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  • The Founding Fathers' Guide to the Constitution

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Brion McClanahan
    • Narrated By David Cochran Heath
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (6)

    How did the founding generation intend for us to interpret and apply the Constitution? Are liberals right when they cite its “elastic” clauses to justify big government, or are conservatives right when they cite its explicit limits on federal power? Professor Brion McClanahan, popular author of The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Founding Fathers, finds the answers by going directly to the source—the Founders themselves, who debated all the relevant issues in their state constitutional conventions.

    robert says: "Every one should learn this."
    "Every one should learn this."
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    What did you love best about The Founding Fathers' Guide to the Constitution?

    How the author gathered these documents and tells the story with facts.How states rights have been slowly taken away.The best i've read so far on the Constitution and what was trying to be done,and what eventually became our law of the land.How far we've come since our founding is sad to think about.But facts are stubborn things.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Just learning how some of the founders had different ideas about how this country should be and what eventually did become our Constitution.


    Have you listened to any of David Cochran Heath’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I don't think i have,but this was done well.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    The Founders Debate.


    Any additional comments?

    Just a very good History lesson and not to long or to complicated to understand.

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  • Washington's Crossing

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By David Hackett Fischer
    • Narrated By Nelson Runger
    Overall
    (583)
    Performance
    (210)
    Story
    (207)

    This New York Times best seller is a thrilling account of one of the most pivotal moments in United States history. Six months after the Declaration of Independence, America was nearly defeated. Then on Christmas night, George Washington led his men across the Delaware River to destroy the Hessians at Trenton. A week later Americans held off a counterattack, and in a brilliant tactical move, Washington crept behind the British army to win another victory. The momentum had reversed.

    William says: "Particularly Good Military History"
    "Simply the best Biography on George Washington"
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    If you could sum up Washington's Crossing in three words, what would they be?

    Commader and Chief,only one.


    What did you like best about this story?

    This shows just what commander and chief really means.Concentrated just on the Revolutionary War,it shows in defeat after defeat,how Gen.Washington never lost hope.He learned to pick his battles after many losses.How in each defeat he changed tactics,rallied his troops and laid out what losing would mean.Patriot is used to easily today,this was a true patriot who saw the future had he lost.The sacrifice to save this nation has never been matched,and doubt it ever will be.Anyone who doesn't come away with a greater respect for who was a great president,needs to read this and 1776,another great book But with asking him to do this,and his own doubts on his ability to achieve victory,he knew if not him,than who would.Odds on defeating the greatest of nations at the time,he took on the task,and never gave up on the glorious cause,which is what he stated in his own words,he achieved what all thought was impossible,with few exceptions.The book was laid out historically correct.The narration and reader was excellent.To date i have read no other book about the Revolutionary War,that not only told of the battles from documents of the time,but tells just how much sacrifice all he and his men endured.The dictionary should have Washingtons picture when it descibes what a Patroit is.Anyone who really wants to know how close we came to never becoming a nation,needs to listen to this.In my eyes there is no better book on these battles,from the American as well as the English view on Washington and his men.All patriots till the very end.The best i have read on this war.The research that went into this book ,is second to none.Find out what a Glorious Cause this really was,and the man who truely gave us the independence we were trying to have .Not to be missed, i can't recommend this any higher,just great all the way around.


    Have you listened to any of Nelson Runger’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Simply the best when it comes to biographies,he just fits pefect with these types of books.He brings the story alive and makes you want to listen to more.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    The only real Commander And Chief,Gen. George Wahington


    Any additional comments?

    If you want to know who gave us the Liberty and Independence that Thomas Jefferson wrote of in our founding documents,you need to read this.No need to read anything else,if you want to no just what had to be done to become a free Nation.Excellent

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