I loved the idea of zeroing in on a particular time period. I've read some other Bill Bryson and liked it ok. I haven't seen the book which I hope to get from the library. I can't believe it was written as badly as it was spoken.
It was amazing to think that back in those days tens of thousands of people would come out for a celebration of a "hero". I also liked the descriptions of Fordlandia!
A better reader would have done wonders for the book.
Yes. It inspired me to look up Sacco and Vanzetti and perhaps someday(way down the list) to delve into Hoover(Herbert and J.Edgar).
Bill Bryson should be informed that he is not a reader!!
The book was not too badly written. It was an interesting subject. I knew that Patton was wary of the Russians when everyone else in the war was sure they were our friends. If some of his suggestions would have been followed, Europe may have had a better outcome for its people. He thought that it would be best not to have big war tribunals,etc.
He felt that the behavior towards those who had been Nazi's should have been more forgiving (Grant/Lincoln like forgiveness). His death was mysterious. Yes, I would probably skim another O'Reilly book but not if he was the reader.
Patton supposedly died an accidental death although a great many details of that "accident" were left unrecorded or "lost". There were many enemies from Ike to the Russians who would have preferred him to be dead.
HE IS JUST AN EXPRESSIONLESS READER.
No. I have to admit I did not endure the whole laborious, monotonous performance.I had to skip to the end.
Ants with purpose
No book that I have personally read.
Yes, she did an excellent job!! You really got the first person narration.
Yes, it was enthralling and well woven. It might have taken two sittings!!
I am thankful for the exploration of the contribution of this bustling community to the war effort. I wish there would be more followup of whether atomic energy has done more good than bad!
I thought I knew a little about this piece of history.....NOT REALLY! Things were not always as our 5th grade history books said they were. This book served to fill in a few holes but may have caused some bigger ones!! The truth of history is like the layers of an onion or a box of chocolates, if you prefer! Chris Sorensen is a seamless reader and the writing is superb. It was not a good idea to start listening at night!
The death of Dr. Warren, the Adams' own family physician has always stirred an emotional response and gut wrenching remorse at the untimely demise of such a stalwart and useful member of society? Now, i wonder if he was such a man or a horse of a different color?
Poor Josiah Quincy sailing back and forth to England in such a precarious state of health!
Yes....I almost made it but it is long. I wonder why I am a little tired today!!
This is a book that every high school student should absolutely read! (and everyone else mature enough for the true stuff of war).
The fact that Gary Greenberg is only a psychotherapist and not a psychiatrist immediately raises the red flags that he has his own agenda to promote. He does. He has divorced himself from the whole sorry mess and does not use any codes or bill insurance companies. He does say that he tries to be benevolent in his billing scale. He further advocates for boys who want to be girls and vice versa and helps his patients to rationalize whatever behavior they choose.
This question is not really applicable to this book, but I suppose that I would have found the book more acceptable, if he hadn't pushed his own agenda so obviously.
I agree wholeheartedly that the DSM-5 is a book that no one really needs to buy and that the entire practice of psychiatry and psychology is pseudoscience.
This book masterfully tied up some loose ends in my knowledge of pre-revolutionary North American History
It was written in the woven style of Chernow in Washington: A Life. George was a key figure in the French and Indian war,also.
Simon Vance should be cloned. He is an excellent narrator who moves to French with ease and whose cadence is perfect.
Blood and Gore for a Winning Score
I appreciate the intrigues of the Iroquois League much better. What better way for Quakers to fight than to have Indians do it for them!!
It was about ten times too long, and too fantastical to be believable.
I read this book hoping that even though I want nothing to do with genies that I might gain some insight into the plight of women who really live under Sharia law. I did accomplish that, in part. The rest of the story was trash.
Most excellent intonation
Sadness...not because the story evoked the emotion, but thinking about the real women that are bound to such imperious men turns my stomach.
I was so sad when this book ended that I had to play it again. Rob Gifford was a China based journalist so he can sniff out a story. He started out across National Road 312 with a few contacts in his cell phone but no master plan. This allowed him to be open to those he encountered such as a Daoist Monk, in a remote cave who surprised him by coming out in shorts and a tank top and who gave him his cell phone number for future contact. Really!
The old sins of gambling,prostitution, and drug abuse have crept back into the country where they where once eradicated by deadly force. China,today,might be compared to the Robber Baron era in America. The wealthy get wealthier and the peons work extremely hard to maintain their tenuous existence.
It probably helps if you have been to China to really appreciate this book, but Mr. Gifford does an admirable job of creating an excellent picture of the land. His predictions for the future are couched in" maybes" but the future is left up to God.
Maybe the funniest story(but true) was about the author's attendance at an Amway meeting which is like one might have been in America 30 years ago and still exists in a variety of forms for"magnificent nutraceuticals". The head of the organization does actually have more cars than he can drive and a big house and a maid. Everyone else doesn't realize that their hard work is paying to it!
no, but he is an excellent narrator, and I wish he would read Peter the Great since I had to return that book due to the narration.
In Hunan province, 20 years ago,farmers and their families began selling their plasma or extra cash. The needles were probably not clean and the blood all went into a common vat. the cells were returned to the donor's bodies, but the cells were all mixed up so if a person without HIV got CD4 cells that were infected, they suddenly had a retrovirus that could kill them with AIDS. They did in massive numbers. The government tried to cover it up, but the survivors now get a minuscule pension. Ugly.
It was a very interesting idea to follow the drinks that changed the world from beer to wine to coffee,tea,cola and now
Yes. I will read the Victorian Internet sometime soon.
Yes..he was ok.
I thought this was a very unique approach to history, and it was fun.
I did not enjoy the reader.
Dr. Norris, in corroboration with his chemist, was an excellent scientist of death back in a time when DNA was a new discovery. Working without mass spec using laborious chemical reactions which were scorned by
No, I learned a lot. Wood alcohol became a default in prohibition and may have killed hundreds of people. I found it very interesting and tangential to
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