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Arkangel Shakespeare
Complete Arkangel Shakespeare Audio BookA stunning listening experience, featuring an extraordinary cast.
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1421

Author: Gavin Menzies

Reader: Simon Vance

Format: Playaway (Unabridged)

After 15 years of in-depth research, this historian makes the fascinating argument that the Chinese discovered the Americas a full 70 years before Columbus. He traces the voyage of an extraordinary fleet of Chinese ships whose mission was to unite the world in Confucian harmony – and ended up circumnavigating the globe a century before Magellan. "Bold feat of historical imagination... exciting."—Library Journal

Item #: EP2135 ISBN: 9781433262135

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1434

Author: Gavin Menzies

Reader: Simon Vance

Format: Playaway (Unabridged)

Italy is famous for the Renaissance. But what spurred that intellectual and artistic revolution? The author of 1421 offers compelling evidence that official ambassadors of the Chinese emperor shared valuable information with Pope Eugenius IV – a gift of knowledge that sparked the inventiveness of the Renaissance. "He knows how to spin a yarn and does so in the manner of a good detective story."—Booklist

Item #: EP8212 ISBN: 9781433268212

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Absolute Monarchs

Author: John Julius Norwich

Reader: Michael Page

Format: 15 CDs (Unabridged)

The Roman Catholic papacy encompasses 2,000 years of inspiration and devotion, intrigue and scandal. A noted historian recounts the histories of the most significant popes and what they meant politically, culturally, and socially to Rome and to the world. "A rollicking account... Entertaining and deeply researched."—Publishers Weekly

Item #: E9M422 ISBN: 9781452604220

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All the Time in the World

Author: Jessica Kerwin Jenkins

Reader: Tavia Gilbert

Format: 6 CDs (Unabridged)

A miscellany of engaging stories detailing the intriguing customs and guilty pleasures pursued throughout the ages. Includes Nostradamus's belief in jam as an aphrodisiac; American fascination with flaming desserts; coffee's evolution fromreligious ritual to forbidden delight in the Middle East; sniffing incense in 15th-century Japan; and more.

Item #: E9B1938 ISBN: 9781482931938

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Amerigo

Author: Felipe Fernández-Armesto

Reader: Michael Prichard

Format: 8 CDs (Unabridged)

This groundbreaking biography of the Florentine explorer who gave his name to America, Amerigo Vespucci, also focuses closely on the history of the Western Hemisphere, from prehistory to the present. A grand narrative full of character andstory, it explains the intertwining forces that shape the region. "[The] exquisite summation of the adventurer's life is well matched by Prichard's restrained and elegant reading."—Booklist

Item #: E8X434 ISBN: 9781400104338

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Arab and Jew

Author: David K. Shipler

Reader: Robert Blumenfeld

Format: 22 CDs (Unabridged)

Learn about the origins of the prejudices that war, terrorism, and nationalism have intensified. Focusing on the diverse cultures that exist side by side, the author examines the process of indoctrination, historical conflicts, attitudes about the Holocaust, and more. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize. "The best and most comprehensive work there is in the English language on the subject."—The New York Times

Item #: E9B086 ISBN: 9780786160853

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Asia's Cauldron

Author: Robert D. Kaplan

Reader: Michael Prichard

Format: 7 CDs (Unabridged)

The area where the Western Pacific meets the Indian Ocean will be a hinge point for global war and peace for the foreseeable future, because of its vast oil and natural gas reserves and competing territorial claims. A top geopolitical analyst guides us through Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore, the Philippines, and beyond to provide an understanding of the goals and motivations of the area's people.

Item #: E7M919 ISBN: 9781452619194

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The Assassination of the Archduke

Authors: Sue Woolmans and Greg King

Reader: Malcolm Hillgartner

Format: 10 CDs (Unabridged)

In 1914 three great Empires dominated Europe: Germany, Russia, and Austria-Hungary. Four years later all had vanished in the chaos of WWI. One event precipitated the conflict, and at its heart was the tragic love story of Austrian heir Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sophie.

Item #: E9B4671 ISBN: 9781482924671

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The Assassination of the Archduke

Authors: Sue Woolmans and Greg King

Reader: To Be Announced

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In 1914 three great Empires dominated Europe: Germany, Russia, and Austria-Hungary. Four years later all had vanished in the chaos of WWI. One event precipitated the conflict, and at its heart was the tragic love story of Austrian heir Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sophie.

