eye-opening, chilling, anger-producing
Howard Zinn's A People's History of the United States
It's much more than a tidbit - it's a call to action for me and my fellow U.S.ers to become aware of what we've allowed to happen because of our indifference to what's going on with the imprisonment of young black men while young white men are ignored for the exact same actions.
Everyone should read this book and then alert others to what's going on.
I certainly would recommend it to several friends. We have a group thinking about economic issues and I want to suggest this book as one we should discuss.
It didn't exactly have memorable moments as it was not a novel, but his idea that the way to end the depression is with greater government stimulus to get more people working and therefore spending makes all kinds of sense to me. And the author backs up his thinking with studies and visuals that are highly convincing.
Rob Shapiro read complicated passages clearly. The main advantage for hearing this book rather than reading it was the ability to listen while I'm driving. For study purposes, I may very well buy the actual book.
This book probably wouldn't lend itself to film-making.
I'm excited about Krugman's ideas and want to think about how to spread them to a wider audience.
I was pulled into the story and thought the voices were excellent. I was pleased that it kept the story threads from The Golden Compass while working in new characters and events. I didn't notice inconsistencies and ended looking forward to the third book in the series.
I liked Lyra best because of how well she was voiced as well as how smart she was while still clearly being a little girl.
Although it was fantasy, the values were real and ones that I found myself caring about and agreeing with.
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