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  • American Ulysses

  • A Life of Ulysses S. Grant
  • By: Ronald C. White
  • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
  • Length: 27 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
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    5 out of 5 stars 7
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A major new biography of the Civil War general and American president, by the author of the New York Times bestseller A. Lincoln. The dramatic story of one of America's greatest and most misunderstood military leaders and presidents, this is a major new interpretation of Ulysses S. Grant. Based on seven years of research with primary documents, some of them never tapped before, this is destined to become the Grant biography of our times.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Man, Great Story, Well Read.

  • By Anonymous User on 19-02-2019

Great Man, Great Story, Well Read.

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Reviewed: 19-02-2019

I thoroughly enjoyed this detailed biography of U.S. Grant. It paints vividly a man’s traversing of several stages in US history with the nation on his shoulders. Recommend for people with military and political interests, history lovers and those partial to a good story.

  • The Obstacle Is the Way

  • The Timeless Art of Turning Trials into Triumph
  • By: Ryan Holiday
  • Narrated by: Ryan Holiday
  • Length: 6 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 810
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 698

We are stuck, stymied, frustrated. But it needn't be this way. There is a formula for success that's been followed by the icons of history - from John D. Rockefeller to Amelia Earhart to Ulysses S. Grant to Steve Jobs - a formula that let them turn obstacles into opportunities. Faced with impossible situations, they found the astounding triumphs we all seek.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic book

  • By Alex.D on 02-09-2015

Intelligent but lacks heart.

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Reviewed: 26-12-2018

I found this book ticking all the boxes required to become a popular. It is well read and the effort in research is obvious. It does however read like a university essay, presenting a topic, explaining its utility for today and then backed by historical examples. The authors passion is subdued by what seems to be external advice, in order to broaden appeal, and therefore profitability. These sentiments, taken as an early dose, stifle the book into being an ode to 'silicon valley stoicism'. A PG rated ticket to climb a couple of social rungs. Would love to see the author take more risks and write their true feelings in their next work.

  • The Road to Wigan Pier

  • By: George Orwell
  • Narrated by: Jeremy Northam
  • Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 69
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 64

A graphic and biting polemic that still holds a fierce political relevance and impact despite being written over half a century ago. First published in 1937 it charts George Orwell's observations of working-class life during the 1930s in the industrial heartlands of Yorkshire and Lancashire. His depictions of social injustice and rising unemployment, the dangerous working conditions in the mines amid general squalor and hunger also bring together many of the ideas explored in his later works and novels.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • How much has changed without much changing at all

  • By Memphis on 23-09-2018

As relevant today..

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Reviewed: 26-12-2018

An powerful engaging book. Relevant today is it was at the time in the 1930’s, perhaps even more so. I love a book that can subtly hold a mirror to the reader, not cause anguish, but to allow one to check in every so often.
Wonderfully read - highly recommend.

  • Think and Grow Rich

  • By: Napoleon Hill
  • Narrated by: Napoleon Hill, Napoleon Hill Foundation
  • Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
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    5 out of 5 stars 99
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Napoleon Hill interviewed with William Wrigley, Alexander Graham Bell, Andrew Carnegie and 500 others.

He shares with you the secrets that helped all of these great leaders rise to the top in their respected industries. Many of today's top achievers credit Napoleon Hill's work as well as Think and Grow Rich as being the blueprint for their success.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best ever

  • By Luckyluke on 28-02-2017

Must Listen!

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Reviewed: 30-10-2018

What a wonderful gift the efforts behind this book are. Timeless lessons for everyone. Thank you !