Best biographies podcasts we could find (Updated July 2017)
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Oxford Biographies
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A fortnightly biography of an intriguing individual from British history. Each episode in the podcast is a biography selected from the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography - the authoritative collection of more than 56,000 lives of men and women from around the world who have shaped Britain's history. You can download more free biographies from the web site at www.oxforddnb.com.
 
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Biography
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The podcasting of a life, by Matt Smith. “Whether I shall turn out to be the hero of my own life, or whether that station will be held by anybody else, these pages must show.” - Charles Dickens.
 
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New Books in Biography
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Interviews with Biographers about their New Books
 
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LearnOutLoud's Biography Podcast
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LearnOutLoud's Biography Podcast will explore the lives of notable people throughout history. Whether it be World Leaders, Political activists, spiritual luminaries, great artists or every day people, this podcast will be a showcase for their story.
 
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American Biography
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American biography is a podcast that looks at American history through a human prism by examining the lives of important, if less discussed, Americans who have exerted great influence upon the nation's development.It's the American story told through Americans' stories.
 
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Byte Sized Biographies…
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Of Some Very Famous People You've Never Really Heard Of...In Less Than An Hour.
 
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5 Minute Biographies
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Biographies to read or listen to in about 5 minutes
 
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True Stories from History and Biography by HAWTHORNE, Nathaniel
 
In writing this ponderous tome, the author's desire has been to describe the eminent characters and remarkable events of our annals, in such a form and style, that the YOUNG might make acquaintance with them of their own accord. For this purpose, while ostensibly relating the adventures of a Chair, he has endeavored to keep a distinct and unbroken thread of authentic history. The Chair is made to pass from one to another of those personages, of whom he thought it most desirable for the young ...
 
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Biography Podcasts
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The students in Mrs. Tyranski and Mrs. Aronson’s classes have been studying the American Revolutionary War. In doing so, each student researched a famous person during this time period, dressed in character, and gave an oral report about their person. They then summarized their work to record a podcast.
 
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Saint Francis of Assisi: A Biography by JORGENSEN, Johannes
 
Born to a prosperous cloth merchant of Assisi, Francis (1182-1226) lived the typically high-spirited life of a wealthy young man of his day, which included fighting as a soldier. In 1205, while away at war, he experienced a vision that beckoned him return to Assisi, where he soon lost his taste for the worldly life and began to live a life of evangelical poverty in imitation of Jesus Christ. He embarked upon a pilgrimage to Rome, where he begged for alms alongside the poor at St. Peter's Bas ...
 
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Piccadilly A Fragment of Contemporary Biography by OLIPHANT, Laurence
 
Laurence Oliphant, author, international traveller, diplomatist and mystic, who spent a decade in later life under the influence of the spiritualist prophet Thomas Lake Harris, writes here under the amusing guise of Lord Frank Vanecourt, bringing us a veritable pot-pourri of events from everyday life in 1865 as he moves amongst the great, the good, and not so good who reside in the exclusive area of London's Piccadilly W1 and its surroundings. (Introduction by Nigel Carrington)
 
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Biography Of An American
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A look at the history and mind of a millennial at risk youth, artist, musician and film maker in the USA.
 
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Biography of a Grizzly
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"The life of a wild animal always has a tragic end," as Ernest Thompson Seton said. This is the story of Metitsi Wahb, born a playful cub, orphaned young by the murder of his mother, his brothers and sister, raising himself surrounded by enemies, and growing to the fiercest creature anywhere in his vast range -- though showing himself a gentleman in the Yellowstone National Park. And finally, he is laid low by a smaller, more cunning enemy, and defeated in the end by age and injury. "The lif ...
 
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Child's Book of American Biography, The by STIMPSON, Mary Stoyell
 
In every country there have been certain men and women whose busy lives have made the world better or wiser. The names of such are heard so often that every child should know a few facts about them. It is hoped the very short stories told here may make boys and girls eager to learn more about these famous people. (from the Forward of the text)
 
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Biography Perspectives Podcast
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Welcome to Biography Perspectives presented by a 5th grade class somewhere in the Web-O-Sphere. Photo From:http://www.flickr.com/photos/kateharker/154332963/
 
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Biography of a Grizzly
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"The life of a wild animal always has a tragic end," as Ernest Thompson Seton said. This is the story of Metitsi Wahb, born a playful cub, orphaned young by the murder of his mother, his brothers and sister, raising himself surrounded by enemies, and growing to the fiercest creature anywhere in his vast range -- though showing himself a gentleman in the Yellowstone National Park.And finally, he is laid low by a smaller, more cunning enemy, and defeated in the end by age and injury. "The life ...
 
