A Basic History of the United States, Vol. 4
- The Growth of America, 1878-1928
- Narrated by: Mary Woods
- Length: 12 hrs and 32 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 02-13-07
- Language: English
- Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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By Larry on 12-27-07
This gets a mixed review from me. The reader is really very good, and the basic content seems solid. I was relatively unfamiliar with the period discussed and must say that I learned a lot. But beware: C. Carson has a libertarian agenda, never stated, but clearly evident in the tone of the writing and the evaluations of the various characters. If you are a laissez-faire advocate you will love this. His treatment of the activism of workers and unions is particularly galling. Anything remotely smelling of social activism is given a cold shoulder. One gets the feeling that he even objects to child labor legislation. I enjoyed much more his volume 2 and 3 since these had much less of this agenda. I hesitate to embark on vol 5 as FDR looms! And then there is Reagan to please him, I assume. I am pretty apolitical, but the heartless, uncompassionate (apparently)attitude displayed at times was very irritating to me.
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