Here are the stories of nine people whose energy, inspiration, courage and determination changed the world. From Christopher Columbus, who set off into unknown seas in a small ship in the 15th century, to a young girl, Anne Frank, caught in the turmoil of the 20th, who wrote a remarkable diary while in hiding in Amsterdam during the Second World War. Their personalities and their achievements make them heroes and heroines for our time also.
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 co-founded 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.