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The John Batchelor Show, using all of John's sources, his vast knowledge of history, his unique take on current events, and his fascinating take on world affairs has allowed him to build a legion of fans.

The John Batchelor Show, using all of John's sources, his vast knowledge of history, his unique take on current events, and his fascinating take on world affairs has allowed him to build a legion of fans.
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The John Batchelor Show, using all of John's sources, his vast knowledge of history, his unique take on current events, and his fascinating take on world affairs has allowed him to build a legion of fans.

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4/4 An Officer and a Spy: A Novel, by Robert Harris

10/13/2019
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Image: Lieutenant Colonel Georges Picquart (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georges_Picquart) dressed in the uniform of the 4th Algerian Tirailleurs (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tirailleurs) . Public domain. . An Officer and a Spy: A Novel, by Robert Harris (https://www.amazon.com/Robert-Harris/e/B000APBPA4/ref=dp_byline_cont_all_1) (Author); David Rintoul (https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=dp_byline_sr_all_2?ie=UTF8&search-alias=&field-keywords=David+Rintoul) (Narrator), Random House Audio...

Duration:00:09:02

3/4 An Officer and a Spy: A Novel, by Robert Harris

10/13/2019
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Image: Antisemitic (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antisemitic) riots in a print from Le Petit Parisien (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Le_Petit_Parisien) : Mathieu Drefus, Alfred's elder brother, burned in effigy in Montmartre, Public domain. . An Officer and a Spy: A Novel, by Robert Harris (https://www.amazon.com/Robert-Harris/e/B000APBPA4/ref=dp_byline_cont_all_1) (Author); David Rintoul (https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=dp_byline_sr_all_2?ie=UTF8&search-alias=&field-keywords=David+Rintoul)...

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2/4 An Officer and a Spy: A Novel, by Robert Harris

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Image: Alfred Dreyfus on Devil's Island; Le Petit Journal (27 September 1896). Public domain. . An Officer and a Spy: A Novel, by Robert Harris (https://www.amazon.com/Robert-Harris/e/B000APBPA4/ref=dp_byline_cont_all_1) (Author); David Rintoul (https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=dp_byline_sr_all_2?ie=UTF8&search-alias=&field-keywords=David+Rintoul) (Narrator), Random House Audio (https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=dp_byline_sr_all_3?ie=UTF8&search-alias=&field-keywords=Random+House+Audio) (Publisher)...

Duration:00:09:10

1/4 An Officer and a Spy: A Novel, by Robert Harris

10/13/2019
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Image: L’Aurore, 13 January 1898 . An Officer and a Spy: A Novel, by Robert Harris (https://www.amazon.com/Robert-Harris/e/B000APBPA4/ref=dp_byline_cont_all_1) (Author); David Rintoul (https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=dp_byline_sr_all_2?ie=UTF8&search-alias=&field-keywords=David+Rintoul) (Narrator), Random House Audio (https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=dp_byline_sr_all_3?ie=UTF8&search-alias=&field-keywords=Random+House+Audio) (Publisher)...

Duration:00:09:48

My Thoughts Be Bloody: 1 of 2: The Bitter Rivalry Between Edwin and John Wilkes Booth Audible Audiobook – Unabridged. Nora Titone (Author), John B. Lloyd (Narrator), & 2 more

10/13/2019
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Photo: Portrait of Edwin Booth by John Singer Sargent, 1890, which hung at The Players clubhouse. Now in the collection of the Amon Carter Museum of American Art (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amon_Carter_Museum_of_American_Art) . Amon Carter Museum of American Art - Amon Carter Museum of American Art John Singer Sargent (1856-1925); Edwin Booth; 1890; Oil on canvas; Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, Texas; 2013.7 Public Domain...

Duration:00:09:31

My Thoughts Be Bloody: 2 of 2: The Bitter Rivalry Between Edwin and John Wilkes Booth Audible Audiobook – Unabridged. Nora Titone (Author), John B. Lloyd (Narrator), & 2 more

10/13/2019
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Photo: Oliver Ingraham Lay (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oliver_Ingraham_Lay) : Edwin Booth as Hamlet, 1887 Oliver Ingraham Lay (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/en:Oliver_Ingraham_Lay) - https://artuk.org/discover/artists/lay-oliver-ingraham-18451890 Oliver Ingraham Lay - Edwin Booth as Hamlet Public Domain (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Oliver_Ingraham_Lay_-_Edwin_Booth_as_Hamlet_-_1887.jpg) File:Oliver Ingraham Lay - Edwin Booth as Hamlet - 1887.jpg...

