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Britain at Bay Cover
Author: Alan Allport
Release Date: November 03, 2020
A sweeping, groundbreaking epic that combines military with social history, to illuminate the ways in which Great Britain and its people were permanently transformed by the Second World War.Here is the many-faceted, world-historically significant sto...
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The Churchill Complex Cover
Author: Ian Buruma | Narrator: Simon Vance
Release Date: September 01, 2020
From one of its keenest observers, a brilliant, witty journey through the "Special Relationship" between Britain and America that has done so much to shape the world, from World War II to Brexit.It's impossible to understand the last 75 years of Amer...
The Churchill Complex Cover
Author: Thomas Levenson | Narrator: Dan Bittner
Release Date: August 18, 2020
The sweeping story of how the greatest minds of the Scientific Revolution applied their new ideas to people, money, and markets—and along the way, invented modern finance. “An astounding episode from the early days of financial markets th...
Author: Gretchen Rubin | Narrator: Gretchen Rubin
Release Date: August 06, 2019
Warrior and writer, genius and crank, rider in the British cavalry’s last great charge and inventor of the tank—Winston Churchill led Britain to fight alone against Nazi Germany in the fateful year of 1940 and set the standard for lea...
Author: Andrew Roberts | Narrator: Stephen Thorne
Release Date: November 06, 2018
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLEROne of The Wall Street Journal’s Ten Best Books of 2018One of The Economist’s Best Books of 2018One of The New York Times’s Notable Books of 2018“Unarguably the best single-volume biography of Chu...
Author: Diarmaid MacCulloch | Narrator: David Rintoul
Release Date: October 30, 2018
The long-awaited biography of the genius who masterminded Henry VIII's bloody revolution in the English government, which reveals at last Cromwell's role in the downfall of Anne Boleyn"This a book that - and it's not often you can say this - we have ...
Author: Antonia Fraser | Narrator: Steven Crossley
Release Date: September 25, 2018
In the eighteenth century, the Catholics of England lacked many basic freedoms under the law: they could not serve in political office, buy or inherit land, or be married by the rites of their own religion. So virulent was the sentiment against Catho...
Author: Claudia Renton | Narrator: Claudia Renton
Release Date: June 05, 2018
The three dazzlingly beautiful, wildly rich Wyndham sisters, part of the four hundred families that made up Britain's ruling class, at the center of cultural and political life in late-Victorian/Edwardian Britain. Here are their complex, idiosyncrati...
Author: Priya Satia | Narrator: Kirsten Potter and Priya Satia
Release Date: April 10, 2018
NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF 2018 BY THE SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE AND SMITHSONIAN MAGAZINEBy a prize-winning young historian, an authoritative work that reframes the Industrial Revolution, the expansion of British empire, and emergence of industrial...
Author: John Banville | Narrator: John Lee
Release Date: March 27, 2018
From the internationally acclaimed and Man Booker Prize-winning author of The Sea and the Benjamin Black mysteries--a vividly evocative memoir that unfolds around the author's recollections, experience, and imaginings of Dublin.As much about the life...
Author: Roy Adkins and Lesley Adkins | Narrator: John Telfer
Release Date: March 13, 2018
A rip-roaring account of the dramatic four-year siege of Britain’s Mediterranean garrison by Spain and France—an overlooked key to the British loss in the American RevolutionFor more than three and a half years, from 1779 to 1783, the tin...
Author: Jon Meacham | Narrator: Grover Gardner
Release Date: September 05, 2017
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERThe most complete portrait ever drawn of the complex emotional connection between two of history’s towering leaders Franklin Roosevelt and Winston Churchill were the greatest leaders of “the Greatest Generation....