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Author: J. P. Daughton
Release Date: July 20, 2021
The epic story of the Congo-Océan railroad and the human costs and contradictions of modern empire.The Congo-Océan railroad stretches across the Republic of Congo from Brazzaville to the Atlantic port of Pointe-Noir. It was completed in 193...
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Author: Adam Tooze
Release Date: July 06, 2021
An extraordinary mythology has grown up around the Third Reich that hovers over political and moral debate even today. Adam Tooze's controversial new book challenges the conventional economic interpretations of that period to explore how Hitler's sur...
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The Tunnels of Cu Chi Cover
Author: Tom Mangold and John Penycate
Release Date: May 11, 2021
At the height of the Vietnam conflict, a complex system of secret underground tunnels sprawled from Cu Chi Province to the edge of Saigon. In these burrows, the Viet Cong cached their weapons, tended their wounded, and prepared to strike. They had ...
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Author: Robert D. Kaplan | Narrator: Eric Jason Martin
Release Date: January 26, 2021
From the New York Times bestselling author of The Revenge of Geography comes a sweeping yet intimate story of the most influential humanitarian you’ve never heard of—Bob Gersony, who spent four decades in cri...
Author: Max Hastings | Narrator: Ralph Cosham
Release Date: November 17, 2020
From one of our finest military historians, a monumental work that shows us at once the truly global reach of World War II and its deeply personal consequences. World War II involved tens of millions of soldiers and cost sixty million lives—an ...
Author: Ben Macintyre | Narrator: Ben Macintyre
Release Date: September 22, 2020
The “master storyteller” (San Francisco Chronicle) behind the New York Times bestseller The Spy and the Traitor uncovers the true story behind the Cold War’s most intrepid female spy.NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR...
Author: David Nasaw | Narrator: Malcolm Hillgartner
Release Date: September 15, 2020
From bestselling author David Nasaw, a sweeping new history of the one million refugees left behind in Germany after WWIIIn May 1945, German forces surrendered to the Allied powers, putting an end to World War II in Europe. But the aftershocks of gl...
Author: Scott Anderson | Narrator: Scott Anderson and Robertson Dean
Release Date: September 01, 2020
A gripping account of four American spies at the dawn of the Cold War and the CIA's covert battles against communism, from the bestselling author of Lawrence in Arabia."ENTHRALLING...CAPTIVATING READING, especially in the hands of a storyteller as sk...
Author: Archie Brown | Narrator: James Langton
Release Date: August 25, 2020
From the internationally acclaimed Oxford authority on Communism, a definitive history that examines the origins of the ideology, its development in different nations, its collapse in many of those countries following perestroika, and its current inc...
Author: Zachary D. Carter | Narrator: Robert Petkoff
Release Date: May 19, 2020
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • An “outstanding new intellectual biography of John Maynard Keynes [that moves] swiftly along currents of lucidity and wit” (The New York Times), illuminating the world of the influential economist and his ...
Author: Archie Brown | Narrator: James Langton
Release Date: May 05, 2020
In this penetrating analysis of the role of political leadership in the Cold War's ending, Archie Brown shows why the popular view that Western economic and military strength left the Soviet Union with no alternative but to admit defeat is wrong.To u...
Author: Alexander Rose | Narrator: Jason Culp
Release Date: April 28, 2020
The Golden Age of Aviation is brought to life in this story of the giant Zeppelin airships that once roamed the sky—a story that ended with the fiery destruction of the Hindenburg.“[An] exhilarating history of the dawn of modern air trave...