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    • The Mycenaeans: The History and Culture of Ancient Greece's First Advanced Civilization

    • Written by: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Gabrielle Byrne
    • Length: 1 hr and 16 mins
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    When people think of ancient Greece, images of philosophers such as Plato or Socrates often come to mind, as do great warriors like Pericles and Alexander the Great. But hundreds of years before Athens became a city, a Greek culture flourished and spread its tentacles throughout the Western Mediterranean region via trade and warfare. Scholars have termed this preclassical Greek culture the Mycenaean culture.

    Price: CDN$ 9.20

    • The Spanish Inquisition and Portuguese Inquisition

    • The History and Legacy of the Roman Catholic Church's Most Infamous Institutions
    • Written by: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Ken Teutsch
    • Length: 2 hrs and 50 mins
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    The road to the modern age of cultural harmony and acceptance is one of the finest feats of human progress, but having said that, there was once a time when the mere doubt of a religious figure's existence was not only punishable by law, it could very well cost a man his life. This was the crime of heresy. In 1184, Pope Lucius III issued a papal bull that would kick off a long-standing tradition of heretic-hunting, and as a result, the Age of the Inquisitions commenced.

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    • The Virgin of Guadalupe

    • The History and Legacy of One of the Catholic Church's Most Venerated Images
    • Written by: Charles River Editors, Gustavo Vazquez-Lozano
    • Narrated by: Scott Clem
    • Length: 1 hr and 5 mins
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    No other artwork in the world is comparable to the Virgin of Guadalupe. What makes this painting unique - located in the Basilica of Guadalupe, north of Mexico City - is not precisely its artistic quality, as is the case with the Mona Lisa by Leonardo or The Kiss by Gustav Klimt, nor its place in the evolution of painting.

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    • Field Marshal Albert Kesselring

    • The Life and Legacy of Nazi Germany's Most Popular Commander
    • Written by: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Colin Fluxman
    • Length: 1 hr and 38 mins
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    Albert Kesselring holds a strange place in the history of World War II. A commander in the Luftwaffe, he is remembered as much for the skill with which he oversaw the German armies as for his mastery of the air fleets. Called "Uncle Albert" by many of his men and "Smiling Albert" by the Allies, he was widely respected by men on both sides of the war and loved by many of his troops, yet he was responsible for massacres in occupied Italy for which he was condemned to death during the post-war trials.

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    • Opus Dei

    • The History and Legacy of the Catholic Church's Famous Institution
    • Written by: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Scott Clem
    • Length: 1 hr and 14 mins
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    The intentional deprivation of one's most physical and carnal needs is a concept that has existed since the beginning of time, more commonly known as "mortification". The Bible makes one of the earliest references to "mortification of the flesh", as seen in Colossians 3:5, which reads, "Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry."

    • The History and Legacy of the Catholic Church's Famous Institution
    • Written by: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Scott Clem
    • Length: 1 hr and 14 mins
    • Release date: 2017-03-31
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    Price: CDN$ 9.20

    • Pope Joan

    • The Indestructible Legend of the Catholic Church's First and Only Female Pontiff
    • Written by: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Scott Clem
    • Length: 1 hr and 15 mins
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    The Middle Ages in Europe were some of the most precarious centuries in recorded history, bristling with war, excitement, and chaos. The Western Roman Empire had crumbled, territories were rapidly expanding, and heavy ploughs, hourglasses, spectacles, tidal mills, and more pioneering inventions were popping up across the continent. It was also a time of extreme prejudice, when women were treated as second-class citizens. Their only purpose in life was to procreate by the dozen.

    • The Indestructible Legend of the Catholic Church's First and Only Female Pontiff
    • Written by: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Scott Clem
    • Length: 1 hr and 15 mins
    • Release date: 2017-02-02
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    • Father Charles Coughlin

    • The Life of the Controversial Catholic Priest Who Revolutionized Radio
    • Written by: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Scott Clem
    • Length: 1 hr and 11 mins
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    Clergymen rarely make good politicians. There is perhaps no better example of this than Father Charles Coughlin, a Depression-era priest-turned-demagogue who was seen as an angel by some and a devil by others. The same man who cruelly castigated the Jews also spoke eloquently on the needs and rights of the most downtrodden in society. The same orator who said, "Roosevelt or ruin", later cried, "Roosevelt and ruin." In the 1930s, his effective use of the radio revolutionized mass communications, and millions of people listened to his every word.

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    • Native American Tribes: The History and Culture of the Iroquois Confederacy

    • Written by: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: L. David Harris
    • Length: 52 mins
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    Among all the Native American tribes, the Iroquois are some of the most well-documented Native Americans in history. Indigenous to the northeast region of what is now the United States, and parts of Canada, they were among some of the earliest contacts Europeans had with the native tribes. And yet they have remained a constant source of mystery. The name "Iroquois", like many Native American tribal names, is not the name the people knew themselves by, but a word applied to them by their enemies, the Huron, who called them Iroquo (rattlesnake) as an insult.

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    • Latin American Revolutionaries: The Life and Legacy of Che Guevara

    • Written by: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Colin Fluxman
    • Length: 1 hr and 41 mins
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    Ernesto Guevara de la Serna, known to the world as Che, has led two lives. In the first of these lives, the Argentine-born revolutionary was a remarkable and flawed doctor-turned-guerilla who left behind a highly controversial political legacy. In the second, he was - and is - first and foremost an image. Specifically, he is one particular image in which he appears as a wavy-haired, bearded young man with a beret and an intense gaze.

