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Famous People in History Vol 2

  • 13-digit ISBN: 978-1-84379-530-8

  • Barcode: 9781843795308

  • Approximate length: 22,000 words

  • Formats: iPad/iPhone, Kindle, Nook, Kobo
 


Here are the life stories of nine famous people who have left their mark upon the world. There are men of action such as Alexander the Great and George Washington, and a woman, Joan of Arc, who inspired a nation. There are scientists whose voyages of discovery took place in laboratories—Isaac Newton, Louis Pasteur and Marie Curie. Imagination is the fuel of the artist. The paintings of Leonardo da Vinci, and the symphonies of Ludwig van Beethoven, though centuries old, still affect us today. And finally, there is the story of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, who gained freedom for his country while at the same time promoting the idea of peace and non-violence. These men and women were important in their time and, even in our computer age, show what individuals, with ideals and energy, can achieve.


 About the Author

Nicolas Soames founded Naxos AudioBooks with Klaus Heymann in 1994 and has produced numerous classic audiobooks from Austen and Milton to Beckett and Murakami. For many years a journalist writing on classical music for Gramophone and other magazines and newspapers, he was also a judo correspondent covering six Olympics for BBC TV and a variety of print media. He cofounded the record label Clarinet Classics and founded the premier judo publishing imprint Ippon Books. He has also produced many classic plays for BBC Radio 3.

 

 





By Title

By Author
Albone, Tim
Afghanistan – In a Nutshell

Alighieri, Dante
Inferno
Paradise
Purgatory

Angus, David
Great Inventors and their Inventions
Great Scientists and their Discoveries
Moses and other stories from the Old Testament
Story of Jesus (The)
Vikings (The)

Axelrod, John
Symphony Orchestra in Crisis (The)

Badley, Allan
Ferdinand Ries: Short Profile
Ignaz Joseph Pleyel: Short Profile
Johann Baptist Vanhal: Short Profile
Johann Nepomuk Hummel: Short Profile
Joseph Martin Kraus: Short Profile

Blake, David
Clumsy Ghost and Other Spooky Tales (The)

Britten, Anna
Clumsy Ghost and Other Spooky Tales (The)

Burton, Anthony
Story of British Classical Music (The)

Craft, Robert
Down a Path of Wonder
Stravinsky: Discoveries and Memories

Curry, Julian
Guide to Wine (A)

Dunnett, Roderic
Maxwell Davies: A Portrait

Ferrie, Edward
More Tales from the Greek Legends
Tales from the Greek Legends
Tales from the Norse Legends

Flynn, Benedict
Adventures of Odysseus (The)
Beowulf
King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table
Robin Hood
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
Tale of Troy (The)
Tales of Irish Myths

Goodbody, John
History of the Olympics (A)

Green, Jen
Kings and Queens of England

Gregson, Jonathan
Cathedrals – In a Nutshell
Tibet  – In a Nutshell

Griffith, Hugh
Glory of Ancient Greece (The)
Great Rulers of Ancient Rome

Hansell, David
Discover Choral Music

Hart, Gregory
Sergey Prokofiev: A Portrait

Hayes, Malcolm
Liszt: His Life & Music
Mendelssohn: His Life & Music

Haylock, Julian
Puccini: His Life and Music

Hudson, Mark
Afghanistan  – In a Nutshell

Huth, Andrew
Discover the Symphony

Jenkins, Lucien
Discover Early Music

Jessiman, Alastair
Clumsy Ghost and Other Spooky Tales (The)

Jinananda
Karma and Rebirth – In a Nutshell
Middle Way (The)

Johnson, Stephen
Bartók: A Portrait
Discover Music of the Classical Era
Mahler: His Life & Music
Wagner: His Life & Music

Kimberley, Nick
Arvo Pärt: A Portrait
Discover Opera

Mailer, Franz
Phänomen Strauss

McCleery, David
Discover Classical Music of the 20th Century
Discover Music of the Romantic Era
Tavener: A Portrait

McMillan, Roy
Clumsy Ghost and Other Spooky Tales (The)
Pirates!

