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- 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
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.
Tons of insight, but a major slog
- By B.A.B. on 08-28-18
The Carter Presidency !
Mr Eisenstat thankfully kept daily detailed notes on the tumultuous Carter presidency as A Senior Domestic Policy Advisor which helped produce one of the finest in- depth looks into the inner workings of our 39th or any other President !
Wonderful narration and an honest appraisal by Mr Eisenstat of Mr Carter's foreign and domestic decisions during his four year tenure in The White House allow the listener to learn or relive a tumultuous time in our modern history that the repercussions in relations to the Middle East, especially in regards to Iran , are felt to this day.. No detail from the administrations handling of issues large or small are left out. At times the depressive events from the rise of Ayatollah , the deposure of The Shah of Iran, and the hostage crisis that lasted 444 days with the failed rescue mission may seem to overwhelm, but I gained an insight and knowledge into events that occupied my High School years.
I recommend this audiobook to any student or follower of Presidential History ! Whether a Carter critic or fan, Jimmy Carter is an admirable man whose personal convictions may have wrongly served him and the country during some of our most dire moments, but his tenacity in the Middle East peace negotiations between Anwar Sadat and Menachin Began showed the world Carter at his best.
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The Power Broker
- Robert Moses and the Fall of New York
- By: Robert A. Caro
- Narrated by: Robertson Dean
- Length: 66 hrs and 9 mins
Everywhere acknowledged as a modern American classic, winner of the Pulitzer Prize, and chosen by the Modern Library as one of the hundred greatest books of the 20th century, The Power Broker is a galvanizing biography revealing not only the saga of one man's incredible accumulation of power, but the story of the shaping (and mis-shaping) of New York in the 20th century.
A spectacular history of New York City
- By Paul on 01-01-13
The Man with all the Power and the will to Build !
Most enjoyable mammoth look at the history of New York City, New York State, and Long Island through the accomplishments and full contol jy Rober Moses," The Master Builder "