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    • Ivan Pavlov: The Life and Legacy of the Famous Russian Psychologist

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Bill Hare
    • Length: 1 hr and 27 mins
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    Pavlov's dogs are to Psychology 101 what Rome is to antiquity classes. This particular series of experiments and the concept of classical conditioning likely ring a bell for many readers and listeners because they have been referenced in countless texts, both scientific and otherwise, and they have seeped into various forms of pop culture throughout the years.

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    • Welcome to the Neighborhood: The History and Legacy of Fred Rogers and His Iconic Show

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Scott Clem
    • Length: 1 hr and 53 mins
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    The show represented a simpler time, a world wherein the noses of children and teenagers weren't glued to their phones and the countless distractions of social media. Mister Rogers' Neighborhood was a revolutionary, one-of-a-kind program featuring a host that placed the welfare of children above ratings and profits.

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    • A Concise Biography of A Beloved Person

    • By FCD117 on 05-19-19

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    • Harun al-Rashid: The Life and Legacy of the Abbasid Caliph During the Islamic Golden Age

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Bill Hare
    • Length: 1 hr and 52 mins
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    Like many historical figures, Harun al-Rashid’s biography has become part reality and part myth. A real individual and the fourth caliph of the Abbasid Caliphate, Harun al-Rashid is best known to many individuals because of his role in famous literature like One Thousand and One Nights, not necessarily because of his policy decisions. This is unusual because Harun al-Rashid was perhaps the most influential of the Abbasid caliphs due to his role in bringing economic prosperity.

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    • Benny Goodman: The Life and Legacy of the King of Swing

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Scott Clem
    • Length: 1 hr and 10 mins
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    Sprightly swing music spills across the dimly lit club. The grayish curtains of cigarette smoke part every once in a while to reveal a sparkling stage and tables upon tables of patrons, some incurably inebriated and others high on the fast-paced nightlife. Fabulous flappers in shimmery cocktail dresses and stylish feather headbands throw their hands up and stomp their feet to the addictive beat on the dance floor. Smartly dressed men, their hair neatly parted and slicked back, toss fistfuls of dice onto the plush green baize of the craps tables.  

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    • Seth Kinman: The Life and Legacy of the Famous Californian Mountain Man

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Scott Clem
    • Length: 1 hr and 40 mins
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    Among the people who aimed to thrive in this deadly business, few became as famous or acclaimed as Seth Kinman. 

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    • Aleister Crowley: The Life and Legacy of the Notorious Cult Leader and Novelist

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Colin Fluxman
    • Length: 1 hr and 23 mins
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    Any work about the mercurial Aleister Crowley is better off being labeled a “story” than a “biography” thanks to the impossibility of being sure that anything one reads about him is true. The basic recorded facts, including birth date, educational records, and published works, are reliable indicators that can be likened to stars guiding a lost desert traveler if the sky is clear. For the rest, one is wandering in the wilderness.

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    • Pretty Boy Floyd: The Notorious Life and Death of the Depression Era Outlaw

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Scott Clem
    • Length: 1 hr and 34 mins
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    Pretty Boy Floyd was a perplexing character as abhorred as he was revered. To the feds, Pretty Boy Floyd was a venomous, manipulative scoundrel who was egregiously lionized as an antihero with a heart of gold. A career bank robber supposedly associated with up to 40 bank robberies, his face would soon be plastered on the 1934 poster of the FBI's Most Wanted alongside John Dillinger, Baby Face Nelson, and Alvin Karper. 

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    • Boss Tweed

    • The Life and Legacy of the Notorious Politician Who Ran Tammany Hall in New York City
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Scott Clem
    • Length: 1 hr and 17 mins
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    While William Tweed was at one point among the wealthiest men in the country during the 19th century, he would die in prison thanks to the illegal accumulation of this wealth. Over the course of his time at Tammany Hall, he would steal millions of dollars from state taxpayers, and he was known for extorting large sums of money for political favors. He was finally brought down by the media in a crusade of sorts that would set the precedent for how the press would deal with political scandals for years to come.

    • The Life and Legacy of the Notorious Politician Who Ran Tammany Hall in New York City
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Scott Clem
    • Length: 1 hr and 17 mins
    • Release date: 03-26-19
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    • Neil Armstrong

    • The Life and Legacy of the First Astronaut to Walk on the Moon
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Scott Clem
    • Length: 2 hrs and 34 mins
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      Neil Armstrong: The Life and Legacy of the First Astronaut to Walk on the Moon profiles the famous astronaut's life and chronicles the most memorable space mission in history. You will learn about Neil Armstrong like never before.  

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    • Bugs Moran: The Notorious Life and Legacy of the Chicago Gangster Who Became Al Capone’s Biggest Rival

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Colin Fluxman
    • Length: 2 hrs and 7 mins
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    One of the most infamous of the gangsters during this era was George “Bugs” Moran, who bore all the qualities of a stereotypical 20th-century mobster. They didn’t call him “Bugs” for nothing, as the man was a vindictive ticking time bomb who unleashed hell upon anyone who dared cross him. One of the most prolific career criminals of his time, he was convicted and incarcerated at least three times before his 21st birthday.

