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Ray

Columbia, MO, United States

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  • James Madison and the Struggle for the Bill of Rights

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Richard Labunski
    • Narrated By Richard Poe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (149)
    Performance
    (62)
    Story
    (62)

    Richard Labunski offers a dramatic account of a time when the entire American experiment hung in the balance, only to be saved by the most unlikely of heroes, the diminutive and exceedingly shy James Madison. Here is a vividly written account of not one, but several major political struggles that changed the course of American history.

    James says: "American History is All of a Sudden Interesting!"
    "Suggest the abridged version"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    The big picture information was great. But the author went into too much detail. This is the only book I have listened to at 3x speed.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    Reduce the amount of detail. It is not necessary to know the detailed weather, clothing, etc. to understand that transportation and communication were difficult in the 1700's.


    Did James Madison and the Struggle for the Bill of Rights inspire you to do anything?

    Appreciate the work that went into giving us a constitution that has lasted longer than most since its development.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Conquests and Cultures: An International History

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Thomas Sowell
    • Narrated By Robertson Dean
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (225)
    Performance
    (145)
    Story
    (144)

    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"
    "Common Sense made Interesting"
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    Performance
    Story
    If you could sum up Conquests and Cultures in three words, what would they be?

    Culture matters. Geography matters. Cross pollination of ideas and inventions matter. Simple blame games are insufficient for making economic and technical progress. Sowell gives great information on how progress has been made. He has made history relevant to current issues in development and diplomacy.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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