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    • The Secret Wonders of the World

    • Archaeology
    • Written by: Alexis Woodbine
    • Narrated by: Dean Collins
    • Length: 1 hr and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Archaeology is the study of the human past from its material remains and, therefore, can make use of every conceivable subject in both the arts and sciences. This factor gives it wide appeal and allows everyone to be involved. However, it also inevitably means that nobody can "know it all". Increasingly, archeology is used to study aspects of life in well-documented periods that were simply not written about directly.

    Price: CDN$ 8.71

    • Marquis de Lafayette and Baron de Kalb: The Lives of the Legendary Foreign Soldiers Who Sailed to America Together to Fight in the Revolutionary War

    • Written by: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Ken Teutsch
    • Length: 3 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Considered by some to be far too old for one attempting to rejuvenate the career of a soldier, Baron Johann von de Kalb was a keen student of war with a steady mind and hand. Once able to prove his worth to the Continental Congress, he rose immediately to the rank of brigadier general under George Washington, served with distinction, and died heroically in the Battle of Camden, a battle in the South that foretold the eventual surrender of Lord Cornwallis at Yorktown.  

    Price: CDN$ 18.74

    • The Shortest History of Europe

    • Written by: John Hirst
    • Narrated by: Julian Elfer
    • Length: 5 hrs and 30 mins
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    Celebrated historian John Hirst offers a fascinating exploration of the qualities that made Europe a world-changing civilization. The Shortest History of Europe begins with a rapid overview of European civilization, describing its birth from an unlikely mixture of classical learning and Christianity and German warrior culture. Over the centuries, this unstable blend produced highly distinctive characters - pious knights and belligerent popes, and beyond - and its coming apart provided the dynamic of European history in modern times.

    Price: CDN$ 21.92

    • Brazil: A Biography

    • Written by: Lilia M. Schwarcz, Heloisa M. Starling
    • Narrated by: Sarah Mollo-Christensen
    • Length: 28 hrs and 27 mins
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    For many Americans, Brazil is a land of contradictions: vast natural resources and entrenched corruption; extraordinary wealth and grinding poverty; beautiful beaches and violence-torn favelas. Brazil occupies a vivid place in the American imagination, and yet it remains largely unknown. In an extraordinary journey that spans 500 years, from European colonization to the 2016 Summer Olympics, Lilia M. Schwarcz and Heloisa M. Starling's Brazil offers a rich, dramatic history of this complex country.

    Price: CDN$ 30.69

    • Suleiman the Magnificent

    • The Life and Legacy of the Ottoman Empire’s Most Famous Sultan
    • Written by: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Dan Gallagher
    • Length: 1 hr and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Suleiman the Magnificent: The Life and Legacy of the Ottoman Empire’s Most Famous Sultan chronicles Suleiman’s life and accomplishments and the massive impact he had on his empire and the world around him.

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    • Hammurabi

    • A Captivating Guide to the Sixth King of the First Babylonian Dynasty, Including the Code of Hammurabi
    • Written by: Captivating History
    • Narrated by: Desmond Manny
    • Length: 3 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Explore the captivating history of Hammurabi. The story of Hammurabi is the story of 43 years jam-packed with conquest, temple- and wall-building, irrigation efforts, and lawmaking, but it’s also a story of broken relations and rising and falling empires. It’s a story of betrayal and shifting alliances, a story where even the gods take a backseat to the matters of common men. It’s a tale that’s both thousands of years old and, interestingly enough, just as contemporary as it was when Hammurabi still drew breath.  

    • A Captivating Guide to the Sixth King of the First Babylonian Dynasty, Including the Code of Hammurabi
    • Written by: Captivating History
    • Narrated by: Desmond Manny
    • Length: 3 hrs and 6 mins
    • Release date: 2019-01-17
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    Price: CDN$ 18.74

    • Modernism: The Strange Story of Art and Music in the Twentieth Century

    • Written by: Max Ridgway
    • Narrated by: David Wright
    • Length: 6 hrs and 19 mins
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    The 20th century witnessed an explosion of creativity as artists, musicians, and writers rejected centuries of past practice and boldly created new visual forms, new musical languages, and new ways of thinking. This is the story of the individuals who created the art, told within the context of the times in which they lived. 

