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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
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    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

    Regular price: $59.95

    • America's Founding Fathers

    • By: Allen C. Guelzo, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Allen C. Guelzo
    • Length: 17 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Today, the US Constitution is the oldest, continually-operating instrument of government in the world. But to think of the Constitution as a fully-formed, canonical document is to miss out on an honest, well-rounded grasp of American history. Now, more than ever, any well-informed citizen should understand how the Constitution lives, breathes, and endures.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great lecture series

    • By D. Littman on 04-21-17

    Regular price: $41.95

    • Why Gettysburg Mattered: 150 Years Later (Bonus Material: The Gettysburg Address)

    • By: Allen C. Guelzo
    • Narrated by: Mark Boyett, Kevin Pariseau
    • Length: 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    The Battle of Gettysburg – the turning point of the American Civil War – would, in the words of one staff officer, stand “like Waterloo, conspicuous in the history of all ages."

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Historical Snapshot

    • By Jami on 07-18-13

    Regular price: $0.00

    • The American Revolution

    • By: Allen C. Guelzo, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Allen C. Guelzo
    • Length: 12 hrs and 17 mins
    • Original Recording
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    Why did 13 colonies believe they could defeat the most powerful nation on the planet? And how did they eventually manage such an impressive feat? Get the real story on the battle for American independence with Professor Guelzo's 24 gripping lectures.With a focus on the war's strategy, military tactics, logistics, and most fascinating people, these lectures are a must own for anyone curious about the origins of the greatest nation in modern history.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Well worth it, quirky prof

    • By Uferdinand on 08-02-16

    Regular price: $34.95

    • Mr. Lincoln: The Life of Abraham Lincoln

    • By: Allen C. Guelzo, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Allen C. Guelzo
    • Length: 6 hrs and 9 mins
    • Original Recording
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 105
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    Five days after Abraham Lincoln was buried in Springfield, Illinois, John Locke Scripps, who had convinced Lincoln to write his first campaign autobiography, asserted that the 16th president had become "the Great American Man-the grand central figure in American (perhaps the World's) History." Historians still find it hard to quibble with Scripps's opinion."

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great listen

    • By Rick on 09-09-15

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Reconstruction

    • A Concise History
    • By: Allen C. Guelzo
    • Narrated by: Bob Souer
    • Length: 4 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
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    The era known as Reconstruction is one of the unhappiest times in American history. It succeeded in reuniting the nation politically after the Civil War but in little else. Conflict shifted from the battlefield to the Capitol as Congress warred with President Andrew Johnson over just what to do with the South. Johnson's plan of Presidential Reconstruction, which was sympathetic to the former Confederacy, would ultimately lead to his impeachment and the institution of Radical Reconstruction.    

    Regular price: $13.99

    • 36 Revolutionary Figures of History

    • By: The Great Courses, Bob Brier, Allen C. Guelzo
    • Narrated by: Allen C. Guelzo, Bob Brier
    • Length: 18 hrs and 36 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 132
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    Alexander the Great, Jesus, Darwin, and Churchill are just a few of the many politicians, religious leaders, scientists, philosophers, authors, inventors, and generals who transformed our world in ways that still resonate today. Now, with this unique collection of 36 lectures from our extensive course catalog, meet the remarkable people without whom the world would never be the same.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • A hodgepodge

    • By Sean on 10-16-14

    Regular price: $41.97

    • Gettysburg: The Last Invasion

    • By: Allen C. Guelzo
    • Narrated by: Robertson Dean
    • Length: 22 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
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    From the acclaimed Civil War historian, a brilliant new history–the most intimate and richly readable account we have had–of the climactic three-day battle of Gettysburg (July 1–3, 1863), which draws the reader into the heat, smoke, and grime of Gettysburg alongside the ordinary soldier, and depicts the combination of personalities and circumstances that produced the greatest battle of the Civil War, and one of the greatest in human history.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Fresh Look at a Famous Battle

