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  • Conquests and Cultures: An International History

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Thomas Sowell
    • Narrated By Robertson Dean
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (229)
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    (149)
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    This book is the culmination of fifteen years of research and travels that have taken the author completely around the world twice. Its purpose has been to try to understand the role of cultural differences within nations and between nations, today and over the centuries of history, in shaping the economic and social fates of peoples and of whole civilizations.

    Mark says: "Time very well spent"
    "Well-read, Well-informed, and well worth $"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    If you don't care about why economy's collapse, this is not the book for you. If you are not a fan of history, this is not the book for you. If you, however, desire to gain a great depth of knowledge concerning how people-groups are conquered and changed this book deserves your attention.Sowell's reputation does not need to be lauded by this little known reviewer. It stands on it's on. Reading this book only enhances that reputation. He relates information that could be somewhat stale in a fast-paced entertaining way.


    What other book might you compare Conquests and Cultures to and why?

    It may seem an odd comparison but Neil Postman's book "Technopoly" kept coming to mind at different junctures in this volume. Postman writes:

    "And so two opposing world-views -- the technological and the traditional -- coexisted in uneasy tension. The technological was the stronger, of course, but the traditional was there -- still functional, still exerting influence, still too much alive to ignore,"

    Sowell shows this tension repeatedly as he moves from conquest to conquest.


    What about Robertson Dean’s performance did you like?

    Robertson Dean reads with intensity bringing one into the flow of information with ease.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Understand how the world has changed, and why.


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