Not a very informative biography of Jame Monroe. It comes across as being written for a 7th or 8th grade student, with more rah-rah than information.
I somewhat enjoyed this book, but the author is not unbiased. And the narrator conveys that also. I learned more about the turbulent times of the 1960s and early 1970s, but I will look for something less biased and more historically accurate-something more reliable. He doesn't always have his facts straight. One glaring example is that Chief Justice Warren, not Justice Black swore Nixon in in 1969. You learn in grammar school that he Chief Justice administers the oath of office.
This book gives an excellent overview of the dividing of Berlin after WW2, and the events leading up to the airlift. It brings in the election of 1948 and the impacts upon it and describes the major characters involved, including President Truman and Secretary Forrestal, to Generals Lemay, Clay, and Tunner. You will learn about an American pilot with three handkerchiefs, some twine, and some candy and how an act of kindness set in motion the first Western victory of the Cold War.
Controversial when published, but I enjoyed the book, and I can't imagine a better match of a narrator and book.
A very informative book, with a very good narrator. I learned much about the four Justices in the book and it left me wanting to learn more about them and the time period. The behind the scenes politics of the Supreme Court then and the Justices' interactions with FDR and the New Deal were unique in history.
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