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  • Black Against Empire

  • The History and Politics of the Black Panther Party
  • By: Joshua Bloom, Waldo E. Martin Jr.
  • Narrated by: Ron Butler
  • Length: 18 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 245
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 220
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 216

In Oakland, California, in 1966, community college students Bobby Seale and Huey Newton armed themselves, began patrolling the police, and promised to prevent police brutality. Unlike the Civil Rights Movement that called for full citizenship rights for blacks within the US, the Black Panther Party rejected the legitimacy of the US government and positioned itself as part of a global struggle against American imperialism.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • the explanation of rise and fall Black Panther

  • By Antwine Hurst on 03-24-17

Great history

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

Reviewed: 09-13-18

Really good listen and informative of the history of the Black Panthers Party for Self Defense.

  • The Coming of the Third Reich

  • By: Richard J. Evans
  • Narrated by: Sean Pratt
  • Length: 21 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,406
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,067
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,072

There is no story in 20th-century history more important to understand than Hitler’s rise to power and the collapse of civilization in Nazi Germany. With The Coming of the Third Reich, Richard Evans, one of the world’s most distinguished historians, has written the definitive account for our time.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Compelling and depressing

  • By Tad Davis on 06-30-10

Supremely through investigation of the Nazi's rise

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

Reviewed: 05-12-15

Tremendously well organized and consistent bring each aspect of the the unparalleled political rise to the forefront.
Each chapter had a clear layout and built on the previous chapter allowing for ideas to build and give a greater understanding of not only the outward appearance but also the inner workings that allowed for such a historic movement to grow and then occupy power.
Without losing context Richard Evans exhibits the truly unbelievable setting the world was in. He shows just how everything and everyone played a role in shaping the atmosphere of the world and in Germany.
Recommend this book if you want to gain a deeper understanding of the Nazi rise and the eventual consequences of what seemed like small events but did eventually lead to the horrific tragedy of what world war 2 would become.

  • America in the Sixties

  • America in the Twentieth Century
  • By: John Robert Greene
  • Narrated by: Chris Munson
  • Length: 7 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6

Sandwiched between the placid fifties and the flamboyant seventies, the sixties, a decade of tumultuous change and stunning paradoxes, is often reduced to a series of slogans, symbols, and media images. In America in the Sixties, Greene goes beyond the cliches and synthesizes thirty years of research, writing, and teaching on one of the most turbulent decades of the twentieth century.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Deep look into a pivotal era of American history.

  • By Cody on 05-11-15

Deep look into a pivotal era of American history.

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

Reviewed: 05-11-15

Narration is consistent through out giving the work a pleasurable life.
The work also declines to superficially skim the decade but delves into a more through explanation of the times and events. It also gives a setting for what happened making sure to mention the totality of the populous rather than only focus on the notable people and movements typical covered in works about the 1960's.

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