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Frida Kahlo: The Lonely Artist. The Entire Life Story

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Frida Kahlo was ahead of her time. She was bisexual and would have fit in perfectly in the time we live in now. Her disabilities would be acceptable in our society of today and her husband, Diego would probably be run out of town by the Real Housewives of “Cheaters”. Frida came with a lot of baggage in her life starting when she was only six years old and even more baggage piled on when she was in high school. Her suffering was more than anyone can imagine but she kept her head held high and forged her way forward. Inside you’ll hear about: Frida’s birth and family Frida and Diego begin their life together Diego’s First Fight with Penile Cancer Frida’s lovers Frida was rotten to the core A lifetime of Frida’s creations A medical doctor’s perspective on Frida And much more! If Frida had not had a unibrow, waxed her upper lip, and shaved under her arms, she may have appeared more feminine than she did, and it may have given her more self-confidence. She never gave herself a chance because she felt it was her job to be the boy in the family.

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Length: 1 hr and 15 mins
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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Ludwig van Beethoven

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Probably the most naturally gifted musician the world has ever known, Mozart began his career early as a child prodigy. By the age of five, he was already proficient in the violin, the harpsichord, and piano keyboard. He had also begun composing music that had integrity. He was a showman as well, according to contemporary documents, and charmed many of the crowned heads of Europe with his performance and his manner. In this audiobook, you’ll learn about: Early years of prodigy The grand tour 1763-66 Setbacks and success in Vienna The solo trip to Italy Salzburg to Vienna Augsburg, Mannheim, Paris, and Munich Munich and Idomeneo And much more! Ludwig van Beethoven is a crucial figure in the transition between the Classical and Romantic eras in classical music. Beethoven displayed his musical talents at an early age and was taught by his father, Johann van Beethoven, and by composer and conductor, Christian Gottlob Neefe. You’ll learn about: Background and early life Establishing his career in Vienna Musical maturity Loss of hearing Patronage Middle period Personal and family difficulties Late works Illness and death And much more! Listen to the full biographies of these two musicians, from the beginning to end!

©2019 The History Hour (P)2019 The History Hour

Narrator: Jerry Beebe
Length: 4 hrs and 17 mins
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Vlad the Impaler: Dracula and Vampirism

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Vlad III, known as Vlad the Impaler was voivode of Wallachia three times. The tales about the burning of the lazy, the poor, and the lame at Vlad's order and the execution of the woman who had made her husband too short a shirt can also be found among the German and Slavic anecdotes. Inside you’ll hear about: Early life Reigns Imprisonment in Hungary Family Reputation for cruelty National hero Vampire mythology And much more! Books describing Vlad's cruel acts were among the first best sellers in the German-speaking territories. In Russia, popular stories suggested that Vlad was able to strengthen central government only through applying brutal punishments, and a similar view was adopted by most Romanian historians in the 19th century. Vlad's reputation for cruelty and his patronymic inspired the name of the vampire Count Dracula in Bram Stoker's 1897 novel Dracula.  Do not hesitate, get your copy now!

©2019 The History Hour (P)2020 The History Hour

Narrator: Jason Zenobia
Length: 1 hr and 34 mins
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Vincent Van Gogh & Frida Kahlo

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Unlike most artists, Van Gogh developed very slowly, beginning with work as an art dealer that exposed him to many great works. He undertook this work for several years, after which he spent time as a missionary for the Dutch Reformed Church. After that, he drifted for several years before re-turning home to his parents’ house, where he took up painting, largely self-taught with books on anatomy and painting. His great works all date from the later years of his life. Inside you’ll hear about: Early life The first four years of creativity Stylistic developments and influences Paris Arles Van Gogh and Gauguin Hospitalization Life in an asylum Van Gogh’s death And much more! Totally neglected in his life, he suffered from psychosis for much of his life, and was treated for depression, unsuccessfully. He died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound on July 29th, 1890. Only after his death, thanks to the efforts of his brother, Theo, he achieved recognition as a great artist. Frida Kahlo was ahead of her time. She was bisexual and would have fit in perfectly in the time we live in now. Her disabilities would be acceptable in our society of today and her husband, Diego would probably be run out of town by the Real Housewives of “Cheaters.” Frida came with a lot of baggage in her life starting when she was only six years old and even more baggage piled on when she was in high school. Her suffering was more than anyone can imagine but she kept her head held high and forged her way forward. Inside you’ll hear about: Frida’s birth and family Frida and Diego begin their life together Diego’s first fight with penile cancer Frida’s lovers Frida was rotten to the core A lifetime of Frida’s creations A medical doctor’s perspective on Frida And much more! If Frida had not had a unibrow, waxed her upper lip, and shaved under her arms, she may have appeared more feminine than she did, and it may have given her more self-confidence. She never gave herself a chance because she felt it was her job to be the boy in the family.

©2019 The History Hour (P)2019 The History Hour

Length: 3 hrs and 27 mins
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Thomas Jefferson: Patriot. Statesman. President. The Entire Life Story

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Thomas Jefferson was one of the men who helped to bring the United States into being, and he shepherded the country through some of the most dynamic political years in its history. It is possible that without his brilliance, the fledgling democracy, the first in the world since the end of Ancient Greece, may not have survived its first few trials by fire. Inside, you’ll listen about: Born to Privilege Marriage and Monticello Revolution and Nation Building Presidency Second Term Return to Private Life Legacy The Measure of a Man And much more! Jefferson was a scientist, fascinated by the development of new crops and scientific agricultural techniques. He was an architect who helped to promote the popularity of neo-classical and Neo-Palladian architectural forms. He was a prodigious writer, a linguist who mastered several languages, and a naturalist who studied birds, wine, natural bridges, and soil conditions. Thomas Jefferson improved many contemporary inventions, adapting them to his needs.

©2019 The History Hour (P)2019 The History Hour

Narrator: Jerry Beebe
Category: History, Africa
Length: 1 hr and 43 mins
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Thomas Edison

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There is a lot more to the story than just the light bulb, and there is a lot more to the invention of the light bulb than just Thomas Edison. One thing is for sure - he is still remembered as one of the greatest inventors of all time and perhaps the greatest that America has ever produced. In truth, Edison was a man who invented a lot of things while bringing about incredible advancements in many other things. With the stock ticker, the telegraph, the light bulb, and the motion picture, he may not have invented them, but he improved on them beyond any recognition. They would not be the technologies they are today without Edison’s great mind working on them. Inside you’ll hearabout: Born into a country of great change The telegraph and the start of his genius How Edison created the invention machine Edison and the phonograph It wasn’t always about success for Edison The truth about the light bulb The rivalry between Tesla and the “war of the currents” Father of the motion pictures The man behind the inventions Edison’s greatest quotes His death and the legacy he left behind Remember him for the right reasons And much more! Thomas Edison seems to be remembered these days either as the man who invented the light bulb or as the man who didn’t. Without knowing any more about him, you are either giving him false praise for something he didn’t do or not taking into account all the other work he did.

©2018 The History Hour (P)2019 The History Hour

Narrator: Jerry Beebe
Length: 1 hr and 26 mins
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The Wright Brothers: Legendary inventors. The Entire Life Story

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Why should anyone who is not interested in aviation or history be interested in the Wright brothers? What do their life and struggle have to add to the lives of the common person out there? Do world changers possibly have more in common with us than many of us realize? As you will listen to in this book, the Wright brothers encountered many challenges within their lives. The buzzwords of the business world today all encompass what the Wright brothers possessed in great abundance. Inside, you’ll hear about: Dreaming of the (propeller) blade Developing the blade Perfecting the blade Protecting the blade And much more! The dream of flight was a lifelong pursuit for the Wright brothers. Their first experience with the pursuit of flight involved a child’s toy. They loved that toy and eventually broke it. How many hours did the brothers put into fixing that toy before achieving their goal of allowing it to fly again?

©2019 The History Hour (P)2019 The History Hour

Narrator: Jerry Beebe
Length: 1 hr and 29 mins
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The Entire Life Story of Tesla & Edison: Giants of Electrical Engineering

