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1931

by Tobias Straumann; read by Nigel Patterson

Germany's financial collapse in the summer of 1931 was one of the biggest economic catastrophes of modern history. It led to a global panic, brought down the international monetary system, and turned a worldwide recession into a prolonged depression. In 1931, Tobias Straumann reveals the story of the fatal crisis, demonstrating how a debt trap contributed to the rapid financial and political collapse of a European country, and to the rise of the Nazi Party. Learn More
1939

by Frederick Taylor; read by Chris MacDonnell

A bestselling historian's chronicle of the dramatic months from the Munich Agreement to Hitler's invasion of Poland and the beginning of World War II. Learn More
38 Nooses

by Scot W. Berg; read by Paul Heitsch

Scott W. Berg recounts an overlooked but seminal moment in American history. Learn More
47 Ronin

John Allyn; foreword by Stephen Turnbull; read by David Shih

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For those looking for the real story behind the fictionalized movie account of the 47 Ronin story, this is the definitive, fascinating account of this unforgettable tale of a band of samurai who defied the Emperor to avenge the disgrace and death of their master, and faced certain death as a result. It led to one of the bloodiest episodes in Japanese history, and in the process, created a new set of heroes in Japan. Learn More
The Abolitionist and the Spy

by Ken Lizzio; read by Paul Boehmer

The abolitionist legacies of Orville Brown and his son, Spencer, live on in this historic and daring nineteenth-century account. Learn More
The Abolitionist's Daughter

by Diane C. McPhail; read by Kirsten Potter

In her sweeping debut, Diane C. McPhail offers a powerful, profoundly emotional novel that explores a little-known aspect of Civil War history—Southern Abolitionists—and the timeless struggle to do right even amidst bitter conflict. Learn More
Abuse of Power

by Fred V. Lucas; read by John McLain

Abuse of Power: Inside The Three-Year Campaign to Impeach Donald Trump exposes: how Elizabeth Warren tried to set an impeachment trap for Trump even before the inauguration; why the depths of the Biden family's international conflict of interests are worthy of a federal investigation; why Nancy Pelosi caved to The Squad to remain leadership; and more. Learn More
The Accident of Color

by Daniel Brook; read by David Sadzin

A technicolor history of the first civil rights movement and its collapse into black and white. Learn More
The Accusation

by Edward Berenson; read by Paul Boehmer

A chilling investigation of America's only alleged case of blood libel, and what it reveals about antisemitism in the United States and Europe.
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Adams: An American Dynasty

by Francis Russell; read by Patrick Lawlor

Here is the compelling and impressive story of the Adams dynasty. Learn More
The Age of Anxiety

Haynes Johnson; read by Kristoffer Tabori

Pulitzer-Prize winner Haynes Johnson boldly revisits the anti-communist hysteria of the McCarthy era to examine parallels today in this new age of terror and threat with a mix of narrative history, political commentary, and contemporary reporting. Learn More
The Age of Caesar

by Plutarch, translated by Pamela Mensch and James Romm; read by Michael Page

A brilliant new translation of five of history’s greatest lives from Plutarch, the inventor of biography. Learn More
The Age of Walls

by Tim Marshall; read by Nigel Patterson

Tim Marshall, the New York Times bestselling author of Prisoners of Geography, analyzes the most urgent and tenacious topics in global politics and international relations by examining the borders, walls, and boundaries that divide countries and their populations. Learn More
Alaric the Goth

by Douglas Boin; read by Chris MacDonnell

Combining vivid storytelling and historical analysis, Douglas Boin reveals the Goths' complex and fascinating legacy in shaping our world. Learn More
The Aleppo Codex

Matti Friedman; read by Simon Vance

Booklist’s Top 10 Religion and Spirituality Books

The intriguing story of the quest to recover the missing pages from one of the world’s most important holy texts: the 1,000-year-old Hebrew Bible known as Aleppo Codex. Learn More
Alexander Graham Bell

by Edwin S. Grosvenor and Morgan Wesson; read by Donald Corren

Here, Edwin Grosvenor, American Heritage's publisher and Alexander Graham Bell's great-grandson, tells the dramatic story of the race to invent the telephone and how Bell's patent for it would become the most valuable ever issued. Learn More
All They Will Call You

by Tim Z. Hernandez; read by Tim Z. Hernandez

Combining years of painstaking investigative research and masterful storytelling, award-winning author Tim Z. Hernandez weaves a captivating narrative from testimony, historical records, and eyewitness accounts, reconstructing the incident and the lives behind Woody Guthrie's legendary song "Deportee." Learn More
All This Marvelous Potential

by Matthew Algeo; read by David Colacci

All This Marvelous Potential retraces Robert F. Kennedy's 1967–68 tour of eastern Kentucky and provides a new portrait of the politician—a politician of uncommon courage who was unafraid to shine a light on our shortcomings. Learn More
All Up

by J.W. Rinzler; read by Paul Woodson


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Bestselling Star Wars author and former Lucasfilm creative executive J. W. Rinzler combines actual and speculative history in a sweeping re-creation of the dramatic race to develop rockets, dominate the skies over Earth, and explore our Solar System—an epic that rages through World War II and culminates with the Apollo 11 mission to the Moon. Learn More
The Alps

by Stephen O'Shea; read by Robert Fass

A thrilling blend of contemporary travelogue and historical narrative about the Alps from "a graceful and passionate writer" (Washington Post). Learn More
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