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  • TransAtlantic: A Novel | Colum McCann

    TransAtlantic: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Colum McCann
    • Narrated By Geraldine Hughes
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    In the National Book Award-winning Let the Great World Spin, Colum McCann thrilled readers with a marvelous high-wire act of fiction that The New York Times Book Review called "an emotional tour de force". Now McCann demonstrates once again why he is one of the most acclaimed and essential authors of his generation with a soaring novel that spans continents, leaps centuries, and unites a cast of deftly rendered characters, both real and imagined.

    Annie M. says: "Too breathtaking to read just once..."
  • The Copyright Wars: Three Centuries of Trans-Atlantic Battle | Peter Baldwin

    The Copyright Wars: Three Centuries of Trans-Atlantic Battle

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    • By Peter Baldwin
    • Narrated By Peter Johnson
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    Today's copyright wars can seem unprecedented. Sparked by the digital revolution that has made copyright - and its violation - a part of everyday life, fights over intellectual property have pitted creators, Hollywood, and governments against consumers, pirates, Silicon Valley, and open-access advocates. But while the digital generation can be forgiven for thinking the dispute between, for example, the publishing industry and Google is completely new, the copyright wars in fact stretch back three centuries - and their history is essential to understanding today's battles.

  • TransAtlantic | Colum McCann

    TransAtlantic

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Colum McCann
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    1919. Emily Ehrlich watches as two young airmen pilot the very first non-stop transatlantic flight. 1998. Senator George Mitchell criss-crosses the ocean in search of Irish peace. How many more tragedies must there be before an agreement can be reached? 1845. Frederick Douglass, a black American slave, lands in Ireland to champion ideas of democracy and freedom, only to find a famine unfurling at his feet. TransAtlantic intricately weaves together personal stories to explore the tangled skein of connections that make up our lives.

  • Dear Mr Bigelow: A Transatlantic Friendship | Frances Woodsford

    Dear Mr Bigelow: A Transatlantic Friendship

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Frances Woodsford
    • Narrated By Patience Tomlinson
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    Dear Mr Bigelow is an enchanting selection of weekly 'pen-pal' letters written between 1949 and 1961 from an unmarried woman working at the Pier Approach Baths in Bournemouth, to a wealthy American widower, living on Long Island, New York. Frances Woodsford and Commodore Paul Bigelow never met, and there was no romance - she was in her forties when he died aged ninety-seven - yet their epistolary friendship was her lifeline.

  • The Transatlantic Slave Trade: The History and Legacy of the System that Brought Slaves to the New World | Charles River Editors

    The Transatlantic Slave Trade: The History and Legacy of the System that Brought Slaves to the New World

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    • By Charles River Editors
    • Narrated By David Otey
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    "The deck, that is the floor of their rooms, was so covered with the blood and mucus which had proceeded from them in consequence of the flux, that it resembled a slaughter-house. It is not in the power of the human imagination to picture a situation more dreadful or disgusting. Numbers of the slaves having fainted, they were carried upon deck where several of them died and the rest with great difficulty were restored. It had nearly proved fatal to me also." - Dr. Alexander Falconbridge, an 18th century British surgeon

  • A Thread Across the Ocean | John Steele Gordon

    A Thread Across the Ocean

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By John Steele Gordon
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
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    In a world in which news and information flashes around the globe in an instant, time lags are inconceivable. But they were a fact of life in the 19th century. One of those adept, impressively learned, sometimes impractical 19-century woodshed thinkers and tinkers, Cyrus Field, knew only a little of the hard science behind stringing a submarine telegraph cable that would link the financial markets of London and New York.

    Derek Malley says: "great audiobook"
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