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  • Basic Economics, Fifth Edition

  • A Common Sense Guide to the Economy
  • By: Thomas Sowell
  • Narrated by: Tom Weiner
  • Length: 23 hrs and 47 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,936
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,748
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,718

In this fifth edition of Basic Economics, Thomas Sowell revises and updates his popular book on commonsense economics, bringing the world into clearer focus through a basic understanding of the fundamental economic principles and how they explain our lives. Drawing on lively examples from around the world and from centuries of history, Sowell explains basic economic principles for the general public in plain English.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The most eye-opening book I have ever read

  • By M. Kunze on 02-10-18

wow

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Reviewed: 02-21-19

My mind has been blown open and filled with the knowledge of life! I feel I have a better grasp on life now.

  • Can't Hurt Me

  • Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds
  • By: David Goggins
  • Narrated by: David Goggins, Adam Skolnick
  • Length: 13 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 41,253
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    5 out of 5 stars 37,482
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    5 out of 5 stars 37,363

For David Goggins, childhood was a nightmare - poverty, prejudice, and physical abuse colored his days and haunted his nights. But through self-discipline, mental toughness, and hard work, Goggins transformed himself from a depressed, overweight young man with no future into a US Armed Forces icon and one of the world's top endurance athletes. The only man in history to complete elite training as a Navy SEAL, Army Ranger, and Air Force Tactical Air Controller, he went on to set records in numerous endurance events.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I'M A 60 YR OLD WOMAN AND LOVE THIS BOOK!

  • By Christine on 12-01-18

One of the best books I've ever read.

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Reviewed: 12-23-18

This book by far is better than many other books I've ever read. I didn't know it was a "self-help" kind of book, and I'm a pretty motivated person BUT DANG....now I'm going to make a better effort to be a harder mother fucker! Great book Goggins! Thank you for your service Brother!

  • The Frozen Chosen

  • The 1st Marine Division and the Battle of the Chosin Reservoir
  • By: Thomas McKelvey Cleaver
  • Narrated by: Norman Dietz
  • Length: 15 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4 out of 5 stars 25
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The Frozen Chosen is an account of the breakout from the Chosin Reservoir in North Korea by the First Marine Division from November to December 1950, following the intervention of Red China in the Korean War. Fought during the worst blizzard in a century, it is considered by the US Marine Corps to be the Corps' finest hour. Fourteen Medals of Honor, a record for any American battle, and 85 Navy Crosses attest to the intensity of the battle.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A 10,000 Foot Overview

  • By Anonymous User on 12-01-18

A 10,000 Foot Overview

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Reviewed: 12-01-18

This book was an incredible documentary of the Korean War from a 10,000 foot level. Very detailed, so much so its the audio versions downfall. You really need to read it so you can map oit all of the details. Definitely need a flip chart. Not recommended in the audio book version.

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  • Fields of Fire

  • By: James Webb
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
  • Length: 17 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 512
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 463
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 457

They each had their reasons for being a soldier. They each had their illusions. Goodrich came from Harvard. Snake got the tattoo - Death Before Dishonor - before he got the uniform. And Hodges was haunted by the ghosts of family heroes. They were three young men from different worlds plunged into a white-hot, murderous realm of jungle warfare as it was fought by one Marine platoon in the An Hoa Basin, 1969. They had no way of knowing what awaited them. Nothing could have prepared them for the madness to come. And in the heat and horror of battle they took on new identities, took on each other, and were each reborn in fields of fire....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome Read! of course I am Prejudiced

  • By Autoteacher on 07-30-15

Simply Riveting

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Reviewed: 11-22-18

As a product of the Vietnam War I found this book an extremely gut wrenching account of what my father's war was all about. Nice piece of work Senator Webb.

  • On Desperate Ground

  • The Marines at the Reservoir, the Korean War's Greatest Battle
  • By: Hampton Sides
  • Narrated by: David Pittu
  • Length: 12 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
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    5 out of 5 stars 477
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    5 out of 5 stars 438

Hampton Sides' superb account of this epic clash in the Korean War relies on years of archival research, unpublished letters, declassified documents, and interviews with scores of marines and Koreans who survived the siege. While expertly detailing the follies of the American leaders, On Desperate Ground is an immediate, grunt's-eye view of history, enthralling in its narrative pace and powerful in its portrayal of what ordinary men are capable of in the most extreme circumstances.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent page turning account

  • By Kirk Green on 10-11-18

What a great read!

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Reviewed: 11-09-18

I couldn't stop reading this...what a great overview of the Korean War. Semper Fi devil dogs!

