David Halberstam did a great book before his life ended earlier this year. This book, about Korean war, compiles a lot of stories in parallel, but Mr, Halsterm did a great job to make them fit with each other really well.
The author also provided just enough background information, about China, Russia, North and South Korea, and even Taiwan, to make the big picture more understanable. Of course, the best par tis about the different personalities of various people, such as President Truman and General McArthur.
We could learn a great deal about this specific war from this wonderful book.
The authors told the stories for the US presidents from Truman all the way till now. This book distilled sixty more years history into slightly over 20 hours, while leaving you some very vivid images of each president. You can see the changes of each former president, and stories are told about the frustration of current presidents with fromer presidents. A great listening!
Fascinating book. The author brings us behind the scene and gives us a much more personal views of all the candidates in 2008. Not only informative. but also entertaining.
This book is great, and I am happy that I was not affected by those comments about the reading. The fake accent is not disturbing at all.
I was touched at the second half of the book, when some of the schools were starting to show some impacts. That is what life is about.
This is an extremely encouraging book, and help you to think for the better lives of all the people in the world.
Even though this one is a sequel to another book that I did not know, it itself is fascinating. The Simple Genius combines the thriller with several levels of conflicts and some interesting introductions to various cyphering themes. Once you strat, it is hard to stop, and the main ending is also very good. The last few chapters became a bit weak, but it does not affect the total satisfaction of the book.
The voice is fluctuating from sentence to sentence, and what is worse, the voice drops at the end of most sentences. I could not finish listening even I am interested in the book.
This is a book written for the very simple minded person. It talked about two simple criteria: the lowest yield toprice ratio and the highest return on capital. Then just stick to the formula and wait for the much better results than the market. The most useful part of the book is the reminder that most "magic formula" may not work all the time. There will be time, a year or two, that these formula deliver poorer results than the market, but you must have faith to reap the fruits. Some other books, e.g. Rich Dad/Poor Dad, are as simple but offer much more useful advises.
This is an excellent hearing. The book gives you a glimpse on how the covert activities were conducted in the United States. In addition, it also showed a fascinating life of how a normal congressman, after finding the meaning he truly belied, endeavored to achieve extraordinary results. After a short while, you get hooked. I sometimes stayed inside my car in my garage, just to finish a little bit more of listening. Great listening!
This book is loaded with very good analysis of the Terrorist activities. The narrator is kind of monotonous, but the contents keep you hooked.
Fountainhead is such a good book that it is hard to stop listening. Even it was written over fifty years ago, the message there is still strong and very relevent today. The narrator is clear and easy to listen. The content is strong and captivative! Highly recommended!
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