I really enjoyed this book when I listen to it a couple of years ago. It is large but gives a very nice mix of history/biography of the main characters mixed with theory on economics. Bravo !
Get ready for scenarios and probability. Written in the 1970's, this book was certainly ahead of its time and is very much relevant to today. It even profferred a new word /concept - the meme - in use today. There are some updated comments in response to what Richard previously wrote (that are made known as the book progresses) which add to the quality of this thesis / book and often very funny.
Only can handle so much religion based issues. I am the wrong person for this book. Struck the wrong chord from the beginning and kept banging on in a similar fashion thereafter. Think narrator did not help one bit.
It was a bit of a slog to get through. Perhaps my expectations were out of sink. I think it would have been better if I had more background knowledge / perspective of the period as is very detailed over a very narrow period of time - but hey the title is about 1 year - silly me.
I might grab the biography at some point judging from others reviews. Merits include historical perspective and a few timeless points.
It's been a years since I listened, cute but not outstanding. I still have vague memories of enjoying some the tales.
Great series - perhaps the last edition a little weaker than the rest owing to Churchill's weakened position/ access to power
Interesting but a little tedious. Lots of nasty tales. I wonder how reliable are the records of that time ?
Have put aside after going through 3/4 of book. I did not want to listen to any more of the progressive demise of an innocent character.
Have listened to the available 3 books. All are terrific, and hope the final book gets produced. A critical period in history written beautifully by a key man of that time.
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