Most don't know that this book (aside from the bible) was the most successful book sold in America DURING the 19th century, and that for that entire century, Grant was the most popular American among US citizens hitorically, more than even Abraham Lincoln.
This book, more than any other, has taught me to appreciate American History. I own it in hard copy as well, but have listened to the audio version three separate times. Grant has an amazingly easy to follow and interesting reading style. The book being proof-read by Mark Twain himself may have been an assist in that regard ;o).
Thanks, Audible. Loved the book!
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When the queen confronted the mountain top vampire in India
The queen herself because as evil as she was, you could understand her thoughts and reasoning.
I know the die-hard Ann Rice fans, at the time of this book's release, hated it, but I thought she'd topped herself.
I'm more of a Civil War history buff, but this rendering of Revolutionary War history had me hooked the entire time I was reading it. The author puts you on location so well, you can almost feel the snow between your toes at Valley Forge, and almost smell the grass and gun fire during battles.
A very easy, educational, and interesting read.
Amazing. Overall this book emphasizes the proper appreciation of women, but shows men how to lose all their incorrect knowledge of how women think and more importantly, what women want. That last part especially is poignant. Knowing that, and giving a lady what she wants, and needs, is of primary importance in a successful relationship.
Especially learning how to avoid mistakes was an eye opener. Even in my advanced years, I must admit that my experience verifies what the book advised that I already experienced. More important, learning what I didn't know was like having the "scales dropped off from my eyes"!
Should be required reading for all men from high school seniors on up!
This exemplifies there the Narrator is all-important; Loved his reading style.
Definitely right up there with the likes of 1491, 1776, and Team of Rivals!
Detailed, factual, but dry reading.
Only for the seriously interested reader.
Usually I am strictly non-fiction. History mostly. But years ago I saw the movie based on this book (definitely a four-hanky movie) which really stirred my emotions.
Upon seeing the book here in audio format I just HAD to check it out. I was not dissapointed. The author exemplifies how the pen truly can stir emotions to the extreme. In the end a truly up-lifting read. Two parts stick in my head the most: 1) the mother parting with her two babies while fleeing the Japanese invasion of China, and 2) the reuniting of the three in the final chapter.
I strongly recommend this book to anyone that even just knows how to read all the way to the "sophisticated" reader.
This book very much surprised me. Apparently one can publish a book all about completely common knowledge garnered from common sense and everything your mother told you. There was not one thing in this book that anyone reading it would not already know. I rate it ZERO stars but was forced to select one star to submit this review.
Louis from Dallas in his review has summarized his review far beyond my abilities. But perhaps, as a novice in this type of literature, I might encourage other novices to brave this "new" style and enjoy it as much as I have. Shakespearian it is. But like Shakespeare's most entertaining works, this book also educates while entertaining.
I was most pleasantly surprised at how fast and completely I was able to comprehend the message, while never even once yawning or looking for something else to do. No, indeed, everything else was set aside until I had fully digested this work.
This is definitely a major requirement for anyone who thinks they know how to appreciate the English language. I highly recommend this work to anyone looking to expand their horizons.
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