Greg Mortenson deserves the Nobel Peace Prize. He has done more to advance the cause of women in underdeveloped countries like Pakistan and Afghanistan than any other person. The fact that the U.S. military listens to him and requires those serving in the region to read his books is testament to Greg's wisdom and experience. I recommend this book to everyone.
It ranks high in the Civil War audiobooks I've listened to.
Shelby Foote includes many humorous moments in the narrative that add depth and humanity to the appalling carnage that was the U.S. Civil War. Soldiers enduring unimaginable conditions often saw humor in the worst of it.
Gardner has a certain wry tone that fits the telling of a book written about the the Civil War.
Get to know the Civil War as never before!
My depth of knowledge of the Civil War has been enhanced by listening to Foote's excellent narrative. Probably not for those who don't have a basic knowledge of the war, however. Being familiar with the major characters and general flow of the war is very helpful.
Horwitz's exploration into the world of current and past confederates is an interesting one. The modern day Southern Rebel is fascinating. Tony's experiences with the Civil War reenactors stay in my mind. Some of the scarier characters also make an impression. Any fan of American history will enjoy this book.
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