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This is an intriguing assortment of brief histories that nevertheless don't feel skimpy. Topics include the history of the whaling industry (which can get a little technical), a vivid account of London's devastating fire of 1666, a fascinating history of the Rosetta stone, useful background and context on the Magna Carta, and an eye-opening examination of the relationship between the Barbary Pirates and slavery. The narrators are varied but capable, and bring dramatic intensity to the exciting stories. A great intellectual grab bag likely to contain plenty of information you haven’t encountered before.

Publisher's Summary

Learn about your world with iMinds Specialist Series – have a particular interest? Recognize gaps in your knowledge? iMinds Specialist works across each of our 12 categories bringing you targeted information to broaden your mind.

History Volume One looks at the history of the Whaling industry, the context of the Boston Tea Party, the role of the Rosetta Stone in understanding language, the terror of the Barbary Pirates, the importance of the signing of the Magna Carta and the inferno that changed the face of a city, the Great Fire of London.

Perfect to listen to while commuting, exercising, shopping or cleaning the house.. iMinds brings knowledge to your MP3 with 8 minute information segments to whet your mental appetite and broaden your mind.

iMinds offers 12 main categories, become a Generalist by increasing your knowledge of Business, Politics, People, History, Pop Culture, Mystery, Crime, Culture, Religion, Concepts, Science and Sport.. Clean and concise, crisp and engaging, discover what you never knew you were missing. Make your MP3 smarter with iMinds MindTracks, intersperse with music and enjoy learning a little about a lot.. knowledge of your own choice and in your own time.

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Critic Reviews

"I'm learning all sorts of stuff about stuff I didn't even know I didn't know. And it sticks. In a nutshell: wonderful." (Jonathon Margolis, Financial Times)

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