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    • Where our Food Comes From

    • Retracing Nikolay Vavilov's Quest to End Famine
    • By: Gary Paul Nabhan
    • Narrated by: Mitchell Leopard
    • Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Jailed as a scapegoat for Stalin's famines, Vavilov had traveled over five continents, collected hundreds of thousands of seeds in an effort to outline the ancient centers of agricultural diversity. Gary Paul Nabhan weaves together Vavilov's story with his own expeditions to Earth's richest agricultural landscapes and the cultures that tend them.

    Non-member price: $34.76

    • Bound Together

    • How Traders, Preachers, Adventurers, and Warriors Shaped Globalization
    • By: Nayan Chanda
    • Narrated by: Stephen Russell
    • Length: 16 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Since humans migrated from Africa and dispersed throughout the world, they have found countless ways and reasons to reconnect with one another. In this entertaining book, Nayan Chanda follows the exploits of traders, preachers, adventurers, and warriors throughout history as they have shaped and reshaped the world. For Chanda, globalization is a process of ever-growing interconnectedness and interdependence that began thousands of years ago and continues to this day with increasing speed and ease.

    • How Traders, Preachers, Adventurers, and Warriors Shaped Globalization
    • By: Nayan Chanda
    • Narrated by: Stephen Russell
    • Length: 16 hrs and 19 mins
    • Release date: 26-04-2012
    • 5 out of 5 stars 1 rating

    Non-member price: $41.73

    • Hamburger

    • A History
    • By: Josh Ozersky
    • Narrated by: Nick Williams
    • Length: 3 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
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    What do Americans think of when they think of the hamburger? A robust, succulent spheroid of fresh ground beef, the birthright of red-blooded citizens? Or a Styrofoam-shrouded Big Mac, mass-produced to industrial specifications and served by wage slaves to an obese, brainwashed population? Is it cooking or commodity? An icon of freedom or the quintessence of conformity?

    Non-member price: $20.83

    • The War Comes Home

    • Washington's Battle against America's Veterans
    • By: Aaron Glantz
    • Narrated by: David Stampone
    • Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The War Comes Home is structured around the different experiences of US veterans of the Iraq war. Sections of the book are dedicated to the difficulties of reintegrating to civilian life after coming home, living with disability, unemployment, dealing with the military bureaucracy, suicide, and homelessness - as well as more upbeat sections about families, communities and fellow veterans pulling together to help each other.

    Non-member price: $27.79

    • Down in New Orleans

    • Reflections from a Drowned City
    • By: Billy Sothern
    • Narrated by: David Henry
    • Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Billy Sothern's Down in New Orleans illustrates, in very human and heartbreaking ways, how the horrors that emerged during and following Hurricane Katrina existed long before the storm. These beautifully composed stories not only reveal the dignity—and amazing grit and grace—of the hurricane's survivors; they also illuminate larger truths about the urgent issues of our day.

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    • informative, thorough, enlightening

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    Non-member price: $27.79

    • Peter’s War

    • A New England Slave Boy and the American Revolution
    • By: Joyce Malcolm
    • Narrated by: Kellie Fitzgerald
    • Length: 9 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This riveting biography of a Massachusetts slave boy who fought in the Revolutionary War illuminates race relations in the Northern colonies, early battles of the revolution, and the experiences of black soldiers on both sides of the conflict.

    Non-member price: $34.76

    • The FBI: A History

    • By: Rhodri Jeffreys-Jones
    • Narrated by: David Henry
    • Length: 12 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This fast-paced account of the history of the FBI presents the first balanced and complete portrait of the powerful and oft-criticized institution. Rhodri Jeffreys-Jones offers a new take on the origins and mission of the bureau, the significance of J. Edgar Hoover’s term as director, the bureau’s pre-emptive anti-terrorist capabilities before and after 9/11, and more.

    Non-member price: $41.73

    • Gardens: An Essay on the Human Condition

    • By: Robert Pogue Harrison
    • Narrated by: Drew Birdseye
    • Length: 5 hrs and 55 mins
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    Humans have long turned to gardens—both real and imaginary—for sanctuary from the frenzy and tumult that surrounds them. Those gardens may be as far away from everyday reality as Gilgamesh’s garden of the gods or as near as our own backyard, but in their very conception and the marks they bear of human care and cultivation, gardens stand as restorative, nourishing, necessary havens.

    Non-member price: $27.79

    • Unsafe for Democracy

    • World War I and the U.S. Justice Department’s Covert Campaign to Suppress Dissent
    • By: William H. Thomas Jr.
    • Narrated by: Nick Williams
    • Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
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    During the First World War the U.S. Department of Justice, using the newly passed Espionage Act and its later Sedition Act amendment, prosecuted and won the convictions of many who opposed America’s entry into the conflict. Historian William H. Thomas Jr. shows that the Justice Department did not stop at this official charge but went much further, paying cautionary visits to suspected dissenters, pressuring them to express support of the war effort, or intimidating them into silence.

    Non-member price: $27.79

    • Spy Wars

    • Moles, Mysteries, and Deadly Games
    • By: Tenent H Bagley
    • Narrated by: Tenent H Bagley
    • Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
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    In this rapid-paced book, a former CIA chief of Soviet bloc counterintelligence breaks open the mysterious case of KGB officer Yuri Nosenko's 1964 defection to the United States. Still a highly controversial chapter in the history of Cold War espionage, the Nosenko affair has inspired debate for more than 40 years. Was Nosenko a bona fide defector with the real information about Lee Harvey Oswald's stay in Soviet Russia, or was he a KGB loyalist, engaged in a complex game of deception?

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    • The Bagel

    • The Surprising History of a Modest Bread
    • By: Maria Balinksa
    • Narrated by: Jo Anna Perrin
    • Length: 5 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This charming book recounts the remarkable journey of the bagel from the tables of 17th-century Poland to the freezers of middle America today. The story is one of surprising connections between an unassuming ring-shaped roll and centuries of Polish, Jewish, and American history.

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    • The Politics of Inequality

    • A Political History of the Idea of Economic Inequality in America
    • By: Michael J. Thompson
    • Narrated by: David Stampone
    • Length: 9 hrs and 48 mins
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    Since the early days of the American republic, political thinkers have maintained that a grossly unequal division of property, wealth, and power would lead to the erosion of democratic life. Yet over the past thirty-five years, neoconservatives and neoliberals alike have redrawn the tenets of American liberalism. Nowhere is this more evident than in our current mainstream political discourse, in which the politics of economic inequality are rarely discussed.

    Non-member price: $34.76

    • China Rising

    • Peace, Power, and Order in East Asia
    • By: David Kang
    • Narrated by: David Henry
    • Length: 9 hrs and 8 mins
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    Throughout the past three decades East Asia has seen more peace and stability than at any time since the Opium Wars of 1839-1841. During this period China has rapidly emerged as a major regional power, averaging over nine percent economic growth per year since the introduction of its market reforms in 1978. Foreign businesses have flocked to invest in China, and Chinese exports have begun to flood the world.

    Non-member price: $34.76