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Books narrated by Bill Hare

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    NASA Programs in the 1970s: The History and Legacy of the Space Agency’s Missions to Mars and Beyond

    Narrated by Bill Hare ...

    Unabridged

    4 hours 21 min

    Space exploration was always an expensive business, and throughout NASA’s history, the agency has had to justify to Congress its need for every dollar it intended to spend. This problem has helped NASA to be more careful and more creative with the money they did receive, and scientists had to justify the equipment they wanted to include on each space probe. They had to justify the size and the ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Scottish Art and Artists in Historical and Contemporary Context

    by Bill Hare ...
    Series Book 2 - Scottish Art & Artists
    In comparison with many who write about contemporary art, Hare is never self indulgent or wilfully obscure – there is no bogus theorising to be found here. From the Foreword by ALEXANDER MOFFAT Alan Davie • Eduardo Paolozzi • William Turnbull • Janet Boulton • Ian Hamilton Finlay • Joan Eardley • Anthony Hatwell • Colquhoun and MacBryde • Boyle Family • Jack Knox • Barbara Rae • Lys Hansen • Joyce ... Read more

    $26.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Audiobook

    Most Influential Mesoamerican Gods, The: The History and Legacy of Quetzalcoatl, Huitzilopochtli, and Tlaloc

    Narrated by Bill Hare ...

    Unabridged

    4 hours 42 min

    Gilgamesh, Hercules, Aeneas, and Lancelot are instantly recognized as mythological heroes in the West, evoking visions of Persian monsters, ghastly labors, and the founding and glorification of cities, but the names of Mesoamerican gods remain as mysterious as their spelling. Even those who have come across their names when learning about the history of Mesoamerica – particularly the Aztec and ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

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    Studebaker Brothers, The: The Lives and Legacy of the Family Behind the Famous Automobile Company

    Narrated by Bill Hare ...

    Unabridged

    1 hour 19 min

    “The automobile has come to stay. But when a man has no business, it is a rather expensive luxury, and I would advise no man, be he farmer or merchant, to buy one until he has sufficient income to keep it up. A horse and buggy will afford a great deal of enjoyment…” – John M. StudebakerFor a couple of generations of Americans, along with Ford, Chrysler, and General Motors, there was Studebaker, ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Audiobook

    French Senegal: The History of the French Colony and Senegal’s Transition to Independence

    Narrated by Bill Hare ...

    Unabridged

    1 hour 41 min

    When they entered the negotiations in Berlin in 1884, the French were established in their flagship African territory of Senegal, situated at the westernmost point of continental Africa, which tended to give them an option over the vast reaches of the western continent so far unclaimed by any territory. The history of French engagement in Senegal can be traced back to 1677, with the French ... Read more

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    Maccabean Revolt, The: The History and Legacy of the Jewish Uprising against the Seleucid Empire that Restored Judea’s Religious Freedom

    Narrated by Bill Hare ...

    Unabridged

    1 hour 36 min

    For nearly two centuries, the Jews and Greeks of the region were able to live in relative peace. The Seleucid rulers allowed the Jews to practice their religion unmolested, and many of the Jews adopted aspects of Hellenism in order to ingratiate themselves with the rulers. Eventually, though, a number of factors led to a Jewish revolt against Seleucid rule that started in 167 BCE and came to be ... Read more

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    Tom Horn: The Controversial Life and Legacy of One of the Wild West’s Most Famous Gunslingers

    Narrated by Bill Hare ...

    Unabridged

    1 hour 21 min

    In the span of scarcely more than a half century, the West developed from a handful of scattered fur trapping enterprises predominantly inhabited by males to a region full of burgeoning rustic communities, and before the government’s official “closure” of the frontier as a lawless expanse, Western societies were essentially living apart from traditional American rule of law. What judicial ... Read more

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    Great Siege of Malta, The: The History of the Battle for the Mediterranean Island Between the Ottoman Empire and Knights Hospitaller

    Narrated by Bill Hare ...

    Unabridged

    2 hours 39 min

    After being forced out of Rhodes by the Ottomans in the early 16th century, the Knights Hospitaller spent seven years residing in Sicily without an official home or garrison, but around 1530, Holy Roman Emperor Charles V decided to gift the order the islands of Malta and Gozo, as well as the port city of Tripoli in North Africa, as a fiefdom. The emperor’s motivations varied, but most historians ... Read more

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    Leo Frank Case, The: The Controversial History of the Arrest and Trial of a Jewish Man Wrongly Convicted of Murder in the Early 20th Century

    Narrated by Bill Hare ...

    Unabridged

    1 hour 14 min

    In 1913, Mary Phagan, a young Georgia factory girl and the daughter of tenant farmers, was raped and killed, and suspicion fell upon Leo Frank, the Jewish-American factory manager, who was subsequently arrested, tried, and convicted of her murder based on the thinnest of circumstantial evidence. The entire case against Frank rested on the testimony of the factory janitor, Jim Conley, despite the ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Audiobook

    D.W. Griffith: The Life and Legacy of the Hollywood Director Who Made The Birth of a Nation

    Narrated by Bill Hare ...

    Unabridged

    1 hour 21 min

    He was a pioneering film director who had 518 films to his credit. His work spanned the silent and sound eras. Most of his films were completed in a span of 15 years. But today he is known only for one of his films, one considered by historians to be a landmark in cinema as well as the most controversial ever made. He could not escape the controversy of this one film before he died in relative ... Read more

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    Dodo, The: The History and Legacy of the Extinct Flightless Bird

    Narrated by Bill Hare ...

    Unabridged

    1 hour 25 min

    “The Dodo never had a chance. He seems to have been invented for the sole purpose of becoming extinct and that was all he was good for.” – Willy Cuppy, 19th century American humorist and literary criticAt one point or another, just about everyone has heard of the dodo bird, which is almost universally described as a cuddly, whimsical creature renowned for its alleged stupidity. This prehistoric ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Audiobook

    Scott Joplin: The Life and Legacy of the King of Ragtime

    Narrated by Bill Hare ...

    Unabridged

    1 hour 21 min

    Despite a general dearth of African American names rising to musical prominence during the years of Reconstruction, black talent existed in good measure for both popular and classical genres, and among the most notable musicians celebrated in the present day is composer Scott Joplin, who in his day earned the moniker “King of Ragtime.” Joplin’s use of ragtime as a piano genre was as natural to ... Read more

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