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Author: Richard Cohen | Narrator: Richard Cohen
Release Date: June 15, 2021
An epic exploration of who writes about the past and how the biases of certain storytellers—from Julius Caesar to William Shakespeare to Simon Schama—continue to influence our ideas about history (and about who we are) today   There ...
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Author: Jess McHugh
Release Date: June 01, 2021
The true, fascinating, and remarkable history of thirteen books that defined a nation. Surprising and delightfully engrossing, Americanon explores the true history of thirteen of the nation’s most popular books. Overlooked for centuries, ...
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Author: Martin Padgett
Release Date: June 01, 2021
An electric and intimate story of 1970s gay Atlanta through its bedazzling drag clubs and burgeoning rights activism.Coursing with a pumped-up beat, gay Atlanta was the South's mecca—a beacon for gays and lesbians growing up in its homophobic ...
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Author: Niall Ferguson
Release Date: May 04, 2021
"All disasters are in some sense man-made."Setting the annus horribilis of 2020 in historical perspective, Niall Ferguson explains why we are getting worse, not better, at handling disasters.Disasters are inherently hard to predict. Pandemics, like e...
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Author: Christine Leigh Heyrman | Narrator: Maggi-Meg Reed
Release Date: February 09, 2021
From the winner of the Bancroft Prize and the Francis Parkman Prize in History, a lost episode rediscovered after almost two hundred years; a thwarted love triangle of heartbreak--two men and a woman of equal ambition--that exploded in scandal and in...
Author: Mark Harris | Narrator: George Newbern
Release Date: February 02, 2021
An instant New York Times Bestseller!A magnificent biography of one of the most protean creative forces in American entertainment history, a life of dazzling highs and vertiginous plunges--some of the worst largely unknown until now--by the acclaimed...
Author: Roy Richard Grinker | Narrator: Lyle Blaker
Release Date: January 26, 2021
A compassionate and captivating examination of evolving attitudes toward mental illness throughout history and the fight to end the stigma.For centuries, scientists and society cast moral judgments on anyone deemed mentally ill, confining many to asy...
Author: Alan Allport | Narrator: James Langton
Release Date: November 03, 2020
A sweeping, groundbreaking epic that combines military with social history, to illuminate the ways in which Great Britain and its people were permanently transformed by the Second World War.Here is the many-faceted, world-historically significant sto...
Author: David S. Reynolds | Narrator: Leon Nixon
Release Date: September 29, 2020
One of the Wall Street Journal's Ten Best Books of the Year | A Washington Post Notable Book | A Christian Science Monitor and Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2020Winner of the Gilder Lehrman Abraham Lincoln Prize and the Ab...
Author: Jared Yates Sexton | Narrator: MacLeod Andrews
Release Date: September 15, 2020
From writer and political analyst Jared Yates Sexton comes an eye-opening journey through American history that unearths and debunks the myths we've always told ourselves.  Recent years have brought a reckoning in America. As rampant political ...
Author: Isabel Wilkerson | Narrator: Robin Miles
Release Date: August 18, 2020
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • OPRAH’S BOOK CLUB PICK • LONGLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD • “An instant American classic and almost certainly the keynote nonfiction book of the American century thus far.&rdqu...
Author: Kurt Andersen | Narrator: Kurt Andersen
Release Date: August 11, 2020
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • When did America give up on fairness? The author of Fantasyland tells the epic history of how America decided that big business gets whatever it wants, only the rich get richer, and nothing should ever chang...