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    • The Age of Gold

    • The California Gold Rush and the New American Dream
    • Autor: H.W. Brands
    • Sprecher: Grover Gardner
    • Spieldauer: 17 Std. und 54 Min.
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    When gold was discovered at Sutter's Mill on the American River, it completely transformed the territory of California. Hundreds of thousands of people sped to California by any means possible, and small cities sprung up to service their needs as they sought the precious metal. By 1850, California had become a state; it had also become a symbol of where the nation was going.

    • The California Gold Rush and the New American Dream
    • Autor: H.W. Brands
    • Sprecher: Grover Gardner
    • Spieldauer: 17 Std. und 54 Min.
    • Erscheinungsdatum: 11.12.2003
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4 Bewertungen

    Regulärer Preis: 39,95 €

    • Reagan

    • The Life
    • Autor: H. W. Brands
    • Sprecher: Stephen Hoye
    • Spieldauer: 31 Std. und 41 Min.
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    Ronald Reagan today is a conservative icon, celebrated for transforming the American domestic agenda and playing a crucial part in ending communism in the Soviet Union. In his masterful new biography, H. W. Brands argues that Reagan, along with FDR, was the most consequential president of the 20th century. Reagan took office at a time when the public sector, after a half century of New Deal liberalism, was widely perceived as bloated and inefficient, an impediment to personal liberty.

    • The Life
    • Autor: H. W. Brands
    • Sprecher: Stephen Hoye
    • Spieldauer: 31 Std. und 41 Min.
    • Erscheinungsdatum: 12.05.2015
    • 4 out of 5 stars 1 Bewertung

    Regulärer Preis: 53,95 €

    • Traitor to His Class

    • The Privileged Life and Radical Presidency of Franklin Delano Roosevelt
    • Autor: H. W. Brands
    • Sprecher: Mark Deakins
    • Spieldauer: 37 Std. und 9 Min.
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    A sweeping, magisterial biography of the man generally considered the greatest president of the 20th century, admired by Democrats and Republicans alike. Traitor to His Class sheds new light on FDR's formative years; his remarkable willingness to champion the concerns of the poor and disenfranchised; and his combination of political genius, firm leadership, and matchless diplomacy in saving democracy during the Great Depression and the American cause of freedom in World War II.

    • The Privileged Life and Radical Presidency of Franklin Delano Roosevelt
    • Autor: H. W. Brands
    • Sprecher: Mark Deakins
    • Spieldauer: 37 Std. und 9 Min.
    • Erscheinungsdatum: 04.11.2008
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 2 Bewertungen

    Regulärer Preis: 52,95 €

    • The Life and Times of Benjamin Franklin

    • The Life and Times of Benjamin Franklin
    • Autor: Professor H.W. Brands
    • Sprecher: H.W. Brands
    • Spieldauer: 7 Std. und 59 Min.
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    This course examines the life of Benjamin Franklin and his influence on both American and world history. He remains the model of the American thinker - a man who was interested in nearly everything, and who pursued those interests with an admirable and contagious passion. To study Franklin's life is to learn not only the history of a single man, but to understand some of the most monumental changes in all of human history.

    Regulärer Preis: 20,95 €

    • Masters of Enterprise

    • American Business History and the People Who Made it
    • Autor: Professor H. W. Brands
    • Sprecher: Professor H. W. Brands
    • Spieldauer: 8 Std. und 21 Min.
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    In this course, we'll examine the lives and careers of successful men and women who seized the opportunities offered by the vibrant and open economy that has ensued. We'll examine how each of these individuals found the necessary resources - both economic and personal - to achieve greatness in the business arena. In doing so, we hope not only to arrive at a better understanding of American business history in general, but also to commune with its greatest visionaries - its Masters of Enterprise.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Interessanter Einblick in die amerikanische Wirtschaftsgeschichte

    • Von Helmut Schriefl Am hilfreichsten 08.11.2009

    Regulärer Preis: 55,95 €

    • The Age of Gold

    • The California Gold Rush and the New American Dream
    • Autor: H.W. Brands
    • Sprecher: Brian Mancinelli
    • Spieldauer: 6 Std.
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    A stunning re-creation of the Gold Rush and the effect it had - and is still having - on the American character. "A fine, robust telling of one of the greatest adventure stories in history," says David McCullough, author of John Adams.

