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  • Intellectuals and Society

  • By: Thomas Sowell
  • Narrated by: Tom Weiner
  • Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 740
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This is a study of how intellectuals as a class affect modern societies by shaping the climate of opinion in which official policies develop, on issues ranging from economics to law to war and peace. You will hear a withering and clear-eyed critique about (but not for) intellectuals that explores their impact on public opinion, policy, and society at large.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I find Thomas Sowell fascinating

  • By PhilEll72 on 08-17-13

Amazing way to test and confirm your intellect

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Reviewed: 05-29-19

Outstanding information and knowledge on what going on in this world. Bring to light who our leader are and why so many evil things have and are happening.

  • All Aunt Hagar's Children

  • Selected Stories
  • By: Edward P. Jones
  • Narrated by: James Peter Francis
  • Length: 14 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 30
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 16

Returning to the city that inspired his first prize-winning book, Lost in the City, Jones has filled this new collection with people who call Washington, D.C., home. Yet it is not the city's power brokers that most concern him but rather its ordinary citizens.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I JUST DON'T KNOW ABOUT THIS!

  • By Mimi Routh on 07-05-15

Group of short stories

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Reviewed: 05-15-19

These short stories told of how people lived during the 30ies, through the fifties. some interesting some not.

  • The Known World

  • By: Edward P. Jones
  • Narrated by: Kevin Free
  • Length: 14 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 715
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Henry Townsend, a black farmer, bootmaker, and former slave, has a fondness for Paradise Lost and an unusual mentor, William Robbins, perhaps the most powerful white man in antebellum Virginia's Manchester County. Under Robbins's tutelage, Henry becomes proprietor of his own plantation, as well as of his own slaves. When he dies, his widow Caldonia succumbs to profound grief, and things begin to fall apart.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • wonderful and highly recommended

  • By Rachel on 09-06-04

Fascinating and extraordinary.

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Reviewed: 04-10-19

eye opening to learn the horrific lives people lived in this period of time. Extremely hard to understand a race of people could think and behave in such a manner.

  • The Demon Next Door

  • By: Bryan Burrough
  • Narrated by: Steve White
  • Length: 2 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4 out of 5 stars 19,463
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    4 out of 5 stars 19,394

Best-selling author Bryan Burrough recently made a shocking discovery: The small town of Temple, Texas, where he had grown up, had harbored a dark secret. One of his high school classmates, Danny Corwin, was a vicious serial killer. In this chilling tale, Burrough raises important questions of whether serial killers can be recognized before they kill or rehabilitated after they do. It is also a story of Texas politics and power that led the good citizens of the town of Temple to enable a demon who was their worst nightmare.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great Book...wrong narrator

  • By Anonymous User on 03-03-19

Seeing things the way they really are!

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Reviewed: 03-18-19

Not my typical read however because content is well explained, events documented, pure shocking a human could do such things makes one wonder if people like this exist today yet...I truly don't want to ever cross paths with such but staying vigilant is major.

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  • Up from Slavery

  • An Autobiography
  • By: Booker T. Washington
  • Narrated by: Sean Murphy
  • Length: 7 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 83
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 75
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"Up from Slavery" is the 1901 autobiography of Booker T. Washington sharing his personal experience of having to work to rise up from the position of a slave child during the Civil War, to the difficulties and obstacles he overcame to get an education at the new Hampton Institute, to his work establishing the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama to help black people learn useful, marketable skills and work to pull themselves up by the bootstraps. He reflects on the generosity of both teachers and philanthropists who helped in educating blacks and Native Americans.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great insight...!

  • By Leesmileyman on 05-03-19

This man was commitment, determination, salt...

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Reviewed: 02-28-19

I could hardly stop listening, hearing from someone who was there...kelpt a positive outlook & determination. This Book is priceless! information on how things were back then how he & others survived while every day of their lives was spent becoming better more knowledgeable. outstanding🥂🥂🙏🙏🙏

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  • Black Box Thinking

  • Why Most People Never Learn from Their Mistakes - But Some Do
  • By: Matthew Syed
  • Narrated by: Simon Slater
  • Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 513
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Nobody wants to fail. But in highly complex organizations, success can happen only when we confront our mistakes, learn from our own version of a black box, and create a climate where it's safe to fail. We all have to endure failure from time to time, whether it's underperforming at a job interview, flunking an exam, or losing a pickup basketball game. But for people working in safety-critical industries, getting it wrong can have deadly consequences.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A multi-level message, well written and well read

  • By Loren on 11-16-15

much needed information for the world today. I le

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Reviewed: 01-11-19

Much needed information from the world today. Very Educational I learned a lot of things I had not heard of. This book has educated me on Why people think the way they think I will apply this information to my own life.