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    • The Blackwell Companion to Catholicism

    • By: James Buckley, Frederick Christian Bauerschmidt
    • Narrated by: Cira Larkin, Wayne Edwards
    • Length: 27 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Blackwell Companion to Catholicism offers an extensive survey of the history, doctrine, practices, and global circumstances of Roman Catholicism, written by a range of distinguished and experienced Catholic writers. Engages its readers in an informed and informative conversation about Roman Catholic life and thought.

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    • Great Overview

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    • Who Was Milton Hershey?

    • Who Was...?
    • By: James Buckley
    • Narrated by: Vikas Adam
    • Length: 54 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Milton Hershey's life was filled with invention and innovation. As a young man, he was not afraid to dream big and work hard. Eventually he learned the secret to mass-producing milk chocolate and the recipe that gave it a longer, more stable shelf life. He founded a school for those who didn't have access to good education and an entire town for his employees. Both his chocolate empire and his great personal legacy live on today.

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    • Who Was Blackbeard?

    • By: James Buckley Jr., Who HQ
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Guy Smith
    • Length: 58 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Though much of his early life remains a mystery, Blackbeard most likely began his life as Edward Teach in the sailing port of Bristol, England. He began his career as a hired British sailor during Queen Anne's War. He eventually settled in the Bahamas under Captain Benjamin Hornigold who taught the young sailor to go "a-pirating." Soon enough, Blackbeard was commanding his own fleet and stealing ships around the Caribbean and up and down the Eastern seaboard. The legend of Blackbeard has influenced pirate legend and lore for more than 300 years.

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    • Who Were the Wright Brothers?

    • By: James Buckley, Who HQ
    • Narrated by: Johnny Heller
    • Length: 55 mins
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    As young boys, Orville and Wilbur Wright loved all things mechanical. As young men, they gained invaluable skills essential for their success by working with printing presses, bicycles, motors, and any sort of machinery they could get their hands on. As adults, the brothers worked together to invent, build, and fly the world's first successful airplane. This is the fascinating story of the two inventors and aviation pioneers who never lost sight of their dream: to fly, and to soar higher!

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    • Who Was Jesse Owens?

    • By: James Buckley
    • Narrated by: Charles Constant
    • Length: 55 mins
    • Unabridged
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    At the 1936 Berlin Summer Olympics, track and field star Jesse Owens ran himself straight into international glory by winning four gold medals. But the life of Jesse Owens is much more than a sports story. Born in rural Alabama under the oppressive Jim Crow laws, Owens' family suffered many hardships. As a boy he worked several jobs, like delivering groceries and working in a shoe repair shop, to make ends meet. But Owens defied the odds to become a sensational student athlete, eventually running track for Ohio State.

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    • Who Was Muhammad Ali?

    • By: James Buckley Jr.
    • Narrated by: Dominic Hoffman
    • Length: 1 hr and 1 min
    • Unabridged
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    Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr., won the world heavyweight championship at the age of 22, the same year he joined the Nation of Islam and changed his name to Muhammad Ali. He would go on to become the first and only three-time (in succession) world heavyweight champion. Nicknamed "The Greatest", Ali was as well known for his unique boxing style, consisting of the Ali Shuffle and the rope-a-dope, as he was for the catchphrase "float like a butterfly, sting like a bee".

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    • Who Was Betsy Ross?

    • By: James Buckley, Who HQ
    • Narrated by: Emily Lawrence
    • Length: 54 mins
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    Born the eighth of 17 children in Philadelphia, Betsy Ross lived in a time when the American colonies were yearning for independence from British rule. Ross worked as a seamstress and was eager to contribute to the cause, making tents and repairing uniforms when the colonies declared war. By 1779 she was filling cartridges for the Continental Army. Did she sew the first flag? That's up for debate, but Who Was Betsy Ross? tells the story of a fierce patriot who certainly helped create the flag of a new nation.

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    • Who Was Roberto Clemente?

    • By: James Buckley
    • Narrated by: Ron Butler
    • Length: 59 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Growing up the youngest of seven children in Puerto Rico, Roberto Clemente had a talent for baseball. His incredible skill soon got him drafted into the big leagues, where he spent 18 seasons playing right field for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Who Was Roberto Clemente? tells the story of this remarkable athlete: a 12-time All-Star, a World Series MVP, and the first Latin American inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

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    • Who Is Pele?

    • By: James Buckley, Who HQ
    • Narrated by: David DeSantos
    • Length: 56 mins
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    The story of a poor boy from Brazil who became the greatest soccer player of all time and one of the most important athletes of the 20th century! His parents may have named him Edson Arantes do Nascimento, but to the rest of the world, he is known as Pelé. The now-retired professional soccer forward stunned Brazil when he began playing for the Santos soccer club at age 15. He then went on to captivate the world when he joined his country's national soccer team and helped them win three World Cup championships. 

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