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The Last Baron Cover
Author: Tom Sancton |
Release Date: April 05, 2022
A riveting, on-the-edge-of-your-seat tale about the notorious 1978 kidnapping of Baron Édouard-Jean “Wado” Empain, intertwined with the story of his famous grandfather, the first baron and builder of the Paris Métr...
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Legacy of Violence Cover
Author: Caroline Elkins | Narrator: Kirsten Potter
Release Date: March 29, 2022
From Pulitzer Prize–winning historian: a searing study of the British Empire that probes the country's pervasive use of violence throughout the twentieth century and traces how these practices were exported, modified, and institutionalized in c...
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Last Call at the Hotel Imperial Cover
Author: Deborah Cohen | Narrator: Suzanne Toren
Release Date: March 15, 2022
A prize-winning historian’s revelatory account of a close-knit band of wildly famous American reporters who, in the run-up to World War II, took on dictators and rewrote the rules of modern journalism “As intimate and gripping as a n...
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Face the Music Cover
Author: Peter Duchin and Patricia Beard | Narrator: Peter Duchin and Johnny Heller
Release Date: December 07, 2021
In this poignant memoir, the internationally celebrated bandleader reflects on family, illness, grief, and a bygone era of glamour, contemplating not just his career but the history of midcentury music and nightlife—and the enormously important...
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Author: Neil Lanctot | Narrator: Adam Barr
Release Date: October 26, 2021
The fascinating story of how the three most influential American progressives of the early twentieth century split over America’s response to World War I. In the early years of the twentieth century, the most famous Americans on the natio...
Author: Adam Tooze | Narrator: Simon Vance and Adam Tooze
Release Date: August 03, 2021
"Masterful . . . [A] painstakingly researched, astonishingly erudite study…Tooze has added his name to the roll call of top-class scholars of Nazism." —Financial TimesAn extraordinary mythology has grown up around the Third Reich th...
Author: J. P. Daughton | Narrator: William DeMeritt
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...
Author: Tom Mangold and John Penycate | Narrator: Jeff Harding
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 ...
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 crisis zones ...
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 15, 2020
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The “master storyteller” (San Francisco Chronicle) behind the New York Times bestseller The Spy and the Traitor uncovers the true story behind one of the Cold War’s most intrepid spies.“[A...
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...