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Amanda

Amanda Scullin, Australia Member Since 2011
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  • "Great as an audiobook"

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    I agree with another reviewer who said this was one book that works better as an audio book than in print - for anyone interested in this period of American history, the American presidency and/or LBJ this is well worth listening to. The original tapes are fascinating and Beschloss' commentary is generally good. I highly recommend this audiobook.

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    Taking Charge: The Johnson White House Tapes, 1963-1964

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Michael R. Beschloss
    • Narrated By Michael R. Beschloss
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    (21)
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    Taking Charge brings you into the room with an American political legend, still hated and revered a quarter century after his death. We hear Lyndon Johnson as he schemes and blusters, rewards and punishes, and reveals a bedrock core of unshakable political beliefs.

    Amanda says: "Great as an audiobook"
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    Im in university and every-time i lose all motivation to study i listen to this and it always gets me extremely pumped and Im then really eager to get back to my studies. Its a speech about self responsibility on a down to earth, logical way.

Kenneth J Newquist

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    No, this isn't news -- it's commentary. Anyone who expects this "audio magazine" to provide balanced reporting is missing the point; the objective here is to look at current events from a libertarian (rational individualist, free-market, limited government) perspective. I've listened to this program in the past, and it does provide an welcome alternative view to what you'll find in the pages of the New York Times or on NPR's airways.

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    CatoAudio, 1-Month Subscription

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    CatoAudio puts you right in the middle of the important policy debates going on in Washington. This 60-minute audio magazine features inspiring discussions from well-known intellectuals, pundits, political leaders and Cato scholars. Previous recordings have included Milton Friedman, Hernando de Soto, Anne Applebaum, Alan Greenspan, P. J. O'Rourke, and Steve Forbes. From a libertarian view of limited government, free markets, and civil society, CatoAudio is your window to the ideas of freedom.

    Tobin says: "Great If You're a Libertarian"

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    Taking Charge: The Johnson White House Tapes, 1963-1964 (






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    • Narrated By Michael R. Beschloss
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    Amanda says: "Great as an audiobook"
  • 4.3 (39 ratings)
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    Amanda says: "Great as an audiobook"
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    Dr Deb says: "Delightful Conversation"
  • Taking Charge: The Johnson White House Tapes, 1963-1964 (






UNABRIDGED) by Michael R. Beschloss Narrated by Michael R. Beschloss

    Taking Charge: The Johnson White House Tapes, 1963-1964

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    • By Michael R. Beschloss
    • Narrated By Michael R. Beschloss
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    (44)
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    (20)

    Taking Charge brings you into the room with an American political legend, still hated and revered a quarter century after his death. We hear Lyndon Johnson as he schemes and blusters, rewards and punishes, and reveals a bedrock core of unshakable political beliefs.

    Amanda says: "Great as an audiobook"
  • Adam Gopnik and Malcolm Gladwell: Surveying Mankind from China to Peru  by Adam Gopnik, Malcolm Gladwell Narrated by Daniel Sullivan, Henry Timms

    Adam Gopnik and Malcolm Gladwell: Surveying Mankind from China to Peru

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    • By Adam Gopnik, Malcolm Gladwell
    • Narrated By Daniel Sullivan, Henry Timms
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    (32)

    New Yorker essayist Adam Gopnik and sociologist Malcolm Gladwell revisit their debates about healthcare, education, media, and a variety of other subjects. The event, introduced by Daniel Sullivan, general consul of Canada, and Simon Center director Henry Timms is followed by an extensive Q&A.

    Dr Deb says: "Delightful Conversation"
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    Tobin says: "Great If You're a Libertarian"
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  •  
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  •  
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