After reading this book I had to read everything else by Manchester. Sadly the other books did not live up to this one. A must read for anyone interested in this era. I actually have listened to it a couple of times.
8th graders needing to learn general outlines of American History
I was going to buy both books at the same time but after listening to the first I am soooo glad I did not.
The stupid music between tracks was annoying. There are many other histories out there that do a much better job. A Patriots History is one.
Again, I have grandchildren who may benefit.
Sometimes you have to try something to see if you may like it. Don't try this!
As with the first of this series I found the information to be quite interesting. I have since read Storm of war and No Simple Victory to supplement my knowledge.
Again I was looking forward to a great listen but somehow I can not understand the narration. I have History of the World by Davidson and liked it quite well. But...
Having listened to Rise and Fall I was prepared to be bored with facts that were repeated. This is a whole new look at the history of the beginning of the Third Reich. I honestly do not hear what the others have said about the commentator. I find his narration to be soothing and well modulated. I defintely will be buying the second book in the series.
I was looking forward to listening to this book as I have listened to Davidson before on other history books. I have tried several times to listen, trying different chapters and speeds and I virtually cannot understand what he is saying at times. A big disappointment.
I was amazed by how little I knew about Washington and his times. The fact that more blacks fought in the Revolutionary War than at any other time prior to WWII blew me away. His description of Washington as having super human strength and only 43 at the time of the revolution erased my early conceptions of his being a frail, older man. I love this book and the narration is perfect.
I tried several times to listen to this book and found the on going litiny of names who survived and then later put to death was exhausting.
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