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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

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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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  • 2004 First Presidential Debate: Bush vs. Kerry (9/30/04)

    "Solid & Substantive"

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    A surprisingly solid and lucid exchange without the spin and personal attacks so common to the genre. Jim Lehrer does an excellent job as moderator and both men are as cogent as anyone would want. Very much worth listening to again. Exceeded my expectations.

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  • "Refreshing"

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    Sarah Palin is a breath of fresh air for the GOP - well a breath of Reaganesque air. Shes been knocked down and kicked in the teeth but we haven't seen the last of this amazing politician.

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    2008 RNC: Alaska Governor Sarah Palin (9/03/08)

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    Matthew says: "Refreshing"

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