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Aug 8, 2019

The winning combination of George Newbern’s engaging narration and Rick Atkinson’s vivid new work of history—the first in a planned trilogy about the American Revolution—brings to life what could have been a dry account of Revolutionary battles. While this is primarily a military history, Newbern is also adept...


Jul 17, 2019

The first Transcontinental Railroad was an amazing feat of planning and building. Thousands of Chinese immigrants building the western section of the link faced discrimination, daunting work conditions, and other dangers. This serious history shines a spotlight on the role of the “Railroad Chinese” in the building...


Jul 11, 2019

A nuanced and masterful performance of a harrowing audiobook. Winner of an AudioFile Earphones award, Jacques Roy narrates Higginbotham’s recounting of the 1986 Russian nuclear disaster at Chernobyl. A compelling listen that’s perfect for those fascinated by the HBO miniseries CHERNOBYL. Published by Simon...


May 16, 2019

Harvard Professor and PBS regular Henry Louis Gates, Jr., explores how people of color navigated their lives, identity, and culture from the period of Reconstruction to the rise of segregation and the Harlem Renaissance. Dominic Hoffman gives a natural and compelling narration of Gates’s complex meditation on black...


May 15, 2019

President John F. Kennedy made an astonishing announcement in May 1961. He announced his goal of putting a man on the moon by the end of the decade. Douglas Brinkley’s history takes listeners to the 1960s to bring together the extraordinary political, cultural, and scientific factors that fueled the birth and...