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  • Secret Lives of the U.S. Presidents

  • What Your Teachers Never Told you About the Men of The White House
  • By: Cormac O'Brien
  • Narrated by: Robin Bloodworth
  • Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 167
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 152
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 153

Secret Lives of the U.S. Presidents features outrageous and uncensored profiles of the men in the White House - complete with hundreds of little-known, politically incorrect, and downright wacko facts.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Very interesting

  • By Swede on 02-20-17

One of my new favorite books

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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: 09-06-16

I love hearing about the good and the bad of significant characters in history. This book was right up my alley! I'd say more, but just do yourself a favor and read it...

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Dog Whistle Politics

  • How Coded Racial Appeals Have Reinvented Racism and Wrecked the Middle Class
  • By: Ian Haney López
  • Narrated by: Eric Yves Garcia
  • Length: 12 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 274
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 243
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 239

In Dog Whistle Politics, Ian Haney Lopez offers a sweeping account of how politicians and plutocrats deploy veiled racial appeals to persuade white voters to support policies that favor the extremely rich yet threaten their own interests. Dog-whistle appeals generate middle-class enthusiasm for political candidates who promise to crack down on crime, curb undocumented immigration, and protect the heartland against Islamic infiltration, but ultimately vote to slash taxes for the rich.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Compelling

  • By Staceghost on 03-18-15

Great Book

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

Reviewed: 05-26-16

I really appreciated a lot of the context. It felt like a slog to finish at points, but I really enjoyed so much of the story.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Mark Twain's Helpful Hints for Good Living

  • A Handbook for the Damned Human Race
  • By: Lin Salamo (editor), Victor Fischer (editor), Michael B. Frank (editor), and others
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 4 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 711
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 621
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 620

Irreverent, charming, and eminently quotable, this handbook - an eccentric etiquette guide for the human race - contains 69 aphorisms, anecdotes, whimsical suggestions, maxims, and cautionary tales from Mark Twain’s private and published writings. It dispenses advice and reflections on family life and public manners; opinions on topics such as dress, health, food, and childrearing and safety; and more specialized tips, such as those for dealing with annoying salesmen and burglars.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Some of Twain's funniest advice/opinions!

  • By Sylvia on 03-15-15

Great for casual listening

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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: 06-14-15

Since this is a compilation of random stories and musings it's an amazing listen for someone who doesn't want to have to pay close attention.