Great story, well told, and full of wonderful information about Burgundy and basic wine making. This is a very enjoyable listen.
I am disappointed in this new edition. The degrees of logic and social commentary in this edition is disappointingly poor. I highly recommend you skip this addition and seek out an original edition. Read that with a mind toward the time period and environment it was written. The genius of Gilder is not his ability to defend supply side economics. His genius is identifying the secondary social externalities both good and bad of government policy.
I think Timothy Egan’s approach to retelling history through individual stories and personal perspective is a powerful way to study the past. Like the Big Burn (also a very good read) Egan gathers general information, personal testimony and personal narrative to explain this era of our history in wonderful detail. Patrick Lawlor does a great job narrating. This is a must listen.
Kinzer does a masterful job of researching a difficult subject, presenting it fairly and keeping the account interesting through personal details.
This is an important listen, given the circumstances in the middle east today.
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