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    • Abraham Lincoln: A Concise History of the Man Who Transformed the World

    • One Hour History US Presidents, Book 1
    • By: Hourly History
    • Narrated by: Jimmy Kieffer
    • Length: 58 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Abraham Lincoln's determination to hold the North and South together would ultimately lead to the bloodiest war in American history, the abolition of slavery, and his own untimely death from an assassin’s bullet. But to see Lincoln solely as a tragic figure consumed with the strife of mid-19th century America is to miss meeting him as a man who never allowed himself to be defeated by adversity, grief, or turmoil.

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    • Boer War

    • A History from Beginning to End
    • By: Hourly History
    • Narrated by: Stephen Paul Aulridge Jr
    • Length: 1 hr and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This audiobook provides an introduction to one of the most intriguing wars of modern times - a war that saw several innovations, including the use of heliography and indirect fire, and caused the complete overhaul of the great Imperial British fighting machine in its aftermath. It also tells of the first example of the brilliant use of guerrilla warfare by the people who, to this day, have never been outclassed: the Boer commandos. 

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    • Ancient Greece: A History from Beginning to End

    • By: Hourly History
    • Narrated by: Ronald Bruce Meyer
    • Length: 57 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Ancient Greece was the birthplace of advances in government, art, philosophy, science, and architecture - all of which continue to influence the world today. Warriors and diplomats, scientists, artists, and the first comedians: The achievements of this ancient society have formed a strong foundation to be built upon by later cultures.

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    • Ancient Rome: A History from Beginning to End

    • Ancient Civilizations, Book 1
    • By: Hourly History
    • Narrated by: Ronald Bruce Meyer
    • Length: 1 hr
    • Unabridged
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    Rome is a city of myth and legend. The Eternal City, the city of the seven hills, the sacred city, the caput mundi, the center of the world, Roma, Rome, by any of her many names is a city built of history and blood, marble and water, war and conquest. From legendary beginnings, a city rose from the swamp surrounded by the seven hills and split by the Tiber River. Built and rebuilt, a sacred republic and a divine empire, blessed by a thousand gods and by One, the story of her rise and fall has been told and retold for a thousand years and is still relevant in today's world, as echoes of her ancient glory have shaped our culture, laws, lifestyle, and beliefs in subtle and pervasive ways.

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    • Rome

    • By KDeSantis on 06-21-18

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    • French Revolution: A History from Beginning to End

    • One Hour History Revolution, Book 1
    • By: Hourly History
    • Narrated by: Stephen Paul Aulridge Jr
    • Length: 57 mins
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    During the late years of the 18th century, the spirit of Enlightenment thinking and revolution were in the air. The world was changing, moving away from ingrained beliefs about religion, reason, society, and the rights of the individual and turning more toward the laws of nature as interpreted by the scientific method. Nowhere was the influence of this radical new way of thinking more apparent than in France, and the upheaval this caused would come to bloody fruition in the form of revolution. 

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    • Wars of the Roses: A History from Beginning to End

    • By: Hourly History
    • Narrated by: William Irvine
    • Length: 1 hr and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Wars of the Roses were a series of civil wars in England fought between the House of Lancaster and the House of York between 1455 and 1485. As family feuds go, the Wars of the Roses were historically significant in changing the trajectory of power in England. This audiobook tells the compelling story of this tumultuous period in English history in succinct yet informative detail that is both educational and entertaining.

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    • Spartacus and the Slave Wars: A History From Beginning to End

    • By: Hourly History
    • Narrated by: Stephen Paul Aulridge Jr.
    • Length: 1 hr and 1 min
    • Unabridged
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    Spartacus has passed into legend as an enduring symbol of righteousness in his noble battle for the freedom of man. This transcendent icon did not appear from the aether and had plenty of inspiration from the brave and often forgotten figures that stood before him. The actions of Spartacus and his rebellion against the Roman Republic offer a unique look into the details of commercial slavery in Rome, and its long-lasting effects on the evolution of a nation.   

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    • Spartacus

    • By KDeSantis on 06-22-18

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    • War of 1812

    • A History from Beginning to End
    • By: Hourly History
    • Narrated by: Stephen Paul Aulridge Jr
    • Length: 1 hr and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In 1812, Americans held two distinctly different visions of their country. These incompatible visions of America were held by two opposing political parties. The two halves of America also had incompatible views on the necessity of war that year.

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    • Not True History

    • By Verified Amazon Customer on 08-14-18

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Isaac Newton: A Life from Beginning to End

    • By: Hourly History
    • Narrated by: Mark Rossman
    • Length: 1 hr and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Isaac Newton seemed to be a most unwanted child of the world. Ignored by his mother, scorned by contemporaries, seemingly at war with the world in which he lived, Newton turned his energies to things unseen. His laws of motion and law of universal gravitation would set the stage for a most extraordinary life. Follow along as you travel from a rugged stone farmhouse to Trinity College, Cambridge to the halls of London exhibitions where Newton found himself the celebrity of the age. Looking back on Aristotle, and inspired by all that Galileo had brought the world, Newton made his life work much of what is heralded as the modern age. He saw what no one else did, and his vision saw into the universe. See how he did it, and why.

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    • Eleanor of Aquitaine

    • A Life from Beginning to End
    • By: Hourly History
    • Narrated by: Mike Nelson
    • Length: 1 hr and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Explore the life of one of the medieval world’s most memorable figures. Eleanor of Aquitaine became the queen of both France and England, the wife of two kings, and later the mother of two kings. Heiress to the rich French provinces of Aquitaine and Poitou, she was undoubtedly one of medieval Europe’s most powerful and wealthiest women. 

