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W. Haltom

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  • Devil's Bargain

  • Steve Bannon, Donald Trump, and the Nationalist Uprising
  • By: Joshua Green
  • Narrated by: Fred Sanders
  • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,575
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,391
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,381

From the reporter who was there at the very beginning comes the revealing inside story of the partnership between Steve Bannon and Donald Trump - the key to understanding the rise of the alt-right, the fall of Hillary Clinton, and the hidden forces that drove the greatest upset in American political history.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Just When You Thought You Knew It All

  • By Amazon Customer on 07-22-17

An Important Book: No Matter Which Side You Sit On

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

Reviewed: 09-22-17

Wow. This is an amazing character study of all the individuals involved in Donald Trump's ascension to the presidency.
The media, commercials, debates, and online jibber jabber never tell the whole story. They don't focus on the puppet masters pulling the strings or the conversations that occur between the powerful.

This book does...and it does so very objectively. It lays out all the facts, all the underlying relationships and motives. It weaves it into a narrative that is hard to put down. I was captivated the entire time.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The First Tycoon

  • The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt
  • By: T.J. Stiles
  • Narrated by: Mark Deakins
  • Length: 28 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 864
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 704
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 700

In The First Tycoon, Stiles offers the first complete, authoritative biography of this titan, and the first comprehensive account of the Commodore's personal life. It is a sweeping, fast-moving epic, and a complex portrait of the great man. Vanderbilt, Stiles shows, embraced the philosophy of the Jacksonian Democrats and withstood attacks by his conservative enemies for being too competitive. He was a visionary who pioneered business models.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great! If you can get through it...

  • By john on 08-08-10

The birth of our capitalist system

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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: 06-23-16

This is much more than a man's biography. It is a story of the birth of corporate America. It's really long and can seem overwhelming, but the narrator did a good job of "disappearing" and letting the story tell itself.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful