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    • Up the Organization

    • By: Robert C. Townsend, Warren Bennis
    • Narrated by: Robert Blumenfeld
    • Length: 4 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 99
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 80
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 78

    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
    • Insightful and funny.

    • By Ingmar Lindström on 01-23-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • 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 100
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      4 out of 5 stars 65
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      4 out of 5 stars 66

    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
    • Superlative Book

    • By Amazon Customer on 01-29-10

    Regular price: $19.95

    • 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 435
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      4 out of 5 stars 280
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      4 out of 5 stars 281

    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

    • Escape from Sobibor

    • By: Richard Rashke
    • Narrated by: Robert Blumenfeld
    • Length: 14 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 204
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 177
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 179

    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

    • Country of Ash

    • A Jewish Doctor in Poland, 1939-1945
    • By: Edward Reicher, Magda Bogin (translator)
    • Narrated by: Suzanne Toren, Robert Blumenfeld
    • Length: 8 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 69
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 62
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 62

    Country of Ash is the starkly compelling, original chronicle of a Jewish doctor who miraculously survived near-certain death, first inside the Lodz and Warsaw ghettoes, where he was forced to treat the Gestapo, then on the Aryan side of Warsaw, where he hid under numerous disguises. He clandestinely recorded the terrible events he witnessed, but his manuscript disappeared during the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. After the war, reunited with his wife and young daughter, he rewrote his story.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing! Heartbreaking...History

    • By Happyhomaker on 06-07-15

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Martin Heidegger

    • By: George Steiner
    • Narrated by: Robert Blumenfeld
    • Length: 6 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 63
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      4 out of 5 stars 58
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      4 out of 5 stars 56

    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

    • 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 71
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      4 out of 5 stars 62
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      4 out of 5 stars 60

    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

    • The Gospel According to Jesus Christ

    • By: Jose Saramago, Giovanni Pontiero (translator)
    • Narrated by: Robert Blumenfeld
    • Length: 13 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 74
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      4 out of 5 stars 66
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      4 out of 5 stars 66

    A brilliant skeptic, Jose Saramago envisions the life of Jesus Christ and the story of his Passion as things of this earth: A child crying, the caress of a woman half asleep, the bleat of a goat, a prayer uttered in the grayish morning light. His idea of the Holy Family reflects the real complexities of any family, and, as only Saramago can, he imagines them with tinges of vision, dream, and omen.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A dry, wry retelling of the story of Jesus Christ

    • By Gaurav on 03-11-14

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Jurgen

    • By: James Branch Cabell
    • Narrated by: Robert Blumenfeld
    • Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 69
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      4 out of 5 stars 60
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 61

    James Branch Cabell's career was short-lived - his works fit neatly within the 1920s literary escapist culture and then quickly declined in popularity as the author veered away from the fantasy niche. In his heyday, Cabell garnered praise from several of his contemporaries such as H. L. Mencken and Sinclair Lewis. Lewis even acknowledged Cabell's successful Jurgen in his 1930 Nobel Prize address.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • I think a must read...

    • By troconn the destroyer on 10-18-12

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Enlightenment

    • And Why It Still Matters
    • By: Anthony Pagden
    • Narrated by: Robert Blumenfeld
    • Length: 16 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 84
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      4 out of 5 stars 76
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      4 out of 5 stars 76

    One of our most renowned and brilliant historians takes a fresh look at the revolutionary intellectual movement that laid the foundation for the modern world. Liberty and equality. Human rights. Freedom of thought and expression. Belief in reason and progress. The value of scientific inquiry. These are just some of the ideas that were conceived and developed during the Enlightenment, and which changed forever the intellectual landscape of the Western world.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • How they thought about thinking about nature

    • By Gary on 04-11-14

    Regular price: $29.95

    • New York 2140

    • By: Kim Stanley Robinson
    • Narrated by: Caitlin Kelly, Christopher Ryan Grant, Jay Snyder, and others
    • Length: 22 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 28
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
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      4 out of 5 stars 28

    The waters rose, submerging New York City. But the residents adapted, and it remained the bustling, vibrant metropolis it had always been. Though changed forever. Every street became a canal. Every skyscraper an island. Through the eyes of the varied inhabitants of one building, Kim Stanley Robinson shows us how one of our great cities will change with the rising tides. And how we, too, will change.

    Regular price: $21.31

    • 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 315
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      4 out of 5 stars 162
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      4 out of 5 stars 162

    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 315 ratings

    Regular price: $21.95

    • Arab and Jew

    • Wounded Spirits in a Promised Land, Revised Edition
    • By: David K. Shipler
    • Narrated by: Robert Blumenfeld
    • Length: 27 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Arab stereotype portrays the Jew as a brutal, violent coward. The Jewish stereotype portrays the Arab as a primitive creature of animal vengeance and cruel desires. In this monumental Pulitzer Prize-winning work, revised in 2002, David Shipler delves into the origins of these prejudices that have been intensified by war, terrorism, and nationalism. Shipler examines the process of indoctrination, the far-ranging effects of socioeconomic differences, and the historical conflicts between Islam and Judaism.

