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The Devil's Chessboard: Allen Dulles, the CIA, and the Rise of America's Secret Government | Summary
The Devil's Chessboard: Allen Dulles, the CIA, and the Rise of America's Secret Government | Summary by InstantRead Summary

The Devil's Chessboard: Allen Dulles, the CIA, and the Rise of America's Secret Government by David Talbot | Summary and Analysis Book Preview: The Devil's Chessboard is a well-researched, insightful listen into the life and legacy of Allen Dulles and the...

Holocaust: A Jewish Survivor Testimony
Holocaust: A Jewish Survivor Testimony by Dan Myers

This is a story told from the heart of a Jewish survivor of the Holocaust In Holocaust: A Jewish Survivor Testimony, you'll meet Regina, a Polish woman who lived through the Holocaust during World War II. She was only a young girl of 22 when she was captu...

Living in the Land of Death: The Choctaw Nation, 1830-1860
Living in the Land of Death: The Choctaw Nation, 1830-1860 by Donna L. Akers

With the Indian Removal Act of 1830, the Choctaw people began their journey over the Trail of Tears from their homelands in Mississippi to the new lands of the Choctaw Nation. Suffering a death rate of nearly 20 percent due to exposure, disease, mismanage...

Into the Black: The Extraordinary Untold Story of the First Flight of the Space Shuttle Columbia and the Astronauts Who Flew Her
Into the Black: The Extraordinary Untold Story of the First Flight of the Space Shuttle Columbia and the Astronauts Who Flew Her by Rowland White

The real-life techno-thriller from a best-selling author and aviation expert that recaptures the historic moments leading up to the launch of the space shuttle Columbia and the exciting story of her daring maiden flight. Using interviews, NASA oral histor...

1941: Fighting the Shadow War: A Divided America in a World at War
1941: Fighting the Shadow War: A Divided America in a World at War by Marc Wortman

In 1941: Fighting the Shadow War: A Divided America in a World at War, historian Marc Wortman thrillingly explores the little-known history of America's clandestine involvement in World War II before the attack on Pearl Harbor. Prior to that infamous day,...

The End of the Cold War 1985-1991
The End of the Cold War 1985-1991 by Robert Service

The Cold War had seemed like a permanent fixture in global politics, and until its denouement no Western or Soviet politician had foreseen that an epoch defined by games of irreconcilable one-upmanship between the world's most heavily armed superpowers wo...

Learn and Understand World War 2
Learn and Understand World War 2 by IntroBooks

World War II was the most dangerous and destructive war in history. It cost more cash, harmed more property, executed more individuals, and generated more changes than any other war has ever managed to. The nation with the biggest number of WWII casualtie...

Steam's Indian Summer
Steam's Indian Summer by Robin Jones

Steam's Indian Summer is a window into the great watershed period in Britain's railways; the change from steam haulage to diesel and electric traction. Highlights include the last years of the named expresses like 'Bristolian', plus visits to far-flung bu...

Soviet Leaders and Intelligence: Assessing the American Adversary During the Cold War
Soviet Leaders and Intelligence: Assessing the American Adversary During the Cold War by Raymond L. Garthoff

During the Cold War, the political leadership of the Soviet Union avidly sought intelligence about its main adversary, the United States. Although effective on an operational level, Soviet leaders and their intelligence chiefs fell short when it came to a...

Flashback: 50 Events That Shaped History
Flashback: 50 Events That Shaped History by Go Entertain

Covers 50 seminal events, from the Wright Brothers to the moon landing, and from conquering Everest to beating apartheid. Step back in time with Flashback: 50 Events That Shaped History, a fascinating look back at the 20th century's most memorable moments...

Jesse Owens, Adolf Hitler and the 1936 Summer Olympics: 30 Minute Book Series
Jesse Owens, Adolf Hitler and the 1936 Summer Olympics: 30 Minute Book Series by Doug West

Both Jesse Owens and Adolf Hitler grew up in poverty, and both men struggled to find their footing later in life. Owens represented the United States in the 1936 Olympics, after which he found it difficult to sustain a well-paying job. Adolf Hitler moved ...

One Tough Ombre
One Tough Ombre by John Sandifer

One Tough Ombre is the story of dogfaces fighting in Patton's Third Army across Europe in World War Two. Sarge Goodson is an old veteran remembering the exploits of the 90th Infantry Division, which was known as the Texas-Oklahoma Division in World War On...

Into That Silent Sea: Trailblazers of the Space Era, 1961-1965
Into That Silent Sea: Trailblazers of the Space Era, 1961-1965 by Francis French

It was a time of bold new technology, historic moments, and international jousting on the final frontier. But it was also a time of human drama, of moments less public but no less dramatic in the lives of those who made the golden age of space flight happ...

The Kennedys: In Their Own Words
The Kennedys: In Their Own Words by SpeechWorks - compilation

From the White House, Senate chambers, campaign stops, and press conferences, The Kennedys features over seven hours of original speeches from members of the nation's most famous political family. Listen as President John F. Kennedy delivers his famous in...

Fire and Brimstone: The North Butte Mining Disaster of 1917
Fire and Brimstone: The North Butte Mining Disaster of 1917 by Michael Punke

The author of the number-one New York Times best seller The Revenant - the basis for the award-winning motion picture starring Leonardo DiCaprio - tells the remarkable story of the worst hard-rock mining disaster in American history. The worst hard-rock m...

Oradour: Villages des Martyrs
Oradour: Villages des Martyrs by James Stephens

At the heart of the Haute Vienne region of France, there is a village some 10 km from Limoges. The name of this village is Oradour sur Glane. On the 10th of June, 1944, this quaint village was the scene of a barbaric massacre, at the hands of the evil Naz...

IRA: Crime, War & Conflict
IRA: Crime, War & Conflict by iMinds

Learn about the history of the Irish Republican Army with iMinds insightful knowledge series. Much like the history of its homeland, the Irish Republican Army, or IRA, is complex and contested. Formed as a resistance movement during World War One, the IRA...

The Great Departure: Mass Migration from Eastern Europe and the Making of the Free World
The Great Departure: Mass Migration from Eastern Europe and the Making of the Free World by Tara Zahra

Between 1846 and 1940, more than 50 million Europeans moved to the Americas, irrevocably changing both their new lands and the ones they left behind. Their immigration fostered an idea of the "land of the free", yet more than a third returned home again. ...

Agitations: Ideologies and Strategies in African American Politics
Agitations: Ideologies and Strategies in African American Politics by Kevin R. Anderson

Though the activities of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), and the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) were unified in their common idea of resistance ...

Monuments Men - Rose Valland: The Inspirational Adventures of The Monuments Men
Monuments Men - Rose Valland: The Inspirational Adventures of The Monuments Men by Patrick Bunker

Rose Valland was an ordinary French citizen whose actions made an extraordinary impact during World War II. Rose was a member of The French Resistance, but her acts of fearless bravery made a positive effect on countries all over the world. This is the st...

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