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

    • By: The Great Courses, Leo Damrosch
    • Narrated by: Professor Leo Damrosch Ph.D. Princeton University
    • Length: 12 hrs and 13 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: The Great Courses, Leo Damrosch
    • Narrated by: Professor 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
    • Shows how we became authentic and sincere

    • By Gary on 03-08-17

    Regular price: $34.95

    • Jonathan Swift: His Life and His World

    • By: Leo Damrosch
    • Narrated by: David Stifel
    • Length: 20 hrs and 42 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?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • JOHNATHAN SWIFT AND POWER OF THE PEN

    • By CHET YARBROUGH on 09-30-14

    Regular price: $34.94