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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: Agustín Fuentes | Narrator: Agustín 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...
Author: Robert Evans | Narrator: Tristan Morris
Release Date: August 09, 2016
A celebration of the brave, drunken pioneers who built our civilization one seemingly bad decision at a time, A Brief History of Vice explores a side of the past that mainstream history books prefer to hide. History has never been more...
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Author: Jared Diamond | Narrator: Michael Prichard
Release Date: November 04, 2014
In his million-copy bestseller Guns, Germs, and Steel, Jared Diamond examined how and why Western civilizations developed the technologies and immunities that allowed them to dominate much of the world. Now in this brilliant companion volume, Diamond...
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Author: Karen Armstrong | Narrator: Karen Armstrong
Release Date: October 28, 2014
From the renowned and best-selling author of A History of God, a sweeping exploration of religion and the history of human violence. For the first time, religious self-identification is on the decline in American. Some analysts have cited as cause a ...
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Author: Jared Diamond | Narrator: Jay Snyder
Release Date: December 31, 2012
Most of us take for granted the features of our modern society, from air travel and telecommunications to literacy and obesity. Yet for nearly all of its six million years of existence, human society had none of these things. While the gulf that divi...
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Author: Jared Diamond | Narrator: Doug Ordunio
Release Date: June 07, 2011
Why did Eurasians conquer, displace, or decimate Native Americans, Australians, and Africans, instead of the reverse? Evolutionary biologist Jared Diamond stunningly dismantles racially based theories of human history by revealing the environmental f...
Author: Bill Bryson | Narrator: Bill Bryson
Release Date: October 05, 2010
From one of the most beloved authors of our  time—more than six million copies of his books have been sold in this country alone—a fascinating excursion into the history behind the place we call home. “Houses aren’t refug...
Author: Lars Brownworth | Narrator: Lars Brownworth
Release Date: September 15, 2009
Filled with unforgettable stories of emperors, generals, and religious patriarchs, as well as fascinating glimpses into the life of the ordinary citizen, Lost to the West reveals how much we owe to the Byzantine Empire that was the equal of any in...
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Author: Nina Burleigh | Narrator: Cassandra Campbell
Release Date: December 04, 2007
Little more than two hundred years ago, only the most reckless or eccentric Europeans had dared traverse the unmapped territory of the modern-day Middle East. Its history and peoples were the subject of much myth and speculation–and no region a...
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Author: Laurence Bergreen | Narrator: Paul Boehmer
Release Date: October 23, 2007
As the most celebrated European to explore Asia, Marco Polo was the original global traveler and the earliest bridge between East and West. A universal icon of adventure and discovery, he has inspired six centuries of popular fascination and spurious...
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