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    • Abraham Lincoln: A Concise History of the Man Who Transformed the World

    • One Hour History US Presidents, Book 1
    • By: Hourly History
    • Narrated by: Jimmy Kieffer
    • Length: 58 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Abraham Lincoln's determination to hold the North and South together would ultimately lead to the bloodiest war in American history, the abolition of slavery, and his own untimely death from an assassin’s bullet. But to see Lincoln solely as a tragic figure consumed with the strife of mid-19th century America is to miss meeting him as a man who never allowed himself to be defeated by adversity, grief, or turmoil.

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    • World War II Leningrad: A History from Beginning to End

    • By: Hourly History
    • Narrated by: Stephen Paul Aulridge Jr.
    • Length: 1 hr and 3 mins
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    History describes the 872-day Siege of Leningrad as the most devastating siege in history. The German army had made its way to Leningrad before the city had the opportunity to prepare for an assault, and the consequences were lethal. Accompanied by one of the worst famines in history, as well as a brutally cold winter in 1941-1942, the civilians were doomed. It’s a harrowing saga of bravery and brutality, but one that must be told.

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    • Ludwig van Beethoven

    • A Life from Beginning to End
    • By: Hourly History
    • Narrated by: Matthew J. Chandler-Smith
    • Length: 1 hr and 7 mins
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    What kind of a man could create the dreaming melodies of the "Moonlight Sonata"? Give birth to the dramatic voice of the "Fifth Symphony"? Compose the "Ode to Joy"? Meet Ludwig van Beethoven, the musical genius, the passionate artist, the incorrigible man, the composer from whose soul music breathed.

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    • Spanish Civil War

    • A History from Beginning to End
    • By: Hourly History
    • Narrated by: Stephen Paul Aulridge Jr
    • Length: 1 hr and 11 mins
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    The Spanish Civil War was much more than just an overture to World War II. It was a war born out of schisms in Spanish society between rich and poor, monarchists and Republicans, the right and the left, and between those who supported the church and those who saw it as an instrument of oppression. For all its brutality and horror, the Spanish Civil War was a conflict between ideals often fought by volunteers on each side who truly believed that they were helping to build a better world.

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    • Celtic Mythology

    • A Concise Guide to the Gods, Sagas, and Beliefs
    • By: Hourly History
    • Narrated by: Bridger Conklin
    • Length: 1 hr and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This introduction to Celtic mythology will serve the novice well - for it is a complicated history with the earliest written records destroyed by the marauding Vikings. The oral tradition harks back to 4000 BCE and is a compilation of myths and cultures of many different peoples. Whatever aspect of this rich, mystical, and lavishly embellished heritage you would like to investigate further, you will find the author has supplied a marker to guide you on your way.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A Lot but Not Enough to Satisfy

    • By James on 04-26-18

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

    • By: Hourly History
    • Narrated by: Jimmy Kieffer
    • Length: 1 hr and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
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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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    • 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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    • James Madison: A Life from Beginning to End

    • One Hour History US Presidents, Book 3
    • By: Hourly History
    • Narrated by: Bridger Conklin
    • Length: 1 hr and 6 mins
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    This audiobook will introduce you to James Madison. Besides becoming the fourth president of the United States, he served in government for most of his life. You will meet him as he goes off to college, when he returns home to Montpelier, and when he decides to assist with the greatest achievement of his life, the writing of the US Constitution. James Madison was a man not to be forgotten. This audiobook will prove to you why.

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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
    • Unabridged
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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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    • Napoleon: A Life from Beginning to End

    • One Hour History Military Generals, Book 1
    • By: Hourly History
    • Narrated by: Matt Haynes
    • Length: 1 hr and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This audiobook is for anyone that enjoys crucial turning points in history. Napoleon was an unremarkable man who managed to change the entire landscape of the world 200 years ago. He has been hailed as a military genius, and his victories are still studied by international armed forces to this day. Through military exploit and the Napoleonic code, he was a man who came out of nowhere and changed the world. This audiobook describes not only how he did it, but why he did it; delve into the psychology of one of the most heroic despots ever known - Napoleon Bonaparte!

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    • Winston Churchill: A Life from Beginning to End

    • By: Hourly History
    • Narrated by: Barry Shannon
    • Length: 1 hr and 7 mins
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    The man that the world knows as Winston Churchill looms large on the stage of world history. Like some sort of colossus from antiquity, Churchill strides between two major epochs in the world, one foot planted in the glory days of the British Empire when the sun never set on history’s largest known conglomeration of imperial holdings, and the other planted firmly in the aftermath of World War Two, and a post-war order that saw that empire collapse, with Britain barely hanging on to its own sovereignty in the wake.

