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Nash

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  • Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Douglas A. Blackmon
    • Narrated By Dennis Boutsikaris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (257)
    Performance
    (179)
    Story
    (181)

    In this groundbreaking historical expose, Douglas A. Blackmon brings to light one of the most shameful chapters in American history - an Age of Neoslavery that thrived from the aftermath of the Civil War through the dawn of World War II.

    Roy says: "Will Take Your Breath Away"
    "Very thorough"
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    This book is a very interesting and thorough overview of a very dark chapter in our history. Unfortunately, it is more proof that the federal government generally acts on behalf of the weak long after suffering and abuse has occurred.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Warrior King: The Triumph and Betrayal of an American Commander in Iraq

    • ABRIDGED (7 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Nathan Sassaman, Joe Layden
    • Narrated By Eric Conger
    Overall
    (3)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    A West Point graduate, a former star quarterback who carried Army to its first bowl victory, and a courageous warrior who had proven himself on the battlefield time and again, Lt. Col. Nathan Sassaman was one of the most celebrated officers in the United States military. Commanding over 800 soldiers in the heart of the insurgency-ravaged Sunni Triangle in Iraq, his unit's job was to seek out and eliminate terrorists and loyalists to Saddam Hussein.

    Nash says: "LTC Sassaman...out front in action and thought"
    "LTC Sassaman...out front in action and thought"
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    As an Army officer, this book is a breath of fresh air. His West Point background notwithstanding, LTC Sassaman had the fortitude and conviction to make his own decisions, based on HIS observations. Thank God that this man chose not to subscribe to the politics associated with the zero defect officer corps...just do your time and don't make the boss mad, etc. This dynamic may be ok for garrison, but it is NOT a good policy in combat. He was the Battalion Commander....who in the world would be better situated to make the decisions he had to make? No one...not even his Brigade commander!! Rules and procedures that work well in one part of the battlespace do not necessarily work elsewhere---no more than an Alaska winter is the same as a Florida winter. He lost two Soldiers, as an INFANTRY battalion Commander who took the fight to the enemy. Field artillery battalions have lost many more---in LTC Sassaman's AOR...he was doing something right, and I like the odds associated with his style of leadership!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Outlaw Platoon: Heroes, Renegades, Infidels, and the Brotherhood of War in Afghanistan

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Sean Parnell, John Bruning
    • Narrated By Ray Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (627)
    Performance
    (559)
    Story
    (562)

    At 24 years of age, U.S. Army Ranger Sean Parnell was named commander of a forty-man elite infantry platoon - a unit that came to be known as the Outlaws - and was tasked with rooting out Pakistan-based insurgents from a mountain valley along Afghanistan's eastern frontier. Parnell and his men assumed they would be facing a ragtag bunch of civilians, but in May 2006 what started out as a routine patrol through the lower mountains of the Hindu Kush became a brutal ambush.

    Chris says: "Great book...Everyone should listen to this book!!"
    "Great Story; too infantry focused"
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    This book illuminates the fact that this country STILL produces great YOUNG citizens and warriors, despite not being considered the Greatest generation, etc. From my foxhole, this young leader and his Soldiers ARE the best generation, because what they are doing is relevant. My only complaint is that non-infantry Soldiers were characterized as lazy and unexposed to regular danger. Perhaps this is true, to some extent, but I know more than a few non combat arms soldiers what have been seriously injured or killed in both Iraq and Afghanistan. Unfortunately, the taliban has little sympathy for anyone wearing an American flag; moreover, when they are killed, they are just as dead as our infantry, armor, and artillery brothers

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • They Must Be Stopped: Why We Must Defeat Radical Islam and How We Can Do It

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Brigitte Gabriel
    • Narrated By Brigitte Gabriel
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (100)
    Performance
    (58)
    Story
    (58)

    Brigitte Gabriel delves deeply into Islam - a religion rooted in the seventh century with teachings that are absolutely opposed to democracy and equality - and its spread across the U.S. and Europe.

    David says: "Indeed they do have to be stopped"
    "A story worth hearing"
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    While the performance was not stellar, the underlying story is an eye opener for me and my family.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Muzzled: The Assault on Honest Debate

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Juan Williams
    • Narrated By Juan Williams
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (53)
    Performance
    (43)
    Story
    (44)

    Prize-winning Washington journalist Juan Williams was dismissed by NPR for speaking his mind and saying what many Americans feel - that he gets nervous when boarding airplanes with passengers dressed in Muslim garb. NPR banished the veteran journalist in an act of political correctness that ultimately sparked nationwide outrage. Muzzled is a hard-hitting critique of the topics and concerns we can't talk about without suffering retaliation at the hands of the political correctness police.

    Flavius says: "Should Be Required Reading"
    "Great Story"
    Overall

    NPR-shame on you!! It is unbelievable that they didn't have the courage to fire you face-to-face. keep speaking your mind.

    3 of 8 people found this review helpful

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