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    • The Spy and the Traitor

    • Written by: Ben MacIntyre
    • Narrated by: Ben Macintyre
    • Length: 14 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 60
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    On a warm July evening in 1985, a middle-aged man stood on the pavement of a busy avenue in the heart of Moscow, holding a plastic carrier bag. In his grey suit and tie, he looked like any other Soviet citizen. The bag alone was mildly conspicuous, printed with the red logo of Safeway, the British supermarket. The man was a spy. A senior KGB officer, for more than a decade he had supplied his British spymasters with a stream of priceless secrets from deep within the Soviet intelligence machine. No spy had done more to damage the KGB. The Safeway bag was a signal: to activate his escape plan to be smuggled out of Soviet Russia.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Absolutely amazing book

    • By Amazon Customer on 2018-10-11

    Price: CDN$ 32.79

    • Chernobyl

    • The History of a Nuclear Catastrophe
    • Written by: Serhii Plokhy
    • Narrated by: Ralph Lister
    • Length: 14 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
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    On the morning of April 26, 1986, Europe witnessed the worst nuclear disaster in history: the explosion of a reactor at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Soviet Ukraine. Dozens died of radiation poisoning, fallout contaminated half the continent, and thousands fell ill. In Chernobyl, Serhii Plokhy draws on new sources to tell the dramatic stories of the firefighters, scientists, and soldiers who heroically extinguished the nuclear inferno. He lays bare the flaws of the Soviet nuclear industry....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • great story

    • By Ryan Gravis on 2018-11-16
    • The History of a Nuclear Catastrophe
    • Written by: Serhii Plokhy
    • Narrated by: Ralph Lister
    • Length: 14 hrs and 52 mins
    • Release date: 2018-05-15
    • 5 out of 5 stars 3 ratings

    Price: CDN$ 37.53

    • The Socialist Manifesto

    • The Case for Radical Politics in an Era of Extreme Inequality
    • Written by: Bhaskar Sunkara
    • Narrated by: Benjamin Isaac
    • Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
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    From one of the most prominent voices on the American left, a galvanizing argument for why we need socialism in the US today. Bhaskar Sunkara explores socialism's history since the mid-1800s and presents a realistic vision for its future. Sunkara shows that socialism, though often seen primarily as an economic system, in fact offers the means to fight all forms of oppression, including racism and sexism. The ultimate goal is not Soviet-style planning, but to win rights to health care, education, and housing and to create new democratic institutions in workplaces and communities.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Book

    • By William Whitehead on 2019-05-22

    Price: CDN$ 37.16

    • Theodore Roosevelt for the Defense

    • The Courtroom Battle to Save His Legacy
    • Written by: Dan Abrams, David Fisher
    • Narrated by: Roger Wayne, Dan Abrams
    • Length: 12 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The instant New York Times best-selling authors of Lincoln’s Last Trial take listeners inside the courtroom to witness the epic 1915 case in which Theodore Roosevelt, weighing one last presidential run, defended his integrity and challenged the political system.  

    Price: CDN$ 35.73

    • Fascism

    • A Warning
    • Written by: Madeleine Albright
    • Narrated by: Madeleine Albright
    • Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51
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    At the end of the 1980s, when the Cold War ended, many, including former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, believed that democracy had triumphed politically once and for all. Yet nearly 30 years later, the direction of history no longer seems certain. A repressive and destructive force has begun to reemerge on the global stage - sweeping across Europe, parts of Asia, and the United States - that to Albright, looks very much like fascism.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • super monotone reading.

    • By AR on 2018-07-09

    Price: CDN$ 40.04

    • John Adams

    • Written by: David McCullough
    • Narrated by: Nelson Runger
    • Length: 29 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 10
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    McCullough's John Adams has the sweep and vitality of a great novel. This is history on a grand scale, an audiobook about politics, war, and social issues, but also about human nature, love, religious faith, virtue, ambition, friendship, and betrayal, and the far-reaching consequences of noble ideas. Above all, it is an enthralling, often surprising story of one of the most important and fascinating Americans who ever lived.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • My Favorite Book!

