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Damon

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  • Modern Times: The World from the Twenties to the Nineties

    • UNABRIDGED (37 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Paul Johnson
    • Narrated By Nadia May
    Overall
    (147)
    Performance
    (48)
    Story
    (51)

    Beginning with May 29, 1919, when photographs of the solar eclipse confirmed the truth of Einstein's theory of relativity, Johnson goes on to describe Freudianism, the establishment of the first Marxist state, the chaos of "Old Europe", the Arcadian 20s, and the new forces in China and Japan. Also discussed are Karl Marx, Hitler, Mussolini, Stalin, Roosevelt, Gandhi, Castro, Kennedy, Nixon, the '29 crash, the Great Depression, Roosevelt's New Deal, and the massive conflict of World War II.

    Mark says: "Relevant History"
    "Very Interesting"
    Overall

    I have learned so many intesting things from this book. It gives you details and color to events that you have heard of and some that you haven't. It is great framework for understanding the world that you were born into.

    I have listened to about 20 books from audible this year and this is the first one that was so good that I felt compelled to tell others. I highly recommend it to anyone.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • America's Great Depression

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Murray N. Rothbard
    • Narrated By Tom Weiner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (108)
    Performance
    (26)
    Story
    (30)

    The Great Depression was not a crisis for capitalism but merely an example of the downturn part of the business cycle, which was generated by government intervention in the economy. Had this book appeared in the 1940s, it might have spared the world much grief. Even so, its appearance in 1963 meant that free-market advocates had their first full-scale treatment of this crucial subject.

    Damon says: "required reading- hard to capture over audio"
    "required reading- hard to capture over audio"
    Overall

    Murray Rothbard is one of the Austrian Economists who Rep. Ron Paul puts on his reading list. This book is very technical and requires a lot of concentration to truly understand the causes of the depression and what prolonged the depression.

    This book gives an excellent account of causes of the great depression in the 20s. It uncovers banker's corruption, moral suasion, and secrets of Cal and Harding's presidency. There are unfortunately many similarities between the greenspan/bernanke fed and the fed of the 20's.

    This book should be required reading for every person elected to our congress.

    23 of 24 people found this review helpful

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