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Author: Jim Powell Narrator: Jeff Riggenbach Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2006 ISBN: 9781483078021
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Of humankind’s great achievements over the past 2,000 years, one towers above all the rest: the arduous, painstaking process of wresting liberty from tyranny’s iron fist. The Triumph of Liberty chronicles this inspiring story through sixty-five biographical portraits. From the millions of men and women whose struggles and successes have made freedom possible, Jim Powell has chosen a few talented, courageous individuals whose lives illustrate the triumphing will of the human spirit. Some of these people, like Martin Luther King Jr., remain famous; others, like John Lilburne, who spent most of his adult life in prison battling England’s infamous Star Chamber, are almost unknown. Some of Powell’s choices—Ludwig van Beethoven, Louis L’Amour—may be surprising. Others still—like Milton Friedman or Margaret Thatcher—are controversial. Woven together, their moving life stories tell a brilliant epic saga of the triumph of liberty as a whole.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Jim Powell is doing more than anyone else I know to tell the thrilling story of liberty.”

    Paul Johnson

  • “A terrific read about fascinating people and their ideas, one inspiration after another.”

    John Stossel, ABC News

  • “This stimulating sourcebook is a rousing testament to the belief that one person can make a difference.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “An eccentric yet essential work for those who want to reflect more knowledgeably on the sources of human freedom and the achievements of some of its great champions.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “Jim Powell illustrates the power of the idea of freedom. The Triumph of Liberty makes the historical struggle for liberty come alive.”

    Richard Pipes, Baird Research Professor of History, Harvard University, author of Property and Freedom

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About the Author

Jim Powell graduated from the University of Chicago with a BA in history. There, as an editor of New Individualist Review, he helped publish articles by future Nobel Laureates F. A. Hayek, Milton Friedman, and George J. Stigler. He has written for several dozen publications, including the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and Esquire. He has lectured in several countries as well as at Harvard and Stanford universities. He is a senior fellow at the Cato Institute and is editor of Laissez Faire Books. Powell lives with his family in Westport, Connecticut.

About the Narrator

Jeff Riggenbach has narrated numerous titles for Blackstone Audio and won an AudioFile Earphones Award. An author, contributing editor, and producer, he has worked in radio in San Francisco for the last thirty years, earning a Golden Mike Award for journalistic excellence.