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    • World War 2: Waffen SS Soldier Stories: Eyewitness Accounts of Hitler's Elite Troops

    • By: Ryan Jenkins
    • Narrated by: Matthew J. Chandler-Smith
    • Length: 4 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Nazi Germany regime was brutal and inhumane. The atrocities that were committed by the Nazis will remain a shameful chapter in history for possibly centuries to come. This book takes a look at the SS Waffen, Hitler’s elite forces. Beginning with a coup at the start of the war, the elite SS Waffen came to be known as the best and the most brutal. While it had its start with pure German forces, the Waffen later accepted those from other sympathetic countries. These are some of their stories.

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    • Helen Keller: A Life from Beginning to End

    • By: Hourly History
    • Narrated by: Matthew J. Chandler-Smith
    • Length: 1 hr and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    What was Helen Keller’s legacy to the world? Was it the impressive list of firsts that she accomplished as a deaf-blind person? Was it the assistance that she gave to the cause of the handicapped? Was it her numerous writings, her forgotten ideals, her inspirational quotations? Or was it simply her story? 

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    • The Renaissance: A History From Beginning to End

    • By: Hourly History
    • Narrated by: Matthew J Chandler-Smith
    • Length: 1 hr and 1 min
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    The Renaissance, or rebirth, was a period of time when Europeans began to question what they had been told was sacrosanct. Through art, inventions, science, literature, and theology, the separate nations of the European continent sought answers that the Roman Catholic Church was unwilling, or perhaps unable, to offer. It was a triumph of the human spirit and a confirmation of human ability, even as it affirmed the willingness of men and women to die for the right to think freely.  

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    • Malcolm X: A Life from Beginning to End

    • By: Hourly History
    • Narrated by: Matthew J. Chandler-Smith
    • Length: 1 hr and 11 mins
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    “I am not a racist. I am against every form of racism and segregation, every form of discrimination. I believe in human beings, and that all human beings should be respected as such, regardless of their color.” How could Malcolm X, whose favorite mantra was “the white man is the devil,” have been the author of those words?  In this book, you will join Malcolm X on his sincere search for truth. You will discover the painful, tortuous journey of Malcolm X’s life, which holds the key to the influences and experiences that shaped this man’s mind. 

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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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    • Kaiser Wilhelm II: A Life from Beginning to End

    • By: Hourly History
    • Narrated by: Matthew J. Chandler-Smith
    • Length: 59 mins
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    Kaiser Wilhelm II was the last of the German emperors who reigned over the German Empire and Prussia. In this audiobook, we will explore his life, both personal and professional, to find out more about how Kaiser Wilhelm II became the last German emperor. 

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    • Mata Hari: A Life From Beginning to End

    • Biographies of Women in History, Book 9
    • By: Hourly History
    • Narrated by: Matthew J. Chandler-Smith
    • Length: 1 hr and 6 mins
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    The original international woman of mystery, Mata Hari is maligned as a spy and a traitor. Having seduced a number of the most powerful men in Europe, she was accused of spying for both Allied and Central Powers during the First World War. Mata Hari’s biography tells a different story. From her remarkable transformation from a captain’s wife and mother in the Dutch East Indies to the most celebrated stage presence in Europe, Mata Hari fought for what she believed in.

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    • The Industrial Revolution

    • A History from Beginning to End
    • By: Hourly History
    • Narrated by: Matthew J. Chandler-Smith
    • Length: 1 hr and 6 mins
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    The Industrial Revolution, which took place in Great Britain between the middle of the 18th century and the middle of the 19th, transformed British industry and society and made Great Britain the most powerful nation in the world. The Industrial Revolution didn’t happen due to one, single factor but rather to a number of separate, yet, related developments which interacted to change the world profoundly and completely. Improvements in the production of iron allowed the construction of efficient, reliable steam engines.