    Regulärer Preis: 21,95 €

    • American Colossus

    • The Triumph of Capitalism, 1865-1900
    • Autor: H. W. Brands
    • Sprecher: Robertson Dean
    • Spieldauer: 23 Std. und 29 Min.
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    The three decades after the Civil War saw a wholesale shift in American life, and the cause was capitalism. Driven by J. P. Morgan, Andrew Carnegie, John D. Rockefeller, and oth­ers like them, armies of men and women were harnessed to a new vision of massive industry. A society rooted in the soil became one based in cities, and legions of immigrants were drawn to American shores. Brands portrays the stunning trans­formation of the landscape and institutions of American life in these years.

    Regulärer Preis: 42,95 €

    • Heirs of the Founders

    • The Epic Rivalry of Henry Clay, John Calhoun and Daniel Webster, the Second Generation of American Giants
    • Autor: H. W. Brands
    • Sprecher: Eric Martin
    • Spieldauer: 14 Std. und 55 Min.
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    In the early 1800s, three young men strode onto the national stage, elected to Congress at a moment when the Founding Fathers were beginning to retire to their farms. Daniel Webster of Massachusetts, a champion orator known for his eloquence, spoke for the North and its business class. Henry Clay of Kentucky, as dashing as he was ambitious, embodied the hopes of the rising West. South Carolina's John Calhoun, with piercing eyes and an even more piercing intellect, defended the South and slavery. 

    • The Epic Rivalry of Henry Clay, John Calhoun and Daniel Webster, the Second Generation of American Giants
    • Autor: H. W. Brands
    • Sprecher: Eric Martin
    • Spieldauer: 14 Std. und 55 Min.
    • Erscheinungsdatum: 13.11.2018
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    Regulärer Preis: 32,95 €

    • Greenback Planet: How the Dollar Conquered the World and Threatened Civilization as We Know It (Discovering America)

    • Autor: H. W. Brands
    • Sprecher: James Killavey
    • Spieldauer: 4 Std. und 35 Min.
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    In Greenback Planet, acclaimed historian H. W. Brands charts the dollar's astonishing rise to become the world's principal currency. Telling the story with the verve of a novelist, he recounts key episodes in US monetary history, from the Civil War debate over fiat money (greenbacks) to the recent worldwide financial crisis. Brands explores the dollar's changing relations to gold and silver and to other currencies and cogently explains how America's economic might made the dollar the fundamental standard of value in world finance.

    Regulärer Preis: 15,95 €

    • The Heartbreak of Aaron Burr

    • Autor: H. W. Brands
    • Sprecher: H. W. Brands
    • Spieldauer: 3 Std. und 57 Min.
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    Though he was a hero of the Revolutionary War, a prominent New York politician, and vice president of the United States, Aaron Burr is today best remembered as the villain who killed Alexander Hamilton in a duel. But, as H. W. Brands demonstrates in this fascinating portrait of one of the most compelling politicians in American history, Burr was also a man before his time - a proponent of equality between the sexes well over a century before women were able to vote in the US.

    Regulärer Preis: 22,95 €

    • The General vs. the President

    • MacArthur and Truman at the Brink of Nuclear War
    • Autor: H. W. Brands
    • Sprecher: Scott Brick
    • Spieldauer: 15 Std. und 22 Min.
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    From master storyteller and historian H. W. Brands, twice a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, comes the riveting story of how President Harry Truman and General Douglas MacArthur squared off to decide America's future in the aftermath of World War II.

    Regulärer Preis: 35,95 €

    • Andrew Jackson

    • His Life and Times
    • Autor: H.W. Brands
    • Sprecher: John H. Mayer
    • Spieldauer: 25 Std. und 57 Min.
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    The most famous American of his time, Andrew Jackson is a seminal figure in American history. The first "common man" to rise to the presidency, Jackson embodied the spirit and the vision of the emerging American nation; the term "Jacksonian democracy" is embedded in our national lexicon. With the sweep, passion, and attention to detail that made The First American a Pulitzer Prize finalist, historian H.W. Brands shapes a historical narrative that's as fast-paced and compelling as the best fiction.

