Amity Shlaes captures who Calvin Coolidge was and brings him and his wife to life. This determined man did what no President before or after has ever done - reduce the debt (by almost a third!). The denizens of Washington DC hated him because he did what they said was impossible.
A good listen and performance; it is worth your time.
The performance was excellent. I thought the performer caught the essences of who he was portraying.
The content powerfully caught the sense of brotherhood felt by those who are in combat. The battle scenes were heart breaking as brave men tried to overcome impossible odds against remote commands indifference to their plight. The behavior of remote and high command during and after the battle was most infuriating and damning.
A great story of brotherhood and bravery - well worth the listen.
Even after 60 plus years this book has a powerful message that resonates. F.A. Hayek's projections of what a socialist society inadvertently leads to is dead bang on. Thoughtful readers on the left and right will be able to recognize how accurate Mr. Hayek's by reading today's news stories.
From start to finish Patrick O'Donnell had me hooked. I normally only listen to books on the drive to and from work. This history of the Marines of G company was so gripping that I listened all the way through.
Barton used primary sources to back up his assertions. Upon further research of those sources- Barton nailed it. His critics both inside and outside of Amazon do not debunk this well foot-noted and accurate work. Read it yourself. If you have the time, research it yourself. In my opinion, you will come to one conclusion concerning Thomas Jefferson - He was indeed a brilliant Christian President. And another conclusions concerning the critics of this book - they are either ignorant of history, or willfully ignorant of primary source history.
In conclusion,some time during the last half of the past century, the history of Thomas Jefferson was stolen. Stolen, in my opinion, by "academicians" who during a more genteel time would have been labeled what the are - charlatans.
Nurture Not Nature!
It laid out its argument for nurture vs. nature by using Natures example of the uber talent Mozart.
Mr. Drummond read this with conviction and clarity.
I will apply this if I demonstrate the discipline.
Noir Elvis Style
The wise-cracking P.I. Elvis Cole and his deadly side kick Joe Pike
This is my first listen to Mel - He pegged Elvis Cole and the tone of the book.
You could break this one up or listen all the way through and come away satisfied.
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