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  • Who Let the Dogs In?

  • Incredible Political Animals I Have Known
  • By: Molly Ivins
  • Narrated by: Molly Ivins
  • Length: 4 hrs and 51 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
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    5 out of 5 stars 6
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    5 out of 5 stars 7

The dazzling, inimitable Molly Ivins is back, with her own personal Hall of Fame of America's most amazing and outlandish politicians, the wicked, the wise, the witty, and the witless, drawn from more than 20 years of reporting on the folks who attempt to run our government (in some cases, into the ground).

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I miss Molly Ivins.

  • By Joshua on 02-01-18

I miss Molly Ivins.

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Reviewed: 02-01-18

Molly Ivins was an absolute treasure and her with and wisdom sparkle to this day.

  • The Obamians

  • The Struggle inside the White House to Redefine American Power
  • By: James Mann
  • Narrated by: Mirron Willis
  • Length: 14 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
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    4 out of 5 stars 10

When Barack Obama took office, he brought with him a new group of foreign policy advisors intent on carving out a new global role for America in the wake of the Bush administration’s war in Iraq. Now the acclaimed author of Rise of the Vulcans offers a definitive, even-handed account of the messier realities they’ve faced in implementing their policies. In The Obamians, acclaimed author James Mann tells the compelling story of the administration’s struggle to enact a coherent and effective set of policies in a time of global turmoil.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • TO THE POINT

  • By Jonathan Gonzalez-Montelongo on 01-30-15

An excellent book on Obama's foreign policy

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Reviewed: 01-15-13

This book does for Obama's foreign policy what Jeffrey Toobin's "The Oath" does for the Supreme Court under the Obama administration. It provides a contextualized account of not only the final decisions of the White House, and not only of the internal deliberations and disagreements between key players leading to those decisions, but also the historical context from which those arguments arose.

For example: The author, in discussing the range of foreign policy views, spends a few paragraphs to walk the listener through the history of how Vietnam effected the views of the Democratic party, what the role of decision makers has been in those arguments, and how those arguments effected the internal deliberations of the White House.

The book effectively brings the reader through the first 3 1/2 years or so of the Obama White House, including every major foreign policy event that occurred in that time. This is one of the gems that future historians will find invaluable in building a history of the Obama White House. An excellent read.