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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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    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
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    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
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      4 out of 5 stars 9
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    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

    • 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
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    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

    • American Originals: Helen Keller

    • By: Patrick N. Allitt
    • Narrated by: Patrick N. Allitt
    • Length: 30 mins
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    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 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
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,328
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    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 Industrial Revolution

    • By: Patrick N. Allitt, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Patrick N. Allitt
    • Length: 18 hrs and 11 mins
    • Original Recording
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    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 Conservative Tradition

    • By: Patrick N. Allitt, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Patrick N. Allitt
    • Length: 18 hrs and 19 mins
    • Original Recording
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    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

    • Victorian Britain

    • By: Patrick N. Allitt, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Patrick N. Allitt
    • Length: 18 hrs and 36 mins
    • Original Recording
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    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

    • The American Identity

    • By: Patrick N. Allitt, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Patrick N. Allitt
    • Length: 24 hrs and 23 mins
    • Original Recording
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    What defines an American? Is it the love of liberty, the pursuit of justice, the urge to invent, the desire for wealth, the drive to explore, the quest for spiritual values? The paradox of American identity is that although the United States is a melting pot of many different traditions, motives, and ideals, there are nevertheless distinctive qualities that define the American character.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Endlessly Fascinating and Entertaining Stories

    • By Quaker on 01-23-14

    Regular price: $52.95

    • American Religious History

    • By: Patrick N. Allitt, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Patrick N. Allitt
    • Length: 12 hrs and 13 mins
    • Original Recording
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    Have you ever wondered why America, unlike virtually any other industrial nation, continues to show so much religious vitality? Or why are the varieties of religion found in the United States are so numerous and diverse? In this vigorous series of 24 lectures, Professor Allitt argues that the best way to look for explanations of this truly remarkable vitality and diversity is to study the nation's religious history. That's a task, though, that involves more than simply examining religion from the directions you might expect....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • What a surprise. I loved it!

    • By Quaker on 11-03-13

    Regular price: $34.95