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    • The Other Side of War

    • With the Army of the Potomac
    • De : Katharine Prescott Wormeley
    • Durée : 7 h et 30 min
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    Every memoir of the American Civil War provides us with another view of the catastrophe that changed the country forever. The Other Side of the War reveals the war as experienced by the thousands of women volunteered to work in hospitals and for the Sanitary Commission, the organization that advocated better practices and lobbied for increased supplies. Katharine Prescott Wormeley was one of those volunteers, an American nurse in the Civil War, as well as author, editor, and and one of America’s best-known translators of French language literary works.

    Prix : 20,71 €

    • Autobiography of a Yogi

    • De : Paramahansa Yogananda
    • Lu par : Ben Kingsley
    • Durée : 17 h et 50 min
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    When Autobiography of a Yogi first appeared in 1946, it was acclaimed as a landmark work in its field. The New York Times hailed it as "a rare account". Newsweek pronounced it "fascinating". The San Francisco Chronicle declared, "Yogananda presents a convincing case for yoga, and those who 'came to scoff' may remain 'to pray." Today it is still one of the most widely read and respected books ever published on the wisdom of the East.

    Prix : 32,23 €

    • The Souls of Black Folk

    • De : W. E. B. Du Bois
    • Lu par : Mirron Willis
    • Durée : 8 h et 32 min
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    “The problem of the twentieth century is the problem of the color line,” writes Du Bois, in one of the most prophetic works in all of American literature. First published in 1903, this collection of 15 essays dared to describe the racism that prevailed at that time in America—and to demand an end to it. Du Bois’ writing draws on his early experiences, from teaching in the hills of Tennessee, to the death of his infant son, to his historic break with the conciliatory position of Booker T. Washington.

    Prix : 22,40 €

    • Letters to a Young Poet

    • (Penguin Classics)
    • De : Rainer Maria Rilke, Charlie Louth - translator
    • Lu par : Dan Stevens, Max Deacon
    • Durée : 1 h et 51 min
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    Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Letters to a Young Poet by Rainer Maria Rilke, read by Max Deacon and Dan Stevens. At the start of the 20th century, Rainer Maria Rilke wrote a series of letters to a young officer cadet, advising him on writing, love, sex, suffering and the nature of advice itself; these profound and lyrical letters have since become hugely influential for writers and artists of all kinds.

    Prix : 18,40 €

    • On the Origin of Species

    • De : Charles Darwin
    • Lu par : Richard Dawkins
    • Durée : 5 h et 53 min
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    Richard Dawkins, author of The God Delusion and a life-long committed Darwinist, abridges and reads this special audio version of Charles Darwin's famous book. A literally world-changing book, Darwin put forward the anti-religious and scientific idea that humans in fact evolved over millions of generations from animals, starting with fish, all the way up through the ranks to apes, then to our current form.

    Prix : 12,26 €

    • The Art of War

    • The Strategy of Sun Tzu
    • De : Sun Tzu
    • Lu par : Jennifer Elkin
    • Durée : 2 h et 3 min
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    The timeless original text; required listening for anyone interested in strategy. This is a work of subtlety and paradox that shows the way to a clean and aesthetic triumph. Sun Tzu insisted that a skilled warrior observes, calculates, outwits, and outmaneuvers an adversary, and in doing so averts the destruction of battle.

    Prix : 8,93 €

    • The Prince

    • De : Niccolo Machiavelli
    • Lu par : Grover Gardner
    • Durée : 4 h et 47 min
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    From his perspective in Renaissance Italy, Machiavelli's aim in this classic work was to resolve conflict with the ruling prince, Lorenzo de Medici. Machiavelli based his insights on the way people really are rather than an ideal of how they should be. This is the world's most famous master plan for seizing and holding power. Astonishing in its candor The Prince even today remains a disturbingly realistic and prophetic work on what it takes to be a prince, a king, or a president.

    Prix : 13,42 €

    • Walden, or Life in the Woods

    • De : Henry David Thoreau
    • Lu par : Robert Bethune
    • Durée : 11 h et 27 min
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    Noted transcendentalist Henry David Thoreau spent two years, two months, and two days chronicling his near-isolation in the small cabin he built in the woods near Walden Pond on land owned by his mentor, the father of Transcendentalism, Ralph Waldo Emerson. Immersing himself in nature and solitude, Thoreau sought to develop a greater understanding of society amidst a life of self-reliance and simplicity. Originally published in 1854, Walden remains one of the most celebrated works in American literature.

    Prix : 22,40 €

    • The Richest Man in Babylon

    • Original 1926 Edition
    • De : George S. Clason, Charles Conrad
    • Lu par : Charles Conrad
    • Durée : 3 h et 42 min
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    The ancient Babylonians were the first people to discover the universal laws of prosperity. In The Richest Man in Babylon, George S. Clason reveals their secrets for creating, growing, and retaining wealth.

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    • Homage to Catalonia

    • De : George Orwell
    • Lu par : Joseph Millton
    • Durée : 1 h et 53 min
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    George Orwell's classic account of his experiences during the Spanish Civil War, dramatised for radio by Mike Walker. Produced by Kate McAll.

    Prix : 10,23 €

    • Pensées

    • De : Blaise Pascal
    • Lu par : Peter Wickham
    • Durée : 12 h et 8 min
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    Intended to be a defense of the Christian religion, Pensées is a penetrating collection of thoughts on faith, reason, and theology. Unfinished at the time of Pascal's death, the book consists of philosophical fragments on the "wretchedness" of man and the controversial schisms of the church at the time. It includes the philosopher's infamous wager encouraging belief over agnosticism, as well as his thoughts on numerous other topics. Endlessly quotable, Pensées overflows with pearls of wisdom, each elusive sentence pregnant with a universe of thought.

