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    • The Return of George Washington: 1783-1789

    • By: Edward Larson
    • Narrated by: Mark Bramhall
    • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 210
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 186
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 184

    Although Washington is often overlooked in most accounts of the period, this masterful new history from Pulitzer Prize winner Edward J. Larson brilliantly uncovers Washington's vital role in shaping the Convention - and shows how it was only with Washington’s support and his willingness to serve as President that the states were brought together and ratified the Constitution, thereby saving the country.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A readable history

    • By Jean on 10-21-14

    Regular price: $30.79

    • The Theory of Evolution: A History of Controversy

    • By: Edward J. Larson, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Edward J. Larson
    • Length: 6 hrs and 10 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 221
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 195
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 193

    Charles Darwin's theory of organic evolution-the idea that life on earth is the product of purely natural causes, not the hand of God-set off shock waves that continue to reverberate through Western society, and especially the United States. What makes evolution such a profoundly provocative concept, so convincing to most scientists, yet so socially and politically divisive? These 12 eye-opening lectures are an examination of the varied elements that so often make this science the object of strong sentiments and heated debate.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Little mistakes here and there

    • By Daniel on 06-21-16

    Regular price: $14.95

    • To the Edges of the Earth

    • 1909, the Race for the Three Poles, and the Climax of the Age of Exploration
    • By: Edward J. Larson
    • Narrated by: Paul Michael Garcia
    • Length: 12 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 15

    As 1909 dawned, the greatest jewels of exploration - set at the world's frozen extremes - lay unclaimed: the North and South Poles and the so-called "Third Pole", the pole of altitude, located in unexplored heights of the Himalaya. Before the calendar turned, three expeditions had faced death, mutiny, and the harshest conditions on the planet to plant flags at the furthest edges of the Earth.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • brutally honest accounts<br />unbelievable stories <br />

    • By Troy Hamilton on 07-17-18

    Regular price: $30.79

    • A Magnificent Catastrophe

    • The Tumultuous Election of 1800, America's First Presidential Campaign
    • By: Edward J. Larson
    • Narrated by: John Dossett
    • Length: 6 hrs
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 39
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 27

    A Magnificent Catastrophe tells the story of the most perverse, bizarre, nail-biting, and influential election battle ever in U.S. history: America's first true presidential campaign, and a contest so important to the future of the country that Jefferson referred to it as "the second American Revolution" because the outcome resolved so much unfinished business about just what kind of government we would have. This election in many ways determined just how democratic a country we would be.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Get this if you have to use it for a class!!!

    • By Gabriel on 03-03-17

    Regular price: $23.93

    • Summer for the Gods

    • The Scopes Trial and America's Continuing Debate over Science and Religion
    • By: Edward J. Larson
    • Narrated by: Brian Troxell
    • Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 16

    Edward Larson's classic, Summer for the Gods, received the Pulitzer Prize in History in 1998 and is the single most authoritative account of a pivotal event whose combatants remain at odds in school districts and courtrooms. For this edition Larson has added a new preface that assesses the state of the battle between creationism and evolution and points the way to how it might potentially be resolved.

    Regular price: $29.65

    • An Empire of Ice

    • Scott, Shackleton, and the Heroic Age of Antarctic Science
    • By: Edward J. Larson
    • Narrated by: John Allen Nelson
    • Length: 10 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 45
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 40
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 39

    Published to coincide with the centenary of the first expeditions to reach the South Pole, An Empire of Ice presents a fascinating new take on Antarctic exploration. Retold with added information, it's the first book to place the famed voyages of Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen, his British rivals Robert Scott and Ernest Shackleton, and others in a larger scientific, social, and geopolitical context.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Rubbish

    • By John Rodsted on 03-31-14

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Evolution

    • The Remarkable History of a Scientific Theory
    • By: Edward J. Larson
    • Narrated by: John McDonough
    • Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 120
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 31

    Edward J. Larson is a Pulitzer Prize-winning author and eminent science historian. This marvelously readable, yet sumptuously erudite work traces the development of the scientific theory of evolution. From Darwin's essential trip to the Galápagos, to the most contemporary studies in sociobiology, this work takes listeners both into the field and laboratories of the world's greatest evolutionary scientists, and shows how the theory of evolution has itself evolved.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An Excellent History!

    • By Brad on 08-13-07

    Regular price: $27.97