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Professor Allen C. Guelzo, Ph.D.

Professor Allen C. Guelzo
  • Gettysburg College
  • University of Pennsylvania
For Lincoln, no matter what our political persuasions, moral principle in the end is all that unites us and all that ensures that this nation under God shall have a new birth of freedom, and the government of the people, by the people, for the people shall not perish from the earth.

Dr. Allen C. Guelzo is the Henry R. Luce Professor of the Civil War Era and Director of Civil War Era Studies at Gettysburg College in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. He holds an M.A. and a Ph.D. in History from the University of Pennsylvania. Among garnering other honors, he has received the Medal of Honor from the Daughters of the American Revolution. He is a member of the National Council on the Humanities. Professor Guelzo is the author of numerous books on American intellectual history, Abraham Lincoln, and the Civil War era. His publication awards include the Lincoln Prize as well as the Abraham Lincoln Institute Prize for two of his books-Abraham Lincoln: Redeemer President and Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation: The End of Slavery in America–making him the first double Lincoln laureate in the history of both prizes. His critically acclaimed book, Lincoln and Douglas: The Debates that Defined America, was published by Simon & Schuster in 2008. Professor Guelzo has written for The American Historical Review, The Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal, and he has been featured on NPR's Weekend Edition Sunday, C-SPAN's Booknotes, and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.

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  1. History of the United States, 2nd Edition

    History of the United States, 2nd Edition

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $399.95 Starting at $399.95 $749.95 $399.95$749.95
    This sweeping, 84-lecture series features three award-winning professors sharing their insights into this nation's past in their own areas of special interest, from European settlement and the Revolutionary War to the Civil War, 19th-century industrialization, world wars, and today's outlook. You will gain a lucid picture of the factors that enabled the United States to become the largest, wealthiest, and most...
  2. American Revolution

    American Revolution

    Allen C. Guelzo
    Starting at $129.95 Starting at $129.95 $254.95 $129.95$254.95
    Has there ever been a more unlikely war than the American Revolution? Why did those 13 colonies, with nothing resembling a unified and trained army, and with no navy to speak of, believe they could defeat the most powerful nation on the planet? See how issues such as logistics and the human factor can influence strategy, tactics, and the course of battle, and how happenstance can prove more important than even those...
  3. Mr. Lincoln: The Life of Abraham Lincoln

    Mr. Lincoln: The Life of Abraham Lincoln

    Allen C. Guelzo
    Starting at $89.95 Starting at $89.95 $199.95 $89.95$199.95
    What made our 16th president capable of achieving his greatness? Explore this grand question with the help of award-winning Professor Allen C. Guelzo, one of the country's most distinguished Abraham Lincoln scholars. In Mr. Lincoln: The Life of Abraham Lincoln, he takes you on an insightful tour of Lincoln's life and an evaluation of how his legacy lives on today. See Lincoln through the eyes of those who knew,...
  4. American Mind

    American Mind

    Allen C. Guelzo
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $374.95 $199.95$374.95
    America's distinct philosophy stems from a powerful body of thought that extends back to the first European settlers and that was enriched by later generations of American thinkers including Jonathan Edwards, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, William James, and Martin Luther King Jr. Explore the immensely stimulating conversation that made the United States what it is today with The American Mind, 36 lectures that...
  5. 36 Revolutionary Figures of History Collection

    36 Revolutionary Figures of History

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $269.95 $199.95$269.95
    Alexander the Great. Jesus. Darwin. Churchill. These are just a few of the revolutionary individuals who have transformed our world in ways that still resonate today. 36 Revolutionary Figures of History is a unique collection of 36 lectures from our extensive course catalog—one that takes you across time and around the globe to offer piercing insights into some of history’s most transformative figures.
  6. Making History: How Great Historians Interpret the Past

