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    • Becoming Jane Jacobs

    • By: Peter L. Laurence
    • Narrated by: Byrwec Ellison
    • Length: 12 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Jane Jacobs is universally recognized as one of the most important figures in American urbanism, and The Death and Life of Great American Cities one of the most important books on cities. However, because of her David-versus-Goliath battles with "power broker" Robert Moses and the urban-renewal establishment, Jacobs has received more attention for being an activist than a thinker, despite having written a list of influential books on cities, economies, and other subjects.

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Conquerors, Brides, and Concubines

    • Interfaith Relations and Social Power in Medieval Iberia
    • By: Simon Barton
    • Narrated by: Byrwec Ellison
    • Length: 6 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Conquerors, Brides, and Concubines investigates the political and cultural significance of marriages and other sexual encounters between Christians and Muslims in the Iberian Peninsula, from the Islamic conquest in the early eighth century to the end of Muslim rule in 1492. Interfaith liaisons carried powerful resonances, as such unions could function as a tool of diplomacy, the catalyst for conversion, or potent psychological propaganda.

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    • British Biography

    • By: Carl Rollyson
    • Narrated by: Byrwec Ellison
    • Length: 12 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Biography as a literary genre is largely the product of the 18th century and of one seminal work, James Boswell's Life of Samuel Johnson (1791). Boswell's innovations revolutionized the genre and made it the target of suppression and censorship. He sought not only to memorialize a great man but also to reveal his flaws. Boswell reported long stretches of Johnson's conversation, noted his mannerisms, and in general gave an intimate picture such as no biography had ever before dared to attempt.

    Regular price: $24.95