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    • Greek Mythology

    • Beyond Mount Olympus
    • By: in60Learning
    • Narrated by: Jill Rolls
    • Length: 1 hr and 9 mins
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    You’ve heard of Zeus, Poseidon, Aphrodite, etc. But what do you know about the Greek underworld, minor gods, and mythical beasts? Do you know how these stories were passed on from generation to generation or what significance they held for the people who believed in them? This fascinating audiobook introduces readers to the canon of Greek mythology and its influence on the world today in language, storytelling, and even science. 

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    • Benedict Arnold

    • From American Hero to British Traitor
    • By: in60Learning
    • Narrated by: Richard L Walton
    • Length: 59 mins
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    Before he defected to the British Army, Arnold’s contemporaries praised him for his heroism. What caused this man to turn on his peers and sully his name for all time? This fascinating look into Arnold’s life unravels the bias surrounding the man, shedding light on the intent behind his infamous act.

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    • Hatshepsut

    • The Pharaoh-Queen of Egypt
    • By: in60Learning
    • Narrated by: Michael Fitzpatrick
    • Length: 1 hr and 10 mins
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    When Pharaoh Thutmose II died, he left an heir far too young to rule Egypt. His widow Hatshepsut stepped up to take his place. For at least the next 20 years, Hatshepsut ruled as Pharaoh King of Egypt in an era of prosperous growth and peace. When she died, her nephew Thutmose III attempted to smear her good name and wipe her memory from history. However, despite his efforts, his aunt Hatshepsut holds the title of most famous native Egyptian woman to ever rule as pharaoh; she also retains a legacy as one of the most successful female leaders in early history. 

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    • Alexander the Great: Student of Aristotle, Descendant of Heroes

    • By: in60Learning
    • Narrated by: Larry G. Jones
    • Length: 1 hr and 16 mins
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    Long before historians added "the Great" to his name, Alexander stated, "I would rather live a short life of glory than a long one of obscurity." He certainly lived up to this ambition, conquering most of the known world in just 13 years before his death at age 33. Though undefeated in his lifetime, Alexander died unsatisfied - he always wanted more. His ambitious personality comes as no surprise considering his upbringing: born to powerful parents, he studied under Aristotle and grew up believing himself a descendant of the Greek heroes Achilles and Heracles.

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    • Charlemagne: Father of the Franks, Leader of the Lombards, and Premier Holy Roman Emperor

    • By: in60Learning
    • Narrated by: William Kenny
    • Length: 1 hr and 2 mins
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    Charlemagne's name means "Charles the Great", a title he earned after an impressive life filled with military conquests. His life inspired countless tales, including the legends that he was 20 feet tall, that he slept under the guard of 100 armed knights, and that he rose from the dead to aid in the Crusades. While these fantastical tales are false, the truth is equally fantastic: By the end of his life, Charlemagne had been king of the Franks, king of the Lombards, and the first emperor of the newly formed Holy Roman Empire.

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    • Los Angeles

    • The Founding of the City of Angels
    • By: in60Learning
    • Narrated by: Russell Newton
    • Length: 1 hr and 2 mins
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    Everyone knows of Los Angeles’ legendary film industry, but few know the history that came before it. Native American tribes lived in the area for thousands of years before the city’s official founding. In 1791, the governor of Las Californias sent a diverse group of 44 “pobladores” - settlers - to establish a community in what is now downtown Los Angeles. The land passed into the hands of Mexico, then the US, who saw it through the influx of migrants during the California gold rush. 

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    • Marlon Brando: The Godfather of Method Acting

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    • By: in60Learning
    • Narrated by: Harriet Seed
    • Length: 1 hr and 9 mins
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    Actor Marlon Brando, famous for his role in The Godfather, used his troubled childhood to fuel his work. Between two alcoholic parents, Brando grew up physically abused and emotionally underdeveloped. As an actor, he practiced the Stanislavski system, a kind of method acting where one draws emotions from past experiences to bring realism into a performance. This biography delves into the complicated life and career of this actor, director, and activist.

