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Masters of War: History's Greatest Strategic Thinkers audiobook cover art

Getting My War College Material as a Lieutenant

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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: 05-19-14

Would you consider the audio edition of Masters of War: History's Greatest Strategic Thinkers to be better than the print version?

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Who was your favorite character and why?

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Which character – as performed by Professor Andrew R. Wilson – was your favorite?

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If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

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Any additional comments?

Andrew Wilson does an incredible job of making complex strategic material fathomable for a mere Lieutenant (still working within the realm of the tactical and operational).

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Ancient History Does Not Get Much Better Than This

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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: 05-19-14

Would you consider the audio edition of The Persian Empire to be better than the print version?

Not sure. I do not have the print version of any of the Great Courses. This category of Audible products is unique.

Have you listened to any of Professor John W. Lee’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Not yet but if he has any others available I definitely will consider purchasing them.

Any additional comments?

John Lee really made the history of the Persian Empire come alive for me. This is a difficult subject to teach because so much of the evidence was destroyed by Alexander the Great--and then buried under so many later layers of history. However, John Lee did a fantastic job of putting all of the evidence in context (in a manner that did not require one to have a PHD in Archaeology to understand) which allowed listeners to form more complex conclusions about the ancient Persians than the remaining biased sources state.

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