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    • William Wallace

    • The Spirit of a Scottish Martyr
    • By: in60Learning
    • Narrated by: Alexander Doddy
    • Length: 56 mins
    • Unabridged
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    William Wallace started out as a humble knight, but he died a war hero. He gave up everything in his fight for Scottish freedom, including his life. When captured, Wallace was hung, drawn, and quartered by the English king for crimes against the crown. Though he was memorialized in the 1995 film Braveheart, this book tells how much of what we associate with Wallace is more legend than fact. Still, the spirit of the great Scotsman lives on in the hearts and minds of his compatriots today. 

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A 60 minuet look at William Wallace

    • By Catrina P on 10-21-18

    Regular price: $3.95

    • Toussaint Louverture: Leader of the Haitian Revolution

    • By: in60Learning
    • Narrated by: Stuart Liam McConville
    • Length: 56 mins
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    Historians consider the Haitian Revolution the most successful slave revolt in all of history. Though many fought in the rebellion, one man ensured their victory: Toussaint Louverture. With his political savvy and leadership skills, this former slave helped the inhabitants of what was then called Saint Domingue to challenge their French oppressors. 

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Easy History

    • By Rayc on 10-22-18

    Regular price: $3.95

    • James A. Garfield

    • The 20th President’s 200 Days in Office
    • By: in60Learning
    • Narrated by: Desmond Manny
    • Length: 1 hr and 11 mins
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    The 20th US president, James A. Garfield, served for only 200 days before his untimely death. His widowed mother raised Garfield in poverty on an Ohio farm. He served as a general in the Civil War before serving his country in the House of Representatives. A passionate man, Garfield had many priorities when elected president - he wanted to reduce the national debt, build up education, and ensure Civil Rights were granted to all freed slaves. Yet his death came too quickly when a madman with a personal vengeance shot him, and a fumbling doctor failed to save his life.

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    • Greek Mythology

    • Beyond Mount Olympus
    • By: in60Learning
    • Narrated by: Jill Rolls
    • Length: 1 hr and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
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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. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent concise overview!

    • By Adam on 10-10-18

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Texas Rangers: The Larger Than Life History of the Infamous Police Force

    • By: in60Learning
    • Narrated by: Tim Carper
    • Length: 1 hr and 3 mins
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    Since 1823, Texas Rangers have defended frontier families, stopped cattle rustlers, solved crimes, and done much more beyond the scope of even the US Army. Writer Karl Kesel once noted that the Texas Rangers would make perfect comic book characters because “They’re so larger than life.” Their skill and bravery pushed the borders of believability: they’d famously send a single ranger to control an entire riot. This brief text delves into the Rangers’ storied history - from their humble beginnings serving the Republic of Texas, to their modern role as detectives in cowboy hats.

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Hatshepsut

    • The Pharaoh-Queen of Egypt
    • By: in60Learning
    • Narrated by: Michael Fitzpatrick
    • Length: 1 hr and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
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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. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Informative and enjoyable!

    • By Rayleigh Gray on 10-04-18

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Marlon Brando: The Godfather of Method Acting

    • BiographyIn60
    • By: in60Learning
    • Narrated by: Harriet Seed
    • Length: 1 hr and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
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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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A difficult and brilliant actor.

    • By cosmitron on 06-07-18

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Roaring Twenties

    • A Time of Movies, Mass Production, and Moonshine
    • By: in60Learning
    • Narrated by: Russell Newton
    • Length: 56 mins
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    Wealth, indulgence, and a Gatsby-like aesthetic: This is what comes to mind when one thinks of the Roaring Twenties. This revolutionary decade marked the end of the American Gilded Age, a period of sustained economic growth which led to a booming marketplace. After World War I, Americans had more money to spend, and mass production rose to meet the emerging wealth. This was the era of Broadway and bootleggers, new cars and Al Capone, mass culture and money, money, money. However, it was also the prelude to the Great Depression.

    Regular price: $3.95

    • Jesse James: Infamous Outlaw of the Old West

    • By: in60Learning
    • Narrated by: Larry G. Jones
    • Length: 1 hr and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
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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. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting look at the Wild West

    • By cosmitron on 06-14-18

    Regular price: $6.95

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

    • By: in60Learning
    • Narrated by: Larry G. Jones
    • Length: 1 hr and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
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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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Learn new subjects quickly.

