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    • 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
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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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • worth revisiting

    • By Anonymous User on 2019-03-21

    Price: CDN$ 50.07

    • 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
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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 Spy and the Traitor

    • Written by: Ben MacIntyre
    • Narrated by: Ben Macintyre
    • Length: 14 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
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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

    • 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
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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

    • 12 Strong

    • The Declassified True Story of the Horse Soldiers
    • Written by: Doug Stanton
    • Narrated by: Jack Garrett
    • Length: 16 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 31
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    12 Strong is the dramatic account of a small band of Special Forces soldiers who secretly entered Afghanistan following 9/11 and rode to war on horses against the Taliban. Outnumbered 40 to one, they pursued the enemy army across the mountainous Afghanistan terrain and, after a series of intense battles, captured the city of Mazar-i-Sharif. The bone-weary American soldiers were welcomed as liberators as they rode into the city. Then the action took a wholly unexpected turn.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Would not recommend.

    • By Marc Gillon on 2018-11-16
    • The Declassified True Story of the Horse Soldiers
    • Written by: Doug Stanton
    • Narrated by: Jack Garrett
    • Length: 16 hrs and 40 mins
    • Release date: 2012-12-07
    • 4 out of 5 stars 31 ratings

    Price: CDN$ 43.80

    • 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
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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

    • 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 48
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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

    • Chernobyl

    • The History of a Nuclear Catastrophe
    • Written by: Serhii Plokhy
    • Narrated by: Ralph Lister
    • Length: 14 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
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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

    • Lioness

    • Golda Meir and the Nation of Israel
    • Written by: Francine Klagsbrun
    • Narrated by: Jo Anna Perrin
    • Length: 32 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Golda Meir was a world figure unlike any other. Born in tsarist Russia in 1898, she immigrated to America in 1906 and grew up in Milwaukee, where from her earliest years she displayed the political consciousness and organizational skills that would eventually catapult her into the inner circles of Israel's founding generation. Moving to mandatory Palestine in 1921 with her husband, the passionate socialist joined a kibbutz but soon left and was hired at a public works office by the man who would become the great love of her life.

    Price: CDN$ 50.07

    • Theodore Rex

    • Written by: Edmund Morris
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Marosz
    • Length: 25 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The most eagerly awaited presidential biography in years, Theodore Rex tells the story of President Theodore Roosevelt in real time, reflecting the world as "TR" saw it. Full of cinematic detail, Theodore Rex moves with the exhilarating pace of a novel, yet it rides on a granite base of scholarship.

    Price: CDN$ 50.07

    • 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

    • World Order

    • Written by: Henry Kissinger
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Hormann
    • Length: 14 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Henry Kissinger has traveled the world, advised presidents, and been a close observer and participant in the central foreign policy events of our era. Now he offers his analysis of the twenty first century's ultimate challenge: how to build a shared international order in a world of divergent historic perspectives, violent conflict, proliferating technology, and ideological extremism.

    Price: CDN$ 40.04

    • Globalists

    • The End of Empire and the Birth of Neoliberalism
    • Written by: Quinn Slobodian
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 11 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In the first intellectual history of neoliberal globalism, author Quinn Slobodian follows a group of thinkers from the ashes of the Habsburg Empire to the creation of the World Trade Organization to show that neoliberalism emerged less to shrink government and abolish regulations than to redeploy them at a global level.

    • The End of Empire and the Birth of Neoliberalism
    • Written by: Quinn Slobodian
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 11 hrs and 15 mins
    • Release date: 2018-06-12
    • 5 out of 5 stars 1 rating

    Price: CDN$ 31.27

    • Mi historia [Becoming]

    • Written by: Michelle Obama
    • Narrated by: Jane Santos
    • Length: 19 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Escucha el íntimo, poderoso e inspirador libro de memorias de la exprimera dama de Estados Unidos. En sus memorias, profundamente reflexivas y cautivadoras, Michelle Obama nos invita a entrar en su mundo relatando las experiencias que han forjado su carácter, desde su infancia en la zona sur de Chicago, hasta los años que vivió en la residencia más famosa del mundo, pasando por su etapa como alta directiva, durante la que tuvo que compaginar la maternidad con la vida profesional. 

    Price: CDN$ 50.07

    • Living History

    • Written by: Hillary Rodham Clinton
    • Narrated by: Hillary Rodham Clinton
    • Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
    • Abridged
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    You've probably heard clips from Senator Clinton's interview with Barbara Walters. But now you can listen to her full account of her years in the White House. Hillary Clinton vividly describes her pain over her husband's betrayal with Monica Lewinky saying that former President Bill Clinton lied to her about the relationship until the weekend before he admitted the nature of it to a grand jury.

    Price: CDN$ 26.25

    • And the Weak Suffer What They Must?

    • Europe's Crisis and America's Economic Future
    • Written by: Yanis Varoufakis
    • Narrated by: Yanis Varoufakis
    • Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    In January 2015, Yanis Varoufakis, an economics professor teaching in Austin, Texas, was elected to the Greek parliament with more votes than any other member of parliament. He was appointed finance minister, and, in the whirlwind five months that followed, everything he had warned about was confirmed as the "troika" (the European Central Bank, International Monetary Fund, and European Commission) stonewalled his efforts to resolve Greece's economic crisis.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Must Read

    • By Amazon Customer on 2019-03-30

    Price: CDN$ 31.27

    • 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
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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
    • Fascinating!

    • By Nawar N on 2019-02-25

    Price: CDN$ 43.80

    • On Practice and Contradiction (Revolutions Series)

    • Slavoj Zizek presents Mao
    • Written by: Mao Zedong, Slavoj Zizek
    • Narrated by: Matt Bates
    • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
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    These early philosophical writings underpinned the Chinese revolutions and their clarion calls to insurrection remain some of the most stirring of all time. Drawing on a dizzying array of references from contemporary culture and politics, Zizek's firecracker commentary reaches unsettling conclusions about the place of Mao's thought in the revolutionary canon.

    Price: CDN$ 21.48

    • The Myth of the Strong Leader

    • Political Leadership in the Modern Age
    • Written by: Archie Brown
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Cowley
    • Length: 17 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
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    All too frequently leadership is reduced to a simple dichotomy: the strong versus the weak. Yet there are myriad ways to exercise effective political leadership - as well as different ways to fail. We blame our leaders for economic downfalls and praise them for vital social reforms, but rarely do we question what makes some leaders successful while others falter.

    Price: CDN$ 43.80

    • Angler

    • The Cheney Vice Presidency
    • Written by: Barton Gellman
    • Narrated by: Brian Keith Lewis
    • Length: 13 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Barton Gellman shared the Pulitzer Prize in 2008 for a keen-edged reckoning with Dick Cheney's domestic agenda in The Washington Post. In Angler, Gellman goes far beyond that series to rake on the full scope of Cheney's work and its consequences, including his hidden tole in the Bush administration's most fateful choices in war: shifting focus from aI Qaeda to Iraq, unleashing the National Security Agency to spy at home, and promoting "cruel and inhuman" methods of interrogation.

    Price: CDN$ 37.53

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