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Toussaint L’Ouverture: A Biography and Autobiography by BEARD, John Relly
 
François-Dominique Toussaint L’Ouverture (1743-1803) rose to fame in 1791 during the Haitian struggle for independence. In this revolt, he led thousands of slaves on the island of Hispañola to fight against the colonial European powers of France, Spain and England. The former slaves ultimately established the independent state of Haiti and expelled the Europeans. L’Ouverture eventually became the governor and Commander-In-Chief of Haiti before recognizing and submitting to French rule in 180 ...
 
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Immigration and Collaborative Biographies
 
This podcast acts as supportive material for the Clark County School District's Teaching American History Grant module on Immigration and Collaborative Biographies. During the module, third, fourth, and fifth grade classroom teachers learn about immigration from 1880-1920 through reading history books and children's literature, writing a book report, and writing a historical fiction chapter book.
 
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Industrial Biography Podcast
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Industrial Biography is produced by Industrial Info Resources, Incorporated from its studios located in Pontiac, Michigan. This is a 3 to 7 minute pre-recorded program produced by professional radio personalities using some of America's best voice over talent. The program is designed to honor a company's accomplishments among their industrial peers and most importantly to their customers and prospects! The content of this program most often includes details of a company's early history, stru ...
 
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Biography of a Prairie Girl, The by GATES, Eleanor
 
This book is a wonderful way to learn about how the prairies were years ago, but you will hardly feel you are learning because you will be caught up with the 'little girl', living with her as she grows up far away from any large city. Very well written, in this book you live, worry, and rejoice, along with the little girl. Whether it is through a prairie fire, raising some interesting and queer pet, having fun at some big prairie-time event, or worming her way out of trouble, the little girl ...
 
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Biography of a Grizzly (version 2), The by SETON, Ernest Thompson
 
Wahb (meaning White Bear) is an orphaned Grizzly Bear who learns to respect his fears, fight for peace, and trust the healing powers of a stinky hot-spring. The story is aptly titled The Biography of a Grizzly because it is about the life of a Grizzly. Seton writes with a folksy tone that will enlighten children to the gore and war that Grizzly Bears endure. I thought it was fun to learn (through Wahb's story) about their life span, their diet, their ability to survive gunshots and bear-trap ...
 
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Jesus of Nazareth, A Biography by JOHN MARK
 
"Jesus of Nazareth, a Biography, by John Mark," recognizes the author of the second Gospel as that "John, whose surname was Mark" (Acts 15:37), whom Barnabas chose as companion when he sailed for Cyprus on his second missionary journey. In making use of the new title, the plan of the Editor is to present "The Gospel: According to Mark" as it would be printed were it written in the twentieth rather than the first century. (Introduction from Forward, by D. Appleton & Co, Publishers, 1922)
 
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As we've suffered a tremendous loss to the horror community this past Sunday, I found it fitting to bring you guy not only somthing I could share my thoughts through, but a celebration of the life of a legend. Here you'll find a short but interesting biography about George A. Romero plus, thoughts from author Issac Thorne. I hope you guys enjoy ...…
 
WHAT'S THE WORST THAT CAN HAPPEN?! Sam Slaughter is the Co-Founder and CEO of PowerGen Renewable Energy, a renewable energy company installing micro-grids in Africa's most energy stricken regions. A Forbes 30 Under 30 honoree in 2017, Sam has grown his organization to over 80 people, raising $8M in capital to continue to forge ahead. Sam detail ...…
 
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Drew and Mike Podcast
 
Mr. Tom Mazawey (@TomMazawey) and Marc Fellhauer (@MarcFell) today! Which middle name should Drew go with? Flashback to the workout the megaphone got calling “India” on yesterday’s show. Michelle isn’t the only one getting confronted by clown punchin’. Mark Mothersbaugh on Maron’s podcast. What was the demise of Devo? Kiss gets into “Rock And B ...…
 