    • By William Heaven on 2018-09-19

    Price: CDN$ 88.91

    • Living the French Revolution and the Age of Napoleon

    • Written by: Suzanne M. Desan, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Suzanne M. Desan
    • Length: 24 hrs and 47 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
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    The 25 years between the onset of the French Revolution in 1789 and the Bourbon Restoration after Napoleon in 1814 is an astonishing period in world history. This era shook the foundations of the old world and marked a permanent shift for politics, religion, and society - not just for France, but for all of Europe. An account of the events alone reads like something out of a thrilling novel.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fascinating!

    • By Emma on 2018-07-28

    Price: CDN$ 71.17

    • The Square and the Tower

    • Networks and Power, from the Freemasons to Facebook
    • Written by: Niall Ferguson
    • Narrated by: Elliot Hill
    • Length: 17 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 38
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
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    Most history is hierarchical: it's about emperors, presidents, prime ministers, and field marshals. It's about states, armies, and corporations. It's about orders from on high. Even history "from below" is often about trade unions and workers' parties. But what if that's simply because hierarchical institutions create the archives that historians rely on? What if we are missing the informal, less well documented social networks that are the true sources of power and drivers of change?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An amazing read

    • By Serguei L. Primak on 2018-04-17

    Price: CDN$ 43.80

    • The Origins of Political Order: From Prehuman Times to the French Revolution

    • Written by: Francis Fukuyama
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
    • Length: 22 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
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    Virtually all human societies were once organized tribally, yet over time most developed new political institutions which included a central state that could keep the peace and uniform laws that applied to all citizens. Some went on to create governments that were accountable to their constituents. We take these institutions for granted, but they are absent or are unable to perform in many of today’s developing countries—with often disastrous consequences for the rest of the world.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Cannot possibly retain the info... waste of $$

    • By Nick on 2019-05-02

    Price: CDN$ 50.07

    • The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr.

    • Written by: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Clayborne Carson - editor
    • Narrated by: Levar Burton
    • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
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    He was a husband, a father, a preacher - and the preeminent leader of a movement that continues to transform America and the world.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The King

    • By Andrew on 2018-09-19

    Price: CDN$ 31.27

    • Phenomena

    • The Secret History of the U.S. Government's Investigations into Extrasensory Perception and Psychokinesis
    • Written by: Annie Jacobsen
    • Narrated by: Annie Jacobsen
    • Length: 17 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
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    For more than 40 years, the US government has researched extrasensory perception, using it in attempts to locate hostages, fugitives, secret bases, and downed fighter jets, to divine other nations' secrets, and even to predict future threats to national security. The intelligence agencies and military services involved include CIA, DIA, NSA, DEA, the navy, air force, and army - and even the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Now, for the first time, New York Times best-selling author Annie Jacobsen tells the story of these radical, controversial programs.

    • The Secret History of the U.S. Government's Investigations into Extrasensory Perception and Psychokinesis
    • Written by: Annie Jacobsen
    • Narrated by: Annie Jacobsen
    • Length: 17 hrs and 30 mins
    • Release date: 2017-03-28
    • 5 out of 5 stars 1 rating

    Price: CDN$ 37.53

    • Mein Kampf: A New Translation for American Readers

    • Written by: Adolf Hitler, Stephen R. Pastore - editor, Jack Sterling - translator
    • Narrated by: Jack Wynters
    • Length: 15 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    This famous essay/work now has an all-new translation for American readers and listeners, with introductions by both the translator and editor. They discuss the influence of the title for the past several decades and how it affects the world today.

    Price: CDN$ 31.27

    • A First-Rate Madness

    • Uncovering the Links Between Leadership and Mental Illness
    • Written by: Nassir Ghaemi
    • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
    • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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    Here, Nassir Ghaemi draws from the careers and personal plights of such notable leaders as Lincoln, Churchill, Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr., JFK, and others from the past two centuries to build an argument at once controversial and compelling: the very qualities that mark those with mood disorders—realism, empathy, resilience, and creativity—also make for the best leaders in times of crisis.

    Price: CDN$ 31.27

    • Stalin

    • New Biography of a Dictator
    • Written by: Oleg V. Khlevniuk, Nora Seligman Favorov - translator
    • Narrated by: Peter Ganim
    • Length: 18 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
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    This essential biography, by the author most deeply familiar with the vast archives of the Soviet era, offers an unprecedented, fine-grained portrait of Stalin, the man and dictator. Without mythologizing Stalin as either benevolent or an evil genius, Khlevniuk resolves numerous controversies about specific events in the dictator's life while assembling many hundreds of previously unknown letters, memos, reports, and diaries into a comprehensive, compelling narrative of a life that altered the course of world history.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • New material..