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    • The Partition of Ireland and the Troubles: The History of Northern Ireland from the Irish Civil War to the Good Friday Agreement

    • Written by: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Colin Fluxman
    • Length: 1 hr and 50 mins
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    The Partition of Ireland and the Troubles: The History of Northern Ireland from the Irish Civil War to the Good Friday Agreement analyzes the tumultuous events that marked the creation of Northern Ireland, and the conflicts fueled by the partition. Along with pictures of important people, places, and events, you will learn about Northern Ireland like never before. 

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    • Marcus Garvey: The Life and Legacy of the Jamaican Political Leader Who Championed Pan-Africanism

    • Written by: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Dan Gallagher
    • Length: 1 hr and 28 mins
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    The most improbable approach toward American civil rights for black citizens blended the beliefs of Booker T. Washington and W. E. B. Du Bois, and it was spearheaded by global activist Marcus Aurelius Garvey. The Jamaican began his career as an activist with a devotion to Washington’s path, but he subsequently leaned to the alternative and beyond. Beyond the worldview of both colleagues, Marcus Garvey’s bigger-than-life scheme was to establish a black-owned and managed shipping line to transport much of America’s black population back to Africa. 

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    • The Ten Lost Tribes

    • The History and Mystery of the Lost Tribes of Israel
    • Written by: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Gordon Greenhill
    • Length: 1 hr and 23 mins
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    In the eighth century BCE, one of the most important provinces within the Assyrian Empire was Samaria. Also known as Israel, Samaria repeatedly rebelled against their Assyrian overlords, but in 722, the Assyrians overran Samaria once and for all, killing countless numbers and sending most of the rest of its inhabitants into forced exile.

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    • Everything You Need to Know About Hamlet

    • Written by: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Jim D Johnston
    • Length: 2 hrs and 28 mins
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    William Shakespeare is widely considered the greatest writer in the history of the English language, so renowned and respected that the time period in which he lived is often known as the Age of Shakespeare. Indeed, his genius is questioned only by those who doubt the authenticity of his authorship of timeless classics like Romeo and Juliet. As Ben Jonson once put it, "He was not of an age, but for all time."

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    • The Vikings in Iceland: The History of the Norse Expeditions and Settlements Across Iceland

    • Written by: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Dan Gallagher
    • Length: 1 hr and 44 mins
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    The Vikings in Iceland: The History of the Norse Expeditions and Settlements Bcross Iceland looks at the history of the Vikings’ activities in Iceland, and how they affected subsequent exploration and colonization. You will learn about the Vikings in Iceland like never before.

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    • The Ghosts of Scotland: A Collection of Ghost Stories Across the Scottish Nation

    • Written by: Sean Mcloughlin, Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Colin Fluxman
    • Length: 1 hr and 31 mins
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    Scotland is a fascinating and ancient land filled with history. Not everything in Scotland is as it appears, however. Some Scots say this is a land haunted by spirits, a place of strange disappearances and unexplained phenomena. The Ghosts of Scotland: A Collection of Ghost Stories Across the Scottish Nation is a collection of such tales, just a few among the thousands of local legends and modern sightings that make Scotland one of the most haunted countries in the world.

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    • Legends of the West: Deadwood, South Dakota

    • Written by: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: David Zarbock
    • Length: 1 hr and 25 mins
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    The Wild West has made legends out of many men, but it also forged a lasting legacy for a few of the West's most legendary towns, and alongside the city of Tombstone, Arizona, perhaps the most famous of them was Deadwood in the Black Hills of South Dakota. Deadwood owes its notoriety to some of the colorful people who called it home, and a recent critically acclaimed television series about the town that brought it to life for millions of modern viewers.

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    • Medieval Ireland: The History and Legacy of the Irish During the Middle Ages

    • Written by: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Colin Fluxman
    • Length: 1 hr and 34 mins
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    There are very few national relationships quite as complicated and enigmatic as the one that exists between the English and the Irish. For two peoples so interconnected by geography and history, the depth of animosity that is often expressed is difficult at times to understand. At the same time, historic links of family and clan, and common Gaelic roots, have at times fostered a degree of mutual regard, interdependence, and cooperation that is also occasionally hard to fathom. During World War I, for example, Ireland fought for the British Empire as part of that empire.

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    • Modern Ireland: The History of the Emerald Isle from the Middle Ages to Today

    • Written by: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Colin Fluxman
    • Length: 5 hrs and 43 mins
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    There are very few national relationships quite as complicated and enigmatic as the one that exists between the English and the Irish. For two peoples so interconnected by geography and history, the depth of animosity that is often expressed is difficult at times to understand. Modern Ireland: The History of the Emerald Isle from the Middle Ages to Today analyzes the tumultuous events that marked Irish history over the centuries, particularly Ireland’s relations with England. 

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    • The Sinking of the Lusitania: The Most Controversial Submarine Attack of World War I

    • Written by: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Joseph Chialastri
    • Length: 1 hr and 21 mins
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    In 1906, the RMS Lusitania was at the forefront of transatlantic shipping. Briefly the largest ship in the world, the designers and engineers who built the Lusitania aimed for her to represent the height of luxury for passengers while also being the harbinger of a new technological age, replete with revolutionary engines that would allow the gigantic ship to move at speeds that would have been considered impossible just years earlier.

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    • The Battle of Leipzig: The History and Legacy of the Biggest Battle of the Napoleonic Wars

    • Written by: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Phillip J. Mather
    • Length: 1 hr and 35 mins
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    Two military setbacks, on a scale unprecedented in history, were required before the high tide of Napoleon's success began to ebb towards the final denouement of the Hundred Days and the famous Battle of Waterloo. The failed Russian invasion set the stage for the second defeat at Leipzig, which essentially sealed the fate of Napoleon's empire. The four-day Battle of Leipzig in October 1813, dubbed the "Battle of the Nations", essentially determined the course the Napoleonic Wars took from that moment forward.

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