Painfully slogged through this one. The political bias presented is unbearable. A brief mention and skipping over of Joseph Kennedy's criminal self interests during wartime while wasting dozens of minutes bemoaning the evil right protesting implementation of the nation's social security program, one where most of the protests of the right highlighted in the book have been proven unfortunately correct and in fact underestimated the ultimate corruption and failure of the system. Save your money, here's my summary. Left good. Right bad. Objectivity out the window. Want a good matter of fact read on WWII? Try the Rise and Fall of the Third Reich. Just the facts ma'am.
If you have a good sense of humor and appreciate quirky insights, you will certainly love this book. I haven't laughed this hard for years!
I like others almost did not purchase this book due to comments about the narrator and storyline. A good lesson not to listen to others. Having consumed around 40 historical audiobooks this year alone, I found the narrator very able and in about the top 1/3 of the narrators to whom I have listened. I don't know how others perceive the comments left here but the argument appears to stem from scholarly disagreement. I learned long ago not to embroil myself with the pedantic battles of academia. The information is detailed but in no way boring if you are a fan of history. Highly recommended.
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