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    • America's Founding Fathers

    • By: The Great Courses, Allen C. Guelzo
    • Narrated by: Professor Allen C. Guelzo Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania
    • Length: 17 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
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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

    • The American Revolution

    • By: The Great Courses, Allen C. Guelzo
    • Narrated by: Professor Allen C. Guelzo Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania
    • Length: 12 hrs and 17 mins
    • Original Recording
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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

    • Mr. Lincoln: The Life of Abraham Lincoln

    • By: The Great Courses, Allen C. Guelzo
    • Narrated by: Professor Allen C. Guelzo Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania
    • Length: 6 hrs and 13 mins
    • Original Recording
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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: The Great Courses, Allen C. Guelzo
    • Narrated by: Professor Allen C. Guelzo Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania
    • Length: 12 hrs and 19 mins
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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

    • The American Mind

    • By: The Great Courses, Allen C. Guelzo
    • Narrated by: Professor Allen C. Guelzo Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania
    • Length: 18 hrs and 38 mins
    • Original Recording
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    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