This is a superb book and a fine performance! It badly needed A PDF. I'm not at all familiar with the African campaigns. A boatload of information. Fascinating. Well Drawn.
The content was repetitious. Horribly so. 13 hours of repetitious paraphrase. About an hour of clunky bible fables.
I first heard this in Arabic. The musicality was paramount and passionate. Alec had none of that.
I loved the book, the author, and the perfect voice for the read! I first saw ms.Dalley on pbs. She charmed me then and there. Her charm speaks clearly thoughout the book. And her choice of Napoleon Ryan as the voice of the ancient kings is inspired. Truly a shocking revision of our common culture. Intelligence, Determination, Persistence. The Berries!
Toland credits Buddism for the Japanese instigation of war. Never a mention of shinto. Odd.
This is very good book read by Poor Actor. I have Davis on another recording. I'll make this brief. During sections of the book requiring sympathy and heart the fool speaks in hushed and cloying tones. Way Corny! He gets loud (often too loud) when he imagines he is powerful. Calvary and Cavalry are not the same. Jesus what a mess! Ruined the book actually!! Needs PDF. sorry...
there are bunches and more of facts, figures, anecdotes, and physical descriptions interesting and new for me. Of course I'm easy to please. I'm not a scholar, but the structure of all these books is solid and sensitive.
The reader, L. J. Ganser was just ok. Sufficient.
I'm always a little shocked by the religiosity of the 20th Century Captains Of Command. The management of wholesale slaughter whilst one converses with a myth is rather sad.
No can do...
Ah yes. I am dead certain no one will surpass John Rowe's performance. Ever. This is an effortless, virtuoso reading. I can't properly praise this sublime synthesis of actor and author.
I can't find a complete recording of Remembrance by Rowe online?!?!???..
Is that possible? (Teresaakrueger@gmail.com) You Have A Friend Forever if you can help!
It was read MUCH too quickly. I tried selecting "half speed". It resulted in a bizarre acoustic distortion. I gave it up for lost ......
Mr. Howe referred to the " Book of Mormon" as one of the great work's of American literature. WOW!
It was too fast.
Could Not Complete!!
A correct assessment of the effects of the war.
" This Town"
Frequent cloying emphasis and reverence in tone concerning Lincoln's implied nobility ..etc.
I found the historic and universal ignorance of the results of this horrendous war profoundly dishonest and misleading. The proportion of war dead and maimed relative to today's population is staggering. 1.25 million men slain in each of the four years of conflict. The same 1.25 million maimed each year. Lincoln's pro ported freeing of slaves resulted in the southern whites culture's blossoming of barbaric race hate. Thousands of blacks murdered in the first year of "Peace". The creation of the Black Codes and the rise of the Klan resulted in a brutal, tragic irony. The savage white culture prevailed. Blacks land and voting rights were taken from them. Perhaps twenty years were needed complete this vicious reality. It follows Lincoln's "Emancipation" never happened. That emancipation began with the inspired leadership of black men and women. Almost alone they carried the torch of freedom! It maybe F.D.R. encouraged the noble struggle. Little was accomplisheduntil the millions of men of all races had seen and fought just same race hate in German and Japanese fascists. And Then Glory. The arrival of courageous and noble black leaders! Of course we have all been subjected to the false tale of Father Abe. Every serious historian has briefly noted his "Imperfections" on this delicate issues. Nonsense. His opinions of blacks and bigotry are well known by historians and excused. All of the slaughter and sacrifice might then be understood as tragic, but inevitable,had reconstruction prevailed. It did not. It failed utterly. Completely.
Battle Cry was a cogent and thorough exposition of the political functioning of the u.s. government in the years prior to the conflagration. Kudos on that.
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