I came into this after finishing A History of the World in Six Glasses by Tom Standage, and while he presents some interesting points about the impact of food on history, it isn't as catchy or memorable as the first book.
This audiobook is written by the writer of Dilbert. It explains how to move from wherever you are to your optimal self, and not to be discouraged by failure. Nothing new here, except for the first part of the book where he discusses his series of failures which lead to him authoring the successful Dilbert comic strips. You can stop when he starts giving advice on exercise and diet. There's better, more specialized books on them than this.
This is a list of random bad ideas in business, sports and politics with no overarching theme other than them being less than optimal ideas. This book has no point, and a Wikipedia article of the worst ideas ever would be a better, more comprehensive read for free.
He shows a deep understanding on all the religious texts he covers in this course, as well as what it means to the members of the religion it's a part of. I would definitely get any other course he gives.
There were several, including the verses he cites from each religious text.
If you've ever been curious to understand how religious teachings really are in one or more religion, this is the course you have to get.
This is a course that explores the history of the British Empire without glorification or condemnation, giving a balanced look at both the good and the bad. I thoroughly enjoyed it.
While the professor displays a solid grasp over the subject matter, I found my mind wandering off during some of the slower parts. There are interesting parts regarding how writers and literature affected communism and Russian society, and it does show a large diversity in themes and approaches to storytelling.
This is a story I've been trying to get into for a while, and I'm glad it did. It's a disturbing journey through the mind of a successful psychopath as he describes his bloody murders in the same tone and attention to detail as he does describing what other characters are wearing. It can be slow at times (after all, he describes what everybody around him is wearing in detail), but it is a story that will haunt you. Not for queasy people.
I first thought this was a weak audiobook I happened to get during a promotion a few weeks ago, but it has its moments and can be listened to in a single session for light listening.
This course explores the biggest global movers and shakers of the twentieth century, covering events leading to the World Wars up to the first Gulf War. While the Professor tries to present ideas in unbiased form, it is obvious that he is strongly biased against some of them.
Byzantium rarely receives the recognition and attention it deserves, especially when we realize the significance it had to the Muslim world and Christian Europe. This course explores the basic points of this rich empire without holding back.
Worth listening to for any history buff.
Professor John W. Lee mentioned that the Persian Empire is presented as the enemy by more commonly accepted Greek historians several times in this course, and proceeds to explore its history on its own terms.
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