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    • Sitting Bull: An Immortal Spirit of Resistance

    • By: in60Learning
    • Narrated by: Larry G. Jones
    • Length: 1 hr and 18 mins
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    Sitting Bull lives on in legacy as a Native American chief who fought against white oppression. When the US government broke land treaties to seek gold in the Black Hills, Sitting Bull took a stand against the desecration of this sacred land. He led his people, the Hunkpapa Lakota, through a period of resistance amidst crisis. He persisted through the end of the Great Sioux Wars, famously facing off against George Armstrong Custer in the 1876 Battle of the Little Bighorn. Though shot and killed in 1890, Sitting Bull's immortal spirit of resistance continues to inspire.

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    • Ivan the Terrible

    • The Complicated Life of Russia’s Psychopathic Tsar
    • By: in60Learning
    • Narrated by: Larry G. Jones
    • Length: 1 hr and 23 mins
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    With a name like Ivan the Terrible, it comes as no surprise that historians consider this Russian Tsar a psychopath. Yet Ivan’s personality consisted of many dualities. He channeled the Medieval era as he committed mass murder, but he also reformed Russia, centralizing it and bringing it into the Renaissance. He liked to torture animals, but he could also be found in church, banging his head in repentance until it bled. This introduction to his life explores the legacy he was born into and deftly contextualizes his cruelty within the era and culture of his rule. 

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    • Leland Stanford: The Double Life of a Railroad Tycoon

    • By: in60Learning
    • Narrated by: Robert L. Stevens
    • Length: 1 hr and 19 mins
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    Leland Stanford retains a double legacy as both a robber baron and a great philanthropist. He got his start in business as a merchant during the California gold rush, but he worked his way up to president of both the Central and Southern Pacific Railroad companies by 1861. He became a railroad mogul, a leading force in an under-regulated industry wherein he gained a reputation for corrupt and greedy practices. Yet, he and his wife benevolently founded Stanford University in memory of their deceased son.

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    • Grace Kelly: Princess of Movies and Monaco

    • By: in60Learning
    • Narrated by: Larry G. Jones
    • Length: 1 hr and 9 mins
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    Grace Kelly only graced American film screens from 1950-1956. She came from a line of successful individuals, and her short career was no exception; she starred in numerous films, worked with legendary director Alfred Hitchcock, and won an Academy Award. She also won the heart of the Prince of Monaco, whom she wed in 1956. She reigned as a philanthropic princess until her dramatic death on a winding Monaco street in 1982. This biography serves as an introduction to her life and legacy as a film princess.

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    • The French and Indian War: Seven Years of Continental Crossfire

    • By: in60Learning
    • Narrated by: J. Wesley Price
    • Length: 1 hr and 8 mins
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    The war gets its name from British colonists’ two primary enemies: the French settlers and the Native Americans who sided with them. The title is a bit misleading, however, as the British also had Native Americans on their side at various points of the war. The conflict goes by "The Seven Years’ War" in Europe because it took place from 1756 to 1763. Britain’s victory solidified the future of the English-speaking North America we know today. However, it also led to the massacre of countless Native peoples throughout North America.

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    • Jesse James: Infamous Outlaw of the Old West

    • By: in60Learning
    • Narrated by: Larry G. Jones
    • Length: 1 hr and 10 mins
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    Jesse James grew up in Clay County, Missouri, a place where north and south conflicted over the issue of slavery. Tensions grew in the lead-up to the Civil War, and James’ Southern loyalties meant he had to make a decision. When war broke out, Jesse and his brother Frank joined the Confederate guerrillas known as “bushwhackers” alongside other notorious characters like “Bloody Bill”. By the age of 17, Jesse had escaped death twice and gained a reputation as a ruthless killer. 

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    • Frank Sinatra: He Did It His Way

    • By: in60Learning
    • Narrated by: Nick Berman
    • Length: 1 hr and 8 mins
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    Frank Sinatra, one of America's most iconic singers, entered the world a child of Italian immigrants living in New Jersey. After his expulsion from high school, Frank taught himself to sing and got his start in nightclubs. Sinatra's humble, rough-and-tumble youth didn't stop him from becoming one of the most successful musicians of the 20th century, however. He conquered the world of music and film both, but he struggled with mental health throughout his life. This biography examines the life of the man who, at the end of his lifelong career, looked back and said, "I did it my way."

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