Opening was counter intuitive - without spoilers - McCollum crafts a mix of strong characters, human and LGM - and leads us through quite a maze.
When Mr. McCollum demonstrates his trivial fallibility: he put an olive in a Manhattan! Heresy! A Manhattan is Bourbon, Sweet Vermouth, Bitters, and a twist of Orange peal and Cherry are optional garnishes. Olive, indeed!!!
He has strong females - but his manipulative airheads could be toned down or, lost entirely.
Leo & Steve introduced me to this author - anybody knowing these geeks knows that they rarely lead us astray - Security Now! Listeners get great tips.
This bit of magnificant story telling has done so much more than withstand the test of time : time has caught up to where George Orwell was, all those years ago.
There is nothing like the Orwell's Everyman, Einston Smith, making his way through the society of Oceania.
Winston Smith's encounter with Room 101.
The effectiveness of the Thought Police and Winston's arc.
We're living in this world. The least that we can do is read the words of a prescient author and try to grasp all of the implications.
This book is derived from the lost carbon copies of dispatches that General MacArthur's censors destroyed. Pulitzer Prize winning newsman George Weller spend his life frustrated at the loss of his incredible, first person, observations of Nagasaki within five weeks of the detonation.
His son located the lost carbons after his father's death in 2003. His compilation and commentary document the origins of our government's massive censorship of the press in peacetime.
Newsman Weller was reporting from post-surrender Japan. The official basis for WWII military censorship was to protect our troops, their positions, their defenses and plans of attack. Once the war was over and the occupation of Japan began, the rationale for censorship ceased - but the censors never stopped. The lies of our government are now laid bare.
This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to step back into 1944-45 and live among the troops, Japanese citizens post nuclear attack & surrender, and experience the ghastly treatment of POW's by the Japanese. It is reportage as it should be today. A must buy!
I've owned the Cape Cod Radio Mystery Theater *tapes* for more than a decade. These stories are well thought out, well acted and a delight! Author Oney has a treasure-trove of these mystery performances and I'm glad that they are available on Audible. These are just the thing for a short commute or a nice mystery at bedtime.
Great stories, well dramatized and a lot of fun.
Thomas Frank explores the modern conundrum: why do people vote against their own self-interest? Mr. Frank was raised in Mission Hills, Kansas the tony suburb of Kansas City, Missouri. The insights he brings to this work are the product of a lifetime's experience. Beginning with the Populist movement of the 1890's and exploring the mechanism behind the shift in the popular perception of policy. Mr. Frank interviewed Kay O'Connor, the state rep. from Olathe who made the national press by declaring that women's suffrage was a factor in the moral decay of the nation. Mr. Frank makes the state legislator's paradoxical position on women and the universal franchise understandable. He explores how the electorate embraces a female legislator opposed to women voting and why they return O'Connor to the house when she opposes public education, evolution, unions, a progressive income tax and abortion. A fascinating bit of reportage and well worth the time. Mr. Frank should record his whole book!
This recording covers works that are 90-50 years old. Amazing and dead on point for our modern "faith based" everything.
I am a trial attorney. Mr. Clarke's testimony is what I want in every witness at a deposition. It is clear, cogent and he clearly listens to the questions and then he answers the questions.
This is the public testimony of a major-player in the counter terrorism hierarchy who is engaged in a candid exchange of facts with his inquisitors. This is stunning in the subject matter and a perfect example of a strong witness for any litigator or their client.
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