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Michael Poe

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  • Shattered

  • Inside Hillary Clinton's Doomed Campaign
  • By: Jonathan Allen, Amie Parnes
  • Narrated by: Kimberly Farr
  • Length: 16 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,086
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,890
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,885

It was never supposed to be this close. And of course she was supposed to win. How Hillary Clinton lost the 2016 election to Donald Trump is the tragic story of a sure thing gone off the rails. For every Comey revelation or hindsight acknowledgment about the electorate, no explanation of defeat can begin with anything other than the core problem of Hillary's campaign - the candidate herself.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • disappointing reading

  • By Jonathan Burg on 04-23-17

Her own worse enemy.

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

Reviewed: 04-30-17

I enjoyed listening to this book. Good for America she lost. Interesting how early in the book she expected her own campaign staff to come up with a good reason why she is running for President, and to help her define it to the American people. I truly believe HRC expected to be crowned President. I do believe she could have won if she had stripped off some of her elitist ways and spent more time in small towns and not with celebrities. Married to one of the biggest charmers that's ever become President and she didn't learn a thing. I think her other mistake was becoming Secretary of State. She should have went home after her 2008 lost and just traveled the country giving speaches to small towns and good causes that most people agree on and kept a low profile, then come out with a bang in 2014.

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  • The Collaboration

  • Hollywood's Pact with Hitler
  • By: Ben Urwand
  • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
  • Length: 11 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 52
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 47
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 47

To continue doing business in Germany, Hollywood studios agreed not to make films attacking Nazis or condemning persecution of Jews. Ben Urwand reveals this collaboration and the cast of characters it drew in, ranging from Goebbels to Louis B. Mayer. At the center was Hitler himself - obsessed with movies and their power to shape public opinion.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Making mountains out of molehills

  • By M. S. Cohen on 11-05-13

Nazi's at the movies!

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

Reviewed: 03-12-16

I enjoyed this book, it answered some questions I've always had about why most of the Hollywood films from the pre World War 2 era always stop short in covering the powder keg in what would eventually become the second World War. The feeling I got from this book is that in the end, the major motion picture studios were only going along to get along so that they could keep making what was the only thing important to them and that is "SPOILER ALERT" MONEY, the studio heads definitely were not Nazi sympathizers, they were just trying not to offend the Nazi government so that they could continue to show their movies in Germany and continue their revenue stream. and it's a problem we are still dealing with today whenever money is involved people won't always do the right thing.