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  1. Unsung Heroes of World War II: Europe Sale

    Unsung Heroes of World War II: Europe

    Lynne Olson
    4.9 out of 5
    76% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (13)
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    Unsung Heroes of World War II: Europe is your chance to meet men and women of courage and conscience who helped change the course of the war—but who have slipped into the cracks of history. Taught by historian Lynne Olson, author of seven acclaimed books about World War II, these 12 scintillating lectures offer a trove of fascinating, largely untold stories across Europe and America.
  2. World War II: The Pacific Theater Sale

    World War II: The Pacific Theater

    Craig L. Symonds
    4.6 out of 5
    51% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (27)
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    World War II: The Pacific Theater—produced by The Great Courses in partnership with HISTORY®—takes you into the sweeping story of the American fight against the Japanese. Taught by Professor Craig L. Symonds, a distinguished military historian at the US Naval War College, these 24 vivid lectures chronicle the global trajectory of the war in the Pacific, from the attack on Pearl Harbor to the birth of the atomic...
  3. The Mongol Empire Sale

    The Mongol Empire

    Craig G. Benjamin
    4.7 out of 5
    90% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (10)
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    Taught by Professor Craig Benjamin of Grand Valley State University, this course follows the Mongol mounted warriors who emerged out of Central Asia in the 13th century to conquer much of the known world. Although the Mongols fought with unparalleled brutality, they aspired to many of the civilized values of their victims and helped trigger long-lasting cultural interchange between East and West.
  4. Books that Matter: The Federalist Papers Sale

    Books that Matter: The Federalist Papers

    Joseph L. Hoffmann
    4.8 out of 5
    85% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (35)
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    Books That Matter: The Federalist Papers gives you the chance to delve into one of the most influential guides to the U.S. Constitution. Taught by acclaimed professor and legal scholar Joseph L. Hoffmann of the Indiana University Maurer School of Law, these 12 thought-provoking lectures unpack the 85 brilliant essays by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay that serve essentially as the Bible of American...
  5. America's Musical Heritage Sale

    America's Musical Heritage

    Anthony Seeger
    3.9 out of 5
    77% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (18)
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    In Professor Anthony Seeger’s America’s Musical Heritage, learn how to listen to the music of America with new ears. Produced in collaboration with Smithsonian Folkways Recordings—proprietor of the vast treasury of American vernacular music—these 12 lectures explore more than 200 years of music from trailblazers like Scott Joplin, the Memphis Jug Band, Woody Guthrie, and many others.
  6. The Rise of Communism: From Marx to Lenin Sale

    The Rise of Communism: From Marx to Lenin

    Vejas Gabriel Liulevicius
    4.7 out of 5
    84% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (26)
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    In the 12 lectures of The Rise of Communism: From Marx to Lenin, investigate communism’s journey from a theory to a movement that rocked the world. You’ll meet thinkers and revolutionaries like Rosa Luxemburg and Leon Trotsky; unpack the meaning of texts like Das Kapital and The Communist Manifesto; and experience the shock and awe of the Paris Commune, Lenin’s October Revolution, and other events.
  7. The Agency: A History of the CIA Sale

    The Agency: A History of the CIA

    Hugh Wilford
    4.1 out of 5
    73% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (46)
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    Few organizations are as fascinating, as mysterious—and as controversial—as the Central Intelligence Agency. In The Agency: A History of the CIA, Professor Hugh Wilford transforms decades of research into an engrossing 24-lecture course that helps you better understand the role the CIA has played in recent American history, from the Cold War to the War on Terror.
  8. Thinking about Religion and Violence Sale

    Thinking about Religion and Violence

    Jason C. Bivins
    4.2 out of 5
    75% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (49)
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    In Thinking about Religion and Violence, award-winning Professor Jason C. Bivins takes you on a global, 24-lecture investigation of the roots of religious violence that offers more informed ways of thinking about it. You’ll consider how faiths view concepts like human sacrifice and martyrdom; the ways religious violence can be directed toward specific races and genders; and concepts like heresy and demonology.
  9. The Age of Benjamin Franklin Sale

    The Age of Benjamin Franklin

    Robert J. Allison
    4.7 out of 5
    90% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (53)
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    The Age of Benjamin Franklin is a thorough—and sometimes surprising—course that presents a full portrait of a man defying easy definition. Over 24 insightful lectures, Professor Robert J. Allison of Suffolk University explores the many facets of Ben Franklin’s life and times. A pioneer in science, politics, diplomacy, and more, Franklin was truly one of the most extraordinary Americans ever to have lived.
  10. A History of British India Sale

    A History of British India

    Hayden J. Bellenoit
    3.7 out of 5
    67% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (58)
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    The 200 years of Britain’s colonial rule of India was a time of seminal transformation and change—for India, for Britain, and for the world. In A History of British India, explore how the British took power in India, built a massive economic machine, and ruled until India’s 1947 independence. You’ll relive a crucial era in international relations, one with deep and lasting implications for our contemporary...
  11. Books That Matter: The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire Sale

