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History - Modern - 19th Century
A spectacular story, the making of a dynasty, one of the great untold sagas of a gilded Jewish Bagdadi family—the merchant princes of the orient, that built a vast empire through finance and trade: opium, cotton, oil, shipping, banking, that re...
ISBN: 9780593628720Unabridged Download
"Rich in historical perspective and graced by novelistic touches, grips the reader from first to last.”—Wall Street JournalA suspense filled tale of murder on the American frontier—shedding new light on a family of serial killers in...
ISBN: 9780593553152Unabridged Download
Winner of the Duff Cooper Prize • One of The Economist's top history books of the yearFrom one of our leading historians, an important new history of the Greek War of Independence—the ultimate worldwide liberal cause célèbre ...
ISBN: 9780593458297Unabridged Download
From the beginnings of big-city police work to the rise of the Mafia, Rogues' Gallery is a colorful and captivating history of crime and punishment in the bustling streets of Old New York.Rogues' Gallery is a sweeping, epic tale of two revolutions, o...
ISBN: 9780593457719Unabridged Download
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
They were the most famous sisters in China. As the country battled through a hundred years of wars, revolutions and seismic transformations, the three Soong sisters from Shanghai were at the center of power, and each of them left an indelible mark on...
ISBN: 9780593154915Unabridged Download
The fascinating true story of how a group of visionary attorneys helped make American business synonymous with Big Business, and Wall Street the center of the financial world“Entertaining.”—The Wall Street Journal • “Fast...
ISBN: 9781984841827Unabridged Download
From New York Times bestselling historian H. W. Brands comes the riveting story of how, in nineteenth-century America, a new set of political giants battled to complete the unfinished work of the Founding Fathers and decide the future of our democrac...
ISBN: 9780525637998Unabridged Download
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...
ISBN: 9780525640158Unabridged Download
In this tale of two writers, Nell Stevens interweaves her own life as a twenty-something graduate student with that of the English author, Elizabeth Gaskell. Although they are separated by more than 150 years, Nell finds herself drawn to the Victoria...
ISBN: 9780525632672Unabridged Download
As China reclaims its position as a world power, Imperial Twilight looks back to tell the story of the country’s last age of ascendance and how it came to an end in the nineteenth-century Opium War. As one of the most potent turning poin...
ISBN: 9780525588788Unabridged Download
This biography of Victoria highlights the many dramas of her life. For example, she was fatherless at eight months and treated poorly by her family, but survived to become the only English queen comparable to Elizabeth I. The character of Victoria he...
ISBN: 9780525496960Unabridged Download