History - Europe

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The Lives of the Kings and Queens of ...

Antonia Fraser

The Lives of the Kings and Queens of England surveys the epic saga of England's monarchs, spanning ten great dynasties, from the invading Normans of 1066 to the House of Windsor today. Edited by noted historian Antonia Fraser, the boo...

Unabridged CD
Published: Dec 2004

The Plantagenets: The Warrior Kings a...

Dan Jones

The first Plantagenet king inherited a blood-soaked kingdom from the Normans and transformed it into an empire that stretched at its peak from Scotland to Jerusalem. In this epic history, Dan Jones vividly resurrects this fierce and s...

Unabridged CD
Published: Apr 2013

The Endurance: Shackelton's Legendar...

Caroline Alexander

Ms. Alexander has sensibly, and ably, concentrated on the characters and interactions of the men, as revealed in diaries and letters, and used her text as a frame for previously unpublished pictures by the expedition's Australian phot...

Abridged CD
Published: Jun 2000

The Black Count: Glory, Revolution, B...

Tom Reiss

By the author of the internationally bestselling biography The Orientalist, The Black Count brings to life one of history's great forgotten heroes: a man almost unknown today yet with a personal story that is strikingly familiar.  Hi...

Unabridged CD
Published: Sep 2012

Saxons, Vikings, and Celts: The Genet...

Bryan Sykes

WASPs finally get their due in this stimulating history by one of the world's leading geneticists. Saxons, Vikings, and Celts is the most illuminating book yet to be written about the genetic history of Britain and Ireland.

Unabridged CD
Published: Dec 2006

Heretics and Heroes: How Renaissance ...

Thomas Cahill

From the inimitable and bestselling author Thomas Cahill, another popular history, focusing on the Renaissance and Reformation and how this innovative period changed the Western world.  In Volume VI of his acclaimed Hinges of History...

Unabridged CD
Published: Oct 2013

Soldaten: On Fighting, Killing, and D...

Sonke Neitzel

On a visit to the British National Archive in 2001, Sonke Neitzel made a remarkable discovery: reams of meticulously transcribed conversations among German POWs that had been covertly recorded and recently declassified. Neitzel would ...

Unabridged CD
Published: Sep 2012

The Basque: History of the World

Mark Kurlansky

The buzz about the Guggenheim Bilbão aside, the Basques seldom get good press--from the 12th-century Codex of Calixtus ('A Basque or Navarrese would do in a French man for a copper coin') to current news items about ETA, the Basque n...

Abridged CD
Published: Sep 2006

17 Carnations: The Royals, the Nazis,...

Andrew Morton

[Read by James Langton]A meticulously researched historical tour de force in the style of the bestselling In the Garden of Beasts. Historian Andrew Morton's 17 Carnations combines his considerable research background with his proven t...

Unabridged CD
Published: Mar 2015

The Road to Wigan Pier (Library

George Orwell

This searing yet beautiful firsthand account of the life and working the conditions of industrial workers in the north of England during the 1930s caused Orwell to ask why Socialism had so little appeal.

Unabridged CD
Published: Jan 2009

Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Vo...

Alfred Lansing

A well-researched story recounts how explorer Ernest Shackleton and his crew battled against almost insuperable odds to return to civilization after their ship Endurance sank near the South Pole in 1914. Read by Tim Piggott-Smith.

Abridged CD
Published: Dec 2002

Gulag: A History

Anne Applebaum

The Gulag - a vast array of Soviet concentration camps that held millions of political and criminal prisoners - was a system of repression and punishment that terrorized the entire society, embodying the worst tendencies of Soviet com...

Unabridged CD
Published: Apr 2012

The Pirate Queen: Queen Elizabeth I, ...

Susan Ronald

Dubbed the "pirate queen" by the Vatican and Spain's Philip II, Elizabeth I was feared and admired by her enemies. Extravagant, whimsical, and hot-tempered, Elizabeth was the epitome of power. Her visionary accomplishments were made p...

Unabridged CD
Published: Sep 2007

The Great Pearl Heist: London's Great...

Molly Caldwell Crosby

In the summer of 1913, under the cover of London's perpetual smoggy dusk, two brilliant minds are pitted against each other — a celebrated gentleman thief and a talented Scotland Yard detective — in the greatest jewel heist of the...

