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    • Stalin

    • By: Vejas Gabriel Liulevicius
    • Narrated by: Vejas Gabriel Liulevicius
    • Length: 31 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Josef Stalin, the "Man of Steel," made himself synonymous with the state. This lecture examines obscure beginnings, his rise to power, and the cult of personality deliberately crafted around him.

    Regular price: $1.37

    • World War I: The Great War

    • By: Vejas Gabriel Liulevicius, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Vejas Gabriel Liulevicius
    • Length: 18 hrs and 45 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,285
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,156
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,151

    Touched off by a terrorist act in Bosnia and spreading all too quickly beyond the expectations of those who were involved, World War I was an unprecedented catastrophe with a ghastly cost. After this first "total war"-the first conflict involving entire societies mobilized to wage unrestrained war, devoting all their wealth, industries, institutions, and the lives of their citizens to win victory at any price - the world itself would never be the same.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • EXCELLENT SURVEY COURSE THAT NEEDS MORE CHRONOLOGY

    • By Ark1836 on 06-08-15

    Regular price: $41.95

    • A History of Eastern Europe

    • By: Vejas Gabriel Liulevicius, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Vejas Gabriel Liulevicius
    • Length: 12 hrs and 4 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 849
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 767

    Eastern Europe has long been thought of as the "Other Europe", a region rife with political upheaval, shifting national borders, an astonishing variety of ethnic diversity, and relative isolation from the centers of power in the West. It has also been, and continues to be, pivotal in the course of world events. A History of Eastern Europe offers a sweeping 1,000-year tour with a particular focus on the region's modern history.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • "MODERN" History of Eastern Europe

    • By Brooke L. Morris on 12-05-15

    Regular price: $34.95

    • History's Greatest Voyages of Exploration

    • By: Vejas Gabriel Liulevicius, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Vejas Gabriel Liulevicius
    • Length: 11 hrs and 59 mins
    • Original Recording
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,044
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 948
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 940

    Mutiny. Disease. Starvation. Cannibals. From the ancient wayfarers to modern astronauts, world explorers have blazed trails fraught with danger. Yet, as History's Greatest Voyages of Exploration vividly demonstrates, exploration continues to be one of humanity's deepest impulses. Across 24 lectures that unveil the process by which we came to know the far reaches of our planet, you'll witness the awe-inspiring and surprisingly interconnected tale of global exploration.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Captivating from start to finish!

    • By Quaker on 04-19-15

    Regular price: $34.95

    • Espionage and Covert Operations: A Global History

    • By: Vejas Gabriel Liulevicius, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Vejas Gabriel Liulevicius
    • Length: 12 hrs and 18 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,148
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,031
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,027

    Step into the real world of the spy with this detailed and unforgettable tour of the millennia-long history and enduring legacy of espionage and covert operations. While most of us associate this top-secret subject with popular fiction and film, its true story is more fascinating, surprising, and important than you could possibly imagine. These 24 thrilling lectures survey how world powers have attempted to work in the shadows to gain secret information or subvert enemies behind the scenes.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • depends what you're after

    • By Rachel on 08-20-14

    Regular price: $34.95

    • War, Peace, and Power: Diplomatic History of Europe, 1500-2000

    • By: Vejas Gabriel Liulevicius, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Vejas Gabriel Liulevicius
    • Length: 18 hrs and 41 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 256
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 226

    For much of the past five centuries, the history of the European continent has been a history of chaos, its civilization thrown into turmoil by ferocious wars or bitter religious conflicts - sometimes in combination - that have made and remade borders, created and eliminated entire nations, and left a legacy that is still influencing our world.This 36-lecture series from an award-winning teacher and honored scholar pursues an explanation for this chaos that goes beyond the obvious ones of political ambition, religious intolerance, the pursuit of state power, or the fear of another state's aspirations.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A real quick-paced ovrview

    • By Torsten Will on 12-11-14

    Regular price: $41.95

    • Turning Points in Modern History

    • By: Vejas Gabriel Liulevicius, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Vejas Gabriel Liulevicius
    • Length: 12 hrs and 17 mins
    • Original Recording
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 628
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    This lecture series takes you on a far-reaching journey around the globe - from China to the Americas to New Zealand - to shed light on how two dozen of the top discoveries, inventions, political upheavals, and ideas since 1400 have shaped the modern world. In just 24 thought-provoking lectures, you'll get the amazing story of how life as we know it developed. Starting in the early 15th century and culminating in the age of social media, you'll encounter astounding threads that weave through the centuries, joining these turning points in ways that may come as a revelation.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of the best "Great Courses" I have listened to!

    • By Nicole on 12-15-15

    Regular price: $34.95

    • Utopia and Terror in the 20th Century

    • By: Vejas Gabriel Liulevicius, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Vejas Gabriel Liulevicius
    • Length: 12 hrs and 33 mins
    • Original Recording
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 210
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 187

    From the trenches of World War I to Nazi Germany to Saddam Hussein's Iraq, the 20th century was a time of unprecedented violence. Yet while such monumental violence seems senseless, it is not inexplicable. If we can understand the origins of violence, we may prevent even greater horrors in the century to come. These 24 necessary lectures trace the violent history of the 20th century, beginning with its early roots in the American and, especially, the French revolutions.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Great Lecture Series

    • By MasterPsych on 11-10-13

    Regular price: $34.95

    • Mao

    • By: Vejas Gabriel Liulevicius
    • Narrated by: Vejas Gabriel Liulevicius
    • Length: 29 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    After decades of civil war and struggle, Chinese Communists came to power in 1949 under the leadership of Mao Zedong. This lecture examines the society formed by the ideology of "Mao Thought," the "Little Red Book," the uniform dress of "Mao suits," and the cultural break with a rich past forced by the regime.

    Regular price: $1.37