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    1. Jews, God, and History
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    2. Team of Rivals: The Political
    3. Stars in Their Courses: The Gettysburg
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    4. The Wealth of Nations, Part 1
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    5. Bare Knuckles and Back Rooms
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    6. Colder Than Hell: A Marine Rifle
    7. The VICTORS, THE: Eisenhower and
    8. Against the Gods: The Remarkable
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    9. In Search of America
    10. Under the Banner of Heaven
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    11. The World Is Flat [Updated and
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    12. The Case for Christ: A Journalist's
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    13. Flyboys: A True Story of Courage
    14. Cavaliers and Roundheads: The
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    15. Greenback: The Almighty Dollar
    16. The Kissinger Transcripts: The
    17. Fingerprints of the Gods (Alternative
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    18. In a Sunburned Country
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    19. Empire: A Tale of Obsession, Betrayal,
    20. Shadow: Five Presidents and the

    1. Jews, God, and History
    by Blackstone Audiobooks
    Audio Cassette (January, 1997)
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    Isbn: 0786112638
    Sales Rank: 849788
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars An entertaining romp through 5000 years of Western Civilization
    Jews, God and History is a sobering but very entertaining romp through 5000 years of Western Civilization, which as Dimont so carefully points out, is in many essential respects, the invention of Jews. 5-0 out of 5 stars Simply great
    It's hard to believe this was Dimont's first book.As a fan of historical nonfiction,this is one of the best I've read. Its breadth is not limited to the Jewish people but also includes the many cultures into which their story has been incorporated throughout the past- this is one of the most engaging and easily readable works I have come across.It does indeed read more like a detective novel than a historical chronicle,yet it always maintains it's balance and factual integrity.It is about as objective as one can hope to get when it comes to so sweeping and potentially volatile a subject as Jewish history.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Good overview of Jewish history for the general reader
    This is an outstanding overview of Jewish history for the general reader. It is tremendously rich in information and written with an underlying warmth and sympathy that move the reader greatly. It is a good introduction but should not be the only book the reader reads on the subject. ... Read more

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    2. Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln
    by Simon & Schuster Audio
    Audio Cassette (25 October, 2005)
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    Isbn: 0743539125
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    The life and times of Abraham Lincoln have been analyzed and dissected in countless books. Do we need another Lincoln biography? In Read more

