Thomas B. Costain
Thomas B. Costain was born in Brantford, Ontario, in 1885. His first success as a reporter came in 1902, when the Brantford Courier hired him as a reporter. In 1914 Costain started working for the Toronto-based magazine Maclean's, which eventually led to his fourteen-year fiction editor job at the Saturday Evening Post in New York City. From 1934 to 1942, he was the head of 20th Century Fox's bureau of literary development. In 1942 Costain realized a longtime dream when he published the historical novel For My Great Folly and it became a huge bestseller. He published dozens of fiction and nonfiction books in his lifetime, and four of them were adapted for the screen.He received a doctor of letters degree from the University of Western Ontario in May 1952, and he received a gold medallion from the Canadian Club of New York in June 1965. The Thomas B. Costain public elementary school (1953) and the Thomas B. Costain–S.C. Johnson Community Centre (2002) in Brantford are named in his honor. Costain died in 1965.
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Author: Thomas B. Costain | Narrator: David Case
Release Date: August 24, 2010
Walter of Gurnie, bastard son of an English peer, is forced to flee from Oxford for his part in the university riots of 1273. Inspired by Friar Bacon, he determines to travel to China. With his friend Tristam, he fights his way to the heart of the fa...
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Author: Thomas B. Costain | Narrator: Richard Matthews
Release Date: August 24, 2010
Ride With Me tells the story of an unusual soldier who has been allowed to drop out of sight.
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Author: Thomas B. Costain | Narrator: David Case
Release Date: August 24, 2010
The latest release in the Christian Epic series is an exciting novel that takes place shortly after Christ's death and resurrection. Basil is called to design the case which will hold the silver cup that Christ and His disciples drank from at the Las...
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Author: Thomas B. Costain | Narrator: David Case
Release Date: August 24, 2010
Tontine is a form of gambling - part lottery, part insurance. It begins with the Day the Battle of Waterloo was fought and ends at the closing of the 19th Century.
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Author: Thomas B. Costain | Narrator: Richard Matthews
Release Date: August 24, 2010
This is the fascinating story of the French regime in Canada. Few periods in the history of North America can equal it for romance and color, drama and suspense, great human courage and far-seeing aspiration. Costain, who writes history in the terms ...
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Author: Thomas B. Costain | Narrator: David Case
Release Date: January 06, 2009
Thomas B. Costain's four-volume history of the Plantagenets begins with The Conquering Family and the conquest of England by William the Conqueror in 1066, closing with the reign of John in 1216. The troubled period after the Norman Conquest, when th...
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Author: Thomas B. Costain | Narrator: David Case
Release Date: January 06, 2009
The final volume in A History of the Plantagenets covers the century from 1377 to 1485 when civil war ravaged England, rebellious peasants marched on London and wandering preachers sowed dissent in the credulous poor. The last Plantagenet monarchs go...
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Author: Thomas B. Costain | Narrator: David Case
Release Date: January 06, 2009
The Magnificent Century, the second volume of Costain's A History of the Plantagenets, covers Henry III's long and turbulent reign, from 1216 to 1272. During his lifetime Henry was frequently unpopular, unreliable and inconsistent. Yet his reign saw ...
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Author: Thomas B. Costain | Narrator: David Case
Release Date: January 06, 2009
The Three Edwards is the third audiobook in Thomas B. Costain's The History of the Plantagenet series.
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