Fork: A History of How W...

Bee Wilson

Since prehistory, humans have braved the business ends of knives, scrapers, and mashers, all in the name of creating something delicious-or at least edible. In Consider the Fork, award-winning food writer and historian Bee Wilson trac...

Unabridged MP3-CD
Published: Oct 2012

The Great Bridge: The Epic Story of t...

David McCullough

A detailed account of the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge provides background on its engineering history, as well as on the political and social climate of the late-nineteenth century and the individuals involved in the epic enter...

Abridged CD
Published: Jun 2004

No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of...

Mark Owen

For the first time anywhere, the first-person account of the planning and execution of the Bin Laden raid from a Navy Seal who confronted the terrorist mastermind and witnessed his final moments.From the streets of Iraq to the rescue ...

Unabridged CD
Published: Sep 2012

The Judgment of Paris: Manet, Meisson...

Ross King

While the Civil War raged in America, another very different revolution was beginning to take shape across the Atlantic, in the studios of Paris: The artists who would make Impressionism the most popular art form in history were showi...

Unabridged CD
Published: Jan 2006

Pearl Harbor: FDR Leads the Nation to...

Steven M. Gillon

A vivid, minute-by-minute account of the pivotal twenty-four hours following the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor from acclaimed historian Steven M. Gillon.

Unabridged CD
Published: Oct 2011

10 Days That Unexpectedly Changed Ame...

Steve Gillon

The companion to a ten-hour documentary series on the History Channel sheds new light on little-known events whose undervalued influence transformed American history, spanning the history of the United States from the time of the ear...

Unabridged CD
Published: Apr 2006

A Little History of the World

E. H. Gombrich

E. H. Gombrich's world history, an international bestseller now available in English for the first time, is a text dominated not by dates and facts but by the sweep of experience across the centuries, a guide to humanity's achievement...

Unabridged CD
Published: Jun 2006

The Reagan Diaries Extended Selection...

Ronald Reagan

During his two terms as the 40th President of the United States, Ronald Reagan kept a daily diary in which he recorded, by hand, his innermost thoughts and observations on the extraordinary, the historic, and the routine day-to-day o...

Abridged CD
Published: Jun 2007

Lafayette in the Somewhat United Stat...

Sarah Vowell

From the bestselling author of Assassination Vacation and Unfamiliar Fishes, a humorous account of the Revolutionary War hero Marquis de Lafayette—the one Frenchman we could all agree on—and an insightful portrait of a nation's id...

Unabridged CD
Published: Oct 2015

The Zimmermann Telegram

Barbara Wertheim Tuchman

In January 1917 when World War I was deadlocked and the United States was clinging grimly to neutrality, the British intercepted a telegram from Berlin which they knew would bring America to the aid of the Allies. This is the story of...

Unabridged CD
Published: Mar 2010

How the Irish Saved Civilization: The...

Thomas Cahill

Mr. Cahill is a man of learning himself, and his writing is in the great Irish tradition he describes; lyrical, playful, penetrating and serious, but never too serious....Mr. Cahill's book will remain an entirely engaging, delectable ...

Unabridged CD
Published: Oct 2003

Don't Know Much About History - Updat...

Kenneth C. Davis

An updated edition of the classic guide to basic American history offers new sections covering the end of the Cold War, Clinton's impeachment, the election of 2000, and the events of September 11, 2001. Read by Jeff Wooman with Jonath...

Unabridged CD
Published: Nov 2005

Titanic: A Survivor's Story,

Colonel Archibald Gracie

Here is a survivor's vivid account of the greatest maritime disaster in history. The information contained in Gracie's account is available from no other source. He provides details of those final moments, including names of passenger...

Unabridged CD
Published: Nov 2010

Vistas of History

Samuel Eliot Morison

In 1963, Samuel Eliot Morison, long one of our most distinguished historians, was awarded the first Balzan Prize in History, a prize that rivals the Nobel Prize in splendor and munificence. To receive the award, Admiral Morison had to...

