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Grant Lawrence

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  • The Apache Wars

  • The Hunt for Geronimo, the Apache Kid, and the Captive Boy Who Started the Longest War in American History
  • By: Paul Andrew Hutton
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Yen
  • Length: 17 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 390
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 361
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 362

They called him Mickey Free. His kidnapping started the longest war in American history, and both sides - the Apaches and the white invaders - blamed him for it. A mixed-blood warrior who moved uneasily between the worlds of the Apaches and the American soldiers, he was never trusted by either but desperately needed by both. He was the only man Geronimo ever feared. He played a pivotal role in this long war for the desert Southwest from its beginning in 1861 until its end in 1890 with his pursuit of the renegade scout Apache Kid.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Ruined by the Narrator

  • By Amazon Customer on 02-22-17

Great Book

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-28-17

Book very well written. But a word of warning, it is full of slaughter of men women and children. Along with terrible injustices to a great people.

  • Mary's Mosaic

  • The CIA Conspiracy to Murder John F. Kennedy, Mary Pinchot Meyer, and Their Vision for World Peace
  • By: Peter Janney
  • Narrated by: Noah Michael Levine
  • Length: 17 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 207
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 193
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 191

A shocking expos on the life and death of political peace activist Mary Pinchot Meyer, whose relationship with John F. Kennedy sheds new light on the circumstances surrounding his assassination. Who really murdered Mary Pinchot Meyer in the fall of 1964? Why was there a mad rush by CIA counterintelligence chief James Angleton to immediately locate and confiscate her diary? What in that diary was so explosive and revealing?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Another peace lover dies by violence.

  • By PearlGirl on 12-06-13

Briilliant Book

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-27-16

One of my all time favorite books. A must read for every American. It helps explain the coup that was the Kennedy assassination and those caught up in it. Reads like a murder mystery but with a horror that should rightfully unsettle the reader. Magnificently written as well.

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  • Biocentrism

  • How Life and Consciousness are the Keys to the True Nature of the Universe
  • By: Robert Lanza, Bob Berman
  • Narrated by: Peter Ganim
  • Length: 6 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 690
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 536
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 524

The whole of Western natural philosophy is undergoing a sea change, forced upon us by the experimental findings of quantum theory. At the same time, these findings have increased our doubt and uncertainty about traditional physical explanations of the universe's genesis and structure. Biocentrism completes this shift in worldview, turning the planet upside down again with the revolutionary view that life creates the universe instead of the other way around.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Mystical hogwash, but I loved it.

  • By Gary on 08-08-12

Excellent

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-28-16

A very important work that is presented in an easy to understand way. A must read for those interested in the topic.

  • The Immortal Irishman

  • The Irish Revolutionary Who Became an American Hero
  • By: Timothy Egan
  • Narrated by: Gerard Doyle
  • Length: 14 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,225
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,044
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,034

The Irish-American story, with all its twists and triumphs, is told through the improbable life of one man. A dashing young orator during the Great Famine of the 1840s, in which a million of his Irish countrymen died, Thomas Francis Meagher led a failed uprising against British rule, for which he was banished to a Tasmanian prison colony. He escaped and six months later was heralded in the streets of New York - the revolutionary hero, back from the dead, at the dawn of the great Irish immigration to America.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What A Life!

  • By Carrie Arnold on 03-29-16

Excellent

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-28-16

A great book about a fantastic life of a legendary figure as well as giving the reader a great understanding of historical and social influences that shaped a life and a period of history.

  • 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 362
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 318
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 317

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

A good book

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-28-16

A good book but could have used a bit more editing. Too much repetition in some areas, like the National Guard story as well as too much focus on other players. But good if not aware of Bush and workings of oligarchy and national security state.

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