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Author: Barbara Demick
Release Date: July 28, 2020
A gripping portrait of modern Tibet told through the lives of its people, from the bestselling author of Nothing to Envy. Just as she did with North Korea, award-winning journalist Barbara Demick explores one of the most hidden corners of t...
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Author: Anne Applebaum
Release Date: July 21, 2020
A Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and journalist explains, with electrifying clarity, why some of her contemporaries have abandoned liberal democratic ideals in favor of strongman cults, nationalist movements, or one-party states.Across the world to...
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Author: Ben Hubbard | Narrator: Robert Petkoff
Release Date: March 10, 2020
A gripping, behind-the-scenes portrait of the rise of Saudi Arabia’s secretive and mercurial new ruler“Revelatory . . . a vivid portrait of how MBS has altered the kingdom during his half-decade of rule.”—The Washington P...
Author: Ben Lewis | Narrator: Peter Noble
Release Date: June 25, 2019
An epic quest exposes hidden truths about Leonardo da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi, the recently discovered masterpiece that sold for $450 million—and might not be the real thing. In 2017, Leonardo da Vinci’s small oil pain...
Author: Larry Diamond | Narrator: Larry Diamond
Release Date: June 11, 2019
From America’s leading scholar of democracy,a personal, passionate call to action against the rising authoritarianism that challenges our world order—and the very value of libertyLarry Diamond has made it his life's work to secure democra...
Author: Peter Frankopan | Narrator: Leighton Pugh
Release Date: March 26, 2019
From the bestselling author of The Silk Roads comes an updated, timely, and visionary book about the dramatic and profound changes our world is undergoing right now—as seen from the perspective of the rising powers of the East.  "All ...
Author: William J. Burns | Narrator: Mark Bramhall and William J. Burns
Release Date: March 12, 2019
“Bill Burns is a treasure of American diplomacy.”—Hillary Clinton“The Back Channel shows how diplomacy works, why it matters, and why its recent demise is so tragic.”—Walter Isaacson, author of Leonardo d...
Author: Yuval Noah Harari | Narrator: Derek Perkins
Release Date: September 04, 2018
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • In Sapiens, he explored our past. In Homo Deus, he looked to our future. Now, one of the most innovative thinkers on the planet turns to the present to make sense of today’s most pressing issues.“F...
Author: Timothy Snyder | Narrator: Timothy Snyder
Release Date: April 03, 2018
With the end of the Cold War, the victory of liberal democracy was thought to be absolute. Observers declared the end of history, confident in a peaceful, globalized future. But we now know this to be premature. Authoritarianism first returned in Rus...
Author: Steve Coll | Narrator: Malcolm Hillgartner
Release Date: February 06, 2018
Winner of the 2018 National Book Critics Circle Award for NonfictionLonglisted for the 2018 National Book Award for NonfictionFrom the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Ghost Wars, the epic and enthralling story of America's intelligence, mi...
Author: Masha Gessen | Narrator: Masha Gessen
Release Date: October 03, 2017
WINNER OF THE 2017 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD IN NONFICTIONFINALIST FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARDS WINNER OF THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY'S HELEN BERNSTEIN BOOK AWARD  NAMED A BEST BOOK OF 2017 BY THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW,&#...
Author: Charlie English | Narrator: Enn Reitel
Release Date: May 02, 2017
“Timbuktu is a real place, and Charlie English will fuel your wanderlust with true descriptions of the fabled city’s past, present, and future.” –Fodor’s Two tales of a city: The historical race to “discover&r...