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Lloyd E. Peterson

Canandaigua, New York
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  • The Evangelicals

  • The Struggle to Shape America
  • By: Frances FitzGerald
  • Narrated by: Jacques Roy
  • Length: 25 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 227
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 203
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 198

This groundbreaking book from Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Frances FitzGerald is the first to tell the powerful, dramatic story of the Evangelical movement in America - from the Puritan era to the 2016 presidential election. Evangelicals have, in many ways, defined the nation. They have shaped our culture and our politics. Frances FitzGerald's narrative of this distinctively American movement is a major work of history, piecing together the centuries-long story for the first time.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good book boring narration

  • By T. Johnston on 06-15-18

Meaningful to Me - Well Read

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 07-27-19

So much terrifying about my Pentecostal upbringing (both parents Pentecostal ministers) was developed by theologians' suspect interpretation of the Bible. A book as substantial as this is required to examine, on a case by case basis, what, in my lifetime, Graham et al preached in a way that mostly frightens, but is not logically supported. It would be most interesting to understand FitzGerald's motives and I've watched interviews (YouTube) for a hint, but without finding a clue. However, I suspect her reasons for researching and writing this background to Evangelical theology was the same as my reason for reading, to put some of these end of time concepts out of mind.

Roy read this appropriately and in a respectful tone.

This book was important to me and, after first reading it in hard copy, re-read it as I listened. The book will remain on my shelf for reference.

  • The Earth Is Weeping

  • The Epic Story of the Indian Wars for the American West
  • By: Peter Cozzens
  • Narrated by: John Pruden
  • Length: 18 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 444
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 402
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 403

With the end of the Civil War, the nation recommenced its expansion onto traditional Indian tribal lands, setting off a wide-ranging conflict that would last more than three decades. In an exploration of the wars and negotiations that destroyed tribal ways of life even as they made possible the emergence of the modern United States, Peter Cozzens gives us both sides in comprehensive and singularly intimate detail.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great read

  • By Tim Cahhal on 10-29-17

Organized Presentation: Wars with Western Indians

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-27-19

This provided an excellent review of the campaigns against western tribes from the Apaches to the Sioux. I measured the value of this writing by the useful review provided of the 1877 war with the Nez Perce. Just two weeks before listening (and reading the hard copy) to "The Earth is Weeping" I had read "Thunder in the Mountains: Chief Joseph, Oliver Otis Howard, and the Nez Perce War" by Daniel J. Sharfstein. Cozzens provides a very good summary in twenty pages that firmed up my understanding of what I had read in 500 pages in the dedicated volume. Readers will find it very useful to return to Cozzens when reading longer focused volumes and will be inspired by Cozzens to do more research. This is well read by Pruden.

If you don't know the meaning of "Indian Giver" you certainly will after reading this.