    Books That Matter: The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

    Leo Damrosch
    4.6 out of 5
    86% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (76)
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    In this chapter-by-chapter guide, Professor Leo Damrosch of Harvard University helps you navigate the Decline and Fall’s themes, structure, and lasting influence. Whether you’ve read the book before or never knew where to start, these 24 lectures are an authoritative study of a once-mighty empire—and the great book that became its classic eulogy and epitaph.
  12. The Remarkable Science of Ancient Astronomy Sale

    The Remarkable Science of Ancient Astronomy

    Bradley E. Schaefer
    4.1 out of 5
    75% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (54)
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    Taught by Professor Bradley Schaefer of Louisiana State University, this course shows how ancient Egyptians, Greeks, Indians, Chinese, and other cultures saw the sky. You learn how the Sun, Moon, and stars were their clock, calendar, and compass; constellations encoded their mythologies; and the perfection of the heavens inspired religious and philosophical ideas, ultimately laying the foundation for modern science.
  13. The Mysterious Etruscans Sale

    The Mysterious Etruscans

    Steven L. Tuck
    4.3 out of 5
    83% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (66)
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    The Etruscans were the original inhabitants of central Italy. Centuries before Rome’s rise, they built cities along fortified hilltops, developed a system of roads, and invented the “Roman” arch. While they had their own system of government and their own myths, the Etruscans borrowed much from the Greeks—and gave much to the Romans. Without them, much of the foundations of Western civilization would...
  14. History's Great Military Blunders and the Lessons They Teach Sale

    History's Great Military Blunders and the Lessons They Teach

    Gregory S. Aldrete
    4.5 out of 5
    86% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (89)
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    Circle the globe to explore pivotal incidents of catastrophic failure in battle and consider how these errors changed the course of history.
  15. Maya to Aztec: Ancient Mesoamerica Revealed Sale

    Maya to Aztec: Ancient Mesoamerica Revealed

    Edwin Barnhart
    4.7 out of 5
    87% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (133)
    Save up to $470.00 Starting at $89.95 $599.95 $89.95$599.95
    Uncover the fascinating rise and fall of the Maya and Aztec civilizations—spectacular empires with complex cultures that ruled vast stretches of pre-Columbian America. In this comprehensive course taught by the Director of the Maya Exploration Center, you’ll witness the enthralling history of these sophisticated societies as you explore their religions, governments, social organizations, arts, engineering, and...
  16. History's Greatest Voyages of Exploration Sale

    History's Greatest Voyages of Exploration

    Vejas Gabriel Liulevicius
    4.7 out of 5
    93% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (72)
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    Discover the awe-inspiring tales of the world’s most influential explorers. From ancient wayfarers to modern astronauts, intrepid individuals bound the continents together, connected isolated peoples, and sparked a cross-fertilization of ideas, technologies, and even foods. Follow history’s adventurers to the frozen Poles, Asia, Europe, the Americas, Africa, the ocean’s depths, and the final frontier of space.
  17. The World's Greatest Churches Sale

    The World's Greatest Churches

    William R. Cook
    4.9 out of 5
    96% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (86)
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    The great churches represent some of the world’s most stunning masterpieces of architecture, art, and faith. In The World’s Greatest Churches, go on a guided tour of the most outstanding, memorable, and meaningful churches in the world. Lavishly illustrated with breathtaking photos, detailed floor plans, and 3-D models, these lectures take you deeply into Christianity through its most important buildings.
  18. Experiencing America: A Smithsonian Tour through American History Sale

    Experiencing America: A Smithsonian Tour through American History

    Richard Kurin
    4.5 out of 5
    86% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (50)
    Save up to $250.00 Starting at $34.95 $299.95 $34.95$299.95
    Experience a visual history of America as only the Smithsonian can tell it—with 24 lectures delivered by the curator of our nation’s greatest treasures.
  19. Cities of the Ancient World Sale

    Cities of the Ancient World

    Steven L. Tuck
    4.5 out of 5
    84% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (44)
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    We live in a world of cities—for the first time ever, the majority of the population lives in an urban environment—and reflecting on ancient models of the “city” as a human phenomenon offers important lessons for our culture today. Cities of the Ancient World is your opportunity to survey the breadth of the ancient world through the context of its urban development. These 24 eye-opening lectures not only...
  20. The Decisive Battles of World History Sale

    The Decisive Battles of World History

    Gregory S. Aldrete
    4.8 out of 5
    95% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (131)
    Save up to $345.00 Starting at $54.95 $429.95 $54.95$429.95
    Discover the military conflicts that have had the greatest impact in shifting the direction of historical events and shaping our world in The Decisive Battles of World History. Covering nearly 4,000 years of history, this course explores more than three dozen history-making military engagements, from the landmark battles of the Western world to their counterparts across Asia, India, and the Middle East. These 36...