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    • On Grand Strategy

    • By: John Lewis Gaddis
    • Narrated by: Mike Chamberlain
    • Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 298
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 262
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 259

    For over 20 years, a select group of Yale undergraduates has been admitted into the year-long "Grand Strategy" seminar team-taught by John Lewis Gaddis and Paul Kennedy. Its purpose: to provide a grounding in strategic decision-making in the face of crisis to prepare future American leaders for important work. Now, John Lewis Gaddis has transposed the experience of that course into a wonderfully succinct, lucid and inspirational book, a view from the commanding heights of statesmanship across the landscape of world history from the ancient Greeks to Lincoln, and beyond.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting, but fails to offer real lessons.

    • By Zack on 07-04-18

    Regular price: $28.00

    • The Cold War

    • A New History
    • By: John Lewis Gaddis
    • Narrated by: Jay Gregory, Alan Sklar
    • Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 648
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 422
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 418

    Drawing on new and often startling information from newly opened Soviet, Eastern European, and Chinese archives, this thrilling account explores the strategic dynamics that drove the Cold War, provides illuminating portraits of its major personalities, and offers much fresh insight into its most crucial events. Riveting, revelatory, and wise, it tells a story whose lessons it is vitally necessary to understand as America once more faces an implacable ideological enemy.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • WOW

    • By Cordell eddings on 10-13-07

    Regular price: $26.27

    • The Landscape of History

    • How Historians Map the Past
    • By: John Lewis Gaddis
    • Narrated by: Jack Chekijian
    • Length: 6 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 18

    What is history, and why should we study it? Is there such a thing as historical truth? Is history a science? One of the most accomplished historians at work today, John Lewis Gaddis, answers these and other questions in this short, witty, and humane book. The Landscape of History provides a searching look at the historian's craft as well as a strong argument for why a historical consciousness should matter to us today.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Absolutely fascinating book!

    • By Alexander on 09-02-17

    Regular price: $23.09

    • George F. Kennan

    • An American Life
    • By: John Lewis Gaddis
    • Narrated by: Malcolm Hilgartner
    • Length: 31 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 138
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 114
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 112

    Drawing on extensive interviews with George Kennan and exclusive access to his archives, an eminent scholar of the Cold War delivers a revelatory biography of its troubled mastermind. This is a landmark work of history and biography that reveals the vast influence and rich inner landscape of a life that both mirrored and shaped the century it spanned.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Kennan: a man who needs to be studied

    • By Muttering Beduwen on 06-10-12

    Regular price: $34.96