Professor Woods's audiobook reveals facts that you won't be, or never were, taught in school. It tells you about the "Books You're Not Supposed to Read" and takes you on a fast paced, politically incorrect tour of American history that will give you all the information you need to battle and confound left-wing professors, neighbors, and friends.
©2004 Thomas E. Woods, Jr.; (P)2005 Blackstone Audiobooks
Retired with a passion for nonfiction. To find out how my views compare or diverge with respect to what's known.
You learn what they taught you had many parts left out or rewritten to smooth out
the less favorable aspects.
I thought the facts as presented about Roosevelt, the crash of '29 and his struggle to
guide the country through it were somewhat harsh in presentation.
That being said, this book remains a most fascinating listen.
Reading the other reviews, I couldnt believe that they bought the same book. One person claimed the book only attacked the "left". That is an absurd lie. In the book, and in general, the author has no issue whatsoever attacking Republican policies and actions.
Great book. Full of facts. I will listen to it 1-2 times more.
8 out of 10
Shocked about what really happened in comparison to what we've been taught.
This book has loads of information. I gave it a four star because narrator reminded me of a college professor that I had who's voice irritated me. I also don't care for narrators speaking with an accent when quoting someone. He's assuming how people speak. It would have been better had the information seems more organized. It's bits and pieces of American history. Some things were more in depth some where just touched on.
All in all I did learn from this book. However the masses will never believe things that won't fit their narrative; Republican or Democrat.
People that report that Woods is inaccurate need to do their research.
Woods offers a skillful recitation of truth and accuracy of American history. While I can’t say that I agree with every one of the author’s opinions and conclusions presented in this book, I am moved and impressed with the clear and faithful account of the facts. This is absolutely what every American of any age needs to be taught concerning our past. It debunks the inaccurate and incomplete history that is being taught in our schools and pulls together the bits and pieces of our historical background. It would be a great service to teach each and every school child this information. Unfortunately, because most of us are the victims of the public school system, adults as well as children are in dire need of this critical information.
Voracious, omnivorous reader. Audible provides another venue to absorb information.
A necessary expose of the tripe masquerading as conventional American history today.
The description of the Civil War.
The realistic and factual depiction of Joe McCarthy.
Truth is stranger than fiction.
This book should be manditory reading for everyone thinking of voting in upcoming elections. A wonderful - though brutally honest - trip through American politics that helps you understand the truth of our past, the reality of our heroes and where we as a nation have gone both right and wrong.
There's a fair amount light shed in this book on little know facts of our history. The govt school system sure isn't teaching this stuff. Tom woods is great
Woods' use of quotes to show the real meanings and reasons behind some of the big moments of American history.
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His accents are a little distracting. Not really needed for a non-fiction, history book.
What you SHOULD have learned in school.
Another enjoyable book by Tom Woods. This really is the "history you SHOULD have learned in school" book. He starts from the beginning of the first European settlers and goes right into the Reagan/Clinton era. Probably the most that I learned was the section on World War I. It is very interesting how war hungry some of the Presidents were and how vocal they were about it. The fact that Woods uses a lot of quotes shows that these aren't just conclusions drawn from connecting dots but letting the actors of history speak for themselves. That's probably the biggest strength of the book throughout. Although there are, at times, conclusions and some assumptions it is balanced with clear moments of history that are there in the open. It's just not clear why you didn't learn about this in school. I also enjoyed the reading suggestions at the end of each chapter. Final Grade - A
excellent and interesting rendition of the history they don't want you to know. I listened to this in this in one sitting it was so interesting and well done.
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