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    4-0 out of 5 stars The Power of Patience
    Lincoln has been the focus of seemingly endless analysis, yet Doris Kearns Goodwin offers a fresh and illuminating perspective.By focusing on the men around the president, Goodwin portrays Lincoln as a remarkable judge of human character, a consummate conciliator, and a man of remarkable wit.Goodwin obviously writes well, although her spotlight on so many players does confuse the reader a bit.She is a talented historian, and this is another solid piece of work.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Lincoln's strength in humility
    Although at first I did not understand why writing about Lincoln's cabinet members was going to be revealing about Lincoln himself, I found myself pleasantly surprised.
    4-0 out of 5 stars WHEN THE MEN AND THE MOMENT MET
    During this election cycle of 2006 I have been asking myself a question. When was the last time leftist could have unambiguously supported a Republican or Democratic Party candidate. As indicate below the clear choice is the Lincoln-Johnson ticket in 1864. By a happy coincidence Doris Kearn Goodwin's book under review here provides more than enough ammunition to confirm that opinion. Normally, my concerns as a fighter for socialism and hers as a fawning devotee of the New Deal, Fair Deal and New Frontier eras of the Democratic Party are miles apart. Here we can, at least for this moment, agree that Lincoln, as a man and politician was worthy of support by militants and those not so militant. Make no mistake Lincoln and his compatriots were big men who confronted big tasks. And did it. Underlining Goodwin's thesis is a belief that what passes for today's Republican leaders pale in contrast. Again we agree. Here's why.
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    3. Stars in Their Courses: The Gettysburg Campaign (UNABRIDGED)
    by Random House Publishing Group
    Audio Cassette (25 October, 1994)
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    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars "They will attack you in the morning and they will come booming--skirmishers three-deep. You will have to fight like the devil."
    Heth upon hearing a rumour that Early's men had over looked a suppy of shoes (many of his men were barefooted) when they passed though Gettysburg the week Sent his lead brigade under Johnston Pettigrew to investigate. Johnston Pettigrew returned on thr 30th of June, mindeful of Lee's warning not to bring on abattle till the whole army was at hand, prudently withdrew when he encountered Federal troopers along a creekbank west of town.
    5-0 out of 5 stars A wonderful read, and a sincere search for truth
    Imagine, if you can, a book written by a modern historian that actually seeks the truth.Imagine a book written by a modern historian that is not slanted to promote his/her politics.Imagine a 20th century historian that does not even mention the sexuality (alternative or otherwise), of any historical figures in an entire book.
    5-0 out of 5 stars The Tragedy of Gettysburg
    "Stars in Their Courses" is a superb narrative account of the Battle of Gettysburg, excerpted from Foote's three volume history of the Civil War.Shelby Foote, a novelist and a son of the South before becoming an historian, approaches the Gettysburg Campaign as a tragic human drama, the high tide of Confederate arms for General Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia and the turning point of redemption for General George Meade's Army of the Potomac.
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    4. The Wealth of Nations, Part 1
    by Blackstone Audiobooks
    Audio Cassette (August, 1997)
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    Isbn: 0786100834
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    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Readable introduction to economic theory
    For anyone coming to Adam Smith's Wealth of Nations the first surprise is how readable it is. Famous classic of economic theory though it may be, this is no dry academic tome to be read only by people with a scholarly interest in economic history. There are no detailed tables of statistics of the sort one might expect to find in a modern book on the subject, and no mathematical analysis, indeed not very much quantitative information at all. Instead there is a long series of examples to explain such ideas as why it is more efficient to divide work among several specialists rather than have a complete task fulfilled by one person, or why slave labour is ultimately more expensive than paying free workers, even workers in cities like Boston or New York, where wages were far higher in Smith's time than those in his native Scotland.
    4-0 out of 5 stars Brutal, Yet Interesting Read
    This was absolutely a brutal read; however, it was more or less a paradox described as painfully interesting. The mind of Adam Smith is incredible, and I encourage an interested reader to duke it out as you'll most certainly come out of the book more informed. I would recommend Wealth of Nations to anyone who has a mild interest in Economics.Brian Oley

    4-0 out of 5 stars Brutal, Yet Interesting Read
    I am going to refer to the original text version written by Adam Smith: This was absolutely a brutal read; however, it was more or less a paradox described as painfully interesting. The mind of Adam Smith is incredible, and I encourage an interested reader to duke it out as you'll most certainly come out of the book more informed. I would recommend Wealth of Nations to anyone who has a mild interest in Economics.Brian Oley ... Read more

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    5. Bare Knuckles and Back Rooms
    by Random House Audio
    Audio Cassette (01 August, 1996)
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    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    A consummate political operative, Ed Rollins has ridden high and ridden low. The political director of Ronald Reagan's White House in 1981, he enjoyed overwhelming success. But the weirdness of the Ross Perot campaign sent him reeling, and his stint running Christine Todd Whitman's gubernatorial campaign resulted in a grand jury investigation. Through it all, Rollins picked up a wealth of juicy and humorous material, which he is willing to share--holding nothing back. He calls Perot a "paranoid lunatic on an ego trip" and Arianna Huffington "ruthless and unscrupulous." An enjoyable and educational book from an outspoken insider who reveals the viciousness of modern politics. ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Ed Rollins sets the record straight
    In Bare Knuckles and Back Rooms: My Life in American Politics, Ed Rollins details his careers as a Political Operative learning the trade from California Democratic Speaker Jess Unruh, his philosophical transformation into a conservative Republican, alignment with the Reagan revolution and his time as a Senior White House Staffer and heavyweight Political Consultant.
    5-0 out of 5 stars The Real World
    Being a political operative seems like a glamorous profession.While there certainly are perks -- there are an equal number of disadvantages to this career choice.Rollins' depiction of what it's like to be a campaign manager is the truest I've read.It's not always a glamorous lifestyle.Even the best campaigns are full of fast food, headaches and heartaches (now there's a title)! Rollins does a great job of telling "the real" story of being a campaign manager...the good, the bad, and the ugly...

