Roseville, CA | Member Since 2013
I love long audiobooks and this one exceeded my expectations. The author places the reader in the midst of history in the making, revealing the personalities, conflicts, dreams and aspirations of Lincoln and the members of his unique cabinet. A truly inspirational and educational experience.
This was my first experience with this author. I quickly discovered that it was an enjoyable "read" that I could not put down. Anybody with an interest in the pre-WWII situation in China, including the involvement of the USMC (China Marines) should enjoy this fictional work with a basis in fact.
When the 4th Marines were compelled to evacuate China to the "safety" of the Philippines. Most of these Marines would soon be killed or captured in the course of the Japenese invasion of the Republic of the Philippines.
There were several events that I consider favorites.
When the newly married officer was forced by circumstances to leave his wife, a stateless White Russian, on the dock as he shipped out to the Philippines. Both left to very uncertain fates.
I am shortly to begin listening to the third book in the series. Unfortunately, Audible does not offer several of the books following #3.
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