    Price: CDN$ 25.00

    • Baron Johann de Kalb: The Life and Legacy of the German Major General Who Fought in the American Revolution

    • Written by: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Bill Hare
    • Length: 1 hr and 40 mins
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     Baron Johann de Kalb: The Life and Legacy of the German Major General Who Fought in the American Revolution profiles one of the Revolutionary War’s most famous soldiers. You will learn about de Kalb like never before. 

    Price: CDN$ 8.71

    • Al Capone

    • A Life from Beginning to End
    • Written by: Hourly History
    • Narrated by: Matthew J. Chandler-Smith
    • Length: 1 hr
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    Al Capone and Chicago at one time were almost synonymous. While opinions of the infamous mob leader varied from group to group, Capone was at one point seen by many as a lovable outlaw and modern Robin Hood. How could this man who ran the most vicious criminal organization in the country become so beloved by the general public? Was it the rags-to-riches tale of an immigrant that rose from the bottom to make it to the big time that transfixed the nation? Or is it something else entirely?

    Price: CDN$ 8.71

    • Haunted Castles Across the World

    • A Collection of Supernatural Tales About the World’s Most Historical Fortifications
    • Written by: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Colin Fluxman
    • Length: 2 hrs and 3 mins
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    Castles have always fascinated people. They speak of a bygone time when gallant knights faced each other in mortal combat to win a lady’s favor, and they bring up images of the chivalry and monarchs of old. In countless romance novels and movies, castles have been the backdrop for sweeping drama, romance, and adventure. But castles have also become centers for stories of paranormal activity, with ghosts replaying the dreadful events that threw them into their unwanted afterlives. 

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    • History of the City of Denver: The First Twenty Years

    • Written by: W. B. Vickers
    • Narrated by: Jack Chekijian
    • Length: 10 hrs and 13 mins
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    Twenty years of settlement and growth of Denver and Colorado are detailed in this account, from the area's earliest years up to 1880. It is a history of Denver, of its growth and improvements in areas of business, industry, and society.  

    Price: CDN$ 26.83

    • Kublai Khan: Khan of Mongol, Emperor of China

    • Written by: in60Learning
    • Narrated by: Marcus Locke
    • Length: 1 hr and 16 mins
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    As the grandson of the one and only Genghis Khan, Kublai Khan had big shoes to fill. The Mongol Empire already spanned several countries and territories, but this didn’t satisfy Kublai. During his reign, he conquered southern China, Korea, and several other parts of southeast Asia, effectively doubling his empire. By the time of his death, people all over Asia and Europe knew his name. This book tells the life story of this infamous emperor of both Mongol and China who ruled from the legendary summer palace Xanadu. 

    Price: CDN$ 8.71

    • Doctor David Livingstone and Bishop Charles Mackenzie

    • The Universities Mission to Central Africa (Peter Baxter History, Book 1)
    • Written by: Peter Baxter
    • Narrated by: Peter Baxter
    • Length: 5 hrs and 42 mins
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    This story deals with the first great and documented humanitarian tragedy in African history. The East African slave trade, the lesser known of the two branches of the African slave trade, flourished in virtual anonymity as the attention of the world was focused on the abolition of the Atlantic slave trade and the destruction of slavery in the Western hemisphere. Doctor David Livingstone, the great Victorian missionary explorer, devoted his life to witnessing and publicizing this grotesque African trade.  

    Price: CDN$ 25.00

    • The Indian World of George Washington

    • The First President, the First Americans, and the Birth of the Nation
    • Written by: Colin G. Calloway
    • Narrated by: Paul Heitsch
    • Length: 23 hrs and 17 mins
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    Colin Calloway uses the prism of George Washington's life to bring focus to the great Native leaders of his time and the tribes they represented: the Iroquois Confederacy, Lenape, Miami, Creek, Delaware; in the process, he returns them to their rightful place in the story of America's founding. The Indian World of George Washington spans decades of Native American leaders' interactions with Washington, from his early days as surveyor of Indian lands to his military career against both the French and the British to his presidency.

