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    • The Square and the Tower

    • Networks, Hierarchies and the Struggle for Global Power
    • Written by: Niall Ferguson
    • Narrated by: John Sackville
    • Length: 16 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    What if everything we thought we knew about history was wrong? From the global best-selling author of Empire, The Ascent of Money and Civilization, this is a whole new way of looking at the world. Most history is hierarchical: it's about popes, presidents, and prime ministers. But what if that's simply because they create the historical archives? What if we are missing equally powerful but less visible networks-leaving them to the conspiracy theorists, with their dreams of all-powerful Illuminati?

    Regular price: ₹820.00

    • Conquerors

    • How Portugal Seized the Indian Ocean and Forged the First Global Empire
    • Written by: Roger Crowley
    • Narrated by: John Sackville
    • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
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    As remarkable as Columbus and the conquistador expeditions, the history of Portuguese exploration is now almost forgotten. But Portugal's navigators cracked the code of the Atlantic winds, launched the expedition of Vasco da Gama to India and beat the Spanish to the spice kingdoms of the East - then set about creating the first long-range maritime empire.

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    • How Portugal Seized the Indian Ocean and Forged the First Global Empire
    • Written by: Roger Crowley
    • Narrated by: John Sackville
    • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
    • Release Date: 17-09-15
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    Regular price: ₹721.00

    • The Boy Who Followed His Father into Auschwitz

    • Written by: Jeremy Dronfield
    • Narrated by: John Sackville
    • Length: 11 hrs and 49 mins
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    In 1939, Gustav Kleinmann, a Jewish upholsterer in Vienna, was seized by the Nazis. Along with his teenage son, Fritz, he was sent to Buchenwald in Germany. There began an unimaginable ordeal that saw the pair beaten, starved and forced to build the very concentration camp they were held in. When Gustav was set to be transferred to Auschwitz, a certain death sentence, Fritz refused to leave his side. Throughout the horrors they witnessed and the suffering they endured, there was one constant that kept them alive: the love between father and son. 

    Regular price: ₹752.00

    • A Dangerous Delusion

    • Why the West Is Wrong About Nuclear Iran
    • Written by: Peter Oborne, David Morrison
    • Narrated by: John Sackville
    • Length: 1 hr and 52 mins
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    In 2014 it is possible that Israel, backed by the United States, will launch an attack on Iran. This would be a catastrophic event, risking war, bloodshed, and global economic collapse. In this passionate, but rationally argued essay, the author's attempt to avert a potential global catastrophe by showing that the grounds for war do not exist, that there are no Iranian nuclear weapons, and that Iran would happily come to a table and strike a deal.

    Regular price: ₹417.00

    • Charles I: An Abbreviated Life

    • Penguin Monarchs, Book 4
    • Written by: Mark Kishlansky
    • Narrated by: John Sackville
    • Length: 3 hrs and 29 mins
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    Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Charles I: An Abbreviated Life by Mark Kishlansky, read by John Sackville. The tragedy of Charles I dominates one of the most strange and painful periods in British history as the whole island tore itself apart over a deadly, entangled series of religious and political disputes. In Mark Kishlansky's brilliant account it is never in doubt that Charles created his own catastrophe, but he was nonetheless opposed by men with far fewer scruples and less consistency who for often quite contradictory reasons conspired to destroy him.

    Regular price: ₹615.00

    • Normandy ‘44

    • D-Day and the Battle for France
    • Written by: James Holland
    • Narrated by: John Sackville
    • Length: 24 hrs and 20 mins
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    Renowned World War Two historian James Holland presents an entirely new perspective on one of the most important moments in recent history. Unflinchingly examining the brutality and violence that characterised the campaign, it's time to draw some radically different conclusions. D-Day and the 76 days of bitter fighting in Normandy that followed have come to be seen as a defining episode in the Second World War. Its story has been endlessly retold, and yet it remains a narrative burdened by both myth and assumed knowledge.

    Regular price: ₹888.00