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    • Up the Organization

    • By: Robert C. Townsend, Warren Bennis
    • Narrated by: Robert Blumenfeld
    • Length: 4 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 118
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 96
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 93

    Although it was first published more than 35 years ago, Up the Organization continues to top the lists of best business books by groups as diverse as the American Management Association, Strategy + Business (Booz Allen Hamilton), and The Wharton Center for Leadership and Change Management. 1-800-CEO-READ ranks Townsend's best seller first among 80 books that "every manager must read".

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A must read for everyone in a leadership position!

    • By David Cockburn on 11-23-17

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Pale Fire

    • By: Vladimir Nabokov
    • Narrated by: Marc Vietor, Robert Blumenfeld
    • Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 319
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      4 out of 5 stars 268
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      4 out of 5 stars 269

    A 999 line poem in heroic couplets, divided into 4 cantos, was composed - according to Nabokov's fiction - by John Francis Shade, an obsessively methodical man, during the last 20 days of his life. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An amazing feat for such a unique novel

    • By AmazonCustomer on 03-27-12

    Regular price: $17.95

    • From Broken Glass

    • My Story of Finding Hope in Hitler's Death Camps to Inspire a New Generation
    • By: Steve Ross, Glenn Frank, Brian Wallace
    • Narrated by: Robert Blumenfeld, Ray Flynn, Michael Ross
    • Length: 6 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 37
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      5 out of 5 stars 33
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      5 out of 5 stars 33

    From the survivor of 10 Nazi concentration camps who went on to create the New England Holocaust Memorial, an inspiring memoir about finding strength in the face of despair. On August 14, 2017, two days after a white-supremacist activist rammed his car into a group of anti-Fascist protestors, killing one and injuring 19, the New England Holocaust Memorial was vandalized for the second time in as many months. At the base of one of its fifty-four-foot glass towers lay a pile of shards. For Steve Ross, the image called to mind Kristallnacht, the Night of Broken Glass.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Required Reading Recommende

    • By Cathy on 07-03-18

    Regular price: $29.65

    • Euclid's Window

    • The Story of Geometry from Parallel Lines to Hyperspace
    • By: Leonard Mlodinow
    • Narrated by: Robert Blumenfeld
    • Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 443
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      4 out of 5 stars 287
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      4 out of 5 stars 288

    Through Euclid's Window Leonard Mlodinow brilliantly and delightfully leads us on a journey through five revolutions in geometry, from the Greek concept of parallel lines to the latest notions of hyperspace. Here is an altogether new, refreshing, alternative history of math revealing how simple questions anyone might ask about space -- in the living room or in some other galaxy -- have been the hidden engine of the highest achievements in science and technology.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wow!

    • By Eric on 08-13-10

    Regular price: $21.95

    • In Search of Nature

    • By: Edward O. Wilson
    • Narrated by: Robert Blumenfeld
    • Length: 4 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 18
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 15
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    Perhaps more than any other scientist of our century, Edward O. Wilson has scrutinized animals in their natural settings, tweezing out the dynamics of their social organization, their relationship with their environments, and their behavior, not only for what it tells us about the animals themselves, but for what it can tell us about human nature and our own behavior. He has brought the fascinating and sometimes surprising results of these studies to general readers through a remarkable collection of books.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Older material but still relevant, worth a listen

    • By Pb on 04-24-17

    Regular price: $14.95

    • How Paris Became Paris

    • The Invention of the Modern City
    • By: Joan DeJean
    • Narrated by: Robert Blumenfeld
    • Length: 8 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 77
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      4 out of 5 stars 65
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      4 out of 5 stars 64

    At the start of the 17th century, Paris was known for a few monuments, but it had not yet put its brand on urban space. Like many European cities, it was still emerging from its medieval past. But within a century, Paris would be transformed into the modern and mythic city we now know. Most people associate the signature characteristics of Paris with the 19th century. Joan DeJean demonstrates that the Parisian model for urban space was in fact invented two centuries earlier, when the first full design for the French capital was implemented.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • frustrating

    • By notamatopoeia on 06-25-14

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Escape from Sobibor

    • By: Richard Rashke
    • Narrated by: Robert Blumenfeld
    • Length: 14 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 209
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 182
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 184

    On October 14, 1943, 600 Jews imprisoned in Sobibor, a secret Nazi death camp in eastern Poland, revolted. They killed a dozen SS officers and guards, trampled the barbed wire fences, and raced across an open field filled with anti-tank mines. Against all odds, more than three hundred made it safely into the woods. Fifty of those men and women managed to survive the rest of the war. In this edition of Escape from Sobibor, fully updated in 2012, Richard Rashke tells their stories

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Rashke put a face to the good and the bad!

