If Augustus did not did not exist, a novelist would have had to invent him. A truly extraordinary life. The book is far more detailed on his rise to power than his life as the creator of the Rome the movies have made familiar to generations of fans. In part that may be a result of the extraordinary power Augustus exerted over the history of Rome once he was the last man standing when Anthony died. All in all, a great adventure!
A story of almost too much intensity. The brutality of both the cold and the combat is breathtaking in its realism. Not for the fainthearted but surely the battle for Fox Hill is one of the classic war stories of all time.
If you are a fan of WWII books this one provides insight into a liitle known but crucial part of the history of one of the key events that made D-Day possible. An inspring story of the relentless bravery of men at war.
Although the story of Edison is certainly fascinating, this book has extremely technical and detailed sections concerning the numerous (sometimes thousands) of experiments Edison completed before finding an acceptable solution to the many problems he endeavored to solve throughout his life. At times it can become mind numbing unless the listener is really interested in the process of inventing rather than the end result.
A lucid and fascinating insight from an enlisted man's prespective of the final years of the Battleship Navy. Soon to be replaced by the carrier, but blissfully unaware, the Navy of pre Pearl Harbor is shown. warts and all, by a very perceptive young man.
No doubt American history is teeming with individuals who have virtually disappeared from history books but at one glorious moment held the nation in awe of their achievements. "General" Eaton was certainly one of those characters. This is his story. Although the author has an affinity for wandering off the subject to fill in some rather trivial details, it is Eaton's story and his alone that makes this a worthwhile listen.
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