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    • The Great Ideas of Philosophy, 2nd Edition

    • By: Daniel N. Robinson, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Daniel N. Robinson
    • Length: 30 hrs and 10 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,330
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,188
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,160

    Grasp the important ideas that have served as the backbone of philosophy across the ages with this extraordinary 60-lecture series. This is your opportunity to explore the enormous range of philosophical perspectives and ponder the most important and enduring of human questions-without spending your life poring over dense philosophical texts.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Hard Review to Write

    • By Ark1836 on 11-20-15

    Regular price: $59.95

    • The History of the United States, 2nd Edition

    • By: The Great Courses, Allen C. Guelzo, Gary W. Gallagher, and others
    • Narrated by: Allen C. Guelzo, Gary W. Gallagher, Patrick N. Allitt
    • Length: 43 hrs and 21 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,723
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,551
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,535

    This comprehensive series of 84 lectures features three award-winning historians sharing their insights into this nation's past-from the European settlement and the Revolutionary War through the Civil War, 19th-century industrialization, two world wars, and the present day. These lectures give you the opportunity to grasp the different aspects of our past that combine to make us distinctly American, and to gain the knowledge so essential to recognizing not only what makes this country such a noteworthy part of world history, but the varying degrees to which it has lived up to its ideals.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wow!

    • By Christina on 09-09-14

    Regular price: $59.95

    • American Originals: Booker T. Washington

    • By: Patrick N. Allitt
    • Narrated by: Patrick N. Allitt
    • Length: 29 mins
    • Original Recording
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      4 out of 5 stars 8
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      4 out of 5 stars 6
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      4 out of 5 stars 6

    Booker T. Washington is one of America's greatest success stories. Born a slave, he rose to a position of wealth and influence as an educator and race leader. However he was criticized for failing to speak out against worsening segregation, lynching, and other violations of African-American rights.

    Regular price: $1.37

    • American Originals: Abigail Adams

    • By: Patrick N. Allitt
    • Narrated by: Patrick N. Allitt
    • Length: 31 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
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      4 out of 5 stars 5
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      4 out of 5 stars 6

    A minister's daughter full of the Yankee virtues of prudence, thrift, hard work, and sobriety, Abigail Adams was wife to the second U.S. president, John Adams. Along with Martha Washington, she helped create the pattern that American first ladies have followed throughout much of the last 200 years.

    Regular price: $1.37

    • American Originals: Helen Keller

    • By: Patrick N. Allitt
    • Narrated by: Patrick N. Allitt
    • Length: 30 mins
    • Original Recording
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      5 out of 5 stars 5
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      5 out of 5 stars 4
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      5 out of 5 stars 4

    Helen Keller was struck blind and deaf by scarlet fever before her second birthday. Under the care of a gifted teacher, Anne Sullivan, she learned to read, write, and make sense of the world around her. She went on to a life of advocacy for the blind, women's suffrage, socialism, and other public causes.

    Regular price: $1.37

    • The American West: History, Myth, and Legacy

    • By: Patrick N. Allitt, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Patrick N. Allitt
    • Length: 12 hrs and 2 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 227
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 203
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 202

    Our understanding of the American West has moved far beyond pop culture in recent years. The legendary people and events we associate with the Wild West - the last stand at the Alamo, the Battle of Little Bighorn, the exploits of Calamity Jane, the hardships of the Oregon Trail - are even more fascinating once the historical realities have been separated from the myths.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Professor, Great Course

    • By Mark on 09-09-17

    Regular price: $52.95

    • The Rise and Fall of the British Empire

    • By: Patrick N. Allitt, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Patrick N. Allitt
    • Length: 18 hrs and 8 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,284
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,154
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,144

    What were the forces that thrust the British Empire to its extraordinary position of greatness and then just as powerfully drove it into decline? And why is nearly every nation on earth, in one way or another, the consequence of the British Empire?In these 36 lectures, Professor Allitt leads you through four centuries of British power, innovation, influence, and, ultimately, diminishment-four profound centuries that literally remade the world and bequeathed the complex global legacy that continues to shape your everyday life.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Learn About Great Britain from a Great Briton!!!

