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Author: Jason Stanley
Release Date: July 17, 2018
Fascism is alive in America. A Yale philosopher identifies the ten pillars of fascist politics throughout history--and identifies their horrifying rise in the United States and around the world.

A scholar of philosophy and propaganda, and the child of refugees of WWII Europe, Jason Stanley has spent his life aware of the effects of fascist politics, but he'd spent less time considering its presence at home.
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Author: Charles C. Mann | Narrator: Bronson Pinchot
Release Date: January 23, 2018
From the best-selling, award-winning author of 1491 and 1493--an incisive portrait of the two little-known twentieth-century scientists, Norman Borlaug and William Vogt, whose diametrically opposed views shaped our ideas about the environment, laying the groundwork for how people in the twenty-first century will choose to live in tomorrow's world.
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Author: Anne Applebaum | Narrator: Suzanne Toren
Release Date: October 10, 2017
AN ECONOMIST BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR

From the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Gulag and the National Book Award finalist Iron Curtain, a revelatory history of one of Stalin's greatest crimes—the consequences of which still resonate today


In 1929 Stalin launched his policy of agricultural collectivization—in effect a second Russian revolution—which forced millions of peasants off their land and onto collective farms.
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Author: Erik Larson | Narrator: Scott Brick
Release Date: September 05, 2017
#1 New York Times Bestseller

From the bestselling author and master of narrative nonfiction comes the enthralling story of the sinking of the Lusitania


On May 1, 1915, with WWI entering its tenth month, a luxury ocean liner as richly appointed as an English country house sailed out of New York, bound for Liverpool, carrying a record number of children and infants.
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Author: Tom Sancton | Narrator: Amanda Carlin
Release Date: August 08, 2017
An NPR Best Book of 2017

Heiress to the nearly forty-billion-dollar L’Oréal fortune, Liliane Bettencourt was the world’s richest woman and the fourteenth wealthiest person. But her gilded life took a dark yet fascinating turn in the past decade.
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Author: Thomas E. Ricks | Narrator: James Lurie
Release Date: May 23, 2017
A New York Times Book Review Notable Book of 2017

A dual biography of Winston Churchill and George Orwell, who preserved democracy from the threats of authoritarianism, from the left and right alike.


Both George Orwell and Winston Churchill came close to death in the mid-1930's—Orwell shot in the neck in a trench line in the Spanish Civil War, and Churchill struck by a car in New York City.
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Author: Lawrence Wright | Narrator: Lawrence Wright
Release Date: May 16, 2017
A sweeping narrative history of the events leading to 9/11, a groundbreaking look at the people and ideas, the terrorist plans and the Western intelligence failures that culminated in the assault on America. Lawrence Wright’s remarkable book is based on five years of research and hundreds of interviews that he conducted in Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Sudan, England, France, Germany, Spain, and the United States.
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Author: Tom Reiss | Narrator: Paul Michael
Release Date: April 04, 2017
Part history, part cultural biography, and part literary mystery, The Orientalist traces the life of Lev Nussimbaum, a Jew who transformed himself into a Muslim prince and became a best-selling author in Nazi Germany. 

Born in 1905 to a wealthy family in the oil-boom city of Baku, at the edge of the czarist empire, Lev escaped the Russian Revolution in a camel caravan.
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Author: Timothy Snyder | Narrator: Timothy Snyder
Release Date: February 28, 2017
#1 New York Times Bestseller

The Founding Fathers tried to protect us from the threat they knew, the tyranny that overcame ancient democracy. Today, our political order faces new threats, not unlike the totalitarianism of the twentieth century.
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Author: Richard Haass | Narrator: Dan Woren and Richard Haass
Release Date: January 10, 2017
"A valuable primer on foreign policy. a primer that concerned citizens of all political persuasions—not to mention the president and his advisers—could benefit from reading." —The New York Times

An examination of a world increasingly defined by disorder and a United States unable to shape the world in its image, from the president of the Council on Foreign Relations


Things fall apart; the center cannot hold.
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Author: Dava Sobel | Narrator: Cassandra Campbell
Release Date: December 06, 2016
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Dava Sobel, the "inspiring" (People), little-known true story of women's landmark contributions to astronomy

A New York Times Book Review Notable Book of 2017

Named one of the best books of the year by NPR, The Economist, Smithsonian, Nature, and NPR's Science Friday

Nominated for the PEN/E.
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Author: Lisa Napoli | Narrator: Lisa Napoli
Release Date: November 15, 2016
The movie The Founder, starring Michael Keaton, focused the spotlight on Ray Kroc, the man who amassed a fortune as the chairman of McDonald’s. But what about his wife Joan, the woman who became famous for giving away his fortune.
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