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  1. The Agency: A History of the CIA Sale

    The Agency: A History of the CIA

    Hugh Wilford
    4.1 out of 5
    78% of reviewers would recommend this product
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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.
  2. Albert Einstein: Physicist, Philosopher, Humanitarian Sale

    Albert Einstein: Physicist, Philosopher, Humanitarian

    Don Howard
    4.7 out of 5
    90% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (55)
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    Get an in-depth look at the life and work of Albert Einstein, undoubtedly one of the most brilliant minds of the 20th century. Taught by Professor Don Howard of the University of Notre Dame, Albert Einstein: Physicist, Philosopher, Humanitarian examines Einstein's revolutionary innovations in physics, his philosophical reflections on the methods and foundations of science, and his public efforts championing a...
  3. Native Peoples of North America

    Native Peoples of North America

    Daniel M. Cobb
    3.7 out of 5
    65% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (126)
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    The Great Courses has partnered with Smithsonian to bring you a course that reveals new perspectives on the historical and contemporary experiences of Indigenous peoples and their significant impact on this country. You will gain a new point of view on the seemingly familiar stories America was built on. Be prepared – this course is going to change how you understand American history.
  4. Italians Before Italy: Conflict and Competition in the Mediterranean Sale

    Italians Before Italy: Conflict and Competition in the Mediterranean

    Kenneth R. Bartlett
    4.5 out of 5
    75% of reviewers would recommend this product
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    Esteemed Italian history professor Kenneth R. Bartlett takes you on a riveting tour of the Italian peninsula, from the glittering canals of Venice to the lavish papal apartments and ancient ruins of Rome. You will learn the mosaic of histories and culture that make up this dynamic nation-how the independent states competed on the battlefield, in the marketplace, and in the world of artistic expression.
  5. Turning Points in Medieval History

    Turning Points in Medieval History

    Dorsey Armstrong
    4.4 out of 5
    83% of reviewers would recommend this product
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    The Middle Ages were far from dark. On the contrary, the era was full of fascinating figures and world-altering events. Learning and innovation flourished, with the printing press, Arabic numerals, and the heavy plow all being introduced into Western society during this time. Yet despite these developments exerting far-reaching influence over the course of history, few people have a firm grasp of the medieval...
  6. Late Middle Ages Sale

    Late Middle Ages

    Philip Daileader
    4.8 out of 5
    87% of reviewers would recommend this product
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    What were the Late Middle Ages—medieval or modern? Any period that falls between two eras bears the hallmarks of transition. Witness the medieval carnage of frequent wars, improved weaponry, and the Black Death, and discover the modernity of intellectual and cultural maturing, and philosophical movements that celebrated the individual. Professor Philip Daileader is your guide with The Late Middle Ages, the...
  7. A New History of the American South Sale

    A New History of the American South

    Edward L. Ayers
    4.3 out of 5
    85% of reviewers would recommend this product
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    To know the history of the American South is to come to terms with a historical drama of global consequence. In this course, you’ll relive the story of the South through essential episodes such as: the forging of the slave South, Southern prosperity and the cotton economy, the lives of the enslaved, the breakdown of the Union and the wartime South, emancipation and Reconstruction, and the making of the New South.
  8. American Revolution

    American Revolution

    Allen C. Guelzo
    4.7 out of 5
    89% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (134)
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    Has there ever been a more unlikely war than the American Revolution? Why did those 13 colonies, with nothing resembling a unified and trained army, and with no navy to speak of, believe they could defeat the most powerful nation on the planet? See how issues such as logistics and the human factor can influence strategy, tactics, and the course of battle, and how happenstance can prove more important than even those...
  9. America in the Gilded Age and Progressive Era Sale

    America in the Gilded Age and Progressive Era

    Edward T. O'Donnell
    4.5 out of 5
    85% of reviewers would recommend this product
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    Step back in time with America in the Gilded Age and Progressive Era. Over six innovative decades marked by economic, political, social, and technological upheavals, the U.S. went from an agrarian, isolationist country to the greatest industrial power and a nascent geopolitical superpower. Meet inventors, conservationists, robber barons, civil rights activists, and industrialists, who together forged a new nation.
  10. The American West: History, Myth, and Legacy Sale

    The American West: History, Myth, and Legacy

    Patrick N. Allitt
    4.8 out of 5
    91% of reviewers would recommend this product
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    Designed to shine a light on the American frontier, The American West: History, Myth, and Legacy reveals the grit and grandeur of an epic period in U.S. history. In 24 lectures, award-winning Professor Patrick N. Allitt uncovers new historical angles on everything from the last stand at the Alamo to the Oregon Trail to the creation of America’s first national parks.
  11. Robert E. Lee and His High Command Sale

