the sense of awful waste is just heartbreaking.
I just finished Manchester's Churchill biography, and I suppose I was expecting this kind of high level view of the war. This is not that book.
This performance is very good.
I am in the early part of the book. The Americans seem to be going out of their way to waste their tank service and perhaps the infantry. The systemic stupidity is unbeleviable.
I almost stopped listening to this book because I felt it missed the high level strategic view. But I think that isn't the point- this is all at an individual level, even if the individual is Eisenhower.
I really loved the TC History of English and my first impressions of this lecture was that it was so removed from English that wasn't as applicable. The lecturer is great and makes even verb conjugations in click languages fun, but it wasn't until we got to pidgins and creoles that I was able to understand why English simplified the way it did.
Likewise I was able to ignore the statements about how there isn't a "pure" English in the History of English lecture, but the overwhelming world wide examples from this course convinced me.
I learned something.
History of English from the Teaching Company.
The cat imitations were pretty funny.
Prof McWhorter could probably make the phone book interesting.
Yes, I suppose. I've only listened to vol I and I thought that did a wonderful job of making WSC the center of WWI. I didn't get the same sense from this book - it was interesting but not as clearly focused.
WSC Vol I was a perfect biography- making the case that he was the most interesting character in this century.
This performance was OK but not as good as volume I. I didn't get as strong a sense of WSC'c voice.
I didn't actually finish this book, I got tired of listening to the end of the empire.
I think V3 is not as strong as V1 (didn't read V2). It doesn't center everything in WSC so I felt it turned into another history of WW2.
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