I enjoyed "Voyagers of the Titanic" much more the second time than the first time I listened to it. It seemed very dry and boring with lots of numbers and statistics and lists of names and where people were from, but the next time I listened to it, I was able to listen to the story behind all those people and it was very interesting indeed.
I loved Mrs. Kennedy's honesty. I understand why she did not want these recordings released for 50 years. There were powerful people mentioned in the story in a not very flattering way.
I was disappointed that the death of JFK was not covered in this book. It had apparently been covered recently with another reporter and so that Mrs. Kennedy would not have to relive that horrible event again, it was agreed that it would not be covered in these conversations. I wish I had known that before I purchased the book but I might not have purchased the book knowing that and I am certainly glad that I did.
"A Higher Call: An Incredible True Story of Combat and Chivalry in the War-Torn Skies of World War II" is another WWII fighter pilot story that I enjoyed even more than this one.
Robin Olds was a rough, tough, gruff, old breed soldier that was a "get things done" man. I enjoyed his story. I would love for my father to listen to it but there was quite a lot of foul language that almost led me to turn it off and I don't consider myself a prude at all. I will not be recommending it to my father.
Certainly in the top 20%
I liked the way the author uses the central area of the Kitchen House to tell the story of what goes on both in the "Big House" and with the slaves. It was a very different story of slaves than I had ever heard tell before as they were somewhat privileged slaves but slaves nonetheless.
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