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    • Central America

    • By: Joseph Stromberg
    • Narrated by: Harry Reasoner, Peter Hackes, Richard C. Hottelet
    • Length: 2 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 50
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 37

    A cluster of five countries, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica, are commonly referred to as Central America. Although these nations differ in their histories and politics, they share at least one factor; they have been caught up in the turmoil of America's foreign policy in this region. This audiobook depicts the chain of events that have led to the Central America we view on television.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Struggling Central America

    • By Phil on 01-17-09

    Regular price: $13.96

    • The Philippines

    • By: Joseph Stromberg
    • Narrated by: Harry Reasoner, Peter Hackes, Richard C. Hottelet
    • Length: 2 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 24

    Strategically located, the Philippine Islands have been one of the keys to American policy in the Pacific. But this loose island chain has a better history, vacillating between oppression and rebellion. America's military installations here ensure that she will be caught in any Filipino conflict.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • not about the Philippines exactly

    • By Eris on 03-26-16

    Regular price: $13.96

    • Germany

    • By: Ralph Raico, Wendy McElroy
    • Narrated by: Harry Reasoner, Peter Hackes, Richard C. Hottelet
    • Length: 2 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 64
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 43
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 42

    Germany is historically one of the most important of all nations. Since emerging from its days as a Roman province, Germany (including Prussia) has had a central role in European affairs. It has reached the heights in art, music, literature, and political power, yet it's also reached the depths in humiliating military defeat and partition. This presentation reviews the broad sweep of German history.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good Overview

    • By Brian (aka: Brainwise) on 03-22-11

    Regular price: $13.96

    • South Africa

    • By: Joseph Stromberg
    • Narrated by: Harry Reasoner
    • Length: 2 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 13

    Before blacks were enfranchised in the 1990s, South Africa was the world's symbol of racism. From the moment the Dutch colonists set foot on the Cape in 1652, this nation steered a straight course toward apartheid, resulting in consistent civil unrest. This presentation explores the economic and social forces that brought South Africa's troubles into the international spotlight.

    Regular price: $13.96

    • The Middle East

    • By: Wendy McElroy
    • Narrated by: Harry Reasoner, Peter Hackes, Richard C. Hottelet
    • Length: 2 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 51
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 17

    By the end of World War I, Britain had promised control of Palestine to both Arabs and Jews. Each of these peoples claimed a longstanding right to the same piece of land, and violence was inevitable. This presentation examines how and why this magical land has become a virtual war zone.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • outstanding slice of history and politics

    • By Anonymous User on 08-25-06

    Regular price: $13.96

    • Cuba

    • By: Joseph Stromberg
    • Narrated by: Harry Reasoner, Peter Hackes, Richard C. Hottelet
    • Length: 2 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 11

    This island was once a clearinghouse for importing slaves into the New World. It later became one of the world's few remaining bastions of Marxism, proclaiming socio-economic equality. In both forms, Cuba has played a unique and dramatic role in American affairs. This presentation focuses on Cuba's economic and social upheaval, with special attention to how this has affected the United States.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Not so hot

    • By Noel Holmes on 09-12-06

    Regular price: $13.96

    • Russia and the Soviet Union

    • By: Ralph Raico
    • Narrated by: Harry Reasoner, Peter Hackes, Richard C. Hottelet
    • Length: 2 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 31
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    Recent events have made it clear that the Soviet Union is not a monolith; it's a collection of nationalities, many with serious objections to union. The demise of communism holds great promise and great danger not only for the Soviets, but for the world. This audiobook examines how the region's long history led to modern reality.

    Regular price: $13.96

    • Ireland

    • By: Wendy McElroy
    • Narrated by: Harry Reasoner, Peter Hackes, Richard C. Hottelet
    • Length: 2 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4

    The "isle of poets and scholars" has known almost constant warfare for centuries. In 1920, it was divided into North and South; yet this purely political solution left a religious and cultural schism intact. This presentation follows Ireland's tragic course from St. Patrick to Britain's imposition of direct rule in 1974.

    Regular price: $13.96