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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 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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    • The Life and Legacy of Salvador Dali

    • History's Greatest Artists
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Kenneth Ray
    • Length: 1 hr and 23 mins
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    In his review of Salvador Dali's first autobiography, George Orwell declared that "One ought to be able to hold in one's head simultaneously the two facts that Dali is a good draughtsman and a disgusting human being." Whether or not one agrees with the famous author's assessment, Orwell captures the polarizing nature of Salvador Dali, and the extent to which his undeniable technical virtuosity often brushed against his penchant for provoking his audiences (not to mention provoking long-entrenched standards of "proper" taste).

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    • American Legends: The Life of Laura Ingalls Wilder

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Scott Clem
    • Length: 43 mins
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    "A long time ago, when all the grandfathers and grandmothers of today were little boys and little girls or very small babies, or perhaps not even born, Pa and Ma and Mary and Laura and Baby Carrie left their little house in the Big Woods of Wisconsin." So begins the first of a series of primarily autobiographical books for children that would give 20th century America a look at what it was like when the country was still young and the West was a largely empty, untamed wilderness.

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    • The Opium Wars

    • The History and Legacy of the 19th Century Conflicts Between Britain and China
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Bill Hare
    • Length: 1 hr and 24 mins
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    The 19th century saw the rise of one of the largest, most powerful empires of the modern era. The sun never set on the British Empire, whose holdings spanned the globe, in one form or another, and trade flowed east and west. An integral but underutilized part of a vast trade network included China. The Opium Wars: The History and Legacy of the 19th Century Conflicts Between Britain and China examines the way in which trade, colonialism, and illegal drug use culminated with one of the 19th century’s most controversial fights. 

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    • Medieval Russia: The History and Legacy of the Groups That Developed the Russian State in the Middle Ages

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Tracey Norman
    • Length: 1 hr and 32 mins
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    The formation of the state is a natural stage in the development of society. This is a very lengthy process, so any event that marks the transition to the state forms of life is very conditional. Primitive society could exist, guided by two basic principles that regulated social life: custom (tradition) and the right of the strong. Centuries-old traditions were rarely challenged, so there was no need for some special mechanisms to ensure their compliance. However, as primitive society gradually changed, the relations between the congeners became more and more diverse. 

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    • The Legendary Kings of Babylon: Hammurabi and Nebuchadnezzar II

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Nate Daniels
    • Length: 2 hrs and 18 mins
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    The Babylonians were one of the earliest of history's great ancient civilizations, and the most famous Babylonian of them all was Hammurabi, who came to the throne as the first king of the Babylonian empire around the beginning of the 18th century B.C. Hammurabi had a long and fruitful reign that saw him consolidate most of Mesopotamia under his control, but he's best known today for Hammurabi's Code, one of the earliest known code of laws in human history.

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    • Chichen Itza

    • The History and Mystery of the Mayan's Most Famous City
    • By: Jesse Harasta, Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Doug Miller
    • Length: 1 hr and 3 mins
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    Chichen Itza was inhabited for hundreds of years and was a very influential center in the later years of Maya civilization. At its height, Chichen Itza may have had over 30,000 inhabitants, and with a spectacular pyramid, enormous ball court, observatory and several temples, the builders of this city exceeded even those at Uxmal in developing the use of columns and exterior relief decoration. Of particular interest at Chichen Itza is the sacred cenote, a sinkhole was a focus for Maya rituals around water.

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    • Native American Tribes: The History and Culture of the Pawnee

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: James Weippert
    • Length: 1 hr and 7 mins
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    From the Trail of Tears to Wounded Knee and Little Bighorn, the narrative of American history is incomplete without the inclusion of the Native Americans that lived on the continent before European settlers arrived in the 16th and 17th centuries. Since the first contact between natives and settlers, tribes like the Sioux, Cherokee, and Navajo have both fascinated and perplexed outsiders with their history, language, and culture.

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    • British Legends: The Life and Legacy of Laurence Olivier

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Michael Gilboe
    • Length: 1 hr and 11 mins
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    Of all the great actors of the 20th century, none personifies acting royalty more than Laurence Olivier. Some of this is simply due to the fact that he was actually knighted in 1947, along with a lengthy list of other honors. Of course in addition to the literal sense of the term, there is undeniably a manner in which Olivier qualifies as acting royalty. It is not for nothing that Spencer Tracy once referred to Olivier as "the greatest actor in the English-speaking world".