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Drew and Mike Podcast
 
Mr. Tom Mazawey (@TomMazawey) and Marc Fellhauer (@MarcFell) today! Which middle name should Drew go with? Flashback to the workout the megaphone got calling “India” on yesterday’s show. Michelle isn’t the only one getting confronted by clown punchin’. Mark Mothersbaugh on Maron’s podcast. What was the demise of Devo? Kiss gets into “Rock And B ...…
 
AFTERBUZZ TV — Turn edition, is a weekly “after show” for fans of AMC’s Turn. In this episode host Megan Salinas and Katie Cullen discuss episode 6 with Samuel Roukin. ABOUT TURN: TURN: Washington’s Spies (formerly known as TURN and stylized as TURИ and TURИ: Washington’s Spies) is a period drama based on Alexander Rose’s book Washington’s Spie ...…
 
AFTERBUZZ TV — Turn edition, is a weekly “after show” for fans of AMC’s Turn. In this episode host Megan Salinas and Katie Cullen discuss episode 6 with Samuel Roukin. ABOUT TURN: TURN: Washington’s Spies (formerly known as TURN and stylized as TURИ and TURИ: Washington’s Spies) is a period drama based on Alexander Rose’s book Washington’s Spie ...…
 
Stephen Marks joins the program to discuss his time as a self proclaimed political hitman. During the last 2 decades he has worked on nearly every presidential campaign and many governor, congress, and city level races. We discuss the current political climate and how things have changed. A timely discussion on political hit pieces and informat ...…
 
Habib Siam is an educator, writer, and chief of the grammar police. His research interests include, but are not limited to, the roles of media and technology in learning, and the ways in which educational institutions collude with other social organizations in the normalization and management of individuals. Habib is a sneaker enthusiast and ba ...…
 
Author(Photo: Gorbachev and Reagan sign the INF Treaty at the White House, 1987 )http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/scheduleshttp://johnbatchelorshow.com/blogTwitter: @BatchelorShowReagan: The Life– by H.W. Brands. PART 5 of 6. “No one loved a good story better than Ronald Reagan. His own story—synonymous with the ...…
 
Author(Photo: Gorbachev and Reagan sign the INF Treaty at the White House, 1987 )http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/scheduleshttp://johnbatchelorshow.com/blogTwitter: @BatchelorShowReagan: The Life– by H.W. Brands. PART 5 of 6. “No one loved a good story better than Ronald Reagan. His own story—synonymous with the ...…
 
Author(Photo:Nixon announces the release of edited transcripts of the Watergate tapes, April 29, 1974. )http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/scheduleshttp://johnbatchelorshow.com/blogTwitter: @BatchelorShowRichard Nixon: The Life by John A. Farrell. PART 4 of 4.“Beautifully written and deeply insightful . . . A braci ...…
 
Author(Photo:Nixon announces the release of edited transcripts of the Watergate tapes, April 29, 1974. )http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/scheduleshttp://johnbatchelorshow.com/blogTwitter: @BatchelorShowRichard Nixon: The Life by John A. Farrell. PART 4 of 4.“Beautifully written and deeply insightful . . . A braci ...…
 
Today’s show offers the following feature: Extraterrestrial intelligence? (start time: 6:30): It’s mid-summer, a time when many of us like to spend leisurely time outside at night, gazing at the stars and planets, and asking the big existential questions, such as, Are we alone? Is there intelligent life waaay out there? Our guest today, science ...…
 
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KGNU - How On Earth
 
Today’s show offers the following feature: Extraterrestrial intelligence? (start time: 6:30): It’s mid-summer, a time when many of us like to spend leisurely time outside at night, gazing at the stars and planets, and asking the big existential questions, such as, Are we alone? Is there intelligent life waaay out there? Our guest today, science ...…
 
Henry David Thoreau famously went to Walden Pond to “live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life.” But as the scholar Laura Dassow Walls shows in a new biography, there was much more to Thoreau’s life and work than his brief experiment at Spartan living in the woods. He was an inventor, a manual laborer, a gifted naturalist, a ...…
 