Item #: E1B466 ISBN: 9781482924664

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Atlantic

Author/Reader: Simon Winchester

Simon Winchester

Format: 13 CDs (Unabridged)

The saga of the magnificent Atlantic Ocean set within the history of our intellectual evolution. The vast expanse and the activity on it and next to it – great sea battles, heroic discoveries, titanic storms – have been centralto the ambitions of explorers, scientists, and warriors. From the author of Krakatoa. "Necessary [listening] for those who want to understand the planet better."—Publishers Weekly

Item #: E9H612 ISBN: 9780061866128

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By the Rivers of Water

Author: Erskine Clarke

Reader: To Be Announced

Format: 11 CDs (Unabridged)

In the early 19th century, an aristocratic, white missionary couple from Georgia freed their slaves and began an odyssey in West Africa. While Jane Wilson established schools, her husband Leighton fought the slave trade. After returning tothe U.S. due to ill health, when the Civil War began they deserted their moral vision and supported the South. "An original history that tells [an] engrossing story."—Kirkus Reviews

Item #: E9B8976 ISBN: 9781482928976

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Cathedrals in a Nutshell

Author: Jonathan Gregson

Reader: Roy McMillan

Format: 1 CD (Audio Orig)

For almost two millennia, cathedrals have been the most imposing and inspiring buildings in Europe. This guide traces the development of the cathedral from its beginnings as a bishop's house, through the Romanesque and Gothic periods, and up to the contemporary designs. It sheds light on social, religious, and architectural history.

Item #: E1E387 ISBN: 9781843793878

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A Commonwealth of Thieves

Author: Thomas Keneally

Reader: Simon Vance

Format: 10 CDs (Unabridged)

Today, Australia's the land of g'day, Sidney Opera House, and roos. But it has an inauspicious history. In 1786, England shipped its convicts to this largely unexplored landmass on the other side of the world. Hear an insider's perspectiveinto the dramatic saga of the birth of a vibrant society. By the author of Schindler's List. "Colorful and eloquent... compelling."—Publishers Weekly

Item #: E9X291 ISBN: 9781400102914

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A Concise History of the Middle East

Authors: Arthur Goldschmidt, Jr., and Lawrence Davidson

Reader: Tom Weiner

Format: 15 CDs (Unabridged)

The ninth edition of this widely acclaimed text, revised to reflect the most recent events in the Middle East. This introduction to the history of the region from the beginnings of Islam to today includes the evolution of Islamic institutions and culture, the West's influence, the modernization efforts of Middle Eastern governments, and more. The first edition was published in 1979.

Item #: E9B9797 ISBN: 9781441739797

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A Concise History of the Middle East

Author: Arthur Goldschmidt Jr. and Lawrence Davidson

Reader: Tom Weiner

Format: Playaway (Unabridged)

Item #: EP39834 ISBN: 9781441739834

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Conquistador

Author: Buddy Levy

Reader: Patrick G. Lawlor

Format: 10 CDs (Unabridged)

In 1519, the Spanish empire met the Aztec, as explorer Hernan Cortes arrived in Mexico and confronted Montezuma: king, divinity, and commander of the most powerful military in the Americas. In less than two years, the Aztec nation fell. Hear the story of a lost kingdom, a doomed warrior, and a relentless conqueror. "Thrilling, moving, and tragic... a superb work of popular history."—Booklist

Item #: E9M654 ISBN: 9781400106547

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Conquistadors

Author: Michael Wood

Reader: John Telfer

Format: 10 CDs (Unabridged)

The 16th-century Spanish conquest of the Americas was one of the most cataclysmic events in history. Follow in the footsteps of the great Spanish adventurers – Cortes, Pizarro, Orellana, and Cabeza de Vaca – from the Amazon forests to New Mexico, the Andes, and Machu Picchu. Companion to the PBS/BBC production Conquistadors.

Item #: E9K162 ISBN: 9781482101621

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Destiny Disrupted

Author/Reader: Tamim Ansary

Tamim Ansary

Format: 14 CDs (Unabridged)

The author of West of Kabul, East of New York explains how the Muslim world sees the history of the world, and what they make of our own version. He introduces the people, events, empires, legends, and religious disputes of the Muslim world, both in terms of what happened and how it was understood and interpreted. "Engaging... a great introduction to the history of the faith... an indispensable guide."—San Francisco Chronicle

Item #: E9B226 ISBN: 9781433272264

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Dining with al-Qaeda

Author: Hugh Pope

Reader: Paul Boehmer

Format: 13 CDs (Unabridged)

An Oxford-educated scholar of the Middle East and former foreign correspondent for the Wall Street Journal explores the politics, religion, and culture of Islamic nations. He shows there is no such thing as a monolithic Muslim world."A career's worth of regional reportage... daring stories."—Booklist

Item #: E9M6515 ISBN: 9781400116515

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Doubt: A History

Author: Jennifer Michael Hecht

Reader: Martha Harmon Pardee

Format: 20 CDs (Unabridged)

Hecht claims doubt and questioning are one of the great and noble, if unheralded, intellectual traditions. From Confucius to Stephen Hawking, this is a history of humanity's greatest doubters who drove history forward.

Item #: E9B272 ISBN: 9781433292729

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