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  • Tribe

  • On Homecoming and Belonging
  • By: Sebastian Junger
  • Narrated by: Sebastian Junger
  • Length: 2 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,160
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,276
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,233

Decades before the American Revolution, Benjamin Franklin lamented that English settlers were constantly fleeing over to the Indians - but Indians almost never did the same. Tribal society has been exerting an almost gravitational pull on Westerners for hundreds of years, and the reason lies deep in our evolutionary past as a communal species. The most recent example of that attraction is combat veterans who come home to find themselves missing the incredibly intimate bonds of platoon life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The most profound book on the subject

  • By joseph on 05-26-16

Good Book, Thought Provoking

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

Reviewed: 06-18-17

This book offers a view of how community or the tribe affected humans and how it affects people of modern life.

  • Making the Corps

  • By: Thomas E. Ricks
  • Narrated by: Robin Bloodworth
  • Length: 12 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 127
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 109
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 106

The United States Marine Corps, with its proud tradition of excellence in combat, its hallowed rituals, and its unbending code of honor, is part of the fabric of American myth. Making the Corps visits the front lines of boot camp in Parris Island, South Carolina. Here, old values are stripped away and new Marine Corps values are forged. Best-selling author Thomas E. Ricks follows these men from their hometowns, through boot camp, and into their first year as Marines.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyed but not quite the story I was looking for.

  • By Mike Harbour on 06-04-16

good book to read if you're thinking about joining

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

Reviewed: 06-17-17

Good book
This book offers inside look of boot camp, and marine culture and has personal accounts of the Marine life. Good book to read if you are joining because it gives you a look at what you can expect.

  • Astrophysics for People in a Hurry

  • By: Neil deGrasse Tyson
  • Narrated by: Neil deGrasse Tyson
  • Length: 3 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24,419
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 21,876
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,684

What is the nature of space and time? How do we fit within the universe? How does the universe fit within us? There's no better guide through these mind-expanding questions than acclaimed astrophysicist and best-selling author Neil deGrasse Tyson. But today, few of us have time to contemplate the cosmos. So Tyson brings the universe down to Earth succinctly and clearly, with sparkling wit, in digestible chapters consumable anytime and anywhere in your busy day.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome book for those new to astrophysics.

  • By TMort on 06-07-17

Good read

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-27-17

I feel that this book is good for people who have some knowledge of the cosmos. Very informative. This book last chapter puts into perspective human actions in the grand scheme of things. End on good note🔭

4 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Hot, Flat, and Crowded

  • Why We Need a Green Revolution - and How it Can Renew America
  • By: Thomas L. Friedman
  • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
  • Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 122
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 35

Friedman brings a fresh outlook to the crises of destabilizing climate change and rising competition for energy - both of which could poison our world if we do not act quickly and collectively. His argument speaks to all of us who are concerned about the state of America in the global future.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Overworked

  • By T. C. Pile on 11-23-08

Very informative

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

Reviewed: 05-06-17

struggled at 1st to get into it. really good at putting the planet and people into perspective. I dont believe people will address global warming until its too late but this books gives me some hope.

  • The Jungle

  • By: Upton Sinclair
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 13 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,064
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 959
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 962

The Jungle is the story of Jurgis Rudkus, a Slavic immigrant who marries frail Ona Lukoszaite and seeks security and happiness as a workman in the Chicago stockyards. Once there, he is abused by foremen, his meager savings are filched by real estate sharks, and at every turn he is plagued by the misfortunes arising from poverty, poor working conditions, and disease. Finally, in accordance with Sinclair’s own creed, Rudkus turns to socialism as a way out.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Real. Revolutionary. Powerful.

  • By Holly on 09-17-15

a good story of struggle

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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: 03-25-17

this book offers a view of life in the early 1900. starts a little slow but worth it.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Blink

  • The Power of Thinking Without Thinking
  • By: Malcolm Gladwell
  • Narrated by: Malcolm Gladwell
  • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,510
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,162
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,134

In his landmark best seller The Tipping Point, Malcolm Gladwell redefined how we understand the world around us. Now, in Blink, he revolutionizes the way we understand the world within. Blink is a book about how we think without thinking, about choices that seem to be made in an instant, in the blink of an eye, that actually aren't as simple as they seem. Why are some people brilliant decision makers, while others are consistently inept?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting read with contradictory messages

  • By Danny on 04-21-05

everybody should read a book like this

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-09-17

It's a really good book with a lot of good ideas in it. Some of the things covered in this book put different aspects of life in perspective.