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    James Cook

    The story behind the man who mapped the world

    Narrated by Michael Carman ...


    21 hours 23 min

    The name Captain James Cook is one of the most recognisable in Australian history - an almost mythic figure who is often discussed, celebrated, reviled and debated.But who was the real James Cook?This Yorkshire farm boy would go on to become the foremost mariner, scientist, navigator and cartographer of his era, and to personally map a third of the globe. His great voyages of discovery were ... Read more

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    Mutiny on the Bounty

    A saga of sex, sedition, mayhem and mutiny, and survival against extraordinary odds

    Narrated by Michael Carman ...


    22 hours 32 min

    The mutiny on HMS Bounty, in the South Pacific on 28 April 1789, is one of history's truly great stories - a tale of human drama, intrigue and adventure of the highest order - and in the hands of Peter FitzSimons it comes to life as never before.Commissioned by the Royal Navy to collect breadfruit plants from Tahiti and take them to the West Indies, the Bounty's crew found themselves in a tropical ... Read more

    $39.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman

    Narrated by Mark Deakins ...


    23 hours 52 min

    The Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Peter the Great, Nicholas and Alexandra, and The Romanovs returns with another masterpiece of narrative biography, the extraordinary story of an obscure young German princess who traveled to Russia at fourteen and rose to become one of the most remarkable, powerful, and captivating women in history.Born into a minor noble family, Catherine transformed herself ... Read more

    $44.93 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Enlightenment that Failed

    Ideas, Revolution, and Democratic Defeat, 1748-1830

    Narrated by James Cameron Stewart ...


    60 hours 58 min

    The Enlightenment that Failed explores the growing rift between those Enlightenment trends and initiatives that appealed exclusively to elites and those aspiring to enlighten all of society by raising mankind's awareness, freedoms, and educational level generally. Jonathan I. Israel explains why the democratic and radical secularizing tendency of the Western Enlightenment, after gaining some ... Read more

    $59.89 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Enlightenment

    The Pursuit of Happiness 1680-1790

    Narrated by Jonathan Keeble ...


    40 hours 10 min

    Brought to you by Penguin.The Enlightenment is one of the formative periods of Western history, yet more than 300 years after it began, it remains controversial. It is often seen as the fountainhead of modern values such as human rights, religious toleration, freedom of thought, scientific thought as an exemplary form of reasoning, and rationality and evidence-based argument. Others accuse the ... Read more

    $30.29 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Slave Empire

    How Slavery Built Modern Britain


    'Engrossing and powerful . . . rich and thought-provoking'Fara Dabhoiwala, Guardian'Path-breaking . . . a major rewriting of history'Mihir Bose, Irish Times'Slave Empire is lucid, elegant and forensic. It deals with appalling horrors in cool and convincing prose.'The Economist'A sweeping and devastating history of how slavery made modern Britain, and d... ... Read more

    $35.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial


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    The Great Upheaval

    by Jay Winik ...
    Narrated by Sam Tsoutsouvas ...


    12 hours 53 min

    It is an era that redefined history. As the 1790s began, a fragile America teetered on the brink of oblivion, Russia towered as a vast imperial power, and France plunged into monumental revolution. But none of these remarkable events occurred in isolation. In The Great Upheaval, acclaimed historian Jay Winik masterfully illuminates how their fates combined in one extraordinary moment to change the ... Read more

    $29.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Making of a French Queen

    by John Hardman ...
    Narrated by Jonathan Cowley ...


    17 hours 47 min

    A new look which fundamentally overturns our understanding of this famously "out of touch" queen Who was the real Marie-Antoinette? She was mistrusted and reviled in her own time, and today she is portrayed as a lightweight incapable of understanding the events that engulfed her. In this new account, John Hardman redresses the balance and sheds fresh light on Marie-Antoinette's story. Hardman ... Read more

    $37.43 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Panic of 1792, The: The History and Legacy of America’s First Financial Crisis

    Narrated by Daniel Houle ...


