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Material World Cover
Author: Ed Conway |
Release Date: November 07, 2023
Sand, salt, iron, copper, oil, and lithium. These fundamental materials have created empires, razed civilizations, and fed our ingenuity and greed for thousands of years. Without them, our modern world would not exist, and the battle to control them ...
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How to Survive History Cover
Author: Cody Cassidy | Narrator: Dennis Boutsikaris
Release Date: June 13, 2023
A detailed guide to surviving history’s most challenging threats, from outrunning dinosaurs to making it off the Titanic aliveHistory is the most dangerous place on earth. From dinosaurs the size of locomotives to meteors big enough to ...
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Author: NaoĆ­se Mac Sweeney | Narrator: Shaheen Khan
Release Date: May 23, 2023
“A bold, sweeping bird’s eye view of thousands of years of history that provides a truly global perspective of the past. A fantastic achievement.”—Peter Frankopan, internationally bestselling author of The Silk RoadsPrize-winn...
Author: Simon Sebag Montefiore | Narrator: Full Cast and Simon Sebag Montefiore
Release Date: May 16, 2023
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A magisterial world history unlike any other that tells the story of humanity through the one thing we all have in common: families • From the author of The Romanovs“Succession meets Game of Thron...
Author: Ben Wilson | Narrator: John Sackville
Release Date: March 07, 2023
In this exhilarating look at cities, past and future, Ben Wilson proposes that, in our world of rising seas and threatening weather, the natural world may prove the city's savior.Since the beginning of civilization, humans have built cities to wall n...
Author: Charles Freeman | Narrator: Mark Bramhall
Release Date: February 07, 2023
A monumental and exhilarating history of European thought from the end of Antiquity to the beginning of the Enlightenment—500 to 1700 AD—tracing the arc of intellectual history as it evolved, setting the stage for the modern era. Charles ...
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...
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“Excellent . . . calls to mind Bill Bryson, John McPhee, Rebecca Solnit.”—The New York Times Book Review (Editor...
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 preeminent thinkers. “Unparalleled in its scope and ambition…All readers will learn something, and many will find the book fascinating.&rsquo...
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...