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The World Is Flat: A Brief History of...

Thomas L. Friedman

Updated Edition: Thomas L. Friedman is not so much a futurist, which he is sometimes called, as a presentist. His aim in The World Is Flat, as in his earlier, influential Lexus and the Olive Tree, is not to give you a speculative prev...

Unabridged CD
Published: Apr 2005

The Birth of Plenty: How the Modern W...

William Bernstein

A daring look at the development of human prosperity--how it was created and where it's headed. Filled with meticulous research and page turning writing style.

Abridged CD
Published: Jun 2005

Dispatches from the Edge: A Memoir of...

Anderson Cooper

Anderson Cooper's memoir of the 2005 news year includes war and natural disasters: tsunamis, Katrina, Iraq, starvation in Africa. Cooper, who is objective on camera when covering news for CNN, here recalls the major stories and worldw...

Unabridged CD
Published: Jun 2006

Guns, Germs and Steel

Jared Diamond

Explaining what William McNeill called The Rise of the West has become the central problem in the study of global history. In Guns, Germs, and Steel Jared Diamond presents the biologist's answer: geography, demography, and ecological ...

Abridged CD
Published: Jul 2001

An Edible History of Humanity

Tom Standage

From the bestselling author of A History of the World in Six Glasses, this is a riveting history of humanity told through the foods we eat.Throughout history, food has done more than simply provide sustenance; it has acted as a tool o...

Unabridged CD
Published: Jun 2009

Sailing the Wine-Dark Sea: Why the Gr...

Thomas Cahill

In the fourth volume of the acclaimed Hinges of History series, Thomas Cahill brings his characteristic wit and style to a fascinating tour of ancient Greece. The Greeks invented everything from Western warfare to mystical prayer, fro...

Abridged CD
Published: Oct 2003

Why the West Rules---for Now: The Pat...

Ian Morris

Deeply researched and brilliantly argued, Why the West Rules---For Now spans fifty thousand years of history and brings together the latest findings across disciplines not only to explain why the West came to rule the world but also t...

Unabridged CD
Published: Nov 2010

The Lessons of History: The Most Impo...

Will Durant

[This] is a modest, balanced and helpful statement of the beliefs and values that have resulted from the Durants' immersion in historical investigation these many years. Here are their fair-mindedness, their respect for human dignity,...

Unabridged CD
Published: May 2004

A History of the World in 6 Glasses

Tom Standage

Author Tom Standage details the history of the world, from the Stone Age to the twenty-first century, through the lens of six defining beverages: beer, wine, spirits, coffee, tea, and cola.

Unabridged CD
Published: Mar 2011

The Ascent of Money: A Financial Hist...

Niall Ferguson

Niall Ferguson follows the money to tell the human story behind the evolution of finance, from its origins in ancient Mesopotamia to the latest upheavals on what he calls Planet Finance.

Unabridged CD
Published: Dec 2008

They Saw It Happen

Matthew Lewin

Here are more than 60 eyewitness accounts of notable historical events, such as the Battle of Thermopylae, the Black Death of the 1340s, The Great Fire of London in 1666, the 1793 Execution of Louis XVI, The Death of Vice Admiral Nels...

Unabridged CD
Published: Sep 2003

The Worst Journey in the World

Apsley Cherry-Garrard

This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.

Unabridged MP3-CD
Published: May 2003

The Politically Incorrect Guide to We...

Anthony Esolen

This new installment in the bestselling P.I. Guide series is not just a refreshing road map of Western civilization but also a guide to us: who we were, who we are, and where we are going.

Unabridged CD
Published: Jun 2008

The Mental Floss History of the World...

Erik Sass

About 60,000 years ago, the first Homo sapiens were just beginning their move across the grasslands and up the ladder of civilization. Everything since then, as they say, is history. Just in case you were sleeping in class that day, t...

Unabridged CD
Published: Oct 2008

A History of the World in 6 Glasses

Tom Standage

Author Tom Standage details the history of the world, from the Stone Age to the twenty-first century, through the lens of six defining beverages: beer, wine, spirits, coffee, tea, and cola.

Unabridged MP3-CD
Published: Mar 2011

War & Peace: Volume I, Volume II

Leo Nikolayevich Tolstoy

WAR & PEACE, Volume IThe Neville Jason performance of Tolstoy's War & Peace was selected as a Top 12 Fiction title for Best Audiobooks Of 2007 by AudioFile Magazine. War and Peace is one of the greatest monuments in world literature. ...

Abridged MP3-CD
Published: Jun 2016

Practicing History: Selected Essays,

Barbara Wertheim Tuchman

From thoughtful pieces on the historian's role to striking insights into America's past and present to trenchant observations on the international scene, Barbara W. Tuchman looks at history in a unique way and draws lessons from what ...

Unabridged MP3-CD
Published: Dec 2009

The Geography of Genius: A Search for...

Eric Weiner

Travel the world with Eric Weiner, the New York Times bestselling author of The Geography ofBliss, as he journeys from Athens to Silicon Valley—and throughout history, too—to show how creative genius flourishes in specific places ...

Unabridged CD
Published: Jan 2016

The Ascent of Money: A Financial Hist...

Niall Ferguson

Niall Ferguson follows the money to tell the human story behind the evolution of finance, from its origins in ancient Mesopotamia to the latest upheavals on what he calls Planet Finance.

Unabridged MP3-CD
Published: Dec 2008

The Mental Floss History of the World...

Erik Sass

With mental_floss's trademark smart-aleck approach, combined with hilarious (but true) trivia, world history has never been such a joyride.

Unabridged MP3-CD
Published: Oct 2008

A Short History of Nearly Everything

Bill Bryson

Bill Bryson is one of the world's most beloved and bestselling writers. In A Short History of Nearly Everything, he takes his ultimate journey–into the most intriguing and consequential questions that science seeks to answer. It's...

Abridged CD
Published: May 2003

The Rise and Fall of Adam and Eve

Stephen Hoye

Stephen Greenblatt—Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award–winning author of The Swerve and Will in the World—investigates the life of one of humankind's greatest stories.Bolder, even, than the ambitious books for which Stephen G...

Unabridged CD
Published: Sep 2017

A Short History of the World

Christopher Lascelles

There is an increasing realization that our knowledge of world history-and how it all fits together-is far from perfect. Here, Christopher Lascelles aims to fill the big gaps in our historical knowledge with a book that is easy to fol...

Unabridged MP3-CD
Published: Sep 2016

An Edible History of Humanity

Tom Standage

From the bestselling author of A History of the World in Six Glasses, this is a riveting history of humanity told through the foods we eat.Throughout history, food has done more than simply provide sustenance; it has acted as a tool o...

Unabridged MP3-CD
Published: Jun 2009

The Secret History of the World: As L...

Mark Booth

They say that history is written by the victors. But what if history—or what we have come to know as history—has all along been written by the wrong people? What if everything we've been told is only part of the story? What if it'...

Unabridged CD
Published: Feb 2008
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