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    • Hitler's Scientists

    • Science, War, and the Devil's Pact
    • By: John Cornwell
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 6 hrs and 32 mins
    • Abridged
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    When Hitler came to power in the 1930s, Germany had led the world in science, mathematics, and technology for nearly four decades. But while the fact that Hitler swiftly pressed Germany's scientific prowess into the service of a brutal, racist, xenophobic ideology is well known, few realize that German scientists had knowingly broken international agreements and basic codes of morality to fashion deadly weapons even before World War I.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent due to great content and reader

    • By Dave on 04-12-04

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The Dark Box

    • A Secret History of Confession
    • By: John Cornwell
    • Narrated by: Tom Parks
    • Length: 7 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Confession is a crucial ritual of the Catholic Church, offering absolution of sin and spiritual guidance to the faithful. Yet this ancient sacrament has also been a source of controversy and oppression, culminating, as prize-winning historian John Cornwell reveals in The Dark Box, with the scandal of clerical child abuse. Drawing on extensive historical sources, contemporary reports, and first-hand accounts, Cornwell takes a hard look at the long evolution of confession.

    Regular price: $19.60

    • The Pontiff in Winter

    • Triumph and Conflict in the Reign of John Paul II
    • By: John Cornwell
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Pope John Paul II is one of the most famous and influential political figures of the world. Now, best-selling author and journalist John Cornwell has written an accessible and provocative portrait of this highly charged figure, focusing primarily on the last five years and the major world events, and scandals within the Church, that have impacted the papacy. The result is a thoughtful assessment of John Paul II's legacy to the Church.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • poorly done

    • By Sam on 02-25-11

    Regular price: $27.93

    • The Pontiff in Winter

    • Triumph and Conflict in the Reign of John Paul II
    • By: John Cornwell
    • Narrated by: Graeme Malcolm
    • Length: 4 hrs and 53 mins
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    Over more than a quarter of a century, John Paul II has firmly set his stamp on the billion-member strong Catholic Church for future generations and he has become one of the most influential political figures in the world. His key role in the downfall of communism in Europe, as well as his apologies for the Catholic Church's treatment of Jews and to victims of the Inquisition, racism, and religious wars, won him worldwide admiration.

    Regular price: $19.93