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In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror...

Erik Larson

"Larson is a marvelous writer...superb at creating characters with a few short strokes."—New York Times Book Review  Erik Larson has been widely acclaimed as a master of narrative non-fiction, and in his new book, the be...

Unabridged CD
Published: May 2011

The Monster of Florence

Douglas Preston

In 2000, Douglas Preston and his family moved to Florence, Italy, fulfilling a long-held dream. They put their children in Italian schools and settled into a 14th century farmhouse in the green hills of Florence, where they devoted th...

Unabridged CD
Published: Jun 2008

A Spy Among Friends: Kim Philby and t...

Ben Macintyre

Master storyteller Ben Macintyre's most ambitious work to date brings to life the twentieth century's greatest spy story.Kim Philby was the greatest spy in history, a brilliant and charming man who rose to head Britain's counterintel...

Unabridged CD
Published: Jul 2014

A Covert Affair: The Adventures of Ju...

Jennet Conant

By bestselling author Jenny Conant, a stunning account of Julia Child's early life as an OSS agent in the Far East.

Unabridged CD
Published: Apr 2011

A Fiery Peace in a Cold War: Bernard ...

Neil Sheehan

From Neil Sheehan, author of the Pulitzer Prize—winning classic A Bright Shining Lie, comes this long-awaited, magnificent epic. Here is the never-before-told story of the nuclear arms race that changed history–and of the visionar...

Unabridged CD
Published: Sep 2009

Death of a King: The Real Story of Dr...

Tavis Smiley

A revealing and dramatic chronicle of the twelve months leading up to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s assassinationMartin Luther King, Jr. died in one of the most shocking assassinations the world has known, but little is remembered abo...

Unabridged CD
Published: Sep 2014

Lincoln's Melancholy: How Depression ...

Joshua Wolf Shenk

A dramatic reassessment of the life and era of Abraham Lincoln argues that America's sixteenth president suffered from depression and explains how Lincoln used the ailment and the coping strategies he had developed to deal with the cr...

Unabridged CD
Published: Sep 2005

The Ghost Map: The Story of London's ...

Steven Johnson

In this combination medical history and medical mystery, Steven Johnson recounts how John Snow, a scientist, traced the source of a London cholera outbreak in 1854 to a well pump, and how his inventive use and presentation of quantifi...

Unabridged CD
Published: Dec 2006

India and Pakistan (World's Political...

Gregory Kozlowski

As one of the world's most ancient civilizations, India presents a rich mosaic of political, religious, and cultural influences. In 1947, this vast region was split; Pakistan was created to separate Muslims from Hindus, and millions d...

Unabridged CD
Published: Sep 2006

The Atomic Bazaar: The Rise of the Nu...

William Langewiesche

In his shocking new work, this celebrated journalist investigates the burgeoning threat of nuclear-weapons technology shifting from the hands of the rich into the hands of the poor. As more unstable, undeveloped nations acquire the ul...

Unabridged CD
Published: Jun 2007

The Most Powerful Idea in the World: ...

William Rosen

If all measures of human advancement in the last hundred centuries were plotted on a graph, they would show an almost perfectly flat line—until the eighteenth century, when the Industrial Revolution would cause the line to shoot str...

Unabridged MP3-CD
Published: Jun 2010

Uranium: War, Energy, and the Rock Th...

Tom Zoellner

The fascinating story of the most powerful source of energy the earth can yield.

Unabridged MP3-CD
Published: Apr 2009

The Most Powerful Idea in the World: ...

William Rosen

If all measures of human advancement in the last hundred centuries were plotted on a graph, they would show an almost perfectly flat line—until the eighteenth century, when the Industrial Revolution would cause the line to shoot str...

Unabridged CD
Published: Jun 2010

The Ghost Map: The Story of London's ...

Steven Johnson

In this combination medical history and medical mystery, Steven Johnson recounts how John Snow, a scientist, traced the source of a London cholera outbreak in 1854 to a well pump, and how his inventive use and presentation of quantifi...

Unabridged MP3-CD
Published: Dec 2006

Lee Harvey Oswald: 48 Hours to Live: ...

Steven M. Gillon

Steve Gillon follows Lee Harvey Oswald for the 48 hours after the Kennedy assassination in search of answers to the question that has been troubling America for the past five decades: Why did he shoot JFK? The Warren Commission specul...

Unabridged MP3-CD
Published: Oct 2013

21 Lessons for the 21st Century

Yuval Noah Harari

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • In Sapiens, he explored our past. In Homo Deus, he looked to our future. Now, one of the most innovative thinkers on the planet turns to the present to make sense of today's most pressing issues."...

Unabridged CD
Published: Sep 2018

Washington's Circle: The Creation of ...

David S. Heidler

George Washington was a singular, often aloof man who sought out the counsel of a few, trusted men to help him share his task of governing a new nation. In Washington's Circle, David and Jeanne Heidler introduce not just the president...

Unabridged CD
Published: Mar 2015

Thinking the Twentieth Century

Tony Judt

[This is the MP3CD audiobook format.] An unprecedented and original history of intellectual life throughout the past century.Thinking the Twentieth Century is the final book of unparalleled historian and indomitable public critic T...

Unabridged MP3-CD
Published: Feb 2012

A Night to Remember: The Classic Acco...

Walter Lord

She was the world's biggest-ever ship. A luxurious miracle of twentieth-century technology, the Titantic was equipped with the most ingenious safety devices of the time. Yet on a moonlit night in 1912, the "unsinkable" Titan...

Unabridged CD
Published: Jun 2010

The Spy and the Traitor: The Greatest...

Ben Macintyre

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER"The best true spy story I have ever read."—JOHN LE CARRÉThe celebrated author of Double Cross and Rogue Heroes returns with his greatest spy story yet, a thrilling Americans-era tale of Oleg...

Unabridged CD
Published: Sep 2018

The Longest Afternoon: The 400 Men Wh...

Brendan Simms

In 1815, the deposed emperor Napoleon returned to France and threatened the already devastated and exhausted continent with yet another war. Near the small Belgian municipality of Waterloo, two large, hastily mobilized armies faced ea...

Unabridged MP3-CD
Published: Feb 2015
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