At the top with others in your great series. From the age of eight, I could never believe the Columbus discovery myth. Freedom from propaganda is truly beautiful.
The book is incomparable.
He breathed fascinating life into the spoken word.
It gave me chills.
The book casts a beautiful, illuminating light into previously deeply shadowed history.
An honest presentation of the subject!The lecturer's fast forwarding through the segment on modern jazz, brushing aside or even ignoring such universally recognized Jazz Giants as: Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Lambert, Hendridks & Ross, Cannonball lAdderly, Max Roach, Oliver Nelson, J.J. Johnson, Eric Dolphy, and too many more to mention in this small space, and replacing them with time wasting mediocre and mundane musical samples and seeming shameless self promotion is unconscionable , The lecturer mentions Beat author Ferlinghetti's A Coney Island of the Mind. But he reminds me of another book popular around that time, titled Advertisements for Myself. Had I not been a life long lover of jazz - and especially modern jazz - and gotten my introduction to the subject through the lecturer's course, I would not have touched the music with a ten foot pole.
Not Bill Messenger
The subject material, not the narrator was the problem.
Hard to tell. The author so warped the section on modern jazz, that I can not trust any of the rest of the course.
Most of the Audible books and The Great Courses material I have purchased have been excellent and well worth the money. I just ordered a DVD: Great Scientific Ideas That Changed the World course about an hour ago.
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