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    • The Art of Public Speaking: Lessons from the Greatest Speeches in History

    • By: John R. Hale, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: John R. Hale
    • Length: 6 hrs and 15 mins
    • Original Recording
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24

    Being a great public speaker can put you on the pathway to success, whether you're looking to teach, inform, persuade, or defend an idea. Yet many of us live in fear of public speaking. As you'll learn in these 12 invaluable lectures, all it takes is confidence, practice, and the knowledge of techniques and strategies used by history's greatest public speakers. Whether you want to finally become the confident public speaker you've always wanted to be or are just looking for fresh advice on how to strengthen your skills, this inspiring course is packed with practical advice.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent speech training

    • By Bradley on 06-11-2018

    Non-member price: $17.56

    • The Greek and Persian Wars

    • By: John R. Hale, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: John R. Hale
    • Length: 12 hrs and 19 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 7

    Spanning more than two centuries, the Greek and Persian wars forged a new world order, sparking developments in battle strategy, naval technology, world exploration, and art and culture that impact the world even today. These 24 lectures are your opportunity to survey this globe-spanning conflict and see the human experience behind some of the most remarkable episodes in ancient history.

    Non-member price: $48.69

    • Exploring the Roots of Religion

    • By: John R. Hale, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: John R. Hale
    • Length: 18 hrs and 20 mins
    • Original Recording
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    What impulse drove ancient cultures to create sites like Stonehenge, Machu Picchu, and the pyramids at Giza? Why are we so transfixed by their presence today? And what do they reveal about our ancestors-and humanity? The dynamic force of religious belief is responsible for some of the world's most popular and ancient locales.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent course

    • By Tim Dubber on 02-09-2016

    Non-member price: $58.45

    • Classical Archaeology of Ancient Greece and Rome

    • By: John R. Hale, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: John R. Hale
    • Length: 18 hrs and 41 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Over the years, Classical archaeology has evolved from a pastime of collectors and antiquarians to a mature science. Today, the field is a multidisciplinary effort that involves not only traditional diggers, but also geologists, geographers, anthropologists, and linguists.These 36 lectures introduce you to this fascinating field of study. Professor Hale guides you through dozens of ancient sites with the skill of a born storyteller.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not what I had expected

    • By Graeme on 21-03-2017

    Non-member price: $60.86