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Voices of History 2 (audio CD)

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British Library Publishing
Bibliographic Details:
2 audio CD set with introductory booklet, running time: 139 minutes
British Library Sound Archive
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Arts, Science & Exploration

Listen to historic recordings of celebrated people in the arts, the sciences, sport and exploration. Notable items include recordings by Arthur Conan Doyle, Malcolm Campbell and Sigmund Freud.
Hear sample tracks using Windows Media Player:
Arthur Conan Doyle [1859-1930]
Malcolm Campbell [1885-1948]

Track Listing
Disc One
1. Maud: A Monodrama - final stanza from Part 1 - Alfred Tennyson
2. The greatest show on earth - Phineas T[aylor] Barnum
3. Thoughts from the book For Every Day - Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy
4. Extract from Shakespeare's Richard III Act 1 Scene 1 - Henry Irving
5. After dinner toast at Little Menlo - Arthur [Seymour] Sullivan
6. Extract from Racine's Phedre Act 2 Scene 5 - Sarah Bernhardt
7. Ophelia's mad scene from Shakespeare's Hamlet - [Alice] Ellen Terry
8. Conan Doyle Speaking - Arthur [Ignatius] Conan Doyle
9. Speech at banquet of Royal Institute of British Architects - Giles Gilbert Scott
10. My cricket record - John Berry Hobbs
11. Lawn tennis - Suzanne Lenglen
12. Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships - men's singles final, 1936 - [John] Frederick Perry
13. How I began - Stanley Matthews
14. The four minute mile - Roger [Gilbert] Bannister
15. On first cross-channel flight - Louis Bleriot
16. My world's record - Malcolm Campbell
17. To Australia and back in six minutes - Alan J. Cobham
18. How I flew round the World - Mildred Mary Petre
19. Colonel Charles A. Lindbergh's address before the Press Club at Washington D.C. - Charles A[ugustus] Lindbergh
20. The story of my flight - Amy Johnson

Disc Two
1. On receiving freedom of City of London - Henry Morton Stanley
2. The Discovery of the North Pole - Robert E[dwin] Peary
3. How I reached the Pole - Frederick A[lbert] Cook
4. The tomb of Tutankhamen: the discovery of the tomb - Howard Carter
5. A description of the dash for the South Pole - Ernest H[enry] Shackleton
6. The voice of the telephone - Thomas A[ugustus] Watson
7. For the Luncheon at Olympia commemorating the 25th Anniversary of the founding of the Daily Mail - Alfred Charles William Harmsworth
8. First transatlantic message by wireless telegraphy - how he received the signal - Guglielmo Marconi
9. Inauguration of BBC Empire Service - John Charles Walsham Reith
10. An Attempt to Explain the Radioactivity of Radium - William Thomson
11. Electricity and progress - Thomas A[lva] Edison
12. Lecture 36: Time and Space - Oliver [Joseph] Lodge
13. Psychoanalysis - Sigmund Freud
14. Transmutation of the atom - Ernest Rutherford
15. The post-war world - Albert Einstein
16. Talk on Antibiotics from 1900-1950 - Alexander Fleming
17. First flight of the Gloster-Whittle E. 28 - Frank Whittle
18. Nobel Prize winners - Francis Harry Compton Crick

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