Jennifer Walters

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  • The Modern Scholar: The Lost Warriors of God

  • The True History of the Knights Templar
  • By: Professor Thomas F. Madden
  • Narrated by: Professor Thomas F. Madden
  • Length: 4 hrs and 30 mins
  • Original Recording
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 127
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Professor Thomas F. Madden is a widely published author and the director of the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies at Saint Louis University. In The Lost Warriors of God, Madden examines one of the most fascinating organizations in world history: the Knights Templar, whose members gave up home, family, and worldly possessions to defend the Holy Land and the Christian pilgrims who journeyed there.

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  • Amazing and TRUE! No more conspiracy theories.

  • By LH on 05-18-15

Fantastic & Very Informative Thank you!

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Reviewed: 03-15-18

What did you love best about The Modern Scholar: The Lost Warriors of God?

First and foremost the delivery of this lecture is phenomenal. Easy to follow and not boring at all. Learned so much. I appreciate you Dr Madden.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Modern Scholar: The Lost Warriors of God?

Every lecture is extremely insightful. There is not one moment that I can gather because all lectures are equally as valuable as the next.

Any additional comments?

Please make a lecture on the Jesuits. You mention them in I believe your last lecture. Maybe you can create another lecture/audio by Modern Scholar on them?

  • Change They Can't Believe In

  • The Tea Party and Reactionary Politics in America
  • By: Christopher S. Parker, Matt A. Barreto
  • Narrated by: Ax Norman
  • Length: 8 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 9
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Are Tea Party supporters merely a group of conservative citizens concerned about government spending? Or are they racists who refuse to accept Barack Obama as their president because he's not white? Change They Can't Believe In offers an alternative argument--that the Tea Party is driven by the reemergence of a reactionary movement in American politics that is fueled by a fear that America has changed for the worse.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Intriguing research, but not much of a book

  • By C.B.E. on 08-07-14

Pretty Painful Read

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Reviewed: 06-17-13

Would you try another book from Christopher S. Parker and Matt A. Barreto and/or Ax Norman?

Yes, although I didn't like the book I do appreciate books supported by empirical evidence. I particularly enjoy hearing about experiments/surveys involving content analysis.

What do you think your next listen will be?

One of Ann Coulter's books or a book on immigration reform

Which character – as performed by Ax Norman – was your favorite?

Ax Norman did the best job that could possibly have been done with such an empirical and academic book. This book is very very dry. He did not play characters.

Did Change They Can't Believe In inspire you to do anything?


Any additional comments?

Much of this book was redundant. The authors need to attempt to make their material more interesting. Interesting topic but not an interesting book. I don't really feel like a learned a lot from it. It was very repetitive and somewhat common sensical.

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