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  • Interpreting the 20th Century: The Struggle Over Democracy

  • By: Pamela Radcliff, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Pamela Radcliff
  • Length: 24 hrs and 22 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 80
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 74
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 73

Consider the intense and rapid changes that transformed the political, social, and economic struggles of the world during the 20th century: the first flight and space flight, the Manhattan Project and the Welfare State, Nietzsche and Freud, the Great Depression and inflation, moving pictures and home computers, the Cold War and terrorism - and war and peace.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Philosophical differences aside, well worth it!

  • By Lance on 01-09-14

Making the 20th Century much more understandable.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-19-17

Dr Radcliffe clearly and succinctly shows the major themes, philosophies and cultures of the last century and how they impact upon us.

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  • Washington's Spies

  • The Story of America's First Spy Ring
  • By: Alexander Rose
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pariseau
  • Length: 12 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,142
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,044
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,048

Based on remarkable new research, acclaimed historian Alexander Rose brings to life the true story of the spy ring that helped America win the Revolutionary War. For the first time, Rose takes us beyond the battlefront and deep into the shadowy underworld of double agents and triple crosses, covert operations and code breaking, and unmasks the courageous, flawed men who inhabited this wilderness of mirrors—including the spymaster at the heart of it all.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not the same as Turn

  • By Claymore on 07-05-15

Rambling antecdotes about spies

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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-29-16

If you are expecting a cogent book about Washington's spies, this is not what you are getting.