Unabridged CD
Published: Nov 2012

Blood, Toil, Tears and Sweat: The Dir...

John Lukacs

A best-selling historian considers Churchill's first speech before Parliament--a speech that transformed both Churchill and the nation he had come to lead. On May 13, 1940, Winston Churchill stood before the House of Commons to deliv...

Unabridged CD
Published: May 2008

The Zhivago Affair: The Kremlin, the ...

Peter Finn

In May of 1956, an Italian publishing scout took a train to the Russian countryside to visit the country's most beloved poet, Boris Pasternak. He left concealing the original manuscript of Pasternak's much anticipated first novel, ent...

Unabridged CD
Published: Jun 2014

Four Queens: The Provencal Sisters Wh...

Nancy Goldstone

Set against the backdrop of the turbulent thirteenth century, a time of chivalry and crusades, poetry, knights, and monarchs comes the story of the four beautiful daughters of the count of Provence whose brilliant marriages made them ...

Unabridged CD
Published: Apr 2007

In Europe's Shadow: Two Cold Wars and...

Robert D. Kaplan

Robert Kaplan first visited Romania in the 1970s, when he was a young journalist and Romania was a Communist backwater where "history had virtually stopped" since World War II. In Bucharest, Romania's capital, Kaplan discove...

Unabridged CD
Published: Feb 2016

Venice: Pure City

Peter Ackroyd

Peter Ackroyd at his most magical and magisterial---a glittering, evocative, fascinating, story-filled portrait of Venice, the ultimate city.

Unabridged MP3-CD
Published: Nov 2010

The Polish August

Neal Ascherson

What has happened in Poland? Poland has erupted four times in the last 25 years, but only the events of 1980 have had comprehensive media coverage. As a result, many questions have been raised in the minds of Western observers. How we...

Unabridged MP3-CD
Published: Jul 2016

The Rise of Germany, 1939-1941: The W...

James Holland

For seven decades, our understanding of World War II has been shaped by a standard narrative built on conventional wisdom, propaganda, the dramatic but narrow experiences of soldiers on the ground, and an early generation of historian...

Unabridged MP3-CD
Published: Feb 2016

Savage Continent: Europe in the After...

Keith Lowe

The Second World War might have officially ended in May 1945, but in reality it rumbled on for another ten years...The end of the Second World War in Europe is one of the twentieth century's most iconic moments. It is fondly remembere...

Unabridged MP3-CD
Published: Sep 2012

Shakespeare's Restless World

Neil MacGregor

Neil MacGregor, the Director of the British Museum, looks at the world through the eyes of Shakespeare's audience by exploring objects from that turbulent period. Examining these objects, Neil discusses how Shakespeare's audiences und...

Unabridged CD
Published: Sep 2012

Pax Britannica - The Climax of an Emp...

Jan Morris

The Pax Britannica trilogy is Jan Morriss magnificent history of the British Empire from 1837 to 1965. Huge in scope and ambition, it is always personal and immediate, bringing the story vividly to life. Pax Britannica, the second vol...

Unabridged CD
Published: Jul 2011

Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and...

Timothy Snyder

Americans call the Second World War "The Good War." But before it even began, America's wartime ally Josef Stalin had killed millions of his own citizens-and kept killing them during and after the war. Before Hitler was fina...

Unabridged CD
Published: Oct 2010

Killers of the King: The Men Who Dare...

Charles Spencer

January, 1649. After seven years of fighting in the bloodiest war in Britain’s history, Parliament had overpowered King Charles I and now faced a problem: what to do with a defeated king, a king who refused to surrender? Parliamenta...

Unabridged MP3-CD
Published: Feb 2016

In a Nutshell: The French Revolution

Neil Wenbon

The sixth in the new Naxos AudioBooks series In a Nutshell, The French Revolution is a short and accessible introduction to one of the most important periods in European history. It brings vividly to life the implacable Robespierre, t...

Unabridged CD
Published: Nov 2009

Churchill Confidential: A BBC Radio D...

Charles Wheeler

Norman Brook was Cabinet Under Secretary during the Second World War and took personal, handwritten notes of the exchanges between Prime Minister Winston Churchill and his ministers. The BBC gained exclusive access to his notebooks, a...

Unabridged CD
Published: Feb 2012
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