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This audiobook includes biographies on the following men: Nikola Tesla and Thomas Edison. Nikola Tesla pursued his ideas for wireless lighting and worldwide wireless electric power distribution in his high-voltage, high-frequency power experiments. Tesla explained the principles of the rotating magnetic field in an induction motor by demonstrating how to make a copper egg stand on end, using a device that he constructed known as the Egg of Columbus and introduced his new steam powered oscillator AC generator. Based on Tesla's new ideas for electrical equipment, including a thermo-magnetic motor idea, Alfred S. Brown and Charles F. Peck formed the Tesla Electric Company. Nikola Tesla developed an induction motor that ran on alternating current (AC), a power system format that was rapidly expanding in Europe and the United States because of its advantages in long-distance, high-voltage transmission. There are a lot more to the story than just the light bulb, and there is a lot more to the invention of the light bulb than just Thomas Edison. One thing is for sure that he is still remembered as one of the greatest inventors of all time, and perhaps the greatest that America has ever produced. In truth, Edison was a man who invented a lot of things while bringing about incredible advancements in many other things. With the stock ticker, the telegraph, the light bulb, and motion picture, he may not have invented them, but he improved on them beyond any recognition. They would not be the technologies they were today without Edison’s great mind working on them. Thomas Edison seems to be remembered these days either the man who invented the light bulb or the man who didn’t. Without knowing any more about him, you are either giving him false praise for something he didn’t do or not taking into account all the other work he did.

©2019 The History Hour (P)2019 The History Hour

Narrator: Jerry Beebe
Length: 2 hrs and 59 mins
Available on Audible
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The Entire Life Story of Sir Isaac Newton

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Isaac Newton’s main body of work was as a physicist and mathematician. He was a part of a scientific revolution in the 17th century, which would fundamentally change the way that people would see the world.  In the field of optics, he would advance our understanding of light and how we saw it. In mechanics, he would create his famous three laws of motion, but it’s in physics that he became most well-known for his understanding of gravity and in mathematics, for his discovery of calculus and writing, perhaps, the single most important scientific book of all-time, the Principia, which is still referenced today. Inside, you will find chapters on: Born into Tragedy His Life in Cambridge The Start of His Genius The Birth of Calculus Newton Invents a New Telescope His Famous Work on Light and Color Newton and His Rivals The Most Important Science Book of All Time The Principia The Apple Myth Newton’s Dark Obsessions Newton the Man and His Later Life Newton the Hangman Newton’s Weird and Wonderful Personality His Final Years Newton’s Legacy The Strengths and Weaknesses of Sir Isaac Newton How Can We Use Newton’s Strengths in Our Lives? The Best Books on Isaac Newton And much more! Do not doubt. Order the audiobook and listen to Isaac Newton's biography now! PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2019 The History Hour (P)2020 The History Hour

Narrator: Jerry Beebe
Length: 1 hr and 31 mins
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The Entire Life Story of Mark Twain

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Mark Twain Samuel Clemens the greatest humorist America has produced. Samuel Clemens, Mark Twain, whatever name you want to call him, was a complex individual who was moody and had a dark side but never showed it to his audience because he needed their buy-in for him to make money. When he worked as a riverboat captain, he saw how the rich and famous lived. He thought he would like that kind of life. Inside you’ll learn about: A Premature Baby Who Had a Lot to Say All He Knew Was Work Would He Ever Settle Down? Sam & His Women On Religion and Politics Life Always Takes Its Toll And much more! Mark Twain liked giving his speeches and traveling as he made much more money and much more quickly. He was terrible with finances and went bankrupt at one point in his life but soon got his families footing back on solid ground. Of real interest, you will find he had two loves in his life. One who married him and stood by his side no matter what and one who came to him only in his dreams but was as real as anyone living that he kept correspondence with even after being married. You can get the most complete information about this great author by listening to his autobiography. So you can understand the life, thoughts, and ideas of a great writer. Listen to Mark Twain biography right now!

©2018 The History Hour (P)2019 The History Hour

Narrator: Jerry Beebe
Length: 1 hr and 52 mins
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The Entire Life Story of John F. Kennedy: Death of The President

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John Fitzgerald "Jack" Kennedy was an American politician who served as the 35th President of the United States from January 1961 until his assassination in November 1963. He served at the height of the Cold War, and the majority of his presidency dealt with managing relations with the Soviet Union. Inside you’ll listen about: Early life and education US Navy reserve 1960 Presidential Election Presidency Foreign Policy Domestic Policy Assassination Personal life, family, and reputation Historical evaluations and legacy And much more! John Kennedy published his book entitled Profiles in Courage, which won a Pulitzer Prize for Biography. At age 43, he became the youngest man to be elected as U.S. president as well as being the first (and only) Roman Catholic to occupy that office. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas. Lee Harvey Oswald was arrested for the state crime, but he was never prosecuted. Do not doubt, get your copy and listen to this biography now!

