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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.

    Regular price: £18.29

    • 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
    • Unabridged
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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 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
    • Unabridged
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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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • the narrator is just a little too fast

    • By Amazon Customer on 11-10-18

    Regular price: £6.79

    • 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.

    Regular price: £6.59

    • The Gulf War: The History and Legacy of Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Colin Fluxman
    • Length: 1 hr and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
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    It was one of the 20th century’s most decisive wars, but also one of its most influential. In the wake of Saddam Hussein’s invasion of Kuwait, America led a coalition of dozens of nations that repelled the Iraqi attack and smashed Iraqi forces, much of which was captured on live television as global networks broadcast the images back home.

    Regular price: £6.39

    • 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.

    Regular price: £6.79

    • Vladimir Putin: The Controversial Life of Russia's President

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Daniel F Purcell
    • Length: 1 hr and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Despite serving as the president of Russia from 2000 to 2008 following Boris Yeltsin's regime, and again since the spring of 2012, remarkably little is known of enigmatic former KGB spy Vladimir Putin other than the most mainstream life statistics and some minimally revealing fragments of memoirs and anecdotal observations.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
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    • By Mrs. C. Mansfield on 13-04-17

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    • Robert the Bruce and the Wars of Scottish Independence

    • The History of the Famous King of Scots' Rise to Power
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Jack Chekijian
    • Length: 1 hr and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Though it's often forgotten today, Robert the Bruce was a bit shiftier, if only out of necessity. Robert the Bruce has become a figure of Scottish national legend, renowned as the man who threw off the shackles of English oppression. Prior to 1306, this Anglo-Scottish nobleman did little to cover himself in glory or to earn a reputation as a hero of the national cause. A member of one of Scotland's leading noble families, Bruce inherited his grandfather's claim to the right to be king of the Scots.

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    • Another oh dear.

    • By Kev W. on 06-08-18

    Regular price: £6.59

    • Kristallnacht

    • The History and Legacy of Nazi Germany's Most Notorious Pogrom
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Dan Gallagher
    • Length: 1 hr and 19 mins
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    On the night of November 9, 1938, an organized show of force against Jewish businesses and private homes occurred throughout German cities and recently annexed territories in Austria and the Sudetenland. This night would mark a turning point in the lives of not only Jews but all people of the time, marking a clear new path of violence, destruction, and persecution for Jews throughout Europe in the years to follow.

    Regular price: £6.39

    • The Yakuza

    • The History of the Notorious Japanese Crime Organization
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Scott Clem
    • Length: 1 hr and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Since the beginning of civilization, crime and injustice has existed. At the same time, gangs in all shapes and sizes have been around, from rebels, dissidents, and rogue soldiers to the average circle of miscreants loitering in alleys and behind convenience stores. In Japan, a gang of a different breed would arise - one underscored by honor, respect, family, and a code of ethics. They are the Yakuza. The Yakuza claim to be the Robin Hoods of the Far East. While they may lean towards the other side of the law, justice is all they truly aim for.

    Regular price: £6.59

    • The Unification of Germany: The History and Legacy of the German Empire’s Establishment

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Dan Gallagher
    • Length: 1 hr and 41 mins
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    The Unification of Germany: The History and Legacy of the German Empire’s Establishment looks at the life and work of Germany’s most famous politician and how Germany was unified. You will learn about German unification like never before. 

    Regular price: £6.39

    • The Battle of Kursk

    • The History and Legacy of the Biggest Tank Battle of World War II
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: David Zarbock
    • Length: 1 hr and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The vast expanses of southern Russia and the Ukraine provided the Eastern Front arena where the armies of Third Reich dictator Adolf Hitler and Soviet dictator Josef Stalin wrestled lethally for supremacy in 1943. Endless rolling plains - ideal "tank country" - vast forests, sprawling cities, and enormous tracts of agricultural land formed the environment over which millions of men and thousands of the era's most formidable military vehicles fought for their respective overlords and ideologies.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant

    • By Karl Knight on 06-09-17

    Regular price: £6.79

    • 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
    • Unabridged
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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.

    Regular price: £6.39

    • The Six Day War and the Yom Kippur War: The History of the Military Conflicts that Established Israel as a Superpower in the Middle East

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Ken Teutsch
    • Length: 3 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Despite losing the 1948 War, Arab nations throughout the Middle East had still refused to recognize Israel’s right to exist. After the Suez Crisis, Egyptian leader Gamal Abdel Nasser envisioned creating a unified Arab world, commonly referred to as pan-Arabism. Nasser was the consummate pan-Arab leader in the 1960s, positioning himself as the leader of the Arab world through increasing incitement against Israel with rhetoric. Israel found itself in possession of more land after 1948 than envisioned by the U.N. Partition Plan.

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    • By Sarita Carlos on 01-06-18

    Regular price: £13.79

    • The Siege of Jerusalem in 1099

    • The History and Legacy of the Climactic Battle of the First Crusade
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Jared Wekenman
    • Length: 1 hr and 56 mins
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    Of the many campaigns during the Middle Ages, few are as remarkable or seemingly impossible to win at the start as the First Crusade (1095-99), and the true crowning achievement of that crusade, which resulted in two centuries of Western European Christian states in the Middle East and the permanent firing of the European imagination, was the conquest of Jerusalem on July 15, 1099 after three weeks of siege.

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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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    • Good factual content

    • By Rajesh Bhalla on 20-09-17

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    • The Kingdom of Yugoslavia: The Turbulent History of the Country’s Formation and Occupation During World War I and World War II

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Colin Fluxman
    • Length: 1 hr and 43 mins
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    During his reign, Tito managed to quash the intense national feelings of the diverse groups making up the Yugoslavian population. Only upon his death did the fabric of the state tear asunder and age-old identities reassert themselves, bringing about a period of intense conflicts that produced a new equilibrium with ethnically based successor states that cracked up the state he once led. Without its charismatic dictator who transcended national rivalries and two superpowers interested in its stability, Yugoslavia collapsed within the space of a few short, bloody years in the 1990s.

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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
    • Unabridged
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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

    Regular price: £28.99

    • The Five Points

    • The History of New York City's Most Notorious Neighborhood
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Wendy Almeida
    • Length: 1 hr and 35 mins
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    Of all the great cities in the world, few personify their country like New York City. As America's largest city and best known immigration gateway into the country, the Big Apple represents the beauty, diversity and sheer strength of the United States, a global financial center that has enticed people chasing the "American Dream" for centuries.

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    • The Desert Rats: The History and Legacy of the British Army’s 7th Armoured Division during World War II

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Colin Fluxman
    • Length: 1 hr and 34 mins
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    The fighting in North Africa during World War II is commonly overlooked, aside from the famous battle at El Alamein that pitted the British under General Bernard Montgomery against the legendary 'Desert Fox', Erwin Rommel. But while the Second Battle of El Alamein would be the pivotal action in North Africa, the conflict in North Africa began all the way back in the summer of 1940 when Italian dictator Benito Mussolini declared Italy’s entrance into the war.

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