    Regulärer Preis: 56,95 €

    • The Man Who Saved the Union

    • Ulysses Grant in War and Peace
    • Autor: H. W. Brands
    • Sprecher: Stephen Hoye
    • Spieldauer: 27 Std. und 51 Min.
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    Ulysses Grant rose from obscurity to discover he had a genius for battle, and he propelled the Union to victory in the Civil War. After Abraham Lincoln's assassination and the disastrous brief presidency of Andrew Johnson, America turned to Grant again to unite the country, this time as president. In Brands' sweeping, majestic full biography, Grant emerges as a heroic figure who was fearlessly on the side of right.

    Regulärer Preis: 40,95 €

    • The Murder of Jim Fisk for the Love of Josie Mansfield

    • A Tragedy of the Gilded Age
    • Autor: H. W. Brands
    • Sprecher: Richard McGonagle
    • Spieldauer: 4 Std. und 56 Min.
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    Even before he was shot dead on the stairway of the tony Grand Central Hotel in 1872, financier James “Jubilee Jim” Fisk, Jr., was a notorious New York City figure. From his audacious attempt to corner the gold market in 1869 to his battle for control of the geographically crucial Erie Railroad, Fisk was a flamboyant exemplar of a new financial era marked by volatile fortunes and unprecedented greed and corruption. But it was his scandalously open affair with a showgirl named Josie Mansfield that ultimately led to his demise.

    Regulärer Preis: 20,95 €

    • Lone Star Nation

    • How a Ragged Army of Courageous Volunteers Won the Battle for Texas Independence
    • Autor: H.W. Brands
    • Sprecher: Chuck Montgomery
    • Spieldauer: 8 Std. und 10 Min.
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    Lone Star Nation is the gripping story of Texas' precarious journey to statehood, from its early colonization in the 1820s to the shocking massacres of Texas loyalists at the Alamo and Goliad by the Mexican army, from its rough-and-tumble years as a land overrun by the Comanches to its day of liberation as an upstart republic.

    • How a Ragged Army of Courageous Volunteers Won the Battle for Texas Independence
    • Autor: H.W. Brands
    • Sprecher: Chuck Montgomery
    • Spieldauer: 8 Std. und 10 Min.
    • Erscheinungsdatum: 12.02.2004
    • 5 out of 5 stars 1 Bewertung

    Regulärer Preis: 25,95 €

    • Woodrow Wilson

    • Autor: H.W. Brands
    • Sprecher: Richard Rohan
    • Spieldauer: 4 Std. und 7 Min.
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    The product of Wilson's efforts — his vision of the United States as a nation uniquely suited for moral leadership by virtue of its democratic tradition — is a view of foreign policy that is still in place today. Brands provides great insight into the celebrated president and "man of words."

    • 4 out of 5 stars
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    • Von ehrndorf Am hilfreichsten 17.10.2006

    Regulärer Preis: 15,95 €

    • Lone Star Nation

    • How a Ragged Army of Courageous Volunteers Won the Battle for Texas Independence
    • Autor: H.W. Brands
    • Sprecher: Don Leslie
    • Spieldauer: 17 Std. und 31 Min.
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    Lone Star Nation is the gripping story of Texas' precarious journey to statehood, from its early colonization in the 1820s to the shocking massacres of Texas loyalists at the Alamo and Goliad by the Mexican army, from its rough-and-tumble years as a land overrun by the Comanches to its day of liberation as an upstart republic.

    • How a Ragged Army of Courageous Volunteers Won the Battle for Texas Independence
    • Autor: H.W. Brands
    • Sprecher: Don Leslie
    • Spieldauer: 17 Std. und 31 Min.
    • Erscheinungsdatum: 12.02.2004
    • 4 out of 5 stars 2 Bewertungen

    Regulärer Preis: 35,95 €

    • Andrew Jackson

    • His Life and Times
    • Autor: H.W. Brands
    • Sprecher: Chuck Montgomery
    • Spieldauer: 8 Std. und 1 Min.
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    The most famous American of his time, Andrew Jackson is a seminal figure in American history. The first "common man" to rise to the presidency, Jackson embodied the spirit and the vision of the emerging American nation; the term "Jacksonian democracy" is embedded in our national lexicon. With the sweep, passion, and attention to detail that made The First American a Pulitzer Prize finalist, historian H.W. Brands shapes a historical narrative that's as fast-paced and compelling as the best fiction.

    Regulärer Preis: 28,95 €