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  • 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 5,860
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,329
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,294

Look beyond the abstract dates and figures, kings and queens, and battles and wars that make up so many historical accounts. Over the course of 48 richly detailed lectures, Professor Garland covers the breadth and depth of human history from the perspective of the so-called ordinary people, from its earliest beginnings through the Middle Ages.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Tantalizing time trip

  • By Mark on 08-21-13

I expected to hear about more people. very limited

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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-14-19

it was a good book about the people it covered. I expected to hear about a lot more societies and people.

  • Indian Givers

  • How the Indians of the Americas Transformed the World
  • By: Jack Weatherford
  • Narrated by: Victor Bevine
  • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 293
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 231
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 234

After 500 years, the world's huge debt to the wisdom of the Indians of the Americas has finally been explored in all its vivid drama by anthropologist Jack Weatherford. He traces the crucial contributions made by the Indians to our federal system of government, our democratic institutions, modern medicine, agriculture, architecture, and ecology, and in this astonishing, ground-breaking book takes a giant step toward recovering a true American history.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Eye Opening...

  • By Lou on 09-26-11

I learned a lot. Amazing!

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Reviewed: 07-23-18

Great book full of information I never knew. The world would be so different without the food, drugs, inventions and culture we received from Native Americans. I loved this book.

  • American Military History: From Colonials to Counterinsurgents

  • By: Wesley K. Clark, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Wesley K. Clark
  • Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 227
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 205
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 204

Wars have played a crucial role in defining the United States and its place in the world. No one is better equipped to analyze this subject in depth than retired US Army Gen. Wesley K. Clark - decorated combat veteran, author, Rhodes Scholar, and former NATO Supreme Commander. In this course, Gen. Clark explores the full scope of America's armed conflicts, from the French and Indian War in the mid-18th century to the Global War on Terrorism in the 21st.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Boring, should have been titled "Battle Summaries"

  • By Ben Chen on 10-12-18

Good book. missed a lot of military history

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3 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-07-18

Missed all of the wars with Native Americans and left out info on Obama's time as president. the history he covered was well done and informative.

  • The Science of Energy

  • Resources and Power Explained
  • By: Michael E. Wysession, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Michael E. Wysession
  • Length: 13 hrs and 21 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,067
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,850
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,841

To better put into perspective the various issues surrounding energy in the 21st century, you need to understand the essential science behind how energy works. And you need a reliable source whose focus is on giving you the facts you need to form your own educated opinions.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Overview

  • By Amanda Gannon on 04-07-16

Great book. Lots of political opinions from author

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 08-13-17

This was a very good book. I learned a lot about energy and possible energy in the future. the book contains many of the authors personal opinions about some of the social issues we face today.

  • Native Peoples of North America

  • By: Daniel M. Cobb, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Daniel M. Cobb
  • Length: 12 hrs and 35 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 330
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 297
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 295

The Great Courses has partnered with Smithsonian to bring you a course that will greatly expand your understanding of American history. This course, Native Peoples of North America, pairs the unmatched resources and expertise of the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian with the unparalleled knowledge of Professor Daniel M. Cobb of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to provide a multidisciplinary view of American history.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Could be much better

  • By Amazon Customer on 04-26-17

Honest history of Native America

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Reviewed: 07-13-17

I absolutely loved it! it's refreshing to hear the real history and struggle of Native Americans.

  • Killing the Rising Sun

  • How America Vanquished World War II Japan
  • By: Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard
  • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff, Bill O'Reilly
  • Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 8,597
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7,693
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 7,654

Autumn 1944. World War II is nearly over in Europe but is escalating in the Pacific, where American soldiers face an opponent who will go to any length to avoid defeat. The Japanese army follows the samurai code of Bushido, stipulating that surrender is a form of dishonor. Killing the Rising Sun takes listeners to the bloody tropical-island battlefields of Peleliu and Iwo Jima and to the embattled Philippines, where General Douglas MacArthur has made a triumphant return and is plotting a full-scale invasion of Japan.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Bill O'Reilly paints an amazing picture.

  • By Carmen Ohio on 07-16-17

Excellent! Excellent! Excellent!

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-30-16

I loved the book. Lots of information about WWII I never knew. very interesting read.

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  • It's Not About the Coffee

  • Leadership Principles from a Life at Starbucks
  • By: Howard Behar
  • Narrated by: Malcolm Hillgartner
  • Length: 4 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 169
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 134
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 135

Howard Behar is one of three top executives who have helped shape one of the most recognized companies in the world: Starbucks. A widely acclaimed leader, Behar, with his signature energy, smarts, high expectations, and belief in people, has become a symbol of the soul and candor of the Starbucks culture.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Top Level Leadership

  • By Chris R. Holmes on 07-31-09

Great ideas to help the leaders in our company

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-07-15

I enjoyed all of the short stories and experiences of the author. Lots of great leadership tips we will put to use in our company. This book will be required reading for all of the leaders in our businesses.

  • The French Revolution - In a Nutshell

  • By: Neil Wenborn
  • Narrated by: Roy McMillan
  • Length: 1 hr and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 94
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 74
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 72

The fifth in the new Naxos AudioBooks series "In a Nutshell", The French Revolution is a short and accessible introduction to one of the most important periods in European history. It brings vividly to life the implacable Robespierre, the frightened Marie Antoinette and the iconic image of the guillotine. But it also demonstrates the key role the Revolution played in the development of European politics.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well done!

  • By Helen Drew on 03-02-18

interesting. skipped too much detail.

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3 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 02-20-15

very little detail about the revolution. I was looking for an explanation of the french revolution but this wasn't very helpful.

  • Fierce Conversations

  • Achieving Success at Work & in Life, One Conversation at a Time
  • By: Susan Scott
  • Narrated by: Susan Scott
  • Length: 5 hrs and 9 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 578
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 407
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 403

Fierce Conversations is the master guidebook to transforming the conversations that are central to your success, offering a new way of relating to people - at work, at home, and in every area of your life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Incredible!

  • By Lovem3k on 06-12-12

I learned a lot about listening

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Reviewed: 02-17-15

I loved the book and learned that listening is a party of conversations I need to work on. great book.