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    • Lee Kuan Yew

    • The Grand Master’s Insights on China, United States, and the World
    • By: Graham Allison, Robert D. Blackwill, Ali Wyne
    • Narrated by: Michael McConnohie, Francis Chau
    • Length: 4 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 381
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 324
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 323

    Lee, the founding father of modern Singapore and its prime minister from 1959 to 1990, has honed his wisdom during more than fifty years on the world stage. Almost single-handedly responsible for transforming Singapore into a Western-style economic success, he offers a unique perspective on the geopolitics of East and West. American presidents from Richard Nixon to Barack Obama have welcomed him to the White House.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Thought-provoking

    • By Jean on 12-11-14

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Before 1776: Life in the American Colonies

    • By: Robert J. Allison, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Robert J. Allison
    • Length: 18 hrs and 33 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 505
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 449
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 451

    The history of colonial America is a story of extraordinary scope, with Europeans, Africans, and the native peoples of North America interacting in a drama of settlement and conflict that lasted nearly three centuries. Go back in time and relive this epic story in 36 spellbinding lectures. While concentrating on British North America, Professor Allison also covers developments in the colonial outposts of Spain, France, the Netherlands, and the all-important British possessions in the West Indies, which were the source of the most lucrative crop in the New World - sugar - and the reason for the enormous growth in the slave trade.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Subject Matter is wonderful, Narrator no so much

    • By Amazon Customer on 02-25-15

    Regular price: $41.95

    • The American Revolution: A Concise History

    • By: Robert Allison
    • Narrated by: Nick Sullivan
    • Length: 4 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 20

    Here is a brisk, accessible, and vivid introduction to arguably the most important event in the history of the United States: the American Revolution. Between 1760 and 1800, the American people cast off British rule to create a new nation and a radically new form of government based on the idea that people have the right to govern themselves. In this lively account, Robert Allison provides a cohesive synthesis of the military, diplomatic, political, social, and intellectual aspects of the Revolution, paying special attention to the Revolution's causes and consequences.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • So concise, it's disjointed...

    • By Kindle Customer on 07-13-12

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Friends Helping Friends

    • A Guide to Approaching Peers About Their Potential Eating Disorder
    • By: Allison K. Spivack, Amanda J. Roberts, PhD
    • Narrated by: Kim McKean
    • Length: 1 hr and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
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      3 out of 5 stars 1
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      3 out of 5 stars 1

    In my room I have an original piece of artwork by Sally Huss which says, "Around me I wear a coat of many colors, fabrics, and textures. It’s made of friends and family here and no longer here, far and not so far. They are all part of my coat which keeps me warm wherever I go." A few summers ago, I noticed a hole in that very coat. One of my best friends developed an eating disorder. As the disorder progressed I knew I needed to find help for her, and fast. I made the decision to approach her, express my concerns, and offer my support. The extraordinary thing is, despite her fears, she put her trust in me and leaned on my shoulder.

    Regular price: $6.95