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Around the World in 80 Books Cover
Author: David Damrosch
Release Date: November 09, 2021
A transporting and illuminating voyage around the globe, through classic and modern literary works that are in conversation with one another and with the world around them Inspired by Jules Verne’s hero Phileas Fogg, David Damrosch, chair ...
Around the World in 80 Books Cover
The Code Book Cover
Author: Simon Singh
Release Date: October 26, 2021
In his first book since the bestselling Fermat's Enigma, Simon Singh offers the first sweeping history of encryption, tracing its evolution and revealing the dramatic effects codes have had on wars, nations, and individual lives. From Mary, Queen of ...
The Code Book Cover
A celebration of the great speeches of world history and cultural life. A VINTAGE ORIGINALIn this exuberant collection, acclaimed historian Simon Sebag Montefiore takes us on a journey from ancient times to the twenty-first century. Some speeches are...
Author: Egill Bjarnason | Narrator: Einar Gunn
Release Date: May 11, 2021
"[A] joyously peculiar book." -- The New York TimesThe untold story of how one tiny island in the middle of the Atlantic has shaped the world for centuries.The history of Iceland began 1,200 years ago, when a frustrated Viking captain and his useless...
Author: Peter Frankopan | Narrator: Laurence Kennedy
Release Date: April 20, 2021
“This is history on a grand scale, with a sweep and ambition that is rare… A proper historical epic of dazzling range and achievement.” —William Dalrymple, The Guardian   The epic history of the crossroads...
Author: Thomas Trappe, Caroline Waight and Johannes Krause | Narrator: Stephen Graybill
Release Date: April 13, 2021
“Thrilling . . . a bracing summary of what we have learned [from] ‘archaeogenetics’—the study of ancient DNA . . . Krause and Trappe capture the excitement of this young field.”—Kyle Harper, The Wall Street Jo...
Author: James Suzman | Narrator: Nicholas Guy Smith
Release Date: January 19, 2021
"This book is a tour de force." -- Adam Grant, New York Times bestselling author of Give and TakeA revolutionary new history of humankind through the prism of work by leading anthropologist James SuzmanWork defines who we are. It determines our statu...
Author: James Lacey and Williamson Murray | Narrator: Rick Adamson
Release Date: May 19, 2020
Hannibal vs. Scipio. Grant vs. Lee. Rommel vs. Patton. The greatest battles, commanders, and rivalries of all time come to life in this engrossing guide to the geniuses of military history. “A compelling study of military leadership.&rdquo...
Author: Richard Haass | Narrator: Dan Woren
Release Date: May 12, 2020
New York Times BestsellerAn invaluable primer from Richard Haass, president of the Council on Foreign Relations, that will help anyone, expert and non-expert alike, navigate a time in which many of our biggest challenges come from the world beyond ou...
Author: A. C. Grayling | Narrator: Neil Gardner
Release Date: November 05, 2019
“A witty, learned, authoritative survey of philosophical thought.” —The New York Times Book ReviewThe first authoritative and accessible single-volume history of philosophy to cover both Western and Eastern traditions, from one of t...
Author: Simon Sebag Montefiore | Narrator: Juliet Stevenson, Simon Russell Beale, Tuppence Middleton and Rupert Penry-Jones
Release Date: October 15, 2019
Outstanding selection of great letters from ancient times to the 21st century, touching on power, love, art, sex, faith, and war.Written in History: Letters that Changed the World celebrates the great letters of world history, and cultural and person...
Author: Timothy C. Winegard | Narrator: Mark Deakins
Release Date: August 06, 2019
**The instant New York Times bestseller.***An international bestseller.*“Hugely impressive, a major work.”—NPRA pioneering and groundbreaking work of narrative nonfiction that offers a dramatic new perspective on the history of huma...