A very worthwhile 'listen'. Well researched & presented in a smotth, flowing sweep of trade & modernization.
A very unique saga of a special set of men, going into a bad situation & the actions of brave men under amazingly difficult situations.... thou bashed in the media for several points in the book, he does a great job of explaining these military aspects to the un-initiated. Liked it.
These are rare views on how Americans viewed the world & life in France. The unique descriptions of what they "thought" GI's should learn is interesting as much for how they comment on life in America and this foreign land.
This was great to fill in all the holes of what I had heard over the years. This was the most thorough history of it I've found!!
The examples & interviews should not have been a new discovery after 2 decades of an "denied" offensive by their military for the economic battlefield..... they can't loose control of their masses and will go to war to avoid their internal collapse.
While the world was riveted by "Blackhawk Down" as a movie, I met Mike afterwards because he & my wife were both Warrant Officers going thru training long after Somalia.... in person, he is just as genuine as he sounds in this gut wrenching narrative.... Men find amazing strength when they are presented with unfathomable challenges.... so true, Mike is just one of the few survivors of that crucible.
A very unusual saga of the days, months & years of Japan's change from losing the world war to establish their empire.
While a bit disjointed in the order of delivery, the author has a VERY valid thesis that is often overlooked in the American culture's view of what the world should look like... a hard listen for some, but a key point to remember for all business men & warriors.
A unique saga of a tremendous endeavor that is rarely covered in US schools. The years of effort, and the legions of humans who achieved this are tremendous sagas.
A long, detailed study to summarize the saga of US - Chinese Republic interactions before and thru World War II.
I loved "The Coukoo's Egg" years ago and used it in security work for years & then this saga is a great view of the continuing challenges of the "connected age"!! Very useful for anyone who likes the Internet.
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