Library Ed. Books on Tape 2006
CS ISBN 1415929882 $36.00 Six cassettes
CD ISBN 1415929890 $45.00 Eight CDs
This excellent audiobook is a companion to the History Channel's documentary series. While the film and essays examine the same days, they use different examples to illustrate events. Stephen Hoye gives a straightforward reading of the surprising list of important--if undervalued--days that shaped the course of American history. The Pequot Massacre at Mystic River (1637), the Gold Rush (1848), the Scopes Trial (1925), Einstein and the creation of the atomic bomb (1939), Elvis's appearance on "Your Show of Shows" (1956), and five others are included. Hoye reads quotes from scholars, government records, and eyewitness accounts with clarity and enthusiasm, making this a painless way to refresh your historical IQ. S.J.H. © AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine [Published: OCT/ NOV 06]
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