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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 54
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 41
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 41

    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 34
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 26

    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

    • Poland

    • By: Victoria Varga
    • Narrated by: Peter Hackes
    • Length: 2 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 20

    The breakdown of Europe's Eastern Bloc proves that the map of Europe cannot be redrawn merely to serve political ends. Perhaps no country illustrates this more clearly than Poland, whose borders often have been a negotiating tool of the Big Powers. These presentations enlighten our understanding of the current drama in Eastern Europe.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Taste of Poland ? not entirely !!

    • By greg on 02-11-11

    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 66
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 45
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 44

    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

    • 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 53
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    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

    • Ethiopia

    • By: Wendy McElroy
    • Narrated by: Peter Hackes
    • Length: 2 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 14

    This rich culture of East Africa, known in the Bible as Abyssinia, claims descent from King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba. Under a Marxist regime, however, this ancient people has suffered from famine and genocide. This presentation chronicles the heartbreak of Ethiopia, which mirrors many of the crises besieging the third-world countries of Africa.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Attempts at accents are cheesy and racist

    • By Rebecka on 05-29-18

    Regular price: $13.96

    • Mexico

    • By: Joseph Stromberg
    • Narrated by: Peter Hackes
    • Length: 2 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 74
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 37

    In 1540, Mexico was declared to be New Spain. With a diverse culture, and great natural resources, it should have prospered like its northern neighbor. But Mexico's history includes political corruption, war, revolution, and grinding poverty. Why has the fate of Mexico been so different than that of the United States?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very informative

    • By Gerry Dupuis on 10-31-06

    Regular price: $13.96

    • India and Pakistan

    • By: Gregory Kozlowski
    • Narrated by: Peter Hackes
    • Length: 2 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 15

    As one of the world's most ancient civilizations, India presents a rich mosaic of political, religious, and cultural influences. In 1947 this vast region was split; Pakistan was created to separate Moslems from Hindus, and millions died. Strife and political troubles continue to plague India.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Dated

    • By Ed on 06-30-09

    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 15
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    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

    • 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

    • The Persian Gulf States

    • By: Wendy McElroy, Sheldon Richman
    • Narrated by: Peter Hackes
    • Length: 2 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 16

    More than half of the world's oil comes from Persian Gulf states. Political instability and religious strife here threaten to interrupt the world's economic routines. Two presentations examine the history of Persia, Iran's attempt to westernize, and the backlash of religiously fervent Moslems against the West and against each other.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • NOT a Persian Gulf states history!

    • By Kayvan on 08-03-14

    Regular price: $13.96

    • Das Geständnis des Richters

    • Lady Bedfort 91
    • By: div.
    • Narrated by: Dennis Rohling, Bodo Wolf, Maria Koschny, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Inspektor Gomery kann es kaum fassen, als der Friedensrichter Graham Powers ihm den Haftbefehl präsentiert; denn er ist auf den Richter selbst ausgestellt. Doch hat Powers wirklich einen Mord begangen? Es gibt keine Zeugen, und auch die Leiche des Mannes, den er getötet haben will, ist spurlos verschwunden.

    Regular price: $6.22