    Robert E. Lee and His High Command

    Gary W. Gallagher
    4.8 out of 5
    82% of reviewers would recommend this product
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    Professor Gary W. Gallagher of the University of Virginia presents a lecture series designed to help you understand more about the Civil War and deepen your appreciation of the decisions made by Lee and his generals and the implications they had both on and off the battlefield. Whether you are relatively new to exploring this conflict or interested in strategy and tactics, this series offers a balanced outlook.
  12. Experiencing America: A Smithsonian Tour through American History Sale

    Experiencing America: A Smithsonian Tour through American History

    Richard Kurin
    4.4 out of 5
    85% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (48)
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    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.
  13. The Skeptic's Guide to American History Sale

    The Skeptic's Guide to American History

    Mark A. Stoler
    4.6 out of 5
    89% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (146)
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    Sorting through misconceptions, myths, and half-truths about America’s past is a chance to revisit some of the country’s greatest episodes, figures, and themes from a fresh perspective and an opportunity to hone the way you think about and interpret the past, the present, and even the future. The Skeptic’s Guide to American History examines many commonly held myths and half-truths about American history and...
  14. America and the World: A Diplomatic History Sale

    America and the World: A Diplomatic History

    Mark A. Stoler
    4.6 out of 5
    93% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (65)
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    How did the United States evolve from 13 colonies into the most powerful nation the world has ever known? How did this impressive change come about in less than two centuries? The answers to these questions are at the center of America and the World: A Diplomatic History. Award-winning Professor Mark Stoler shows you how the U.S. rose to the heights of geopolitical strength. Using the lens of foreign policy and...
  15. The Great Tours: Washington D.C. Sale

    The Great Tours: Washington D.C.

    Richard Kurin
    4.9 out of 5
    94% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (34)
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    Washington DC is a world-class city, offering a multitude of unforgettable sights. In this travelogue, you’ll discover the many layers of history and human endeavor that created DC’s urban environment, such as departments of the U.S. government, monuments and memorials, world-class museums, lesser-known historic gems, neighborhoods and historic homes, and contemporary DC’s range of culinary and recreational...
  16. Americas in the Revolutionary Era

    Americas in the Revolutionary Era

    Marshall C. Eakin
    4.5 out of 5
    77% of reviewers would recommend this product
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    The revolution that created the U.S. was one of many "American revolutions." From 1776 to 1825, wars for independence created 19 new nations in the Western Hemisphere. This course examines revolutionary movements and their leaders in the American colonies and in those that became the nations of Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Haiti, and Mexico, among others. Why did independence succeed or fail in different locations?
  17. Play Ball! The Rise of Baseball as America's Pastime Sale

    Play Ball! The Rise of Baseball as America's Pastime

    Bruce Markusen
    4.2 out of 5
    78% of reviewers would recommend this product
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    Every time you watch baseball, you’re participating in the latest chapter of a compelling story that goes back hundreds of years. In 24 lectures that paint a portrait of the sport’s remarkable past, taking you from the decades before the Civil War to the pivotal year of 1920, Play Ball! The Rise of Baseball as America’s Pastime strikes a perfect balance between sports lore and cultural history.
  18. American Military History: From Colonials to Counterinsurgents Sale

    American Military History: From Colonials to Counterinsurgents

    Wesley K. Clark
    4.1 out of 5
    77% of reviewers would recommend this product
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    Gen. Wesley Clark explores America’s armed conflicts, from the French and Indian War in the mid 18th century to the Global War on Terrorism in the 21st, covering battles such as Gettysburg, D-Day, and Operation Desert Storm. You learn military history the military way—analyzing tactics, strategy, logistics, leadership, training, and other factors that go into winning battles and ultimately wars.
  19. Making History: How Great Historians Interpret the Past

    Making History: How Great Historians Interpret the Past

    Allen C. Guelzo
    3.8 out of 5
    64% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (70)
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    How did the world's great historians create their monumental histories? What are their unique motives and visions in doing so? And what role does the historian's viewpoint play in what you accept as truth? In Making History: How Great Historians Interpret the Past, veteran Teaching Company Professor Allen C. Guelzo takes you deep inside the minds of our greatest historians—including Herodotus, Thucydides, David...
  20. Espionage and Covert Operations: A Global History

    Espionage and Covert Operations: A Global History

    Vejas Gabriel Liulevicius
    4.2 out of 5
    86% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (51)
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    Take a detailed tour of the millennia-long history and enduring legacy of a top-secret subject in Espionage and Covert Operations: A Global History. Delivered by master historian and Professor Vejas Gabriel Liulevicius, these 24 thrilling lectures survey how world powers have worked in the shadows to gain information or subvert enemies. Filled with stories that are both marvelous and mysterious, and insights that...