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    • By: The Great Courses, John McWhorter Ph.D. Stanford University
    • Narrated by: Professor John McWhorter Ph.D. Stanford University
    • Length: 6 hrs and 17 mins
    • Original Recording
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,265
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,154
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    Linguistics, the study of language, has a reputation for being complex and inaccessible. But here's a secret: There's a lot that's quirky and intriguing about how human language works-and much of it is downright fun to learn about. But with so many potential avenues of exploration, it can often seem daunting to try to understand it. Where does one even start?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A genious Miscelany of linguistic topics

    • By Jacobus on 05-06-14

    Regular price: $14.95

    • A History of the U.S. Economy in the 20th Century

    • By: The Great Courses, Timothy Taylor M.Econ. Stanford University
    • Narrated by: Professor Timothy Taylor M.Econ. Stanford University
    • Length: 7 hrs and 25 mins
    • Original Recording
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 301
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 261

    The history of the U.S. economy in the 20th century is far too interesting-and far too important to our future-to be dismissed with just a few stock explanations. These 10 fast-paced lectures introduce you to vital economic lessons learned in the last century to provide invaluable guidance for understanding the current economy. Each lecture focuses exclusively on one decade to provide you with a clear understanding of economic developments and outside influences on the U.S. economy.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Very effective, as far as it goes

    • By Philo on 07-15-13

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Unexpected Economics

    • By: The Great Courses, Timothy Taylor M.Econ. Stanford University
    • Narrated by: Professor Timothy Taylor M.Econ. Stanford University
    • Length: 12 hrs and 5 mins
    • Original Recording
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 135
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 115

    Why are we choosing to have fewer children, even as we put more time into raising each one? Why are we so often willing to follow the herd and the opinions of strangers when making important decisions, even when those decisions are deeply personal? Most surprising: Why are questions like these increasingly attracting the attention of economists?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Riveting Take on Big Issues from Econ Perspective

    • By Jake on 06-21-14

    Regular price: $34.95

    • Creativity in Business

    • By: Michael Ray (Professor, Graduate School of Business, Stanford University)
    • Length: 51 mins
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      3 out of 5 stars 27
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      3 out of 5 stars 11

    Professor Michael Ray uses the four tools of faith, absence of judgment, observation, and questions to describe how to release creativity in your personal environment.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • IT'S ONLY 52 MINUTES LONG

    • By DS on 03-13-13

    Regular price: $2.95

    • The Poetry of Anne Sexton and Sylvia Plath

    • By: Diane Wood Middlebrook (Professor of English, Stanford University), Herbert Lindenberger (Avalon Foundation Professor of Humanities, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 54 mins
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 24
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    Both Anne Sexton and Sylvia Plath rose above severe mental disorders to create bold new directions...

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Bad sound recording

    • By Laura on 02-14-13

    Regular price: $7.95

    • The Tragedy of Hamlet

    • By: Ronald A. Rebholz (Professor, Chair, English Department, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 28 mins
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      2.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    How do you get a handle on Hamlet's complex character? What makes for great performances of the play?...

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • a very old lecture recording

    • By staples on 08-22-16

    Regular price: $7.95

    • Charles Dickens and the Victorian Child

    • By: Robert Polhemus (Professor of English, Stanford University), Diane Wood Middlebrook (Professor of English
    • Length: 1 hr and 20 mins
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
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    In the process of creating some of the most famous children in literature, Charles Dickens revolutionized the storytelling technique by making children the focus of many of his novels. Until Dickens, most novelists featured adult characters who served as role models to the reader. Professor Polhemus shows how Dickens broke tradition by using children as a way of candidly reflecting the dynamics of society. In his discussion, Professor Polhemus, an expert on the 19th-century British novel, explains his theories by assuming the voices and interpreting the thoughts of Dickens characters such as Oliver Twist, Little Nell, and David Copperfield.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Fascinating lecture, but audio quality so-so

    • By Kathleen on 11-25-11

    Regular price: $7.95