Henry David Thoreau famously went to Walden Pond to “live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life.” But as the scholar Laura Dassow Walls shows in a new biography, there was much more to Thoreau’s life and work than his brief experiment at Spartan living in the woods. He was an inventor, a manual laborer, a gifted naturalist, a ...…
 
In this podcast, Jasmin Stadler gives us an inside view of China from her perspective as a member of the ’17 inaugural class of Schwarzman Scholars at Beijing’s Tsinghua University. This is a stellar up-close-and-personal report of “what’s hot and what’s not” among Chinese of college age and just beyond. A Swiss citizen, Jasmin’s been going to ...…
 
One stormy morning in 1880, naturalist John Muir set out to explore a glacier in Alaska’s Taylor Bay, accompanied by an adventurous little dog that had joined his expedition. In this week’s episode of the Futility Closet podcast we’ll describe the harrowing predicament that the two faced on the ice, which became the basis of one of Muir’s most ...…
 
One stormy morning in 1880, naturalist John Muir set out to explore a glacier in Alaska’s Taylor Bay, accompanied by an adventurous little dog that had joined his expedition. In this week’s episode of the Futility Closet podcast we’ll describe the harrowing predicament that the two faced on the ice, which became the basis of one of Muir’s most ...…
 
It's time to banish the poor author back to the garret and explode the myths of the penniless creative. Choose the model of Picasso and Michelangelo, merging creativity and business to get your words out in the world, change lives and grow your bank account. We live in the best time in history to be a writer and in today's show, Jeff Goins and ...…
 
It's time to banish the poor author back to the garret and explode the myths of the penniless creative. Choose the model of Picasso and Michelangelo, merging creativity and business to get your words out in the world, change lives and grow your bank account. We live in the best time in history to be a writer and in today's show, Jeff Goins and ...…
 
One stormy morning in 1880, naturalist John Muir set out to explore a glacier in Alaska's Taylor Bay, accompanied by an adventurous little dog that had joined his expedition. In this week's episode of the Futility Closet podcast we'll describe the harrowing predicament that the two faced on the ice, which became the basis of one of Muir's most ...…
 
One stormy morning in 1880, naturalist John Muir set out to explore a glacier in Alaska's Taylor Bay, accompanied by an adventurous little dog that had joined his expedition. In this week's episode of the Futility Closet podcast we'll describe the harrowing predicament that the two faced on the ice, which became the basis of one of Muir's most ...…
 
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A Course In Miracles Daily Lessons by Carol Howe
 
Get your Free copy of “The Best Guide Ever to A Course in Miracles” by Carol Howe, https://www.carolhowe.com/p/ebookDaily A Course in Miracles lesson by Carol Howe, one of the earliest teachers of A Course in Miracles.About Carol:Carol Howe is one of the original and most experienced teachers of A Course In Miracles. A personal friend of co-scr ...…
 
A legend in the state of Oregon, Patrick Vandehey joins me to discuss believing in music education with passion. Topics: Pat's background, including his time as a rock and roll musician and an anecdote about a very bad school administrator The importance of a strong performance background and how experience as a player was his most valuable ass ...…
 
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Drew and Mike Podcast
 
Marc Fellhauer (@MarcFell) is here today! Drew stirring it up on Twitter. Could it be you’re still not following? Who is the big winner of dinner? Mike Valenti and WFAN. Righteous Rick goes garage sale-ing. Slim pickin’s. Ehh boy… Mike Illitch Ave Dream Cruise firing up. Old Man Show covers the ’67 riots. Man at West Bloomfield Kohls beats off, ...…
 
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Drew and Mike Podcast
 
Marc Fellhauer (@MarcFell) is here today! Drew stirring it up on Twitter. Could it be you’re still not following? Who is the big winner of dinner? Mike Valenti and WFAN. Righteous Rick goes garage sale-ing. Slim pickin’s. Ehh boy… Mike Illitch Ave Dream Cruise firing up. Old Man Show covers the ’67 riots. Man at West Bloomfield Kohls beats off, ...…
 
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StoryWeb: Storytime for Grownups
 