    5-0 out of 5 stars ROTFLMAO!!!!
    Warning: There's quite a bit of foul language in this book.
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    6. Colder Than Hell: A Marine Rifle Company at Chosin Reservoir (Naval Institute Audiobook Series)
    by Naval Institute Press
    Audio Cassette (November, 1998)
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    Isbn: 1557506620
    Sales Rank: 651043
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Cold Hard, Mean and True
    You have a choice with this book. You can read it like an adventure story and be stunned by the thrilling story or you can read it like the true account it is of a horrible war. It is a stunning book. It is a must read. Forget the movies read this book. This author deserves a Pulitzer Prize for his account of Korea. He also deserves a medal.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Amazing tale, modest writing
    As far as heroism goes Joe Owen and the men he served with are 5 stars plus.What they went through was so amazing that the story was an easy to read page turner and we are forever beholden to the sacrifices they made.I have read other first person narratives that I thought were better for writing craft but this is a book I would recommend for the close up view of this historical moment in Marine history.

    5-0 out of 5 stars RECOMMEND THIS ONE TO YOUR COLLECTION
    Excellent read for those interested in this particular conflict.The author is quite discriptive in his narration.He is able, somewhat, to give the "feel" of the circumstances..if that is even vaguely possible through the written word.The author has a tallent for enabling the reader to actually visualize the situation...sometimes rather difficult to accomplishe when addressing military movement on the battlefield.Again, I recommend you add this one to your collection.I makes a very nice reference book along with being a very good read. ... Read more

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    7. The VICTORS, THE: Eisenhower and His Boys: The Men of World War II
    by Audioworks
    Audio Cassette (01 November, 1998)
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    Isbn: 0671043374
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    4-0 out of 5 stars The Victors
    From the very beginning of the book I was enticed.I thought it was very well written and an enjoyable read.It includes stories and things I would have never expected.I thought the relationship between Marshall and Eisenhower was most interesting.I had not learned much about Marshall and Eisenhower's personalities.They were opposites yet worked very well together.Their relationship was based on trust. It is inspirational to hear of all that our soldiers went through during World War II.As someone looking back it helped me to better understand what went on and what the soldiers experienced first hand.I thought "The Victors" was a wonderful book and spanned over a good period of time.I would highly recommend it to others as a World War II informative book.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Fighting in the cold
    This covers the European theater from D day to the end. 2-0 out of 5 stars Sort of a best of Stephen Ambrose
    I have read most of the books by Ambrose and the material in The Victors is covered better in his other works.It isn;t bad, but the only reader who might find it interesting is someone who was looking to get into Ambrose's WWII works.Anyone else but the completists will probably not enjoy this book. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. 20th century    2. Abridged Audio - History    3. Abridged Audio - Misc. Nonfiction    4. Audio Adult: Other    5. Audiobooks    6. Campaigns    7. History    8. Military - United States    9. Military - World War II    10. Soldiers    11. United States    12. United States - General    13. Western Front    14. World War, 1939-1945    15. History / General   


    8. Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk
    by Simon & Schuster Audio
    Audio Cassette (01 March, 1997)
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    With the stock market breaking records almost daily, leaving longtime market analysts shaking their heads and revising their forecasts, a study of the concept of risk seems quite timely. Peter Bernstein has written a comprehensive history of man's efforts to understand risk and probability, beginning with early gamblers in ancient Greece, continuing through the 17th-century French mathematicians Pascal and Fermat and up to modern chaos theory. Along the way he demonstrates that understanding risk underlies everything from game theory to bridge-building to winemaking. ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Ingenious ways to measure probability
    "Against the Gods; The remarkable story of risk," is a world-class history of ingenious ways to measure probability.Author Peter L. Bernstein approaches the subject of risk/uncertainty with patience and unfolds a stirring tale of how civilization dicovered ways to improve the understanding of probability.
    3-0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable
    It has interesting parts. Good for those looking for a recreational reading rather than a good manual for beginners. On this count, I recommend Barboianu's "Understanding and Calculating the Odds".

