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If you appreciate the ideas and the thinkers as well as the direct players in this field, and you like that delivered up zestily woven with artful, engaging descriptions of the dramas, clashes and personalities across a big canvas, there is no more listenable or informative resource on this topic anywhere, to my knowledge. And what is my knowledge? I read dozens of this sort of book every year. The title almost dissuaded me from buying it, because I avoid lurid catchy (dumb, downmarket, too-popular) content. I am so glad I bought this. This is the smartest book about this topic I have seen, and the most engaging. A few times while listening I have mused, "this might be the perfect book." The author doesn't hesitate to dig back into the background wherever it is illuminating, as far back as Revolutionary War times. The author will grab a thread and trace it across a couple centuries (and several states and various characters), if need be. It is all brisk in tempo, and all in service of enlightening us about this amazing, complex cluster of topics. More please, Robert Teitelman! And the narrator fits the material like a glove.
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How did the narrator detract from the book?
"M&A" one of the most common words in the book is pronounced with a hard "D" - eg "M anD A" most colloquially its pronounced "MNA"
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