I can see how this book might be fun, but frankly I was turned off by how ridiculous it is. I found the clumsy writing and sterotypical characters distracting.
I was born during the Nixon administration. Of course I am familiar with the main issues of watergate, but that is about it. For those who were really around during the whole thing, maybe it is a very interesting trip down memory lane. For me this book was just kind of boring, and I usually like history books.
I was worried this book was going to be boring, but I really enjoyed it. The stories are interesting, and the author did a good job of arranging the topics, etc. I definitely recommend this one.
This is a hard book to rate. Krakauer is a good writer. I think most people will find this book is both interesting and entertaining. However he had to stetch things quite a bit to support his basic thesis by using source material that seems to lack credibility.
If you want to know something about mormon history, this account is neither factually accurate nor balanced, so you'll want to look elsewhere for that.
I'm surprised at the high ratings. Maybe if you've never listened to Stephen Covey, etc. then this material would seem new, but otherwise, this program doesn't say much and takes a long time to say it. Not only is there not much new stuff here, but the speaker is boring.
To me it seems he's just borrowed other people's ideas and expressed them in a slow, uninspiring way. Yuk.
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