No I would not. As the title says it is a great lecture series not a great story so the lecturer moves quite fast through the material with the expectation that the listener is well versed in military history. Not for the casual listener more for a student of the military. If that happens to be you well then this is a thorough course covering many characters and military strategies.
I would buy more classes from the great courses. I own several and while some are hard to follow and keep up with the material I find most to be enlightening and very educational.
Fall of Greek states
No. You need a break to absorb the just taught materials before moving on to a new part of history and new countries and their battles.
Yes I would. It was well researched and put together. The jumping between the times of the 4 generations works well as a foreshadow and this is how we get there puzzle. The changing of characters attitudes as they develop and grow but are rooted but their fundamental nature. Land, property, honor and the wide open west up for grabs.
The colonel living with the native Americans
He brings a sense of time and place and also converts proper scenic emotion without trying to pull tears from the listener
The bigotry towards the landed Mexican family and the resulting mob mentality
Easy to follow. Bad bad guy. Good guy with bad habits. Simple good vs. evil.
The ease that the bad guy moves through society
Goofy 1950 New York City cop accent
Good to listen to something simple, black and white, to give my brain a rest after listening to a heavy book . Always good for light reading without falling into a sappy snoozer
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