Insiders view of concentration camp life and trials
the thought processes of the main character Elli
so very much I cannot say
A very very good book on a very very sad sad story (with a positive ending!....) Everyone should read this book. The problem is US.... all of us.... not 'the Germans' it's us. This book, though not intentionally (I think) points that out. It is us not 'them' that brutalizes mankind.... which is why we ALL need a redeemer.
Encouraging wonderful story
Dr Brian Druker.... a TRUE modern day HERO!
anything that referred to Dr Drukers drive to see this all the way through
A REALLY good and important book. Inspirational. Criticism? a tad too repetetive.
cna't think of one in particular.
No and Yes. I was moved to tears @ the mention of his loss of his daughter
I have read several books about Mr Jefferson. This was quite good, quite recommendable but not great, not epic. That Mr Jefferson was anti-federal anti monarchical goes without saying. This book, however, says it yet again. I am not sure it can be said too many times. I enjoyed this book and I DO recommend it. The narration was excellent. Not sure if it was Herrman or Meacham that was doing the majority of narration but I love that guys narration. Excellent.
Yes..... with a warning.
An interesting compliation of information
Nay... too long
Mr Weatherford drank the Mongolian Kool-aid. He, quite evidently was swept away with the lore of the Mongols. That is very evident in the telling, after the book, of his visit to Mongol lands and his mystical fascination with Ghengis and all things Mongolian. His premise that Ghengis Kahn and subsequent generationsof Kahns formed the basis of just about everything of value that the world has ever come to know and have is a rediculous stretch. He just got carried away with his premise and lost sight of reality. Much that is speculation is presented as fact. Much that clearly was presented as fact by Mongolian and others who 'chronicled' the times (surely under a LOT of pressure to put Ghengis and bands 'best foot forward') is presented as indisputable fact. His not too hidden agenda that all but the Mongols were fools and near or outright barbarians with little to offer the world but oppression is absurd. He has great respect for the Mongols 'blue sky' religion and presents, not too subtly, Christianity as stupid, oppressive and its followers as uninsightful and ignoble. Yet, in spite of all that, it really IS a good book. Readers are advised to just be sure to 'read between the lines' and form YOUR OWN conclusions....watch out for his conclusions. I recommend it.
First one I have read. I just could not get past the first hour plus of listening. This might be a great book BUT the beginning was stiflingly boring. How could anything germane come out the prolonged discussion of some silly female characters who could not possibly contribute to an interesting story (that is IF it is in fact an otherwise 'interesting story'). I applogize to fans and the author for my 'review' as it is based upon only the beginning (and a bit more) of the book and, again, it was terribly boring.
Cut out 75% of the filler fluff.
The strategy, comraderie, the never say "die", selfless, courageous nature and manner of these true hero's.
Performance is very good.
Several. The characterizations of numerous characters does not add, only detracts from an otherwise great story
VERY hard to say negative things that might in some way detract from what great men have done. I give this book a big thumbs down. Yet I must clarify. The men about whom this book is written could not possibly get anything other than the biggest "thumbs up" that I could possibly muster. If I could somehow meet those guys today, I would bow in reverence..... and keep on bowing. Superheros ... to say the least. Yet this book poorly put together. The writer is quite good but there is a staggering amount of filler in this book. To make matters worse the filler is both boring and often redundant. The entire first half of the book could be shortned into one chapter.... MAX. The author should have been redirected to focus on the military build up, the stragies of the battle and the actual battles. Again, great men, perhaps the finest Australia has ever produced.... men whom we should be all awestruck by but the book is just not, overall, a good one. The author is capable and should re-write it under the guide of a much better editor.
a REAL story
No way. This is a great genre
Narration is quite good. Story is staggeringly boring
The entire first half of the book could be readily turned into one brief chapter. Boring minutia extraordinaire!
This should never have been put into a book. A short story, such as is found in National Geographic would have made slightly interesting reading. If you want adventure read "Into Africa" - THAT is a 'can't put it down' adventure book. This book was awful, just awful.
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