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johnathan hinesley

newport news, va United States
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  • Democracy in Chains

  • The Deep History of the Radical Right's Stealth Plan for America
  • By: Nancy MacLean
  • Narrated by: Bernadette Dunne
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 711
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 638
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 635

Behind today's headlines of billionaires taking over our government is a secretive political establishment with long, deep, and troubling roots. The capitalist radical right has been working not simply to change who rules but to fundamentally alter the rules of democratic governance. But billionaires did not launch this movement; a white intellectual in the embattled Jim Crow South did.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A must read if you believe in democracy

  • By H. L. Nelson on 10-11-17

Scary to imagine this could be true.

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Reviewed: 07-13-17

Hatred, greed, and the worst of human nature is leading America away from democracy towards an oligarchy. It is up to the people of our great country to heed the warnings and fight to maintain America as the beacon of light, before America becomes a democracy in chains. Do we want an America that only works for the wealthy? Do we want America to become Chile?

This is a must read book for any citizen that wants to understand the master plain of the Koch brothers and their master plan to rule America as kings of fortune, while the dream of America dies for the rest of the American Citizens.

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  • Think and Grow Rich

  • The Landmark Bestseller Now Revised and Updated for the 21st Century
  • By: Napoleon Hill
  • Narrated by: Joel Fontinos
  • Length: 6 hrs and 26 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 745
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 554
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 557

Think and Grow Rich is the seminal work by the well-loved and world-renowned Napoleon Hill, a contemporary of Dale Carnegie. Originally published in 1937, Hill's money making secrets are as powerful today as they were then- and can change your life forever. After interviewing more than 500 of the most affluent men and women of his time, Hill uncovered the secret to great wealth, based on the notion that if we can learn to think like the rich, we can discover wealth and success.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The Narrator is Monotone

  • By Jameelah Anderson on 02-09-17

Must read book

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-04-16

This book was on a list of the books that all entrepreneurs must read so I did, sort of. The updated version includes stories of people that were successful today intertwined with the original story. The book lays out a road map for people that truly want to be successful in a way that makes information very practical and easy to put to use. Considering that the book was originally published almost a hundred years ago, I would say that the advice put forth in the book is timeless the same way that Dale Carnegie's "How to Win Friends and Influence People," is timeless.

I recommend this book to anyone trying to focus their energies on becoming successful.

  • How to Sweet-Talk a Shark

  • Strategies and Stories from a Master Negotiator
  • By: Bill Richardson, Kevin Bleyer
  • Narrated by: Clinton Wade
  • Length: 6 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 62
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 51
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 51

How to Sweet-Talk a Shark is a rare, candid, and entertaining glimpse into an insider's world of high-stakes negotiation - showing Richardson's successes and failures in some of the world's least friendly places. Meanwhile, listeners get frank lessons in the art of negotiation: how to prepare, how to size up your opponent, how to understand the nature of power in a standoff, how to give up only what is necessary while getting what you want, and many other strategies Richardson has mastered through at-the-table experience.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Inesting story, but not really a guide

  • By Big Mac on 03-19-18

Great stories about how Richardson sweet talked some sharks.

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Reviewed: 07-30-15

Great stories about the politics of world affairs. This book gives great insight into what goes on in the world behind the scenes of keeping the world safe and getting things done. I do not agree with Governor Richardson's view about the access of information collected by the NSA, but I loved how truly honest he was in this book about his success and failure as a political negotiator during his years in public service. Bill Richardson's ability to weave a story and make some of the most ruthless men in world history seem almost likable is fascinating.
I wish that the book was truer to its name and helped the reader sweet talk sharks or at least be able to better negotiate with people. Would have been nice to have a list of bullet points to go along with the stories.