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The phoenix years by Madeleine. author. O'Dea

The phoenix years

Madeleine. author. O'Dea

eAudiobook

The riveting story of China's rise from economic ruin to global giant in the four decades is illuminated by another, equally fascinating, narrative beneath its surface-the story of the country's emerging artistic avant-garde and the Chinese people's ...

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The improv by Budd Friedman

The improv

Budd Friedman

eAudiobook

In 1963, thirty-year-old Friedman-who had recently quit his job as a Boston advertising executive and returned to his hometown of New York to become a theatrical producer-opened a coffee house for Broadway performers called the Improvisation. His goal'...

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The first iron lady by Matthew. author. Dennison

The first iron lady

Matthew. author. Dennison

Audio CD

History has forgotten Caroline of Ansbach, yet in her lifetime she was compared frequently to Elizabeth I and considered by some as 'the cleverest queen consort Britain ever had'. The intellectual superior of her buffoonish husband George II, Caroline...

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Flashpoints by George Friedman

Flashpoints

George Friedman

eAudiobook

"A major new book by New York Times bestselling author and geopolitical forecaster George Friedman (The Next 100 Years, The Next Decade) with a bold thesis about coming conflict in the world, this provocative work examines the geopolitical...

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Crucible of command by William C. Davis

Crucible of command

William C. Davis

eAudiobook

A dual biography of two iconic leaders: how they fought a bloody, brutal war then forged a lasting peace that fundamentally changed our nation. They met in person only four times, yet these two men determined the outcome of the Civil War and cast com...

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The Shepherd's Bush murders by Nick Russell-Pavier

The Shepherd's Bush murders

Nick Russell-Pavier

eAudiobook

The crime, the criminals, the victims and their families. And the biggest manhunt by British police... Jack Witney served 25 years in prison although he shot no one and was released on appeal, only to be murdered in his Bristol flat a few years later....

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Stories of hope by Heather Morris

Stories of hope

Heather Morris

eAudiobook

The Tattooist of Auschwitz is one of the bestselling books of the 21st Century. Now, in this essential companion, Heather Morris presents an inspiring manual for life, with a series of tales of the remarkable people she has met, the incredible stories...

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Dear reader by Cathy Rentzenbrink

Dear reader

Cathy Rentzenbrink

eAudiobook

For as long as she can remember, Cathy Rentzenbrink has lost and found herself in stories. Growing up she was rarely seen without her nose in a book and read in secret long after lights out. When tragedy struck, books kept her afloat. Eventually they...

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On all fronts by Clarissa Ward

On all fronts

Clarissa Ward

eAudiobook

"On All Fronts takes the reader on a riveting journey of storytelling. . . From Russia to China to Syria, [she] navigate[s] the most intense of human experiences while finding the tools to stay emotional."--Lynsey Addario, author of It's What I Do: A...

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How to read nonfiction like a professor by Thomas C. Foster

How to read nonfiction like a professor

Thomas C. Foster

eAudiobook

The New York Times bestselling author of How to Read Literature Like a Professor uses the same skills to teach how to access accurate information in a rapidly changing 24/7 news cycle and become better readers, thinkers, and consumers of media.We live...

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M by Henry Hemming

M

Henry Hemming

eAudiobook

Random House presents the unabridged, downloadable audio edition of M: Maxwell Knight, MI5's Greatest Spymaster by Henry Hemming, read by the author.Maxwell Knight was a paradox. A jazz obsessive and nature enthusiast (he is the author of the definitive...

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Blood moon by John Sedgwick

Blood moon

John Sedgwick

eAudiobook

An astonishing untold story from America's past--a sweeping, powerful, and necessary work of history that reads like Gone with the Wind for the Cherokee. Blood Moon is the story of the century-long blood feud between two rival Cherokee chiefs from the...