    Price: CDN$ 30.69

    • The Great Anglo-Boer War

    • Written by: Byron Farwell
    • Narrated by: Nigel Patterson
    • Length: 23 hrs and 24 mins
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    The Great Boer War (1899-1902) - more properly the Great Anglo-Boer War - was one of the last romantic wars, pitting a sturdy, stubborn pioneer people fighting to establish the independence of their tiny nation against the British Empire at its peak of power and self-confidence. It was fought in the barren vastness of the South African veldt, and it produced in almost equal measure extraordinary feats of personal heroism, unbelievable examples of folly and stupidity, and many incidents of humor and tragedy.  

    Price: CDN$ 30.69

    • Blood Will Tell

    • A Medical Explanation of the Tyranny of Henry VIII
    • Written by: Kyra Cornelius Kramer
    • Narrated by: Pam Ward
    • Length: 13 hrs and 16 mins
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    With his tumultuous love life, relentless pursuit of a male heir, and drastic religious transformation, England's King Henry VIII's life sounds more like reality television than history. He was a man of fascinating contradictions. What could have caused his incredible paradoxes? Could there be a simple medical explanation for the king's descent into tyranny? Where do the answers lie? Blood will tell.

    Price: CDN$ 26.30

    • Orca

    • How We Came to Know and Love the Ocean's Greatest Predator
    • Written by: Jason M. Colby
    • Narrated by: Paul Heitsch
    • Length: 14 hrs and 24 mins
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    Drawing on interviews, official records, private archives, and his own family history, Jason M. Colby tells the exhilarating and often heartbreaking story of how people came to love the ocean's greatest predator.  

    • How We Came to Know and Love the Ocean's Greatest Predator
    • Written by: Jason M. Colby
    • Narrated by: Paul Heitsch
    • Length: 14 hrs and 24 mins
    • Release date: 2019-01-17
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    Price: CDN$ 26.30

    • Code Name: Lise

    • The True Story of the Spy Who Became WWII's Most Highly Decorated Woman
    • Written by: Larry Loftis
    • Narrated by: Kate Reading
    • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
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    The year is 1942. World War II is in full swing. Odette Sansom decides to follow in her war hero father’s footsteps by becoming an SOE agent to aid Britain and her beloved homeland, France. Five failed attempts and a plane crash later, she finally lands in occupied France to begin her mission. It is here that she meets her commanding officer, Captain Peter Churchill. As they successfully complete mission after mission, Peter and Odette fall in love. All the while, they are being hunted by the cunning German secret police Sergeant Hugo Bleicher, who finally succeeds in capturing them.

    • The True Story of the Spy Who Became WWII's Most Highly Decorated Woman
    • Written by: Larry Loftis
    • Narrated by: Kate Reading
    • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
    • Release date: 2019-01-15
    • Not rated yet

    Price: CDN$ 23.67

    • Dirty Electricity

    • Electrification and the Diseases of Civilization
    • Written by: Samuel Milham MD
    • Narrated by: Scott R. Pollak
    • Length: 3 hrs and 25 mins
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    Dirty Electricity tells the story of Dr. Samuel Milham, the scientist who first alerted the world about the frightening link between occupational exposure to electromagnetic fields and human disease. Milham takes listeners through his early years and education, following the twisting path that led to his discovery that most of the 20th-century diseases of civilization, including cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and suicide, are caused by electromagnetic field exposure. 

    Price: CDN$ 18.74

    • Hitler's Pawn

    • The Boy Assassin and the Holocaust
    • Written by: Stephen Koch
    • Narrated by: James Anderson Foster
    • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
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    After learning about Nazi persecution of his family, Herschel Grynszpan (pronounced "Greenspan"), an impoverished 17-year-old Jew living in Paris, bought a small handgun and on November 7, 1938, went to the German embassy and shot the first German diplomat he saw. When the man died two days later, Hitler and Goebbels made the shooting their pretext for the great state-sponsored wave of anti-Semitic terror known as Kristallnacht, still seen by many as an initiating event of the Holocaust.   

    Price: CDN$ 21.92

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