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In the Shadow of the Gods Cover
Author: Dominic Lieven | Narrator: John Lee
Release Date: June 07, 2022
A dazzling account of the men (and occasional woman) who led the world’s empires, a book that probes the essence of leadership and power through the centuries and around the world.From the rise of Sargon of Akkad, who in the third millennium BC...
In the Shadow of the Gods Cover
Author: Jody Rosen | Narrator: Fred Sanders, Amanda Carlin and Sean Patrick Hopkins
Release Date: May 24, 2022
A panoramic revisionist portrait of the nineteenth-century invention that is transforming the twenty-first-century world“The real feat of this book is that it takes us on a ride—across the centuries and around the globe, through startling...
Author: Oded Galor | Narrator: Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
Release Date: March 22, 2022
A landmark, radically uplifting account of our species' progress from one of the world's pre-eminent thinkers - with breakthrough insights into the power of diversity and our capacity to tackle climate change.“Unparalleled in its scope and ambi...
Author: Joe Keohane | Narrator: Jonathan Todd Ross
Release Date: July 13, 2021
A “meticulously researched and buoyantly written” (Esquire) look at what happens when we talk to strangers, and why it affects everything from our own health and well-being to the rise and fall of nations in the t...
Author: Catherine Wolff | Narrator: Maggi-Meg Reed
Release Date: May 25, 2021
A smart and thought-provoking cultural history of heaven.What do we think of when we think about heaven? What might it look like? Who or what might be there?Since humans began to huddle together for protection thousands of years ago, these questions ...
Author: Peter Frankopan | Narrator: Laurence Kennedy
Release Date: April 20, 2021
“This is history on a grand scale, with a sweep and ambition that is rare… A proper historical epic of dazzling range and achievement.” —William Dalrymple, The Guardian   The epic history of the crossroads...
Author: James Suzman | Narrator: Nicholas Guy Smith
Release Date: January 19, 2021
"This book is a tour de force." -- Adam Grant, New York Times bestselling author of Give and TakeA revolutionary new history of humankind through the prism of work by leading anthropologist James SuzmanWork defines who we are. It determines our statu...
Author: Ben Wilson | Narrator: John Sackville
Release Date: November 10, 2020
In a captivating tour of cities famous and forgotten, acclaimed historian Ben Wilson tells the glorious, millennia-spanning story how urban living sparked humankind's greatest innovations.  “A towering achievement. . . . Reading this book ...
Author: Jo Marchant | Narrator: Jo Marchant
Release Date: September 01, 2020
A Best Book of 2020 NPRA Best Book of 2020 The EconomistA Top Ten Best Science Book of 2020 Smithsonian A Best Science & Technology Book of 2020 Library JournalA Must-Read Book to Escape the Chaos of 2020 NewsweekStarred revie...
Author: Cody Cassidy | Narrator: Dennis Boutsikaris
Release Date: May 05, 2020
Who wore the first pants? Who painted the first masterpiece? Who first rode the horse? Who invented soap? This madcap adventure across ancient history uses everything from modern genetics to archaeology to uncover the geniuses behind these and other ...
Author: Monica L. Smith | Narrator: Monica L. Smith
Release Date: April 16, 2019
"A revelation of the drive and creative flux of the metropolis over time."--Nature"This is a must-read book for any city dweller with a voracious appetite for understanding the wonders of cities and why we're so attracted to them."--Zahi Hawass, auth...
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.“Fascin...