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    • Other Pasts, Different Presents, Alternative Futures

    • By: Jeremy M. Black
    • Narrated by: Charles Henderson Norman
    • Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
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    What if there had been no World War I or no Russian Revolution? What if Napoleon had won at Waterloo in 1815, or if Martin Luther had not nailed his complaints to the church door at Wittenberg in 1517, or if the South had won the American Civil War? Black focuses on the role of counterfactualism in demonstrating the part of contingency, and thus human agency, in history, and the salutary critique the approach offers to determinist accounts of past, present, and future.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Don't Judge this Academic Treatise by its Intriguing Cover Drawing

    • By Jeffrey L. Gingold on 01-04-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Geopolitics and the Quest for Dominance

    • By: Jeremy M. Black
    • Narrated by: Flip Crummer
    • Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
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    History and geography delineate the operation of power, not only its range but also the capacity to plan and the ability to implement. Approaching state strategy and policy from the spatial angle, Jeremy Black argues that just as the perception of power is central to issues of power, so place, and its constraints and relationships, is partly a matter of perception, not merely map coordinates. Geopolitics, he maintains, is as much about ideas and perception as it is about the actual spatial dimensions of power.

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Holocaust

    • History and Memory
    • By: Jeremy M. Black
    • Narrated by: David Stifel
    • Length: 11 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Brilliant and wrenching, The Holocaust: History and Memory tells the story of the brutal mass slaughter of Jews during World War II and how that genocide has been remembered and misremembered ever since. Taking issue with generations of scholars who separate the Holocaust from Germany's military ambitions, historian Jeremy M. Black demonstrates persuasively that Germany's war on the Allies was entwined with Hitler's war on Jews.

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Fighting for America

    • The Struggle for Mastery in North America, 1519-1871
    • By: Jeremy M. Black
    • Narrated by: Jeffrey Whittle
    • Length: 16 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Prize-winning author Jeremy Black traces the competition for control of North America from the landing of Spanish troops under Hernán Cortés in modern Mexico in 1519 to 1871 when, with the Treaty of Washington and the withdrawal of most British garrisons, Britain accepted American mastery in North America. In this wide-ranging narrative, Black makes clear that the process by which America gained supremacy was far from inevitable.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • This is a worthwhile listen... with qualifications

    • By Mortimer on 05-23-15

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Clio's Battles

    • Historiography in Practice
    • By: Jeremy M. Black
    • Narrated by: Ellery Truesdell
    • Length: 12 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
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    To write history is to consider how to explicate the past, to weigh the myriad possible approaches to the past, and to come to terms with how the past can be and has been used. In this book, prize-winning historian, Jeremy Black, considers both popular and academic approaches to the past. His focus is on the interaction between the presentation of the past and current circumstances, on how history is used to validate one view of the present or to discredit another, and on readings of the past that unite and those that divide.

    Regular price: $24.95