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BBC History - American

 
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  • The American Civil War: Extracts from BBC Radio 4's 'Empire of Liberty'

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By David Reynolds
    • Narrated By David Reynolds
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    Ten episodes from David Reynolds' award-winning radio series, which trace the history of the American Civil War. This narrative tells the story of the American Civil War through the voices of those who lived it. Written and presented by acclaimed historian David Reynolds, these extracts come from the series 'America: Empire of Liberty', which won the Voice of the Listener & Viewer Award for the Best New Radio Programme and was nominated for a Sony Radio Academy Award.

    M says: "A bitter story in USA history very well told"
    The American Civil War: Extracts from BBC Radio 4's 'Empire of Liberty' (Unabridged)
  • America - Empire Of Liberty: Volume 1: Liberty And Slavery

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By David Reynolds
    • Narrated By David Reynolds
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    It celebrates the American achievement and evokes the sound and colour of daily life; it also explores the paradoxes of American history. through three themes - empire, liberty and faith - that together this vivid saga. PART ONE - from the beginnings to the start of the Civil War in 1861 The series is written and presented by David Reynolds - a prize-winning Cambridge historian whose previous work for the BBC includes the 2008 TV series Summits.

    Seeker says: "Key to understanding U.S."
    America - Empire Of Liberty: Volume 1: Liberty And Slavery (Unabridged)
  • America: Empire Of Liberty, Volume 2: Power and Progress

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By David Reynolds
    • Narrated By David Reynolds
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    Volume Two of David Reynolds's major BBC Radio 4 series traces America's story from the Civil War to World War Two. This epic narrative tells the saga of the United States through the voices of those who lived it - presidents and farmers, mothers and children, settlers and soldiers, immigrants and Native Americans. This is also the story of how ordinary Americans lived, worked and had fun - with fascinating snapshots of H.J. Heinz, Buffalo Bill, skyscrapers, baseball, the Flappers and Gone with the Wind.

    Greg says: "Great way to learn American history"
    America: Empire Of Liberty, Volume 2: Power and Progress (Unabridged)
  • America - Empire of Liberty Vol. 3: Empire and Evil

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By David Reynolds
    • Narrated By David Reynolds
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    Volume Three of David Reynolds' award-winning BBC Radio 4 series runs from the origins of the Cold War to the inauguration of Barack Obama This epic narrative tells the saga of the United States through the voices of those who lived it, exploring three abiding national themes: empire, liberty and faith.

    Greg says: "Great way to learn American history"
    America - Empire of Liberty Vol. 3: Empire and Evil (Unabridged)
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