I so looked forward to hearing Bill O'Reilly read his own book. Then, listening to it, I was shocked that O'Reilly did not know how to read his own words.
Again and again, whenever speaking about the Union or Confederate cavalries or any cavalry unit or officer, O'Reilly says “Calvary” instead.
There was no such thing as the Union Calvary.
There was no Confederate Calvary, either.
This did not happen only once, or only a few times. There are countless references in the written work to cavalry engagements. And every single time we hear O’Reilly speak the word Calvary instead of cavalry.
Isn't he supposed to be a history professor?
Would you not expect a history professor to know that Calvary is a hill outside Jerusalem – famous for certain people said to have been crucified there by the Romans?
Even if he were somehow miraculously ignorant of this, does he not know how to read English?
The word cavalry starts with “cav” like cavity not “cal” like calendar. Duh.
This was a continual irritant and distracting to say the least. How could you trust history written by any man who says Calvary instead of Cavalry?
All that aside, was there not some producer or director — maybe even an audio tech working the booth while O’Reilly was at the microphone — to clue him in?
Nobody said anything to him at the time? Really?
The combination of crime novel with a story of danger now directly threatening Lieberman's family, the portrait of his life in a Chicago Jewish community and his partner's struggle with an ethnic conflict of his own are woven seamlessly here.
For some reason, this Audible book is now showing as unavailable, after I purchased and enjoyed it. Hope that changes if you are either a Kaminsky or a Lieberman fan, then grab this one. You won’t be sorry!
Not so happy with the woo-woo spooky element, however. I like Connelly's writing a lot, and David Collins was a good reader. I'd rather have had a more realistic tale, or (better) one that looked weird but was then explained naturally rather than supernaturally.
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