History’s Great Military Blunders and the Lessons They Teach


The Great Courses - Success and failure, as you'll learn, are two sides of the same coin. These 24 lectures reveal how the trajectory of history hangs in the balance of individual battles; even a single person's actions in a particular moment have made drastic and irreversible impacts. Sheer numbers, superior weaponry, and skilled leadership are never a guarantee of success.

Take a fascinating journey through some of the most gloriously inglorious wartime encounters. Full of dramatic reversals of fortune and colorful characters, this course examines some of the world's most notable examples of military misfortune, from the humiliating destruction of a Roman army at Carrhae in 53 BC to the tragic landings at Gallipoli in World War I.

History's Great Military Blunders and the Lessons They Teach - From ancient greece through global war during the first half of the 20th century, you'll delve into infamous conflicts such as the Charge of the Light Brigade and the Battle of Little Bighorn as well as lesser-known battles. How could an army equipped with cannon be wiped out by zulu warriors wielding spears and outdated firearms? How could armored French knights be vulnerable to the crude weapons of a band of Flemish shopkeepers? Why would a savvy Chinese general fall victim to a tactic he had previously used himself? Unpredictable twists of fate abound, demonstrating that when it comes to war, there are no givens.

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The Decisive Battles of World History


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. For these reasons and more, the study of pivotal battles is a highly useful analytical tool and an important component for understanding world history. In these 36 dynamic lectures, professor Aldrete leads you in discovering the military conflicts that have had the greatest impact in shifting the direction of events and defining our world.

Across 4, 000 years of history, from the milestone battles of Western civilization to their counterparts in the Middle East, you'll explore nearly 40 key military engagements, India, and Asia. Through his dramatic and evocative descriptions, Professor Aldrete brings the events vividly alive, using special maps and animations, taking you through the moment-by-moment unfolding of each battle.

The Decisive Battles of World History - Lifetime manufacturer warranty. This engrossing course provides unique insights into world civilizations by revealing the profound impact of military battles in human history. Throughout history, military engagements have altered the course of historical events, causing major changes both on a global scale the battles of Yarmouk & al-Qadisiyyah in 636 determined the religious/linguistic orientation of the Middle East that persists today as well as within individual cultures the 1836 battle of San Jacinto gave the United States nearly one-third of its continental territory.

Throughout the lectures, he uncovers fascinating background material that highlights the drama, poignancy, and scope of the experience of war.

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A New History of the American South


The Great Courses - In professor ayers's words, "we cannot understand the United States if we do not understand the South, which has played such an outsized role in the history of our country. Lifetime manufacturer warranty. In these 24 lectures, from the emancipation of the northern states to the divisive presidential election of 1860; emancipation and the experiment of reconstruction-relive the era of reconstruction, through essential topics such as: the forging of the slave south-follow the settling of the Southern colonies, you'll relive the unforgettable drama of the South, examining the full scope of a historical epoch that still affects life in the United States today, and the economic conditions that made slavery a profitable business model; see how the slave economy expanded following the American Revolution; Southern Prosperity and Culture-Witness the creation of the large-scale cotton economy that emblemized the South; learn how the enslaved lived and worked, and the ways in which slaves rebelled against a dehumanizing system; Breakdown of the Union-Examine the events that marked the disintegrating relations between North and South, from the rise and fall of the slave South to the making of the New South, and the bitter conflict between the North's efforts to remake the South and white Southerners' actions to reassert their prewar power; and Segregation and the New South-Observe how political and legal means were employed to separate the races and maintain white supremacy; explore how the New South gave rise to religious and musical expression of globe-spanning impact.

Your satisfaction is important to us, or want to request a replacement, we will replace it free of charge. To know the history of the american South, within its own context, polarizing, is to come to terms with one of modern history's most astonishing, and illuminating stories. In a new history of the american south, you'll take a richly detailed excursion into the story and the enduring legacy of the South, in a historical inquiry unique in its scope.

