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  • How the Irish Saved Civilization

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Thomas Cahill
    • Narrated By Liam Neeson
    Overall
    (84)
    Performance
    (45)
    Story
    (44)

    Thanks to Thomas Cahill, the pivotal era called the "dark ages" is brought back to vibrant life, its personages portrayed in all their seemingly contemporary humanity, its issues simply and compellingly spelled out. How the Irish Saved Civilization will change forever the way we look at our past, and ourselves. Read by critically-acclaimed actor Liam Neeson.

    Thomas says: "Exceptional Audiobook"
    "How the Irish Saved Civilisation"
    Overall

    This is a history book like no other. A rare and unique delight. Liam Neeson's reading is its equal.
    Aye yae yae! Just magic. Yes 550 stars.

    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Churchill, Hitler, and 'The Unnecessary War'

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Patrick J. Buchanan
    • Narrated By Don Leslie
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (103)
    Performance
    (32)
    Story
    (32)

    In this monumental and provocative history, Patrick Buchanan makes the case that, if not for the blunders of British statesmen - Winston Churchill first among them - the horrors of two world wars and the Holocaust might have been avoided and the British Empire might never have collapsed into ruins.

    Benedict says: "A classic of history books"
    "Churchill, Hitler etc"
    Overall

    A lengthy and modern discourse on the history of modern Europe leading into WW2. It is said that the victors of any war write the history as they want it remembered and certainly the allies did that after both world wars. Buchanan is prepared to contend with British propaganda and thank Heaven for that. However he does not go as far as he ought. He discusses causes in terms of political cowardice, dishonesty and hype but he fails to consider the imperatives of oil, economics and finance that interested Churchill. Nor does he question the role of Churchill and his allies in white anting Chamberlain and his accord with Hitler, making it impossible for the accord to work. There is still a great deal more history to be disclosed. Nevertheless, Buchanen gives us a good and wide ranging discussion that is very easy on the ear and enriches the stories we already know by his willingness to bark at sacred cows.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful

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