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    • The Belgrade Offensive

    • The History and Legacy of the Campaign to Liberate Yugoslavia’s Capital from the Nazis During World War II
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Mark Norman
    • Length: 1 hr and 57 mins
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    The Belgrade Offensive of 1944, while not considered one of the greatest and most important battles of the Second World War, was definitively an important moment of the war in the Balkans and marked the final defeat of the Axis in Southeastern Europe. 

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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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    • The Weimar Republic

    • The History of Germany After World War I Before the Rise of the Nazi Party
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Dan Gallagher
    • Length: 1 hr and 52 mins
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    The Weimar Republic has become a byword for a failed, tragic, political experiment. The official period of its existence, 1919-1933, marked the interwar years in Germany and their related uncertainty, chaos, and the state’s ultimate collapse. Historians have found the roots of Nazism embedded in the Weimar years and that in the final analysis, Weimar politicians voluntarily handed over power to the man who wrought destruction on an epic scale, Adolf Hitler.

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    • The Stasi: The History and Legacy of East Germany’s Secret Police Agency

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Colin Fluxman
    • Length: 1 hr and 38 mins
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    The history of East Germany was closely intertwined with the development of its security services, specifically the Stasi. In an era of totalitarian countries dominated by repressive state agencies, the Stasi stood out for its size and the sheer breadth and depth of its surveillance. The Stasi: The History and Legacy of East Germany’s Secret Police Agency examines the history of one of the most notorious agencies in history. You will learn about the Stasi like never before.

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    • A missed opportunity

    • By Dan Rose on 31-05-18

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    • The Boer War: The History and Legacy of the Conflict That Solidified British Rule in South Africa

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Colin Fluxman
    • Length: 1 hr and 14 mins
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    The Boer War was the defining conflict of South African history and one of the most important conflicts in the history of the British Empire. Naturally, complicated geopolitics underscored it. The European history of South Africa began with the 1652 arrival of a small Dutch flotilla in Table Bay, at the southern extremity of the African continent. The Boer War: The History and Legacy of the Conflict That Solidified British Rule in South Africa looks at the controversial fighting and the manner in which it affected the 20th century.

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    • The Royal Air Force in World War II: The History and Legacy of British Air Power against the Luftwaffe and Nazi Germany

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Colin Fluxman
    • Length: 2 hrs
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    At the end of August 2012, BBC ran a report about the commemoration of a young man who had been killed more than 70 years earlier. Just 12 days before Oswald St John Pigg’s death, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill had already immortalized the men of the Royal Air Force with one of the West’s most famous war-time quotes. But the sentiment and gratitude Churchill expressed back in 1940 is very much alive today. The sacrifice made by “The Few”, the British and Allied fighter pilots who won the Battle of Britain in 1940, remains close to the hearts of the British public.

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    • Interesting book

    • By Amazon Customer on 19-06-18

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    • The Austro-Prussian War

    • The History and Legacy of the Conflict That Resulted in Prussian Dominance over Germany
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Bill Hare
    • Length: 1 hr and 19 mins
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    The most famous battle of the 19th century was undoubtedly Waterloo, and the biggest battle of the Napoleonic Wars was Leipzig, but neither one of those legendary battles was the biggest of the century. That distinction instead belongs to the Battle of Königgrätz, a little known, but decisive conflict in a war between Prussia and Austria. Though it lasted only seven weeks and only had one truly decisive battle, the Austro-Prussian War nonetheless changed the political outlook in Europe forever. 

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    • The Evolution of Tanks in World War II

    • The Development of New Tanks and Tactics During History’s Deadliest War
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Colin Fluxman
    • Length: 2 hrs and 40 mins
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    World War II was thus the culmination of a quarter century of tank development, and it would also be the first major test of tanks in mobile warfare, during which they had to face other tanks. As each new, improved model came off the assembly lines, the opposing powers rushed to create a tank that could beat it. In that regard, World War II was also a war between rival engineers. The Evolution of Tanks in World War II looks at the most important tanks from 1942 to 1945, and how doctrines changed in the wake of Germany’s conquest of Western Europe.  

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    • Cnut the Great

    • The Life and Legacy of Scandinavia's Most Famous King
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Donnie Sipes
    • Length: 1 hr and 24 mins
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    In a sense, Cnut the Great was practically destined for greatness, if only because he came from a distinguished Danish royal family. Cnut's father was Sweyn Forkbeard, and his grandfather was Harald Bluetooth, both prominent and legendary kings of Denmark. Thanks to his background and his abilities, Cnut became the most prominent of the Danish kings of England, but he was also, at times, king of Denmark, Norway, and parts of Sweden.

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    • Athenian Democracy

    • The History of the World's First Democracy in Ancient Athens
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Scott Clem
    • Length: 1 hr and 16 mins
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    In today's modern world every political regime, even the most authoritarian or repressive, describes itself as democracy or a democratic people's republic. The concept of rule by the people, on behalf of the people, has come to be accepted as the norm, and very few would overtly espouse the cause of dictatorship, absolute monarchy or oligarchy as the most desirable political system upon which to base the government of any country.

