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Andrew Glasgow

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Yuck!

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

Reviewed: 07-29-19

I like John Lithgow and I like storytelling, so I was surprised how much I disliked this book. My wife and I both found it unbearable to listen to. (This is the first really negative review I've written for audible, so it's not the norm.)

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This Answers Lots of Questions

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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: 03-16-19

Viewing the Revolutionary War from the British perspective was extremely interesting and informative. Similar to what happened to the US 200 years later in Vietnam, Great Britian as the Superpower of the day made tragic strategic blunders due to a lack of accurate information about the nature and character of their opposition, by an inability to understand the strenghs of their opponent, by political infighting and governmental incompetence at home, as well as sheer arrogance.

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A fun read

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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: 03-05-19

if you loved the movie, you will love the back stories about the people who made it snd the obstacles they had to overcome. It's gratifying to know they are all such really nice people.

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Good Not Great

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

Reviewed: 02-16-19

Interesting book that demonstrates excellent research and mastery of the subject. In a do over, I would have purchased the book as maps would have been helpful and I was not a fan of the reader.

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Epic

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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: 08-19-18

Hornfischer is an excellent historian and writer and this book adds much to his credits. The story here includes both the high level view from the political and military leaders; mixed in with first hand accounts from soldiers, sailors, airmen, and civilians on both sides. What results is a clear view of what happened and why. Highly recommended!

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A plethora of new friends

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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: 06-06-18

For readers who don't like history or non-fiction, think of this book as a trip to Paris where you will meet the most remarkable set of new friends. McCullough is your host who makes the introductions, and when you reach the end of your journey, you'll feel so fortunate to have met each one, and genuinely sad that your time together is over.

Friends Divided audiobook cover art

Excellent history and story of a friendship

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

Reviewed: 05-20-18

I knew the basic outline of the Adams-Jefferson relationship but Wood adds so much depth, detail, and setting. He also explains why Adams star never shown as brightly as Jefferson's despite Adam's critical contributions to the formation of the nation.

Some repetition and at times the story dragged a bit. Elements like Jefferson's alienation of Washington were not mentioned even though that could have been tied into the story.

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The Irrepressible Twain

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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: 03-28-18

If you could sum up Chapters from My Autobiography in three words, what would they be?

What a guy!

What was one of the most memorable moments of Chapters from My Autobiography?

The great sadness of his personal losses at the passing of his wife and children.

What about Bronson Pinchot’s performance did you like?

Eveything, he melded into the story.

Any additional comments?

Loved the book: Twain is just a fascinating character - brilliant, funny, foolish, resilient, irreverent, hilarious. One of my favorite parts was where he composed extraneous, fake and shocking material into to the proofs Livy would read, not because they were really part of the story, but just so he could see and enjoy her reactions! It struck a chord with me in the way I attempt to inject humor into our family life!

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Interesting back story

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

Reviewed: 03-28-18

Where does Lindbergh vs. Roosevelt rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

For me, it's a very good book, but not a great one.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I did not know that much about Lindbergh besides the 2 great headlines of his life (flight and kidnapping), so I found the details of his story particularly interesting.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

I was so disappointed to see the petty, ugly meanness in FDR in his treatment of Lindbergh.

Any additional comments?

Lindbergh was a complicated character, but I suspect a much greater patriot and greater American than most credit to him. His self sacrificial "double agent" activities against the Nazi's are not properly credited to him by some historians.

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Stunning!

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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: 03-28-18

What made the experience of listening to A Bright Shining Lie the most enjoyable?

Enjoyable would not be the word I would use: enlightening and insightful, but there is no joy in seeing the blindness, duplicity, corruption, and moral failures of American political and military leadership that produced the tragedy of our involvement in Vietnam.

What was one of the most memorable moments of A Bright Shining Lie?

Vann's insights into what was going wrong in Vietnam were laser sharp.

What about Robertson Dean’s performance did you like?

Very credible, carried the right tone for a book of this gravity.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

On man's attempt to recover and save America's noble intentions in Vietnam

Any additional comments?

Any serious interpretation or reinterpretation of Vietnam must take into account the insights and wisdom that this book provides. It's a hard read, but well worth the effort.