    4-0 out of 5 stars A good non-mathematical introduction to economic risk
    For people who are interested in the economic side of risk (mainly stock), rather than the probabilities and risks of every day things.
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    9. In Search of America
    by Hyperion
    Audio Cassette (01 September, 2002)
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    Isbn: 0786869518
    Sales Rank: 773824
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars In search of America
    I arrived in new condition.I would purchase from them again.Very good experience

    4-0 out of 5 stars Skipping Across the Country to find History.
    Since this is one of those special over-size books, I was expecting just a beautiful keepsake, a coffee table item.Its glossy exterior gives that impression.And yet the in-depth stories are chock full of historical facts and modern happenings as a result of what had happened before.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Worth the time
    Peter Jennings narrates this abridged series of interesting vignettes about Americans living in America and by doing so creating and recreating America. He examines the old tensions in our democracy like big or small federal government, corporatism versus individualism, and secularism versus religious fervor. In some cases he elevates historical figures too highly, like Jefferson, despite his seditious writings in the Kentucky Resolutions, and W E B Du Bois, despite his socialist rantings from early in the century. Jennings and Brewster would have done well to feature other more worthy people in their book. I enjoyed the profile of the Club for Growth using populist tactic against unresponsive Republicans, and the profile of CFG's mouldy counterpart on the left. The heart rending story of Gary, Indiana and its misinformed leaders is a cautionary tale to any group in America that expects to dwell for long periods at the federal trough, administrations and sentiments change, don't get too comfortable. I would have liked to have heard how outside threats have molded our country (aside from 9-11), because I feel that it defines a portion of thecore of our country. Start at the XYZ affair up to the communist involvement in the FDR administration and I think you have rounded out a view of America more fully. Perhaps this is in the unabridged version. ... Read more

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    10. Under the Banner of Heaven
    by Books on Tape
    Audio Cassette (August, 2003)
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    In 1984, Ron and Dan Lafferty murdered the wife and infant daughter of their younger brother Allen. The crimes were noteworthy not merely for their brutality but for the brothers' claim that they were acting on direct orders from God. In Read more

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    4-0 out of 5 stars Murder, Religion, MormonsandFundamentalists
    This is sort of "The DaVinci Code" of Mormonism.The difference though, is that Krakauer, unlike Dan Brown, does much better reasearch and is not writing fiction.Krakauer also reveals his personal biases in the author's notes at the end.
    1-0 out of 5 stars Great works of fiction
    I read the first 1/3 of the book, and had to quit, because it falls into my "great work of fiction" category.My major complaint with the book is with it's history of Mormonism.I have read the various official stories about how the gold plates were found, how the church was organized and other events from the LDS church.I have also read various differing accounts by detractors.
    4-0 out of 5 stars Fascinating Take on LDS Origins, Current Schisms and a Tragic Crime Spree
    When I first read Jon Krakauer's INTO THIN AIR, I became fascinated with all things Everest.(All things except actually climbing the growing peak, that is.)So when this became a book club pick, my curiosity was piqued.(Glad I got my 'p' word quota out of the way this early.)
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    11. The World Is Flat [Updated and Expanded]: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century
    by Audio Renaissance
    Audio Cassette (02 May, 2006)
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    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    3-0 out of 5 stars Friedman's history is great, but "Flat" has its drawbacks
    Friedman's substantial, "The World Is Flat" is a summary of the dramatic changes in the economy of the world in the first few years of the 21st century.The book is full of great stories from all over the world that shows how, while the geography of our planet hasn't changed, that geography is becoming less and less an obstacle for business.The author shows, in a fairly amusing way, how certain dates in history (e.g. 11/9/89 - When the Walls Came Down and the Windows Went Up) represent major milestones in the progress to a flat world.These events, called flatteners, helped usher in the new globalization (version 3.0), which is exploding and resulting in a new world economy where India and China are on the same production and creative level as the United States.
    4-0 out of 5 stars The future is here, and it is starting to be evenly distributed
    I have to admit I only read this book based on the fact it was topping all the best seller lists. I found it to be a worth while read. Even though I follow technology closely, I wasn't really aware of some of the points that the author made, so hopefully many will pick up something from this book. Many parts of the book I had difficulties relating to, but the new insights it provided were defently worth it.

