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    • Understanding Imperial China: Dynasties, Life, and Culture

    • By: Andrew R. Wilson, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: The Great Courses
    • Length: 12 hrs and 27 mins
    • Original Recording
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    A knowledge of China's imperial history is vital for any understanding of its present, as modern China is linked in many ways to the extraordinary culture of its empire. These 24 lectures take you to the heart of life during China's imperial era, through the lives of individual subjects of all social ranks. Across the arc of the course, you'll witness what daily life was like for government bureaucrats, for scholars, for women of the court, for soldiers, merchants, craftspeople, courtesans, imperial cooks, and many others.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful for academics and lay persons alike

    • By Huldren on 12-26-17

    Regular price: $34.95

    • Masters of War: History's Greatest Strategic Thinkers

    • By: Andrew R. Wilson, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Andrew R. Wilson
    • Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
    • Original Recording
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    From Napoleon's revolutionary campaigns to the way insurgency, terrorism, and nuclear weaponry have defined the nature of warfare in the 21st century, the results of military strategy have changed the course of history. These 24 thought-provoking lectures give you an inside look at both the content and historical context of the world's greatest war strategists. From the triremes and hoplites of ancient Greece to the Special Forces in 21st-century Afghanistan, strategy is the process by which political objectives are translated into military action.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great for new students and military professionals

    • By Glen Sears on 12-13-16

    Regular price: $34.95

    • The Art of War

    • By: Andrew R. Wilson, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Andrew R. Wilson
    • Length: 2 hrs and 49 mins
    • Original Recording
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 616
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    Sun Tzu's The Art of War is a landmark achievement in the evolution of strategic thought. So universal and timeless are its tactics for pursuing a competitive advantage that some of the most notable people in government, sports, and the entertainment world have all quoted from its nearly 2500-year-old pages.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Art of War Boot Camp

    • By SAMA on 12-11-13

    Regular price: $9.95

    • 36 Books That Changed the World

    • By: The Great Courses, Andrew R. Wilson, Brad S. Gregory, and others
    • Narrated by: Andrew R. Wilson, Brad S. Gregory, Charles Kimball, and others
    • Length: 18 hrs and 40 mins
    • Original Recording
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    Certain works of literature, history, science, philosophy, political theory and religion offer powerful examples of how books can spark revolutions, birth great religions, spur scientific advancements, shape world economies, teach us new ways of thinking, and much more. And with this fascinating collection crafted from our extensive library of courses, you can now get a single course that represents 36 of our best lectures on literary works that changed the world.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • too many trees not enough forest

    • By Bay Area Girl on 10-11-14

    Regular price: $41.95