Depends on the subject.
Why Would We Make A Film of This?
A decent short history.
Not Brands' best.
Any of many history books. This is not my favorite HW Brands biography; I read his works on Andrew Jackson and Ben Franklin and found both much more compelling. This could be my affinity for older America, or the difference between reading and listening to a heavily detailed piece of history, but nevertheless I was never as excited for the next page of FDR as I was for the other two. It seems to me more of the predjudices and judgements of the modern man figure into Brands' analysis of the New Deal president, and figure in more favorably than they might another hundred years down the line.
No, but this was good narration.
No, I'd say this should be free to anyone that could.
Listening to mammoth recordings of detailed history is not for the faint if heart, or ear. How much did I retain?
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