    • By Mike on 04-26-14

    Regular price: $41.95

    • The Great Ideas of Psychology

    • By: Daniel N. Robinson, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Daniel N. Robinson
    • Length: 23 hrs and 27 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 622
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 540
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 526

    If you’ve ever wanted to delve more deeply into the mysteries of human emotion, perception, and cognition, and of why we do what we do, these 48 lectures offer a superb place to start. With them, you’ll see the entire history of psychology unfold. In the hands of Professor Robinson, these lectures encompass ideas, speculations, and point-blank moral questions that might just dismantle and rebuild everything you once thought you knew about psychology.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Outstanding

    • By Shirley Stone on 10-11-15

    Regular price: $41.95

    • Radical Chic and Mau-Mauing the Flak Catchers

    • By: Tom Wolfe
    • Narrated by: Harold N. Cropp
    • Length: 4 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 68
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 67

    In "Radical Chic", Wolfe focuses primarily on one symbolic event: a gathering of the politically correct at Leonard Bernstein’s duplex apartment on Park Avenue to meet spokesmen of the Black Panther Party. He re-creates the incongruous scene - and its astonishing repercussions - with high fidelity. In the companion essay, Wolfe travels west to San Francisco to survey another meeting-ground between militant minorities and the liberal white establishment. "Mau-Mauing the Flak Catchers" deals with the newly emerging art of confrontation, as practiced by San Francisco’s militant minorities.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Prophetic

    • By WCB1138 on 05-01-16

    Regular price: $16.06

    • The Industrial Revolution

    • By: Patrick N. Allitt, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Patrick N. Allitt
    • Length: 18 hrs and 11 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 861
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 762
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 753

    From electric lights to automobiles to the appliances that make our lives easier at work and at home, we owe so much of our world to the Industrial Revolution. In this course, The Great Courses partners with the Smithsonian - one of the world's most storied and exceptional educational institutions - to examine the extraordinary events of this period and uncover the far-reaching impact of this incredible revolution.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Incredibly entertaining, balanced, comprehensive

    • By Quaker on 12-03-14

    Regular price: $41.95

    • The Search for Exoplanets: What Astronomers Know

    • By: The Great Courses, Joshua N. Winn
    • Narrated by: Professor Joshua N. Winn
    • Length: 12 hrs and 17 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 564
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 508
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 499

    As recently as 1990, it seemed plausible that the solar system was a unique phenomenon in our galaxy. Thanks to advances in technology and clever new uses of existing data, now we know that planetary systems and possibly even a new Earth can be found throughout galaxies near and far.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fun across the universe

    • By Mark on 01-08-16

    Regular price: $34.95

    • Fire on the Mountain

    • The True Story of the South Canyon Fire
    • By: John N. MacLean
    • Narrated by: John N. MacLean
    • Length: 6 hrs and 45 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 129
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      4 out of 5 stars 96
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 97

    On the morning of July 3, 1994, a misreported forest fire on Storm King Mountain in Colorado became one of the greatest tragedies in the annals of firefighting. In this dramatic reconstruction of the disaster and its aftermath, John N. MacLean tells the heroic and cautionary story of nature at its most unforgiving.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing

    • By Brendon on 12-01-08

    Regular price: $17.50

    • 36 Books That Changed the World

    • By: The Great Courses, Andrew R. Wilson, Brad S. Gregory, and others
    • Narrated by: Andrew R. Wilson, Brad S. Gregory, Charles Kimball, and others
    • Length: 18 hrs and 40 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 321
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      4 out of 5 stars 281
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      4 out of 5 stars 280

    Certain works of literature, history, science, philosophy, political theory and religion offer powerful examples of how books can spark revolutions, birth great religions, spur scientific advancements, shape world economies, teach us new ways of thinking, and much more. And with this fascinating collection crafted from our extensive library of courses, you can now get a single course that represents 36 of our best lectures on literary works that changed the world.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • too many trees not enough forest

    • By Bay Area Girl on 10-11-14

    Regular price: $41.95

    • The Conservative Tradition

    • By: Patrick N. Allitt, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Patrick N. Allitt
    • Length: 18 hrs and 19 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 314
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 278
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 274

    A thorough understanding of Conservatism's lineage, principles, and impact on history is essential to making sense of the 21st-century political dialogue-a dialogue that consumes the television you watch, the newspapers you read, and the radio you listen to.No matter where you place yourself on the ideological spectrum, these 36 lectures will intrigue you, engage you, and maybe even provoke you to think about this political philosophy in an entirely new way.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another gem by Prof. Allitt & The Great Courses