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All the Kremlin's men by Mikhail Zygarʹ

All the Kremlin's men

Mikhail Zygarʹ

eAudiobook

All the Kremlin's Men is a gripping narrative of an accidental king and a court out of control. Based on an unprecedented series of interviews with Vladimir Putin's inner circle, this book presents a radically different view of power and politics in ...

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A life of crime by Harry Ognall

A life of crime

Harry Ognall

eAudiobook

A frank and witty memoir of life at the Bar and on the Bench, from former High Court Judge The Hon. Sir Harry Ognall. For many years, Harry Ognall enjoyed a formidable reputation as an advocate at the criminal Bar. As counsel, and later as judge, he ...

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The price of peace by Zachary D. Carter

The price of peace

Zachary D. Carter

eAudiobook

"An important, resonant, and memorable portrait" (Jon Meacham) of world-changing economist John Maynard Keynes and the transformative ideas that outlived him "A brilliantly wrought, beautifully written life of one of the most captivating intellects of...

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Wandering in Strange Lands by Morgan Jerkins

Wandering in Strange Lands

Morgan Jerkins

eAudiobook

One of Buzzfeed's 24 New Books We Couldn't Put Down "One of the smartest young writers of her generation."?Book Riot From the acclaimed cultural critic and New York Times bestselling author of This Will Be My Undoing?a writer whom Roxane Gay has hailed...

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The next great migration by Sonia Shah

The next great migration

Sonia Shah

eAudiobook

A prize-winning journalist upends our centuries-long assumptions about migration through science, history, and reporting--predicting its lifesaving power in the face of climate change.The news today is full of stories of dislocated people on the move....

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The Jakarta method by Vincent Bevins

The Jakarta method

Vincent Bevins

eAudiobook

The hidden story of the wanton slaughter - in Indonesia, Latin America, and around the world - backed by the United States. In 1965, the U.S. government helped the Indonesian military kill approximately one million innocent civilians. This was one of...

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The jersey by Peter Bills

The jersey

Peter Bills

eAudiobook

The phenomenal International Number One BestsellerWith exclusive interviews with Richie McCaw, Steve Hansen, Beauden Barrett and Dan Carter, The Jersey is the first definitive story behind the greatest sports team on the planet. 'Extremely well writt...

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Hollywood wants to kill you by Rick (Television presenter) Edwards

Hollywood wants to kill you

Rick (Television presenter) Edwards

eAudiobook

Asteroids, killer sharks, nuclear bombs, viruses, deadly robots, climate change, the apocalypse - why is Hollywood so obsessed with death and the end of the world? And how seriously should we take the dystopian visions of our favourite films? With wi...

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Faster by Neal Bascomb

Faster

Neal Bascomb

eAudiobook

For fans of The Boys in the Boat and In the Garden of Beasts, a pulse-pounding tale of triumph over Hitlers fearsome Silver Arrows during the golden age of auto racing. They were the unlikeliest of heroes. René Dreyfus, a former top driver on the int...

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The Cross and the lynching tree by James H. Cone

The Cross and the lynching tree

James H. Cone

eAudiobook

The cross and the lynching tree are the two most emotionally charged symbols in the history of the African American community. In this powerful work, theologian James H. Cone explores these symbols and their interconnection in the history and souls of...

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The alchemy of us by Ainissa Ramirez

The alchemy of us

Ainissa Ramirez

eAudiobook

In The Alchemy of Us, scientist and science writer Ainissa Ramirez examines eight inventions-clocks, steel rails, copper communication cables, photographic film, light bulbs, hard disks, scientific labware, and silicon chips-and reveals how they shaped...

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Information hunters by Kathy Lee Peiss

Information hunters

Kathy Lee Peiss

eAudiobook

While armies have seized enemy records and rare texts as booty throughout history, it was only during World War II that an unlikely band of librarians, archivists, and scholars traveled abroad to collect books and documents to aid the military cause....

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Wurmbrand

Wurmbrand

eAudiobook

On February 29, 1948, Richard Wurmbrand was arrested by the secret police. His crimes? Leading Christian worship and witnessing--both of which were illegal under the atheistic Communist regime of Romania. Richard spent fourteen years in prison. He wa...

