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    • History Of France, 1000 years

    • Written by: Charlotte Yong
    • Narrated by: Paul Spera
    • Length: 2 hrs and 47 mins
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    In this audiobook, read by Paul Spera, each historical event is replaced into context and presented in clear and easy-to-read snippets, so that younger and older readers can deepen their understanding of how modern France came to be and broaden their culture. 

    Price: CDN$ 11.10

    • Learn Strategy with Sun Tzu, Napoleon and Machiavelli

    • Written by: Napoléon Bonaparte, Sun Tzu, Niccolò Machiavelli
    • Narrated by: Katie Haigh
    • Length: 1 hr and 18 mins
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    "The Prince" is the most famous of Machiavelli's works; it gives very clear, precise and realistic instructions on how to gain and maintain power, fortune, and glory, sometimes at the expense of others. Written in 1513, it is one of the most feared and hated political treatises, taken to be the first work in which the effect the leader desires to achieve is taken as more important than any abstract ideal or ethical value that might prevent him from taking immoral action.

    Price: CDN$ 14.63

    • 5 Famous English Historical Figures (English History)

    • Written by: James Gardner
    • Narrated by: Katie Haigh
    • Length: 1 hr and 43 mins
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    Five famous English historical figures, five controversial characters of almost legendary proportions, that have to be well-known and understood if one is interested in knowing about the English spirit and history. Sir Francis Drake was a sea captain and a privateer of the Elizabethan era; his exploits made him a hero to the English but his privateering led the Spanish to brand him a pirate. Henry VIII was king in a time of extreme religious unrest, and became such a bloody monster that he was eventually called the "English Nero".

    Price: CDN$ 8.31

    • Elizabeth I, Empress of Russia

    • Russian History
    • Written by: James Gardner
    • Narrated by: Katie Haigh
    • Length: 13 mins
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    Elizabeth Petrovna was the Empress of Russia from 1741 until her death. She led the country during the War of Austrian Succession (1740-48) and the Seven Years' War (1756-63), left her mark on the service of nobility, the establishment of the Univeresidy of Moscow and the Imperial Academy of Arts; she remains one of the most popular Russian monarchs due to her strong opposition to Prussian policies and her decision not to execute a single person during her reign.

    Price: CDN$ 2.72

    • Nicholas I, Emperor of Russia

    • Russian History
    • Written by: James Gardner
    • Narrated by: Katie Haigh
    • Length: 24 mins
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    Tsar Nicholas I was the younger brother of his predecessor, Alexander I. He "came to represent autocracy personified: infinitely majestic, determined and powerful, hard as stone, and relentless as fate". He inherited his brother's throne despite a revolt against him, and went on to become the most reactionary of all Russian leaders, leading an agressive policy involving many expensive wars. Discover the life and struggles of this influential ruler through this precise, clear and thorough presentation.

    Price: CDN$ 2.72

    • Charlemagne, Charles the Great, King of the Franks

    • French History
    • Written by: James Gardner
    • Narrated by: Katie Haigh
    • Length: 36 mins
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    Charlemagne's wars in Italy, Spain and Saxony formed part of the common epic material, and there are references to his wars against the Slavs; but especially he remained in the popular mind as the great champion of Christianity against the creed of Mahomet, and even his Norman and Saxon enemies became Saracens in current legend. He is the Christian emperor directly inspired by angels; his sword Joyeuse contained the point of the lance used in the Passion; his standard was Romaine, the banner of St Peter.

    Price: CDN$ 4.12

    • Ivan IV, Called the Terrible, Tsar of Moscovy

    • Russian History
    • Written by: James Gardner
    • Narrated by: Katie Haigh
    • Length: 14 mins
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    Ivan IV the Terrible was the Grand Prince of Moscow from 1533 to 1547, then Tsar of All Russia until his death in 1584. He transformed Russia from a medieval state into an empire, though at immense cost to its people, and its broader, long-term economy. He was described as intelligent and devout, yet given to rages and prone to episodic outbreaks of mental instability that increased with his age. In one such outburst, he killed his son and heir Ivan Ivanovich, which left his younger son, pious but politically ineffectual, to inherit the throne.

    Price: CDN$ 2.72

    • Alexander III, Emperor of Russia

    • Russian History
    • Written by: James Gardner
    • Narrated by: Katie Haigh
    • Length: 11 mins
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    Alexander III was Emperor of Russia from 1881 until his death in 1894. He was highly conservative and reversed some of the liberal reforms of his father, Alexander II. He was a pacifist, focused on the protection of his people; mostly seen as lacking refinement and elegance, he rather relished the idea of being of the same rough texture as some of his subjects. Discover the life and struggles of this influential ruler through this precise, clear and thorough presentation.

    Price: CDN$ 2.72

    • Alexander II, Emperor of Russia

    • Russian History
    • Written by: James Gardner
    • Narrated by: Katie Haigh
    • Length: 18 mins
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    Alexander II was Emperor of Russia from 2 March 1855 until his assassination on 13 March 1881. He is remembered as Alexander the Liberator, as he led the emancipation of Russia's serfs; during his reign, he kept seeking peace, although the context of the surrounding countries was proving more and more difficult. Although he went down in history as a reformer, his actions were too little too late for the revolutionaries of late imperial Russia, who managed to assassinate him in 1881.