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    • Jackie Robinson

    • The Life and Legacy of the Star Who Broke Major League Baseball’s Color Barrier
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Bill Hare
    • Length: 1 hr and 14 mins
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    Along the way, listeners learn of a man once consumed by rage who learned, through time and practice, as well as the influence of several important mentors, to rein in his anger and use it to change the world. Though born in a sharecropper’s cabin, he corresponded with presidents. Growing up in the shadow of an Olympian older brother, he found his own place in the sun, and, more importantly, Jackie Robinson smoothed the journey to success for countless others.

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    • Benito Mussolini

    • The Life and Legacy of Italy’s Fascist Prime Minister
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Colin Fluxman
    • Length: 2 hrs and 6 mins
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     Benito Mussolini: The Life and Legacy of Italy’s Fascist Prime Minister profiles one of the 20th century’s most notorious leaders. You will learn about Mussolini like never before. 

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    • Machine Gun Kelly

    • The Notorious Life and Crimes of the Depression Era Gangster
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Dan Gallagher
    • Length: 1 hr and 30 mins
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    Veteran bootlegger. Prolific bank robber. Kidnapper extraordinaire. Ruthless criminal mastermind. With a nickname as hardcore as George “Machine Gun” Kelly's, it should come as no surprise that such terms are frequently associated with him. Eighty-six years may have come and gone since his death, but this Depression-era mobster's name and legacy are still as relevant as ever. You will learn about Machine Gun Kelly like never before.

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    • Maimonides

    • The Life and Legacy of the Medieval Jewish Philosopher
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Colin Fluxman
    • Length: 1 hr and 26 mins
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    Moses Ben Maimon, frequently called Maimonides, was a medieval philosopher who revolutionized thinking about ethics, reason, and the Jewish Torah through his emphasis on reason and evidence. His works were broadly accepted by the Sephardi Jewish community and spread across the medieval world, reaching the Jewish populations as far as Yemen, and though he lived in the 12th century, Maimonides continues to be one of the most studied scholars of Jewish law, philosophy, and theology.

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    • Marquis de Lafayette and Baron de Kalb: The Lives of the Legendary Foreign Soldiers Who Sailed to America Together to Fight in the Revolutionary War

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Ken Teutsch
    • Length: 3 hrs and 6 mins
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    Considered by some to be far too old for one attempting to rejuvenate the career of a soldier, Baron Johann von de Kalb was a keen student of war with a steady mind and hand. Once able to prove his worth to the Continental Congress, he rose immediately to the rank of brigadier general under George Washington, served with distinction, and died heroically in the Battle of Camden, a battle in the South that foretold the eventual surrender of Lord Cornwallis at Yorktown.  

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    • Saint Nicholas of Myra

    • The Life and Legacy of the Ancient Christian Bishop Who Became the Inspiration for Santa Claus
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Colin Fluxman
    • Length: 1 hr and 56 mins
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    Christmas is the most important holiday of the year. After the corresponding days that exalt the national pride of each country, such as Independence Day in the US, Victory Day in Russia, or Bastille Day in France, it's December 25 that articulates the life, the work, and the economy in much of the world, including many non-Christian countries. Since ancient times, the beginning of winter has been the occasion for most people to eat, drink, dance, and get together to beat the drum and take a break.  

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    • Marshal Tito and Nicolae Ceaușescu: The Lives and Legacies of the Eastern Bloc’s Most Notorious Non-Soviet Leaders

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Colin Fluxman
    • Length: 3 hrs and 20 mins
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    The World War II era produced many leaders of titanic determination, men whose strengths and weaknesses left an extraordinary imprint on historical affairs. The struggle between massively divergent ideologies, exacerbated by huge social changes affected by the world’s technological metamorphosis into the machine age, catapulted some individuals unexpectedly onto the world stage. This audiobook details the lives of two such men: Josip Broz Tito, better known to history as Marshal Tito, and Nicolae Ceaușescu, one of the 20th century’s most notorious dictators.

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    • La Historia y El Legado de María Magdalena, La Primera Cristiana y Apóstol de La Iglesia Primitiva [The History and the Legacy of Mary Magdalene, the First Christian and Apostle of the Early Church]

    • By: Charles River Editors, Gustavo Vazquez Lozano
    • Narrated by: Simone Fojgiel
    • Length: 1 hr and 35 mins
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    María Magdalena es probablemente la figura más célebre del cristianismo popular, una mujer de nuestro tiempo, la que los medios de comunicación y las sensibilidades modernas pueden abrazar con mayor convicción. 

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    • Nicolae Ceaușescu: The Life and Legacy of Romania’s Notorious Dictator During the Cold War

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Colin Fluxman
    • Length: 1 hr and 36 mins
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    Nicolae Ceaușescu, one of the 20th century’s most notorious dictators, was both typical and unusual. Outwardly, he resembled a standard leader of a communist country in Eastern Europe during the Cold War, yet he was even more repressive and opulent than his contemporaries. Nicolae Ceaușescu: The Life and Legacy of Romania’s Notorious Dictator During the Cold War examines the rise and reign of the Romanian leader.

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    • Arnold Rothstein

    • The Life and Legacy of the Notorious Mob Kingpin Accused of Fixing the World Series
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Scott Clem
    • Length: 1 hr and 53 mins
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    One of the most integral members of that criminal underworld was Arnold Rothstein, the archetype of the old school mobster. He was intelligent, charming, well-spoken, grotesquely wealthy, and a sharp dresser, often pictured with a patterned bowtie and a flat-top fedora snugly fit over his receding hairline. And yet, he was nothing like the stereotypical mobster.

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    • By Paul on 03-24-19

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