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R. Kingston

San Clemente, California | Member Since 2004

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  • 13 ratings
  • 252 titles in library
  • 9 purchased in 2014
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  • Washington's Crossing

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By David Hackett Fischer
    • Narrated By Nelson Runger
    Overall
    (610)
    Performance
    (231)
    Story
    (229)

    This New York Times best seller is a thrilling account of one of the most pivotal moments in United States history. Six months after the Declaration of Independence, America was nearly defeated. Then on Christmas night, George Washington led his men across the Delaware River to destroy the Hessians at Trenton. A week later Americans held off a counterattack, and in a brilliant tactical move, Washington crept behind the British army to win another victory. The momentum had reversed.

    William says: "Particularly Good Military History"
    "This is better than McCullough's 1776"
    Overall

    It's true. Some of the events are covered in both books. This one is simply better. I had a mental picture of all that was happening. The detail is precise. The book will stay with you for a long time and you will find you actually have some understanding of the campaign at Trenton and Princeton. You will not be disappointed.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the 21st Century

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Thomas L. Friedman
    • Narrated By Oliver Wyman
    Overall
    (880)
    Performance
    (131)
    Story
    (138)

    When scholars write the history of the world 20 years from now, and they come to the chapter "Y2K to March 2004", what will they say was the most crucial development? The attacks on the World Trade Center on 9/11 and the Iraq war? Or the convergence of technology and events that allowed India, China, and so many other countries to become part of the global supply chain for services and manufacturing?

    Patrick says: "Facinating, Scary and Repetitive"
    "Friedman would have made a great physicist"
    Overall

    Anyone who has read Thomas Friedman knows he lives to get to the kernel, the essential element, of the story as in From Beirut to Jerusalen or the Lexus and the Olive Tree. In this book he lays out what he sees as the most revolutionary change in human history, a story made more remarkable because of the speed of its development and the smoke screens that obscured it. While many paid attention to the dot com crash and the telecom bankruptcies and scandals, Friedman observed a radical shift that permitted anybody anywhere to participate on the main stage of commerce and history. His expertise about those parts of the world that grind against this revolution only lends more credence to his argument. When you read the book you know he can only be right.
    The book gets a bit preachy but only because he sees his countrymen carrying on as though it is business as usual and he blows a desperate bugle of warning.
    If you've read the book you know exactly what I mean. If you haven't you are vulnerable to forces that you may not see coming. "Tire tracks all across your back..." as the poet said.
    Read the book and hang on for a wild ride. The ride will happen anyway. Best to know how to steer.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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