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    • Suleiman the Magnificent: A Life from Beginning to End

    • By: Hourly History
    • Narrated by: Christopher Boozell
    • Length: 1 hr and 3 mins
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    Suleiman the Magnificent, the 10th sultan of the Ottoman Empire, may be an unfamiliar figure to many today. But in the 16th century, his military campaigns played a huge role in the shifting face of European politics. He was a man in search of power. His quest carried him not only to daring military exploits in Europe and Asia, but also through the intricate web of the Ottoman court, where deceit, scheming, and treachery abounded.   

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    • Ancient Egypt: A History from Beginning to End

    • Ancient Civilizations, Book 2
    • By: Hourly History
    • Narrated by: Stephen Paul Aulridge Jr.
    • Length: 55 mins
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    Ancient Egypt was a highly developed civilization that lasted for thousands of years and left behind fascinating clues in the form of impressive structures and monuments. It was a culture balanced between the lush fertility of the Nile Valley and the barrenness of the surrounding vast deserts. The same balance holds true for our knowledge of the history of Egypt. In spite of the evidence we have, so much remains hidden and yet to be fully understood.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • it's a good introduction....

    • By Maz Zakery on 06-22-18

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    • Adolf Hitler: A Life From Beginning to End

    • By: Hourly History
    • Narrated by: Stephen Paul Aulridge Jr
    • Length: 1 hr and 17 mins
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    The most notorious man in history, Adolf Hitler, is best known for having perpetrated crimes against humanity over the six-year course of World War II. His brutal extermination policies are responsible for the deaths of close to 30 million people he considered inferior, and added to that, the military casualties suffered by all parties, yields a grand total of approximately 60 million people dead by the end of the war. That number equates to 3% of the world's population at the time. But, who was this man? What made him into the monster he became? Can his childhood explain the formation of such a brutal dictator? 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • "Power is the end".

    • By Rogerio de Oliveira Souza on 02-18-18

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

    • By: Hourly History
    • Narrated by: Jimmy Kieffer
    • Length: 1 hr and 18 mins
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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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    • John D. Rockefeller: A Life from Beginning to End

    • By: Hourly History
    • Narrated by: Bridger Conklin
    • Length: 1 hr and 5 mins
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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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    • Henry Ford

    • A Life from Beginning to End
    • By: Hourly History
    • Narrated by: Scott R. Pollak
    • Length: 1 hr and 9 mins
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    It was his love of machines, then engines, and finally automobiles for which Henry Ford is best known. He designed and manufactured cars that would transform not just his family's little farm and not just the city of Detroit; the automobile would change the world, ushering in a whole new way of living one's life. A modern life, to be sure.   

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    • Mahatma Gandhi: A Life from Beginning to End

    • By: Hourly History
    • Narrated by: Mike Nelson
    • Length: 1 hr and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Gandhi. The name conjures the image of a man, unimpressive in appearance, simple in his lifestyle, who spent his life pursuing independence for India. Months after the country achieved that independence from Great Britain, Gandhi’s life ended when an assassin killed him. But Gandhi’s legacy lives on. Gandhi’s rise to political and spiritual leadership is the incredible saga of a man who, in his youth, showed no signs of greatness but who became one of the most influential men of all time. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • History is extremely fascinating!

    • By YaYa on 07-29-18

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    • The Dutch East India Company: A History from Beginning to End

    • By: Hourly History
    • Narrated by: Bridger Conklin
    • Length: 1 hr
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    Once valued at close to seven trillion dollars by today’s standards, the Dutch East India Company, formed in 1602, became the world’s first multinational corporation. In the nearly 200-year reign of their empire at sea, the Dutch East India Company amassed unfathomable fortunes, laid the foundation of the modern globalized world, and built monopolies that controlled the economy of the 17th and 18th centuries in Europe and the East Indies.

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    • By L. Rob on 12-13-17

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    • Alexander Hamilton: A Life from Beginning to End

    • One Hour History US Presidents, Book 10
    • By: Hourly History
    • Narrated by: Bridger Conklin
    • Length: 1 hr and 8 mins
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    Alexander Hamilton did not rise to public prominence as an austere New Englander or a gentlemanly Virginian. He was not born in the colonies at all. He was born in the West Indies, the son of a woman of French descent who had left her husband for another man. As an illegitimate child, Hamilton could not be educated in the local church school, so businessmen, impressed by his remarkable intelligence, sent him to America for his schooling.

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    • Christopher Columbus: A Life from Beginning to End

    • By: Hourly History
    • Narrated by: Nate Sjol
    • Length: 1 hr and 3 mins
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    Everyone knows who Christopher Columbus is, and everyone knows what he discovered and what he is famous for. Who, really, is this man, so shrouded in mystery? Columbus would tell you he was inspired by God to make his voyages, and it takes a brave soul indeed to sail out into the ocean blue where no one has gone before. In this audiobook, you'll find out all about this most remarkable of men. You will uncover why he thought it so important to never give up on his dream.

