I had my eye on this book for a year or longer but the idea of reading about the Senate kept me away. How could the Senate be interesting? I hate politicians! Plus the cover is so bland and uninteresting. Yet, there were consistently very good reviews so I gave Volume 1 a try. I was very pleasantly surprised and could understand why the book was so highly rated. It is a very good read. After having listened to Volume 1 I purchased Volumes 2 and 3 and enjoyed them all. I believe Volume 1 was the best book of the three but I had to finish the story after having begun it. I am now more firmly entrenched in my belief that politicians are corrupt and self-serving. Johnson was even more corrupt, power hungry and self-serving than I had thought but Caro tells the story of many people and how they intertwined in LBJ's life so it is an ongoing and interesting tale of big-time politics in the forties and fifties.
I enjoyed this story very much. Liz impressed me as a very nice person, very sincere, very capable. The book was a good listen and I would recommend it highly. Having said (and meaning) that, she is a consummate Democrat. I am 180 in difference regarding her politics but I still enjoyed the book.
Pat Summit is a five star person. Her accomplishments speak for themselves. This book is very engaging and definitely inspirational even if you are not a sports fan.
Take this one along to the beach and you will not be disappointed. Ups and downs along the way with a happy ending. I enjoyed it and I believe you will too.
This is really a good story. The writing is very engaging and develops nicely as the Pilgrim deteriorates and takes his family and community with him. Right prevails in the end.
This book was very interesting. The movie is a disappointment in comparison. I read the book first and was very impressed with both the writing and story line. When I saw the movie I was so let down as there is no comparison. If you have seen the movie and not yet read the book my recommendation is to listen or read this book.
I like history and wanted to listen to this book but I was intimidated when I saw the length.
As I began the listen I was pleasantly surprised as to how interesting the book was. As the book continued my interest was sustained and the book ended up being a very good experience.
JDR was a very interesting character and not the total villain he is commonly painted to be. He did a lot of good in his later years.
When Adam was finding himself and his work founding and building PoP the story was engaging and interesting. It made you feel like you were participating in something worthwhile. The latter part of the book when he is established feels like a promo for his success in which he has to mention all his celebrity contacts on and on. It's like the balloon popped and when will this ever end. PoP is doing a great job and Adam is to be commended. It just sounds too self-congratulatory during the last third to fourth of the book.
I have most of Michael Lewis' books and Flash Boys is average or less when compared against his other books. When compared against most authors it would be much better. He is really a great and consistent author. I would recommend getting it as it is interesting and worthwhile. I just feel this is not his best work.
This book adds a lot of details that were not in the movie but the movie is much better. If you have seen the movie I would not recommend reading the book. The extra details are really not that significant. If you have read the book and have not seen the movie, go watch the movie, its a lot better experience.
I like history so I wanted to broaden my background on the fifties and civil rights issues. I knew of Thurgood Marshall's background regarding Brown and his position on the Supreme Court. Groveland opened up a whole new perspective for me. What Marshall had to go through prior to Brown was absolutely amazing. He really was a great man and deserved his position and fame. This was a great story. It kept my interest throughout the entire book.
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