©2018 The History Hour (P)2020 The History Hour

Narrator: Delaine Daniels
Length: 1 hr and 28 mins
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The Entire Life Story of James Cook

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Did James Cook achieve fame by mapping the known world? Were his maps so accurate that many were used right into the 20th century?  Cook, an 18th-century explorer, lived during a time when humankind was yet naive and inexperienced in terms of understanding their environment. His legacy is quite astounding, given the fact that mankind had only begun to develop instrumentation. The people from Europe had never before seen Hawaii, Tahiti, Australia, New Zealand, Antarctica, nor crossed the Antarctic circle. Inside, you’ll learn about: James Cook, Master’s Mate Australia and New Zealand Antarctica and the Search for the South Pole The Fateful Third Voyage And much more! Cook met and mingled with many different cultures, most of which were those of the South Pacific Ocean. He and his men even witnessed a human sacrifice. There were three voyages in all.  The first one ran from 1768 to 1771 and included Tahiti, Australia, and New Zealand. The second voyage lasted from 1772 to 1775 and was mostly spent around the coast of Antarctica. Cook’s third and final voyage went from 1776 to 1779. It entailed the Western coast of North America and Alaska where Cook fruitlessly sought for the fabled "Northwest Passage".  Was James Cook murdered by the Hawaiians? Was that a tragic incident that should have never happened?  Find out!

©2019 The History Hour (P)2019 The History Hour

Narrator: Delaine Daniels
Length: 1 hr and 35 mins
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The Entire Life Story of Ivan the Terrible: A Ruthless Leader

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Has Ivan Chetvyorty been a wicked and ruthless leader? Has his nation suffered as he pursued his own corrupted agendas? Surely, though, none comes close to the violent, lascivious, vengeful reign of Ivan Chetvyorty Vasilyevich, born to the Rurik Dynasty in the Grand Duchy of Muscovy.  Indeed, this man’s period in power was one of the longest in Russian history, lasting more than half a century. If the early years of his rule saw him as just a child, powerless to stop the corruption of his supposed mentors, he more than made up for it when coming of age. And Russia suffered as a result. Inside, you’ll find chapters on: Birth of a Tyrant A Menagerie of Marriages A Tyrant’s Agony The Sacking of Novgorod and Other Campaigns Death And much more! He was also the first tsar of this great country. A title he endowed upon himself which, as we shall later see, carried much greater significance to the Russian people than those four small letters might suggest.  This was a man whose reign went unrecorded - the fear of putting in writing anything he said or did is far too great to entertain. Thus, his history is told through stories passed down through generations and legends which have entered folklore.  If his history is, therefore, subject to the variations wrought by time, and the passions and fear he generated, one fact does stand tall and true. That is that we know this tyrant by a more memorable name. Ivan the Terrible - perhaps, the most understated title in the history of mankind. Do not hesitate. Buy the audiobook now.

©2019 The History Hour (P)2020 The History Hour

Narrator: Jason Zenobia
Length: 1 hr and 38 mins
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The Entire Life Story of Henry Ford: The Founder of the Ford Motor Company

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If we could peer at each other’s driveways right now, there is a more than reasonable chance that we would be looking at a vehicle with an elliptical blue badge. Written in white across its middle will be the word "Ford". If we find ourselves in one of these many countries: The USA, Canada, the United Kingdom, and often New Zealand, then that car not only has a fair opportunity of being a Ford, it is more likely to be of that brand than any other. Even in some surprising outposts, Ford reigns supreme - Nigeria, Venezuela to name just two. Indeed, the very fact that there is an automobile in our driveways, at all, is, in large part, down to one man. Henry Ford. You’ll listen about: An Automobile for All Born to Create The Power of Ford A Political Beast Plagued by Imperfections "If I’d Listened to Customers, I’d Have Given Them a Faster Horse" And much more! Is everything about Henry Ford good? This is a man who was more than liberally doused in dogma. Ford was a man whose existence changed the way we live. With the Ford Model T, he brought affordable, flexible transport to the masses. Henry Ford opened up the world. Here is the story of a man of contrasts - genius and pendant, pacifist and supporter of thuggery, social liberator and Orwellian Big Brother. Whatever we conclude about Henry Ford, he is undoubtedly a man about whom we should know more. Buy the audiobook and listen to this biography now! PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2019 Halcyon Time Ltd (P)2020 Halcyon Time Ltd

