I've been doing a lot of reading of our American History over the last few years, really trying to get a better sense of how we got to where we are. This book brings into the light the changes of one segment of our society into the fabric of the growth of many of our cities in the North and West.
All the characters were wonderful in their own right. After 1,200+ interviews, selecting down to 36 or so people to tell the story, and then to the final 3 in the book, the stories of hardships and drive to make progress are the essence of the maturity that our nation has seen over many decades. It also places in perspective of how we need to continue to mature and make real the words of our founding fathers, (and finally live up to the ideas that were not implemented at the founding of the nation)
Wonderful presentation. The voices, the clarity made the whole narrative come alive.
More than just a man and his dog, provides insight into the challenges facing the blind, and their connection to the dogs that provide them with the mobility to go out into the world. Well worth the read.
Well presented in a collage method sort of way. Was insightful into a whole different era, culture, and challenges. Really enjoyed it and the reading.
Actually it's pretty depressing to listen to non-stop well researched details on politician corruption. While this identifies the Obama sphere, you can't help to think if this is just "politician" in any form being the culprit. Out only to line their pockets. Our constitutional fore-fathers are rolling in their graves, I'm sure.
Problem with this audio book is the narrator. His diction is so "un-crisp" as to make it a strain to listen to and understand all his words. Really surprising they didn't get a better audio presenter.
If you love Hawaii...this is a wonderful book to give you a sense of what it was like back in 1866. It comes alive in Mark Twain's writings. This audio book was well read in the style of Mark Twain. Would recommend it highly.
I would recommend this for the shear uniqueness of the subject. Really does fit well with what I kept hearing references to in historical books on these various beverages, but provides a much more comprehensive viewpoint.
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