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    • Plagiarism Software Unveils a New Source for 11 of Shakespeare’s Plays

    • By: Michael Blanding
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 10 mins
    • Unabridged
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    For years scholars have debated what inspired William Shakespeare’s writings. Now, with the help of software typically used by professors to nab cheating students, two writers have discovered an unpublished manuscript they believe the Bard of Avon consulted to write “King Lear,” “Macbeth,” “Richard III,” “Henry V” and seven other plays.

    "Plagiarism Software Unveils a New Source for 11 of Shakespeare’s Plays" is from the February 07, 2018 Entertainment section of The New York Times. It was written by Michael Blanding and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • The Map Thief

    • The Gripping Story of an Esteemed Rare-Map Dealer Who Made Millions Stealing Priceless Maps
    • By: Michael Blanding
    • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
    • Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Maps have long exerted a special fascination on viewers - both as beautiful works of art and as practical tools to navigate the world. But to those who collect them, the map trade can be a cutthroat business, inhabited by quirky and sometimes disreputable characters in search of a finite number of extremely rare objects.

    Once considered a respectable antiquarian map dealer, E. Forbes Smiley spent years doubling as a map thief - until he was finally arrested slipping maps out of books in the Yale University library.

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    • A Study of the Strangeness of People

    • By Carole T. on 12-10-14
    • The Gripping Story of an Esteemed Rare-Map Dealer Who Made Millions Stealing Priceless Maps
    • By: Michael Blanding
    • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
    • Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
    • Release date: 05-29-14
    • 4 out of 5 stars 619 ratings

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Coke Machine

    • The Dirty Truth Behind the World's Favorite Soft Drink
    • By: Michael Blanding
    • Narrated by: George K. Wilson
    • Length: 13 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Ever since its "I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing" commercials from the 1970s, Coca-Cola has billed itself as the world's beverage, uniting all colors and cultures in a mutual love of its caramel-sweet sugar water. The formula has worked incredibly well, making it one of the most profitable companies on the planet and Coca-Cola the world's second-most-recognized word after hello.

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    • MUST READ THIS!

    • By Angel D. on 01-17-12

    Regular price: $24.49