    1 hour 32 min

    In 1783, the last British troops left the American East Coast port cities of Savannah, Charleston, and New York. The War of Independence was over, and the United States of America finally emerged as an independent nation free from British rule. It was a stunning defeat for the British, but it was no less surprising to the victors – in fact, the man who would become the first president of the new ... Read more

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    Der Anteil der Arbeit an der Menschwerdung des Affen

    Narrated by Uwe Neumann ...


    31 min

    "Die Arbeit ist Quelle alles Reichtums, sagen die politischen Ökonomen. (...) Sie ist aber noch unendlich viel mehr als dies: sie ist erste Grundbedingung menschlichen Lebens, sie hat den Menschen selbst geschaffen." Diese Worte stehen gleich zu Beginn des packenden Fragments, in dem Engels einen wichtigen Aspekt der Evolutionstheorie analysiert: den Anteil der Arbeit, der bei der Entstehung des ... Read more

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    George Washington: History in an Hour

    Narrated by Jonathan Keeble ...


    1 hour 18 min

    Love history? Know your stuff with History in an Hour.George Washington – a figure synonymous with American history. His image is known worldwide, marked on American currency, postage stamps – even a state is named after him. George Washington in an Hour explores the man beneath the symbol. This is the essential chronicle of Washington’s life – his rise from middle class Virginian upbringing to ... Read more

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    Forgotten Patriots

    The Untold Story of American Prisoners During the Revolutionary War

    Narrated by Norman Dietz ...


    10 hours 28 min

    Between 1775 and 1783, some 200,000 Americans took up arms against the British Crown. Just over 6,800 of those men died in battle. About 25,000 became prisoners of war, most of them confined in New York City under conditions so atrocious that they perished by the thousands. Evidence suggests that at least 17,500 Americans may have died in these prisons-more than twice the number to die on the ... Read more

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    Scotland's Last Battle and the Forging of the British Empire

    by Trevor Royle ...
    Narrated by Tim Bruce ...


    11 hours 23 min

    The Battle of Culloden in 1746 has gone down in history as the last major battle fought on British soil: a vicious confrontation between the English Royal Army and the Scottish forces supporting the Stuart claim to the throne. But this wasn't just a conflict between the Scots and the English: the battle was also part of a much larger campaign to protect the British Isles from the growing threat of ... Read more

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    Odyssey of the West V

    A Classic Education through the Great Books: Enlightenment, Revolution, and Renewal


    7 hours 49 min

    In weaving together the varied and interrelated strands of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century discourse and events, this course focuses on the contributions to Western history that bear the most responsibility for shaping the world of today. Among these contributions are such vital, yet markedly different documents as the Federalist Papers and the Communist Manifesto. New styles of art and ... Read more

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    A Short History of Russia

    by Mark Galeotti ...
    Narrated by Mark Galeotti ...


    4 hours 50 min

    Brought to you by Penguin.Can anyone truly understand Russia? Let one of the world's leading experts show you how, using the fascinating history of a nation to illuminate its future.Russia is a country with no natural borders, no single ethnos, no true central identity. At the crossroads of Europe and Asia, it is everyone’s ‘other’. And yet it is one of the most powerful nations on earth, a master ... Read more

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    Phantom Terror

    Political Paranoia and the Creation of the Modern State, 1789–1848

    by Adam Zamoyski ...
    Narrated by Gildart Jackson ...


    22 hours 30 min

    For the ruling and propertied classes of the lateeighteenth century, the years following the French Revolution werecharacterized by intense anxiety. Monarchs and their courtiers lived inconstant fear of rebellion, convinced that their power—and their heads—were atrisk. Driven by paranoia, they chose to fight back against every threat andinsurgency, whether real or merely perceived, repressing ... Read more

    $44.85 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The British Are Coming: The War for America, Lexington to Princeton, 1775-1777

    by Rick Atkinson ...
    Narrated by Rick Atkinson, George Newbern ...


