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  • Black Earth

  • The Holocaust as History and Warning
  • By: Timothy Snyder
  • Narrated by: Mark Bramhall
  • Length: 16 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 318
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 280
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 280

In this epic history of extermination and survival, Timothy Snyder presents a new explanation of the great atrocity of the 20th century and reveals the risks that we face in the 21st. Based on new sources from Eastern Europe and forgotten testimonies from Jewish survivors, Black Earth recounts the mass murder of the Jews as an event that is still close to us, more comprehensible than we would like to think and thus all the more terrifying.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Tough book but worth it!

  • By Amazon customer on 11-20-15

I know much on this subject,

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-01-19

Yet I still found this book interesting.The authors style of writing addresses you head and soul. It makes you think and reflect.

  • Catch-67

  • The Left, the Right, and the Legacy of the Six-Day War
  • By: Micah Goodman, Eylon Levy - translator
  • Narrated by: Paul Boehmer
  • Length: 5 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11

Since the Six-Day War, Israelis have been entrenched in a national debate over whether to keep the land they conquered or to return some, if not all, of the territories to Palestinians. In a balanced and insightful analysis, Micah Goodman deftly sheds light on the ideas that have shaped Israelis' thinking on both sides of the debate about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Contrary to opinions that dominate the discussion, he discovers that the paradox of Israeli political discourse is that both sides are right in what they affirm - and wrong in what they deny.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow

  • By David Mane on 01-23-19

Very good book!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-11-18

If you are interested in why Israelies and Palestinains can not make peace this is the book for you. It is not a polemic nor is it an advocacy for either sides views, truths or propoganda. It is a highly intelligent book going over all the obstacles and in the end he makes a number of well thought through ideas how to improve relationshipx in which each side gets something.I thought I was knowledgable on the subject but I learned quite a bit new information. It is a book for intillectual provocation and new thought. I highly recommend this book for people who are willing to have their prejudices on this subject challenged. It is no t long nor difficult. I had a hard time putting it down.

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  • A Mind for Numbers

  • How to Excel at Math and Science (Even If You Flunked Algebra)
  • By: Barbara Oakley
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,461
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,161
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,138

Whether you are a student struggling to fulfill a math or science requirement, or you are embarking on a career change that requires a higher level of math competency, A Mind for Numbers offers the tools you need to get a better grasp of that intimidating but inescapable field. Engineering professor Barbara Oakley knows firsthand how it feels to struggle with math. She flunked her way through high school math and science courses, before enlisting in the army immediately after graduation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Helpful!

  • By moka1327 on 02-18-15

Enough info for a magazine article not for a book

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-01-18

I have four academic degrees so I must know about studying. I have an equisitive mind interestdd in learning new things. I still am not good at math (my wife is). I repeated statistics three times nkt because I failed but because I realy wanted to understand it well. I improved, but can not say I understand it well. This book is redundent over redundency. It quote s individuals but not peer reviewed publications as the source, the only potentialy valid sources. I could recommend this book to a kid entering high school if s/he could last through the repetiveness of this book. One good point cramming is no good for most people to get high grades. Have a good s leep the night before the exam. If you are struggling lesson you course load and try not to have your hardest courses together during the same semester. Ithink I just summed up the main worthwhile point s in a paragraph and without taking a coursera course. If this is the quality of coursera courses,inspite of my inquisitive mind, I wont be taking any.

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  • Bonhoeffer

  • Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy: A Righteous Gentile vs. the Third Reich
  • By: Eric Metaxas
  • Narrated by: Malcolm Hillgartner
  • Length: 22 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,564
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,673
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,700

A definitive, deeply moving narrative, Bonhoeffer is a story of moral courage in the face of the monstrous evil that was Nazism. After discovering the fire of true faith in a Harlem church, Bonhoeffer returned to Germany and became one of the first to speak out against Hitler. As a double agent, he joined the plot to assassinate the Führer and was hanged in Flossenbürg concentration camp at age thirty-nine. Since his death, Bonhoeffer has grown to be one of the most fascinating, complex figures of the twentieth century.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Message That Needs To Be Heard

  • By Douglas on 01-28-13

Much too long

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-29-18

Much too long and far too many facts for my taste. Others may find it more interesting.

  • Midway

  • The Battle That Doomed Japan, the Japanese Navy's Story
  • By: Mitsuo Fuchida, Masatake Okumiya
  • Narrated by: Terence Aselford
  • Length: 7 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 466
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 268
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 267

This landmark study was first published in English by the Naval Institute in 1955. Widely acknowledged for its valuable Japanese insights into the battle that turned the tide of war in the Pacific, the book has made a great impact on American readers over the years. Two Japanese naval aviators who participated in the operation provide an unsparing analysis of what caused Japan's staggering defeat.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Edge of your seat history

  • By Amazon Customer on 11-16-04

Much better thsn a second audiblr book on Midway.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-28-18

Much better than the other audible book on Midway. This one reflects the Japaneses description of thd conflict. Put you biases aside and listen to this version on Midway WWII.

