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    • 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
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,723
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    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

    • The American Revolution

    • By: Allen C. Guelzo, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Allen C. Guelzo
    • Length: 12 hrs and 17 mins
    • Original Recording
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 415
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    Why did 13 colonies believe they could defeat the most powerful nation on the planet? And how did they eventually manage such an impressive feat? Get the real story on the battle for American independence with Professor Guelzo's 24 gripping lectures.With a focus on the war's strategy, military tactics, logistics, and most fascinating people, these lectures are a must own for anyone curious about the origins of the greatest nation in modern history.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Well worth it, quirky prof

    • By Uferdinand on 08-02-16

    Regular price: $34.95

    • America's Founding Fathers

    • By: Allen C. Guelzo, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Allen C. Guelzo
    • Length: 17 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 207
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    Today, the US Constitution is the oldest, continually-operating instrument of government in the world. But to think of the Constitution as a fully-formed, canonical document is to miss out on an honest, well-rounded grasp of American history. Now, more than ever, any well-informed citizen should understand how the Constitution lives, breathes, and endures.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great lecture series

    • By D. Littman on 04-21-17

    Regular price: $41.95

    • 36 Revolutionary Figures of History

    • By: The Great Courses, Bob Brier, Allen C. Guelzo
    • Narrated by: Allen C. Guelzo, Bob Brier
    • Length: 18 hrs and 35 mins
    • Original Recording
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 125
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      4 out of 5 stars 110
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 113

    Alexander the Great, Jesus, Darwin, and Churchill are just a few of the many politicians, religious leaders, scientists, philosophers, authors, inventors, and generals who transformed our world in ways that still resonate today. Now, with this unique collection of 36 lectures from our extensive course catalog, meet the remarkable people without whom the world would never be the same.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • A hodgepodge

    • By Sean on 10-16-14

    Regular price: $41.97

    • The American Mind

    • By: Allen C. Guelzo, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Allen C. Guelzo
    • Length: 18 hrs and 38 mins
    • Original Recording
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 126
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 114

    In this course, you will delve deeply into the philosophical underpinnings of the nation, forged by the Puritans and the leaders of the American Revolution. You will also explore many other aspects of the elaborate structure that became modern America, tracing ideas in politics, religion, education, philosophy, psychology, anthropology, literature, social theory, and science - proving that Americans have a much richer intellectual tradition than generally imagined.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great long view of America

    • By michael Kordek on 12-31-17

    Regular price: $41.95

    • Mr. Lincoln: The Life of Abraham Lincoln

    • By: Allen C. Guelzo, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Allen C. Guelzo
    • Length: 6 hrs and 13 mins
    • Original Recording
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 95
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    Five days after Abraham Lincoln was buried in Springfield, Illinois, John Locke Scripps, who had convinced Lincoln to write his first campaign autobiography, asserted that the 16th president had become "the Great American Man-the grand central figure in American (perhaps the World's) History." Historians still find it hard to quibble with Scripps's opinion."

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great listen

    • By Rick on 09-09-15

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Making History: How Great Historians Interpret the Past

    • By: Allen C. Guelzo, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Allen C. Guelzo
    • Length: 12 hrs and 19 mins
    • Original Recording
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      4 out of 5 stars 48
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    How do historians create their histories? What role do the historian's viewpoint and method play in what we accept as truth? Answer these questions and more as you go inside the minds of our greatest historians and explore the idea of written history as it has shaped humanity's story over 2,000 years

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Professor Shows Amazing Breadth of Knowledge

    • By cmurrell on 03-23-16

    Regular price: $34.95