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    • The Birth of the Republic of Ireland: The History of Ireland’s Split from the British Empire in the Early 20th Century

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Colin Fluxman
    • Length: 2 hrs and 35 mins
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    The Birth of the Republic of Ireland: The History of Ireland’s Split from the British Empire in the Early 20th Century analyzes the tumultuous events that marked Irish history during the early 20th century. You will learn about Ireland in the early 20th century like never before. 

    Regular price: £6.39

    • 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
    • Unabridged
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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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    • By Amazon Customer on 16-12-18

    Regular price: £18.29

    • The Vikings in Iceland: The History of the Norse Expeditions and Settlements Across Iceland

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Dan Gallagher
    • Length: 1 hr and 44 mins
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    The Vikings in Iceland: The History of the Norse Expeditions and Settlements Bcross Iceland looks at the history of the Vikings’ activities in Iceland, and how they affected subsequent exploration and colonization. You will learn about the Vikings in Iceland like never before.

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    • The Three Wise Men

    • The History and Legacy of the Biblical Magi
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Scott Clem
    • Length: 1 hr and 4 mins
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    In almost every nativity scene today are shown three kings presenting gifts to the newborn baby Jesus, and though everyone is familiar with the three wise men, they are also some of the most mysterious characters from the Bible. According to scripture, they journeyed from an unnamed land to Bethlehem, bearing gifts for Jesus Christ, and then disappeared. They were the first Christian pilgrims, they later became the patron saints of travelers, and their image is on millions of Christmas cards.

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    • Odin and Thor: The Origins, History and Religious Evolution of the Norse Gods

    • By: Charles River Editors, Jesse Harasta
    • Narrated by: Anthony R Schlotzhauer
    • Length: 1 hr and 57 mins
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    A hammer no mortal can lift. A flame-haired fiery storm god. A comic book alien-hero-god who defends humanity. The swastika. Even the name "Thursday" ("Thor's Day"). Despite the virtual disappearance of the indigenous Norse religion and mythology several centuries ago, modern society still regularly encounters the storm god Thor, who continues to be brought back to life in the form of literature and was recently the protagonist in a big-budget Hollywood movie.

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    • Fascinating recounting of Norse mythology

    • By Kindle Customer on 15-05-16

    Regular price: £6.59

    • The Cambridge Five: The History and Legacy of the Notorious Soviet Spy Ring in Britain during World War II and the Cold War

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Colin Fluxman
    • Length: 1 hr and 57 mins
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    The spy novel emerged from the intrigues of the mid-20th century for good reason. The war with the Third Reich involved an unseen cloak-and-dagger struggle between the participants, but beyond that, an even larger and longer contest took place in the shadows. The men responsible for this unprecedented leaking of life-or-death information would enter history as the Cambridge Five - though in fact, they may have been only the core of a much larger group.

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    • The Terracotta Army

    • The History of Ancient China's Famous Terracotta Warriors and Horses
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Curt Simmons
    • Length: 1 hr and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
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    China has always fascinated outsiders, much in the same way that distant light fascinates someone looking down a dark road. It is both familiar and mysterious, ancient and new, and fully understanding it seems to always remain just out of reach.

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    • The Aborigines: The History and Legacy of Australia’s Indigenous People

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Dan Gallagher
    • Length: 1 hr and 51 mins
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    It is a misconception that indigenous Australians meekly accepted the invasion of their country by the British, for they did not. They certainly resisted, but as far as colonial wars during that era went, the frontier conflicts of Australia did not warrant a great deal of attention. Indigenous Australians were hardly a warlike people, and without central organization or political cohesion beyond scattered family groups, they succumbed to the orchestrated advance of white settlement with passionate but futile resistance. 

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    • American Legends

    • The Life of Fred Astaire
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: James Romick
    • Length: 1 hr and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Virtually all famous actors are regaled by the public, but even still, Fred Astaire occupies a privileged position in American pop culture. The specific films in which Astaire acted may not be especially famous in their own right - most people likely cannot recall the title of Top Hat (1935), his most decorated film - but Astaire's dancing prowess invariably creates a lasting impact on viewers.

    Regular price: £6.79

    • American Legends: The Life of Jimmy Stewart

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: James Romick
    • Length: 1 hr and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
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    When the American Film Institute assembled its top 100 actors of all time at the close of the 20th century, Jimmy Stewart ranked third, behind only Humphrey Bogart and Cary Grant. There is a certain inevitability to these three actors ranking at the top of the list; after all, they were the dominant faces of Hollywood during the height of the era known as classical Hollywood cinema, a time before the onset of television when the movies still enjoyed relatively uncontested supremacy over American entertainment.