    Prix : 25,13 €

    • The History of Rome: The Complete Works

    • De : Titus Livy, Cyrus Edmunds - translator, William A. McDevitte - translator
    • Lu par : Alastair Cameron
    • Durée : 88 h et 57 min
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    Titus Livy's only known surviving work is a monumental history of Rome that was originally written in Latin. It is estimated that Livy's The History of Rome was written between 27 and 9 BC and covers the legends of Aeneas, the fall of Troy, the city's founding in 753 BC, and Livy's account ends with the reign of Emperor Augustus. The History of Rome is a must-have for anyone interested in ancient history and the Roman era. With colorful detail and intriguing insight, Titus brings to life some of the most turbulent times in human history.  

    Prix : 26,89 €

    • The Gay Science (The Joyful Wisdom)

    • De : Friedrich Nietzsche
    • Lu par : Michael Lunts
    • Durée : 10 h et 55 min
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    The Gay Science (The Joyful Wisdom) is one of Nietzsche's greatest books. His wonderfully fertile mind roams over mankind, his thoughts, his emotions, his behaviour and his weaknesses with remarkable clarity, with insight - but also with humour!In this work are 383 separate paragraphs, some short, some long, but all singular observations - the epitome of his famous aphoristic style. 'Morality is the herd instinct in the individual.'

    Prix : 20,76 €

    • The Elements of Style

    • De : William Strunk Jr.
    • Lu par : Matt Montanez
    • Durée : 1 h et 9 min
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    The Elements of Style by William Strunk, Jr. is an American English writing style guide. It is one of the best-known and most influential prescriptive treatments of English grammar and usage, and often is required reading in US high school and university composition classes. The original 1918 edition of The Elements of Style detailed eight elementary rules of usage, 10 elementary principles of composition, a few matters of form, and a list of commonly "misused" words and expressions.

    Prix : 2,68 €

    • C. S. Lewis

    • Essay Collection and Other Short Pieces
    • De : C. S. Lewis
    • Lu par : Ralph Cosham
    • Durée : 38 h et 57 min
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    This is an extensive collection of short essays and other pieces by C. S. Lewis that have been brought together in one volume for the first time. As well as his many books, letters, and poems, Lewis also wrote a great number of essays and shorter pieces on various subjects. He wrote extensively on Christian theology and the defense of faith but also on various ethical issues and on the nature of literature and storytelling. In this essay collection we find a treasure trove of Lewis' reflections on diverse topics.

    Prix : 34,62 €

    • The Souls of Black Folk (AmazonClassics Edition)

    • De : W. E. B. Du Bois
    • Lu par : Prentice Onayemi
    • Durée : 7 h et 54 min
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    First published in 1903, this groundbreaking work is a cornerstone of African American literary history and a foundational text in the field of sociology. In these fourteen essays, W. E. B. Du Bois introduces and explores the concept of “double-consciousness” - a term he uses to describe the experience of living as an African American and having a “sense of always looking at one’s self through the eyes of others.” Though an examination of Black life in post-Civil War America, The Souls of Black Folk has had a lasting impact on civil rights and the discussion of race in the United States.

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    • Democracy in America

    • De : Alexis de Tocqueville
    • Lu par : John Pruden
    • Durée : 34 h et 4 min
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    In 1831, Alexis de Tocqueville, a young French aristocrat and civil servant, made a nine-month journey through eastern America. The result was Democracy in America, a monumental study of the strengths and weaknesses of the nation’s evolving politics. His insightful work has become one of the most influential political texts ever written on America.

    Prix : 35,87 €

    • Propaganda

    • De : Edward Bernays, Mark Crispin Miller - introduction
    • Lu par : Grover Gardner
    • Durée : 4 h et 42 min
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    A seminal and controversial figure in the history of political thought and public relations, Edward Bernays pioneered the scientific technique of shaping and manipulating public opinion, which he famously dubbed the "engineering of consent". During World War I, he was an integral part of the US Committee on Public Information, or CPI, a powerful propaganda apparatus that was mobilized to package, advertise, and sell the war to the American people as one that would "Make the World Safe for Democracy".

    Prix : 17,30 €

    • Rhetoric, Poetics and Logic

    • De : Aristotle
    • Lu par : Frederick Davidson
    • Durée : 13 h et 28 min
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    All effective debaters, whether they know it or not, employ Aristotle's 3 basic principles of effective argument that form the spine of Rhetoric. In Poetics, Aristotle draws a dramatic distinction between poetry and history. This collection also includes Aristotle's body of work that has come to be identified as Logic.

    Prix : 22,13 €

    • An Essay on the Principle of Population

    • De : Thomas Malthus
    • Lu par : Gareth Armstrong
    • Durée : 5 h et 23 min
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    While millions face hunger, malnutrition, and starvation, the world's population is increasing by over 225,000 people per day, 80 million per year. In many countries, supplies of food and water are inadequate to support the population, so the world falls deeper and deeper into what economists call the "Malthusian trap". Here, Malthus examines the tendency of human numbers to outstrip their resources, and argues that poverty, disease, and starvation are necessary to keep societies from moving beyond their means of subsistence.

    Prix : 15,33 €

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