    • By cosmitron on 03-30-18

    Regular price: $6.95

    • William the Conqueror

    • The King Who Changed the Course of British History
    • By: in60Learning
    • Narrated by: Alexander Doddy
    • Length: 1 hr and 7 mins
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    Born the illegitimate son of the Duke of Normandy, young William rose against his controversial origins to become a powerful leader. He fought to establish his power as a Duke and then used that power to take England by storm. He faced off against King Harold in the Battle of Hastings, ultimately winning the English crown. William’s legacy as “the Conqueror” is not a nice one—he achieved greatness through brutal means. What he did not only secured his own reign, however, it paved the way for the future of England. 

    Regular price: $6.95

    • 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. 

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Peasants’ Revolt

    • The Great Rising of England’s Lower Class
    • By: in60Learning
    • Narrated by: Russell Newton
    • Length: 1 hr
    • Unabridged
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    The year was 1381. The English government had failed its lower classes time and again with repressive labor laws and high taxes, and the peasants had had enough. In an unprecedented outburst of force, the peasants revolted against their leaders in a bloody march on London, burning buildings and killing government officials. The movement didn’t end there, though; it spread all over England, with Richard II trailing behind to suppress it. This audiobook delivers the fascinating history of this historical event that forever changed not just British history, but the world’s history.

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    • Frank Sinatra: He Did It His Way

    • By: in60Learning
    • Narrated by: Nick Berman
    • Length: 1 hr and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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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."

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Ol Blue eyes in 68 minutes.

    • By cosmitron on 06-14-18

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Emperor Caligula: Man, Monster, Myth

    • By: in60Learning
    • Narrated by: J. Wesley Price
    • Length: 1 hr and 6 mins
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    All major historians agree that Gaius Caesar Caligula ruled as a depraved, cruel, and ruthless emperor. Yet some discrepancies in the historical accounts raise questions about what was true and what was libel intended to discredit Caligula as an utter raging, evil madman. This audiobook reexamines the evidence to reveal the exaggerations of history while still detailing the verified truth of Caligula’s monstrous ways.  

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Sitting Bull: An Immortal Spirit of Resistance

    • By: in60Learning
    • Narrated by: Larry G. Jones
    • Length: 1 hr and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
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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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Love Learning in 60 Mins

    • By BookLover on 06-20-18

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Neolithic Revolution

    • A Watershed Moment in Human History
    • By: in60Learning
    • Narrated by: Alexander Doddy
    • Length: 1 hr and 6 mins
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    The shift from the Paleolithic to Neolithic periods represents a watershed moment in human history. While many may consider the humans of both stone ages to be unintelligent barbarians, this brief history proves that the humans of yesteryear were just as smart as we are today. Between 10,000 BC and 2,000 BC, they instituted revolutionary changes in human life. All over the globe, formerly nomadic people began settling into villages, farming, and creating high-tech stone inventions. 

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Nikola Tesla

    • Laying the Foundation of Modern Electricity
    • By: in60Learning
    • Narrated by: Alexander Doddy
    • Length: 1 hr and 7 mins
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    Nikola Tesla, the lesser-known peer of Thomas Edison, invented the X-ray, wireless communication, the electric motor, and more. His greatest contribution, however, lies hidden in the groundwork he laid for future innovation. So many of the technological advancements we enjoy today are thanks to an eccentric scientist from Croatia who tested his far-fetched ideas without fear of failure.  

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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
    • Unabridged
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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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A quick and interesting read.

    • By cosmitron on 06-07-18

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Nero Claudius Caesar

    • The Myth, the Man, the Monster
    • By: in60Learning
    • Narrated by: Caroline Holmes
    • Length: 1 hr and 5 mins
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    Nero Claudius Caesar holds a reputation as a tyrant, a maniacal leader. Some say he may have suffered from lead poisoning and gone mad, but most historical sources quickly dismiss this excuse for his cruelty. Various historical accounts record that Nero had his own mother killed, persecuted Christians, and ordered the setting of Rome’s Great Fire. The last ruler of the Julio-Claudian dynasty is certainly one of the most infamous leaders of the Roman Empire. This brief history explores what we know about the man behind the myth and the monster within the man.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another Great Book from in60Learning

    • By BookLover on 06-27-18

    Regular price: $6.95

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