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    • The Dead Drink First

    • By: Dale Maharidge
    • Narrated by: Dale Maharidge
    • Length: 3 hrs and 31 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,228
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,824
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,816

    Dale Maharidge’s father, like many World War II veterans, never talked about “the good war”. But the behind closed doors of their working class, Midwestern life, even the most mundane moments could trigger his father’s violent episodes, exposing his untreated trauma from combat....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Explains a Lot about The Greatest Generation

    • By Debbie on 06-08-19

    Regular price: $7.95

    • Benjamin Franklin: An American Life

    • By: Walter Isaacson
    • Narrated by: Nelson Runger
    • Length: 24 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,742
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,250
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,234

    Benjamin Franklin is the founding father who winks at us - an ambitious urban entrepreneur who rose up the social ladder, from leather-aproned shopkeeper to dining with kings....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • My kinda founding father...mostly...

    • By Brad Barker on 06-08-13

    Regular price: $57.95

    • The Story of Human Language

    • By: John McWhorter, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: John McWhorter
    • Length: 18 hrs and 15 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,607
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,280
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,238

    Learn how a single tongue spoken 150,000 years ago evolved into the estimated 6,000 languages used around the world today....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • You'll Never Look at Languages the Same Way Again

    • By SAMA on 03-11-14

    Regular price: $41.95

    • 48 Laws of Power

    • By: Robert Greene
    • Narrated by: Richard Poe
    • Length: 23 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10,720
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9,338
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9,276

    Amoral, cunning, ruthless, and instructive, this piercing work distills 3,000 years of the history of power into 48 well-explicated laws....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • You don't have to be a psychopath to like this.

    • By Gaggleframpf on 02-25-16

    Regular price: $24.49

    • The Other Side of History: Daily Life in the Ancient World

    • By: Robert Garland, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Robert Garland
    • Length: 24 hrs and 28 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,936
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,399
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,364

    The past truly comes alive as you take a series of imaginative leaps into the world of history's anonymous citizens....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Tantalizing time trip

    • By Mark on 08-21-13

    Regular price: $52.95

    • Great Mythologies of the World

    • By: The Great Courses, Grant L. Voth, Julius H. Bailey, and others
    • Narrated by: Grant L. Voth, Julius H. Bailey, Kathryn McClymond, and others
    • Length: 31 hrs and 36 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,921
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,710
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,696

    The deep-seated origins and wide-reaching lessons of ancient myths built the foundation for our modern legacies....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing Course!

    • By khilsati on 03-28-17

    Regular price: $59.95

    • Sapiens

    • A Brief History of Humankind
    • By: Yuval Noah Harari
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 15 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24,905
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 21,979
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21,837

    From a renowned historian comes a groundbreaking narrative of humanity's creation and evolution that explores the ways in which biology and history have defined us....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Should be required reading

    • By Blue Zion on 12-22-18

    Regular price: $32.95

    • White Trash

    • The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America
    • By: Nancy Isenberg
    • Narrated by: Kirsten Potter
    • Length: 15 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3,080
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,768
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2,739

    The wretched and landless poor have existed from the time of the earliest British colonial settlement....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • 400 Year Head Start Squandered

    • By Virgil on 10-11-16

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Chernobyl

    • The History of a Nuclear Catastrophe
    • By: Serhii Plokhy
    • Narrated by: Ralph Lister
    • Length: 14 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 654
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 606
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 606

    From a preeminent historian of Eastern Europe, the definitive history of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Well Worth the Time

    • By Chris Reich on 08-09-18
    • The History of a Nuclear Catastrophe
    • By: Serhii Plokhy
    • Narrated by: Ralph Lister
    • Length: 14 hrs and 52 mins
    • Release date: 05-15-18
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 654 ratings

    Regular price: $29.95

    • The History of the United States, 2nd Edition

    • By: The Great Courses, Allen C. Guelzo, Gary W. Gallagher, and others
    • Narrated by: Allen C. Guelzo, Gary W. Gallagher, Patrick N. Allitt
    • Length: 43 hrs and 23 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,311
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,082
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,058

    While American history spans not much more than two centuries, it is filled with a wealth of leaders, wars, movements, inventions, and ideas....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Had its Ups and Downs

    • By Tommy D'Angelo on 10-01-16

    Regular price: $59.95

    • The Skeptic's Guide to American History

    • By: Mark A. Stoler, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Mark A. Stoler
    • Length: 12 hrs and 1 min
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,127
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,810
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,773

    Travel back in time and examine many commonly held myths and half-truths about American history and prompt yourself to think about what really happened in the nation's past....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • 24 Lectures The American History not taught.