Nicholas, Jeremy
Chopin: His Life & Music

Riley, John
Discover Film Music

Scherer, Barrymore Laurence
History of American Classical Music (A)

Siepmann, Jeremy
Anton Rubinstein: Short Profile
Beethoven: His Life & Music
Chopin: The Reluctant Romantic
Discover Chamber Music
Domenico Scarlatti: Short Profile
Edward MacDowell: Short Profile
Ernő Dohnányi: Short Profile
Ferruccio Busoni: Short Profile
John Field: Short Profile
Mozart: His Life & Music
Muzio Clementi: Short Profile
Robert Schumann: Short Profile
Tchaikovsky: His Life & Music

Soames, Nicolas
Famous People in History Vol 1
Famous People in History Vol 2

Timson, David
History of Theatre (The)
Stories from Shakespeare - The Plantagenets
Stories from Shakespeare Vol 1
Stories from Shakespeare Vol 2
Stories from Shakespeare Vol 3

Unger-Hamilton, Clive
Discover Music of the Baroque Era

Vickers, David
Haydn: His Life & Music

Wade, Graham
Frederic Mompou: Short Profile
Joaquín Rodrigo: A Portrait
Joaquín Turina: Short Profile
Manuel de Falla: Short Profile

Wenborn, Neil
Confucius – In a Nutshell
Dvořák: His Life & Music
French Revolution (The) – In a Nutshell
Napoleon – In a Nutshell
Religions of the World

Whitehouse, Richard
Dmitry Shostakovich: A Portrait

Whitfield, Peter
Darwin - In a Nutshell
History of English Poetry (The)
History of Science (The)
History of Western Art (The)
Renaissance (The) – In a Nutshell

By Category
Non-Fiction
Afghanistan – In a Nutshell
Cathedrals – In a Nutshell
Confucius – In a Nutshell
Darwin - In a Nutshell
French Revolution (The) – In a Nutshell
Guide to Wine (A)
History of English Poetry (The)
History of Science (The)
History of the Olympics (A)
History of Theatre (The)
History of Western Art (The)
Karma and Rebirth – In a Nutshell
Middle Way (The)
Napoleon - In a Nutshell
Phänomen Strauss
Renaissance (The) - In a Nutshell
Symphony Orchestra in Crisis (The)
Tibet - In a Nutshell

Non-Fiction – Music
Anton Rubinstein: Short Profile
Arvo Pärt: A Portrait
Bartók: A Portrait
Beethoven: His Life & Music
Chopin: His Life & Music
Chopin: The Reluctant Romantic
Discover Chamber Music
Discover Choral Music
Discover Classical Music of the 20th Century
Discover Early Music
Discover Film Music
Discover Music of the Baroque Era
Discover Music of the Classical Era
Discover Music of the Romantic Era
Discover Opera
Discover the Symphony
Dmitry Shostakovich: A Portrait
Domenico Scarlatti: Short Profile
Down a Path of Wonder
Dvořák: His Life & Music
Edward MacDowell: Short Profile
Ernő Dohnányi: Short Profile
Ferdinand Ries: Short Profile
Ferruccio Busoni: Short Profile
Frederic Mompou: Short Profile
Haydn: His Life and Music
History of American Classical Music (A)
Ignaz Joseph Pleyel: Short Profile
Joaquín Rodrigo: A Portrait
Joaquín Turina: Short Profile
Johann Baptist Vanhal: A Short Profile
Johann Nepomuk Hummel: Short Profile
John Field: Short Profile
Joseph Martin Kraus: A Short Profile
Liszt: His Life and Music
Mahler: His Life and Music
Manuel de Falla: A Short Profile
Mendelssohn: His Life and Music
Mozart: His Life & Music
Muzio Clementi: Short Profile
Peter Maxwell Davies: A Portrait
Puccini: His Life and Music
Robert Schumann: Short Profile
Sergey Prokofiev: A Portrait
Story of British Classical Music (The)
Stravinsky: Discoveries and Memories
Tavener: A Portrait
Tchaikovsky: His Life and Music
Wagner: His Life & Music

Junior Non-Fiction
Famous People in History Vol 1
Famous People in History Vol 2
Glory of Ancient Greece (The)
Great Inventors and their Inventions
Great Rulers of Ancient Rome
Great Scientists and their Discoveries
Kings and Queens of England
Pirates!
Religions of the World
Vikings (The)

Junior Fiction
Adventures of Odysseus (The)
Clumsy Ghost and Other Spooky Tales (The)
King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table
More Tales from the Greek Legends
Robin Hood
Stories from Shakespeare - The Plantagenets
Stories from Shakespeare Vol 1
Stories from Shakespeare Vol 2
Stories from Shakespeare Vol 3
Tale of Troy (The)
Tales from the Greek Legends
Tales from the Norse Legends
Tales of Irish Myths

Junior Religion
Moses and other stories from the Old Testament
Story of Jesus (The)

Poetry
Beowulf
Inferno
Paradise
Purgatory
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight


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