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    • The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers

    • Economic Change and Military Conflict from 1500 to 2000
    • By: Paul Kennedy
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Cowley
    • Length: 30 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    In this wide-ranging and carefully argued survey, Paul Kennedy considers the subject of national and international power. Focusing on the "modern" or post-Renaissance period, his straightforward approach examines how various powers rose and fell over the five centuries since the formation of the "new monarchies" of Western Europe. Kennedy's surprising observations and penetrating conclusions have earned this classic work a deserved, lasting place in the historical canon.

    Regular price: $45.50

    • Engineers of Victory

    • The Problem Solvers Who Turned the Tide in the Second World War
    • By: Paul Kennedy
    • Narrated by: Stephen Hoye
    • Length: 16 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 85
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 71
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 72

    Paul Kennedy, award-winning author of The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers and one of today’s most renowned historians, now provides a new and unique look at how World War II was won. Engineers of Victory is a fascinating nuts-and-bolts account of the strategic factors that led to Allied victory. Kennedy reveals how the leaders’ grand strategy was carried out by the ordinary soldiers, scientists, engineers, and businessmen responsible for realizing their commanders’ visions of success.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Misleading title

    • By Thomas on 04-10-14

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Battlefield Surgeon: Life and Death on the Front Lines of World War II

    • American Warrior Series
    • By: Paul A. Kennedy
    • Narrated by: Ellery Truesdell
    • Length: 9 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    In November 1942, Paul Andrew Kennedy (1912-1993) boarded the St. Elena in New York Harbor and sailed for Casablanca as part of Operation Torch, the massive Allied invasion of North Africa. As a member of the US Army's 2nd Auxiliary Surgical Group, he spent the next 34 months working in North Africa, Italy, France, and Germany, in close proximity to the front lines and often under air or artillery bombardment. He was uncomfortable, struck by the sorrows of war, and homesick for his wife.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Captivating memoir

    • By Jean on 07-08-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Success Stories

    • A Reader's Guide to Strategy
    • By: Paul Kennedy
    • Narrated by: Kevin Stillwell
    • Length: 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 1

    Lawrence Freedman’s massive, ambitious new audiobook, Strategy, offers a personal take on an important term, one so overused that it has become almost meaningless.

    Regular price: $1.95