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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 104
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 85
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 83

    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

    • 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 438
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      4 out of 5 stars 283
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      4 out of 5 stars 284

    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

    • 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 10 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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.

    Regular price: $29.65

    • 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 103
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      4 out of 5 stars 68
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      4 out of 5 stars 69

    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

    • 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 70
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 63
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 63

    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

    • 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 73
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      4 out of 5 stars 64
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      4 out of 5 stars 62

    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

    • 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

    • Martin Heidegger

    • By: George Steiner
    • Narrated by: Robert Blumenfeld
    • Length: 6 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 64
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      4 out of 5 stars 59
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      4 out of 5 stars 57

    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 Lady and the Unicorn

    • By: Tracy Chevalier
    • Narrated by: Robert Blumenfeld, Terry Donnelly
    • Length: 8 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 262
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 109
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 106

    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

    • 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 5
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    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

    • Escape from Sobibor

    • By: Richard Rashke
    • Narrated by: Robert Blumenfeld
    • Length: 14 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 205
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 178
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 180

    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 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 85
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      4 out of 5 stars 77
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      4 out of 5 stars 77

    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

    • Paris Reborn

    • Napoléon III, Baron Haussmann, and the Quest to Build a Modern City
    • By: Stephane Kirkland
    • Narrated by: Robert Blumenfeld
    • Length: 8 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 42
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      4 out of 5 stars 36
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      4 out of 5 stars 36

    Traditionally known as a dirty, congested, and dangerous city, 19th Century Paris was transformed in an extraordinary period from 1848 to 1870, when the government launched a huge campaign to build streets, squares, parks, churches, and public buildings. The Louvre Palace was expanded, Notre-Dame Cathedral was restored and the French masterpiece of the Second Empire, the Opra Garnier, was built.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Why Paris looks the way it does today

    • By Neil Chisholm on 11-28-13

    Regular price: $17.96

    • 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

    • 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 38
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 25

    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

    • 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 77
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      4 out of 5 stars 68
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      4 out of 5 stars 68

    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

    • 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

    • 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 out of 5 stars 16
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      3 out of 5 stars 16
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 16

    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

    • 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 30
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 24

    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

    • The History of the Siege of Lisbon

    • By: Giovanni Pontiero (translator), Jose Saramago
    • Narrated by: Robert Blumenfeld
    • Length: 11 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 24
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      4 out of 5 stars 21
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      4 out of 5 stars 21

    In this "ingenious" novel ( New York Times) by "one of Europe's most original and remarkable writers" ( Los Angeles Times), a proofreader's deliberate slip opens the door to romance-and confounds the facts of Portugal's past.

    Regular price: $24.95

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