    • By The Zombie Specialist on 06-23-14

    Regular price: $29.95

    • The Irony of American History

    • By: Reinhold Niebuhr
    • Narrated by: Robert Blumenfeld
    • Length: 5 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 107
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      4 out of 5 stars 71
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      4 out of 5 stars 72

    Forged during the tumultuous but triumphant postwar years when America came of age as a world power, The Irony of American History is more relevant now than ever before. Cited by politicians as diverse as Hillary Clinton and John McCain, Niebuhr's masterpiece on the incongruity between personal ideals and political reality is both an indictment of American moral complacency and a warning against the arrogance of virtue.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The "Peter Drucker" of Political Science

    • By Jonathan B Goodman on 01-03-11

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Blood of the Caesars

    • How the Murder of Germanicus Led to the Fall of Rome
    • By: Stephen Dando-Collins
    • Narrated by: Robert Blumenfeld
    • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 23
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 18
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      4 out of 5 stars 18

    Could the killing of Germanicus Julius Caesar - the grandson of Mark Antony, adopted son of the emperor Tiberius, father of Caligula, and grandfather of Nero - while the Roman Empire was still in its infancy have been the root cause of the empire's collapse more than four centuries later? This brilliant investigation of Germanicus Caesar’s death and its aftermath is both a compelling history and first-class murder mystery with a plot twist Agatha Christie would envy.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant, breathtaking, unforgettable

    • By Acteon on 06-14-15

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Expatriate Paris

    • A Cultural and Literary Guide to Paris of the 1920s
    • By: Arlen J. Hansen
    • Narrated by: Robert Blumenfeld
    • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      2 out of 5 stars 2
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      2.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Paris has long been a storied center of art and culture, and of romance, but in the 1920s its magnetism was especially irresistible. From around the world writers, artists, and composers steamed in, to visit or linger, some to reside. This book - a work of immense erudition spiced with anecdotes and gossip - documents their haunts and habits, their comings and goings, their relationships intimate and artistic.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • A rushed and boring affair

    • By Lenora A. Timm on 03-19-14

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Uncertainty

    • Einstein, Heisenberg, Bohr, and the Struggle for the Soul of Science
    • By: David Lindley
    • Narrated by: Robert Blumenfeld
    • Length: 7 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 322
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      4 out of 5 stars 168
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      4 out of 5 stars 168

    Werner Heisenberg's "uncertainty principle" challenged centuries of scientific understanding, placed him in direct opposition to Albert Einstein, and put Niels Bohr in the middle of one of the most heated debates in scientific history. Heisenberg's theorem stated that there were physical limits to what we could know about sub-atomic particles; this "uncertainty" would have shocking implications.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • fascinating insight into the real drama of physics

    • By Ryan on 09-07-10
    • Einstein, Heisenberg, Bohr, and the Struggle for the Soul of Science
    • By: David Lindley
    • Narrated by: Robert Blumenfeld
    • Length: 7 hrs and 6 mins
    • Release date: 09-15-09
    • 4 out of 5 stars 322 ratings

    Regular price: $21.95

    • Natalie Wood

    • A Life
    • By: Gavin Lambert
    • Narrated by: Robert Blumenfeld
    • Length: 13 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4
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      3 out of 5 stars 4
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      3 out of 5 stars 4

    From her starring roles as a skeptical child in the perennial classic Miracle on 34thStreet and a troubled adolescent in Rebel Without a Cause to mature roles in Splendor in the Grass and West Side Story, actress Natalie Wood transfixed the world with her hypnotic brown eyes. Yet behind the beautiful façade lurked a fragile, sparkling, generous, funny woman traumatized by her childhood and beset by personal demons.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • a mom story

    • By M. Gobet on 10-30-15

    Regular price: $22.95

    • Witness to Nuremberg

    • The Many Lives of the Man Who Translated at the Nazi War Trials
    • By: W. Richard Sonnenfeldt
    • Narrated by: Robert Blumenfeld
    • Length: 7 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 45
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 40
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 42

    In this gripping memoir by the chief American interpreter at the Nuremberg trials, Richard Sonnenfeldt recounts a remarkable life. By age 22 he had fought in the Battle of the Bulge and helped liberate the Dachau concentration camp, when he was appointed chief interpreter for the American prosecution of Nazi war criminals at the Nuremberg trials.