  • English History Made Brief, Irreverent, and Pleasurable

  • By: Lacey Baldwin Smith
  • Narrated by: Peter Noble
  • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,043
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 945
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 945

Here at last is a history of England that is designed to entertain as well as inform and that will delight the armchair traveler, the tourist, or just about anyone interested in history. No people have engendered quite so much acclaim or earned so much censure as the English: extolled as the Athenians of modern times, yet hammered for their self-satisfaction and hypocrisy. But their history has been a spectacular one.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thoroughly enjoyable history

  • By Dennis K. on 11-23-17

Brits would like it more.

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-20-18

It is well writen but I began loosing interest about half way through. Too many historical facts .

  • The Corrosion of Conservatism

  • Why I Left the Right
  • By: Max Boot
  • Narrated by: Max Boot
  • Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 164
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 149
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 148

Warning that the Trump presidency presages America’s decline, Max Boot, the political commentator, recounts his extraordinary journey from lifelong Republican to vehement Trump opponent. As nativism, xenophobia, vile racism, and assaults on the rule of law threaten the very fabric of our nation, The Corrosion of Conservatism presents an urgent defense of American democracy.  

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • It's not going to change hearts and minds

  • By Henry May on 10-21-18

Another foolish "neo-conservative " !

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

Reviewed: 11-15-18

I have never really understood what a neoconservative is beyond being often Jewish like me but unlike me and most other American Jews, they lust for war as the only means of defending our democracy. Luckily Boot has scene were that leads and who the majority of his co travellor conservatives realy are. Most Neo Conservatives hung out in small intellectual isolated from the majority of conservatives and could not or refused to see who their conservative compatriots are. Refused to see, is actually incorrect; did not want to see is more truthful andv which explains why they needed the neo before the word conservative. They never wanted to be either Conservative nor Liberal which is why he and his small clique of friends are so unhappy with the election of President Trump and his many Republican followers.

Having labeled them selves for years as real Republicans they have no real political home in the current Trump party which is the logical outcome of the direction set by Reagan himself. I am not surprised. I taught for a school year in an upper midwest University which drew most of its students from rural towns and farming communities. It was the year when Ronald Reagan was running for his second term. I was exposed to the Republican dirty tricks that dominate the Republican party today.
I was not able to find any liberal leaning faculty member who was or wanted to be politically active. I found out why. Politically active liberal thinking faculty were not welcome.

Boot has found out thd truth about the truth about the Republican party. I saw it back then. Did he ever ask himself why he and his friends were not just conservatives. Why they needed the term neo and since they did they were back then had no home in the Republican party. Did he not see how the war in Iraq was built on lies; and if not why not.

We all learn from our mistakes.

For me it took years for me to learn how politics is mostly built on lies. I am no longer an active Democrat and I definitely have no place in the GOP. Join the crowd Max.

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  • Everything Trump Touches Dies

  • By: Rick Wilson
  • Narrated by: Rick Wilson
  • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,878
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,688
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,679

In Everything Trump Touches Dies, political campaign strategist and commentator Rick Wilson brings his darkly funny humor and biting analysis to the absurdity of American politics in the age of Trump. Wilson mercilessly exposes the damage Trump has done to the country, to the Republican Party he served for decades, and to the conservative movement that has abandoned its principles for the worst president in American history. No left-winger, Wilson is a lifelong conservative who delivers his withering critique of Trump from the right.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gives me hope

  • By Greb on 09-17-18

A Book.Not to Be Missedo

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-29-18

This book is writen by an well known and skilled Conservative Republican election consultan and strategist who feels sick having Donald Trump and and small but loud numbers of trump supporters, who are ideollogically supporters

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  • Command and Control

  • Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the Illusion of Safety
  • By: Eric Schlosser
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 20 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,237
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,059
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,050

Famed investigative journalist Eric Schlosser digs deep to uncover secrets about the management of America's nuclear arsenal. A groundbreaking account of accidents, near misses, extraordinary heroism, and technological breakthroughs, Command and Control explores the dilemma that has existed since the dawn of the nuclear age: How do you deploy weapons of mass destruction without being destroyed by them? That question has never been resolved - and Schlosser reveals how the combination of human fallibility and technological complexity still poses a grave risk to mankind.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • SUPERB ON SO MANY LEVELS

  • By Jeff on 03-11-14

Grear Book

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-25-18

This book introduced me to the many many errors and mistakes by our government which came so close to nuclear dissasters in our country and in others. It shows how even many leaders of our military are now infavor of denuclearization because of the difficulty of keeping nuclear weapons from accidental armmegedon.

  • Conscience of a Conservative

  • A Rejection of Destructive Politics and a Return to Principle
  • By: Jeff Flake
  • Narrated by: Milton Jeffers, Jeff Flake - preface
  • Length: 4 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 344
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 306
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 307

In a bold act of conscience, Republican Senator Jeff Flake takes his party to task for embracing nationalism, populism, xenophobia, and the anomalous Trump presidency. The book is an urgent call for a return to bedrock conservative principle and a cry to once again put country before party.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Liberal Gives Flake 5 Stars

  • By TLN on 08-04-17

Great Read

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-14-18

Jeff Flake has lived his life try ing to follow the path of conservatives Arthur Goldwater and William F. Buckley. He claims that the Republicans today especially after the election of Pres. Trump, are not Conservatives and are even destructive. This a thoughtful and worth reading by liberals and conservatives !