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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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    • The Order of the Holy Sepulchre

    • The History of the Catholic Order Established During the Crusades for the Promised Land
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Scott Clem
    • Length: 1 hr and 21 mins
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    For centuries, Christians and Muslims were embroiled in one of the most infamous territorial disputes of all time, viciously and relentlessly battling one another for the Holy Land. In the heart of Jerusalem sat one of the shining jewels of the Christian faith, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Legend has it that this was where their Savior had been buried before his fabled resurrection. What was more, it was said to house the very cross Jesus Christ had died upon.

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    • The History of Modern Egypt

    • From Napoleon to Now
    • By: Charles River Editors, M. Clement Hall
    • Narrated by: Scott Clem
    • Length: 1 hr and 40 mins
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    In the last year, Egypt has undergone a revolution that expelled its authoritarian leader of nearly 30 years, and implemented elections that have pitted the Egyptian military in a power struggle with the Muslim Brotherhood, the long-time Islamic opposition group with ties to Hamas and elements of al-Qaeda. Making everything that much more surreal, the events have played out before well placed television cameras with continuous "real time" coverage of the revolution, and ongoing turmoil, and foreign nations around the world eagerly await or dread the end result.

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    • The Opium Wars

    • The History and Legacy of the 19th Century Conflicts Between Britain and China
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Bill Hare
    • Length: 1 hr and 24 mins
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    The 19th century saw the rise of one of the largest, most powerful empires of the modern era. The sun never set on the British Empire, whose holdings spanned the globe, in one form or another, and trade flowed east and west. An integral but underutilized part of a vast trade network included China. The Opium Wars: The History and Legacy of the 19th Century Conflicts Between Britain and China examines the way in which trade, colonialism, and illegal drug use culminated with one of the 19th century’s most controversial fights. 

    • The History and Legacy of the 19th Century Conflicts Between Britain and China
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Bill Hare
    • Length: 1 hr and 24 mins
    • Release date: 18-05-2018
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    • The Roman Army

    • The History and Legacy of the Military That Revolutionized Ancient Warfare and Made Rome a Global Empire
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Scott Clem
    • Length: 1 hr and 26 mins
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    The Roman army is one of the most famous fighting forces in history. Through its power and prowess, a once obscure Italian city forged an empire that encircled the Mediterranean and covered half of Europe. The physical remains of its presence can be traced from the mountainous borders of Scotland to the arid deserts of Egypt, but its legacy is far greater and more enduring, as Rome's influence continues to shape the political, legal, and cultural landscape of Europe to this very day.

    • The History and Legacy of the Military That Revolutionized Ancient Warfare and Made Rome a Global Empire
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Scott Clem
    • Length: 1 hr and 26 mins
    • Release date: 20-12-2017
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    • The Greatest Mysteries of the Ancient World: Stonehenge, the Sphinx, and the Hanging Gardens of Babylon

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Scott W. Kirby
    • Length: 3 hrs and 2 mins
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    On the Salisbury Plain, only a few hours from the hustle and bustle of Central London, remains one of the greatest surviving relics of humanity's ancient past: the mighty stone circle of Stonehenge. Stonehenge is one of the most well-known ancient sites in the world, and an image of it raises numerous associations and emotional responses.

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    • Babylon

    • The Rise and Fall of Ancient Mesopotamia's Greatest City
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Scott Clem
    • Length: 1 hr and 39 mins
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    The ancient world was full of many fantastic cities and places, and like today's major cities, the great ancient cities were hubs of trade, religion, and science. Among the many cities of the ancient world, Rome and Athens may come to mind first, but the city of Babylon in the land of Mesopotamia was already an ancient, venerated city when the others were still inconsequential settlements

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    • The Ultimate Pirate Collection

    • Blackbeard, Francis Drake, Captain Kidd, Captain Morgan, Grace O'Malley, Black Bart, Calico Jack, Anne Bonny, Mary Read, Henry Every and Howell Davis
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Rhett Samuel Price
    • Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "The golden age of piracy" generally refers to the era when history's most famous pirates roamed the seas of the West Indies from 1670-1720.

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    • Fascinating Tales Despite the Performance

    • By Amazon Customer on 18-07-2015

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    • History's Greatest Artists: The Life and Legacy of Vincent van Gogh

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Jannie Meisberger
    • Length: 1 hr and 38 mins
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    Vincent van Gogh is undoubtedly one of the most famous artists of all time, and though the critical establishment may not consider him the greatest artist who ever lived, there may be no artist with whom the public has a greater familiarity. Unfortunately, a great deal of that familiarity comes from the circumstances leading up to his death. Of all the things that occurred in van Gogh's tumultuous life and career, the best known thing about him might be that he cut off the lower left lobe of his ear.

