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    • Martin Van Buren: A Life from Beginning to End

    • By: Hourly History
    • Narrated by: Arthur Rowan
    • Length: 1 hr
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    Martin Van Buren, the eighth president of the United States, was the first president who was born an American and not a British citizen, a change in demographic which reflects his modern influence upon the office he held. From his earliest involvement in government, Van Buren was committed to the nurturing of political parties as a way to deliver the most effective leadership to the American people.

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    • Greek Mythology: A Concise Guide to Ancient Gods, Heroes, Beliefs and Myths of Greek Mythology

    • Greek Mythology - Norse Mythology - Egyptian Mythology, Book 1
    • By: Hourly History
    • Narrated by: Bridger Conklin
    • Length: 1 hr and 16 mins
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    This guide succeeds in presenting an overall sketch of the creation of the world and the battles that follow, resulting in Zeus taking his place as the supreme god and ruling the earth from Mount Olympus. It covers the creation of man, it seems as a bit of an afterthought for the amusement of the Olympians, and some of the most famous stories that have come down to us via the writings of the great dramatists of the Classical Age.

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    • Nikola Tesla: A Life from Beginning to End

    • By: Hourly History
    • Narrated by: Bridger Conklin
    • Length: 1 hr and 5 mins
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    Nikola Tesla was a major figure in the world in which he lived. As the 19th century gave way to the 20th, it was Tesla who would contribute to some of the world's most amazing inventions. It was Tesla's theories, patents, and experiments that would pave the way for the digital, wireless world we are so familiar with today. Tesla didn't enjoy the high honors bestowed on so many of his contemporaries, yet he enjoyed the power of knowing that it was his inventions that were powering the world, literally.

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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
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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.

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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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    • 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
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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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    • The Great Pyramid of Giza: A History from Beginning to Present

    • By: Hourly History
    • Narrated by: Al Henderson
    • Length: 59 mins
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    Ancient Egypt has mystified and entranced generation after generation. The Egyptians' mastery of architecture, their complex religious ideologies, and their peculiar views on death have given modern-day readers much to ponder. Few, if any, of their remaining relics have produced the awe and spectacular wonder of the Great Pyramids of Giza. These three architectural masterpieces have stood for more than 5,000 years despite looting, exploitation, and the slow erosion of time.   

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    • Benedict Arnold

    • A Life From Beginning to End
    • By: Hourly History
    • Narrated by: Derek Jeck
    • Length: 1 hr and 3 mins
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    Benedict Arnold: a name that has become synonymous with betrayal. However, this wasn't always the case. At one time he was General (and future first president) George Washington's trusted advisor in the struggle against the British. What caused this turncoat to turn his revolutionary ambitions inside out to match the crimson of the British? What brought on one of the most famous treacheries in history?

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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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    • World War II Stalingrad: 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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    The Battle of Stalingrad, perceived by historians as the most important battle of World War II and regarded by Russians as the most significant battle in their country’s history, cannot be viewed solely as a military engagement between two powerful, long-time foes. Stalingrad was a battle between the Allies and the Axis Powers; it was a struggle between the Soviet Union and Germany for victory; and it was also a test of wills between Josef Stalin and Adolf Hitler.

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    • Galileo Galilei: A Life from Beginning to End

    • By: Hourly History
    • Narrated by: Bridger Conklin
    • Length: 1 hr and 8 mins
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    Galileo Galilei began his career as a mathematician. Yet as fate would have it, he became far more than a numbers whiz. Here was a true Renaissance man; one who was greatly educated and a genuine lover of the arts. He was a fan of poets and a fine lute player. When in 1609 Galileo created his first telescope and turned his attention to the skies, everything changed.

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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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    • George Washington: A Life from Beginning to End

    • President Biographies, Book 1
    • By: Hourly History
    • Narrated by: Jimmy Kieffer
    • Length: 1 hr and 10 mins
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    George Washington, the first president of the United States, is much more than a monument on Mount Rushmore. Who was Washington, the general, president, and husband? He was first and foremost a man of impeccable honor which, despite military adversity and political wrangling, never abandoned him. The Founding Fathers who squabbled and competed among themselves did agree on one thing: Only Washington could lead the country, first in the country’s military fight for freedom and then as the man charged with transforming 13 individual states into a united country.

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    • Byzantine Empire: A History from Beginning to End

    • By: Hourly History
    • Narrated by: Jimmy Kieffer
    • Length: 1 hr and 9 mins
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    According to history books, the Roman Empire ended in 476 CE with the fall of Rome. But if you asked most people alive at that time, they would have pointed you to what they considered the continuation of the Roman Empire - the civilization we now call the Byzantine Empire. The Byzantines, however, were more than just a remnant of Roman glory. At its geographical peak, the Byzantine Empire stretched out across the Mediterranean world.

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    • American Civil War: A History from Beginning to End

    • By: Hourly History
    • Narrated by: Grant Finley
    • Length: 1 hr and 4 mins
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    Beginning with the birth of the nation, slavery divided and caused conflict for the United States of America, worsening during the country's early decades as the practice became more economically vital. Finally, in 1861, the American Civil War erupted after the election of President Abraham Lincoln. Never acknowledging the South’s right to secede, Lincoln and the North fought the South through four long, bloody, destructive years; much longer than anyone thought the war would last. 

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    • Mary Queen of Scots: A Life from Beginning to End

    • By: Hourly History
    • Narrated by: Barry Shannon
    • Length: 1 hr and 21 mins
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    Mary Stuart was born into a powerful royal dynasty that was at war with the rest of Europe and with itself. Mary’s ascent to the throne was disarmingly easy and she reached adulthood completely unprepared for the plots and betrayals she would be subject to. As the head of a resolutely unstable country, Mary struggled to maintain her grip on the precarious crown on her head and was removed from the throne by an armed rebellion.

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    • Marilyn Monroe: A Life from Beginning to End

    • By: Hourly History
    • Narrated by: Sean Tivenan
    • Length: 55 mins
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    She vigorously played the dumb-blonde stereotype in her movie roles, but there is nothing at all dumb about Marilyn Monroe. Born to a single mother who suffered from severe mental illness, the odds were stacked against the girl originally named Norma Jeane from the very beginning. She became a ward of the state and bounced around from foster home to foster home. The fact that she rose from such impoverished beginnings to become one of the top-billed acts in Hollywood speaks for itself.

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    • The Wright Brothers: A History from Beginning to End

    • By: Hourly History
    • Narrated by: Felix Grey
    • Length: 1 hr and 4 mins
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    Wilbur and Orville Wright have gone down in history as pioneers of flight and the inventors of the first airplane. This is the story of how their mechanical interest in printing presses and bicycles led them towards finding solutions to the conundrum of flight. Find out how their methodological research and innovative ideas set them apart from other inventors, and learn about the newspaper editors and scientists’ reactions to the Wright brothers’ achievement - the slow transformation of skepticism and disbelief to amazement.   

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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.

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    • Vlad the Impaler

    • A Life from Beginning to End
    • By: Hourly History
    • Narrated by: Stephen Floyd
    • Length: 57 mins
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    Many scholars argue that Vlad III Dracula, also known as Vlad the Impaler, is the real Dracula. His story, however, is much more complicated than the oft-reported details of his atrocities would imply. This audiobook tells the story of his life and times and discusses his connection to the fictional Count Dracula in a succinct, compelling manner, which makes for an entertaining listen packed with historical information.

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