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  • Central America | Joseph Stromberg

    Central America

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Joseph Stromberg
    • Narrated By Harry Reasoner, Peter Hackes, Richard C. Hottelet
    Overall
    (34)
    Performance
    (22)
    Story
    (22)

    A cluster of five countries, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica, are commonly referred to as Central America. Although these nations differ in their histories and politics, they share at least one factor; they have been caught up in the turmoil of America's foreign policy in this region. This audiobook depicts the chain of events that have led to the Central America we view on television.

    Phil says: "Struggling Central America"
  • Cuba | Joseph Stromberg

    Cuba

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Joseph Stromberg
    • Narrated By Harry Reasoner, Peter Hackes, Richard C. Hottelet
    Overall
    (17)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (7)

    This island was once a clearinghouse for importing slaves into the New World. It later became one of the world's few remaining bastions of Marxism, proclaiming socio-economic equality. In both forms, Cuba has played a unique and dramatic role in American affairs. This presentation focuses on Cuba's economic and social upheaval, with special attention to how this has affected the United States.

    Noel Holmes says: "Not so hot"
  • South Africa | Joseph Stromberg

    South Africa

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Joseph Stromberg
    • Narrated By Harry Reasoner
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    (19)
    Performance
    (10)
    Story
    (10)

    Before blacks were enfranchised in the 1990s, South Africa was the world's symbol of racism. From the moment the Dutch colonists set foot on the Cape in 1652, this nation steered a straight course toward apartheid, resulting in consistent civil unrest. This presentation explores the economic and social forces that brought South Africa's troubles into the international spotlight.

  • Germany | Ralph Raico,Wendy McElroy

    Germany

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Ralph Raico, Wendy McElroy
    • Narrated By Harry Reasoner, Peter Hackes, Richard C. Hottelet
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    (54)
    Performance
    (35)
    Story
    (34)

    Germany is historically one of the most important of all nations. Since emerging from its days as a Roman province, Germany (including Prussia) has had a central role in European affairs. It has reached the heights in art, music, literature, and political power, yet it's also reached the depths in humiliating military defeat and partition. This presentation reviews the broad sweep of German history.

    Brian (aka: Brainwise) says: "Good Overview"
  • The Philippines | Joseph Stromberg

    The Philippines

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Joseph Stromberg
    • Narrated By Harry Reasoner, Peter Hackes, Richard C. Hottelet
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    (26)
    Performance
    (19)
    Story
    (18)

    Strategically located, the Philippine Islands have been one of the keys to American policy in the Pacific. But this loose island chain has a better history, vacillating between oppression and rebellion. America's military installations here ensure that she will be caught in any Filipino conflict.

    Eris says: "not about the Philippines exactly"
  • Russia and the Soviet Union | Ralph Raico

    Russia and the Soviet Union

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Ralph Raico
    • Narrated By Harry Reasoner, Peter Hackes, Richard C. Hottelet
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    (28)
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    (12)
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    (13)

    Recent events have made it clear that the Soviet Union is not a monolith; it's a collection of nationalities, many with serious objections to union. The demise of communism holds great promise and great danger not only for the Soviets, but for the world. This audiobook examines how the region's long history led to modern reality.

  • Ireland | Wendy McElroy

    Ireland

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Wendy McElroy
    • Narrated By Harry Reasoner, Peter Hackes, Richard C. Hottelet
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    (11)
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    (4)
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    (3)

    The "isle of poets and scholars" has known almost constant warfare for centuries. In 1920, it was divided into North and South; yet this purely political solution left a religious and cultural schism intact. This presentation follows Ireland's tragic course from St. Patrick to Britain's imposition of direct rule in 1974.

  • The Middle East | Wendy McElroy

    The Middle East

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Wendy McElroy
    • Narrated By Harry Reasoner, Peter Hackes, Richard C. Hottelet
    Overall
    (44)
    Performance
    (13)
    Story
    (12)

    By the end of World War I, Britain had promised control of Palestine to both Arabs and Jews. Each of these peoples claimed a longstanding right to the same piece of land, and violence was inevitable. This presentation examines how and why this magical land has become a virtual war zone.

    A User says: "outstanding slice of history and politics"
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