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  • Custer's Trials

  • A Life on the Frontier of a New America
  • By: T.J. Stiles
  • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
  • Length: 23 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 308
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 281
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 280

Pulitzer Prize, History, 2016. In this magisterial biography, T. J. Stiles paints a portrait of Custer both deeply personal and sweeping in scope, proving how much of Custer's legacy has been ignored. He demolishes Custer's historical caricature, revealing a volatile, contradictory, intense person - capable yet insecure, intelligent yet bigoted, passionate yet self-destructive, a romantic individualist at odds with the institution of the military (he was court-martialed twice in six years).

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic!

  • By JackMargo on 06-23-16

good book with lots of background on Custer's life

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

Reviewed: 09-09-16

enjoyable even with the author's prejudices slowing. I enjoyed the inclusion of his wife.libby and there cook the eliza

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  • The Story of Human Language

  • By: John McWhorter, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: John McWhorter
  • Length: 18 hrs and 15 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,438
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,128
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,086

Language defines us as a species, placing humans head and shoulders above even the most proficient animal communicators. But it also beguiles us with its endless mysteries, allowing us to ponder why different languages emerged, why there isn't simply a single language, how languages change over time and whether that's good or bad, and how languages die out and become extinct.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • You'll Never Look at Languages the Same Way Again

  • By SAMA on 03-11-14

entertaining lectures

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

Reviewed: 09-11-15

He is a entertaining speaker that loves his work. I used to blame the french for English spelling. but even that came from Norsemen that invaded France. language is just a hot mess.