    • By Kindle RBW on 2018-11-24

    Price: CDN$ 40.26

    • Reclaiming Israel’s History

    • Roots, Rights, and the Struggle for Peace
    • Written by: David Brog
    • Narrated by: Paul Heitsch
    • Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
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    There was a time when Israel could do no wrong in America's eyes. That time is long past, and justly so - no nation is absolutely perfect, particularly not one that is engaged in a conflict as long as the Arab-Israeli conflict. But the myth of the perfect Israel has been supplanted by a far more deleterious myth: the myth of the evil Israel. This new myth has so pervaded contemporary culture that the history of Israel - as well documented as it is - has been recast and retold to fit a false narrative of Israel as violent occupier.

    Price: CDN$ 31.27

    • Thomas Jefferson's Qur'an

    • Islam and the Founders
    • Written by: Denise A. Spellberg
    • Narrated by: Jo Anna Perrin
    • Length: 13 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In 1765, 11 years before composing the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson bought a Qur'an. This marked only the beginning of his lifelong interest in Islam, and he would go on to acquire numerous books on Middle Eastern languages, history, and travel, taking extensive notes on Islam as it relates to English common law. Jefferson sought to understand Islam notwithstanding his personal disdain for the faith, a sentiment prevalent among his Protestant contemporaries in England and America.

    Price: CDN$ 37.53

    • Kissinger on Kissinger

    • Reflections on Diplomacy, Grand Strategy, and Leadership
    • Written by: Winston Lord, Henry Kissinger - introduction
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Hormann
    • Length: 4 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Kissinger on Kissinger is a series of faithfully transcribed interviews conducted by the elder statesman's longtime associate Winston Lord that captures Kissinger's thoughts on the specific challenges that he faced during his tenure as NSA, his general advice on leadership and international relations, and stunning portraits of the larger-than-life world leaders of the era. The result is a frank and well-informed overview of US foreign policy in the first half of the '70s - essential listening for anyone hoping to understand tomorrow's global challenges. 

    Price: CDN$ 25.43

    • The World as It Is

    • A Memoir of the Obama White House
    • Written by: Ben Rhodes
    • Narrated by: Ben Rhodes, Mark Deakins
    • Length: 15 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 59
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    For nearly 10 years, Ben Rhodes saw almost everything that happened at the center of the Obama administration - first as a speechwriter, then as deputy national security advisor, and finally as a multipurpose aide and close collaborator. He started every morning in the Oval Office with the President’s Daily Brief, traveled the world with Obama, and was at the center of some of the most consequential and controversial moments of the presidency. Now, he tells the full story of his partnership with a man who also happened to be a historic president of the United States.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • J'ai adoré !

    • By Gramercy on 2019-04-26

    Price: CDN$ 43.80

    • War and Peace

    • FDR's Final Odyssey, D-Day to Yalta, 1943-1945
    • Written by: Nigel Hamilton
    • Narrated by: Shaun Grindell
    • Length: 21 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
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    To mark the 75th anniversary of D-day, the stirring climax to Nigel Hamilton's three-part saga of FDR at war - proof that he was WWII's key strategist, even on his deathbed. Nigel Hamilton's celebrated trilogy culminates with a story of triumph and tragedy. Just as FDR was proven right by the D-day landings he had championed, so was he found to be mortally ill in the spring of 1944. He was the architect of a victorious peace that he would not live to witness.

    Price: CDN$ 48.24

    • Six Days of War

    • June 1967 and the Making of the Modern Middle East
    • Written by: Michael B. Oren
    • Narrated by: Robert Whitfield
    • Length: 17 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In Israel and the West, it is called the Six Day War. In the Arab world, it is known as the June War or, simply, as "the Setback". Never has a conflict so short, unforeseen, and largely unwanted by both sides so transformed the world. The Yom Kippur War, the war in Lebanon, the Camp David accords, the controversy over Jerusalem and Jewish settlements in the West Bank, the intifada, and the rise of Palestinian terror are all part of the outcome of those six days.

    Price: CDN$ 37.53

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