    1-0 out of 5 stars How to destroy the United States 101 - What the book should be titled
    It's a shame that US leaders have based a lot of its US policies on this book.It's like they want to make the US North Mexico or some Third World country. Really it's traitorous.
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    12. The Case for Christ: A Journalist's Personal Investigation of the Evidence for Jesus
    by Zondervan
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    3-0 out of 5 stars Okay for what it is, but disappointing nevertheless
    Strobel does a good job of presenting the case for Christ. By interviewing various scholars ("expert witnesses"), he builds that case in the same way he would build a legal case to take to court. He anticipates each objection, each piece of countering evidence, that the opposing side might introduce, and he deals with these one by one. So far, so good.
    3-0 out of 5 stars Hate to lodge dissent
    I hate to be a naysayer but as a former agnostic myself I had heard so much good about this book I was anxious to get my hands on a copy. Perhaps it was the buildup that raised my expectations too high. It is not bad for a book of its kind but nothing different from those who have gone before him down this road of apologetics.Many have disagreed with me on this but I do not think it would work well on the serious agnostic or atheist. Many, I think, would consider it an insult to their intelligence. So from the perspective of this Christian reviewer, you might want to look elsewhere for a book to share with friends. This one is helpful as a faith-booster but not a very good faith-inducer in my opinion; fair but no silver bullet of apologetics.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Good for new Christians and athiests
    If you believe in God but have doubts that Jesus existed, this is a good book for you.If you don't believe in God this is a good book for you....if you go into it with an open mind.If you are dead set that God doesn't exist and don't want to find out other wise then don't read this book.I like this book because it gives many different scholar's views on various subjects.
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    13. Flyboys: A True Story of Courage
    by Hachette Audio
    Audio Cassette (30 September, 2003)
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    Isbn: 1586215698
    Sales Rank: 301435
    Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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    2-0 out of 5 stars Biased
    I read Flags of Our Fathers and enjoyed it more than Flyboys.Bradley has a writing style that is difficult at times as has personal biases come through very clearly.As one other reviewer has written, I found it very odd that he often referred to MG Curtis LeMay as "Curtis."As someone writing about military history, Bradley should have more respect for the uniform and should not call a two star general by his first name like he is talking about one of his golfing buddies.This was very distracting.I also found the first couple of chapters of his history lesson very tedious and unfocused - so much so that I nearly quit reading the book.The latter chapters pick up the pace and are insightful.Bradley also devotes too much time attempting to demonize the American firebombing tactics.Thankfully Bradley's bias and negativity toward the Navy and Army is not as pronounced in Flyboys as in FOOF.This bias is especially odd considering his father was a Navy Corpsman.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Desire to moralize reaches too far
    I assume that the author is attempting to show that war creates an environment in which morally degenerate acts become much more likely, if not all but inevitable, on all sides of the conflict.In doing so, however, the author very frequently stretches the blanket of history too far, as when he suggests that the Japanese would have remained forever content to be isolated on their home islands if the American fleet had not paid an uninvited visit to Tokyo Bay in 1853-54 and taught the Japanese the foreign policy advantages of a strong navy.While most historians would agree that the U.S. Navy's visit served the royal court with a wake-up call regarding the existence of a world beyond Japan, that is not the same thing as assuming that without this visit no other internal or external events over the next 70 years would have spurred the Japanese to look beyond their shores and trade an isolationist philosophy for an imperial one.
    4-0 out of 5 stars Fascinating!
    I found this to be a fascinating account of the war in the Pacific, and I was impressed with the fact that the author imparts a deep appreciation for America and the sacrifices our soldiers made but can still step back and look objectively at the mistakes on both sides.Does examining our own faults release the other side from responsibility for their crimes, as some other reviewers seem to feel?I don't believe so; I think it's healthy for us to examine our history so we don't make the same mistakes again.It's too bad that some people lump any critique of our own actions into the "pop-revisionist history" category.
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    Subjects:  1. Atrocities    2. Audio Adult: Books On Tape    3. Biography    4. Chichi Island    5. General    6. History    7. Japan    8. Military    9. Military - World War II    10. Military History - World War II    11. Prisoners Of War    12. Prisoners and prisons, Japanese    13. Unabridged Audio - History    14. World War, 1939-1945    15. Biography & Autobiography / Military   


