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    • Victorious Century

    • The United Kingdom, 1800-1906
    • By: David Cannadine
    • Narrated by: Kris Dyer
    • Length: 24 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17

    To live in 19th-century Britain was to experience an astonishing series of changes, of a kind for which there was simply no precedent. There were revolutions in transport, communication and work; cities grew vast; and scientific ideas made the intellectual landscape unrecognisable. This was an exhilarating time but also a horrifying one. In his new book, David Cannadine has created a bold, fascinating new interpretation of the British 19th century in all its energy and dynamism, darkness and vice.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Blandly toeing the line between macro and micro

    • By Max Shafer-landau on 10-17-17

    Regular price: $27.71

    • Mellon

    • An American Life
    • By: David Cannadine
    • Narrated by: John H. Mayer
    • Length: 36 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 175
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 121
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 124

    A landmark work from one of the preeminent historians of our time: the first published biography of Andrew W. Mellon, the American colossus who bestrode the worlds of industry, government, and philanthropy, leaving his transformative stamp on each. Following a boyhood in 19th-century Pittsburgh, during which he learned from his Scotch-Irish immigrant father the lessons of self-sufficiency and wealth accumulation, Andrew Mellon overcame painful shyness to become one of America's greatest financiers.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fascinating and Detailed Biography

    • By IRP on 04-17-07

    Regular price: $55.93

    • The Undivided Past

    • Humanity Beyond Our Differences
    • By: David Cannadine
    • Narrated by: Gildart Jackson
    • Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    From one of our most acclaimed historians comes an account of human solidarity throughout the ages, provocatively arguing against the received wisdom that history is best understood as a chronicle of groups in conflict. Investigating the six most pervasive categories of human difference - religion, nation, class, gender, race, and civilization - Cannadine asks how determinative each of them has really been over the course of history.

    Regular price: $23.07

    • Mellon

    • An American Life
    • By: David Cannadine
    • Narrated by: John H. Mayer
    • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    A landmark work from one of the preeminent historians of our time: the first published biography of Andrew W. Mellon, the American colossus who bestrode the worlds of industry, government, and philanthropy, leaving his transformative stamp on each. Following a boyhood in 19th-century Pittsburgh, during which he learned from his Scotch-Irish immigrant father the lessons of self-sufficiency and wealth accumulation, Andrew Mellon overcame painful shyness to become one of America's greatest financiers.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Money and Mucked up Marriage in the Gilded Age

    • By Janice on 09-24-12

    Regular price: $27.93