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    • How Winston Churchill Changed the World

    • By: Michael Shelden, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Michael Shelden
    • Length: 11 hrs and 42 mins
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    Guiding you chronologically through the life and times of this master statesman, Professor Shelden takes you from the dawn of Churchill’s political career to his final years in a much-changed geopolitical landscape. You’ll examine Churchill’s beginnings as a young liberal statesman, his rise to the Admiralty and his relentless push for an imposing naval force, his fight against the Nazis, his equally dramatic postwar career suspended between two different cold wars (against the Soviets and Britain’s Labour party), and more.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Well worth it

    • By Steve on 11-15-18

    Regular price: $34.95

    • The Modern Scholar: World of George Orwell

    • By: Professor Michael Shelden
    • Narrated by: Michael Shelden
    • Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
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    Big Brother Is Watching You: The words are inextricably associated with the classic dystopian novel 1984 and with its revered author, George Orwell. The Modern Scholar series continues its exploration of great authors with this course from esteemed professor Michael Shelden. In these lectures, Orwell, who also penned the epitome of the political satire, Animal Farm, is discussed in full, from his childhood in Henley-on-Thames to his final days.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great story, Great Lecturer, can overook delivery

    • By wayne on 08-12-12

    Regular price: $49.95

    • The Lost Generation

    • American Writers in Paris in the 1920s
    • By: Michael Shelden
    • Narrated by: Michael Shelden
    • Length: 7 hrs and 27 mins
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    The Lost Generation from Professor Michael Shelden evokes one of the most creative periods in American literature. Paris of the 1920s served as a base for such authors as F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, Ezra Pound, and Gertrude Stein. In these lectures, Professor Shelden details and provides fresh insight into the unending allure of the Lost Generation - and of the literary output that exerts a continuing influence nearly a century later.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very nice introduction

    • By Qu on 04-03-17

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Modern Scholar: The Life and Times of Mark Twain

    • By: Prof. Michael Shelden
    • Narrated by: Michael Shelden
    • Length: 7 hrs and 45 mins
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      4 out of 5 stars 29
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    Professor of English at Indiana State University and the author of the literary biography Mark Twain: Man in White, Michael Shelden is the perfect candidate to lead this series of lectures on one of the most important—and most influential—of all American authors. From Twain’s early history through his landmark achievements and the defining moments of his extraordinary life, Shelden imparts a learned understanding of both the man and his astounding body of work.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Flat delivery, great content

    • By Tad Davis on 02-07-11

    Regular price: $49.95