    • By Kristi R. on 04-30-14

    Regular price: $34.95

    • The History of Ancient Egypt

    • By: Bob Brier, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Bob Brier
    • Length: 24 hrs and 25 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2,850
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,651
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2,648

    Even after deciphering its hieroglyphs, and marveling at its scarabs, mummies, obelisks, and sphinxes, Egyptian civilization remains one of history's most mysterious....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Incomprehensibly complete

    • By Nassir on 07-09-13

    Regular price: $52.95

    • The Man Who Sold America

    • Trump and the Unraveling of the American Story
    • By: Joy-Ann Reid
    • Narrated by: Joy-Ann Reid
    • Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    The media star and host of MSNBC’s Am Joy offers concrete advice and insight for dealing with the outrages of the Trump administration and offers a progressive road map to preserve and protect America’s future as a beacon of democracy....

    Regular price: $27.37

    • The Bully Pulpit

    • Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism
    • By: Doris Kearns Goodwin
    • Narrated by: Edward Herrmann
    • Length: 36 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,913
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,650
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,644

    Goodwin describes the broken friendship between Teddy Roosevelt and his chosen successor, William Howard Taft....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wow! Patience Rewarded!

    • By Carole T. on 01-22-14

    Regular price: $46.95

    • Destiny of the Republic

    • A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President
    • By: Candice Millard
    • Narrated by: Paul Michael
    • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,605
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,130
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,123

    James A. Garfield may have been the most extraordinary man ever elected president....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Marvelous, Magnificent, Millard

    • By Mel on 02-08-12

    Regular price: $27.95

    • The Vikings

    • By: Kenneth W. Harl, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Kenneth W. Harl
    • Length: 17 hrs and 59 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,864
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,603
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,586

    By the end of the series, you'll have a new understanding of what it meant to be a Viking and a richer appreciation of this remarkable race....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Enthralling Presentation of a Fascinating Subject

    • By AppleCedAR on 09-14-13

    Regular price: $41.95

    • Midnight in Chernobyl

    • By: Adam Higginbotham
    • Narrated by: Jacques Roy
    • Length: 13 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1,613
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,467
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1,461

    This is the definitive story of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster, based on original reporting and new archival research. Through two decades of reporting, new archival information, and firsthand interviews with witnesses, Adam Higginbotham tells the full dramatic story....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Midnight in Chernobyl is the book to listen to.

    • By N. H. on 03-21-19

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Food: A Cultural Culinary History

    • By: Ken Albala, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Ken Albala
    • Length: 18 hrs and 22 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,109
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,805
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,775

    Eating is an indispensable human activity. As a result, whether we realize it or not, the drive to obtain food has been a major catalyst across all of history....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of my top 3 favorite courses!

    • By Jessica on 12-28-13

    Regular price: $41.95

    • The Pioneers

    • The Heroic Story of the Settlers Who Brought the American Ideal West
    • By: David McCullough
    • Narrated by: John Bedford Lloyd
    • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 822
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 744
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 741

    Pulitzer Prize-winning historian David McCullough rediscovers an important and dramatic chapter in the American story - the settling of the Northwest Territory by dauntless pioneers who overcame incredible hardships to build a community based on ideals that would define our country....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Ancestors Were Some of These Pioneers

    • By Zack on 05-08-19

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Area 51

    • An Uncensored History of America's Top Secret Military Base
    • By: Annie Jacobsen
    • Narrated by: Annie Jacobsen
    • Length: 16 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,434
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,923
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,929

    Myths and hypotheses about Area 51 have long abounded, thanks to the intense secrecy enveloping it....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Reality, always more interesting than fiction.

    • By Zack on 05-20-11
    • An Uncensored History of America's Top Secret Military Base
    • By: Annie Jacobsen
    • Narrated by: Annie Jacobsen
    • Length: 16 hrs and 11 mins
    • Release date: 05-17-11
    • 4 out of 5 stars 2,434 ratings

    Regular price: $29.95

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