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    • How the Scots Invented the Modern World

    • By: Arthur Herman
    • Narrated by: Robert Ian Mackenzie
    • Length: 18 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Who formed the first literate society? Who invented our modern ideas of democracy and free market capitalism? The Scots. As historian and author Arthur Herman reveals, in the 18th and 19th centuries Scotland made crucial contributions to science, philosophy, literature, education, medicine, commerce, and politics - contributions that have formed and nurtured the modern West ever since. This book is not just about Scotland: it is an exciting account of the origins of the modern world.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Eagerly Awaited Audiobook

    • By Lulu on 09-01-16

    Regular price: $34.99

    • To Rule the Waves

    • How the British Navy Shaped the Modern World
    • By: Arthur Herman
    • Narrated by: John Curless
    • Length: 29 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    To Rule the Waves tells the extraordinary story of how the British Royal Navy allowed one nation to rise to a level of power unprecedented in history. From the navy's beginnings under Henry VIII to the age of computer warfare and special ops, historian Arthur Herman tells the spellbinding tale of great battles at sea, heroic sailors, violent conflict, and personal tragedy - of the way one mighty institution forged a nation, an empire, and a new world.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Superb and easy to listen to.

    • By Mrs. on 02-16-17

    Regular price: $41.99

    • Freedom's Forge

    • How American Business Built the Arsenal of Democracy That Won World War II
    • By: Arthur Herman
    • Narrated by: John McDonough
    • Length: 17 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 218
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    New York Times best-selling author and Pulitzer Prize finalist Arthur Herman pens this fascinating look at how two businessmen turned the U.S. into a military powerhouse during World War II. In 1940, FDR asked General Motors CEO William Knudsen to oversee the production of guns, tanks, and planes needed for the war. Meanwhile, industrialist Henry J. Kaiser presided over the building of “Liberty ships” - vessels that came to symbolize America’s great wartime output.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Enlightening. Amazing, Great Narration

    • By G. Sanders on 08-26-12
    • How American Business Built the Arsenal of Democracy That Won World War II
    • By: Arthur Herman
    • Narrated by: John McDonough
    • Length: 17 hrs and 2 mins
    • Release date: 08-15-12
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 218 ratings

    Regular price: $34.99

    • The Cave and the Light

    • Plato Versus Aristotle, and the Struggle for the Soul of Western Civilization
    • By: Arthur Herman
    • Narrated by: Paul Hecht
    • Length: 25 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 233
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 207

    The Cave and the Light reveals how two Greek philosophers became the twin fountainheads of Western culture, and how their rivalry gave Western civilization its unique dynamism down to the present.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This is a great book

    • By Gary on 04-25-14
    • Plato Versus Aristotle, and the Struggle for the Soul of Western Civilization
    • By: Arthur Herman
    • Narrated by: Paul Hecht
    • Length: 25 hrs and 25 mins
    • Release date: 11-06-13
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 233 ratings

    Regular price: $45.49

    • 1917

    • Lenin, Wilson, and the Birth of the New World Disorder
    • By: Arthur Herman
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
    • Length: 16 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 81
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 76
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75

    In this incisive, fast-paced history, New York Times best-selling author Arthur Herman brilliantly reveals how Lenin and Wilson rewrote the rules of modern geopolitics. Through the end of World War I, countries marched into war only to increase or protect their national interests. After World War I, countries began going to war over ideas. Together, Lenin and Wilson unleashed the disruptive ideologies that would sweep the world, from nationalism and globalism to Communism and terrorism, and that continue to shape our world today.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Timely and fascinating book.

    • By Megan Tilly on 12-16-17
    • Lenin, Wilson, and the Birth of the New World Disorder
    • By: Arthur Herman
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
    • Length: 16 hrs and 36 mins
    • Release date: 11-28-17
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 81 ratings

    Regular price: $31.93

    • Douglas MacArthur

    • American Warrior
    • By: Arthur Herman
    • Narrated by: Henry Strozier
    • Length: 39 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 96
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    Douglas MacArthur was arguably the last American public figure to be worshipped unreservedly as a national hero, the last military figure to conjure up the romantic stirrings once evoked by George Armstrong Custer and Robert E. Lee. But he was also one of America's most divisive figures, a man whose entire career was steeped in controversy. Was he an avatar or an anachronism, a brilliant strategist or a vainglorious mountebank?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I couldn't stop listening....

    • By JK27 on 07-26-16

    Regular price: $41.99

    • Gandhi & Churchill

    • By: Arthur Herman
    • Narrated by: John Curless
    • Length: 29 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 578
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 369
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    In this fast-paced epic, best-selling historian and master storyteller Arthur Herman spotlights two giants of the 20th century. Gandhi & Churchill shows how their 40-year rivalry revolutionized India and the British Empire, paving the way for a new era. Gandhi championed India's independence, Churchill the British Empire.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Simply excellent

    • By Charles on 09-23-10

    Regular price: $41.99

    • Joseph McCarthy

    • Reexamining the Life and Legacy of America's Most Hated Senator
    • By: Arthur Herman
    • Narrated by: Sean Pratt
    • Length: 16 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
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    For the first time, here is a biography of Joe McCarthy that cuts through the clichés and misconceptions surrounding this central figure of the "red scare" of the '50s and reexamines his life and legacy in the light of newly declassified archival sources from the FBI, the National Security Agency, the US Congress, the Pentagon, and the former Soviet Union. After more than four decades, here is the untold story of America's most hated political figure, shorn of the rhetoric and stereotypes of the past.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Controversial Man

    • By Jean on 01-08-17
    • Reexamining the Life and Legacy of America's Most Hated Senator
    • By: Arthur Herman
    • Narrated by: Sean Pratt
    • Length: 16 hrs and 16 mins
    • Release date: 11-30-16
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 13 ratings

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Notes From the Underground

    • The Long History of Tunnel Warfare
    • By: Arthur Herman
    • Narrated by: Kevin Stillwell
    • Length: 28 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Compared with the most sophisticated weapons systems in use today, tunnels have withstood the test of time. There’s no way to know how long drones or lasers or anti-missile defense systems will last, but as long as there is warfare, tunnels will almost certainly be part of the fight.

    Regular price: $1.95

    • The Sage of The Pentagon

    • By: Arthur L. Herman
    • Narrated by: Mark Ashby
    • Length: 19 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Ashton Carter, Obama’s new secretary of defense, will face some tough decisions about how to protect America’s security abroad: about what to do about ISIS; about Russia and Ukraine; about China and its bullying of Asian neighbors in the east and South China Seas; about defense budgets that are shrinking through sequestration and about shrinking them without sequestration.

    Regular price: $1.95

    • Pax Putinica

    • By: Arthur Herman
    • Narrated by: Mark Ashby
    • Length: 9 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Russia aims to become the Middle East’s power broker.

    Regular price: $1.95

    • The Spratly Showdown

    • By: Arthur L. Herman
    • Narrated by: Mark Ashby
    • Length: 11 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Obama administration officials have been busy patting themselves on the back for what happened on October 27th in the South China Sea. There, the destroyer USS Lassen passed within 12 nautical miles of Subi Reef in the Spratly Islands, without incident. China, which claims sovereignty over the reef, claims that crossing that supposed 12-mile limit violates its territorial waters. The destroyer was asserting the principle of freedom of navigation through international waters.

    Regular price: $1.95