    Making History: How Great Historians Interpret the Past

    Allen C. Guelzo
    Starting at $129.95 Starting at $129.95 $254.95 $129.95$254.95
    How did the world's great historians create their monumental histories? What are their unique motives and visions in doing so? And what role does the historian's viewpoint play in what you accept as truth? In Making History: How Great Historians Interpret the Past, veteran Teaching Company Professor Allen C. Guelzo takes you deep inside the minds of our greatest historians—including Herodotus, Thucydides, David...
  7. (Set) American Mind/American Identity  Set

    (Set) American Mind/American Identity

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $449.90 Starting at $449.90 $449.90 $449.90$449.90
  8. No Excuses: Existentialism; Th Set

    No Excuses: Existentialism; Th

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $1,219.65 Starting at $1,219.65 $2,394.65 $1,219.65$2,394.65
    It took 3,000 years for the ideas of Western philosophy to reach maturity. With these seven in-depth courses, however, you can encompass its broad scope in a matter of weeks. Great Ideas of Philosophy, 2nd Edition focuses on the long intellectual debate about the nature of the self, the authority of experience, the right way to live life, and more, while Argumentation: The Study of Effective Reasoning, 2nd Edition...
  9. (Set)  Skeptic's Guide to American History & American Revoluti Set

    (Set) Skeptic's Guide to American History & American Revoluti

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $259.90 Starting at $259.90 $509.90 $259.90$509.90
  10. (Set) History of the United States, 2nd Edition & Mr. Lincoln: The Life of Abraham Lincoln  Set

    (Set) History of the United States, 2nd Edition & Mr. Lincoln: The Life of Abraham Lincoln

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $489.90 Starting at $489.90 $949.90 $489.90$949.90
    Delve into the dramatic history of the United States of America with these two courses that capture the spirit of one of the greatest nations on Earth. The History of the United States, 2nd Edition is your guide to the men, women, moments, and themes that enabled America to become the largest, wealthiest, and most powerful democratic republic in history. And Mr. Lincoln: The Life of Abraham Lincoln is your...
  11. (Set) Before 1776: Life in the American Colonies & American Revolution  Set

    (Set) Before 1776: Life in the American Colonies & American Revolution

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $329.90 Starting at $329.90 $629.90 $329.90$629.90
    Get an authoritative and comprehensive guide to the formative years of our nation's dramatic history with this two-course set on the origins of the United States of America. First, deepen your appreciation of the events that led from the first settlement at Jamestown to the eve of the Revolutionary War with Before 1776: Life in the American Colonies. Next, focus on the landmark conflict between the now-united...
  12. (Set) Mr. Lincoln: The Life of Abraham Lincoln  & Great Presidents  Set

    (Set) Mr. Lincoln: The Life of Abraham Lincoln & Great Presidents

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $339.90 Starting at $339.90 $719.90 $339.90$719.90
  13. (Set) Cycles of American Political Thought & The History of the United States, 2nd Edition  Set

    (Set) Cycles of American Political Thought & The History of the United States, 2nd Edition

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $599.90 Starting at $599.90 $1,124.90 $599.90$1,124.90
    In Cycles of American Political Thought, learn how the actions and events of history have both affected and been influenced by out nation's underlying political philosophies. Then, use your newfound knowledge of American philosophy to strengthen your grasp of the people, events, and themes in our country's epic history with The History of the United States, 2nd Edition.
  14. World War II; The American Civ Set

    World War II; The American Civ

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $1,679.65 Starting at $1,679.65 $1,679.65 $1,679.65$1,679.65
    Discover a range of thrilling new perspectives on American history with this engaging seven-course set. Foundations of Western Civilization II: The History of the Modern Western World is an engaging way to get a comprehensive grounding in the events, personalities, and themes that forged the modern world that America inhabits. Strengthen your understanding of our nation's riveting history in The History of the...
  15. (Set) Origins and Ideologies of the American Revolution & History of the United States, 2nd Edition  Set

    (Set) Origins and Ideologies of the American Revolution & History of the United States, 2nd Edition

