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    • The Nag Hammadi Library

    • The History and Legacy of the Ancient Gnostic Texts Rediscovered in the 20th Century
    • By: Charles River Editors, Gustavo Vazquez-Lozano
    • Narrated by: Jim D Johnston
    • Length: 1 hr and 25 mins
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    Although all the titles of the Nag Hammadi library are not known, many people have heard about its most famous components: The Gospel of Thomas - at one time it was discussed whether it should be included in the New Testament - and The Gospel of Philip, which tried to revive the debate around the identity of Mary Magdalene: "Why do you love her more than all of us?" asks a disconcerted Peter to Jesus. Finally, the Nag Hammadi texts have led many scholars to reconsider the rigid canons imposed by the early Church, and the readers to find a more intimate religion that turned upside down many postulates of Christian orthodoxy.  

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    • The European Settlement of Australia

    • The History and Legacy of Early Expeditions and British Settlements on the Australian Continent
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Colin Fluxman
    • Length: 1 hr and 32 mins
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    A land of almost 3 million square miles has lain since time immemorial on the southern flank of the planet, so isolated that it remained entirely outside of European knowledge until 1770. However, the first human footprints on this vast territory were felt 70,000 years earlier. The history of the indigenous inhabitants of Australia is a complex. For generations after the arrival of whites in Australia, the Aboriginal people were disregarded and marginalized, largely because they offered little in the way of a labor resource, and they occupied land required for European settlement.

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    • The Cathars

    • The History and Legacy of the Gnostic Christian Sect During the Middle Ages
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Jim D. Johnston
    • Length: 1 hr and 20 mins
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    Who were the Cathars, and why was the Catholic Church so committed to getting rid of them? The Cathars: The History and Legacy of the Gnostic Christian Sect During the Middle Ages examines the origins of the cult, their fascinating belief system, their gradual development over the years, and the events that contributed to their epic downfall.

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    • Weird Ireland

    • A History of Ancient Mysteries, Fantastic Folklore, and Urban Legends Across the Emerald Isle
    • By: Charles River Editors, Sean McLachlan
    • Narrated by: Scott Clem
    • Length: 1 hr and 4 mins
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    Ireland has a rich folklore. Everyone knows about the fairy folk and leprechauns and many have heard of the fearsome banshee. There are also the usual ghost stories found in every old land. The stranger side of the Emerald Isle goes much deeper than that, however, with tales of phantom armies marching through the sky, sea monsters swimming in the waters around the island, and stories of strange powers and dark magic.

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    • Operation Barbarossa

    • The History of Nazi Germany's Invasion of the Soviet Union During World War II
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Kenneth Ray
    • Length: 3 hrs and 8 mins
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    In the warm predawn darkness of June 22, 1941, three million men waited along a front hundreds of miles long, stretching from the Baltic coast of Poland to the Balkans. Ahead of them in the darkness lay the Soviet Union, its border guarded by millions of Red Army troops echeloned deep throughout the huge spaces of Russia.

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    • The Aborigines: The History and Legacy of Australia’s Indigenous People

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Dan Gallagher
    • Length: 1 hr and 51 mins
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    It is a misconception that indigenous Australians meekly accepted the invasion of their country by the British, for they did not. They certainly resisted, but as far as colonial wars during that era went, the frontier conflicts of Australia did not warrant a great deal of attention. Indigenous Australians were hardly a warlike people, and without central organization or political cohesion beyond scattered family groups, they succumbed to the orchestrated advance of white settlement with passionate but futile resistance. 

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    • Frank Lloyd Wright

    • The Life and Buildings of America's Most Famous Architect
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Kenneth Ray
    • Length: 1 hr and 23 mins
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    Perhaps America's most innovative and prolific architect, the works of Frank Lloyd Wright are almost too vast and diverse to list. Recognized for designing unique churches and distinctive commercial buildings, and admired for his geometric style house designs, Wright has been widely imitated, and his work continues to influence architecture not only in the United States but around the world.

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    • The Vikings at Home and Abroad

    • The History of the Norsemen During the Viking Age
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Dan Gallagher
    • Length: 4 hrs and 50 mins
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    Over the centuries, the West has become fascinated by the Vikings, one of the most mysterious and interesting European civilizations. In addition to being perceived as a remarkably unique culture among its European counterparts, what’s known and not known about the Vikings’ accomplishments has added an intriguing aura to the historical narrative. Were they fierce and fearsome warriors? Were they the first Europeans to visit North America? It seems some of the legends are true, and some are just that, legend.  

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    • The Dogfights of the World Wars

    • The Evolution and History of the Fight in the Skies During World War I and World War II
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Ken Teutsch
    • Length: 3 hrs and 12 mins
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    The first aircraft to appear in the skies over the battlefields of World War I showed few signs of the dominant future of airplanes in warfare. Small, fragile, and slow, they provided no hint of the sleek jet fighters that would one day slash across the skies of Earth faster than sound. The Dogfights of the World Wars: The Evolution and History of the Fight in the Skies During World War I and World War II looks at how technology and tactics evolved during the wars.

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    • The Aborigines and Maori: The History of the Indigenous Peoples in Australia and New Zealand

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Dan Gallagher
    • Length: 3 hrs and 25 mins
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    In 1769, Captain James Cook’s historic expedition would lead to an English claim on Australia, but before he reached Australia, he sailed near New Zealand and spent weeks mapping part of New Zealand’s coast. Thus, he was one of the first to observe and take note of the indigenous peoples of the two islands. 