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    • Boko Haram

    • The History of Africa's Most Notorious Terrorist Group
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Wanda J. Dixon McKnight
    • Length: 1 hr and 19 mins
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    On the morning of April 15, 2004, the world woke up to the extraordinary news of the kidnap in a little known hamlet of Nigeria of some 276, primarily Christian schoolgirls, by the radical militant Nigerian insurgent group Boko Haram.

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    • The Fall of Constantinople

    • The Rise of the Ottoman Empire and the End of the Byzantine Empire
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Jim D Johnston
    • Length: 1 hr and 4 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.

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    • Legends of The Enlightenment: The Life and Legacy of Frederick the Great

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Colin Fluxman
    • Length: 1 hr and 2 mins
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    Europe has had no shortage of military heroes, political geniuses, and towering intellects, but no ruler combined all those traits as successfully as King Frederick II of Prussia, whose feats in battle were matched only by his enlightened rule. Growing up with an ear for music and an eye for art, the prince who would have eschewed the art of war, nevertheless became one of the most adept and brilliant military commanders of the 18th century, helping to expand his kingdom's borders, while modernizing the state within.

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    • Lennon-McCartney: The Story of Music's Greatest Songwriting Duo

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Robin McKay
    • Length: 4 hrs and 33 mins
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    Beatlemania had struck North America, creating a musical and pop culture phenomenon unlike anything the world had ever seen. At the center of it all was John Lennon and Paul McCartney, the principal songwriting duo who were instrumental in creating the soundtrack of the 1960s, while producing some of the world's most timeless classics. Together with George Harrison and Ringo Starr, Lennon and McCartney propelled The Beatles to unprecedented heights, experimenting with their sound in ways that revolutionized rock and inspired bands across various musical genres.

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    • The Ghosts of Scotland: A Collection of Ghost Stories Across the Scottish Nation

    • By: Sean Mcloughlin, Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Colin Fluxman
    • Length: 1 hr and 31 mins
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    Scotland is a fascinating and ancient land filled with history. Not everything in Scotland is as it appears, however. Some Scots say this is a land haunted by spirits, a place of strange disappearances and unexplained phenomena. The Ghosts of Scotland: A Collection of Ghost Stories Across the Scottish Nation is a collection of such tales, just a few among the thousands of local legends and modern sightings that make Scotland one of the most haunted countries in the world.

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    • repetative

    • By Anonymous User on 18-07-18

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    • American Legends: The Life of P.T. Barnum

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Johanna Oosterwyk
    • Length: 1 hr and 37 mins
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    Americans have loved traveling circuses for generations, and none represents the country's love of entertainment quite like the most famous of them all, the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. Circus promoters have long been viewed as somewhat shady hucksters, but none could top Phineas Taylor Barnum, who used a blend of traditional circus entertainment, freak show exhibits, and outright hoaxes to create "The Greatest Show on Earth".

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    • The Scramble for Africa: The History and Legacy of the Colonization of Africa by European Nations During the New Imperialism Era

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Scott Clem
    • Length: 1 hr and 13 mins
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    The modern history of Africa was, until very recently, written on behalf of the indigenous races by the white man, who had forcefully entered the continent during a particularly hubristic and dynamic phase of European history. In 1884, Prince Otto von Bismark, the German chancellor, brought the plenipotentiaries of all major powers of Europe together, to deal with Africa's colonization in such a manner as to avoid provocation of war.

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    • An insightful perspective into state of Africa

    • By Patrick Oduguwa on 24-07-17

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    • The French Invasion of Italy in 1494

    • The History and Legacy of the Conflict That Started the Italian Wars
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Colin Fluxman
    • Length: 1 hr and 6 mins
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    The French Invasion of Italy in 1494: The History and Legacy of the Conflict That Started the Italian Wars chronicles the decisive campaign that forever changed the Italian peninsula at the end of the 15th century. You will learn about the First Italian War like never before.  

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    • Erwin Rommel

    • The Life and Career of the Desert Fox
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Colin Fluxman
    • Length: 2 hrs and 14 mins
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    One of his biographers called him "a complex man: a born leader, a brilliant soldier, a devoted husband, a proud father; intelligent, instinctive, brave, compassionate, vain, egotistical, and arrogant." As that description suggests, every account of Erwin Rommel's life must address what appears to be its inherent contradictions.

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    • Poorly narrated.

    • By Paul Johnson on 12-07-17

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    • The Great Famine

    • The History of the Irish Potato Famine During the Mid-19th Century
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Scott Clem
    • Length: 1 hr and 23 mins
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    In their long history of suffering, nothing was ever so terrible as what the Irish endured during the Great Potato Famine that struck the country in the 1840s and produced massive upheaval for several years. While countless numbers of Irish starved, the famine also compelled many to leave, and all the while, the British were exporting enough food from Ireland on a daily basis to prevent the starvation. Over the course of 10 years, the population of Ireland decreased by about 1.5 million people, and taken together, these facts have led to charges as severe as genocide.

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