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Patrice Lumumba

Patrice Lumumba

eAudiobook

As it turned out, the first in line to take power was a tall, stern-featured ideologue by the name of Patrice Lumumba. Though he was still just 35, his life story was already one full of ideology, politics, and chaos, and things would only get more t...

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The shortest history of Europe by John Hirst

The shortest history of Europe

John Hirst

eAudiobook

Celebrated historian John Hirst offers a fascinating exploration of the qualities that made Europe a world-changing civilization.

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The civil war by David Fisher

The civil war

David Fisher

eAudiobook

The newest installment in the New York Times #1 bestselling companion series to the Fox historical docudrama, Bill O'Reilly's Legends and Lies: The Civil War is a pulse-quickening account of the deadliest war in American historyFrom the birth of the ...

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My vanishing country by Bakari Sellers

My vanishing country

Bakari Sellers

eAudiobook

What J. D. Vance did for Appalachia with Hillbilly Elegy, CNN analyst and one of the youngest state representatives in South Carolina history Bakari Sellers does for the rural South, in this important book that illuminates the lives of America's forg...

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The bulldog track by Peter Phelps

The bulldog track

Peter Phelps

eAudiobook

March 1942: The world is at war. Too old to fight and with jobs scarce at home, Tom Phelps found work as a carpenter in the goldfields of the New Guinea Highlands. No one expected the Japanese to attack in the Pacific. But they did. Tom and his mates...

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Stories behind the best-loved songs of Christmas  by Ace Collins

Stories behind the best-loved songs of Christmas

Ace Collins

eAudiobook

Behind the Christmas songs we love to sing lie fascinating stories that will enrich your holiday celebration. Taking you inside the nativity of over thirty favorite songs and carols, Ace Collins introduces you to people you've never met, stories you've...

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The Boys of Everest by Clint Willis

The Boys of Everest

Clint Willis

eAudiobook

This gripping account of courage, achievement, and heartbreaking loss tells the story of Bonington's Boys, a band of climbers who reinvented mountaineering during the three decades after Everest's first ascent. The boyish, fanatically driven Chris Bo...

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War child by Emmanuel Jal

War child

Emmanuel Jal

eAudiobook

This work describes the harrowing youth of Emannuel Jal, who was conscripted at the age of seven into the Christian Sudanese Liberation Army and who as a young man became a hip-hop music star in Kenya and a spokesperson for Amnesty International.

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A Thousand Hills by Stephen Kinzer

A Thousand Hills

Stephen Kinzer

eAudiobook

Paul Kagame grew up as a wretched refugee. He and a group of comrades, determined to force their way back home after a generation of exile, designed one of the most audacious covert operations in the history of clandestine war. Then, after taking power,...

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Gay Britannia

Gay Britannia

eAudiobook

A collection of insightful interviews, documentaries and comedy that celebrates LGBTQ+ in Britain, publishing to coincide with the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewallriots. The Ben Hunte Interviews: Presenter and journalist Ben Hunte interviews his LGBTQ...

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The view from the corner shop by Kathleen Hey

The view from the corner shop

Kathleen Hey

eAudiobook

Kathleen Hey spent the war years helping her sister and brother-in-law run a grocery shop in the Yorkshire town of Dewsbury. From July 1941 to July 1946 she kept a diary for the Mass-Observation project, recording the thoughts and concerns of the people...

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The heartland by Kristin L. Hoganson

The heartland

Kristin L. Hoganson

eAudiobook

A history of a quintessentially American place - the rural and small town heartland--that uncovers deep yet hidden currents of connection with the world.When Kristin L. Hoganson arrived in Champaign, Illinois, after teaching at Harvard, studying at Yale,...

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ReGrace by Frank Viola

ReGrace

Frank Viola

eAudiobook

The church is tired of seeing Christians act ungraciously toward one another when they disagree. Social media has added to the carnage. Christians routinely block each other on Facebook because of doctrinal disagreements. The world watches the blood-...

