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    • The Thirty Years War

    • Autor: C. V. Wedgwood
    • Sprecher: Charlton Griffin
    • Spieldauer: 19 Std. und 45 Min.
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    Initially, the Thirty Years War was precipitated in 1618 by religious conflicts between Protestants and Catholics in the Holy Roman Empire. But the conflict soon spread beyond religion to encompass the internal politics and balance of power within the Empire, and then later to the other European powers. By the end, it became simply a dynastic struggle between Bourbon France and Habsburg Spain. And almost all of it was fought out in Germany. Entire regions were depopulated and destroyed.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting overview but

    • Von Sabrina Am hilfreichsten 12.04.2017

    Regulärer Preis: 25,95 €

    • The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

    • Autor: Edward Gibbon
    • Sprecher: Charlton Griffin
    • Spieldauer: 126 Std. und 31 Min.
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    Here in a single volume is the entire, unabridged recording of Gibbon's masterpiece. Beginning in the second century A.D. at the apex of the Pax Romana, Gibbon traces the arc of decline and complete destruction through the centuries across Europe and the Mediterranean. It is a thrilling and cautionary tale of splendor and ruin, of faith and hubris, and of civilization and barbarism. Follow along as Christianity overcomes paganism... before itself coming under intense pressure from Islam.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A thing of beauty is a joy forever

    • Von Marc Dierckx Am hilfreichsten 06.12.2015

    Regulärer Preis: 64,95 €

    • Tom Jones

    • Autor: Henry Fielding
    • Sprecher: Charlton Griffin
    • Spieldauer: 37 Std. und 58 Min.
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    Tom Jones is a splendid Hogarthian panorama of 18th century English life and morals, encompassing both city and country, and comprising some of the greatest comic characters in British literature. First published in 1749, it was an instant success and has gone on to become a classic of its genre. Quite simply, there has never been anything like it.

    Regulärer Preis: 56,95 €

    • The Complete Stories of Sherlock Holmes, Volume 2

    • Autor: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
    • Sprecher: Charlton Griffin
    • Spieldauer: 27 Std. und 50 Min.
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    Volume two in this series consists of one novel, The Hound of the Baskervilles, and two collections of short stories, which include "Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes" and "The Return of Sherlock Holmes" (a total of 23 stories). These creations by Doyle represent the finest work of his Holmes series, and certainly the most famous.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Absolut empfehlenswert

    • Von Eva Am hilfreichsten 01.10.2013

    Regulärer Preis: 27,95 €

    • The Complete Stories of Sherlock Holmes

    • Autor: Arthur Conan Doyle
    • Sprecher: Charlton Griffin
    • Spieldauer: 70 Std. und 53 Min.
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    Here in one recording is every Sherlock Holmes story ever written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Originally appearing in serial form, these famous stories are here presented in the order in which they were first published beginning in 1887. Included in this definitive, award-winning collection are four novels and 56 short stories, a total of 60 titles. The 56 short stories are aggregated into five named collections, just as they were originally published in book form.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Very Complete Stories of Sherlock Holmes (byDoyle)

    • Von Felix Am hilfreichsten 26.09.2014

    Regulärer Preis: 72,95 €

    • The Great Age of Discovery, Volume 1

    • Columbus, Magellan, and the Early Explorations
    • Autor: Paul Herrmann
    • Sprecher: Charlton Griffin
    • Spieldauer: 12 Std. und 16 Min.
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    In the space of 400 years, Western man methodically set out to explore and map the entire earth. During some of the most dangerous expeditions ever mounted, an extraordinary group of determined men forced passages through vast oceans, dark jungles, and withering deserts. Never has their like been seen since. What drove these soldiers, sailors, and civilians to leave the comforts of civilized life and face the horrors of shipwreck, starvation, cannibals, and disease?