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    • World War 2: Submarine Stories: True Stories from the Underwater Battlegrounds

    • By: Ryan Jenkins
    • Narrated by: Matthew J. Chandler-Smith
    • Length: 3 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
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    One of the greatest fears in life that many people share is that of drowning. Others fear being encased in small cramped spaces with no way out. Those that operate submarines face both. These unique machines are a fairly new machine in the combat at sea in the year 1939. These sailors risked it all for their respective countries to be the silent killers from beneath the waves. These are the stories of these young men and women who's stories were untold. These untold tales were mostly sunk to the bottom of the ocean, but those who survived live to tell their side of the story.

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    • Anne Boleyn: A Life from Beginning to End

    • By: Hourly History
    • Narrated by: Matthew J. Chandler-Smith
    • Length: 1 hr and 2 mins
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    Anne Boleyn is most likely the best-known of Henry VIII’s six wives; she is also the most controversial. History has represented Anne as either a whore or a martyr. The true story, however, is far more complex...Catherine of Aragon had failed to provide Henry VIII of England with a male heir to the throne, so the king looked to Catherine’s maid of honor, Anne Boleyn, to secure his Tudor lineage. When Anne also failed to give birth to a son, her fate was sealed. She was charged with multiple counts of adultery during a trial everyone agreed was a sham.

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    • Alan Turing

    • A Life From Beginning to End (World War 2 Biographies, Book 7)
    • By: Hourly History
    • Narrated by: Matthew J. Chandler-Smith
    • Length: 56 mins
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    Alan Turing had a radical and ingenious mind. He is considered one of the fathers of artificial intelligence, and his theories on this matter range from purely mechanical to almost spiritual. During World War II, his decryption of the Nazis’ Enigma codes proved vital for the Allied victory over the Axis powers. Turing’s fingerprints are everywhere, and yet his own country for quite some time failed to acknowledge it.

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    • Olive Oatman: A Life from Beginning to End

    • By: Hourly History
    • Narrated by: Matthew J. Chandler-Smith
    • Length: 1 hr and 4 mins
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    A pioneer girl traveling west with her Mormon family at the mid-point of the 19th century, Olive Oatman’s life story began like many others. But when Olive’s family were massacred and she was taken captive by Native Americans, her story took a unique turn. An extraordinary tale of survival and loss, the life of Olive Oatman is stranger than fiction.

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    • The Gilded Age

    • A History from Beginning to End
    • By: Hourly History
    • Narrated by: Matthew J. Chandler-Smith
    • Length: 1 hr and 6 mins
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    The period from 1870 to 1900 in the US has become known as the Gilded Age, during which America was transformed almost beyond recognition. The Gilded Age was an era of entrepreneurs, inventions, industrial development, and new ideas. Most of all, it was a period of rapid and profound change that came at a high cost for the working class.   

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    • Prohibition in the United States: A History from Beginning to End

    • By: Hourly History
    • Narrated by: Matthew J. Chandler-Smith
    • Length: 1 hr and 6 mins
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    This book tells the story of the temperance movement in America, of its rise over a period of 100 years to encompass the growing women’s movement, and how it eventually attained its goal in 1920. It tells the story of Prohibition itself, of how people exploited loopholes in the law to continue drinking legally, and of how they simply ignored the law and drank illegally. It tells the story of the bootleggers and corrupt officials who made fortunes during Prohibition and the politicians who supported and attacked it.  

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    • The Mexican Revolution: A History from Beginning to End

    • By: Hourly History
    • Narrated by: Matthew J. Chandler-Smith
    • Length: 1 hr and 10 mins
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    Over a period of more than 10 years, following the overthrow of the government in 1910, Mexico experienced a period of intense and bloody warfare as a bewildering array of factions in ever-changing alliances took power and then lost it. Presidents were elected (or elected themselves) and were then deposed or assassinated. New factions appeared with impressive sounding slogans, took to the field, and were either wiped out and never heard of again or became the next government. 

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    • James Monroe: A Life from Beginning to End

    • By: Hourly History
    • Narrated by: Matthew J. Chandler-Smith
    • Length: 1 hr and 7 mins
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    What American president would not relish the thought of his time in office bearing the description “Era of Good Feeling”? That was the title given to the time when President James Monroe occupied the White House. Monroe was a Virginian, but his destiny was not defined solely by his loyalty to his state. He was an American, assured of a future destined to be grand because he lived in a nation where possibilities were probable.

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