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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 4,819
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,443
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,439

    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
    • read it even if it's not your usual genre

    • By Kindle Customer on 06-07-19

    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 4,739
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,248
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,232

    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 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 5,930
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,394
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,359

    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

    • 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 3,603
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,276
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,234

    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

    • 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....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • mostly awesome

    • By Dan on 03-16-16

    Regular price: $59.95

    • 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 10,702
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9,322
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9,260

    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

    • 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 3,079
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,767
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2,738

    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 647
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 599
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 599

    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 647 ratings

    Regular price: $29.95

    • 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 24,849
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 21,927
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21,785

    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

    • 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 2,307
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,079
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,055

    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 3,126
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,809
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,772

    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 2,848
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,649
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2,646

    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

    • 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 4,604
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,129
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,122

    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 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

    • 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 2,863
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,602
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,585

    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

    • 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 3,108
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,804
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,774

    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

    • 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 2,424
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,913
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,919

    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 2,424 ratings

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Bolivar

    • American Liberator
    • By: Marie Arana
    • Narrated by: David Crommett
    • Length: 20 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 566
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 511
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 513

    The definitive English-language biography of Simón Bolívar, the, "George Washington of South America," who remains strangely unknown in the United States....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • There will be blood.

    • By Joselo on 08-02-13

    Regular price: $39.95

    • In the Garden of Beasts

    • Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin
    • By: Erik Larson
    • Narrated by: Stephen Hoye
    • Length: 12 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6,069
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5,055
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5,053

    Erik Larson has been widely acclaimed as a master of narrative non-fiction, and in his new book, turns his hand to a remarkable story set during Hitler’s rise to power....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I loved it ... and hated it ... simultaneously

    • By History on 11-21-11

    Regular price: $31.95

    • Code Girls

    • The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of World War II
    • By: Liza Mundy
    • Narrated by: Erin Bennett
    • Length: 14 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,003
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,829
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,820

    Recruited by the US Army and Navy from small towns and elite colleges, more than 10,000 women served as codebreakers during World War II....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Just released, about 80% through this story

    • By Roobah Fox on 10-11-17
    • The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of World War II
    • By: Liza Mundy
    • Narrated by: Erin Bennett
    • Length: 14 hrs and 4 mins
    • Release date: 10-10-17
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 2,003 ratings

    Regular price: $29.95

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