    Regulärer Preis: 34,95 €

    • A History of China

    • Autor: Hilda Hookham
    • Sprecher: Charlton Griffin
    • Spieldauer: 11 Std. und 32 Min.
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    Trying to squeeze an entire history of Chinese civilization into a brief, one volume account is a formidable task, but one that has succeeded brilliantly here. Hilda Hookham has provided us with a concise story that, while not getting too entangled with personalities and cultural issues, manages to navigate the swirling passage of events that comprise over 3,000 years of Chinese political history.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • what a firework

    • Von witzig Am hilfreichsten 12.08.2017

    Regulärer Preis: 23,95 €

    • Paradise Lost & Paradise Regained

    • Autor: John Milton
    • Sprecher: Charlton Griffin
    • Spieldauer: 16 Std. und 14 Min.
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    Paradise Lost, along with its companion piece, Paradise Regained, remain the most successful attempts at Greco-Roman style epic poetry in the English language. Remarkably enough, they were written near the end of John Milton's amazing life, a bold testimonial to his mental powers in old age. And, since he had gone completely blind in 1652, 15 years prior to Paradise Lost, he dictated it and all his other works to his daughter.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Sehr guter Sprecher

    • Von QNZ Am hilfreichsten 27.07.2016

    Regulärer Preis: 66,95 €

    • Italian Journey

    • Autor: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
    • Sprecher: Charlton Griffin
    • Spieldauer: 18 Std. und 57 Min.
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    Goethe was probably the greatest universal genius who ever lived. Although known primarily as a poet, playright, and novelist, he was also known for his work in anatomy, botany, color, art criticism, and jurisprudence. Many people are deterred from attempting to read anything by Goethe because of his extremely penetrating intelligence and dense prose. But his travel diary, Italian Journey, is by far easier to digest than anything else by him.

    Regulärer Preis: 42,95 €

    • The Iliad

    • Autor: Homer, Richmond Lattimore - translator
    • Sprecher: Charlton Griffin
    • Spieldauer: 22 Std. und 6 Min.
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    The Iliad is one of the most enduring creations of Western Civilization and was originally written to be recited or chanted to the accompaniment of various instruments. Properly performed, this work today is just as meaningful, just as powerful and just as entertaining as it was in the ninth century B.C.,and it casts its spell upon modern listeners with the same raw intensity as it did upon the people of ancient times.

    Regulärer Preis: 45,95 €

    • The Invasion of Europe by the Barbarians

    • Autor: John Bagnell Bury
    • Sprecher: Charlton Griffin
    • Spieldauer: 8 Std. und 3 Min.
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    In the last half of the fourth century, the Roman Empire began to feel the stress of renewed pressure on its borders as Germanic and Asian tribes moved westward. As these tribes settled, they began to form alliances and to convert to Christianity. But when these very capable tribesmen began to enlist in the Roman military, the empire began to fall under the control of mercenary soldiers.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • just very interesting

    • Von Martin Pfemeter Am hilfreichsten 12.07.2018

    Regulärer Preis: 21,95 €

    • The Rime of the Ancient Mariner and Other Poems

    • Autor: Samuel Taylor Coleridge
    • Sprecher: Charlton Griffin
    • Spieldauer: 2 Std. und 27 Min.
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    "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" is one of the most beautiful and celebrated of all English poems. It is also the precursor of what would become the artistic movement known as Romanticism. In addition to this masterpiece, this recording includes some of Coleridge's finest poems, including the haunting "Kubla Kahn" and "Christabel."

    Regulärer Preis: 12,95 €

    • A History of England, Volume 1: Early and Middle Ages to 1485

    • Autor: Cyril Robinson
    • Sprecher: Charlton Griffin
    • Spieldauer: 9 Std. und 23 Min.
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    The history of England can be said to have begun with the arrival of Julius Caesar in 54 BC. Four hundred years later, Romano British civilization came to an end with the withdrawal of Roman military protection and the onslaught by successive waves of Germanic invasions. Angles, Saxons, Jutes, Danes, and Norsemen ravaged Britain for almost 500 years. The native Celtic peoples were displaced and driven westward into present-day Wales, where their descendants dwell to this day.