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    • Franklin D. Roosevelt

    • A Life from Beginning to End
    • By: Hourly History
    • Narrated by: Christopher Boozell
    • Length: 1 hr and 10 mins
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    One of America’s most influential presidents was a man who could not walk. The polio that struck Franklin Delano Roosevelt when he was a future political star did not diminish him. Instead, against all expectations, it was the agent that forged his destiny. 

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    • Charlemagne: A Life from Beginning to End

    • By: Hourly History
    • Narrated by: Nate Sjol
    • Length: 1 hr and 5 mins
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    It is possible that no man has ever dominated a time as much as Charles the Great dominated the Early Middle Ages. It is true that the era had its kings, warriors, scholars, and religious leaders, but in many ways, Charlemagne was all of these things. He conquered land for the Franks and sent in missionaries to convert the pagans to Christianity.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • a good overview

    • By Platooo2002 on 03-26-18

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    • Taj Mahal

    • A History From Beginning to Present
    • By: Hourly History
    • Narrated by: Mike Eiman
    • Length: 1 hr and 7 mins
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    The Taj Mahal in Agra is arguably the most iconic image of India. For centuries, the world believed that it was built by Shah Jahan in 1631 to immortalize his love for his wife Mumtaz Mahal. This audio presents the five main historical figures of the Mughal Empire in India and the many details of how the Taj Mahal was built. Listen to stories about: the life of Mumtaz Mahal, considered the jewel of the place; the building of the Taj Mahal, a UNESCO World Heritage Site; the myths, conjecture, and controversy; the 22 locked rooms in the basement; and much more.

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    • World War II Auschwitz: A History from Beginning to End

    • By: Hourly History
    • Narrated by: Stephen Paul Aulridge Jr
    • Length: 1 hr
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    Auschwitz is a monument to the barbaric inhumanity of the Nazi regime. It is the site where more than one million people were systematically tortured and killed in support of Adolf Hitler’s determination to eradicate entire populations that he viewed as racially impure.

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    • Battle of Gettysburg: A History From Beginning to End

    • By: Hourly History
    • Narrated by: Bridger Conklin
    • Length: 1 hr and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The bloodiest battle of the Civil War was also its turning point. From this point onwards, the Confederate forces would never gain a hold in the North again. Heroes would be born from places such as Little Roundtop and among the soldiers of Picketts Charge. And later, in the words of Abraham Lincoln, martyrs were created in the aftermath of the conflict, giving reason to a war that no one quite believed in fully until this point.

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    • Spanish-American War

    • A History from Beginning to End
    • By: Hourly History
    • Narrated by: Scott R. Pollak
    • Length: 1 hr and 12 mins
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    This audiobook takes the listener on a journey from what set the stage for war to the aftermaths that continue to impact each of the players in the present day. From the explosion that sank the USS Maine to the recent détente in Cuban-American relations, this audiobook describes the events and their consequences in a thorough yet concise manner that is enjoyable to listen to and packed with historical information. 

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    • Egyptian Mythology: A Concise Guide to the Ancient Gods and Beliefs of Egyptian Mythology

    • Greek Mythology - Norse Mythology - Egyptian Mythology, Book 3
    • By: Hourly History
    • Narrated by: Bridger Conklin
    • Length: 1 hr and 9 mins
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    In this brief introduction to the subject of Egyptian mythology, you will learn about the myths of creation in some detail and be introduced to the top deities in a pantheon of over two thousand god and goddesses. The presence and importance of the Nile is discussed, and details of daily life, including the rituals followed in the temples, essentially the backbone of the economy, are well covered.

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    • Vikings: A Concise History of the Vikings

    • By: Hourly History
    • Narrated by: Stephen Paul Aulridge Jr.
    • Length: 52 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The saga of the Vikings rises and falls on the banks of history, ebbing and flowing with popular opinion and whimsical anecdotes. The Vikings are routinely typecast and labeled anywhere from bloodthirsty tyrants to valiant heroes. They have been condemned as pirates and praised as explorers. We have all heard the stories of the fierce warriors with long ships and horned helmets storming onto the shores of medieval Europe - but who were these men really?  

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