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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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The Exorcist Legacy

by Nat Segaloff; read by Joe Hempel

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

Since 1973, The Exorcist and its progeny have scared and inspired half a century of filmgoers. Now, on the fiftieth anniversary of the original movie release, this is the definitive, fascinating story of the scariest movie ever made and its lasting impact as one of the most shocking, influential, and successful adventures in the history of film. Written by Nat Segaloff, an original publicist for the movie and the acclaimed biographer of its director, with a foreword from John Russo, author and cowriter of the seminal horror film Night of the Living Dead. Learn More
Spying on the Reich

by Roger Howard; read by Julian Elfer

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

Drawing on a wide range of previously unpublished British, French, German, Danish, and Czech archival sources, Spying on the Reich tells the story of Germany and its rearmament in the 1920s and 1930s; its relations with foreign governments and their intelligence services; and the relations and rivalries between Western governments, seen through the prism of the cooperation, or lack of it, between their spy agencies. Learn More
Cold Peace

by Michael W. Doyle; read by Paul Heitsch

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

An urgent examination of the world barreling toward a new Cold War. Learn More
Into the Amazon

by Larry Rohter; read by Gary Tiedemann

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

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Cosmogenesis

by Brian Thomas Swimme; read by Brian Thomas Swimme

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

From the host and cocreator of PBS's Journey of the Universe, a fresh look at how the rich collision between science and spirituality has influenced contemporary consciousness. Learn More
How Data Happened

by Chris Wiggins and Matthew L. Jones; read by Eric Jason Martin

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

A sweeping history of data and its technical, political, and ethical impact on our world. Learn More
Personality Disorders

by Allan V. Horwitz; read by Jonathan Yen

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

The fascinating and controversial history of personality disorders. Learn More
The Arc of a Covenant

by Walter Russell Mead; read by Josh Bloomberg

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

From the acclaimed author of God and Gold and Special Providence, a groundbreaking new work that overturns the conventional understanding of the Israeli-American relationship. Learn More
Righteous Rebels, Revised Edition

by Patrick Range McDonald; read by Paul Boehmer

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

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Confronting Saddam Hussein

by Melvyn P. Leffler; read by Christopher P. Brown

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

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Looking for the Hidden Folk

by Nancy Marie Brown; read by Ann Richardson

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

In exploring how Icelanders interact with nature—and their idea that elves live among us—Nancy Marie Brown shows us how altering our perceptions of the environment can be a crucial first step toward saving it. Learn More
Housewife Assassin

by Geri Spieler; read by Rosemary Benson

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

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The Tribe

by Carlos Manuel Álvarez; read by Gary Tiedemann

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

Teeming with life and compulsively listenable, the pieces gathered together in The Tribe aggregate into an extraordinary mosaic of Cuba today. Carlos Manuel Álvarez, one of the most exciting young writers in Latin America, employs the crónica form to illuminate a particularly turbulent period in Cuban history, from the reestablishment of diplomatic relations with the US, to the death of Fidel Castro, to the convulsions of the San Isidro Movement. Learn More
The Gospel of J. Edgar Hoover

by Lerone A. Martin; read by Langston Darby

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

The shocking untold story of how the FBI partnered with white evangelicals to champion a vision of America as a white Christian nation. Learn More
Your Consent Is Not Required

by Rob Wipond; read by Jonathan Todd Ross

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

In the first work of investigative journalism in decades to give a comprehensive view into contemporary psychiatric incarceration and forced interventions, Your Consent Is Not Required exposes how rising numbers of people from many walks of life are being subjected against their will to surveillance, indefinite detention, and powerful tranquilizing drugs, restraints, seclusion, and electroshock. Learn More
The Kingdom of Rye

by Darra Goldstein; read by Suzanne Toren

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

Celebrated food scholar Darra Goldstein takes listeners on a vivid tour of history and culture through Russian cuisine. Learn More
KGB Man

by Cecil Kuhne; read by Mike Chamberlain

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

A thin, balding, and reclusive middle-aged Russian by the name of Rudolf Ivanovich Abel was one of the Soviet Union's most renowned spies during the Cold War of the 1950s . . . . until his cover was blown by an incompetent colleague who wanted to defect to the United States. This is the full account of Abel's espionage work, his dramatic apprehension, his eventual conviction and its affirmation by the United States Supreme Court, and finally, his surprising release back to Russia. Learn More
The White Mosque

by Sofia Samatar; read by Sofia Samatar

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

A historical tapestry of border-crossing travelers, of students, wanderers, martyrs and invaders, The White Mosque is a memoiristic, prismatic record of a journey through Uzbekistan and of the strange shifts, encounters, and accidents that combine to create an identity. Learn More
The View from My Foxhole

by William Swanson; read by Michael Butler Murray

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

The View from My Foxhole tells William Swanson's story of fighting in Bougainville, Guam, and Iwo Jima. Learn More
The Once and Future Sex

by Eleanor Janega; read by Samara Naeymi

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

A vibrant and illuminating exploration of medieval thinking on women's beauty, sexuality, and behavior. Learn More
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