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Author: Alexis Coe
Release Date: February 04, 2020
In a genre overdue for a shakeup, Alexis Coe takes a closer look at our first--and finds he's not quite the man we rememberYoung George Washington was raised by a struggling single mother, demanded military promotions, chased rich young women, caused...
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Author: Simon Sebag Montefiore | Narrator: Sophie Robert
Release Date: October 15, 2019
From the author of The Romanovs: a vivid account of history's most successful political partnership—as sensual and fiery as it was creative and visionary. Catherine the Great was a woman of notorious passion and imperial ambition. Prince Potemk...
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Author: Anthony Everitt | Narrator: John Lee
Release Date: August 27, 2019
What can we learn from the stunning rise and mysterious death of the ancient world’s greatest conqueror? An acclaimed biographer reconstructs the life of Alexander the Great in this magisterial revisionist portrait.“Reads as easily as a n...
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Author: Karen Abbott | Narrator: Cassandra Campbell and Rob Shapiro
Release Date: August 06, 2019
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The epic true crime story of the most successful bootlegger in American history and the murder that shocked the nation, from the New York Times bestselling author of Sin in the Second City and Liar, Temptress, Soldier...
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Author: Brian Jay Jones | Narrator: Mike Chamberlain
Release Date: May 07, 2019
The definitive, fascinating, all-reaching biography of Dr. Seuss Dr. Seuss is a classic American icon. Whimsical and wonderful, his work has defined our childhoods and the childhoods of our own children. The silly, simple rhymes are a bottomless well...
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Author: Janny Scott | Narrator: Janny Scott
Release Date: April 16, 2019
"[A] poignant addition to the literature of moneyed glamour and its inevitable tarnish and decay…like something out of Fitzgerald or Waugh."—The New YorkerA parable for the new age of inequality: part family history, part detective story...
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Author: Margaret Leslie Davis | Narrator: Coleen Marlo
Release Date: March 19, 2019
“A lively tale of historical innovation, the thrill of the bibliophile’s hunt, greed and betrayal.” – The New York Times Book Review"An addictive and engaging look at the ‘competitive, catty and slightly a...
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Author: Andrew Roberts | Narrator: Stephen Thorne
Release Date: November 06, 2018
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLEROne of The Wall Street Journal’s Ten Best Books of 2018One of The Economist’s Best Books of 2018One of The New York Times’s Notable Books of 2018“Unarguably the best single-volume biography of Chu...
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Author: Diarmaid MacCulloch | Narrator: David Rintoul
Release Date: October 30, 2018
The long-awaited biography of the genius who masterminded Henry VIII's bloody revolution in the English government, which reveals at last Cromwell's role in the downfall of Anne Boleyn"This a book that - and it's not often you can say this - we have ...
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Author: Sarah Helm | Narrator: Nicola Barber
Release Date: October 23, 2018
From an award-winning journalist comes this real-life cloak-and-dagger tale of Vera Atkins, one of Britain’s premiere secret agents during World War II. As the head of the French Section of the British Special Operations Executive, Vera ...
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Author: Simon Sebag Montefiore | Narrator: Steve West
Release Date: October 16, 2018
In this inspiring, horrifying, and accessible collection of short, entertaining, and vivid life stories, Simon Sebag Montefiore—one of our pre-eminent historians and a prizewinning writer—presents the giant characters who have changed the...
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Author: Nick Bunker | Narrator: Dan Woren
Release Date: September 18, 2018
In this new account of Franklin's early life, Pulitzer finalist Nick Bunker portrays him as a complex, driven young man who elbows his way to success.From his early career as a printer and journalist to his scientific work and his role as a founder o...
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