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  • The Perfect Weapon

  • War, Sabotage, and Fear in the Cyber Age
  • By: David E. Sanger
  • Narrated by: Robertson Dean
  • Length: 12 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 872
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 792
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 785

In 2015, Russian hackers tunneled deep into the computer systems of the Democratic National Committee, and the subsequent leaks of the emails they stole may have changed the course of American democracy. But to see the DNC hacks as Trump-centric is to miss the bigger, more important story: Within that same year, the Russians not only had broken into networks at the White House, the State Department, and the Joint Chiefs of Staff but had placed implants in American electrical and nuclear plants that could give them the power to switch off vast swaths of the country.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • BY FAR the best book to date on this topic!

  • By aaron on 07-09-18

Good almost great book.

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-27-19

Thought provoking book. Agree with the author that the US needs to focus on defending against cyberattacks and cyber theft.

Some political bias, nevertheless the book is worth reading.

  • Redemption at Hacksaw Ridge

  • The Gripping True Story That Inspired the Movie
  • By: Booton Herndon, Les Spear - prologue, Max Cleveland - foreword
  • Narrated by: Chris George
  • Length: 4 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 372
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 329
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 327

The men of the 77th Infantry Division couldn't fathom why Private Desmond T. Doss would venture into the horrors of World War II without a single weapon to defend himself. "You're nothing but a coward!" they said. But the soft-spoken medic insisted that his mission was to heal, not kill. When Desmond knelt by his bunk to pray, his fellow soldiers hurled boots and insults at him. Even his commander wanted to throw him out of the army. But when his unit arrived on the battlefield, the intrepid medic quickly proved he was no coward.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Inspiring Story, but agonizing Narrator

  • By Donald Haynes on 08-09-17

Incredible Book, Must Read!

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 01-05-17

Amazing story of an amazing man and the God he revered!

The narrator is superb! Well Done!

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  • One Nation Under God

  • How Corporate America Invented Christian America
  • By: Kevin M. Kruse
  • Narrated by: Jeff Cummings
  • Length: 12 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 494
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 434
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 433

Conventional wisdom holds that America has been a Christian nation since the Founding Fathers. But in One Nation Under God, historian Kevin M. Kruse argues that the idea of "Christian America" is nothing more than a myth - and a relatively recent one at that.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By Chawks on 05-06-15

Excellent

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-06-15

Fascinating book well worth reading.

As a practicing Christian and a republican I have a long wondered how the party of limited government became the party of big government when it comes to religion. This book is the story of how this occurred.

The book is well written and far from being the cure for insomnia. The narrator is also excellent with his intonation and impersonations.

For further background I would suggest God of Liberty: by Thomas S Kidd. This book fills in the historical gaps and is also excellent.




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