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Adv of Sherlock Holmes, The (VI)

Adv of Sherlock Holmes, The (VI) (audio product)

For ages: 11-13, High School

Includes: The Final Problem o The Adventure of 'The Gloria Scott' o The Adventure of The Noble Bachelor o The Adventure of The Resident Patient In The Final Problem, perhaps the greatest of the short stories of Sherlock Holmes, the English detective encounters his most formidable rival, Professor Moriarty. 'The Napoleon of Crime' is how Holmes describes his adversary to his faithful companion,...   [click here for more]
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Arthur Conan Doyle: A Life

Arthur Conan Doyle: A Life (audio product)

For ages: 11-13, High School

Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) will always be remembered for the character of Sherlock Holmes. But he was a prolific writer - of short stories, of science fiction and historical fiction - including The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard. In his comprehensive biography, Pearson considers how his life is reflected in his books - including his background as a doctor, and his enduring (and public) belief in...   [click here for more]
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Brief Lives

Brief Lives (audio product)

For ages: High School

William Shakespeare, Sir Walter Raleigh, Thomas Hobbes – three of the greatest Englishmen who ever lived. They, and many others, are here remembered by another great Englishman, John Aubrey, whose Brief Lives are some of the wittiest and most moving miniature portraits ever written. Aubrey – a scholar, antiquarian and close observer of both the foibles and the courage of his contemporaries...   [click here for more]
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Famous Americans in History

Famous Americans in History (audio product)

For ages: 8-10, 11-13

Davy Crockett, Sitting Bull, Clara Barton, Martin Luther King, Mark Twain, Helen Keller, Theodore Roosevelt, Henry Ford, George Gershwin. The third in the Famous People series in Junior Classics. Here are nine people who each left their mark upon American history, through their achievements or through their own personality. They have been chosen to represent different areas of American life and...   [click here for more]
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Famous Composers

Famous Composers (audio product)

For ages: 8-10, 11-13

Following on the success of the Story of Classical Music, Darren Henley and Marin Alsop combine forces again to tell, in more detail, the lives of six key composers: Bach, Vivaldi, Mozart, Beethoven, Paganini and Shostakovich. Their colourful lives and their love of music is told against the backdrop of some of their finest works - an idea combination....   [click here for more]
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Famous People in History

Famous People in History (audio product)

For ages: 8-10, 11-13

Volume I · Christopher Columbus, Anne Frank, Elizabeth I, William Shakespeare, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Lord Nelson, Charles Darwin, Florence Nightingale & Abraham Lincoln This audio-original series designed for 8-12 year-olds and written specially for Naxos AudioBooks recounts the energy, imagination, courage and determination that forever changed the world. The featured figures did...   [click here for more]
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Famous People in History (II)

Famous People in History (II) (audio product)

For ages: 8-10, 11-13

The second volume in a series designed for 8-12 year-olds, written specially for Naxos AudioBooks, recounts the stories of Alexander the Great, Joan of Arc, Leonardo da Vinci, Isaac Newton, Ludwig van Beethoven, Louis Pasteur, Marie Curie and Mahatma Gandhi. The eight figures featured on this recording did not seek fame, but rather had a burning desire to do something - and as a result, they achieved...   [click here for more]
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Great Explorers of the World

Great Explorers of the World (audio product)

For ages: 8-10

Here are the stories of nine great adventures and the lives of the men who took part in them. They pushed back the frontiers of man's knowledge of the world by their vision, courage and sheer doggedness. They were very different people - from bold adventurers facing the unknown with enjoyment to careful, more scientific individuals. Their journeys are placed within their historical context, but...   [click here for more]
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Greek Lives (Selections from...)

Greek Lives (Selections from...) (audio product)

For ages: High School

Plutarch's series of biographies were the first of their kind, as much ground breaking in conception as Herodotus was with his Histories. Plutarch looked at the great men of the Ancient World and told their stories, in many cases drawing on sources no longer available to us. They offer a unique insight into the characters as well as the achievements of men who influenced their age and the empires...   [click here for more]
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History of Classical Music, The

History of Classical Music, The (audio product)

For ages: 11-13, High School

A superb crossover title of enormous appeal to the vast selection of the population that enjoys classical music, but would like to know more about it. From Gregorian Chant to Henryk Górecki, the first living classical composer to get into the pop album charts, here is the fascinating story of over a thousand years of Western classical music and the composers who have sought to express in...   [click here for more]
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History of English Literature, The

History of English Literature, The (audio product)

For ages: 11-13, High School

Perry Keenlyside tells the remarkable story of the world's richest literary resource. The story-telling, the poetry, the growth of the novel and the great histories and essays which have informed the language and the imagination wherever English is spoken...   [click here for more]
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History of Opera, The

History of Opera, The (audio product)

For ages: 11-13, High School

Since its origins in the 16th century, opera has been an extravagant, costly affair, arousing great passions. It has also produced some of the most sublime works of art, from Monteverdi to Wagner. Following the widely acclaimed History of Classical Music, Richard Fawkes traces the history of opera up to the present day on the first three CDs; and devotes the fourth to the history of operetta....   [click here for more]
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History of the Conquest of Mexico

History of the Conquest of Mexico (audio product)

