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Download An Age of Extremes, 1880-1917, A History of US, Book 8 Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (106 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Joy Hakim Narrator: Christina Moore Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2005 ISBN:
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For the captains of industry ? men like Andrew Carnegie, John D. Rockefeller, J.P. Morgan, and Henry Ford ? the Gilded Age is a time of big money. Technology boomed with the invention of trains, telephones, electric lights, harvesters, vacuum cleaners, and more. But for millions of immigrant workers, it is a time of big struggles, with adults and children alike working 12 to 14 hours a day under extreme, dangerous conditions. The disparity between the rich and the poor was dismaying, which prompted some people to action. In An Age of Extremes, you?ll meet Mother Jones, Ida Tarbell, Big Bill Haywood, Sam Gompers, and other movers and shakers, and get swept up in the enthusiasm of Teddy Roosevelt. You?ll also watch the United States take its greatest role on the world stage since the Revolution, as it enters the bloody battlefields of Europe in World War I. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Theresa | 4/23/2013

    " a good resource for children to learn about american during the age of extreme ideals and reaction to the people and interactions with in the nation. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Skye | 2/9/2013

    " Great text - just like the rest of the series! I'm learning so much that you would have thought I should have already learned in school, but somehow missed... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ariel | 12/20/2012

    " I loved this history book! It is clear and easily understood, but it provides good solid understanding of America's past! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rachel | 5/14/2012

    " Love these books! They are a great addition to the textbook and a good resource for the teacher and preparing powerpoints. Would love to have a classroom set of these! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carolyn | 10/2/2011

    " Engaging but very subjective history for youth. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pam | 7/20/2011

    " The last sentence made me want to cry. Great book. Takes you back and forth from the politics to the people in all parts of the country. Doesn't cover everything...too much history to fit in a short book but it's a great overview. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rachel | 2/17/2010

    " Love these books! They are a great addition to the textbook and a good resource for the teacher and preparing powerpoints. Would love to have a classroom set of these! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carolyn | 1/26/2010

    " Engaging but very subjective history for youth. "

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About the Author
Author Joy Hakim

Joy Hakim, a former teacher, editor, and writer won the prestigious James Michener Prize for her series, A History of US, which has sold over four million copies nationwide. A graduate of Smith College and Goucher College she spent years teaching students from elementary school up to the college level.

About the Narrator

Christina Moore is an actress and award-winning audiobook narrator who has garnered eighteen AudioFile Earphones Awards. As an actress, she is best known for her roles in the television series That ’70s Show, Hawthorne, and 90210. She is a founding member of Bitches Funny, an all-female sketch group that has performed in New York City and Los Angeles for the past five years.