Duration:00:11:15

1177 B.C.: 4 of 4: The Year Civilization Collapsed Audible Audiobook – Unabridged. Eric H. Cline (Author), Andy Caploe (Narrator), Audible Studios (Publisher)

10/13/2019
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Photo: Mycenaean stirrup vase found in the acropolis of Ugarit (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ugarit) , Eastern Mediterranean (c. 1400–1300 BC) Unknown - Jastrow (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Jastrow) (2006) Mycenaean stirrup vase, 14th-13th centuries BC, imported to Ugarit. Found in the acropolis of Ras Shamra (ancient Ugarit), tomb 37. Public Domain (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Mycenaean_stirrup_vase_Louvre_AO19201.jpg) File:Mycenaean stirrup vase Louvre AO19201.jpg...

Duration:00:07:58

1177 B.C.: 3 of 4: The Year Civilization Collapsed Audible Audiobook – Unabridged. Eric H. Cline (Author), Andy Caploe (Narrator), Audible Studios (Publisher)

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Photo: Fresco depicting a female figure in the acropolis of Mycenae, 13th century BC Unknown - from Le musée absolu, Phaidon, 10-2012 La Dame de Mycènes, fresque, hauteur : 53 cm. L'expression sérieuse et pensive de la déesse révèle la solennité du moment, alors qu'elle accepte une offrande — un collier qu'elle tient serré dans sa main droite. Elle porte un corsage à manches courtes sur un chemisier qui souligne sa poitrine. Sa coiffure complexe retient l'attention de même que ses riches...

Duration:00:12:50

1177 B.C.: 2 of 4: The Year Civilization Collapsed Audible Audiobook – Unabridged. Eric H. Cline (Author), Andy Caploe (Narrator), Audible Studios (Publisher)

10/13/2019
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Photo: Two Mycenaean chariot warriors on a fresco from Pylos (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pylos) (about 1350 BC; left) and two female charioteers from Tiryns (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tiryns) (1200 BC; right) View author information (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Fresco_of_two_female_charioteers_from_Tiryns_1200_BC.jpg) Public Domain (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Fresco_of_two_female_charioteers_from_Tiryns_1200_BC.jpg) File:Fresco of two female charioteers from...

Duration:00:08:25

1177 B.C.: 1 of 4: The Year Civilization Collapsed Audible Audiobook – Unabridged. Eric H. Cline (Author), Andy Caploe (Narrator), Audible Studios (Publisher)

10/13/2019
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Photo: Two Mycenaean chariot warriors on a fresco from Pylos (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pylos) (about 1350 BC; left) and two female charioteers from Tiryns (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tiryns) (1200 BC; right) Unknown - Image from [1] (http://www.salimbeti.com/micenei/chariots.htm) more precisely from [2] (http://www.salimbeti.com/micenei/images/chariot19.jpg) Two helmeted warriors and chariot on a fresco from Pylos dated LH IIIA/B (about 1350 BC). Permission details This is a faithful...

Duration:00:10:31

2/2 The US produces more outputs with fewer inputs than anyone else in the world. Richard A Epstein @RichardAEpstein @HooverInst

10/12/2019
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Image: The Availability Heuristic. Confusing “easy” with “true.” Here, a diagram illustrating graphically the generalization process, using trees; also: snap judgment of whether or not a novel object fits an existing category. Public domain — *permissions: see below. . Richard A Epstein, Chicago Law, NYU Law, Hoover, refines the discussion on climate. . . . The children’s crusade on climate. Setting aside what the adults say, what do people [activists] get from this? In NOAA, the lager data...

Duration:00:07:52

1/2 Five hundred climate scientists to the UNSG: “No climate emergency. Natural factors cause warming.” Richard A Epstein @RichardAEpstein @HooverInst

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Image: Artist’s illustration of events on the sun changing the conditions in Near-Earth space. Credits: NASA. Public domain. https://www.hoover.org/research/life-planet-thunberg . Richard Epstein, Chicago Law, NYU Law, and Hoover Defining Ideas, elucidates his views from his Defining Ideas essay. The campaign to alarm all on global warming, especially recently in the UN by a teenager. In the US, this seems not to be a useful political tack as it’s now commingled in many people’s minds with...

Duration:00:14:01

The Discovery of Middle Earth: 4 of 4: Mapping the Lost World of the Celts, by Graham Robb (Author). 1st Edition, Kindle Edition

10/12/2019
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Photo: The reverse side of a British bronze mirror, with spiral and trumpet motifs typical of La Tène Celtic art in Britain Photo by Fuzzypeg (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Fuzzypeg) - Photographed in the British Museum. The highly decorated reverse side of a Celtic bronze mirror (obverse is the reflecting surface with green patination) from Desborough (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/en:Desborough) , Northamptonshire (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/en:Northamptonshire) , England...

