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  • Pivotal Tuesdays

  • Four Elections That Shaped the Twentieth Century
  • By: Margaret O'Mara
  • Narrated by: James Killavey
  • Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 28

Pivotal Tuesdays looks back at four pivotal presidential elections of the past 100 years to show how they shaped the 20th century. During the rowdy, four-way race in 1912 between Teddy Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, Eugene Debs, and Woodrow Wilson, the candidates grappled with the tremendous changes of industrial capitalism and how best to respond to them. In 1932, Franklin Roosevelt's promises to give Americans a "New Deal" to combat the Great Depression helped him beat the beleaguered incumbent, Herbert Hoover.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Important book...especially this year.

  • By Jim on 07-31-16

Intriguing and Topical read.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-22-16

What did you love best about Pivotal Tuesdays?

A amazing book on every level.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Pivotal Tuesdays?

These are probably the four most important elections of the last century and with another coming up, an important listen for any concerned citizen.

What does James Killavey bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Deep mellow voice. Easy to listen to.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No. Too long.

17 of 17 people found this review helpful

  • Torn by the Sun

  • By: John C. Dalglish
  • Narrated by: James Killavey
  • Length: 5 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7

Keiko Yoshida is a beautiful, young Japanese-American in pre-World War II San Francisco. Jesse Sommers is a native San Franciscan, who walks into Keiko's life just months before the attack on Pearl Harbor. Neither has any way of knowing what is coming, nor the impact events will have on their lives, but they are determined to hold on to a love being Torn by the Sun.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful listening experience.

  • By Caitlyn on 07-21-15

Wonderful listening experience.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-21-15

If you could sum up Torn by the Sun in three words, what would they be?

Love conquers all.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Torn by the Sun?

When the family found out the were going to an internment camp.

Which scene was your favorite?

Can't say...would give away a very powerful ending.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Both..in different places.

Any additional comments?

This was a wonderful romance with a true historical background. I did a bit of research and it looks like the author did his, too. Depiction of conditions in the camps was very accurate.

12 of 12 people found this review helpful