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    • The British Army: The History and Legacy of the Army That Helped Establish the World’s Largest Empire

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Colin Fluxman
    • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
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     The British Army: The History and Legacy of the Army That Helped Establish the World’s Largest Empire examines the various battles and events that the army played such crucial roles in over the centuries. You will learn about the British Army like never before. 

    Regular price: £22.89

    • 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
    • Unabridged
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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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    • Magic in Ancient Greece

    • The History and Legacy of the Religious Rituals Practiced by the Greeks
    • By: Charles River Editors, Markus Carabas
    • Narrated by: Ken Teutsch
    • Length: 1 hr and 18 mins
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    Magic - as opposed to religion, personal or otherwise - is a notoriously difficult concept to pin down. In ancient Greece, "magic was not distinct from religion, rather an unwelcome, improper expression of it." In other words, it's important not to think of it as a different definition of magic but to instead understand how the ancient Greeks believed certain aspects of magic functioned in their world.

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    • The Tanks of World War II

    • The History and Legacy of Tank Warfare Between the Allies and Axis
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Colin Fluxman
    • Length: 3 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Polish invasion proved invaluable in providing the German high command with a low-risk, high-value live-fire exercise for their newly minted war machine, while the actual combat experience highlighted the remaining flaws in the system. During the campaign, the Germans honed tactics and weapon systems for the massive struggle with the Soviets, British, and US that loomed on the horizon.   

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    • By Dr. M. P. Houghton on 09-08-18

    Regular price: £13.79

    • The Sumerians

    • The History and Legacy of the Ancient Mesopotamian Empire That Established Civilization
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Neil Holmes
    • Length: 1 hr and 15 mins
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    When American archaeologists discovered a collection of cuneiform tablets in Iraq in the late 19th century, they were confronted with a language and a people who were at the time only scarcely known to even the most knowledgeable scholars of ancient Mesopotamia: the Sumerians.

    • The History and Legacy of the Ancient Mesopotamian Empire That Established Civilization
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Neil Holmes
    • Length: 1 hr and 15 mins
    • Release date: 07-04-15
    • 4 out of 5 stars 5 ratings

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    • The Unabomber

    • The Life and Crimes of Ted Kaczynski, the Domestic Terrorist Responsible for the FBI's Most Expensive Manhunt
    • By: Charles River Editors, Zed Simpson
    • Narrated by: Scott Clem
    • Length: 1 hr and 12 mins
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    Most Americans old enough to follow the news during the 1990s are instantly familiar with the Unabomber, a name given to the man behind a series of bombs that were periodically mailed or delivered to university professors and airlines, which led to the FBI giving the investigation the codename "UNABOM", an acronym for "University and Airline Bomber".

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    • The Boston Strangler

    • The History and Mystery of the Notorious Crime Spree
    • By: Zed Simpson, Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Scott Clem
    • Length: 1 hr and 10 mins
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    The story sounds like something out of a mini-series. The police are called to the home of an elderly woman who has been raped and strangled. She's a socialite and popular in among the Boston upper-crust. As the grizzled detective stand over her body, wondering who would do something like this, someone mentions that there was a similar case recently, except that time the victim was a lower-middle class immigrant woman.

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    • The British Subjugation of Australia: The History of British Colonization and the Conquest of the Aboriginal Australians

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Colin Fluxman
    • Length: 1 hr and 38 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 almost entirely outside of European knowledge until 1770. From there, however, the subjugation of Australia would take place rapidly. Within 20 years of the first British settlements being established, the British presence in Terra Australis was secure, and no other major power was likely to mount a challenge. In 1815, Napoleon would be defeated at Waterloo, and soon afterwards would be standing on the barren cliffs of Saint Helena.

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    • The Cathars

    • The History and Legacy of the Gnostic Christian Sect During the Middle Ages
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Jim D. Johnston
    • Length: 1 hr and 20 mins
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    Who were the Cathars, and why was the Catholic Church so committed to getting rid of them? The Cathars: The History and Legacy of the Gnostic Christian Sect During the Middle Ages examines the origins of the cult, their fascinating belief system, their gradual development over the years, and the events that contributed to their epic downfall.

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    • The Hyksos

    • The History of the Foreign Invaders Who Conquered Ancient Egypt and Established the Fifteenth Dynasty
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Colin Fluxman
    • Length: 1 hr and 14 mins
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    During Egypt's Second Intermediate Period, a mysterious foreign group of people, known as the Hyksos, conquered Egypt and established the 15th and 16th Dynasties some time shortly after 1700 BCE. For centuries, the Hyksos rule over Egypt was an enigma shrouded in half-truths and myth.

    • The History of the Foreign Invaders Who Conquered Ancient Egypt and Established the Fifteenth Dynasty
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Colin Fluxman
    • Length: 1 hr and 14 mins
    • Release date: 02-11-16
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