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William P. Melious

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  • The Imperial Japanese Navy in the Pacific War

  • By: Mark E. Stille
  • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
  • Length: 11 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 30
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 28

The Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) was the third most powerful navy in the world at the start of World War II and came to dominate the Pacific in the early months of the war. This was a remarkable turnaround for a navy that only began to modernize in 1868. The Imperial Japanese Navy in the Pacific War details the Japanese ships which fought in the Pacific and examines the principles on which they were designed, how they were armed, when and where they were deployed, and how effective they were in battle.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Technical Reference

  • By Dale H. Reeck on 06-09-18

logistics

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-17-18

much detail concerning Japanese ships and their use in WWII. a little too detailed for my taste. it was definitely hardware orriented with little information about the crews and leaders, and their activities.










  • Hillbilly Elegy

  • A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis
  • By: J. D. Vance
  • Narrated by: J. D. Vance
  • Length: 6 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38,228
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34,383
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34,319

Hillbilly Elegy is a passionate and personal analysis of a culture in crisis - that of white working-class Americans. The decline of this group, a demographic of our country that has been slowly disintegrating over 40 years, has been reported on with growing frequency and alarm but has never before been written about as searingly from the inside. J. D. Vance tells the true story of what a social, regional, and class decline feels like when you were born with it hung around your neck.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enlightening!

  • By Gotta Tellya on 09-11-16

much profanity

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-01-17



stopped reading due to foul language and the a lack of a tangible story line.