    14. Cavaliers and Roundheads: The English at War, 1642 - 1649
    by Books on Tape
    Audio Cassette (March, 2001)
    list price: $72.00
    Isbn: 0736663568
    Sales Rank: 953918
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Interestingly Written History AboutThe English Civil War of 1642-9
    From about 1642 to 1649 there was a terrible Civil War in England.Over 200,000 people lost their lives either from battles,civilians being harmed by soldiers foraging for food and supplies and gold, or from sickness such as the plague. EventuallyKing Charles The First was beheaded.England became a "Republic"with power of the purse strings in The House of Commons that was comprised of elected representatives of the English People. The Divine Right of kings to do as they pleased came to and end in England.Thus, this was a big step forward in giving freedom and human rights to common people.I suppose the government of The USA benefited from the example.However, the "human rights of the people"were bought at a terrible price in lost lives and human misery in England.It's too bad there couldn't have been a less bloody and painful way to accomplish the same end.The book itself is very well written.You will enjoy "the story".Recommended.
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    15. Greenback: The Almighty Dollar and the Invention of America
    by Audio Renaissance
    Audio Cassette (18 January, 2003)
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    Isbn: 1559278560
    Sales Rank: 611221
    Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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    3-0 out of 5 stars Evolution of the dollar...
    I'm a professional currency trader, so I bought this book to learn more about the history of the US Dollar going back to its creation.This book does give a lot of the history of the dollar, but unfortunately it is rather boring.Some of the stories are enjoyable and possibly apocryphal, but the book is still a very slow read.90+% of the book is devoted to the history of the US currency prior to the 20th century, so be prepared for some deep history of colonial America.There is a lot of good information in the book, but sadly, the story is boring.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Another entertaining and instructive book by J. Goodwin
    Jason Goodwin is a polarizing author, whose books are either hated or loved by his readers.As in his best-known previous book, "Lords of the Horizons", in "Greenback" he uses a lot of wonderful anecdotes to spice up his prose and keep the reader interested.As in that book, his grasp of the essence of the subject is pretty good, although one could disagree in the details. 4-0 out of 5 stars Milestones in the Evolutionof Value Storage
    This is a very enjoyable work, well-written and researched, with numerous anecdotes and sidelights. I thought particularly strongthe early chapters on colonial and post-revolution America. One sees in Jefferson an early version of a common type today: the person who is adamantly opposed to debt and credit instruments because he himself is hopelessly swamped in debt. Today's debt paranoiac shuns credit cards and deferred payment schemes of all stripes in favor of cash (paper dollars and checks drawn on bank accounts). But for Jefferson those very paper dollars and banks were suspect. For him, the only "real" money was metallic: gold or silver. The only stores of value in his opinion were coins or bullion or land.Read more

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    16. The Kissinger Transcripts: The Top Secret Talks With Beijing & Moscow (National Security Archive Documents Reader)
    by Audio Literature
    Audio Cassette (February, 1999)
    list price: $30.00
    Isbn: 0787118966
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    Henry Kissinger brought a near-obsessive sense of secrecy to the execution of his duties as secretary of state during the administrations of Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford, and took steps to ensure that this secrecy would continue even after he left office. Much of his paperwork is under seal at the Library of Congress, making use of a loophole in the Freedom of Information Act to keep the material away from prying researchers. Read more

