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    • The Ghosts of the British Isles: A Collection of Ghost Stories and Other Supernatural Tales from Britain and Ireland

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Colin Fluxman
    • Length: 5 hrs and 8 mins
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    The United Kingdom is an ancient land steeped in history and tradition, filled with prehistoric ruins, majestic castles, and a countryside sculpted from millennia of human habitation. Its rolling countryside is dotted with prehistoric burial mounds and stone circles. Medieval churches have elaborate stained glass windows and gruesome carvings, reflecting a mixture of hope and darkness. Every hamlet and village has tales that go back centuries, and folk festivals with roots in pagan times. Thus, it is not surprising that many believe the area is filled with ghosts.

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    • Wellington’s Scum

    • The History and Legacy of the British Army During the Napoleonic Wars
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Colin Fluxman
    • Length: 1 hr and 26 mins
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    Wellington’s Scum: The History and Legacy of the British Army during the Napoleonic Wars examines the history of the British Army during one of history’s most pivotal eras. You will learn about the British Army during the Napoleonic Wars like never before.  

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    • Freyr: The Origins and History of the Norse God of Love and Fertility

    • By: Charles River Editors, Andrew Scott
    • Narrated by: Colin Fluxman
    • Length: 1 hr and 52 mins
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    Much of what is known of the Norse myths comes from the 10th century onwards. Until this time and, indeed, for centuries afterwards, Norse culture (particularly that of Iceland, where the myths were eventually transcribed) was an oral culture. Freyr: The Origins and History of the Norse God of Love and Fertility looks at the stories about the legendary Norse deity. You will learn about Freyr like never before.

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    • The Austro-Prussian War and Franco-Prussian War: The History of the Wars That Led to Prussia’s Unification of Germany

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Ken Teutsch
    • Length: 2 hrs and 5 mins
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    Prussian leaders, especially Otto von Bismarck, the chancellor and advisor to Prussia’s king, believed Prussia could be a united power, but only without the traditional Austrian dominance. At the time, the Austrian empire was a collection of ethnically diverse peoples and had been dominated by a socio-political conservatism that sought to keep the empire ruled in Hapsburg tradition. After Prussia was victorious in the Austro-Prussian War, Bismarck played a waiting game where the unification of Germany was concerned, as the joining of the southern states would have to be overcome.

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    • The History of the Civil War

    • The Causes, Battles, and Generals of the War Between the States
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Chris Abell
    • Length: 24 hrs and 40 mins
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    The Civil War was the deadliest conflict in American history, and had the two sides realized it would last four years and inflict over a million casualties, it might not have been fought. Since it was, however, historians and history buffs alike have been studying and analyzing the biggest battles ever since. Americans have long been fascinated by the Civil War, marveling at the size of the battles, the leadership of the generals, and the courage of the soldiers.

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    • By D James anderson on 20-10-18

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    • The Great Fire of London

    • The History of the 1666 Fire that Destroyed England's Greatest City
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Pam Tierney
    • Length: 1 hr and 33 mins
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    In the 17th century, the people of London could boast that they had developed some of the most advanced firefighting technology and methods in the world, including the use of primitive fire engines. There were even vendors of such machines who advertised in papers of their machines' abilities to quench great fires.

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    • By Rajesh Bhalla on 20-09-17

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    • British Legends: The Life and Legacy of Diana, Princess of Wales

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Chris Marsden
    • Length: 56 mins
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    A lot of ink has been spilled covering the lives of history’s most influential figures, but how much of the forest is lost for the trees? In Charles River Editors' British Legends series, listeners can get caught up to speed on the lives of Great Britain’s most important men and women in the time it takes to finish a commute, while learning interesting facts long forgotten or never known.

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    • Guangzhou

    • The History and Legacy of China’s Most Influential Trade Center
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Bill Hare
    • Length: 1 hr and 22 mins
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    The modern day city of Guangzhou is located in the mountainous region of south China. Near the Baiyun Mountains that rise from the edge of the city and the eastern banks of the Pearl River (Zhujiang), the city today covers approximately 7, 400 square kilometers. The location of the city provides it the opportunity to oversee the delta of the Pearl River, which is China’s third largest river.

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    • The British Army in the World Wars

    • The History of Britain’s Ground Forces During World War I and World War II
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Colin Fluxman
    • Length: 6 hrs and 1 min
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     The British Army in the World Wars comprehensively analyzes Britain’s experience in the field, the results, and the traumatic aftermath of World War I and World War II.  

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    • The History of the Sunni and Shia Split

    • Understanding the Divisions within Islam
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Colin Fluxman
    • Length: 1 hr and 25 mins
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    Different branches of the same religion are the exception more than the rule, and they have had a profound impact upon history. The schism between the Orthodox and Catholic Churches influenced relationships between nations across Europe, and religious intolerance based on different Christian faiths led to persecution and outright violence across the continent for centuries.

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    • French Legends: The Life and Legacy of Maximilien Robespierre

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Michael Gilboe
    • Length: 2 hrs and 7 mins
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    In many ways it is fitting that Maximilien Robespierre (1758-1794) is one of the best known figures of the French Revolution. The early years of the Revolution were fueled by Enlightenment ideals, seeking the social overthrow of the caste system that gave the royalty and aristocracy decisive advantages over the lower classes. Few were as vocal in their support of Enlightenment ideals as Robespierre. But the Reign of Terror became the most memorable aspect of the Revolution, and Robespierre's position made him the Reign of Terror's instrumental figure.