Narrator: Jason Zenobia
Length: 1 hr and 43 mins
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The Entire Life Story of Ernesto Guevara: A Guerrilla Leader

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There are many tales of his military might and strong character, there are those who see Ernesto “Che” Guevara as a hero and the greatest socialist mind of his time, but there are those who see him as a ruthless military leader who executed people without trials and who violated several human rights. You’ll listen about The makings of a revolutionary icon The Argentinian who liberated Cuba Exporting the revolution to the rest of the world Ernesto “Che” Guevara’s praxis philosophy And much more! Very few men have been subject to as much mysticism and admiration as Ernesto Guevara. His image has been used as the symbol for revolution, freedom, and rebellion in every corner of the world. His legend, inspired by a picture of his face taken in 1960 that made him a symbol, has been written thousands of times by people who paint it as a hero or a villain.

©2018 The History Hour (P)2020 The History Hour

Narrator: Jason Zenobia
Category: History, Americas
Length: 1 hr and 34 mins
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The Crusaders: Holy Wars

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The Crusades were a series of holy wars fought between Christians and Muslims over the ownership of certain holy sites held sacred by the Muslims, Christians, and Jews. These wars were bloody, violent, and cataclysmic. What caused them, and how did they happen? You’ll listen about: East meets West The Crusaders Crusader kingdoms and new venues Life as a Crusader Side Campaigns War unending Sputtering little Crusades The end of Holy War in the Holy Land And much more! Crusades were expensive, and the rich were asked to subsidize the knights and their armies. Buy your copy and listen now! PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2018 Halcyon Time Ltd (P)2020 Halcyon Time Ltd

Narrator: Jason Zenobia
Category: History, Europe
Length: 1 hr and 32 mins
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Phineas Taylor Barnum: The Greatest Humbug on Earth

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Phineas Taylor Barnum was a successful small business owner, entrepreneur, newspaper editor, museum owner, sideshow operator, touring promoter for opera singers, theatrical producer, circus owner, congressman, mayor, and philanthropist. He had an influence on virtually every aspect of American life and it cannot be underestimated. You will listen about... Well-Spent Youth  The Variety Shows  The American Museum  The Attractions  Jenny Lind  After Jenny Lind  Politics  The Barnum Legacy The Quotable Barnum How We Can Use P. T. Barnum in Our Lives And much more! Phineas Taylor Barnum’s name has been associated with circus sideshows and freaks and jokes for more than a century, but the truth is that he was a great man and a visionary who shaped the country he loved so much. Do not hesitate, get your copy now!

©2018 The History Hour (P)2020 The History Hour

Narrator: Jerry Beebe
Length: 1 hr and 33 mins
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Nikola Tesla: The Extraordinary Life of a Modern Prometheus

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Nikola Tesla pursued his ideas for wireless lighting and worldwide wireless electric power distribution in his high-voltage, high-frequency power experiments. Tesla explained the principles of the rotating magnetic field in an induction motor by demonstrating how to make a copper egg stand on end using a device he constructed known as the Egg of Columbus and introduced his new steam-powered oscillator AC generator. Inside, you’ll hear about: A promising intellect Health complications Inventive work A troubled mind Unusual experiences Mental breakdown Controversial viewpoints A forgotten mind From breakdown to brainstorm Overshadowed by rivals Death of a forgotten mind And much more! Based on Tesla's new ideas for electrical equipment, including a thermomagnetic motor idea, Alfred S. Brown and Charles F. Peck formed the Tesla Electric Company. Nikola Tesla developed an induction motor that ran on alternating current (AC), a power-system format that was rapidly expanding in Europe and the US because of its advantages in long-distance, high-voltage transmission.

