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    • To Rule the Waves

    • How the British Navy Changed the Modern World
    • By: Arthur Herman
    • Narrated by: John Curless
    • Length: 29 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
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    To Rule the Waves tells the extraordinary story of how the British Royal Navy allowed one nation to rise to a level of power unprecedented in history. From the navy's beginnings under Henry VIII to the age of computer warfare and special ops, historian Arthur Herman tells the spellbinding tale of great battles at sea, heroic sailors, violent conflict, and personal tragedy - of the way one mighty institution forged a nation, an empire, and a new world.

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    • Where things go wrong.

    • By Curious on 24-02-2019

    Non-member price: $55.66

    • How the Scots Invented the Modern World

    • By: Arthur Herman
    • Narrated by: Robert Ian Mackenzie
    • Length: 18 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Who formed the first literate society? Who invented our modern ideas of democracy and free market capitalism? The Scots. As historian and author Arthur Herman reveals, in the 18th and 19th centuries Scotland made crucial contributions to science, philosophy, literature, education, medicine, commerce, and politics - contributions that have formed and nurtured the modern West ever since. This book is not just about Scotland: it is an exciting account of the origins of the modern world.

    Non-member price: $41.73

    • Douglas MacArthur

    • American Warrior
    • By: Arthur Herman
    • Narrated by: Henry Strozier
    • Length: 39 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Douglas MacArthur was arguably the last American public figure to be worshipped unreservedly as a national hero, the last military figure to conjure up the romantic stirrings once evoked by George Armstrong Custer and Robert E. Lee. But he was also one of America's most divisive figures, a man whose entire career was steeped in controversy. Was he an avatar or an anachronism, a brilliant strategist or a vainglorious mountebank?

    Non-member price: $55.66

    • 1917

    • Lenin, Wilson, and the Birth of the New World Disorder
    • By: Arthur Herman
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
    • Length: 16 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In this incisive, fast-paced history, New York Times best-selling author Arthur Herman brilliantly reveals how Lenin and Wilson rewrote the rules of modern geopolitics. Through the end of World War I, countries marched into war only to increase or protect their national interests. After World War I, countries began going to war over ideas. Together, Lenin and Wilson unleashed the disruptive ideologies that would sweep the world, from nationalism and globalism to Communism and terrorism, and that continue to shape our world today.

    • Lenin, Wilson, and the Birth of the New World Disorder
    • By: Arthur Herman
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
    • Length: 16 hrs and 36 mins
    • Release date: 28-11-2017
    • 4 out of 5 stars 1 rating

    Non-member price: $57.05

    • Joseph McCarthy

    • Reexamining the Life and Legacy of America's Most Hated Senator
    • By: Arthur Herman
    • Narrated by: Sean Pratt
    • Length: 16 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
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    For the first time, here is a biography of Joe McCarthy that cuts through the clichés and misconceptions surrounding this central figure of the "red scare" of the '50s and reexamines his life and legacy in the light of newly declassified archival sources from the FBI, the National Security Agency, the US Congress, the Pentagon, and the former Soviet Union. After more than four decades, here is the untold story of America's most hated political figure, shorn of the rhetoric and stereotypes of the past.

    Non-member price: $48.75

    • Notes From the Underground

    • The Long History of Tunnel Warfare
    • By: Arthur Herman
    • Narrated by: Kevin Stillwell
    • Length: 28 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Compared with the most sophisticated weapons systems in use today, tunnels have withstood the test of time. There’s no way to know how long drones or lasers or anti-missile defense systems will last, but as long as there is warfare, tunnels will almost certainly be part of the fight.

    Non-member price: $6.90