Profiles in Audacity by Alan Axelrod audiobook

Profiles in Audacity: Great Decisions and How They Were Made

By Alan Axelrod
Read by Scott Peterson

Gildan Media 9781596596566

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9798200642861

  • ISBN: 9798200642854

  • ISBN: 9798200642878

Runtime: 10.17 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/History
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

A journey of exploration through history’s great decisions and those who had the courage to make them. In brief, compelling, and inspiring vignettes, bestselling historian Alan Axelrod pinpoints and investigates the make-or-break event in the lives and careers of some of history’s most significant figures. Axelrod reexamines history by revealing the answer to the fascinating question of why the people who made history made their choices—and conveys the resonance of those choices today. The 46 profiles range from ancient times to the present day and include Cleopatra’s decision to rescue Egypt; Washington’s decision to cross the Delaware and win; Gandhi’s decision to prevail against the British Empire without bloodshed; Truman’s decision to drop the A-bomb and end WW II; Rosa Parks decision to sit in for civil rights; Boris Yeltsin’s decision to embrace a new world order; and Flight 93’s decision to take a stand against terror.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“An insightful collection of vignettes ranging from ancient times to present.” Booklist
“Prolific author Axelrod examines forty-six individuals who, in choosing a particular course of action, distinctly influenced history as we know it.” Library Journal

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Author

Author Bio: Alan Axelrod

Author Bio: Alan Axelrod

Alan Axelrod is the author of numerous books on history, business, and management. He has been a creative consultant to such television documentaries and series as The Wild West and Civil War Journal for the Discovery Channel. He lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 10.17
Audience: Adult
Language: English