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Rangers and Pioneers of Texas

Summary

This audiobook of true-life tales was first published in 1883. The accounts are related by a Ranger who experienced most of the history first-hand. It deals with, among others, the War of Independence from Mexico including the Alamo, and scouting expeditions into the Wichita Mountains.

Public Domain (P)2019 Museum Audiobooks

Narrator: Bruce F. Davis
Author: A. J. Sowell
Category: History, Americas
Length: 12 hrs and 27 mins
Available on Audible
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The Book of Marvels and Travels

Summary

Ostensibly written by an English knight, The Book of Marvels and Travels claim to recount his experiences in Egypt, the Levant, India, and China. It describes a journey from Europe to Jerusalem and further into Asia, and the many weird and wonderful peoples and practices of the East. The author claims to have traveled in land populated by Amazons, dog-headed people, cannibals, one-footed tribes, and Pygmies. This work was widely known and used by Columbus, Leonardo da Vinci, and Martin Frobisher, and inspired writers like Defoe, Coleridge, and Swift. An enchanting blend of absurdity, fact, and exaggeration, the audiobook offers fascinating insight into 14th-century European perceptions of the world.

Public Domain (P)2019 Museum Audiobooks

Narrator: Bruce F. Davis
Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
Available on Audible
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Florence Nightingale

Summary

This is the uplifting story of Florence Nightingale (1820-1910), the founder of the modern nursing profession, from her earliest days as the daughter of English squire to her role as Angel of the Crimea, and her later life of service. With the training she received at hospitals on the Continent, she was fully prepared to care for the wounded in the Crimean War (between Russia and an alliance of Great Britain, France, and Turkey). Nightingale and her nurses cared for thousands of sick and wounded soldiers, who called her "The Lady with the Lamp" when she appeared in their hospital at night. Her work brought the sphere of public health to national attention. In 1907, Florence Nightingale was the first woman to be awarded the Order of Merit.

Public Domain (P)2020 Museum Audiobooks

Narrator: Bruce F. Davis
Length: 3 hrs and 36 mins
Available on Audible
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Human Touch

Summary

Lillian's job was to observe Jackson. He was a brilliant software designer/engineer. Their project was to develop artificial limbs so perfect that they could pass through an x-ray machine at an airport. Jackson's skills were state of the art. As a team, Lillian and Jackson were promoted to create the perfect dogs, intended to be service dogs. The project was very successful and the company flourished. His next project was to develop a robot so real it could enter society, undetected. It would be so close to human that it didn't know if it was built and not born.

©2020 Gary Turcotte (P)2021 Gary Turcotte

Narrator: Bruce F. Davis
Length: 3 hrs and 5 mins
Available on Audible