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    • Ronald Reagan: A Life from Beginning to End

    • By: Hourly History
    • Narrated by: Grant Finley
    • Length: 1 hr and 2 mins
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    On January 20, 1981, Ronald Reagan was inaugurated as the 40th president of the United States. That same day, the Americans who had been held hostage in Iran were released. For many Americans, the juxtaposition of those events was no coincidence. Ronald Reagan was the president they elected to restore their country’s sagging influence in the world and disappointing image at home. 

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    • World War II D-Day: A History from Beginning to End

    • By: Hourly History
    • Narrated by: Stephen Paul Aulridge Jr.
    • Length: 56 mins
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    D-Day, June 6, is one of the most significant dates in the calendar. The 20th century's fate hung in the balance as Nazi Germany had marched across Europe, bringing the blitzkrieg, the Holocaust, and the mad dreams of Adolf Hitler across the bloodied landscape of Europe. In order for the Nazis to be stopped, the Allies had to invade occupied Europe. And invade they did, launching the most massive amphibious landing the world had ever seen.

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    • George Stephenson: A Life from Beginning to End

    • By: Hourly History
    • Narrated by: William Irvine
    • Length: 1 hr and 13 mins
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    George Stephenson is one of the world’s most famous engineers. His pioneering work on steam-powered locomotion would supercharge the industrial revolution in the United Kingdom and help bring about the heyday of the British Empire. 

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    • Martin Van Buren: A Life from Beginning to End

    • By: Hourly History
    • Narrated by: Arthur Rowan
    • Length: 1 hr
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    Martin Van Buren, the eighth president of the United States, was the first president who was born an American and not a British citizen, a change in demographic which reflects his modern influence upon the office he held. From his earliest involvement in government, Van Buren was committed to the nurturing of political parties as a way to deliver the most effective leadership to the American people.

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    • King Arthur: A Life from Beginning to End

    • Royalty Biography, Book 4
    • By: Hourly History
    • Narrated by: William Irvine
    • Length: 1 hr and 8 mins
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    Dating back to the fifth century, the legend of King Arthur, his Queen Guinevere, and the Knights of the Round Table is an integral part of British national mythology. From its beginning as a few lines of Latin text written in a sixth-century monk’s hand, Arthurian legend has blossomed over the years into a unique universe built on the real foundations of Britain’s Dark Ages and the principles of ancient chivalry. 

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    • Richard the Lionheart: A Life from Beginning to End

    • Royalty Biography, Book 8
    • By: Hourly History
    • Narrated by: William Irvine
    • Length: 1 hr and 12 mins
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    You might have heard of King Richard the Lionhearted, the “good king” in the tales of Robin Hood. But what do you really know about this 12th-century ruler of England? Do you know why he left England, or why he was taken prisoner by another sovereign as he tried to return? In this audiobook, you’ll learn the actual story of King Richard, a king who may not have been exactly "good", but was certainly brave, charismatic, and dashing - a historical character with a story to remember.

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    • Alexander Hamilton: A Life from Beginning to End

    • One Hour History US Presidents, Book 10
    • By: Hourly History
    • Narrated by: Bridger Conklin
    • Length: 1 hr and 8 mins
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    Alexander Hamilton did not rise to public prominence as an austere New Englander or a gentlemanly Virginian. He was not born in the colonies at all. He was born in the West Indies, the son of a woman of French descent who had left her husband for another man. As an illegitimate child, Hamilton could not be educated in the local church school, so businessmen, impressed by his remarkable intelligence, sent him to America for his schooling.

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    • Vlad the Impaler

    • A Life from Beginning to End
    • By: Hourly History
    • Narrated by: Stephen Floyd
    • Length: 57 mins
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    Many scholars argue that Vlad III Dracula, also known as Vlad the Impaler, is the real Dracula. His story, however, is much more complicated than the oft-reported details of his atrocities would imply. This audiobook tells the story of his life and times and discusses his connection to the fictional Count Dracula in a succinct, compelling manner, which makes for an entertaining listen packed with historical information.

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    • Ancient Rome: A History from Beginning to End

    • Ancient Civilizations, Book 1
    • By: Hourly History
    • Narrated by: Ronald Bruce Meyer
    • Length: 1 hr
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    Rome is a city of myth and legend. The Eternal City, the city of the seven hills, the sacred city, the caput mundi, the center of the world, Roma, Rome, by any of her many names is a city built of history and blood, marble and water, war and conquest. From legendary beginnings, a city rose from the swamp surrounded by the seven hills and split by the Tiber River. Built and rebuilt, a sacred republic and a divine empire, blessed by a thousand gods and by One, the story of her rise and fall has been told and retold for a thousand years and is still relevant in today's world, as echoes of her ancient glory have shaped our culture, laws, lifestyle, and beliefs in subtle and pervasive ways.

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    • Woodrow Wilson

    • A Life From Beginning to End
    • By: Hourly History
    • Narrated by: Derek Jeck
    • Length: 1 hr and 8 mins
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    Before Woodrow Wilson was president of the United States, he was the president of Princeton University and the only occupant of the White House to hold a PhD. But before he became a university professor, he was a 12-year old boy who didn't know how to read.

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    • Thomas Jefferson: A Life from Beginning to End

    • One Hour History: US Presidents, Book 4
    • By: Hourly History
    • Narrated by: Derek Jeck
    • Length: 1 hr and 9 mins
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    Thomas Jefferson left his imprint on his state of Virginia; his young country, the United States; France, where he served as ambassador; and the world, where his opposition to tyranny and his advocacy of freedom have inspired generations to believe that the pursuit of happiness, as he wrote in his Declaration of Independence, is an unalienable right.

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    Non-member price: $10.18

    • Benedict Arnold

    • A Life From Beginning to End
    • By: Hourly History
    • Narrated by: Derek Jeck
    • Length: 1 hr and 3 mins
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    Benedict Arnold: a name that has become synonymous with betrayal. However, this wasn't always the case. At one time he was General (and future first president) George Washington's trusted advisor in the struggle against the British. What caused this turncoat to turn his revolutionary ambitions inside out to match the crimson of the British? What brought on one of the most famous treacheries in history?

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