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Shakespeare's Book

Chris Laoutaris Author
(2023)

English

The never-before-told story of how the makers of The First Folio created Shakespeare as we know him today. 2023 marks the 400-year anniversary of the publication of Mr William Shakespeare's Comedie... Read more

Hank

Mark Ribowsky Author
Tom Perkins Narrator
(2016)

English

After he died in the backseat of a Cadillac at the age of twenty-nine, Hank Williams?a frail, flawed man who had become country music's first real star?instantly morphed into its first tragic marty... Read more

The Gulag Archipelago, Volume 1

The Gulag Archipelago (Series)

Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn Author
Frederick Davidson Narrator
(2020)

English

"BEST NONFICTION BOOK OF THE 20TH CENTURY." —TimeVolume 1 of the gripping epic masterpiece, Solzhenitsyn's chilling report of his arrest and interrogation, which exposed to the world the vast... Read more

Cast a Diva

Lyndsy Spence Author
Emily Ellet Narrator
(2021)

English

Maria Callas (1923-1977) was the greatest opera diva of all time with a career that remains unmatched by any prima donna. Much of her life was overshadowed by her fiery relationship with Aristotle ... Read more

The Revolutionary--Samuel Adams

Stacy Schiff Author
Jason Culp Narrator
(2022)

English

Thomas Jefferson once asserted that "for depth of purpose, zeal, and sagacity, no man in Congress exceeded, if any equaled, Sam Adams." John Adams called him "the most elegant writer, the most saga... Read more

Death Comes for the Archbishop

Willa Cather Author
David Ackroyd Narrator
(2016)

English

From one of the most highly acclaimed novelists of the twentieth century—"a truly remarkable book" (The New York Times), an epic—almost mythic—story of a single human life lived s... Read more

Who by Fire

Matti Friedman Author
(2022)

English

"An expedition into the troubled soul of one of the world's greatest songwriters."—Haaretz "Not only is a hidden side of Cohen revealed but so too a hidden side of Israel." &#... Read more

Who Was William Shakespeare?

Who Was? (Series)

Celeste Mannis Author
Who HQ Author
(2006)

English

The beloved plays of Shakespeare are still produced everywhere, yet the life of the world's most famous playwright remains largely a mystery. Young Will left the town of Stratford to pursue theater... Read more

The Racers

Neal Bascomb Author
(2020)

English

In the years before World War II, Adolf Hitler wanted to prove the greatness of the Third Reich in everything from track and field to motorsports. The Nazis poured money into the development of new... Read more

Unbeaten

Mike Stanton Author
Keith Szarabajka Narrator
(2018)

English

From the bestselling author of The Prince of Providence comes a revelatory biography of Rocky Marciano, the greatest heavyweight champion of all time.The son of poor Italian immigrants, with short ... Read more

Pensées

Blaise Pascal Author
William Sutherland Narrator
(2006)

English

Compiled after his death in 1662, Pascal's"pens├®es" (thoughts) are his ideas for a book in defense of faith in a rational world. These fragments give evidence of a profoundly original thinker... Read more

William Henry Harrison

The American Presidents (Series)

Gail Collins Author
Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. Editor
(2012)

English

The president who served the shortest term—just a single month—but whose victorious election campaign rewrote the rules for candidates seeking America's highest officeWilliam Henry Harr... Read more

The Wealth of Nations

Adam Smith Author
Robert B. Reich Author of introduction, etc.
(2000)

English

Adam Smith’s masterpiece, first published in 1776, is the foundation of modern economic thought and remains the single most important account of the rise of, and the principles behind, modern... Read more

What Was the Vietnam War?

What Was? (Series)

Jim O'Connor Author
Who HQ Author
(2019)

English

Learn how the United States ended up fighting for twenty years in a remote country on the other side of the world.The Vietnam War was as much a part of the tumultuous Sixties as Flower Power and th... Read more

The Old Ball Game

Frank Deford Author
(2007)

English

The legendary NPR sports commentator and Sports Illustrated journalist retells the story of an unusual friendship between two towering figures in baseball history. At the turn of the twentieth cen... Read more

CATCH-22

Joseph Heller Author
Jay O. Sanders Narrator
(2017)

