SAN DIEGO, CA, United States | Member Since 2013
I did not find this book very interesting and don't feel I learnt much about General Petraeus.
I had known nothing about George Kennan before I read this book. I feel much more informed of Mr. Kennan the person, diplomat, policy adviser and teacher. George Kennan by John Lewis Gaddis is a very well written book that all should read for knowledge, and because it is relevant to the challenges we are facing today with the Russian relationship. I hope that some folks at State and the White House are dusting off copies of the Long Telegram, the Foreign Policy article by X, and the report by Task Force A of the Solarium project.
For the reader that is new to Dwight Eisenhower, I suggest reading Going Home to Glory before reading any other Dwight Eisenhower biographies or memoirs. The knowledge learned from this book will make other biographies, and Dwight Eisenhower’s own memoirs, richer. In addition to providing insight to Dwight Eisenhower the person, Going Home to Glory is a well written account of the poignant relationship between grandfather and grandson.
They are both good.
Everything was memorable.
Yes. This compares well with his other performances. I wish Paul Hecht could read all books.
I wouldn't rename this book.
That I know much more than I did before reading Duty.
I'm reading Crusade in Europe and I think that book is analogous.
No favorite scene. I just don't think this way when reading historical works.
Robert Gates concern that his judgment was impaired by his deep concern for the welfare of our troops.
I have a new and more Informed Admiration President Reagan
I enjoyed the entire book. I have no favorite scene.
No. I like them both for different reasons. Research requires the print version. Since I drive a lot, the audio version is enjoyable and informative.
My favorite character was FDR. Because, that is the reason I read the book.
For me, the main issue raised by Dr. Crenshaw is the actual wounds to President Kennedy’s body. Dr. Crenshaw’s eyewitness account needs unqualified corroboration from the other doctors and nurses in the operating room at the time. Clear, concise, and unqualified corroboration will place the Bethesda autopsy results in doubt and require an investigation. Unfortunately, as Dr. Crenshaw pointed out, and there is a historical record of, the Federal, State, and Local law enforcement authorities allowed contamination of the crime scene, pollution of the physical evidence, and improper handling of the victim (President Kennedy). Because of these egregious mistakes we will probably never know the truth of what happened.I do think the Warren Commission was proving a theory they had already decided was fact.
I do recommend this book. The reader (or listener) just needs to ignore the inflammatory language and listen for the issue and testimony.
Unimportant and irrelevant.
Yes. Fortunately, it was mostly brief and too the point.
From this biography, we learn about Dwight Eisenhower the person, soldier and politician. We learn plenty practical ideas for being successful in our own personal and professional lives. Paul Hecht’s presentation is just excellent.
Richard Labunski’s James Madison and the Struggle for the Bill of Rights is, in my opinion, much like Jean Edward Smith’s Eisenhower biography. Like the Eisenhower biography, we learn about James Madison the person, politician, and statesman. I read this book, so I cannot comment on the narrator presentation.
There is no particular scene that stood out; the entire book stands out in my mind.
The entire book moved me. Dwight Eisenhower is a person I wish I’d known personally.
It is one of my favorite books so far.
More of a memorable tug of war between Don Rumsfeld/Dick Cheney and Condoleezza Rice.Though "thousand of tactical mistakes..." was pretty humorous.
Read Secretary Rice's book, General McChrystal's book, and Chris Kyle's book to get a perspective on the Iraq War from very different viewpoints.
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