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    • The Island at the Center of the World

    • The Epic Story of Dutch Manhattan and the Forgotten Colony That Shaped America
    • By: Russell Shorto
    • Narrated by: Russell Shorto
    • Length: 14 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 181
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 166
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 164

    In a landmark work of history, Russell Shorto presents astonishing information on the founding of our nation and reveals in riveting detail the crucial role of the Dutch in making America what it is today.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing history!

    • By Catherine Repice on 02-27-17

    Regular price: $34.95

    • Amsterdam

    • A History of the World's Most Liberal City
    • By: Russell Shorto
    • Narrated by: Russell Shorto
    • Length: 11 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 388
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 355
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 352

    In this effortlessly erudite account, Russell Shorto traces the idiosyncratic evolution of Amsterdam, showing how such disparate elements as herring anatomy, naked Anabaptists parading through the streets, and an intimate gathering in a 16th-century wine-tasting room had a profound effect on Dutch - and world - history. Weaving in his own experiences of his adopted home, Shorto provides an ever-surprising, intellectually engaging story of Amsterdam from its golden age to the present.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Worth Reading - Highly Recommended

    • By Whit B on 05-12-14

    Regular price: $31.95

    • Revolution Song

    • A Story of American Freedom
    • By: Russell Shorto
    • Narrated by: Russell Shorto
    • Length: 18 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 64
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62

    From the author of the acclaimed history The Island at the Center of the World, an intimate new epic of the American Revolution that reinforces its meaning for today. With America's founding principles being debated today as never before, Russell Shorto looks back to the era in which those principles were forged. Drawing on new sources, he weaves the lives of six people into a seamless narrative that casts fresh light on the range of experience in colonial America on the cusp of revolution.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Captivating

    • By L. Kuller on 12-13-18

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Descartes' Bones

    • A Skeletal History of the Conflict between Faith and Reason
    • By: Russell Shorto
    • Narrated by: Paul Hecht
    • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 227
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      4 out of 5 stars 90
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 88

    On a brutal winter's day in 1650 in Stockholm, Frenchman Rene Descartes, the most influential and controversial thinker of his time, was buried after a cold and lonely deathfar from home. Sixteen years later, the pious French Ambassador Hugues de Terlon secretly unearthed Descartes' bones and transported them to France. Why would this devoutly Catholic official care so much about the remains of a philosopher who washounded from country after country on charges of atheism?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Philosophy of Modernity

    • By Roger on 06-17-09
    • A Skeletal History of the Conflict between Faith and Reason
    • By: Russell Shorto
    • Narrated by: Paul Hecht
    • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
    • Release date: 11-06-08
    • 3.5 out of 5 stars 227 ratings

    Regular price: $24.49