Unabridged CD
Published: Mar 2010

The Miracle of Dunkirk

Walter Lord

An account of the evacuation of Dunkirk in May 1940 based on interviews with participants, official correspondence and archive material.

Unabridged MP3-CD
Published: Sep 2009

Frozen in Time CD

Mitchell Zuckoff

On November 5, 1942, a U.S. cargo plane slammed into the Greenland ice cap. Four days later, a B-17 on the search-and-rescue mission also crashed. Miraculously, all nine men on the B-17 survived. The U.S. military launched a second da...

Unabridged CD
Published: Apr 2013

Shiloh 1862: The First Great and Terr...

Winston Groom

In this thrilling narrative account of the first devastating battle of the Civil War, gifted storyteller Winston Groom paints vivid portraits of the key players and epic moments immortalized at Shiloh; moments that would forever chan...

Unabridged CD
Published: Mar 2012

NPR Favorite Driveway Moments: Radio ...

Renee Montagne

Hosts and listeners select their favorite stories from the National Public Radio archives, celebrating life, love, hope—and baby ducks.Every NPR listener has had at least one "driveway moment" and probably more. You're so ...

Abridged CD
Published: Sep 2009

Seven Skeletons: The Evolution of the...

Lydia Pyne

Over the last century, the search for human ancestors has spanned four continents and resulted in the discovery of hundreds of fossils. While most of these discoveries live quietly in museums, there are a few that have become world-re...

Unabridged MP3-CD
Published: Aug 2016

Civilization: The West and the Rest

Niall Ferguson

From one of our most renowned historians, Civilization: The West and the Rest is the definitive history of Western civilization's rise to global dominance---and the "killer applications" that made this improbable ascent poss...

Unabridged CD
Published: Nov 2011

A History of Christianity

Paul Johnson

First published in 1976, Paul Johnson's exceptional study of Christianity has been loved and widely hailed for its intensive research, writing, and magnitude. Weaving a great range of material, the scholar and author Johnson creates a...

Unabridged MP3-CD
Published: Nov 2010

A Different Mirror: A History of Mult...

Ronald Takaki

Ronald Takaki's critically acclaimed A Different Mirror is a dramatic retelling of our nation's past that relates the history of America in the voice of its non-Anglo peoples, from Native Americans to Muslim refugees from Afghanistan.

Unabridged MP3-CD
Published: Mar 2011

Roots: The Saga of an American Family...

Alex Haley

This monumental Pulitzer Prize-winning saga and iconic bestseller is available for the first time on audio. Roots begins with a birth in an African village in 1750, and ends two centuries later at a funeral in Arkansas. In that t...

Abridged CD
Published: Feb 2008

Krakatoa: The Day the World Exploded:...

Simon Winchester

Considers the global impact of the 1883 eruption of the Krakatoa volcano, documenting its cause of an immense tsunami that killed some 40,000 people, its impact on the weather for several years, and its role in anti-Western Islamic fu...

Unabridged CD
Published: Apr 2003

The Man Who Broke into Auschwitz: A T...

Denis Avey

The Man Who Broke into Auschwitz is the extraordinary true story of a British soldier who marched willingly into the notorious concentration camp, Buna-Monowitz, known as Auschwitz III.

Unabridged CD
Published: Jul 2011

The President and the Assassin: McKin...

Scott Miller

A sweeping tale of turn-of-the-century America and the irresistible forces that brought President William McKinley and Leon Czolgosz together on one fateful day.

Unabridged CD
Published: Jun 2011

Civilization: The West and the Rest

Niall Ferguson

From one of our most renowned historians, Civilization: The West and the Rest is the definitive history of Western civilization's rise to global dominance---and the "killer applications" that made this improbable ascent poss...

Unabridged MP3-CD
Published: Nov 2011
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