English

This fiftieth-anniversary edition commemorates Joseph Heller's masterpiece with a new introduction; critical essays and reviews by Norman Mailer, Alfred Kazin, Anthony Burgess, and others; rare pap... Read more

Jackie and Maria

Gill Paul Author
(2020)

English

From the #1 bestselling author of The Secret Wife comes a story of love, passion, and tragedy as the lives of Jackie Kennedy and Maria Callas are intertwined—and they become the ultimate riva... Read more

The Teapot Dome Scandal

Laton McCartney Author
William Hughes Narrator
(2008)

English

The Teapot Dome scandal of the early 1920s was all about oil—hundreds of millions of dollars' worth of petroleum. When the scandal finally broke, the consequences were tremendous. President H... Read more

Atatürk

Andrew Mango Author
(2002)

English

A "superlative [and] exhaustively researched" biography of "one of the most complex and controversial figures in twentieth-century world history" (Library Journal).Mustafa Kemal Atatürk was virtual... Read more

Beale Street Dynasty

Preston Lauterbach Author
(2015)

English

"All aspects of [Beale Street's] complex, fascinating history are told...with verve and vivid erudition." —Wall Street Journal Between Reconstruction and Prohibition, Beale Street in Memphis ... Read more

If On a Winter's Night a...

Italo Calvino Author
Jefferson Mays Narrator
(2017)

English

Italo Calvino imagines a novel capable of endless mutations in this intricately crafted story about writing and readers. If on a Winter's Night a Traveler turns out to be not one novel but ten, eac... Read more

Turkey

Norman Stone Author
(2014)

English

"Arresting ... Stone's Turkey breaks the popular mould and introduces its readers to a place beyond their presumptions" —The Sunday Times In Turkey: A Short History the celebrated historian N... Read more

Chéri and the End of Chéri

Colette Author
Paul Eprile Translator
(2022)

English

Colette's celebrated novels about an older courtesan and her young lover, now in a new translation and published in one volume.Colette’s Chéri (1920) and its sequel, The... Read more

July's People

Nadine Gordimer Author
(1982)

English

“So flawlessly written that every one of its events seems chillingly, ominously possible.”—Anne Tyler, The New York Times Book ReviewA startling, imaginative novel from the winner... Read more

Our Team

Luke Epplin Author
(2021)

English

An exciting, and too-little-known, baseball story, the tale of the first team with African-American players to win the World Series The integration of baseball is justly remembered through the pri... Read more

What Was the Boston Tea Party?

What Was? (Series)

Kathleen Krull Author
Who HQ Author
(2013)

English

"No Taxation without Representation!" The Boston Tea Party stands as an iconic event of the American Revolution—outraged by the tax on tea, American colonists chose to destroy the t... Read more

The Book of Salsa

Latin America in Translation/en Traducci�n/em Tradu��o (Series)

César Miguel Rondón Author
(2008)

English

Salsa is one of the most popular types of music listened to and danced to in the United States. Until now, the single comprehensive history of the music—and the industry that grew up around i... Read more

All In

Billie Jean King Author
Johnette Howard Author
(2021)

English

An inspiring and intimate self-portrait of the champion of equality that encompasses her brilliant tennis career, unwavering activism, and an ongoing commitment to fairness and social justice.In th... Read more

Timon of Athens

Arkangel Shakespeare Collection (Series)

William Shakespeare Author
Tom Wheelwright Author
(2005)

English

This controversial play follows the declining fortunes of a man of extravagant contradictions.The fabulously rich Timon believes all his friends to be as open-hearted and generous as himself. When ... Read more

James Monroe

Tim McGrath Author
Arthur Morey Narrator
(2020)

English

The extraordinary life of James Monroe: soldier, senator, diplomat, and the last Founding Father to hold the presidency, a man who helped transform thirteen colonies into a vibrant and mighty repub... Read more

The Things They Carried

Tim O'Brien Author
(2009)

English

A classic work of American literature that has not stopped changing minds and lives since it burst onto the literary scene, The Things They Carried is a ground-breaking meditation on war, memory, i... Read more

Billie Jean King

Little People, BIG DREAMS (Series)

Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara Author
Miranda Sofroniou Illustrator
(2020)

English

In this book from the critically acclaimed, multimillion-copy bestselling Little People, BIG DREAMS series, discover the inspiring life of Billie Jean King, the tennis star who has dedicated her li... Read more