This book was not really what I expected because it was much more. It startled me how little I new about the events leading up to this brutal but necessary war. The Republicans of that era were absolutely amazing and, I have to say, fearless while being political at the same time.
I liked this book much better than her last. I liked the characters and the plot. Her main characters always seem to have been in some dark places as children and she used that in this book as well. The twists and turns kept me deep in the book until the very end. I also like it because she usually has at least one strange turn in her books that, on the surface, could not be real but when examined they are, in fact, very plausible.
This was one of the stranger mysteries I heard recently. The author goes into lots of detail on meaningless points while ignoring some of the real interesting points he, himself, created. It is a fun book because of its time in history with no cell phones, communist cops and lots of people scared to death of their government and all its hidden secrets. As a side note, Kurt Wallander is on German television weekly in a series like CSI. I watched the Dogs of Riga a few weeks ago but was saddened because the ending was so different. The book is better and I recommend it.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book but, I must admit, I already new much of the history he points out. I was a little surprised he did not go into more detail about how the American public has forgotten about the military while, at the same time, use the military as political fodder. Perhaps it is because the general public does not want to be actively involved in any form so the bumper sticker is enough to satisfy their collective conscience.
I loved this book but it was very complicated. The twists and turns were so surprising I had to listen to some several times.
This book blew me away. I was already moving in the vegetarian direction because of other thing I read or watch. This book helped me move that extra way into not eating animals or fish.
I recommend this to everyone for all the obvious reasons but beware that there are some things that might be disturbing.
I have read many of his books and thought the Lincoln Lawyer was his best. But, this was better even though I new how it would end.
This is a must for anyone wanting to know more about the subject. It also goes very well with similar books published around the same time.
It is hard to say becuase there are so many part of the books that took me by surprise.
Yes - I could not stop listening to it.
I would say the audible would be much better simply because of it length.
Genghis - who else. Many of the women discussed in the book surpristed me because of the roles they played in the Mongolean culture and politics..
I had a kind of "aha" reaction when reading about his open mind concerning the religions of both his friends and enemies.
It always amazes me that we in the West forget about the Mongols and what they accomplislished. His attitude concerning the various religions was amazing and, I am sure, help him control those he conquered. There did not seem to be any real religious rebellions. I think we could learn from this.
For me, audible books are the best. I cannot imagine flipping pages on this, even digital pages.
I had no idea that we, the Americans, turned out to be stooges for the Brits. Real life lies and spies.
Kermit Roosevelt by far. He practically did it by himself.
Yes. I had trouble taking breaks.
This book really opened my eyes to why the Iranians dislike - hate - us so much. It is also something we will have to live with for a very long time.
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