The Modern Scholar: The Second Oldest Profession, Part 1

  • by Jeffrey Burds
  • 7 hrs and 32 mins
  • Lecture

Publisher's Summary

Professor Jeffrey Burds of Northeastern University delves into the history of espionage in this eye-opening lecture series. The course opens with espionage activity in the ancient world and the Roman Empire and continues with the American Revolution, Age of Napoleon, and American Civil War. Throughout this compelling discussion it becomes evident that spying is not only a never-ending source of fascination but also a major contributor to world history and the development of nations.
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Nice but...

The lectures are very interesting and the professor reads them fairly well but part two is not available on Audible. I might not have bought it if I had known.
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- Steven

I wouldn't bother

If you have a prior interest in history (I'd assume most people looking at this series do) what you'd learn from this would be mostly trite (if you've had a lifelong interest in the history of warfare and politics like me you won't learn anything at all). The account of espionage put forward is not compelling and as part two isn't included it's left ultimately unfinished. These lectures are not worth £30 and I'm not convinced that they'd be worth a credit either - I just wouldn't bother.
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- jacob

Book Details

  • Release Date: 19-01-2012
  • Publisher: Recorded Books