Mountain View, CA, United States
Thomas Sowell book has taught me that history is the foundation to understanding ideologies, both economic and political.
Initially, the title seemed extreme to me -- BUT right away, this book is a history lesson. When I say to friends, "Do you know where the word 'redneck' came from?", they all give the same answer I had before listening to this book.
This book is a good investment, especially if you want to understand how history has shaped some of the radical thinking of today.
El Chapo made the Forbes billionaire's list. He stayed (partied) for several years in a Mexican prison -- until he was supposed to be extradited to the USA. Suddenly he disappeared. He has been on the run for over 10 years -- with a $7million reward for his capture (US and Mexico).
Where did he come from (poor poor)? How did he rise? Who are the other players in the story? I have lived in Mexico for several years (close to the prison he escaped from). El Chapo is a mystery. It was interesting to get the details behind the story, as well as the other narcos involved.
It was also interesting to hear the details of El Chapo's time in prison. He was captured in 1993 and escaped in 2001.
The complaints about his spanish accent, almost kept me from getting the book. I can promise that these complaints were very exaggerated. In no way does the narrator distract from the story. I have listened to the book twice, and I can understand why he has narrated so many books. He is good. The book kept my interest from beginning to end.
This author makes it fun to learn about the science of the brain! One of my best audible investments.
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