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    A Promised Land

    by Barack Obama ...
    Narrated by Barack Obama ...

    Unabridged

    29 hours 10 min

    A riveting, deeply personal account of history in the making—from the president who inspired us to believe in the power of democracy**#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAACP IMAGE AWARD NOMINEE • NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEWNAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Washington Post • Jennifer Szalai, The New York Times • NPR • The Guardian • Marie ... Read more

    $40.00 USD or FREE with audiobook trial

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    Hidden Figures

    The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race

    Narrated by Robin Miles ...

    Unabridged

    10 hours 47 min

    The phenomenal true story of the black female mathematicians at NASA whose calculations helped fuel some of America’s greatest achievements in space. Soon to be a major motion picture starring Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monae, Kirsten Dunst, and Kevin Costner.Before John Glenn orbited the earth, or Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, a group of dedicated female mathematicians known ... Read more

    $9.99 USD or FREE with audiobook trial

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    A Night to Remember

    The Classic Account of the Final Hours of the Titanic

    by Walter Lord ...
    Narrated by Martin Jarvis ...

    Unabridged

    5 hours 2 min

    Over one hundred years ago, the mightiest “unsinkable” ship began her maiden voyage to cross the Atlantic. An engineering feat eleven stories high, the Titanic contained a list of passengers collectively worth $250 million when she left port on April 10, 1912, but she would never reach her destination. The Titanic collided with an iceberg on the night of April 14, and 1,500 people died in the ... Read more

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    Prince Philip Revealed

    by Ingrid Seward ...
    Narrated by Julie Teal ...

    Unabridged

    12 hours 2 min

    Discover the full and fascinating story of Prince Philip—one of the most important, elusive, and intriguing royals—in “the first major biography of Philip in more than thirty years” (Vanity Fair) written by the renowned royal family expert and editor-in-chief of Majesty magazine.The son of Greek and Danish royalty, consort to the queen, and the grandfather of Princes Harry and William, Prince ... Read more

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    Elizabeth & Margaret

    The Intimate World of the Windsor Sisters

    by Andrew Morton ...
    Narrated by Marisa Calin ...

    Unabridged

    10 hours 57 min

    Perfect for fans of The Crown, this captivating biography from a New York Times bestselling author follows Queen Elizabeth II and her sister Margaret as they navigate life in the royal spotlight.They were the closest of sisters and the best of friends. But when, in a quixotic twist of fate, their uncle Edward Vlll decided to abdicate the throne, the dynamic between Elizabeth and Margaret was ... Read more

    $25.98 USD or FREE with audiobook trial

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    Appeasement

    Chamberlain, Hitler, Churchill, and the Road to War

    by Tim Bouverie ...
    Narrated by John Sessions ...

    Unabridged

    22 hours 3 min

    A NEW YORK TIMES EDITORS’ CHOICE • SUNDAY TIMES (UK) BESTSELLER • A gripping new history of the British appeasement of Hitler on the eve of World War II“An eye-opening narrative that makes for exciting but at times uncomfortable reading as one reflects on possible lessons for the present.”—Antonia Fraser, author of Mary Queen of ScotsOn a wet afternoon in September 1938, Prime Minister Neville ... Read more

    $30.00 USD or FREE with audiobook trial

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    Wilmington's Lie

    The Murderous Coup of 1898 and the Rise of White Supremacy

    Narrated by Victor Bevine ...

    Unabridged

    11 hours 26 min

    From Pulitzer Prize winner David Zucchino comes a searing account of the Wilmington riot and coup of 1898, an extraordinary event unknown to most Americans By the 1890s, Wilmington was North Carolinas largest city and a shining example of a mixed-race community. It was a bustling port city with a burgeoning African American middle class and a Fusionist government of Republicans and Populists that ... Read more

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    A Renegade History of the United States

    Narrated by Paul Boehmer ...

