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Experience our world: as it was, as it is, as it might become with these audiobooks about history, the arts, culture, education, and politics. Don't miss Jared Diamond's Guns, Germs, and Steel, or Fresh Air with Terry Gross: Writers, or Gwen Ifill's The Breakthrough.

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Himalaya

by Ed Douglas, read by James Cameron Stewart

F O R T H C O M I N G ! Available July

A magisterial history of the Himalaya: an epic story of peoples, cultures, and adventures among the world's highest mountains. Learn More
Permanent Damage

by Mercy Fontenot, Lyndsey Parker; read by Natasha Soudek

F O R T H C O M I N G ! Available July

Mercy Fontenot was a Zelig who grew up in the San Francisco Haight-Ashbury scene, where she crossed paths with Charles Manson, went to the first Acid Test, and was friends with Jimi Hendrix (she was later in his movie Rainbow Bridge). Written just prior to her death in 2020, Permanent Damage shows us the world of the 1960s and 1970s music scene through Mercy's eyes. Learn More
Politics in the European Union, Fifth Edition

by Ian Bache, Simon Bulmer, Charlotte Burns, Stephen George, Owen Parker; read by Bruce Mann

F O R T H C O M I N G ! Available July

Politics in the European Union is an accessible and comprehensive introduction to the EU. Unique in its in-depth coverage of the history of the EU, the book explores a wide range of topics, including institutions and policies, making it a complete guide to understanding the complex nature of the EU. Learn More
Free Speech for Patriots

by Ian Rosenberg; read by Chloe Cannon

F O R T H C O M I N G ! Available June 2021

Coming soon . . . Learn More
Black Noir

by Otto Penzler; read by Joniece Abbott-Pratt, Sean Crisden

F O R T H C O M I N G ! Available June

Some of the best-known and most influential pieces of crime fiction have been from African American writers. Be it Walter Mosley's great detective Easy Rawlins, or the mean streets of Harlem at the hands of Chester Himes, the stories and characters in this anthology have shaped the mystery genre with their own unique viewpoints and styles. Learn More
Until Justice Be Done

by Kate Masur; read by Allyson Johnson

F O R T H C O M I N G ! Available June

A groundbreaking history of the movement for equal rights that courageously battled racist laws and institutions, north and south, in the decades before the Civil War. Learn More
Nuclear Folly

by Serhii Plokhy; read by Keith Sellon-Wright

F O R T H C O M I N G ! Available June

A harrowing account of the Cuban missile crisis and how the US and USSR came to the brink of nuclear apocalypse. Learn More
Introduction to Politics 4th Edition

by Robert Garner, Peter Ferdinand, Stephanie Lawson; read by Corrie James

F O R T H C O M I N G ! Available June

Combining theory, comparative politics, and international relations, Introduction to Politics, Fourth Edition provides the most comprehensive introduction to the subject for first year undergraduate students, with the most global perspective. Learn More
The Beatles 100

by John Borack; read by Keith Sellon-Wright

F O R T H C O M I N G ! Available June

In 100 brief chapters, John M. Borack discusses and ranks the greatest moments in Beatles history. A love letter to the greatest rock band of all time, The Beatles 100 is a book for Beatles buffs and casual fans alike. Learn More
Go Further

edited by Paul Myers, S. W. Lauden; read by Keith Sellon-Wright, Christina Delaine

F O R T H C O M I N G ! Available June

From its heyday in the '70s and '80s to its resurgence in the '90s and '00s, Power Pop has meant many things to many people. In Go Further, a new crop of writers go deep on what certain Power Pop bands and songs mean and have meant to them. Learn More
Father James Page

by Larry Eugene; read by Terrence Kidd

F O R T H C O M I N G ! Available June

This first-of-its-kind biography tells the story of Rev. James Page, who rose from slavery in the nineteenth century to become a religious and political leader among African Americans as well as an international spokesperson for the cause of racial equality. Learn More
Collateral Damage

by Mark Shaw, read by Phil Thron

F O R T H C O M I N G ! Available June

In a breakthrough book that is sure to be relevant for years to come, bestselling author (The Reporter Who Knew Too Much) and distinguished historian Mark Shaw investigates the connection between the mysterious deaths of motion picture screen siren Marilyn Monroe, President John F. Kennedy, and What's My Line? TV star and crack investigative reporter Dorothy Kilgallen. Learn More
Elizabeth and Monty

by Charles Casillo; read by Paul Heitsch

F O R T H C O M I N G ! Available May

Violet-eyed siren Elizabeth Taylor and classically handsome Montgomery Clift were the most gorgeous screen couple of their time. Over two decades of friendship they made, separately and together, some of the era's defining movies. Yet the relationship between these two figures has never truly been explored until now. Learn More
Menopause Manifesto

by Dr. Jen Gunter; read by Jen Gunter MD

F O R T H C O M I N G ! Available May

In The Menopause Manifesto, Dr. Jen Gunter brings you empowerment through knowledge by countering stubborn myths and misunderstandings about menopause with hard facts, real science, fascinating historical perspective, and expert advice. Learn More
After the End of History

by Francis Fukuyama, Mathilde Fasting; read by David Shih

F O R T H C O M I N G ! Available May

A series of in-depth interviews between Francis Fukuyama and editor Mathilde Fasting, After the End of History offers a wide-ranging analysis of liberal democracy today. Drawing on Fukuyama's work on identity, biotechnology, and political order, the book provides essential insight into the rise of authoritarianism and the greatest threats faced by democracy in our present world. Learn More
Love Lives

by Carol Dyhouse; read by Rachael Beresford

F O R T H C O M I N G ! Available May

The story of how women's lives, loves, and dreams have been reshaped since 1950, the year of Walt Disney's Cinderella and a time when teenage girls dreamed of marriage, Mr. Right, and happy endings. Learn More
Crackup

by Samuel L. Popkin; read by John Pruden

F O R T H C O M I N G ! Available May

A consistently surprising analysis of how and why the Republican Party imploded in the last decade, setting the stage for the rise of Trump and extremist candidates more generally. Learn More
The Gun, the Ship, and the Pen

by Linda Colley; read by Susan Ericksen

F O R T H C O M I N G ! Available May

Vivid and magisterial, The Gun, the Ship, and the Pen reconfigures the rise of a modern world through the advent and spread of written constitutions. Learn More
Out of the Shadows

by Emily Midorikawa

F O R T H C O M I N G ! Available May

Queen Victoria's reign was an era of breathtaking social change, but it did little to create a platform for women to express themselves. But not so within the social sphere of the séance—a mysterious, lamp-lit world on both sides of the Atlantic, in which women who craved a public voice could hold their own. Learn More
The Enemy Within

by David Horowitz; read by Rick Adamson

F O R T H C O M I N G ! Available May

In The Enemy Within, David Horowitz argues that America's fundamental principles are under attack by the progressive left. Learn More
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