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Taking Paris Cover
Author: Martin Dugard
Release Date: September 07, 2021
From Martin Dugard, the #1 New York Times bestselling coauthor of the Killing series with Bill O’Reilly, comes the spellbinding story of the Allied liberation of Paris from the grip of the Nazis during World War II“Tak...
Taking Paris Cover
In the Forest of No Joy Cover
Author: J. P. Daughton | Narrator: William DeMeritt
Release Date: July 20, 2021
The epic story of the Congo-Océan railroad and the human costs and contradictions of modern empire.The Congo-Océan railroad stretches across the Republic of Congo from Brazzaville to the Atlantic port of Pointe-Noir. It was completed in...
In the Forest of No Joy Cover
Author: Ruth Scurr | Narrator: Tanya Cubric
Release Date: June 15, 2021
Marking the 200th anniversary of his death, Napoleon is an unprecedented portrait of the emperor told through his engagement with the natural world.“How should one envisage this subject? With a great pomp of words, or with simplicity?” &m...
Author: Francesca Cartier Brickell | Narrator: Hattie Morahan
Release Date: November 26, 2019
“A dynamic group biography studded with design history and high-society dash . . . [This] elegantly wrought narrative bears the Cartier hallmark.”—The EconomistThe captivating story of the family behind the Cartier empire and t...
Author: Ken Follett | Narrator: Ken Follett
Release Date: October 29, 2019
“The wonderful cathedral of Notre-Dame de Paris, one of the greatest achievements of European civilization, was on fire. The sight dazed and disturbed us profoundly. I was on the edge of tears. Something priceless was dying in front of our eyes...
Author: Sue Roe | Narrator: Kristin Atherton
Release Date: August 20, 2019
"Describes with plenty of colour how surrealism, from Rene Magritte's bowler hats to Salvador Dali's watches, was born and developed." - The Times (UK)As she did for the Modernists In Montmartre, noted art historian and biographer Sue Roe now te...
Author: Sonia Purnell | Narrator: Juliet Stevenson
Release Date: April 09, 2019
A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERChosen as a BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR by NPR, the New York Public Library, Amazon, the Seattle Times, the Washington Independent Review of Books, PopSugar, the Minneapolis Star Tribune, BookBrowse, the Spectator, and the Times ...
Author: Mark Braude | Narrator: Mark Braude
Release Date: October 09, 2018
Part forensic investigation, part dramatic jailbreak adventure, Mark Braude's The Invisible Emperor is a gripping narrative history of Napoleon Bonaparte's ten-month exile on the Mediterranean island of ElbaIn the spring of 1814, Napoleon Bonaparte w...
Author: Caroline Weber | Narrator: Suzanne Toren
Release Date: May 22, 2018
From the author of the acclaimed Queen of Fashion--a brilliant look at the glittering world of turn-of-the-century Paris through the first in-depth study of the three women Proust used to create his supreme fictional character, the Duchesse de Guerma...
Author: Sue Roe | Narrator: Emma Bering
Release Date: April 21, 2015
A lively and deeply researched group biography of the figures who transformed the world of art in bohemian Paris in the first decade of the twentieth century In Montmartre is a colorful history of the birth of Modernist art as it arose from one of th...
Author: Andrew Roberts | Narrator: John Lee
Release Date: November 04, 2014
The definitive biography of the great soldier-statesman by the New York Times bestselling author of The Storm of WarAusterlitz, Borodino, Waterloo: his battles are among the greatest in history, but Napoleon Bonaparte was far more than a military gen...
Author: Kathryn Harrison | Narrator: Cassandra Campbell
Release Date: October 28, 2014
The profoundly inspiring and fully documented saga of Joan of Arc, the young peasant girl whose "voices" moved her to rally the French nation and a reluctant king against British invaders in 1428, has fascinated artistic figures as diverse as William...