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    • The Middle Ages: A History From Beginning to End

    • By: Hourly History
    • Narrated by: Stephen Paul Aulridge Jr
    • Length: 1 hr and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
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    What do you think of when you consider the Middle Ages? Knights in armor and damsels in distress? Vikings plundering monasteries? Religious dissenters burning at the stake? The dead bodies piling up as war, famine, and plague devastated Europe? Think again. While all these are part of the tapestry of the medieval era, the threads of politics, personality and war, culture, religion, education and the arts are vastly more intricate and fascinating. 

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    • Benito Mussolini: A Life from Beginning to End

    • By: Hourly History
    • Narrated by: Stephen Paul Aulridge Jr.
    • Length: 1 hr
    • Unabridged
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    Benito Mussolini was a figure that was both revered and dreaded. He climbed the ladder of power rapidly in Italian politics, and he was brought down just as fast. Mussolini wished to stir up a united front of nationalism within his people. But, in the end, the only thing he united was their hatred and contempt for him as a despotic leader. There were several twists and turns in the life of Benito Mussolini, and this book will take you through them all. Follow his astonishing rise and his dramatic fall. 

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    • World War II Auschwitz: A History from Beginning to End

    • By: Hourly History
    • Narrated by: Stephen Paul Aulridge Jr
    • Length: 1 hr
    • Unabridged
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    Auschwitz is a monument to the barbaric inhumanity of the Nazi regime. It is the site where more than one million people were systematically tortured and killed in support of Adolf Hitler’s determination to eradicate entire populations that he viewed as racially impure.

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    • The Crusades: A History From Beginning to End

    • By: Hourly History
    • Narrated by: Jimmy Kieffer
    • Length: 1 hr and 8 mins
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    The Crusades are the prototype and epitome of the Holy War. The fight to take control of the city of Jerusalem, believed to be the most sacred Holy City to two distinct religions of Christianity and Islam, has lasted far longer than the two centuries of the Crusades, and its reach has extended far further than Europe and the Middle East.  

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    • John D. Rockefeller: A Life from Beginning to End

    • By: Hourly History
    • Narrated by: Bridger Conklin
    • Length: 1 hr and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    John D. Rockefeller, the wealthiest man of all time, amassed a fortune as he led the Standard Oil Company to an unprecedented position of power in the industrial markets. In addition to being a successful businessman, he was also a generous philanthropist. But somewhere between the money he earned and the money he gave away lies a mystery that remains unsolved. How could someone so generous have been so hated in his time? Was Rockefeller a villain or a hero?

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    • French and Indian War: A History from Beginning to End

    • By: Hourly History
    • Narrated by: Jimmy Kieffer
    • Length: 1 hr and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The French and Indian War is one of the most significant, yet least acknowledged and understood, periods of American history. Fought chiefly between the two imperial powers of England and France in the mid-18th century, the struggle would also draw in native Indian nations who sought to exert their own strength and sovereignty over the North American continent. From the first shots fired in the Ohio Valley wilderness in 1754 until the Treaty of Paris signed in 1763, the French and Indian War became a conflict that encircled the globe.

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    • Ivan the Terrible: A Life From Beginning to End

    • By: Hourly History
    • Narrated by: William Irvine
    • Length: 1 hr and 8 mins
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    Just what was so terrible about Ivan the Terrible? Most of us are familiar with this infamous nickname, but most fall short of being able to describe how he received such an ominous moniker. Maybe you’ve heard the stories of how Ivan killed his own son, poisoned his wives, and waged war on his neighbors, but these anecdotes are just minor details in the scheme of this man’s complicated life.  

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    • Thomas Jefferson: A Life from Beginning to End

    • One Hour History: US Presidents, Book 4
    • By: Hourly History
    • Narrated by: Derek Jeck
    • Length: 1 hr and 9 mins
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    Thomas Jefferson left his imprint on his state of Virginia; his young country, the United States; France, where he served as ambassador; and the world, where his opposition to tyranny and his advocacy of freedom have inspired generations to believe that the pursuit of happiness, as he wrote in his Declaration of Independence, is an unalienable right.

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    • Cleopatra

    • A Life from Beginning to End
    • By: Hourly History
    • Narrated by: Christopher Boozell
    • Length: 1 hr and 13 mins
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    One of the first independent female rulers of an ancient kingdom, Cleopatra was a gifted diplomat, efficient administrator, and accomplished linguist who ruled her kingdom with more courage than the majority of her male predecessors. Cleopatra’s death ended an era, but her life promised the dawn of a new age, one where women might dare to rule the world. 

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    • Celtic Mythology

    • A Concise Guide to the Gods, Sagas, and Beliefs
    • By: Hourly History
    • Narrated by: Bridger Conklin
    • Length: 1 hr and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This introduction to Celtic mythology will serve the novice well - for it is a complicated history with the earliest written records destroyed by the marauding Vikings. The oral tradition harks back to 4000 BCE and is a compilation of myths and cultures of many different peoples. Whatever aspect of this rich, mystical, and lavishly embellished heritage you would like to investigate further, you will find the author has supplied a marker to guide you on your way.

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    • A Lot but Not Enough to Satisfy

    • By James on 04-26-18

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