Great Moments in History
By John G. Stockmyer
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Great Moments in History is a collection of ten momentous events in World and American history, covered by live, on-the-spot newscasters. These are "first-hand" dramatizations enhanced by full-range, professional sound effects. Experience real historic events as they happen: - Charge with the Athenians at Marathon; die with the Spartan 300 at the tragedy of Thermopylae; and thrill to the final Greek victory at Plataea. - From the first heroic charge to the bizarre victory, you are at Hastings, reliving that most famous of all battles. King Harold of England and William the Conqueror highlight this succession dispute that can only be settled on the field of combat. - King Phillip II, Sir Francis Drake, Queen Elizabeth - again they meet in the climactic struggle. Return to 1588 as Spanish ships sail out upon the ebb of empire! This series was initially marketed to schools in the early 1970's, and distributed on albums and cassette tapes. Now, 35 years later, thanks to digital technology and podiobooks.com, a new generation is able to enjoy these truly remarkable programs.
||Episode 1: Greek-Persian Wars||This recording allows you to charge with the Athenians at Marathon; die with the Spartan 300 at the tragedy of Thermopylae; and thrill to the final Greek victory at Plataea. Important insights are also to be learned about the quarrelsome nature of the Gr||6 6 2006||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 2: Assassination of Caesar||Far from causing the fall of the Roman Republic as his enemies charged, it was Caesar's genius to attempt a solution to Rome's problems: poverty, unemployment, ignorance. It is all here, Caesar's program, his treacherous assassination, and the solemn||6 6 2006||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 3: Death of Socrates||More than anything else, we remember Socrates for insisting on his right to speak freely, even at the cost of his own life. Now, you can hear Socrates plead for the freedom to speak his mind and experience his wisdom and razor wit. Come to know that gra||6 6 2006||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 4: Battle of Hastings||From the first heroic charge to the bizarre victory, you are at Hastings, reliving that most famous of all battles. King Harold of England and William the Conqueror highlight the succession dispute that can only be settled on the field of combat. Don't||6 6 2006||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 5: Defeat of the Spanish Armada||King Phillip II, Sir Francis Drake, Queen Elizabeth -- again they meet in the climactic struggle. Return to 1588 as Spanish ships sail out upon the ebb of empire!||6 6 2006||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 6: King Philip's War||Although you may never have heard of this event in history, it is an excellent vehicle for exposing the era of Puritan America in 1675. It was the most desperate and bloody Indian War ever fought in America. Here, the positions of both Indian and White||6 6 2006||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 7: The Salem Witch Trials||Always current, the witch trials at Salem remind us of how easily men can become a mob. The emotions of fear and hysteria have always branched forth the poisoned fruit of injustice.||6 6 2006||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 8: Road to Revolution: 1775||Listen to a heated debate as Benjamin Franklin, a Tory, a British official, and a member of the Sons of Liberty discuss law and order, political violence, and representation for minorities. We also hear the Boston Massacre, and march with the British Arm||6 6 2006||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 9: Yorktown: Victor and Vanquished||The American Revolution is reviewed, culminating in the Battle of Yorktown. We hear Washington, Burgoyne, Von Steuben, Clinton, DeGrasse, and Cornwallis. There is nothing as dramatic as a tiny nation struggling for national independence.||6 6 2006||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 10: 1812: Jackson at New Orleans||The War of 1812 is not one of the brighter spots in American history; our motives for declaring it were mixed at best, our capital was burned, our navy driven from the sea. While reviewing the war, this emotion-packed recording centers on the Battle of N||6 6 2006||Free||View In iTunes|