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  • 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 2,048
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,849
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,830

This comprehensive series of 84 lectures features three award-winning historians sharing their insights into this nation's past-from the European settlement and the Revolutionary War through the Civil War, 19th-century industrialization, two world wars, and the present day. These lectures give you the opportunity to grasp the different aspects of our past that combine to make us distinctly American, and to gain the knowledge so essential to recognizing not only what makes this country such a noteworthy part of world history, but the varying degrees to which it has lived up to its ideals.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow!

  • By Christina on 09-09-14

Great education! So much I didn't know.

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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: 11-08-18

Loved it. I need the next installment starting in the 2000s. I love all the Great Courses.

  • United

  • Thoughts on Finding Common Ground and Advancing the Common Good
  • By: Cory Booker
  • Narrated by: Cory Booker
  • Length: 9 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 441
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 393
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 388

An energetic new voice in American politics, United States Senator Cory Booker sounds a stirring call to reorient our civic discourse around the principles of empathy and solidarity. Telling candid, inspiring stories from his life and career and imparting lessons learned from people who motivated him to serve, he speaks of rising above discord, tending to our shared resources, and embracing our common destiny.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Refreshing viewpoint

  • By Jean on 03-10-16

Didn't expect it to be so personally inspiring

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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: 07-27-18

Tge story of ms. Virgina Jones has made me re-think my attitude about almost everything.

  • Foundations of Western Civilization II: A History of the Modern Western World

  • By: Robert Bucholz, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Robert Bucholz
  • Length: 24 hrs and 35 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 834
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 748
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 744

Beginning with the Renaissance, the culture of the West exploded. Over the next 600 years, rapid innovations in philosophy, technology, economics, military affairs, and politics allowed what had once been a cultural backwater left by the collapse of the Roman Empire to dominate the world. This comprehensive series of 48 lectures by an award-winning teacher and captivating lecturer will show you how - and why - this extraordinary transformation took place.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An Excellent Overview

  • By Lee on 12-21-14

SO informative. Great perspective.

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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: 06-20-18

I really needed this to gain a better perspective on what is happening in the world right now (2018). I've always been interested in history - this provided a great snapshot and sort of put things together for me. It's so interesting to see the origins of things we say today.

  • Al Franken, Giant of the Senate

  • By: Al Franken
  • Narrated by: Al Franken
  • Length: 12 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 15,058
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 13,899
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 13,758

Al Franken, Giant of the Senate is a book about an unlikely campaign that had an even more improbable ending: the closest outcome in history and an unprecedented eight-month recount saga, which is pretty funny in retrospect. It's a book about what happens when the nation's foremost progressive satirist gets a chance to serve in the United States Senate and, defying the low expectations of the pundit class, actually turns out to be good at it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I was reading this when the allegations against Franken came out

  • By Fruitsalad200 on 12-10-17

Learned so much about the way the Senate works.

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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: 08-16-17

Al is a great narrator. The material was enlightening and presented in an entertaining (read, easy) manner.

  • The Autoimmune Solution

  • Prevent and Reverse the Full Spectrum of Inflammatory Symptoms and Diseases
  • By: Amy Myers
  • Narrated by: Tanya Eby
  • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 404
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 343
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 347

Over 90 percent of the population suffers from inflammation or an autoimmune disorder. Until now, conventional medicine has said there is no cure. Minor irritations like rashes and runny noses are ignored, while chronic and debilitating diseases like Crohn's and rheumatoid arthritis are handled with a cocktail of toxic treatments that fail to address their root cause. But it doesn't have to be this way.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Can be condensed to 10 pages

  • By Andy on 02-05-18

Narrator infuses too much opinion and condescensio

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

Reviewed: 12-28-16

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

Okay up through the first 5-6 chapters. After that, I couldn't listen any more due to the narrator's interpretation, which seemed to get worse with each successive chapter.

Who was your favorite character and why?

n/a

Would you be willing to try another one of Tanya Eby’s performances?

Absolutely not

Was The Autoimmune Solution worth the listening time?

Probably - some good technical information.

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