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    • Everything Explained That Is Explainable

    • On the Creation of the Encyclopedia Britannica's Celebrated Eleventh Edition, 1910-1911
    • By: Denis Boyles
    • Narrated by: Corrie James
    • Length: 13 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Horace Everett Hooper - a volatile, self-assured, impulsive, and optimistic American, an autodidact and natural-born salesman - got into the book business at age 16, moved to the Western frontier and on to Chicago, and became hugely successful. With a brilliant adman named Henry Haxton as his partner, he went about buying publishing rights to the Encyclopedia Britannica, a work incredibly distinguished by entries from Charles Darwin, Thomas Malthus, Sir Walter Scott, and more.

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