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  • America's Women tells the story of more than four centuries of history. It features a stunning array of personalities, from the women peering worriedly over the side of the Mayflower to feminists...
  • Michael Gambon and Penelope Wilton star as Guy Burgess and Coral Browne in this BBC Radio Full-cast drama based on a real-life chance encounter
  • The first single-volume life of John F. Kennedy to be written in nearly four decades.
  • He was a husband, a father, a preacher-and the preeminent leader of a movement that continues to transform America and the world. Martin Luther King, Jr., was one of the twentieth century's most...
  • Featuring Never-Before-Collected, Original Recordings of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. --- Edited by Clayborne Carson and Kris Shepard Presented by the Grammy-winning Producers of The...
  • Featuring Never-Before-Collected, Original Recordings of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. --- Edited by Clayborne Carson and Kris Shepard
  • Based on the life experiences of his great-great-great-uncle and his extensive research, Scott Zesch paints a vivid portrait of life on the Texas frontier in The Captured and offers one of the few ...
  • A quizzical look at the life and legend of celebrated poet Dylan Thomas, through the critical eyes of the infamous Chelsea Hotel...
  • A fascinating and illuminating audio portrait of the life and career of one of Britain's greatest leaders, recounted by those who knew him and in his own words from the BBC archive.
  • On May 15th, 2003 David McCullough presented The Course of Human Events...
  • After her plane crashes, a seventeen-year-old girl spends eleven days walking through the Peruvian jungle. Against all odds, with no food, shelter, or equipment, she gets out. A better equipped gro...
  • In Dostoevsky in 90 Minutes, Paul Strathern offers a concise, expert account of Dostoevsky's life and ideas, and explains their influence on literature and on man's struggle to understand his place...
  • How did Einstein's mind work? What made him a genius? Isaacson's biography shows how his scientific imagination sprang from the rebellious nature of his personality. His...
  • How did Einstein's mind work? What made him a genius? Isaacson's biography shows how his scientific imagniation sprang from the rebellious nature...
  • An abused child, yet confident of her destiny to reign, a woman in a man’s world, passionately sexual yet...
  • Authentic voices from the past illustrate this unique history of the Twentieth Century, written by Joanna Bourke and presented by Tim Pigott-Smith
  • Transport back to fifteenth-century Rome to find the secrets of the Vatican.
  • Here are the stories of nine people whose energy, imagination, courage and determination changed the world. From Christopher Columbus who set off into unknown seas in a small ship in the 15th...
  • Here are the life stories of nine famous people who have left their mark upon the world. There are men of action such as Alexander the Great and George Washington, and a woman, Joan of Arc, who...
  • Cokie Roberts brings to life the women who raised our nation.
  • Anthony Storr investigates the status of Freud's legacy today.
  • In García Márquez in 90 Minutes, Paul Strathern offers a concise, expert account of García Márquez 's life and ideas, and explains their influence on literature and on man's struggle to understand ...
  • Dramatically recreating the conditions and motives that surrounded the fateful night of 5 November 1605, Antinia Fraser unravels the tangled web of religion and politics that spawned the plot.
  • Why do some people age in failing health and sadness while others grow old with vitality and joy? Bringing the traditions of vibrantly healthy cultures together with the latest breakthroughs in medical science, Robbins reveals the secrets for living a fulfilling life and aging with wisdom,...
  • From the bestselling author of Hitler's Pope comes a gripping, in-depth account of Germany's horrific abuse of science and its consequences-then and now. By the first decade...
  • Throughout history, great generals have deceived, outflanked, and triumphed over superior armies commanded by conventional thinkers. Bevin Alexander tells how Hannibal, Genghis Khan, Napoleon, Ston...
  • James Gleick has long been fascinated by the making of science -- how ideas order visible appearances, how equations can give meaning to molecular and stellar phenomena, how theories can transform...
  • Isaac Newton (1642-1727) achieved momentous breakthroughs in three areas: mathematics (the calculus), a theory of colors, and gravitational attraction. His first insights in each of these areas occ...
  • In this powerful, epic biography, David McCullough unfolds the adventurous life-journey of John Adams, the brilliant, fiercely independent, often irascible, always honest Yankee patriot who spared...
  • The #1 New York Times Bestseller Now Available in a Deluxe Unabridged Audiobook In this powerful, epic biography, David McCullough unfolds the adventurous life-journey of John Adams, the...
