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    • Who Was Alexander Hamilton?

    • By: Pam Pollack, Meg Belviso
    • Narrated by: P. J. Ochlan
    • Length: 1 hr and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
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      5 out of 5 stars 26

    Born in the British West Indies and orphaned as a child, Alexander Hamilton made his way to the American colonies and studied to become a lawyer. He joined a local militia during the American Revolution, rose to the rank of major general, and became the chief aide to General George Washington. After the war he became the first US secretary of the Treasury. He founded the Bank of New York and the New York Post newspaper.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Who was Alexander Hamilton

    • By adam paley on 07-01-18

    Regular price: $9.79

    • Who Is J. K. Rowling?

    • By: Pamela D. Pollack, Meg Belviso
    • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
    • Length: 1 hr and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 15
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      4 out of 5 stars 12
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      4 out of 5 stars 12

    In 1995, on a four-hour-delayed train from Manchester to London, J. K. Rowling conceived of the idea of a boy wizard named Harry Potter. Upon arriving in London, she began immediately writing the first book in the saga. Rowling's true-life, rags-to-riches story is as compelling as the world of Hogwarts that she created. This biography details not only Rowling's life and her love of literature but the story behind the creation of a modern classic.

    Regular price: $9.79

    • Who Was Steve Jobs?

    • By: Pam Pollack, Meg Belviso
    • Narrated by: Rob Shapiro
    • Length: 1 hr and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 22
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      5 out of 5 stars 21
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      5 out of 5 stars 21

    Steve Jobs, adopted in infancy by a family in San Francisco, packed a lot of life into 56 short years. In this Who Was...? biography, children will learn how his obsession with computers and technology at an early age led him to cofound and run Apple in addition to turning Pixar into a groundbreaking animation studio. A college dropout, Jobs took unconventional steps in his path to success and inspired the best and the brightest to come with him and "change the world".

    Regular price: $9.79

    • Who Was Nelson Mandela?

    • Who Was...?
    • By: Meg Belviso, Pam Pollack
    • Narrated by: Mark Bramhall
    • Length: 1 hr and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 8
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
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      5 out of 5 stars 7

    As a child he dreamt of changing South Africa; as a man he changed the world. Nelson Mandela spent his life battling apartheid and championing a peaceful revolution. He spent 27 years in prison and emerged as the inspiring leader of the new South Africa. He became the country's first black president and went on to live his dream of change. This is an important and exciting addition to the Who Was...? series.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I learn a lot

    • By Glynnis on 01-19-18

    Regular price: $9.79

    • Who Was Susan B. Anthony?

    • By: Pam Pollack, Meg Belviso, Who HQ
    • Narrated by: Ann Marie Lee
    • Length: 1 hr and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Susan B. Anthony may be an international icon but her campaign for women's rights had personal roots. Working as a school teacher in New York, Anthony refused to settle for less pay than her male colleagues which ignited her lifelong devotion to women's equality. Anthony toured the United States and Europe giving speeches and publishing articles as one of the most important advocates of women's rights. Learn more about the woman behind the movement in Who Was Susan B. Anthony?

    Regular price: $9.79

    • Who Was Joan of Arc?

    • By: Pam Pollack, Meg Belviso, Who HQ
    • Narrated by: Karyn O'Bryant
    • Length: 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
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      5 out of 5 stars 3
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      5 out of 5 stars 3

    Joan of Arc was born in a small French village during the worst period of the Hundred Years' War. For generations, France had been besieged by the British. At age 11, Joan began to see religious visions telling her to join forces with the King of France. By the time she was a teenager, she was leading troops into battle in the name of her country. Though she was captured and executed for her beliefs, Joan of Arc became a Catholic saint and has since captured the world's imagination. 

    Regular price: $9.79

    • Who Was Alfred Hitchcock?

    • Who Was...?
    • By: Pamela D. Pollack, Meg Belviso
    • Narrated by: Gildart Jackson
    • Length: 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Known as one of the most influential filmmakers of all time, Alfred Hitchcock's unique vision in movies like Psycho and The Birds sent shivers down our spines and shock waves through the film industry. His innovative camera techniques have been studied for decades, and his gift for storytelling cemented his place in history. Many directors make great movies, but the genius of Hitchcock helped make movies great. Learn how a chubby boy from London became the "Master of Suspense".

    Regular price: $9.79

    • Who Was Lucille Ball?

    • By: Pamela D. Pollack, Meg Belviso
    • Narrated by: Tara Sands
    • Length: 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Much like her hit TV show, I Love Lucy, Americans in the 1950s fell in love with Lucy. Born in New York in 1911, Lucille Ball was always a natural performer. She danced in the chorus of Broadway shows and acted in small parts in Hollywood movies. But Ball's true gift was comedy. She found a way to showcase her gifts in 1951 when CBS gave her the chance to star in a sitcom.

    Regular price: $9.79

    • Who Is George Lucas?

    • Who Was...?
    • By: Pamela D. Pollack, Meg Belviso
    • Narrated by: Marc Cashman
    • Length: 1 hr
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    As a child his passions were comics and cars, but George Lucas grew up to be one of the most successful filmmakers of all time. He is a producer, a screenwriter, a director, and an entrepreneur whose company, Lucasfilms, pioneered the movie effects that changed the world of animation. He founded Industrial Light and Magic, which transformed special sound and visual effects throughout the Hollywood film industry.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Big hit with my son; wonderful series

    • By EmilyK on 06-06-16

    Regular price: $9.79