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Donald A. Rauh M.D.,Ph.D.

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  • Winter Is Coming

  • Why Vladimir Putin and the Enemies of the Free World Must Be Stopped
  • By: Garry Kasparov
  • Narrated by: George Backman
  • Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 655
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 595
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 594

The ascension of Vladimir Putin - a former lieutenant colonel of the KGB - to the presidency of Russia in 1999 should have been a signal that the country was headed away from democracy. Yet in the intervening years - as America and the world's other leading powers have continued to appease him - Putin has grown into not only a dictator but a global threat. With his vast resources and nuclear weapons, Putin is at the center of a worldwide assault on political liberty.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • skip the first chapter (the intro read by Garry)

  • By I am No Expert on 10-19-16

We all should listen

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Reviewed: 12-28-17

When I chess grandmaster devotes the remainder of his life to achieving freedom for all of us and risks his life in so doing we should all listen

  • Thieves of State

  • Why Corruption Threatens Global Security
  • By: Sarah Chayes
  • Narrated by: Sarah Chayes
  • Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 243
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 219

A former adviser to the Joint Chiefs of Staff explains how government's oldest problem is its greatest destabilizing force. Thieves of State argues that corruption is not just a nuisance; it is a major source of geopolitical turmoil. Since the late 1990s, corruption has grown such that some governments now resemble criminal gangs, provoking extreme reactions ranging from revolution to militant puritanical religion.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic insight

  • By Keefer on 05-25-15

Must read

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Reviewed: 11-25-17

This book explains why our foreign-policy has been such an abysmal failure in achieving what is right for the world. It warms that are cherished freedoms are about to become owned by a bee and insidious corruption that we must prevent Through collective action

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  • The Woman Who Smashed Codes

  • A True Story of Love, Spies, and the Unlikely Heroine who Outwitted America's Enemies
  • By: Jason Fagone
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 13 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,317
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,138
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,129

In 1912, at the height of World War I, brilliant Shakespeare expert Elizebeth Smith went to work for an eccentric tycoon on his estate outside Chicago. The tycoon had close ties to the US government, and he soon asked Elizebeth to apply her language skills to an exciting new venture: code breaking. There she met the man who would become her husband, groundbreaking cryptologist William Friedman. Though she and Friedman are in many ways the Adam and Eve of the NSA, Elizebeth's story, incredibly, has never been told.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Captivating Biography

  • By Jean on 11-20-17

At first slow but grows and becomes stupendous

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Reviewed: 10-14-17

Beginning has such detailed and to me warning descriptions that I almost quit the book. That background forms a great counterpoint to the remainder of the book and their accomplishments were stupendous and their Integra full and moral character is sorely needed today

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