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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.

(P)1999 NAXOS AudioBooks Ltd.;©1999 NAXOS AudioBooks Ltd.

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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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It's too short to be able to do justice. I liked it to a readers digest version. 2/5 rating