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    • Books That Matter: The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

    • By: Leo Damrosch, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Leo Damrosch
    • Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
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    Published in six volumes between 1776 and 1781, The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire - for all its renown - can be intimidating. It contains one point five million words, an estimated 8,000 footnotes, a cast of 10,000 historical figures, and a timeline of more than 1,000 years. Yet even today, Gibbon's historical chronicle demands to be understood.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Definitely Worth Your Time!

    • By Carol on 03-16-17

    Regular price: $34.95

    • The Enlightenment Invention of the Modern Self

    • By: Leo Damrosch, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Leo Damrosch
    • Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
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    In 24 lectures that let you see the world through the eyes of the Enlightenment's greatest writers, follow the origin of new ways of thinking-ideas we today take for granted but are startlingly recent-about the individual and society. You'll discover how these notions emerged in an era of transition from a world dominated by classical thought, institutional religion, and the aristocracy to one that was increasingly secular, scientific, skeptical, and middle class.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Might be the best of the Great Courses

    • By GEC on 08-23-16

    Regular price: $34.95

    • The Club

    • Johnson, Boswell, and the Friends Who Shaped an Age
    • By: Leo Damrosch
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 15 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
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    In 1763, the painter Joshua Reynolds proposed to his friend Samuel Johnson that they invite a few friends to join them every Friday at the Turk's Head Tavern in London to dine, drink, and talk until midnight. Eventually, the group came to include among its members Edmund Burke, Adam Smith, Edward Gibbon, and James Boswell. It was known simply as "the Club". In this captivating audiobook, Leo Damrosch brings alive a brilliant, competitive, and eccentric cast of characters.

    • Johnson, Boswell, and the Friends Who Shaped an Age
    • By: Leo Damrosch
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 15 hrs and 1 min
    • Release date: 03-26-19
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    Regular price: $22.71

    • Jonathan Swift: His Life and His World

    • By: Leo Damrosch
    • Narrated by: David Stifel
    • Length: 20 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Jonathan Swift is best remembered today as the author of Gulliver’s Travels, the satiric fantasy that quickly became a classic and has remained in print for nearly three centuries. Yet Swift also wrote many other influential works, was a major political and religious figure in his time, and became a national hero, beloved for his fierce protest against English exploitation of his native Ireland. What is really known today about the enigmatic man behind these accomplishments? Can the facts of his life be separated from the fictions?

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    • JOHNATHAN SWIFT AND POWER OF THE PEN

    • By CHET YARBROUGH on 09-30-14

    Regular price: $34.94