    Regular price: $31.47

    • The Lady and the Unicorn

    • By: Tracy Chevalier
    • Narrated by: Robert Blumenfeld, Terry Donnelly
    • Length: 8 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 261
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 108
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 105

    Bewitching art experts and enthusiasts alike for centuries, the Lady and the Unicorn tapestries hang today in the Cluny Museum in Paris.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful Audiobook!

    • By Lovin' life and winding down on 07-12-05

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Anti-Judaism 

    • The Western Tradition
    • By: David Nirenberg
    • Narrated by: Robert Blumenfeld
    • Length: 17 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
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      4 out of 5 stars 20
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 20

    This incisive history upends the complacency that confines anti-Judaism to the ideological extremes in the Western tradition. With deep learning and elegance, David Nirenberg shows how foundational anti-Judaism is to the history of the West. Questions of how we are Jewish and, more critically, how and why we are not have been churning within the Western imagination throughout its history. Ancient Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans; Christians and Muslims of every period; even the secularists of modernity have used Judaism in constructing their visions of the world.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Book: Terrible Narrator

    • By LB on 12-29-16

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Yiddish Civilisation: The Rise and Fall of a Forgotten Nation

    • By: Paul Kriwaczek
    • Narrated by: Robert Blumenfeld
    • Length: 13 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    Tracing Yiddish civilization from its roots in the Diaspora to the present, Paul Kriwaczek combines intimate family anecdote, travelogue, historical research, and interviews with scholars to give us a rich portrait of a nearly extinguished culture as it survived across the centuries. He begins his chronicle in Jerusalem, with the destruction of the Jewish temple at the hands of the Romans in the year 70. We see the burgeoning exile population disperse, moving outward and northward throughout the following centuries, making their mark in more far flung cities under Roman rule.

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Freedom Evolves

    • By: Daniel C. Dennett
    • Narrated by: Robert Blumenfeld
    • Length: 11 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 83
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      4 out of 5 stars 70
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 70

    Can there be freedom and free will in a deterministic world? Renowned philosopher Daniel Dennett emphatically answers "yes!" Using an array of provocative formulations, Dennett sets out to show how we alone among the animals have evolved minds that give us free will and morality. Weaving a richly detailed narrative, Dennett explains in a series of strikingly original arguments - drawing upon evolutionary biology, cognitive neuroscience, economics, and philosophy - that far from being an enemy of traditional explorations of freedom, morality, and meaning, the evolutionary perspective can be an indispensable ally.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I knew I was going to like this book

    • By Gary on 05-30-14

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Arab and Jew

    • Wounded Spirits in a Promised Land
    • By: David K. Shipler
    • Narrated by: Robert Blumenfeld
    • Length: 28 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 151
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      4 out of 5 stars 35
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      4 out of 5 stars 37

    David Shipler delves into the origins of the prejudices of Jews and Arabs that have been intensified by war, terrorism, and nationalism. Focusing on the diverse cultures that exist side by side in Israel and Israeli-controlled territories, Shipler examines the process of indoctrination that begins in schools; he discusses the far ranging effects of socioeconomic differences, historical conflicts between Islam and Judaism, attitudes about the Holocaust, and much more.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • more a psychology than a history

    • By Ann on 12-26-07

    Regular price: $34.97

    • Grammars of Creation

    • By: George Steiner
    • Narrated by: Robert Blumenfeld
    • Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
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      5 out of 5 stars 7

    A far-reaching exploration of the idea of creation in Western thought, literature, religion, and history, this volume can fairly be called a magnum opus. He reflects on the different ways we have of talking about beginnings, on the "core-tiredness" that pervades our end-of-the-millennium spirit, and on the changing grammar of our discussions about the end of Western art and culture.

    Regular price: $24.95

    • A Modest Proposal

    • By: Jonathan Swift
    • Narrated by: Robert Blumenfeld
    • Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 20
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    A Modest Proposal for Preventing the Children of Poor People in Ireland From Being a Burden to Their Parents or Country, and for Making Them Beneficial to the Public, commonly referred to as A Modest Proposal, is a Juvenalian satirical essay written and published anonymously by Jonathan Swift in 1729. Swift suggests in his essay that the impoverished Irish might ease their economic troubles by selling children as food. By doing this he mocks the authority of the British officials.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Not a bad proposal at all

    • By Krzysztof on 11-04-11

    Regular price: $19.95

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