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $649.90 Starting at $649.90 $1,269.90 $649.90$1,269.90
    Get a richly detailed picture of the American Revolution: the landmark conflict between a group of colonists and the most powerful empire of the 18th century. In Origins and Ideologies of the American Revolution, learn how the inspirational ideas of liberty were forged in the minds of those affected by the war. Then, get a comprehensive guide to the people, moments, and themes that comprise our nation's fascinating...
  16. (Set)  The Skeptic's Guide to American History & History of th Set

    (Set) The Skeptic's Guide to American History & History of th

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $529.90 Starting at $529.90 $1,004.90 $529.90$1,004.90
  17. (Set) American Mind & History of the United States, 2nd Edition  Set

    (Set) American Mind & History of the United States, 2nd Edition

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $599.90 Starting at $599.90 $1,124.90 $599.90$1,124.90
    Rediscover the vibrant and dramatic story of the United States of America with this two-course set delivered by a team of expert historians and professors. In The American Mind, delve into the ideas and beliefs that helped mold America's institutions and attitudes. And in The History of the United States, 2nd Edition, survey the men, women, moments, and themes that enabled the United States to become the largest,...
  18. (Set) Conservative Tradition & History of the United States, 2nd Edition  Set

    (Set) Conservative Tradition & History of the United States, 2nd Edition

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $599.90 Starting at $599.90 $1,124.90 $599.90$1,124.90
    Join a team of award-winning professors on a pointed investigation of the ideas, events, and individuals who helped shape America in this two-course set. First, discover how pivotal a role Conservatism has played in defining and shaping our political tradition with The Conservative Tradition. Then, get a comprehensive guide to the individuals, moments, themes, and philosophies that comprise our nation's dramatic...
  19. (Set) Your Complete Guide to US History  Set

    (Set) Your Complete Guide to US History

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $709.80 Starting at $709.80 $1,404.80 $709.80$1,404.80
  20. (Set) Turning Points in American History & American Revolution  Set

    (Set) Turning Points in American History & American Revolution

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $379.90 Starting at $379.90 $774.90 $379.90$774.90
    Explore some of the most defining events in the history of the United States of America with this insightful two-course set. First, relive the most groundbreaking moments in the story of America with Turning Points in American History. Then, go back and take a closer look at the dramatic conflict that started it all and discover how 13 colonies defeated the world's most powerful nation in The American Revolution.
  21. (Set) Before 1776: Life in the American Colonies & History of the United States, 2nd Edition  Set

    (Set) Before 1776: Life in the American Colonies & History of the United States, 2nd Edition

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $599.90 Starting at $599.90 $1,124.90 $599.90$1,124.90
    This two-course set is an unrivaled opportunity to survey the entire dramatic history of the United States of America in the company of expert historians and award-winning professors. Deepen your appreciation of the formative era before the birth of America with Before 1776: Life in the American Colonies. Then, get a comprehensive guide to the men, women, moments, and themes that make up the rest of America's...
  22. (Set) Great Presidents & American Revolution  Set

    (Set) Great Presidents & American Revolution

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $379.90 Starting at $379.90 $774.90 $379.90$774.90
    Investigate the defining leaders of American history and the Revolutionary War that started it all. In Great Presidents, examine the lives, achievements, and legacies of the men generally considered to be our 12 most iconic presidents. Then, get a richly detailed picture of the landmark conflict between a group of united colonists and the most powerful empire of the 18th century in The American Revolution.
  23. (Set) American Mind; Great Debate: Advocates and Opponents of the American Constitution; American Ideals: Founding a "Republic of Virtue"; & Cycles of American Political Thought  Set

    (Set) American Mind; Great Debate: Advocates and Opponents of the American Constitution; American Ideals: Founding a "Republic of Virtue"; & Cycles of American Political Thought

