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    • Battle of the Bulge - World War II

    • A History from Beginning to End (World War 2 Battles, Book 8)
    • By: Hourly History
    • Narrated by: Stephen Paul Aulridge Jr
    • Length: 1 hr and 1 min
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    Trapped and surrounded by the Germans, the besieged Americans seemed doomed. But a daring action by General Patton would break through the German lines and end the siege of Bastogne, bringing supplies and reinforcements that would allow the Americans to prove their mettle at the largest battle fought on the Western Front in Europe. 

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Leon Trotsky

    • A Life From Beginning to End
    • By: Hourly History
    • Narrated by: Matt Haynes
    • Length: 1 hr and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The man that history came to know by the name of Trotsky has the well-established legacy of being one of the most mysterious of all the cast and characters involved with the Russian Revolution. If the Russian Revolution was a Shakespearean tragedy, Trotsky would undoubtedly be cast into the role of an Othello or King Lear type figure who means well but seems to hamstring himself with his never-ending ideological speculation and theorizing.

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    • French Revolution: A History from Beginning to End

    • One Hour History Revolution, Book 1
    • By: Hourly History
    • Narrated by: Stephen Paul Aulridge Jr
    • Length: 57 mins
    • Unabridged
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    During the late years of the 18th century, the spirit of Enlightenment thinking and revolution were in the air. The world was changing, moving away from ingrained beliefs about religion, reason, society, and the rights of the individual and turning more toward the laws of nature as interpreted by the scientific method. Nowhere was the influence of this radical new way of thinking more apparent than in France, and the upheaval this caused would come to bloody fruition in the form of revolution. 

    Regular price: $3.95

    • The Black Death: A History from Beginning to End

    • By: Hourly History
    • Narrated by: Jimmy Kieffer
    • Length: 1 hr
    • Unabridged
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    Sweeping across the known world with unchecked devastation, the Black Death claimed between 75 million and 200 million lives in four short years. In this engaging and well-researched audiobook, the trajectory of the plague’s march west across Eurasia and the cause of the great pandemic is thoroughly explored. Fascinating insights into the medieval mind’s perception of the disease and examinations of contemporary accounts give a complete picture of what the world’s most effective killer meant to medieval society.

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    • Andrew Carnegie: A Life from Beginning to End

    • By: Hourly History
    • Narrated by: Mike Nelson
    • Length: 1 hr and 3 mins
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    He built the greatest business empire the world had ever seen. He founded incredible libraries, art museums, and donated to charities by the boatload. In this audiobook, we will discover the incredible story of Andrew Carnegie’s life from beginning to end. 

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    • The Dutch East India Company: A History from Beginning to End

    • By: Hourly History
    • Narrated by: Bridger Conklin
    • Length: 1 hr
    • Unabridged
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    Once valued at close to seven trillion dollars by today’s standards, the Dutch East India Company, formed in 1602, became the world’s first multinational corporation. In the nearly 200-year reign of their empire at sea, the Dutch East India Company amassed unfathomable fortunes, laid the foundation of the modern globalized world, and built monopolies that controlled the economy of the 17th and 18th centuries in Europe and the East Indies.

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    • By L. Rob on 12-13-17

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Vietnam War: A History from Beginning to End

    • By: Hourly History
    • Narrated by: Stephen Paul Aulridge Jr
    • Length: 1 hr and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Vietnam War remains one of the most iconic events of the 20th century. In the United States, it polarized public opinion and changed foreign policy. It destroyed the presidency of Lyndon Johnson and was the catalyst for a massively impactful protest movement. More importantly, in Vietnam, as well as surrounding areas, it caused untold destruction, death, and suffering. 

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    • Ivan the Terrible: A Life From Beginning to End

    • By: Hourly History
    • Narrated by: William Irvine
    • Length: 1 hr and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Just what was so terrible about Ivan the Terrible? Most of us are familiar with this infamous nickname, but most fall short of being able to describe how he received such an ominous moniker. Maybe you’ve heard the stories of how Ivan killed his own son, poisoned his wives, and waged war on his neighbors, but these anecdotes are just minor details in the scheme of this man’s complicated life.  

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    • William the Conqueror: A Life from Beginning to End

    • By: Hourly History
    • Narrated by: Mike Nelson
    • Length: 1 hr and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
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    William the Conqueror invaded England in 1066, permanently changing the landscape of the English countryside and the course of English history. No one debates his importance; whether the influence was good or bad is a much more involved conversation. To understand English history over time, it is important to understand the transition from Anglo-Saxon history of the country to the Anglo-Norman control that existed until approximately the 15th century.   

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    • Abraham Lincoln: A Concise History of the Man Who Transformed the World

    • One Hour History US Presidents, Book 1
    • By: Hourly History
    • Narrated by: Jimmy Kieffer
    • Length: 58 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Abraham Lincoln's determination to hold the North and South together would ultimately lead to the bloodiest war in American history, the abolition of slavery, and his own untimely death from an assassin’s bullet. But to see Lincoln solely as a tragic figure consumed with the strife of mid-19th century America is to miss meeting him as a man who never allowed himself to be defeated by adversity, grief, or turmoil.

