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Fallen Glory - The Lives and Deaths of History's Greatest Buildings-logo

Fallen Glory - The Lives and Deaths of History's Greatest Buildings

James Crawford

AN INVITING, FASCINATING COMPENDIUM OF TWENTY-ONE OF HISTORY'S MOST FAMOUS LOST PLACES, FROM THE TOWER OF BABEL TO THE TWIN TOWERS Buildings are more like us than we realize. They can be born into wealth or poverty, enjoying every privilege or struggling to make ends meet. They have parents-gods, kings and emperors, governments, visionaries and madmen-as well as friends and enemies. They have duties and responsibilities. They can endure crises of faith and purpose. They can succeed or fail. They can live. And, sooner or later, they die. In Fallen Glory, James Crawford uncovers the biographies of some of the world's most fascinating lost and ruined buildings, from the dawn of civilization to the cyber era. The lives of these iconic structures are packed with drama and intrigue. Soap operas on the grandest scale, they feature war and religion, politics and art, love and betrayal, catastrophe and hope. Frequently their afterlives have been no less dramatic-their memories used and abused down the millennia for purposes both sacred and profane. They provide the stage for a startling array of characters, including Gilgamesh, the Cretan Minotaur, Agamemnon, Nefertiti, Genghis Khan, Henry VIII, Catherine the Great, Adolf Hitler, and even Bruce Springsteen. The twenty-one structures Crawford focuses on include The Tower of Babel, The Temple of Jerusalem, The Library of Alexandria, The Bastille, Kowloon Walled City, the Berlin Wall, and the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center. Ranging from the deserts of Iraq, the banks of the Nile and the cloud forests of Peru, to the great cities of Jerusalem, Istanbul, Paris, Rome, London and New York, Fallen Glory is a unique guide to a world of vanished architecture.

AN INVITING, FASCINATING COMPENDIUM OF TWENTY-ONE OF HISTORY'S MOST FAMOUS LOST PLACES, FROM THE TOWER OF BABEL TO THE TWIN TOWERS Buildings are more like us than we realize. They can be born into wealth or poverty, enjoying every privilege or struggling to make ends meet. They have parents-gods, kings and emperors, governments, visionaries and madmen-as well as friends and enemies. They have duties and responsibilities. They can endure crises of faith and purpose. They can succeed or fail. They can live. And, sooner or later, they die. In Fallen Glory, James Crawford uncovers the biographies of some of the world's most fascinating lost and ruined buildings, from the dawn of civilization to the cyber era. The lives of these iconic structures are packed with drama and intrigue. Soap operas on the grandest scale, they feature war and religion, politics and art, love and betrayal, catastrophe and hope. Frequently their afterlives have been no less dramatic-their memories used and abused down the millennia for purposes both sacred and profane. They provide the stage for a startling array of characters, including Gilgamesh, the Cretan Minotaur, Agamemnon, Nefertiti, Genghis Khan, Henry VIII, Catherine the Great, Adolf Hitler, and even Bruce Springsteen. The twenty-one structures Crawford focuses on include The Tower of Babel, The Temple of Jerusalem, The Library of Alexandria, The Bastille, Kowloon Walled City, the Berlin Wall, and the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center. Ranging from the deserts of Iraq, the banks of the Nile and the cloud forests of Peru, to the great cities of Jerusalem, Istanbul, Paris, Rome, London and New York, Fallen Glory is a unique guide to a world of vanished architecture.
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AN INVITING, FASCINATING COMPENDIUM OF TWENTY-ONE OF HISTORY'S MOST FAMOUS LOST PLACES, FROM THE TOWER OF BABEL TO THE TWIN TOWERS Buildings are more like us than we realize. They can be born into wealth or poverty, enjoying every privilege or struggling to make ends meet. They have parents-gods, kings and emperors, governments, visionaries and madmen-as well as friends and enemies. They have duties and responsibilities. They can endure crises of faith and purpose. They can succeed or fail. They can live. And, sooner or later, they die. In Fallen Glory, James Crawford uncovers the biographies of some of the world's most fascinating lost and ruined buildings, from the dawn of civilization to the cyber era. The lives of these iconic structures are packed with drama and intrigue. Soap operas on the grandest scale, they feature war and religion, politics and art, love and betrayal, catastrophe and hope. Frequently their afterlives have been no less dramatic-their memories used and abused down the millennia for purposes both sacred and profane. They provide the stage for a startling array of characters, including Gilgamesh, the Cretan Minotaur, Agamemnon, Nefertiti, Genghis Khan, Henry VIII, Catherine the Great, Adolf Hitler, and even Bruce Springsteen. The twenty-one structures Crawford focuses on include The Tower of Babel, The Temple of Jerusalem, The Library of Alexandria, The Bastille, Kowloon Walled City, the Berlin Wall, and the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center. Ranging from the deserts of Iraq, the banks of the Nile and the cloud forests of Peru, to the great cities of Jerusalem, Istanbul, Paris, Rome, London and New York, Fallen Glory is a unique guide to a world of vanished architecture.

