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Cornelius L Cassady

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  • Gone to Texas

  • A History of the Lone Star State
  • By: Randolph B. Campbell
  • Narrated by: Jacob Sommer
  • Length: 28 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 103
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 98
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 93

Gone to Texas engagingly tells the story of the Lone Star State, from the arrival of humans in the Panhandle more than 10,000 years ago to the opening of the 21st Century. Focusing on the state's successive waves of immigrants, the audiobook offers an inclusive view of the vast array of Texans who, often in conflict with each other and always in a struggle with the land, created a history and an idea of Texas.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good history from year zero through about 1962

  • By Jim In Texas! on 03-24-14

mispronunciations

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-24-17

The reader butchered Spanish names and place names. it was an irritant throughout the reading.

  • The Fate of Africa

  • A History of the Continent Since Independence
  • By: Martin Meredith
  • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
  • Length: 29 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 243
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 212
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 209

Martin Meredith has revised this classic history to incorporate important recent developments, including the Darfur crisis in Sudan, Robert Mugabe’s continued destructive rule in Zimbabwe, controversies over Western aid and exploitation of Africa’s resources, the growing importance and influence of China, and the democratic movement roiling the North African countries of Tunisia, Egypt, and Jordan.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Africa: Land of Hope and Horror

  • By Jeff on 03-08-14

Excellent information

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

Reviewed: 05-31-17

The reader used incorrect terms such as prevaricate for procrastinate. He, also, mispronounced names of countries.

  • The Pursuit of Power

  • Europe: 1815-1914
  • By: Richard J. Evans
  • Narrated by: Napoleon Ryan
  • Length: 41 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 405
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 375
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 370

Richard J. Evans's gripping narrative ranges across a century of social and national conflicts, from the revolutions of 1830 and 1848 to the unification of both Germany and Italy, from the Russo-Turkish wars to the Balkan upheavals that brought this era of relative peace and growing prosperity to an end. The first single-volume history of the century, this comprehensive and sweeping account gives the listener a magnificently human picture of Europe in the age when it dominated the rest of the globe.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Terrific comprehensive history

  • By Awake Tex on 02-02-17

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 02-19-17

This was a thoroughly researched and in depth description of the turmoil in Europe which led to WW 1.

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  • The Sword and the Shield

  • By: Christopher Andrew, Vasilli Mitrokhin
  • Narrated by: Robert Whitfield
  • Length: 31 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 268
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 240
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 238

This book reveals the most complete picture ever of the KGB and its operations in the United States and Europe. It is based on an extremely top secret archive which details the full extent of its worldwide network. Christopher Andrew is professor of modern and contemporary history and chair of the history department at Cambridge University, a former visiting professor of national security at Harvard, a frequent guest lecturer at other United States universities, and a regular host of BBC radio and TV programs.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book on the history of the KGB

  • By Clydene on 05-28-12

very comprehensive.

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

Reviewed: 11-03-16

The depth of information is amazing. I highly recommend this book. I loved it much.

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