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  • In My Time: A Personal and Political Memoir

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs)
    • By Dick Cheney, Liz Cheney
    • Narrated By Edward Herrmann, Dick Cheney
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (419)
    Performance
    (340)
    Story
    (357)

    In his unmistakable voice and with an insider's eye on history, former Vice President Dick Cheney tells the story of his life and the nearly four decades he has spent at the center of American politics and power. In My Time is truly the last word about an incredible political era, by a man who lived it and helped define it - with courage and without compromise.

    A User says: "Eye Opening, Insightful and Honest"
    "Great Book"
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    This is a very interesting book and a great look back in history as Cheney has been involved in many administrations. Thanks Cheney for all your years of sterling service to our country, including adopting a policy of enhanced interrogation tactics for foreign terrorist. This policy has proven to be a great success in protecting our country and, yes, you were right to adopt it and also to seek its continuance.

    24 of 61 people found this review helpful
  • 1493: Uncovering the New World Columbus Created

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Charles C. Mann
    • Narrated By Robertson Dean
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (678)
    Performance
    (549)
    Story
    (552)

    More than 200 million years ago, geological forces split apart the continents. Isolated from each other, the two halves of the world developed totally different suites of plants and animals. Columbus’s voyages brought them back together - and marked the beginning of an extraordinary exchange of flora and fauna between Eurasia and the Americas. As Charles Mann shows, this global ecological tumult - the “Columbian Exchange” - underlies much of subsequent human history. Presenting the latest generation of research by scientists, Mann shows the creation a worldwide trade network....

    Amazon Customer says: "fasinating new perspective on history"
    "Entertaining historical discoveries"
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    This book presents a very entertaining portrayal of little known historical trivia of factors of change caused by the Columbian Exchange between the new world and the old, after Columbus discovery in 1492. Most of these interesting stories of change and interconnectedness between the new and old worlds will have likely not been known by the reader prior to reading this book. Focuses to a large degree food crop exchanges, trade, exploration, culture. Although the stories are entertaining, I was expecting all of these various stories to be tied up into a conclusion forming the authors overall thesis for explaining all of these events. But this may not have been the intended purpose of the book, and it is still worth reading just for noting the interesting stories and observations by the author.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ratification: The People Debate the Constitution, 1787-1788

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Pauline Maier
    • Narrated By Johnny Heller
    Overall
    (54)
    Performance
    (27)
    Story
    (28)

    When the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia adjourned late in the summer of 1787, the delegates returned to their states to report on the new Constitution, which had to be ratified by specially elected conventions in at least nine states. Pauline Maier recounts the dramatic events of the ensuing debate in homes, taverns, and convention halls, drawing generously on the speeches and letters of founding fathers, both familiar and forgotten, on all sides.

    Adam says: "Very good"
    "Great for History"
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    This book would be recommended for those with a great curiosity into the circumstances behind the otherwise largely untold history of the ratification of Constitution. Other less motivated casual listeners might not have their attention held by this lengthy book. Highly recommended if you are interested in this topic.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • No, They Can't: Why Government Fails - But Individuals Succeed

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By John Stossel
    • Narrated By John Stossel
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (348)
    Performance
    (315)
    Story
    (312)

    The government is not a neutral arbiter of truth. It never has been. It never will be. Doubt everything. John Stossel does. A self-described skeptic, he has dismantled society's sacred cows with unerring common sense. Now he debunks the most sacred of them all: our intuition and belief that government can solve our problems. In No, They Can't, the New York Times best-selling author and Fox News commentator insists that we discard that idea of the "perfect" government - left or right - and retrain our brain to look only at the facts, to rethink our lives as independent individuals - and fast.

    Daniel Cogan says: "Great Book, Must Listen"
    "Very interesting book"
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    This book is well-researched, makes convincing arguments, and is entertaining to listen to. The narration is excellent as well.

    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • Decision Points

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By George W. Bush
    • Narrated By Ron McLarty
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1517)
    Performance
    (667)
    Story
    (667)

    Decision Points is the extraordinary memoir of America's 43rd president. Shattering the conventions of political autobiography, George W. Bush offers a strikingly candid journey through the defining decisions of his life.

    Dave says: "Not a bad choice"
    "Very revealing look at the Bush Presidency"
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    This is a very revealing look at the Bush Presidency. This book no doubt gives a portrayal that history will no doubt find to be more accurate and logical than the ranting wild accusations and talking points that have due to repetition become conventional wisdom in popular media and popular culture. Many have waited for Bush to finally answer these critics, and he does so with an ease that dismisses these ranting critics as one would dismiss annoying gnats.

    21 of 34 people found this review helpful

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