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    • The Manhattan Project

    • By: Edward T. O'Donnell
    • Narrated by: Edward T. O'Donnell
    • Length: 29 mins
    • Original Recording
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 14
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      4 out of 5 stars 10
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      4 out of 5 stars 11

    The origins of the atomic bomb go back to 1939, when scientists and military leaders undertook an operation to create the world's first successful atomic weapon before the Nazis could. Investigate how the Manhattan Project began, and follow its legacy through the bombing of two Japanese cities that ended World War II.

    Regular price: $1.37

    • The Birth of Television

    • By: Edward T. O'Donnell
    • Narrated by: Edward T. O'Donnell
    • Length: 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 6
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      4 out of 5 stars 6

    Television was first thought to be just a fad - but by the 1950s it had exploded into a pervasive cultural force with the power to help politicians win elections, support national sports franchises, bring the violence of war into people's living rooms, and create shared national experiences. Find out how here.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Be aware done from a Liberal perspective

    • By W. Nelson on 08-29-17

    Regular price: $1.37

    • Turning Points in American History

    • By: Edward T. O'Donnell, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Edward T. O'Donnell
    • Length: 24 hrs and 26 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 603
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 535
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 531

    These 48 lectures are your chance to relive the most groundbreaking moments in the fascinating story of the United States. They offer you a different perspective on the sweeping narrative of U.S. history. Spanning the arrival of the first English colonists to the chaos of the Civil War to the birth of the computer age and beyond, this lecture series is a captivating and comprehensive tour of those particular moments in the story of America, after which the nation would never be the same again.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant, Informative, Entertaining!

    • By Quaker on 04-01-15

    Regular price: $52.95

    • America in the Gilded Age and Progressive Era

    • By: Edward T. O'Donnell, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Edward T. O'Donnell
    • Length: 11 hrs and 52 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 381
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 341
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 342

    America stands at a dramatic crossroads: Massive corporations wield disturbing power. The huge income gap between the one percent and the other 99 percent grows wider. Astounding new technologies are changing American lives.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another great course by Professor O'Donnell

    • By Quaker on 06-17-15

    Regular price: $34.95

    • Ship Ablaze

    • The Tragedy of the Steamboat General Slocum
    • By: Edward T. O'Donnell
    • Narrated by: Joel Richards
    • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
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      4 out of 5 stars 5

    There were few experienced swimmers among over 1,300 Lower East Side residents who boarded the General Slocum on June 15, 1904. It shouldn't have mattered since the steamship was only chartered for a languid excursion from Manhattan to Long Island Sound. But a fire erupted minutes into the trip, forcing hundreds of terrified passengers into the water. By the time the captain found a safe shore for landing, 1,021 had perished. It was New York's deadliest tragedy prior to September 11, 2001.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I love learning the “rest of the story”

    • By Mark Mears on 07-17-18

    Regular price: $27.99