SAN DIEGO, CA, United States | Member Since 2013
From this biography, we learn about Dwight Eisenhower the person, soldier and politician. We learn plenty practical ideas for being successful in our own personal and professional lives. Paul Hecht’s presentation is just excellent.
Richard Labunski’s James Madison and the Struggle for the Bill of Rights is, in my opinion, much like Jean Edward Smith’s Eisenhower biography. Like the Eisenhower biography, we learn about James Madison the person, politician, and statesman. I read this book, so I cannot comment on the narrator presentation.
There is no particular scene that stood out; the entire book stands out in my mind.
The entire book moved me. Dwight Eisenhower is a person I wish I’d known personally.
The way that Mr. Mitsuru describe each person and how they were dealing with the situation. Mr. Mitsuru created a visual image of each person that felt very complete.
The narration matched the pace of the story and enhanced the story. I think Mr. Malcolm's narration significantly enhanced Mr. Mitsuru's portrayal of the people and their plight.
Yes because I learned a lot. This book filled in some gaps in my knowledge the Wise Men.
It found the narration both annoying and humorous. I didn't realize I'd been pronouncing Staleen's name wrong all this time.
Balanced and informative
I can think of no book that is a fair comparison to this book.
The narration was good.
I wouldn't base a film on this book.
It is a well written and balanced biography. I recommend it to anyone interested in knowing more about Secretary Powell.
This book confirmed what I suspected about Secretary Clinton: Very Smart, Very Articulate, Very Capable, but never quite able to rise above her own self-interest. I think everyone should read this book to learn about Secretary Clinton’s time in office, and to contrast her account of the events that took place with the historical record. Whether you plan to vote for or against Secretary Clinton for President, this book is a must.
This was an excellent biography of Bill Donovan. Eric Martin's narration was splendid. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and feel like I have a much better understanding of Bill Donovan’s role the creation of our intelligence service.
I had known nothing about George Kennan before I read this book. I feel much more informed of Mr. Kennan the person, diplomat, policy adviser and teacher. George Kennan by John Lewis Gaddis is a very well written book that all should read for knowledge, and because it is relevant to the challenges we are facing today with the Russian relationship. I hope that some folks at State and the White House are dusting off copies of the Long Telegram, the Foreign Policy article by X, and the report by Task Force A of the Solarium project.
For the reader that is new to Dwight Eisenhower, I suggest reading Going Home to Glory before reading any other Dwight Eisenhower biographies or memoirs. The knowledge learned from this book will make other biographies, and Dwight Eisenhower’s own memoirs, richer. In addition to providing insight to Dwight Eisenhower the person, Going Home to Glory is a well written account of the poignant relationship between grandfather and grandson.
I did not find this book very interesting and don't feel I learnt much about General Petraeus.
They are both good.
Everything was memorable.
Yes. This compares well with his other performances. I wish Paul Hecht could read all books.
I wouldn't rename this book.
That I know much more than I did before reading Duty.
I'm reading Crusade in Europe and I think that book is analogous.
No favorite scene. I just don't think this way when reading historical works.
Robert Gates concern that his judgment was impaired by his deep concern for the welfare of our troops.
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