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Daniel

WI, WI, United States | Member Since 2010

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  • The Next Decade: Where We've Been . . . and Where We're Going

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By George Friedman
    • Narrated By Bruce Turk
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    (132)
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    In The Next Decade, George Friedman offers readers a pro­vocative and endlessly fascinating prognosis for the immedi­ate future. Using Machiavelli’s The Prince as a model, Friedman focuses on the world’s leaders - particularly the American president - and with his trusted geopolitical insight analyzes the complex chess game they will all have to play.

    Michael says: "Jaw-dropping apolitical analysis"
    "Very thorough yet understandable"
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    Much like "America's Secret War", the title does no justice to the content. This book is captivating in the author's strongly founded opinions on the direction of global affairs and how in fact the presidency matters only in so much in how the president responds to current issues (and the impact they will have on the next decade.) Very good read.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Thunder Run: The Armored Strike to Capture Baghdad

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By David Zucchino
    • Narrated By Richard M. Davidson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (92)
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    Called “the best account of combat since Black Hawk Down” by Men’s Journal, Thunder Run is a no-holds-barred look at the sweep of Baghdad, Iraq in 2003 by U.S. armed forces. One of the boldest gambles in modern military history, the surprise attack on Baghdad by three battalions of tanks and APCs and less than 1,000 men total was the single stroke that is credited for ending the Iraqi war.

    Dr. Jonathan Newman says: "Good reporting, but not a great book"
    "So Intense!"
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    I never thought a book written in 2003 about the dash to Baghdad could be so damn riveting. No matter what type of military books you read, this one is a stunner. Starts off a bit slow, but by the time it was over I was so enthralled!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Striking Back: The 1972 Munich Olympics Massacre and Israel's Deadly Response

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Aaron J. Klein
    • Narrated By Stefan Rudnicki
    Overall
    (440)
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    (155)
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    1972. The Munich Olympics. Palestinian members of the Black September group murder 11 Israeli athletes. Nine hundred million people watch the crisis unfold on television, witnessing a tragedy that inaugurates the modern age of terror.

    Jody R. Nathan says: "History of the Israeli Secret Service"
    "IDF, IAF... how can you hate someone thats so good"
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    If you hate Israel, then dont bother commenting or reading this book or review. But if you love Israel, youll find this book another amazing account of how the hand of God is on the nation and its protectorate. Detailed and truthful; admitting lapses of intelligence when they happen.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Raid on the Sun: Inside Israel's Secret Campaign that Denied Saddam the Bomb

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Rodger W. Claire
    • Narrated By Adam Grupper
    Overall
    (134)
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    (36)
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    From the earliest days of his dictatorship, Saddam Hussein had vowed to destroy Israel. So, when France sold Iraq a top-of-the-line nuclear reactor in 1975, the Israelis were justifiably concerned, especially when they discovered that Iraqi scientists had already formulated a secret program to extract weapon-grade plutonium from the reactor, a first critical step in creating an atomic bomb.

    Ella says: "Absolutely fascinating"
    "IDF, IAF, thank God theyre our allies"
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    I would hate to have Israel against us. I think they are the only super power in the world, as long as the liberals in the Knessett dont de-ball the military as in our country.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • House to House: An Epic Memoir of War

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Staff Sergeant David Bellavia, John Bruning
    • Narrated By Ray Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (409)
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    (231)
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    In one of the most compelling combat narratives ever written, Staff Sergeant David Bellavia, an Army infantry platoon leader in Iraq, gives a teeth-rattling, first-hand account of 11 straight days of heavy house-to-house fighting during the climactic second battle of Fallujah. His actions in the firefight, which included killing five insurgents in hand-to-hand combat, earned Bellavia the Bronze Star, the Silver Star, and New York state's highest military honor, the Conspicuous Service Cross.

