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Thomas Doran

South Bend, IN
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  • How to Change Your Mind

  • What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence
  • By: Michael Pollan
  • Narrated by: Michael Pollan
  • Length: 13 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 8,074
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7,302
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 7,238

When Michael Pollan set out to research how LSD and psilocybin (the active ingredient in magic mushrooms) are being used to provide relief to people suffering from difficult-to-treat conditions such as depression, addiction, and anxiety, he did not intend to write what is undoubtedly his most personal book. But upon discovering how these remarkable substances are improving the lives not only of the mentally ill but also of healthy people coming to grips with the challenges of everyday life, he decided to explore the landscape of the mind in the first person as well as the third.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A delightful trip

  • By Paul E. Williams on 05-19-18

Paradigm changing

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-11-18

I found this to be well written and researched. I highly recommend investigating. It is my hope that society takes these lessons to heart

  • President Carter

  • The White House Years
  • By: Stuart E. Eizenstat, Madeleine Albright - foreword
  • Narrated by: Brian Troxell, Madeleine Albright, Stuart E. Eizenstat - preface & introduction
  • Length: 37 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45

Stuart Eizenstat was at Jimmy Carter’s side from his political rise in Georgia through four years in the White House, where he served as chief domestic policy adviser. He was directly involved in all domestic and economic decisions as well as in many foreign policy ones. Famous for the legal pads he took to every meeting, he draws on more than 7,500 pages of notes and 350 interviews of all the major figures of the time to write the comprehensive history of an underappreciated president - and to give an intimate view on how the presidency works.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Tons of insight, but a major slog

  • By B.A.B. on 08-28-18

Great reminder of a great man

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-07-18

I was a high school student during Mr. Carter's presidency. I found this book to provide valuable insight.

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  • Huey Long

  • By: T. Harry Williams
  • Narrated by: Tom Weiner
  • Length: 31 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 130
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 102
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 101

He was one of the most extraordinary figures in American political history, a great natural politician who looked, and often seemed to behave, like a caricature of the red-neck Southern politico - and yet he had become, at the time of his assassination, a serious rival to Franklin D. Roosevelt for the presidency. In this "masterpiece of American biography" ( New York Times), Huey Long stands wholly revealed, analyzed, and understood.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Stunning, Compelling and Relevent

  • By Paul on 11-28-11

Interesting book

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

Reviewed: 03-15-16

I found the book to be interesting. There was a lot to this man that I did not know. Some prtions were a bit redundant, but overall worth the read.

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