If it had focused on Lafayette.This book is about France and the doings there during Lafayette's lifetime FAR more than Lafayette. It's as if the book was written and the publisher decided a book on Lafayette would sell better, and instructed the author to pad the book with a few extra Lafayette sequences.
He could have chosen a better book to read or one whose subject matched the title.
The last couple of chapters focused on Lafayette and were, thus, what I was looking to hear.
I came away with no greater understanding of Lafayette's contribution to the Revolutionary War than before. Got almost not indication of WHY Lafayette was considered such an important General in the war. Will be looking for another book for that, I guess.
Tells the story of the most neglected founding father of the U.S.A. That Adams was a thinker whose ideas shaped the Constitution. That he was one of the first and most vehement in calling and FIGHTING for American independence from England. That he fought for his whole life for his ideas. That he lived out his old age in happiness and died a fine death. (I tire of biographies of men I admire whose final days are marked by misfortune, tragedy and loss).
When Adams secured the acknowledgement and formal recognition of the sovereignty of The United States of America as an Independent State by the Dutch Government.
This is the main reason I'm writing this review. Perhaps this was suggested by the producer, but the reader has the incredibly annoying habit of taking long pauses between sections of the book. Presumably this is to "mark" the divisions, but it just made me wonder if my reader had failed.Another thing that is a particular pet peeve of mine (and might not even be noticed by others), is that I detest "mouth noises" when listening to an audio book. This includes, smacking, dry, pasty mouth sounds, breathing noises and the like. Surely these can be eliminated with judicious miking or filtering?
The moment above brought me to tears. Also, the trials and death of Adams' daughter, Nabby.
I have read all of Dr. Branden's works and recommend them unreservedly. This, however is NOT a book about Self-Esteem. It is nothing more than a guided meditation. Might be worthwhile, but it was definitely NOT worth the credit I wasted on it. This was like a supplement to the book I THOUGHT I was buying.
I would ask for my money back, but a deal is a deal.
E. E. "Doc" Smith's "Skylark of Space."
Yes. "The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem" is GREAT. His magnum opus. Very worthwhile.
Not applicable. Not fiction.
This needs to be properly described. Absolutely NOT worth the credit I wasted on it. This might be worthwhile, but it is not what it purports to be. I thought I had somehow advanced my reader to the last chapter, but this is it.
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