This is a big book about a larger than life man. The book captures you early on and then somewhere around WW1 it let me go and it seemed like a chore to stick with the minutia especially between the wars. There seemed to be just too much detail in this book
Seabiscuit - you could sense his own intensity and desire to win.
Could not turn it off
This audio book has a few moments of good laughs and funny anecdotes but simple stated this book is not as good as his other works. If you are looking for something like “A walk in the Woods” or “In a Sunburned Country” this is not it.
This is a great story much like Silent Running. Silent Running is a more personal account of the war in the Pacific and this talks more about the war and command.
This story is more entertaining than any fictional story aboard a sub.
I never listened to any of Mr Bryson's bookd before. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It provided a wonderful escape, through imagery, humor and vivid descriptions. I highly encourage anyone to get this book for a fun, light and relaxing escape from life's daily grind.
Ambrose makes you feel you are part of this journey. The story telling is fascinating, the achievements are grand, the task at hand for these folks (all of them) is mind numbing to comprehend but this book brings it all together in a complete and exciting way. This is Ambrose's best book.
This book is overly simplistic and the story ties out too easily. The book does not have enough practical information to make the time invested worthwhile. The story is very predictable from the start with few or any insights along the way.
I realy enjoy this period of our history and I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I even had to go to Quincy, Ma just to see his house and see where he lived, worked and wrote many letters and perfomed many of his duties. I was even more amazed at what an incredible woman Abigail Adams was, I would like to see David McCullough write a book about her.
I can sum up this book in a few words - get to know a CPA to get to the Millionaire next Door.
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