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Clifford

Windsor, CT, USA | Member Since 2007

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  • Wealth, War, and Wisdom

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Barton Biggs
    • Narrated By Erik Synnestvedt
    Overall
    (89)
    Performance
    (23)
    Story
    (22)

    In Wealth, War, and Wisdom, legendary Wall Street investor Barton Biggs reveals how the turning points of World War II intersected with market performance. Biggs will help the 21st-century investor comprehend our own perilous times as well as choose the best strategies for the modern market economy.

    morton says: "A Must For Every Serious Investor"
    "Intriguing History Lesson"
    Overall

    It is touted as a finance book, however it offers more interesting history insights. The primary financial take-away is to diversify investments (investment types and international locations) and, despite big downturns during the 1900s, the stock market over time was one of the best investment vehicles. The narrator was one of the best I have heard and I found the historical insights from WWII and the Korean War unique and intriguing. This was a very enjoyable listen.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln

    • ABRIDGED (9 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Doris Kearns Goodwin
    • Narrated By Doris Kearns Goodwin, Richard Thomas
    Overall
    (1855)
    Performance
    (473)
    Story
    (479)

    We view the long, horrifying struggle from the vantage of the White House as Lincoln copes with incompetent generals, hostile congressmen, and his raucous cabinet. He overcomes these obstacles by winning the respect of his former competitors, and in the case of Seward, finds a loyal and crucial friend to see him through. This brilliant multiple biography is centered on Lincoln's mastery of men and how it shaped the most significant presidency in the nation's history.

    Anders says: "wait for the unabridged version"
    "Good history lesson, but want more insight"
    Overall

    I thought this book provided a very good history lesson, especially for someone like me who did not know much about Lincoln. However, I was hoping to get more detailed insight into how Lincoln managed and leveraged his team which consisted of many former adversaries. Perhaps the unabridged version provides more detail.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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