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SOAMES, N.: Famous People in History, Vol. 2 (Unabridged)


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SOAMES, N.: Famous People in History, Vol. 2 (Unabridged)

There is a need for accessible short biographies of key people for younger listeners. Following the success of Famous People, Volume I, Nicolas Soames presents another varied group of men and women who have changed the course of history. This is the second volume of popular histories of famous people Alexander the Great, Joan of Arc, Leonardo da Vinci, Isaac Newton, George Washington, Ludwig van Beethoven, Louis Pasteur, Marie Curie and Mahatma Ghandi.

Disc 1

  Alexander the Great (356-323 BC)
1.   Alexander, Bucephalus And The Macedonian Army 00:02:05
2.   Alexander's Early History 00:05:32
3.   Alexander Becomes King Of Macedonia In 336 BC 00:04:02
4.   Darius, The Persian King, And Alexander Finally Meet At The Battle Of Issus 00:03:18
5.   Alexander, King Of Asia 00:06:41
  Joan of Arc (1425-1431)
6.   Jeannette - A Poor French Peasent Girl 00:02:17
7.   Jeanette Starts Hearing Voices And Seeing Visions 00:04:03
8.   The Long Trip To Chinon To Meet The Dauphin Of France 00:02:29
9.   Joan - La Pucelle 00:04:29
10.   The Crowning Of The Dauphin At Rheims In 1429 00:01:22
11.   Captured By The Burgundians And Handed Over To The English 00:04:48
  Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
12.   The Painter Of The Mona Lisa 00:05:34
13.   Leonardo Was Born In Vinci, 1452 00:01:47
14.   In 1473, Admitted Into The Guild Of Painters In Florence 00:05:14
15.   Back In Florence - And Then On The Move Again 00:02:53
16.   Leonardo Meets The French King Francis I And Moves To France 00:02:42
  Isaac Newton (1642-1727)
17.   Centrifugal Force - And The Fall Of An Apple 00:03:30
18.   Newton Seemed An Ordinary Boy... 00:03:32
19.   The Laws Of Motion, Mathematics And The Study Of Light 00:02:26
20.   The Master Of The Mint 00:02:43
  George Washington (1732-1799)
21.   The Most Famous Man In American History 00:04:30
22.   Into An Ambush At Fort Duquesne 00:03:30

Disc 2

  George Washington (1732-1799)
1.   The Rebellion Against British Rule Begins 00:02:29
2.   Victories And Defeats - The War Of Independence 00:04:48
3.   The War Of Independence Is Won 00:03:53
  Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
4.   Symphony No. 5, The Most Famous Theme In Classical Music 00:01:56
5.   Beethoven Was Born In Bonn, Germay, 1770 00:03:30
6.   Beethoven Notices His Hearing Is Getting Weaker 00:02:17
7.   A New Beginning 00:04:56
8.   His Last Concert 00:04:54
  Louis Pasteur (1822-1895)
9.   Rabies! 00:05:42
10.   Louis Pasteur Was Born In 1822 00:01:04
11.   Pasteur's Study Of Microbes In Wine 00:04:01
12.   Pasteur Studies Silk Worms 00:03:36
13.   His Work Spreads - Lister And Antiseptic Methods 00:01:45
14.   The Study Of Infectious Diseases - Anthrax And Chicken Cholera 00:02:44
15.   Rabies Cured 00:02:28
  Marie Curie (1867-1934)
16.   An Important Woman Scientist 00:01:55
17.   Born Manya Sklodovska, In Poland In 1867 00:02:31
18.   Marie Sklodovska Arrives In Paris, 1891 00:01:59
19.   Marie Marries Pierre Curie - The Husband And Wife Team Begins 00:03:48
20.   In 1903, They Were Jointly Awarded The Nobel Prize For Physics 00:03:42
  Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869-1948)
21.   A Small, Thin Man With A Spinning Wheel 00:01:22
22.   The 4 Castes - And The Untouchables 00:03:00
23.   The Young Lawer Moves To South Africa 00:02:42
24.   Gandhi Returns To India 00:03:07
25.   Strife Between Hindus And Muslims 00:04:08

Total Playing Time: 02:37:44

Soames, Nicolas

Brattan, Laura; Hagon, Garrick; Philpott, Daniel

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Junior History

Catalogue No: NA219712

Barcode: 9789626341971

Physical Release: 03/2000

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