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    4-0 out of 5 stars Very useful for digging into certain Cold War negotiations
    When this book came out it caused a bit of a stir.However, as the editors note, a careful review of the material actual tends toward moderation.Supporters can see a bit to criticize and the critics can see things aren't quite as black as they had supposed.I found the transcripts to be fascinating because we get to read conversations that were the subject of much debate and speculation for the past several decades.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Fascinating
    Although much of Burr's analysis leaves a lot to be desired, this book is a must have for a first hand look at Kissinger's diplomatic legacy. There is still much information that has not been declassified and therefore _The Kissinger Transcripts_ presents only a partial picture at best, but Burr's compilation is well worth the effort to see Kissinger's many different diplomatic faces show themselves as he deals with different characters such as Mao, Brezhnev, Zhou Enlai, Gromyko, Deng Xiaoping and others. It is truly fascinating to examine the different rhetorical tactics employeed by Kissinger to suit his particular audience. Incidentally, this bit of genius appears to be lost upon Burr, and others too, who view these many Kissinger faces with a seeming lack of understanding and even think of it as somewhat contradictory. The guiding theme when examined as a whole, however, is that Kissinger worked toward the improvement of the position of the United States in the world power structure. There is no doubt that the opening of China, coupled with Kissinger's deft Middle East diplomacy, did just that. These transcripts shed some much needed light on the operations of perhaps the United States' greatest executor of foreign policy.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Essential reading on Foreign Policy
    The lengths to which Kissinger went to recruit the Chinese on the American side in the Cold War are instructive to those who believe that America played its cards well on the international arena in the Cold War. Much of the story that William Burr has pieced together--quite admirably in my opinion--is sad reading from the American point of view. Less so, of course, from the Chinese perspective. At points, it is easy to forget which of the parties was the superpower, and which the third world nation rising from internal turmoil, economic collapse and a severely hostile international situation. It is particularly instructive to read this book in context of the question of dealing with China, a problem which America has grappled with fitfully over the past two decades. The roots of Chinese suspicion of "peaceful evolution" and "engagement" lie in their recollection of the avid wooing of China in the 1970s. Read more

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    17. Fingerprints of the Gods (Alternative History)
    by Audio Literature
    Audio Cassette (August, 1997)
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    Isbn: 1574531093
    Sales Rank: 754173
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars A Well Presented Theory
    I'm a big fan of ancient history. I remember when I went to a university open day toward the end of high school. I wandered over to the archaeology wing, and in a glass case they had a genuine Sumerian cuneiform, one of the oldest pieces of writing in known history. It was only a little one, but I remember being mesmerized by it. I'm also a big fan of alternative histories, because I do have a feeling there is more to prehistory than there appears, and have read quite a few of the "essential" reads.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Amazing Book
    This was a serious and thought provoking look into facts that modern science wants no light shed on. Modern geography, anthropology, and especially Egyptology are turned completely on there heads by the undisputable evidence put forth in this book.
    5-0 out of 5 stars He did it again !
    After Fingerprints of the Gods, I read Supernatural, Then reread Andrew Collins, From the Ashes of Angels, I would like to see these authors cowrite a book, because I have a feeling that now we are really getting close to the truth on Earths past history. Maybe the animal headed gods of egypt and other places were seen by the shamans, and reported on when they returned from thier Astral Journeys. I do know these Authors will produce some more great books !!! ... Read more

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    18. In a Sunburned Country
    by Random House Audio
    Audio Cassette (06 June, 2000)
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    Isbn: 0553502557
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars "Que Sera Sera"
    I checked this out of the library and read it on the way to Australia to visit my daughter during her study abroad semester in Brisbane. She read it while we sailed the Whitsundays and dove on the Great Barrier Reef - well, not when we we actually in the water. Before whe started reading it, in conversations I regularly sited Bryson having commented on many of our topics, by saying something, "Just like in the book," or, "Bryson talks about that in the book." A little like Seinfeld having done so many topics, that we live parts of them in our daily lives. Anyway, we left the book on a plane. So, I'll buy a copy for the library and one for me - money well spent. It was a great introduction and punctuated much of the trip. A bus driver in Brisbane was actually whistling "Que Sera Sera," which,I think, was mentioned in the book. I'll find out when I read it again. I'd read Bryson's Sort History of Nearly Everything a couple of years ago. It's also a good read.