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For the Sake of Heaviness by Brian Slagel

For the Sake of Heaviness

Brian Slagel

eAudiobook

The story of Metal Blade Records is the story of Brian Slagel--a metal-obsessed Southern California kid who launched a fanzine and landed a record store job before cobbling together what he assumed would be a one-off compilation of fledgling bands from...

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A hobbit devotional by Ed Strauss

A hobbit devotional

Ed Strauss

eAudiobook

The Hobbit has fascinated readers for more than seventy years. Now, experience the tale of humble folk who overcome fear, discouragement, and despair through steadfastness, courage, and hope in this brand-new devotional book. Featuring sixty humorous...

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The Pirate World by Angus Konstam

The Pirate World

Angus Konstam

eAudiobook

Often romanticized in print and on the silver screen, real-life pirates were a brutal menace that plagued the high seas. In this book, Angus Konstam separates myth from reality, tracing the history of piracy through the centuries, from the pirates who...

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Vatican I by John W. O'Malley

Vatican I

John W. O'Malley

eAudiobook

The enduring influence of the Catholic Church has many sources-its spiritual and intellectual appeal, missionary achievements, wealth, diplomatic effectiveness, and stable hierarchy. But in the first half of the nineteenth century, the foundations upon...

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Liberated spirits by Hugh Ambrose

Liberated spirits

Hugh Ambrose

eAudiobook

A provocative new take on the women behind a perennially fascinating subject--Prohibition--by bestselling author and historian Hugh Ambrose. The passage of the 18th Amendment (banning the sale of alcohol) and the 19th (women's suffrage) in the same year...

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Jerusalem by Jay Sekulow

Jerusalem

Jay Sekulow

eAudiobook

In his new book, New York Times bestselling author Jay Sekulow presents a political and historical rationale for the existence of Israel as a sovereign nation.The State of Israel and its very right to exist is a lynchpin issue not only in the Middle-East,...

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Queen of spies by Paddy Hayes

Queen of spies

Paddy Hayes

eAudiobook

The true story of Daphne Park, the female British secret intelligence officer who rose through the male-dominated ranks to become the Queen of Spies From living in a tin-roofed shack north of Dar es Salaam to becoming Baroness Park of Monmouth, Daphne...

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Paperback crush by Gabrielle Moss

Paperback crush

Gabrielle Moss

eAudiobook

A hilarious and nostalgic trip through the history of paperback pre-teen series of the '80s and '90sEvery twenty- or thirty-something woman knows these books. The pink covers, the flimsy paper, the zillion volumes in the series that kept you reading for...

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Safely to earth by Jack (Engineer) Clemons

Safely to earth

Jack (Engineer) Clemons

eAudiobook

In this one-of-a-kind memoir, Jack Clemons-a former lead engineer in support of NASA-takes listeners behind the scenes and into the inner workings of the Apollo and Space Shuttle programs during their most exciting years. Discover the people, the events,...

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The lost pianos of Siberia by Sophy Roberts

The lost pianos of Siberia

Sophy Roberts

eAudiobook

Siberia's story is traditionally one of exiles, penal colonies and unmarked graves. Yet there is another tale to tell.Dotted throughout this remote land are pianos - grand instruments created during the boom years of the nineteenth century, and humbl...

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Funny weather by Olivia Laing

Funny weather

Olivia Laing

eAudiobook

"One of the finest writers of the new non-fiction" (Harper's Bazaar) explores the role of art in the tumultuous twenty-first century. In the age of Trump and Brexit, every crisis is instantly overridden by the next. The turbulent political weather of...

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A less boring history of the world by Dave Rear

A less boring history of the world

Dave Rear

eAudiobook

Refreshes the parts other history books can't reach...A bit ropy on the Renaissance?In the dark about the Enlightenment?Or, in fact, do you need a revision course on the entire history of the world and want to read a witty, irreverent, definitely not...

