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Globish - How the English Language became the World's Language written by Robert McCrum performed by Simon Shepherd on Audio CD (Unabridged)

Globish - How the English Language became the World's Language written by Robert McCrum performed by Simon Shepherd on Audio CD (Unabridged)£39.99

Go anywhere in the world today and you'll see or hear English in some form. It may not necessarily be the Queen's English that you're hearing, but it is, nevertheless, a form of universally recognised English - it is Globish. In his wonderfully witty and informative new book, Robert McCrum explores the curious history, vivacity and endurance of English and ponders why, while British and American empires have waxed...

1956 - The World in Revolt written by Simon Hall performed by Phil Thron on Audio CD (Unabridged)

1956 - The World in Revolt written by Simon Hall performed by Phil Thron on Audio CD (Unabridged)
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ISBN:  9781690566755
Genre - Main:  Non-Fiction
Genre - Specific:  History
Duration:  800 mins
Length:  Unabridged
Author:  Simon Hall
Performer 1:  Phil Thron

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1956 was one of the most remarkable years of the twentieth century. All across the globe, ordinary people spoke out, filled the streets and city squares, and took up arms in an attempt to win their freedom. In this dramatic history, Simon Hall takes the long view of the year's events—putting them in their...

post-war context and looking toward their influence on the counterculture movements of the 1960s—to tell the story of the year's epic, global struggles from the point of view of the freedom fighters, dissidents, and countless ordinary people who worked to overturn oppressive and authoritarian systems in order to build a brave new world.

It was an epic contest. 1956 is the first narrative history of the year as a whole—and the first to frame its tumultuous events as part of an interconnected, global story of revolution.

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