©2018 The History Hour (P)2018 The History Hour

Narrator: Jerry Beebe
Length: 1 hr and 32 mins
Available on Audible
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Mayan Civilization

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The Maya civilization was developed by the Maya people, and noted for its hieroglyphic script – as well as for its art, architecture, mathematics, calendar, and astronomic system. In this audiobook, you’ll learn about: Mesoamerica Geography History Politics Society Warfare Trade Art Architecture Language Writing and literacy Mathematics Calendar Astronomy Religion and mythology Agriculture And much more! The Maya recorded their history and ritual knowledge in screen fold books, of which only three uncontested examples remain, the rest having been destroyed by the Spanish. The Maya developed a highly complex series of interlocking ritual calendars and employed mathematics that included one of the earliest instances of the explicit zero in the world. Order your copy and listen to this story now! PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2020 Halcyon Time Ltd (P)2020 Halcyon Time Ltd

Narrator: Jason Zenobia
Category: History, World
Length: 1 hr and 35 mins
Available on Audible
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Marilyn Monroe

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In this book, you will learn a lot about Norma Jeane (a.k.a. Marilyn Monroe) and what a horrible childhood she had, in and out of foster homes, and why she married at such a young age. You will find how she was "discovered" as a movie star and how hard she worked to climb her way up a glass wall in the Hollywood scene. You will also find what an insecure person she was and how she turned to alcohol and drugs to bolster her insecurities. She never felt like she could trust anyone and had good reason to feel that way. Inside, you’ll read about: Norma Jeane Mortenson is born Norma Jeane marries for the first time Marilyn hits the movies and marries DiMaggio Marilyn and Arthur Miller’s marriage The Kennedy rumors Psychiatrist visits and notes by Marilyn DiMaggio family states Monroe was not alone when she died And much more! How she came to be smack in the middle of the Kennedys' lives and why she should have never become involved with anything they touched. She could not stand the temptation; she had to dip her toes in the water of their fame, too. Unfortunately, it seemed to pull her to the dark side. It will be evident when you read who loved her most for all his life until he died. He never used her but genuinely loved her. She realized it too little too late. Marilyn Monroe - biography, life, facts, and quotes. Do not hesitate. Order your copy now!

©2019 The History Hour (P)2019 The History Hour

Narrator: Ashton Haugen
Length: 1 hr and 32 mins
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Joseph Stalin: The Dictator of the USSR

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Initially presiding over an oligarchic one-party regime that governed by plurality, Ioseb Besarionis dze Jughashvili became the de facto dictator of the Soviet Union. Joseph Stalin raised funds for Vladimir Lenin's Bolshevik faction via robberies, kidnappings, and protection rackets. Repeatedly arrested, he underwent several internal exiles. Inside, you’ll hear about: From Georgia with rage Winds of change begin to blow Warfare Purges The great terror The Great Patriotic War Victory and aftermath Cold War All things must end And much more! To eradicate those regarded as "enemies of the working class", Stalin instituted the "Great Purge" in which more than a million were imprisoned and at least 700,000 were executed from 1934 to 1939. In 1939, Stalin's government signed a nonaggression pact with Nazi Germany. Germany ended the pact by invading the Soviet Union in 1941. The Soviet Red Army halted the German incursion and captured Berlin in 1945, ending World War II in Europe.

©2018 The History Hour (P)2018 The History Hour

Narrator: Alexander G.
Category: History, Russia
Length: 1 hr and 30 mins
Available on Audible
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George S.Patton: The Entire Life Story of an Outstanding General

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Patton’s life was a patchwork of a hard-driving leadership style, a colorful and sarcastic personality, and a series of dire political missteps. His image is often contradictory. On one hand, he was a hot spark who could often fly off the handle and say and do things that were injurious to himself and others. On the other hand, he was a gifted orator whose capacity to inspire his troops was second to none. Reconciling those elements of his being can sometimes be a tricky proposition. Chapters include: Born to Be a Soldier Foreign Wars Between the Wars World War II Begins Hard Fighting Ahead Normandy Normandy The Battle of the Bulge Germany After the Fighting Legacy And much more! What makes Patton a controversial figure, and who was he, really? From privileged birth to Olympic athlete to conqueror, this is the story of George S. Patton.  