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The Industrial Revolution


The Great Courses - You'll learn how these inventions came about and consider what effects these technologies had on every aspect of human life. The story of the industrial revolution is complex, and these lectures will leave you with a new appreciation for the amazing human achievements all around us. If you have any concerns with your product, warps, and we at the great courses offer a lifetime replacement warranty to purchasers of our products from The Great Courses on Amazon - if a DVD or CD disc ever breaks, or gets damaged, please contact The Great Courses through our Amazon storefront for more information.

Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. From electric lights to automobiles to the appliances that make our lives easier at work and at home, we owe so much of our world to the Industrial Revolution. You'll discover the science behind some of the most astounding inventions in modern history, the incandescent light bulb, including the spinning jenny, and the computer processor.

Over the course of 36 thought-provoking lectures, businessmen, Professor Patrick Allitt of Emory University introduces you to the inventors, and workers responsible for transforming virtually every aspect of our lives and fueling one of the greatest periods of innovation in human history. Get an inside look at the history of industrial innovation and explore the lives of engineers, architects, inventors, and designers responsible for changing the world - as well as ordinary workers who lost their livelihoods to new technologies and suffered from unsafe working conditions.

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World War II: A Military and Social History


The Teaching Company - It explores not only the origins of the war, including the impact of the Treaty of Versailles, but also how it unfolded on both battlefront and the American home front, with focused looks at key subjects like Nazism and the Holocaust and the philosophy of strategic bombing and its impact on the future nature of warfare.

No continent was left untouched, no ocean unaffected. Your satisfaction is important to us, or want to request a replacement, we will replace it free of charge. The war led to the eclipse of europe and the emergence of the united states and the Soviet Union as global superpowers; ushered in the atomic age; produced, the most horrific crime ever committed in the history of Western civilization, in the Holocaust, and led to the end of Europe's colonial empires around the world.

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Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. This engaging series of 30 lectures is rich in detail and near-cinematic portraits of leaders and events. Between 1937 and 1945, approximately 55 million people perished in the series of interrelated conflicts known as the Second World War.

. But though world war ii defined an entire epoch in human history, pressing questions remain - about whether Hitler could have been stopped earlier, about using the atomic bomb, about saving more people from the Holocaust, about Pearl Harbor, and even about how close the Allies came to actually losing.

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The American Revolution


The Teaching Company - Lifetime manufacturer warranty. Your satisfaction is important to us, or want to request a replacement, we will replace it free of charge. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. With a focus on the war's strategy, and most fascinating people, military tactics, logistics, these lectures are a must own for anyone curious about the origins of the greatest nation in modern history.

Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. Professor guelzo's approach gives the forces at work in the palace and in Parliament equal weight with those in play at the Continental Congress and among George Washington's inner circle. If you have any concerns with your product, and we at the great courses offer a lifetime replacement warranty to purchasers of our products from The Great Courses on Amazon - if a DVD or CD disc ever breaks, warps, or gets damaged, please contact The Great Courses through our Amazon storefront for more information.

The American Revolution - Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. You'll learn what it was like to serve on either side of the conflict, how those sides were trained, and about the terrors of the battlefield. Rich in dramatic moments like this, these lectures offer a fresh appraisal of this seminal event in American history, offering the diverging views of two sides whose common heritage had yielded two very different outlooks.

Why did 13 colonies believe they could defeat the most powerful nation on the planet? And how did they eventually manage such an impressive feat? Get the real story on the battle for American independence with Professor Guelzo's 24 gripping lectures.

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War and World History


The Teaching Company - Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. Among many other things, fascism, you'll learn about the development and evolution of history-making military weapons such as bows, and gunpowder; the interface of warfare with religion, Communism, which has bred some of the most unusual and poignant conflicts in history; the 17th-century European nation-state, swords, where militaries were "nationalized" into central governments and military service was imbued with ideology of citizenship and loyalty to state; the crucial military underpinnings of nationalism, horses, and other political movements from the modern era.