    26 hours 2 min

    ‘To say that Atkinson can tell a story is like saying Sinatra can sing … A powerful new voice has been added to the dialogue about [America’s] origins as a people and a nation. It is difficult to imagine any reader putting this beguiling book down without a smile and a tear.’ New York TimesIn June 1773, King George III attended a grand celebration of his reign over the greatest, richest empire ... Read more

    $66.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    In the Shadow of the Empress

    The Defiant Lives of Maria Theresa, Mother of Marie Antoinette, and Her Daughters

    Narrated by Emma Newman ...


    23 hours 8 min

    Out of the thrilling and tempestuous eighteenth century comes the sweeping family saga of beautiful Maria Theresa, a sovereign of extraordinary strength and vision, the only woman ever to inherit and rule the vast Habsburg empire in her own name, and three of her remarkable daughters: lovely, talented Maria Christina, governor-general of the Austrian Netherlands; spirited Maria Carolina, the ... Read more

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    The Great Debate

    Edmund Burke, Thomas Paine, and the Birth of Right and Left

    by Yuval Levin ...
    Narrated by Mike Chamberlain ...


    10 hours 31 min

    An acclaimed portrait of Edmund Burke, Thomas Paine, and the origins of modern conservatism and liberalismIn The Great Debate, Yuval Levin explores the roots of the left/right political divide in America by examining the views of the men who best represented each side at its origin: Edmund Burke and Thomas Paine. Striving to forge a new political path in the tumultuous age of the American and ... Read more

    $38.91 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Chasing Venus

    The Race to Measure the Heavens

    by Andrea Wulf ...
    Narrated by Robin Sachs ...


    8 hours 8 min

    On a summer's day in June 1761, astronomers all over the world cast their eyes to the sky to witness a rare astronomical event: the transit of Venus across the face of the sun. It was one of the most important collaborations of scientific history, as by racing to different points around the world and comparing results, these men hoped to unlock the key to one of the most pressing questions of the ... Read more

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    Shays’ Rebellion and the Whiskey Rebellion: The History and Legacy of Early America’s Domestic Insurrections

    Narrated by Scott Clem ...


    2 hours 18 min

    Even as the young United States successfully secured its independence, the new nation was beset by problems. The drafters of the Articles of Confederation had deliberately avoided giving the national legislature the power to tax, because Parliament had so abused that authority against the colonies, but this proved to be a severe limitation on the national government. Besides hampering the ... Read more

    $10.47 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Macat Analysis of James Ferguson's The Anti-Politics Machine

    by Julie Jenkins ...
    Narrated by John Chancer ...


    1 hour 59 min

    The Anti-Politics Machine (1990) examines how international development projects are conceived, researched, and put into practice. It also looks at what these projects actually achieve. Ferguson criticizes the idea of externally-directed ‘development’ and argues that the process doesn’t take proper account of the daily realities of the communities it is intended to benefit. Instead, they often ... Read more

    $15.77 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    A General History of the Pyrates

    From Their First Rise and Settlement in the Island of Providence, to the Present Time

    by Daniel Defoe ...
    Narrated by John Lee ...


    12 hours 11 min

    “I presume we need make no Apology for giving the Name of a History to the following Sheets, though they contain nothing but the Actions of a Parcel of Robbers.” —from the bookThis work was published in 1724 under the pseudonym Captain Charles Johnson by an unknown British author, usually assumed to be Daniel DeFoe. This work is the prime source for the biographies of many well-known pirates of ... Read more

    $29.88 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Secret Lives of the Tsars

    Three Centuries of Autocracy, Debauchery, Betrayal, Murder, and Madness from Romanov Russia

    Narrated by Enn Reitel ...


    12 hours 26 min

    “Michael Farquhar doesn’t write about history the way, say, Doris Kearns Goodwin does. He writes about history the way Doris Kearns Goodwin’s smart-ass, reprobate kid brother might. I, for one, prefer it.”—Gene Weingarten, two-time Pulitzer Prize winner and Washington Post columnistScandal! Intrigue! Cossacks! Here the world’s most engaging royal historian chronicles the world’s most fascinating ... Read more

    $33.70 AUD or free with audiobook trial