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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (51 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Alan Axelrod Narrator: Scott Peterson Publisher: Gildan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Here is a journey of exploration through history’s great decisions and those who had the courage to make them. In brief, compelling, and inspiring vignettes, best-selling 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 World Ware 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.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “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

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Michelle | 1/19/2013

    " One of the better books I have been forced to read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Raeshell Sorensen | 3/18/2011

    " It's great for those of us with ADD who would like to learn more about history, but don't really have the patience. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Tomlikeslife | 2/3/2011

    " It was sort of a history book that provided snippets of data on various famous people who the author made great decisions. Worth reading but not worth buying the book. I got the book from my son who was getting rid of a bunch of books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Abbi | 10/8/2009

    " This was a good/decent book. The writing is not very good, but I learned some interesting things about history. Some chapters were excruciatingly boring, but most were readable and overall I mostly enjoyed the quick, semi-educational read. "

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