    1-0 out of 5 stars Audio CD review: His prose is annoying when spoken aloud
    You get your money's worth here--there are a ton of CDs in this audio book. Unfortunately, I found Bryson's prose (which I enjoyed a lot when reading silently, as I have done with his other books) to be greatly irritating when spoken aloud. To me, he sounds kind of 'affected' in parts, and sometimes there is a sort of "moist" sound when he pronounces words. Hard to describe until you hear the CD, but trust me on this one. I think a lot of the positive reviews on here are for the book, and not the CD. I would stick with the written word on this one.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Why I read it twice...a review in two parts.
    I took this book with me on a recent trip to Central America and absolutely loved it.While there is less narrative flow than, say, A Walk in the Woods, reading Bryson's thoughts on Sydney harbor, Australian-rules football, former Prime Minister Harold Holt (peace be upon him), forever walking through Canberra, and his near run-in's with a seemingly endless list of nasty (and apparently deadly) native animals was engaging and thoroughly enjoyable.He does this all the while encountering some pretty terrific and endearing folks, drinking many Victorian Bitters, and relaying an impressive and affectionate recounting of Australian history.There really is a lot to like here.So much so that upon finishing the book while still in Central America, and realizing that I committed the unpardonable sin of only bringing one book with me to read (you try finding a decent bookstore in Central America), I turned to the first chapter and started all over again.And it was equally engrossing, witty, and informative if not more-so.I can think of no higher compliment for a book and I recommend it whole-heartedly. ... Read more

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    19. Empire: A Tale of Obsession, Betrayal, and the Battle for an American Icon (Wiley Audio)
    by Penton Overseas
    Audio Cassette (April, 2002)
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    20. Shadow: Five Presidents and the Legacy of Watergate 1974-1999
    by Audioworks
    Audio Cassette (01 June, 1999)
    list price: $25.00
    Isbn: 0671044478
    Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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    There are two ways to look at this bestseller by Watergate scoopmeister Woodward. First, it's an original take on Clinton's sex scandal, framing it as the latest consequence of Nixon's assault on the U.S. political system. Woodward sketches each president's tussles with scandal managing after Watergate permanently turned up the press heat on the White House. Ford lies about a meeting concerning a potential deal to pardon Nixon, but remains convinced he did nothing wrong. Carter's pious advocacy of truth telling backfires when he's confronted with conundrums involving his pal Bert Lance, the fallout from CIA-provided hookers, and cash for King Hussein. Reagan's men try to make him understand the lies and shocking wrongness of the Iran-Contra debacle, but he simply, stubbornly doesn't get it. And by the time prosecutors interview Reagan in 1992, he's so ill he can't remember his own oldest friends and advisers.Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Inside of the White House
    Another Bob Woodward book, another masterpiece. I am getting great pleasure from his books. Detailed research, witnesses, and main character interviews are combined to revealed truth with every respect. In Shadows, he discovers the last five presidents scandals and events around them. Book starts with Ford, Nixon and Watergate, This is the most interesting chapter of the book, and it is explained with every detail. Secondly, Carter and payment made to Jordan King and Iran Hostage crisis. You can feel Carter's pain in this chapter. After that, of course Reagan andIran-Contra weapon sale and Oliver North incident. This chapter is also very interesting. The role Regan and Senior Bush is much different than public knows. Senior Bush's role is very controversial. There are always something learn from his books. When Senior Bush was at the White House, subject is the war again. First gulf war and Saddam stories given. There is also little bit information about Bush-Saudi relations in that time. Inevitable, Mr. Bandar's name is also here. Finally, Clinton era, Whitewater and Monica. This is also very big chapter. In Whitewater investigation is explained very well. Also Monica scandal is the fun part of the book. Star and Clinton have not a bad relation as we know.
    4-0 out of 5 stars The effect the Independent Counsel had on the Presidency
    I think this is a pretty good book on the Presidency of the United States since Watergate.Of course, Mr. Woodward played a significant role in reporting Watergate and has written extensively about the Presidency since then.5-0 out of 5 stars Interesting, disturbing look at the presidency
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