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  • The Gold Eaters: A Novel | Ronald Wright

    The Gold Eaters: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Ronald Wright
    • Narrated By Luis Moreno
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    Plucked from his small fishing village and captured by the conquistadors looking to plunder the gold of Peru, young Waman is the everyman thrown into extraordinary circumstances, caught up in history's throes. He finds himself at every major moment in the empire building of the Spanish explorers, including Francisco Pizarro, and in the culture clash and violent overthrow of the Incan leaders.

  • What Is America: A Short History of the New World Order | Ronald Wright

    What Is America: A Short History of the New World Order

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Ronald Wright
    • Narrated By Stefan Rudnicki
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    Ranging with dazzling expertise through anthropology, history, and literature, Wright reconfigures our self-perception, arguing that the "essence" of America can be traced to the foundations of our history--literally to the collision of worlds that began in 1492, as one civilization subsumed another--and exploring how these currents continue to shape our world.

    rm3154 says: "insightful overview"
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