    • By Quaker on 07-12-14

    Regular price: $41.95

    • A Brief History of the World

    • By: Peter N. Stearns, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Peter N. Stearns
    • Length: 19 hrs and 1 min
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 198
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      4 out of 5 stars 172

    The construction of the great pyramids of Egypt, the development of democracy in ancient Greece, the glories of ancient Rome-these stories are familiar to students of history. But what about the rest of the world? How do the histories of China and Japan, or Russia, India, and the remote territories of Sub-Saharan Africa and South America fit in with commonly known accounts of Western traditions?Learn the rest of the story with these 36 riveting lectures that survey the expanse of human development and civilization across the globe.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Global

    • By Tad Davis on 12-05-13

    Regular price: $41.95

    • The Painted Word

    • By: Tom Wolfe
    • Narrated by: Harold N. Cropp
    • Length: 2 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 115
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 99
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 104

    No one skewers the popular movements of American culture like Tom Wolfe. In 1975, he turned his satirical pen to the pretensions of the contemporary art world - a world of social climbing, elitist posturing, and ingeniously absurd self-justifying theorizing. From the fuliginous flatness of the 50s to the pop op minimal 60s, right on through the now-you-see-it-now-you-don’t 70s, Tom Wolfe debunks the great American myth of modern art in an incandescent, hilarious, and devastating blast.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • excellent

    • By Hillary on 11-27-16

    Regular price: $13.96

    • Victorian Britain

    • By: Patrick N. Allitt, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Patrick N. Allitt
    • Length: 18 hrs and 36 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 389
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      5 out of 5 stars 356
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 353

    This series of 36 fascinating lectures is a chronological journey into the story of Victorian Britain, from the unexpected ascension to the throne of teenaged Princess Victoria in 1837 to her death in 1901 as the Boer War neared its end.Presented with all of Victoria's strengths and foibles left intact by an award-winning teacher and author, the lectures invite you to reflect on both the positive and negative aspects of her reign.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very good introductory course

    • By Dulce on 10-08-13

    Regular price: $41.95

    • Notes from the Tilt-a-Whirl

    • Wide-Eyed Wonder in God's Spoken World
    • By: N. D. Wilson
    • Narrated by: N. D. Wilson
    • Length: 5 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 36
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
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      5 out of 5 stars 34

    What is this world? What kind of place is it? The round kind. The spinning kind. The moist kind. The inhabited kind. The kind with flamingos (real and artificial). The kind where water in the sky turns into beautifully symmetrical crystal flakes sculpted by artists unable to stop themselves (in both design and quantity). The kind of place with tiny, powerfully jawed mites assigned to the carpets to eat my dead skin as it flakes off....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very poetic.

    • By Joshua Brown on 06-24-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Beauty Detox Power

    • Nourish Your Mind and Body for Weight Loss and Discover True Joy
    • By: Kimberly Snyder, C.N.
    • Narrated by: Kimberly Snyder, C.N.
    • Length: 6 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 50
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 52

    As Hollywood's go-to nutritionist and author of The Beauty Detox Solution and The Beauty Detox Foods, Kimberly Snyder knows that there is so much more to being truly healthy and achieving and maintaining weight loss than counting calories and working out. The secret is aligning your mind and body. In The Beauty Detox Power, she shares the diet and lifestyle changes that are the foundation of her signature program and will nourish your mental and emotional well-being.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very informative!

    • By Amazon Customer on 06-23-17

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Hören & Sprechen B2 (Deutsch üben)

    • By: Anneli Billina, Julika Ulrike Betz
    • Narrated by: N.N.
    • Length: 4 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 4
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      5 out of 5 stars 4

    Der Fertigkeiten-Trainer " Hören & Sprechen B2 (Deutsch üben)" richtet sich an fortgeschrittene Deutschlerner (Erwachsene + junge Erwachsene) zum selbstständigen Üben und Wiederholen, zur Überbrückung von Kurspausen, als Vorbereitung auf die Prüfungen der Niveaustufe B2 (Hörverstehen, Sprechen) bzw. zum Erhalt dieses Kenntnisstandes.

    Regular price: $9.80

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