Mozart, Strauss, Beethoven and Tchaikovsky. All icons that are amongst the most celebrated of all classical musicians. Their music is played all over the world, but the lives of these incredible individuals are often shrouded in mystery. Discover the stories behind masterpieces including Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata and Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake.
Meet Ray Kroc, the man behind McDonald's Golden Arches and the global fast-food restaurant empire it has become. In this unique audio story, gain new insight on how he came to meet the McDonald brothers who were running a small burger joint. Understand how his experience in business and creative ideas enabled him to develop a vision that would ultimately pave the way for the whole fast food industry.
Millions of people all over the world have enjoyed countless Disney films and visited Disneyland or Disneyworld. However, few know the amazing story of Walt Disney, who had the vision and masterminded the creation Mickey Mouse and the host of characters beloved all over the world. In this unique audio story from The Amazing People Club, meet Walt Disney and better understand the man and his life.
Meet Michelangelo, who was born in 1485 in small village in Tuscany. In this unique audio story from The Amazing People Club, travel with him to Rome at the age of 21 and better understand how he came to complete some of the world's most influential pieces of art, including David and the awe-inspiring ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, which took him 4 years to complete. You'll hear about the challenges he faced in his long life and gain a unique perspective on the life and achievements of one of the world's most influential artists. Michelangelo's story comes to life through BioViews®.
Meet Henry Wellcome. Discover his amazing life story in this unique audio story from The Amazing People Club. He may have saved your life with the medicines he developed and produced. Henry willed his entire fortune to further development and research to The Wellcome Trust, which is one of the largest biomedical charities in the world. Travel with Henry Wellcome from the log cabin in which he was born in Wisconsin on his epic journeys around the world, driven by his thirst for knowledge and insatiable curiosity. Henry Wellcome's story comes to life through BioViews®.
Meet Luciano Pavarotti, one of the most famous tenors of all time. This unique audio story from The Amazing People Club offers a new perspective on his life and explores why his fans all over the world loved him. It was a rags to riches story in more senses than one. Learn how he made a decision while at a small village called Llangollen in Wales that changed his life. Discover how he took the opportunities and entertained people around the world. Pavarotti's story comes to life through BioViews®. These are short biographical narratives, similar to interviews.
Meet Ella Fitzgerald, who was known by many as the "First Lady of Song" and famously said, "I sing like I feel" - one of the many reasons that people around the world were captivated by her and her voice. Undoubtedly one of the most beloved American jazz and song vocalists, she enjoyed a musical career that lasted 59 years. It featured 14 Grammy Awards and the sale of over 40 million albums!
Meet Frederick Douglass and discover the amazing life story and achievements of an american social reformer, orator, writer and statesman. Once a slave himself, Douglass understood only too well the importance of freedom. He dedicated his whole life to fighting for it, eventually leading an abolitionist movement. Join Frederick Douglass on his journey from slavery to freedom, from the plantation fields in Maryland to the street of New York City. Frederick Douglass's story comes to life through BioViews®. These are short biographical narratives, similar to interviews.
Ray Kroc's entrepreneurial talents enabled him to develop McDonald's from a local burger joint into an international phenomenon. Get an insight into what inspired him to make this a reality. Meet Andrew Carnegie and find out all about his life, which truly embodied the american dream. He lived the 'rags to riches' story, arriving as a poor immigrant from Scotland and becoming one of the richest men in the world, while maintaining a strong sense of social responsibility. Meet pioneer Madame C. J. Walker who blazed a successful path for black women all over the world....
You may know the names of famous millionaires and wonder how they struck it rich. This unique collection of short audio stories from The Amazing People Club tells their tales. It explores the lives of four amazing millionaires and follows them on their amazing journeys to fame and fortune.
Meet and be inspired by a musical genius, as Johann Sebastian Bach tells his own incredible story in this fascinating audio story from The Amazing People Club®. Born into a musical family, he was taught by his father and his uncle using a huge variety of instruments. Johann became a brilliant multi-instrumentalist and a highly respected organist and teacher of music.
Meet William Shakespeare in this personal audio story from The Amazing People Club. You will hear how he married a girl named Anne Hathaway and then left home to pursue his dreams of becoming a playwright in London. Experience his journey, which lead him to write great plays, such as Hamlet and Romeo and Juliet, and in turn to become one of the greatest and most influential writers of all time.
Welcome to the secret world of spies. For obvious reasons, their lives are often shrouded in mystery however in this unique collection of short audio stories, you'll come 'face-to-face' with some of the world's most amazing spies, as their unique stories come to life. Meet the Russian spy who risked everything to share intelligence after being shocked at how the KGB were oppressinghis fellow Russians. Explore the fascinating and little-known story of Maria Poliakova, a daring young woman who played a key role in Hitler's ultimate downfall.
Progress and education go hand in hand. This unique collection from The Amazing People Club explores the lives of four influential educators who recognized the importance of sharing knowledge to improve people's life and acted on it. Meet Maria Montessori whose revolutionary educational method has inspired public and private schools throughout the world. While many have heard of Montessori schools, most don't know about her pivotal work in India or the fact she was the first woman to qualify as a doctor in Italy.
Have you ever wondered about the people who developed ways to keep us healthy, such as the use of antiseptic? Explore the lives of some of most amazing doctors and gain a unique insight into the lives they led and the challenges they faced. We have all relied on doctors and nurses at various points during our lives. However, the amazing stories behind so many important and influential achievements remain unknown. This short audio collection explores the life stories of Elizabeth Garrett, Joseph Lister, and Christiaan Barnard.
Most people enjoy reading in some form or other, be it newspapers or a heavy novel. This unique short story collection from The Amazing People Club explores the lives and achievements of some of the world's most influential writers, including Charles Dickens. Find out why he wrote his books and what inspired the characters which would become famous. Get a unique insight into the amazing life of William Shakespeare and his relationship with Anne Hathaway, his dreams of becoming a playwright in London, and how he worked to produce great plays.
Affectionately known as the "Father of American Literature", this fascinating audio story from The Amazing People Club offers new perspective on the life of this much-loved and influential writer. Get to know Mark Twain on his travels through the USA, from tiny towns in Missouri to the streets of New York. Understand what inspired him to write as he did. Mark Twain's story comes to life through BioViews®. These are short biographical narratives, similar to interviews. They provide an easy way of learning about amazing people who made major contributions and changed our world.
Meet Frank Sinatra and discover the real life story of this much-loved American musician. Born to Italian immigrants, you'll travel with Sinatra through his rough and tumble childhood. Discover how he began singing for tips, when only eight years of age. Later, he joined The Three Flashes, which would then become the Hoboken Four, which in turn would catapult him to international fame.
How does a woman become a mistress? This unique collection of audio stories from The Amazing People Club revelas some amazing inside stories. It turns the traditional concept of a mistress on its head....
It has been said that the purpose of psychology is to help us understand our experiences. This unique collection of audio stories explores the lives of some of the world's most fascinating psychologists.