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Noah Webster: Weaver of Words Audiobook, by Pegi Deitz Shea Extended Sample Click for printable size audiobook cover
Author: Pegi Deitz Shea Narrator: Richard Poe Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2017 ISBN: 9781490608761
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One of the most important patriots in post-Revolutionary times. Most readers know Noah Webster for his dictionary masterpieces and his promotion of a living “American Language” that embraces words and idioms from all its immigrant peoples. But he was also the driving force behind universal education for all citizens, including slaves, females, and adult learners. Speaker of twenty languages, he developed the new country’s curriculum, writing and publishing American literature, American history, and American geography. He published New York City’s first daily newspaper. As editor, Webster conducted a study and linked disease with poor sanitation. He created the country’s first insurance company, established America’s first copyright law, and became America’s first best-selling author.

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About the Narrator

Richard Poe, a professional actor for more than thirty years, has appeared in numerous Broadway shows, including 1776 and M. Butterfly. On television he has had recurring roles on Star Trek and Frasier. His films include Born on the Fourth of July and Presumed Innocent. Poe is a well-known and prolific audiobook performer and the winner of numerous AudioFile Earphones Awards.