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Author: Sofi Thanhauser | Narrator: Rebecca Lowman
Release Date: January 25, 2022
A sweeping and captivatingly told history of clothing and the stuff it is made of—an unparalleled deep-dive into how everyday garments have transformed our lives, our societies, and our planet.“We learn that, if we were a bit more curious...
Author: Catherine Mccormack | Narrator: Patty Nieman
Release Date: November 16, 2021
Art historian Catherine McCormack challenges how culture teaches us to see and value women, their bodies, and their lives.Venus, maiden, wife, mother, monster—women have been bound so long by these restrictive roles, codified by patriarchal cu...
Author: Neil Lanctot | Narrator: Adam Barr
Release Date: October 26, 2021
Winner of the 2022 award for biography from the American Society of Journalists and AuthorsThe fascinating story of how the three most influential American progressives of the early twentieth century split over America’s response to World War I...
Author: Jude Stewart | Narrator: Gabra Zackman
Release Date: October 26, 2021
An extraordinary, strange, and startlingly beautiful exploration of smell, the least understood of our five senses The nose on your face is the Buckingham Palace Guard of your body, the matre d' of all taste, as well as the seducer of your imagi...
Author: Giulio Boccaletti | Narrator: Giulio Boccaletti
Release Date: September 14, 2021
Spanning millennia and continents, here is a stunningly revealing history of how the distribution of water has shaped human civilization. Boccaletti, of The Nature Conservancy, “tackles the most important story of our time: our relationship wit...
Author: Jess McHugh | Narrator: Kirsten Potter
Release Date: June 01, 2021
“An elegant, meticulously researched, and eminently readable history of the books that define us as Americans. For history buffs and book-lovers alike, McHugh offers us a precious gift.”—Jake Halpern, Pulitzer Prize winner and New Y...
Author: Martin Padgett | Narrator: 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 ...
Author: Niall Ferguson | Narrator: 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...
Author: Christine Leigh Heyrman | Narrator: Maggi-Meg Reed
Release Date: February 09, 2021
A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR • A thwarted love triangle of heartbreak rediscovered after almost two hundred years—two men and a woman of equal ambition—that exploded in scandal and investigation, set between America...
Author: Mark Harris | Narrator: George Newbern
Release Date: February 02, 2021
A National Book Critics Circle finalist • One of People's top 10 books of 2021 • An instant New York Times bestseller • Named a best book of the year by NPR and Time A magnificent biography of one of the most protean cre...
Author: Roy Richard Grinker | Narrator: Lyle Blaker
Release Date: January 26, 2021
A Guardian Best Book of 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 me...
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...