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Matthew R. Krouse

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  • The Persian Empire

    • ORIGINAL (11 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By The Great Courses
    • Narrated By Professor John W. Lee
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    Over the span of 24 fascinating lectures, you'll take on the role of a history detective to discover the truth about the Persian Empire. You'll discover the key to the empire's success lay in its greatest rulers, each of whom played a critical role in shaping and strengthening a civilization we still remember today. Take this opportunity to complete your understanding of the ancient world and discover the humanity of the ancient Persians.

    Heidar says: "Disapponted"
    "Ancient History Does Not Get Much Better Than This"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of The Persian Empire to be better than the print version?

    Not sure. I do not have the print version of any of the Great Courses. This category of Audible products is unique.


    Have you listened to any of Professor John W. Lee’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Not yet but if he has any others available I definitely will consider purchasing them.


    Any additional comments?

    John Lee really made the history of the Persian Empire come alive for me. This is a difficult subject to teach because so much of the evidence was destroyed by Alexander the Great--and then buried under so many later layers of history. However, John Lee did a fantastic job of putting all of the evidence in context (in a manner that did not require one to have a PHD in Archaeology to understand) which allowed listeners to form more complex conclusions about the ancient Persians than the remaining biased sources state.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Masters of War: History's Greatest Strategic Thinkers

    • ORIGINAL (12 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By The Great Courses
    • Narrated By Professor Andrew R. Wilson
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    From Napoleon's revolutionary campaigns to the way insurgency, terrorism, and nuclear weaponry have defined the nature of warfare in the 21st century, the results of military strategy have changed the course of history. These 24 thought-provoking lectures give you an inside look at both the content and historical context of the world's greatest war strategists. From the triremes and hoplites of ancient Greece to the Special Forces in 21st-century Afghanistan, strategy is the process by which political objectives are translated into military action.

    John H. Heitmuller says: "Great Introductory Overview of Strategic Concepts"
    "Getting My War College Material as a Lieutenant"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Masters of War: History's Greatest Strategic Thinkers to be better than the print version?

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    Which character – as performed by Professor Andrew R. Wilson – was your favorite?

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    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

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    Any additional comments?

    Andrew Wilson does an incredible job of making complex strategic material fathomable for a mere Lieutenant (still working within the realm of the tactical and operational).

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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