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SOAMES: Famous People in History, II (Daniel Philpott/ Garrick Hagon/ Laura Brattan/ Nicolas Soames) (Naxos Audio Books: NA219712)

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There is a need for accessible short biographies of key people for younger listeners. Following the success of Famous People, Volume I, Nicolas Soames presents another varied group of men and women who have changed the course of history. This is the second volume of popular histories of famous people Alexander the Great, Joan of Arc, Leonardo da Vinci, Isaac Newton, George Washington, Ludwig van Beethoven, Louis Pasteur, Marie Curie and Mahatma Ghandi.
Item number NA219712
Barcode 9789626341971
Release date 19/03/2000
Category Non-Fiction | AudioBooks
Label Naxos AudioBooks
Media type CD
Number of units 2
Artists Daniel Philpott
Garrick Hagon
Laura Brattan
Composers Nicolas Soames
Producers Nicolas Soames
Disc: 1
Alexander the Great (356-323 BC)
1 Alexander, Bucephalus And The Macedonian Army
2 Alexander's Early History
3 Alexander Becomes King Of Macedonia In 336 BC
4 Darius, The Persian King, And Alexander Finally Me
5 Alexander, King Of Asia
Joan of Arc (1425-1431)
6 Jeannette - A Poor French Peasent Girl
7 Jeanette Starts Hearing Voices And Seeing Visions
8 The Long Trip To Chinon To Meet The Dauphin Of Fra
9 Joan - La Pucelle
10 The Crowning Of The Dauphin At Rheims In 1429
11 Captured By The Burgundians And Handed Over To The
Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
12 The Painter Of The Mona Lisa
13 Leonardo Was Born In Vinci, 1452
14 In 1473, Admitted Into The Guild Of Painters In Fl
15 Back In Florence - And Then On The Move Again
16 Leonardo Meets The French King Francis I And Moves
Isaac Newton (1642-1727)
17 Centrifugal Force - And The Fall Of An Apple
18 Newton Seemed An Ordinary Boy...
19 The Laws Of Motion, Mathematics And The Study Of L
20 The Master Of The Mint
21 The Most Famous Man In American History
22 Into An Ambush At Fort Duquesne
Disc: 2
George Washington (1732-1799)
1 The Rebellion Against British Rule Begins
2 Victories And Defeats - The War Of Independence
3 The War Of Independence Is Won
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
4 Symphony No. 5, The Most Famous Theme In Classical
5 Beethoven Was Born In Bonn, Germay, 1770
6 Beethoven Notices His Hearing Is Getting Weaker
7 A New Beginning
8 His Last Concert
Louis Pasteur (1822-1895)
9 Rabies!
10 Louis Pasteur Was Born In 1822
11 Pasteur's Study Of Microbes In Wine
12 Pasteur Studies Silk Worms
13 His Work Spreads - Lister And Antiseptic Methods
14 The Study Of Infectious Diseases - Anthrax And Chi
15 Rabies Cured
Marie Curie (1867-1934)
16 An Important Woman Scientist
17 Born Manya Sklodovska, In Poland In 1867
18 Marie Sklodovska Arrives In Paris, 1891
19 Marie Marries Pierre Curie - The Husband And Wife
20 In 1903, They Were Jointly Awarded The Nobel Prize
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869-1948)
21 A Small, Thin Man With A Spinning Wheel
22 The 4 Castes - And The Untouchables
23 The Young Lawer Moves To South Africa
24 Gandhi Returns To India
25 Strife Between Hindus And Muslims
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