    During his service, he spent pretrial time with Hermann Göering as well as other top Nazi leaders.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • So much more than expected

    • By Kathy on 03-23-12

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Keynes

    • The Return of the Master
    • By: Robert Skidelsky
    • Narrated by: Robert Blumenfeld
    • Length: 7 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 85
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      4 out of 5 stars 49
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      4 out of 5 stars 53

    Keynes's preeminent biographer, Robert Skidelsky, brilliantly synthesizes from Keynes' career and life the aspects of his thinking that apply most directly to the world we currently live in. In so doing, Skidelsky shows that Keynes's mixture of pragmatism and realism, which distinguished his thinking from the neo-classical or Chicago school of economics that has been the dominant influence since the Thatcher-Reagan era and which made possible the raw market capitalism that created the current global financial crisis, is more pertinent and applicable than ever.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Easy Recommendation

    • By Bret Vogel on 12-13-12

    Regular price: $16.95

    • Bend Sinister

    • By: Vladimir Nabokov
    • Narrated by: Robert Blumenfeld
    • Length: 7 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 72
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      4 out of 5 stars 57
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      4 out of 5 stars 58

    The first novel Nabokov wrote while living in America, and the most overtly political novel he ever wrote, Bend Sinister is a modern classic. While it is filled with veiled puns and characteristically delightful wordplay, it is, first and foremost, a haunting and compelling narrative about a civilized man caught in the tyranny of a police state. Professor Adam Krug, the country's foremost philosopher, offers the only hope of resistance to Paduk, dictator and leader of the Party of the Average Man.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A fantastic fairytale of fascism

    • By Darwin8u on 12-12-13

    Regular price: $17.95

    • Saving Israel

    • How the Jewish People Can Win a War That May Never End
    • By: Daniel Gordis
    • Narrated by: Robert Blumenfeld
    • Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 27

    The Jewish State must end, say its enemies, from intellectuals like Tony Judt to hate-filled demagogues like Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Even average Israelis are wondering if they wouldn't be better off somewhere else. A country which once restored hope to Jews world-over now feels itself slipping. Increasingly, Israelis wonder how much has really been accomplished and whether they ought to persevere.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent!

    • By Steve on 04-22-12

    Regular price: $20.72

    • Martin Heidegger

    • By: George Steiner
    • Narrated by: Robert Blumenfeld
    • Length: 6 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 66
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      4 out of 5 stars 61
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      4 out of 5 stars 59

    With characteristic lucidity and style, Steiner makes Heidegger's immensely difficult body of work accessible to the general reader. In a new introduction, Steiner addresses language and philosophy and the rise of Nazism. "It would be hard to imagine a better introduction to the work of philosopher Martin Heidegger." (George Kateb, The New Republic)

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Like an extensive Wikipedia entry.

    • By littledarkone on 04-22-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Stories of Paul Bowles

    • By: Paul Bowles
    • Narrated by: Nicola Barber, Joe Barrett, Victor Bevine, and others
    • Length: 28 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 34
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 28

    An American literary cult figure, Paul Bowles established his legacy with the novel The Sheltering Sky. An immediate sensation, it became a fixture in American letters. Bowles then returned his energies to the short story - the genre he preferred and soon mastered.Bowles' s short fiction is orchestral in composition and exacting in theme, marked by a unique, delicately spare style, and a dark, rich, exotic mood, by turns chilling, ironic, and wry.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Mesmerizing and beautifully produced

    • By D. Donohue on 02-11-13

    Regular price: $24.95

    • China Shakes the World

    • A Titan's Rise and Troubled Future - and the Challenge for America
    • By: James Kynge
    • Narrated by: Robert Blumenfeld
    • Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 20
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      4 out of 5 stars 11
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      4 out of 5 stars 11

    "Let China sleep, for when she wakes, she will shake the world." Napoleon's words seem eerily prescient today, as the shock waves from China's awakening reverberate across the globe. In China Shakes the World, James Kynge, traces these tremors from Beijing to Europe to the Midwest as China's ravenous hunger for jobs, raw materials, energy, and food - and its export of goods, workers, and investments - drastically reshape world trade and politics.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Details behind today's headlines

    • By Doug Davis on 08-06-12

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Spies in the Vatican

    • The Soviet Union's Cold War Against the Catholic Church
    • By: John O. Koehler
    • Narrated by: Robert Blumenfeld
    • Length: 8 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 18
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      3 out of 5 stars 17
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 17

    Already infamous for the arbitrary, paranoid persecution of its own citizens throughout much of the 20th century, the Soviet Union - as is revealed in John Koeher’s revelatory, eye-opening exposé - also waged a vicious espionage campaign against the Catholic Church and its followers. From the persecution of local priests to an assassination order against Pope John Paul II, the KGB viewed Catholicism as a threat to stability in Eastern Europe and treated the church as an enemy of the State. Lifetime journalist and former U.S. Army Intelligence Officer John Koehler has written the definitive book on this startling history.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Glad to have read it

    • By Phillip on 05-01-14

    Regular price: $17.96

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