This is the best presidential biography of a modern presindent I have read yet. In excellent prose, it portrays the story of a naturaly born leader who had tremendous strengths and weeknesses. It provides a comprehensive analysis of the generation gap that divided the nation during the 60's as well as a professional and impressive psychoanalysis of Johnson's characters. The narration could not have been better.
If you are curious at all about what goes on behind the scenes in the production of meat or if you want to understand the ethical, environmental, and epidemiological concerns of the meat industry then read "Eating Animals". I've read a few books on this subject already (Peter Singer, Gary Francione) and would recommend this book to anyone, particularly to those who are apprehensive about reading about such dark matters. Foer's style is engaging and highly readable. Though it's a book of investigative journalism it can also be enjoyed for its autobiographical digressions, philosophical speculation and Foer's fair treatment to the different actors in this drama.
This is collection of essays, written in a Shakspearean-like English,
recorded in format 2, and read by a a man with a fairly thick English
accent who sounded like is lips are slightly to large to speak clearly. I
could barley make out any of the sentences. It is very unfortunate
because I was able to detect, behind the muffled sounds of the narrator's
voice, something good
This is a truly great listen. The lecture format provides a more lucid and interesting account of history than normal audio books seem to be able to provide. And the fact that this is about the Age of Enlightenment just makes it that much better. The lecturer clearly understands the subject matter and has a clear, unabrasive voice (something not often available) which engages the listener. I am looking forward to listening to the other Modern Scholar offerings.
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