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History - North America
A gripping and wholly original account of the epic human tragedy that was the great Klondike Gold Rush of 1897-98. One hundred thousand men and women rushed heedlessly north to make their fortunes; very few did, but many thousands of them died in the...
ISBN: 9780593393963Unabridged Download
"Rich and compelling. . .Lynskey’s account of the reach of 1984 is revelatory.”--George Packer, The Atlantic An authoritative, wide-ranging, and incredibly timely history of 1984--its literary sources, its composition by Or...
ISBN: 9781984891600Unabridged Download
"Christopher Klein's fresh telling of this story is an important landmark in both Irish and American history." —James M. McPhersonJust over a year after Robert E. Lee relinquished his sword, a band of Union and Confederate veterans dusted off t...
ISBN: 9781984840912Unabridged Download
New York Times bestselling author Hampton Sides returns with a white-knuckle tale of polar exploration and survival in the Gilded AgeIn the late nineteenth century, people were obsessed by one of the last unmapped areas of the globe: the North P...
ISBN: 9780307966551Unabridged Download
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A mesmerizing, new account of the great explorer from the acclaimed biographer of Magellan and Marco Polo.
ISBN: 9781101523681Unabridged Download
At the end of 1618, a blazing green star soared across the night sky over the northern hemisphere. From the Philippines to the Arctic, the comet became a sensation and a symbol, a warning of doom or a promise of salvation. Two years later, as the Pil...
ISBN: 9780307714459Unabridged Download
Bill Moyers on America today:“Here in the first decade of the twenty-first century the story that becomes America’s dominant narrative will shape our collective imagination and our politics for a long time to come. In the searching of our...
ISBN: 9780739357972Abridged Download
On a chance visit to Plymouth Rock, Tony Horwitz makes an unsettling discovery. A history buff since early childhood, expensively educated at university—a history major, no less!—he’s reached middle age with a third-grader’s g...
From bestselling historian and long-time Texan H. W. Brands, a richly textured history of one of the most fascinating and colorful eras in U.S. history—the Texas Revolution and the forging of a new America.“For better or for worse, Texas ...