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NPR American Chronicles: The Civil War

NPR; hosted by Neal Conan

An Audie® Award Finalist
An AudioFile Best Audiobooks of the Year Selection

A new series from NPR launches with a collection of stories on the Civil War. Learn More
Turning the Tide

Ed Offley; read by James Adams

A rousing military history of the winning of the second Battle of the Atlantic in World War II, when German U-Boats terrorized American coastal waters from Newfoundland to the Caribbean, nearly severing the lifeline between the US and Britain and costing the Allies the war in Europe. Learn More
Haiti After the Earthquake

Paul Farmer and colleagues; read by Meryl Streep and an ensemble cast

An AudioFile Best Audiobooks of the Year Selection and Earphones Award Winner!

A vivid first-hand account of an epic catastrophe—and a powerful call to action—from a celebrated physician famous for his work in Haiti. Learn More
NPR American Chronicles: World War II

NPR; hosted by Neal Conan

Released in time for the 70th anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor, nearly 30 stories from NPR reflect on the deadliest war in human history. Learn More
Lions of the West

Robert Morgan; read by David Drummond

America’s Manifest Destiny—as envisioned by Thomas Jefferson and nine other Americans—comes to life in bestselling historian and biographer Robert Morgan’s skilled hands. Learn More
NPR American Chronicles: Civil Rights

NPR; hosted by Michele Norris

A Booklist Editors' Choice Selection

For the 50th anniversary of the Freedom Riders, NPR looks back at defining moments in the Civil Rights movement and ordinary people who worked for change. Learn More
A Slave in the White House

Elizabeth Dowling Taylor; foreword by Annette Gordon Reed; read by Judith West and Kevin Kenerly

A New York Times Bestseller!
Sound Commentary Best Audiobooks of the Year Pick

The inspiring story of Paul Jennings, a slave in President James Madison’s household, and his long struggle for freedom. 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
A Wicked War

Amy S. Greenberg; read by Caroline Shaffer

The story of the Mexican-American war—one of the most controversial events in nineteenth-century American history—and of how it divided the country and profoundly impacted the political lives of James Polk, Henry Clay, and Abraham Lincoln. Learn More
NPR American Chronicles: The Vietnam War

NPR; hosted by Audie Cornish

The first-ever collection of stories from NPR explores the Vietnam War from the perspective of both ordinary people affected by the conflict and high-ranking policy makers and military officials. Learn More
Bringing Mulligan Home

Dale Maharidge; read by Pete Larkin

A son’s quest to find the members of his father’s Marine company leads to a deeper understanding of the devastating Pacific battles of WWII—and the haunted men who came home from them. Learn More
Kill Anything That Moves

Nick Turse; read by Don Lee

A New York Times Bestseller!
AudioFile Editors’ Pick

Supported by classified documents and first-person interviews, this reexamination of American actions against Vietnamese civilians during the war suggests a dark, pervasive policy that belies the “isolated incidents” narrative used to explain away the most notorious of the atrocities. Learn More
Detroit

Charlie LeDuff; read by Eric Martin

A New York Times Bestseller!
AudioFile Editors’ Pick
A Library Journal Best Audiobooks of the Year Selection
Huffington Post Best of Year Pick

An explosive exposé of Detroit, icon of America’s lost prosperity, from Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Charlie LeDuff. Learn More
Junius and Albert's Adventures in the Confederacy

Peter Carlson; read by Danny Campbell

The thrilling true story of a pair of reporters swept up in the Civil War, captured, and thrown into jail, and their attempt to escape and return home to file their own extraordinary story. Learn More
The Esperanza Fire

John N. Maclean; read by Pete Larkin

A riveting, you-are-there account of the tightly-knit forest service engine crew that perished battling “the perfect storm of wildland fires,” which led to the first-ever conviction of a wildland arsonist for first degree murder. Learn More
History Decoded

Brad Meltzer with Keith Ferrell; read by Scott Brick

Brad Meltzer, a born storyteller, counts down the world’s most intriguing unsolved mysteries. Learn More
47 Ronin

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

AudioFile Editors' Pick

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
Mandela: An Audio History

Radio Diaries; hosted by Desmond Tutu; commentary by Nelson Mandela; foreword by Joe Richman

Audie® Award Winner: Audiobook of the Year!

The award-winning radio series documenting the struggle against apartheid through intimate first-person accounts of Nelson Mandela himself as well as those who fought alongside him and against him. Learn More
NPR American Chronicles: World War I

NPR; hosted by Rachel Martin

NPR marks the 100th anniversary of the Great War with firsthand accounts from veterans, insightful commentary from leading historians, and detailed stories about battles, battlefields, and the legacy of the world’s first global military conflict. Learn More
The Zhivago Affair

Peter Finn and Petra Couve; read by Simon Vance

The dramatic, never-before-told story of how a forbidden book in the Soviet Union became a secret CIA weapon in the ideological battle between East and West. Learn More
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