  • "He'd rope the devil and tie him down—if the lasso didn't burn," it was said of "Buffalo Jones," one of the last of the famous plainsmen who trod the trails of the Old West. Killing was repulsive t...
  • The epic, never-before-told story of Columbus’s final, and perhaps greatest journey.
  • Elinore Pruitt washed clothes in Denver to provide for herself and her daughter after the death of her husband. In 1909 she took a job with a rancher near Burnt Fork, Wyoming. This was the...
  • Bill Bryson's hilarious memoir of growing up in middle America in the Fifties - complete, unabridged and read by the author
  • Suetonius wrote his Lives of the Twelve Caesars in the reign of Vespasian around 70AD. He chronicled the extraordinary careers of Julius, Augustus, Tiberius, Caligula, Claudius, Nero, Vespasian and...
  • In 1914, Sir Ernest Shackleton sailed south aboard the Endurance to be the first to cross Antarctica. Shackleton's endeavor is legend, but few know the astonishing story- of the Ross Sea party...
  • From the author of the bestselling The Professor and the Madman comes the fascinating story of the father of modern geology. In 1793, William Smith, the orphan son of a village blacksmith,...
  • Though medical science began with the ancient Greek physician Hippocrates, dissection, and the study of the human body was prohibited for religious reasons until the Renaissance. In 1623, William H...
  • Monarchy is more than the biographies of the kings and queens of England. It is an in-depth examination of what the English…
  • From the #1 New York Times Bestselling Author of John Adams. Winner of the 1982 National Book Award for Biography, Mornings on Horseback is the brilliant biography of the young Theodore...
  • The powerful story of a slave who became one of the most effective African-American leaders.
  • "Of the place where he had been a boy he had written well enough. As well as he could then." So thought a dying writer in an early version of "The Snows of Kilimanjaro."...
  • Plutarch's unique insight into the great men of the Ancient World through his biographies.
  • An epic work of fiction, the dramatic, intertwining tale of two families struggling to make a place for themselves in an America deeply divided after the Civil War.
  • Though he was Greek, Plutarch wrote his Lives in the first century, a world dominated by the Roman Empire. Here he considers some of the major figures who had left their stamp on the history of...
  • The first of his wives was Catherine of Aragon, the pious Catholic princess who suffered years of miscarriages...
  • An amazing insight into the life of one of histories greatest villains...
  • The End of the First National Welfare System. In less than fifty months, Henry VIII and his chief minister, Thomas Cromwell, swept away the monasteries...
  • CARDINAL WOLSEY... The Last Great Medieval Minister...‘Built Hampton Court, didn`t he?’...
  • Arthur Wellesley, first Duke of Wellington, is the only professional soldier in English history to have served also as Prime Minister...
  • Alan Bennett recalls his childhood in a sequence of talks that are funny, touching and told in his unique style...
  • Titanic is a unique record of one of the most traumatic events in maritime history. Not only does Colonel Gracie describe his own experience on that fateful night but the stories of as many other survivors as he could track down. He also attended a court hearing to obtain the official record....
  • Reflecting on his career, Stephen E. Ambrose—one of the country's most influential historians—confronts America's failures and struggles as he explores both its moral and pragmatic triumphs. To...
  • "For some years I have been afflicted with the belief that flight is possible to man. My disease has increased in severity and I feel that it will soon cost me an increased amount of money if...
  • The trial and death of Socrates remains a powerful document not least because it gives a first-hand account of the end of one of the greatest figures in history. In Apology Socrates defends himself...
  • Hailed by critics as an American masterpiece, David McCullough's sweeping biography of Harry S. Truman captured...
  • In 1990, Peter Larson, with his team of commercial fossil hunters from the Black Hills Institute, discovered the most complete Tyrannosaurus Rex specimen in history. He dubbed it "Sue" after the...
  • In 1803 President Thomas Jefferson selected his personal secretary, Captain Meriwether Lewis, to lead a voyage up the Missouri River, across the forbidding Rockies, and -- by way of the Snake and...
  • In 1803 President Thomas Jefferson selected his personal secretary, Captain Meriwether Lewis, to lead a voyage up the Missouri River, across the forbidding Rockies, and -- by way of the Snake and...
  • "Sweets, I'm okay. I'm okay. Don't worry... It's not my building. " Kristen didn't know what he was saying. He told her to turn on the television...
  • The Extraordinary Story of Thomas Pellow and North Africa's One Million European Slaves. 'Milton's story could scarcely be more action-packed, and its settings and subsidiary characters...