A daring, firsthand, and utterly-unscripted account of crisis in America, from Ferguson to Flint to Cliven Bundy's ranch to Donald Trump's unstoppable campaign for President - at every turn, Pulitzer-prize winner and best-selling author of Detroit: An American Autopsy, Charlie LeDuff was there.
Love that Charlie narrated this himself, I’d guess it sounds as it should from only his lips.
Fantastically honest and smart, we need much more of this sort.
In short - Excellent
John Dean's last New York Times best seller, Worse Than Watergate: The Secret Presidency of George W. Bush, offered the former White House insider's unique and telling perspective on George W. Bush's presidency. Once again, Dean employs his distinctive knowledge and understanding of Washington politics and process to examine the conservative movement's current inner circle of radical Republican leaders, from Capitol Hill to Pennsylvania Avenue to K Street and beyond.
Dovetail this with ‘How Democracies Die’ and you will scare yourself to death.
So well done, except that detailed cryptic “Personalities” section in Chapters 2 & 3 do not lend well to this audio format.
For me, this is the kind of well researched, fact packed, yet still ‘story interesting’ book I love.
Obviously extensively researched.
History remembers Robert F. Kennedy as a racial healer, a tribune for the poor, and the last progressive knight of a bygone era of American politics. But Kennedy's enshrinement in the liberal pantheon was actually the final stage of a journey that had its beginnings in the conservative 1950s. In Bobby Kennedy, Larry Tye peels away layers of myth and misconception to paint a complete portrait of this singularly fascinating figure.
Author claims his account in this book is intended to be unfurnished like many that have been written before with lots of fluff and praise for Kennedy and I think that's generally what he's ended up with. Very factual lots of detail lots of quotes from others and digging for the story, and some places it might get a little long for some, but in the end it's a good story that ends in the bed story is that we all know, but it's a nice honest account of a complex man and his mixed personality and it reads well.
How will artificial intelligence affect crime, war, justice, jobs, society, and our very sense of being human? The rise of AI has the potential to transform our future more than any other technology - and there's nobody better qualified or situated to explore that future than Max Tegmark, an MIT professor who's helped mainstream research on how to keep AI beneficial.
Liked the book in general. Still trying to figure out tho why I didn't love it because it's well done. The start of the book could be misleading.
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Why we think it’s a great listen: Among the great literary achievements of the 20th century, Lolita soars in audio thanks to the incomparable Jeremy Irons, bringing to life Nabokov’s ability to shock and enthrall more than 50 years after publication. Lolita became a cause celebre because of the erotic predilections of its protagonist. But Nabokov's masterpiece owes its stature not to the controversy its material aroused but to its author's use of that material to tell a love story that is shocking in its beauty and tenderness.
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I almost quit this book because the subject and main character's early discussion of his sick affliction was sickening, I am so glad I went on to finish the story.
Far from what I expected would be the story.