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    • Al Capone

    • A Life from Beginning to End
    • By: Hourly History
    • Narrated by: Matthew J. Chandler-Smith
    • Length: 1 hr
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    Al Capone and Chicago at one time were almost synonymous. While opinions of the infamous mob leader varied from group to group, Capone was at one point seen by many as a lovable outlaw and modern Robin Hood. How could this man who ran the most vicious criminal organization in the country become so beloved by the general public? Was it the rags-to-riches tale of an immigrant that rose from the bottom to make it to the big time that transfixed the nation? Or is it something else entirely?

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    • Battle of Midway - World War II

    • A History from Beginning to End (World War 2 Battles, Book 7)
    • By: Hourly History
    • Narrated by: Stephen Paul Aulridge Jr
    • Length: 1 hr and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
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    After the Battle of Midway, the Japanese were forced into the position of trying to defend the territory they had previously taken; their dreams of expanding their acquisitions and becoming the dominant power in the Pacific were gone. The tide of war in the Pacific had shifted. 

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    • By Martin See on 01-18-19

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    • Mozart: A Life from Beginning to End

    • By: Hourly History
    • Narrated by: Jimmy Kieffer
    • Length: 1 hr and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is a figure that is cemented in the annals of history as one of the greatest composers of all time. A fascinating and enigmatic character, Mozart was hailed in his own lifetime as a child prodigy and a musical genius. His travels throughout Europe exposed him to art, music, and education, offering plentiful opportunities for his gifts as a composer and musician to evolve and thrive. Despite his preternatural talents, the artist struggled significantly throughout his life, and he died in his prime.

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    • Short but informative look at a legend

    • By ZRockR ChicK on 03-23-18

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    • Tsar Nicholas II: A Life From Beginning to End

    • By: Hourly History
    • Narrated by: Mike Nelson
    • Length: 1 hr and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Reigning from 1894 to 1917, Nicholas II was the last emperor of Russia. His rule served as the bookends between what were essentially two Russian empires; the one that his forefathers carved out through imperial ambition and the one dictated by the zealous communists of the Soviet Union bent on socialist expansion. Nicholas was by most accounts a conflicted ruler; a man viewed as kind and generous in his mannerisms, yet alleged to be greatly disconnected and apathetic toward the subjects he was supposed to rule over.  

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    • Peter the Great: A Life from Beginning to End

    • By: Hourly History
    • Narrated by: Mike Nelson
    • Length: 1 hr and 2 mins
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    What would Russia look like today if there had never been a Peter the Great? Peter I did so much for Russia, including changing the education system to reach more people, reorganizing the government and the Russian Orthodox Church, and even modernizing the dress and social living standards of the Russian people. Peter grew up in a Russia that was stuck in archaic times, but he recognized the need for change, and when his time came to rule over his country he met the challenge head-on. Peter the Great turned Russia into one of the greatest powers of the world. 

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    • George Washington: A Life from Beginning to End

    • President Biographies, Book 1
    • By: Hourly History
    • Narrated by: Jimmy Kieffer
    • Length: 1 hr and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
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    George Washington, the first president of the United States, is much more than a monument on Mount Rushmore. Who was Washington, the general, president, and husband? He was first and foremost a man of impeccable honor which, despite military adversity and political wrangling, never abandoned him. The Founding Fathers who squabbled and competed among themselves did agree on one thing: Only Washington could lead the country, first in the country’s military fight for freedom and then as the man charged with transforming 13 individual states into a united country.

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    • I wanted a more in-depth analysis.

    • By nfrgtblis on 04-22-18

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    • Queen Victoria

    • A Life from Beginning to End
    • By: Hourly History
    • Narrated by: William Irvine
    • Length: 1 hr and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Queen of Great Britain and Ireland for 63 years, Queen Victoria’s life was one of magnificent proportions. Victoria’s childhood was difficult and lonely, but from the time she took the throne aged just 18, she blossomed into a powerful woman, both frivolous and formidable. In her later years, Victoria struggled to find balance between her wish to live a very private life as a widow and her duty to live the very public life of a queen and later empress.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A brief history of Queen Victoria's life.<br />

    • By Walter John Ziemba on 01-10-19

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    • The Roaring Twenties: A History from Beginning to End

    • By: Hourly History
    • Narrated by: Sean Tivenan
    • Length: 1 hr and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Roaring Twenties was a golden age of economic prosperity and liberal social change. Innovations in numerous industries revived a sluggish post-World War I economy, and mass production methods allowed for the standardized, rapid production of various goods, the most notable of which was the automobile. This audiobook tells the compelling story of this raucous period in history in succinct yet informative detail that is both educational and entertaining.

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    • Galileo Galilei: A Life from Beginning to End

    • By: Hourly History
    • Narrated by: Bridger Conklin
    • Length: 1 hr and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Galileo Galilei began his career as a mathematician. Yet as fate would have it, he became far more than a numbers whiz. Here was a true Renaissance man; one who was greatly educated and a genuine lover of the arts. He was a fan of poets and a fine lute player. When in 1609 Galileo created his first telescope and turned his attention to the skies, everything changed.

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    • Benjamin Franklin: A Life from Beginning to End

    • By: Hourly History
    • Narrated by: Grant Finley
    • Length: 57 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Founding Father Benjamin Franklin came from humble beginnings to take his place in the annals of history as one of the most celebrated Americans ever to stand on the world stage. The Boston apprentice who ran away because of his brother's ill-treatment found his destiny in Philadelphia, where he became a printer, a scientist, an author, an inventor, a politician, and a citizen of the world. His inventions and his philosophies had the same ultimate goal - to make the world a better place - and Franklin achieved that goal.

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