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Author: Mary Beth Norton | Narrator: Kimberly Farr
Release Date: February 11, 2020
From one of our most acclaimed and original colonial historians, a groundbreaking book tracing the critical "long year" of 1774 and the revolutionary change that took place from the Boston Tea Party and the First Continental Congress to the Battles o...
Author: Simon Sebag Montefiore | Narrator: Sophie Robert
Release Date: November 05, 2019
From the author of The Romanovs: a vivid account of history's most successful political partnership—as sensual and fiery as it was creative and visionary. Catherine the Great was a woman of notorious passion and imperial ambition. Prince Potemk...
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: 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: Amanda Foreman | Narrator: Wanda McCaddon
Release Date: April 12, 2016
A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK • NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE Lady Georgiana Spencer was the great-great-great-great-aunt of Diana, Princess of Wales, and was nearly as famous in her day. In 1774 Georgiana achieved immediate celebrity b...
Author: Michael Farquhar | Narrator: Enn Reitel
Release Date: July 08, 2014
“Michael Farquhar doesn’t write about history the way, say, Doris Kearns Goodwin does. He writes about history the way Doris Kearns Goodwin’s smart-ass, reprobate kid brother might. I, for one, prefer it.”—Gene Weingarte...
Author: Joseph J. Ellis | Narrator: Stefan Rudnicki
Release Date: June 04, 2013
A distinctive portrait of the crescendo moment in American history from the Pulitzer-winning American historian, Joseph Ellis. The summer months of 1776 witnessed the most consequential events in the story of our country’s founding. While the t...
Author: Tom Reiss | Narrator: Paul Michael
Release Date: September 18, 2012
WINNER OF THE 2013 PULITZER PRIZE FOR BIOGRAPHYGeneral Alex Dumas is a man almost unknown today, yet his story is strikingly familiar—because his son, the novelist Alexandre Dumas, used his larger-than-life feats as inspiration for su...
Author: Jennifer Lee Carrell | Narrator: Michael Prichard
Release Date: May 22, 2012
THE SPECKLED MONSTER is both a hair-raising tale of courage in the face of the deadliest disease that has ever struck mankind, and a gripping account of the birth of modern immunology. Jennifer Lee Carrell's dramatic story follows two parents who, af...
Author: Robert K. Massie | Narrator: Mark Deakins
Release Date: November 08, 2011
The Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Peter the Great, Nicholas and Alexandra, and The Romanovs returns with another masterpiece of narrative biography, the extraordinary story of an obscure young German princess who traveled to Russia at fourte...