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    • The Rise of the Ottoman Empire

    • The History of the Turkish Empire’s Establishment Across the Middle East and Eastern Europe
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Mark Norman
    • Length: 1 hr and 49 mins
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    In terms of geopolitics, perhaps the most seminal event of the Middle Ages was the successful Ottoman siege of Constantinople in 1453. The city had been an imperial capital as far back as the fourth century, when Constantine the Great shifted the power center of the Roman Empire there, effectively establishing two almost equally powerful halves of antiquity’s greatest empire. The Rise of the Ottoman Empire chronicles the rise of one of history’s most influential empires. You will learn about the rise of the Ottoman Empire like never before.

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    • Jack the Ripper

    • The Unsolved Mystery of History's Most Notorious Serial Killer
    • By: Charles River Editors, Zed Simpson
    • Narrated by: Scott Clem
    • Length: 2 hrs and 55 mins
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    There have been a countless number of serial killers throughout history, and certainly more prolific ones, but the timing, circumstances, and unsolved nature of the case continue to make Jack the Ripper the most famous serial killer in history. The murders came at a time when media coverage could be both more acute and more widespread, and it allowed the public a closer look into how police agencies operated at the time, exposing both their strengths and shortcomings.

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    • By Amazon Kunde on 05-03-17

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    • American Legends: The Life of Gene Kelly

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Todd Van Linda
    • Length: 1 hr and 10 mins
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    When people think of musicals, two of the first names that immediately spring to mind are Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire, two giants of one of Hollywood's most distinctive genres. Without question, both men played an instrumental role in popularizing and sustaining the musical from the 1930s through the 1950s, the final decades of Hollywood's Golden Age. Although they did collaborate on two occasions, in many ways Gene Kelly's rise to popularity in the 1940s amounted to a changing of the guard.

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    • The European Settlement of Australia

    • The History and Legacy of Early Expeditions and British Settlements on the Australian Continent
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Colin Fluxman
    • Length: 1 hr and 32 mins
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    A land of almost 3 million square miles has lain since time immemorial on the southern flank of the planet, so isolated that it remained entirely outside of European knowledge until 1770. However, the first human footprints on this vast territory were felt 70,000 years earlier. The history of the indigenous inhabitants of Australia is a complex. For generations after the arrival of whites in Australia, the Aboriginal people were disregarded and marginalized, largely because they offered little in the way of a labor resource, and they occupied land required for European settlement.

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    • Syria and the Assad Family: The History Behind Bashar al-Assad's Rise to Power and the Civil War

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Phillip J Mather
    • Length: 1 hr and 22 mins
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    The events of the Arab Spring have come to be overshadowed by the civil war in the Arabic-speaking nation of Syria, which has been ruled throughout the 21st century by Bashar al-Assad. Though he had not planned on ruling Syria, several events conspired to make Bashar the successor of his father, Hafez. Though the West frequently looked for signs that Bashar might be a reformer, due in part to his formerly popular Western wife, Assad remained part of a critical alliance with Iran and the sub-state groups Hamas and Hezbollah.

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    • Western propaganda

    • By Amazon Customer on 15-04-18

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    • The Partition of British India

    • The History and Legacy of the Division of the British Raj into India and Pakistan
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Scott Clem
    • Length: 1 hr and 31 mins
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    Thanks to its commercial complexion and the power invested in a board of directors, British rule in India was characterized by economic monopolies, aggressive trade practices, punitive taxation, and the impoverishment of vast regions of India. Much of the company's industry was based on a policy of producing and exporting raw materials from India, and importing manufactured goods to satisfy an almost unlimited local market.

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    • By Anonymous User on 29-08-17

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    • Florence: The History and Legacy of the Birthplace of the Renaissance

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Jim D. Johnston
    • Length: 1 hr and 54 mins
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    Most historians credit the city-state of Florence as the starting place of the Italian Renaissance, a process carried out through the patronage and commission of artists during the late 12th century. If Florence is receiving its due credit, much of it belongs to the Medici family, a Florentine dynasty that ruled at the height of the Renaissance. Both Leonardo and Michelangelo were members of Lorenzo de Medici's court. The famous leader, who also considered himself an artist and poet, became known for securing commissions for the most famous artists of the age.

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    • The Ancient Canaanites

    • The History of the Civilizations That Lived in Canaan Before the Israelites
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Colin Fluxman
    • Length: 1 hr and 30 mins
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    Individuals who decide to take up learning about the Old Testament of the Bible are immediately faced with the difficult proposition of identifying the various peoples that the Hebrews met and sometimes came into conflict with when they entered the territory that eventually became Israel.

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    • The Glorious Revolution

    • The History of the Overthrow of King James II of England by William of Orange
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Scott Clem
    • Length: 1 hr and 10 mins
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    The Enlightenment had been awakened by the European Age of Discovery, but the continent was also a seedbed of insurrection, holy wars, and volatility. People were growing weary of the unpredictable system of monarchy, a post that was inherited only by members of an exclusive bloodline or connection, one that often muted the voices of the people. Time and time again, grossly incompetent and seemingly diabolic rulers had come to power through the rigged regal system.

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