You will never be the same after listening to this book. In the Matrix movie where you decide which pill to take. The false existence or true reality. This is that book! You will never be the same.
This book provides a fascinating counterpoint to the prevailing narrative and interpretation of American history. Lesser known ideas and incidents are presented, as well as many that are not covered or discussed in popular treatments of American history.
I love Tom Woods, but I can't necessarily say I loved this book. IT'S NOT BAD, by any means, but it did have a few problems. It jumps around a good bit, with frequent flash forwards, sometimes skipping areas I would've liked to learn about. I'd probably still recommend though. I just think he needs to put out a revised edition.
It is very interesting and pays great attention to detail.
It isn't afraid to ruffle feathers and tell you things that you may not want to hear.
I'm not sure if I have. He is a little dry, but the book is great.
Yes. I think that it has some relevant data concerning what was supposed to be in place versus what is in place.
I can't say as all the information was useful. The only problem is that it is presented so fast that one needs to listen to the book again to get the full information.
No Character was performed.
U S History as it was.
This was a lot of fun to read. It did force me to ask some "what really happened" questions.
You have to know that the author's perspective was unambiguously small-governement and minimal regulation of commercial/economic affairs.
But knowing that sets you free to enjoy the wit and clarity of his retelling of history.
This is a wonderful, well paced and easy to follow history of the United States that is not taught in high school. It makes you question, not only the history you learned in school, but the "news" you're given today.
The version of history you get in public school or even college leaves out critical information that this book points out. Popular versions of history paint a pretty picture about presidents like Clinton, FDR, Lincoln. But when you analyse the facts and events pointed out in this book, you realize just how failed these presidencies where and how distorted the view of history has become. History is truly written by the victors and this book is a must read if one is to understand the less-popular untold version of American history.
the book had a lot of good content but fell short of a really good book. for starters the style of the narration was somewhat annoying because they kept asking questions like "Guess what?" The other problem with the book is that it ONLY attacked the Left Wing. I guess the title had already suggested that but almost every point made was very true to Libertarian principles not necessarily Republican ones. If the author had taken the time to point out the problems by both parties the book would have been easier to digest and had more credibility with me.