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Jack Fleming

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The best book published thus far on the Trump Adm.

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Reviewed: 30-01-2019

While the book doesn't explore trumps high level decisions it follows the down river consequences of his blatant disregard for the functioning of government. The floor in this reasoning came to light in the most recent government shutdown where trumps administration could not see any disasters consequences from a government shutdown. Government is a complex Institution disregarding its function is something you make at your own peril and only heights the fifth risk to humanities existence.

well worth a read for all students of politics

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Reviewed: 09-10-2018

A slow building narrative that ultimately leaves you with a great understanding of the role of memory and memorislisation. the role of the welfare state and the emergence of the EU. well worth a read eventually got use to the voice you probably will too as it's a monster of an audiobook in length.

Napoleon the great

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Reviewed: 29-08-2018

Quite the epic for such great man. Overall I found the narrative engaging but to apologetic for my tastes. However having only read this one book on Napoleon it's hard to tell how much this is the case.

A Thurley enjoyable romp through history

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Reviewed: 15-07-2018

first up I will add the proviso that I love the history of scientific achievement, so I was already positively disposed to the subject matter. I think Simon Winchester organisational of this book by orders of magnitude of procession was clever and works well. this book will appeal to anyone who likes engineering and science. the book contains fantasic narratives around each significant advancement in precision that made this book hard to stop listening to.

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Energy usage throughout history

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Reviewed: 05-07-2018

The perfect historical background for current energy debates over resource exhaustion, environmental degeneration and economic growth. particularly liked the exploration of ancient and prehistoric energy use. Finding out all about the advantage of being bipedal over quadrupedal was quite the eye opener for me personally having never undertaking any study in human physiology or biomechanics.

Money a history from someone who isn't an econ

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Reviewed: 12-05-2018

I found this an interesting, money, credit and debt are always examined through the lens of economics. So in that regard it was quite refreshing to hear about these concepts from a different perspective. However I personally found the argument unpersuasive. however I would still recommend this book for those who are interested in economics as it's an alternative view point that is well articulated and is at the very least an interesting narrative.

the best story I have ever heard about Apollo

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Reviewed: 13-03-2018

I found this book to be captivating from beginning to end would recommend to anymore who studies design, history, astrophysics and astronomy. Or anyone for that matter that is interested in the story of the us space Program as whole.

if you enjoyed the first you will enjoy the second

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Reviewed: 09-02-2018

when I first started the series I was sceptical of the interwoven narrative but it has grown on me and now I am of the opinion that it really complements the operational history of the war in the west.

if you loved the podcast you will love the audiobo

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Reviewed: 15-12-2017

Bring all his usual flair to his spoken work this audiobook is a dream to any long term listeners of the history of Rome or revolutions Podcast.

Deep dive into The Holy Roman Empire

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Reviewed: 07-12-2017

Very enjoyable linkage of the history of the church and empire at start. Given the vast expanse of the history of the emperor it has a number of interesting interactions with the history of the reformation, the conceptualisation of imperialism and the French revolution. Overall does much to counter the narrative of the Empire being an institution that long outlasted it's usefulness. The 20th century historical interprations have come at the Empire with a nationalist focus or a nation state interpretation nor a progressive constitutional center of reform. well worth a read I certainly walked away knowing far more and being far more interested in the subject matter overall

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