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    • Wahabbism

    • The History of the Conservative Islamic Religious Movement in Saudi Arabia
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Bill Hare
    • Length: 1 hr and 53 mins
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    Wahhabism is the most common form of politicized fundamentalist Islam, now most associated with the Islamic State and Al Qaeda and the official religion of Saudi Arabia and Qatar. It is widespread throughout the Islamic world, especially in Pakistan and Afghanistan (where it was the official religion of the Taliban). Together, the Saudi and al-Wahhab families formed a potent alliance, with the Saudis gaining an ideological backing for their small state and the Wahhabis gaining a powerful and increasingly wealthy patron.

    • The History of the Conservative Islamic Religious Movement in Saudi Arabia
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Bill Hare
    • Length: 1 hr and 53 mins
    • Release date: 14-02-18
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    • The History of Iran from Ancient Persia to the Ayatollahs

    • By: M Clement Hall, Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Tracey Norman
    • Length: 4 hrs and 39 mins
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    How did Iran get to where it is today, at the forefront of global affairs? The history of Iran and the theme of Persian conflict with the West stretches back thousands of years, and it is a unique history of empire, culture, art, pride, and religious nationalism. The History of Iran from Ancient Persia to the Ayatollahs comprehensively and descriptively covers this history, progressing through a timeline dating back to antiquity and examining all of the different religious, political, foreign, and military issues that affect Iran and are affected by Iran today.

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    • The Gallic Wars

    • The Campaigns That Made Julius Caesar a Roman Legend
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Michael Gilboe
    • Length: 1 hr and 27 mins
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    The Gallic Wars, the series of campaigns waged by Julius Caesar on behalf of the Roman Senate between 58-50 BC, were among the defining conflicts of the Roman era. Not only was the expansion of the Republic's domains unprecedented (especially when considering it was undertaken under the auspices of a single general), it had a profound cultural impact on Rome itself as well.

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    • By Amazon Customer on 06-02-16

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    • Legends of the Ancient World: The Life and Legacy of Attila the Hun

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Michael Gilboe
    • Length: 1 hr and 18 mins
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    Attila, Emperor of the Hunnic Empire and thus most commonly known as Attila the Hun, is an idiosyncratic figure who has become more myth than man, not least because much of his life is shrouded in mystery. Perhaps the most famous "barbarian" in history, Attila was the lord of a vast empire spanning two continents, but he is best remembered for what he did not conquer.

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    • Fidel Castro and Che Guevara: The Legends of the Cuban Revolution

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Colin Fluxman
    • Length: 2 hrs and 40 mins
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    Fidel Castro is one of the most influential and controversial men of the last 50 years, equally revered and reviled by people across the globe. To the West, Castro has long been one of the prominent faces of Communism, and the main reason Cuba has been ostracized by many liberal democracies, particularly the United States. On the other hand, Castro has been admired by those who despised capitalism, and despite the fact the political platform Castro advocated has been almost universally repudiated and only maintains a weak hold even in Cuba.

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    • William Wallace: The Life and Legacy of the Scottish Freedom Fighter

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Roger Wood
    • Length: 1 hr and 6 mins
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    William Wallace is one of the most famous freedom fighters in history. Over 700 years after his death he is still remembered as Scotland's beloved hero. But while the movie Braveheart helped make him a household name, and he is commemorated across Scotland as a natural leader and a loyal son of his homeland, he is also "the most mysterious of the leaders of the Scottish resistance to Edward I".

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    • Brave Bard

    • By Amazon Customer on 26-03-18

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    • The Samurai: The History and Legacy of Japan’s Military Elite

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Jim D. Johnston
    • Length: 1 hr and 20 mins
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    The samurai are among the most iconic warriors in history. The fighting elite of feudal Japan, they have played a dominant role in the country's life for over 1,000 years. The Samurai: The History and Legacy of Japan’s Military Elite looks at who the samurai were, how they fought, and the historical wars in which they played a leading part. You will learn about the samurai like never before.

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    • Queen Victoria’s Army

    • The History of the British Army During the Victorian Era
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Colin Fluxman
    • Length: 1 hr and 35 mins
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    Queen Victoria’s Army: The History of the British Army During the Victorian Era examines the history of the British army in the late 19th century. You will learn about the British army during the Victorian Era like never before.  

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    • The Ancient Israelites and Egypt

    • The History of the Egyptian Enslavement of the Jews, the Exodus, and Relations With Israel
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Ken Teutsch
    • Length: 1 hr and 45 mins
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    The story of the ancient Israelites in Egypt is one of the most famous stories in the world, and one of the most contentious from a historical standpoint. Today, most people know about the relationship between the ancient Israelites and the Egyptians from the Old Testament book of Exodus, and the numerous feature films that often depict the dealings between the two peoples in contentious ways.

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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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