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Two Tactics of Social-Democracy in the Democratic Revolution by Vladimir Ilyich Lenin artwork

Two Tactics of Social-Democracy in the Democratic Revolution by Vladimir Ilyich Lenin

17 episodes - Latest episode: over 1 year ago
In the heat of the failed 1905 revolution in Russia, Lenin here contrasts the precision of the Bolshevik political program and tactics with various inconsistent and servile factions within the Russ...
The Tragedy of Pudd'nhead Wilson by Mark Twain artwork

The Tragedy of Pudd'nhead Wilson by Mark Twain

24 episodes - Latest episode: over 1 year ago
It was published in 1893–1894 by Century Magazine in seven installments, and is a detective story with some racial themes. The plot of this novel is a detective story, in which a series of identiti...
Country of the Pointed Firs by Sarah Orne Jewett artwork

Country of the Pointed Firs by Sarah Orne Jewett

20 episodes - Latest episode: over 1 year ago
The Country of the Pointed Firs (1896) is considered Jewett’s finest work, described by Henry James as her “beautiful little quantum of achievement.” Despite James’s diminutives, the novel remains ...
Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death by Patrick Henry artwork

Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death by Patrick Henry

1 episode - Latest episode: over 1 year ago
This speech was given March 23, 1775, at St. John’s Church in Richmond, Virginia, and is credited with having singlehandedly convinced the Virginia House of Burgesses to pass a resolution deliverin...
U.S. Historical Documents by Various artwork

U.S. Historical Documents by Various

4 episodes - Latest episode: over 1 year ago - ★★★★★ - 14 ratings
The Articles of Confederation: On November 15th, 1777 The Articles of Confederation became the first constitution of the United States, though not yet ratified by the thirteen original colonies. Ra...
King Richard II by William Shakespeare artwork

King Richard II by William Shakespeare

5 episodes - Latest episode: over 1 year ago - ★★★★ - 1 rating
The Tragedy of King Richard II, by William Shakespeare, is the first of the history series that continues with Parts 1 and 2 of King Henry IV and with The Life of King Henry V. At the beginning of ...
Egyptian Tales, translated from the Papyri, Series One by W. M. Flinders Petrie artwork

Egyptian Tales, translated from the Papyri, Series One by W. M. Flinders Petrie

5 episodes - Latest episode: over 1 year ago - ★★★★★ - 3 ratings
Brief, and in some cases incomplete, stories of magic from ancient Egypt.
Red Shadows by Robert Ervin Howard artwork

Red Shadows by Robert Ervin Howard

5 episodes - Latest episode: over 1 year ago
Red Shadows is the first of a series of stories featuring Howard’s puritan avenger, Solomon Kane. Kane tracks his prey over land and sea, enters the jungles of Africa, and even faces dark Gods and ...
Bill of Rights & Amendments to the US Constitution by Founding Fathers of the United States artwork

Bill of Rights & Amendments to the US Constitution by Founding Fathers of the United States

5 episodes - Latest episode: over 1 year ago - ★★★★★ - 20 ratings
The Constitution has a total of 27 amendments. The first ten, collectively known as the Bill of Rights, were ratified simultaneously. The following seventeen were ratified separately.
China and the Chinese by Herbert Allen Giles artwork

China and the Chinese by Herbert Allen Giles

6 episodes - Latest episode: over 1 year ago - ★★★★★ - 1 rating
Herbert Allen Giles (1845-1935) spent several years as a diplomat in China and in 1897 was appointed Cambridge University’s second professor of Chinese. His published works cover Chinese language a...
Notes from the Underground by Fyodor Dostoyevsky artwork

Notes from the Underground by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

6 episodes - Latest episode: over 1 year ago - ★★★★★ - 13 ratings
One of the earliest polished examples of existential literature, Notes from the Underground follows the life of a recluse and depicts his antagonistic attitude toward society. Written in two parts ...
Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare artwork

Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare

6 episodes - Latest episode: over 1 year ago - ★★★★★ - 4 ratings
Though it's titled The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, the man himself appears only in five scenes in the entire play! However, such is his impact on the events that surrounded him that he still remains ...
The Theory of Social Revolutions by Brooks Adams artwork

The Theory of Social Revolutions by Brooks Adams

6 episodes - Latest episode: over 1 year ago
Brooks Adams (1848- 1927), was an American historian and a critic of capitalism. He believed that commercial civilizations rise and fall in predictable cycles. First, masses of people draw together...
Orthodoxy by G. K. Chesterton artwork

Orthodoxy by G. K. Chesterton

9 episodes - Latest episode: over 1 year ago - ★★★★★ - 15 ratings
Orthodoxy is a book that has become a classic of Christian apologetics. In the book's preface Chesterton states the purpose is to "attempt an explanation, not of whether the Christian faith can be ...
Introduction to The Philosophy of History by Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel artwork

Introduction to The Philosophy of History by Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

10 episodes - Latest episode: over 1 year ago - ★★★★★ - 3 ratings
The introduction to Hegel’s lectures on the philosophy of world history is often used to introduce students to Hegel’s philosophy, in part because Hegel’s sometimes difficult style is muted in the ...
Where Angels Fear to Tread by Edward M. Forster artwork

Where Angels Fear to Tread by Edward M. Forster

10 episodes - Latest episode: over 1 year ago - ★★★★ - 2 ratings
On a journey to Tuscany with her young friend and traveling companion Caroline Abbott, widowed Lilia Herriton falls in love with both Italy and a handsome Italian much younger than herself, and dec...
Fast in the Ice by Robert Michael Ballantyne artwork

