Explore History With These Nonfiction Listens

Before the fall begins and your schedule fills up again, take a little time to learn something new. From a chronicle of Imperial Russia to the saga of horses stolen by Nazis in World War II, there’s a world of history waiting for you.

The Perfect Horse

The remarkable story of the heroic covert rescue of priceless horses by one of the U.S. Army’s last great cavalrymen, Colonel Hank Reed, in the closing days of World War II.
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Hero of the Empire

A thrilling narrative of Winston Churchill’s extraordinary and little-known exploits during the Boer War.
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The Romanovs

The Romanovs were the most successful dynasty of modern times, ruling a sixth of the world’s surface for three centuries. How did one family turn a war-ruined principality into the world’s greatest empire? And how did they lose it?
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Breaking Rockefeller

The incredible tale of how ambitious oil rivals Marcus Samuel, Jr., and Henri Deterding joined forces to topple the Standard Oil empire.
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Rogue Heroes

Bringing his keen eye for psychological detail to a riveting wartime narrative, Ben Macintyre uses his unprecedented access to Britain’s Special Air Service (SAS) archives to shine light on a legendary unit long shrouded in secrecy.
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