Early Modern

History of the Thirty Years War, Volume 2

Read by Alan Winterrowd


Friedrich Schiller


The History of the Thirty Years War is a five volume work, which followed his very successful History of the Revolt of the Netherlands. Writ…

Pioneers of France in the New World

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Francis Parkman, Jr.


Parkman has been hailed as one of America's first great historians and as a master of narrative history. Numerous translations have spread t…

Lives of the Most Eminent Painters, Sculptors and Architects Vol 4

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Giorgio Vasari


The Lives of the Most Excellent Italian Painters, Sculptors, and Architects, from Cimabue to Our Times, or Le Vite de' più eccellenti…

History of England from the Invasion of Julius Caesar to the Revolution of 1688…

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David Hume


David Hume is one of the great philosophers of the Western intellectual tradition. His philosophical writings earned him lasting fame and re…

The Birth of Tragedy

Read by Jim Locke


Friedrich Nietzsche


In this famous early work of German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche, he investigates the artistic characteristics of Apollonian (reason) and…

The Conspiracy of Pontiac and the Indian War after the Conquest of Canada

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Francis Parkman, Jr.


"The Conspiracy of Pontiac" was Parkman's first history book and first published in 1851. It covers the Indian wars of 1763 to 176…

The Storm

Read by Denny Sayers (d. 2015)


Daniel Defoe


The Storm (1704) holds a special place in the writings of Daniel Defoe. Widely considered a founding document of modern journalism, The Sto…

Prolegomena to Any Future Metaphysics

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Immanuel Kant


Kant's Prolegomena, although a small book, is indubitably the most important of his writings. It furnishes us with a key to his main work, T…

The Art of Worldly Wisdom

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Baltasar Gracián


300 short maxims by Spanish Jesuit Baltasar Gracian (1601-1658). The advice is still useful and insightful for our modern world. Gracian was…

The Wonders of the Invisible World, and A Farther Account of the Tryals of the …

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Cotton Mather


Here are first hand accounts, published in 1692, of the infamous "Salem Witch Trials". In addition to Mather's interpretation of t…

Queen Elizabeth

Read by Pamela Nagami


Mandell Creighton


"The Princess Elizabeth of England was born at Greenwich, between three and four of the afternoon of September 7, 1533. Her birth was a…

Young Folks' History of the American Revolution

Read by Gary Bohannon


Everett T. Tomlinson


This work has grown out of the desire frequently expressed to the writer when he has been lecturing on the American Revolution, that in some…

A Popular History of Ireland, Book 12

Read by Sibella Denton


Thomas D'Arcy McGee


Thomas D'Arcy McGee was an Irish refugee and a father of the Canadian confederation. His work on Irish history is comprehensive, encompassin…

Philosophical Rudiments Concerning Government and Society

Read by Jeffrey Church


Thomas Hobbes


De Cive ("On the citizen") is one of Thomas Hobbes's major works. "The book was published originally in Latin from Paris in 1…

The Story of the Barbary Corsairs

Read by James K. White


Stanley Lane-Poole


A history of the pirating activities along and around the "Barbary coast" between the 15th and 19th centuries, from the time of th…

A Popular History of Ireland, Book 09

Read by Sibella Denton


Thomas D'Arcy McGee


Thomas D'Arcy McGee was an Irish refugee and a father of the Canadian confederation. His work on Irish history is comprehensive, encompassin…

A History of California: The Spanish Period

Read by Steven Seitel


Charles Edward Chapman


If you have ever wondered why Spain (and not Japan, which was so so much better positioned to do it) was first to “settle” the Golden State,…

A History of the Four Georges in Four Volumes, Volume 1

Read by Pamela Nagami


Justin Mccarthy


Justin McCarthy (1830-1912), liberal member of Parliament and historian. He brings the great 18th Century personalities to life: Walpole and…

Primera epistola del Almirante don Cristóbal Colón dando cuenta de su gran desc…

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Christopher Columbus


Uno de los primeros textos que escribió Cristóbal Colón en 1493 para informar y dar a conocer en Europa del éxit…

A Popular History of Ireland, Book 10

Read by Sibella Denton


Thomas D'Arcy McGee


Thomas D'Arcy McGee was an Irish refugee and a father of the Canadian confederation. His work on Irish history is comprehensive, encompassin…

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