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  • War as I Knew It

  • By: George Patton
  • Narrated by: Ray Atherton
  • Length: 12 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 74
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58

War as I Knew It is the personal and candid account of General George S. Patton, Jr.'s celebrated, relentless crusade across Europe during World War II. First published in 1947, this absorbing narrative draws on Patton's vivid memories of battle and his detailed diaries, from the moment the Third Army exploded onto the Brittany Peninsula to the final Allied casualty report. The result is not only a grueling, human account of daily combat but also a valuable chronicle of the strategies and fiery personality of a brilliant warrior.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Patton in his own words

  • By 8541 USMC on 11-24-17

Patton in his own words

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-24-17

All students of mi!itary history, especially the twentieth century should read all the
memoirs of major and minor participant's, which they can. General Patton sadly died before he ds diary and the work he was doing with the 15th Army after losing the
3rd Army marks a candid ,compelling and truthfully.. I recommend not only lisiintercluding in your personal library..

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Panzer Lightning: Heinz Guderian, Hitler's Sword

  • By: James Smithson
  • Narrated by: Daniel F Purcell
  • Length: 7 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6

An in-depth look at one of World War II's most notorious military leaders. In 1941, Guderian commanded Panzergruppe Guderian in Operation Barbarossa in Russia, where he received the Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves. His army conquered Smolensk in a short time, and turned south to threaten Kiev, but he was relieved of command on 25 Dec 1941 for disobeying an order from Hitler.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • First Book I could not listen to, to the end

  • By Lord Hampton on 12-18-17

Panzer Lighting: Heinz GuderianHitler's Sword

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-23-17

Is the dialogue used as a first person based on diaries or has the author taken license? Great listen except for the origin of the narrative.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Casey Stengel

  • Baseball's Greatest Character
  • By: Marty Appel
  • Narrated by: Marty Appel
  • Length: 15 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42

There was nobody like Casey before him and no one like him since. For more than 50 years, Casey Stengel lived baseball, first as a player (he was the only person in history to play for all the New York teams - the Dodgers, Giants, Yankees, and Mets) and then as a manager (for the Yankees and Mets, among others). He made his biggest mark on the game revolutionizing the role of manager while winning an astounding 10 pennants and seven World Series championships (including five straight!) with the Yankees.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Casey Stegal

  • By 8541 USMC on 04-20-17

Casey Stegal

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-20-17

Well written . Covers the golden years of baseball Amerca's game.. He was a player's manager . Under pressure from the owners. The fans expected miracles ,many times he produced. This is a first person, with a minimal addition from the writter.I recommend it to anyone enjoys sports. If you don't know baseball you will after this.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Power and Restraint

  • The Rise of the United States, 1898 - 1941
  • By: Jeffrey Meiser
  • Narrated by: Kevin F Spalding
  • Length: 13 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 6

At the end of the nineteenth century, the United States emerged as an economic colossus in command of a new empire. Yet for the next 40 years the United States eschewed the kind of aggressive grand strategy that had marked other rising imperial powers in favor of a policy of moderation.

In Power and Restraint, Jeffrey W. Meiser explores why the United States - counter to widely accepted wisdom in international relations theory - chose the course it did.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Cautionary Tale (How America avoided becoming a Colony ruler state)

  • By 8541 USMC on 12-01-16

Cautionary Tale (How America avoided becoming a Colony ruler state)

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-01-16

Paints this time of American History. As it faces iits first global issues in America and the world.