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Bad blood by John Carreyrou

Bad blood

John Carreyrou

eAudiobook

The full inside story of the breathtaking rise and shocking collapse of Theranos, the multibillion-dollar biotech startup, by the prize-winning journalist who first broke the story and pursued it to the end, despite pressure from its charismatic CEO ...

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Before the Mayflower by Lerone Bennett

Before the Mayflower

Lerone Bennett

eAudiobook

The black experience in America--starting from its origins in western Africa up to 1961--is examined in this seminal study from a prominent African American figure. The entire historical timeline of African Americans is addressed, from the Colonial p...

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Action Park by Andy Mulvihill

Action Park

Andy Mulvihill

eAudiobook

The outlandish, hilarious, terrifying, and almost impossible-to-believe story of the legendary, dangerous amusement park where millions were entertained and almost as many bruises were sustained, told through the eyes of the founder's sonOften called...

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Hitler in Los Angeles by Steven Joseph Ross

Hitler in Los Angeles

Steven Joseph Ross

eAudiobook

No American city was more important to the Nazis than Los Angeles, home to Hollywood, the greatest propaganda machine in the world. The Nazis plotted to kill the city's Jews and to sabotage the nation's military installations. Plans existed for hanging...

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Wild city by Thomas Hynes

Wild city

Thomas Hynes

eAudiobook

A guide to 40 of the most well-known, surprising, notorious, mythical, and sublime non-human citizens of New York City, and love letter to its surprising ecological diversity. From refugee parrots and prodigal beavers to gorgeous Fifth Avenue hawks a...

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Odetta by Ian Zack

Odetta

Ian Zack

eAudiobook

The first in-depth biography of the legendary singer and "Voice of the Civil Rights Movement," who combatted racism and prejudice through her music.Odetta channeled her anger and despair into some of the most powerful folk music the world has ever he...

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The world by Richard Haass

The world

Richard Haass

eAudiobook

An invaluable primer from Richard Haass, president of the Council on Foreign Relations, that will help anyone, expert and non-expert alike, navigate a time in which many of our biggest challenges come from the world beyond our borders.Like it or not,...

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Stamped by Jason Reynolds

Stamped

Jason Reynolds

eAudiobook

A timely, crucial, and empowering exploration of racism--and antiracism--in America. This is NOT a history book. This is a book about the here and now. A book to help us better understand why we are where we are. A book about race. The construct of race...

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A Black women's history of the United States by Daina Ramey Berry

A Black women's history of the United States

Daina Ramey Berry

eAudiobook

A vibrant and empowering history that emphasizes the perspectives and stories of African American women to show how they are--and have always been--instrumental in shaping our countryIn centering Black women's stories, two award-winning historians seek...

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Medieval mysteries by Thomas F. Madden

Medieval mysteries

Thomas F. Madden

eAudiobook

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Soap and water & common sense by Bonnie Henry

Soap and water & common sense

Bonnie Henry

eAudiobook

The definitive guide to fighting coronaviruses, colds, flus, pandemics, and deadly diseases, from one of North America's leading public health authorities, now updated with a new introduction on protecting yourself and others from COVID-19.Dr. Bonnie...

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Sapiens, de animales a dioses by Yuval N. Harari

Sapiens, de animales a dioses

Yuval N. Harari

eAudiobook

El libro de no ficción del AÑOUn best seller internacional con más de un millón de ejemplares vendidosLúcido e iluminador: la historia de la humanidad en un solo volumen.Este es el fascinante relato de nuestra extraordinaria historia: de simios sin i...

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Homo Deus by Yuval N. Harari

Homo Deus

Yuval N. Harari

eAudiobook

Tras el éxito de Sapiens. De animales a dioses, Yuval Noah Harari vuelve su mirada al futuro para ver hacia dónde nos dirigimos.La guerra es algo obsoleto. Es más probable quitarse la vida que morir en un conflicto bélico.La hambruna está desapareciendo....

