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J. A. Lapinski

Maryland, USA
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  • A History of the Future

  • A World Made by Hand Novel, Book 3
  • By: James Howard Kunstler
  • Narrated by: Jim Meskimen
  • Length: 11 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 142
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 133
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 134

Following the catastrophes of the 21st century - the pandemics, the environmental disaster, the end of oil, the ensuing chaos - people are doing whatever they can to get by and pursuing a simpler and sometimes happier existence. In little Union Grove in upstate New York, the townspeople are preparing for Christmas. Without the consumerist shopping frenzy that dogged the holidays of the previous age, the season has become a time to focus on family and loved ones.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I have loved the entire series.

  • By Ronald Pero on 02-09-17

5 stars all around!

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Reviewed: 12-23-15

Kunstler's tale of a likely future is magnificent! The narration is superb. 5 stars all around!

  • Family of Secrets

  • The Bush Dynasty, the Powerful Forces That Put It in the White House, and What Their Influence Means for America
  • By: Russ Baker
  • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
  • Length: 24 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 351
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 307
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 307

French philosopher Jean Paul Sartre said that "words are loaded pistols". In the hands of Russ Baker, they are hydrogen bombs. On each and every page of his masterpiece, Family of Secrets, he explodes the myths and lies that powerful forces have perpetrated on the American consciousness. He digs beneath the surface in a form of journalistic archeology to reveal the hidden history of one of America's most powerful families, leaving no stone unturned.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Still Relevant, Impossible to Put Down

  • By Cletus van Damme on 12-14-12

Every American needs to read this!

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

Reviewed: 09-13-15

Learn the history the powers do not want you to know! This expertly researched text will take you yet another step down the rabbit hole.