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Mary T. Helgans

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  • Upstairs at the White House

  • My Life with the First Ladies
  • By: J. B. West
  • Narrated by: Eric Martin
  • Length: 13 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 640
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 560
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 558

J. B. West, chief usher of the White House, directed the operations and maintenance of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue - and coordinated its daily life - at the request of the president and his family. He directed state functions; planned parties, weddings, funerals, gardens, playgrounds, and extensive renovations; and with a large staff, supervised every activity in the presidential home.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A tasteful taste of history

  • By Mark on 04-27-15

Delicious history

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-01-16

First of all,the narrator speaks gently and lovingly of he First Ladies. Listener gets household news & a bit of history with each First Lady . stories not written about before bring each woman ' life a pleasant reality. Mr West worked very hard & often under great time pressure yet he does not dwell on that. His intimacy with White House life & its First Ladies & staff distinguish his historical report from all others. I have listened to his book at least 5 times& still enjoy every chapter & its surprises about each woman's life, some of his reports present a very different picture than the press presented during those years

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  • Killing Patton

  • The Strange Death of World War II's Most Audacious General
  • By: Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard
  • Narrated by: Bill O'Reilly
  • Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,433
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,862
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,857

General George S. Patton, Jr., died under mysterious circumstances in the months following the end of World War II. For almost 70 years, there has been suspicion that his death was not an accident - and may very well have been an act of assassination. Killing Patton will take listeners inside the final year of the war and recount the events surrounding Patton's tragic demise, naming names of the many powerful individuals who wanted him silenced.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Bill O'Reilly "Phoned It In" - Poor Performance

  • By Amazon Customer on 10-28-14

Detailed history. Nonstop interesting. Well read

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-18-15

I loved it see my comments above. I plan to listen zags in. Enlightening what the Jews went through terrifying that it's happening again in the Mideast.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful