I would listen to the four loves again because the substance of the book is solid.
The four loves is one of the best works of C.S. Lewis. He is very informative in this book and not at all out of his philosophical depth as in "The abolition of man". He provides good insights and clarifications as well as warnings. So i would most compare the four loves to "Mere Christianity".
In a sermon on transposition (found in "The weight of glory") Lewis gives a very helpful analogy whcih begins with the fact that since there are more vowel sounds then there are vowels in our alphabet some vowels must make more than one sound. He would do well to remember this when he speaks as his pronunciation of many words is frightful. My mind always cringed when he would pronounce Agape as Ahh-guh-pee. However this can be overlooked since his topic is so well covered and he is so very British.
This book is interesting and informative for what it is. The manifold questions and uncertain areas of the narrative are treated exceptional well by the author. Competing hypotheses and conjectures are laid out well and leave no uncertainty in the reader about the uncertainty of the points being made. I would like to have had more in depth analysis on geopolitical ramifications of the information leak. The author focuses on the affair itself and the actors involved, leaving as secondary the before and after analysis of the global scene. That was the authors choice and the book reflects that.
While a informative biography in its own right this title also serves well as an introduction to modern Middle East politics.
I would have someone record it with good equipment.
Accounts of Mossad activity are always fascinating and this book is no exception
Well there's nothing wrong with Theodor Bikels performance except that it seems to have been recorded on a 90's personal cassette player.
A good look at the mindset of radical Islam and the threat it poses both to the west and to the Ummah.
It was very informative about the early savage months of the war often forgotten compared to the years of trench warfare that followed.
It was very well written. This is my first Max Hastings book, and while I think he's a discount John Toland, his work is still excellent.
Just the overall plight of the combatants. In all history this war was probably hardest on the soldiers of both sides. Brave men on both sides endured horror and privation in a war that historians quite rightly consider nothing more than a catastrophe for the world.
Certainly. This was my second book by Max Hastings, personally I think he's a discount John Toland, but he can still write a good history book. This book was informative in its context and well reasoned in its speculations and conclusions.
I spent several minutes laughing over the accounts of the antics of UN POWs in the Chinese prison camps. It was a wonderful splash of humor to contrast with the miserable condition of the prisoners.
Certainly. I wouldnt recommend this book for anyone interested in learning about Israeli history. But if you are generally familiar with Israels origin and history through at least the Yom Kippur war then this narrative provides a fascinating look into the governments and personalities that shaped that history,
I find that the novelty of the authors life oddly mirrors the novelty of the life of the Israeli state, with all its ups and downs.
This is a book interesting to someone unfamiliar with the history of the American revolution. The title is very literal, it goes over events only in the one year. The story is told well, but if you know the highlights already this book isn't detailed enough to throw any more light on the events. However if you are unfamiliar with the early days of the American nation then this is a great place to start.
The almost novel like quality of the biography, it keeps you enraptured. But the details and descriptions of political conditions both within Washington and relations abroad are nevertheless well recorded.
Teddy Roosevelt of course, love or hate his legacy you can help admiring the man. Though if Teddy's son had been born early enough to feature a little more prominently in this work, Quentin might have stolen the top spot.
The reading was done very well, but the editing had errors. At the end of chapters sentences repeat.
The style of the writing and the emphasis put on the mindset of the Japanese people as a whole.
This book most reminds me of "The rise and fall of the Third Reich" I thought William Shirer had no equal when it came to writing a captivating historical account but John Toland gives him a run for his money with this work
Ive never listened to any other performance of Weiner. However he delivered a great reading here and while his imitation of the voices of various people sounds almost mocking it does help a poor American differentiate between many Japanese leaders with very similar names.
Report Inappropriate Content