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  • On Grand Strategy

  • By: John Lewis Gaddis
  • Narrated by: Mike Chamberlain
  • Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 500
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 441
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 435

For over 20 years, a select group of Yale undergraduates has been admitted into the year-long "Grand Strategy" seminar team-taught by John Lewis Gaddis and Paul Kennedy. Its purpose: to provide a grounding in strategic decision-making in the face of crisis to prepare future American leaders for important work. Now, John Lewis Gaddis has transposed the experience of that course into a wonderfully succinct, lucid and inspirational book, a view from the commanding heights of statesmanship across the landscape of world history from the ancient Greeks to Lincoln, and beyond.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting, but fails to offer real lessons.

  • By Zack on 07-04-18

it's tough to get through as an audiobook.

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

Reviewed: 11-26-18

You might want to buy or check out the paper or Kindle version to accompany this book.

  • The Next Decade

  • Where We've Been . . . and Where We're Going
  • By: George Friedman
  • Narrated by: Bruce Turk
  • Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 430
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 268
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 266

In The Next Decade, George Friedman offers readers a pro­vocative and endlessly fascinating prognosis for the immedi­ate future. Using Machiavelli’s The Prince as a model, Friedman focuses on the world’s leaders - particularly the American president - and with his trusted geopolitical insight analyzes the complex chess game they will all have to play.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Jaw-dropping apolitical analysis

  • By Michael on 01-31-11

Friedman provides a great basis for thinking

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 11-06-17

Agree with it or not, America is an empire. We must know our role and how to establish the right balance of power. Steeped with Machiavellian references, this book shows trends that are actually playing out (since we're 6 years into The Next Decade ). This is a good place to start your thinking of geopolitics.

  • The Obesity Code

  • Unlocking the Secrets of Weight Loss
  • By: Dr. Jason Fung
  • Narrated by: Brian Nishii
  • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,696
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,797
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,699

In this highly listenable and provocative book, Dr. Jason Fung sets out an original, robust theory of obesity that provides startling insights into proper nutrition. In addition to his five basic steps - a set of lifelong habits that will improve your health and control your insulin levels - Dr. Fung explains how to use intermittent fasting to break the cycle of insulin resistance and reach a healthy weight - for good.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • There is a PDF, Folks

  • By Cynthia on 06-27-17

Insulin IS the key to weight loss

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

Reviewed: 07-30-17

Great book with easy analogies to understand hormonal imbalance and the role of insulin as the cause of obesity. "Eat less, move more" has not worked for me in over 20 years of dieting. I am looking forward to trying the intermittent fasting techniques also described in this book.