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Author: Peter Frankopan | Narrator: Laurence Kennedy
Release Date: February 16, 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...
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Author: James Suzman
Release Date: January 19, 2021
A revolutionary new history of humankind through the prism of work by leading anthropologist James SuzmanWork defines who we are. It determines our status, and dictates how, where, and with whom we spend most of our time. It mediates our self-worth a...
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Author: Ben Wilson
Release Date: November 10, 2020
From a brilliant young historian, a colorful journey through 7,000 years and twenty-six world cities that shows how urban living has been the spur and incubator to humankind's greatest innovations.In the two hundred millennia of our existence, nothin...
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Author: Jo Marchant | Narrator: Jo Marchant
Release Date: September 01, 2020
"A tour de force on par with Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari"—Booklist (starred review)"One to savor"—Publishers Weekly (starred review)An historically unprecedented disconnect between humanity and the heavens has opened. Jo Marchant's ...
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.“F...
Author: Ingrid Rossellini | Narrator: January LaVoy
Release Date: May 22, 2018
A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2018A lively and timely introduction to the roots of self-understanding--who we are and how we should act--in the cultures of ancient Greece, the Roman Empire, and Middle Ages and the Renaissance     ...
Author: John Lewis Gaddis | Narrator: Mike Chamberlain
Release Date: April 03, 2018
A master class in strategic thinking, distilled from the legendary program the author has co-taught at Yale for decadesFor almost two decades, Yale students have competed for admission each year to the "Studies in Grand Strategy" seminar taught by Jo...
Author: Martin Puchner | Narrator: Arthur Morey
Release Date: October 24, 2017
The story of literature in sixteen acts—from Homer to Harry Potter, including The Tale of Genji, Don Quixote, The Communist Manifesto, and how they shaped world history In this groundbreaking book, Martin Puchner leads us on a remarkable journe...
Author: AgustĂ­n Fuentes | Narrator: AgustĂ­n Fuentes
Release Date: March 21, 2017
A bold new synthesis of paleontology, archaeology, genetics, and anthropology that overturns misconceptions about race, war and peace, and human nature itself, answering an age-old question: What made humans so exceptional among all the species on Ea...
Author: James Crawford | Narrator: John Lee
Release Date: March 07, 2017
AN INVITING, FASCINATING COMPENDIUM OF TWENTY-ONE OF HISTORY’S MOST FAMOUS LOST PLACES, FROM THE TOWER OF BABEL TO THE TWIN TOWERSBuildings are more like us than we realize. They can be born into wealth or poverty, enjoying every privilege...