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This book chronicles our history during different era's and reviews all the means the government has employed to involve us in wars of aggression, to benefit vested interests, and facilitate our imperialist ambitions. Well told and well written.
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Would you try another book from Joshua Freeman and/or Don Hagen?
This book was not very informative and the production quality was low. For a reader with a basic knowledge of U.S. History in the 20th Century, you will not learn much from this book. The narrator is not very compelling (the sound quality is low) and there are several apx. 10 second breaks in the recording. So, no and no.
What was most disappointing about Joshua Freeman’s story?
This book is like a high school history textbook with cliche liberal talking points mixed in. Buy this book if you want to hear 100x how "manichean" Republicans are, and hear a whole chapter on how "paternalistic" Walmart is. I learned very little from listening.
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I have listened to many history books from Audible. Recent favorites are 1493 by Charles Mann and Civilization from Niall Ferguson. Those books taught me things I never knew. THIS BOOK does not. If you took high school US History, and occasionally watch the news, you will not learn anything from this book. You'll just hear things you already know as described by a committed partisan with the same old stale talking points you've heard a 100 times.
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