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    • World War II: A Military and Social History

    • By: Thomas Childers, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Thomas Childers
    • Length: 15 hrs and 7 mins
    • Original Recording
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,211
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,078
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      5 out of 5 stars 1,070

    Between 1937 and 1945, approximately 55 million people perished in the series of interrelated conflicts known as the Second World War. No continent was left untouched, no ocean unaffected. The war led to the eclipse of Europe and the emergence of the United States and the Soviet Union as global superpowers; ushered in the atomic age; produced, in the Holocaust, the most horrific crime ever committed in the history of Western civilization, and led to the end of Europe's colonial empires around the world.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Misleading title, but a good course

    • By O. D. S on 07-15-15

    Regular price: $41.95

    • A History of Hitler's Empire, 2nd Edition

    • By: Thomas Childers, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Thomas Childers
    • Length: 6 hrs and 23 mins
    • Original Recording
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 357
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 316
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 315

    Know thy enemy. That's what the wisdom of history teaches us. And Adolf Hitler was surely the greatest enemy ever faced by modern civilization. Over half a century later, the horror, fascination, and questions still linger: How could a man like Hitler and a movement like Nazism come to power in 20th-century Germany – an industrially developed country with a highly educated population? How were the Nazis able to establish the foundations of a totalitarian regime in such a short time and hurl all of Europe – and the world – into a devastating war that would consume so many millions of lives? Professor Childers has designed this gripping 12-lecture course to shed light on these and other questions that have plagued generations.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Forewarned is Forearmed

    • By Dana Keish on 07-01-14

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Europe and Western Civilization in the Modern Age

    • By: Thomas Childers, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Thomas Childers
    • Length: 23 hrs and 25 mins
    • Original Recording
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 196
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 170
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 169

    Only three lifetimes ago, Europe was a farming society ruled by families of monarchs. But with two seismic tremors - capitalism and democracy - Europe's economic and royal foundations were shattered forever and modern European history began.In this series of 48 fascinating lectures, Professor Childers makes the history of Europe from the 1750s to the present - events both horrible and magnificent - as immediate as today's headlines, employing the historian's craft and a storyteller's skill to find the causes of what otherwise could seem to be the march of folly.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Oh my, where do I begin? A fantastic listen.

    • By Quaker on 05-01-14

    Regular price: $41.95