Probably not. Pretty dry and LOTS of conjectures.
It was OK. But a bit unfocused and there were a LOT of conjectures and not a lot of internal consistency. EG, he makes a point of saying that, contrary to what we used to believe, a lot of villa's were built up not just to point out that the rich were different/better than the poor, but because the rich actually LIKED their homes (not much of a inference in any event), then moments later says that the villas were like machines whose function was to separate the rich from the poor.
On one hand, this book did give a good feeling for the complexities of trying to capture a long gone culture, on the other hand, fell to the temptation to rather dogmatically make broad generalizations based on scanty evidence.
Just outstanding. So very very good.
The juxtaposition of the history of the Nazi's along side the author's personal interaction with the events has they happened gives a multidimensional feel to the book. By book's end, you feel you not only have a good grasp of what happened, but you feel that you have some feeling for what is was like to have been there.
Narrator was good, sounded like a journalist should sound.
World gone crazy.
GET THIS. Very good history.
Perhaps, if they wanted a first person/second hand take on people from the ACW.
It's fairly unique. Maybe compare it to a modern celebrity autobiography, where there's a lot of name-dropping.
Sure. Good straightforward narration without any extraneous puffery.
Hmmm. Probably, but just because of the subject matter.
At times very interesting, at other times maddening. Author has contact with major figures of the American Civil War, but never really gets deep into questioning them. We get some insight, but much of the insight has to do with how the various generals treated Styple and not because of anything that he discussed with them.
Yes. Very moving story, really captures a the drama of an impressive life.
You end up feeling that Bonhoeffer is a real person, you sees his struggles and that gives you a better sense of the courage it must have taken for him to try and keep to his principles when everything around him was telling him to give in.
It was OK
Would have like to, but it's a long recording.
Only down side was a bit of hagiography. Bonhoeffer's family was THE BEST, his friendships were THE BEST, his singing was THE BEST, etc.
One of the best.
Did a very good job of letting you experience the fog of war.
For the most part, it was fine, but whenever there was a direct quote, narrator felt the need to speak in the speakers voice, using cheesy southern accents for the rebs, or bombastic effects for McClellan, etc. Narrator is a good reader, but a pretty bad actor.
It's too long!
Very good book.
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