    Robert says: "As raw as it gets"
    "Deeply Emotional and Riveting Account of Fallujah"
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    This book must be the most emotionally inspiring book Ive ever read. I have never served, but I felt as if I was in SSGT Bellavia's boots as he was fighting hand to hand. The story is amazing, this man is amazing, there is no reason you should not buy this book. It is plain factual first hand observations of the terrifying fighting in Fallujah.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Forgotten 500

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Gregory A. Freeman
    • Narrated By Patrick Lawlor
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    Here is the astonishing, never-before-told story of the greatest rescue mission of World War II: when the OSS set out to recover more than 500 airmen trapped behind enemy lines. During a bombing campaign, hundreds of American airmen were shot down in Nazi-occupied Yugoslavia. Local Serbian villagers risked their own lives to give refuge to the soldiers, and for months the airmen lived in hiding, waiting for rescue.

    Ron says: "an amazing tale"
    "Thrilling adventure and very amazing story"
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    I asked my grandparents (grandfather served in WWII) if they remember anything about these events. They do not. The story is thrilling and exciting, the information very palatable, and the impact on your knowledge of WWII history undeniable.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Roberts Ridge: A True Story of Courage and Sacrifice on Takur Ghar Mountain, Afghanistan

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Malcolm MacPherson
    • Narrated By Joe Barrett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    For the U.S. Navy's elite team of SEALs, the mission seemed straightforward enough: to take control of a towering, 10,240-foot mountain peak called Takur Ghar, a key post in their plan to smash Taliban al Qaeda in eastern Afghanistan.

    Jeffery says: "It's an Account....."
    "Choppy story-telling but lots of detail"
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    This is the third book Ive read that describes the events of Takur Gar. This book has the most details, but the story is choppy and the narrator was nearly monotone throughout. Very good details however and if youre interested in the events of this day its a good addition.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Inside Delta Force: The Story of America’s Elite Counterterrorist Unit

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Eric L. Haney
    • Narrated By Robertson Dean
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    Overall
    (1193)
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    (1008)
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    (1020)

    Delta Force—the US Army’s most elite top-secret strike force. They dominate the modern battlefield, but you won’t hear about their heroics on CNN. No headlines can reveal their top-secret missions, and no book has ever taken readers inside—until now. Here, a founding member of Delta Force takes us behind the veil of secrecy and into the action to reveal the never-before-told story of First Special Forces Operational Detachment-D (Delta Force).

    Darwin8u says: "Informative & Entertaining Memoir >|< Myth"
    "Fantastic progression from training to covert ops"
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    Command Master Sargent Eric L Haney describes his path from Airborne Ranger, SOFD-D selection (founding class), through some of our most well known and many unknown operations in AWESOME detail. Must have for military enthusiasts.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • The Night Stalkers

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Michael J. Durant, Steven Hartov, Lt. Col (Ret) Robert L. Johnson
    • Narrated By Patrick Lawlor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (284)
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    (145)
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    Here are thrilling, never-before-heard stories of the Army's elite aviation unit - the most daring and professional helicopter crews in the world. Special Operations pilots are notoriously reticent; they don't talk about their missions, at least not to anyone outside their small community. But now, with the publication of The Night Stalkers, Durant and Steven Hartov shed a fascinating light on these mysterious super commandos and take readers into a world they have only imagined.

    Robert says: "A book that does justice"
    "In the murky depths of piss poor books comes...."
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    a very worthwhile book. The stories are top notch, enlightening, and scratch my patriotic itch. Absolutely worth it, I promise. A bit of cursing, but nowhere near as much as some other lesser books.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • America: The Last Best Hope, Volume 1: From the Age of Discovery to a World at War

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By William J. Bennett
    • Narrated By Wayne Shepherd
    Overall
    (157)
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    (46)
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    From the bold, brilliant mind of best-selling author William J. Bennett comes this thrilling account of the virtues and vices of our great country and the many brave men and women who have made it the powerful nation it is today. A sweeping tale of human initiative, struggle, and victory, Bennett captures what is unique about America.

    Mark says: "I am impressed"
    "Completely Enlightening and Entertaining"
    Overall

    Lets face it, most of us average public school prodigies need to be entertained to keep us focused. With books its as true as ever. The narrator (Wayne Sheppard) has a solid voice with just the right inflections in the right places. The information conveyed is very easy to grasp. My mind enjoys learning in themes, stories, and facts. This book is all that. Very worth the price.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful

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