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Author: Alexander Rose
Release Date: April 28, 2020
The Golden Age of Aviation is brought to life by the story of the giant Zeppelin airships that once roamed the sky and ended with the fiery destruction of the Hindenburg.At the dawn of the twentieth century, when human flight was still considered an ...
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Author: Matthew Goodman | Narrator: Joe Ochman
Release Date: November 05, 2019
The powerful story of a college basketball team who carried an era’s brightest hopes—racial harmony, social mobility, and the triumph of the underdog—but whose success was soon followed by a shocking downfall “A masterpiece of...
Author: Catherine Bailey | Narrator: Cassandra Campbell
Release Date: October 29, 2019
"I was gripped by A Castle in Wartime--it contained more tension, more plot in fact--than any thriller."--Kate Atkinson, author of Big Sky and Case HistoriesAn enthralling story of one family's extraordinary courage and resistance amidst the horrors ...
Author: Peter Finn | Narrator: Rebecca Lowman
Release Date: September 24, 2019
The dramatic story of a South Carolina heiress who joined the OSS and became the first American woman in uniform taken prisoner on the Western front—until her escape from Nazi Germany.   Gertrude “Gertie” Legendre was a big-gam...
Author: Julia Lovell | Narrator: Nancy Wu
Release Date: September 03, 2019
*** WINNER OF THE 2019 CUNDILL HISTORY PRIZESHORTLISTED FOR THE BAILLIE GIFFORD PRIZE FOR NON-FICTION 2019SHORTLISTED FOR THE NAYEF AL-RODHAN PRIZE FOR GLOBAL UNDERSTANDINGSHORTLISTED FOR DEUTSCHER PRIZE***'Revelatory and instructive… [a] beau...
Author: Alex Kershaw | Narrator: Paul Michael
Release Date: May 14, 2019
A NATIONAL BESTSELLERThe New York Times bestselling author of The Liberator and Avenue of Spies returns with an utterly immersive, adrenaline-driven account of D-Day combat. “Meet the assaulters: pathfinders p...
Author: Vince Houghton | Narrator: Vince Houghton
Release Date: May 07, 2019
"Compulsively readable laugh out loud history." -Mary RoachThe International Spy Museum's Historian takes us on a wild tour of missions and schemes that almost happened, but were ultimately deemed too dangerous, expensive, ahead of their time, or eve...
Author: Ian Kershaw | Narrator: James Langton
Release Date: April 30, 2019
The final chapter in the Penguin History of Europe series from the acclaimed scholar and author of To Hell and BackAfter the overwhelming horrors of the first half of the twentieth century, described by Ian Kershaw in his previous book as being 'to H...
Author: Tony Perrottet | Narrator: Robertson Dean
Release Date: January 22, 2019
The surprising story of Che Guevara, Fidel Castro, and the scrappy band of rebel men and women who followed them.Most people are familiar with the basics of the Cuban Revolution of 1956–1959: it was led by two of the twentieth century’s m...
Author: Ben Macintyre | Narrator: John Lee
Release Date: September 18, 2018
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The celebrated author of Double Cross and Rogue Heroes returns with his greatest spy story yet, a thrilling Americans-era tale of Oleg Gordievsky, the Russian whose secret work helped has...
Author: Antony Beevor | Narrator: Sean Barrett
Release Date: September 11, 2018
The prizewinning historian and internationally bestselling author of D-Day reconstructs the devastating airborne battle of Arnhem in this gripping new account.On September 17, 1944, General Kurt Student, the founder of Nazi Germany's parachute forces...
Author: Jason Stanley | Narrator: MacLeod Andrews
Release Date: September 04, 2018
“A vital read for a nation under Trump.”­—The Guardian “By placing Trump in transnational and transhistorical perspective, Stanley sees patterns that others miss. . . . Twenty months into Trump’s presidency, the...