©2019 The History Hour (P)2019 The History Hour

Narrator: Jerry Beebe
Length: 1 hr and 37 mins
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Franklin Delano Roosevelt: Conquering Fear

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Seen as a strong-willed, tenacious leader who saved the United States from the Great Depression and the death and destruction that could have been through World War II, Franklin Delano Roosevelt solidified the nation's place as a world superpower. As a dominant leader of his party, he built the New Deal Coalition, which realigned American politics into the Fifth Party System. You’ll listen about: Personal Darkness: Polio The Eternal Optimist Serving, Without Crippling Fear, Until the End And much more! His third and fourth terms were dominated by World War II. During the first 100 days of the 73rd United States Congress and in the first "100 days" as the president of the United States, Franklin Delano Roosevelt succeeds in getting many legislations through Congress, which creates the alphabet agencies which would lead to economic relief recovery and reform for the many suffering citizens of the nation. Get your copy and listen to this biography now! PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2018 Halcyon Time Ltd (P)2020 Halcyon Time Ltd

Narrator: Jason Zenobia
Category: History, Americas
Length: 1 hr and 16 mins
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Christopher Columbus

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Did Christopher Columbus discover America or a route to the Far East? He was an Italian explorer, navigator, and colonist who had a singular goal toward which he was driven. His courage was astounding, as he and his three small ships set sail across the Atlantic Ocean. Columbus and his men took precarious and dangerous journeys toward a blue horizon. All they had to depend upon were nautical charts, an astrolabe, and a quadrant. The maps he used were developed by more ancient astronomers such as Ptolemy and Eratosthenes – men who had never sailed the great sea. Inside, you’ll read about: Birth of the dream Stumbling blocks The first voyage westward The first voyage home The second voyage The third voyage and the troubles The final voyage and death And much more! Do not hesitate. Order your copy now!

©2019 The History Hour (P)2020 The History Hour

Narrator: Delaine Daniels
Length: 1 hr and 30 mins
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Ancient Rome

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Ancient Rome covers Roman civilization from the founding of the city of Rome to the collapse of the Western Roman Empire, encompassing the Roman Kingdom, Roman Republic, and Roman Empire, until the fall of the Western empire. Inside, you will learn about: A myth evolves into an empire The reign of terror Emperors, able or inept The Roman Empire is born The two faces of Caligula Division, decline, and death And much more! In its many centuries of existence, the Roman state evolved from a monarchy to the classical republic, and then to an increasingly autocratic empire. Rome professionalized and expanded its military and created a government system called res publica, the inspiration for modern republics. It achieved impressive technological and architectural feats, such as the construction of an extensive system of aqueducts and roads, as well as the construction of large monuments, palaces, and public facilities. Buy the audiobook and listen to this story right now! PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2020 Halcyon Time Ltd (P)2020 Halcyon Time Ltd

Narrator: Jason Zenobia
Length: 1 hr and 35 mins
Available on Audible
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Ancient Greece: The Greatest Civilization

Summary

The very first democracy in the world found its origins in Ancient Greece. The most exquisite art and architecture of the world had its origins there. While education had its roots in many cultures after the Bronze Age, education found its flowering in the rise of some of greatest literature ever written. From the very small country of Greece came the development of the higher sciences. Even the most celebrated of sports events, the Olympics, started in a small city-state of Athens. In this audiobook you’ll listen about: Wars and Omens of More Early Classic Greece The Persians Greco-Roman and Byzantine Greece And much more! The Doric column was named after the Dorians, one of the root races indigenous to Ancient Greece. The Ionic column was named after their satellite colony, Iona in current-day Turkey. The Corinthian column is named after the ancient city of Corinth on the Southeastern coast of Greece. Live theater entertainment originated in the amphitheaters of Ancient Greece. Nowhere in the civilized world can anyone find no element from this civilization of explorers of the mind and the mysteries of myth. Greece has a history that lies within the experience of everyone. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2018 Halcyon Time Ltd (P)2020 Halcyon Time Ltd

Narrator: Jason Zenobia
Length: 2 hrs and 1 min
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Ancient China: Magic and Mystery

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Much of the material in this book comes from The Bamboo Annals, The Records of the Grand Historian, and later historians who studied those sacred texts. The bamboo annals were discovered in AD 281, inside the tomb of King Xian. The Records of the Grand Historian were reportedly written by Sima Tian and continued by his son, Sima Qian. Only fragments remain today, but the original may have been written just prior to 86 BC. Inside, you’ll learn about: The Yellow Emperor’s Curse Bronze and Bones The Zhou - Mandate from Heaven And much more! Many of the Chinese kings mentioned here are characters in computer games and graphic novels. Those games and graphics do reflect something of the nature of these intelligent and clever people, although they may be enveloped in fantasy to some extent.  China is replete with artifacts revealing the magic and mystery of this ancient civilization. And where would we be without a little mystery and magic? Buy the audiobook and listen to this incredible story now! PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2021 Halcyon Time Ltd (P)2021 Halcyon Time Ltd