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $579.80 Starting at $579.80 $1,149.80 $579.80$1,149.80
    Discover just how powerful and unique America's intellectual history is, with this four-course set. Start with The American Mind, a series of 36 lectures that offers you a broad survey of American intellectual history from the Puritans to the modern day. Then, explore the arguments for and against the new Constitution with The Great Debate: Advocates and Opponents of the American Constitution. American Ideals:...
  24. (Set) Life Lessons from the Great Books & Making History: How Great Historians Interpret the Past  Set

    (Set) Life Lessons from the Great Books & Making History: How Great Historians Interpret the Past

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $329.90 Starting at $329.90 $629.90 $329.90$629.90
    Join two historians and award-winning professors on a spirited look at the historical record—and what we can learn from it. In Life Lessons from the Great Books, learn how some of Western history's greatest literary masterpieces can provide you with guidance and consolation for nearly every important moment in your life. Then, venture deep inside the minds of our greatest historians as they write about and...
  25. (Set) Making History: How Great Historians Interpret the Past & American Revolution  Set

    (Set) Making History: How Great Historians Interpret the Past & American Revolution

    Allen C. Guelzo
    Starting at $259.90 Starting at $259.90 $509.90 $259.90$509.90
    In Making History: How Great Historians Interpret the Past, veteran Teaching Company Professor Allen C. Guelzo takes you deep inside the minds of our greatest historians as they write about and shape humanity's story. Then, explore Professor Guelzo's richly detailed picture of the landmark conflict that gave birth to our nation in The American Revolution.
  26. (Set) American Identity & History of the United States, 2nd Edition  Set

    (Set) American Identity & History of the United States, 2nd Edition

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $649.90 Starting at $649.90 $1,269.90 $649.90$1,269.90
    Strengthen your appreciation of what it means to be an American in both The American Identity—which introduces you to notable figures in U.S. history and their impact on our nation's character—and The History of the United States, 2nd Edition, which investigates the people and events that enabled the United States to become the most powerful democratic republic in history.
  27. (Set) Foundations of Western Civilization & History of the United States  Set

    (Set) Foundations of Western Civilization & History of the United States

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $649.90 Starting at $649.90 $1,269.90 $649.90$1,269.90
    Place vast sweeps of human history into coherent and fascinating frameworks. In Foundations of Western Civilization, discover the essential nature, evolution, and perceptions of Western civilization, from its origins to the dawn of the modern world. Then, strengthen your understanding of America's riveting history with The History of the United States, 2nd Edition.
  28. (Set) A Brief History of the World & History of the United States  Set

    (Set) A Brief History of the World & History of the United States

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $599.90 Starting at $599.90 $1,124.90 $599.90$1,124.90
    Take two unique looks at the history of the world and the history of our nation. A Brief History of the World is a "big picture" of world history, from the invention of agriculture to the technologically sophisticated world of today. The History of the United States, 2nd Edition is your comprehensive guide to the people and events that enabled the United States to become the most powerful democratic republic in...
  29. (Set) Conservative Tradition & Making History: How Great Historians Interpret the Past  Set

    (Set) Conservative Tradition & Making History: How Great Historians Interpret the Past

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $329.90 Starting at $329.90 $629.90 $329.90$629.90
    Take closer looks at Conservatism and the act of recording the past with this two-course set delivered by a pair of award-winning professors. First, discover just how pivotal a role Conservatism has played in defining our political tradition and shaping the modern West with The Conservative Tradition. Then, in Making History: How Great Historians Interpret the Past, go deep inside the minds of our greatest...
  30. (Set)  3174, 805, 807 & 8561 Set

    (Set) 3174, 805, 807 & 8561

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $359.80 Starting at $359.80 $799.80 $359.80$799.80
    Not sure which Great Course you want to order? Then order them all! For a limited time only, you can get Origins of Great Ancient Civilizations, History of Hitler's Empire, 2nd Edition, Churchill, and Mr. Lincoln: The Life of Abraham Lincoln in a single four-course set for one amazingly low price! This special offer is the perfect way to sample some of the fascinating subjects, engaging professors, and profound...