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    • Nazi Germany’s Best Generals

    • The Lives and Careers of Erwin Rommel, Heinz Guderian, and Albert Kesselring
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Colin Fluxman
    • Length: 4 hrs and 8 mins
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    Erwin Rommel remains one of the best remembered generals of World War II and history at large, despite the fact he was on the losing side, and he was defeated at the most famous battle of his career. Heinz Wilhelm Guderian was one of the most respected commanders and theoreticians of World War II. Albert Kesselring was undoubtedly a gifted commander, but one who served at a time when the German military was tainted with the evils of Nazism.

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    • The Maori

    • The History and Legacy of New Zealand’s Indigenous People
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Dan Gallagher
    • Length: 1 hr and 48 mins
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    In 1769, Captain James Cook’s historic expedition in the region would lead to an English claim on Australia, but before he reached Australia, he sailed near New Zealand and spent weeks mapping part of New Zealand’s coast. Thus, he was also one of the first to observe and take note of the indigenous peoples of the two islands.  

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    • By Andrew P Neideck on 22-10-2018

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    • The Waco Siege

    • The History of the Federal Government's Standoff with David Koresh and the Branch Davidians
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Scott Clem
    • Length: 1 hr and 12 mins
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    In February 1993, President Bill Clinton had only been in office for a few weeks when one of the most important events of his presidency began to take shape. Ironically, it would involve a group that the vast majority of Americans had never heard of and knew absolutely nothing about. The Branch Davidians were an obscure religious sect located in Texas, but members of the group led by David Koresh in Waco, Texas stockpiled enough weaponry to catch the attention of the federal government.

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    • The Ghosts of the British Isles: A Collection of Ghost Stories and Other Supernatural Tales from Britain and Ireland

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Colin Fluxman
    • Length: 5 hrs and 8 mins
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    The United Kingdom is an ancient land steeped in history and tradition, filled with prehistoric ruins, majestic castles, and a countryside sculpted from millennia of human habitation. Its rolling countryside is dotted with prehistoric burial mounds and stone circles. Medieval churches have elaborate stained glass windows and gruesome carvings, reflecting a mixture of hope and darkness. Every hamlet and village has tales that go back centuries, and folk festivals with roots in pagan times. Thus, it is not surprising that many believe the area is filled with ghosts.

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    • The History of Iran from Ancient Persia to the Ayatollahs

    • By: M Clement Hall, Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Tracey Norman
    • Length: 4 hrs and 39 mins
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    How did Iran get to where it is today, at the forefront of global affairs? The history of Iran and the theme of Persian conflict with the West stretches back thousands of years, and it is a unique history of empire, culture, art, pride, and religious nationalism. The History of Iran from Ancient Persia to the Ayatollahs comprehensively and descriptively covers this history, progressing through a timeline dating back to antiquity and examining all of the different religious, political, foreign, and military issues that affect Iran and are affected by Iran today.

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    • Mysteries of the South

    • Ghosts, Legends, and Unexplained Phenomena in Dixie
    • By: Charles River Editors, Sean McLachlan
    • Narrated by: Dan Gallagher
    • Length: 1 hr and 55 mins
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    The American South has given birth to many of the nation's great stories and legends. From the earliest Colonial times, it's been a place of mystery, replete with disappearing colonies and strange apparitions in the woods, but the South's long and proud history has always had a darker, and stranger, side to it. One of America's most famous mysteries was its first. Despite the fact he had left over 100 colonists at the island of Roanoke in 1587, John White returned to literally nothing, with all traces of the settlement gone.

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    • The British Subjugation of Australia: The History of British Colonization and the Conquest of the Aboriginal Australians

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Colin Fluxman
    • Length: 1 hr and 38 mins
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    A land of almost 3 million square miles has lain since time immemorial on the southern flank of the planet, so isolated that it remained almost entirely outside of European knowledge until 1770. From there, however, the subjugation of Australia would take place rapidly. Within 20 years of the first British settlements being established, the British presence in Terra Australis was secure, and no other major power was likely to mount a challenge. In 1815, Napoleon would be defeated at Waterloo, and soon afterwards would be standing on the barren cliffs of Saint Helena.

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    • Nicolae Ceaușescu: The Life and Legacy of Romania’s Notorious Dictator During the Cold War

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Colin Fluxman
    • Length: 1 hr and 36 mins
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    Nicolae Ceaușescu, one of the 20th century’s most notorious dictators, was both typical and unusual. Outwardly, he resembled a standard leader of a communist country in Eastern Europe during the Cold War, yet he was even more repressive and opulent than his contemporaries. Nicolae Ceaușescu: The Life and Legacy of Romania’s Notorious Dictator During the Cold War examines the rise and reign of the Romanian leader.

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    • The Black Dahlia Case

    • The History of the Unsolved Murder of Elizabeth Short
    • By: Charles River Editors, Zed Simpson
    • Narrated by: Kenneth Ray
    • Length: 1 hr and 22 mins
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    The latter half of the 1940s found the major cities of post-war America in a precarious position. On the one hand, population centers were reabsorbing many thousands of returning veterans into the work force, and into a social system they had not experienced for some years. Previous relationships had changed during their absence, and many were starved for female company. While making the necessary readjustments to the war's end, major cities such as New York, Chicago, Cleveland, and Los Angeles, were plagued by regionalized mob rule.

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    • The Apocrypha of the Bible

    • The History of the Ancient Apocryphal Texts Left Out of the Old Testament and New Testament
    • By: Charles River Editors, Gustavo Vazquez-Lozano
    • Narrated by: Mark Norman
    • Length: 3 hrs and 38 mins
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    The Apocrypha of the Bible examines the history of the books excluded from the Bible, the characters and events told by the books, and the discoveries that have influenced Biblical studies in the last few centuries.

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