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    • The Art of Public Speaking: Lessons from the Greatest Speeches in History

    • By: John R. Hale, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: John R. Hale
    • Length: 6 hrs and 15 mins
    • Original Recording
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      4 out of 5 stars 738
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 647
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    Being a great public speaker can put you on the pathway to success, whether you're looking to teach, inform, persuade, or defend an idea. Yet many of us live in fear of public speaking. As you'll learn in these 12 invaluable lectures, all it takes is confidence, practice, and the knowledge of techniques and strategies used by history's greatest public speakers. Whether you want to finally become the confident public speaker you've always wanted to be or are just looking for fresh advice on how to strengthen your skills, this inspiring course is packed with practical advice.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant! Learn from history's success stories.

    • By Ron W. on 06-16-14

    Regular price: $14.95

    • The Greek and Persian Wars

    • By: John R. Hale, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: John R. Hale
    • Length: 12 hrs and 19 mins
    • Original Recording
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      5 out of 5 stars 230
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      5 out of 5 stars 213

    Spanning more than two centuries, the Greek and Persian wars forged a new world order, sparking developments in battle strategy, naval technology, world exploration, and art and culture that impact the world even today. These 24 lectures are your opportunity to survey this globe-spanning conflict and see the human experience behind some of the most remarkable episodes in ancient history.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Outstanding

    • By Feedback on 01-21-14

    Regular price: $34.95

    • Exploring the Roots of Religion

    • By: John R. Hale, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: John R. Hale
    • Length: 18 hrs and 20 mins
    • Original Recording
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 281
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 256
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 251

    What impulse drove ancient cultures to create sites like Stonehenge, Machu Picchu, and the pyramids at Giza? Why are we so transfixed by their presence today? And what do they reveal about our ancestors-and humanity? The dynamic force of religious belief is responsible for some of the world's most popular and ancient locales.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • My Favorite Course

    • By karen on 08-07-16

    Regular price: $41.95

    • Classical Archaeology of Ancient Greece and Rome

    • By: John R. Hale, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: John R. Hale
    • Length: 18 hrs and 41 mins
    • Original Recording
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      5 out of 5 stars 190
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      5 out of 5 stars 169
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    Over the years, Classical archaeology has evolved from a pastime of collectors and antiquarians to a mature science. Today, the field is a multidisciplinary effort that involves not only traditional diggers, but also geologists, geographers, anthropologists, and linguists.These 36 lectures introduce you to this fascinating field of study. Professor Hale guides you through dozens of ancient sites with the skill of a born storyteller.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Absolutely Fantastic!

    • By Bookworm on 10-21-14

    Regular price: $41.95

    • Lords of the Sea

    • The Epic Story of the Athenian Navy and the Birth of Democracy
    • By: John R. Hale
    • Narrated by: David Drummond
    • Length: 13 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 146
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 88
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 88

    The navy created by the people of Athens in ancient Greece was one of the finest fighting forces in the history of the world and the model for all other national navies to come. The Athenian navy built a civilization, empowered the world's first democracy, and led a band of ordinary citizens on a voyage of discovery that altered the course of history.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Sound narrative history

    • By Matthew on 06-16-09

    Regular price: $24.95