    • By W. F. Rucker on 07-03-13

    Regular price: $42.00

    • The American Mind

    • By: Allen C. Guelzo, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Allen C. Guelzo
    • Length: 18 hrs and 34 mins
    • Original Recording
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 135
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    In this course, you will delve deeply into the philosophical underpinnings of the nation, forged by the Puritans and the leaders of the American Revolution. You will also explore many other aspects of the elaborate structure that became modern America, tracing ideas in politics, religion, education, philosophy, psychology, anthropology, literature, social theory, and science - proving that Americans have a much richer intellectual tradition than generally imagined.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Required listening for any American

    • By Amazon Customer on 08-10-18

    Regular price: $41.95

    • Abraham Lincoln

    • Redeemer President
    • By: Allen C. Guelzo
    • Narrated by: Edward Lewis
    • Length: 18 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 20
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    This unique intellectual portrait explores the role of ideas in Lincoln’s life. Guelzo presents Lincoln as a serious thinker deeply involved in the problems of 19th-century thought, including those of classical liberalism, the Lockean Enlightenment, Victorian unbelief, and Calvinist spirituality.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Full and Beautiful Picture

    • By Joy Strickland on 09-17-17

    Regular price: $23.77

    • Fateful Lightning

    • A New History of the Civil War and Reconstruction 
    • By: Allen C. Guelzo
    • Narrated by: Brian Holsopple
    • Length: 26 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 109
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    In Fateful Lightning, two-time Lincoln Prize-winning historian Allen C. Guelzo offers a marvelous portrait of the Civil War and its era, covering not only the major figures and epic battles, but also politics, religion, gender, race, diplomacy, and technology. He examines the strategy, the tactics, and the logistics of the Civil War and brings the most recent historical thinking to bear on emancipation, the presidency and the war powers, the blockade and international law, and the role of intellectuals, North and South.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The worst part of this book is it's title

    • By Rodney on 11-19-13

    Regular price: $39.95

    • Making History: How Great Historians Interpret the Past

    • By: Allen C. Guelzo, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Allen C. Guelzo
    • Length: 12 hrs and 15 mins
    • Original Recording
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      4 out of 5 stars 55
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    How do historians create their histories? What role do the historian's viewpoint and method play in what we accept as truth? Answer these questions and more as you go inside the minds of our greatest historians and explore the idea of written history as it has shaped humanity's story over 2,000 years

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Professor Shows Amazing Breadth of Knowledge

    • By cmurrell on 03-23-16

    Regular price: $34.95

    • Lincoln: A Very Short Introduction 

    • By: Allen C. Guelzo
    • Narrated by: Mark Turetsky
    • Length: 4 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
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    Beneath the surface of the apparently untutored and deceptively frank Abraham Lincoln ran private tunnels of self-taught study, a restless philosophical curiosity, and a profound grasp of the fundamentals of democracy. Now, in Lincoln: A Very Short Introduction, the award-winning Lincoln authority Allen C. Guelzo offers a penetrating look into the mind of one of our greatest presidents.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Lincoln

    • By Brandon Pugh on 06-26-17

    Regular price: $14.95

    • America Was Always an Exceptional Nation, but Is It Still?

    • By: Allen C. Guelzo
    • Narrated by: Alexander Quincy
    • Length: 6 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "America Was Always an Exceptional Nation, but Is It Still?" is from the November 23, 2018 Op-Ed section of The Wall Street Journal. It was written by Allen C. Guelzo and narrated by Alexander Quincy.

    Regular price: $0.95

    • Take It Down

    • By: Allen C. Guelzo
    • Narrated by: Mark Ashby
    • Length: 7 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Confederate flag means treason.

    Regular price: $1.95

    • Redeeming the Great Emancipator

    • By: Allen C. Guelzo
    • Narrated by: Will Damron
    • Length: 3 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The larger-than-life image Abraham Lincoln projects across the screen of American history owes much to his role as the Great Emancipator during the Civil War. Yet this noble aspect of Lincoln's identity is precisely the dimension that some historians have cast into doubt. Redeeming the Great Emancipator enumerates Lincoln's antislavery credentials, showing that a deeply held belief in the God-given rights of all people steeled the president in his commitment to emancipation and his hope for racial reconciliation.

    Regular price: $34.99