Narrator: Jason Zenobia
Category: History, Asia
Length: 1 hr and 32 mins
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Alexander Hamilton: One of the Most Influential Founding Fathers. The Entire Life Story

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Alexander Hamilton started his life in the British West Indies. His story seems like a classic tale from rags to riches, of a poor boy whose hard work and perseverance allowed him to become one of the greatest historical figures of a nation. Alexander Hamilton left behind an impressive legacy, in no small part due to his success in defining the economic and political systems of the United States. You’ll hear about... The Orphan of the Caribbean The New Boy in New York A Revolutionary for Washington A Commanding Critic and a Man of the Constitution A Titan of the Treasury: Reports A Titan of the Treasury II: The Two-Party Tango A Flawed Man Through and Through Resignation, the Reynolds Affair, and Wounds And much more! Hamilton’s Federalist Papers continue to be the basis for Constitutional interpretation and court decisions throughout the nation, and his creation of a national bank and decision to support a strong federal power over states’ power helped lay the groundwork for what could be considered a national issue over a state issue. However, his reputation wasn’t always so golden. These volumes offer a fuller picture of the life of Alexander Hamilton and the various factors that combined to make the life of such a driven, intriguing man.

©2019 The History Hour (P)2019 The History Hour

Narrator: Jerry Beebe
Length: 1 hr and 28 mins
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Albert Einstein: Full Biography: A Man of Many Faces, Life, Facts, Quotes

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Albert Einstein was an outstanding physician and mathematician of the 20th century. He was a pure genius who created a formula that would build a bomb capable of killing thousands at a time. Albert learned to play the violin. He could play a few notes on the piano or the violin, and then he would jot down notes on some theory. Einstein won the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1922. Inside you will find: A Genius Shows Up with a Deformed Head The Odd Shaped Head Starts to Read Einstein Had a “Miracle Year” Einstein Finds He Has Enemies Albert Had His Problems Too Did Einstein Have a 3rd Son? You Decide The End is Soon to Come What Exactly was the Legacy of Einstein? And much more! As far as the way he lived his life, well, listen on, and you be the judge to see if you think he had a full and happy life. Einstein’s story awaits you. Listen to Einstein's biography now!

©2018 The History Hour (P)2019 The History Hour

Narrator: Jerry Beebe
Length: 1 hr and 33 mins
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Adolf Hitler and Joseph Stalin: Two Predator Leaders. The Biography Collection

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Adolf Hitler was a German politician, demagogue, and Pan-German revolutionary, who was the leader of the Nazi Party, chancellor of Germany, and führer of Nazi Germany. As dictator, Hitler initiated World War II in Europe with the invasion of Poland and was central to the Holocaust.  Hitler gained popular support by attacking the Treaty of Versailles and promoting Pan-Germanism, anti-Semitism, and anti-communism with charismatic oratory and Nazi propaganda. He frequently denounced international capitalism and communism as being part of a Jewish conspiracy. Inside, you’ll learn about: Adolf’s paternal and maternal roots A troubled childhood Joined the forces of World War I Chancellor Hitler Night of the long knives Fuhrer Hitler World War II and full effect The end is nigh And much more! Initially presiding over an oligarchic one-party regime that governed by plurality, Ioseb Besarionis dze Jughashvili became the de facto dictator of the Soviet Union. Joseph Stalin raised funds for Vladimir Lenin's Bolshevik faction via robberies, kidnappings, and protection rackets. Repeatedly arrested, he underwent several internal exiles. To eradicate those regarded as "enemies of the working class", Stalin instituted the "Great Purge" in which over a million were imprisoned and at least 700,000 were executed from 1934 to 1939. In 1939, Stalin's government signed a non-aggression pact with Nazi Germany. Germany ended the pact by invading the Soviet Union in 1941. The Soviet Red Army halted the German incursion and captured Berlin in 1945, ending World War II in Europe. Inside, you’ll learn about: From Georgia with rage Winds of change begin to blow Warfare Purges The great terror The Great Patriotic War Victory and aftermath Cold War All things must end And much more!

©2019 The History Hour (P)2019 The History Hour

Length: 3 hrs
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