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Author: Christine Leigh Heyrman
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...
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Author: Mark Harris | Narrator: George Newbern
Release Date: February 02, 2021
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 of Pictures at a Revolution a...
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Author: Roy Richard Grinker
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...
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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
"A marvelous cultural biography that captures Lincoln in all his historical fullness. . . . using popular culture in this way, to fill out the context surrounding Lincoln, is what makes Mr. Reynolds's biography so different and so compelling . . . Wh...
Author: Jared Yates Sexton | Narrator: MacLeod Andrews
Release Date: September 15, 2020
From writer and political analyst Jared Yates Sexton comes a journey through the history of the United States, from the nation’s founding to the twenty-first century, which examines and debunks the American myths we've always told ourselves....
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...
Author: Colin Dickey | Narrator: Will Damron
Release Date: July 21, 2020
"Absolutely perfect for the current moment." --BuzzfeedAmerica's favorite cultural historian and author of Ghostland takes a tour of the country's most persistent "unexplained" phenomenaIn a world where rational, scientific explanations are more avai...
Author: Jill Watts | Narrator: Bahni Turpin
Release Date: May 12, 2020
In the early 20th century, most African Americans still lived in the South, disenfranchised, impoverished, terrorized by white violence, and denied the basic rights of citizenship. As the Democrats swept into the White House on a wave of black defect...
Author: Tom Fitzgerald and Lorenzo Marquez | Narrator: Tom Fitzgerald and Lorenzo Marquez
Release Date: March 03, 2020
A definitive deep-dive into queer history and culture with hit reality show RuPaul's Drag Race as a touchstone, by the creators of the pop culture blog Tom and LorenzoA New York Times New & Noteworthy bookOne of Logo/NewNowNext's "11 Queer Books ...
Author: Holly Jackson | Narrator: January LaVoy
Release Date: October 08, 2019
A dynamic, timely history of nineteenth-century activists—free-lovers and socialists, abolitionists and vigilantes—and the social revolution they sparked in the turbulent Civil War era“In the tradition of Howard Zinn’s people&...