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    • Lenin

    • The Man, the Dictator, and the Master of Terror
    • By: Victor Sebestyen
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Aris
    • Length: 20 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 114
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 107
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 105

    Drawing on new research, including the diaries, memoirs, and personal letters of both Lenin and his friends, Victor Sebestyen's unique biography - the first in English in nearly two decades - is not only a political examination of one of the most important historical figures of the 20th century but a portrait of Lenin the man. Unexpectedly, Lenin was someone who loved nature, hunting, and fishing and could identify hundreds of species of plants, a despotic ruler whose closest ties and friendships were with women.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent Bio of a Key Figure of the 20th Century

    • By Richard L. Rubin on 11-22-17
    • The Man, the Dictator, and the Master of Terror
    • By: Victor Sebestyen
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Aris
    • Length: 20 hrs and 2 mins
    • Release date: 11-07-17
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 114 ratings

    Regular price: $38.50

    • Revolution 1989

    • The Fall of the Soviet Empire
    • By: Victor Sebestyen
    • Narrated by: Paul Hecht
    • Length: 18 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 222
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 169
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 166

    For more than 40 years, communism held eight European nations in its iron fist. Yet by the end of 1989, all of these nations had thrown off communism, declared independence, and embarked on the road to democracy.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Unsurpassed

    • By Mike From Mesa on 06-28-12

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Twelve Days

    • The Story of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution
    • By: Victor Sebestyen
    • Narrated by: Rick Reitz
    • Length: 13 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 34
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30

    In Twelve Days: The Story of the 1956 Hungarian Uprising, Victor Sebestyen vividly recreates not only the days of the uprising but the events, meetings and days that led up to it. He goes back to give us snapshots of seminal moments in history that would decide Hungary's fate, such as the October 9, 1944, meeting in the Kremlin with Churchill or October 15, 1949, a day that marked the execution of Laszlo Rajk, a fierce Stalinist and one of the chief architect's of Hungary's police state and the beginning of the Bolsheviks starting "to devour [their] own children".

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Frustrating

    • By Hans on 11-26-11

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Lenin the Dictator

    • An Intimate Portrait
    • By: Victor Sebestyen
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Aris
    • Length: 19 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Victor Sebestyen's intimate biography is the first major work in English for nearly two decades on one of the most significant figures of the 20th century. In Russia, to this day, Lenin inspires adulation. Everywhere he continues to fascinate as a man who made history and who created a new kind of state that would later be imitated by nearly half the countries in the world.

    Regular price: $21.31

    • 1946

    • The Making of the Modern World
    • By: Victor Sebestyen
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 12 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 69
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 61
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 61

    In 1946, Victor Sebestyen creates a taut, panoramic narrative and takes us to meetings that changed the world: to Berlin in July 1945, when Truman tells Stalin that we have successfully tested the bomb; to Ye'nan, China, in January 1946, when General George Marshall tells the Chinese Communist leader Mao Zedong that Americans won't send troops to China, assuring that the Communists will attain power.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An education. Somber, detailed, many-faceted

    • By Philo on 08-20-16
    • The Making of the Modern World
    • By: Victor Sebestyen
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 12 hrs and 34 mins
    • Release date: 11-10-15
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 69 ratings

    Regular price: $31.49

    • 1946

    • Making the Post-War World
    • By: Victor Sebestyen
    • Narrated by: Cameron Stewart
    • Length: 13 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
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    With the end of the Second World War, a new world was born. The peace agreements that brought the conflict to an end implemented decisions that not only shaped the second half of the twentieth century but continue to affect our world today and impact its future. In 1946 the Cold War began, the state of Israel was conceived, the independence of India was all but confirmed, and Chinese Communists gained a decisive upper hand in their fight for power.

    Regular price: $23.98