  • Start with Why

  • How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action
  • By: Simon Sinek
  • Narrated by: Simon Sinek
  • Length: 7 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,858
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,753
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,701

Start with Why shows that the leaders who've had the greatest influence in the world all think, act, and communicate the same way - and it's the opposite of what everyone else does. Sinek calls this powerful idea The Golden Circle, and it provides a framework upon which organizations can be built, movements can be led, and people can be inspired. And it all starts with why.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • a 15 minutes book turned into few hours

  • By Sandy Rice on 02-22-18

A Must For Any Leader

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Reviewed: 11-03-18

If you don't already have this book in your organization's tool box, you need to read it. This book is for leaders what a hammer is for a roofer.

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  • Maps of Meaning

  • By: Jordan B. Peterson
  • Narrated by: Jordan B. Peterson
  • Length: 30 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,816
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,668
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,655

From the author of 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos comes a provocative hypothesis that explores the connection between what modern neuropsychology tells us about the brain and what rituals, myths, and religious stories have long narrated. A cutting-edge work that brings together neuropsychology, cognitive science, and Freudian and Jungian approaches to mythology and narrative, Maps of Meaning presents a rich theory that makes the wisdom and meaning of myth accessible to the critical modern mind.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • This is NOT an easy book

  • By Stephen W on 06-19-18

By Far One of The Deepest Books I Have Read

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Reviewed: 10-30-18

An amazing introspective look into mankind. I was truly amazed and appreciate the work Dr. Peterson put into thos book. Bravo!

Ordinary Men
    Reserve Police Battalion 101 and the Final Solution in Poland
    
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    Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
    591 ratings
    Overall 4.6
  • Ordinary Men

  • Reserve Police Battalion 101 and the Final Solution in Poland
  • By: Christopher R. Browning, Claire Bloom - director
  • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
  • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 591
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 539
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 532

Ordinary Men is the true story of Reserve Police Batallion 101 of the German Order Police, which was responsible for mass shootings as well as roundups of Jewish people for deportation to Nazi death camps in Poland in 1942. Browning argues that most of the men of RPB 101 were not fanatical Nazis but, rather, ordinary middle-aged working-class men who committed these atrocities out of a mixture of motives, including the group dynamics of conformity, deference to authority, role adaptation, and the altering of moral norms to justify their actions.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Necessary Information

  • By William Michael Brauer on 04-04-18

A Frightening Look at Man's Evil Side

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Reviewed: 10-20-18

This book is an excellent insight into the heart of mankind's darkest side. Great book backed by research and factual historic accounting.

  • Things I'll Never Forget

  • Memories of a Marine in Viet Nam
  • By: James M. Dixon
  • Narrated by: Malcolm Hillgartner
  • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 281
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 255
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 251

Things I’ll Never Forget is the story of a young high school graduate in 1965 who faces being drafted into the Army or volunteering for the Marine Corps. These are his memories of funny times, disgusting times and deadly times. The author kept a journal for an entire year; therefore many of the dates, times and places are accurate. The rest is based on memories that are forever tattooed on his brain. This is not a pro-war book, nor is it anti-war. It is the true story of what the Marine Corps was like in the late 1960’s.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Stirred up memories

  • By Amazon Customer on 01-01-19

Excellent Read!

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Reviewed: 10-13-18

I joke to people when I tell them that I am a souvenir of the Vietnam War....however I am serious. I am of Vietnamese descent and if it were not for my father bringing my mother and I home from that war, I'd surely be squatting in a rice patty right now. Bravo to all of the combat veterans of the Vietnam War.

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  • The Chosen Few

  • A Company of Paratroopers and Its Heroic Struggle to Survive in the Mountains of Afghanistan
  • By: Gregg Zoroya, William H. McRaven - foreward
  • Narrated by: Gregg Zoroya
  • Length: 12 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 496
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 463
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    5 out of 5 stars 459

The story of one of the Afghanistan war's most decorated units and their 15-month ordeal, culminating in the Battle of Wanat, the deadliest battle of the war. A single company of US paratroopers - calling themselves the "Chosen Few" - arrived in eastern Afghanistan in late 2007 hoping to win the hearts and minds of the remote mountain people and extend the Afghan government's reach into this wilderness. Instead, they spent the next 15 months in a desperate struggle, living under almost continuous attack, forced into a slow withdrawal, and always outnumbered by Taliban fighters.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow! What an amazing group of men!

  • By Mila on 06-22-18

Amazing Story That Needs Repeating

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Reviewed: 09-23-18

The men and women of today's armed forces are truly our next greatest generation. This book reiterates that sentiment. I spent a single day listening to this entire book.