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Michael

Kingwood, TX, United States | Member Since 2011

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  • Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Jon Meacham
    • Narrated By Edward Herrmann, Jon Meacham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (818)
    Performance
    (702)
    Story
    (687)

    In this magnificent biography, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of American Lion and Franklin and Winston brings vividly to life an extraordinary man and his remarkable times. Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power gives us Jefferson the politician and president, a great and complex human being forever engaged in the wars of his era. Philosophers think; politicians maneuver. Jefferson’s genius was that he was both and could do both, often simultaneously. Such is the art of power.

    Darwin8u says: "A Man and Biography Relevant to Our Day"
    "An Excellent Look at a Great and Complex Man"
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    What did you love best about Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power?

    This book takes a deeper look at Jefferson's early life than any other that I've read.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power?

    The entire book was absorbing.


    What about Edward Herrmann and Jon Meacham ’s performance did you like?

    Edward Herrmann is simply the best book narrator there is.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The death of Jefferson's wife


    Any additional comments?

    If you love history, especially American history, you don't want to miss this book. Herrmann has a way of making you feel you are there.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Freedom's Forge: How American Business Built the Arsenal of Democracy That Won World War II

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Arthur Herman
    • Narrated By John McDonough
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (71)
    Performance
    (62)
    Story
    (63)

    New York Times best-selling author and Pulitzer Prize finalist Arthur Herman pens this fascinating look at how two businessmen turned the U.S. into a military powerhouse during World War II. In 1940, FDR asked General Motors CEO William Knudsen to oversee the production of guns, tanks, and planes needed for the war. Meanwhile, industrialist Henry J. Kaiser presided over the building of “Liberty ships” - vessels that came to symbolize America’s great wartime output.

    Amazon Customer says: "Fascinating"
    "Unbiased Truth"
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    If you could sum up Freedom's Forge in three words, what would they be?

    truthful honest unbiased


    What other book might you compare Freedom's Forge to and why?

    The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Great Depression and the New Deal


    Which character – as performed by John McDonough – was your favorite?

    Knudsen


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Who really created the Arsenal of Democracy?


    Any additional comments?

    An outstanding book that tells the unbiased truth about the Arsenal of Democracy, WWII, and the New Dealers.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Killing Lincoln: The Shocking Assassination That Changed America Forever

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard
    • Narrated By Bill O'Reilly
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3568)
    Performance
    (3181)
    Story
    (3192)

    The anchor of The O'Reilly Factor recounts one of the most dramatic stories in American history—how one gunshot changed the country forever. In the spring of 1865, the bloody saga of America's Civil War finally comes to an end after a series of increasingly harrowing battles. President Abraham Lincoln's generous terms for Robert E. Lee's surrender are devised to fulfill Lincoln's dream of healing a divided nation. But one man and his band of murderous accomplices are not appeased....

    Daniel says: "History Made Interesting"
    "Can we say cav-al-ry?"
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    What didn’t you like about Bill O'Reilly’s performance?

    Bill uses the word


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    I was frankly embarrassed for Bill listening to the book.


    Any additional comments?

    Overall, the book was historically (factually) accurate, and his treatment of Booth was fair. Lincoln was the best friend the South had in the North. Booth not only murdered a good man, but he insured a despotic reconstruction in the South. That point wasn't ever made in the book.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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