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The decline and fall of Rome by Thomas F. Madden

The decline and fall of Rome

Thomas F. Madden

eAudiobook

Even millennia after its fall, the grand expanse of Roman achievement continues to affect not only American society, but the entire world as well. What caused a civilization of such accomplishments to disintegrate? In this informative and lively series...

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Cleopatra by Duane  W. Roller

Cleopatra

Duane W. Roller

eAudiobook

Few personalities from classical antiquity are more famous - yet more poorly understood - than Cleopatra VII, queen of Egypt. In this major biography, Duane Roller reveals that Cleopatra was in fact a learned and visionary leader whose overarching goal...

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The school of restoration by Alice Achan

The school of restoration

Alice Achan

eAudiobook

Alice Achan was just 13 when the Lord's Resistance Army first terrorised her village in northern Uganda in 1987. She spent five years on the run from the brutal LRA and then cared for her young nieces after their mother died of AIDS, losing them one by...

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Gods and demons by Deborah Cassrels

Gods and demons

Deborah Cassrels

eAudiobook

In 2006, journalist Deborah Cassrels embarked n a personal odyssey to the Indonesian island of Bali. She was quickly enchanted by everything that most tourists find - it's beauty, easy lifestyle, exotic culture, stunning beaches and striking landscapes....

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The eagle of the Ninth by Rosemary Sutcliff

The eagle of the Ninth

Rosemary Sutcliff

eAudiobook

Around 117 AD the Roman Ninth Legion was ordered to put down an uprising among the Caledonian tribes. Four thousand men vanished without a trace into the swirling mists of the north of Roman Britain. Many years after their disappearance, a young cent...

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Monash's masterpiece by Peter FitzSimons

Monash's masterpiece

Peter FitzSimons

eAudiobook

The Battle of Le Hamel on 4 July 1918 was an Allied triumph, and strategically very important in the closing stages of WWI. A largely Australian force, commanded by the brilliant Sir John Monash, fought what has been described as the first modern battle...

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Ted Templeman by Ted Templeman

Ted Templeman

Ted Templeman

eAudiobook

Crafting smash hits with Van Halen, The Doobie Brothers, Nicolette Larson, and Van Morrison, legendary music producer Ted Templeman changed the course of rock history This autobiography (as told to Greg Renoff) recounts Templeman's remarkable life from...

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For all who hunger by Emily M. D. Scott

For all who hunger

Emily M. D. Scott

eAudiobook

Emily Scott never planned on becoming a pastor. But when she started a church for misfits that met over dinner in Brooklyn, she discovered an unlikely calling--and an antidote to modern loneliness. "I absolutely devoured this exquisitely written...

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Enemy of all mankind by Steven Johnson

Enemy of all mankind

Steven Johnson

eAudiobook

The New York Times bestselling author of Ghost Map and How We Got to Now returns with the story of a pirate who changed the world Most confrontations, viewed from the wide angle of history, are minor disputes, sparks that quickly die out. But every now...

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The great sea by David Abulafia

The great sea

David Abulafia

eAudiobook

Brought to you by Penguin. For over three thousand years, the Mediterranean Sea has been one of the great centres of civilization. David Abulafia's The Great Sea is the first complete history of the Mediterranean, from the erection of temples on Malta...

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Partisan by James Caffin

Partisan

James Caffin

eAudiobook

In April 1941, while fighting in the Second World War, New Zealander John Denvir was captured by the German forces in Greece and sent to a prisoner-of-war camp in Yugoslavia. After a daring escape, he had the choice of making his way to the coast, to...

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One bright moon by Andrew Kwong

One bright moon

Andrew Kwong

eAudiobook

Andrew Kwong was only seven when he witnessed his first execution. The grim scene left him sleepless, anxious and doubtful about his fervour as a revolutionary in Mao's New China. Yet he knew if he devoted himself to the Party and its Chairman he would...

