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    • World War I: The Great War

    • Written by: Vejas Gabriel Liulevicius, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Vejas Gabriel Liulevicius
    • Length: 18 hrs and 41 mins
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      5 out of 5 stars 9
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    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
    • Worth a listen

    • By J Sullivan on 2019-06-23

    Price: CDN$ 56.38

    • History's Greatest Voyages of Exploration

    • Written by: Vejas Gabriel Liulevicius, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Vejas Gabriel Liulevicius
    • Length: 11 hrs and 59 mins
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
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    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
    • So interesting!

    • By Scott Duncan on 2019-02-02

    Price: CDN$ 46.98

    • Espionage and Covert Operations: A Global History

    • Written by: Vejas Gabriel Liulevicius, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Vejas Gabriel Liulevicius
    • Length: 12 hrs and 19 mins
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
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    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.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Pretty sketchy

    • By Diana M. Sandberg on 2018-09-09

    Price: CDN$ 46.98

    • Utopia and Terror in the 20th Century

    • Written by: Vejas Gabriel Liulevicius, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Vejas Gabriel Liulevicius
    • Length: 12 hrs and 30 mins
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      5 out of 5 stars 7
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    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
    • Fantastic program and very entertaining

    • By Exanime on 2018-04-24

    Price: CDN$ 46.98

    • A History of Eastern Europe

    • Written by: Vejas Gabriel Liulevicius, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Vejas Gabriel Liulevicius
    • Length: 12 hrs and 4 mins
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
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    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.

    Price: CDN$ 46.98

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

    • Written by: Vejas Gabriel Liulevicius, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Vejas Gabriel Liulevicius
    • Length: 18 hrs and 41 mins
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    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.

    Price: CDN$ 56.38

    • Turning Points in Modern History

    • Written by: Vejas Gabriel Liulevicius, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Vejas Gabriel Liulevicius
    • Length: 12 hrs and 17 mins
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
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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
    • Best so far!

    • By PCR on 2019-02-14

    Price: CDN$ 46.98