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Famous People in History | [Nicolas Soames]

Famous People in History

Here are the stories of nine people whose energy, imagination, courage, and determination changed the world.
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Audible Editor Reviews

The stories of nine men and women whose lives changed the course of history are told in this beautifully written and produced program for young people. Trevor Nichols reads the stories of Columbus, Shakespeare, Lord Nelson, Charles Darwin and Abraham Lincoln. Katinka Wolf, herself a fluent Dutch speaker and Anne Frank expert, tells the story of Anne Frank, as well as those of Elizabeth I, Mozart and Florence Nightingale. The script includes Briticisms that might be alien to American listeners, and the Mozart segment contains language that some parents may find objectionable, but the quality and the educational value of this production outweigh any negatives.

Publisher's Summary

Here are the stories of nine people whose energy, imagination, courage, and determination changed the world. From Christopher Columbus who set off into unknown seas in a small ship in the 15th century, to a young girl, Anne Frank, caught in the turmoil of the 20th, who wrote a remarkable diary while in hiding in Amsterdam during the Second World War. Their personalities and their achievements make them heroes and heroines for our time also.

This program features short biographies of Christopher Columbus, Elizabeth I, William Shakespeare, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Lord Nelson, Charles Darwin, Florence Nightingale, Abraham Lincoln, and Anne Frank.

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    "Good subject, but way too much personal opinion"

    Being an enthusiastic history buff, I very much enjoyed the subject matter but was put off by the author's judgments and personal criticisms. This might not bother other readers, however, I prefer history to be shared as a factual matter rather than presented with the author's prejudice as to what is good, bad or indifferent. I will most likely not purchase the second volume on the subject from this author.

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