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    • The Great Anglo-Boer War

    • By: Byron Farwell
    • Narrated by: Nigel Patterson
    • Length: 23 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Great Boer War (1899-1902) - more properly the Great Anglo-Boer War - was one of the last romantic wars, pitting a sturdy, stubborn pioneer people fighting to establish the independence of their tiny nation against the British Empire at its peak of power and self-confidence. It was fought in the barren vastness of the South African veldt, and it produced in almost equal measure extraordinary feats of personal heroism, unbelievable examples of folly and stupidity, and many incidents of humor and tragedy.  

    Regular price: $39.95

    • Burton

    • A Biography of Sir Richard Frances Burton
    • By: Byron Farwell
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 18 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Explorer and inventor, soldier and poet, archaeologist and diplomat, Richard Francis Burton (1821-90) was the most versatile and remarkable man of his age. But he was foremost an adventurer: "an adventurer in the intellectual and the spiritual as well as the physical world". The pioneering traveler in Central Africa who was the first European to see Lake Tanganyika was also the translator of The Arabian Nights and the secret translator of Eastern sex manuals like The Perfumed Garden.

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    • A balanced view of Burton

    • By A book reader on 04-14-08
    • A Biography of Sir Richard Frances Burton
    • By: Byron Farwell
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 18 hrs and 37 mins
    • Release date: 02-05-07
    • 4 out of 5 stars 97 ratings

    Regular price: $31.47

    • Burton

    • A Biography of Sir Richard Frances Burton
    • By: Byron Farwell
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 18 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Explorer and inventor, soldier and poet, archaeologist and diplomat, Richard Francis Burton (1821-1890) was the most versatile and remarkable man of his age. But he was foremost an adventurer: “an adventurer in the intellectual and the spiritual as well as the physical world.” Byron Farwell brilliantly recreates the sheer excitement of Burton’s achievements and astonishing range of interests in this fascinating biography. 

    • A Biography of Sir Richard Frances Burton
    • By: Byron Farwell
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 18 hrs and 37 mins
    • Release date: 02-19-19
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    Regular price: $27.26