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Atomic spy by Nancy Thorndike Greenspan

Atomic spy

Nancy Thorndike Greenspan

eAudiobook

"Nancy Greenspan dives into the mysteries of the Klaus Fuchs espionage case and emerges with a classic Cold War biography of intrigue and torn loyalties. Atomic Spy is a mesmerizing morality tale, told with fresh sources and empathy."--Kai Bird, author...

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A house through time by David Olusoga

A house through time

David Olusoga

eAudiobook

As with the television series, A House Through Time offers readers not only the tools to explore the histories of their own homes, but also a vividly readable history of the British city, the forces of industry, disease, mass transportation, crime and...

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Free thinker by Kimberly A. Hamlin

Free thinker

Kimberly A. Hamlin

eAudiobook

When Ohio newspapers published the story of Alice Chenoweth's affair with a married man, she changed her name to Helen Hamilton Gardener, moved to New York, and devoted her life to championing women's rights and decrying the sexual double standard. She...

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The annals by Cornelius Tacitus

The annals

Cornelius Tacitus

eAudiobook

Here is a lively new translation of Cornelius Tacitus's timeless history of three of Rome's most memorable emperors. Tacitus, who condemns the depravity of these rulers, which he saw as proof of the corrupting force of absolute power, writes caustically...

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Playing in the dark by Toni Morrison

Playing in the dark

Toni Morrison

eAudiobook

The Nobel Prize-winning author now gives us a learned, stylish, and immensely persuasive work of literary criticism that promises to change the way we read American literature even as it opens a new chapter in the American dialogue on race.Toni Morri...

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Wartime summer by Caroline Taggart

Wartime summer

Caroline Taggart

eAudiobook

We take summer holidays for granted but back in the 1940s, war had gripped Britain. Bombs fell, beaches were closed off, and petrol was rationed by the forbidding question, 'Is your journey really necessary?' But the summer days seemed to go on forever,...

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The ghost and the bounty hunter by Adam Courtenay

The ghost and the bounty hunter

Adam Courtenay

eAudiobook

Just after Christmas 1803, convict William Buckley fled an embryonic settlement in the land of the Kulin nation (now the Port Phillip area), to take his chances in the wilderness. A few months later, the local Aboriginal people found the six-foot-five...

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A question of power by Robert Bryce

A question of power

Robert Bryce

eAudiobook

"If, in the ancient world, it was guns and germs and steel that determined the fates of people and nations, in modern times it is electricity. No other form of power translates into affluence and influence like it. Though demand for it is growing...

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The West End front by Matthew Sweet

The West End front

Matthew Sweet

eAudiobook

It's the Second World War and the Savoy, the Dorchester and Claridge's teem with those determined not to allow Hitler to impact on their way of life. Spies: Meet Marie-Jacqueline Lancaster, the woman from M15 who has the gravy browning licked from her...

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Sigh, gone by Phuc Tran

Sigh, gone

Phuc Tran

eAudiobook

For anyone who has ever felt like they don't belong, Sigh, gone shares an irreverent, funny, and moving tale of displacement and assimilation woven together with poignant themes from beloved works of classic literature. In 1975, during the fall of Saigon,...

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The future we choose by Tom Rivett-Carnac

The future we choose

Tom Rivett-Carnac

eAudiobook

We can survive the climate crisis. This book tells us how. Practical, optimistic and empowering, The Future We Choose is a book for every generation, for all of us who feel powerless in the face of the climate crisis. We have two choices for our future,...

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1964, the greatest year in the history of Japan by Roy Tomizawa

1964, the greatest year in the history of Japan

Roy Tomizawa

eAudiobook

Japan was a physical and psychological wasteland at the end of World War II. With over three million dead, thirty-nine percent of city populations homeless, forty percent of all urban areas flattened, eighty percent of all ships destroyed, and thirty...

