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    • Slaves in the Family

    • By: Edward Ball
    • Narrated by: Edward Ball
    • Length: 20 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Ball family hails from South Carolina - Charleston and thereabouts. Their plantations were among the oldest and longest-standing plantations in the South. Between 1698 and 1865, close to 4,000 black people were born into slavery under the Balls or were bought by them. In Slaves in the Family, Edward Ball recounts his efforts to track down and meet the descendants of his family's slaves.

    Regular price: $42.52

    • The Inventor and the Tycoon

    • A Gilded Age Murder and the Birth of Moving Pictures
    • By: Edward Ball
    • Narrated by: John H. Mayer
    • Length: 15 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
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    One hundred and thirty years ago Eadweard Muybridge invented stop-motion photography, anticipating and making possible motion pictures. He was the first to capture time and play it back for an audience, giving birth to visual media and screen entertainments of all kinds. Yet the artist and inventor Muybridge was also a murderer who killed coolly and meticulously, and his trial is one of the early instances of a media sensation.

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    • a challenge to listen to

    • By Andy on 07-14-13

    Regular price: $33.60