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  • A Higher Loyalty

  • Truth, Lies, and Leadership
  • By: James Comey
  • Narrated by: James Comey
  • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 22,214
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    5 out of 5 stars 20,282
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    5 out of 5 stars 20,189

In his audiobook, A Higher Loyalty, former FBI director James Comey shares his never-before-told experiences from some of the highest stakes situations of his career in the past two decades of American government, exploring what good, ethical leadership looks like and how it drives sound decisions. His journey provides an unprecedented entry into the corridors of powe, and a remarkable lesson in what makes an effective leader.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • More Than Trump: All Comey's Life/Working Years--

  • By Gillian on 04-17-18

Only 1/4 of the book was trump

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Reviewed: 04-20-18

The book was at first about comey as a young guy and his upbringing, when he starts talking about bush and cheney it’s insane to hear the dialogue and the tough decisions leadership had to make, the stuff with Obama was cool too. Comey really seems fair to all people. Even to trump. At one point he says he purposely looked at trumps hands to see if they were small and they were normal sized. This book is far more than his time with trump, I would say it’s a great view into the FBI and how it’s goal is to not get drug into politics. Everyone who is politically active should absolutely read this. My eyes were very much opened.

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  • The Evangelicals

  • The Struggle to Shape America
  • By: Frances FitzGerald
  • Narrated by: Jacques Roy
  • Length: 25 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 181
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 159

This groundbreaking book from Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Frances FitzGerald is the first to tell the powerful, dramatic story of the Evangelical movement in America - from the Puritan era to the 2016 presidential election. Evangelicals have, in many ways, defined the nation. They have shaped our culture and our politics. Frances FitzGerald's narrative of this distinctively American movement is a major work of history, piecing together the centuries-long story for the first time.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing detail!

  • By tyler on 04-03-18

Amazing detail!

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Reviewed: 04-03-18

This book should be read be anyone curious about the marriage between Christianity and the republicans. It’s very accurate and reminded me of so many things I was raised to believe, and exposed how backwards and power hungry the religious right was. A great book a great read! So glad I listened to this!

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  • The Half Has Never Been Told

  • Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism
  • By: Edward E. Baptist
  • Narrated by: Ron Butler
  • Length: 19 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,476
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,336
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In The Half Has Never Been Told, historian Edward E. Baptist reveals the alarming extent to which slavery shaped our country politically, morally, and most of all, economically. Until the Civil War, our chief form of innovation was slavery. Through forced migration and torture, slave owners extracted continual increases in efficiency from their slaves, giving the country a virtual monopoly on the production of cotton, a key raw material of the Industrial Revolution.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The most definitive history of American slavery;

  • By Robert Fullerton on 01-04-15

Very informative and eye opening

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Reviewed: 09-12-17

The book opened my eyes to the horrors of our nations history. It really destroyed any excuses for americas past. And made me even more sick to my stomach about our current struggles with the past now in my mind

  • The Bible Tells Me So

  • Why Defending Scripture Has Made Us Unable to Read It
  • By: Peter Enns
  • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
  • Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 440
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 382
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Trained as an evangelical Bible scholar, Peter Enns loved the Scriptures and shared his devotion by teaching at Westminster Theological Seminary. But the further he studied the Bible, the more he found himself confronted by questions that could neither be answered within the rigid framework of his religious instruction nor be accepted among the conservative evangelical community.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Popular level look at how we understand scripture

  • By Adam Shields on 04-21-15

Great book

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Reviewed: 12-18-15

I found this book to be helpful in my thoughts about Christianity, if you think you're right and you know it all and get the bible then don't read it, it'll piss you off. But if you have doubts and questions it's a great book for you on your journey

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