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    • The Partition of Ireland and the Troubles: The History of Northern Ireland from the Irish Civil War to the Good Friday Agreement

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Colin Fluxman
    • Length: 1 hr and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Partition of Ireland and the Troubles: The History of Northern Ireland from the Irish Civil War to the Good Friday Agreement analyzes the tumultuous events that marked the creation of Northern Ireland, and the conflicts fueled by the partition. Along with pictures of important people, places, and events, you will learn about Northern Ireland like never before. 

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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
    • 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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    • was this done by a real reader or not?

    • By Rose on 23-12-18

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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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    • One missed detail but overall very good

    • By Saeed Alhakeem on 28-03-19

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    • The Crusader States

    • The History of the European States Established in the Middle East During the Crusades
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Matt Butcher
    • Length: 1 hr and 50 mins
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    When a crusader army of Western European Franks took Jerusalem by storm on July 15, 1099, it was one of the more unexpected conquests in history. Everything seemed to be against them for the previous three years of crusade, right up to the final siege, and yet they finally prevailed. And when they did, they massacred most of the population before establishing a Christian realm in a region that had been taken over by the Muslims in 634.

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    • Karakorum: The History and Legacy of the Mongol Empire's Capital

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Scott Clem
    • Length: 1 hr and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    About 225 miles west of Ulaanbaatar, the present-day capital city of Mongolia, are the ruins of Karakorum, the ancient capital of the Mongol Empire. Located in the Orkhon River Valley, at the foot of the Khangai Mountain range, the city was founded by Genghis Khan in 1220 CE. Under his son and successor, Ögedei Khan, Karakorum grew into a thriving city, with high walls enclosing an urban landscape of brick-built structures and paved roads, divided into different districts with a palace, craft workshops, and marketplaces.

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    • By Ella on 28-07-18

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    • Aleister Crowley: The Life and Legacy of the Notorious Cult Leader and Novelist

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Colin Fluxman
    • Length: 1 hr and 23 mins
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    Any work about the mercurial Aleister Crowley is better off being labeled a “story” than a “biography” thanks to the impossibility of being sure that anything one reads about him is true. The basic recorded facts, including birth date, educational records, and published works, are reliable indicators that can be likened to stars guiding a lost desert traveler if the sky is clear. For the rest, one is wandering in the wilderness.

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    • The Ghosts of Wales

    • A Collection of Ghost Stories Across the Welsh Nation
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Colin Fluxman
    • Length: 1 hr and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
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    With such a storied and violent past, it is no surprise Wales has many tales of ghosts. The Ghosts of Wales: A Collection of Ghost Stories Across the Welsh Nation is a collection of such tales, just a few among the thousands of local legends and modern sightings that make people think Wales is one of the most haunted countries in the world.  

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    • The British Army During the Second World War

    • The History and Legacy of the Army Across All Theaters of World War II
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Colin Fluxman
    • Length: 4 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Europe’s attempts to appease Hitler failed, as Nazi Germany swallowed up Austria and Czechoslovakia by 1939. The straw that broke the camel's back, however, was Germany's invasion of Poland on September 1 of that year. Two days later, France and Great Britain declared war on Germany, and World War II had begun in earnest. Of course, as most people now know, the invasion of Poland was merely the preface to the Nazi blitzkrieg of most of Western Europe.The narrative is that the British stood alone in 1940 against the Nazi onslaught....

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    • Otto von Bismarck: The Life and Legacy of the German Empire's First Chancellor

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Mark Norman
    • Length: 1 hr and 45 mins
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    In 1832, 17-year-old Otto von Bismarck had just entered university and was already rejecting the republican indoctrination of his grade school years. Unlike so many of his day who had championed representative government, Bismarck longed for the glory of a nation he believed would only be found under a single, strong leader. Though his early university days showed him he would be isolated by this thinking, he strongly believed not only in the ideal of a national German state, but in its possibility.  

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    • The First Sino-Japanese War

    • The History and Legacy of the Conflict That Doomed the Chinese Empire and Led to the Rise of Imperial Japan
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Colin Fluxman
    • Length: 1 hr and 15 mins
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    Completing the Meiji Restoration that heralded the dawn of a new era for both Japan and Asia, the island nation found itself thrust into the modern world, a world of industry and conquest. Flexing its new muscles, the burgeoning power soon came to blows with the regional power that for centuries dominated the area politically and culturally: China. Also seeking to modernize in the wake of Western exploitation, China struggled to adapt to the changing times, doing everything it could to maintain a balance between modernity and tradition. Japan found that balance.

