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    • How the Post Office Created America

    • A History
    • By: Winifred Gallagher
    • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
    • Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 52
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 48
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      4 out of 5 stars 48

    The founders established the Post Office before they had even signed the Declaration of Independence, and for a very long time it was the US government's largest and most important endeavor - indeed, it was the government for most citizens. This was no conventional mail network but the central nervous system of the new body politic, designed to bind 13 quarrelsome colonies into the United States by delivering news about public affairs to every citizen - a radical idea that appalled Europe's great powers.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting enough

    • By Charles Mintz on 09-16-16

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Rapt

    • Attention and the Interested Life
    • By: Winifred Gallagher
    • Narrated by: Laural Merlington
    • Length: 7 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 280
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      4 out of 5 stars 110
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 109

    In Rapt, acclaimed behavioral science writer Winifred Gallagher makes the argument that the quality of your life largely depends on what you choose to pay attention to and how you choose to do it. Gallagher grapples with provocative questions - Can we train our focus? What's different about the way creative people pay attention? Why do we often zero in on the wrong factors when making big decisions? - driving us to reconsider what we think we know about attention.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Neuroscience of Concentration

    • By Roy on 06-02-09

    Regular price: $17.49

    • New: Understanding Our Need for Novelty and Change

    • By: Winifred Gallagher
    • Narrated by: Laural Merlington
    • Length: 6 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 8
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 8

    Follow a crawling baby around and you’ll see that right from the beginning, nothing excites us more than something new and different. Our unique human brains are biologically primed to engage with and even generate novelty, from our ancestors’ first bow and arrow to the latest tablet computer. This “neophilia” has enabled us to thrive in a world of cataclysmic change, but now, we confront an unprecedented deluge of new things, from products to information, which has quadrupled in the past 30 years and shows no sign of slowing.

    Regular price: $20.99