Language:

English

Narrators:

John Lee

Length:

20h 34m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:15


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

06:50


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:29


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

03:41


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

03:22


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:52


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:52


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

08:13


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

08:55


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:38


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:10


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:12


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:10


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

03:50


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

03:08


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:50


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:44


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:00


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

04:33


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:43


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

09:09


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

07:39


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

08:04


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:08


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

06:23


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

03:30


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:24


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

03:37


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:57


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:12


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:32


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

09:08


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:22


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:38


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:42


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

04:03


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:36


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

06:36


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:48


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:55


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:06


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

07:17


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

07:47


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:14


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

03:06


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

05:48


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:23


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

04:04


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

07:37


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

06:30


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

04:37


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

03:18


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

06:48


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

06:34


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

04:54


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

03:44


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

05:54


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

07:11


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

06:51


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

05:07


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

07:06


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

06:04


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

04:20


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

07:36


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

04:52


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

08:27


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

04:06


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

03:05


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

07:27


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

05:19


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

06:20


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

06:46


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

08:08


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

05:41


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

08:49


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

08:44


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

04:12


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

05:21


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

07:41


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

04:45


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

04:57


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

09:02


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

05:48


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

06:49


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

07:52


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

05:46


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

04:19


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

03:57


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

03:51


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

04:42


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

04:39


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

05:25


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

05:42


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

05:11


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

08:05


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

07:56


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

09:06


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

06:14


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

04:25


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

04:42


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

03:18


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

08:22


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

08:36


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

05:21


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

06:17


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

05:46


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

04:53


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

07:57


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

04:33


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

04:47


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

06:40


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

06:31


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

04:43


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

04:52


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

05:02


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

04:28


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

09:15


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

04:28


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

03:57


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

05:37


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

06:40


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

08:21


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

07:58


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

05:49


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

06:05


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

05:28


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

05:05


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

05:08


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

04:47


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

06:44


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

04:38


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

04:49


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

07:32


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

06:03


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

08:10


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

09:00


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

06:21


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

05:00


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

05:18


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

09:06


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

04:17


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

07:18


Chapter 143
Chapter 143

04:41


Chapter 144
Chapter 144

05:07


Chapter 145
Chapter 145

05:52


Chapter 146
Chapter 146

04:04


Chapter 147
Chapter 147

04:15


Chapter 148
Chapter 148

06:27


Chapter 149
Chapter 149

06:02


Chapter 150
Chapter 150

06:40


Chapter 151
Chapter 151

06:01


Chapter 152
Chapter 152

04:30


Chapter 153
Chapter 153

05:24


Chapter 154
Chapter 154

08:32


Chapter 155
Chapter 155

04:18


Chapter 156
Chapter 156

04:20


Chapter 157
Chapter 157

10:47


Chapter 158
Chapter 158

04:46


Chapter 159
Chapter 159

05:42


Chapter 160
Chapter 160

06:20


Chapter 161
Chapter 161

04:20


Chapter 162
Chapter 162

06:02


Chapter 163
Chapter 163

05:25


Chapter 164
Chapter 164

05:44


Chapter 165
Chapter 165

06:51


Chapter 166
Chapter 166

05:03


Chapter 167
Chapter 167

04:33


Chapter 168
Chapter 168

06:08


Chapter 169
Chapter 169

07:53


Chapter 170
Chapter 170

04:36


Chapter 171
Chapter 171

04:46


Chapter 172
Chapter 172

06:25


Chapter 173
Chapter 173

06:14


Chapter 174
Chapter 174

06:42


Chapter 175
Chapter 175

07:07


Chapter 176
Chapter 176

05:29


Chapter 177
Chapter 177

06:15


Chapter 178
Chapter 178

04:30


Chapter 179
Chapter 179

05:27


Chapter 180
Chapter 180

04:54


Chapter 181
Chapter 181

08:55


Chapter 182
Chapter 182

05:22


Chapter 183
Chapter 183

07:11


Chapter 184
Chapter 184

03:01


Chapter 185
Chapter 185

07:50


Chapter 186
Chapter 186

03:14


Chapter 187
Chapter 187

04:42


Chapter 188
Chapter 188

06:47


Chapter 189
Chapter 189

07:05


Chapter 190
Chapter 190

07:00


Chapter 191
Chapter 191

03:40


Chapter 192
Chapter 192

09:00


Chapter 193
Chapter 193

02:59


Chapter 194
Chapter 194

08:21


Chapter 195
Chapter 195

06:43


Chapter 196
Chapter 196

08:50


Chapter 197
Chapter 197

07:47


Chapter 198
Chapter 198

06:01


Chapter 199
Chapter 199

04:07

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