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    • The Industrial Revolution

    • By: The Great Courses, Patrick N. Allitt
    • Narrated by: Professor Patrick N. Allitt Ph.D. University of California Berkeley
    • Length: 18 hrs and 11 mins
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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 Rise and Fall of the British Empire

    • By: The Great Courses, Patrick N. Allitt
    • Narrated by: Professor Patrick N. Allitt Ph.D. University of California Berkeley
    • Length: 18 hrs and 8 mins
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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 Conservative Tradition

    • By: The Great Courses, Patrick N. Allitt
    • Narrated by: Professor Patrick N. Allitt Ph.D. University of California Berkeley
    • Length: 18 hrs and 19 mins
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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: The Great Courses, Patrick N. Allitt
    • Narrated by: Professor Patrick N. Allitt Ph.D. University of California Berkeley
    • Length: 18 hrs and 36 mins
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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: The Great Courses, Patrick N. Allitt
    • Narrated by: Professor Patrick N. Allitt Ph.D. University of California Berkeley
    • Length: 24 hrs and 23 mins
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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: The Great Courses, Patrick N. Allitt
    • Narrated by: Professor Patrick N. Allitt Ph.D. University of California Berkeley
    • Length: 12 hrs and 13 mins
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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