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Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. As the most complex of all human endeavors, warfare - from ancient to modern - has spurred the growth of essential new technologies; demanded the adoption of complex economic systems; shaped the ideology and culture of nations; promoted developments in art and literature; and spread faith across the globe.

War and World History - Far from a traditional approach to military events, this panoramic series is not the history of battles or military campaigns, but the story of the intimate interconnections of war with human cultures and societies and how these connections have shaped history. Lifetime manufacturer warranty. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses.

This fresh and challenging inquiry into human societies takes a deep look at the effects and roles of war.

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History of the Ancient World: A Global Perspective


The Great Courses - These 48 lectures take you on a multidisciplinary journey that ranges across not only the traditional domains of politics and war that are normally the province of history courses, but also those of religion, architecture and the visual arts, philosophy, literature, and science, and more. Lifetime manufacturer warranty.

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It has given us the calendar that organizes our year and has left its mark on the games we play. If you have any concerns with your product, and we at the great courses offer a lifetime replacement warranty to purchasers of our products from The Great Courses on Amazon - if a DVD or CD disc ever breaks, or gets damaged, warps, please contact The Great Courses through our Amazon storefront for more information.

History of the Ancient World: A Global Perspective - Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. It has taught us when and how we make war or pursue peace. Taking a comparative approach, professor aldrete's course includes in-depth analyses of not only key individuals and historical moments, but also history's most important themes, from the nature of rulership and the evolution of religion and philosophy to the practice of warfare and the expression of power through art and architecture.

The ancient world has cast a long shadow, influencing our customs and religious beliefs, our laws, and the form of our governments.

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The Development of European Civilization


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Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. Rather than offering a laundry list of dates, and famous individuals, events, Professor Bartlett leaves you instead with an understanding of historical and social causality. You'll explore the new roles for religion in European life, from the end of the traditional union of altar and throne to great upheavals such as the Protestant Reformation and the Great Schism.

The Development of European Civilization - You'll also make sense of the european ideologies of government, the concept of "the consent of the governed, an independent judiciary, " taxation, including the rule of law, and other concepts. More important: he offers you the chance to experience Europe's development from a European perspective. As you follow professor bartlett through the dramatic story of European history, liberalism, nationalism, capitalism, you'll learn about the major ideologies and "isms" that bubbled forth from Europe's constantly fermenting cauldron of debate and conflict, including absolutism, rationalism, scientism, and totalitarianism.

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The Era of the Crusades


The Teaching Company - Lifetime manufacturer warranty. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses". What were the forces that led to one of history's most protracted and legendary periods of conflict? how did they affect the three great civilizations that participated in them? And, why did they end and what did they accomplish? In these 36 lectures, the Byzantine Empire, you'll look at the "big picture" of the Crusades as an ongoing period of conflict involving Western Christendom we would now call it Western Europe, ultimately, and the Muslim world.

You'll also explore a wide variety of misperceptions and long-debated questions about the crusades: did the popes preach the Crusades as a way to increase their personal power and authority? Why did the members of the Fourth Crusade decide to sack Constantinople, turning the Crusades from Christian against "infidel" to Christian against Christian? Taken together, these historically rich lectures are an opportunity to appreciate fully how Western Civilization changed in many profound ways during the Crusading era.

You'll examine the crusades in terms of the specific military campaigns-the eight "canonical" Crusades that took place from 1095-1291-proclaimed to retake Jerusalem and the Holy Land from Muslim hands and return them to Christendom. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. From this perspective, you'll study the complex but absorbing causes of the Crusades, which include the many political, cultural, and economic changes in Western Europe after the fall of the Roman Empire.

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American Military History: From Colonials to Counterinsurgents


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Gen. Your satisfaction is important to us, or want to request a replacement, we will replace it free of charge. Clark sheds light on the tactics and strategy behind such famous battles as Yorktown, Inchon, and Operation Desert Storm, D-Day, New Orleans, Gettysburg, plus many others. Army Gen. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses".

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