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  • Educated

  • A Memoir
  • Written by: Tara Westover
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
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    5 out of 5 stars 2,237
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Tara Westover was 17 the first time she set foot in a classroom. Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, she prepared for the end of the world by stockpiling home-canned peaches. In the summer she stewed herbs for her mother, a midwife and healer, and in the winter she salvaged in her father's junkyard. Her father forbade hospitals, so Tara never saw a doctor or nurse. Gashes and concussions, even burns from explosions, were all treated at home with herbalism. Then, lacking any formal education, Tara began to educate herself. Her quest for knowledge transformed her, taking her over oceans and across continents, to Harvard and to Cambridge.

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  • A Memoir

  • By Vicki Anderson on 2018-09-14

A must listen!

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Reviewed: 2019-01-15

This is real. Even though I knew it was a memoir, I had to keep telling myself that it wasn't fiction. Tara Westover is, in my opinion, a truly remarkable person. Take the time to listen to Educated. You won't regret it.

  • The History of Ancient Egypt

  • Written by: Bob Brier, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Bob Brier
  • Length: 24 hrs and 25 mins
  • Original Recording
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    5 out of 5 stars 93
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Ancient Egyptian civilization is so grand our minds sometimes have difficulty adjusting to it. It lasted 3,000 years, longer than any other on the planet. Its Great Pyramid of Cheops was the tallest building in the world until well into the 19th century and remains the only Ancient Wonder still standing. And it was the most technologically advanced of the ancient civilizations, with the medical knowledge that made Egyptian physicians the most famous in the world.

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  • 3000 years through time

  • By Andrew on 2017-12-27

Makes me want to go back to school!!

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Reviewed: 2018-07-08

I could listen to Bob Brier read the phone book! He has such a passion for Ancient Egypt that you can't help but learn from him. My only disappointment is that 24 hours of lectures wasn't enough!
I may have to go to the library and find his physical writings! Is 57 too old to become an Egyptologist???