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
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.
the book had a lot of good content but fell short of a really good book. for starters the style of the narration was somewhat annoying because they kept asking questions like "Guess what?" The other problem with the book is that it ONLY attacked the Left Wing. I guess the title had already suggested that but almost every point made was very true to Libertarian principles not necessarily Republican ones. If the author had taken the time to point out the problems by both parties the book would have been easier to digest and had more credibility with me.
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.
This was a lot of fun to read. It did force me to ask some "what really happened" questions.
You have to know that the author's perspective was unambiguously small-governement and minimal regulation of commercial/economic affairs.
But knowing that sets you free to enjoy the wit and clarity of his retelling of history.
This is a wonderful, well paced and easy to follow history of the United States that is not taught in high school. It makes you question, not only the history you learned in school, but the "news" you're given today.
This books goal must have been to create shock and awe. I enjoy reading point/counterpoint pieces, but I wish someone would have mentioned to me that this book is so over the top that even a conservative like me was a little ashamed.
When listening to a book it can be difficult to keep the author honest. Especially when it comes to sources and dates, but this book made me feel cheap and dirty. For example, (and not a specific reference) a point might be made about a topic in the 1930's, and then seamlessly the narrator reads a substantiating reference piece from the 1910 or some time in the early 1900's, but not within 10 years of 1930. This point may not seem clear to readers of the book, but I would guess most listeners were annoyed by this, and in the future listeners of the book should be brought up to speed verbally if there is some hook I missed.
In closing, do not buy this book. I feel you will walk away with a little more knowledge, but that can be accomplished by reading a highlight piece on the civil war, and a little bit about the Lusitania. Not worth the money or the time.
It is very interesting and pays great attention to detail.
It isn't afraid to ruffle feathers and tell you things that you may not want to hear.
I'm not sure if I have. He is a little dry, but the book is great.
facts you cannot afford to not know.
if more people knew the real things, america would be so much different
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.
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