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    • The Controversial Flight and Capture of Rudolf Hess

    • The History and Legacy of the Deputy Fuhrer's Mysterious Peace Mission to Britain
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Dan Gallagher
    • Length: 1 hr and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Stars glittered over the restlessly undulating waters of the North Sea late on the evening of May 10th, 1941, as a lone twin-propeller Messerschmitt Bf 110 heavy fighter bearing the Iron Cross emblem of the Nazi Luftwaffe came in sight of the low, dark line of land along the horizon that marked where Scotland lay.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
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    • By Robert E. on 18-05-16

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    • Seth Kinman: The Life and Legacy of the Famous Californian Mountain Man

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Scott Clem
    • Length: 1 hr and 40 mins
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    Among the people who aimed to thrive in this deadly business, few became as famous or acclaimed as Seth Kinman. 

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    • Black Hawk Down: The History of the Battle of Mogadishu

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Richard Wayne Stageman
    • Length: 1 hr and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
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    If it was the dawn of a new world order in the 1990s, it was one of American unilateralism. Throughout the decade America's unrivaled power and the globalization of the world through technology like the Internet offered Americans a sense of security and a belief that the United States could accomplish anything. After the collapse of the Soviet Union, the United States was the world's only remaining superpower, and communism around the world began to decline.

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    • American Legends: The Salem Witch Trials

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Bob Neufeld
    • Length: 1 hr and 23 mins
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    Today, the Salem Witch Trials are often remembered as being a relic of a superstitious past. Salem has transformed itself into a tourist haven and Halloween destination by capitalizing off the Salem Witch trials. But it was deadly serious in 1692, when 19 men and women found themselves taken to "Gallows Hill" and hanged for being witches.

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    • The East India Company

    • The History of the British Empire's Most Famous Mercantile Company
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: William Crockett
    • Length: 1 hr and 28 mins
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    The British East India Company served as one of the key players in the formation of the British Empire. From its origins as a trading company struggling to keep up with its superior Dutch, Portuguese, and Spanish competitors to its tenure as the ruling authority of the Indian subcontinent to its eventual hubristic downfall, the East India Company serves as a lens through which to explore the much larger economic and social forces that shaped the formation of a global British Empire.

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    • World War I at Sea: The History and Legacy of Naval Tactics and Operations During the Great War

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Bill Hare
    • Length: 1 hr and 23 mins
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    The most iconic images of the First World War are of the war on land. But part of that same generation faced a very different war, one that was just as important in deciding the fate of Europe. This was the war at sea. Here, events took place that would draw America into the war, providing the Allies with a new pool of manpower and so ensuring that the scales of the conflict tipped in their favor. At sea just as much as on land, this was a war that would shape the future of the world.

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    • Jackie Robinson

    • The Life and Legacy of the Star Who Broke Major League Baseball’s Color Barrier
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Bill Hare
    • Length: 1 hr and 14 mins
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    Along the way, listeners learn of a man once consumed by rage who learned, through time and practice, as well as the influence of several important mentors, to rein in his anger and use it to change the world. Though born in a sharecropper’s cabin, he corresponded with presidents. Growing up in the shadow of an Olympian older brother, he found his own place in the sun, and, more importantly, Jackie Robinson smoothed the journey to success for countless others.

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    • Haunted Castles Across the World

    • A Collection of Supernatural Tales About the World’s Most Historical Fortifications
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Colin Fluxman
    • Length: 2 hrs and 3 mins
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    Castles have always fascinated people. They speak of a bygone time when gallant knights faced each other in mortal combat to win a lady’s favor, and they bring up images of the chivalry and monarchs of old. In countless romance novels and movies, castles have been the backdrop for sweeping drama, romance, and adventure. But castles have also become centers for stories of paranormal activity, with ghosts replaying the dreadful events that threw them into their unwanted afterlives. 

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    • The Oklahoma City Bombing

    • The History of the Deadliest Domestic Terrorist Attack in American History
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Scott Clem
    • Length: 1 hr and 14 mins
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    Two days after Ramzi Yousef's attack on the World Trade Center in 1993, federal agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF), the FBI and the Texas National Guard surrounded the Mount Carmel Center compound outside of Waco, Texas. They were there to search the property of the Branch Davidians, a religious cult, due to allegations that cult members were sexually abusing children and had assault weapons.

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    • Mysterious London

    • A History of Ancient Mysteries, Odd Individuals, and Unusual Legends Across the English Capital
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Scott Clem
    • Length: 1 hr and 12 mins
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    London is one of the great cities of Europe, a center of commerce, art, and science for more almost 2,000 years. Visitors today are treated to world-class museums, pulsing nightlife, and fine dining. But one does not have to search far beyond this prosperous and modern façade to glimpse an older and more unusual London; in fact everywhere one looks, ancient traditions and old patterns emerge.

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    • By Vicki S on 11-04-18
    • A History of Ancient Mysteries, Odd Individuals, and Unusual Legends Across the English Capital
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Scott Clem
    • Length: 1 hr and 12 mins
    • Release date: 15-12-16
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