    Regulärer Preis: 28,95 €

    • R. E. Lee: Volume Four

    • Autor: Douglas Southall Freeman
    • Sprecher: Charlton Griffin
    • Spieldauer: 18 Std. und 12 Min.
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    Volume Four begins in March, 1865 with Lee's starving soldiers facing annihilation at the hands of Grant's enormous army. Surrounded, with all avenues of escape cut off, Lee honorably surrendered the remnants of his valiant Army of Northern Virginia at Appamattox on April 9. Having done his military duty to his people, Lee next asked himself, "What is now my duty?" Declining handsome financial rewards for the use of his name in commercial ventures, Lee decided to share the misery of the people of Virginia and the South.

    Regulärer Preis: 39,95 €

    • The Complete Stories of Sherlock Holmes, Volume 1

    • Autor: Sir Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
    • Sprecher: Charlton Griffin
    • Spieldauer: 20 Std. und 16 Min.
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    First appearing in print in 1890, the character of Sherlock Holmes has now become synonymous worldwide with the concept of a super sleuth. His creator, Conan Doyle, imbued his detective hero with intellectual power, acute observational abilities, a penchant for deductive reasoning and a highly educated use of forensic skills. Indeed, Doyle created the first fictional private detective who used what we now recognize as modern scientific investigative techniques.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • It made my weeks :-)

    • Von acme-kephas Am hilfreichsten 26.10.2011

    Regulärer Preis: 27,95 €

    • A History of the Roman Republic, Volume 1

    • Autor: Cyril Robinson
    • Sprecher: Charlton Griffin
    • Spieldauer: 8 Std. und 52 Min.
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    The story of the Roman Republic is the greatest epic in human history. Seen in the long perspective of time, it seems too fantastic to be real. From its modest beginnings as a convenient fording place on the Tiber to its eventual destiny as the mistress of the Mediterranean, Rome offers a strange tale of fate, sacrifice, and indomitable willpower. The stern realities of war shaped its policies from the very beginning.

    Regulärer Preis: 34,95 €

    • The Holy Roman Empire

    • Autor: James Bryce
    • Sprecher: Charlton Griffin
    • Spieldauer: 12 Std. und 33 Min.
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    First published in 1864, this is a comprehensive history of the Holy Roman Empire by James Bryce, 1st Viscount Bryce, a British academic, jurist, historian, and politician.

    Regulärer Preis: 37,95 €

    • R. E. Lee: Volume One

    • Autor: Douglas Southall Freeman
    • Sprecher: Charlton Griffin
    • Spieldauer: 23 Std. und 36 Min.
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    R. E. Lee by Douglas Southall Freeman was the recipient of the 1935 Pulitzer Prize for Literature. It was a richly deserved honor, for Freeman's biography of the distinguished Virginian went on to become one of the most celebrated of all American biographies, a favorite of General George Marshall and President Dwight Eisenhower, among many others. Since his death, thousands of American soldiers have sought to emulate Lee's example of virtue, courage, and duty.

    Regulärer Preis: 42,95 €

    • R. E. Lee: Volume Three

    • Autor: Douglas Southall Freeman
    • Sprecher: Charlton Griffin
    • Spieldauer: 17 Std. und 51 Min.
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    Volume three opens in May 1863 as Lee assessed his situation after the great Confederate victory at Chancellorsville and the loss of General Jackson. Lee quickly reorganized his army and headed north, hoping to inflict a war-ending defeat on the Union. But absent Jackson, his army was not the same.

    Regulärer Preis: 42,95 €

    • R. E. Lee: Volume Two

    • Autor: Douglas Southall Freeman
    • Sprecher: Charlton Griffin
    • Spieldauer: 19 Std. und 11 Min.
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    Volume Two opens in March, 1862 with Lee back in Richmond after a lengthy absence. He was shocked by the chaos and panic evident in the Confederate capital. McClellan had assembled a superbly equipped army of over 100,000 soldiers which Virginians feared might invade at any time. In May, McClellan began to move his huge Army of the Potomac up the peninsula and so close to Richmond that church steeples were within his view. The situation seemed hopeless.

    Regulärer Preis: 42,95 €

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