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    • World War I at Sea: The History and Legacy of Naval Tactics and Operations During the Great War

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Bill Hare
    • Length: 1 hr and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The most iconic images of the First World War are of the war on land. But part of that same generation faced a very different war, one that was just as important in deciding the fate of Europe. This was the war at sea. Here, events took place that would draw America into the war, providing the Allies with a new pool of manpower and so ensuring that the scales of the conflict tipped in their favor. At sea just as much as on land, this was a war that would shape the future of the world.

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    • The Austro-Prussian War and Franco-Prussian War: The History of the Wars That Led to Prussia’s Unification of Germany

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Ken Teutsch
    • Length: 2 hrs and 5 mins
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    Prussian leaders, especially Otto von Bismarck, the chancellor and advisor to Prussia’s king, believed Prussia could be a united power, but only without the traditional Austrian dominance. At the time, the Austrian empire was a collection of ethnically diverse peoples and had been dominated by a socio-political conservatism that sought to keep the empire ruled in Hapsburg tradition. After Prussia was victorious in the Austro-Prussian War, Bismarck played a waiting game where the unification of Germany was concerned, as the joining of the southern states would have to be overcome.

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    • The Mysteries of Mithras

    • The History and Legacy of Ancient Rome's Most Mysterious Religious Cult
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Ken Teutsch
    • Length: 1 hr and 22 mins
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    In the early Roman Empire, as Christianity struggled to gain a foothold and survive in the polytheistic pool of Roman theology, its greatest rivals weren't the Caesars or the Roman aristocracy but rather the faith and devotion of the common Roman legionary. The faith of these men was centered on the god Mithras, who, they believed, led them to victory upon the field of battle and had done so for nearly four centuries.

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    • Evita: The Life of Eva Peron

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Colin Fluxman
    • Length: 1 hr and 21 mins
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    María Eva Duarte de Perón, known to the world as Evita, stands with Jesus Christ as a highly influential historical figure who lived only 33 years. The similarities do not end there: as Argentine novelist Tomás Eloy Martínez has observed, Evita came to "symbolize certain naïve, but effective, beliefs: the hope for a better world; a life sacrificed on the altar of the disinherited, the humiliated, the poor of the earth...myths which somehow reproduce the image of Christ."

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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 History of the Sunni and Shia Split

    • Understanding the Divisions within Islam
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Colin Fluxman
    • Length: 1 hr and 25 mins
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    Different branches of the same religion are the exception more than the rule, and they have had a profound impact upon history. The schism between the Orthodox and Catholic Churches influenced relationships between nations across Europe, and religious intolerance based on different Christian faiths led to persecution and outright violence across the continent for centuries.

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    • Great introduction to Islam's political climate

    • By Bassam on 22-12-2016

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    • Vladimir Lenin, Joseph Stalin & Leon Trotsky

    • The Soviet Union's Big Three
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Bill Johnston
    • Length: 4 hrs and 41 mins
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    Among the leaders of the 20th century, arguably none shaped the course of history as much as Vladimir Lenin. If Adolf Hitler had not inflicted the devastation of World War II upon Europe, it's quite likely that the West would consider Joseph Stalin (1878-1953) the 20th century's greatest tyrant. Along with Vladimir Lenin, Leon Trotsky led the October Bolshevik Revolution of 1917 and held crucial posts in the early Soviet governments.

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    • The Partition of the British Mandate of Palestine

    • The History and Legacy of the United Nations Partition Plan and the Creation of the State of Israel
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Colin Fluxman
    • Length: 1 hr and 29 mins
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    The conflict between the Israelis and Palestinians is technically 69 years old and counting, but it has its roots in over 2,000 years of history. Over time, it has become exceedingly difficult for even sophisticated political pundits and followers to keep track of it all. In 1947, the British delegated the issue of partitioning the British Mandate to the United Nations. The UN General Assembly eventually came up with what is now known as the UN Partition Plan of 1947.

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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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    • The British Army in World War I: The History and Legacy of the Army Across All Theaters of the Great War

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Colin Fluxman
    • Length: 2 hrs
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     The British Army in World War I: The History and Legacy of the Army Across All Theaters of the Great War comprehensively analyzes Britain’s experience in the field, the results, and the traumatic aftermath. You will learn about the British Army in World War I like never before. 

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    • The Silk Road

    • The History and Legacy of the Trade Routes that Connected Europe and Asia
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Dan Gallagher
    • Length: 1 hr and 35 mins
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    The story of the Silk Road has been a popular topic among tourists, academics, economists, state parties, and daydreaming children for many centuries. In many ways the Silk Road can be seen everywhere, and it has existed for as long as people have traveled across Eurasia. Its impact is widely felt among the diverse peoples that live on the continent, through the unique regional art and architectural styles, as well as in countless films, books, academic studies, and organized tours devoted to the ancient trade routes.

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