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The Discovery of Middle Earth: 3 of 4: Mapping the Lost World of the Celts, by Graham Robb (Author). 1st Edition, Kindle Edition

10/12/2019
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Photo: Principal sites in Roman Britain (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roman_Britain) , with indication of tribal territories Earle W. Dowe; uploaded to English Wikipedia 22:04, 1 April 2005 by Adamsan - Atlas of European History, London: G. Bell & Sons, 1910 An outdated map of the Roman road network in Britain Permission details This work is in the public domain (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/public_domain) in its country of origin and other countries and areas where the copyright term...

Duration:00:12:36

The Discovery of Middle Earth: 2 of 4: Mapping the Lost World of the Celts, by Graham Robb (Author). 1st Edition, Kindle Edition

10/12/2019
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Photo: Expansion of the Celtic culture in the third century BC according to Francisco Villar[51] (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Celts#cite_note-51) User:Castagna (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Castagna) - Own elaboration from Image:Europe satellite orthographic.jpg (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Europe_satellite_orthographic.jpg) Celts spread in III century BC, rather loosely based on Francisco Villar's Los Indoeuropeos y los origenes de Europa, Italian version, p. 446...

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The Discovery of Middle Earth: 1 of 4: Mapping the Lost World of the Celts, by Graham Robb (Author). 1st Edition, Kindle Edition

10/12/2019
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Photo: The world according to Herodotus User:Bibi Saint-Pol (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Bibi_Saint-Pol) - Own work (based on the GIF by Marco Prins and Jona Lendering from www.livius.org, from http://www.mediterranees.net/geographie/herodote/cartes.html, http://www.henry-davis.com/MAPS/Ancientimages/109A.GIF). Compare this map (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Herodotus_World_Map.jpg) from The Challenger Reports, 1895. Possibly what the world according to Herodotus...

Duration:00:11:57

The Local Void: 1 of 2: "About four million light years away, ...and then stretches for a quarter billion light years:" "The Void Next Door," by Ken Croswell,@SkyandTelescope

10/12/2019
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Photo: Map of voids and superclusters within 500 million light years from Milky Way. The Local Void in the yellow circle. Date | 19 August 2016 Source | http://www.atlasoftheuniverse.com/nearsc.gif Author | Richard Powell (modified) | This file is licensed under the Creative Commons (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/en:Creative_Commons) Attribution-Share Alike 2.5 Generic (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5/deed.en) license. | You are free:to share – to copy, distribute and transmit...

Duration:00:10:59

The Local Void: 2 of 2: "About four million light years away, ...and then stretches for a quarter billion light years:" "The Void Next Door," by Ken Croswell,@SkyandTelescope

10/12/2019
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Photo: The Hubble Space Telescope in orbit Ruffnax (Crew of STS-125) - http://catalog.archives.gov/OpaAPI/media/23486741/content/stillpix/255-sts/STS125/STS125_ESC_JPG/255-STS-s125e011848.jpg English: The Hubble Space Telescope as seen from the departing Space Shuttle Atlantis, flying STS-125, HST Servicing Mission 4. http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Twitter: @BatchelorShow The Local Void: 2 of 2: "About four million light years away, ...and then...

Duration:00:08:01

1/4 They Will Have to Die Now: Mosul and the Fall of the Caliphate, by James Verini

10/12/2019
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Image: Grand mosque of Mosul. 1. Permissions*: see below. 2. More information on ISIS** . They Will Have to Die Now: Mosul and the Fall of the Caliphate, James Verini (https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=dp_byline_sr_all_1?ie=UTF8&search-alias=&field-keywords=James+Verini) (Author), Ray Porter (https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=dp_byline_sr_all_2?ie=UTF8&search-alias=&field-keywords=Ray+Porter) (Narrator), HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books...

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1/4 They Will Have to Die Now: Mosul and the Fall of the Caliphate, James Verini

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Image: Grand mosque of Mosul. 1. Permissions*: see below. 2. More information on ISIS** . They Will Have to Die Now: Mosul and the Fall of the Caliphate, James Verini (https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=dp_byline_sr_all_1?ie=UTF8&search-alias=&field-keywords=James+Verini) (Author), Ray Porter (https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=dp_byline_sr_all_2?ie=UTF8&search-alias=&field-keywords=Ray+Porter) (Narrator), HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books...

Duration:00:11:18