This week on StoryWeb: E.M. Forster’s novel A Passage to India. When I was a senior in high school, my favorite English teacher, Mr. Alwood, agreed to do an independent study with me. He selected four challenging novels he thought I was up to understanding and studying. I think back to those novels now and can’t imagine how a 17-year-old could ...…
 
Exodus 2:23-3:14
 
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podcast (en) – omega tau science & engineering podcast
 
As part of my trip to the US earlier this year I visited NASA's Armstrong Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base. I conducted six interviews over two days, the ones concerning subscale research (i.e., on model airplanes) are in this episode. We start with a conversation about flying wings in general and Prandtl-D in particular with Ar ...…
 
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omega tau science & engineering podcast
 
As part of my trip to the US earlier this year I visited NASA's Armstrong Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base. I conducted six interviews over two days, the ones concerning subscale research (i.e., on model airplanes) are in this episode. We start with a conversation about flying wings in general and Prandtl-D in particular with Ar ...…
 
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podcast – omega tau science & engineering podcast
 
As part of my trip to the US earlier this year I visited NASA's Armstrong Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base. I conducted six interviews over two days, the ones concerning subscale research (i.e., on model airplanes) are in this episode. We start with a conversation about flying wings in general and Prandtl-D in particular with Ar ...…
 
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omega tau science & engineering podcast » Podcast Feed
 
As part of my trip to the US earlier this year I visited NASA's Armstrong Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base. I conducted six interviews over two days, the ones concerning subscale research (i.e., on model airplanes) are in this episode. We start with a conversation about flying wings in general and Prandtl-D in particular with Ar ...…
 
Biography of ONESIMUS - Pastor Bert Jones by WMC
 
Biografien, die noch heute inspirierenBiographies that are still inspiring todayBiografías que nos siguen inspirandoBiografias que ainda hoje nos inspiram
 
Leigh Fought is an assistant professor of history at Le Moyne College. Her book Women in the World of Frederick Douglass (Oxford University Press, 2017) offers a detailed and rich portrait of Frederick Douglass’ private and public life and his…
 
Welcome to Episode 22 (Part I/II) on John Locke's Political Philosophy. Born in Somerset, England 1632 and died in Essex, at the age of 72 in 1704, John Locke was among the most famous philosophers and political theorists of the 17th century. Locke’s main political work, Two Treatise of Government, was published in anonymously in 1689. The Firs ...…
 
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The Political Cesspool Radio Show Podcast Feed
 
Hosts James Edwards and Keith Alexander break down the “scandal” involving Donald Trump Jr. and Russia and how the fake news controversy has once again resurrected interest in the widely publicized interview we conducted last year with the scion. Another flurry of news reports has been published this week tying James Edwards to the Trumps, with ...…
 
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The Political Cesspool Radio Show Podcast Feed
 
Hosts James Edwards and Keith Alexander break down the “scandal” involving Donald Trump Jr. and Russia and how the fake news controversy has once again resurrected interest in the widely publicized interview we conducted last year with the scion. Another flurry of news reports has been published this week tying James Edwards to the Trumps, with ...…
 
Episode 0294 - Gnostic Studies, part 33 (Click on the above link, or here, for audio.) Continued reading of the Gospel of Thomas (Sayings 109-114/end). Comparison with Ra Material metaphysics and Gautama's Buddha-dhamma. Gospel-Thomas (M.Meyer): http://www.gnosis.org/naghamm/gosthom-meyer.html Gospel-Thomas (T.Lambdin): http://www.gnosis.org/na ...…
 
Author(Photo: Meeting with President Richard Nixon and First Lady Pat Nixon, July 1970 )http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/scheduleshttp://johnbatchelorshow.com/blogTwitter: @BatchelorShowReagan: The Life– by H.W. Brands. PART 4 of 6. “No one loved a good story better than Ronald Reagan. His own story—synonymous wi ...…
 
Author(Photo:1969 )http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/scheduleshttp://johnbatchelorshow.com/blogTwitter: @BatchelorShowRichard Nixon: The Life by John A. Farrell. PART 3 of 4.“Beautifully written and deeply insightful . . . A bracing portrait of a man untethered from principle and ideology, driven throughout his li ...…
 
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