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    • Days that Changed the World

    • By: Carrie Gibson
    • Length: 4 hrs and 50 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    Ordinary people. Extraordinary stories. Listen to history's unsung heroes who changed the world, in this powerful documentary series. Get closer to events you may only have heard about from school books with these first person accounts of key moments in recent world history. In each episode we explore pertinent dates from 1936 to 2010 and find out what happened through the eyes of those who were there. Crossing the globe and drawing on events in London, Mexico City and Afghanistan to name but a few we hear stories including takes from an athlete, journalist, chess player and soldier.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Great if you can ignore the production

    • By Kindle Customer on 09-24-18

    Regular price: $21.81

    • Empire's Crossroads

    • A History of the Caribbean from Columbus to the Present Day
    • By: Carrie Gibson
    • Narrated by: Romy Nordlinger
    • Length: 17 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 57
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 52
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 52

    Ever since Christopher Columbus stepped off the Santa Maria onto what is today San Salvador, in the Bahamas, and announced that he had arrived in the Orient, the Caribbean has been a stage for projected fantasies and competition between world powers. In Empire’s Crossroads, British American historian Carrie Gibson traces the story of this coveted area from the northern rim of South America up to Cuba, and from discovery through colonialism to today, offering a vivid, panoramic view of this complex region and its rich, important history.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Once over lightly

    • By Leo W. Buss on 04-14-15

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Ep. 8: Chernobyl (Days that Changed the World)

    • By: Carrie Gibson
    • Length: 28 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    On 26th April 1986 a series of explosions at the Chernobyl Nuclear Plant sent radioactive material drifting across the Soviet Union and beyond. Lyubov Kovalevskaya, was in Chernobyl that day tells her story.

    Regular price: $3.26

    • Ep. 2: Stuxnet: The Day That Revolutionised Cyberwarfare (Days that Changed the World)

    • By: Carrie Gibson
    • Length: 25 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    On July 12th 2010 cyber security expert Eric Chien uncovered a leaked cyberworm that would have a profound impact on the nature of cybercrime.

    Regular price: $3.26

    • Ep. 1: World War II Ghost Army (Days that Changed the World)

    • By: Carrie Gibson
    • Length: 29 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    On September 21st 1944, a top secret unit altered the course of World War Two. 101-year-old Gilbert Seltzer, an officer in the "ghost army", tells his story.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Great if you can ignore the production

    • By Kindle Customer on 09-24-18

    Regular price: $3.26

    • Ep. 9: Rivonia Trial (Days that Changed the World)

    • By: Carrie Gibson
    • Length: 29 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    On 20th April 1964, the defence case in the Rivonia Trial opened. Nelson Mandela's speech would change South Africa and its reverberations would be felt around the world. Fellow defendant Denis Goldberg and defence lawyer Joel Joffe tell the story.

    Regular price: $3.26

    • Ep. 3: The 1968 Olympics Black Power Salute (Days that Changed the World)

    • By: Carrie Gibson
    • Length: 21 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 2

    On November 16th 1968 a demonstration at the Olympics in Mexico City took the US civil rights movement to a global stage. Sprinter Lee Evans, who was in the stadium that day, tells the story.

    Regular price: $3.26

    • Ep. 7: The Buddhas of Bamiyan (Days that Changed the World)

    • By: Carrie Gibson
    • Length: 23 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    On 1st March 2001, two giant, standing Buddhas carved into sandstone cliffs in the Bamiyan valley in central Afghanistan, were destroyed. A local man, who was forced by the Taliban to help with the destruction, tells his story.

    Regular price: $3.26

    • Ep. 10: The Miss World Protest (Days that Changed the World)

    • By: Carrie Gibson
    • Length: 23 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    On 20th November, 1970, members of the Women's Liberation Movement protested against the Miss World competition, live on TV. Jenny Fortune and Sue Finch tell their stories.

    Regular price: $3.26

    • Ep. 6: The Battle of Cable Street (Days that Changed the World)

    • By: Carrie Gibson
    • Length: 27 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    On 4th October 1936, hundreds of people from London’s East End protested against Oswald Mosely and the UK’s growing fascist movement. One of the very few living veterans, 99 year old Ubby Cowan, tells his story.

    Regular price: $3.26

    • Ep. 5: The First Spacewalk (Days that Changed the World)

    • By: Carrie Gibson
    • Length: 27 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    On 18th March 1965, the first human walked in space. Broadcast live on TV, it very nearly ended in disaster. Russian Cosmonaut Alexei Leonov tells his story.

    Regular price: $3.26

    • Ep. 4: The Gulf of Tonkin Incident (Days that Changed the World)

    • By: Carrie Gibson
    • Length: 24 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    On August 4th 1964 an incident involving a US battleship in the Gulf of Tonkin launched America’s involvement in the Vietnam War. Whistle blower Daniel Ellsberg, who started work at The Pentagon that day, tells the story.

    Regular price: $3.26

    • Ep. 11: Deep Blue (Days that Changed the World)

    • By: Carrie Gibson
    • Length: 25 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    On 10th February 1996, a computer named Deep Blue beat chess world champion Gary Kasparov, making a significant step forward in the progress of Artificial Intelligence. Joel Benjamin, the chess Grandmaster who trained Deep Blue, tells his story.

    Regular price: $3.26