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JAMES RHOADS

LAKE GROVE, NEW YORK USA
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  • We Were the Lucky Ones

  • By: Georgia Hunter
  • Narrated by: Kathleen Gati, Robert Fass
  • Length: 15 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,849
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,367
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,342

An extraordinary, propulsive novel based on the true story of a family of Polish Jews who are separated at the start of the Second World War, determined to survive - and to reunite.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Love it but...

  • By Roz on 07-19-17

Outstanding on every level

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

Reviewed: 05-29-18

This is an outstanding book. It's about a history we should never forget. At times keeping track of the names was difficult but well worth the effort. You wonder how human beings can do some of the things described to other human beings. Wondering who, and how they would survive was intense. The authors note took the family from where they were in 1938 to the present. This is a book everyone should read.

  • 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

Outstanding Leaders and Leadership Summaries

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

Reviewed: 07-17-14

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

Each leader's story was told in concise easy to listen to segments; perfect for listening to in the car. You look forward to hearing about the next leaders. The author spoke of some of the more famous leaders but also spoke of a few that you don't hear about that often but have a lot to offer. There was plenty of information to keep you interested without feeling as if you were being lectured.

What did you like best about this story?

All the leaders' stories were good and the time taken to present the lesson was just right to keep your interest and not be overwhelming.

Any additional comments?

The author covered some leaders that you always hear mentioned, but he also spoke about some leaders, such as Admiral Rickover and Gen. Hap Arnold, who don't get as much attention as a Patton or MacArthur. It was informative. I learned something and at the same time, was entertained.

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