    Unabridged

    16 hours 3 min

    Historian Howard Zinn demonstrated that there are compelling, alternative histories that are both scholarly and valuable. Now, Thaddeus Russell provides a challenging new way of reading history that will turn convention on its head and is sure to elicit as much controversy as it does support. Russell shows that drunkards, laggards, prostitutes, and pirates were the real heroes of the American ... Read more

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    The End is Always Near

    Apocalyptic Moments, from the Bronze Age Collapse to Nuclear Near Misses

    by Dan Carlin ...
    Narrated by Dan Carlin ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours 55 min

    The creator of the wildly popular award-winning podcast Hardcore History looks at some of the apocalyptic moments from the past as a way to frame the challenges of the future.Do tough times create tougher people? Can humanity handle the power of its weapons without destroying itself? Will human technology or capabilities ever peak or regress? No one knows the answers to such questions, but no one ... Read more

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    The Socialist Manifesto

    The Case for Radical Politics in an Era of Extreme Inequality

    Narrated by Benjamin Isaac ...

    Unabridged

    9 hours 39 min

    A "razor-sharp" introduction to this political and economic ideology makes a galvanizing argument for modern socialism (Naomi Klein) -- and explains how its core tenets could effect positive change in America and worldwide.In The Socialist Manifesto, Bhaskar Sunkara explores socialism's history since the mid-1800s and presents a realistic vision for its future. With the stunning popularity of ... Read more

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    Alone at Dawn

    Medal of Honor Recipient John Chapman and the Untold Story of the World's Deadliest Special Operations Force

    Unabridged

    11 hours 23 min

    The New York Times bestselling true account of John Chapman, Medal of Honor recipient and Special Ops Combat Controller, and his heroic one-man stand during the Afghan War, as he sacrificed his life to save the lives of twenty-three comrades-in-arms.In the predawn hours of March 4, 2002, just below the 10,469-foot peak of a mountain in eastern Afghanistan, a fierce battle raged. Outnumbered by Al ... Read more

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    The Boys in the Boat

    Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics

    Narrated by Edward Herrmann ...

    Unabridged

    14 hours 24 min

    The #1 New York Times–bestselling story about American Olympic triumph in Nazi Germany, the inspiration for the PBS documentary The Boys of '36, broadcast to coincide with the 2016 Summer Olympics and the 80th anniversary of the boys' gold medal race.For readers of Unbroken, out of the depths of the Depression comes an irresistible story about beating the odds and finding hope in the most ... Read more

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    Talking to Strangers

    What We Should Know about the People We Don't Know

    Narrated by Malcolm Gladwell ...

    Unabridged

    8 hours 42 min

    A Best Book of the Year: The Financial Times, Bloomberg, Chicago Tribune, and Detroit Free PresMalcolm Gladwell, host of the podcast Revisionist History and author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Outliers, offers a powerful examination of our interactions with strangers -- and why they often go wrong.How did Fidel Castro fool the CIA for a generation? Why did Neville Chamberlain think he could ... Read more

    $26.98 USD or FREE with audiobook trial

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    The Power Broker

    Robert Moses and the Fall of New York

    Narrated by Robertson Dean ...

    Unabridged

    66 hours 7 min

    Everywhere acknowledged as a modern American classic, winner of the Pulitzer Prize, and chosen by the Modern Library as one of the hundred greatest books of the twentieth century, The Power Broker is a huge and galvanizing biography revealing not only the saga of one man's incredible accumulation of power, but the story of the shaping (and mis-shaping) of New York in the twentieth century.Robert ... Read more

    $60.00 USD or FREE with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Unsettled

    What Climate Science Tells Us, What It Doesn't, and Why It Matters

    Narrated by Jay Aaseng ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours 14 min

    "Surging sea levels are inundating the coasts.""Hurricanes and tornadoes are becoming fiercer and more frequent.""Climate change will be an economic disaster."You've heard all this presented as fact. But according to science, all of these statements are profoundly misleading.When it comes to climate change, the media, politicians, and other prominent voic... ... Read more

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    Killing England

    The Brutal Struggle for American Independence

    Narrated by Robert Petkoff ...

    Unabridged

    11 hours 30 min

    This program features an introduction read by Bill O'Reilly.The Revolutionary War as never told before.The breathtaking latest installment in Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard’s mega-bestselling Killing series transports listeners to the most important era in our nation’s history, the Revolutionary War. Told through the eyes of George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, and Great ... Read more

    $19.49 USD or FREE with audiobook trial

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    Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

    by John Berendt ...
    Narrated by Jeff Woodman ...

    Unabridged

    15 hours 3 min

    Shots rang out in Savannah's grandest mansion in the misty,early morning hours of May 2, 1981. Was it murder or self-defense? For nearly a decade, the shooting and its aftermath reverberated throughout this hauntingly beautiful city of moss-hung oaks and shaded squares. John Berendt's sharply observed, suspenseful, and witty narrative reads like a thoroughly engrossing novel, and yet it is a work ... Read more

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    Jesus and John Wayne

    How White Evangelicals Corrupted a Faith and Fractured a Nation

    Narrated by Suzie Althens ...

    Unabridged

    12 hours 3 min

    How did a libertine who lacks even the most basic knowledge of the Christian faith win 81 percent of the white evangelical vote in 2016? And why have white evangelicals become a presidential reprobate's staunchest supporters? These are among the questions acclaimed historian Kristin Kobes Du Mez asks in Jesus and John Wayne, which explains how white evangelicals have brought us to our fractured ... Read more

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    The Horse, the Wheel, and Language

    How Bronze-Age Riders from the Eurasian Steppes Shaped the Modern World

    Narrated by Tom Perkins ...

    Unabridged

    18 hours 25 min

    Roughly half the world's population speaks languages derived from a shared linguistic source known as Proto-Indo-European. But who were the early speakers of this ancient mother tongue, and how did they manage to spread it around the globe? Until now their identity has remained a tantalizing mystery to linguists, archaeologists, and even Nazis seeking the roots of the Aryan race. The Horse, the ... Read more

    $29.99 USD or FREE with audiobook trial

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    Undaunted Courage

    Meriwether Lewis Thomas Jefferson And The Opening Of The American West

    Narrated by Barrett Whitener ...

    Unabridged

    21 hours 42 min

    From the New York Times bestselling author of Band of Brothers and D-Day, the definitive book on Lewis and Clark’s exploration of the Louisiana Purchase, the most momentous expedition in American history and one of the great adventure stories of all time.In 1803 President Thomas Jefferson selected his personal secretary, Captain Meriwether Lewis, to lead a voyage up the Missouri River to the ... Read more

    $29.95 USD or FREE with audiobook trial

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    The Black Church

    This Is Our Story, This Is Our Song

    Narrated by Dominic Hoffman ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours 1 min

    **From the New York Times-bestselling author of Stony the Road and one of our most important voices on the African-American experience, a powerful new history of the Black church in America as the Black community's abiding rock and its fortress.The companion book to the upcoming PBS series.**For the young Henry Louis Gates, Jr., growing up in a small, segregated West Virginia town, the church was ... Read more

    $20.00 USD or FREE with audiobook trial

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    The Day the World Ended at Little Bighorn

    A Lakota History

    Narrated by Joseph M. Marshall ...

    Unabridged

    8 hours 17 min

    The Battle of the Little Bighorn in Montana in 1876 has become known as the quintessential clash of cultures between the Lakota Sioux and whites. The men who led the battle—Crazy Horse, Sitting Bull, and Colonel George A. Custer—have become the stuff of legends, ingrained in the lore of the American West.Here award-winning Lakota historian Joseph M. Marshall III reveals the nuanced complexities ... Read more

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    Immortal Irishman, The

    The Irish Revolutionary Who Became an American Hero

    by Timothy Egan ...
    Narrated by Gerard Doyle ...

    Unabridged

    14 hours 9 min

    From the National Book Award-winning and bestselling author Timothy Egan comes the epic story of one of the most fascinating and colorful Irishman in nineteenth-century America.The Irish-American story, with all its twists and triumphs, is told through the improbable life of one man. A dashing young orator during the Great Famine of the 1840s, in which a million of his Irish countrymen died, ... Read more

    $14.99 USD or FREE with audiobook trial

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    Color, Communism And Common Sense

    Narrated by Darnel Stone ...

    Unabridged

    2 hours 18 min

    Here is the story of one Black American Communist who became disillusioned with Communism and penned this cautionary tale of the perils of his experience. According to the author: "Ten years I labored in the cause of Communism. I was a dedicated "comrade."All my talents and efforts were zealously used to bring about the triumph of Communism in America and throughout the world. To me, the end of ... Read more

    $6.99 USD or FREE with audiobook trial