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We dared to win by Hannes Wessels

We dared to win

Hannes Wessels

eAudiobook

Andre Scheepers grew up on a farm in Rhodesia, learning about the bush from his African childhood friends, before joining the army. A quiet, introspective thinker, Andre started out as a trooper in the SAS before being commissioned into the Rhodesian...

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Epic by Tim Challies

Epic

Tim Challies

eAudiobook

33 fascinating objects. 1 amazing story. Join author and pastor Tim Challies as he embarks on a three-year journey spanning multiple continents and some of the most unusual places in the world. Tim introduces you to thirty-three carefully selected objects...

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Captain Cook's epic voyage by Geoffrey Blainey

Captain Cook's epic voyage

Geoffrey Blainey

eAudiobook

In 1768 Captain James Cook and his crew set out on a small British naval vessel in search of a missing continent. 2020 marks the 250th anniversary of that voyage, and Cook's 'discovery' of Australia. Captain Cook's Epic Voyage reveals the hardships a...

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Olympic pride, American prejudice by Deborah Riley Draper

Olympic pride, American prejudice

Deborah Riley Draper

eAudiobook

Discover the astonishing, inspirational, and largely unknown true story of the eighteen African American athletes who competed in the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games, defying the racism of both Nazi Germany and the Jim Crow South.Set against the turbulent ...

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Sam Houston & the Alamo Avengers by Brian Kilmeade

Sam Houston & the Alamo Avengers

Brian Kilmeade

eAudiobook

The heart-stopping story of the fight for Texas by The New York Times bestselling author of George Washington's Secret Six and Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates.In his now-trademark style, Brian Kilmeade brings alive one of the most pivotal moments...

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To war with the Walkers by Annabel Venning

To war with the Walkers

Annabel Venning

eAudiobook

How would it feel if all your sons and daughters were caught up in war? That was the heart-wrenching reality faced by the parents of the six Walker children. When the Blitz hit London in 1940, siblings Harold and Ruth were working at a London hospital,...

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Straight by Hanne Blank

Straight

Hanne Blank

eAudiobook

It's surprising that the term "heterosexuality" is less than 150 years old and that heterosexuality's history has never before been written, given how obsessed we are with it. In Straight, independent scholar Hanne Blank delves deep into the contempo...

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Voodoo histories by David Aaronovitch

Voodoo histories

David Aaronovitch

eAudiobook

Our age is obsessed by the idea of conspiracy. We see it everywhere - from Pearl Harbor to 9/11, from the assassination of Kennedy to the death of Diana. In this age of terrorism we live in, the role of conspiracy is a serious one - one that can fuel...

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Elephants by Hannah Mumby

Elephants

Hannah Mumby

eAudiobook

Elephants are as unique as people. They can be clever and curious or headstrong and impulsive, shy or sociable. Learn to know them as individuals as well as a species in this evocative account of years spent studying elephant behaviour in the wild.Watching...

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Made in America by Bill Bryson

Made in America

Bill Bryson

eAudiobook

Bill Bryson turns away from travelling the highways and byways of middle America, so hilariously depicted in his bestselling The Lost Continent, The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid and Notes from a Big Country, for a fast, exhilarating ride along...

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Virgin by Hanne Blank

Virgin

Hanne Blank

eAudiobook

Why has an indefinable state of being commanded the attention and fascination of the human race since the dawn of time? In Virgin, Hanne Blank brings us a revolutionary, rich and entertaining survey of an astonishing untouched history. From the simple...

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The office by Andy Greene

The office

Andy Greene

eAudiobook

The untold stories behind The Office, one of the most iconic television shows of the twenty-first century, told by its creators, writers, and actors When did you last hang out with Jim, Pam, Dwight, Michael, and the rest of Dunder Mifflin? It might have...

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The dream universe by David Lindley

The dream universe

David Lindley

eAudiobook

A vivid and captivating narrative about how modern science broke free of ancient philosophy, and how theoretical physics is returning to its unscientific roots.In the early 17th century Galileo broke free from the hold of ancient Platonic and Aristot...

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