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Author: Simon Sebag Montefiore | Narrator: Simon Russell Beale
Release Date: May 03, 2016
The Romanovs were the most successful dynasty of modern times, ruling a sixth of the world’s surface for three centuries. How did one family turn a war-ruined principality into the world’s greatest empire? And how did they lose it all? &#...
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Author: Amanda Foreman | Narrator: Wanda McCaddon
Release Date: April 12, 2016
A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK • NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE Lady Georgiana Spencer was the great-great-great-great-aunt of Diana, Princess of Wales, and was nearly as famous in her day. In 1774 Georgiana achieved immediate celebrity b...
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Author: Kirstin Downey | Narrator: Kimberly Farr
Release Date: October 28, 2014
An engrossing and revolutionary biography of Isabella of Castile, the controversial Queen of Spain who sponsored Christopher Columbus's journey to the New World, established the Spanish Inquisition, and became one of the most influential female ruler...
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Author: Michael Farquhar | Narrator: Enn Reitel
Release Date: July 08, 2014
“Michael Farquhar doesn’t write about history the way, say, Doris Kearns Goodwin does. He writes about history the way Doris Kearns Goodwin’s smart-ass, reprobate kid brother might. I, for one, prefer it.”—Gene Weingarte...
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Author: Linda Rodriguez McRobbie | Narrator: Cassandra Campbell
Release Date: November 19, 2013
You think you know her story. You’ve read the Brothers Grimm, you’ve watched the Disney cartoons, you cheered as these virtuous women lived happily ever after. But the lives of real princesses couldn’t be more different. Sure, many ...
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Author: The Countess of Carnarvon | Narrator: Wanda McCaddon
Release Date: October 29, 2013
Lady Catherine, the Earl, and the Real Downton Abbey tells the story behind Highclere Castle, the setting for Julian Fellowes’s Emmy Award-winning PBS show Downton Abbey, and the life of one of its most famous inhabitants, Catherine W...
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Author: Jung Chang | Narrator: Jolene Kim
Release Date: October 29, 2013
A New York Times Notable BookEmpress Dowager Cixi (1835–1908) is the most important woman in Chinese history. She ruled China for decades and brought a medieval empire into the modern age. At the age of sixteen, in a nationwide selection for ro...
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Author: Sally Bedell Smith | Narrator: Rosalyn Landor
Release Date: January 10, 2012
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Perfect for fans of The Crown, this magisterial biography of Queen Elizabeth II is a close-up view of the woman we’ve known only from a distance—and a captivating window into the last great monarchy.F...
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Author: Robert K. Massie | Narrator: Mark Deakins
Release Date: November 08, 2011
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • An “absorbing” (Los Angeles Times) biography of one of the most remarkable, powerful, and captivating women in Russian history—from the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Peter the Great, Nichola...
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Author: Robert K. Massie | Narrator: Geoffrey Howard
Release Date: August 16, 2011
A “masterful” (The Washington Post Book World) account of the quest to solve one of the great mysteries in Russian history—from the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Peter the Great, Nicholas and Alexandra, and Catherine the Gr...
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Author: King Abdullah II of Jordan | Narrator: Nadim Sawalha
Release Date: March 22, 2011
A newsbreaking memoir that tackles head-on the toughest challenge in the world today. When a dying King Hussein shocked the world by picking his son rather than his brother, the longtime crown prince, to be the next king of Jordan, no one was more su...
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Author: Miranda Carter | Narrator: Rosalyn Landor
Release Date: March 23, 2010
In the years before the First World War, the great European powers were ruled by three first cousins: King George V of Britain, Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany and Tsar Nicholas II of Russia. Together, they presided over the last years of dynastic Europ...
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