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    • 14 Tsars, Emperors of Russia

    • Russian History
    • Written by: James Gardner
    • Narrated by: Katie Haigh
    • Length: 3 hrs and 6 mins
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    The Russian Empire was the third-largest empire in world history, stretching over three continents. It played a major role in 1812-1814 in defeating Napoleon's ambitions to control Europe and expanded to the west and south. At the beginning of the nineteenth century, the Russian Empire extended from the Arctic Ocean in the north to the Black Sea in the south, from the Baltic Sea on the west to the Pacific Ocean, and (until 1867) into Alaska in North America in the east. Its wide disparities bred dissidence and rebellions; along with its enormous size, this made it a challenge to govern.

    Price: CDN$ 9.70

    • Peter I, Called the Great

    • Russian History
    • Written by: James Gardner
    • Narrated by: Katie Haigh
    • Length: 22 mins
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    Peter the Great ruled the Tsardom of Russia and later the Russian Empire, leading a cultural revolution based on the Enlightenment, modernizing and rationalizing the Russian social and political system. "All his qualities, indeed, were on a colossal scale. His rage was cyclonic: his hatred rarely stopped short of extermination. His banquets were orgies, his pastimes convulsions. He lived and he loved like one of the giants of old." Discover the life and struggles of one of the most influential rulers through this precise, clear and thorough presentation.

    Price: CDN$ 2.72

    • Catherine II, Empress of Russia

    • Russian History
    • Written by: James Gardner
    • Narrated by: Katie Haigh
    • Length: 21 mins
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    Catherine the Great was Empress of Russia from 1762 until 1796, the country's longest-ruling female leader. She came to power following a coup d'état when her husband, Peter III, was assassinated. Under her reign, Russia was revitalised; it grew larger and stronger, and was recognised as one of the great powers of Europe. Discover the life and struggles of one of the most influential rulers through this precise, clear and thorough presentation.

    Price: CDN$ 2.72

    • Alexander I, Emperor of Russia

    • Russian History
    • Written by: James Gardner
    • Narrated by: Katie Haigh
    • Length: 32 mins
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    Tsar Alexander I was the grandson of Catherine the Great. He became Tsar after his father Paul I was murdered and ruled Russia during chaotic period of the Napoleonic Wars. In Russian history, he is known as “Alexander the Blessed”. A legendary ruler, he led his country to one of her greatest triumphs, against Napoleon, although he was often viewed as an enigma by his contemporaries. Discover the life and struggles of one of the most influential rulers through this precise, clear and thorough presentation.

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    • History of France: The Italian Wars

    • Written by: Charlotte Yong
    • Narrated by: Paul Spera
    • Length: 14 mins
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    In this audiobook, read by Paul Spera, each historical event is replaced into context and presented in clear and easy-to-read snippets, so that younger and older readers can deepen their understanding of how modern France came to be and broaden their culture. 

    Price: CDN$ 2.72

    • History of France: The French Wars Of Religion

    • Written by: Charlotte Yong
    • Narrated by: Paul Spera
    • Length: 25 mins
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    In this audiobook, read by Paul Spera, each historical event is replaced into context and presented in clear and easy-to-read snippets, so that younger and older readers can deepen their understanding of how modern France came to be and broaden their culture. 

    Price: CDN$ 4.12

    • History of France: The Struggle with Burgundy

    • Written by: Charlotte Yong
    • Narrated by: Paul Spera
    • Length: 11 mins
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    This audiobook, read by Paul Spera, is her retelling of the essential episodes that made France. Each historical event is replaced into context and presented in clear and easy-to-read snippets, so that younger and older readers can deepen their understanding of how modern France came to be and broaden their culture...

    Price: CDN$ 2.72

    • History of France: The French Revolution, 1789-1797

    • Written by: Charlotte Yong
    • Narrated by: Paul Spera
    • Length: 19 mins
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    In this audiobook, read by Paul Spera, each historical event is replaced into context and presented in clear and easy-to-read snippets, so that younger and older readers can deepen their understanding of how modern France came to be and broaden their culture. This historical essays deals with France's earlier kings, the hundred years' war, the struggle with Burgundy, the Italian wars, the wars of religion, absolute monarchy, and the French Revolution.

    Price: CDN$ 2.72

    • History of France: Power Of The Crown

    • From Louis XIII to Louis XV
    • Written by: Charlotte Yong
    • Narrated by: Paul Spera
    • Length: 31 mins
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    In this audiobook, read by Paul Spera ,each historical event is replaced into context and presented in clear and easy-to-read snippets, so that younger and older readers can deepen their understanding of how modern France came to be and broaden their culture. This historical essays deals with France's earlier kings, the hundred years' war, the struggle with Burgundy, the Italian wars, the wars of religion, absolute monarchy, and the French Revolution.   

    Price: CDN$ 4.12

    • History of France: The Hundred Years' War

    • Written by: Charlotte Yong
    • Narrated by: Paul Spera
    • Length: 27 mins
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    In this audiobook, read by Paul Spera, each historical event is replaced into context and presented in clear and easy-to-read snippets, so that younger and older readers can deepen their understanding of how modern France came to be and broaden their culture. This historical essays deals with France's earlier kings, the hundred years' war, the struggle with Burgundy, the Italian wars, the wars of religion, absolute monarchy, and the French Revolution.   

    Price: CDN$ 4.12

    • History of France: The Earlier Kings of France

    • Written by: Charlotte Yong
    • Narrated by: Paul Spera
    • Length: 36 mins
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    In this audiobook, read by Paul Spera, each historical event is replaced into context and presented in clear and easy-to-read snippets, so that younger and older readers can deepen their understanding of how modern France came to be and broaden their culture. 

    Price: CDN$ 4.12

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