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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
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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. 

    Regular price: £6.39

    • South Africa and the British Empire

    • The History and Legacy of the Region Under Great Britain’s Control
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Colin Fluxman
    • Length: 3 hrs and 32 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, going back centuries. In fact, 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, which made landfall with a view to establishing a victualing station to service passing Dutch East India Company (Vereenigde Oost-Indische Compagnie) ships.  

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    • The Neanderthals and Cro-Magnon: The History and Legacy of the First People to Migrate to Europe

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Colin Fluxman
    • Length: 2 hrs and 31 mins
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     The Neanderthals and Cro-Magnon: The History and Legacy of the First People to Migrate to Europe looks at the evolution of both species and examines the theories regarding their histories and interactions. You will learn about the Neanderthals and Cro-Magnon like never before. 

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    • Scarface vs. Eliot Ness and the Untouchables

    • The Lives and Legacies of Al Capone and Eliot Ness
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: John Skinner
    • Length: 2 hrs and 39 mins
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    On February 14, 1929, members of Bugs Moran's North Side gang arrived at a warehouse on North Clark Street in Chicago, only to be approached by several police officers. The officers then marched them outside up against a wall, pulled out submachine guns and shotguns, and gunned them all down on the spot. A famous legend is that one of the shot men, Frank Gusenberg, dying from 14 gunshot wounds, told police that nobody shot him. Though Gusenberg's statement is probably apocryphal, nobody opened their mouths.

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    • Armenian Myths and Legends

    • The History of the Mythology and Folk Tales from Armenia
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Colin Fluxman
    • Length: 1 hr and 9 mins
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    Armenian Myths and Legends: The History of the Mythology and Folk Tales from Armenia looks at the stories that came from Armenia in ancient times, including their influences from other cultures. You will learn about Armenian mythology like never before.  

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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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    • Standard Oil Company

    • The Rise and Fall of America's Most Famous Monopoly
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Ken Teutsch
    • Length: 1 hr and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The discovery of rich dark pools of oil residing in the pockets beneath humanity's feet remains one of the most pivotal revelations in all of history. Crude oil, a type of fossil fuel, is found swimming near the surface in tar sands and in the cracks of sedimentary rocks. These underground jackpots are used to create petroleum products across the globe, from gasoline and different fuels to heating oils, lubricating oils, and asphalt.

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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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    • was this done by a real reader or not?

    • By Rose on 23-12-18

    Regular price: £18.29

    • 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
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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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    • British Legends: The Life and Legacy of Freddie Mercury

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Jim D Johnston
    • Length: 1 hr and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Like many pop cultural icons (and rock icons in particular), Freddie Mercury is one of the most recognizable figures of the 20th century and yet one of the more enigmatic personalities as well. To be sure, anyone who was alive during the reign of Queen is well aware of who Mercury was and the sound of his music (even those who despise rock music are familiar with the blasting, deliriously over-the-top rhythms of songs like "We Are the Champions").

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    • The Great Escapes of World War II

    • The History of the Most Legendary Escape Attempts by Prisoners of War
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Jim D. Johnston
    • Length: 1 hr and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Millions of men were flung into the grinder of World War I and World War II, leading to commensurately huge numbers of prisoners of war (POWs). Camps were built to hold thousands of captives. Many of these men did not sit idle. Many spent their time preparing elaborate escape plans in the hopes of returning to their home nations and back to the fight. Networks of brave volunteers helped captives make their way to freedom, and secretive organizations were established in the heart of governments with the aim of encouraging and assisting escape attempts.

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    • The Controversial History of the Mysterious Network that Helped Nazis Escape Germany After World War II
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Colin Fluxman
    • Length: 1 hr and 26 mins
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    Cloak and dagger espionage, assassination, dangerous adventure, and strange deceptions such as the Operation Mincemeat plan wherein the corpse of a Welsh pauper fitted with a uniform and false papers deceived the Nazi hierarchy about the location of the Western Allies' first landing in Europe, all constitute as real a part of World War II's kaleidoscopically varied history as battles and clear-cut policies.

    • The Controversial History of the Mysterious Network that Helped Nazis Escape Germany After World War II
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Colin Fluxman
    • Length: 1 hr and 26 mins
    • Release date: 21-12-16
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 2 ratings

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    • Little Phil: The Life and Career of General Philip Sheridan

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Scott Clem
    • Length: 1 hr and 58 mins
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    In the most popular narratives of the Civil War, Union Generals Ulysses S. Grant and William Tecumseh Sherman are celebrated as the Union’s most successful generals and men who revolutionized total warfare with the use of scorched earth tactics. Sherman’s March to the Sea continues to be one of the most famous campaigns of the war, and he is still widely reviled in the South because of it. Lost in this common narrative is the fact that Sherman’s March was preceded by a scorched-earth campaign that made Virginia howl, led by "Little Phil" Sheridan. The 5'5" Sheridan was one of the smallest and toughest fighters in the Union Army.

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    • The Ghosts of London

    • A Collection of Ghost Stories from the British Capital
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Colin Fluxman
    • Length: 1 hr and 15 mins
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    England is an ancient land steeped in history and tradition, filled with prehistoric ruins, majestic castles, and a countryside sculpted from millennia of human habitation. Thus, it is not surprising that many believe England is a land filled with ghosts. The Ghosts of London: A Collection of Ghost Stories from the British Capital offers a sampling of the many strange ghost stories and unexplained phenomena that make London such an intriguing place.

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    • Ralph Waldo Emerson & Henry David Thoreau: Preaching and Practicing Transcendentalism

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Punch Audio, Alex Hyde-White
    • Length: 3 hrs and 28 mins
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    In the mid-19th century, Romantic literature was still in full bloom across the West, but some American authors began producing literature that, while still Romantic, was unique enough to be considered a different genre. This new genre, Transcendentalism, focused on the spirituality of the self and nature, not rejecting religion outright but concentrating on pragmatism and the importance of individuals as the spiritual center of the cosmos.

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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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    • the narrator is just a little too fast

    • By Amazon Customer on 11-10-18

    Regular price: £6.79

    • The Bermuda Triangle

    • The History and Mysteries of the Devil's Triangle
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Jim D Johnston
    • Length: 1 hr and 18 mins
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    Most scientists believe that mankind was originally spawned in the salty waters of the seas, and that over millennia creatures managed to evolve into today's primates. If this is so, the oceans have made it abundantly clear that have no desire to take their offspring safely back; from the time of the earliest sailing ships, there have been countless accidents and tragedies where numerous lives were quickly lost.

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    • Frank Lloyd Wright

    • The Life and Buildings of America's Most Famous Architect
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Kenneth Ray
    • Length: 1 hr and 23 mins
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    Perhaps America's most innovative and prolific architect, the works of Frank Lloyd Wright are almost too vast and diverse to list. Recognized for designing unique churches and distinctive commercial buildings, and admired for his geometric style house designs, Wright has been widely imitated, and his work continues to influence architecture not only in the United States but around the world.

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    • Ancient Sicily

    • The History and Legacy of the Mediterranean's Largest Island in Antiquity
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Mark Norman
    • Length: 2 hrs and 3 mins
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    It is hard to find an island on the map more central than Sicily. Located at the crossroads between Europe and Africa, and between the eastern and western Mediterranean, Sicily has rarely been governed as an independent, unified state. Nonetheless, the island has always occupied a front-row seat to some of the most important events in history.

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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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • One missed detail but overall very good

    • By Saeed Alhakeem on 28-03-19

    Regular price: £6.59

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