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    • The Berlin Wall

    • By: Frederick Taylor
    • Narrated by: Daniel Philpott
    • Length: 18 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 109
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 100

    The appearance of a hastily constructed barbed wire entanglement through the heart of Berlin during the night of 12-13 August 1961 was both dramatic and unexpected. Within days, it had started to metamorphose into a structure that would come to symbolise the brutal insanity of the Cold War: the Berlin Wall. A city of almost four million was cut ruthlessly in two, unleashing a potentially catastrophic East-West crisis and plunging the entire world for the first time into the fear of imminent missile-borne apocalypse.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Makes a dark chapter "enjoyable"

    • By Andrew D. Brown on 06-11-13

    Regular price: $25.08

    • The Principles of Scientific Management

    • By: Frederick Winslow Taylor
    • Narrated by: Dmitrijs Kravcenko PhD
    • Length: 4 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Principles of Scientific Management by F.W. Taylor is a tremendously important book, the essence of which has had irreversible impact on the way we think about organized labour and management today. It is a product of many years of experimentation, uncertainty, and hard work, fused with thoroughly modernist ideals of a pedantic mind. This book is a culmination of Frederick Winslow Taylor’s career as, perhaps, the most famous management consultant. It stands on the shoulders of his previous examinations of the wage system and the operational characteristics of machine tools.

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Exorcising Hitler

    • The Occupation and Denazification of Germany
    • By: Frederick Taylor
    • Narrated by: Matt Bates
    • Length: 15 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 113
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      4 out of 5 stars 99

    In Exorcising Hitler, Frederick Taylor tells the story of Germany's year zero and what came after. Despite almost total destruction, a combination of conservatism, enterprise and pragmatism in relation to former Nazis enabled the economic miracle of the 1950s. And we see how it was only when the '60s generation (the children of the Nazi era) began to question their parents with increasing violence that Germany began to awake from its sleep cure.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Into a conquered nation

    • By Zaubermond on 03-30-13

    Regular price: $25.08

    • Principles of Scientific Management

    • By: Frederick Winslow Taylor
    • Narrated by: Trevor Bond
    • Length: 3 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
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     The Principles of Scientific Management (1911) is a monograph published by Frederick Winslow Taylor (1856-1915), a manufacturing manager, mechanical engineer, and management consultant. This work laid out Taylor's views on the principles of scientific management, or industrial-era organization and decision theory. The term scientific management refers to coordinating the enterprise for everyone's benefit including increased wages for laborers, often referred to as Taylor's Principles, or Taylorism. 

    Regular price: $11.19

    • The Downfall of Money

    • Germany’s Hyperinflation and the Destruction of the Middle Class
    • By: Frederick Taylor
    • Narrated by: Mark Ashby
    • Length: 12 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 68
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 60
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 59

    A hundred years ago, many theorists believed - just as they did at the beginning of our 21st century - that the world had reached a state of economic perfection, a never-before-seen human interdependence that would lead to universal growth and prosperity. Then, as now, the German mark was one of the most trusted currencies in the world. Yet the early years of the Weimar Republic in Germany witnessed the most calamitous meltdown of a developed economy in modern times.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Highly recommended story of German hyperinflation

    • By Lance on 09-21-15

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Coventry

    • Thursday, 14 November 1940
    • By: Frederick Taylor
    • Narrated by: Leighton Pugh
    • Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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    On the 75th anniversary of the Coventry bombing, acclaimed historian Frederick Taylor brilliantly details this momentous act and analyzes its impact on World War II and the moral quandaries it still engenders about the nature of warfare.

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Dresden

    • Tuesday 13 February 1945
    • By: Frederick Taylor
    • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
    • Length: 18 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
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    At 9.51pm on Tuesday, 13 February 1945, Dresden's air-raid sirens sounded as they had done many times in the previous five years - until then most always a false alarm. No searchlights probed the skies above the unprotected target city; the guns had mostly been moved East to counter the Russian advance. By the next morning, 796 RAF Lancasters and 311 USAAF Flying Fortresses had dropped more than 4,500 tons of high explosives and incendiary devices.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Gripping and balanced account of Dresden raids

    • By Amanda on 12-31-11

    Regular price: $25.08