Fast in the Ice by Robert Michael Ballantyne

11 episodes - Latest episode: over 1 year ago - ★★★ - 1 rating
At the age of 16 Ballantyne went to Canada and was six years in the service of the Hudson’s Bay Company. His rule in writing, being in every case, was to write as far as possible from personal know...
Diary of a U-boat Commander by Sir Stephen King-Hall artwork

Diary of a U-boat Commander by Sir Stephen King-Hall

12 episodes - Latest episode: over 1 year ago - ★★★★★ - 4 ratings
The infamous U boats deployed by Germany in the two World Wars have spawned several works of fiction and non-fiction. These deadly vessels were not just efficient and lethal killing machines, but t...
History of the United States: The Colonial Period Onwards by Charles Austin Beard artwork

History of the United States: The Colonial Period Onwards by Charles Austin Beard

14 episodes - Latest episode: over 1 year ago - ★★★★ - 8 ratings
Vol. I: The Colonial Period. Charles Austin Beard was the most influential American historian of the early 20th century. He published hundreds of monographs, textbooks and interpretive studies in ...
Old Indian Legends by Zitkala-Sa artwork

Old Indian Legends by Zitkala-Sa

14 episodes - Latest episode: over 1 year ago - ★★★★★ - 1 rating
Fourteen Old Indian Legends by Native American ( Dakota ) Author Zitkala-Sa. These Legends feature the exploits of Iktomi the Native American Trickster god.
What's Wrong With the World by G. K. Chesterton artwork

What's Wrong With the World by G. K. Chesterton

15 episodes - Latest episode: over 1 year ago - ★★★★★ - 2 ratings
Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874–1936) has been called the “prince of paradox.” Time magazine observed of his writing style: “Whenever possible Chesterton made his points with popular sayings, prover...
Canyons of the Colorado, or The exploration of the Colorado River and its Canyons by John Wesley Powell artwork

Canyons of the Colorado, or The exploration of the Colorado River and its Canyons by John Wesley Powell

16 episodes - Latest episode: over 1 year ago - ★★★ - 2 ratings
John Wesley Powell was a pioneer American explorer, ethnologist, and geologist in the 19th Century. In 1869 he set out to explore the Colorado and the Grand Canyon. He gathered nine men, four boats...
Comic History of England by Bill Nye artwork

Comic History of England by Bill Nye

19 episodes - Latest episode: over 1 year ago - ★★★ - 4 ratings
If you thought history was dull, dry and boring, you haven't read Bill Nye's books! He brings wit, humor, satire, irony and sheer nonsensical fun into the subject, making it both entertaining and m...
Eventful History of the Mutiny and Piratical Seizure of H.M.S. Bounty by Sir John Barrow artwork

Eventful History of the Mutiny and Piratical Seizure of H.M.S. Bounty by Sir John Barrow

23 episodes - Latest episode: over 1 year ago - ★★★ - 2 ratings
On December 31 1787, the HMS Bounty, a small sailing vessel embarked from Spithead Harbor, England bound for Tahiti. Her mission was sponsored by the Royal Society in London and aimed at picking up...
Robin Hood by J. Walker McSpadden artwork

Robin Hood by J. Walker McSpadden

24 episodes - Latest episode: over 1 year ago - ★★★★ - 9 ratings
Robin Hood is a heroic outlaw in English folklore. A highly skilled archer and swordsman, he is known for "robbing from the rich and giving to the poor", assisted by a group of fellow outlaws known...
Blackfeet Indian Stories by George B. Grinnell artwork

Blackfeet Indian Stories by George B. Grinnell

26 episodes - Latest episode: over 1 year ago - ★★★★★ - 3 ratings
The Blackfeet were hunters, travelling from place to place on foot. They used implements of stone, wood, or bone, wore clothing made of skins, and lived in tents covered by hides. Dogs, their only ...
Herodotus' Histories by Herodotus of Halicarnassus artwork

Herodotus' Histories by Herodotus of Halicarnassus

26 episodes - Latest episode: over 1 year ago - ★★★★ - 8 ratings
The Histories of Herodotus of Halicarnassus is considered the first work of history in Western literature. Written about 440 BC, the Histories tell the story of the war between the Persian Empire a...
From October to Brest-Litovsk by Leon Trotsky artwork

From October to Brest-Litovsk by Leon Trotsky

27 episodes - Latest episode: over 1 year ago - ★★★★★ - 5 ratings
This account by Trotsky is of the events in Russia from the October Revolution of 1917 in Petrograd, to his signing of the Brest-Litovsk treaty with Germany on 3rd March 1918 which took Russia out ...
Twenty Years After by Alexandre Dumas artwork

Twenty Years After by Alexandre Dumas

90 episodes - Latest episode: over 1 year ago - ★★★★★ - 2 ratings
First serialized from January to August, 1845, Twenty Years After is the second book in The D’Artagnan Romances, and follows the gallant adventures of the musketeers, as they are once again summone...
God's Country—And the Woman by James Oliver Curwood artwork

God's Country—And the Woman by James Oliver Curwood

27 episodes - Latest episode: over 1 year ago
James Curwood wrote many adventures of the far north. By 1909 he had saved enough money to travel to the Canadian northwest, a trip that provided the inspiration for his wilderness adventure storie...