For ages: 11-13, High School

In 1519, Hernando Cortés arrived in Mexico to investigate stories of a wealthy empire. What he encountered was beyond his wildest dreams - an advanced civilisation with complex artistic, political and religious systems (involving extensive human sacrifice) and replete with gold. This was the Aztec empire, headed by the aloof emperor, Montezuma. With just a handful of men, Cortés...   [click here for more]
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History of the World Cup

History of the World Cup (audio product)

For ages: 11-13, High School

This lively history of the world’s greatest sporting event outside the Olympics is told by veteran football journalist and historian Brian Glanville and read by the former Arsenal goalkeeper Bob Wilson. There is a full account of each of the Finals since the first event in 1922 – the goals, the controversies, the rivalries – with the national anthems of each host country setting...   [click here for more]
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History of Theatre, The

History of Theatre, The (audio product)

For ages: 11-13, High School

This bold undertaking covers Western theatre from ancient Greece to the present day. It traces the development of dramatic art through the miracle plays, the great Shakespearean period, Moliére and Racine in France, Goethe in Germany,through the 19th century and the main movements in the 20th century. It is illustrated by numerous examples of differing styles, with some historical recordings...   [click here for more]
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Lives of the Great Artists (Selections from)

Lives of the Great Artists (Selections from) (audio product)

For ages: High School

Five hundred years after they were written, Vasari's 'Lives of the Artists' remains the principal source book on the remarkable flowering of Italian painting in the 15th century. Here are Giotto, Cimabue, Ucello, Brunelleschi, Donatello, Piero della Francesca, Fra Angelico, Fra Filippo, Botticelli, Mantegna, Leonardo, Raphael, Michaelangelo, Titian and even Vasari himself. In all there are biographies...   [click here for more]
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Lives of the Twelve Caesars

Lives of the Twelve Caesars (audio product)

For ages: High School

Suetonius wrote his Lives of the Twelve Caesars in the reign of Vespasian around 70AD. He chronicled the extraordinary careers of Julius, Augustus, Tiberius, Caligula, Claudius, Nero, Vespasian and Domitian and the rest in technicolour terms. They presented some high and low times at the heart of the Roman Empire. The accounts provide us with perspicacious insights into the men as much as their...   [click here for more]
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Our Island Story Vol 3 from James I to Queen Victoria

Our Island Story Vol 3 from James I to Queen Victoria (audio product)

For ages: 8-10, 11-13

James I to Queen Victoria Our Island History by H. E. Marshall is an Edwardian history book for younger listeners (6-12) which tells the story of England, concluding with the reign of Queen Victoria. Antonia Fraser and many other current historians declare that it was this book that opened the delights of history for them. It fell from fashion from the 1960s, but its recent re-release in hardback...   [click here for more]
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Persian War (from The Histories)

Persian War (from The Histories) (audio product)

For ages: High School

Not only are the great battles, but also penetrating human insight and a powerful sense of epic destiny at work, present in the heroic tale of the Greeks' resistance to the vast invading force assembled by Xeres, King of Persia....   [click here for more]
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Republic, The

Republic, The (audio product)

For ages: High School

Plato employed his theory of Forms not only in metaphysical speculation about the creation of the everyday world in which people live, but also in showing the way human society should be construed. One of the key works of world philosophy…...   [click here for more]
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Roman Lives (Selections from)

Roman Lives (Selections from) (audio product)

For ages: High School

Though he was Greek, Plutarch wrote his Lives in the first century, a world dominated by the Roman Empire. Plutarch's series of biographies was the first of its kind, as much groundbreaking in conception as the Histories of Herodotus. Plutarch looked at the great men in the Ancient World and told their stories, in many cases drawing on sources which are no longer available to us. They offer a...   [click here for more]
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Seven Pillars of Wisdom

Seven Pillars of Wisdom (audio product)

For ages: High School

A reluctant leader, wracked by guilt at the duplicity of the British, Lawrence of Arabia threw himself into this role, masterminding triumphant military campaigns against the Turks during the First World War....   [click here for more]
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Symposium

Symposium (audio product)

For ages: High School

New translation by Tom Griffith In Symposium, a group of Athenian aristocrats attend a party held by Agathon to celebrate his victory in the drama festival of the Dionysia. They talk about love until the drunken Alcibiades bursts in, and decides to talk about Socrates instead. "Symposium" gives a picture of the sparkling society that was Athens at the height of her empire. This classic...   [click here for more]
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They Saw it Happen

They Saw it Happen (audio product)

For ages: High School

Here are more than 60 eyewitness accounts from history. Many are notable events: the Battle of Thermopylae, the Black Death in 1341, the Great Fire of London, the execution of Louis XVI, the Death of Nelson and the American Civil War and the bombing of Hiroshima. But there are also snapshots of more ordinary life - no less memorable for that - including working conditions during the Industrial...   [click here for more]
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Thus Spoke Zarathustra

Thus Spoke Zarathustra (audio product)

For ages: High School

This was conceived and written by Friedrich Nietzsche during the years 1881-1885; the first three Parts were published in 1883 and 1884. The book formed part of his ‘campaign against morality’, in which Nietzsche explored the ethical consequences of the ‘death of God’. Heavily critical not only of Christian values but also of their modern replacements, Thus spoke Zarathustra...   [click here for more]
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