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Author: Felipe Fernández-Armesto Narrator: Paul Hecht Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2017 ISBN: 9781440797590
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A history of North, South and Central America, from prehistory to the present, by one of the world’s best-known historians.With his trademark range and independence of thought, Felipe Fernández-Armesto sweeps aside the tidy separation between the enlightened `first world’ United States and Canada, and less-privileged `Latin America’. He shows us why it is impossible to understand the history of North, Central and South America in isolation. From the emergence of the first human civilizations through the arrival of Europeans and up to today, the land mass has been bound together in a complex web of inter-relationships—from migration and trade to religion, slavery, warfare, culture, food and the spread of political ideas. For most of human history, it was the South that dominated the North—and, as he argues in his provocative conclusion, it might well again

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About the Author

Felipe Fernández-Armesto is a bestselling author and internationally respected historian. His books include Millennium: A History of our Last Thousand Years, Truth: A History, and Civilizations: Culture, Ambition, and the Transformation of Nature. He is a professor of history at Queen Mary and Westfield University.

About the Narrator

Paul Hecht’s long career in audiobooks spans dozens of titles and authors as varied as Ray Bradbury and Gore Vidal, Jack Finney and Thomas Mann. He has recorded such books as Bob Dole’s One Soldier’s Story and Alexander McCall Smith’s Portuguese Irregular Verbs and At the Villa of Reduced Circumstances. Hecht’s theater career in New York includes many Broadway and television credits. He has won nine AudioFile Earphones Awards for his audiobook narrations.