Great lecture! This should be required for all of our politicians so they understand what they are dealing with in Europe, middle east and the rest of the world.
I really like Professor Drout in the Modern Scholar series. I have listed to 4 or 5 of them. Of all of them, this was by far the hardest to listen to. But, I think it is probably me instead of the book. I never would have thought grammer would be interesting either, but that lecture was outstanding. Literature, I hoped for the same, but just couldn't get there. Again, maybe me. Try the history of the English language instead.
Very entertaining and a fun listen. I highly recommend. I have questioned many stories I recall or have been told since listening to this audiobook.
Good read from a knowledgable lecturer but the audio in the first few lectures is terrible. I think this was an early lecture in the series.
Great introduction to the three religions, their similarities and differences. My only addition would be a lecture of the various splits or sects in each. It was briefly discussed throughout the series but more detail would have been a great addition. Besides that, a great listen.
This was my first audiobook lecture by Drout. I have now bought several others as he is a great speaker and story teller. I really enjoyed this look back in history and learned more than I anticipated about the Anglo-Saxons both as it was and how the modern world see them.
Drout is great as always in explaining how the English language has evolved to become the international of today. He is a terrific speaker.
I've always wanted to learn more about the Roman Empire and how it is similar to the U.S. This lecture series did a great job of explaining how we view ourselves from within and how the world views us.
Very interesting facts and a thorough job of explaining WW1. I learned a ton. This along with the Modern Scholar "The Modern Scholar: Six Months That Changed the World" explain a lot about the state of our world today.
Summary of the facts and consequences of each case. Better title for book as it is misleading.
Difficult to follow.
I have about 20 modern scholar audio books. This one is by far the most difficult to follow. It is the only one I almost stopped listening to in the middle. The title is misleading as it follows "important" cases as a way of following history. There are many facts and discussions about each justice in each case. A wrap up and less detail about each person would have helped. It was overwhelming...
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