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    • King Arthur: A Life from Beginning to End

    • Royalty Biography, Book 4
    • By: Hourly History
    • Narrated by: William Irvine
    • Length: 1 hr and 8 mins
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    Dating back to the fifth century, the legend of King Arthur, his Queen Guinevere, and the Knights of the Round Table is an integral part of British national mythology. From its beginning as a few lines of Latin text written in a sixth-century monk’s hand, Arthurian legend has blossomed over the years into a unique universe built on the real foundations of Britain’s Dark Ages and the principles of ancient chivalry. 

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    • Theodore Roosevelt: A Life from Beginning to End

    • One Hour History US Presidents, Book 5
    • By: Hourly History
    • Narrated by: Stephen Paul Aulridge Jr.
    • Length: 1 hr and 4 mins
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    There was truly no one like Theodore Roosevelt. From a sickly boy, Teddy (as the world came to know him) would transform himself into the apex of vigor and energy. From husband, father, and rancher to hunter, governor, and president of the United States, Theodore Roosevelt led a most extraordinary life. This was a man who did many things and did them outstandingly well. Roosevelt's willingness to go the extra mile, to put fear in the back seat, were qualities that he saw in his beloved country as well. America is a better place for having known Theodore Roosevelt.

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    • Vincent van Gogh

    • A Life from Beginning to End
    • By: Hourly History
    • Narrated by: Christopher Boozell
    • Length: 1 hr and 4 mins
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    Vincent van Gogh is one of the world’s most famous artists, and his paintings are among the world’s most valuable. The archetypal starving artist, Vincent died aged just 37 years by his own hand, poor, isolated, and, in his eyes, a failure. Yet, in Vincent’s life story we can see the evolution of a boy becoming a man becoming a great artist, whether his contemporaries could see it at the time or not.   

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    • By Tiger on 08-29-18

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    • Charles Manson: A Life from Beginning to End

    • True Crime, Book 4
    • By: Hourly History
    • Narrated by: Marc Zeale
    • Length: 1 hr and 4 mins
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    Charles Manson is instantly recognizable as the deranged cult leader who was responsible for the deaths of nine people in the late 1960s. Manson was a career criminal who got his education in the US prison system and learned at an early age that only those who have power over others will survive. In less than three years, Manson transformed his followers from a group of freedom-loving, LSD-dropping hippies into a pack of blood-thirsty murderers who carried out acts of astounding brutality at his request.  

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    • Oliver Cromwell: A Life from Beginning to End

    • By: Hourly History
    • Narrated by: William Irvine
    • Length: 1 hr and 20 mins
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    One of the most controversial figures in British history, Oliver Cromwell entered the world as an insignificant member of the English gentry and left it as the all-powerful Lord Protector of the entirety of England, Scotland, and Ireland. A radical Puritan, Cromwell believed that his meteoric rise through the ranks of the English military and parliament was an expression of God's will. 

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    • English Civil War: A History from Beginning to End

    • By: Hourly History
    • Narrated by: William Irvine
    • Length: 1 hr and 12 mins
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    In 1642, King Charles I and the elected Parliament of England went to war over the future of the Stuart kingdom. Over the next nine years, three civil wars would be fought, devastating the populations of England, Scotland, and Ireland. With the authority of the monarchy, the freedom of Parliament, and the power of religion at stake, the English Civil Wars decided the future of Great Britain and influenced the future of politics around the world.

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    • Sigmund Freud

    • A Life from Beginning to End
    • By: Hourly History
    • Narrated by: Stephen Paul Aulridge Jr
    • Length: 56 mins
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    Sigmund Freud was a catalyst who signaled a seat change in how humanity came to understand the world and how it relates to the human mind. And if you have ever had a “Freudian slip”, you know full well that the concepts and theories of Mr. Freud are well ensconced in the modern lexicon. Many of us are familiar with his work, but his audiobook examines the man behind the work.   

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    • Hannibal Barca: A Life from Beginning to End

    • By: Hourly History
    • Narrated by: Christopher Boozell
    • Length: 51 mins
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    There are notorious figures in history who have withstood the test of time, and then there is Hannibal Barca. This man stands in a unique category of his own because the name of Hannibal Barca not only went down in history, it changed the course of it. This headstrong North African leader did the impossible. He not only led a massive army flanked by elephants - yes, elephants - from North Africa and into Europe, Hannibal also managed to check the growing superpower of Rome through sheer ingenuity.   

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    • By A. Torres on 11-12-18

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    • George Patton: A Life from Beginning to End

    • World War II Biography, Book 2
    • By: Hourly History
    • Narrated by: Stephen Paul Aulridge Jr.
    • Length: 58 mins
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    When the name General Patton comes to mind, we are automatically inundated with themes of strength and tough resolution. Patton was a man who seemed to embody the old American ethos of the rugged individual who shattered all expectations, decimated the status quo, and pulled himself up by his bootstraps. In order to understand Patton, you can’t focus on just one side of this larger-than-life personality; you have to take in the whole picture. This audiobook allows you to do just that.

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