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  • The Art of Command: Military Leadership from George Washington to Colin Powell

  • By: Harry S. Laver, Jefferey J. Matthews
  • Narrated by: Scott Laurence Peterson
  • Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 142
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 121
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 119

What essential leadership lessons do we learn by distilling the actions and ideas of great military commanders such as George Washington, Dwight D. Eisenhower, and Colin Powell? That is the fundamental question underlying The Art of Command: Military Leadership from George Washington to Colin Powell. The book illustrates that great leaders become great through conscious effort - a commitment not only to develop vital skills but also to surmount personal shortcomings.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding Leaders and Leadership Summaries

  • By JAMES RHOADS on 07-17-14

Wonderful collection of essays on American leaders

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-04-16

What made the experience of listening to The Art of Command: Military Leadership from George Washington to Colin Powell the most enjoyable?

The essays are very well written and extremely well researched. Each highlighted leader had their own leadership style that leaders and managers should strive to emulate.

What other book might you compare The Art of Command: Military Leadership from George Washington to Colin Powell to and why?

The face of battle, John Keegan; Leading Change, John Kotter

Did the narration match the pace of the story?

The narration was choppy in some spots put over all decent

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I took lots of notes

  • The Last of the President's Men

  • By: Bob Woodward
  • Narrated by: Campbell Scott
  • Length: 6 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 350
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 317
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 311

Bob Woodward exposes one of the final pieces of the Richard Nixon puzzle in his new book, The Last of the President's Men. Woodward reveals the untold story of Alexander Butterfield, the Nixon aide who disclosed the secret White House taping system that changed history and led to Nixon's resignation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Disturbing portrayal of Nixon

  • By Jean on 11-17-15

The rest of the story...

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

Reviewed: 02-14-16

After the declassification of the Nixon documents and all the tapes, after many have forgotten about watergate comes this revealing book that provides further insight of the administration that Nixon ran and his quirks. Great book

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  • Destiny and Power

  • The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush
  • By: Jon Meacham
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael
  • Length: 25 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,094
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 970
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 972

Drawing on President Bush’s personal diaries, on the diaries of his wife, Barbara, and on extraordinary access to the 41st president and his family, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jon Meacham paints an intimate and surprising portrait of an intensely private man who led the nation through tumultuous times. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fair and insightful

  • By Jean on 12-02-15

Unparalleled view into the life of a US President

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

Reviewed: 01-21-16

Where does Destiny and Power rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Jon Meacham has written a comprehensive book that provides an insight that few have ever have had. Couple that with Paul Michael's suprerb narration and you have a winning combination. Very few books reach a 5/5 for me but this is one.

What did you like best about this story?

The diary entries and the thorough research is what makes this book such a good read.

  • Masters of War: History's Greatest Strategic Thinkers

  • By: Andrew R. Wilson, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Andrew R. Wilson
  • Length: 12 hrs and 13 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 994
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 900
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 891

From Napoleon's revolutionary campaigns to the way insurgency, terrorism, and nuclear weaponry have defined the nature of warfare in the 21st century, the results of military strategy have changed the course of history. These 24 thought-provoking lectures give you an inside look at both the content and historical context of the world's greatest war strategists. From the triremes and hoplites of ancient Greece to the Special Forces in 21st-century Afghanistan, strategy is the process by which political objectives are translated into military action.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Introductory Overview of Strategic Concepts

  • By John H. Heitmuller on 08-08-13

Amazing overview of the Masters and well taught.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-02-14

What did you love best about Masters of War: History's Greatest Strategic Thinkers?

Prof. Wilson did such a great job providing a solid overview that was clear and understandable. I have taken courses that touched these strategic thinkers but no one that I have taken has linked them together so well.

What other book might you compare Masters of War: History's Greatest Strategic Thinkers to and why?

Handel's Masters of War was the closest that I could compare to this lesson but I still would say that Prof. Wilson edges out Handel on this one.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful