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  • The Rise and Fall of American Growth

  • The U.S. Standard of Living Since the Civil War
  • By: Robert J. Gordon
  • Narrated by: Michael Butler Murray
  • Length: 30 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 359
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 304
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 305

In the century after the Civil War, an economic revolution improved the American standard of living in ways previously unimaginable. Electric lighting, indoor plumbing, home appliances, motor vehicles, air travel, air conditioning, and television transformed households and workplaces. With medical advances, life expectancy between 1870 and 1970 grew from 45 to 72 years. The Rise and Fall of American Growth provides an in-depth account of this momentous era.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The book is a great review of how we got to where we are today

  • By isaiah on 09-13-16

Fantastic book!

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Reviewed: 10-17-18

I loved it! The facts and data made it that much better. He repeated the information over the course of the book several times, which helped correlate the various topics. I enjoyed that it wasn't politically motivated too!

  • The Seventh Sense

  • Power, Fortune, and Survival in the Age of Networks
  • By: Joshua Cooper Ramo
  • Narrated by: Joshua Cooper Ramo
  • Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 646
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 573
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    4 out of 5 stars 572

The digital age we live in is as transformative as the Industrial Revolution, and Joshua Cooper Ramo explains how to survive. If you find yourself longing for a disconnected world where information is not always at your fingertips, you may eventually be as useful as the carriage maker post-Henry Ford. It's practically impossible to know where the marriage of imagination and technology will take us (sorry, Betamax and Kodak), and the only certainty is that in the networked world we will only become more intertwined.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ridiculously Relevant

  • By Abhinav on 05-21-16

Thought provoking

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Reviewed: 02-27-18

Excellent narrator and content. depressing about our future but we all need to be prepared

  • The Story of World War II

  • By: Donald L. Miller, Henry Steele Commager
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
  • Length: 24 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,989
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,818
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,807

Drawing on previously unpublished eyewitness accounts, prizewinning historian Donald L. Miller has written what critics are calling one of the most powerful accounts of warfare ever published. Here are the horror and heroism of World War II in the words of the men who fought it, the journalists who covered it, and the civilians who were caught in its fury. Miller gives us an up-close, deeply personal view of a war that was more savagely fought - and whose outcome was in greater doubt - than one might imagine. This is the war that Americans on the home front would have read about had they had access to previously censored testimony.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing Inspiring Thought Provoking

  • By The Zombie Specialist on 06-01-14

Excellent. Really enjoyed the Pacific Theater

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Reviewed: 01-31-18

The coverage of the Pacific Theater was really good. learned a lot I never knew before.