Clinton, OH United States | Member Since 2008
It is an interesting exercise to think of what you would do if you were placed back in history, In this case a town. Well you will have to go from there on your own but it is an interesting story if you like history and ever dream of actually taking an active role in changing it
I got this to see what the big deal is and I didn't see it. Maybe I don't understand the way of life of the South before the Civil War and thus do not comprehend the wanting to continue the ways and values of that time. The main characters are rather shallow in my opinion and kind of makes the story tiresome at times.
The professor is an investor not a trader, so if you have aspirations to be a trader then this might not be for you. Most of the course was a refresher for me but got me to think about how to get my kids to start saving in tools like ROTH's.
I will have to try the other parts of the series, economics are rather confusing but it seems to be worth having a better understanding of the topic so that you won't make the dumb mistakes that most people make because they have no understanding of money at all.
I am traveling to Ireland in the near future and the Vikings have made major influences on the Isle, like the cities are all Viking trading posts. The history of Ireland goes with this well.
The presenter is easy to listen to and being broken into 30 to 40 minutes breaks things up pretty well.
It seems that when a biography is written, it is biased for or against. In this time period you get to experience the founding fathers interacting with each other. Whatever your view of any of the founding fathers you might come away with a different perspective of them. Going in I was not a fan of Jefferson at all but after this book I think that the U. S. might not be the way that it is without him. Also some of the fights back then are still happening today.
The easiest way to become an expert is to go through an event that is thought to be impossible. The book gets your attention right away and pretty much keeps it through the whole book with the humor, puzzle solving and actually being able to put yourself in the main characters position. Fun book, took me 2 days to go though it because I wanted to see what was going to happen next.
This story has its roots in a historical event and is an above average story in my opinion. The book does have differences from the movie but I think the book was commissioned by the studio for the movie. In general I think books written this way suffer but this one had a good base to start with and it seems to be hard to find a book that deals with honor and loyalty.
Hodgeman does a great job narrating and the writing is humorous, it reminds me of Douglas Adams and Robert Asprin. I just don't know what to say that wouldn't be a spoiler to the story other than if you have a sense of humor, like tech, like music and have a love hate relationship with the copyright laws you'll love this book.
The book didn't read like the psychotic I was taught that Hitler was. I do not care for the guy but it seems that his thinking was not that far off of the general thinking of the late 1800's, I have seen Carnegie say some of the same things about England. I guess it was the implementation that really went wrong.
It is fun to listen to science fiction of the past compared to the technology of today.
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